Poster: Myrina Valentina
Post # 7
Today she had decided to come here to eat the food her sister always
raved about, and perhaps to meet some of the staff Anthea kept talking
about. Hair of blonde was left to hang down her back, with a
single ribbon of gold to hold back her bangs leaving strands to
frame her features, and bring out the green in her gaze. Her usual
male attire was left home, while a woolen gown of turquoise adorned her
frame, with a golden ribbon tied
around her tiny waist. A pair of black boots kept her feet in
comfort for the walk she had made here. It was nothing fancy, but
she had taken her families advice and dressed like a woman and not a
hellion, though she missed her pants.
Charlie moved over the porch pushing open the door, tired from working
the fields, hard labor that she enjoyed oddly enough, not expecting to
see any one this early .."Evening ." not exactly
recognizing the tree spite in a dress.
Turning on the bar stool, she waved a fork to Charlie not able to speak
with her mouth full. It was good to see a friendly face!
She arched a brow, smiling " well seems that you do own a dress
" she mused making her way to the bar, ordering a cider.
Chewing slowly, she then swallowed with a nod of her blonde head.
"Unfortunately I do." She would not comment, most of her
clothes had been thrown out her window by her own hands.
Settling on the bar stool, still wearing the usual leathers and knee
boots that were her trade mark. " ah well I have a few in the
vardo some where ... " not that she wore dresses, unless forced
"We can still climb trees if you want. Or wait... go
exploring?" She added that before another fork full of stew was
"I have expended my energy for the day child ...I have plowing cold
fields since sun up this morning .." she mused, taking the tankard
with a nod of her head to Alex.
"Oh goodness, I can imagine your tired.." She did not think
helping with the gardens at home equaled to Charlie's hard work. With
the food finished, Myrina smiled her thanks to Alex before watching the
man take the empty bowl away.
Charlie nodded her head " hmm it is difficult to do both interests
to be certain .." she agreed. " how have you been Myrina
?" as ked as she sipped the cold cider.
"I have been well. Cleaning my chambers, and helping with
other things.. and now here to take a breather" Nod of her head as
Alex handed her a glass of cider. "And you, besides all your
work, have you been able to enjoy some free
Charlie nodded her head, "I have had time to enjoy the people I
love yes .." she had been visiting since she stopped plowing
"I came here last night, and now " she mused.
"I am glad you can do such.. " She smiled with a sip
taken of her drink. She knew some, but not enough to visit,
perhaps in time. " Sorry to have missed you last night, but
glad to see you now" Smile.
Charlie nodded her head "I saw your sister last night, and a few
others that I know as well ... " there were not many that Charlie
did not know in this place.
"That is nice, to be able to visit.." She was new, but
had been new before and knew in time she would make friends, but for
now.."It would seem I have chose a time when none are about,
besides you" Warm smile.
That made Charlie grin,"I am always the odd one out at odd times
" she laughed, " What else did you have planned for your
evening ?" aside expending energy that Charlie had none of.
"I don't know.. I am not allowed to have my stallion, so perhaps
walk the lands and explore, until I must return home. Or sit here
and see who comes? Or.. I might even go to the commons and see
what is there." She gave a shrug, there was a lot to do, it
was just if she would do them or not.
Charlie nodded her head " I did that when I first came here..
though it didn't take long to meet people and be in the thick of things
" Charlie tended to make mischief when she could, enjoying the
"I met some, and a girl I found out is the princess who was nice.
Rina was her name, and do hope to see her again." She took another
sip and smiled at how easy she could speak with Charlie.
Charlie nodded she had heard the name before. "The
younger generation take pride in being princess and the like, the older
ones say nothing of what they are " she mused.
"And I met a knight, that I interviewed for Anthea." Nod went
with her statement.. "Ohh and Rina's brother, and another girl as
well.. Just a matter of making it here when others do I
suppose" She smiled at Charlie's words.."I
suppose they have reason to be, what I have seen of these lands, they
" That they are ...it is good place to be young or old " she
That brought Myrina to grin.. "Or young to grow old.. I mean,
I am young, and would like to grow old here. " She shook her
head, she often made no sense.
Charlie smiled "I believe I have done that myself ..I came here erm
...13 years or so ago ..and have never gone far from the lands "
though she did have a reputation in another realm.
"It must be nice to have the same home all that time. " She
smiled and knew that is what she wanted. "Perhaps in thirteen years
I can say the same" Wink.
Charlie grinned, "I have a mountain home that my family
secured a long time ago, and a vardo with Kenneth my gypsy"
"I know my brothers wish that, and why we came" She
shrugged.."I would assume.. that is to be with my sister"
Vardo? She turned with a smile.."Vardo?"
"A vardo is a gypsy wagon, that we use as our home when I am in the
area, which is more often then not any more .. it allows us to move
about the different areas and not harm the land that provides for
"Oh Charlie that sounds .." She felt her eyes
widen.."like so much fun. To travel and see things, and meet
people.. You are indeed a lucky woman, and so is your gypsy".
Charlie cocked her head "I am like a gypsy, more nattive then
gypsy, but I live as they do .." hard to describe what she was,
with out scaring people.
"Well, either or, you are a very nice woman and I am glad to have
met you"Bright smile showed the sincerity in her words.
"Perhaps I should buy a wagon and travel about?" Had its
Charlie smirked at that, it was not easy as it sounded " ah well
then you would have to learn to cook on small fire, and have no
heat in the wagon unless it was another body, ...you have to tend the
wagon daily and the horse that pulls it, and carry food that the
animals will not want and tear up your wagon to get .." it was not
easy ..it was a family event ..they took care of each other and the
"Oh.." Cook on a small fire, she could barely cook the way it
was. Another body, well that might be her cat, but didn't see
Whiskers giving her much heat. And Apollo her stallion, she could
see him hauling a wagon, though he had never done it before.
"Perhaps I should try out sleeping on my brother's land first, and
then see if I like it?" Twitch of a grin.
She inclined her head " or stay with one of the natives and sleep
in furs for a night in a teepee ..I have done it, makes one aware of
their own fragile life when a skin is all that protects you from the
night" chuckling, because she still camped out often.
"Sleep in furs? Like a bed?" She was lost to her words,
but would ask questions. " I have camped out once, but we had a
tent, warm blankets, and a small fire. And I was only ten at the
time" She envied Charlie. She would love to
live like that.. free spirited.
Nodding her head " they are called sleeping furs, and they are
huge, " lifting her tankard, "Camping is one thing,
gentlemen's way of roughing it " she mused.
"I have heard that before." She took one final sip before
placing the cup aside.."But am sure we women, as you have proved,
can endure it as well as any man" Nod with a smile.
She nodded agreement " yes it can be done ..but it is not for all
" she replied, " you have many advantages with your family and
"Yes, but at times solitude is nice to have." She turned her
gaze to her lap, brushing off some lint.."Camping out might bring
some peace from my family.. whom I love, but still would be nice"
"suggest it to your sister ..I am sure she would be game and the
property is large enough to not see the house " though it gave
comfort that it was there sometimes.
"I shall do so" Wouldn't hurt to try anyway. She just
wanted to have some Myrina time, which her family could not comprehend
if you spelled it on their forehead.
They understood her need, and had learned with their own lives that it
was difficult at the best of times ... " you will learn what there
is to know eventually "
"I must search it out, yes? Meet new people, and enjoy my
youth" Charlie was indeed a good person to speak with, and gain
Charlie shrugged her shoulders,"I would say, talk to your sister as
you speak to me, ..she knows what it is like to need an ear .." For
a time Charlie had listened to her as well ..and the secret desires that
came into every ones heart at some time or another.
Myrina smiled.. "It is hard sometimes to speak with her, but I will
do so. Camping out under the stars migh be fun" And she had
this funny feeling, Anthea would still come to Charlie a lot for advice.
Most likely that is what friends were for, to bounce ideas off of
.." she might enjoy it, and it is an experience best shared ..
there is much to learn about roughing it "
"Roughing it? I like that term.. perhaps even learn to cook
over a fire?" She smiled bright. This might be a lot of fun,
and then she could learn how to live without the fancy trappings of her
Charlie would love to be a bird on that night, to watch the fiasco,
" use it wisely many do not know another way of life ..nice homes
and the like .." best to not offend those who lived that way. "What
else have you learned today or since I have seen you last ?"
Delsey had come to the mainland for supplies. His place among the
people had yet to be decided and so, his was the way of doing the odds
and ends, seeing to what the others didn't have time for. The
Thistle was a familiar place and since he had not been able to eat
his evening meal, he decided on a short stop, to ease the grumbling of
Charlie sipped her cider, amused and gaining her second wind of the
He entered the tavern with purpose and though there were two others
within, he went straight to the bar where the kind man always could be
found. Delsey didn't bother taking off his coat, he didn't plan to
"Good evening " said to Delsey, studying his clothes and
origins seen in his features, smiling because she suspected that he was
new to the area, but not the people.
"I have learned.. not to piss off my sister?" Twitch of a
grin.."I learned how to press a gown, ohhh and I also learned when
to keep my mouth shut" Turning with a wave to the man even as
she accepted another drink from Alex.
Charlie nodded her head discretion the better lesson leaned any day.
Warm smile to her new found friend, and then to sip. Perhaps she
should just sneak out and camp out alone, it made sense to Myrina
He had overheard the conversation and once he had spoken to Alex, he
turned to the ladies. "It is the reason man has two
ears...one mouth. I am Delsey, of the Bear. From the
island..." He made a motion of hand that indicated the
direction to him but probably not to them. "I have found, man
also has a curse, and they both cannot work at the same time.
Either the ears, or the mouth function. But never together.
We must chose which." There, they had it.
Delsey had spoken and now, his food had arrived. Not much.
Bread. A chunk of cheese. Steaming water in a cup.
Myrina glanced to Charlie, perhaps a little confused, but not so rude to
say so. "Nice to meet you, Delsey.. I am Myrina, and this is
Charlie tipped her head smiling," well met Delsey of the Great Bear
" she mused,knowing well the people of the Bear, "I am Charlie
One Time, born under the Bear " so too speak,"I know the
place you speak of, and yes, talking and work are often not good
together " mused softly.
She chose to remain silent. He seemed as if he was of the same people
that Charlie hailed from.
"It is a great pleasure, MyrinaandthisisCharlie and Charlie One
Time." Even as he spoke, he had fished out the herbs and was
crushing them between his fingers into the water.
She blinked, but then smiled.."No no.. I am Myrina..
That " Pointing to Charlie.." Is Charlie" Smiling
warmly and then to motion for some tea from Alex.
Close but not the same, still she knew customs that were the same,
"No brother ... she is Myrina ....I am Charlie One time .."
chuckling as Myrina did the same thing.
Wink to Charlie and a warm smile. She could remember how she had
butchered the Spanish language when she lived there. All people
Perhaps he should have been embarrassed, but he just nodded breaking off
a piece of bread. "You were speaking of pissing on your
sister, I did not mean to interrupt." Of course, the man had
no clue what pissing or pissed off meant. But he did know of
sisters and how important they were.
"No no.." She bit her inner jaw nay to laugh, and smiled when
the need ended. "Pissing off my sister, is another way of saying..
I made her very angry"
Charlie smirked, the man heard in the literal sense, which amused her
" you are related to Yas and Mat, and Patwin? she asked.
Myrina smiled as Charlie spoke of others she did not know. So she opted
to listen and enjoy the tea her sister raved about.
Ahhhh. He'd have to remember that. "It is not good to
anger your sister." He would know! He looked to
Charlie then with a gentle nod. "They are my clan brothers,
He was so right. Not good at all.
He took a sip of his tea, motioning again with his hand (which he did
often when he didn't wish to speak) for the ladies to continue with
Charlie nodded her head " they are my friends and yes they are good
men " and a lot of fun when they were being rowdy.." You are
new to the area ?" asked, but only to filter through rumors and the
like heard at odd times.
She turned her gaze to Charlie as she spoke about those she called
friends. Enjoying the words between the two, perhaps to learn more
of others then those she had already met.
"I have recently arrived from the colonies. When Mat
returned." Again a nod. "You two...you two
were born on these lands?"
"No, I was born in Greece, but lived most my life in Italy"
Bright smile... "But I love Heathfield so far..and glad I live here
"No I come from another place ...I am here because my love lives
here " she replied.
Again, someone who was born in grease. It must be a birthing
practice of certain people. He didn't know of this Italy but he
liked the way it sounded. "There is much that can draw us to
a land, but love ... now that will bind you to it." He wasn't
a man who smiled much, but the dark eyes, usually so intense with
thoughts, softened with Charlie's confession.
Charlie inclined her head " you speak true.. I ..we have been
together a long time, with out him, I would not stay here long "
she agreed, Kenneth was her sunrise and sunset.
How could one not smile listening to Charlie. She was happy for
her, and glad she had one like this gypsy. "I am glad you came
here, Charlie.." She had to think of her sister, and smiled.
Charlie winked, she was happy too " I have followed Kenneth,
his wagon is my wagon .. " and their life together made for
"I am happy for you Charlie.." Nod went the girl's blonde
head, turning then to enjoy her tea.
"You do not like these lands then, Charlie?" Sip of tea,
bite of cheese.
"I do like these lands Delsey of the Bear, and the people in it are
my friends of longs years, Kenneth however gives me a home in his heart,
and that defies all else "
She did not know the kind of love Charlie held, but loving her family
was just as important. Thoughts she opted to keep to herself.
"I can understand that." And he did. Was there
ever a better place to reside than in the heart of those we hold dear?
No building could ever provide such warmth and security.
Charlie loved many of the people of the land, but only one knew her
soul, and held her heart like the fragile jewel it was, setting her
tankard down, she rose from her seat, "I fear I am more tired then
I believed, " she said, smiling.