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Aleron Darton ([personal profile] lifeofendurance) wrote in [community profile] faderift2016-07-03 10:17 pm

[OPEN] Long Was His Silence

WHO: Aleron Darton and YOU
WHAT: Pre-Orlais Catchall for July
WHEN: Start of Solace up until it's time to head out.
WHERE: Skyhold, various
NOTES: If any of these don't work, feel free to wildcard or PM me for a starter. Prose or Brackets a-ok, I'll tag to preference.

Aleron is nothing if not a creature of habit. There are reasons his twin has heckled him all their lives about how dull he is; he's not loud, excitable, or given to doing things which are not part of his daily routine.

Morning and evening, he may be found in the Chapel attending to his devotions. At least an hour upon rising, and before sleep, is spent in prayer. Following his attention to matters of the spirit, he then attends to honing of physical training. Where the training ring has been set up in the Courtyard, he works through sword and footwork forms, old and sometimes new. Just prior to lunch, he visits the Stables to see how Valiente fares. Taking the horse out for a ride isn't all that out of the ordinary. However, almost every outing takes him the direction of the Warden's Camp. That destination in itself is a deviation from his routine, but a sharp eye might notice that he never fails to travel there without either a book, a basket lunch, or a handful of wildflowers.

Of an afternoon, he's easily found in the Library, engrossed in research of some variety or another, or enjoying casual reading of wholesome volumes such as The Sermons of Divine Hortensia III. Sometimes he can be observed attending to his correspondence, though there too is an oddity. For a change, each letter received is read, though it can be discerned from his facial expression that he's dreading some of them. Usually those sealed with a ram's head on green. Evenings before vespers, he sits quietly in the Herald's Rest. He never indulges in more than a single ale and listens with quiet appreciation to the music and conversation around him. The Seeker still hasn't quite worked up to initiating social interactions, though he welcomes others who opt to join him and break up his solitude.
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-07-04 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Josephine is walking through the library on the way back from meeting with someone else, minding her own business, when she spots Aleron seated at the table, face resting in an expression of anxious apprehension.

Deciding to see if she can help in any way, Josephine makes her way over with a small smile on her face. "You look to be troubled."
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-07-06 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Josephine, of course, being who she is, had identified the root of Aleron's troubles before she'd even bothered to make her way over. "Bad news from your family?" she asks, before tilting her head to the side and appearing to mull over the matter, even though truthfully, it hadn't required that much consideration at all.

"Or is it news of a more mundane nature?" she continues, her smile curving upwards at the side. She may tease, but she also wants to help, if she can.
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[personal profile] theproperglove 2016-08-07 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Josephine rests her fingers lightly atop the letter, as though considering Aleron's proposal but making no move to open it yet. "I would take you up on such a wager if I were not certain that I would lose." The corners of her lips tilt ever-so-slightly upwards, making her smile grow more wry.

She chooses her words carefully before speaking. "As much as I do not wish to pry into personal matters," she begins, tone too inquisitive to be properly sincere, "how long do you think you might need? I understand everyone recovers from such losses only when they are ready. Not to mention that these are uncertain times we find ourselves in, and you could not be faulted for finding more import in your duties here than those to your family. For now, at the very least."