Time - Evening
Location - New Atricis Weyrlake
@Ember | Calibane
Upon her return, N'kili's heat brimmed with tears. To know she had caused Gavael such pain reopened wounds she had tried to so desperately mend before her flight to Fort Hold. When she returned home to Atricis, rather than fly to her apartment, N'kili begged Omiimiith to take her to the Weyr Lake. The opal did not delay, and dove down for the glassy stretch of water. Once she landed, N'kili slipped off and began to remove her flight fear piece by piece. Her helmet, her jacket, her boots, her wherhide pants. By the time she reached the waters, all that remained were her underthings and tunic.
With great strides she waded into the lake, until that moment when she plunged herself fully into the watery depths. Once her face was submersed, the opalrider let out the scream balled tightly within her. With a fury it escaped her as her breath converged into hundreds of bubbles that tore through the water and churned at the surface. Twice did she roar out in this manner, letting out the agony that burned in her heart... all while muffling the sound. Had she screamed in her apartment, she knew it would have garnered her with unwanted attention. This way, however, she silenced herself while letting the pressure release.
When she righted herself, the woman began to sob. The damn released, all she could do was cry over the loss of her dearest friends. For a time, she had lost herself to the world. She could not bring herself to face it, not when all her soul could see were the faces of those now gone.
From the shore, Omiimiith crooned her support and her love to N'kili, but with the reminder of the death of Chansoneth and Nagath soon fresh upon within the opal's mind, the dragon could not help but keen a second time over their loss. By the end of Omiimiith's song of mourning, the opal sat pale upon the shore, while N'kili continued to rain tears into the Weyr Lake.