Inouv 6, 228: A Voice of Comfort

A Voice of Comfort
Summary: Morella visits Caillin after hearing of her loss and provides comfort where she can.
OOC Date: 24/November/2013
Related: None
Players:
Caillin Morella 
Infirmary, Darfield Castle
The rectangular room has whitewashed walls and a stone floor bare of carpet and rushes. The air smells of vinegar, soap and strong herbs. On a far fall is a line of windows that look outside of the castle. Each of the windows has a widow box filled with fresh herbs and flowers. Along the wall opposite of the windows are about twenty beds in a row. The beds are narrow and simply made of sturdy oak and rope. Each bed has a fresh canvas, straw stuffed mattress covered with heavy unbleached and dyed linen sheets, a pillow, and a blue wool blanket. Next to each bed is a small square table and a stool. One each of the narrow walls are doors leading to other rooms. One leads to the hallway, which in turn leads to the main part of the castle. Across from the main entry are two doors. One leads to the apothecary and still room, and the other leads to the Royal Physician's office.
6th day of Inouv, 228

The young baroness is lieing in her bed on her right side. Flaxen curls are covering her crying face, while girl's hand is firmly clenching the corner of her pillow. Even if Caillin's eyes are crying, she is not trembling, and there is no sound of sobbing. The girl looks really tired, as she has not slept at all or just a few hours per two days. Her gaze is stabbed to a point known just for her.
There are some food on her table. It is untouched. The soup is already cold and the bread dry. The girl's handmaiden is sitting besides baroness' bed. Gaela looks even more tired than the girl. Handmaid has that expression in her face, which betrays how hopeless and helpless she feels.

Hearing the latest rumors, the Infirmary is soon visited by a young woman in a somewhat plain black gown though no veil. In toe is a serious looking bodyguard dressed for business who stops just inside and moves to keep the entry clear, his gaze locked on the young woman in black as though daring anyone to try something. A handmaiden follows as well, also dressed in a more commoner-style of black dress who simply moves to the side to grant some privacy.
Gracefully making her way over to Caillin's bedside Morella says in a soft, somber voice, "I know of no words for comfort, and i may be a relative stranger and a foreigner to you, but I offer what I can and mourn your loss with you." She makes no attempt to touch the other Princess as of yet, but remains standing nearby quietly for the time being, perhaps trying to judge how much she may be wanted, or simply trying to judge Caillin's current state.

Caillin's handmaiden quickly jumps on her feet and offers a deep curtsy for the foreigner. She glances at the young baroness, likely, hoping that the girl will remember the proper courtesy and at least that will raise her from the bed. However, Caillin remains lieing as she was. The gaze stabbed to who knows what, while tears are rippling across her cheeks.
Then handmaiden turns to the princess and a bit worried whispers, "If I may, Your Highness… I… I would like to say, that baroness Caillin Ruxton really appreciates your support and it is very welcome and needed. She just can't now to… well… express that," and Gaela offers another deep curtsy.
At that moment the healer comes to Caillin's bed. She grumbles under her nose, shaking her head. The woman takes all that food and moves to carry it away.

Morella waves her hand dismissively and says, "She has suffered a great loss, the affairs of protocol and formality are far from her mind, and I doubt she cares much if she'd cause offense in her state." And then as though dropping formality herself she reaches over passively and if allowed gently strokes Caillin's hair, as though to provide some degree of comfort. She then lowers herself into the most elegant and Lady-like crouch possible as though to look Callin in the eyes with her own ice blue eyes. Instead of speaking though her mouth opens and she actually starts to sing. Her voice is sot, and some might say beautiful as she sings an inspirational song likely intended to provide comfort after a loss. The song is even more accented then her normal speaking voice, perhaps it is a song local to Gangani. She leaves the matter at that however, just looking into Caillin's face, singing softly to her, and stroking her hair gently for as long as Morella is allowed to do so, or at least until her song is finished.

At first, when Caillin's hair are touched, the girl does not move. However, when she sees these blue eyes… These blue eyes as clear sky… and then the song reaches Caillin's ears, the young girl's grey eyes slightly move, just to concentrate on foreigner.
The music is so beautiful, the voice is so touching, that the young baroness starts crying, even letting the sobbing sounds out. If she will be allowed, her hand will move from the corner of the pillow to take the hand of the foreigner. If she will be allowed, the girl will hug that arm gently, starting to palm it slowly with her soft fingers.

As Caillin reaches for her hand, she brings up her free hand to gently take hold of the Baroness' hand, and allows the foreigner to hug her arm, as the hand originally stroking her hair continues to do so as Morella continues to sing to the woman in pain in so many ways. She continues to sing softly but her voice raises a bit, perhaps audible to everyone in the room now as she continues the song of comfort.

Caillin's cry becomes a little bit more louder together with the song, she starts trembling a bit. The girl's tears flows like two rivers, likely, washing foreigner's hand. The young baroness continues listening for that beautiful way to comfort her.

Morella simply allows the women to mourn and cry out her pain and loss as her song ends she pauses a moment and says, "You are not alone, all mourn with you." in a soft, gentle voice, and starts singing the same song once again from the beginning.

Caillin slowly raises, just to sit in her bed. The girl moves a bit awkwardly. Likely, the ribs still slightly hurts. She raises her badaged hand, which was cut by the bandit's blades, when the girl grabbed the blades with her bare hand just to get free. Caillin, if will be allowed, will hide some foreigner's curls behind ears and will study woman's eyes a few moments, as the young baroness would like to say "Thank you," but no word leaves her throat.
Then the girl lies in the bed again, closing her eyes.

Morella allows Caillin to sweep the loose hair behind her ears and nods with a soft smile which slightly dimples her cheek at the silent 'thank you'. As Caillin lays down and closes her eyes Morella stands up and gently sweeps hair out of Caillin's face and starts to sing what sounds like a lullaby. Its a bit obvious the baroness hasn't slept very much, and if she's relaxed some might as well try and aid her in her sleeping, at least as much as she can. Whether for her loss, her injuries, or both, time and rest should help her. The song of comfort can end, with luck the lullaby will help those last lingering resistance to release Caillin and allow her some solid sleep for a time. Whatever the result Morella remains standing by Caillin, her hand still offered to be held if Caillin needs it. If the Baroness does fall asleep, then Caillin will simply reclaim her hand from the relaxed grip and remain nearby so Caillin isn't alone when she wakes again.

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