A Finch's Journal: Entry 20

The wedding was so beautiful!

I don't think I've ever seen a bride as lovely as Miss Lumina! Though, I suppose it's Missus Lumina now. And Mister Leoffrith looked right smart as well. The ceremony was beautiful and the after party was filled with good food, good music, and dancing aplenty. Hawk made a most excellent dance partner! He's rather good at it, just as he is good at many things.

But, I confess that it was after the party that I was made the most happy.

I finally plucked up the courage to tell Hawk of my feelings for him. It went far better than I expected, even with all of my nervousness and babbling like a fool. My feelings are accepted and even returned! There are no words in any language that can properly express how happy I was in that moment. Surely, I feel akin to having found my place among the stars.

The next time I see him, I am owed a proper kiss. The thought makes me so incredibly nervous but Hawk knows how to put me at ease about things. I cannot wait to see him again, though I hope I will not blush so much. Honestly, I need to get a hold of myself! Even Old Barly said I looked absolutely twitterpated.But who can blame me? I have never liked a person as much as I like Hawk.

At the wedding I also saw Miss Taite dancing with one she called Mister Tairy. I've not had much of a chance to speak with him even though he is residing at the boarding house too. But, from afar, he seems a decent and honorable fellow. He accommodates Miss Taite quite well and she smiles a lot when she's with him. Mister Tumunir seems to find Miss Taites feelings regarding him to be the stuff of nonsense but I think he's just feeling protective of her, much like a brother of sorts. 

Soon I am to leave for Lake Evendim and something like a warning is growing in my heart. It's not really fear, though. Many here are concerned for me. Miss Xandilif, of course, and then there's Miss Cesistya and Ryn. Also Miss Xanderian. I am not so foolish as to not take their concerns and warnings to heart, but I will still go. I cannot clip my own wings, even if it pains me make those I care about worried for me. The regret of not going somewhere is not something I can live with while keeping the promise I made to Grams. The whole world can call me a foolish madcap for doing so but, no matter what is waiting for me there besides Mister Dewitt, I will still go. 

And I will come back in one piece. I promised so many people that I would.