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Played by Cade who has 833 posts.
Paradise Falls III. Second
Chan Eastfall
All welcome to anyone at any point, otherwise this is a conversation between Chan and Magg.

Chan couldn't ignore what his gut was insisting any longer. His niece's broken leg had never improved in function, and it was time to accept that it likely never would. All that had changed was the swelling dissipating altogether, and by Magg's reports that hadn't done much to lessen the pain she experienced. He brought her medicine that would help numb some of the aching, but there would be an extra step today. They needed to talk about it, she deserved to know.

Still he hesitated a moment, hovering in place and clearly feeling uncomfortable.

"Magg... we're, reaching a limit here..."

How to even say it? Was there a way to soften such a blow? Chan cleared his throat, tried to gather some strength and seem confident and reliable. Needed to show her that even if this was not what they had wanted, there was still a way forward. That permanent disability would not stop her from still living her life.

"It's time we shifted focus. From trying to change this, to learning to cope with it."
Played by Cade who has 128 posts.
Paradise Falls XI. Yearling
Magg Eastfall-Slayer
Magg was always most irritated when her uncle came to tend to her. For one thing, it coincided with the herbs in her system wearing off, and so her pain was usually at its greatest. Every check up was also a reminder of how little progress was being made, both with her injury and in getting word to the Cove. Those two things bothered her the most.

He was about to leave, and she had been mulling over whether or not she was in the mood to question him again on why a messenger hadn't been sent, when he caught her attention by acting off. Hovering, like an intruder who knew they were unwanted. When he finally spoke, his words caused her features to scrunch with confusion and irritation both. The fuse was officially lit.

"The fuck is that supposed to mean?"
Played by Cade who has 833 posts.
Paradise Falls III. Second
Chan Eastfall
Chan knew this wouldn't be easy, but she was quick to remind him of just how poorly it could go. His ears swept back a touch, sympathy strong in his chest. As with every time he'd ever tried to help someone and failed, he felt responsible for this outcome. There was much he had learned, but he still was not a practiced and formally trained medic. If she had been under her mother's care instead, maybe things would be completely different. Now, it was too late. He swallowed before continuing, throat thickening with the desire to block off the awful words coming up.

"When a bone breaks, there's only so much time to treat it. Because you had to use your leg, and for so long..."

Her patience was wearing thin, he could hear it; a soft growling in the base of her throat, the sharp and hateful glare of her brown eyes. She blamed him too.

"It's not going to get better, Magg. This is how it has healed, and this is how it will stay."
(This post was last modified: Feb 14, 2024, 03:34 AM by Chan.)
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Played by Cade who has 128 posts.
Paradise Falls XI. Yearling
Magg Eastfall-Slayer
He seemed to think she needed context, when what she'd asked for was a straight answer. Magg's anger prickled and swelled, and she was having a hard time not interrupting him. Her chest rumbled subtly like a motor, gentle and warm, fueled by flames thought could quickly get out of hand. Then he spat it out, and everything seemed to stop for a moment.

She heard a buzzing sound that muffled everything else. Disbelief lined her features, but she knew it was true. Had known, for weeks now, but there'd still been a small chance she was wrong, a small shadowy nook for denial to hide in. Chan's words burned it away.

"... you don't even know what you're doing, do you?"

The words were soft but taut, malice thinly veiled beneath each syllable.

"I told you I needed my mother and you said you could help and you LIED!"

Her voice escalated into a scream, gunpowder ignited.
(This post was last modified: Feb 08, 2024, 02:07 AM by Magg.)
Played by Cade who has 833 posts.
Paradise Falls III. Second
Chan Eastfall
As much as he wanted to be strong, he couldn't bring his eyes to meet hers. They looked to the side, avoidant, brows leaning together. Chan could not blame his niece for her rage and vitriol. She hadn't even reached adulthood yet, and she was having to cope with the loss of full mobility. There had to be so much going through her mind and her heart, and for a moment he thought that maybe it was best if he just called for @Galen and left the two alone. It was certainly the company Magg would prefer, but... the boy was just another kid, and he was her uncle. Even if she hated him, even if he felt like a constant failure, it was still his onus to to help her as best he could when her parents couldn't be here to do so themselves, not turn tail and run.

"I can't imagine how much this must hurt, Magg. I am so sorry this happened to you, but-"

She would cut him off there, yelling so loudly that he saw no use in even trying to over talk her. His ears clamped down against his nape as he simply bore the gales of her outrage.
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Played by becca who has 121 posts.
Paradise Falls IX. Yearling
Isla Valle
WELCOME TO MIDNIGHT MASS.









How could anyone miss it?

The voices raised and her ears stood tall, then swept to the side. She skulked along the tall trees as if she might melt into shadows. Isla had not aimed to hide herself, it was just second nature to stick to the darker parts of the forest. Especially when she recognized these two in a way that made her gut curl and wriggle inside.

Yet hatred was delicious to her and the anger that fumed in great roaring sounds from Magg towards Chan offered sickly delight to the young Valle.

She doubted she was hidden anymore, unless they were truly transfixed so surely on one another, and there was an uncertain edge to her stance. Here to stir the pot and continue strife. She had worked as a guardian under Jethro's exchange, but now she was a knife without a handler. Prepared to be wielded, to be jabbed into flesh.

Magg need only say the word and Isla may play guardian for her too.