Sunday, March 6, 2011


Life in the Sullivan household has been quite hectic of late. Cathy, Ava, Reach, and Tony, all under my roof, apparently with an old friend on the way.

That being said, not all is sunshine. I've been helping a lot of runners out far more than I used to. That's a double-edged sword, especially with the current upheaval in the Black Knights' power structure. If I help one side, I have to help the other.

So far I've been able to keep the impact to a minimum, because the direct aid I've offered has been kept to a minimum. I won't be able to play my hand that close for some time.

I say what I'm about to say fully knowing the impact it will have on your trust in me, presumed reader. Due to offering several runners and fighters shelter in a house free of the Black King's presence, Eulogy--a Black Knight mentioned in the White Rook's blog, during our transcribed discussion--paid a visit and demanded information on Jeff and Cheska's whereabouts. A deal is a deal, and that meant being balanced in all things.

I'm sorry, Cheska. Unlike the last Knight-Commander, I can't doubletalk my way past Eulogy's inquiries. That's how they found you.


  1. Oh, Thage...

    I... I'm sorry, Thage. For your position, for what you must be feeling, for Cheska, for... for everything. I am so sorry.

  2. Miss Thage, you did what you had to do. I can't speak for the others, but I still trust you.

  3. Thage, I can understand the position you were thrust into. My trust in you has not faded. You have my forgiveness.


  4. ...You have the same surname as I do?

    Thage, I...frankly, I can't hate you for what you did. You had a bargain, and you had to honour it...even if it meant Jeff died.


  5. Oh God, we're the reason that staying with you is making you have to keep both ends of the deal. /Crap/ I'll have to talk to Anthony about this- I didn't even think about that...

    I'm sorry, Thage. You're such an amazing woman and I should have thought more about your predicament. Just...I'll try and sort some things out with Anthony. If it would help if we left, I know we can move as soon as possible. I don't want to-at all. But if it helps others in the end, it might be for the best.

  6. Everyone is forced to make choices that hurt in this fight. My trust in you may be lessened, but my respect for you has not.

  7. I understand why you had to. No one, besides Cheska, and she might or might not, blames you.

  8. Cheska: You of all people should know as well as I do that no war is won without knowing who to sacrifice when.

    Everyone else: Thank you for the support, however much or little you offer. Also expect far less direct activity from me, at least for the moment. The stands might empty and a player's seat occupied, we'll see.

  9. Cheska, it was my deal that forced Thage to do this. Blame me, not her.