your fairy tales of lies IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on December 11, 2011 at 01:30:14 AM by CLAUDIA
Claudia would have liked to have said she was beyond petty childish tantrums and illogical thoughts but the fact of the matter was that she was not. She still blamed her parents for her lack of an axian and slowly the realization had come to her that it was her mother's fault for that. Schindler was perhaps the only being that could possibly understand her and her mother had taken that away from her too. Her mother was the cause behind every horrible thing in the young buckskin girl's life and she had every intention of making sure the Keeper paid for those transgressions. She was vaguely aware that her mother still held some feelings for her father. She'd shut down with that hurt look in her eye whenever Claudia inquired of him. Hurting Schindler was the first way she'd start getting back at her mother. Speaking of her mother, it seemed as if Schindler was rather ambitious as well and vaguely a hint of amusement crossed the young girl's features. Her head tilted ever so slightly as she regarded him with a snort of disbelief. He couldn't be that stupid, could he? "You do realize that you will never gain my mother's power. It's not like she freely can give it." She rolled her eyes ever so slightly, "If she had any control over her power, do you think she'd let me remain without one of those pets." She spat the word from her youthful lips and though she had spoken from the heart. Her own words had unnerved her. What if he was right? What if her mother did have more power then she had previously credited her with? What if her mother had simply left her axianless out of spite?!
The thoughts plagued her mind as she subconsciously probed the connection between her father and his axian. It was strangely comfortable, utilizing her magic in such a sacrilegious manner but she wasn't exactly the nicest saint around. Her mind shifted from her contemplations at the sharp sound of her father's voice and curiously the young girl glanced up at him with a look of curiosity. She knew they shared thoughts and vaguely she wondered if Rogue was a tattle teller. It hadn't crossed her mind that they also shared emotions. She continued on for a moment, gaining a sneaking suspicion that whatever it was, she was rather closed to it and then, suddenly, a warm fuzzy sensation filled the girl as she plucked lightly at that connection. That was it! This...feeling. It was some strong attachment that she'd never felt before and as quickly as she had found it; she withdrew, no longer wanting it. She hated it, this selfless love they had for each other. It was so selfless, so pure and she hated that he was capable of feeling such emotion for his axian while being so unable to love his own damn daughter. Her parents were eternally disappointing her, becoming everything they shouldn't have been. Her mother was selfish, her father was a jerk and poor little Claudia was all by herself in this cruel cold world once again.
"And why should I do that? You already said you intended to use me, shouldn't I level out the play field father?" She inquired with an almost innocent tone. Of course, she was still rather curious as to how Schindler intended to use her to gain any sort of upper hand over her mother. Claudia wasn't exactly helpless these days; she had certainly made strides in her elements, not to mention her unique abilities that came with having half of the Keeper's genes. The realization of this only brought her back full circle to the question at hand: just what was in that mind of his?