old friends - new places [jaime & aranica blitz] Aug 30, 2020 1:17:32 GMT -5
Post by Tom on Aug 30, 2020 1:17:32 GMT -5
Carter's been talking about going to visit Aranica all day. A constant reminder of the joyfulness he used to remember his son being, smiles and laughs burnt onto his lips. Recovering from the pain of the eightieth slowly, but surely. All of the signs makes him feel more confident in running again for mayor. Being able to see his son be so openly happy was a gift given back to him after all these stressful years of heartache and grief. It's how he agreed to stop his campaign trail for a night at Aranica Petros' home, the victor who Carter's clung to with respect.
It was never surprising to learn about his son and the victor's friendship. Aranica Petros has been in Jaime Laws' life for quite a long time, remembering the years when they were much much younger and he had been much more of a loud obnoxious boy with cards and muscles from the hard work his pops used to make him do. Never quite far apart, Aranica and him had known of one another and he'd known of what happened when she was much younger, reaped into the games following Arbor Halt, coming out someone else entirely, but the same girl was there if he stared for long enough.
Every time he had seen her over the years, he never forgot of the memories of those past, but that's all they ever were. Memories of a childhood long past, but he's proud of Carter to cling to someone who held so much respect in the district. It's when he's sitting at a table watching Aranica preparing a meal and hearing Carter gasp at the fact one of Ara's rabbits has been following him around the room that he lets himself step up and offer a hand to Aranica.
"Is there anything I can help with? I'm not much of a chef, but I can at least chop things and stir pots if needed."