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#331 Post by Ulin208 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:29 am

The strange woman had not attacked like he had expected, but she began asking him questions.
"Yes you have seen me before... this town isn't very large population wise... and as for what I am doing here, couldn't I ask you the same? Especially a fair maiden such as yourself, would you not be more vulnerable that me?" He replied, pondering the strangeness of her questions without letting his guard drop. He though for a moment then continued,
"You ask why I am not at an inn? When had you become interested in my personal life?" Thanos was shocked at what he just said, not only was it extremely rude, but it was not the type of language he would normally use.

Deciding that a more friendly approach would be better suited, he stepped a little closer."Excuse me... I was being was rude, but before I answer your questions, you mention that it was dangerous? What could possibly be dangerous in this little town." Assuming that she knew the town better than he did, he needed to find out whether there was anything special here, or whether it was worth staying longer than he had first intended. He noted this girl was completely calm on the outside, but could he could sense that she felt at least a bit of apprehension, unlike humans, he could hear this woman's heart beating faster than when she had passed him the first time, and being starved for blood had further increased his sensitivity.

Thanos was having difficultly trying to predict her next actions, she had to be a skilled assassin, or something along those lines specialising in stealth. She would most likely be armed, but was not sure of what types of weapons she could successfully hide under her cloak.

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#332 Post by Jinroh » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:14 pm

Luna and Aya drew nearer to their friends, close enough that they could see them through the darkness.

When they approached, Luna said to the group.
"Hi everyone!" She smiled, but it quickly faded.

"Ummm....I don't know how to tell you this, but it looks like Calixte is lost and Renee went out looking and had me alert you all that to keep your eyes peeled for Calixte. However, I feel something may have happened to Renee."

She frowned, and felt like it was her fault that Renee might be introuble for leaving her side.
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#333 Post by lill_sweetty » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:02 pm

The man -whatever he was- answered harshly at first, and then became courteous, perhaps deciding it would be a better approach. He stepped closer to her, and she instantly backed away.

She raised an eyebrow at his question of whether this town was dangerous or not. From what she has seen in her childhood and now, yes. And so she answered him, "There are plenty things that only come out at night, and plenty hidden at day... And I assure you, I am quite capable of taking care of myself if I meet such things. I am not, fortunately, 'a fair maiden'. So, you must understand, I was taken back when you came out of the shadows. One, especially an intelligent and independent one, must always be cautious of others, especially this late." She smiled calmly, but her hand gripped her dagger harder, taking her own advice.

"As for asking you about yourself, I apologize. That was rude of me, when I do not even know your name. I was merely trying to be courteous, while satisfying my own curiosity. As you can see," she waved her free hand vacantly at the streets, "the streets are deserted. And you, whom I presume is a traveler and do not know many here, have even less reason than me to be here. Unfortunately, I do not have the privilege of walking around freely like you do. One of my groups has gone missing, and I, being one of the few acquainted with the town, am looking for her. So excuse me if I am unable to speak to you any longer. And you need not escort me. I am capable of taking care of myself. Thank you." She hoped that will ward him off.

With that, she turned around and started to walk briskly, resisting the urge to run, but getting as much distance between them as possible. When speaking to him, he sounded and acted normal, but the dangerous air around him was still there. It caused her to fear him, certainly...but also entranced her. She still did not know what he was capable of, and she wanted to find out... Seeing him as confirmed that he wasn't normal. The truth was, no one did walk around at this time, and he had dodged her question of what he was doing out here. Was he following her? She laughed at that idea, thinking that she was overestimating her allure...But she got serious again quickly. Calixte was still out there, and whatever he was doing, he was walking about, and she needed to find her before Calixte found out what he was capable of.

Thankfully, while she was thinking all that, her legs had been working, and she soon saw a slight figure sitting down by a building, with bundle by her side. Reene ran quickly to the figure's side. "Calixte, thank God I found you. What are you doing out here? It's night, and I've been searching all over for you, and the others are waiting."

Reene frowned. There was something off about her. Reene kneeled down until she was at Calixte's eye level. Calixte looked as lost, as if she was somewhere else and not aware of her surroundings. "Are you okay? Did someone attack you?" An image of the man flashed through her head. Did he get there before her?

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#334 Post by Ulin208 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:37 pm

Thanos felt confused for a second, that girl before, surely was female, why did she deny the fact that she was a 'fair maiden', it could not be possible for at man to look like this. The confusion quickly passed, as the realisation that this female was looking for someone, he decided not to follow her any further, another human knowing of my existence would not be good. He wondered what type of person the lost one was, perhaps a boyfriend? He had not paid very much attention to what she had said about the missing human and had missed whether the girl mentioned gender. No one else had ever been dear enough for him to have risked his life than the one he loved... what became or her..?

He didn't know what to do from here, he was indeed lost, when he was chasing the woman, his attention was focused solely on her, all his surroundings had been totally blocked out. He thought it would be best if he explored during night time, so decided to head the opposite direction of where the girl had gone. Perhaps he should stop at the inn? Though it did him no good, it would help prevent any further exposure, something that was most certainly not good.

As he leisurely made his way through the bright light of the stars, he though again to the social group he had spied earlier, that maiden who had disappeared first? Was that the one who was lost? Searching deeper in thought, he seemed to remember the girl saying it was a girl, it matched with the story he had put together. There was still the problem with the two men, how did they fit in? A group of females could casually be friends, sharing common interests. What was the story behind the other two, one looked like he was flirting earlier, most likely one of the women's lovers, but why would he be with a whole group of girls?

All these questions came without answers, this annoyed Thanos, he liked to know the whole situation before trying anything; years of being in the Royal army had thought him that. A problem struck him like a bolt of lighting, what had become of his roses? They hadn't been watered for a day, without bones to hold them up, water was needed regularly to maintain of of the organelles inside the plant cell that help the plant keep firm and upright. His roses would surely be drooping by now.

There would surely be water at the inn, no matter what, he had to go there now. Starting to run, Thanos heads to the direction of where he sense has the highest concentration of warm blood.
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#335 Post by Calixte9 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:42 pm

It was pitch black all around as a figure approached Calixte. It was Reene but when she proceeded to talk, Calixte found that she could not understand what was being spoken to her. It sounded distant and blurred or of another language. The woman looked concerned but for some particular reason, she couldn't care. She wanted to as what the matter was but her body would not let her. It felt as though she were a stranger though the girl was quite clearly visible this up close. Showing no signs of doing anything, Calixte simply stared at Reene blankly in a daze and drew back a little. Then she stumbled backwards, the only comfort to her was the darkness. Though she felt cold, the warmth of another gave her no consolation and almost felt scolding.

Deep inside her mind however, she was far off. She was wandering around, lost in a seemingly endless field of flowers. As she approached a wall of flowers that blocked her path, they would part as though to let her past. Each one was perfectly large and flawless. Of the sea of reds and blues, white could also be seen. Although it was possibly the most beautiful thing she had ever seen, she was greatly troubled. It was eerily quiet and looking around she saw no one.
"Please, is anyone there?" She pleaded yet received no reply and no one had come to her aid. It was her fault to ask to be alone and now she was alone eternally.

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#336 Post by phoenixgirl » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:44 am

Listening to Luna's concern over Reene and Calixte, Sara became even more worried.

"What do we do? We can't just stand here all night, hoping that Reene and Calixte will come back."

Shane replied, "Well, there is always the authorities. We could go to them and report the two of them missing and see if they can search for them. What does everyone else think?" Shane looked at Luna, Aya, and Celia.
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#337 Post by Jinroh » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:22 am

Luna looked at Shane, Aya, Celia, and Sara. She shook her head and said out of concern,

"I don't know if we have time to alert the authorities." She frowned.

"I've been sensing something really scary ever since before Renee and I split off to find Calixte. I'm scared that they may be in danger."

A look of concern painted her fair face.
"What do you guys think?"
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#338 Post by lill_sweetty » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:44 am

Calixte backed away. Reene stepped forward looked into her eyes, and even though it was dark, what she saw scared her. Calixte's eyes...were vacant. She wasn't seeing Reene, but reflecting back her feelings of what she saw. Fear... pain... loneliness... hopelessness... lost somewhere... Those eyes, they were so eerily vacant, but so silently painful... She remembered those eyes...

For a moment, Reene forgot Calixte, forgot the man, forgot the others waiting for her...Those eyes... they took her back to a place she didn't want to go back to. Long long ago.. looking at the mirror, seeing those oblivious eyes staring back at her... Trapped within a beautiful jail. She wanted to be alone. No, she didn't want to be alone! Screaming out for someone, anyone, to tell her what to think, what to do. To save her.

At that moment, Calixte murmured some words Reene couldn't quite catch, in response to something she could only see, snapping Reene out of her own thoughts. As she looked at Calixte's weak figure, Reene felt almost hysterical. She hated those eyes...Oh God, how she hated those eyes! She didn't want to see them, on her, on anyone! But she didn't know what to do.... What could she do, when she was still suffering somewhat herself?!

Almost unconscious of what she was doing, to save herself more than Calixte, she grabbed an arm and hoisted Calixte up. She spoke, as if it was a mantra, "I'm here...You're not alone..." again and again and again.
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#339 Post by Calixte9 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:33 am

Calixte, feeling her body being pulled up, returned to reality and blinked for a while, looking about.
"Oh, umm... Reene... it's you," she said, rather confused, "Err... what happened?" Seeing that Reene had obviously tried to take her somewhere, she automatically apologized,
"Gosh, I'm so sorry for any trouble I've caused you. I shouldn't have left all by myself to wander the streets; I was really stupid to do what I did. Where are the others now?"

It was a lot darker than when she had first left, and she could hardly see any of her surrounding. She looked to Reene which had a somewhat panic-stricken expression on her face and this made her feel uncomfortable as she always thought of Reene as a person who stayed collected no matter what happened.
"I'm sorry," she apologized again, "And thank you... for thinking of me I suppose," Though trying not to show worry, she was rather scared.
"We should get going if you don't mind, I think the darkness might be getting to me." She said with a nervous smile and laid one hand against her head as if to steady herself from dizziness. Then she retrieved her backpack and peered inside. Counting the objects, she was relieved nothing had been lost. She also glanced down quickly at her hand and saw that the ring was still their. Silently breathing a sigh of relief, she was glad to see everything was still present.

"So umm, are we heading back or something?" Calixte asked, purposely making herself sound as meek as possible and hoped it would let Reene regain some control over the situation as she feared seeing her like this.

Calixte still wondered how what happened, had occurred and exactly what had happened still remained a mystery. Not recalling a similar situation from the past, she grew slightly apprehensive of what might have done it to her.

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#340 Post by LovePhoenix » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:31 am

Celia thought about what Luna said and she nodded in agreement. "Listen, I have a small idea. You guys go and tell the authorities, I'll go and search for Reene and Calixte." She paused for a moment before she continued, "I can defend myself, if anything. So I do not fear what night may have for me."
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#341 Post by lill_sweetty » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:23 pm

Reene looked at Calixte, who was regaining her sense, and speaking. She still looked rather lost, but it was a natural kind of lost, as if she wasn't really aware of what she had seen before. Reene felt relieved, because it proved Calixte had not really lived in those eyes, like she had, so she decided not to push the situation. So as long as Calixte was fine.

She began to realize how worked-up she was, under Calixte's obvious worried -or was it fearful?- gaze and simple questions. She closed her eyes and breathed in deeply, regaining her composure....In and out...

When she opened her eyes again, she was once again the Reene that Calixte knew.

"It's okay," she said to Calixte, "You don't need to thank me. I don't like people I know to go missing, that is all." Reene flashed back to a tall regal woman she had seen every day but never spoke too. She paused for a second, and smiled wistfully. "Whatever happens after I leave, I don't really care, but until then..." She shrugged and looked at Calixte, who had gathered all her stuff.

"I suppose we can go now to the inn. I remember I told Luna to tell them that I'd go back to the inn if I couldn't find you in an hour, and it's pushing that now. They should be there. And if not... It's late and we all need to get there, anyhow."

She started walking, not waiting for a response. Now that the danger had passed and she had regained herself, she found herself tired and not in any mood to be considerate. In fact, Reene felt a simpering anger underneath it all... Calixte really was very stupid to go wandering off by herself. And so Reene said, while walking, "As for what happened, you should be answering me that. Luna and I went looking for you at the church, but you weren't there. Night was approaching, and strange men were walking about. We started to panic, and Luna split up while I went looking for you. Why did you leave in the first place, and why didn't you go to the church?"

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#342 Post by Calixte9 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:22 pm

Calixte walked after Reene, who didn't seem to care about her anymore. This did get on her nerves slightly but she waved it by, understanding that Reene had done nothing wrong and that everything was her fault.
"When I left, I was expecting that people would follow, after all Aya did mention she wanted to leave. I only realized that no one followed me when it was too late and by then I was already quite lost. I didn't think that it would be dangerous, I wasn't afraid of thieves too much and if by strange men you mean the homeless ones on the streets who are always drunk and like to molest young women then I know how to deal with them. You should see how the older boys at my school were. Other than that I saw no danger I guess..." She replied softly as she stared at the ground and continued but also slowed slightly.

After a while she looked up and saw Reene quite far a head of her. She was regretful that she had worried the group but the truth was she didn't really expect them to care.
"I'm a bad person," She told herself, sighing. For a moment, she considered leaving the group, maybe then she would not cause them anymore trouble but her life would become even more meaningless. She could be useful to them in the future anyway.

Though wishing that she could ask Reene what she truly meant when she had said strange men, she did not as she believed that it would cause her annoyance. Sighing once again, she quickened her pace as to catch up to Reene.

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#343 Post by phoenixgirl » Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:31 pm

Sara didn't like the idea of Celia going off by herself, despite that she said that she was a sorceress and could take care of herself. But Luna didn't want to go to the authorities, either.

"Hmm, why don't we all just head back to the inn? It is getting late and perhaps there those inside who have seen Calixte and Reene and know where they are. And who knows? Maybe those two are back themselves and we're just standing around here for nothing."

Shane nodded. "That sounds good. I can escort you ladies back to the inn."
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#344 Post by Ulin208 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:13 am

Looking around to take note of his surroundings, he would not get lost again. He saw the library, he knew that it was next to the general store, which was next to the inn. This meant he was going the right way, his instincts were to be thanked again. Starting to speed up, he saw that group again, Luna was with them, and they were most likely discussing the situation of the other to girls. Putting them out of of his mind, he set his attention back to the inn and thought of what he would do during the night time. He should rent a room in case he needed to hide form those girls, if he becomes blinded from his starvation, at least it would provide some setback, though he thought it best if he found something to kill.

Upon arriving at the inn, he noticed the downstairs area was a restaurant or some sort, or at least a bar. It would be awkward to ask for a glass of water and that only, pondering what he would do he decided to toss the food out afterwards, to some wild animals or a beggar on the street, sitting down at a very large table, he was unaware of the concept 'saving space' since all the table we was used to were big and seated at least 22 people. Waiting for a waitress to come, he looked around at the people here.

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#345 Post by lill_sweetty » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:40 am

Reene listened to Calixte's explanations. It still did not explain why she left, but perhaps she was just fed up with Prince Nico. Luna seemed to have left for the same reason... And she couldn't quite blame them really. She remember her distaste for the flirtatious young man.

She looked back and saw Calixte walking behind by herself, still looking quite weak. She felt a pang of regret, and so slowed down until she was by Calixte's side again. When she was side by side with Calixte again, she said, "Don't do that again. We're in the same group, and when you wander off by yourself and don't come back, of course there's going to be trouble. Go with someone else next time. And would you call the state I found you in to be 'not dangerous'? Perhaps you did not encounter any danger, and perhaps if you did, you would've been able to take care of it..."

Reene paused and eyed Calixte. Calixte was weak when Reene found her, but now that she seemed to have recovered, the feeling that she knew more came back. Reene remembered her mentioning a school... so she continued, "...You are more capable than you let on...But regardless, unexpected things happen, and I don't wish to see them happen on you while I am in your group. If not for me, then for the others, who don't want to see you harmed...." She paused again, seeing that Calixte looked like she was blaming herself, "Or beating yourself up."

Reene sighed, "Like I said, just don't do that again." She hoped that was a good enough pep talk, because that was the best that she could do. And she really was very relieved that Calixte was fine.... She hated to see anyone in her company, especially one who possessed, however briefly, the same eyes she had....

They were close to the inn then, and Reene felt herself feeling more and more relax as they approached it. Luna had said her path had many surprises for her... She believed she had just gone through one of those surprises...and perhaps one of the obstacles, if she was on a dark path... And so she began to feel very triumphant as she stepped through the doors of the inn...

...Where she was instantly met with the figure of the strange man she had seen before, in which case all the muscles in her body tensed. She breathed in deeply. So it seemed that when fate called for a surprise, they really meant a surprise...and when they called for an obstacle, they meant this type of obstacle.

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