She already knew Illumyn belonged to Carvain. She gave her up over a year ago, stayed away to separate them from her troubles; give them a better chance at happiness. Third wheel and all that. She winced, remembering the warm smile Illumyn gave Carvain as he slid his arm around her waist. Gida closed her eyes and sighed, hissing as pain screamed from the acid burns on her arm and torso. Her cloak was in hole-riddled tatters, but she’d do it again to save Illumyn from that blow.
Is that why? The connection between them, though dull and faded this last year, sung, intense and urgent tonight. She followed instinct to Un’goro and found Illumyn treasure hunting, of all things. Her nerves twitched as Illumyn looked for her in the crowd, sensing now too. She threw her arms wide, a happy smile for her alone. Like no time passed at all.
A drop pattered on her cradled wrist, the salt of it stinging. What did you think was going to happen? She demanded from the little drop. She married him, why invite you along their romantic cruise to uncharted lands? Would you even want to go? She found it difficult enough to watch them together tonight. Still, left to pile into a portal to heal with people she knew little of, not even a look over the shoulder.
You’re being stupid. Gida gritted her teeth and forced herself up, trudging through the low jungle brush of Un’goro Crater. She felt like an idiot for not taking the portal with the others, for walking off to sulk behind the nearest boulder. Worse, she felt a keen, iron grip on her heart, squeezing with certain knowledge. Somehow, she simply knew this was the last time she’d see the moon.
Notes: This is the personal aftermath of an RP event in the game, world of warcraft, in which the players playing Illumyn and Carvain said their goodbyes as they left the game permanently, sailing away to uncharted lands and grand adventure.
I wanted to participate in the farewell RP celebration with Gida, since Illumyn is so important to her. We figured the easiest way to explain her sudden appearance after avoiding Illumyn’s new happier life, without side-tracking the group RP, was to agree that Gida felt an intense need to travel to Un’goro, called by the old, never permanently severed connection between the two. Oh, and in Illumyn’s defense, she was having severe connection issues during the entire RP, who knows how this might have ended otherwise.
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