Whys and Becauses
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Whys and Becauses
Early one morning, more or less a month and a half back, a Gelaming soldier in full regalia and riding a perfectly groomed sedu arrived at Forever. He had been specially sent from Phaonica to deliver an invitation addressed to ‘Cobweb har Parasiel and Family’, and that was how everything had started. In the blink of an eye Cobweb had turned from the cool, calm and collected being that everyhar cherished, into the sergeant major from hell. There and then the house had stopped being a home, to be turned into an army barrack, were orders, assignments and timetables were enforced with military precision. No effort was too big and no detail too small, in short nothing was spared to ensure that all and each one of them would be looking their best when the time came. One by one, they all had to go through a complete check-up and make-up, and nothing escaped Cobweb’s eagle eyes. As the days went by, the pressure became so bad, that, in desperation, he had gone into one of the unused bedrooms and lighted a couple of candles to beg his favourite Dehar to be spared having to go through such madness. Unfortunately, his prayers and begging had gone into deaf ears, his beloved deity had completely ignored him. So he was left alone to face the frenzy that had settled around him, to eventually give-in like everyhar else. As Swift had told him ‘Just go with the flow, it’s easier’, which in the end was not only an excellent suggestion, but the only alternative.
Finally, after a long month and a half of exhausting preparations, the time came to ride their sedim and head for Phaonica. And that was when his first headache stroke. By the time they arrived to Phaonica, it was in full blast and he could hardly keep his eyes open, to the extent that he nearly fell from his sedu as they emerged from the ethers. Thankfully, Swift had been riding right beside and was able to catch him just in time. Luckily, they had arrived to the palace two days earlier, as Caeru had organised, for what he now called ‘the family’, a kind of pre-reception only for them. So they had all gone to their rooms and relaxed for most of the day, which in his case was a real blessing as his headache was so bad that he could hardly stand up.
As he was lying in bed with a damp towel over his eyes, he heard a soft knocking at this door and before he had time to say anything Cow was sitting beside him. Although he had always been well aware of Cobweb’s reticence towards him, they had both been wise enough, thus, allowing their relationship to evolve into a practical and pacific tolerance of each other. As this silent truce had been based on their love for Swift and Azriel, life eventually settle down and everyhar carried on with their lives under the many circumstances they all had been forced to go through. But there and then, he was caught by surprise and was not sure what to say or do, as Cobweb was the last har he expected to see. Fortunately for him, Cow had immediately realised that he had a problem and so here he was, sitting beside him holding on his lap the famous medicine basket, thanks to which, shortly afterwards, he was able to arrive to the dinning hall, feeling quite himself and ready to have good time.
Having enjoyed himself at the party by the time he went to bed, he was nicely relaxed and also a bit drunk, which of course, helped to dull the headache completely allowing him a good night sleep. So when he woke the next morning he was quite amused as he realised he had no idea how or when he got to his quarters, how did he undress or anything else for that matter. The only thing he had clear was that he was famished and ready to eat whatever it was Swift had organised. By the time they finished eating, he was in a cuddling mood, that led to a heated session of aruna, followed by a shared shower that also ended in another very creative session of aruna, and by the time they finally made it out of the shower and were able to gather their thoughts, Swift had come down on him like a ton of bricks. The next conscious thought he had was of slow, wet, warm kisses and Swift’s voice prompting him back to reality, which, of course, was the last thing in the world he wanted to do.
In the end, after a lot of nagging, tickling, cuddling, pulling and general teasing, he once again made it to the shower and was eventually dressed and ready for the ‘real party’. By the time that him and Swift arrived, the majority of the guests were there. Unfortunately, the minute he walked into the big room, his headache return with vengeance. He felt it at the back of his head, kind of creeping up his neck, to finally explode behind his eyes, and something must have shown on his face, because Swift immediately took hold of his arm and led him to one of the balconies were they found a nice couch where his chesnari sat him promising to come back with some snacks, drinks and painkillers. So having been left alone, he did the only thing he could, he just laid back on the couch trying to relax as he watched the sky, as always, amazed by the its beauty. He was so engrossed in this, that he did not hear or notice the har until he spoke to him.
‘So nice to see you Seel’ said a perfect voice ‘I’ve been really looking forward to seeing you tonight’ and that was how Seel knew why he had been having those headaches.
‘Thiede’ he answered in a low voice as he tried to hide his uneasiness.
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