Don't lose Ari~♪ Shine bright Ari~♪
art by Dessa-nya
Her gaze went to the Deity of Water. "Boscer..." she tenderly began. "I never had the chance to thank you for breaking the barriers between me and Tevan—telling him of how I felt when I could not—though neither of us ever had the chance to act on the news... I am glad you've returned to us."
Their meeting was then interrupted by the arrival of the Central Deity of Fire, Solaris. Her appearance only sparked further excitement in Rieve; Tevan has to be out and about. The Insect Goddess grinned at Sol's two word remark. She gently brought a fist over her chest, taking a solemn tone. "I am aware. What has happened to me is simply punishment. I'm the one who failed to save Tevan back then, after all."
Speaking of... The rest of group emerged from the trees.
All the sound went blank.
Rieve's vision blurred and welled with water.
Nobody else existed in that moment.
"Tevan..." Trembling in voice and body, Rieve stared holes into the Earthen God. She bided her time throughout Tamakai's rundown, expecting Tevan to vanish at any moment—if it was yet another hallucination molded by grief. But no matter how much she cleared her eyes and waited, he never disappeared. "Tevan. Tevan. Tevan!" Rieve stumbled across the ground, tripping and falling on her arms only to push herself back up in mere moments. She ran as fast as her legs could carry her. Towards Tevan. Nothing else mattered. "Tevan! Tevan! Tevan!" Funnily enough, it seemed like he didn't recognize her.
She was upon him at once. Rieve's arms reached around Tevan like a coiling snake, holding the Central Deity as tight as her own strength let her. "I missed you... So, so much..." She could feel him; smell him; embrace him. This was not the stone skin that had covered him for the past century; this was him. "I knew we were destined to reunite... It was all my fault... but..." Rieve laughed as tears finally fell down her cheeks. It had all paid off until now. "You're going to love what I have done to make up for it."