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05 October 2007 @ 01:36 am
 
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Diana, Felix
Summary: Diana wants to visit the temple
Warnings: none
Status: In Progress
Open to: Whoever wants to come in really


Diana had spent the majority of the morning reading and trying to keep her mind off the incident of the morning. But it did her little good, seeing that the thoughts just would not leave her head. It became clear to her that she had to do something when she closed her eyes for a moment and the shadows around the face of the murdered man were replaced with Felix's own face.

Her eyes snapped open and she quickly stood up, gesturing for her handmaiden to come over. She carefully instructed her to go and find there whereabouts of General Felix, and to see if he was busy or not. The woman nodded and backed out of the tent as Diana picked her book back up.

"I will go ask the Gods what to do" she thought, walking over to put the book away "And who better than the Goddess of Wisdom herself?".
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audaxetcautus on October 5th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
He returned to her with the handmaiden, it almost surprising how much free time he seemed to have as of late. Though perhaps he was taking a little extra off to be near Diana since they had been away from each other for so long.

He thought to tease her a bit, "By the gods, woman, can I not have a moment to myself?" he smiled to her though.
priestessdiana on October 5th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
"I'm sorry" she said, feeling slightly guilty at bothering him despite the smile "I wanted to go into the town to the Temple of Athena, and I know you weren't happy with me going out alone last time. But if you're busy it's really not a problem. I don't mind having to harass the Captain into going with me if necessary".

audaxetcautus on October 5th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
He shook his head, "No, there isn't a need to bother him, I will join you."

The fact that he hadn't seen the Captain lately did bother him a bit but he did want to keep close to Diana.
priestessdiana on October 5th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
"I'm so glad" she said, getting up to look for her sandals. She had never been particularly fond of footwear in general, but if they were going into the city Diana supposed she'd have to wear them.

"Not that it would bother me to go go with the Captain if necessary" she said, having located the small gold ornamented sandals and slipped them onto her feet "But I'm infinitely more fond of your company than his, and I know the feeling is mutual".
audaxetcautus on October 5th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
"Oh of course," he smiled again, his green eyes reguarding her warmly as she put her sandals on. "But let us not share that fact with him, it may upset the boy."
priestessdiana on October 5th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
"I think the two of us have a sort of...agreeing to dislike one another sort of arrangement" she said, trying not to make a face as she arranged her long draping veil over her head.

Finished with her preparations, she turned around and smiled. "I'm ready" she said, adjusting the veil slightly "And thank you again for coming with me. I just...I just feel as though I truly need to visit the temple for advice".
audaxetcautus on October 6th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
He offered her his arm, "I am sure it you two are not that bad are you?"

"You're worried about what you saw." he said with little to no emotion in his voice, "Worried about who you saw."
priestessdiana on October 6th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Diana took his arm and they walked outside and she was trying not to look directly at him.

"Who yes" she said,nodding her head slightly "I...well I just want the peace of mind of knowing who it really is. I've...". She paused slightly, reluctant to say her next words.

"I've been seeing a face. But I need to know if it's really the right person or not".
audaxetcautus on October 6th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
"It isn't me, Diana, you don't need the gods to tell you that." he said firmly, even if she saw his face he wasn't going to believe it.

"Have you spoken this to any one else?"
priestessdiana on October 6th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
She didn't say anything to his first comment, she knew she wouldn't believe it wasn't him until she saw or was told otherwise.

"No, I have not breathed a word to anyone else" she said "I have been reading all morning in an attempt to get my mind off things. Although plainly that did not go so well".
audaxetcautus on October 6th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
"I'm sorry, my dear, there are times I wish you did not have these visions. I do not like that you must suffer this way."
priestessdiana on October 7th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
"There's nothing you can do that you don't already" she said, watching the various soldiers going about their tasks "Honestly, it's more than enough to me that you're always taking time out of your day to spend it with me, to make me feel better when things do get bad like that.

Diana looked up at him and smiled. "There aren't many men that would".
audaxetcautus on October 7th, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
"I do what I can." he said as if it were nothing, it truly was to him, he enjoyed spending time with her.

"Well, not many men have the chance to peer into the future, even if remotely."
priestessdiana on October 7th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
"And I appreciate it more than you know" she said, still smiling. Even just being around him had already made her feel better. Being able to see him, talk to him, and feel his arm holding hers made her feel less and less certain that he was the one she saw. After all, he couldn't go anywhere if he was right there with her. But she wouldn't totally believe it until she had gone to the temple and received the wisdom of the gods.

"I suppose they don't" she mused "I forget that not every General has a me sometimes, although I'm glad of it I'm sure. There'd be no need for me here if gifts like mine were so commonplace".
audaxetcautus on October 7th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
"I probably would not be here as well," he admitted, "I could have fallen in battle several times had you not been here to advise me."

He gave her a look, "That is where a man like me will end, not on the daggers of assassins."
priestessdiana on October 7th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
Upon hearing his comment, her arm tightened around his slightly, as though she could keep him there by holding on to him. She also shuddered slightly, because she knew how right he was. Not that she liked to think about it, because when she did she inevitably ended up in a state similar to the one visions left her in.

"That's how all soldiers wish to go is it not?" she said with a faint laugh "Go out in a great blaze of glory and spend eternity in the Elysian fields with the heroes of old".
audaxetcautus on October 7th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
"Of course, you would say the same were you a man. Or at least a Gallic woman, you know they have their women fight alongside them and near the end they were so ferocious that our men nearly knew not what to do."

This moved her off the subject at hand, he hoped.
priestessdiana on October 7th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
"Women, really" she said, sounding surprised "They let their wives, mothers and sisters on the battlefields where they could be hurt or worse? Thank the Gods we don't have such notions, who would take care of the homes, or the children and families if all the women were off fighting wars too? It seems ridiculous to me".
audaxetcautus on October 7th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
"They fought very bravely though, I will say that for them." He held his own opinions about women, ones he wouldn't share with her. But he knew that women could make a man suffer more than anything else in the world.
priestessdiana on October 8th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
"I guess they would have" she replied "I never thought about it before, but if I was in the same situation I'd fight just as hard to keep the people I love safe.

"Which is why I have to go to the temple" she thought "To make sure that he will stay safe".
audaxetcautus on October 8th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
He moved his hand to cover hers, "I know you would, dear, I know you would."
priestessdiana on October 8th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
"Not that you would ever let me" she said with a laugh "Even if it was a Roman thing to do".

She looked around and sighed slightly. "You know, I don't quite remember the walk being this long last time...or maybe I was just in a hurry".
audaxetcautus on October 8th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
"Or perhaps we are walking rather slowly, Diana." but that was alright, it gave them time to talk.
priestessdiana on October 8th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
"You're probably right" she said with a smile "You usually are. Though I do admit I enjoy walking in the countryside. Much nicer than those crowded noisy cities".
audaxetcautus on October 8th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
"I know." he smiled, alright, so he wasn't that big of an egotist but it just felt like the right thing to say.

"It is, and Rome is the worst, its suffocating."
priestessdiana on October 8th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
Diana nodded in agreement. "It really is. That's honestly the only reason I like being on the road like this. It's much less stuffy and well...suffocating. Yes, that's exactly the right word. Suffocating".