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    the great tragedies of life :: hadley

    Post by Remy Monroe on Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:37 pm

    "The mail for you, Remy," Joffrey said, handing a bundle of letters to Remy as she sat at her desk with her morning coffee, going over some paperwork.

    "Thank you," Remy said, looking up to smile at Joff. He had already turned around and was walking out the door. Remy shook her head and returned to the stack of mail. She slit them all open, skimming the stuff and sorting it into stacks. The stuff Hadley wouldn't really care about went in one basket, and the important things went into a basket that would be given to Alicia to translate. Thought Remy still wasn't too fond of her, she had to admit that her new co-adviser was pretty necessary. And it was nice to not need to read every document to Hadley.

    As she went through the mail she caught sight of an envelope adorned with an URGENT stamp. It had been overnighted from Solas. Interesting. Remy slit it open carefully and let the letter fall out.

    It took only seconds to figure out why it had been expressed--Amerie, the Solas overloridian, had passed away. Remy's stomach dropped. The young girl hadn't even been overloridian for a year, and she couldn't have been more than sixteen or seventeen. As she kept reading, Remy felt sick.

    A boy, Reid Lessing, had settled as the new overloridian just the night before. It didn't give too many details on Amerie's passing, though Remy was sure more information would be forthcoming. How absolutely tragic. She couldn't stop thinking about the small girl she'd seen a month ago at Kavi's engagement party.

    She picked up the letter and walked quickly from her office and back to the bedroom, leaving her morning coffee forgotten on her desk.

    "Hadley?" Remy said, her voice sharp and urgent. She walked into the bathroom where he was in the process of taking a shower. "Hadley, you better hurry up, we got something important in the mail."
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:15 pm

    As Remy's post stated, Hadley was in the process of taking a shower. He was just rinsing the shampoo out of his hair when Remy's voice floated in, followed by the sound of her opening the door and walking inside.

    Rembem wrote:"Hadley, you better hurry up, we got something important in the mail."


    "So important that we have to talk about it while I'm naked?" he asked. Despite his flippant remark, he did happen to notice the urgency in Remy's voice, which is why he compliantly reached over and turned off the water. This had ought to be interesting, after all. He stepped out of the shower and grabbed a towel. "What is it?"
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:41 am

    Remy probably would have made some comment about how she liked him better naked, anyways, if she hadn't been so caught up in the news. "Amerie Lux," she said, "the overloridian from Solas? She's dead."

    She paused a moment for Hadley to register the information (also for dramatic effect). "The new overloridian is a boy, Reid Lessing." There was a picture enclosed in the letter, but of course that would be no use to Hadley. "I assume it'll be in the papers tomorrow if they haven't included them in today's.

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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:14 am

    Hadley continued his morning routine as he waited for Remy to answer, drying himself off and throwing on a bathrobe. It took him a second to process Remy's announcement, but when he did, he stopped everything. "Wait...what?" he asked incredulously. Amerie was dead? She was what, sixteen? What the hell? "How?" He knew that one of the hazards of being an overloridian was a shorter than average life expectancy, but still, dropping dead at sixteen was pretty unusual.

    And now there was another new overloridian to think about. Reid Lessing. Hadley would have to do some research, find out more about him, as he did with all the other overloridians. It was more than just curiosity. He liked to know who he was working with.
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:47 am

    "The letter didn't say," Remy said, looking back down at the paper she held in her hands. She read it off to Hadley, since Alicia obviously hadn't had time to translate it yet. The whole thing was very formal and off putting. Remy assumed another letter would come later today, with less importance. Something from Reid, and possibly an obituary for Amerie. It was customary for the other overloridians to be invited to the funerals.

    "She wasn't sick, was she?" Remy thought back to the last time she'd seen Amerie. She'd been quiet, but that wasn't anything out of the ordinary from any meetings she'd had with her in the past. Maybe there had been some sort of accident.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:21 pm

    "How weird," Hadley said after Remy finished reading the letter. The whole thing was very impersonal and businesslike. It wasn't as though Hadley was particularly offended by that or anything, it was just very out of the ordinary to be so openly cold about an overloridian's death. This new guy could at least put a little effort into pretending to be sad, like Hadley had when he settled.

    The lack of any real information was strange, too. He supposed not including the cause of death was reasonable, but what about the funeral? No dates, not even a mention? Not that Hadley was looking forward to putting on his public-mourning face and saying kind, touching words about a girl he hadn't been on particularly good terms with, but still.

    "No," he said in response to Remy's question. "I'm sure if it was an accident it'll be in the paper, though. Or I guess she could have been killed, but there'd probably be a lot more buzz if that were the case."
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:08 pm

    "It is weird," Remy agreed. "But maybe that's why she was so quiet. Maybe she knew there was another overloridian of settling age or something."

    Despite not knowing Amerie very well, Remy felt a twinge of sadness for her. The poor girl hadn't even made it a year.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:22 pm

    Huh, that brought up another point that Hadley hadn't thought about. As far as he knew, no one had been aware that another overloridian was about to settle. Of course it was unusual, but not unheard of, for a new overloridian to fly under the radar before settling. He himself was proof of that.

    "I dunno," Hadley said, wandering out of the bathroom and into his bedroom. "She didn't act like someone who knew they were dying. Not to me, anyways."
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:01 pm

    Remy sat on the bed and watched as Hadley came back into the room. She had only knew one clio that knew they were about to die, and she had to admit that Amerie hadn't acted like her. It wasn't like she knew Amerie very well though. "It's just odd, I don't know."

    "I guess we'll just have to wait for more information or something. I assume Luka will be sending mail once things get sorted out." The thought of Luka made her pause. "There were dating, weren't they? Luka and Amerie?" This, perhaps, was sadder than Amerie passing away. Luka being left behind. Remy wondered if he would stick around to advise the new overloridian.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:14 am

    Hadley walked over to his closet without replying right away, mostly because he was trying to think of exactly who Luka was. Luka, Luka, he thought to himself. As he rifled through the closet, feeling each garment before picking out what he wanted, it hit him. Luka was the son of that mayor, the one who didn't want to accuse him at first. And also Amerie's adviser. Hadley wasn't sure he had ever actually met the guy before. Amerie had tended to avoid having anything to do with Hadley if she could help it.

    "I think so," he replied, walking over to the bed and laying down the clothes. He thought he remembered Remy possibly pointing out Luka at that party in Adhbhar. Presumably he had been Amerie's date. "Wow. Child abuse scandal, girlfriend dies. Rough year for Luka, huh?" The past year had just been full of insanity in general.
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:15 am

    "Yeah," Remy said, frowning. It was just so sad.

    "I wonder what this Reid guy is like." It was always interesting when a new overloridian settled. The whole dynamic of an eilemaiden could change depending on who took over. Things in Solas were probably hectic right now.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:36 am

    "Whatever he's like, it doesn't seem like he's gonna be boring," Hadley replied. The unusual way this whole event was unfolding told him as much. It was weird. Not so long ago, nothing would disappoint Hadley more than another boring overloridian. He would have been excited about something potentially interesting going on in Solas. But now, deep, deep down, he felt almost a little...uneasy.

    Well, whatever. No point in worrying about anything until he had more information. He pushed the feeling away and continued about his morning with Remy.

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