Death Is Inevitable But Life Is Now

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Death Is Inevitable But Life Is Now

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Dec 18 2016, 04:31 AM #1

Taliesin Baines doesn't even know why he's here. His dad isn't buried here. Neither is his mom. They're both back in his hometown, but something about coming and spending time here is oddly comforting and peaceful. He refuses to tell his siblings where he goes when he comes here; he knows they'd worry about his sanity if he did. Still, whenever he starts to miss his mom or his dad, he goes on a walk and always finds himself here at the cemetery.

As he walks through the rows of graves, he glances at each one. Mothers. Fathers. Aunts and uncles. Grandparents. And children, too. Even a couple near his age. Those always make him think about his own mortality. Death is inevitable. He's learned that the hard way. Both his parents gone before he even graduated high school. Not exactly the happiest of stories. And it's not like he's added to any of that. As a result, his brother watches him like a hawk, so it's kind of a miracle that Leo even lets him out of the house alone. A miracle but a relief. Sometimes it feels like Leo's choking him, watching him too closely.

Today, one of the grave markers stands out to him. A young girl, not much younger than he is now. Her epitaph reads: Hurting in life but sorely missed in death. Sitting in front of it, he studies it, wondering what his own epitaph would read if he died today. Lost in thought, he doesn't hear the footsteps come up behind him and startles when he hears a voice address him.
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Dec 19 2016, 09:53 PM #2

Ember Monroe has just moved here very recently, a couple of days ago, and was visiting her father's grave. Her father was born here in BG, so, of course, he asked that he was to be buried here. She visits him once a month and brings a new posy of flowers every time. But today, there was a boy about here age, sitting at the grave next to her fathers. As she approached the grave, she decided she'd say hello.
"Hi, I'm Ember," she says softly, then nodding at the grave he was sitting in front of, "did you lose a loved one too?" She asks, setting down the posy of azaleas, wisteria and jasmine.
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Dec 20 2016, 01:59 AM #3

Tal looks up at the girl standing beside him, flustered as he bumbles his way through an explanation. "Uh, well, yeah, I... yeah, but not- not her." He points at the grave in front of him. Pushing down the wave of emotions fighting to break through the surface, Tal continues, "Not her, no, but... I did." He pauses awkwardly. "My mom eight years ago and my dad almost two," he finally finishes his answer, his voice quiet so as to hide the threatening tears.
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Dec 20 2016, 02:07 AM #4

Ember looks at the boy's face and now regrets bringing the topic up. "Oh, sorry for your loss," she says softly "and for startling you. And for bringing that topic up." She pauses and smiles, "Let's start over. Hi, I'm Ember."
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Dec 20 2016, 02:22 AM #5

Taking a deep breath, Tal sucks it up and turns again to face her. He sticks out a hand to her to shake. "Taliesin Baines," he replies. He quickly adds, "Well, Tal. No one actually calls me Taliesin."
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Dec 20 2016, 02:25 AM #6

"Nice name." She says, shaking his hand, "I'm new here, by the way."
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Dec 20 2016, 02:35 AM #7

"Yeah, me, too," he replies. Something about this girl makes him feel at home and comfortable, something he hasn't felt really since his dad's death. It's a little bit weird to him. "You can sit down with me, I don't bite," he says, looking up at her, a bit of a cheeky grin on his face.
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Dec 20 2016, 07:35 AM #8

"You sure?" She asks playfully before sitting down next to him, "So Tal, who do you live here with at Berkshire? Girlfriend? Partner? Anyone else?"
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Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

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Dec 20 2016, 05:35 PM #9

Tal shakes his head. "No girlfriend. Just my stupidly older siblings," he replies. "My mom liked to refer to me as the miracle baby, because I'm pretty much literally that. My older brother is eighteen years older than me. So by the time I was born, he was a senior in high school."
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Dec 21 2016, 09:58 PM #10

Ember nods. "Wow," she exclaims, "that is a quite few years. But I can sort of relate, I suppose. My youngest sister is 9, I'm 19. And I have annoying siblings too. But they're all younger. And I have my mum. Dad died a couple years back."
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Dec 21 2016, 11:29 PM #11

"Losing a parent sucks, huh?" he replies. He pauses briefly before adding, "How'd your dad go?" He knows it can be a touchy subject sometimes, but it's easier when you're talking to someone who can understand.
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Dec 22 2016, 02:07 AM #12

Ember, startled by the question, stumbles through her answer. "Uh, well, he was sick for a bit and, um, they didn't know why. Then, um, they found out he had lung cancer. He died a bit after. I knew he was sick, but his death came as a bit of a shock to me; I was away at the time." She sighs before looking up at Tal and giving him a sad smile.
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Dec 22 2016, 02:53 AM #13

"My mom had cancer, too," he responds, returning the smile. "She had it off and on while I was growing up but she kept going into remission, so when she finally did pass away, it was a bit of a surprise, you know? I was expecting her to get better again. I was pretty little, so it makes sense. I was only ten."
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Dec 22 2016, 03:16 AM #14

"My little sister, Verity, was only five at the time of my father's death. She had just started school, dad was so proud of her. Then he just died. She was off school for a week. I was off for two and a bit. She doesn't really remember him that well. It's sad." It was sad. All those memories of her dad. Verity had none.
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Dec 22 2016, 03:23 AM #15

"That's just awful." Tal can't imagine what that must be like, losing a parent at such a young age. His own memories of his mom are foggy, which is bad enough, but at five? He shivers from the horror and pain of just thinking about it
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Dec 22 2016, 06:46 AM #16

"So, Tal, what do you usually like to do? I mean, I know you're new here, but in general?" She asks.
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Dec 22 2016, 04:50 PM #17

He shrugs. "I'm kinda a movie buff. And a bookworm." He holds up the book he had brought with him. "But that's really just a distraction. I like being with people but it's been kinda hard to do that the past few years. People look at you differently, you know?" He pauses briefly, his mind on his old friends and how they started acting odd around him. Anything to do with parents stopped coming up. They treated him as if he were a fragile little baby, when he really just needed them to treat him like they used to: as an equal and a friend.

Shaking that off, he adds, "How about you?"
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Dec 22 2016, 10:59 PM #18

"I'm a bit of a bookworm myself. I mean, movies are great, but the books are always better, much to the disagreement of my little brothers." She says, rolling her eyes. "Verity and I love books, Seren doesn't really care. Teague and Oisin, well they're a different story. Always have to disagree with everything I say." She pauses shaking her head, "I don't know how mum does it. Five of us in the one house, I'm surprised she hasn't bailed on us yet." Ember stops, cocks her head slightly and frowns. "Do you have any brothers or sisters?" She asks.
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Dec 22 2016, 11:17 PM #19

"Other than my brother, I have two sisters. Also stupidly older. They're all really close in age and then there's me," he responds with a roll of his eyes. "Leo is constantly worried about me. He's basically a combination mom and dad. Rhia kinda does her own thing. And Carys is a therapist, so it's kinda her job to care about people. It's hard being the youngest when the second youngest is like still fifteen years older than you and a therapist."
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Jan 1 2017, 10:14 AM #20

Ember laughs softly. Being the eldest, she could never have imagined. "Wow, now I know what Verity feels like." she says with a smile, "I know now that I don't annoy her," she pauses, "well most of the time anyway. You know, I've always wanted to be the youngest, you know, less responsibilities, less chores." She says, dramatically rolling her eyes.
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Jan 2 2017, 03:27 AM #21

"Maybe but it still kinda sucks," Tal replies. "Though I guess in some respects I'm almost more of an only child, considering the giant age gap. Which is equally weird and sucks just as much. You know people have actually thought my older siblings were my parents?"
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Jan 19 2017, 06:32 AM #22

Ember tries to suppress the greatest laugh ever, pursing her lips in a smile and nodding, but she eventually gives up. "I'm sorry," she says between laughs, "but...but that's, just, it's actually really funny." After her laughing fit, she turns to Tal.
"Ok, so maybe it's not that funny, but it's still weird, if you know the truth."
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Jan 19 2017, 06:46 AM #23

"Yeah, trust me, I know how weird it is," Tal replies, shaking his head slightly. "But I guess that's what I get for being so much younger than they are." He pauses, sighing quietly. "But honestly, I'm kinda glad for that. If they'd been closer to my age, none of us would have really been able to take care of each other. This way is better."
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Jan 19 2017, 07:45 AM #24

"Mmmh," she muses, "yeah. You're lucky, though, that your siblings are so kind and caring and that they would let you stay with them, and not just, you know, lock you out. I mean when dad died, mum sort of isolated herself from the rest of us, not that I can blame her, I did too. I feel so terrible about it, how I just left Seren, in charge of the boys and Verity. She was only, what, twelve? Yeah, twelve."
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Jan 19 2017, 02:51 PM #25

"Yeah, well, it was mostly Leo taking care of me," Tal responds. "Rhia went off the rails when mom died and when dad died, Carys started taking care of her, so she didn't really have time for me. I'm the one who locked himself away in my family. That and my dad when my mom died." He shrugs. "People grieve differently. I guess some grieve by taking care of the others affected."
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Jan 21 2017, 02:13 AM #26

"I agree," but then she stops, frantically trying to recall the time she had to be home at "wait, you wouldn't happen to know what the time is, right?"
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Jan 21 2017, 02:17 AM #27

Tal pulls out his phone from his back pocket and glances at the time. "It's only a little after four," he tells her, slipping his phone back to where it belongs. "Have somewhere you gotta be?"
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Jan 21 2017, 12:08 PM #28

"If by somewhere you mean babysitting your younger siblings, then yes, I've definitely got somewhere to be." Ember rolls her eyes. Her phone buzzes and she picks it out of her pocket. "Oh look at that. It's Verity. She says: 'Get home now. Mum's already left and Oisin's about to burn the house down.'" She groans as she shoves the phone back in her pocket. "Well, that's that. Sorry to cut our chat short, but maybe we could meet up some other time?"
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Jan 21 2017, 03:18 PM #29

Tal is a little disappointed to hear that she needs to go. She's the first friend he's really made here and he kinda likes her as more than that. Not that he would divulge this information to anyone, but most especially her. They've only known each other for less than a day. "Yeah, yeah, that's fine," he says, his disappointment heavy in his voice. "Responsibilities and stuff." He may not have any younger siblings himself, but he understands that being an older siblings means you have to look out for your younger siblings.
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Jan 22 2017, 04:19 AM #30

Ember frowns at his disappointment. She puts a comforting hand on his shoulder. "Hey, look, I'm sorry, but you know, I'm free this weekend. We could meet up then, if you wanted." She stands up and swings her handbag on to her shoulder. "Although, if you're so sad about me leaving," she starts, smiling "you could walk me home. It's a fair walk, but, you never know." Ember suggests with a wink.
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Jan 22 2017, 04:50 AM #31

Tal chuckles, biting his lip, his head bowing slightly. Looking back up at Ember, he smiles brightly at her. "Yeah, I could do that. My brother Leo would probably insist I did if he were here. He's all about that chivalry thing," he responds with a roll of his eyes. "He's old fashioned like that."
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Mar 18 2017, 05:53 AM #32

Ember laughs good-heartedly, "I think I'd like your brother. Come on then. Let's get going."
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Mar 18 2017, 02:11 PM #33

Tal grins when she laughs, a beautiful sound he finds himself proud to have helped produce. He grabs his book and follows her out of the cemetery. "Which street do you live on?"
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Mar 18 2017, 10:28 PM #34

"Uh, Valley Road. Two Valley Road. It's a nice street. Where do you live?" She asks
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Mar 18 2017, 11:08 PM #35

"Gulch," he replies. "I don't think Valley is too far from there. Pretty much on my way back to my house, I think." He shrugs. "I've explored a lot of the streets already."
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Mar 19 2017, 12:22 AM #36

She nods. "That's good. I've been pretty busy lately, I only practically know where my house is and where to get the chocolate from." She grins at him, "Maybe you could show me around sometime?"
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Mar 19 2017, 12:25 AM #37

"Uh, yeah, sure," he says. "It would be my pleasure." He pauses before adding, "And the only reason that I really get out as much as I do is it gets a little crowded in the house with my sometimes overbearing siblings." He rolls his eyes.
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Mar 19 2017, 02:40 AM #38

She nods. "No, I get it. Siblings. You always need them, but then always they're there when you don't want them, too, right?"
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Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

Marley Cox (14/9/03) -- LeClerc foster daughter
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Mar 19 2017, 03:40 AM #39

"Exactly," he says with a small chuckle. He loves his siblings; he really does. Sometimes, however, they can be a bit too much, always on his back, always checking in on him, always trying to make sure that he's okay. They don't seem to understand that sometimes what he needs most is a little bit of space.
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Mar 25 2017, 12:08 AM #40

Ember chews on the inside of her mouth and shoves her hands into her pockets, thinking. She does feel grateful that someone else feels the same way. She turns her head and looks at Tal for a moment, before turning her eyes back to the street in front of her.
The Redforts
Indiana (21/5/77), Brant (5/9/77), Paisley (16/1/01), Alouette (4/8/03), Sunny (14/9/04), Lexie (19/6/08), Alula 'Lulu' & a Ryder (29/4/13)

The Monroes
Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

Marley Cox (14/9/03) -- LeClerc foster daughter
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Mar 25 2017, 12:28 AM #41

Out of the corner of his eye, Tal notices Ember glance at him. When she turns, he glances at her in return. A small smile crosses his face.
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Mar 25 2017, 01:07 AM #42

Ember turns to Tal, a small grin tugging at her lips too. "Hey! What do you think your smiling at?" She asks playfully.
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Indiana (21/5/77), Brant (5/9/77), Paisley (16/1/01), Alouette (4/8/03), Sunny (14/9/04), Lexie (19/6/08), Alula 'Lulu' & a Ryder (29/4/13)

The Monroes
Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

Marley Cox (14/9/03) -- LeClerc foster daughter
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Mar 25 2017, 01:10 AM #43

Tal turns to her, hands up in playful defense. "Nothin', I swear!" Then he notices her grin and points victoriously at her. "Like you can talk!"
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Mar 25 2017, 01:19 AM #44

"I can talk, actually, because I'm, I'm not... I'm," she makes a face, "Oh, I don't even know anymore. I had no idea where I was going with that."
The Redforts
Indiana (21/5/77), Brant (5/9/77), Paisley (16/1/01), Alouette (4/8/03), Sunny (14/9/04), Lexie (19/6/08), Alula 'Lulu' & a Ryder (29/4/13)

The Monroes
Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

Marley Cox (14/9/03) -- LeClerc foster daughter
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Mar 25 2017, 01:21 AM #45

Tal chuckles, lightly bumping shoulders with her. "Teasing boys isn't your thing?" He teases. "Don't worry, it isn't really mine either."
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Mar 25 2017, 01:29 AM #46

"Nope. Not really. Seren likes to tease people though. A lot. I bet when I get home, she'll have something to say before I even get in the door." She pauses, "Keep that in mind."
The Redforts
Indiana (21/5/77), Brant (5/9/77), Paisley (16/1/01), Alouette (4/8/03), Sunny (14/9/04), Lexie (19/6/08), Alula 'Lulu' & a Ryder (29/4/13)

The Monroes
Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

Marley Cox (14/9/03) -- LeClerc foster daughter
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Mar 25 2017, 01:39 AM #47

Tal nods curtly. "Consider it filed away." He walks along beside her for a few seconds before saying, "So when you first saw me, sitting there alone in the middle of a cemetery, how weird did you think I was? Be honest."
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Mar 25 2017, 01:50 AM #48

Ember doesn't really need to think about this. She knows exactly what she's going to say. "Well, I do was any normal person - which, I'm not, by the way - yes, you definitely would probably be on my 'Keep Away From' list. Any yes, I do have one of those. It's also surprising long." She pauses, "But I suppose, when you're grieving for someone, you have your own way of doing it. I mean, I sit at my father's grave too, sometimes. So, the short answer would be no, not that weird."
The Redforts
Indiana (21/5/77), Brant (5/9/77), Paisley (16/1/01), Alouette (4/8/03), Sunny (14/9/04), Lexie (19/6/08), Alula 'Lulu' & a Ryder (29/4/13)

The Monroes
Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

Marley Cox (14/9/03) -- LeClerc foster daughter
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Mar 25 2017, 01:54 AM #49

Tal listens intently, glad to hear that he hasn't yet made her 'Keep Away From' list. "Even though you later discovered that the grave I was at wasn't even someone I knew? Because I'm pretty sure that would turn a lot of people away. If I were normal--because like yourself, I'm not--I'd definitely not want to talk to me."
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Mar 25 2017, 02:03 AM #50

Ember tries hard to suppress a smile. "Ok, so that part was a little weird. But you seemed friendly enough, and, well, here we are." She says
The Redforts
Indiana (21/5/77), Brant (5/9/77), Paisley (16/1/01), Alouette (4/8/03), Sunny (14/9/04), Lexie (19/6/08), Alula 'Lulu' & a Ryder (29/4/13)

The Monroes
Morgana (28/8/74), Ember 'Em' (6/2/97), Serendipity 'Seren' (9/7/00), Teague (29/3/02), Oisin (15/1/04), Verity (10/11/07)

Marley Cox (14/9/03) -- LeClerc foster daughter
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