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Feb. 14th, 2017 | 07:27 pm
mood: amusedamused
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

I think sometime in the last chat I might have promised you all a Romantic!Magus story for Valentines Day?
Not Telling anything, but here you are!

Not Telling
In which Ina knows a secret.
I know a secret.
No. That’s not the quite accurate truth. It’s sort of true. “Sort-of-true”s are difficult.
So is sort of knowing a secret.
Perhaps I should say: I suspect a secret. Sort of.
This is getting worse.
Let’s start again. I sort of know something that nobody else seems to have noticed. Does that make it a secret?
Anyway, I think somebody ought to be told about this thing nobody seems to have noticed. But I don’t know who.
I tried to tell Sophos. But he doesn’t have much time to spend with us these days, and Eurydice was there and it’s a rather grown-up secret for a little girl like her to know, so I was trying to be discrete. I started out by reminding Sophos how he’d been when he’d first started liking Eddis – as Mother says we have to call her, even though she says we have to call her ‘Helen’ if we’re her little sisters now – and suddenly had much less time to play with us.
But I didn’t get any further, because Sophos misunderstood. He didn’t let me get any further, but started telling us how he did still love us and did still have time for us and marrying Helen and being Sounis didn’t change any of that, really truly – just that he was very busy now and he had a lot of things he had to see to and that life does change as you get older and how I’d understand that soon – but we were to always know that he did still love us and did still have time for us, and hadn’t he made time right now?
Then Ion came for him and he had to rush off and do something else.
So I haven’t told Sophos.
If I tell Mother, she'll tell me that's the sort of thing little girls shouldn't notice. And I don't think that would be at all helpful. I mean, how am I to not notice it? I already have – it's just everyone else who hasn't.
If I try and tell Eddis – because she does keep saying that we are her little sisters too now and she wants us to tell her things – she probably would understand. But she'd also tell Sophos, and then he'd be upset because I hadn't told him.
So I can't tell Eddis.
I can't tell Eurydice.
I can't tell Father.
Sophos tells Attolis things by sealed diplomatic dispatch, but I certainly can't do that.
I can't tell a single one of them!
I said that out loud. Eurydice heard me.
“You could tell the Magus,” she said solemnly. “If you can't tell Mother or Father or Sophos. I told him about wanting a new kitten.”
There are times when I know why the Queen of Attolia throws ink pots. (Sophos says she does, anyway.)
How can I tell the Magus?! Hasn't anyone else noticed that he's always abstracted these days, has no time to talk to Eurydice or I, and is always wandering off into the gardens or writing very long very private letters?!?
Can't everyone else see the Magus is in love?!?!

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Lady Jane

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from: ninedaysaqueen
date: Feb. 14th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)

Ina knows everything! The other question is who is the Magus in love with? I think I know...

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from: freenarnian
date: Feb. 18th, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC)

So cute! This gave me a chuckle. <3

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