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    Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

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    Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

    Post by Lost Caravan on Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:47 pm

    The red-hooded woman would quietly walk through the halls of the Red Duchy's royal palace. It was an eerily empty palace as the recent guests would find. Rio had grown accustomed to the silence that was the palace and she came to enjoy it. The echoing of her footsteps were somewhat reassuring in a strange way. It meant nothing bad was here, in her mind. She'd eventually turn a corner and enter the wing of the palace that held the royal library.

    To say the wing held the library was an understatement, though. The wing itself was a giant library from the entrance forward. Three stories tall with multiple rows of shelves covering the floor as if it were some sort of forest. The walls themselves when not broken by a rather large, stained glass window were made out of shelves filled with books. Rio had spent much of her time within the library, studying and performing experiments in adjacent rooms meant for performing such tests. This was her home away from home if that made any sense.

    Regardless, she'd begin walking forward, the basket she always carried with her gently cradled in the crook of her arm. She began plucking books from various shelves with a look of purpose in her eyes. She'd eventually find her way towards a large opening in the library with multiple tables and chairs were placed. The tables were elegant and the chairs cushioned for comfort. This truly was a king's library.

    Rio would gently place the books on a table, pulling the chair out to sit at the table. She would open one idly before humming. She hadn't come today to study. The days leading to the wedding were busy and there was barely any free time amongst the royal family themselves. She was aware of her uncle's notable disdain from most of his half siblings. It made securing him a proper spot at the royal table rather hard... And then there was the business with Anenia requesting those who have been banished and then her daughter, Sana. It was perplexing, to say the least. She had still heard no word from her daughter in a long time. She trusted Alon to keep her safe but having no means to contact the child worried her as it would any mother.

    She'd let out a sigh, a smile crossing her face when she finally heard the very tiny steps of her youngest child walk around a corner and towards her. He lived in the library, in a rather deep part. He was hired for his rather 'unique' circumstances and due to the Father Red's need for someone like him... She sadly had no room to object after all the help they had provided her. She'd wave towards him, a confused look on the boy's face before he flipped through a notebook he always carried. He'd look up after a while with a smile on his face, running towards her and promptly being picked up by his mother.

    With a happy sigh, Rio would place him on her lap and flip a book to the beginning. She'd read the rather childish tale to her son, the same book she had read him the day before and the day before that. She practically memorized the book word for word but... It made him happy so she wouldn't object to reading it to him.
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    Re: Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

    Post by DaBowlOfSoup on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:19 pm

    Entering the Library Art looked around in Awe. He wasn't much of a reader but he couldn't help but marvel at the selection of books. It was not long before he noticed his wife sitting at the table not too far away. Slowly, with a large smile on his face he would approach her and give a deep bow. the bow was not elegant or graceful in any sort of way but more clumsy and foolish. Then composing himself he walked over to his wife and went to plop a big wet kiss on the side of her face, laughing to himself afterwards.


    "Oh dearest wife of mine! How splendid you are looking this day!" he said goofily. Approaching the table he then sat down in one of the comfy chairs and prop his feet up. "So tell me darling, what have you been up to recently? Anything of interest?" He inquired. While speaking he reached up to put his now VERY long hair into a ponytail. His hair was very tangled and frizzy at the moment, anyone daring enough to cut his hair would be in over their head. "You wouldn't happen to know where i put my lute would you? Ive been looking all over for it." sighing he glanced around the room again "Quite the establishment this place is, not used to fancy royal places like this"




    His attention shifted to his youngest child "Aranhil, My boy! , It feels like its been forever since I have seen you." leaning forward he would go to pat his sons head with a smile. Art had a deep love for all of his children and due to his mistakes in the past he wanted to do everything he could to become a better father. He made a gesture to the boy and turned back to his wife "Do you mind if i hold him, love?".



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    Re: Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

    Post by Lost Caravan on Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:37 pm

    Rio would hum as she heard the new pair of footsteps moving through the library. She paid it no mind at first, probably a servant or someone of the family relatives. It wouldn't do to bother them, and her time with Aranhil was always so short. She wanted to have him write something brilliant about their time together in that treasured notebook of his.

    She'd blink though, a gasp escaping her. She hadn't in a million years expected to see her husband, clad in those tattered adventurer clothes and with shaggy hair too long for his head. She'd stand up and hug him if not for their son. She'd smile as he kissed her, rubbing her cheek with the back of her sleeve with a laugh back. She couldn't believe this was happening, honestly.

    "Hm hm... I must say, you're as dashing as always dear. And tut tut! Feet off the table!" she'd say with a happy laugh, she had so much to tell him and she bet he did to her! There wasn't enough time in the world to catch up, she felt... But she'd do her best!

    "Oh, nothing too much. I've bee raising our children, mostly. The workload is plenty less with my aunts and some of the servants helping out. It's truly a weight off of my shoulders. Aside from that, I've been studying my golemmancy as per usual. I find my expertise in the manner growing to the level of scholarly perfection! And I wouldn't know... Didn't you have it back in the forest town? Did you forget it there by chance?" she'd respond with nary a loss for words. She'd roll her eyes gently, the ordeal with Liniel earlier crossing her mind. She honestly didn't understand why people were so stubborn about royalty and the like. They had even been amongst friends for goodness sake...

    "It is quite breathtaking, I must say. It's truly a pleasure to be here. Though, I must say you would look stunning in more appropriate attire. Perhaps let me braid your hair! I assure you my aunt Anenia has taught me well in hairdressing." she'd say with a happy smile before noticing the squirming child on her lap. Rio's eccentricity and ability to loose track once focused on something was an obvious flaw of her's at times. But she did her best to keep her children happy and to not be as careless as she once was.

    Aranhil would whisper something though, causing the woman to frown. She'd gently direct the boy's attention to the journal he held and opened it to one of the first pages. Aranhil suffered from a very terrible form of amnesia. Born with a brain defect Zinnian's shadow manipulation and Paftari's medicines couldn't fix. It had been an ordeal trying to give him some sort of memory. Honestly, the only thing he could remember was that he forgot things quite often. His journal was everything he had written down that was important, and sometimes he even forgot about it.

    The boy's eyes would brighten once finally understanding who the man was, reaching his arms out to his father. It caused Rio to smile happily at the scene, lifting the young boy up to be held by his father. She was hoping he'd be able to stick around a little longer... This time not going on some grand adventure or fighting in a war he didn't need to fight for any longer. She could only hope, though...
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    Re: Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

    Post by DaBowlOfSoup on Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:14 pm

    Art grumbled and hesitantly removed his feet from the tabletop "That is one thing i sure didn't miss, the manners." he said with a chuckle. A smile drew across his face as his wife told him of everything she had been doing "My My you are the busy one my love. So intelligent as well! There is something id like to tell you though." he paused for a moment and looked at the ground. "I think I am done with the Adventuring, It is not fair to you and the kids. I want to be here to see my babies grow and to be with you. AS much as I love the life of an Adventurer i think its time i settled down.". After speaking he would lift his head and smile. "I do hope this pleases you my love."


    Gently he would begin to rock his son back and forth in his arms. "I just don't want to end up injured..or worse. I can't imagine the pain it would put you through if i one day just never returned home. Just thinking about it pains me. So I am here to stay Forever and Always my love". with one arm he reached up to scratch his head, gazing around the room in though. "Also....I think after Nilo and Evandra's wedding I want to have an official wedding for us, It won't be right after of course but I think it would be a good idea. If Think it'd be nice to have all our friends and family around us. What do you think love? and yes you can braid my hair" he said with a laugh.


    Art brought his hand down and went to softly tickle his son. "Its great to be back with my family, far too long have i been away.". After a good half a minute of tickling Art would lift his son high in the air and swing him around, carefully of course. "Flap you wings and Fly like a Bird Aranhil!".
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    Re: Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

    Post by Lost Caravan on Tue May 02, 2017 12:32 am

    "Manners do much here, dear. Our family has never been one to abandon them... Unless it's Kaya." she'd respond with a small sigh, waving her hand gently at the topic. That was one thing she didn't miss, the dirtiness of it all. While she didn't live in poverty for long, she was not very liking when it came to the house they lived in when living in the forest town. It simply wasn't something she enjoyed... Order and manners were important, yes. They kept things pristine like they did this castle.

    Speechlessness would escape her, though. She couldn't believe the words that her husband spoke. An end to the endless adventures? Such a thought seemed an impossible dream at one point... But hearing it now after so many months of waiting... It released a burden she had previously ignored. To have him here... To help her with their children... "I-I find myself without words, Arturo... Yes, this pleases me greatly!" she'd finally say with a happy laugh. She could feel tears welled up in her eyes but she'd keep them in check for now. Aranhil was easily startled and suddenly bursting into tears would spoil this moment for him.

    "An official wedding? You mean a big one with my family in attendance? That's more of a formality, honestly... If you wish to have one, of course, I'd never object! But I'm not sure much of my family would really come." her response would be one of both confusion and a little bit of concern. She adored her family, for the most part... But she wasn't a blind child anymore. She was aware of the multiple atrocities they had done as well as the very weak willed temperament they had towards her and her children. Her father was hated, and so she, in turn, wasn't given full trust.

    She'd smile as Arturo attempted to play with Aranhil, the young boy simply looking confused at being tickled. He didn't hate it, but he just didn't know how he was supposed to react. Surprisingly not very ticklish compared to some of his other siblings. But, he simply enjoyed being with his father. He forgot most everything but he could tell from his notes that he spent much more time with mom than he did with dad. He didn't know why, but he'd write about this surprise before he forgot about it.

    "It's... Really nice to hear you say that... I know when I was a weaker woman I didn't pay you or our children mind. I'd hide away, focus on my research... But, I got help. It was... Hard going through that alone, though... But I'm glad you're with me now. Let's build a brighter future together, alright?" optimism beaming from her face. She was excited about the future, all the joys it would bring them! She wanted to be close to her husband once again. To be what husband and wife were supposed to be.
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    Re: Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

    Post by DaBowlOfSoup on Tue May 02, 2017 5:42 pm

    Rio's reaction brought a smile across Art's face "Im pleased to hear you like the Idea, my love." he said as he lowered his son back into his arms, rocking him steadily back and forth again. "If you believe that a formal wedding is not a good idea then I wouldn't want to cause any trouble. I just thought it would be a sweet thing to do, love."  

    As Rio spoke Art's head tilted in confusion "Rio...Why are you explaining yourself to me. It is I who should be explaining to you. I was a selfish and irresponsible person and was never around to support you or to support my children. I did not deserve a wonderful family like this. Im ready now though to be responsible and to take care of my kids..and of you. The future we build now will Indeed be bright, I will make sure of it. All for you and the children, love." he smiled and got up again with Aranhil in his arms and this time leaned in to plant a kiss on his wife's lips "I love you Rio." he said with a gleam in his eyes.


    "Let me do most of the work that you need done for a bit, I think a hardworker like you deserves a break every now and again, what do you say?" he said cheerily, ready to work his butt off for his beloved family.
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    Re: Reunion [Arturo - Rio]

    Post by Lost Caravan on Tue May 02, 2017 8:50 pm

    "It's not that I don't think it's a good idea... Just that I'm not sure if many would come." she'd respond with a small sigh. He could be a little thick at times... But if he really wanted to do it she wouldn't object.

    She'd stay silent as he spoke, not really knowing what to say in response. She had felt guilty in the past for what she did and she knew it had left scars on her eldest children. She wanted to protect them as best she could now even if the scars were too deep to heal.

    "Hm... Well, don't worry too much about me. The kids are taken care of quite well here. I mostly spend quality time with them and I try and do little events with all of them like a tea party! Our last one went quite well!" she'd say with an optimistic smile. Things were looking up, and it was a great feeling having the one closest to her support her from here on out.

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