A red leather bound journal with thin rough leather strings tying it closed. It has two intertwined dragons engraved on the front of it. Within the strings are a couple pieces of charcoal tied in for sketches.
I’ve always kept a journal, mostly just sketches and artwork. Many times my journals ended up being notes I took about my people watching I did. Questions I asked about people or their behaviors. Sketch work I did on people I met. Or recipes I liked and jotted down for reference. It was recommended to me one day that I actually start a real actual journal though. And write to it my thoughts like I would if it were my dearest friend. So..I’m going to do that. I have gone out and spent time finding the perfect journal. I feel it represents my tastes rather well.
So considering I am starting this journal anew I figured I should start fresh with it as well. And from my start at the Academy. I won’t go back any further than that in my life unless I really need too. The man that introduced me to the Academy was one Y’uraq Tia. He and I dated for several moons but had broken up and happened to see each other in Limsa one evening. He told me that Vylbrand Academy was in dire need of conjurers. So I followed him to that Academy and signed up. I was quickly hired on as one of lead medical staff. I know there is someone over the medical facilities I’ve yet to meet them though. I’ve been here since the last week in the Second Umbral Moon of this year. I’ve been working the medical facilities here at Vylbrand alone since then. Well only up until two moons ago actually. That is when Aethryn and Ulan came to the Academy.
They were an arranged marriage couple from the Doman area, sent here for a neutral meeting place by their families to have their arranged wedding. I went to it with Gyo. He and I are dating now.
There is a sketch of Ulan and Ryn at their wedding. Covering a whole page. It is in really great detail. In all their fine regalia and vestments.
Gyo and I, we did not start out that way. We actually met by accident I think. There was this nightclub event. That several of the other Academy students went to. That he ended up going to as well. See he’s blind. And the other students left him by himself a ways away from the nightclub. It was a Ul'dah themed event. So everyone was scantily dressed. Even me actually. I had not been so barely dressed ever in my life except one other time but never in public. Poor Gyo was trembling like a fall broadleaf from the Gridania woods. But me being the nice person I am I took him by the arm and guided him to to the nightclub. I never knew till later that he was just trying to get out of the subdivision. We ended up playing drunken truth or dare with the other students. That was a lot of fun. I was dared to kiss Gyo. I know now it was Gyo’s first kiss. Diamonte was dared to bench press Gyo and ended up dropping him right onto me. Which was rather awkward because when Gyo landed he ended up landing with his hands against my breasts. With that being his first kiss I know that was his first time touching a woman's breasts too. He said they were really nice marshmallows. That just caused all sorts of snickers from the rest when I told him they weren’t marshmallows they were my breasts. He nearly hit the ceiling with embarrassment and ran away. I was worried about him for a while actually. But it was unfounded. As he was ok. He came by my quarters at school later and we started dating a few weeks later. After he started teaching me how to fight in hand to hand.
There is a sketch here of Gyo sketched in here covering whole page. It also is in great detail.
But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Gyo and I did not start dating till I’d been at the Academy a few moons. I first was brought in by Y’uraq who I had thought brought me there to try and start up our romance again. I found out he was with another girl. But not till after he kissed me one evening in my quarters. Needless to say that did not go over well with the girl he was dating. She dumped him. And I don’t blame her. He did try and get back with me even asked me to marry him, only to run off and leave again. This would make the third time he had done that in my time having been with him. I was so angry by all this I punched my stone hearth. Not to mention Sylbor. I had met him when I first joined the Academy. He is a gentle elezen man. Very very book smart like I am. Y’uraq outright attacked Sylbor several times out of jealous rage. For no other reason than jealousy and him feeling he could control and own me and my time. Even after we had broken up. The night I punched my hearth was the night Sylbor came to ‘rescue’ me from a would be murder. I accidently had activated my linkpearl when attacking my hearth. And he came to save me from some would be attacker trying to kill me only to find me blooding my hands to a pulp and had to drag me off my stone hearth. He healed my hands up. Which was very gracious of him. I did date Sylbor for a while. About two moons or nearly so. Things did not work out as we had hoped. We are just two different he and I so we parted on good terms. We are still really good friends. And I still care a lot about him as any good friend would.
There is a sketch here of Sylbor. Covering the entire page. Just like when she sketched Gyo and Ulan and Ryn’s wedding. It is very detailed and looks to be drawn very well.
Gyo started teaching me hand to hand mainly after I broke my fists on my stone hearth. I went to Gyo knowing that he could maybe help me either calm my anger down or teach me how too. Or perhaps teach me how to throw a punch properly so that I wouldn’t hurt myself as bad. But when he asked how I busted my hands up so bad and I told him what I’d punched he didn’t laugh like the others did. Nearly everyone else just laughed and told me I shouldn’t have punched it. He simply listened and nodded a lot. He offered to teach me as long as I’d listen and practice what he taught me. I agreed and have been learning under Gyo’s teachings for hand to hand since The Third Umbral Moon of this year. We started dating I think in the Fourth Astral Moon of this year.
Ryn came to the Academy back around that same time. The Fourth Astral Moon. Giving me much needed help in the infirmary. I have still never met the head of medical. Even after all this time here. I find that odd. Perhaps they are on leave of some sort.
Speaking of Aethryn.Ryn is now a student of mine. And a wonderful conjurer by his own right. He really did not need all that much in the way of lessons from me to begin with. He already had a firm grasp on conjury to begin with. And just needed some simple guidance on technique more than anything. He has such a vast knowledge of technical medical things. He now has an ever growing knowledge of aether based medical things now as well. And his herbal medicine knowledge is growing now as well. I am helping him in that area too.
There is now a full page sketch of Ryn a headshot that takes up the whole page. Again like the others in her journal it is in great detail. And very well done.
We have decided to start teaching a conjury class together. He told me recently he feels he is ready to stand beside me instead of behind me now. However I have felt that he has been ready for that for some time now. Perhaps I should have told him that sooner? He has such doubt at times in his abilities. When he really shouldn’t. He trusts his book knowledge of medical capabilities but when it comes to aether magics he gets worried it seems. I fear he doubts his own strength. Perhaps that should be our next lesson rather than magical based I shall work on his esteem in his own powers and for him to trust his own judgement.
I find myself yawning and my eyelids drooping rather low. The candlelight is waxing thing as well. I have written and drawn a tremendous amount this evening. And I feel I should lay my pen down and rest for now. I shall write more at a later date.
My training with Gyo has been going well. So I thought. He took me moons ago on a trip to Coerthas for a week. We stayed in a camp up there and got caught in a blizzard. Schneider and Anya were there with us. Tiran was as well for a while too he flew us up there actually. I ended up sleeping against Gyo for most of the trip though. When we got there we set up camp and settled in. We spent some time with some spars and he taught me a standing meditation. Things between us at the time were quite ..sexually tense. There was a lot of back and forth and a lot of tension between us. At least it felt like it on my end. He really had no idea how badly he riled me up at the time. He still doesn’t know how badly his touch or the way he sits close or when he thinks he’s trying to tickle me. But he’s touching me in ways that are inappropriate if he doesn’t intend on taking me to bed. I know he can’t see but he has to know that he’s touching area’s that aren’t what he thinks he’s touching.
There is a sketch of the Coerthas camp. The roaring fire where Gyo and her spent a week. With the cave in the background. Where they spent time snuggled up together to stay warm during the blizzard.
There was an evening in his quarters where we playfully fought over the last portion of some pheasant or somesuch roasted bird Anya brought us. I tackled him because he was teasing me about having the last of it. So I tackled him and it ended up flying off into the dark. Oh yeah he doesn’t use lights. Not that he needs them he’s blind. But other people that come to see him have to be in the dark because he doesn’t use them. I called for Anya to go get the bird so he couldn’t have it. Which she did and I ate it ontop of him so he couldn’t have it. I was feeling pretty proud of myself. Until he put his hands on my thighs and hips. You know that spot right below the hip joint. My skirt had hiked up I guess during the tackling and it had exposed that joint and that portion of my thigh. I did not realize it because it was dark. Well he thought it was a good idea to try and tickle me there. I tried to warn him but he wouldn't’ listen. That is not the kind of tickle spot you tickle on a woman when she’s straddling your crotch with nothing between the two of you but her hiked up skirt her panties and your trousers. But there wasn’t really explaining that to him at that point he wouldn’t have understood then anyway. Telling him to quit wasn’t working he just tried harder. He was so desperate to get me to giggle, because he could hear my heart rate increasing. He thought he was going to win so to speak. I ended up having to whisper near his horns to get him to stop after grabbing his crotch to get his attention.
Turns out Au ra horns are super super sensitive. And when you whisper near them they hear it different. Sort of like my own ears do. But a bit more like if someone were to nibble and lick my ears and whisper into them while they were doing so I’d imagine. Gyo nearly hit the ceiling with me still over his crotch. That was interesting. He was able to set me off him just before he leapt up off the ground though. He kept asking me to stay the night with him. We had done that twice before. Where we’d stay the night with each other. And snuggle and sleep. But I knew that with what he’d done to my body, my mind and body wanted one thing. And I knew he wasn’t ready for that step in our relationship. He’d told me so before. So I knew that him asking me to stay the night was something I couldn’t do that night. And I told him so. He seemed so confused when I left my heart racing in my chest, and my body screaming at me to stay and take from him what it said he obviously wanted me to take. But my mind knew he didn’t know what he was doing.
But again I’ve gotten off track. I keep doing that. My training with Gyo in Coerthas went rather well I had thought. Though when we were preparing to leave we were set upon by starving wolves. I had originally thought them completely feral and lost to their minds with hunger. Gyo and I fought them of course as there was no other course of action really. They attacked us. However they hurt me. Causing Gyo to lose his own sense of control. The same sense of control I’ve always seen him hold during combat. He irrupted in this blue glowing aura and killed one of the wolves outright. Sending a few others scampering off with fright. The one that had bitten down on my shoulder was the one he killed outright. Tiran came and helped us along with Schneider and Anya. Getting the rest of the beasts off of us before Gyo suddenly collapsed. Tiran helped me get him up onto his back where I was able to mend my bitten shoulder and hold Gyo against me while Tiran flew us back to the Academy. I’d never seen that kind of display of power before. Let alone in Gyo. He was shaken for days afterwards. I later found out he’d only done that once before in an explosive way like that. And it was when Tiran was being hurt by Garleans.
I saw Gyo trying to gain control over that blue ball of fire that exploded out of him several times later. He calls it his chi. I think his chi reacted to his emotions in both cases. With Tiran and myself I know he cares for Tiran and loves him a great deal. Perhaps he even loves me. Maybe not the same way but he definitely feels something or he wouldn't have lost control like that when I was hurt. Logically he should have kept his cool if he'd have kept calm and fought even with me hurt. But hearing me yelp in pain from being bitten by the wolves caused him to lose control. Hopefully I can help him keep that control he's regained over it. I'd hate for him to lose it at a critical moment.