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 Healing Wounds, Att. Katya
Katerina Meshcheryakova
 Posted: Apr 18 2017, 08:57 PM

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While Chago spoke, Katya felt that there was something left unspoken. Not that she was bothered by it. Everyone had secrets and he certainly did not owe her any explanation for his past. He had rescued her life. That alone entitled him to some secrecy and his past was none of her business anyway. But the sense that he held something back made Katya believe that he wasn’t all that interested in talking about it so she did not press the issue.

After a pause, Chago began wondering about the future. The change of topic threw her off course for a moment given that they seemed to shift a bit between talking about the past, the present and the future. That would be hard enough given the shock of recent events, but her lacking English skills didn’t make it easier. ‘A new life? I don’t know,’ she said thoughtfully and studied Chago for a moment. ‘I have travelled much all my life to get away from Russia, England, and now here. I am not sure my father could take it anymore to uproot his life.

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Santiago Moreno
 Posted: Apr 19 2017, 01:47 PM

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Chago had replied to her questions, without giving as many details as to turn it into the sad ballad. It wasn’t as if he wanted to cling to Hermione’s story as a well kept secret. He might tell it to her, but rather if they discussed about past loves than the prison story he wanted to forget (but he knew he would never be able to). Most likely, Katya couldn’t forget what she had been through either.

Her reply was not unexpected. But could he ask more until he was sure what he wanted to do? Or was it the opposite? Could he know for sure what he wanted to do if not hearing her answers first? Chago had always cared for Katya. In which way, it was difficult to say. Could a protective, tender and nurturing feeling be enough for building a lifetime together? Would it further grow? Or maybe it was already growing, as his body and soul were both getting healed, but they were too busy to realize it?

”Indeed, it would be difficult for your parents. They are old and they have a certain customer base here. However, they weren’t the ones attacked lately. But you could. If you got married to someone on another island, you would get also another family name and the evil people would lose your trace. Have you ever thought about how you would like to be your life as a married woman?”

Maybe it was not the right way to start the discussion, a random thought whispered into Chago’s mind. Just that he didn't know any other way. Ultimately, most men would marry some day. La Cachita had promised to send him the right woman, wearing her colours. And if Katya wasn't the right one, now that she needed his protection too, then who could be?

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