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Sightseeing: Chapter Two - Breakdown
Terra... I remember your words, even now. You said I could go home to my family. Go home to all the people that love me. And now, more than ever, I...
"I want to go home." Somehow, the words came tumbling out of my mouth. I didn't want to say them! It was too hard to tell them that I wanted something else besides being with them! After all, Vahn and Gala cared so much about me... so much...
Before I knew it, I was on my knees, flooding the ground in tears. I felt an arm, warm and comforting, around my shoulder. Looking up, Vahn was there crouched beside me, looking very worried.
"Noa, I--" he began, but I cut him off.
"No, Vahn! Stop this!" I pushed his arm away and stood up. "I don't want you to be worried!" I pointed at Gala, who was crouched on the other side of me. "You either, Gala! You guys should just go home and stop worrying about me!"
"Noa," Arms wrapped around me. Vahn was hugging me! "I can't do that. We can't do that. We're your friends, Noa. We've been through so m
Sightseeing: Chapter One - The Final Stop
"Noa! Gala! Come check out the view!"
Vahn stood, carefully balanced on one of the sculptured wings. We were atop Mount Dhini, our final stop before we would turn home. The sun was setting, streaming brilliant orange hues over the mountaintops.
Seeing as both Noa and I were unresponsive, Vahn called out again, "Hey, what're you two waiting around for? Come look, it's gorgeous!"
"I don't wanna, Vahn." Noa plopped down in the wet grass and looked at her toes.
I suppose Noa had a good reason not to want to look. From here, Mt. Dhini, you could see far off over the Range Divide, to the hardened shell seru that had engulfed Conkram, and all of Noa's family along with it... save for her brother Cort. It had taken a lot of persuasion from Vahn to get Noa to come this far. When the tragedy had befallen Conkram, Noa had Terra to blame... but after Terra was gone, well... I suppose she felt so guilty for blaming Terra, and ultimately for her death, that she just denied that any of it had happene
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