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« Reply #150 on: Nov 6th, 2016, 1:00pm »

There was barely a moment of silence before Tobias turned around to be behind Caitlyn over by the door. "Alright. It shouldn't be too far a walk." He opened the door with Caitlyn, as Christopher was soon to follow.
Christopher looked out the window, and saw the large crowd swarming outside going about their business. "Caitlyn, take my hand," he said, holding his hand out to her. He didn't want her to get lost in the crowd. He looked to Zyliria, and knew she probably wouldn't appreciate the experience of being seperated from them. He reached out to Zyliria, holding his hand out to her. Tobias turned around hearing this, and nodded understanding what Christopher was doing. They would have to go right through the crowd to get to his home, and many a child had been seperated from their parents because of this swarm. Children were vulnerable in the way they can get scared and nervous while seperated from their family. Tobias could sense this about Zyliria, but instead of it being about her family, it was of her tail and ears.
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« Reply #151 on: Dec 18th, 2016, 11:58pm »

Caitlyn led the way out the door and into the crowd, before stopping when she realized that, having never been to Tobias’ home, or really Faela all that often, she had no actual idea she what direction she ought to take. She reached upwards, and took hold of her father’s hand, as he followed Tobias up the narrow, cluttered cobble-stoned path to his home, in one of the finer residential areas of the city, no doubt, quieter than the market, the bustling heart of Faela. As she skirted around the mobs of people of all ages and sizes, she tried, though it was very difficult amongst the masses of people, to look past the crowds at the spectacular shopfronts, where merchants displayed their most attractive wares, but was only able to catch the occasional golden glimmer of something large and expensive, or the iron wrought bars of small cages that must have held incredible magical creatures. While glancing on either side of the road, she made sure to keep a tight hold on her father’s hand. For a moment the terrible, terrible thought came to her that, were she to lose control in this position, she would likely burn her father’s hand, and kill dozens of onlookers. She shivered, and pushed the thought back in her mind. She wasn’t afraid of crowds, there was no need to worry about losing control at a time like this, when they were all perfectly safe. At that thought, some part of her mind reminded her that Zyliria was very much in danger, her only protection a simple coat from Tobias’ store. She pushed that thought back too. No, there was nothing to worry about, everything was fine, everything would be fine…

Zyliria, her body quivering with a mixture of fear and excitement, walked a few paces behind Caitlyn, and, when they began to move through the busier crowds, kept herself immediately behind Caitlyn, both hands clutching tightly to the edges of her new coat, feeling her heart jump whenever someone walked too closely too her, and she felt the fabric shift slightly against them. She noticed Christopher’s hand extended out to her, and nodded curtly. She did not need his hand, that much was certain to her. Moreover, she did not trust the coat enough to let even a finger of her’s leave it. She grimaced at Christopher, and continued making their way up the road, towards Tobias’ house.
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« Reply #152 on: Dec 21st, 2016, 02:05am »

The knight saw Zyliria holding onto the cloth white knuckled, and could see how scared she was. Whenever someone passed by her, he noticed her jump a little. Up ahead was a mob of people. This was what Christopher and Tobias were fearful of. If Zyliria was in any way, not attached to the group, she would surely get lost. Christopher put an arm over Zyliria's shoulders and pulled her close.
"You can beat me when we get to Tobias's house, but I'm not too sure how well Caitlyn's opinion will be of you. Just know that this is necessary to keep you safe." He knew Zyliria valued her personal space, but that didn't matter right now, since they would be walking into a hive of human activity where people could easily be seperated. Tobias heard the whole thing, and stopped right before turning around to face the trio.
"He's right girl," he said speaking to the animus, "even I am afraid of walking through here sometimes. I've had my coin purse snatched from me a couple times, and those are little in value compared to a person. It'd be a shame to lose you." Tobias offered his hand to Caitlyn as well, "that goes the same for you little missy."
They were all waiting on Zyliria to comply, as they wouldn't move on without her.
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« Reply #153 on: Dec 28th, 2016, 9:34pm »

Caitlyn, already clasping her father’s hand, waved the one currently in hers by way of reminding him, smiling up at him. She turned, again trying to lead them, though she knew not where, through the thick masses of people that had congealed up the street, but was stopped again by the two men, trying to get Zyliria to stick with them so as to not get lost in the street. She turned to see Zyliria was remarkably on edge, her fingers tightly gripping the edges of the coat, keeping it tight against her frame, though not so tight as to expose that one peculiarity, her tail. She felt sorry for her, but did hope she would hurry up, in being difficult she was only making it harder for herself, keeping her in danger for longer than needed.

Zyliria grimaced at Christopher, but said nothing for a few moments, unable to really let go of her new coat and properly beat up Christopher there and then. No, he was right, she supposed, it would be a catastrophe to get lost in a place like this, totally unfamiliar and, if the slightest thing went wrong, entirely unfriendly. She nodded, her teeth to tightly grit to be able to say much. “Very well,” she finally managed, and the four of them made their way into the crowd.
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« Reply #154 on: Dec 29th, 2016, 9:33pm »

After seeing the little girl reminding him that she was already being well taken care of by her father, Tobias smirked, and simply watched as she started walking ahead, trying to lead the way to a place where she did not know.

Having Zyliria closer to him as to prevent her from becoming lost, and his daughter's hand in his own, Christopher felt more relaxed, as he walked forwards slowly behind Tobias, as they all stepped into the swarming mosh pit of people rushing about trying to get the best deals on their wares. Everyone was shouting and yelling over one another, trying to be heard as they advertised their stock. The sound hurt Christopher's ears, but didn't seem to faze Tobias as he had to travel through this crowd at the end of each day. The knight looked to his daughter who seemed to be having a problem with the volume of the merchants and the patrons combined. He hoped and prayed to his gods that she wouldn't lose control of her powers and end up scorching him, or anyone around them, for their fear of any sort of magic would send the trio straight out of town, or worse, on the sharp end of a spear.
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« Reply #155 on: Dec 29th, 2016, 9:59pm »

If Christopher found the sheer noise of the bustling market of Faela painful, it was absolute torture the hypersensitive animus ears of Zyliria. Her ears were meant to hear the sound of a deer, light as the wind itself, picking its way silently through the brush, not to be exposed to the raw shouts of some few thousand merchants and shoppers. It made her feel slightly dizzy, and she swayed slightly, protected under Christopher’s arm, still clinging tightly to the coat, her teeth grit, doing her best to keep pace as the mass pressed against her.

Caitlyn, on Christopher’s other side, reacted somewhat similarly to being plunged into the claustrophopic world of being a fairly short child in a mass of people far taller than her. Her senses, sharpened in some curious regards even she did not fully understand just yet, were fortunately not as keen as the animus’ ears, and, while quite loud, she was able to have some refuge by virtue of her height; she was short enough to duck under the shouting men and women. Not entirely sure, she called out to Tobias, though she highly doubted whether even the merchant, his hearing presumably designed to pick out specific inquiries from the incoherent mass.
“Tobias! How far is it, to your place?” she shouted up at where she believed Tobias was. She couldn’t quite see the man, and had her faith entirely in her father’s guiding hand.
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« Reply #156 on: Dec 29th, 2016, 10:28pm »

Amongst all the shouts, Christopher heard his little girl's voice join in, calling out a question. His lungs were more powerful, so hopefully he could get her question out to him. "Tobias! How far is it to your home?" He shouted out loudly to the man. The stout man turned around hearing his friend's call, and answered succinctly, "Just down this street! It usually isn't this crowded!" He had his hands over his ears, trying to protect them as the noise usually wasn't this loud. "But Tobias! What's got this crowd so rowdy?" the father replied. To this Tobias shrugged, and shouted, "Don't know! Perhaps we can find out once we get to my homestead!"

They walked on for about five more minutes, people bumping into each other, knocking each other around. Christopher could have sworn he'd seen someone fall down, and not be able to get up again. Quite possibly they'd been trampled by careless feet. He made sure to shield Caitlyn's eyes from the sight as they passed. Soon enough, the crowd had started dwindling, until the road was much clearer, and they could actually hear each other. Well... Sort of. They were all quite deafened by the raucous noise of the shoppers. Up ahead was what looked like a three story house. It was quite extravagant, yet it didn't dwarf his neighbors, who had houses around the same size. Some with two stories, some with three. His was by far smaller as far as land went however, as it built straight up, it seemed that trinkets and bits and bobbles weren't a very good business. Well, For that neighborhood at least, as many of his neighbors had the size of his house near doubled as just a guest home. Tobias hopped up his front steps, and fumbled with his keys, his head still aching a bit. Christopher had subconsciously forgotten to take his arm from Zyliria's shoulders, so it simply stayed there, keeping her secured. He understood a bit about how sensitive an animus's ears were, so he could tell she was in quite a bit of pain. for his head to hurt this much, it wouldn't be hard for him to imagine she'd be close to losing her sanity.
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« Reply #157 on: Jan 9th, 2017, 08:23am »

Struggling to hold her father’s hand in the crowd, it was all Caitlyn could do just to hold on as she and the rest of their group were buffeted by the crowds. She was surprised when they arrived, pulling themselves from the masses, at Tobias’ house. He had said it was a quieter part of the city but, she supposed, compared to the peace and quiet Hostar had once had, no part of the city could ever truly be considered quiet. She was filled, momentarily at least, with a sense of nostalgia, but that soon passed, replaced by a sense of curiousity as they entered Tobias’ residence. It was small, especially compared to Hostar. What struck Caitlyn, the village girl who’d rarely visited the cities, was how narrow all the houses were, and how they had little, if any, gardens. Hostar as a city was far wider than it was tall. Faela, crowded within its city walls, was completely packed with people. They slid into the building, Caitlyn looking around the room with interest. The room was much like Tobias’ store, cluttered with arrays of interesting items, dozens of little brass and silver objects she did not understand, the heads of various animals, some she recognized, some she did not.

Zyliria had fared ever poorer in the crowds. Surrounded by loud, loud humans, she had had to endure deafening, ear splitting noise far longer than any of her kind should have been exposed too. As such, even as they passed the threshold into Tobias’ house, and the noise died down, she was still somewhat shell shocked, her eyes dazed, her ears ringing painfully, clinging to her cloak tightly, thankful for the arm over her shoulders, unaware who's it was.
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« Reply #158 on: Jan 9th, 2017, 2:57pm »

Tobias rushed out the back door of his home, only to return with an armful of logs for the fireplace. A thought passed through his mind, that perhaps the little girl could start up the fire using her magic. But now wasn't the time to try to take advantage of a power that wasn't fully under control. He stacked the logs atop eachother after scraping some of the ash out into a wooden box for disposal.

Christopher lead his daughter and Zyliria over to the couch across the room from the fireplace. Truthfully, it was simply a bench with many different pelts and hides of animals tossed onto it, and it was surprisingly comfortable. Christopher sat Zyliria down on the couch, his arm still draped over her shoulders. "Zyliria, are you okay? Can you hear me? Hold up two fingers if you can." Truthfully his words were muffled by the hopefully temporary deafness. He looked over to his daughter and pulled her into his lap so she could possibly help in any way she could. The knight used his free arm to unbuckle the sheath on his back, setting the sword down on the floor.
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« Reply #159 on: Jan 9th, 2017, 11:25pm »

Caitlyn sat on the couch, wondering with a twinge in her stomach as to what beautiful rare creatures might have been killed whose skins she now rested on, leaning against her father slightly as Christopher checked on Zyliria. She watched as Tobias kneeled by the side of the fireplace, working on building a fire. She watched him work and, when he was done, she stared at the flames, thoughtfully. She raised a hand towards it, feeling its warmth. It was a different kind of warmth than when she herself made the flames, she realized, the feeling came from beyond her, heating her palms before the warmth worked itself inwards, unlike her own fire, which seemed to come from her very core before being shot out of her hands. She closed her hands, and set them on her lap, before turning to attend to Zyliria.

Zyliria, still shell shocked, allowed herself to be walked over to the couch, sitting down in the warm softness of a dozen animal pelts. Her sensitive ears still rang, but the painful hum of the residual sounds of the market was dying down. She was able to make out Christopher, talking in a loud, but measured down. She nodded shakily, and raised two fingers.
“I...I can hear you.” said Zyliria, moving her jaw in irregular patterns to try and speed up the process of ending the painful ringing in her ears. “You humans are really really loud in close quarters,” she said, offering a pained smile to Christopher.
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« Reply #160 on: Jan 9th, 2017, 11:53pm »

The knight offered Zyliria a smile, and said, "it's good to know you aren't deaf." His hearing just cleared up as he heard the sound of a fire. He looked over and saw Tobias stoking the small flame, getting it to roar in the fireplace. Christopher's arm stayed on Zyliria's shoulders, holding her close to help her feel a bit more secure as she was still shaky. Christopher placed a hand on Caitlyn's shoulder, holding her close as well, simply for the sake of having her there.

The portly shop owner turned around after finishing up the fireplace, and smiled as he saw the three relaxing on his couch. "Rough couple days?" He asked with a smirk.

"You have no idea." Christopher rested his head on his daughter's, and closed his eyes contently. "Thank you for letting us stay with you Tobias. You have no idea what this means to us.
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« Reply #161 on: Jan 10th, 2017, 06:29am »

Zyliria smiled shakily at Christopher’s remark, and, as Tobias’ and Christopher chatted, she felt her sense of hearing slowly restore itself to her. She felt her hands, which had been tightly clasped around the edges of her jacket, loosen slowly, until she could move them. Less tense, she slowly shrugged herself out from under Christopher’s protective arm, sliding a little away from him on the couch, leaning against the opposite side. She had to admit, however, that she did appreciate what she’d done. Somewhat sheepishly, she muttered, her own voice sounding very far away given her shot hearing “Thank you.” She wasn’t entirely sure whether the words she said were audible to anyone other than her, but she’d said it.

Caitlyn chuckled lightly at the conversation her father and Tobias made across the room as Christopher held her. Though she’d never heard of Tobias before Christopher had mentioned him on the road to Faela, they seemed to be good friends. The life of a wandering knight, she supposed, serving the realm in whatever way he did, she wasn’t really sure. It made her proud of her father, to see the connections he’d made across the world on his adventuring.
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« Reply #162 on: Jan 11th, 2017, 12:32am »

Christopher held his daughter to his chest and stroked her hair gently as he relaxed. He looked over at Zyliria who was still wearing his coat over her shoulders as she'd curled up on the couch next to him. He noticed she was sort of using her tail a bit like a blanket or a pillow to keep her warm. He smiled at the animus, and looked back to where Tobias had been, only to see he'd gone. He came walking in with three loaves of bread, and some freshly dried jerkey.

"I can't imagine you three have eaten much for the past couple days have you?" Tobias inquired, setting down the tray with fixings onto the table in front of the three weary travelers.

The knight couldn't help the grin on his face as he looked up to his friend who was bringing them food. "Nothing but an apple," he said, remembering how Zyliria scolded his horse for begging for more apples... wait... his horse! "Darn it," he said, "I left my horse by the pond."

Tobias chuckled, and said, "well I guess she followed you then, cause she's standing just outside the kitchen window." Tobias chuckled heartily. He looked over at Zyliria, and couldn't help a deep giggle at seeing the animus on his couch. "Never would I think an animus would be sitting in my home, in the flesh." He turned around cheerfully, and went to prepare a more proper meal.

Christopher reached forwards and grabbed a loaf of bread before ripping it in half a bit messily. He put some of the jerky between the two pieces and ate it like a sandwich.
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« Reply #163 on: Jan 15th, 2017, 06:18am »

Zyliria nodded at Christopher, noticed that he was watching her tail. The tail ruffled slightly, wound smoothly around part of her body. She generally did not pay much attention to what her tail was doing, its movements were largely subconscious, save when she’d had to keep it as tight to her person as possible, when she’d had to go through the crowds outside. That her tail was moving indicated, even to her, that she was comfortable though, she supposed, any warm, quiet place compared to the ordeal she’d just endured. The ringing in her ears slowly faded, though it was still quite loud by the time Tobias arrived with a small platter of food. Her hunger coming to her in the absence the overwhelming fear that had taken priority in her mind, she was quick to follow Christopher’s lead in wolfing down the meat. Zyliria turned, surprised that Caitlyn had not joined their impromptu feast, but the girl seemed lost in her own thoughts, staring into the fire. Zyliria didn’t trouble her, continuing to eat happily. She nodded at Tobias when he stated his pleasure at having her, and gestured, with a slight grimace, at the furs they were currently resting on.

“Well, I’m glad I’ve made it to your house with my flesh, instead of ending up skinned like these things.” She said, patting the pile of skins with a hand. “I probably wouldn’t even be that comfortable a seat.” She said, attempting to make an admittedly very dark joke.
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« Reply #164 on: Jan 16th, 2017, 08:00am »

"No, probably not, but you're pretty enough to be mounted on the wall," Tobias joked, matching her dark humor with a little quip of his own. He smiled before heading back into the kitchen where he was just starting to make some soup for dinner, the aroma of some delicious chicken broth with garlic and slivers of parsley.

Christopher finished chewing up a bite of his makeshift sandwich, and looked over to see his daughter sitting there in silence as he ate. "Is there something wrong Caitlyn?" He asked her curiously, "you haven't even touched your food."

The bread and jerky still sat on the platter that Tobias had brought in so generously. He did truly hope his daughter was going to eat. She needed to stay strong.
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