of course of course! so fair warning this is heavy because my brain took ‘platonic’ to mean ‘moments of companionship’ and then that turned into like, real talk. so there’s like snuggles but content warning for discussion of assault and domestic violence (because that’s not talked about enough with onua) and brief mention of scars. also no one prompted me for lalasa and tian and i know you like them so i weaseled in a mention.
Buri found Onua curled against a tree in the horse pasture, and seeing that was all she needed to understand that today had been difficult.
She approached Onua cautiously, knowing that when Onua’s thoughts were in dark places she didn’t much like to be surprised. Buri stood a few feet away, squinting through the afternoon sun, and called out to her. “Do you need space? Or do you need a friend?”
Lifting her head from between her knees, Onua sighed and rubbed her eyes. “A friend, please. The horses are growing bored of me.”