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Rakgnarok

"T-the time?" Fionn says as he looks in awe at Hugh's watch.
Xil turns to her, getting off his chair and crossing his arms as he glares at her. "In the first place, princess" He says in a rather rude tone, clearly meaning it more as an insult, "What would you know about how experienced the trash I've fought were? Were you there?
Secondly, next time you decide to be a nosy little shit try doing it correctly, as I said I wasn't facing only one creep, I faced and took down several of those lowlifes at the same time, something that might be a bit too intimidating for a dainty little human like you, right?
And finally sure maybe I came out injured once or twice but I still emerged victorious and trust me, the cuts i got are nothing compared to how I left those cowards, even with the fact that they had the advantage of having a longer reach and being able to cut me easily.
Now, if youre done being a jealous little bitch I'm kinda in the middle of a conversation and a breakfast so, go find someone who cares about yer bitchin'" he said snarkily, waving his hand in a shooing motion at her as he sits back down and turns back to look at Mira.
"So, uh, where were we?"

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Well... Uh..." Mira looked around slightly awkwardly. Her interest, while still there, had noticeably decreased after that display. "You just told me about that scar. What about your others?"

Are You Freddy For Ready

Zoe resists the urge to slap the anthro tiger and heads back to her table where Sarah was talking with the waitress that came to get their dishes. "How could she fall for a guy like that?" she thought to herself, referring to Mira as the she and Xil as the guy. She gave the waitress a few coin for having to stand there and talk endlessly with her little sister, and then sat back down in her chair, glaring at the tiger from her table.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh observed the needles spin around in the dial, smiling. "Yes, it's a really old, yet so precise... And... It has a few secrets..." the rabbit said, before the needles started spinning faster.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"If you two want to buy anything else in here, just leave it on the counter!" the blacksmith hollered from the other room.

Rakgnarok

"Huh?" Fionn says as he sees the needles spin faster, he blushes "I-Im sorry, I didn't b-break it somehow did i?" He adds nervously.
He lowers his ears slightly as he notices Mira loosing interest, "Well similar stores y'know, well except these ones." He says, placing his hand on his chest, "But, maybe I'll tell ya about those later.." He adds, looking away from Mira slightly.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh chuckled again and sat next to Fionn. The needles spun so fast, that it was all a glowing blur now. Purple light started to emerge from the dial, and Hugh's eyes shone too. "Just... Look... And Relax... Listen to it, tick... tack." the rabbit said, quickly mesmerized by it.
-~-o-~-
If Fionn would relax too, he would start seeing what was Hugh seeing too. Plains, wherever too look at. The sun setting behind one of the mountains in the horizon, shining it's gloomy light over the grass fields. On the left, it would have been cereal instead of grass, and on the left the two would see a modest house, although too far too discern anything else but the shape.
The two anthros would be on a hill, one Hugh had already seen, but definitely one where he would feel the best too. Both could almost have every of their senses tickled, the warmth of the air dropping with the light, the sound of the breeze getting louder, and Hugh still holding the watch in front of the wolf.

YandereTsun

"That's true," Momo nodded, then placed the swords back.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"So, which should we do? Explore town or head back to the Inn?" Dark asks

YandereTsun

"Anywhere, to be honest," Momo replied with a smile. "Exploring town could be good to get used to the place, then the others may be at the inn?" she said, then carried the swords to the counter.

Rakgnarok

Fionn relaxes as the clock ticks, he looks at the clock in awe as it begins to show these images to him, "What is this?" he asks mistified as he is shown the view and as he can somehow almost feel the gentle warmth of the light on his fur.

Paradox.XXIV

"We... We are no longer in Vile Root." Hugh said, almost as surprised as Fionn to be on this hill, completely alone, and he glanced at the house on the right. He looked upon himself, watching his standing stance upon the hill. "I... I..." He smiled softly, and turned to the wolf. "How is it, is it good?"
Hugh had just the time to ask his question, that his ring lightly glowed around his left hand's finger, unnoticeable for now.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Alright, so explore the town then head back to the Inn. Sounds great." Dark says, he walks toward the door.

YandereTsun

Momo follows.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Dark grabs the door and opens it. "Looks like I'll be holding the door open for you this time" Dark says, smiling

Rakgnarok

"This is.. Incredible.. How are we in it? How can I.. Feel that?" He asks, still not entirely grasping the concept of Hugh's abilities.

YandereTsun

Momo smiled back. "And I'll be sure I'll get it next time," she said with a laugh. She walked forth.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh chuckled. "Heck, I don't know ! It just happens, and that's how my spirit goes to peace whenever I'm not alright... It's like... transported somewhere else... But we physically are still in Vile Root, mind you. We're in my memories..." He smiled. "We're in my past. And my future. The same location, not the same Time."
The rabbit sighed softly. "This has always been like that. Precision, and imprecision at once."

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Sure you will" Dark says. He lets the door close and follows.
"So, where should we go first?" Dark says

TechnoXenoHolic

After a while, Wisp decided he should stop being silly and hiding out up here in case he might get left behind when the group headed out. He put the beds back where they belonged, tucked the last of his things into his bag, and slipped back out of the room, leaving it unlocked behind him. He made his way downstairs and returned his key to the innkeeper's wife, who ran things here in the mornings.
Then Wisp stepped off to the side, out of the way, and turned to search out Mira in the crowd. When he saw her, he waved a little, trying to catch her attention but too shy to be obvious about it.

YandereTsun

"Hmm... why don't we go around this street first so we won't get lost that easily?" Momo suggested.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Yeah, it'd be easier to find when we come back if we know what else is here instead of just knowing that the blacksmith is here" Dark says

Toreadorfreddy

Liam watched the whole exchange without saying a word.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

Mira waved back at Wisp, noticing her ring was glowing slightly along with Hugh's while doing so. She quickly hid it from view, hoping Xil hadn't seen it, but knowing he probably had. "I'll... be right back, okay?" the cat said, standing up.
She walked over to Wisp, her ringed hand hidden away in her pocket. "How you holding up?" she asked the young dragon.

Rakgnarok

"So, thats the power you have? Seeing the past.. and future?" The wolf asks curiously, something clearly being on his mind.
"Sure thing Kitten, take your time." He says while winking at her, trying to regain some of his charm, as she walks away he looks at her over the corner of his eye for a moment, turning back to his plate, he discreetly pulls out a piece of paper from his pocket, he looks at it for a moment, "Could these guys be the right ones? There's something odd about them.." He thinks, he crumples the paper and puts it back in his pocket.

Paradox.XXIV

"Exactly, my friend." Hugh glanced upon the hills and plains, smiling. "It has a huge impact on my emotions, and most of the time, the other way ar~" the rabbit stopped, looking on his left, over Fionn's shoulder. "What is..." he trailed off, his ring glowing colder in his left pocket as he shielded his eyes with his other.
The sun had long set over the landscape, yet one bright, glooming orange light was shining over the wheat fields... It grew larger and brighter, while the sky suddenly became dark and stars-less. Random images flashed in front of Hugh's eyes, his paw gripping so hard on his locket in fear that it started to shake. Mira laughing, Mira walking around, looking into his eyes... Charmed...
But it wasn't his eyes. It was the tiger's, the black wolf's, the taller human's... whoever it was, he was bigger than Hugh. "You can't beat me..." it whispered in his head. "You're pitiful. Can't even defend yourself, bunny."
"N... No..." Hugh said, the fire starting to eat and burn more of the field, that the rabbit's eyes weren't watching nor talking to.

Rakgnarok

Fionn frowns slightly as the sights in the watch start to blurr for him as he becomes uneasy due to Hugh's reaction, He turns to look at Hugh, "H-hugh? Whats happening now? Whats wrong? Are you allright?" He asks, gently placing his paw on Hugh's back.

TechnoXenoHolic

"I... I'm doing all right, I think," Wisp mumbled, shifting his weight a bit and hugging his arms around himself. "I wanted to ask when you think we'll be leaving...?"

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh didn't react at Fionn's move, and shook his head. "No, no, no, no!" He said, an image of Mira appearing to them both before disappearing, flying into the fire as the flames wrapped around the two. Hugh screamed, panicked at the idea of losing her, and moved to run into the fire. "NO ! I MUST SAVE HER! I CAN SAVE THEM ALL!" he shouted, unconscious it wasn't the real world and any of this was happening.
Both his watch and ring both shone brighter, letting Fionn the choice to grab one of them, or let Hugh rush into the flames.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Oh, I'd say... Ow!" Mira pulled her hand out of her pocket and shook it because heat was now accompanying the brightness. She tried to pull it off but to no avail.

TechnoXenoHolic

Wisp's eyes widened. He dropped to one knee, an expression of concern on his face, and made an aborted reach for Mira.
"Are you okay?" he asked, an underlying tone of urgency in his voice. "What's wrong?"

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Whatever Hugh's doing on his end of the ring is seriously painful on my end. This is hot!" Mira said, wincing from the pain. She continued to try to get the ring off but still couldn't.

Rakgnarok

Fionn would seem surprised, confused and worried at Hugh's reaction, "H-hugh?!" He says scared, he looks at Hugh's paws desperatley, he places his paw on Hugh's paw, covering the watch and gently pushes Hugh's shoulder to force him to turn towards him, "Hugh! I-Its not real! We are allright! Snap out of it!" He says, clearly very worried as he tries to get Hugh to calm down.

Donotdiddlekids

"Nah, I don't mind Falaos.", Max said. He then turned to May. "I'm Max Crowcross. This is Alexis, my cousin that I consider a sister.", motioning towards Alexis.

Rakgnarok

Xil's ears twitch as he overhears Mira, he turns around and see's Mira struggling with the ring, he jumps off his chair and heads towards her, "Hey, whats wrong Mira?" The tiger asks.

TechnoXenoHolic

"Can you try running water over it?" Wisp tried, wings shuffling and tail lashing behind him in his worry.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Zoe watched the anthro tiger walk over to a very much in pain Mira. "What's wrong with her?" Zoe says to herself.
"Is Ms Nice Cat Lady gonna be okay?" Sarah asks with a worried look on her face.
"I dunno, let's go find out." Zoe says
She gets up and starts to walk toward the group of Wisp, Mira, and Xil, with Sarah close behind when she realizes Xil being distracted is the perfect opportunity for a quick grab at what he's got in his pockets.
She continues walking over to them, being on Xil's right. She prepares to distort time for herself to make it much easier for a quick snatch when she walks past him...

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"I never really understood why anyone would do that. Just... Go out and hurt people for no reason."
"Well they do have a reason. Usually it's money... Sometimes it's love. Either that or revenge."
"But why would you hurt anyone out of love?"
"The heart works in strange ways, my little claw."
"Daddy?"
"Hm? Yes?"
"Will I ever hurt someone out of love?"
"I hope not, dear. You know, your mother did."
"Really?"
"Yes..."

YandereTsun

"Exactly. Well, let's go," she replied enthusiastically, then walked on.

Paradox.XXIV

-~-o-~-
Hugh stopped, everything flashing around Fionn and himself until they got back into the cold, dark room in the inn. "Sh-she's..." He stuttered, falling on his knees. His grip on his locket got weaker, and he almost let it go in Fionn's paw. "I'm so weak." he admitted, before silence swallowed the two anthros. Not even Hugh's watch would tick, leaving the rabbit's heart without a beat.

Rakgnarok

The wolf stares for a moment, overwhealmed by the silence, he gets on his knees in front of Hugh, he hughs the rabbit, patting him on the back as he tries to confort him, concequently pushing the paw Hugh has his locket on against Hugh's chest, "Hugh, I may not know you for long but I can tell you aren't weak, you care so much about your friends and you trust them and they trust you, trust is not something that is easy to get, so, you must have a big strong heart if so many of your friends can trust you like they do." He says gently to Hugh.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh hugged back tightly. A single tear rolled down his white cheek, and fell on the wolf's shoulder. He smiled, and nodded silently. "T-thank you..." he whispered after a moment. The ticking sound got a little louder and merrier, and Hugh made the locket click closed.
"I am always afraid to lose them... Lose her... trust..."

Are You Freddy For Ready

As Zoe got close to the tiger anthro, she activated the time distortion, slowing down time in order for her pickpocket to be a lot faster and less noticeable. She wasn't taking any chances with this guy.
If the pickpocket were to be successful, Zoe would've gotten ahold of a crumbled up piece of paper, which she would put into her jacket for inspecting later.
After the successful/unsuccessful pickpocket, Zoe and Sarah move to the left side of Xil and look at Mira worryingly.
"Are you alright, luv?" Zoe asks Mira
"What's wrong Ms Nice Cat Lady?" Sarah asks
Dark follows Momo close behind, looking around at the buildings lining the streets and making note of them.

Toreadorfreddy

Liam continued to watch and wait.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

The ring cooled down once Hugh had calmed down, and with a few more shakes it didn't hurt Mira anymore. "Ow... Okay it stopped. I need to go check on Hugh. Obviously something bad has happened to him," Mira said.
Without thinking, she performed a perfect teleport to her ring bearer's side, leaving only a puff of dark green smoke in her wake. "Hugh? What happened? Are you alright?"

TechnoXenoHolic

Wisp squawked and reared back in alarm when Mira vanished. He clapped his hands together over his mouth, eyes wide and staring at the smoke left where she had been. His wings flared out behind him and may or may not have knocked something over, but he didn't notice.

Sp3ctr3EX

Raole heard a loud noise and turned his head to the direction it came from just to see a dragon, a buff tiger and two girls staring wide eyed into nothingness. "What the heck was that?" Raole thought somewhat confused.

Rakgnarok

Fionn's ears perk up as he hears an odd noise followed by Mira's voice, he looks to Mira surprise as he hugs Hugh on the floor, "M-mira?! W-when did you get here??" The wolf says, his fur standing on edge as he becomes clearly embarrased.
Xil would be paying close attention to Mira, hardly noticing Zoe near him, upon having Zoe pickpocket him his tail waves in that direction trying to shoo any bug that might be bothering him but he'd still pay more attention to Mira allowing Zoe to finish the deed.
He'd seem somewhat relieved and would slap on a smug smile as Mira seems to feel better, ready to start boasting again somehow, after Mira speak's he opens his mouth ready to start blabbing like usual and is left with his mouth open as Mira suddenly dissapears, "What the heck?! She's a mage?!" he thinks, he stands up straight and crosses his arms "Well uh, that happened, huh?" he says, he shrugs and heads back to his table, sitting down to finish his breakfast, "Could there be more mages in her group? Maybe thats why theyre so 'dangerous'.." he thinks.

Are You Freddy For Ready

The paper goes into her pocket, and the time distortion ends.
"Ms Cat Lady turned into smoke!" Sarah says.
"Don't worry, she's most likely fine. She just teleported, either that or returned to her- nevermind. Anyways, she's fine." Zoe says, trying to calm Wisp as he seems to be the one who was shocked the most.
That confirms her being Mystery, then. Zoe thought to herself

TechnoXenoHolic

"Oh," Wisp said shakily, pulling his wings in close and hugging his arms against his chest. "I... I guess that's... normal, for you people...?"

YandereTsun

Momo kept walking, memorizing every structure in the street. "I wonder what's going on back with the others?" She asked, as she kept looking at the lined buildings.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Probably still gawking over that tiger guy who walked in with Mira." Dark jokes.
Zoe laughs a bit "For me, not really. But I'm sure for the fellow members of your group it's normal." Zoe says. She raises out her hand to the dragon "I'm Zoe Acker, by the way." she says

TechnoXenoHolic

Wisp gave her a weak smile in return and kept his hands where they were. "Will'O'Wisp Haze," he said. "You can call me Wisp, though. It's... nice to meet you."

Are You Freddy For Ready

"It's nice to meet you to, Wisp." Zoe says, putting her hand back to her side. She felt Sarah pulling on her coat. "Oh, right, and this is my younger sister, Sarah"
"You're tall!" Sarah says, pointing out the obvious.

Toreadorfreddy

Liam observed Zoe and Sarah, wondering who they were.

PBEgaming

"What do you reckon that was?" May asked Raole.

Sp3ctr3EX

"I really have no idea May." Raole responded to May's question. "Maybe I should pay more attention to my surroundings." He thought.

YandereTsun

Momo laughed. "Well, I kinda wondered who he was," she replied, as she continued to look around for a checkpoint.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh was still sobbing softly until Mira appeared. "Wh... Why are you here !" He said, looking up at her.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Couldn't you just read his mind and find out?" Dark asks

YandereTsun

"That'd be invading his privacy," Momo said, gesturing her hand on her head. "I'd prefer not to read his mind until I meet him, so I wouldn't make a bad first impression..." she continued. "...and who knows, he might be mentally unstable or maybe he suffers anxiety or paranoia? If I read his mind, his condition would pass to me," she said with an uneasy laughter.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Oh, I didn't think that you had to be so careful of reading minds." Dark says. "And yeah, I can see why you wouldn't want to invade people's privacy. Who knows what secrets that they may have that would suddenly be known by you from reading their minds." he adds

YandereTsun

"Yeah, and in some instances, reading a stranger's mind can, in fact, be a headache..." Momo said. "Is using the element of Death hard?" she asked, seemingly curious.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"I'm here because the ring was acting up and I thought you were in danger," Mira said, giving a weird and unreadable look at Fionn.

TechnoXenoHolic

Wisp giggled a bit at Sarah's declaration. "Yeah, I am," he said. "Sometimes I wish I wasn't, though..."

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Really? Why wouldn't you want to be tall? I wish I was tall!" Sarah says, standing on the tip of her toes to try and make herself look a smidge taller.
"You're still young Sarah, you'll get taller when you grow older." Zoe says
"But not as tall as a dragon!" Sarah says
"So far, not really. All I can really do that is helpful is make myself no longer feel pain. Though, I guess one thing is difficult. When I try the other power that I know of, I end up killing the thing I attempt to use it on." Dark says, referring to his attempts at using Enslave Soul on lesser beings ending with him killing the being with Kill Lesser Being instead.

TechnoXenoHolic

Wisp smiled a little. "Well, I bump my head on stuff a lot," he said, getting to his feet because kneeling all this time was getting uncomfortable. "Especially when I visit places like Prince."

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Ow, that must hurt... But still, it'd be cool to be tall! You could reach stuff on the top of the counter, or see over crowds, or..." Sarah says, continuing to list stuff tall people can do over short people

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh couldn't hold this venomous sentence, and didn't really thought it would come out that angrily. "Why would you care..." he said under his breath, looking at the wooden floor.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"I care because you're one of the few people in this group that I can trust, and you're the person I've known the longest. I could actually consider you a friend, and I don't want you hurt," Mira explained. "Besides, whatever you were doing hurt on my end. So would you please just tell me what was happening, and... Why you two are cuddling on the floor?"

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh's face turned pure red, and he let Fionn go free from the short embrace. The rabbit stood silent, not wanting to tell. "Hmpf..." he lightly mumbled.

Rakgnarok

"W-we were not cuddling!" Fionn says quickly, clearly embarrased as he gets up, "I-I was just asking Hugh about using our powers a-and he showed me his watch and.." He looks at Hugh with a worried look on his face.
"I'll.. I'll give you two some privacy..." He adds, crossing his arms and folding down his ears, he turns around and heads to the exit of the room, exiting shortly if not stopped.

Paradox.XXIV

"Stay..." Hugh said weakly. "I-it's okay.."
"I'm okay... I guess... I was just... mngfhjealousnfgfjn..." The rabbit mumbled, still blushing and intertwining his fingers around his ring embarrassingly. He looked into Mira's yellow eyes while his were still heavy from tears. "I showed him my best memories... And y-you came into my mind, M-Mira and I~" Hugh's voice cut short.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Uuuhuh," Mira said, unsure of what to make of the situation. She gently tried to wipe the tears from Hugh's eyes. "Hey, it'll be okay."

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh stuttered even more as Mira got all close to him, as if he was fighting within himself to choose to push her off or not. "T-t-the tiger." he managed to mention.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"What about him?" Mira asked. She was, of course, blind to the reality that Hugh was feeling jealousy.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh looked down, still very embarrassed. "I-I saw him... He looks really strong... And... kinda handsome..." he stuttered again, wiping his own tears off his cheeks.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Yeah, he i- Wait. Do you like him!?" Mira asked.
By this time, the dark figure had finally managed to track Xil down to the inn. They entered the inn, ordered a plate of eggs so as not to seem suspicious, and sat down at a table near the edge of the dining hall. They took in everything, especially Xil.

Paradox.XXIV

"N-No !!!" Hugh made wide eyes as the eventuality was brought up. "N-not at all ! I meant... For you..." he said clumsily, trying to sound correct while his mind and heart were screaming from all sides. "I-I saw you looking at him..."

Toreadorfreddy

Liam noticed the newcomer, and wondered who this was.

TechnoXenoHolic

Wisp sighed a little bit and wrung his hands against his belly, but didn't say anything. He was uncomfortable being talked to like this, but was even more uncomfortable with the idea of saying so. His tail curled unhappily around and between his legs and his wings shuffled against his back.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Zoe notices Wisp's uneasiness, and puts her hand on top of Sarah's head as if to say 'Shut up'.
"Well, we best be going now. It was nice meeting you, Wisp." Zoe says, with a bit of an apologetic look on her face. :She turns Sarah away from the dragon and starts walking back to their table. Sarah looks back at the dragon and waves to him. "Bye, Mr. Wisp!" she says before looking back forward.

TechnoXenoHolic

Again, Wisp sighed, this time more heavily. He waved a farewell to Zoe and Sarah, then settled himself back at his table from before. He hunched over and crossed his arms on the tabletop, resting his chin atop them, and stared forward into space in the direction of the painting on the wall ahead of him.

Bed head zed

Falaos looks at Raole. "So, uh, how do you and Max know each other?"

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Wha?" Mira asked, clearly confused.
The robed person took special note of Wisp, if only because he was the tallest person in the room. They didn't let their eyes linger though, since they didn't want to be noticed staring.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh just couldn't stop talking now, staring into the cat's eyes. "I m-mean... I s-saw how you stared at him... I've seen that look before..." he said with bright cheeks.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Zoe and Sarah sat back at their table. Zoe proceeded to take out the paper she had stolen off of Xil earlier, and began reading it.
Masked scoundrel... hmm. Looks like our little tiger friend has some secrets. Zoe thought to herself.
During Zoe's reading, Sarah was talking to a someone at a table next to theirs. Zoe looked at her sister, putting the paper back.
"Sarah, don't bother other people while they're eating." Zoe says
"Fine..." Sarah replies.

Donotdiddlekids

Max turned to Falaos.
"Ooh! I actually remember quite well! I was on an assignment, well, wrapping up one, anyway, and we were in a shop. I had gotten some food, and we made small chatter. Soon, we became friends, and then I did another assignment while he was my friend back then. It helped get me noticed by others, and it made me look cool or something.",he explained.

Bed head zed

"Neat." Falaos replies. "So Raole where are you from?"

Sp3ctr3EX

"Well Falaos, I was actually born outside Entherstia in another country, a small village called Idoma, I decided to become a traveller and explore the world with great interest until I came here and met Max one day, he already told you, we went on some adventures and after that we separated and I continued on my way, but... Recently I felt like coming back to see how much things have changed, and to see if I could get ahold of Max again, I guess I was lucky." Raole answers Falaos.

Bed head zed

"Interesting. I've never traveled outside of Entherstia before..."

PBEgaming

"Raole, you're a foreigner?" May asks, "That's surprising; I am too."
May continued, "I come from a country to the South - a nice place called St. Matthew and Tristania. It's an island, so not much happens, but it's a great place, or at least it was. I've not been there for a good seven years after, uh... what happened."

Rakgnarok

Fionn remains inside the room as per Hugh's request, he stands near the door holding his hands in front of him much like a butler would, his gaze wold be directed to the floor as he awkwardly avoids looking directly at Hugh or Mira, trying not to seem like he is listening to their conversation.
Xil finishes his breakfast, he catches a glimpse the robed person he had met previously but he doesn't look in that direction at all, seemingly lacking interest, he leans back on the chair, he crosses his arms and tilts his head downwards, closing his eyes as if he were meditating on something.

Donotdiddlekids

Jack and Firaas eventually settle on getting breakfast at the inn, and go in, sitting down a table across from Raole and his group.

Bed head zed

Falaos notices Jack and Firaas, but he ignores them. "I'm from a town called Barkson. It's kinda secluded, but that's what makes it nice."

PBEgaming

"Nice. That's up in Serentia, right?"

Bed head zed

"Yeah..." Falaos looks off. "I wasn't really able to go there for a while..."

Sp3ctr3EX

"Oh wow, thats great May, I never actually been there before, maybe I will visit it." Raole responds to May before turning to Falaos. "And... Barkson, hm... Yes I've been there before, quite an interesting place indeed."

Bed head zed

Falaos looks at Raole. "Really? Have you ever heard of... The Cult of Berko?"

Sp3ctr3EX

"Yes unfortunately I heard, and honestly I dont like them." Raole answers looking at Falaos.

Bed head zed

"Yeah, they are scumbags." Falaos replies. Not mentioning the fact that he was with them for a while.

Donotdiddlekids

"...right. The Cult. I'm surprised that the mob doesn't want them gone yet... well, all of them but me, anyway.", Max said. "Hopefully, they get targeted soon."

PBEgaming

"Never heard of them." May says, "Although, I've really not done much in Entherstia, so that's probably about as much as I should know."

Are You Freddy For Ready

Zoe sees the waitress who had watched Sarah before for her walk by their table.
"Excuse me! Could you watch my sister again?" Zoe asks the waitress
The waitress turns to Zoe "Uh" was the only thing they could get out before Zoe said "Great, thanks! I'll be sure to pay you back for this!"
She then walks toward Xil's table and puts her hands on it, across from Xil.
"So, Mr Bounty Hunter. I have a few questions to ask you." she says

Bed head zed

"Well, they're a bunch of insane religious people that worship some dead guy." Falaos says to Mayotte. "Same, Max."

PBEgaming

"Isn't that sorta redundant?" May says, with a wink.

Rakgnarok

Xil remains still, with his arms crossed and looking downwards with his eyes closed, he'd ignore Zoe and keep meditating.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"I'll take your silence as a 'go on, ask me anything'." Zoe says, pulling out the paper she took "So, mind telling me who this masked scoundrel you're hunting is?" she says, reading from the paper

Bed head zed

Falaos stares at Mayotte for a few seconds before looking away. "Anyways, Raole, do you plan on traveling with us?"

Rakgnarok

Xil still remains in the same state, again ignoring Zoe, hed seem to be in a deep state of medit- "*Snore*" Oh..

Sp3ctr3EX

"Sure, why not Falaos, I have been discussing this with Max before and he seems to be alright with me coming along, I just hope the rest of you guys dont mind that I join you, its good to travel with some company for a change." Raole answers Falaos while putting up a smile.

Bed head zed

"I'm sure they won't mind!" Falaos replies with a smile.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Great. I'll come back later then." Zoe says. She puts the paper back into her trench coat and walks back to the table where Sarah was chatting with the very unenthused waitress. Zoe gives the waitress a couple coin for having to bare through her sisters chatting and sits back down, watching the anthro tiger.

Donotdiddlekids

"It's really good, being able to have breakfast that you don't have to ask others to kill.", Jack says, Firaas agreeing by nodding.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Oh, well yeah. He is a damn fine specimen, and I will admit that being around him gets me riled up. What of it?" Mira asked.

PBEgaming

"Yeah," May added on to Raole's statement, "Haven't had company in a while - not that I need it, I get by." May smirked.

Paradox.XXIV

"R-Riled up??" The rabbit said, shocked. "I have nothing but a bad f-feeling about him..." He frowned gravely.

YandereTsun

"I see," Momo replied. "I just thought that having the element of Death would be scary..." she continued. "...controlling ghosts and all..." she said as she trembled in fear, thinking of the idea of it.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Oh come on, he's just a bounty hunter. They get a bad reputation, I know, but really what they're doing for the world is good. Besides, we haven't done anything wrong, so there's no way any of us have a bounty on our heads," Mira said.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Nah, it's not really scary. The only scary part would be that if I don't balance two of my powers I'll most likely die... But that'll never happen." Dark says

YandereTsun

"Of course that will never happen..." Momo said, in concern.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Yeah... I just have to start using the power that balances it out more often. and learn it..." Dark says

YandereTsun

"Good," Momo replied, with a nod. She continued walking forth, looking for a place that's interesting enough. "Where would be a good place to stop by?"

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Maybe a restaurant or something, since you haven't eaten breakfast yet." Dark says

YandereTsun

Momo let out a small laughter. "Good point," she replied.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Did you see any restaurants or diners while we were walking around?" Dark asks, looking around to try and spot one.

YandereTsun

"Um... most were markets and boutiques, but I could've sworn that I may have seen one or two restaurants..." Momo informs, as she looked back at the direction where she may have seen a diner. "I think there's one there," she quickly answered, pointing towards.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Good eye." Dark says, looking at the diner Momo had pointed out. "Shall we go there then?" he says

YandereTsun

Momo nodded with a smile. "Wouldn't hurt to try the food they have here, would it?" she said, enthusiastically.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Hopefully. Food can be pretty harmful. I know from experience." Dark jokes, smiling back. He starts walking over to the diner.

YandereTsun

Momo laughed. "It can?" she said, giggling as she followed.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Yeah. Though I'm sure the cooks here know how to properly cook the food so that it won't harm anyone." Dark says

YandereTsun

Momo nodded with a smile. "True," she said.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Dark walks up to the diner. "So, you want to get the door this time? You did say you'd get the next one." he says

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh sighed, unable to confess himself again. He looked down at the floor, and shrugged with a light frown. "I guess we haven't... Except that we still got kicked out of Hideston by this guy... The Knight..." Hugh snapped his finger, trying to remember his name.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Well I think that was more of a public nuisance thing. I don't think we can really be charged for that. Besides, didn't he say he wouldn't give us a hard time if we left right then?" Mira said.

Toreadorfreddy

Liam continued his vigil, waiting for the group to finish.

Paradox.XXIV

"Who knows, I still can't trust that tiger..." Hugh said a little childishly, crossing his arms while trying to look at Mira with a kind and loving expression.

TheOneTrueCardinal

"Speaking of cult. Have they stopped after we killed all the ones in Barkson?? I haven't seen them in awhile." Sub said to Falaos.

Bed head zed

"Not sure. There are more cults than just the Barkson one, but I haven't seen any either..."

TheOneTrueCardinal

"Maybe they realized they've been put in their place. Or they're hiding for awhile." He said as he looked out a window. "Either way, they seem harmless compared to the other crap we dealt with."

PBEgaming

"Really? That sounds interesting, do you mind telling me more?" May asked.

TheOneTrueCardinal

"The cult or the other crap??" He asked.

Donotdiddlekids

Jack notices all the people sitting at the other table, and looks down.
"There's a group next to us. Think we can join them, maybe not need to run around with untrustworthy groups?", he murmured to Firaas.
She replied with "Maybe. They may not like us, however. We would be wise to make a good impression. Ner agras ter.

PBEgaming

"Anything is fine, honestly. I just want some updates - living in the woods isn't exactly the best place to hear about stuff. But, yeah, this so called 'other crap' sounds quite interesting." May said, jokingly, but with serious meaning.

TheOneTrueCardinal

"Well, we kind of eliminated a large group of bandits in a cave. Then Max, Falaos and I dealt with cannibals in an unmarked town as well as some Wintersburg mercenaries. We moved on to Stoneyard, I think the other group some people there as well as a hellspawn?. Then there's the sea reaper encounter in Macaria, we almost sank, I got shocked and slammed. We went to Macaria, stopped an assassination, and then we went back into sea, one of us lost a leg." Sub explained, he took a deep breath. " And finally, now we're here in vile root."

PBEgaming

"Wow," May replied, "That sounds like quite the adventure... The most I've done is sailed from St. Matt to the mainland. I think I'll stick around with you guys for a bit. Y'all seem pretty cool."

Donotdiddlekids

"Yeah. And each of us have a hell of a good story to tell.", Max said.

Rakgnarok

Fionn stands quietly near the door, looking at every part of the room except Mira and Hugh, he'd be quietly playing with his fingers, clearly not knowing what to make of this situation.
The tiger remains asleep in the same pose he was before, if not for an ocasional snore now and then it'd be hard to tell he is asleep as it seems as if he were simply meditating, his ears would twitch now and then whenever there are loud-ish sounds.

YandereTsun

"Of course I'll open it!" Momo said enthusiastically, as she opened the door for Dark. "Gentlemen first," she joked.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Why, thank you." Dark says, smiling as he walks past Momo into the Diner.

YandereTsun

A waiter, who was walking around the Diner, notices Momo and Dark and walks to them. "Good day and welcome! Table for how many people, may I ask?" the waiter greeted in a welcoming tone.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Just us two." Dark says

YandereTsun

"Ahh... I see. How nice! Well, allow me to lead the way to your table!" he said cheerfully, as he walked. "This way, please," he continued.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Dark follows the waiter. He looks around the place as he follows, looking at the various foods people were eating.
This place looks nice. Dark thought to Momo

YandereTsun

Look at all the food... Momo thought, visibly hungry.
The waiter stops walking then faces the table. "Please, sit down!" he said. "Here is our menu," he continued to speak, as he gave two copies of the menu to Momo and Dark. "You may call me again if you have decided what you would like to order," the waiter said with a smile, as he walked off to assist the other customers.
Momo sat down on the chair, reading the menu.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Dark sat at the table, putting his crutches to the side of the chair. He looks over the menu. Because he had eaten a small breakfast at the Inn, he wasn't all that hungry and would most likely just order some eggs.
"What are you thinking of getting?" Dark asks Momo, not needing to look over the menu anymore and setting it aside.

YandereTsun

Momo was deciding from a lot of food choices. "I'd like some bacon, eggs, and the butterscoth toast sounds nice~," she said, with a smile. "I'll take that. You?"

Are You Freddy For Ready

"I'm probably just gonna have some bacon and eggs. Maybe some coffee. I ate a little at the Inn, so I'm not all that hungry." Dark says

YandereTsun

"I see," Momo said, as she laid the menu down on the table.
The waiter walked to them once again. "Have you decided?" he asked, with the same smile.
"Yes. I'll have some bacon, eggs, then some butterscotch toast," Momo answered. The waiter jotted it down on a notepad, then looked at Dark. "How about you, sir?"

Are You Freddy For Ready

"I'll have some eggs and bacon with a coffee, please." Dark says, looking at the menu again. "No, wait, instead of eggs I'll have a single pancake." Dark says, changing his mind on the eggs.YandereTsun"Ah, I see," the waiter said, as he wrote down the order. "Your orders will be served as quickly as possible!" he continued, as he politely took the menus. "Please wait for a moment, as we will prepare your meals," he continued, as he walked on to the counter to send the orders.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"And now, we wait." Dark says.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh suddenly remembered the poor Fionn, that had been standing there for a while already without saying a single word. The rabbit seemed a little joyful, and shrugged again. "Ah, anyway, I guess I'll have to see it myself... I guess we are finished now." He said softly, breaking the silence and looking at the wolf, then at the cat.
"But I can't protect you against him, Mira. I care so much, yet can do so little..." he said, looking sad as he moved to exit, his ears folded on his back.

Rakgnarok

Fionn looks at Hugh with a worried look in his face, he makes sure not to stand in Hugh's way as he heads to the exit but he' seem unsure of what to do, not knowing if he should follow Hugh or give him some space to think and possible talk to Mira.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh hesitates for a moment, glancing at Mira. "We have to lock the room..." he said a little coldly.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

"Yeah. Fine," Mira said, instantly getting an edge to her voice as soon as she heard the coldness in Hugh's tone. "And you know, I can protect myself. I've only been living on my own taking care of a huge farm for three years." She got up and walked out of the room, not looking at either wolf or rabbit.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh seemed to shrink, flattening his ears a little more and looking down as Mira walked in front of him. "O-oh..." he weakly said, obviously sorry for urging her to exit. He was unable to articulate another word.

TheOneTrueCardinal

"I haven't even heard of this St. Matt before. I wonder what it's like" Sub said.

Sp3ctr3EX

"Im sure its a beautiful place, most islands are." Raole said.

Rakgnarok

Fionn lowers his ears as he looks down, it'd seem as if he himself had been scolded, then he looks at Hugh with a very relatable look on his face, almost as if saying 'I understand how you feel'.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh gives Fionn a nod back, and wipes a tear off his cheek before leaving the room, turn around, and lock the door. silently.

Rakgnarok

"H-hey, how about we get you some breakfast?.." Fionn adds softly, trying to cheer up the rabbit.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh's ears perked up at the wolf's last word. He didn't want to seem too quick to change his mood at all, but was still happy to have something else to do than think about Mira, for once. He turned around and smiled shyly, nodding. "By the gods, I need something like that." he simply said, moving away from the door towards Fionn.

Rakgnarok

Fionn smiles seeing that he can help "Oh! Great! I actually talked to the chef before and i helped clean the kitchen a bit, if you wish we can go talk directly to the chef and we might be able to ask for something very special just for you!" The wolf adds, clearly taking the subject change and running with it in order to make Hugh happy.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh smiled a little wider, admiring Fionn's ability to stay positive like that. He followed a little slower, watching Mira walk away while the rabbit went towards the kitchen, averting his gaze from the tiger. He swiftly consulted his locket, nodding as he saw it would soon be nine in the morning. He quickly caught a glimpse of his past adventures, but quickly shook the sadness away, and stepped in the clean room, where Fionn was supposed to be.

Rakgnarok

As Fionn and Hugh enter the kitchen they are greeted by the chef
"Hey What ar-
Oh! Doggy boy! Why didn'cha say it was you?"
The chef yells, giving them a warm smile once he notices Fionn coming in.
"Hi again!
I um, i was wondering if i could as you for another special meal for my friend here, and um, if it would be ok if he ate here in the kitchen?" Fionn asks.
"Could you help me a bit again doing some of that cleaning you do so well?" The chef answers to Fionn.
"Of course!" Fionn says, heading towards the sink and starting to clean some dishes.
"Then there's your answer!
So, what'll it be rabbit boy?" The chef asks.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

Mira went back to Xil's table and sat down. "Hey Xil?" she started.

Rakgnarok

Xil wouldnt answer to Mira, he'd be leaning back on his chair with his arms crossed, his head pointing slightly downwards and his eyes closed, it'd seem as if he were meditating, an ocasional snore giving out the fact that he is asleep.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

Upon realizing that the tiger was sleeping, Mira backed off. "Oh..." She looked down at her empty tea cup from before with a sigh. After a moment of considering, she decided that she would wake him if she could. She lightly rested a hand on his shoulder, not wanting to be rough about it if she didn't have to.

Rakgnarok

Xil wakes up instantly jumping out of his chair and grabbing Mira's hand, pulling her and almost grabbing her arm into a lock clearly ready to defend himself, as soon as he notices its Mira he lets her go putting his hands behind his neck, "Oh! Shit! I'm sorry, Did I hurt you? I didn't mean to do that, 's just that I've been, err, ambushed a few times by surprise while i sleep so, gotta be ready to defend myself at all times, y'know?" He says, trying to excuse himself for reacting like so.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

Mira let out a squeak of surprise as she was pulled. She stared wide-eyed for a moment or two while she tried to figure out what happened. "I-uh," she stammered, "I-I'm fine. You just... Surprised me." She rubbed her arm where he had grabbed, hoping it wouldn't bruise.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Yes! He's awake! Zoe thinks, turning her head to Sarah before the headlock thing happened.
"Here, Sarah, follow me for a second." Zoe says
"Ok!" Sarah says.
The two walk around the Inn until Zoe sees Falaos. She then walks toward the anthro fox.
"Hello, Mister Fox" Sarah says
"Hey, Falaos! Can you watch my sister for a minute. I need to do something..." Zoe says

Bed head zed

"Sure." Falaos replies, smiling.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Thanks!" Zoe says. She then walks toward Xil's table, taking out the piece of paper she had stolen from him. She stops in front of the table with the paper in hand, doing a slight cough to get Xil's attention off of Mira.

Bed head zed

Falaos stares at Sarah. "Hello!"

Rakgnarok

Xil would be clearly embarrased for his action, he'd be rubbing the back of his head nervously, "Im really really sorry..." He adds, "Are you sure you're fine? Do you wanna sit d-" He asks as he hears Zoe's cough, he turns around and frowns upon seeing her, "Ugh, What do you want now, can't you see im busy?" he says in a very condecending tone, he turns back to Mira, "As i was saying, you wanna sit down, maybe want some water or somethin'?" he asks.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Yes, I can see that you're busy, but I just have some questions to ask you." Zoe says "But, seeing as you are helping Mira, I'll wait."

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

Mira sat down."I'm fine," she said, a slight streak of coldness creeping into her voice.

Rakgnarok

Xil steps back slightly, clearly giving Mira some space, "I'll just, uh, I'll see what whats-her-name wants, ill be right back." He adds, he turns around and walks a bit farther from the table, tilting his head quickly at Zoe, signaling her to follow him, he'd turn around and cross his arms and as soon as she caught up with him he says "What do you want?" in a very condecending tone.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Zoe follows. "I want to know why you are hunting this 'masked scoundrel'" Zoe says, not showing Xil the paper, keeping it in her hand behind her back.

Rakgnarok

"Huh? How would you even know if i were doing such a thing and whats it to ya if i were?" The tiger answers.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Oh, a little birdy told me." Zoe says "And it doesn't matter what it is to me, what matters is that you give me answers." she finishes
"Hi!" Sarah says back to Falaos

Rakgnarok

"Why should i?
I don't owe ya nothin'." He answers.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Fine, if you don't tell me, I'll just tell the masked scoundrel that you are hunting them." Zoe says, attempting to bluff her way into getting the answers.

TheSecondEdgeOfTheBlade

The shadowy figure in the back of the inn paid very close attention now. Thinking fast, and deviously as a skilled mercenary should, they moved forwards and 'convinced' Mira to come with them. The two hid in the dark, and Mira got covered up with a spare robe and mask the assassin had on hand. They waited while Xil spilled what information he would before slipping out the back door.

Sp3ctr3EX

Raole notices Falaos with Sarah. "I see you have a little friend there with you Falaos, hi there little girl, whats your name?"

Rakgnarok

"So youre saying you know who this mask scoundrel is?" He says with an ominous smirk on his face.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Of course. It's simple really. I'm surprised you haven't figured it out yet." Zoe says, taking out the paper and reading it over "Obviously, since the bounty is from Hideston, you knew the scoundrel was in Vile Root. I don't know how, but you obviously didn't wander. You knew. Add in the fact that you aren't just looking for a masked scoundrel, but a group at that, who has evidently been traveling awhile as they went from Hideston to here, and it's pretty darn obvious who the group is." Zoe says, putting the paper back behind her back.
"I'm Sarah! I'm Zoe's sister!" Sarah says

Sp3ctr3EX

"Its nice to meet you Sarah, Im Raole, you could say me and Falaos are friends, even though we just met a while back." Raole tells Sarah.

Donotdiddlekids

Jack and Firaas start talking in the language the duo knows, Huzor. They talk... slightly louder than intended, but not so the entire room can hear them, unless every single person in the room had good hearing.

Rakgnarok

"Hmpf, well i don't know how that shitty little head of yours works but i'd rather make sure I've got the right guy before doing anything, and as for my buisness with this scoundrel, this is a royal bounty, im not just gonna go and attack some commoners who resemble who im looking for, im gonna make sure i get the real deal, a criminal group that murdered people and burned a forest and some buildings, the ones who did that are nothing but petty criminals who deserve to be punished, and im nice enough to go and find 'em and bring 'em to the proper authorities, just be glad you ain't got a bounty on yer head, you nosy little theif, cause I'd sure be glad to take on that bounty.
Fair warning though, get in my way and i won't hold myself responsible for whatever happens to you, got it?" He scoffs at her.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Huh, so they were the ones who burned Hideston." Zoe says to herself
"Thanks, that's all that I needed. Oh, and you 'dropped' this. Next time you should keep better check on your stuff." Zoe says, tossing the paper in the air and walking away toward her sister.
"Nice to meet you, Raole!" Sarah says

Bed head zed

Falaos notices Zoe and waves.

Rakgnarok

Xil growls at Zoe as she walks away, he catches the paper and shreds it, throwing it away in a trash can.
He heads back to the table, upon noticing Mira is missing he looks around the room trying to see if he spots her, "Did she poof up again?" he thinks, he sits back on the chair he was before, sitting on it with a rather annoyed look on his face, he grabs a fork and bends it out of anger as he looks at the table, waiting for Mira to return.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Zoe waves back at Falaos and walks up to him.
"Thanks for watching Sarah for me. I just had to do a few things." Zoe says
"So, where are you from?" Dark asks, trying to make small talk while they waited for their food.

Toreadorfreddy

Liam continued waiting.

YandereTsun

"Hm? What do you mean?" Momo tilted her head a little. "I came from Macaria," she replied.
The waiter came in, carrying the food. He walked by Dark and Momo, and served the meal. "Enjoy," he said politely, bowed, then walked on.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Dark began eating the food he had ordered.
"I mean like where you grew up." Dark says, pausing his eating to say that before continuing.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh's ring shortly blinked as Mira got into Xil's grip but the rabbit's attention was elsewhere, busy acknowledging every detail of the kitchen. For once, Hugh had no idea what to eat. "Oh, erm... I..." he stuttered at first, before he ordered a simple pastry.
He was definitely not aware that Mira was gone, except the still bad feeling he had had since Xil was here.

YandereTsun

"Well, I completely grew in Macaria, although I never really had the slightest chance to entirely explore the whole place," she said, then ate her food. Once, she has swallowed, she continued.
"...my father never really allowed me to leave the mansion, so did my mother. Instead, I stick with my brother and his friends..." she said, as she ate a piece of her food again.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"That must have sucked. At least now you are free to explore." Dark says, taking a sip of coffee.

YandereTsun

"I guess.. but atleast, now I know why they kept me in," Momo said, then ate.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"What do you mean?" Dark asks

YandereTsun

"I didn't really know why I was kept in... but when we got to Macaria, I've heard that those bandits think that my parents owe them a lot, and they're in debt or something..." she said.
"Since my father is one of those who lead Macaria, the whole town got involved with my family and the bandits' dispute. And then I found out that my family became the target of the assassins, which were on the side of the bandits these past years. No wonder we weren't allowed to get out that easily..."
"...but I suppose that dispute's over now," Momo finished, then continued to eat her food.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Well, at least it's over now. I can't imagine what it'd feel like to be targeted like that." Dark says, finishing his coffee.

Rakgnarok

"Here ya go rabbit boy!" The chef says handing a plate with pastry to Hugh.
Fionn continues cleaning dishes, it'd be clear he is in his element, swiftly leaving the dishes spotless, he'd be quiet, giving Hugh a bit of space for him to decide what to speak about.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh chuckled, his cheeks growing red as the warmth of the kitchen wrapped around him. He smiled in Fionn's back, watching his expert paws clean and put the dishes aside. He quickly finished one pastry, and got a spot on his left, bumping his hips against the wolf. "Hey, lemme some space, the pro drying rabbit is here to help !" he joked, cleaning his hands from the leftover pieces of food on his bare paws. Hugh's gloves would have been put aside, and a towel would have taken the place.

Rakgnarok

Fionn would seem a bit surprised, he scoots over none the less, "Oh, um, im used to doing this alone but, sure, some help would be nice!" The wolf says smiling.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh chuckled. "You look more professional than I do, anyway!" Hugh said cheerfully, giving Fionn a friendly wink before drying three plates in one paw.

Rakgnarok

Fionn would continue washing dishes and handing them to Hugh until they run out of dishes, "Oh, it seems like thats all for now." He says with a proud smile, he turns around and asks the chef, "Is there anything else you need help with?" he asks.
"Nah, thats quite enough, you boys get outta here and have a nice day allright? Oh, and don't worry 'bout paying that meal rabbit boy, the help is enough payment." The chef says with a warm smile.
Fionn turns to Hugh, "I guess thats that then!" He adds, waiting for Hugh to lead the way out.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh gave a nod and a wink to him. "Aye, Chef !" he said cheerfully, throwing the towel back where it was supposed to go, and went to pick up his gloves. "Yesh ! Where to, now? I am furiously in need for some reading, how about you?" he asked Fionn while putting his gloves back on.

Rakgnarok

"S-sure! Thats sounds, er, Nice!" He says sort of nervously, but clearly wanting to go along with it to please Hugh.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh turned to look at Fionn. "What, don't you like libraries at all??" He made wide eyes and smiled wider. "Aw, you must think mostly rodents love books, hehe, but it's not the truth !" he joked.

Rakgnarok

"N-no! Thats not true! I love libraries, they're great!" He says a bit more nervously, lying about liking libraries in a desperate attempt to seem smart, as smart people read books.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh chuckled. "My mother hated reading, unlike my dad..." he said with a suddenly very soft. He then shrugged as to shake off the past again, and looked at Fionn. "Libraries can't be at everyone's liking, it's okay if you don't want to come with me..." He smiled politely, meaning every word he said, slowly stepping closer to the exit of the kitchen with the wolf.

Rakgnarok

Fionn seems to suddenly calm down, "I'm sorry, I-Its not that I don't like libraries or that I don't wanna go with you... I just..." He pauses, lowering his ears and looking down clearly embarrased "I.. I can't...
I can't read...." he mutters very quietly.

Paradox.XXIV

"O-oh !!" Hugh simply squeaked, immediately going all close to the wolf and whisper, utterly surprised. "C-can't you, really??" he asked. "I-I mean, it's not a big deal but... your scroll...?"

Rakgnarok

"W-wisp helped me..." The wolf says clearly embarrased to no end.

Bed head zed

"No problem!" Falaos replies.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Bye Mister Fox!" Sarah says. The two sisters leave the lobby and return to their room. Sarah walks into the bathroom to take a bath and Zoe begins to pack the little stuff they had taken out of their single bag of spare clothing.

Paradox.XXIV

"Aw, he's just the sweetest too !" Hugh said, looking around with a smile. "You could have asked any of us, you know, it's really alright. Several of my uncles just couldn't get past books, yet the were absolutely great teachers !" the rabbit said cheerfully, trying to make Fionn understand that it wasn't a big deal.

Rakgnarok

Fionn looks at Hugh, his ears still droopy as he is still clearly somewhat sad and embarrased, "Y-you don't think I'm... Stupid..?" the wolf asks, he'd seem more ready for a negative mean spirited response than a positive friendly one.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh let out a kinda loud chuckle. "Are you serious?" He hugged him tight. "Never would I think that of you, Fionn."

YandereTsun

"I wasn't even aware that we were targeted till then," she said, as she starts finishing up her food. "How about you? Where are you from?"

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Oh, I grew up in Harknest, surrounded by Swordsmen." Dark says, finishing off his pancakes.

YandereTsun

"How does that feel? Being surrounded by Swordsmen..." Momo asked, as she ate a piece of bacon.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Safe, I guess? I never really had to worry about being attacked or anything. Always watched wherever I went" Dark says "But, because of them constantly watching me, I wasn't able to make many friends, as kids would become uneasy from the Swordsmen watching me and, in turn, them. The only friend I was able to make was from another family important to the Swordsmen, as they were watched closely as well."

YandereTsun

"I see... So you and your friend are both important to the Swordsmen?" Momo asked as she tilted her head a little, as she finished her food.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Well, our last name at least. The Harss's have lead the Swordsmen for centuries since it's inception. All Harss's are expected to join the Swordsmen, so they had to keep watch of me so that I wouldn't die before I was able to join. Same goes for my friend, Jura Anderson. She was expected to join as well, as the Anderson's have been friends with the Harss family for a long time, and have always been high ranking in the Swordsmen. So, like me, she was watched over." Dark says. He finishes his food.

YandereTsun

"So the two of you are both required to join the Swordsmen when the time comes..." Momo said, in thought.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Not required, expected. Most Swordsmen join when they turn sixteen. I never wanted to join, and when I turned sixteen I left Harknest to explore Entherstia. Jura, however, joined much earlier than most. I think she was like, twelve or something." Dark says.

YandereTsun

"I see," Momo said.
The waiter comes back, and gave Momo and Dark the receipt with the needed payment. Momo looks at this, as she looked at her money. She took the needed amount of money.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Wait, allow me." Dark says, taking out his coin purse and grabbing the amount of money needed to pay for the food.

YandereTsun

"Are you sure?" Momo asked. "I can pay it," she said, with a smile.
The waiter looked at them, standing in a polite manner.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Positive." Dark says, handing the money to the waiter. He threw in a little extra for a tip "You need to save some money for your swords." he adds, smiling back.

YandereTsun

Momo stared for awhile, then smiled softly. "Thank you," she said.
The waiter accepted the money. He bowed a little, with a smile. "Thank you very much. We hope to see you again," he said politely.
"Shall we go back to the blacksmith now?" Momo asked.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"I'd say it's about that time." Dark says. He grabs his crutches and uses them to get out of the chair.

YandereTsun

Momo stood up as she walked to door, and opened it for Dark. "Here, you go first," she said.

Are You Freddy For Ready

"Thanks." Dark says. He walks out the door and turns to wait for Momo upon exiting.

YandereTsun

Momo followed, running a little.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Since they hadn't walked very far from the blacksmith, Dark could already see it.
"We're close." he says, walking as fast as he could with his crutches to keep up with Momo's slight running.

Rakgnarok

Fionn would be surprised as Hugh hugs him, his ears perking up instantly, he embraces Hugh back, "Thank you." he says softly as he gets teary eyed.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh keeps hugging for a little more, and pats the wolf's back affectionately. "You're welcome. And also, there are other tricks I still haven't shown you, but it'd better for us to not experience. We're all scared of certain things. But we learn from past mistakes, and move on. I can always teach you what I know about words, though never as well as an intellectual, haha!" he chuckled fondly.

Are You Freddy For Ready

Sarah finishes her bath and puts on the clothing Zoe had laid out on the made bed. The two leave the room and lock the door. Zoe was in her Swordsmen wear, with her trench coat's sleeves rolled up, showing her six watches, three on each wrist. She also had her trenchcoat unbuttoned. Sarah was wearing a purple sweater and a skirt, with long socks and boots.
The two walked down to the lobby, talking about leaving for Harknest, and coming to the decision of accompanying Dark and company to Harknest. When they entered the lobby, Zoe went to return the keys and to pay for the room.

Rakgnarok

Fionn would seem very happy, his tail wagging softly, he looks at Hugh with a soft warm smile for a moment before blushing upon realizing how close their faces are, he gently breaks the hug and steps back a little, "Um, yeah, that would be nice, if you could teach me some words." he says still blushing but his tail still wagging, making it clear he is rather happy by the offering.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh was pretty alright with the closeness, and he nodded cheerfully, applauding with his gloved paws while his ears perked up with interest. "Great~!" He cheered, "I might be an horrible teacher though, much better at helping at the house... like you, I guess... you seem to be pretty good at helping here." He glanced around, meaning how Fionn had cleaned the kitchen from a personal impulse.

Rakgnarok

"Oh! Well, i just um, helped Uncle Ru clean the house a lot.." The wolf adds, slightly looking away.
Xil gets up looking somewhat impacient and heads over to Max's table, he stands near the group with his arms crossed, "Hey, you guys are Mira's group right?" He asks, "Did ya see where she went?" He adds quickly, clearly not very interesting in chatting with them too much.

Bed head zed

Falaos turns to Xil. "Yeah, we're with her group, but I don't know where she went..."

Rakgnarok

The tiger sighs, "Yeah, allright, thanks." He says to the fox before returning to his table, sitting down and impaciently swinging his tail around.

Sp3ctr3EX

"Definetly wouldn't want to mess with someone like him." Raole whispers lowly to Falaos in a way only he can hear.

Bed head zed

Falaos nods in agreement. "But, he doesn't seem like a threat..." He whispers back.

TheOneTrueCardinal

"So just to clarify, we're heading towards Tailos next right??" Sub asked the group, specifically Max and Falaos.

Bed head zed

"I'm Pretty sure we are." Falaos answers.

Donotdiddlekids

"I think so... I don't know, though.", Max answered.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh smiled again and nodded in agreement. "Ah, that seemed like a fun time for you !" he cheered again, and looked at the kitchen's exit door. "Shall we talk while walking back to the library?" he asked with a smile.

Rakgnarok

"Right, fun." He says unconvincingly, upon noticing Hugh to be staring at the door he hurries in front of Hugh and opens the door, holding it open for the rabbit, "Sure! What do you want to talk about?" The wolf asks.

Paradox.XXIV

"My, what a gentlewolf!" Hugh said happily, going through the door, adding : "You, of course ! I'd like to know where you lived, what you've done... Your... erm... Darker past..." the last part was said lower, as the two anthros got back to the tavern part of the inn.

Rakgnarok

"M-my past?" The wolf says surprised as he catches up after holding the door, "W-well as i said before, when i lived with my parents we just stole stuff, i didn't really had any friends since i was always working in some way, distracting people while my parents pickpocketed them, pickpocketing people and i even learned to pick locks, though we only robbed houses if we were sure no one was at home, we lived in Hideston, that was up until i turned 10, we had to leave Hideston when i reached that age because of some er, trouble, we were criminals, the trip my parents had to take was too much for me still so i had to stay with um, uncle ru in Fael, it was fine for me to stay behind cause it was my parents who they were looking for...
Anyway, uncle ru taught me that stealing was wrong and um, i lived there until a few days when i set out to look for my parents!" The wolf explains clearly more comfortably telling this to Hugh than the previous time, yet he still somewhat rushes kinda nervously when he speaks about living with Ruarc

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh reached the front door and opened it for Fionn. "Oh, that looks like quite the trip you've made through the country!" he concluded, interested. "And too bad I never got to Hideston earlier, we'd have met sooner !" he chuckled.

Rakgnarok

The wolf nods, "Thank you" he says to the rabbit, As he exits he waits for Hugh to catch up and continues to say, "Well that was about eleven years ago and i dont think you would have liked me back then..".

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh quickly followed, breathing the fresh air once again. He let the door slowly swing close, while his attention was drawn by the anthro wolf, and not by Scarlet, who had been sleeping outside all night. "Oh, well, hehe... I admit, maybe..." he chuckled, walking alongside his friend. "Even if I make friends rather easily... No one can be completely evil." he added.

Rakgnarok

"No one?" he asks, as if wanting Hugh to reaffirm it.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh frowned, looking down at the paved streets. "Wellll... Maybe there is at least one..." he replied gravely.

Rakgnarok

Fionn lowers his ears, "So there are completely evil people out there then?.." He says looking downwards.

Paradox.XXIV

Hugh nodded, looking at the ground as well. "And you know what's the deal? That only person is the one we must fight against..." he whispered.

Rakgnarok

His ears perk up in curiosity as he tilts his head sligthly, "Only? Fight? Wait, who are you talking about?..." The wolf asks confused.

Paradox.XXIV

"We don't know their name... But they're the evilness... " Hugh said, and stopped walking.
"Darkness." he whispered to Fionn. "The Elemental."

Rakgnarok

Fionn shudders as Hugh whispers to him, "T-that doesn't sound good.." He adds as his fur gets fuzzy.

Paradox.XXIV

"It sure isn't... The light Elemental told Mira and I, back in Hideston, that she was the reason why the Elementals were all drawn to one place, with the purpose to unite their will and power, and fight her evilness back..." Hugh explained the best he cold, sounded graver and graver as he did so.
He marked a pause, then continued. "I've seen her. Once. And we never got to see her again after that..." He turned to Fionn. "It may have been a good thing that you left Hideston."

Rakgnarok

Fionn would seem rather nervous, "S-so this whole group thing is about fighting some evil lady?... D-do we have to do that?.. Do I have to do that? " Fionn asks with a sad tone in his voice.

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