How many times had he re-read that letter? Enough that the delicate dried flowers had fallen off and scattered across the bed, leaving faded bits of scarlet and honey petals on his sheets. Each time he worked his way through the flowing script, he just got more and more…frustrated with himself.
Had he really been that narrow-minded?
She gave him more credit than he deserved. He -did- leave, just not before he took something that didn’t belong to him…something he didn’t earn. And even if she would not have changed a thing, it burned him that -he- should have been able to put his foot down. He should have taken her by the shoulders, held her back, sat her back on that couch and apologized.
But Azeyma…she was an oasis to the thirsting, desperate man. The willpower needed to not drink of her sweet kindness, to feel her warmth like sun-bathed sand…
He should have had that strength.
Y'raos closed the letter yet again, the creases in the paper threatening to rip. Rolling on his side, he scrounged on his bedside table, finding a bit of plain parchment and a quill. It paled in comparison to hier dainty letter, but it was better than silence. Better than sitting on this for days until he got the fire to go see her face-to-face. His scribble was uneven, the quill held still against the paper where his thoughts could not be made into the proper words.
I hoped that this was to scold me. It would have been easier to swallow if you were angry. I didn’t do right by you, and you are the last person who deserves to deal with it.
I’ve got tough skin. Comes with being in a clan. Not everyone is going to understand. I don’t expect it. But you didn’t deserve to be the one I snapped at for it. I’m sure you have your reasons for hating people like me. For hating what I come from, and what I’ll be.
I still don’t regret what I did in the moment. What I regret is that you had to turn to me. That you don’t have someone better to reach for. That another more capable of being what you need hasn’t come along to wake up next to you.
If you aren’t going to scold me, then you’re going to have trouble getting rid of me. You are more than a beautiful woman, Portia. I’ve spoken more in the brief moments with you than I have with most others. It’s not something I want to give up so long as it’s free to be taken.
His hand paused and he sighed heavily, like the translation of thought to word had physically exhausted him. He tapped the tip of his quill against the paper, accidentally making a few more random blobs. Raos cursed, but kept writing all the same.
If you are willing, I would have you visit my childhood home with me. La Noscea’s pretty far, so I get it if you don’t wish to travel. But if the only reason you avoid coming with me is because you think you’re a burden, then I’m taking that as an insult. My shoulders are pretty capable of carrying a lot of things. That’s you included.
He finished signing his name just as his children roused next to him. Y’laras pawed at his father’s sleeve, while Y’sana was already looking at the scattered dried petals with far too much glee. His son’s little hands reminded him of Portia’s last bit of her letter. Raos grinned, taking up the bottle of ink from his nightstand.
“You two are due for a bath anyhow. C’mere.” he murmured, smearing a bit of ink onto his son’s little chubby hand, pressing it to the bottom of the letter. “Hand prints are better than me trying to say anything else anyways.”
Just some of the many things that spring to mind when you think of him.
Calum Hood, CEO of Hood Incorporations, hasn’t left your mind ever since you met to discuss a partnership deal. Your father owns a business similar to Calum’s and you, his devoted daughter, handle some of the more day-to-day tasks, including meeting with the extremely attractive business partner.
From the start you knew Calum was different. Maybe it was the elegance in which he operated, the silky smoothness embedded in his voice.
Or, perhaps, it was the fact that he’d had you spread across his desk within ten minutes of your first encounter.
I have started learning Korean recently and I wanted to practice writing Hangul so I made some simple layouts to jot down Vocabulary, Characters and a Sentence structure page. I know language printables are pretty common in the studyblr community and there are already many good options out there but I thought mine would be useful to you as well. In any case I wanted to share them with you guys so here they are!
1. Sentence structure page: A simple way to understand how a language is structured. You can write down the original sentence and its translation in English/you first language and compare the sentence structure of the two.
2. Vocabulary page: to remember and revise important/widely used words and their translation/meaning plus some additional info.
me n techh are planning to do a thing w ghost hunters so here’s my team the SPECTER STALKERS
a couple notes, sully n erin are siblings and erin n nade are married
also sully’s tats in these pics are wicked off and also also over the course of me drawing these and a couple other pages im not posting yet sully got much chubbier and i tried to fix these pics to match that?? but it didnt work out that well