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« Reply #30 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 02:30am »

Christopher jumped back and brought his hand back to his chest. His heart skipped a beat, and he couldn't breathe for a second. "Alright then. Suit yourself, but I don't think you'll be let in if they see you as a wolf. I mean, it's a town full of children." Christopher put a hand on her shoulder, cautiously trying not to invoke her anger once more. He smiled, before saying, "besides, I think Caitlyn likes you." He pointed out behind him at his daughter, and gave her another friendly smile.
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« Reply #31 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 1:13pm »

Zyliria looked over at Christopher somewhat scathingly. “When we get to the city,” she said simply. “Then I will revert to my human form. The way is long, we’ll be going all day. We won’t reach the city until sunset, and if we stick around here and chat about it we’ll won’t make it in time and the gates will be shut,” She looked over at him imperiously, and smiled, despite herself. For a knight from a town that had just been annihilated by a dragon, he was awfully friendly towards magical creatures. He’d have to be careful, not all of them were quite as nice as Zyliria.

She cast a glance at Caitlyn, still smiling down from the horse at her, and sighed. Transforming back into her human form, she wordlessly joined Caitlyn on the back of the horse.
“I don’t want to hear any complaints from you!” She called, kicking the horse into a trot.

Caitlyn looked over her shoulder, flashed her father a grin, and turned back in her seat on the saddle. “So, Zyliria, tell us about yourself!”
Zyliria sighed. “Don’t push your luck, you’ll find out all about me in time,”
“When?”
“When I feel like it!” Snapped back Zyliria. Caitlyn was quiet for a moment, planning her next move.
“Well, I’m Caitlyn,” she said, determined to keep the conversation going. It was going to be a long ride to Faela.
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« Reply #32 on: Mar 16th, 2016, 1:57pm »

Christopher chuckled at his little victory over Zyliria. He almost believed nothing would get her on the horse. When she did actually sit herself on the horse, he smiled, and took the reigns. He may have seemed very trusting, but he very well wasn't going to let a stranger have control over the horse, while his daughter was still on. He made sure she wouldn't ride away by holding the reigns.
"You seem well acquainted with the distance to Faela. Have you been there before?" Christopher asked, flashing his teeth at her in a smile. He kept up well with the horse, and looked up at his daughter, smiling at her, seeing the smile on her face. She and Zyliria seemed to have completely polar opposite personalities, but he felt like Zyliria was hiding her true personality under a harsh shell of emotion. He felt like he could understand. He himself was hiding his heartbreak, for his daughters sake.
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« Reply #33 on: Mar 18th, 2016, 11:00pm »

“Not...exactly,” said Zyliria, slowly. “I have been TO Faela, but I’ve never actually been inside the city,” she said, uncertainly. “We...the animi, that is, are not welcome in Faela. But I can enter the city in my human form, and they’ll never know any better,” She smiled. “Trust me, I know the paths between here and Faela very well,” Zyliria was an expert in the areas forests surrounding Hostar, from Faela one the Western Coast to Contacto on the Northern Bay. She had resided in these vast forests for her entire life, and knew every inch of it perfectly. “We just head down this road until we reach Faela, this is the Faela road.”

Caitlyn looked over Zyliria’s shoulder, down the road. It swept through the dark forest, twisting off into the darkness. It looked indubitably dangerous, and made Caitlyn feel very nervous, despite her previous incidents. The darkness of the woods scared her, somehow, and she found her grip on Zyliria tightening.

Zyliria turned, irritably, but, upon seeing Caitlyn’s fear, her expression softened. Although Zyliria had previously been somewhat irritable, she had a soft spot, despite herself, for Caitlyn. She smiled, ever so slightly, before turning in the saddle, and riding on, to Faela.
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« Reply #34 on: Mar 19th, 2016, 12:17pm »

Christopher nodded in understanding, since it would make sense that a wild animal coming out of the woods wouldn't truthfully be welcome. He looked forwards, and stopped on the path, staring out into the dark road Zyliria was trying to lead them down. "What is this? Where does this lead?" He wasn't completely trusting of Zyliria, and he didn't want her taking him and his daughter somewhere where they'll be attacked by a new group of bandits, or even worse, the old group.

Christopher saw the look of fear on his daughters face, and saw she wasn't the only one feeling nervous.
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« Reply #35 on: Mar 24th, 2016, 11:43am »

Zyliria looked over her shoulder at him. “This is the path to Faela,” she said, haughtily. “Have you never taken this route, it’s the quickest one, we’ll get there before sunset,” she said, offhandedly. Certainly, it might have had its dangers, all the paths had some sort of danger, but she’d always taken the paths when running with the pack, and there were very few creatures that were a threat to the power of the pack. Even the three of them were a powerful team. Christopher was a knight, who probably matched her own strength, if he had a sword with him. She could handle her own in a fight as a human, and as a wolf, she would be able to either fight or escape any creature that usually roamed these woods. And then there was the girl…

She looked over her shoulder, at the girl smiling over at her. Something unsettled Zyliria about the girl, there was something she couldn’t identify that...she realized she’d been gazing directly into Caitlyn’s face blankly and turned back, to watch the road. Then she realized what she’d seen and her head whirled back to look at Caitlyn’s eyes. They were a dark purple. She looked over at Caitlyn, unsure and increasingly nervous.

“What’s happened to you?” She said, her heart racing. She wasn’t sure what it was about the purple eyes that made her so scared, but there was definitely something unnatural going on here.

Caitlyn placed a hand on her shoulder, attempting to soothe Zyliria. There was no point pretending, better to tell her all.

“Well,” she said, slowly. “I was in Hostar when it was attacked. I touched a dragon scale, and...it’s changing me. I’m not really sure how,” she said, quickly. She smiled determinedly. “But everything will be fine,” she turned to her father, trudging behind her. “Right, Dad?”
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« Reply #36 on: Mar 24th, 2016, 3:29pm »

"Of course you will!" Christopher lied. He didn't know if she would turn out fine. He didn't even know if she would end up staying human. What he saw from her when she fought off the bandits, it didn't seem human.

He could see the worry on Zyliria's face, and could understand how she might have those questions. If this was how an animus was going to react to Caitlyn's eyes, who knew how the townsfolk would react. Christopher stared down the pathway Zyliria wanted him to take. He didn't like the prospect of leaving the main trail. For all he knew, Zyliria could be setting up a trap. But the promise of getting to Faela by nightfall was too good to pass up.

"We'll go your way Zyliria. I'm putting my faith in you."
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« Reply #37 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 1:19pm »

Zyliria looked at Christopher, curious. He’d spoken with such confidence to his daughter but when she looked at him she could tell that he was not being honest with her. It made sense, of course, she wouldn’t have been able to tell Caitlyn that she was probably dying, and she’d only just met the human girl. Her father was probably feeling even more conflicted.

They travelled through the woods for the rest of the day, the sun slowly lowering down, casting every longer shadows across the route, dark eyes watching them from behind the tree line, shielded by the darkness, before disappearing in a rustle of leaves and branches. There was nothing to fear, Zyliria knew that. In all her adventures through the woods, nothing existed that would challenge her and a knight. Their journey was uneventful, besides Caitlyn still attempting to wrest some conversation out of Zyliria, who generally kept her responses monosyllabic.

As night fell, they reached the narrow walls of Faella. The approaching road was overgrown, and trees had grown so close to the wall that the ramparts above them were invisible to the three travellers. Caitlyn looked over, curiously, at the wooden door, just large enough for their horse to pass through. It was shut.

“Hello?” She called out, towards the shut door, experimentally. She had been to cities before, on rare occasions, but had never seen the gates shut, and was uncertain as to how to approach the situation at hand. “Is anyone there? We’d like to enter the city,” she continued, still a little awkwardly, conversing with the blank door.
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« Reply #38 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 8:12pm »

"I don't think they want to talk,"Christopher said, unhappilly. He walked forwards, and smashed his fist against the door.

"Open up!" Christopher called out. A man could be heard stirring at the top of the rampart. A bucket filled with vile contents spilled over the side of the ramp, and splashed at Christopher's heels. "HEY!" He banged on the door again, and caught the attention of whomever it was up there.

"Oh sorry down there young lad. Didn't see you there!" Christopher glared up. "No need to apologize if you let us in.

"Sorry sir. Can't do that."

"Why not?"

"I have special orders from the Jarl."
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« Reply #39 on: Apr 3rd, 2016, 5:35pm »

Zyliria snarled at the still shut gate. “We appear to have made it a little too late, the gates are shut and this...man,” she said the word with as much annoyance as she could, glancing up venemously to where the unknown person was probably still standing. “Does not wish us to enter,”

Caitlyn smiled over at Zyliria, attempting, in vain, to calm her. She looked up to the gate. “Who is the Jarl.” she asked, attempting to sound as young and innocent as she possibly could. “Please sir, we seek safety for the night...the forest is dangerous,” she looked over her shoulder, at the darkening road behind her. The trees rustled menacingly at her. She definitely did not want to spend the night on this side of the walls of Faela.
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« Reply #40 on: Apr 3rd, 2016, 8:04pm »

"I'm sorry folks, but you'll have to turn back the way you came. The gates must not open anywhere near sundown."

Christopher growled, and smashed his fist against the gate, rattling it violently. The gate didn't budge. "You fool! We have no home to go to! Didn't you hear the dragon?" There was a few moments of silence.

"Let me go talk to the jarl and I'll see what you can do." There was the sound of footsteps as the man walked away. Christopher let out an exhasperated sigh.

"Caitlyn honey, a jarl is like a king, but he's ruled by a more powerful King."
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« Reply #41 on: May 6th, 2016, 2:51pm »

Zyliria led the horse forward a few paces, a little closer to the wall, gazing austerely up at the man standing beyond her vision. “Boy!” She shouted up to him. “You don’t know too much about what happens beyond these walls you so ardently hold, do you?” She gestured over at Christopher and Caitlyn, who was still atop the horse. “A dragon attacked the city of Hostar! These poor people have lost their homes...they’ve lost everything.” She paused, wondering whether telling the guard about Caitlyn’s illness.

Zyliria, she was sure, would have been able to survive spending the night out in the wilderness, but she did not like the idea of being alone out there with two humans to protect. Caitlyn’s magic -whatever form it would take- was far too unpredictable to rely on for protection, and Zyliria doubted Christopher would be much of a defender. His were the senses of a human, he’d be easily snuck up on by any creature that lurked in the woods. “They won’t last a night in these woods, you must let us in!”

Caitlyn looked at Zyliria, touched. The animus that had earlier attempted to rob them was now trying to help them enter the city. She remained silent, for the moment, pondering their situation. She was not sure what lurked in the forest, but Zyliria seemed confident that they would die if they spent the night there, and so she was justifiably nervous. She snuck a fearful glance across the path, and the trees crowding up against the narrow path, half expecting to see a pair of terrifying eyes staring back at her. A question occurred to her, and she asked it as it formed in her head. “Why are the gates closed? Why can’t you open them?” she wondered aloud.
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« Reply #42 on: May 9th, 2016, 12:32am »

No answer came from the walls, for the young man atop the parapet had already left for the Jarl. Nonetheless, Christopher couldn't help but give Zyliria a look of gratitude. Although her actions in speaking out for the group were not heard by the boy, Christopher and Caitlyn had heard it all, and were glad to hear it. Christopher looked into his daughters big purple eyes, and looked back at the gate.

"We may have to wait a bit," Christopher said, sitting exactly where he'd stood moments ago, waiting for Zyliria and his daughter to sit with him. "So, Zyliria, why were you waiting in the middle of the road before you met us Zyliria?"
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« Reply #43 on: May 11th, 2016, 5:23pm »

Turning away from the gate with a mildly annoyed sigh, Zyliria turned to Christopher, and, for the first time, looked nervous. She turned quickly away from him, awkwardly looking back at the gate. “Well, you know,” she said, attempting and failing to sound conversational. “I’d just...decided to leave, you know,” she muttered, unconvincingly. “I needed to go,” she said, a little more quietly. “So, I needed some materials to sustain me while I got into the city. Money, food, that sort of thing. That’s why I went to the road, to find that,” she paused, wondering what to say next. Her first impulse was to ask them what had happened to them, but she’d already been told that story by Caitlyn several times over the course of the day they’d spent travelling to Faela, and wasn’t quite up for hearing about that again. She instead allowed the moment’s pause to turn into a longer silence.

Caitlyn listened carefully, and, when it became clear that Zyliria did not intend to speak any more, pressed her with a question. “Why did you choose to leave?” she asked, somewhat hesitantly. Zyliria looked at her with an expression that clearly told the girl to not press the topic any further. Zyliria, for all the one-sided conversation they’d had, was still not entirely up for telling Caitlyn or Christopher everything just yet.
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« Reply #44 on: May 11th, 2016, 5:39pm »

"now now Caitlyn, we need to be patient and not rush her. Although I find it curious that you'd be planning to head to Faela, given how us humans view you animi as suspicious creatures and all. Why go to a place where prejudice for your kind is strong?" Christopher stroked his chin, and sighed. "I'm sure you'll tell us in due time, but you don't need to share if you don't feel comfortable yet." He noticed the nervous tone in her voice and smiled. Looks like she wasn't always as calm and collected as she wanted to be.
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