The midnight void Jan 19, 2013 9:47:06 GMT -8
Post by Apple on Jan 19, 2013 9:47:06 GMT -8
The travel across the last few days had exhausted me. Whilst perhaps I'd have dared to set off at nightfall in the past, with other responsibilities to cater to and not exactly being my usual self, I'd thought it better to allow both myself and my party some rest in the village overnight to prepare for the long journey that we had tomorrow. Of course -- Even with the intention of going back home still being deeply rooted in my mind, I was also quite interested in visiting Kirigakure to ask Akira a few questions in regards to what had happened as of late. But regardless of where we could go, whether it would be the relatively short journey to Kirigakure or the long trek towards home, I didn't doubt that we'd all need some sleep before setting off. With the Raikage having been kind enough to show us one of the most highly esteemed hotels within the village, I'd booked some rooms out for my entourage and I. However -- despite the fact that we were all in need of ample rest, whilst I was unsure of how Spade or the ANBU were doing at the moment, I was unable to sleep. But it was nothing new. It had become common for me, and so I was barely surprised now to see my face pallid with dark circles around my eyes. But despite this, I managed to nonetheless carry myself with the same arrogant and confident aura as before. I found pride in my appearance; and whilst I wasn't too happy with looking as fatigued as I did, I found justification in knowing that it wasn't all for nothing. As the day of Yuuchiro's birth drew nearer and nearer, I found myself easily losing track of the time, and losing track of myself, too, sometimes. With roughly a month to go until that time, I was, admittedly, becoming weary of it all. But the notion that it wouldn't be long until my precious Yuu would be here merely made me more determined with each passing day.
However - with insomnia having defeated me once more, and with the room I'd been sleeping in having become slightly stuffy, I now found myself not within the plush, luxurious room but now instead passing through the doorway of the exquisite building, and out in to the cold night. The soft texture of my dress became easily whisked away in the wind, picked up by the softest of breezes that also took ahold of my golden strands of hair. I wasn't too sure of the time exactly, but I assumed that it must have been roughly two in the morning. The streets were silent, the only audible sounds being that of stray dogs and cats rustling about in alleyways and the sound of the wind itself, whistling through the cracks in buildings and causing any suspended streetlights to move side-to-side. It was, in some way, beautiful, and it allowed me to gaze at the sky from a different perspective than I would back in Kusagakure. With our hotel being quite high up in the village, it being known for the brilliant views of Kumogakure that one could see from certain rooms, I watched down at the buildings and homes that littered the place, most darkened, although a few shone subtlety with interior light. My feet softly treading against the ground, I began to make my way towards nowhere in particular as my eyes scanned across the area before me. A single hand instinctively positioned upon the top of my stomach, I was intent on not being out here for long - although the chill was refreshing, being a medic I knew better than any the repercussions that staying outside in the cold for too long could bring, and I wasn't intent on jeopardizing his life by any means. Perhaps I was taking a slight risk by allowing myself to go out alone in a foreign village at a time like this; but, despite my notoriety, I wasn't so cruel as to wake my assistants simply because I wanted some fresh air.
Exhaling, my feet continued to slowly guide me around the rocky terrain of Kumogakure.
I wouldn't be away for too long.