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SIREN SONG, CHAPTER 26, PART 2

STORIES

DIHAAN

4/22/20241 min read

“We have to do something, Doyenne.” Dimitri replied heatedly, even as the Guards took up position. “Can’t just stand here doing nothing.”

“Don’t try to play the hero, Mit.” Vienna said quietly, throwing him a glance. “Never gets you far.”

Dimitri nodded tightly; choosing to cross his arms and stare into the dark abyss of the castle windows, which were now blazing.

“Isn’t that the thing you’ve tried to do all your life, Vienna?” Dimitri responded, in a volume Vienna had to strain her ears to hear. “Where has it gotten you?”

Her eyes fell to the ground, not sure what to feel.

“I’ll miss you, Vy.” Dimitri muttered. Before Vienna looked up, he was gone, disappeared one second and back the next by Elswyth’s side, enveloped in rapid discussion with the Doyenne.

Vienna really didn’t know what to feel. Evelyn came over to her side and patted her arm with one hand, the other wrapped around her inhaler, taking steady puffs of the mixture inside.

“Omnia denique in hac terra ubi sol vel luna numquam oriuntur aut occidunt.” Evelyn said softly. It was a Niflheim sentiment, long but sweet, holding the beliefs that everything would turn out fine in the end.

“Why are you so…optimistic?” Vienna said, voice trembling, “what if nothing turns out fine? What if we all die right here?”

“Is death really the worst thing to happen, love?” Evelyn said, a smile gracing her lips. “Elliot will be caught. He will be imprisoned, and we’ll get him back again. And when we do, we’ll call you. You two can bicker over what the best flavor of narotumaki is, and we’ll go out hunting, and play Niflpolium together, and he’ll pretend to be haughtier than he really is just to piss Dimitri off, and, and I’ll teach him how to d-draw…”

And with that, she burst into tears.