vorrutyer: (attentive)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ His brows draw down. He looks stressed. ]

What I wanted wasn't...relevant. It was just what you wanted.
vorbratta: (stick my head out)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ welcome to the club, byerly. sonia looks so stressed she might fall apart, but she's holding herself together just with that look at byerly, red-rimmed eyes not quite narrowed, but uncomfortably steady. ]

So you came that day to give me what I wanted?
vorrutyer: (annoyed and/or stressed)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ He...can't quite hold her gaze. ]

I came for...a few reasons. To check on you, mostly.
vorbratta: (a sucker says what)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
[ sonia knows that acts of cruelty were a part of his cover. it's a bitter pill, but not too big for her to swallow. she's barrayaran enough to sympathize with that. but still her lips purse, gaze flattening slightly. ]

To check on me.
vorrutyer: (serious)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
Yes.

[ He doesn't look up. ]

I was...worried.
vorbratta: (get your hands in it)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ she doesn't think he's lying, is the thing. he's just...being byerly about it. sonia's eyes don't leave his face. ]

Worried?
vorrutyer: (haughty (and smug))

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
Yes. About you. Whether you'd been hurt. Whether you were - all right.
vorbratta: (set it up and tear it down)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
[ she does falter a second, biting her lips together. she knows she had hit him first. but once was all she wanted, and even then she hadn't liked the way the urge had just overtaken her. but she hadn't wanted to do it again. ]

Were they not...telling you anything?
vorrutyer: (super broody)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't trust them.

[ His lips tighten. ]

They play games. They're playing games right now. Their word means - nothing.
vorbratta: (this is how to be a heartbreaker)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
[ sonia's stomach tightens. yes, she knows they are. this whole room is just a cruel game. and even now, even talking to byerly, she still feels trapped. ]

But they let you see me.
vorrutyer: (punchable intensity)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Yes.

[ He swallows and looks down. ]

I suspect...They knew I would betray myself before you. Or they hoped I would betray myself.
vorbratta: (okay okay dolore)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
[ so this wasn't your fault, either. sonia bites down on the inside of her cheek, realizing she's clutching tightly at byerly's arm. she forces herself to relax her grip. ]

What...were you expecting?

[ he'd been worried she might have been hurt. what was he hoping not to find? ]
vorrutyer: (intent)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
[ He shakes his head. ]

I can't say.

[ He can say. He just doesn't want to. ]
vorbratta: (this is how to be a heartbreaker)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
[ well, today isn't a day of byerly getting what he wants. sonia doesn't say anything, just looking at him. ]
vorrutyer: (super broody)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ But he's more resistant than that. ]

Is there some use to knowing?
vorbratta: (get your hands in it)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
[ she hesitates at that. it's not an unfair question. is there some use to knowing? would hearing the answer change anything, change what comes to them now? she doesn't look away, just blinks at him, and her voice is quiet. ]

I told you I wanted the truth.
vorrutyer: (super broody)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
To this, there is no truth.

[ He spreads his hands. ]

Just my dire imaginings.
vorbratta: (set it up and tear it down)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
[ dire imaginings. what was he so afraid of that he won't even say it to her now? that in itself is discomfiting. sonia closes a hand over one of his. ]

Byerly...
vorrutyer: (I'm honestly having a time telling)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
Let it be, Sonia. Please.
vorbratta: (get your hands in it)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
[ that twists her up inside, and she can't even place why. she drops her gaze to their hands and swallows, some of the air going out of her. her shoulders slacken slightly. her voice is hushed, little more than an inward breath. ]

They're not always so civil with their prisoners.

[ she'd so much as told him that first time he'd come to see her. that leaves a bitter taste in her mouth. ]
vorrutyer: (really fucking stressed)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
[ His lips twist in an agonized grimace. ]

I know.
vorbratta: (this is how to be a heartbreaker)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
[ she leans against him, pressing her forehead to his arm and closing her eyes. she exhales slowly. ]

Nobody has laid a hand on me. I'm alright, Byerly.
vorrutyer: (punchable intensity)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-17 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
[ He closes his eyes. Her closeness is scarcely even a comfort. ]

I...wonder if that will...I worry, going forward.
vorbratta: (my heart is skipping triplets)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-17 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
[ sonia's voice is small. she keeps her eyes closed. ]

You think it might still happen.
vorrutyer: (sweaty)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-17 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
I think...they now know the handle they have on my loyalty.

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