We arrived in Nahru late in the evening and leaving our soldiers at the military compound we walked our small charges to the Ron’han estate… where we were stymied by guards, and held out in the horrible weather by the butler, then told we could have an interview in three days time. Somewhere in that cold, wet time, something inside me snapped. It was almost audible inside my head as an indignant rage boiled up and out of my mouth. I spoke to people with disdain and authority I have never claimed. The words I spoke, the stance I took got the children taken in, but it was not the Nakamura Asuka I had been familiar with. This woman was haughty, self important, and highly volatile. She spoke as if she was better than anyone around her. As if her wishes were the only ones in the world that mattered. I don’t know who that woman was, but I will have to keep my eyes open and my senses aware in case she chooses to make an appearance again. I’m not sure I liked her at all… she might prove useful if I ever have to move within the world of the mon, but I don’t believe I want her walking around in my world.
From the Ron’hans back to the military compound we reported to the captain there in charge of the forces, discovering how badly undermanned they are, and all the tasks she could use help with, giving me many options for where my help my be needed. I had thought I would get clarity from her, but received the complete opposite… so…
From the military compound the Captain gave us an escort to the Sun and Shade, which turned out to be necessary as the Ron’han sent the constabulary after me to harass me for carrying weapons and threatening a merchant mon.
Now, ensconced in the common room, hot food in us, our clothes steaming dry from the fire we have run the discussions of what needs to be done down to the ground. I need to think. I need some guidance. I am off to the All Father’s Barracks to meditate.