Let's Talk Blogfest: Brotherly Love

Author: Anastasia V. Pergakis // Category: ,

Another fun blogfest! I just love these things! This is the "Let's Talk Blogfest" hosted by Roni Griffin aka "The Fiction Groupie".

I'll keep this short, as I am working on super secret project! Well okay, it's not super secret, but I will make a post about it in just a few moments, so come right back to check it out!

I had a hard time picking out a dialogue scene here but I finally settled on a cute little scene between Rosyani and her brother Farien (For those that don't know, these are characters from "The Faery's Tale: Burden of Prophecy") It's a flashback of Rosyani's as she tells her new husband why she ran away from home and why her life was so painful. (Note: It's actually a short entry! GASP!) A new character is mentioned in this scene, Isetaris - Farien's wife.

Her heart ripped from her chest as all the painful memories passed before her eyes. The sight of Eilian with another faery, her sisters chanting that terrible rhyme, her Mother taking her to all those painful doctor visits to find what was wrong.

There was a soft knock at the door and Isetaris poked her head into the room. Instead of waiting for Rosyani to welcome her in, Isetaris went over to the bed and scooped the crying princess into her arms. When Rosyani was down to hiccups, she began to tell Isetaris everything. It poured out of her like a dam had broken. Isetaris listened intently as she rubbed Rosyani's back.

"They just can't see you for how wonderful you are," Isetaris said gently.

"But why? Just because I have no powers," Rosyani hiccupped.

"Some beings just can't be nice while others are so ashamed of their own faults they have to find fault in everyone else. That's how they feel better," Isetaris explained. "You know I don't have any power either."

"Yes, but you are not supposed to. Your race is not born with a specific power. It is not the same thing."

"Yes I know. Just know Rosyani that you aren't the only one that feels left out here. Why don't you take a nap? Sleeping always helps me to feel better."

Rosyani nodded. Isetaris gave her a hug and quietly left the room. Rosyani stayed in her room for the rest of the day, but sleep eluded her. Farien came to check on her after dinner.

"I had Mrs. Dyami make you a tray since I'm sure you haven't eaten since breakfast," he said as he set the tray on the bed-side table.

"Thank you," Rosyani whispered.

"Isetaris told me what happened today. Do you want to talk about it?" he asked gently.

Rosyani shook her head. "I remember when I was little - I would come to you every time I was upset. You would tell that talking about it helps the pain go away," Farien said.

"Not this time, brother," she whispered.

He sat next to her on the bed and put his arms around her. She rested her head on his shoulder and sighed.

"I love you Rosa," he said, calling her by the name that only he and their father were allowed to use.

"I love you too."

They sat that way in silence looking out the window as the sun fell below the horizon. He comforted her the best he could, but they both knew that no amount of hugs from him would make it better. Rosyani wished she could find someone like her brother, who would accept her and love her unconditionally - like he did. When he left, Rosyani lay down and cried herself to sleep.

6 Responses to "Let's Talk Blogfest: Brotherly Love"

Tessa Conte Says :
May 18, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Awww that was really sweet! Good job!

Charity Bradford Says :
May 18, 2010 at 1:48 PM

My only comment is, What happened?? The dialogue is great, flow and all that. But what happened to make her so sad?


Iapetus999 Says :
May 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Aww :(
Nice scene, I hope she feels better soon.

Eric W. Trant Says :
May 18, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Easy dialogue. I can hear it.

Almost missed it, though, because you had your cover art at the top! Might explain your lack of comments.

As always, I enjoyed reading your piece.

- Eric

Dawn Embers Says :
May 18, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Good entry. Your characters are always interesting.

I stumbled over "You would tell that talking about it...". It comes off a bit awkward in my head.

The rest is good dialogue. ;-)

Amalia T. Says :
May 19, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I'm curious what happened to upset her so much, like Charity. Her brother seems very kind to her. I'm also curious what kind of power she's supposed to have-- does her brother have a power?

Interesting scene!

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