Originally Posted by RiotRunaan
Hobbies include moon-gazing... and long walks on the beach.
DONE AND DONE
i wanted this one to be silly initially but then diana was like THE MOON and that didn't happen. i promise the next one will be less serious and more annie-like ;;
"Miss Diana," Annie tilted her head back to look at the tall, pale woman. "Do you ever, like, do stuff?"
Diana's eyebrow perked. "What ever do you mean, child?"
Annie put a finger to her chin. "Ummm. Like a hobby."
"I have no time for such things." Diana scoffed. "I must--"
"Miss Morgana likes to bake." Annie interjected. "Even though she's all 'boo, I hate Miss Kayle! Oppressing my people! Grrr!' all the time. You hafta have something, right?"
Diana scowled. She opened her mouth, presumably for admonishment, but paused for a moment as her face softened. "Perhaps there is something, child. Come with me."
Diana led Annie on a very long walk. Through city streets and across plains and through the woods. Frequently, Tibbers would remind Annie of the dangers of leaving public areas with a psychotic moon cultist, but Annie ignored him. At the end of the path, Annie could hear waves washing upon the shore.
They stepped out onto a very lengthy beach. The ocean waves reflected the cloudless night sky, the near full moon shimmering on the water. "That's really pretty." Annie spoke.
Diana tugged off her boots and began walking along the shoreline, letting the water wash up on her feet. Annie decided that walking in the cool water would feel really nice, so she followed suit, tugging off her shoes and socks and skipping after Diana.
"I like to think." Diana stated. "Reflect. Like the moon upon the water."
Annie hummed. "The moon looks really bright when it reflects." She looked up at Diana's face again, cupping her chin with one hand. "You look darker."
Diana laughed. "You are an astute one, aren't you? Reminds me of myself when I was younger."
Annie shrugged. "It seems like all the grown ups in the League are really serious these days." She paused. "Except Mister Draaaven."
"The League is a serious place." Diana responded. "Even for you, child. Or so I hear."
Annie sighed. "The League is the only way to protect my home."
"What is it like at your home?"
"Um." Annie was quiet for several moments. "Lonely. None of the other kids wanna play with me, 'cause I'm in the League. All the adults avoid me, 'cept for mom and dad."
"Hm." Diana frowned. "Maybe you are more like her than me."
"D'you mean Miss Leona?" Annie asked.
Diana was silent.
"Do you hate her?"
Diana stopped walking for a moment and looked upon the moon above them. "I'm not sure yet."
"That's weird." Annie responded. How could you not be sure if you hated someone?
The two were silent for a long while, both staring into the moon. The waves lapped upon their feet and rang in their ears.
"Um." Annie spoke up. "Y'know, I've been in the League a really long time. And there are a lotta people who hate each other... like Mister Nasus and Mister Renekton... Miss Morgana and Miss Kayle..." Annie nervously crossed her arms and looked down. "But y'know, none of them ever get anything done."
Diana looked down from the moon and focused her vision on Annie.
"All we do in the League is kill each other, but y'know, um..." Annie paused and swallowed. "You can solve some problems without killing, I think. Um. Anyway, Miss Leona is really nice so please don't kill her."
Diana was silent for several moments before she broke out into laughter once again. "Easy, child. My intent is not to kill Leona." Her voice lowered. "Not yet, at least. I only want to speak with her."
"O-Oh." Relief filled Annie's voice. "Well, um, I hope that works out."
"So do I, child." The two stared at the moon for a very long time after that. Annie took the time to think about a lot of things. About the League and her home and Tibbers. She thought about her conversation with Diana and felt something strange. For the first time in her life, she felt like she had really accomplished something. Like her actions really mattered. It was a feeling that no match won in the League could equal.
Annie decided that reflection might be a good hobby, when she had more serious things to think about. Maybe after she grew up...