The Kingdom of Cormont => Myrica => Temple District => Topic started by: Jael on October 03, 2012, 10:10:18 AM

Title: Attend the flock
Post by: Jael on October 03, 2012, 10:10:18 AM
It was growing more and more difficult to find solace in prayer. The silence that once served as a balm gave Jael too much time alone with her thoughts. As chaotic as they were, she needed a different type of distraction to keep those private musings at bay for a more worthy moment. Prayer was not that moment. Prayer was a time to give thanks for life's greatest experiences and seek guidance for your needs. Wants had no place amongst them. She finished in silence, reflexively moving through the closing motions before standing and dousing the candles she had lit. She bathed her hands in the shallow pool and then left the tiny enclosure.

The sun streaming through the high windows of the temple was almost blinding after the hour alone in the dimly lit room. She had once hoped the adjustment would come easier with age and experience, now she struggled through it and tried not to grimace.

She had no one to counsel today, which was as much of a relief as an annoyance, leaving her to brood and pace about like a caged animal. She needed to get out, but that would mean seeing if Aillia needed her for anything and she dreaded finding out the answer was no.

It would make for a long day.
Title: Re: Attend the flock
Post by: Ailish Argall on October 03, 2012, 11:18:27 AM
To say her marriage started off on an unsure footing would be an understatement.  As it stands, things still aren't right between them, but that doesn't mean Ailish isn't trying to figure things out.  She hopes, desperately, that understanding Aillia's religion will add a further understanding of the woman.  She's not immersed in the common religion.  It's not due to intolerance, more a lack of exposure.

Thus, she stands at the doors of the temple, uncertain if there are certain rituals she should perform, and feeling the prying eyes of what she thinks are the temple elders.
Title: Re: Attend the flock
Post by: Jael on November 18, 2012, 02:20:31 PM
The tittering whispers of the other priestesses distracted her from her thoughts long enough to note the unusual cadence in the secrets. A new arrival. The Duchesses wife. Perhaps she had come to convert. The last one made Jael long to roll her eyes at the stupidity of it. Ailish was very much a religious person, one with her own form of prayer and guidance, and very firm in her beliefs. That she would wish to convert was beyond ridiculous as far as ideas went and Jael doubted Aillia would want her to ever change to that degree, whether or not they were getting along at the moment.

Jael, for a brief second, contemplated leaving Ailish to the others, except her conscience would never leave her be if she did.

"My Lady Ailish," Jael said, coming to the main entrance to the temple and sweeping past those who seemed too busy gossiping to go forth and help. "Welcome."

Because she was welcome here, as all were, even when it appeared no one had come to her aid yet.
Title: Re: Attend the flock
Post by: Ailish Argall on November 19, 2012, 08:57:21 AM
That Ailish has only been watched and not helped, doesn't surprise her.  She's an entertainment to many in Myrica, courtiers and priestesses alike.  Ailla is far more accustomed to it than Ailish, but fortunately, being the internal person that she is, other than a slight tenseness in the shoulders, there is little to say she's nervous.

She heard the one priestess talk about Ailish's possible conversion, and the comment does earn a slight crinkle of the forehead.  Is that what they expect of her?

Fortunately, the arrival of Jael saves her from further staring.  "Thank you, Priestess," unlike Jael, though the Ailish finds her a little cold toward her, there isn't any reason for dislike.