The Apology

The Apology
Summary: The young lady Collette Lohstren meets with the lord Augustus. Just to apologize.
Date: 22/10/2013
Related: None
Augustus Collette 

Brivey Keep - Temple of the Four
Like all temples of the Four, this one is a slightly stretched diamond in structure with lofty cathedral ceilings that let natural light shine in and illuminate this sacred place. It is accessed by a graceful archway on each of the four straight walls, emphasizing that neither direction holds prescedence over the other. Combined with the stone walls and polished floors create a wonderful echo that catches almost every footstep and whisper.

At each of the four corners of the temple are the altars of the Four. The northern corner belongs to Bornas the Mountain God; a tall effigy of a bulking, bear of a man with his sigil carved into the platform at his feet. There is an offering dish that is often filled with handfuls of earth, leaves, or seeds. Directly opposite of him in the south is the handsome and youthful statue of Ravas the Fire God, and his offering bowl often contains hearth ash or bits of tinder. To Ravas's left in the western corner is the old and wise Stilltha; river stones and water occupy her offering bowl, including the occasional fishbone. Last, but not least, opposite of Stilltha in the east is the young Altheara with her long, windswept hair and fiercely beautiful features. In her bowl is held bird feathers and bones, as well as small carved flutes and chimes.

Oct 22, 1329

The young girl is sitting somewhere at the end of the Temple. Her head is lowered and she whispers something under her nose. Not so far away from her two guards of Rhadean are standing and her handmaiden is sitting.
The woman is dressed in black long gown. She would kneel, but she has cane, what shows, that her leg is hurt and she has bandaged right hand.

Augustus enters the temple with his own guards in tow, having been requested to show up and talk. Augustus looks roard weary as he is stopped by an acolyte and they speak softly for abit before he proceeds into the temple. Its not hard to spot where collette is, due to the guards and handmaiden, so he finds a bench seat and wait beside it. His guards a respectible distance away so that their lord can have a bit of privacy.

The entrance of a few more people, makes Collette raise her gaze. When she catches the sight of Augustus, she quickly hides under her curls, lowering her head once more. The young girl flinches nervously and sigh leaves her throat. She starts whispering something under her nose fiercely.

Augustus waits quite patiently for Collette to finish her prayers and come speak to him. Depending on how long it takes for her to muster the courage determins the irritation he feels, though he always keeps a cool exterior. After a bit he does summon /her/ handmaiden over so that he might speak with the girl.

Finally, Collette takes her cane and raises up from the bench. She limps closer near the lord and tries to offer him a deep curtsy, but her leg is still too weak to help her remain on feet. The young lady stumbles and blush comes to her cheeks. Luckily, she had that cane to lean at. It helps her to get back on feet. Just when finally she manages to stand straight again, amber eyes find Augustus' and Collette whispers, "My lord, I beg you to forgive me…"

A few things happen when he see's collette actually arrive, he forstalls the attempt to bow as she's injured and he slides over so that she might rest and have a seat. He looks up to her guards and handmaiden and keeps an eye on them until they've backed pu a good distance.
Augustus looks at Collette, and nods. "Forgiveness will take a bit of time in comming, Mistress Collette, but I think something can be arranged. " as he gives a hit of a grin. In reality he never has been able to stay angry at you and this is one of those times, Disappointed very.. but never angry. "What is it you wished to see me about, besides the request of forgiveness?"

Collette offers incredibly shy and brief smile for the lord, before taking the seat. She watches him, while the man is speaking. The young lady chews on her bottom lip nervously, obviously trying to stop the possible sobbing.
"My lord… It was just it. All I wanted was that you could at least consider the possibility to forgive me. You were so good and so kind for me. All I did was taking all the bad decision. I was not worth your attention and… I took the place in your heart, which had to be given for more grateful lady. I am so sorry for bringing you so much trouble. I…" she swallows the bitterness, before she is able to continue, "I fear, that the break of our betrothal is not everything. I will have to pay for all what I have done, for being so weak in front of the sinful offers from Kharnas, for not stopping, when I had… The worst is just coming, but I will face that with raised head, because it will be what I am worth… However, I just needed your forgiveness. It will be easier for me then, my lord."

Augustus sighs, " I was young once, " Augustus replies, " so I can understand making mistakes when young but these were not light mistakes. You will have to deal with what comes next mostly on your own, but I believe you've found support in other places and I wish you all the best." he shakes his head. " Forgiveness will take time and understanding, a very obtainable goal I know. You've always been a proud lady, even when stripped of your title. I have faith you'll survive this and /in/ time find your own true happiness where you belong."

"Thank you, my lord," Collette sighs and tries to stand up. Her handmaiden, of course, shows up to help. "Thank you for coming and… I fear this is our last meeting. You always will remain in my heart. You were a true friend and…" the young girl lowers her head, "I loved you… but I am just a bad person, my lord. The good ones always win and we all know what happens for the bad ones. I know, soon I will hear news about your new betrothal. She will be the happiest woman in the world as you will be the happiest lord. Thank you for everything… and this is the goodbye, I believe…" and she turns to limp out of the temple.

Augustus shakes his head as he grins, as he stands and says, “Your not bad, Collette, just young. In time you’ll realize that and make better choices and I doubt it’ll be the last you seeof me, unless you actively avoid me. As friends don’t just disappear.” And as you slip past he hands a small purse to your handmaiden “for her needs.” He says privately to her. Allowing you and your guards to exit the temple.

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