Just a little vacay

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Meridian

    Purple Dusk to Sapphire
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Just a little vacay
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:44:40 AM »

Meridian shortened her wing beats, let the wind current bring her to the place she saw up ahead. It looked like a nice enough clearing to land and have a bit of food before she headed off into town to replenish her cabinet. She circled, setting her sapphire shields on the fly, and waited to be sure there were no dangers awaiting her. No animals. No males. Nothing assaulted her eyes. She drifted lower and lower until she could cup her wings to land.

She inhaled the clean and fresh smelling air deeply, it was a beautiful place to have lunch. She called the items she knew were stocked out of her cabinet. She sniffed, good nothing had gone over while she traveled. Not that she'd expected it too, her Hearth spells kept damn near everything exactly as it needed to be.

Meridian sent out a small probe on a purple dusk thread before following it up with a sapphire before the tiny Eyrien woman sat down. She felt safe for the time, safe enough to sit on the blanket she had packed with her, the sight was odd no doubt. She leaned back on a single hand, wings flopped out behind her and she stuffed her face with the other hand. She had to admit, she was having the time of her life. Seeing the sights, going places she'd never been before.

A small smile graced her lips as she thought of the things she'd seen. So much that she was beginning to wonder how sheltered she and Corian had truly been growing up. Strong teeth crunched into the apple she held in her hand and Meridian started to hum a lullaby she remembered from childhood. If wasn't careful, the little Hearth Witch would fall right to sleep. She chuckled at the idea and set a boundary alarm just in case.

It wasn't long before she had a small pile of eaten lunch and the warmth of the day was singing to her. Golden eyes drifted close and Meridian did exactly what her father always told her not to do. She fell asleep in a strange place. She was secure in her sapphire boundary alarms and secure in the shields she set, first of purple dusk and layered with sapphire. What was going to eat her? A bear?

Peitar

    Opal to Sapphire
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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 08:26:09 PM »
Probes breathing over the ground lightly Peitar looked at the boundary alarm with eyes that couldn’t see. The details of the meadow were not lost to him despite the lack of sight. He heard the breeze as it played through the foliage of tall trees overhead. Felt the springy give of dense grass beneath his boots. Could smell that food was close. Dog could smell it too. Her tail drummed against his calf in silent excitement. Too well trained to bolt for it, even though she didn’t know the alarm was there.

On the psychic plane the warlord prince ran probes around it. Looking for the weak spot. There was always one. He was well trained too. In stealth and the means of breaching what people didn’t want breached.

Keeping Dog on the outside of the circle this mysterious witchling had crafted Pietar walked to a potential spot. Tested it with feathery probes then switched to hard shields that slid into place with slow and deliberate care. Enough for him to wiggle through. Tail wagging companion at his heels.

What a ridiculous place to sleep. He stood over the shielded woman. Less interested in her than what had been left on the ground. Waited while Dog investigated what remained of lunch. Something crunched pleasantly between her jowls. It was curious, Peitar thought. Two hearth witches finding their way out into the middle of nowhere in such a short span of time. He wondered if this one was a child too. Perhaps the last had told of her adventure and inspired this.

Did that mean she had brought him presents too?

The shields, obviously, were intended to keep her safe, as was the boundary alarm. Did she really want to be left alone, though? Why not find a safer place if that were the truth... Like that inn just south of them, or one of the hundreds of abandoned eyries in the surrounding mountains. Really, he reasoned, it was like she was asking for him to crack the layers of descent and birthright fueled protection. Why else be so careless? There were people of far greater jewel power than he about these woods.

She must have been from Ilithian’s eyrie. It was the only thing that made sense. Another young woman hoping for a brush with the blind warlord prince. Like a whip cracking he set through her shields. Hands seeking pockets and whatever might be in them. Marks he hoped. Or maybe some chocolate.

Meridian

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 03:28:58 PM »

She had felt the jolt of the boundary alarm the moment he had breached it but her father had trained her far too well and she remained as still and silent as she could. The long hunting knife she kept in her cabinet in her hand and hidden against the folds her leggings. She could hear the dog, crunching on the remainders of her food and for a moment she was annoyed. She dismissed the emotion as quickly as it had come. Who was she to be annoyed that a dog ate her leavings?

Her heart quickened its beat when whoever it was stood over her and she fought that fear down. Let them come closer. The closer they were the more likely she could cause them harm. What she hadn't been prepared for was the swiftness and calculated destruction of her shields. Grants, Meridian was awful at shields but she had laid too much faith in a shield set with Sapphire and Purple Dusk. Her father would be sorely displeased at her bumbling if he was still alive. It was a wonder she'd made it as long as she had.

Eyes cracked open, golden color seen in a slit of eye lids. Male. And one who obviously didn't understand boundaries. If she wasn't afraid for her life, Meridian would have huffed her objection at the fumbling through her pockets. Her own hand moved forward until the tip of her blade lay against the side of his thigh, tucked against what could only be his sack. "Continue and I'll geld you like an unruly stud," she hissed out on a breath. She shifted the knife just enough to get her point across.

What did he hope to gain? She had no marks, at least none on her person, in that she had been far more intelligent. She couldn't believe she had fallen asleep in a clearing with no protection other than shoddy shields and boundary alarms. She had grown complacent during the time of Witch's death. The ensuing years had not been kind to her vigilance and now she was paying for it.

Peitar

    Opal to Sapphire
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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 12:35:58 PM »


Peitar sniffed. Disappointment dipping his brows together as he came up empty handed. The smell of fruit reached him with the hearth witch’s words. The bite of her blade tip not quite sharp enough to keep him from leaning forward to snarl, ”Then I’ll prance on your little face like a gelding on a snake.” Few things in life worried the seasoned warrior. His own shields were unpracticed, but strong enough against other warriors. They could be woven into place before she worked up the wrist strength to severe his flesh. That was his second favorite ball, anyway. One was all a man needed. He knew a few with less than that even.

Rude probes slinking over them both he judged the space. Tousled over Dog, who was sniffing at the witch’s ankles, and estimated her height. Mouthy chit. When he moved it was fast. His dog barked, startled by the action and the toes of his shoes narrowly missing her snout.

Thighs clapping shut around blade and wrist until his strong fingers could lock around her elbow. His other hand skimmed across her back to reach her other arm.  Skin warm from the sunshine she slept under but barriers cold with fear. He could hear the tearing of fabric caught on her knife as he rolled front down against the ground. Pants opened from halfway down his thigh down to his knee. ”Be still you little shit.” Not the adventure she had hoped for, clearly.

It wasn’t Peitar’s job to teach these hearth witches sense. He didn’t like this sudden influx of visitors to his district. Suspicious already of Ilithian’s intentions, now he was beginning to think she was plotting something. Probably something stupid. Had allowing the witch to return unharmed been a mistake? ”What are you doing out here alone? Tell me the truth,” He pressed a hard probe to the barriers of her mind. A subtle warning that he could, that would force his way in if she refused. Or if he suspected that she lied.

Meridian

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 09:33:25 PM »

”You and what army, Prince?” she snorted cocksure of what she had no idea. The male had the advantage here not her, ”Got another dog waiting in the wings?” Because yes Meridian, agitating an Eyrien Warlord Prince was the smartest thing you could do today, she admonished herself. Just before she shrieked.

She hated screaming. Hated that knee jerk reaction that women had, it always struck her as weak and dirty. It didn’t matter that he’d clamped his thick thighs around her knife and arm. It didn’t matter that he had her elbow in a painful lock. She screamed and it equally embarrassed her and pissed her off.

The dog barked in the tail end of her shriek, probably because it’s master was a shit crazy male and had surprised it as much as he’d surprised her. She heard the fabric of his pants catch on her knife and tear, giving her a sense of satisfaction. If she couldn’t cut his nuts off, ripping his pants would have to do. ”Do you see me moving, bigger shit?” she mouthed off. She wanted to though, throw a leg up and kick him in the jaw. But the position he had her in was entirely too awkward for such things. Breath panted out with exasperation.

Rude probes, kneeling beside her, arm still clamped between strong legs. Just an inch or two and she could easily stab him in that sensitive area, bleed him out before he could say what. A not so rude probe next. Deadly and rock hard. She stilled beneath it. Searching that scarred face got her no where but a knowledge that he couldn’t see her.

”Travelling,” she bit out and wiggled just a touch, ”I got hungry, obviously, and stopped to eat. Some wacko decided to rob me and the rest is history.” Irreverent and not at all as afraid as she should have been but Meridian was pissed. At herself for doing something so stupid and this. This male who thought to take her things. ”Why? Did I interrupt some weird, kinky kidnapping fantasy you have? Lose your prey?”

She really wanted to stab something.





Peitar

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 07:33:33 PM »


Ugh Peitar hated when they screamed. Ears ringing at the sound. With the death of his eyesight had come a sharpening of his other senses. Probes growing sleek and powerful. Nose better able to decipher subtle scents. Hearing both finer, and more sensitive. All the brats courage left her as she realized he didn’t need a dog, or an army, to put her in her place. These over confident women annoyed him to no end.

”Don’t see much of anything.” He hissed bringing his face lower. Holding her tight while he did his questioning. Not an inch of trust in this stranger. Face turned in her direction but eyes fixed on nothing. Pupils wide, their very centers pale. He tested the fabric of her clothes between a finger and thumb. Trying to judge the quality of the weave. Standard, no nicer than what they wore in his village. She probably didn’t have any money, then. Shame.

Dog hedged around the woman, taking random sniffs when she felt the urge. Making her way around to sit at his side. For a regular old dog she was smart. Always sitting or standing close enough for him to feel. Someone she just knew that he couldn’t see. People usually took longer to figure it out. On his opposite side the woman’s arm rose and fell as she breathed. Peitar could hear the sharpness with each one. Warning probe firm as he listened to her explanation.

That flippant attitude was tiresome. Leaning in he let the pressure on her elbow increase. Pressed harder with his probe too. Looking for any signs she spoke so much as a half truth. ”From where to where.” Believing her didn’t make her story make more sense.

Then she tried more of that obnoxious sass. He shook shifted, knee moving to keep her arm pinned while he settled closer to her ear. ”Interrupted? I don’t know. You feel pretty caught to me.” That Sapphire made her reckless, he decided. He had felt her shields. A Green Jewel with enough experience could have broken them as easily as he had. ”Putting sex in a man’s mind while he’s got you pinned to the ground is either stupid or just asking for it. Which are you, girl? Hm?”

Meridian

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 08:22:02 PM »

The soft blows of air as the dog sniffed around her ankles tickled and she schooled stillness in her legs so she didn’t accidentally kick the dog. She might want to geld the man, make him bleed out all over the ground, but she meant no harm to the animal. The dog, after all, couldn’t help who its owner was. She squinted at the animal with sudden suspicion. It wasn’t kindred was it? How embarrassing would it be if the animal was just as capable with craft as she was? His probes still firm and still annoying.

Lips parted on a gasp as Prince Obnoxious pressed more firmly against her arm and with his probe. He could kill her but she refused to think of it. ”From Mellavi to here and nowhere else,” she admitted, loath to tell a lie even now, and ground her teeth around the words, ”I wanted to see the sights. I’ve never seen all of Askavi.” Such an irritating male, needing to know everything about her. ”Are you going to need my lineage next?”

Eyes widen as he moved closer to her ear and her body shuddered as he breathed against her skin. ”Only caught because you’re a sneak thief,” she retorted, ”Caught because you lost your prey, lacking in hunting skills.” Why couldn’t she just keep her mouth shut. His next words frightened her where his actions didn’t. Same jewel rank, she was the stronger but he was obviously more experience. More capable of the deadly craft that she never could get just right. He could break her easily on a spear of destiny, shatter her jewels back to purple dusk and beyond if she wasn’t careful.

She stilled at the threat. ”Neither,” she whispered, heart pounding against her chest. It was doing its damndest to see the outside world and Meridian wiggled again. ”Release me,” she demanded squashing that fear and going for fearless instead, ”Now.” She didn’t think he’d listen but a girl could hope. Maybe she needed a dog, a protector who’d warn her off doing a foolish thing. Something to eat irritatingly strong Warlord Princes when they weren’t looking.

Peitar

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 10:43:37 AM »


”See the sights.” Peitar mocked. What was left in Askavi worth looking at? A century had passed and these fools all fell into pretending the war had ended. Traveling to see the sights as if there were thousands of Dhemlanese soldiers still camped in the mountains. Ironic that he was the one concerned while the supposed rulers of Askavi turned a blind eye. Temper rising he snarled back, ”No one cares who your father was.”

The sassy little bitch had more mouth than sense. Peitar gave her a rough shake. Bare chest touching her wings as he leaned in to hiss at her. ”Hunter? No, sweetheart, no. You’re quite mistaken.” He shifted closer, death the farthest thing from his mind. Nothing could kill him now. Not after the things he had seen and survived. Certainly no half trained witch. Their jewels might have been of a kind but in caste he was outranked by no woman lesser than a queen. He would have her respect or her silence.


Even if it took prying her tongue out of her mouth. ”This is no hunting ground, careless woman. You chose the proving grounds where my soldiers train. The last and greatest defenders of Askavi.” He flipped her back on to her back. Hard and fast, hand slapping her blade away and binding spell ripping her arms up over her head. Probes helping him to decide how close to get. Face to face until his nose brushed her nose. Blinking dead eyes for her to see. ”I’ve no temper or tolerance for you disrespectful mouth flippant little fool.”

He had earned better! Still she tried to make commands. To an Eyrien general- a warlord prince. He smacked at her cheek. Throwing a knee over he hips so he straddled her for maximum effect. Groping from her chest up to her throat until he could cup her jaw between strong fingers. ”Why should I? Maybe I’ll keep you until you learn some manners you ignorant brat.” He lowered his face again as if he could search her expression with his eyes. Instead he stabbed her with his a mental probe, testing that first barrier and all the emotions it concealed. Of all the senses he had strengthened since his blindness, his psychic probes had benefited most. ”Do you know who I am?” He asked, testing for the truthfulness of her reply. ”Who you berate and judge?”

Meridian

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 09:08:39 PM »

Sheltered and hidden, Meridian hadn't seen anything of her homeland until the death of Witch. She knew nothing of her very own culture. Didn't understand the temper and rise this Eyrien Prince showed. Only what she'd seen in her father and that had never been so much. "The sights," she nodded voice soft and she tried to run a solution through her mind. Something that could get her up and away, into the sky where he couldn't find her. "I care," she hissed a breath. He dared. Her father had been brave, courageous, dead and gone so long ago.

"Obviously," she mocked, "Lacking in that department." She'd never be so cruel to bring up the fact he lacked his sight, never rub in his face no matter how awful he was. She should, maybe then he'd go away but Meridian just couldn't bring herself to do it.

"What soldiers?" she asked defiantly, "I see nothing but a shaggy dog and empty trees. Soldiers I'm sure." Words biting and bitter. If she could dislodge him she'd bite him with voice and sound. "Must've lost those too." Shut it girl. Shut it now, he'll kill you and leave your bones for his dog, she thought at herself even as he slapped the blade away. "That was a good blade," she told him mildly, "Now I'm going to have to sharpen it again."

Mocking until the force of his spell and body knocked the breath from her lips. Nose so close she could bite it off and was going to do just that when he blinked those dead eyes at him. She'd been right in her guess. Blind as a stone on a dark night. "You're just so easy to cut a tongue on, Prince." Flippant and disrespectful mouth indeed. A lack of self preservation was more like it.

The slap would have been light stealing, sending her unconscious, if he had been at a better angle. As it were it glanced off her jaw, she saw stars for a moment and Merdian knew she'd have a nice bruise come the morning. She bucked and hissed with indignation when he groped up her chest, fingers bruising her jaw even more as he gripped it tight. She bucked again, hoping to unseat him and his knees on either side of slender hips. "If those Dhemlan warriors couldn't do it, I highly doubt you can," she seethed.

A crack in that barrier, a try at those emotions hidden just there. Probe like a knife. Fear and anger a roiling pit and Meridian sank her sapphire into that barrier. Just enough, shore it up, diamond hard. Don't let him touch. "No idea," she gasped with the exertion of shoring up that crack, "Should I?" She didn't. She had no idea who he was. "I've never even been near Ilithian to meet this territory queen so how do you expect me to know every jackass Warlord Prince in Askavi?"


Peitar

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2018, 04:41:27 PM »


A decent man would have let the verbal opening go. Would have let the whole rude woman go. Peitar was not that. What he was, was a warrior, a raider, and a criminal. He was eyrien, and he was a warlord prince! She had made him angry, which was an easy thing to do but she was doing it on purpose. As if the rules of the strongest surviving did not apply to her. So he took the cheap shot, ”Then no one that matters cares.”

Growling at her false observation he hissed in her ear, ”Lacking? No. I can hunt as well as any other man. Eyes or no eyes. I just have a lot more fun when its a person under my blade.”

She was stubborn and stupid. Or aching for a rough fuck. Peitar’s temper was too hard for the rest of him to be. ”We’ll take a walk then, and you can meet the whole lot. They deserve a nice reward. Are you pretty? I mean, they’ll fuck you anyway, but I’m sure they’d appreciate a nice face to look at while you scream under them.”

Peitar laughed at her, ”If it needs sharpened after one blow it isn’t a good blade.” He didn’t doubt it would need a whet stone, though. No one that went running at the mouth like that knew anything about needing a blade. She was one of those sheltered kittens that he caught roaming the border sometimes. Free from their fathers now that their greatest threat had met her end. It made them weak, and that made Peitar even more angry.

”Maybe your tongue will be easy to cut back.” He threatened. Some of his anger seeping off with the force of his hand to her face. From her spot by his side Dog growled, confused by the violence. Not sure if or where to sink her teeth. He quieted her with a click of the tongue. And it could have ended there. But the woman hadn’t learned her lesson. Peitar put more of his weight on her, almost sitting. Knees drawing up tighter around her hips. ”Don’t be stupid girl, Dhemlan makes soldiers, not warriors. They probably could have kept you and just chose not to. Face probably as sour as your fucking mouth.”

They fought. And he could have killed her. Struck her harder with his probe and his hand. Put the idiot out of her misery. He should have. She deserved it for trying his temper. But she gave him another opening to bit with words. ”Of course you’ve never met the queen. What use could she have for a rude little nobody with no sense of her place?” It was a lie. Ilithian loved everyone. Thought they all had some purpose to serve. Kissed his scarred cheek every time they met without so much as a flinch and offered him her blood for bonding to. Swore it would settle the anger always welling up in his chest. Stupid child, as if it would be that easy. And stupid woman, here, pretending she was anything important. ”You should know-you’re stupid for not. You should know what places you go into, and the sort of people that rule there. You come onto raiders’ lands, then get angry when your pockets get raided.”  And spit in the face of a man that burned out his eyes, crushed his body, and nearly shattered his Sapphire to bring the fall of Witch. Stupid, stupid woman. He growled, face turning toward the treeline, aware that someone else approached. Quick probes feeling up a familiar figure. The inn owner would have to wait his turn if he wanted the woman. ”I should cut your tongue out for the disrespect.”

Talimar

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2018, 06:20:09 AM »

”Brother,” Talimar called. He could still fly the Winds, even if he couldn’t fly the sky. Testing the Summer-sky’s stability, looking for a bit of fruit or nut from the trees to add to the inn’s larders. And to escape Rian’s weaving. Barriers so open he’d had to spin a shield for them and then flee before he murdered every male paying rent or tab.

What he found made him feel no better. Violence and foolishness staining the air. Soaking up into the ground and making the whole place sour. His wings rustled, the marred tip of one glanced before tucked back under the cape of the other.  Hands visible, and empty, he approached. A smart man would have fled and left the Sapphire warlord prince to it, but Talimar had too much heart and not enough sense.

Plus he knew this one. They shared a province, and once, they’d shared a battlefield. Warriors together spilling to blood of Witch’s minions. Talimar thought he had a chance at saving the woman and keeping his life - and Jewels.

”I’ve not seen you at the inn in some time.” Casual conversation as if the blind man wasn’t sitting atop and a woman and beating her senseless. Or attempting to beat some sense into her. ”My washer woman misses your pretty face, always looking for you and moaning your name at night.” Talimar wandered closer. Scratched an itch at the back of his head.

”I had thought about recommending you to the circus, but they already had a bearded lady.” Tali glanced at the woman. Just a quick look. Close enough now he could have reached out and caressed Peitar’s cheek. And that is where he kept most of his attention. Not so reckless to die for a perfect stranger any more. Rian still needed looking after. But he could survive being a distraction while she escaped.

Meridian

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 09:36:55 AM »

Warriors. Soliders. Princes. Meridian didn't know the difference, had never cared. Never needed to care. She wasn't born where she should have been. Wasn't raised where she should have been. Her parents had not done her a service sheltering her from the world, never teaching her what she needed to know. Even after, when she'd brought Corian out of the moutains, Meridian hadn't known. Her employer polite and sweet and Corian's husband gentle with them both. But this. This prince was everything she was never prepared for.

She stilled beneath his body. Prey to his predator and a single wet tear slid down her face. Such foolishness for someone so old. It could be expected almost from someone before their majority but Meridian was well past that time in her life and yet she acted like a child. The moment he had appeared she should have schooled herself to stillness but it really wasn't in her to be silent and still when someone tried to rob her.

She should never had come here. Should never had stopped. She didn't know Askavi and Askavi didn't know her. Stunted little Eyrien girl. Didn't even know her own people. Only her eyes moved when the other man stepped out of the trees to begin speaking to the Warlord Prince that straddled her. She was going to die today and Meridian couldn't say she didn't deserve it with her foolish mouth. She didn't speak but her eyes spoke volumes.

Please help. Don't let me die, they said.

She didn't want to die. Even if she deserved it.

Peitar

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 11:22:44 AM »


From that primal place where wars were waged and the warlord prince was lord of all Peitar growled again. Attention torn in half by the new presence and woman’s continued struggling. A rough sound of greeting bristling through his throat as he tossed a nod in Talimar’s general direction. Not quite sure where in the clearing the prince stood.

They were not particularly good friends. Paths crossing often enough for familiarity. War and homesteads keeping them in the same stretch of Askavi all their lives. But Peitar was not one that was easy to elevate from acquaintanceship. And Talimar had real brothers for such things.

His grip on Meridian tightened so he could take his part in the banter. Clicking his tongue he scolded Talimar. ”Why are you listening at that poor old woman’s door? Jealous you can’t be her favorite anymore?”

Temper almost easing enough for a laugh Peitar snorted. ”I heard something about a circus in your backyard. Assumed it was just your brothers bringing their wives home for the holiday.” Probes sweeping around them he monitored Talimar’s approach. Chest moving to give a better look at the woman.

”Is she pretty?” He asked, before adding with a touch of venom, ”She was very chatty until you showed up. Nothing to say now though, huh? Go on. Ask Tali if he’s trying to live out some weird, kinky rescue fantasy.”

It irritated him. That she could play the docile victim when there was a witness. ”You don’t want her, friend. She isn’t even worth the time I’ve spent trying to teach her not to mouth off to warlord princes.”

Talimar

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 11:46:43 AM »

Talimar had to put effort into his relaxed stance and easy manner. Peitar might nit have been able to see him, but he could certainly feel him. Probes keener than the eye. Especially with only an Opal to stand in his way. Talimar did not sweat. He did not twitch. He hadn’t survive a war to die like this.

”What man can resist a woman’s crooning?” Was the banter. It applied to Talimar especially, he couldn’t resist anyone. So easy to fall in love. ”Besides, she wasn’t so poor or so old when I was her favorite.” His temper softer and his love gentler. His eyes slid down to the woman and then away. She looked battered. Not surprising with Peitar crouching on her like that.

He’s always been a grumpy asshole.

”My brothers wouldn’t dare. Too worried I’d steal them.” Only one married now, and they still hadn’t met the woman. Tali’s teeth flashed, pleasure softening his body. ”No, it’s a real circus.” With real nice women. Damn nice women with joints so supple they could tie themselves in knots loving you. Licking his lips, Talimar looked again, shrugging.

”She’s not hard to look on. Hard to tell with you sitting on her like that.” He had to be careful not to push too far. Careful to not to peak Peitar’s interest. It would be a dangerous lie to say she was ugly. And she wasn’t beautiful enough to die for. ”Come on, Peitar, if I wanted that I would have swooped from the sky and kicked your ass. Much better for my manly image.” So far there was only one woman not a queen he would spend his life’s blood for, and that was his sister.

She wasn’t beautiful enough for it either, but she was his sister.

”She’s got the smell if cook fire on her. You’ve fucked my hearth witch into an early grave, I’ll be needing a replacement.” Hated saying such things. Knew his sister would take a frying pan to his head for such comments. But she probably would have swept from the sky to kick Peitar’s ass for his behavior, and died for the trouble. Or worse. ”Maybe she’ll behave better for me. I’m not half so ugly as you.”

Meridian

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Re: Just a little vacay
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 08:39:10 PM »
Mouth open on a gasp as Peitar's grip tightened on her jaw. The bruise that had begun to form would be a wonderful look against the dusk that was her skin. Eyes closed and opened again, another tear tracked down to dampen the hair billowed out. She listened with half an ear to their banter, trying to find a way from beneath the Warlord Prince above her, body wiggled lightly. Could he be distracted enough for her to slip away?

But no.

An angrily hiss question in her direction, blind eyes looking at her. Should she risk herself with a burst of power from her Sapphire? It was so very tempting. Tempting to blow her jewels to harm the man above her. But she couldn't How would she protect Corian without her jewels? Not that Meridian was all that good at protecting anyone. She was doing a bang up job protecting herself, now wasn't she? Couldn't keep her mouth shut long enough to slip away from a blind man. Stupid and foolish.

"He doesn't look the type," she hissed back at him. He'd wanted an answer so she gave him one before his attention turned back to the other man. Just pretend Meridian. Pretend to be a good, quiet girl. A hearth witch that would mind her manners and do everyone's bidding. Simply pretend. She could do that.

"I could use the job," she tried for pleasant. She could pretend nothing was out of sorts though it was difficult to speak with Peitar's big hand wrapped around her jaw, "I've a decent hand with a stove." She tried for jovial, she tried for pleasant but even Meridian could hear the fear in her voice. Fear that hadn't been there not long ago. She really, really didn't want to die.
 

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