Waiting for Niah

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 later in the evening, for the past week and a half since the flight Ni's been harder to touch. Sore and nervous she hasn't been out of her weyr much. Her ribs are wrapped tightly and when she does go out, long sleeves and long pants. That's what she is in now, long sleeves and long pants, her hands are holding onto Zions as she encourages the boy to step. He isn't walking on his own, Niah is holding his weight but the boy is trying.

And, for the last week and a half, L'ton has been certain to be there for Niah, and supportive, while never seeming to push for anything more. He's been sure to excuse himself before its been too getting to late, and to be gentle with the poor woman. Tonight is no different, and he's coming to check on the bluerider and her brood, leaning against the door to watch her and Zion, with a smile.

Zion spots L'ton before Niah does, looking up and making a happy coo. "ahhaaaeee." It's just blibberish, but it's patterned blibberish as that is what he calls L'ton at this point. Looking up Niah smiles and and says, "That your daddy Zion, he here to see my special boy." leaning down she picks him up, lifting from the knees instead of bending up, small wince but she bounce the little copper haired boy and smooches his cheek. Staying where she is, "Hi, you.. you want something to drink?" A small glass of wine that is half full (or half empty?) is sitting on the table.

"Hey, there, my lil Zi.." L'ton greets the boy, responding to his blibberish, before he's straightening up to meet them both. "Ah'm okay fer now.. Ya want me ta top of yer glass fer ya?" He offers, even as he's moving to pull them both into a hug, giving her a soft kiss, and then Zion a goofy smooch. "He's getting so big.. before ya know it, they're gonna be walking all over the place.."

Niah smiles, shying just a little from the hug and then nuzzling him. Zion squeals happily as he is kissed. "They are, soon I am not going to have my little babies anymore." A slightly sad look on her face and she looks over at the glass, "Only a little more." She says in regards to the wine, sighing she moves to sit on the bed. "Hurt to hold him, sit with me?" Asking and patting the bed.

L'ton gentle moves to pet her hair as she looks sad. "They'll always be yer lil babies, Ah promise. Even if'n their nearly fifteen and telling ya otherwise." He chuckles softly, trying to cheer her up as he adds a bit more to her glass, taking it to join her on the bed, offering her the wine in exchange for the boy. "How're ya holding up, love?"

Niah keeps her cheek againt Zions head, breathing in and sniffing his hair. "I guess you would know better than I do." At the offer of an exchange she hands him Zion, who's first reaction is to turn back and try and grab ahold of his mother then he looks at L'ton and settles. With both hands on the glass she sips at the wine, "I am fine tonny, everything is perfectly fine."

"Ah mean, Zip's still my lil baby. Ah can't believe that boy's so scared o' me though. Though, Ah guess K'ael never was, so he's making up fer it." As he's passed Zion, he's bouncing the boy to get his attention, holding his hands, and leaning his head this way and that to watch the baby. "Ah still love ya, Niah.." He feels the need to tack on. You know, in case she forgot.

Zion is enamored with his father, reaching for his hair and playing with the buttons on his shirt. All the while he makes little noises, it's a suprise that he makes more noise then the ever vocal Zialon, who at this moment is asleep on the couch. Niah smiles, "I do not want to deprive you tonny. Just." Sigh, and she tucks her chin meekly to her collarbone, one shoulder shrugging up to touch her ear. "What happened is all my fault and I should have never, and if I would have." Not having an explanation but scooting up the bed and putting her face in the pillows. Zion watches her with big eyes that are now looking brown with just hint of green.

"Niah… shards.. ya think that's what this is about?" And he's swiveling to watch her as she scoots, even as Zion is playing with his hair, his buttons, everything else. Scooting up to sit next to her, he settles Zion on his stomach, the boy happy to watch his mom from this closer angle. "That ain't the only reason Ah come ta see ya, Ah promise.." He shakes his head with a sigh.

Niah scoots closer to him and looks on the verge of tears. "I know.. I know." In what now can be considered a bold move, she moves to kiss his neck, letting her nose drift up his neck and to his ear. Taking a deep breath. "You make me feel safe, I can not ever let that happen again." Stating and then saying, "Would you mind horribly if I change? I have been trying to hide it all.. but it's to hot and uncomfortable and.. and I think I need to.. to look in a glass." She's avoided mirrors.. another change.

L'ton leans over to give her a gentle kiss after she takes her deep breath, giving her a smile. "Ah wanna keep ya safe, Niah.. If'n Ah'd been there, Ah'd never have let him touch ya.." He sighs softly, shifting Zion as the boy starts to get sleepy. "Go change, sweets.. Ah'ma gonna get these two settled in their crib, okay?" He says softly, reaching to gently pat her knee before climbing off the bed to put Zion down first.

Niah smiles at the kiss, looking at Zion. "Just, make sure you don't wake Zialon up. Once he's awake he will want dinner.. and he's not taking to solids like Zion is." Noticeably the older twin is more cooperative. Moving to change she takes off the shirt and pants, getting down to under things and taking the sheet off of her mirror. Staring at herself she chews on her bottom lip, she's bright purple though some of the bruises have begun to yellow. Not saying anything she just stands and stares at herself, "..Tonny?" She says, waiting for him to come back and grabbing her night shirt from the shelf. Instead of putting it on she stands infront of the mirror again. "I.. I almost didn't tell you his name.. you.. you didn't do anything did you tonny?"

L'ton nods at Niah's directions, settling Zion, and very very carefully settling Zialon as well, being careful not to wake the younger of the boys, watching the for a moment before he's hearing Niah call for him, and he's moving to stand behind her, hesitantly wrapping his arms very loosely around her, looking at her in the mirror. "Ah ain't done anything ta him. Dun think Ah dun want ta though.."

Niah starts to cry, just a trickle of tears down her face. "Love you.. love you so much. I.. I had heard, I mean when they talked about mating flights they said that, that sometimes it's not what you want. I never imagined.. this." She leans back against him, letting him support her weight, or hoping he will and she says.. "Tonny, if.. if you really want to, we could try.. but, it hurts just to move and I can't imagine." She still has her word barrier, "I am sure Zipallas boyfriend will come around.. just, give him time. My favorite weyrsecond is a little intimidating." Turning to run the back of her hand over his face, looking up at him with total adoration.

"Ah ain't gonna ask ya ta do anything, Niah, not til yer ready, not til ya dun hurt.. Ya mean ta much ta me ta put ya through that. Even if'n Ah hated ya, Ah couldn't do that ta ya." L'ton murmurs, shaking his head, gently rubbing her shoulders, and tracing his finger over the yellowing bruises. "Ah just.. Ah just can't believe him…" He nods absently about Zipalla and Riley, before she's touching his face, and he's smiling down at her. "So, not til yer ready, love."

Niah looks up at him, curled close to him body though she isn't pressing herself against him. "Can we lay on the bed." Looking at the mirror she moves and pulls a sheet over the mirror. "I don't want to look anymore." As he traces a bruise she looks at it sadly, and looks at the hands marks. "I-I am special to you?" Asking, no matter how often it's said it seems to bring the same happy questioning reaction. "Sorry for being so distant love.." Nuzzling him and moving to lay on the bed.

"We can do whatever ya want, sweetheart." L'ton reaffirms, turning to gently steer her back towards the bed, giving her a smile. "Yer special ta me." He agrees, before giving her a soft kiss and joining her once more on the bed, holding out an arm so that she can curl up at his side with ease.

Niah is steered though it's obvious she is twitching with discomfort at his hands on her shoulders. Once on the bed she curls herself against him, "Sorry I am not stronger tonny my love." Telling him with a whimper. "I bet everyone else would just, just go on.. but it hurts.." Running her fingers over the bandage wrapped around her ribcage. "I can not do anything right, I should be able to just get over this.. it was just a flight."

"It ain't just a flight when he hurt ya more than Ah've seen any woman hurt 'fore.." And given that L'ton lived in a place that did nothing to punish a man for raping his own preteen daughter, it can be expected that the women were kept in line with suitable force. "Ah know it, hurts, Niah.. And, Ah'm worried about ya.." He says softly, keeping his contact with her as light as he can.

Niah looks over at him, yawning she says "When, when I feel better.. when you ask Mai.. when I am ready." Beating around the bush big time, "If I get a healer to say it's ok. Could we, could we have another baby?" Wrapping herself in the covers and leaning back, turning her head to look at him. "Why, why worried? I am fine.. told you.. I am fine."

"When yer ready, Ah'll ask her." He nods, reassuring her with a smile. "When the Healers say its okay, Ah'll ask her." And then as she looks at him, he shakes his head, giving her a bit of a smile. "Ah just want my lil-bit ta feel better.. Ah dun like it when ya hurt all over.."

Niah starts to worry, it's obvious by her tensing and the way she shifts. "What if she says no.. what if she gets mad at me.. what if.. what if she doesn't want me to have another with you.. what if she makes me choose someone else?" All these questions, and worrying Niah starts to cry. "She's going to hate me." The crying isn't really about Mai, but it's the easiest thing to do. The sobbing gets worse and after a few minutes she stops and lays in the quiet, eyes focused on a single spot.

"Sweets… It ain't like she don't know that we're sleeping tagether. Could just be an accident. Dun gotta happen on purpose." L'ton is a horrible, horrible person. "It'll be okay, sweets.." He tries to reassure her, leaning to kiss her forehead gently, holding her as much as he dares into she lays there quietly, and he's pushing some hair out of her face.

Niah nods quietly, and stays quiet, stiff and silent. Celiketh croons from his couch and noses Niah. She still stays still, and Celiketh does the unexpected and pushes her hard, knocking her and making a loud croon in her face. Twitching she opens her eyes wider and turns around to look at L'ton, face to face. "I.. I start to think, and sometimes.. sometimes I get really deep and Celi helps me get my head." Celi is back on his couch. Yawning, she curls up is getting closer and closer to sleep. "I am so lucky."

L'ton shakes his head at Niah and Celiketh, sighing softly. "Shards.." He murmurs to himself, leaning to give her forehead another soft kiss. "Not aslucky as Ah am, Ah promise ya that.." And then he's slowly petting her hair. "Ah'ma let ya get some sleep, sweets, Ah'll come see ya again tamorrow, kay?"

Niah gives him a little kiss back. "I will wait for you." Looking over at him she murmurs, pulling the blankets up to her neck. "You have no idea how much I love you.. you're so perfect." A little yawn and her eyes close.

"Nah, Niah.. Ah'll wait fer ya. That's the right way of it." And then he's smiling at her as she tugs the blankets up, and her eyes close. "Ah love ya ta, Niah-pet.." And he watches her for one more moment, before heading out to return home.

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