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« Reply #45 on: May 13th, 2016, 7:37pm »

Zyliria turned to Christopher, looking a little indignant. “I only agreed to go to Faela with you, it was not my intention to originally go to this city.” She looked back up the road, at the forest she called home, now looking oddly unfamiliar. She’d never strayed onto the road at night, and certainly tried to avoid spending time this close to Faela. “As for being an animus...I intend to set that aside,” she said quietly. “I can just stay in this human form, and...and no one will ever realize,” she said, talking more to herself than to the two humans standing before her. She was very uncertain about the decisions she’d been making over the course of the day. Moving out onto the road had been a lifechanging decision, and she did not intend to go back on it. One life was behind her, another would begin.

Caitlyn fell silent, watching her father and the animus talk amongst themselves. Zyliria could be a little intimidating, but Caitlyn was certain that she could talk her into being her friend. She continued waiting for the guard to return, hopefully with permission to enter from the jarl.
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« Reply #46 on: May 14th, 2016, 11:09am »

Christopher could see something was bothering her, just from the way she spoke, and how she seemed to be going over her plan to herself as if she wasn't sure she had planned it out. Just then footsteps could be heard atop the parapet, and there was an exasperated sigh coming from whomever it was up top.

"I'm sorry, but it's just not possible to let you in at this time. The woods are infested with wraiths, and heaven forbid one get in the walls. Not to mention the risk of letting in an animus. Those things are even more dangerous than the wraiths."

Christopher tensed up, and could tell that was the wrong thing to fall upon Zyliria's ears.

"Listen to me! Do any of us look like wraiths or Animus!?!"
There was silence.

"I'm sorry sir. Orders are orders."
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« Reply #47 on: May 14th, 2016, 12:18pm »

Caitlyn looked somewhat dismayed at the news, but picked herself up fairly quickly. “Well, we’ve got all night, we should set up camp close by, right?” She attempted to smoothly dismount, but was far too short to easily get off the horse, and fell, landing awkwardly on the narrow path. “You coming, Zyliria?”

Zyliria reacted far less amicably. She had not wanted to spend another time in the forest, but it seemed she would have no choice. She looked around at the woods, listening and watching every tree and bush carefully, cautiously looking for the sounds of woodland predators...or them. She looked very nervous, but shook her head for a moment, reassuring herself. It would be fine. She was in the company of a knight, together they would not dare approach the three of them. She easily dismounted, landing smoothly by Caitlyn’s side. “I...yes,” she said, decisively. She turned to Christopher. “I do hope you have the necessary items for which to make camp, do you?” she asked.
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« Reply #48 on: May 15th, 2016, 01:42am »

There was silence for a few moments, as Christian started cursing himself in his own head. "Sadly, our only possessions are what we have on our backs," He said, sullenly, and looked over at the badly singed bunny doll in Caitlyn's arms, "and in our arms." He started watching around the surrounding, and said, If you're able to take care of a shelter, I'll take first watch." He sat down on the root of a tree, and looked up at Zyliria.
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« Reply #49 on: Jun 3rd, 2016, 07:58am »

Caitlyn looked over at her father, and wandered over to him, dropping down by his side, leaning up against the thick oak. The hard wood was unrelenting, but, after having spent the entire day on the back of a horse with no back support whatsoever, the tree felt more relaxing than her bed ever had felt. She turned to Zyliria, not entirely sure what Zyliria was going to do to for their shelter.

Zyliria swallowed nervously, and looked around the forest. Come nightfall, the road would perhaps be the most dangerous place. Bandits and other rogues would gather by the side of the road in wait for unwary travelers, and would not hesitate to attack a group this small camped on the side of the road. On the other hand, other, more dangerous creatures lurked deeper in the woods. Most of them would be more than willing to give their group some space, except, of course, for them. She gave another look down the road, and shook her head slightly. The deeper in the forest, the better off they would be. She looked over at a gap between the trees they could lead their horse, and made her way over to it. “We’ll be safer deeper within the trees, come! I know a place that we should be safe.”
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« Reply #50 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 07:59am »

Deeper into the forest didn't seem like such a good idea to Chris. There was a reason the towns and villages built large walls around the buildings. It was to keep the beasts of the forest at bay. Sure some of it may have been out of prejudice for species like the animi, but mainly it was for the protection of the civilians inside.

Christopher stood up, and said, "i'm sorry Zyliria, but that doesn't sound very wise. I've heard talk of the beasts that live in these woods. Gruesome bloody talk. I don't want to go out just to become a story whispered by drunks in the taverns. I'd like to keep my life for longer than a few hours from now." He'd slightly forgotten about his daughter, and hadn't held back on the truth about the woods. He began worrying about wether or not he had just scarred his daughter.
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« Reply #51 on: Jun 9th, 2016, 07:52am »



Zyliria paused for a moment. True, she was sure that the two of them could probably beat most of the beasts of the forest, but there was still them…and she really did not want to meet with them any time soon. It would be an awkward reunion indeed, her with two humans. Besides she’d always been told that the roads had been packed with bandits, and yet, over the course of the day, the only person who’d stopped the travellers had been her. Maybe she had also been exposed to prejudice, that humans were nothing more than an unseemly horde, and endless tide the entire forest could not stem. “Maybe you’re right,” said Zyliria, leaning against a nearby tree. “We’ll spend the night here, then,” she offered.

Caitlyn cast another anxious glance at the woods around her. She’d known they were dangerous, after all, Zyliria had jumped out from them. Caitlyn had a feeling that Zyliria was not the most dangerous creature in this forest. She slide over a little slightly, leaning against her father for comfort, and a greater sense of security.
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« Reply #52 on: Jun 9th, 2016, 2:09pm »

The father wrapped his arms around his daughter who was basically trying to tuck herself into him so she could feel safe. Looking over at Zyliria, he thought he could see the wheels in her head turning. "That sounds like a good plan Zyliria. Besides, the nearest bandit clan would probably run off the moment they saw us. They already know what we can do.
"So, should I go and get some wood?"
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« Reply #53 on: Jun 11th, 2016, 11:30am »

Zyliria watched, smiling despite herself as she watched the father and daughter attempt to get comfortable. “No, it’s fine, allow me,” she said, transforming into a wolf and galloping off into the night. As she ran, she thought to herself about what she was doing. She wasn’t supposed to be spending another night in these woods, and hoped that they would not stumble across her and the humans she was with over the night. They would probably kill them, and her, if given the chance. Of course, being on the road did help against them, and Chris had apparently pacified the local gang of rogues, so there was no trouble in that regard. Still, however, it made her feel a little uneasy, spending another night in this place.

Caitlyn rested gently against her father, and closed her eyes, feeling safe in his embrace. She cast a glance at the walls of Faela. They had only barely missed the security of the city, and now they were sleeping outside the city. She shivered slightly, thinking of what her father had said. There was a reason walls were built... She soon found herself drifting off to an uneasy sleep.

It was dark. A glimmer of light came through the edge of the cave she rested in. She opened her eyes blearily and snarled, smoke pouring forth from her jaws. She slithered out of the cave, crouching in the close quarters of the cave, whose roof couldn’t have been more than twenty feet high, before launching herself out of the cave, and into the cool night air, her wings guiding her as she swept low over the tree line, searching for a morsel.

About half an hour after she’d gone, Zyliria returned, carrying with her a small set of wood that she set on one edge of the road and carefully set about making a fire. She had little experience with fire, generally she’d tried to avoid fires and the humans that came with it, but she understood the basics well enough, and, soon enough, a fire glowed weakly from the stack of wood she was working on.
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« Reply #54 on: Jun 11th, 2016, 12:50pm »

When Zyliria had turned into a wolf, and ran off, it worried him very much. In his logic, why would she go into wolf form to carry some wood back? When he came back carrying sticks however, he smiled, sitting with his daughter in his lap. He was starting to trust Zyliria more and more now. Christopher watched as Zyliria made a tiny fire. He understood that she may be Unfarmiliar with the concept of making a fire. He leaned his head forwards, and whispered into his daughters ear, "mind if you give her a hand?" He could see that Zyliria was struggling a little bit with the fire, and wanted to help out.
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« Reply #55 on: Jun 12th, 2016, 1:16pm »

Caitlyn jerked awake. The wonderful pressure of cool air hitting her face as she dove vanished, as did the cave, and the forest. She was back in her father’s lap, sitting outside the walls of Faela. She shook her head for a moment, turning to her father. “Wh..what?” she sat up, rolling out of his lap, and saw Zyliria, in her human form now, still struggling to build a fire. She rose and walked over to her, kneeling next to her and helping Zyliria work on the fire.

Zyliria took a step back, watching Caitlyn work on the fire. She wanted to talk to her, wanted to warn her about what might happen if they came across the three of them, but couldn’t find the words. Moreover, she was afraid of how the outgoing Caitlyn might react to learning that particular secret of hers.

A moment later, a fire caught, and was soon burning quietly beside the group. “Thanks,” Zyliria muttered, leaning against a tree. She looked at Christopher, one eyebrow raised. “I believe you said you’d be taking first watch?” she said, before shutting her eyes.
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« Reply #56 on: Jun 12th, 2016, 3:53pm »

True enough, he had said he'd take first watch. Even still, he felt as if Zyliria was on edge about something. Whatever it was, it was enough to worry Zyliria. Christopher got up and went to his horse, and took the small blanket from his horses back, too small for a tent, but big enough for a blanket. He walked over to Zyliria and gently set the blanket over her, to keep her warm. He went to a log on the other side of the fire, and took off his back and wrapped it around his daughter to keep her warm.

"Sleep well you two."
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« Reply #57 on: Jun 13th, 2016, 08:50am »

Zyliria scowled as Christopher placed a blanket on her, easily rolling out from under it. “Please,” she scoffed. “I can be a wolf whenever I want to be, I have no need for this synthetic insulation,” She tossed the blanket over beside Caitlyn. “Here child, the nights can be cold for those not used to sleeping outside.” Rolling over, she transformed, and a moment later, in wolf form now, she curled up into a fluffy ball.

Caitlyn smiled. For all the hardness Zyliria would have Christopher believe, there was still some tenderness in her yet. “Thanks,” she called over to the wolf, who did not respond, tucking herself in. Warm under the two blankets and with the crackle of the fire lulling her, she soon found herself drifting asleep.
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« Reply #58 on: Jun 13th, 2016, 1:38pm »

Seeing as Zyliria had tossed away the blanket, and given it to his daughter, Christopher sighed, and said across the fire, "you don't have to be so independent you know. We're a team now, so you can rely on us at least a little you know." He truly did want her to have a bit of faith in return.
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« Reply #59 on: Jun 15th, 2016, 1:35pm »

Zyliria scowled at Christopher. “You know,” she said, mockingly, before softening slightly. “You two have just lost your home, your family, and nearly all of your belongings,” she noted. “If I’ve learnt anything by living out here, you need to be as independent as possible. Kindness will get you nowhere,” she looked over scathingly at the walls of Faela, now out of sight in the darkness. “The Faelians are not a kind people…” she muttered, before turning back to Christopher. “They will take advantage of you if you give them the opportunity. They won’t care that you’re homeless, alone, helpless...You need to keep yourself on your guard,” Zyliria rolled over, facing away from Christopher, and again closed her eyes.

Caitlyn closed her eyes slowly, the flickering fire soothing her to sleep, warm under the blankets. She did not really worry about what Zyliria had said. After all, they’d dealt with bandits only the night before, she doubted whether the citizens of Faela could be much worse than that!
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