Re: hannah and david: woods
She didn't answer on purpose, and instead there were floorboards. She couldn't explain without telling him what Jamie had done, and she thought maybe that wasn't very fair to Jamie. Also, she was still close to Hugh, and he still helped her and cared about her, and she thought David might hate him like Si did. She didn't want that, and so the truth stayed quiet and hush and not voiced on the night breeze.
Hannah was really, really accustomed to parties, though. "I spent a lot of time at big parties and grand galas, at charity balls and intimate dinners, and I like these parties better, the ones here. No one expects anything of me here," she told him, step, and step, and truth, and only the trees and the stars and the moon were listening on. "I waltzed with someone new. His name is Fiach, and he seems nice." Nice, which was a quiet word, and she glanced over at him, because she knew he understood. David was someone who loved hard and deep and forever, and he would understand. Her smile held secrets, and then she looked back at the space of grass and earth in front of them.
"Oh," she said then, of Mars. "She doesn't think she's my sister, but I guess Si told her. They're close, and he would, I think," she said, but there was no chastisement or judgement to her. "He's really protective," she added unnecessarily; of course he was, because he'd lost mother, sister, sister, sister, and that made him the way he was. But she immediately shook her head, clarifying about Rey and crawling into her head. "No, no, no, she was helping me. I was a little bit not okay after Daniel, after the memories, after talking to Mars. I was a little bit of a mess, and Rey helped. She's really kind. I'm glad to have met her."