Thinking of HomeAfter the war, Millerna offered space in Palas for her, but Hitomi elected to return with Van and Merle to Fanelia. She felt safe with Van in a way she didn't with all the guards of Asturia. And, the halls of the palace reminded her of the troubles they'd had in the country. Fanelia had been attacked, too, but she hoped the rebuilding would make it feel less obvious.Thinking of Home3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She hadn't considered that Van, as king, would be at the heart of the effort. They might as well be in different worlds, she thought as she stared up at the Earth looking ghostly in the daytime sky. Van did try -- they ate breakfast and dinner together, alone or with Merle, every day -- but she could see the tired way Van moved. It was a happy, satisfied tired, the way she'd seen her teammates act after a meet, but it still meant that he was usually falling asleep into his meal.
Not that she was much better: the smell of fresh-cut lumber