"It's fine Dulcina. I just want you, to be you. That is all I really want or need." Although his statement had strength Dulcina could still feel an undercurrent of worry in Hinderance's voice. Still looking away from Dulcina Hinderance toke a deep breath before continuing. "Dulcina.....for the longest time I thought I'd die in some random battlefield alone grasping for something impossible or here in the institute toiling away for something that I was beginning to doubt. I have nothing left to return to after my fall in Ionia."
Hinderance sighed a bit before continuing. "After....the incident with Equiste......I....to be honest thought this state was possibly the worst fate to have befallen me up till then. To be immortal, to be something that can not find relief in death. To watch everything crumble and disappear while I am forced to watch for all eternity. Even if my mind were to be broken, or my body destroyed, I would eventually reform regardless. Without my reformation gem it would take much longer, perhaps a hundred years or even a century, and yet I know I will inevitably return as long as water flowed through this realm."
Hinderance began to retake his Leviathan form. "Dulcina.....for the first time since I had become a water elemental, I could forget about those things even for a little while. Being with you was enough for me to disregard how terrible my fate is for the time being because you are here. Your very existence to me is everything at this moment. For however long we have.......for however long I can retain my humanity........" Hinderance couldn't finish what he wished to say, he and Dulcina wasn't even that far in the relationship, hell they were just starting out and yet he was spouting all this.
Hinderance finishing his morph back to his default form looked back to Dulcina. His expression was hard to the read, but something in his eyes reflected a great sadness. "Yesterday....when I watched what had been done to you.....I actually felt my humanity inching away.....I actually did not know.....what would happen....I'm sorry this must be terribly sudden, but after yesterday......" Sighing Hinderance stopped talking for a moment while staying a good step or two away from the bed Dulcina was on. "I just wanted you to know....I am not strong by any means, but whatever happens I want to be there for you Dulcina." Hinderance now looked towards the floor just waiting for Dulcina's reply, not sure how she would take his confession if you could even call it that.
((Sorry for the no update I am so terribly busy these days x...X))