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Author Topic: Open Communication  (Read 858 times)


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Open Communication
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:02:39 PM »
A little to the left..., it seemed like such a small thing, but Dagmar knew, everything had to be perfect. Including the cups lining up on the saucers. Admit it, you are obsessing! Fíli's first time over after officially courting didn't get this detail! The maiden pushed that thought aside, roughly even, and apologized to her late fiance even as she did such. She didn't mean to forget him, even for a moment, never would but...she needed to focus!

So much was riding on this. Everything in fact! Never-mind her youngest brother had already been married, a full week! That was what made the timing almost crucial. Dags had mulled over that too! She wanted to give the two space, but...also didn't want to wait too long before letting dear Líknví know of exactly how far her acceptance; nay joy! went. The girl had to be officially welcomed into the family not a moment too soon!

Dagmar wouldn't say she worried her own mother's reactions may have lacked.

A simple invitation to tea and biscuits, in an unused party room where to two could hopefully have privacy and she wouldn't have to worry about any of the boys coming through, was perhaps too casual, but Dags hoped it was just non-pressuring enough.

Of course conversation would be a sticking point without Fritz here, but...Dags felt confident she could make that work too! If she read an entire notebook of replies to her sunny questions she would be content and help it along even!

This was all about getting to know her new sister (Dags would even drop the technical in-law) and putting her at ease.

Fussing over proper social manners such as down to the detail of the cups may have seemed snobbish of the Noble's daughter, even rubbing it in Líknví's face, but Dagmar of course meant it in the opposite way. Líknví would get all of the attention to detail people once put to Dagmar herself! Pointless or no.

Liv's daughter then turned her attention to the tea biscuits themselves, and realized from what little Fritz had said that she had her work cut out for her even in selecting. Líknví apparently knew biscuits, making things herself, and so was likely to know if they were not good.

"There...", she stepped back and surveyed her work once more. "I think that will do it!". Now she just had to wait to see if Líknví would actually show.



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Re: Open Communication
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 12:33:45 AM »
It was all so overwhelming so as to be almost intimidating; of course Fritz would never make anything intimidating, not even the super personal and as his own hesitant reassurances on patience proved and guarded her hesitancies.

Not that her now husband wasn’t impulsive still, but it only made patience stand out the more!

She had a lot of in-laws to please though, and her mother-in-law most of all! Of course it was apparently always like that, and not to fault Liv either. She was only rightly so concerned. Kophas and Dagmar were easier in that she already knew they liked her, or didn’t disapprove at least.

The invitation to tea was proof of her new sister-in-law’s acceptance, and Líknví was grateful for the effort extended as it were, she was just also unsure for the same reasons Fritz had only dispelled so far even now, and Appearances and such things.

It shouldn’t be Lí’s fault if her new extended family looked bad in any way.

Yet Fritz, Kvas, Rian, they had all done so much over so many years to help her confidence, Lí tried to take some of it here to not disappoint her new sister also by refusing.

Still, even in a social fitting pale blue dress that many said went well with her eyes and Fritz had all but insisted she go pick out for herself, among other treasures, she tugged lightly at a plait bound lock held with a silver bird pin that was not Kvasir’s but had been about the only wrought metal she’d bought for its delicate from that even seemed to hold a branch and could be a dove and to have her own as it were.

Not that Kvasir’s own being her Something Borrowed hadn’t been so meaningful.

Straightening from her jitters, Líknví continued on, the sound of her boots almost being surprising still and after so long running about barefoot, soon reaching the door to the room and peering in.

Dagmar, she threw her made up sign for her sister in law, she was working on giving everyone one. Kophas was just a shoulder tap to indicate his bird, Andar’s sort of the signs for Gentle and Stable (the emotion) together. Dags of course was Sun and Bright in context at least, and if it came off.

Spotting her new sister, Lí walked in, giving a shy wave.

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Re: Open Communication
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 02:53:44 AM »
Dags knew she wouldn't hear Líknví call to her when she came in (well, she could, but knew the girl probably would still feel more comfortable with her signing) and so kept her attention steadily on the door...and good thing she did!

Fritz had tried to explain it, that special feeling Lí gave by way of nicknaming, even in sign, but Dags hadn't fully got it until her sister had felt comfortable enough with her to tag her as well.

Of course hesitant explanations had to be given of what the words meant at times, Fritz was the Iglishmêk expert--though Kophas wasn't too bad--still...once Líknví had told what Dags' meant!

Not that she was the first to use Sunny as a description, in fact it should have reminded of Fíli a bit too much, much as her brothers used it too, was beyond touching!

She caught the sign now, and beamed! Feeling those emotions all over again as Líknví used it.

"Lí!", Dags was trying and threw those two cursory letters out in hopefully not too botched Iglishmêk as she approached to immediately hug her newest sister!

She also made sure to speak clearly as she stepped back, despite her grin, "Thankyou so much for coming! I know all of this is...a bit much, but it's just the two of us, don't you worry!", she squeezed Líknví's hands, "Oh, how are you settling in? Come, sit!", Dags next lead her over towards the table, trying, but arguably failing, to keep her cheerfulness from being too much.

”Scone?”, her enunciating clearly, and handing out and over the plate conveyed this offer once Lí was sat!



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Re: Open Communication
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 02:30:53 AM »
Líknví knew she wasn't quite original with Sunny, but...honestly it just fit so well! As Dagmar went on to prove by her attempt at Iglishmêk and hug! With a grin, Lí just as eagerly hugged her back. She had grown up around plenty of other women, but never claimed any of them as sisters and now...she was glad. Because Dagmar was so perfect of one.

She supposed in a way she got to claim Arndís as well, but Dagmar was her literally sister-in-law with on less step between, and she knew more firmly how Fritz's sister felt about her.

Líknví also, because Fritz kept nothing secret now that she was one of the clan, knew the particulars of the twins' birth, but...Arndís need not fear judgement from her. Líknví knew of so much worse, though to hear of one of Fritz's brothers falling from the pedestal she'd put them on too had been a bit discouraging. Still the child of a brothel would not comment.

Líknví could worry further about sussing out how everyone felt about her later and after this day with Dagmar though! Líknví wanted to tell Dags that when she got going, and for good, she saw similarities in her sunny sharing of words and Fritz's own chattering, but instead she just smiled and answered the questions.

Made a sudden decision of further trying on her end as well. "Tha's a gu''an ya...". She nodded and signed a thanks as she took the scone.

"th'an ya 'gan fa' tha' 'anva't, 'at...". Líknví sighed a bit frustrated with herself, she couldn't say this properly through her words, but feared her signs would be less understood.

I don't know what you know, but it means the world, though all your family...our family's great, and I'm sorry about the prince and I don't want to make things hard and...

Líknví dropped off her signing that had started flying off her hands also and sighed again. She gave a rueful smile and pulled the small notebook she'd brought just in case, writing this much of what she tried to say, then scratching out the part about the prince, but not restarting the page before going on.

You're doing good, but...I just have so much to say. I'm sorry if I shouldn't have brought it up, but I want you to fully know how much I'm here for you too if you need anything. I know Fritz probably told you, way back,'s still true.

But I'll attempt a normal tea-time without having to stop every five seconds to write.

I don't know much gossip though, I know, growing up around so many women I should

She handed over a slight jest with that last and showed it by smirking once she caught Dagmar's eye again, showing her her own sign of talking with her hand complete with a head-shake. "Na' a'fasal", she explained with another grin.

"Things are good....thank-you"
"Thankyou again for the invite, it..."
"Not official"
« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 02:34:34 AM by Líknví »

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Re: Open Communication
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 01:19:57 AM »
As Líknví answered her back with spoken words, Dagmar couldn't be more delighted, knowing the Letting In that it represented and showed she'd earned. Oh and she wouldn't judge the sound one bit either, though she didn't know her brother had said the same as well, it was so special and sweet; and not as hard to follow as the younger Dwarf probably feared.

Líknví stalled on trying to get her words out fast enough, though, it seemed, resorting to signs, which Dags' green eyes fell to following just as effortlessly, she felt. The half-made-up sort of helping in that where it would perhaps be confusing it was intuitive. She got the gist anyway, and that was all that was needed. Dags glanced from Líknví's hands to her face to try to gauge her comfort level, keeping that reassuring smile and nodding every so often.

The Noble's daughter grimaced unsure though as Líknví had to fall to a third method of communication, already feeling like jumping in to reassure, but waiting out Líknví finishing and handing the paper over, next glancing up briefly to catch the further jest and grinning and laughing brightly to show she got it, before her look fell to more somber just with her own reassurances she wanted to convey and of course the mention of Fíli.

"Oh Lí don't have anything to be sorry for. He did, but...thank-you again for saying it...", Dags made sure to enunciate clearly as she smiled, reaching over to grip Líknví's hand and give it a small squeeze of further communication, "I...will probably always miss Fíli...not probably...", Dags went on to correct softly, "I know I will...", she hated that she blinked a bit, since it undid her point she was trying to get out.

"But I don't want you to ever let...what happened with me stop you from sharing every wonderful joy of your own, and not for my sake, for yours! I want to...share in it with you, the way we do when we watch the twins or...well any and all of it. And I'll read your entire notebook if that's the easiest way for you to convey your thoughts...whatever works best for you, but...there is nothing wrong in your sweet voice also and I can follow you perfectly so...never fear".

She then giggled, "And yes, I'm afraid gossip exists all across the board, and your sign is very...perfect,'s not exactly gossip if I ask you if you heard about what happened to my father just last week?". Chatting about one's own was not gossiping, and Anlaf was Líknví's father-in-law so it was just two sister's sharing between each-other, like Dags had said.

She gave Líknví her hand back to next pour for the both of them and then pick up her own tea cup as she went on.

"So, the Military General had stopped him and asked to speak with him at one of those parties even I'm losing count of. Fadi has to go to even more than we do, my mother making him and 'it being important and all'", her tone conveyed this was what Liv kept stressing anyway, and in nothing but a good way, before she realized tone didn't help Lí, but maybe her expression while saying it did also, "Well, they stopped right by a fancy ice sculpture...let me know if I'm not talking clearly also...and apparently the good General was talking Fadi's ear off a bit about defenses and such. He and Balin are still deferred to, he doesn't do this often mind you, but my father went and actually forgot himself in the midst of a social setting and in his patiently waiting out the General being done, leaned a hand upon said ice sculpture, almost toppling it. He saved it of course, or mostly, but...the head...", Dags tried and failed to cover a laugh, "I don't know what kind of bird it was supposed to be, and that't not an artistic criticism I just didn't see it, but the head was apparently in perfect position to get clipped by the beam as he tried to save it and it went spinning across the floor", Dags let more of her laugh out, "Oh, I wasn't there to see my mother's face but I wish I had been!". Mostly exasperated she would guess.


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