Niah's Nightmares

Ista Weyr - Celiketh's Sinking Ship(#10142RJ)
The ledge has a few chunks taken out of it, and you can see where dragon talons have reshaped the rock over the turns. Near the door to the weyr are a few potted plants, and two large rocks presumably to hold the doors of the weyr open on a nice day.
Inside the weyr the walls are a lilac blue, soft and mild coloring. The entrance has a rug of dark midnight blue in front a navy blue sofa which is adorned by a baby blue blanket and pillows. The place only has two windows, and both have been adorned with curtains of a blue that matches the walls. In contrast is a round table near the small kitchen area, the table is a dark maroon and four chairs that match. Sitting on the table is a vase holding a flower of white and blue, if examined closer it would be discovered the flower is fake. Further into the space behind a heavy curtain of deep crimson is a king sized bed adorned by a bright red quilt and pillows that vary from a near pink red to deep maroon. All the furniture is red, shelves along one wall hold a collections of shells, pictures and other household items. Space has been left near the bed so that Celiketh may be near Niah at night. Off to the side is a well swept dragon couch, fabric hanging near it is bright and very cheery blues, near the couch is a small collection of objects varying from yellowed leaves, shells and pieces of glass that are blue and red.
There is a door, just like the weyr doors except instead of double doors this is only one door, it looks to be new and freshly painted a blue to make it blend in with the walls. Behind the door one would fine a room that is a light color of green, a springy happy green like new growth on a farm. Painted on the walls are flowers, and little cubbies. This is more than just a room, it appears to be more like a weyr that had at, one point, been sealed up, for whatever reason. Now it only has one door. A four poster type bed sits on one wall, covered in a pink quilt. In the corner of what appears to be a younger girls room is oddly a crib. If one were to not know Zaenar it would seem very out of place. A small sink and everything, though the water system appears to have rusted. Beyond anything it makes a nice space for Zaenar and Ellyza.

It's late night, Niahs been complaining for a sevenday of dreams that people are poking her at night. Seems like the kind of irrational dream she would have, it's dark and Zion is sleeping with her, the little boy curled close to his mother. She has taken to sleeping with her sons, though tonight it's just Zion. Sitting by her bed, in what could be called a rather loving and slightly creepy fashion is I'nigh. His green isn't on the ledge, so there is no way you could tell he is there. The man is sitting there petting Niah.

It may be late night, but it seems that after a week of listening to Niah complain about her dreams, he's finally decided to come check on her in the middle of the night. Dhonzayth backwings quickly to the ledge, dropping off L'ton, before returning to his own weyr to wait, and L'ton is meandering inside. Certainly, having visited enough the darkness doesn't phase him, however the strange (in oh so many ways) man does. "Hey!" He exclaims loudly.

I'nigh is just playing an innocent prank, but how loud L'ton is wakes Niah up. She looks over at I'nigh and says. "What're you?" Gettign quiet, big eyes on Tonny, and then I'nigh. He seems to have no trace of fear, and Niah is just waking up. But then she says, "You still do that!?" First time L'tons probably ever seen Niah mad, she isn't being to loud, but definite anger in her voice. It sounds so strange, she's so quiet and cute.

Innocent prank or not, L'ton did the only thing a man can do when it seems his first mistress is being molested by some flaming greenrider. Yell more. "Let her be, ya fool.." He says firmly as he's striding to the bed, to interpose himself between the two of them. "Still do /what/?"

Niah gets quiet, looking a little scared of L'ton like this, she breaks into tears and pulls Zion a bit closer to her. Through tears, most of her body shaking from fear she says, "Well, when I was a candidate at fort he use to sneak in at night and touch me. He thought it was funny." Glaring at him. I'nigh throws up his hands and says, "Hey calm down hot buns, I was just messin with Nari. She always needed to grow a spine." He sticks his tongue out at Niah.

"Ya dun need ta be messing with her." L'ton says, folding his arms over his chest, and straightening himself to try and appear larger than his 5'11" frame really is. Glancing briefly over his shoulder at Niah, he furrows his brow, a bit concerned by her fear. Assuming its all because of this greenrider, L'ton turns back to him, shaking his head. "And ya need a grow up. Ya've been giving her nightmares fer a week… Get out!" The final words are L'ton's punctuation.

I'nigh is taller than L'ton, but he's a lover not a fighter. Giving L'ton a wink he shimmies his way out, "Least I'm not playing with her like you are, I told her we're all taken bets when yu get bored and leave her." And the greenrider is gone, Niah is still shaking and holding the now crying baby, sucking on her lip and shhing Zion. She isn't very convincing with her Shhh's "don't cry's" when she herself is crying.

"Least Ah'm not giving her nightmares." He calls after the greenrider as he leaves, huffing and puffing a while still, and pacing a bit. But then, he's slowly calming down, and at his next turn he's realizing that Niah is crying and he's suddenly rushing back to her, carefully settling on edge of the bed, reaching to wrap his arms around the bluerider and their son. "Niah.. Ah'm sorry.."

Niah gets very stiff as he hugs her, she seems to be shielding Zion and whispering to the little boy. It's not all coherent, but obviously she is attempting to calm her son down. All the shaking, she still trembles a bit. "Tonny.. that was scary." It's obvious she doesn't mean I'nigh and the petting. "I-I would rather have nightmares forever then have you yell again." Shake, shake. Poor thing is like a small canine.

As Niah gets stiff, Tonny's quickly letting go, backing up a bit to give her some space, staring at her - while her words may not be coherent, neither is the look that L'ton is giving her. "Wait.. what?" He finally mutters, staring at her in shock, before pointing a finger in the direction that he just left. "Do ya realize what he's been doing ta ya? He's been messing with yer mind.. And who knows what else.."

Niah lays down in the bed, curling her knees up and sort of making this protective space for the baby. "I know.. I know." Sighing, "I'm sorry.. just what he said when he left. That.. That they're taking bets." Inhaling and putting her face in Zions hair. "I do not think he would do anything else." With L'tons moving away the shaking gets worse, "Don't.. don't leave me." And it seems she is meaning more than just at the moment.

L'ton remains settled on the edge of the bed at those words, and a hand is resting lightly on her shoulder, brushing strands of her out of her face with a gentle expression. "Shards, Niah.. when ya realize that Ah ain't gonna just leave ya. Ya ain't just some girl ta sit around and have fun with.." He tries to reassure her, shaking his head slightly with a sigh.

Niah looks up at him, biting her lip and shifting. Staying in her protective ball she says, "I know.. I-i." She can not seem to say more, "I can not believe they are betting on that." A small sob, "I love you, just.. just what if everyone is right?" Asking him, looking pitiful. Zion is calming down, the boy almost back to sleep. "Also, how could they? Why would they do this to me? Why.. why did he have to say that?"

L'ton continues to gently pet her shoulder, sighing softly, and shaking his head. "Ah really can't either its just.. It just ain't fair of 'em." L'ton sighs, shaking his head and making a face. "Niah.. Niah… Who would ya believe more? Me, who knows what Ah want, or them, that just dun wanna see ya happy.. They're prolly jealous.."

Niah whimpers, "Jealous? They got rid of me didn't they? Why would they be jealous of me." The petting sends chills down her spine, and she moves away. "Just, lets not do any more petting for a while. Ok tonny?" Cuddling towards him. "I use to have the same dreams at fort, it took me four sevendays to figure out that him and another boy where poking and touching me in my sleep." Whispering now she says, "You know I love you, right. And that, I want to keep you forever?"

L'ton shifts to stretch out on the bed, curling cautiously around her, wrapping his arms around her and Zion. "Ah'm sorry, Ni.." He murmurs, trying to remember that. As she explains, he sighs softly, shaking his head. "Shards, Niah.. if'n Ah were ya Ah'd never want anyone ta touch me again." Maybe things are starting to finally make sense to L'ton, as to why Niah is the way she is. As she whispers, he gently kisses her temple. "Ah love ya ta, Niah.. Ah ain't gonna leave ya…"

Niah leans against him, still sobbing though it's slowing down as she relaxes. "My mother wasn't happy, that I had not impressed.. and I was not happy. My father never paid attention to me, or the fact that I existed. My mother said he knew, I do not know if she told him." As L'ton says that he would never want to be touched again she says, "No, my mother.. the touching was never nice. It's why I don't like to be touched, sort of. Also why I dislike a bunch of people. It's scary." As he says he loves her she beams. "I adore hearing you say that."

L'ton continues to carefully rub her back, before squeezing her tightly, and settling her chin on her shoulder to nuzzle her neck ever so briefly. "And ya ain't gonna hear me say otherwise, no matter what ya think or what the other say. They dun know what's going on, okay?" He reassures her firmly, but trying to not make her scared again.

Niah turns a bit, not moving to much to wake her baby up. "Good." Cuddling her baby more, "You know the babies are getting so big, I do not know if you have noticed." Kissing the child on his cheek. "Sorry I am so different, I will believe you from now on. I do not know if I want I'nigh back."

"Ah definitely wouldn't him around at night.. if'n ya want Ah'll put Dhonzayth on the ledge ta make sure he ain't able ta just show up in the middle of the night.." L'ton offers the bluerider, even as he's smiling at the baby who is, in fact, getting big.

Niah perks a little, yawning tiredly. "That would be nice of DHon, Celiketh is so use to him that he never noticed him coming and going." The blue is actually still asleep. Zion is awake again and Niah sits up, "Silly, are you hungry again." Sitting up a little and positioning the boy so he can eat, before slipping down a bit so she is semi-reclining. "I'm not pregnant.. I know, it might be a bad time to tell you, but I did not know how."

"Ah'll talk him into doing that then, at least until I'nigh gets the idea.." L'ton nods, before shifting to sit up with her. "Good… sweets, ya need some time ta recover from those ta, before ya have another. Not that Ah dun want ya ta, but.. ya know."

Niah bites on her lip, "Before we start trying for another one, can you ask Mai if it's ok. Ask if she'd mind, just ask. If it isn't, then we have an answer." Fidgeting nervously, Zialon wakes up and she looks at L'ton. "Can you get him? Hold him to your chest though. He doesn't seem to trust people not to drop him, I blame the healers." SNiff. If the baby developed any problem she would probably blame that on the healers too.

"Ah will, Ah will. Ah mean, Ah'm sure she's going to be thankful that ya thought ta ask her. Ah mean.." He smiles at her a bit, and then nods, going to get the other babe, carefully holding him close to his body as he returns to the bed, settling the boy in his lap facing him, and idly playing with his hands, trying to keep his attention.

Niah blushes, leaning over to look at Zialon. Zialons eyes are starting to change color, and so are Zions. It's not apparent yet but they have hint of brown and the blue will soon be a distant memory. Zialon is kicking, and reaching for his mother. L'ton is really just keeping him from getting to mommy. Niah shakes her head, "Baby Zia, it's ok." Telling the child, which calms him just a little. The child reaches for his fathers face. Messing with whatever L'ton has on and grabbing his finger.

L'ton leans back a bit to avoid grasping baby fingers taking out an eye or anything, but he's willing to let the boy play with the buttons near the collar of his shirt, even as he's scooting a bit closer to Niah, to let the boy be near her as well. "They are yer lil boys.."

Niah nods, "They are, I think they sort of look like me. Though he acts like you." Pointing to ZIalon, who is the rowdier of the two. "When will I see Zalyu again?" Requesting as She strokes Zion and attempts to switch. Sinking down a little she rubs her cheek on him. "Mai will be needing you back soon, but.. stay until I'm done with them and go back to sleep? Zion can sleep with me. Zialon is too rowdy." Looking down at him she says, "You are going to be so much like your father, and then he is going to have to deal with you.

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