Diana’s Brutal Reality – Neutrality – Amone City’s Walls (Sept. 10th)
In the moment, Diana woke up with a groan slightly in pain with how she was sleeping. It was followed by a yawn that was pretty cute since she hadn’t really recovered from the dream, which she had. She couldn’t help but silently cry while staring at her pendant necklace. ”Should’ve counted sheep in my dream instead of dreaming that day when Susie smacked me in my face...”
Diana thought to herself with a sigh. She shrugged her shoulders and noticed everyone is awake and walking around preparing themselves. It took awhile but she put her pendant necklace back to where it was, hidden even though it was pretty nonetheless. She probably knew she required to clean her silver pendant sooner or later since the outside is definitely required to be clean. It took a bit to make her realize she slept with her helmet on, which made her annoyed slightly. She rolled her eyes and felt like it was Luke’s fault she forgot to take off her helmet.
It took her a bit to realize where her rifle was since she needed to check on it to see if it was okay from dropping it. She picked up her rifle and checked over it and couldn’t really tell if there was any damage to it. It was pretty obvious, she didn’t know how much punishment these weapons could take, which was a good thing she gained a melee weapon. ”I would love to have a bed since sleeping on the floor was a pain in my ass.”
Diana thought to herself, with a slight annoyance in her facial features. She was a bit irritable mostly at the fact of her dream and the fact she tossed down her weapon for almost shooting her commanding officer, Jean. It made her definitely need a drink, which was a bit stronger than what she drank. This feeling of uneasiness made her a bit afraid of her humanity compared to the other people whom probably killed more than her right now.
She exerted herself by stretching a bit to make her feel not as much of the pain of sleeping on the hard floor. It was pretty much the only thing that she could think on while trying to figure out if there was some place to rest and relax in this ruined city. She felt like a wreck and couldn’t help but feel like going back to bed but want to do it in a bed instead of a floor like what happened. She took off her helmet and held it for a bit, only because she needed to do a simple thing. Her hand moved on her hair to feel it and she sighed since she needed a hair soaking since all Vastergoth girls hate when their hair feels like this. ”Ugh, I so need a bath or something to feel better.”
Diana quietly said aloud. She put her helmet on with a bit of irritation of the situation at hand, which never passed her thoughts that soldiers had to deal with these conditions.
Diana walked around while having her weapon on her back. Her entire body showed that she was definitely not happy with the situation and was a bit irritable at how she slept mostly. In terms of her family, if they don’t get a good night sleep they are more of a pain in the ass. It shows like the night through her entire body language. However, a bit later, she was standing outside, which made her a bit depressed seeing fog. The one thing that made her a bit down when she sees it. The only weather type she enjoys seeing is snow, mostly because her plain creativity with it is a bit amazing to see. Fog, Rain and other things just make her a bit depressed. Her thoughts were given a selfsame look over until she heard Jean say good morning. She did notice his injury on his hand. ”It doesn’t feel like a good morning, Jean. That’s definitely a good thing, I didn’t want to sleep on the floor again since its not comfortable...”
Diana said, with a slight depressive tone to her voice. The leaving of this place was the only thing that made her a bit happier than usual but she was still depressive mostly because of the Fog, it wasn’t one of her favorite weather types. Not being able to see in front of you isn’t a thing she likes, but most seafaring vessels don’t like fog either.
She follows her squad, which was behind Jean since they needed to find someplace to relax or find that is more or less, a bit better than a ruin to call home. It was pretty obvious, which she was keeping her head on a look out, however, she saw some signs. This confused her a bit, what the heck is a ’White Hart,’
additionally there was signs with Neutrality. Her eyes went wide when she specifically saw that word since her father Gavin spouts neutrality sometimes in dealing with the more ‘violent’ people in Castleton. Even though, her mother Rebecca would usually beat the living shit out of those violent people in Castleton since she’s a loose cannon sometimes. ”Neutrality in a war zone… is that even possible?”
Diana asked, with a confused look on her face. She looked at Jean, which was giving the signal to kneel down and get into cover with a signal. It was a bit of a strange concept of neutrality in a war zone, which made her even more confused. However, she heard a voice that spoke to Jean specifically or really all of them since it said Fed. ”What… why is an Imperial doing here?”
Diana thought to herself, in a bit of a shock.
Diana was a bit confused, in shock, and couldn’t really feel any ill will towards them by these imperials by how they were acting. It kinda reminded her of how her father speaks of Neutral places that no one should fight in, unless they break an unspoken rule. However, it turned out that her father’s wisdom was correct on the money about what the Imperial had said in response to Jean’s questions. This is definitely something she enjoys neutral and pretend you are at home, with your family. The one of the many things she remember her father told her, but kinda forgot about it since she was conscripted into this war by Edinburghian’s military. However, the thing that peaked her interest was what the Imperial had said about ‘beds and hot baths.’ ”I definitely need that… sleeping on a floor isn’t much of a great experience.”
Diana said, a bit aloud and with a tone of relief. However, she heard Luke say something that made her a bit irked, she wasn’t have a good day or morning because of the fact it was foggy to hell and back.
She couldn’t help but follow her compatriots to the Inn in question. However, she wanted to say something to Luke. ”I have a feeling, my mother Rebecca would drink you under the table, Luke. But its nice to hear some good news for once. I am definitely going to enjoy myself here.”
Diana said. She was following the others into the Inn, which made more sense now than whatever the other people had said. It was pretty much obvious she wanted to sigh, it took her to feel a bit irritable to feel a bit bad for outright ripping Luke’s heart out and trying to play with like a piano. She couldn’t help but laugh a bit for thinking about it that way, it was weird and strange. ”That’s a weird thought… Never thought it about that way.. I think it’s why my family are so strange compared to everyone else.”
She noticed Luke, and some people were having a drinking competition, which kinda made her laugh at what’s going on. It took her only a second to sigh about what’s going on, because she has a feeling the bastard Luke, is going to actually ‘win’ the battle of drinking someone under the table. However, she did say, he wouldn’t be able to beat her mother in a drinking competition. ”Uh, that’s pretty interesting. Luke is a pretty ‘capable’ person after all. I think I shouldn’t have been so mean, I suppose.”
Diana said, even doing the air quotes while saying capable. It was pretty much a hilarious thing to see if what she said would fuck with his game in beating the imperial at a Drinking game. Since no one would be able to beat her mother Rebecca in drinking.
In a sense, she was impressed about Luke’s tenacity but she walked towards the other side of the bar and sat down. She ordered herself a drink and didn’t really mind what’s going on. However, it was pretty obvious she was still depressed from the morning fog. Her drink got there, which was had a person tied to the drink. ”Thank you for the drink.”
Diana said, with a smile on her face.
The person who brought Diana her drink was a twenty year old female civilian whom lives in the war torn city of Anome. She smiled beautifully towards her, as it seems like Diana needed someone to talk to because of what is going on. ”Why are you down dear? Also, no problem for the drink. It’s the only thing that keeps me by, my name is Maria by the way.”
Maria said, with a worried smile on her face. She did hear what Diana said to the two that are in a drinking war, specifically one of her ‘comrades.’ ”I must ask a serious question, why did you say that? To the one called Luke.”
Maria said, a bit confused.
Diana sighed at the specifically the first question. ”The fog is depressing. Nice name by the way, though.”
Diana said, with a slight smile. She, however, heard the second question and laughs a bit. ”Because of reasons… I was kinda mean to him when he first showed up. He said something that pissed me off. Therefore, I said some really mean things to him. You could say he rubbed me the wrong way. I guess, I was ‘trying’ to apologize to him without actually apologizing to him. It’s pretty much a given I don’t really like people who are cruel to whom my family protects in my hometown.”
Diana said, but quiet enough to only where Maria could hear her. She couldn’t help but feel a bit frustrated specifically at these things. The past being dug up by her dreams, and she wanted to say a specific thing out loud for some odd reason.
Maria was a bit shocked in what she heard from Diana specifically and walked away. Because Diana was a bit weird of a Federation Soldier and it seems like every single soldier in the federation or imperials are a bit ‘weird’ or ‘strange. However, she decided to let someone else to give Diana some drinks.
She saw that Maria left and couldn’t help but sigh at what she specifically said. She chugged her drink down and outright sighed a bit loudly. ”Susan and Astra, my sisters are complete bitches. I hate them for being so mean to me when I was growing up. I wish they would stop being mean to me...”
Diana said, a bit loudly. It was bothering her much its specifically a lot of compounding issues that was bugging her. However, she spoke it now and can’t take it back. It was pretty much a great thing to get off her chest.
A Imperial, female sharpshooter walked over to her and laughed at the silly little Edinburghian girl saying that out loud. “You are a bit funny you know that girl. Family is an important thing to never lose sight of. And saying you outright hate two of your family members is a bit odd. Didn’t your parents teach you manners?”
She spoke with an unyielding nature of strong family bonds. She was fascinated with the sense of hate and vitriol coming from this one single girl, which chugged her drink a bit too quickly. She couldn’t help but giggle at that, however, she remembered a war that happened 500 years ago in Edinburgh. It’s pretty much a dead give away, whom this one specific girl was, the family who protects the dark hairs. “I might introduce myself, my name is Imelda. However, your specifics are very heart warming. I do hope you reconcile with your sisters. It’s always not that good to untie your bonds. They might turn around little girl.”
Imelda said, with a tone of historical knowledge. It’s pretty fascinating nonetheless, it’s always good to know your enemies better than yourselves. In terms of what Imelda’s favorite pass time to do.
Diana heard everything from Imelda’s voice and it was shocking at what’s going on specifically. ”Wait… what does that mean exactly? Are you saying I should be nice to my sisters even though they aren’t nice to me or what?”
Diana asked, with a confused look on her face. She could feel an uncharacteristic feeling from Imelda’s tone like, she knows everything of ‘her’ history and much more. Alike, the imperials know much of their enemies’ history but not caring about whom they have to conquer to get said resources.
Imelda laughs at her questions and couldn’t help but wanted to say something but the Imperials will be leaving soon. ”You’ll have to figure that out for yourself. At least you’ll be more knowledgeable about things and not show your hate to quickly. Knowledge is power, and the faster you learn that the likelihood of your survival in this world will go up instead of down, little Vastergoth, child. Your family’s hardheadedness is legendary you could say. I don’t really understand your family’s abandonment of wealth, it seems like that little detail in your history was stricken from the record.”
Imelda said laughing at Diana. It was pretty simple in what Imelda was interested in, uncovering the truth but being a good soldier is also important too.
Diana looked at her and shocked to hear, hardheadedness and her last name from an Imperial, soldier. Who’s a sharpshooter, a sniper for the Imperial Army. This kinda shocked her a bit, however, she looked at Imelda and sighed. ”It would be better if you learned that yourself. The reason for my family’s reasons for being middle class.”
Diana said, with a bit of a nerve struck. She couldn’t really like talking to this annoying imperial citizen, however, she wasn’t going to strike her since no violence is allowed in a neutral place. It was pretty obvious that Imelda knows who she is without even saying her name.
Imelda laughs again, and decides to go her separate way. ”I hope the next time we meet isn’t on the battlefield, Diana. I wonder… but I must go I do hope you have fun here with your friends.”
Imelda said, with a bit of a tone in her voice. She walked off and decided to get prepared to leave with her commanding officer.
Diana shakes her head a bit since her feeling was correct when Imelda said her first name. It made her spine shiver by what she specifically said. She got another drink and drank it slowly since she needed to calm her nerves. After that long conversation with Imelda, which felt like it would take most of her willpower to stay in. However, now everyone in her squad now knows why she was crying in her sleep if they wondered about that. ”God damn it… this is annoying. Luke you better win, that drinking competition!”
Diana exclaimed, with a bit of a cheering motion towards Luke. Her tone was an encouraging tone of voice instead of her usual tone.
However, something caught her eye specifically it was the female, which was taller than most people here that was Federation. It was nice to see another person who’s apart of the friendlies. She got up holding her drink, which she was drinking slowly. Even though she wanted to take a bath, she’ll let the other people do their thing first. She was the most polite of Squad 1, which she caught the name of the female in question and saw her talking to Jean. ”Nice to meet you Victoria.”
Diana said, with a slight look of utter fear of what she said later. Even though she only understood smashed since its another saying for utterly destroyed. ”That sucks. I have a feeling we could use more people but its up to Jean.”
Diana said, with a smile. She slowly cherishes this drink she was drinking, it’s pretty much amazing she’s not drunk yet.
In terms of certain things, she was definitely happy to meet another face. However, she was hopeful no one cared for her outburst about hating her sisters, besides that Imperial Lady, by the name of Imelda. It was strange to hear ‘family’ advice from an Imperial. ”Why do most people want to butt into your business? All I wanted was to hate my older sisters, since they deserve the same they dish out. They lost my respect, they need to earn it again.”
Diana said with a tone of annoyance mostly. It was a self-filling prophecy in her mind, which she always wanted to say this to her sisters but never had enough courage to say it. Until she was away from them, it took being in a war far away from them to make her truly feel what they deserve and not what her mother tells her.