I play a one on one game with a good friend of mine, on average weekly, and on average for about one hour at a time. This leads to some pretty tightly focused role-play, as one might imagine. The fact that we're writing, instead of talking, seems like it also lends a certain character to it - descriptions become very meaningful, and usually end up informing the action, and the emotions, involved.
The setting is Tékumel - specifically in the West, currently in the city of Betrús, and formerly in the city of Tümíssa. The vast majority of the characters involved are members of the Red Sword clan, a middle-rank clan that worships Vimúhla, the Lord of Red Ruin.
A very brief setup for this session: Arísa hiTlakolel is the PC, and is about 18 years old which by the standards of her society makes her a full adult woman, although young. She's aridáni, meaning that she is the legal equivalent of a man in the society. Women who aren't in this category are "clan women", meaning that they don't really have any right to participate in society outside of the clanhouse, but are well taken care of by the clan, and work in the clan's businesses, and raise children, etc.
She came to Betrús with her now husband, Kélume hiTlakolel, who is a relatively highly ranked member of this clan, and who is quite a bit older than she is (late 30s), and is a veteran of the Legion of the Lord of Red Devastation, an elite unit of fanatic Vimúhla worshipers. They are very bad-ass, and are used as shock troops, mostly. They have no children, but they're considering it. They came to Bétrus after Kélume was instrumental in convincing the Empire of the Petal Throne (Tsolyánu) to retake the city from the Mu'uglavyáni, the Empire to the west of Tsolyánu, which had invaded the city during the recent-ish civil war in Tsolyánu. Because of this, he has angered some very powerful people, Tsolyáni people who have ties to Mu'uglavyá, and who were secretly aiding the Mu'uglavyáni in return for greater autonomy for themselves than they were getting under the Tsolyáni empire. His actions, and indeed, his betrayal of these people, since it was once in their number, have made things difficult of late.
The clan house they live in is being rebuilt, and there aren't a whole lot of people there yet (many having fled during the invasion), but Kélume's Aunt Nala and her child, Radái, have come back. Radái is about 13. Nála is quite a bit older, perhaps 45, and has been pressuring Arísa to have kids, and settle down. Nála is cold, stern, and generally rather harsh. Radái is kind of a spaz, and super excited about everything, and wants to be an aridáni too, which she could do in about 2 years.
In a previous session, assassins came into the clanhouse in the middle of the night. Arísa heard Radái cry out, and woke up Kélume, who marshaled the guards, while Arísa went to go help Radái in her room. She found Radái unconscious and hurt, and was jumped by one of the attackers, who she managed to fight off, eventually eviscerating him, but not without being pretty bashed up herself. Kélume and the guards drove off the rest, with some casualties.
This is a day or so later - Arísa returns from going to the Temple, and what follows is a slightly cleaned up version of the IMs we did, (in the first comment, since it was too long to post in one).