AT: RaikofuIt just was not the same, and they both knew it. Ovelia couldn’t just act like nothing had changed, as if there wasn’t a gaping hole in her life. But she had to put on a mask, playing her role to the best of her abilities. Just smile, and act as if nothing has changed, she reminded herself on the daily. Living a lie was not so simple though, and they both knew it. She didn’t quite blame Basch for why he was doing this; his brother had asked him to, after all. More than anything, she blamed herself.AT: Raikofu by pumpkincookie
To the rest of the world, that was still Judge Gabranth standing tall next to the young Emperor. But she knew different. She had the right to know who was behind that helmet, and the reality hit her everyday. It was her private pain; she refused to share it with others. They didn’t need to see her like this: confused, a bit broken up, and detached. The woman floated about her life with a sense of loss she could not explain to anyone, not even those who knew the truth.