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Verniy was slightly uncomfortable at the idea of being carried, believing that she can manage on her own just fine but she remained silent as she carried her all the way to Vastime and into Mirja's training grounds. By the time that they have gotten in, Verniy would help herself to get off of Mirja's carry and stood on her own two feet.
She listened to every word that Mirja said in silence, without speaking a word nor diverting her attention away from her words. Verniy understood what she meant by her words but she didn't have any comments about it, remaining silent as per usual as it had reminded her of a bitter feeling that lingered inside of her. It wasn't appropriate enough to share such a thing yet, it just wasn't.
When Mirja invited her over to sit together, she did. Verniy sat in front of Mirja on her knees and resting on her heels in a traditional Japanese way of sitting in a formal manner called Seiza. Resting her sacred weapon on her thighs in a calm manner, she would continue to listen in to what Mirja has to say without a word.
It was Mirja's technique, something that demands peace and when Verniy heard of that word, she was a little confused, replying to what she said about the technique."Peace..? I.."
Verniy went quiet for a short while, placing one of her hands on her forehead and dropped a sweat. She know what peace is by any means as it is something she continues to maintain with Russia but she didn't know peacefulness for a.. person.".. I don't know.."
Verniy had a mind of a soldier and even continued to do so until now, so such words didn't strike her much since her lack of expression and physical actions had always displayed a sense of calmness, something related to peace but it wasn't it. She wanted to be reliable, to be alive, to serve the country, to move forward and fight not for herself but her people.
A simple word of peace
only got her to a state of confusion because it wasn't a feeling that she had tried confirming when she started all of this. Verniy remained silent for a bit longer before she finally spoke again."... Сожалею. Can you.. repeat that?"