Diaries of Rhonda Floam: The Trip to Shawmancer Island (entry 7)

Kogu 28, SP~4,909

Rhonda Floam

Different Day, Same Sea (just like the other day)

Saw Donnessling today. He was trying to avoid me, but I wasn’t gonna let that happen. Had to run to catch up to him.

He was embarrassed about getting caught, pretended he didn’t see me, HA! But I could see he was upset. He tried to hide it, and nossring are good at that, but I could tell. He knew I could tell.  And, I knew he knew it.

He didn’t want to talk, so I told him about Bobby, the attacks south of Naldrin City, and my worries about my little brother. I thought it might break down barriers and get him to talk. I have to say that it felt good to talk to someone about it. I just don’t want to get in the habit.

After I talked about Bobby, I could see the wheels turning and could see in his eyes that he decided to trust me. He said that two of his kin had been yesterday and another was hurt pretty badly. I was shocked. I’d heard nothing about this violence, and I don’t think any of the other passengers had either. In fact I wonder if the captain or crew knew. I’m betting they didn’t. Either way, I felt pretty bad for Donnessling and I know he felt worse. And he was mad.

He hurried away, pretty abruptly. He had “things to do”. I’m sure top on his list was finding the killer and protecting the others who came with him on this voyage.

Also, I finally figured out a lesson plan. I’ll go over some of the history of the Second Age of the World. That’s when the Fekxtah were born. Stories about planets and stars always get folks’ attention. Should help get the idea across, too. I brought The History of the Created World. It’s more mythology than history, but nobody will know. Most folk don’t even know what happened last week.

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