Home. It was a strange concept, to be sure. Julian was unsure, as of yet, where home was. There was the haven he rarely used. The small properties owned in the city for backup or other purposes. And there was...the other place. The one that felt most like home, yet was most dangerous. Walking through the streets, unseen by all as he passed, Julian wondered which truly was home?
Home is where the heart is. Your heart is only in one of those places. Ergo, go to yourself. It is simpler. Julian frowned at the quiet rasp, coming from the back of his mind. Certain...things...had been upset tonight, and quiet voices were coming more than they had for a long time. Are you listening? Listen. It is essential that you not put yourself at risk as much as you do.
I disagree, another voice piped up. To assure power and trust, you must put yourself in minor risk. The situation you have arranged here is an idea one, and your safety is almost assured. Power lies just a bit beyond. Some distance for personal safety would not be a bad idea, though. You should be more cautious. Every aspect, every vessel, they are your dominion. You must take care with them.
Julian shook his head, smiling a bit before replying on the inside. >You two argue like old women. I know where to go, and your doubts make only irritations. What I did tonight will only serve my greater good. And rid me of the two of you.<
How unusually malicious, my friend. Yes...remarkable for you, I believe. Have you been drinking when we were not looking? Regardless of whether or not he has been drinking, he seems resolved to rid himself of us. We, who have been so close at all times, who have guided and led...You should have a care. Yes. Remember, we know who you are.
>Shut up, shut up, BE SILENT. I am in control. I will choose how we go. And what we do. If you will not behave, I direct you towards the fate of the others.< There was a thoughtful silence. >Are we done now? Good.<
Looking up, Julian frowned. His feet had brought him to somewhere, true...but home? Yes. There was one place that felt like home. Promises and unexpected changes had led to that.
But as he went to the door, Julian nodded. It was a good feeling, it felt...right.