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    House Farrand-Calhoun Tatianna Farrand-Calhoun's Avatar  
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    Long Time, No See! [ 09/26, Morning, Tatianna x Henry, Closed ]

    Moorford continued a shell of itself in the weeks following the arrival of the cure from Tuneric. Tatianna felt at a loss, wandering the empty halls of the palace as she continued to struggle with the reality of Langston's betrayal, the near-death of King Cailen and the dangers to her sister. She felt more helpless than ever, unable to do anything for Nataliah and reluctant to impose upon Lochlan and Jacquelyn despite her growing affection for their son. Her nephew was an adorable baby, thriving finely thanks to his parents' swift precautions. She, however, was surprised that she was not a ghost yet, hardly tangible or solid but a spectre haunting the Estates.

    Realizing how melodramatic she sounded in her own head, she laughed and compelled herself to go outside, taking in the autumn sun and the gardens that never failed to lift her spirits. Perhaps a bouquet for Jacquelyn or her mother was in order, something to brighten the day and sweeten the air. Tatianna reminded herself to be patient; Balfour had narrowly escaped a disastrous pandemic. Already, the kingdom was recovering, and surely there had to be something that she could do. She would have to approach Lochlan and ask where she could be the most help for their people.

    In the meantime, Tatianna felt a twinge or two of loneliness. Her family were the dearest of people to her, yet she missed the friends she had made prior to her departure for Tuneric. Plucking one of the vine roses, she smiled wistfully down at it as she made her way to sit on one of the benches decorating the gardens. There, she gingerly picked one velvety petal at a time, letting them drift on the light breeze like a wish. Perhaps she would be lucky, and the wind would bring one of her wishes to life...



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    "What is it that you wish for, Princess?"

    He hadn't been in Moorford too long, a few hours at the most. His mother had sent him with preventive medicines for the King and his family. Henry's orders were clear, give the medicine and stay to assist if the reaction was a negative one. He'd side eyed his mother at her words but she worried as she was unsure of the Queen's allergies and honestly was speaking of precautions.

    So he did as he asked and delivered the medicines. It was to be taken with a large meal so the dosage would not be too much. Lochlan's physicians agreed and suggested that supper would be the best time for the family to prepare their bodies to fight off any further illnesses that may come down the path. Henry decided to take a walk and Lochlan bid him a good day as he had to attend other business. There was probably much to do, he was opening their kingdom back up for trade after all.

    That was when he found himself in the gardens, he always found himself in the gardens. It seemed as though his feet loved to be among plants. There he found the youngest Princess. Some called her the luckiest woman alive. He called her beautiful. But not to her face.

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    House Farrand-Calhoun Tatianna Farrand-Calhoun's Avatar  
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    Aware that the dose was forthcoming to keep further illness at bay, Tatianna was prepared to imbibe it for the sake of the infant Crown Prince as much as to preserve herself. The Farrand-Calhoun family had taken enough losses already without foolish, stubborn pride costing another life. She was not looking forward to it, of course, as medicine was scarcely ever pleasant, but if it meant the doors opened to life once more, then the youngest Princess welcomed it. The young Baptiste lord had arrived earlier, and would join them at dinner to keep watch over each member of the family as they consumed the medicine.

    For now, she basked in the warmth of the autumn sunshine, toying with the petals as the wind slipped each one free from her fingers. They danced on the breeze, fluttering like pieces of ephemeral velvet. Tatianna was half-lost in her own thoughts when Henry came upon her, startling her into a gasp as she shifted to stare up at him with wide eyes. She hadn't heard him approach, thanks to her distraction, yet she recovered quickly. A blush started into her cheeks as she smiled weakly. "Oh, I do not know if I'm wishing for anything in particular, Lord Henry... peace, of course. Happiness for my family, and health for Balfour."

    All that she said was no less than the truth; she did wish for those things, but the more personal wishes were kept to herself. Tatianna was certain they'd be dismissed as foolish or selfish. She'd been given the gift of life, spared the role of the Sacrifice and hailed as Princess. Luck was assuredly on her side, making her careful what she wished for. "How are you this afternoon? I hope you have been made comfortable."


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    He bowed low to Tatianna as she responded to his question and held out his hand to take hers and kiss the back lightly. He had assumed she was making wishes as his sisters did when they were younger. Picking petals from flowers and hoping beyond hope that dreams would come true. It was a happy sentiment, to be sure, and he was glad she was finally able to do normal things.

    In the back of his mind he realized he would only be in the Capitol for one more day, at the most, once the Royal family took their cure vials and all proved well Henry would be heading back home. He had trips scheduled, divided up with his father, to travel to different cities and make sure that others took the cure as well. First and foremost, the duty of House Baptiste was to save as many lives as they could. The Royal family came first.

    "I am well, I thank you for asking. I fear I've been cooped up for too long, however, but fresh air and good conversation are successful therapy." He had a sneaking suspicion that the Princess was torn between desiring company and longing for solitude. He wondered how many people she had met since her time free of her confines.

    "I hope you find yourself well on this afternoon?" Henry gave Tatianna a warm smile as he stood beside her bench. He hoped his intrusion wasn't a displeasing one.

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