ofthefamily: (darkened fate)
Dr. Carlisle Cullen ([personal profile] ofthefamily) wrote2010-09-14 07:45 pm

Mid-November.

It's cold in Ithica.

It does not effect Carlisle as he walks from the classroom where he has been teaching night courses in Anatomy and Physiology at the community college back to his car.

(He didn't see the student trying to catch him in the hallway to ask a question about the homework. Carlisle hasn't been all that observant of late.)
bright_daughter: (Just a Girl)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-15 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
He missed her the first two times.

He didn't look up. She never expected him to.








The third time, she's formed literally out of the light from his headlights when he turns on his car. A girl with pigtail braids and loose gray sweatshirt, who could blend into every other student walking to cars, except for her face.
bright_daughter: (Feeling Accomplished)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-15 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
It's a telltale sign.
The lights vanish, but she doesn't.
And all of her skin shimmers in the darkness.


She is the light that no darkness can shadow completely.

"Hello, Carlisle." Even in obvious distraction joy shines through.
Edited 2010-09-15 00:16 (UTC)
bright_daughter: (Beneath Me)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-15 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
"No." Is first, with decided thought.
Precise and to the point specific.


(Her expression is focused else.
On one person and place.)



Yet so is. "But I could."
bright_daughter: (Gentle Girl)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-15 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
Star stared at him. If she could be sad. If it was ever possible, and it wasn't, and never would be. She was hope and faith and joy and peace. If could have been, it might have belonged here first.

What there is happens to look like a mother's accepting understanding.





Then she was gone. Completely. Darkness reigned before the car.


And not one flicker of the world shifted for the absence of her.






"You haven't graded them in three days."

Isn't a reprimand. Bare truth. From the passenger seat.
bright_daughter: (Blank Star)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-15 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't." Star was looking at her bare feet, white and shimmering in the darkness, where they came out of the jeans, wiggling her toes, unaffected by tone or speed. "You will grade them when you see fit to."
bright_daughter: (You Know Better)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-15 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
Fear is not of her. Hope cannot know Despair.
And neither of them can be hurt by the car.

"You do not know all the reasons I would appear, Carlisle Cullen." It's beyond formal and dividing from her mouth. The bells are there, a shiver in the darkness that flees from her sound even. "There are pieces of me you are destined never to know."

But even there, it sounds with kindness, compassion unlimited. It is not a slight to say what he isn't. Because if he were it he could not be all that he is. The small miracle of such specific life that only humans were, each different and all the same in that.
Edited 2010-09-15 04:13 (UTC)
bright_daughter: (Dreaming of Another Me)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-16 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
He is hurting. His need is unavoidably the thing that sounds so much stronger than the emotions his voice throws in her direction.

Even if he isn't hers.

He knows her.





At least a fraction more than many ever had.
It's too pure to be whisper. "You know better than that."
bright_daughter: (Glow-white)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-16 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
Star looked over at him, a small rush of curls trailing over one shoulder and fall down as she did so. "And I am there still right now."
bright_daughter: (Dream)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-16 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
Star watched him in the darkness of the car, where she glittered, and it's hard to say what won out as the most important response to that in her head. The Celestial were never known for common sense or straight lines.

This is the topic she'd been forsworn from speaking to him by him.
For months, he'd avoided and chosen to run rather than hear.





"I cannot be your Tower, Carlisle."

Not when He was already everywhere here.
bright_daughter: (Remembers No Life Before This)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-16 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
If there is a reprimand to be found in the words that come to her, it's not the ones from Carlisle. It's the ripple they cause in where his world is reacting to his treatment. Where she doesn't belong yet.

Her brother, without being her keeper. She is their innocence they cannot keep from walking in darkness. But this isn't her place. Carlisle isn't. Yet.




Star's hand brushed the edge of the door where it met the window as though it might have been another person's arm or hand. And perhaps it was for a second. She was the one who told Carlisle he'd worn her around his neck for decades.

Then her hands settled in her lap, a deck of cards seems to shimmer in and out of existing beneath her shimmering fingers. "Now, you would listen."
bright_daughter: (Hears The Songs You Haven't Written Yet)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-16 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Star picked up her deck. The barest riot of light forming cards, rather than them being objects in the darkness of the car. As if perhaps the starlight sparkling of her fingers formed them into existence by her own light. She shuffled, dividing the deck into two hands.

The decks held above her hands. But upon the cards is only what appears like flicker stars in the cosmos. In rather recognizable shapes for anyone who has watched the sky.

She wasn't looking at the sky in her hands, but that probably is easier told by her words. "Do you remember what I said the first time you mentioned that?"
bright_daughter: (Sees More Than You Can Know)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-16 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"He has not said those words again." Is direct and simple, there is no bias on who's truth or who's path. "Nor thought them." She doesn't divide who's need is grater. She is not a scale. She bears no judgment.

Each need in each heart as important, paramount as the last and the next.
For this family it thrummed softly. Soon soon soon soon.

(Only one of them needed her in the now, and Star thrummed in the force of that one's wife to never loose hope in her beloved ever. From their first touch she had swelled between them, lit a well known candle waiting, an ear whispered in on long days, waiting, for that moment. For her.)

"Nor has he begun to run-" She pushed the two sides of her deck together, before pulling them apart again. One one side the star constellations glowed, and on the other was the Seven of Cups.

A crowned man standing before a mirror who's reflect couldn't be seen.

"Yet."
bright_daughter: (Gentle Girl--face)

[personal profile] bright_daughter 2010-09-17 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Star's head tipped, peerless blue-silver eyes unknowing of doubt or worry cast to him, with a smile turning her lips affectionately sweet. As though this question were something too simple, too easy, too miraculously obvious.

"You are in the path."

Every choice that could ever be was his.

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