It took Eyline a few minutes to get her bearings when she woke up in her temporary quarters at the Dawnspire. She wasn’t used to waking up in an actual bed – such as it was, anyway – while on assignment, and it was still a surprise to find herself in the windowless little closet she’d been assigned as a room in the barracks area given over to her rangers. With so many troops collected in one place, space was tight, and she was honestly kind of shocked she’d been given even this small amount of space to herself. Not that she was complaining.
After spending a while trying unsuccessfully to return to sleep she decided she might as well do something. A brief adventure in disentangling herself from the sleeping dark-haired woman next to her without waking her up later, the ranger stiffly climbed out of bed and padded her way over to the desk. Righting the tipped-over chair and lighting the little work lamp, she settled down at the work surface, retrieved the little notebook and pen from the small travel bag of personal items nearby, and set to writing.
Well, Race, here we are. Fighting the undead on our doorstep. Again. Tonight’s the big one, too. If we fail to hold here, with so many of our forces on the field… the Sunguard certainly won’t look the same, and who knows what’ll happen? I can’t do another deployment fighting off undead and rescuing refugees in the ruins of our own damned capital city. I just can’t. That was-
Anyway. We’ve got some major improvements in technology over the last time – you wouldn’t believe the crap the Alizarin come up with - and we’ve at least got advance warning. I keep telling myself it’s a different situation. Even on my end, I just got assigned a brand-new unit of special forces rangers from Oakvale - worked with them during the temporary assignment to Lord Silvermourne’s forces and requested to have them seconded to my command for the duration of the fight against the Bleeding Eye, and it was approved. Most of my Pathfinders, excepting my lieutenants, have been reassigned to replace losses in other Sunguard units.
I’m not afraid to admit that I’m actually outright scared about this one. We’re badly outnumbered, and while we managed to bring back one of the lost commanders last night, our people sustained a number of injuries – Ellie and Esme included, and as irritated as I am with Esme at the moment I’m just… used to following her orders. She knows how to use me and she’s good at directing fire and it’s the worst possible timing. I hope she can make it.
Meanwhile, several of our Dawnmenders are exhausted right at the point where we’re likely to need them most. The Warden-General, Drissa and Varaelian all looked or sounded absolutely wasted… Andarion and Nova exhausted themselves putting Esme right, and Nova worked on Ellie, too, afterwards. Contusions and a couple of fractures, so nothing too severe, but still - by the time she finished she was so tired she didn’t even want to argue. You know how much she loves a good argument.
I mean, I still genuinely think we can do this. I have to. It’s just… I’m not sure what’s gonna be left when we do. This could be catastrophic, even if we ‘win’.
I wish you were still alive. You always knew what to do, or at least how to cheer me up and get me to stop obsessing over stuff I can’t change.
Love you and miss you, sis.
amalthea sketches done during the stream 8>
look at this snape i found
it seems normal but then
what is this
turn to page 394 motherfucker
Romantic and Charming Barcelona Wedding
Photography by // Arnau Dubois Photography
Prestige Class: Altruist -
Born out of the fierce need to protect those they love the most, those few who walk the path of the Altruist are renowned for their ability to place their sole focus upon those who need their skills the most. Without care or concern for their own health, these…
Watercolor and Ink study of Cinderella’s castle in Disney World, Florida. This original painting is available in my Etsy shop.
Marchesa - Spring Summer 2015
FRANK, MAN, YOU’RE ALIVE
I SAW THIS HANDBAG MAN
IT LOOKED JUST LIKE YOU.
OH FRANK I’M SO RELIEVED.
(Source: scrotumcoat, via lady-muriel-orme)
Baked Avocado Fries
oh my fucking god yes