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Raguel slinks in, head down, an air of determination and untouchability about him that keeps most patrons looking right past him. He's here to wait and to watch, and if the people he's looking for fail to turn up in an hour or so, he'll leave.

It's not the easiest thing, being in here. He tries not to look around much beyond the door.

Date: 2007-10-06 03:05 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (watchful intensity)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
Most patrons, perhaps, but it is difficult indeed to go unobserved by the Aes Sedai when she is -- for whatever reason -- paying close attention to those who happen to pass through the bar on a given night.

As she studies him, taking note of his demeanor, dark eyes narrow thoughtfully.

Date: 2007-10-06 03:26 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (focused in blue)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
One eyebrow arches at this, and then Moiraine rises from her seat and glides across the room towards him.

"Good evening, Raguel."

A pause.

"It is, one might hope?"

Date: 2007-10-06 03:51 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"I am as well as may be expected," she replies, serenely. Moiraine tilts her head slightly toward the seat across from him, clearly waiting for an invitation.

"And how are matters with you?"

Date: 2007-10-06 04:21 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"I see."

She waits no longer, but gracefully seats herself and continues to watch him.

"Perhaps you might wish to speak of it?"

A matter that could trouble a being of his nature, after all, is the sort of thing that one such as the Aes Sedai might have rather more than a passing interest in.

Date: 2007-10-06 04:46 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (focused in blue)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
Unfortunately for Raguel's wish for privacy, the Aes Sedai shows no signs at all of doing so.


He has every bit of her attention now.

"I would hear more of this."

Date: 2007-10-06 05:23 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
Dark eyes widen in clear shock.

"Light preserve us."

A tense pause.

"Is it seen? Prophesied and certain?"

Date: 2007-10-06 05:55 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
A small frown appears.

"... I have heard of similar effects, as it happens, for other causes than one being lost to Shadow."

Date: 2007-10-07 12:52 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"But you do not know, do you?"

Moiraine is studying him with close attention, taking note of his every reaction-- and when she speaks again, her tone has softened somewhat.

"All things are part of the Pattern, but the weaving itself is not written in stone, Raguel. And even if it were, there is no stone so hard that water cannot wash it away."

Date: 2007-10-07 04:00 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"That does not mean it is by any means certain," she insists. "There are many Mirrors to the Wheel."

Determination has sparked now in the dark eyes, for a number of reasons.

"Why is it that you have thought such a thing would come to pass?"

Date: 2007-10-15 03:25 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
She sits slightly back in her chair, considering him.

"How is it that you mean?"

Date: 2007-10-15 03:50 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (sidewise observant)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
A wry smile touches her lips.

"If it is a matter of reputation, only..."

Date: 2007-10-15 04:32 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
She tilts her head, looking at him.

"You are not the only one who knows what it is not to be trusted, I think."

Date: 2007-10-17 03:28 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"There are many things that might be done," Moiraine tells him, very calmly. "To know the possible path that lies ahead often gives one the chance to take another way."

"Unless one is ta'veren, and even then, the very fact of their being so is that which exerts alteration upon the Pattern itself."

Date: 2007-10-30 12:02 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"I have said it," she replies. "And I may speak no word that is not true, Raguel; I would not have been able to, were it not so."

There is a distinct pause, then, before Moiraine adds, very softly, "As it happens, I myself have some experience with such matters."

Another pause, in which she studies him, and then the Aes Sedai continues, this time in a manner that is much more brisk and matter-of-fact.

"You will have heard me say 'the Wheel weaves.' I speak of the Wheel of Time, that which the Creator made and which by its turning weaves the threads of all life into the Age Lace, which is also known as the Pattern. All things are part of the Pattern."

"However, there are those whose threads are key to the shape and weaving of the Pattern at particular times. These are those who are ta'veren; and to be ta'veren is to have the Pattern itself woven around you."

Date: 2007-10-30 09:52 pm (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
A very faint smile curves her lips for a bare instant.

"That is more difficult to see, to be certain."

And then it is gone, as Moiraine studies him.

"Do not lose hope, Raguel. The fate that you fear is by no means certain, and you are not alone in those who would wish to see matters remain otherwise."

Date: 2007-10-31 02:38 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (under the light)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"I do not believe that I said anything at all about merely wishing," she informs him, and for the first time the Aes Sedai allows the diamond-hard will underlying the level tone to show clearly.

"If it is within my ability to do so, I have no intention whatsoever of merely standing by and watching while another is lost to the Shadow, much less someone such as you."

Date: 2007-11-04 02:23 pm (UTC)
blue_ajah: (under the light)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
She does not let satisfaction show on her face or in her eyes, but Moiraine is certain that the fact that Raguel is asking about that which might be done rather than sitting sunk in hopelessness is no small thing.

"Begin with seeking knowledge," she says. "Changes such as this -- if your future is set, that is, of which I am by no means convinced -- are complex in the accomplishing, and direct or insufficient efforts may have unexpected results."

"But to know the possibilities is the first step in finding a way to move between them."

Dark eyes meet his and hold as Moiraine adds, more gently,

"I will help you as I can, Raguel."

It is a risk that may be a shock and she knows it, but at the same time she well remembers how he had reacted before upon seeing her channel. It is a risk worth taking, and so the Aes Sedai opens herself to saidar. As a faint golden aura shimmers into being around her, warm and bright, she offers him both her hands.

Date: 2007-11-05 05:05 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (under the light)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
The light around her brightens and spreads outward.

It is not a link in the manner that it would be in her world, with others who are Aes Sedai; nor is it exactly the sort of careful meshing that she has attempted before with the power possessed by Will Stanton and Merriman Lyon, not to mention Raven. Still, Moiraine by now has some familiarity with the possibilities that exist at the intersection of such things, and it is that which drives her now as she attempts to allow Raguel, through her intercession, to experience the glorious, incomparable joy that comes with embracing saidar-- the One Power, drawn from the True Source, the very force of creation itself.

Date: 2007-11-06 04:59 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (under the light)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
Everything around them seems brighter, more intense, more there in this moment of gleaming stillness.

When she speaks, the Aes Sedai's words are a mere whisper, but no less certain for it.

"Shelter in Light, and remember: hope is not lost, while there yet remains even so much as a breath of opposition to the Shadow."

Date: 2007-11-10 02:26 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
A few moments tick by in silence; it is hard to say exactly how long passes in this strangely-suspended silence.

At length, however, Moiraine gently squeezes Raguel's fingers and releases saidar, letting the golden light around her fade.

Date: 2007-11-11 05:47 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (dark eyes aes sedai)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"You are welcome, I think," she murmurs quietly, watching him.

There is concern in the dark eyes, but she does not press him; not now.

Date: 2007-11-15 04:30 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (downcast glance with falling hair)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
The sudden silence has a weight to it for several long moments before she says,

"It has been known to happen."

A pause.

"It is... very difficult to endure such separation, afterwards."

Date: 2007-11-15 05:10 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (watchful intensity)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
"I understand better than you may realize."

Dark eyes are thoughtful as she studies him, almost weighing him.

"But you were able to feel it through me, just now, were you not?"

Date: 2007-11-17 05:03 am (UTC)
blue_ajah: (snow in tar valon)
From: [personal profile] blue_ajah
In a way, the decision to make the offer is very simple.

Whatever the Dark One wishes, the Aes Sedai has opposed -- for essentially as long as she can remember.

"Then you may be assured," Moiraine says quietly, "that as long as I myself am able to do so, I will see to it that you never know that loss."


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