ROSE: Has this changed how you view me?
KANAYA: No It Hasnt
KANAYA: I Am Familiar With The Human Emotion Of Friendship
ROSE: Right, that's not the part I'm stressing.
ROSE: The important part is that when we met, before our friend groups became one, my only friends were John, Dave, and Jade.
ROSE: It's a contradictory statement, that hasn't really been substantiated by things you know about me.
ROSE: I've just told you this fact, and maybe it's recontextualized the way I exist to you. Maybe it hasn't.
KANAYA: I Dont Think It Has Love
ROSE: In fact, I don't think I've ever spoken about my life before this game with you. It's not something I'm ashamed of...
ROSE: It just never came up.
ROSE: But back onto a tangent closer to the topic at hand, I had a lot of friends during my time in school.
ROSE: I was, against all odds, well-beloved.
ROSE: It was one of the few upper hands that I had when dealing with my mother.
ROSE: Having a December birthday was quite good for me in this sense.
ROSE: We lived near Rainbow Falls in the Adirondacks.
KANAYA: I Cant Say I Know The Name
ROSE: I couldn't tell you what it means to those who spoke the language the name originates from, nor what language it was they spoke.
ROSE: What it signifies to me is a mountain range, lush with waterfalls. Rainbow Falls itself made its name by being a waterfall you could walk behind, and explore the caverns within.
KANAYA: Like A Video Game
ROSE: Like a video game.
ROSE: The twinkling waters from the fall cast a rainbow.
ROSE: Hence, Rainbow Falls.
KANAYA: That Sounds Nice
ROSE: You would think so, wouldn't you?
KANAYA: # # #
KANAYA: Return To Your Tangent
ROSE: On the surface side of the mountains, there was a ski lodge.
ROSE: Do trolls have skiing?
ROSE: A sport of sliding down snow-covered mountains, gaining exorbitant amounts of speed?
KANAYA: In A Sense
ROSE: May I hazard a guess as to how it's different?
KANAYA: Be My Guest But If You Say That You Believe It Is Bloodier And Gorier You Will Gain No Extra Favor
KANAYA: It Is An Easy Guess To Make
ROSE: Every year my mother would rent out that ski lodge - the Garnet Hill ski lodge - for my entire grade school class.
ROSE: It's a simple set up and punchline, where the punchline is you.
ROSE: Everyone wants to go, but nobody's there for you.
ROSE: This kind of passive-aggression was characteristic of her.
ROSE: But as I said, I was well-liked by my class, and it always went well.
ROSE: This is a true statement, by all means.
ROSE: I had friends in real life, until we moved further out of town.
ROSE: But... does that feel true, knowing who I am now?
ROSE: Maybe it does.
ROSE: Forgive me if my speech is unclear, or absurd.
ROSE: My mother was Jewish, and by extension, I am as well.
ROSE: She was not particularly observant of the culture, and I had not grown with it.
ROSE: I've done a fair amount of research, but recitation of facts isn't the same as living those facts.
ROSE: It feels untrue of me, since I haven't been expressing this trait to its fullest.
ROSE: But... knowing that I'm very potentially the last one, at least for a long while, I'd like to.
ROSE: There's always the chance that there are answers within that aspect of myself to questions whose answers I've been lacking.
ROSE: Maybe it's rearing its head as we are put in the position of literally repairing the world for a reason.
ROSE: But even before that, it's been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember.
ROSE: Removed from my being, in my orbit, but do we not consider Phobos and Deimos when we speak of Mars?
ROSE: It's neither wholly real, nor wholly fake...
ROSE: I wonder if I can just... reach over... and...