Once Charity had sobered up after the party, she had vowed that she was going to be extremely careful about how much she drank around Honey. Yet there she was... Drunk again and lying on her bed, wanting nothing more than to cuddle with Honey and beg her to never leave. "Damn this woman..." Charity thought angrily to herself. "I'd bet a chest full of loot that she knows exactly what she's doing!""I know, I'm absolutely wicked! But yes, probably best that we don't do anything to injure that poor little head of yours," she said, fondly stroking Charity's forehead. "I've gone and gotten you too drunk again. See, I'm a terrible influence. You really should be more careful who you trust, love. For all you know, this is all part of my evil plan to wait until you pass out and then take wanton advantage of you! But don't worry, I'll make sure you're fast asleep. You won't remember a thing." Honey teased her shamelessly.
A pout formed on Charity's lips and she glared at the ceiling. "If that was really your plan, you didn't need to get me drunk first ya know. Could've just asked and I woulda let you do whatever you wanted as long as I got to be awake for it." she grumbled quietly, mostly to herself, but also loud enough so the other woman was sure to hear.
Honey seemed to be taking great pleasure in teasing Charity for having feelings for her. "Why was she acting like this?" Charity wondered. Maybe Honey had never had anybody genuinely like her for who she was and didn't know how to handle it.
Protective? Protective didn't even begin to cover how she felt about Urchin. To Charity, Urchin was like a child's favorite teddy bear. Something about having him around was comforting for her. And he had reminded her of what it was like to have a best friend again."You really are protective of that boy, aren't you?" Honey asked with a smile. "That's good. He needs someone to look after him. Lost his mother far too soon and he's been taking care of himself ever since. Urchin does his best, but he always seems to end up in more trouble than he can handle. I do worry about him...
But still, to her he was more than that. Charity had come to see him as part of her family. Urchin was like a little brother to her. She couldn't explain how he had gone from a runt on the street she had felt sorry for, to somebody who lived with her and shared in her adventures. He was somebody she deeply cared for. Somebody who she constantly was scolding and fretting over. If Urchin suddenly disappeared, Charity wouldn't know what to do with herself.
Charity tried to convey these thoughts to Honey but couldn't be sure she had gotten her thoughts across in an understandable manner.
Charity returned the hug, relieved to hear that Honey wasn't upset and hadn't given up hope. She held onto Honey for as long as she thought she could get away with, before laying down and putting her head in Honey's lap. "I'm sure you'll see them again someday!" Charity looked up at her with a smile. "They'll probably be proud that you managed to survive this long on your own!"Awh, Charity was such a sweet heart! Wait, were those tears in her eyes? "Oh, baby, don't cry!" Honey begged as she pulled her in close. "It's okay sweet pea, I'm alright. I haven't given up yet. I'm sure I'll see them again one day. It's Alliria after all. The Trade Capital of the world. They'll turn up eventually... To be honest, as much as I can't wait to see them again, it's a reunion I kind of dread. I'm not exactly the sweet little girl they left behind anymore. I kind of doubt that this is the life my parents had dreamed for me... I only hope I'm not too much of a disappointment."
"Yeah... Urchin's a real sweetheart isn't he." Charity said with a soft smile. "Always looking out for other people and trying to help! He can be a real pain in the ass at times, but he has a heart of gold!" She paused for a moment before adding "We're both blessed to have him in our lives!"
Charity was struggling to keep her eyes open as she wracked her brain trying to think of something else to talk about. She wasn't sure if it was because of the wine or because it was getting late. Either way, she tried to force herself to sat awake. Her time with Honey couldn't end this quickly! But before she knew it, she had gently drifted off to sleep, a small smile on her face. Though Charity didn't know it, she was quietly mumbling in her sleep.