I do not know what they call you now, mother and father will not tell me.
Please believe me when I say that I've held no ill words against you since
you've been gone from the Hold. I've only wished to have you home and I
have missed you terribly unlike our siblings. Mother and father have been
unbearable, and I can no longer live here. Please, if you care for me on
any level still, I implore you to help me leave this place. You don't need
to take me South to live with you - you can take me wherever you would
like to leave me and I would be content to remain there, never to get in
touch with you again. But please, little brother, do not let me stay in this
place another day or night.
With the love I still hold for you as your sister,
The opalrider found himself moving before he knew exactly what he was going to do, or how he was going to plan things. There was no doubt in his mind that he had to go get her. He wasn't sure if he was going to take her South or not, as her letter stated, but he knew for a fact he had to remove her from the Hold. That meant she would require a flight jacket. She was smaller than him, so his would suffice, and with that in mind he grabbed a spare and tossed it on the couch while before pulling out the rest of his flight gear. It didn't even begin to cross his mind that he was going to have trouble facing his father, his brothers, all of whom had such strong personalities that he would break beneath them even with Des backing him up... that is, it remained that way until his opal girl broke through the buzz of adrenaline and anxiety pumping through him.
Fox. Tell Fox. I'll get him for you, J'on. But you need him right now. He can go with us, and we can all do this together.
It took him a moment to put the breaks on, to stop and look towards Dashing who was always a reminder of his boyfriend. The pup - for he would always be a pup no matter how large he happened to get - had just been brought back from being let out when the letter had arrived, so he would be fine for a few hours while J'on was away. One concern down. Des accused him of sidestepping the real issue, and that was telling Fox. The panic in his chest started to twist everything into a knot, and he shook his head. No, he couldn't involve Fox in this. There would be an incident between his family and his bronzerider, words spoken, voices raised, worse yet fists tossed and there'd be nothing that J'on could do about it.
But you want him there, J'on...
...but he wanted the man there with him so badly it made the twisting in his body physically hurt. His feet almost tripped themselves, and he had to reach out to steady himself. He shook his head fiercely though. ”No, Des. He can't be there. It'll be quick this way. I go in, I get my sister, I get out. No incidents, no issues, no need to focus on anything else. I may want him there, but...” Fuck, what if he needed that strength? What if words were said to him, reminders flung, things were said that tried to bury him into the past where he wasn't sure if even Fox could pull him back up again? He swallowed and steadied himself, decided he just needed to focus on the task at hand. It would be late by the time he arrived at the Holding in Telgar's territory, late here too by the time he returned but... if he hurried now, he could be there and back before Fox even knew he'd been gone in the first place.
But Des, as much as she wanted her rider to be strong like he was now, knew that he needed the support. He wanted Fox, and as much as he was in denial over the matter, and didn't want her to press her nose against things, she was going to be brave and do for him what he wasn't doing for himself. She reached out to Mnenomth, urgency clear in her voice as she pressed her thoughts against the bronze's stronger mind. J'on doesn't know that I'm speaking to you, but I need you to tell your rider that the two of us are about to go North. To see his family. J'on thinks he doesn't want Fox to know, he believes he can be there and back before he's aware, but he truly wants him there, Mnenomth. He's going to be upset with me, but I have to do this for him. Tell Fox to hurry... I'll try to delay, but J'on is in a rush right now and he'll suspect I spoke to you if I take too long.