Sun Shines Over Still Waters

Vana'diel date: 882/8/1
Viewpoint: Ellanore Delouvien
Place: Port San d'Oria, near the airship docks
Posted on 01 Jun 2012 16:34

It had been a long day for Ellanore. It was her 17th birthday, and relatives had insisted on coming and congratulating her. She wished nothing but to be left alone. She drew in her feet and hugged them, leaning on the pillar behind her. She was sitting in a secluded corner where you could see out to the lake from. It was a hot August afternoon, and this place was far enough from where people normally walked that there weren't any now, either.
She just wished to leave San d'Oria, that was all. Was that too much to ask? Apparently so. But she could take care of herself, she was certain of that. And Endahren wasn't against the idea no matter how many times her parents tried to use that as an excuse for forbidding her to leave. Endahren would probably enjoy the idea of a soldier wife, she thought bitterly.
It wasn't like she had anything against the idea of eventually marrying him. But not now. And currently, the engagement was being used heavily against her, her parents always talking of duties and obligations. They didn't want her to make her way fighting, they wanted her to grow up to be a proper housewife and raise children. Ellanore didn't agree with the idea. The mere thought made her feel weird. She didn't want to become a housewife, she wanted to become a soldier, a warrior - a hero!
She looked out to the distance. There were hardly any clouds. Birds flew above the water, catching fish, and she could see boats in the distance. It was a beautiful day, even despite her own troubles.
Endahren had come to congratulate her, too. He'd come early compared to his normal visits these days, right after lunch. He'd been supportive as always, even though he hadn't had much time for her. That had been happening a lot lately, not that it particularly bothered her. She still wasn't quite certain how she should treat him. Ellanore's thoughts flew back to a time a bit more than a year ago. He'd come to her that day, they had gone out to Ronfaure to hunt rabbits. They'd talked. Endahren had asked her what she would do if a friend of hers was being treated badly. The memory of that conversation had engraved itself to her mind. After that day, Endahren had become somehow more distant.
It's not like she minded. Really. She hugged her knees to her chest.
She wanted out.



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