(Blanks are your name, italics are what you "say" to people.)
Chapter 1 - Meeting
It's tough being a mute, that's for sure. Having to communicate without words--It's amazing how you've managed for the twenty-something years of your life. It's even worse when trying to explain how you feel to someone...
Your name is (F/N) (L/N). You live in Saint Binah, with no one but your cat. You frequently make trips to Grand Chokmah by coach, sending messages to your slightly-older brother. You've considered moving there--It's so much nicer than Saint Binah, which is half-gone after it fell.
Recently, during your visits, you have "spoke" with a man, who appeared to be somewhere about your age. He was a soldier like your brother, though he seemed to be of a higher rank. He had brown hair and glasses, but his most striking feature was easily his eyes. They weren't natural, and you found it fascinating. His name was Jade. Jade was a nice man, from what you had seen, albeit a bit sarcastic, and you had come to consider him a friend. You still remember the day you met...
N.D. 2019, Ifrit Decan 15
You had just finished your most recent visit with your brother. It was getting quite late in the day, and you were growing very tired. A notebook and pen in hand--These were your main method of communication--You wandered through the streets to find a carriage home. You must have nearly fallen asleep walking, because you suddenly run into someone. You attempt to try and apologize, but a deep voice stops you.
"Oh, my apologies. Are you alright, miss?" ..Looking up, you see a soldier there. You nod in response to his question.
"Are you lost? I don't believe I've seen you around here..." ..Facepalming, you take out your notebook and quickly write.
"Hmm? Oh, can you not speak?" ..You blush ashamedly and nod, showing him a note.
"I've just finished visiting my brother, and I'm heading back to Saint Binah. My name is ____."
"____..? Ah, so you're the one Major (L?N) spoke of?" ..Your eyes widen, nodding. You begin to write again.
"You know my brother?"
"... Yes, we have spoken on occasion. He's a very capable young man." ..You smile and nod in agreement. You write again.
"What is your name?"
"Colonel Jade Curtiss." ... Your eyes widen again, a bit further than before. You've heard of this man before.
"... You're the Jade Curtiss? Jade the Necromancer?"
... Seeing your note, he frowns.
"... Yes, that is correct." ..You frown, giving an apology that way.
"Are you apologizing? There is no need." ..You watch him curiously, feeling a little warm as he grins. You really liked something about that grin.
"Well, you seem like an interesting person. I do hope we can speak again, ____." ..Smiling a bit brighter, you nod eagerly. You turn around, waving at him as you walk away.
Jade couldn't explain it even if he tried, but something about you caught his interest. Maybe it was the fact that you were a mute... And a rather cute one at that.
He then questioned himself, because "cute" was a term he never used.