Hahaha… sorry to disappoint… but C’ahli really, really dislikes reading.
Don’t get me wrong, he loves to learn and would make a good apprentice/protege in a number of subjects, but Eorzean Common isn’t his native tongue. Most folks probably wouldn’t guess this just by speaking to him, but it’s painfully obvious to anyone who’s seen him read or write. It takes a LOT of time, effort, and concentration for him to read a book.
One of the details within his home is actually a nod towards the fact that he doesn’t have a ton of appreciation for books…
In the corner, scattered and stacked haphazardly next to his dirty laundry and household cleaning supplies, is his “library”, hahaha!
Through RP events, C’ahli’s reading skills have improved somewhat, which is why he even owns ANY books at all. He doesn’t really have a favorite genre, but sticks with history / non-fiction books (since he’s certainly not reading for pleasure, fiction isn’t even a consideration).
But if we don’t, this is how I want you to remember me:
I want you to remember me curled up, listening to the sound of your heartbeat and tracing maps across your skin. Remember me laughing at your jokes, even the stupid ones. Remember me in hysterics for absolutely no reason and in tears because one time you made me so sad neither of us thought I’d recover. Remember me brave, that time you held my hand and I thought I was going to die; remember me scared and gentle and delicate and breakable - only for you though, only for you.
Remember me happy, and all the ridiculous ways I tried to get your attention. Remember the way I was too stubborn to talk to you and how absolutely insane it drove the both of us. Remember all the firsts and how they were so delightful we went back for seconds and thirds and fourths. Remember the songs you couldn’t stop listening to and the childish dreams you allowed yourself about the future. If it’s any consolation I allowed myself to have them too.
If it comes to it I don’t want you to remember the ending.
Remember the beginning. Remember the first time you knew.
S.Z. // Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #132
One of the most important things I’ve ever learned is that life goes on. People leave, relationships change, and things you loved become less fun. Parties end, seasons end, lives end. But good things happen too. It’s give and take, we lose and gain, things change for better and worse. We just have to accept and trust in that.