Neu Reich - Ekos 1.2 - Promise the blue of the sky
Posted on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 - 1:56am by Lieutenant JG Adrianna Eberhardt
Adrianna was sat up in bed, not far off of slumber. The dim light of her PaDD softly illuminated her face in a rather dull way as she read. The bed covers weren't as thick as those in their quarters, so she'd resorted to thick pyjamas and a jumper.
The Italian wasn't a fan of learning languages with harsh sound phonetics. They never came out right on her tongue as her native tongue was so soft. She wasn't bad at it though, she had learnt Russian from the age of four.
Nevertheless, here she was, trying to cram in preparation. She didn't want to be oblivious to what was going on, especially if she got separated from Leopold.
Her eyes were feeling heavy and she'd read the same phrase a few times. It was a colloquialism that made her think:
"Das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen".
Literally: Promise the blue of the sky.
Meaning: A promise that can’t be fulfilled.
Adrianna looked over to Leopold. Had she made a promise she could keep? Had they both made a promise that each couldn't keep?
It was about their relationship. Adrianna was 'willingly' going into a war zone for this man. She wasn't about to back out of their upcoming wedding, if there would even be one with how unorganised she was feeling. Maybe she should just let someone else plan it for her, as she would have allowed her mother to do?
Not the point.
Adrianna felt that the promise that may never be fulfilled would be that they could help his family. At least, it was a promise of trying and not that they'd succeed.
But what if they couldn't?
Leopold would lose both of his parents, potentially his whole family. With the public executions, he may even watch it happen. That kind of trauma would not be easy to recover from. If you could even recover from it. Leopold was strong, but no living being would recover from that.
Would he forgive her for starting all of this by offering the 'message in a bottle' idea?
Equally, what if Stillwater doesn't get anywhere with being able to assist? They'd be stuck in Ekos. Could Adrianna feel safe or even at home there?
Too much philosophical thinking for one night. In fact, the longer she fought the sand man, the more she worried. Her mind danced with all the different scenarios, none of which positive.
Adrianna put the PaDD on the shelf near the makeshift bed and snuggled up, behind Leopold. She wrapped her arms around him gently, so as not to wake him. She kissed the back of his neck and nuzzled him a little.
Of course she could make a home there, especially if it meant that they would be together.
"I love you," she whispered into the darkness.