Meanwhile… a ship approaches the guard station…..
Q:So wait Athyallë, the current head of the guard was giving you unwanted romantic advances. And when he would not let go of you, you reacted in a fashion where you were defending yourself from him? But since he is the head of the guard, he can likely charge you with assault and thus keep you from leaving the city, even going so far as keeping you from being visited by friends or family? Wow. This guy sounds like one hell of a slime ball.
[Athyallë]: The current Head of the Guard has been making romantic advances for some time now. The only thing different about today was that I cut him off before he finished his sentence with a warning that I was not in the mood to deal with him, when I have said ‘No’ about a million times before, and he grabbed my arm to stop me.
So I headbutt him and ran away. He has a bruise and one of my bobby pins hit his forehead so he bled a little bit… he has physical proof and better social standing, I do not.
-she gives a wan smile- Yes well, the last one wasn’t all that great either. I don’t seem to have much luck with romance.
Q:Wait, did you seriously headbutt him? You must have a thick skull.
[Athyallë]: Well, yes. Stabbing for something as small as that is inappropriate, but he had my good arm…so….I did it instinctively.
Q:Attagirl. Sauda would be proud. Captain of the guard or not, that male should have taken "no" for an answer the first time. He got what he deserved.
[Athyallë]: -laughs- Well, my mother always said I was hard headed~ <3
Unfortunately that means he is taking it out on others, including my visitors. But it should not last too long. I have a couple of people who are willing to stand up for me, and Alvar saw the incident. It is only a matter of time before he finds himself in trouble with the other city officials.
Hopefully, nobody will have anything important to tell me until it is all sorted out…..
Q:Athy what the ever-loving heck did you do? By which I mean, who provoked you?
[Athayllë]: I am a healer dreaming of a life as a mother, with someone who protects me and sweeps me off my feet. I want to wear big floofy ball gowns and sing Disney movie music while I do housework all day…
But that does not mean I will allow unwanted advances, and that does not mean I will not, or can not, protect myself.
Q:Tell me Ránion, isss there sssuch a thing as arranged marriage within the Elven Culture? I only asssk becaussse would the bride and groom not be required to be under watch and guard during the time before the wedding once thingsss were finalized between familiesss? It hasss be sssome time sssince your love lassst left the city hasss it not?
[Athyallë]: I…have been charged with assault… So I cannot leave the city right now, and many of my visitors are turned away.
Q:Tel may be Suada's friend but I still think you should be careful. Drow are nothing like Avari...
[Ránion]: I do not know the difference, and I do not have a choice. I trust Sauda’s judgement enough that I am comfortable giving Tel my trust.
Just because I have given him some, does not mean he has all of it.
I know all too well that people are not as they seem. Sometimes the unusual is judged unfairly, and sometimes foul things take the form of beauty.
I may not be as hostile as when I first arrived, but do not mistake this for foolishness or becoming soft.