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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:42 pm

Hmm.
He was curious – about that place. Who they were.
Was he correct, then, based on what Laurie had said, in thinking Mahra and Laurie knew of magic (not just Veela) before they had been picked up and taken to St. Mungo’s?
Laurie had said their father was in their lives, before.
Laurie's leg and both of their scars were obviously due to magical damage.
Did their father use magic to hurt them?

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:58 pm

Yes, Mahra confirmed. He did. He couldn't control himself. He smiled gently, still soothing in his way.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:34 pm

There was no obvious fluctuations of emotion on Qingying’s part.
He stroked Mahra’s hair and smiled softly at him. It was okay. Although the man didn’t mean it, he had still hurt them, and that wasn’t okay. Qingying was not distressed – Mahra didn’t have to sooth him. What wasn’t okay didn’t have to be soothed for his sake. He knew it was natural for Mahra to do, so he soothed Mahra to let him know he was fine.

He knew Mahra could be upset by rejection. Was Mahra afraid of his father?

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:27 am

He laughed lightly. I wasn't afraid of what he would do to me. I was afraid for Laurie, and my mom.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:43 am

Was your mother killed by your father?

Had he been speaking, it would have come out as 'did your mother's death have anything to do with your father', but thoughts were sometimes much more clear and unfiltered.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:25 am

Yes, Mahra nodded. Qingying felt rather than saw Mahra's grief over the fact, like an endless plummeting chasm in his chest. I wasn't there. Laurie was. In the end, that didn't seem to matter, because Mahra knew and perceived it in his own way even then.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:07 pm

The sensation was a little difficult to handle, but he didn’t want Mahra to draw away because of that. He drew Mahra slightly closer and held him more snuggly, closing his eyes and dipping his head to rest his chin gently upon mahra’s hair – not pity, or comfort; simply a product of their shared emotion.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:10 pm

Mahra allowed himself to feel it for a few more moments before carefully tucking it up, like wrapping a present, and shelving it in its appropriate place. He looked up at Qingying with a smile, touching his cheek gratefully with an open palm.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:11 am

He smiled softly down at him.
“It’s not your fault.”
Perhaps Mahra didn’t feel that way, but it still needed to be said - and it wasn’t just a phrase; Qingying truly felt so.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:24 am

Mahra laughed, gentle. "I know," he whispered. He did know, because he wasn't one to assign blame regardless, even to himself. People did the best they could with what they had. Even his father had done his best, his best just wasn't enough to thwart the demons rooted in his mind.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:02 pm

These people… That ‘Enclave’… Were they still around? Did they still exist?

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:43 pm

Mahra nodded. They do, I get impressions of them sometimes. They're hidden, even from me.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:36 am

He wanted to find these people. Surely there were others who were also aware of them – their ‘opponents’, for example. It was possible there were others suffering as well.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:13 pm

Mahra was certain that was the case, but he seemed resigned to the fact that they were not an element he could control or influence. They went through great pains to ensure their secrecy and they dealt with high-level, advanced degrees of magic that took them off the radar for good. Much like in the case of Laurie's abusers, it was something he'd learned not to heavily invest himself in their eventual being brought to justice. The world wasn't always fair, good didn't always prevail, sometimes pockets of darkness sustained regardless of one's conviction. All Mahra could do was embrace all he came across with as much love as he could, and hope that suffused some of that goodness back.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:35 pm

He didn’t want justice – he wanted – prevention. If Mahra’s father had been raised that way, there were likely others, too. Even if they departed, somehow, they likely couldn’t live comfortably – like Mahra’s and Laurie’s father – and may also affect others in the world.
There was darkness, yes, but he’d try.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:55 pm

You could never truly prevent harm in the world, you could only lessen it where you were. Mahra believed that one day the Enclave would answer for what they had done to countless families, and if he had the opportunity he would surely act to prevent them from doing so, but he didn't seek them out and he encouraged Qingying not to do the same.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 pm

Why not?
He didn’t mean he was going to march in there – but he required information, first. There must be others aware of them.
He’d judge what was to be done as he gathered more information. ‘Seeking them out’ didn’t mean he was going to walk in there while waving his arms and exclaiming things about children and that he was going to take them away.
‘Seek’ meant a series of actions, but they had to begin somewhere.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:40 pm

Because that information just didn't exist, and it was dangerous. Mahra had no desire to see Qingying come to harm. In fact the idea distressed him greatly and he burrowed deeper.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 pm

Qingying was inclined to believe Mahra when he said that information just didn’t exist – but perhaps it did somewhere that Mahra was not aware of. It was true there was a part of him that sought potential harm.
He wrapped his other arm around Mahra as well as the child burrowed deeper, and he smiled slightly as he considered that Laurie and Mahra both had a tendency to do so, but Qingying was solid so they couldn’t really get anywhere – maybe he’d need to hollow himself out.
“I can’t die,” he murmured slowly to Mahra as he closed his eyes. It wasn’t for lack of trying.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Mahra Keelan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:09 pm

But you can be harmed. Mahra booped him on his nose.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:36 pm

I’ll heal, he chuckled as his head moved backwards at the boop.

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