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Posted: January 27th. 2008 5:08:03 AM

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Ethereal (Part 14) Letter to A Lord

by Moonlight Wolf

Age Group: Adult

Meanwhile on the journey
Kathy was feeling lonely.
Her thoughts returned
To old Lord Karmia
Resting on his bed
Struck with his heart condition.

She remembered her
Many visits to him
And remembered how
Happy he was to see her.
Hardly anyone visited him,
All of his family was dead
And he was childless.
Those who were employed
By the old Lord
Could not bring themselves
To be as uplifting as Kathy
For they held nothing
But the utmost reverence
For their ageing employer.

Kathy thought
Of the smile he gave her
When she walked into his home.
"Oh how good of you to come."
He often said to her.
"In my age and in my condition
I can not get about
As much as I would wish.
Most of the time I am
Bound to my house
A bored and lonely old man.
You bring me much joy
In my final days."

The two would then talk
For maybe an hour or more
And Kathy loved
How he made her laugh,
How alive his mind was
Despite his poor ailing body.

They would joke
They would sing
And Kathy loved
Bringing a smile
To the old lord's cheeks.

But now she was here
In the woods with her friends
And a few new followers
Who had decided to join.

She plodded along
Keeping up with the others
Until Killian stopped her.

"The Holy Guide knows
How you feel about Lord Karmia."
He began softly and kindly,
But then his tone turned harsh.

"But you should not focus
Your devotion on him.
You are away on a pilgrimage
To purify your mind and heart.
You should not waste it
By moping over the old lord."

Kathy felt glum at this
But she simply nodded.
Yet she could not help
But think back to that day
When she had said goodbye.

The day had been
A rather dull one.
Kathy had gone up to the mansion.
The servants had grudgingly let her in.

She saw the old lord
Sat in his favourite chair
Bundled up in robes
To keep him warm
And a nice bright fire
To cheer up the room.

They had talked for a while
When Kathy had brought
Up Killian's pilgrimage.

At first the old lord
Seemed sad to let her leave
But then smiled warmly.

"You should go on this journey
And see the world
For life is but a fleeting moment
In all of time.
Take this opportunity
While you are young."

"An old man like me
Is not long for this world
And I would hate to see
You in a great sorrow
And acting like
My bereaved widow."

"It would give me great joy,
To see you love another man
Knowing that you will remain happy
After I have gone."

So he urged her on this trip
But now Kathy was having second thoughts
Who was there to cheer him
And keep him company in that big house?

Night time came
When Kathy could take no more
She took an old scrap of paper
And a small pen.
She wrote the old lord
A letter.

'To my dear Lord Karmia
We are well on our journey.
Some other people
Have now joined our party.
I have seen many creatures
And seen many nice faces
But none are as joyous as yours
When I come to see you.
I miss you greatly
And does no one else come
To see you at all?
I am greatly concerned
For your happiness my lord
And I hope you are well by the time I..."

Killian snatched the letter away
His face as dark as thunder.
He took the letter over
To the dying fire
And tossed it in.

Kathy watched as the flames
Curled the paper
And turned it black.
Her heartfelt words were lost forever.

"You heartless fiend!" Kathy yelled.
"Have you no feeling left in your heart.
Has the Holy Guide fried your feelings
As you fried up my letter?"

Killian looked at her hard.
"He is not the devotion
That you should focus on,
Your devotion should only be on
The Holy Guide who will save us."

Kathy balled her hands to fists,
"How can you be so cruel
About a poor old man
Who longs for company
Has the Holy Guide
Robbed you of
Your compassion?"

Killian then felt stung.
"Lord Karmia is old.
He is past his time.
You should focus your heart
On the Holy Guide
Who will bring you
The love you desire."

Kathy then let out a laugh
"I don't think it will
For the love I desire
And the love the Holy Guide desires
Are two completely different things.
I wish to tell Lord Karmia
About all that happens to us
Yet you go and burn all my words to him."

Killian then felt rage.
"You waste your life
Over a decrepid old man.
When he dies
Do you want to be like a widow
Sobbing by his graveside
Holding a bunch of white flowers
Wearing a black dress
To make you dull.
Why they would laugh at you
And scorn you,
You who flirt with anything
That takes your fancy.
You've flirted with Seamus
And with Will
Along with many others."

Kathy felt rage pulse through her.
"Have you lost all your
Sense of politeness
All your sensitivity
All feeling in your body.
Is the Holy Guide
All that matters to you now."

Killian honestly said yes.

The two then excahnged a heated argument
So loud that Seamus could hear.
He stepped up to them
And quietly said.
"Perhaps you should sleep on it
For it is getting out of hand.
Rest now for we still have a way to go."

So they put away the argument
And settled down for the night
But not before Kathy shot Killian
The filthiest of all looks.

Author's Notes: A long part, and a bit soppy as well. Most Kathy orientated parts will be focused in this way as Kathy is the lover out of the group.

Author's Location: Bradford, England
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