Taken off guard, Ried took a second before answering. "Yes," He said, confused, "You're one of the prettiest people I know. Um, why?" He felt awkward and slightly embarrased.
"I was just wondering." She replied "I don't remember ever feeling beautiful so I was wondering if I was."
"Well, you are." Ried had never been all that good around women, and was feeling distinctly uncomfortable. He knew he should probably be reassuring her of her femenine charms, but thought he'd probably just sound stupid.
Since when have you ever cared what your image is? He thought to himself. Besides, Andy wasn't really the type of girl who was always insecure or anything. She'd be fine.
Andy nodded and yawned "I might sleep... have Kano wake me if he shows up..." she whispered
"Sure," Ried said softly, though he knew Kani would do no such thing if she was still sleeping when he got back.
((Where do you want Andy's father to have gone to? And should Kani find him soon, or no?))
Andryah curled up and fell asleep instantly, beautiful peace on her face. She was a picture of natrual gorgeouness even injured. Andy never needed makeup, plastic surgery, or fancy clothes. Her natural grace and power combined with her almost feline beauty gave her a regal effect even sleeping.
(I don't really wanna go over that part so maybe we should just skip to Dukani's return?)
((Kay. But should he come back succesful or not?
Heads up, I'm going to be busy with gardening and extra laundry and dishes for a while, so I might not be on as much.))
I think he souls return successful but after a LONG period of time.
((Hmmm, kay. I was thinking of doing a time skip of a few weeks or so anyway. And Kani is the type of person to refuse to come back until he's succesful, so it works nicely. :) Should it be just a few weeks, a month, or even several months?))
Several months! :D
((>8D One more thing: Where is Andryah staying atm?))
Probably back at Ninani's old house. She has to care for the kids right? Would Reid go with them there?
Sorry. I HATE when TI does thar don't you?
((Ugh, yeah. It hasn't done that to me in a while, but it did a lot last summer.
Reid would probably be there on and off, because of work, but he could be there right now. Let's say it's been about seven months.))
Kani trudged up the path tiredly. In the past seven months he'd been extremely frustrated at himself and his weakness. Six inactive years of capitivity and torture had done its toll on his body, and he tired easier than he used to.
He paused on the doorstep for a moment before opening the door. Andryah would almost definately be pi.ssed with him, disappearing like that, especially only weeks after getting back in the first place.
Not only was she furious, but she was extremely depressed. She was certain he was dead. Andy had began to cut and burn herself, trying to make that pain take away what she felt. Andy had been making dinner, dark circles under her eyes and bandages on her wrists, when he came in. Her whole body locked up
Kani paused in the doorway of the kitchen, staring at her face. She looked so tired, haunted...He hoped it wasn't his fault, but knew it was.
Then he saw the bandages. "Andryah..." His voice was very quiet, hardly more than a whisper, guilt stamping it down into nothingness. He mentaly shook himself. No. He wouldn't be guilty. He left for her.
She stepped back, tears beginning to stream. Andy collapsed, sobbing into her hands. She was shaking violently "I TH..THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD!" She screamed "YPU WERE GONE F..FOR SO LONG!'
Kani shook his head, bewildered. "I sent messages-"
Reid appeared in the doorway, looking quietly furious. "There were no messages." He interrupted.
Kani clenched his fists, his face turning into a stone mask, closing off. "I sent messages ever week." He said flatly, his voice emotionless. "I don't know why you didn't get them, and I won't apologize."
Reid glared. "The he.ll you won't. Do you know what you've put her through - again! And then you just stand there-" He stopped, fuming, and stormed out. "You guys definately need to talk. I'm taking the kids on a walk."
She shook her head "I was so broken... every day hurt... I wanted to die..." Andy hiccuped. Her chocolaty hair fell in front of her face "I was so scared for you. Then there was nothing and I thought he killed you. I thought he had finally taken away everything I love. I thought he was coming for me next." She began to rock back and forth. Andryah was shattered. There wad almost nothing left of her.