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Private degrees of control

Discussion in 'Cascade Bay' started by Jaesa Willsaam, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Jaesa Willsaam

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    OCTOBER 10, 109

    Jaesa sat in one of the two high-backed chairs in front of the fire, which was crackling merrily in the hearth and giving a bit of much-needed warmth to the room as the coastal air brought the temperatures plummeting in the evenings. The other chair was occupied by Rey, who had surprised her by knocking on the door about ten minutes ago. She hadn't seen the woman since meeting her in the common room below two nights earlier, and learning of the threat that loomed over her in this world. But as he seemed to have an odd knack of doing, Tamar had managed to put her at ease after she had confided in him about the news.

    She didn't know what she'd have done in this world without him.

    Rey had just begun to ask her a question when more knocking at the door cut her off. "Sorry," Jaesa murmured, rising to her feet. "I should get that." She gave a small apologetic smile, and then rounded the chair and crossed the room, pulling open the door and starting in surprise when she saw the blond standing in the hallway, though she didn't even know why she was surprised when he had been to see her practically every evening since she'd arrived.

    "Tamar," she greeted, and her smile twitched just a little wider, though there was no inordinate amount of warmth to her tone. "I'm just talking with a friend at the moment."
     
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  2. Rey Solo

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    Rey had been upset about the fact that this Jaesa didn't know her and looked at her like she was a stranger. She had confided it all to Connor afterwards and had let out all the emotional weight of it. She had been surprised about how much it had upset her, despite being glad to see Jaesa again after having realised she had gone.

    Today, she had made the decision to come and see her on her way home from work. She wanted to see her again, to start building their friendship. Of course it would depend on whether Jaesa wanted that too, but they had been sat chatting quite nicely by the crackling fire. She had come with a suggestion too, in order to get Jaesa out of this inn from time to time. When she had come to the point of the conversation to offer up the job, there had been a knock at the door.

    Rey furrowed her brow but just sat back, watching the door curiously to see who it might be.
     
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    He'd come to visit her -- to check on her, and how she had been settling in -- every day sinceshe had arrived. Love-struck, as he was meant to be, was it any surprise? And if to better serve his act, to better grow near the girl and soon have her trust and friendship,leading her down an inevitable path, were not enough justification for tthe use of his time, then there was this: It allowed him to keep on top f what it was Jaesa was doing here. Who it was she had been spending her time with, and speaking about.

    Certainly, it had served him well enough, when just the other night she had turned to him, confessing her fears, speaking of the terrible foe from another life who still might be out there haunting this world. Looking for her.

    He had reassured her of course. Eased her worries as much as he was able. Made sure she knew if ever shethought someone might be trying to do her harm, she could always come to him, always trust in him. He had done so much else for her already after all, hadn't he? He ertainly hoped she considered hm friend enough for that.

    And with their previous conversation still lingering his mind, he had come to the girl today. He waited behind the door, leaning so casually up against the doorjamb as she opened it. The signs in her were subtle, but she was begining to warm to him -- even if her voice betrayed nothing, he could see it in just the way her smile twitched that much wider upon the sight of him. He was about to say his own greetings as well, yet the girl, however kept speaking on.

    He blinked, "A friend?" he repeated, pushing himself more upright and glancing into the room, eyes landing upon the pair of chairs pulled over by the fire, before taking a step back. "Ah, I see..." he murmured, rubbing at the back of his neck, and glancing back down the hall, "If ths is a bad time I can go..."

    A friend? Oh, but of course, this world could never let it be that simple...

     
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  4. Jaesa Willsaam

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    Friend was a word that felt odd slipping off Jaesa's tongue and she didn't really know if it could apply to Rey at all. Obviously, she and Rey had shared some kind of special friendship last time, but Jaesa remembered none of it. She remembered none of what had happened or what connection had formed that had prompted her to give Rey a lightsaber of all things, or to tell Rey about the one thing she had always been told to keep hidden.

    She did believe Rey, because she knew how to tell when someone was outright lying and the other woman wasn't. She just... didn't know if she could consider Rey a friend at all yet. It just seemed the simpler way to reference her, standing here in the doorway.

    Tamar seemed awkward at the mention of a friend being inside, as though he was afraid he'd just interrupted and his presence was unwanted. It made Jaesa feel guilty, after everything he'd done to help her. She could hardly turn him away just because she already had company, could she? "No, it's alright," she said quickly, glancing over her shoulder at where Rey sat. "Come in."

    Stepping away from the door, she let the tall blond inside the room, before waving a hand with some awkwardness of her own between them. "Tamar, this is Rey. Rey, this is Tamar." She smiled a little. "He's the reason why I have a room to stay in at all." Of course, she would only consider how he'd done it to be kind, to help a newcomer to the world settle in. If she couldn't see the subtly controlling behaviours of her own Master back home, she certainly wouldn't be able to with Tamar.
     
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    Rey was surprised to hear Jaesa refer to her as a friend so easily, though maybe she had just taken her at her word. From what she knew, it would have been obvious that she did know Jaesa from her last time in Pandora. She continued to look at the door, feeling a little awkward as she began to suspect that she might be interrupting something here. She had not expected Jaesa to have company but she wasn't sure why she was surprised by it.

    "Oh." She said, looking at the blonde man with a smile; she felt a little sheepish that it had not been her helping Jaesa get on her feet when she had first arrived in Pandora. It was nice to see Jaesa being helped by someone, and it only then occurred to her that it was strange she hadn't been at the shelter or in an actual home rather than an inn as a permanent residence. Well, she was going to be offering to help with that anyway with the suggestion of her coming to work at the shop. "Nice to meet you, Tamar." She was still sat down and though she wasn't sure what to do she looked like she might get up for a moment but instead then just shifted her body so that she could look at them both.
     
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