VS 183 He’s Snooping!

Varanis — 1626 0904 Snooping

????, Dark Season, Disorder Week


Dark Season, Disorder Week, Fireday [[[s02:session-19|Session 19]]]


On the road to Pavis, Varanis reins in her zebra next to Xenofos. “I just realised something.” Her helmet in pushed back on her head, revealing her expression. She looks like she’s hovering on the edge of outrage.

“What is it Varanis?” Scholar is scanning the road ahead and fails to read her expression. It is probably mere coinvidence that Berra is scouting in the van.

“Dormal. I think he was checking up on me. I went looking for him and when I found him, he was speaking with one of my tutors.”

Her cousin raises an eyebrow. “Have you been taking lessons lately?”

“No.” She shoots him a look. “One of my childhood tutors.”

“That is weird.” He admits. “But that information is over several seasons dated, why would he?”

“I don’t know. But I can’t think of why else he’d be speaking to her.”

He shrugs. “Maybe Grandma feels it prudent to polish her tool a bit and wants him to fill some holes in his education.”

Varanis rides in silence for a time. Finally, she says, “I don’t know. Maybe that’s it. I can’t think of why he’d be trying to find anything out about me. He could just ask me.”

“Such directness is not his way.” Another shrug. “But what could she tell that he could use as emotional lever to manipulate you.”

“I don’t know, to be honest. Forget I said anything. I’m probably worrying about nothing.” She turns her gaze on the horizon and keeps it there.

Xenofos eyes her profile. “This time it may be so. But it is good you are vigilant.” He says after some time has passed in silence.

She shrugs. “I don’t have the luxury of not paying attention to the details, Xenofos. I never have.” She looks at him, her expression inscrutable. “It’s fine. I’ll let it go until I see him again.”