- Nov 10, 2008
The two years since the Invasion had been fairly kind to Chloe. The only signs she was exposed to of the two wars that her people were fighting were the wounded she had to treat in her position as a healer, she did well in her studies both academic and extracurricular, and her social life was active and pleasant. She and Nina had been on-and-off lovers for a good while, and now that they were on an off period Chloe had been attempting (unsuccessfully) to set the nature mage up with Tesnya.
The Amazonian girl had learned shortly after their adventure in the church that her entire family had vanished with the rest of the population of Celesis, likely taken by the aliens on the day of the invasion. She'd been understandably devastated, but they'd all been fairly close after what had happened between them and she and Nina had helped the wielder get through it. She was given a long-term visa to stay at the Academy, and so she'd been around ever since. Then, only a year or so later, they had to go through the same travesty when the city where Nina's family lived was taken by the orcs. Her parents been minor nobles, merchants who traded with the East, and the greenskins hadn't been particularly merciful on the upper classes in the places that they conquered, generally killing them to a member if they couldn't escape. There'd been no word, and after this long she'd more or less given up hope completely.
Chloe herself had been left relatively untouched by the assorted tragedies that had hit the world, and had worked through her studies and as a junior assistant healer since the Invasion, working to heal those injured in battle. It had been stressful but immensely rewarding, and today she was seeing to a somewhat happier bit of news; one of the instructors had ended up with child (via her husband) recently, and Chloe was put in charge of her care. The teacher, a young woman who taught fire magic, had just left when Tesnya walked into her ward, smiling, and said; "Hello Chloe! I've got some good news!" Her accent had improved greatly over the last two years, but it was still detectable and combined with her features to make the athletic young woman exotic even after being around her for so long.
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