You are either not logged in or not registered with our community. Click here to register.
 
December 10, 2016, 06:32:04 PM

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length

Click here if you are having problems.
Default Wide Screen Beige Lilac Rainbow Black & Blue October Send us your theme!

Hark!  The Herald!
Holiday Issue 2016

Wiki Blogs Dicebot

Author Topic: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)  (Read 1099 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« on: July 29, 2011, 12:00:30 AM »
Raqueal glared at her captives and screamed at them through her gag. These bastards thought they could get away with rummaging through her village and stealing the one thing her family valued. Over her dead body.

Ra knew either way she was in trouble, she had been the moment she set out to right the wrong done to her village and family. Taking only one sword and no help she stomped after the brutes. Quickly Ra found herself tossed to their shoulder trussed up like the pig for a festival; and now tossed to the side of the cave and promptly ignored. Squealing and struggling against the bindings she glared at them as they ogled the gems and gold they got from her village.

Her brown eyes widened as one of them tossed a thumb over his shoulder and pointed to her. "Ransom - more gold to be had." The other three grunted and agreed. Continuing to glare she worked at the bindings at her wrist - she would get free and return the gem they stole from her family. It would be hers again.   

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 12:48:39 AM »
Austin fixed his cloak as he made his way through the desert caves for his mark. Boyce had made a grave mistake in going rogue. Boss was most displeased. As was Austin, having to travel so far to get to his mark. Again, fighting the wind and fixing his cloak to keep his features hidden. Not that anybody should see him all the way out here, but overall it was a habit to keep himself unseen when he was on the job. He was told he had memorable features since he was still pretty and boyish. At nineteen he still had 'boyish charm' as many of his mentors liked to say. He pushed his muddy river hair back under the hood as he heard the sounds of muffled laughter and grunts. Hunching down he eased himself towards the opening, inspecting every face of Boyce's crew until it landed on the fool himself.

He reached around, swinging himself up onto the crevice atop the cave and quickly found a position of ease that he could drop down and kill the peons quickly. He unhooked his cloak, dropping it upon the closest one and quickly followed it as he dropped from the ceiling, blades drawn mid fall and landing deep in the neck of the man beside the one caught in his cloak. With a spin and some unnecessary flourish he cut at the third member that reached for him, slashing at his wrists and then putting his dagger through his throat with a turn. The fourth was out from beneath his cloak and Austin charged, blade stabbing his cheek and ripping it as he kicked him away. As the man stumbled he slit his throat. Finally, he turned to Boyce. "Prepare yourself, fool. You know why I come."

Boyce pulled his longsword and charged. The man was bigger and stronger, but Austin was quicker, pushing his blade away and avoiding the attacks. The cave was small where Boyce was large. Dodging, leading Boyce on, he did not hide his smile when Boyce's blade bounced off the cave wall and he stumbled back, tripping over his pile of gold. Austin was on him in a minute, blade sinking deep into his throat. Yanking it out, flinching away from the splatter of blood from his jugular, Austin rolled back to his heels and stood, wiping his daggers clean and appraising the blood covered gold. Boss would likely enjoy it if he returned with that fair sized pile.

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 04:22:33 AM »
Ra lurched seeing the shadowy figure as he dropped from the ceiling of the cave. She whimpered and turned away from the scenes as he proceeded to taunt and kill the bandits. Finally looking back she perked a brow seeing each of the men dead at the feet of the new stranger.

Was he a hero? Or another bandit that just did not wish to share the bounty? She cowered and a small whimper escaped her as she tried to crawl a bit further into the shadows. Her dark eyes widened watching the stranger clean his dagger and she tipped her head and then screamed into her gag seeing him looking at the one gem that was hers.

No one was going to take that from her family. She screamed at him telling him through the gag that was her's she fought for it and earned it. Screaming again she struggled against her bindings and would have walked up and taken the gem from the pile if she could have.

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 02:38:13 PM »
Austin glanced over to the shadows,green eyes narrowing and blades swinging up defensively as he looked for the cause of all the noise. His eyes fell on the wiggling and squirming figure of a girl. Sufficiently tied up she was on no threat to him. He sheathed his daggers and rubbed the back of his neck as he slowly walked towards the shadows. "I didn't see you there, I apologize. They put you in the darkest of shadows huh?" He kneeled down, looking her over for anything that might signify she should be left tied up in the cave. Boss always had rivals and if she belonged to them then there wasn't much he could do. Perhaps slit her throat instead of leave her. It'd be a kinder fate.

Seeing nothing he looked back to her face and smiled. "Here, let me untie you, ma'am." He reached over gingerly and began to untie the ropes.  "I hope Boyce and his thugs didn't hurt you too badly."

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 01:11:38 AM »
Raqueal  tensed watching the man approach as he got closer she noticed he was quite handsome in a youthful appreance. Smiling through her gag her body softened not as tense as she let him untie her. Nodding to him she whispered. "Thank you." Jumping to her feet she raced forward taking the small blue gem from the pile leaving everything else.

"Ha they are lucky they got me tied up or else they would have find themselves in this situation ealier." She nodded and threw her thumb at the fallen men with a smirk. "You saved me though, thank you. I'm Raqueal or Ra if you like."

Kicking at one of the fallen bodies she raised her brown eyes to him and offered a lopsided smile. "Where are you off to now? You can have the rest, but this gem its been in my life for ages, its what I chased them for."

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 03:04:07 AM »
Austin watched her scoop up the gem quickly, appraising it from what he had seen of it mentally. It was a fair sized gem, well cut. He stepped forward, amused as she boasted about skills he wasn't sure she had. Of course there was a fair chance that she was secretly a master of combat. But she was young, like him, and a bit too loud. But appearances were deceiving. Was he not one such case, he thought. Pushing his hair back, happily nodding to her thanks. " A pleasure then, Miss Raqueal." Then she kicked the thugs and he laughed.

He easily side stepped her question and offer of the rest of the gold. As if she had a say as to what he would take. "It is rather brave of you to risk such for the gem, Miss. Is your family not worried about you?" He bent and began bagging the gold. His satchel was going to be heavy for a while, but it was worth. No reason to leave this here for more scavengers to find. Carrying all he could- which was most of it- he began to search the bodies of Boyce and his small gang of misfits. "You should probably return. I would think they would miss a light such as yourself."

Of course, they were carrying nothing. Their weapons of cheaper make then his, their clothes in tatters. Nowhere to hide anything of importance on any of them. Straightening from the last one he turned back to Raqueal fully and smiled.

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011, 11:53:06 AM »
She watched him tipping her head as she tucked the gem safely into her belt and chewed at her bottom lip. Nodding she thought - yup it was decided then and there, the Gods themselves must have put them together.

Ra tried to tame her wild mass of brown hair that fell in sections to her shoulders and wiped at her cheeks trying to get rid of the dirt stains. Offering him what she hoped was a bright friendly smile she shrugged at him."Nope, I'm sure they are not. They have been gone for some time. Dead - long dead." Giving another shrug she patted the pouch that held the gem. "This is all I have left of them and I'm damned if'n I was going to let them keep their hands on it."

Kicking at the other body she stepped forward and watched him as he packed the gold and searched the bodies mild interest on her face. "Where are you going? Whats your name? I gave you mine its only proper I get yours too."

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 12:30:25 AM »
Austin lost his smile quickly. How sad to lose her whole family. He couldn't say he could relate to it. He did not have a family before he joined ranks beneath his boss. He had lost many of his brothers and sisters to their duty, but the family was so big the hurt didn't last very long. "I am so very sorry for your loss, Miss. At least you have something to remember them by, hm?"

She pushed again for his name and his smile strained. He rubbed the back of his neck, switching his weight between his two feet. "I have to go back home now. My name, it is Austin," he couldn't think up a fake name that didn't sound completely fake. He opened and closed his mouth before finally relenting. "I can escort you home, to your village, before I have to leave. I have the time, I am sure. Boyce only targeted the closest of villages."

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 12:32:21 PM »
Ra smiled at him and grinned again patting the small pouch. "Yup and I got it back from these thugs - thanks to you. Which brings me to the next topic. I ain't got a village to live. You saved me, and got back the family gem. That means we're stuck together. I owe you a debt and my family never lets a debt live without ensuring its repaid twice over. My da always said that you know."

Striking a pose with her hands on her waist she grinned at Austin. "So Austin where are we going?"

Eyeing the bodies and the little bit of gold remaining on the ground she pointed. "Want me to carry some of it? I can help you know. I'm tough too!" Nodding a few too many times trying to make him believe that.

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 08:45:56 PM »
Austin smiled, keeping the bag out of arms reach. He was fairly sure he could catch her if need be, but Austin hated to run. He'd ran for most of his life. Out running the guards, the merchants and street vendors. He didn't want to run if he didn't have to. "I have to go to Pontacus, then. You are welcome to travel with me there, Miss Ra. I'm sure such a lovely woman like yourself would be welcomed into the community." He would leave her some coin to at least give her a chance at survival. She seemed bright enough, if not foolishly rash. Still she was old enough to not need- and he was sure did not want him to baby sit her.

He made his way past her, smiling gently as he extended his arm for her to exit the lair. "Come, it is a fair walk. We should move now, I would think."

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011, 11:23:52 PM »
Ra pouted a bit as he kept the bag out of her reach. She wanted a chance to show just how helpful she was. Sighing she again grinned and nodded. "Pontacus it is then." Turning on her heels she grinned and pointed to the left. "That way I think...wait no...Pontacus is this way!" Then she turned and went to the right, which she thought, no was pretty certain it was the correct way. Grinning at him she tossed her hair over her shoulder and nodded.

"You know, Austin. It really was fate that brought us together. I can feel it. We were destined to here in this place at this time together." She again nodded and looked up to the sky. "Everything is as it was planned. Don't you agree?"

Skipping forward she jumped and turned facing him, chewing on her lip she eyed him and gave a lopsided smile. "I'm glad that they picked you, you'll do just fine." She stated after a moment eyeing him. "You will do just fine."

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 12:47:20 AM »
Austin watched her decide which way to go, nodding when she pointed to the right and following as they walked. She was lively, and made him smile with her antics. Most of his family was far more dour then her. For good reason, but it still was refreshing to have such a ray of sunshine again. Then she spun around and faced him with a lopsided smile. "I'm glad that they picked you, you'll do just fine. You will do just fine." She inspected him, eyes traveling his form and Austin tensed, suddenly feeling awkward and confused.

Having no idea what she meant, he gave her a tentative smile. "Thank you, Miss Ra. That's very kind of you to say." He stumbled a little over the words, careful to not offend. Nodding to her he continued the walk. He kept the pace quick, though slower then what he would have done. He had to follow the trail mostly, for Miss Ra. He wasn't sure what she was capable of, but with his pack full he wouldn't have been taking the quickest route down anyway. He stayed within arms reach, careful catch her if she should stumble or fall. Offering his hand over the extremely rocky areas. He was more used to scaling buildings and found the easy footholds of the mountain easier to maneuver then he would have guessed when he was assigned this target.

They were nearing the body of the mountain when he searched for a place to make camp. Easily guiding her to where he had dropped off his heavier belongings- tents, rolls, changes of clothes, and such- and began making camp on some flat land. "You can have the tent, Miss Ra. I'll keep watch," he said as he started a fire, pulling the food out of the pack. It was later then he had assumed in his plans, but both of them likely needed to eat.

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2011, 12:35:07 PM »
Stumbling a few times she tried her hardest to keep the pace he set and not fall face first into the rocks. Panting she put on a brave face - she was going to impress him if he killed her. Steeling herself she took his hand when he offered it, but other then that never asked for help or for them to stop. Her feet were killing her, her body felt like it was fire, and she so desperately wanted water - but if he could continue then she could too.

One foot in front of the other, she repeated over and over. Finally she realized he had stopped, they had picked up his larger things, things he had left for safe keeping and continued. But now he was moving around setting up camp.

Taking a deep breath she moved to help him. Not really knowing much on how to step up a camp she tried. Setting out things helping to secure the tent and other little things she could find to do. Frowning when he offered the tent, her eyes all but closed as she stood there half asleep already. "I'm fine I can keep watch. You sleep."

She nodded and swayed a bit on her feet, but she wouldn't admit how sore or tired she was nodding again at him she pointed to the tent. "You can sleep."

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2011, 07:05:03 PM »
Austin shook his head. "No, I insist that you get some rest. You have had a hard day. Being kidnapped is stressful and the walk was difficult. Please, I would feel so much better if you had some rest." Austin set up the pan over the fire and began cooking the food. "After you had something to eat, of course. When did you last eat? I apologize. I should have asked that sooner. Please, sit, Miss Ra." He motioned for her to sit. He kept his eye on the food, making sure it wouldn't burn. He personally hated burnt food and Miss Ra deserved something better than that, Austin figured.

When it was finally cooked he split it between both of them. More for Miss Ra, of course. He made sure the rest was well wrapped and put back in the pack before he turned to eat. He'd convince her to sleep when she had a full stomach.

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011, 08:12:15 PM »
Continually swaying on her feet she watched him her eyes all but closing on her as she stood. Finally as if snapping out of it she walked forward and sat when he asked her to. But she didn't move across the fire like he had offered and sat beside him. Leaning against him she whispered. "You'll do quite nicely."

Biting back a yawn she gave him a smile taking the food from him when he offered it. "Tomorrow I'll cook. I'm a really good cook you'll love my cooking you'll see."

Eating the food she was quite impressed and gave him a bright smile. "This is good, Austin!" Continuing to eat she finally finished the food and set her plate aside intending on cleaning it later. Going back to leaning against his shoulder she gave a stretch and used his shoulder as a make shift pillow. "You will do quite nicely Austin. I hope you think the same of me."

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 11:17:42 PM »
Austin smiled at the compliments, pointedly ignoring the rest because it made him want side step and let her fall over. Though he tensed horribly as she leaned on him. He had his own personal space and he disliked it being invaded. But she didn't look like she could sit on her own. Frowning, as she snuggled closer, he glanced from her to the tent and back. Frowning a harder he reached around to wrap his arms under her and hoist her up. "It looks like it's time for you to get to bed, Miss Ra. I'll wake you up for breakfast." She was of healthy weight and that made him feel better. Kneeling into the tent was difficult but Austin could do it.

"Goodnight, Miss Ra." He left her in his bedroll, making sure she could not grab any of his clothing if she tried, and sat beside the fire. He pulled his jacket tighter around him and stared around at the darkness. Nobody was rightly after him, but it was always so much better to be cautious. Especially if their was a girl relying on his safety. He lightly napped until morning when he started to try and get the fire to rise again.

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 06:31:47 PM »
Whimpering already half asleep as he picked her up carrying her towards the tent. Clinging to his shoulders and tightening her hold around his neck Ra whispered. "So perfectly acceptable. I hope I am too..."

As he placed her gently to the blankets she shifted and reached for him, half asleep as she did. Giving a whimper of disappointment as he escaped and quickly left the tent.

Shifting on the blankets she thought about getting up and going to him, but before the thought fully formed she was quickly asleep his name whispered as her dark eyes closed softly.


Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 12:13:09 AM »
Austin woke up early, before the sun rose, to wipe himself down with some heated water before dressing again and making a breakfast. Smaller than their dinner, but it would do. If they didn't reach the small town by tonight then they would at least be able to see it. He would be with a caravan on the ride back home, which meant that he wouldn't have to spend much coin on more.

Smoothing his hair he entered the tent with his usual grace and silence. "Miss Ra? Miss Ra? It's time to rise. We must move quick if we wish to reach the town." He licked his lips, glancing for any sort of sign that she was waking up. If there was none, than, with great trepidation, he reached down to shake her shoulder. He did not want to touch her for numerous reasons, but she needed to wake. If she showed signs of waking, than he would quickly retreat back to his seat before the fire.

Offline SerraphynaTopic starter

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2011, 11:39:34 AM »
Ra stretched and moaned a bit at his prodding. Frowning she glanced at him and grumbled and pulled a blanket over her head. "I don't wanna get up!"

Although quickly everything came back to her and she popped her head out of the blanket and looked out of the tent at him. Flopping to her stomach she eyed him as he sat by the fire once more. Bending her arms she held her chin up with her hands and watched him, a small smile dancing on her lips. Her hair wild flying in every direction she sighed dreamily. "He is so perfect!"

Jumping from the bed and tent she rushed outside and gave another stretch reaching for the sky. "Morning!" She cried out and danced lightly to the empty spot next to him and sat. "Whats there to eat?"

Offline Sidhiel

Re: A Companion Unwanted (Sidhiel & Serraphyna)
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 07:24:27 PM »
Austin glanced up and gave her a small welcoming smile. A polite smile. "Same as dinner, Miss Ra," he said. "Nothing extravagant, but it will keep us full enough for travel." He passed the food to her, quickly eating his own. While he was a clean eater he was often quick about it. Growing up other street rats and scumbags would steal the food of a young scrawny boy if they could. It was a habit now. Though it was helpful for times such as this. The quicker they set out again, the sooner he'd be in town and could slip into a caravan and continue to the Family.

Wiping his mouth he stood and stretched. "If we're lucky, we'll reach the town by nightfall." Boyce's hideout had to be close to the town, but far enough away to make it safe. Though Boyce would push his men harder than Austin was willing to push Miss Ra. "Everything will be fine then." He gave her another smile. He wasn't yet ready to tell her he was going to leave her. His gut was telling him she wouldn't much appreciate that. So instead he turned and began to pack his things, mentally deciding how to carry it all. With the gold and now these it was probably going to be overburdened. He was stronger than he looked by far- being lithe instead of broad- but he didn't wield monstrous strength.