Vanya didn’t look back as she let the space between her and Vincent and Kayin grow. The sound of their footsteps grew fainter behind her and she managed to stop listening for her name. She couldn’t begrudge Kayin for needing to talk to her mentor; Vincent was the first one she turned to at emotional times too. His reassuring nature went beyond the companion training, it was just who he was. And she needed to stop hoping that Kayin was unburdening his soul about her and simply let the two of them talk.
Ordinarily she didn’t mind walking by herself. After weeks on Repose, the touch of warm air on her skin was nearly a luxury. She missed the manicured gardens of Shinon. The days of relaxing in the shade, the scent of the painstakingly reproduced flowers heavy in the air...Read More