What Are You Waiting For?

I wait for perfect timing.

It does not mean that I am hesitant, or cowardly. I mean to master the art of timing, and in order to do that, you must learn the value of waiting. This involves the control of not only your own emotions but of those around you. I refuse to let those around me push me into rash decisions. Why would I let someone else set the pace? Those who rush, those who do not wait, those who do not pause long enough to carefully pay attention to the nuances of any situation often run headlong into disaster. Let others run headlong into the danger and those with cooler heads and a greater penchant toward strategy will find the precise moment from which they may harvest the greatest benefit.

I do not wait for reasons of self preservation, or out of anything other than playing the game of Power in order to win it. I will not be goaded, prodded, baited or cajoled one moment before I am ready to make my move. By doing this, I maintain control. I have taken years, decades, even centuries to build the foundations of Power as I see fit. Those who do not bother to deliberate judiciously will often mistake a flight of fancy or a passing trend for what lies beneath it all. Why not step back, observe and pay attention to what is really happening? But you cannot do that if you are continually in a hurry and have no sense of timing.

On the other hand, when you can make those around you believe that they control things, that is when you hold the greatest amount of control of all. I do not mind watching them hurry and scurry about. When you can convince the other side that they must hurry, that time is of the essence – especially when you have all the time in the world, that is a great secret to winning the game. When you set the pace, control the clock, and can force your opponent’s timing, you gain the upper hand. It is that application of pressure that can make them snap – especially when you are the one setting the deadline. I will wait as long as necessary for the precise and most advantageous moment. I make them yield to my pace and when the time comes to strike, I do so decisively and without mercy.


Muse: Fanny Fae/ Faelyn
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore / Mythology
Word Count: 403

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2 responses to “What Are You Waiting For?

  1. *nods* While I’m well aware that I’m not the most patient of people, when it truly matters I can out wait anyone. If the impatience I show leads others to believe I will act rashly, all the better when they discover otherwise.

    (OOC: I do love how these two’s views on things really mesh up. *g*)

    • *smiling* I know you can, my friend. I’ve often wondered what would happen if one of us had to out-wait the other.

      I was always under the impression that your alleged ‘rash’ reactions to any given thing was in fact a strategy on your part. I find it hard to imagine them being anything else. You’ve been at this longer than most; myself included. Would it help you to know that many of the tactics that I employ myself are ones I have observed by your own example?

      Of course, I always try to put my own stamp on it. And no, I am not trying to flatter you. *grin*

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