Paralogue 18 – 4/14/16

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CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

((nothings happening here so let me just swooce right in and have theo doing a thing bc he hasnt interacted w/anyone honestly))

Theodore was lying down on the grass. It’s been a long time since he left his family on this journey, so much has already happened, jobs came and went. And here he is now, fighting for the sake of a future king that may as well become the worst thing to ever happen. He was sick of seeing his sword. There was nothing to be gained through violence, he had already lost so much because of it.

((im ready to sink into the ground)

“…If only…if only I was stronger. Maybe that wouldn’t have happened…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian’s out for a walk through the camp on patrol detail, enjoying another lovely day. He notices an unfamiliar face laying in the grass… and decides to say hello.

Walking over, he waves with his staff. “Nice day, isn’t it, stranger?”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Oh! Uh…” Theo scrambled back on his feet. “It is. You must be…?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

He chuckles lightly. “Relax, you’re not in trouble or anything.” He offers his hand. “Name’s Corian. And you are?”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

FCK

“S-Sorry, I just get nervous around new people.” He smiled, Theo was thankful Corian didn’t see him in his depressed state. “I’m Theodore. But you can just call me Theo, if you like.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Shrugging, he withdraws his hand. “That’s alright. Just good to see a new face, and I don’t … think I’ve seen you much around camp? Were you with us at Baldwole Fort?”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“I’ve…been around, probably being a waste of space.” Theo put his hand on his other arm. “I’m…just not that good with violence, pretty funny, huh?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian glances sideways at his staff.

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“I-I didn’t mean to lower the mood like that…I contribute too! Can’t just let everyone do all the work, right?” Theo gave Corian a big grin.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“It’s alright… Not everybody’s made for fighting. What matters is you don’t get killed, hm?”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Yeah…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Still, there’s a fair bit to do here in camp. Small jobs here and there, there’s a good training facility…”

“Some of us even make daytrips to the village of Riverfast to the north, now and then.”(edited)

“You should try and acquaint yourself with more of the people around here! I promise nobody will judge you for a … disposition against violence.”(edited)

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“That’s…not really a bad idea…”

“I’ve talked with someone else, Alessia? I think that was her name…”

“She looks rather cheerful, I wonder if it was cause of my attempt of a pep talk…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Hm… Well, I haven’t seen her around either… I suppose that only means she’s keeping busy, hm?”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Yeah. I’m still glad I helped, I guess…”

“I want all of us to be as happy as we can be. That’s one reason I left on a journey.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Not a bad reason.”

“I… wandered, a lot… before I met this group.”

“But they’re good people. Can’t say I’ve found a reason to leave them yet.”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Yeah…”

“Hey, maybe we can trade stories? That’ll be a good way to know about eachother.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian looks off in the distance. “Hm… it’s a bit of a long story… and not one to be told lightly, I’m afraid…”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“I…see.”

“It’s the same with me.”

“But it doesn’t mean we can’t share the good moments. Right?”

“There was this time some guy claiming to be a ninja was stalking me cause he thought I looked suspicious. Now that I think about it, he was pretty cute…”

“But I don’t think that’s something you’d say about someone who was suspicious towards you.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“A… ninja? …Can’t have been much of one if you knew he was following you, eh?”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Like I’d ever notice, my friends caught him for me.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Ah. Well, good to have people watching your back, right?”

“I certainly wouldn’t have made it this far in this army if I were alone…”(edited)

Lawls- 04/14/2016

Nora tossing and turning in her sleep wakes up and sits outta bed…

“Urgh… Why… Who…”

Shit that dream again.

Nora gets up and goes to the mess hall

Why here? Why now?

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin goes to the mess hall and sees Nora. After some thought, he sits with her.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

((are you heading in our general direction?))

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Hi Nora, how’ve you been?”

Lawls- 04/14/2016

Surprised, Nora jumps “Oh, Hey tarq…”

“Good… I guess”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin raised an eyebrow.

“Hey, is something bothering you? Come on, you can tell me.”

Lawls- 04/14/2016

Noras mind was still wracked with thoughts about the dreams she’s been having and sighs “Just tired Tarq” Nora weakly smiles

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin looked a bit worried. “Well… if you say so. Still, you can talk to me if you want, I’m here.”

Tarquin shifted the mood. “Anyway, I have some good news!”

Lawls- 04/14/2016

Noras stretched her back and had a confused looks “Oh? What is it?” Noras smile coming to life

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin had a huge smile on his face. “Nat and I had our first kiss yesterday!”

Lawls- 04/14/2016

The thoughts in her mind had completely vanished “Oh my! Tarq! Thats wonderful!” Nora hugged him with such might that I think she was suffocating him

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Heh, thanks!”

Lawls- 04/14/2016

Nora was still hugging with all her might “You kissed the girl~”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Yeah, thanks for your help, I appreciate it.”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

Loyal – Today at 12:15 AM “Ah. Well, good to have people watching your back, right?” “I certainly wouldn’t have made it this far in this army if I were alone…”

“I haven’t seen my friends for a long time ever since we split up. It would be nice to see them again…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“I see. Sorry to have brought up a sore subject.”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Oh, it’s fine! I’ve already moved on from it. Let’s just say they’re…”

“Well, taking a long nap right now.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian hangs his head. “…My condolences.”

“……” “Say… Why don’t we grab some breakfast together. At this hour, there are likely still people eating, and if so… I’m sure they’d like to meet you.”

“My patrol detail’s almost done, so I could join you in a bit, but…”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Sure!”

“I’ve always wanted to talk to the rest of the group, didn’t have much, well, courage to talk to them.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Well, nothing like a hot meal to break down barriers, then!” He sets off in the direction of the mess hall.

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Natanya followed the path she usually took for her morning of stretches, it wasn’t until halfway her stomach grumbled and she realised she couldn’t train on an empty stomach. She started walking back to the mess hall and in the corner of her eye she noticed Corian and someone she didn’t recognize walking alongside him.

“‘Morning Corian!” she greeted

Loyal- 04/14/2016

The old priest looks over when he’s called. “Oh, good morning, Natanya. How are things?”

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

“Absolutely wonderful, how are you? And who’s this?” she inquired, gesturing towards Theodore

Loyal- 04/14/2016

(( @CupOfStarshine ))

Corian tilted his head toward the man. “This is Theodore. I’m just trying to get him introduced to the others in camp.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

in the medic tent, Beman awakens in cold sweat. The memories of his past came to him again as he slept.

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Hiya.” Theo waved shyly.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin walked out of the mess hall, filled. He sees the group and decides to approach them.

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

“A-are you alright?” Mica questioned, approaching Beman with a look of concern

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Hey, Nat! Hey, Corian! Hey…. uh… mind telling me your name?”

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

“It’s a pleasure to meet you, Theodore” Natanya replied(edited)

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Nice to meet you too, Natanya, is it?”

“You can call me Theo if you’d like.”

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Natanya gave a nod alongside a smile “Sounds good”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Alright, nice to meet you, Theo.”

Tarquin gave him a grin.

“The name’s Tarquin, nice to meet you!”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Nice to meet you too!”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian waves to Tarquin, nodding his head.

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

Theodore was having a bit more fun now that he’s getting alogn with the other members.

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

“Hey Tarquin” Natanya added, noticing him and giving a warm smile

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Sorry that I’m late to the greeting party and all that, I’m pretty shy around new people. Hehe…”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Hey, don’t worry about it! We’re all comrades, so don’t be afraid to give someone a hello.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian nods. “I was just telling Theodore that everyone would be happy to meet him.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Yeah! Come on, let’s go meet everyone!”

CupOfStarshine- 04/14/2016

“Haha, this is kind of exciting!”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Yeah, let’s go!” Tarquin pulls Theo into the mess hall.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

Beman sits up, rubbing his eyes.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

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bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Yeah, I’m fine. Don’t worry.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere is in more casual clothing than usual, jogging around the training grounds.

Tarips- 04/14/2016

Mev walks into the hospital tent to look for supplies, but he spots Beman and Mica. “Hey, what are you two doing?”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“N-nothing, just woke up…”

Beman is still a bit disoriented

Tarips- 04/14/2016

It doesn’t look like nothing. “How have you been? I haven’t talked to you for a while.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“I’ve been better.”

“What about you? I’ve seen you up and around, so I take it you’ve recovered?”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“I’m at 100%!”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin starts to wonder around the camp. He sees Mev walk into the med tent and follows after him, a little frustrated.

“Alright, Mev, I’ve been looking for you all over. Where’ve you been?”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

Beman laughs a bit.

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Hey Tarq! In the woods mostly. Cross has got to eat.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Huh? Why’re you laughing, B?”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Ah nothing.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere continues his jogging around camp. He is exhausted…

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin gives B a skeptical look, and then continues talking to Mev.

“Okay…. Anyway, how’s Cross been doing, Mev?”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Cross is doing fine. He had a light chat with Corian yesterday, said he had a good time. And you? How was walking Nat back to her camp?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“It… was fine. We talked a bit, she kissed me and we went away after we got there.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Sounds better than fine. Sounds great!”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Look, Mev, I appreciate your help, but do you think you could give us a LITTLE privacy? I mean, I don’t really need someone following me everywhere I go with Nat.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere is completely drained of energy, and stumbles towards the nearest tent.(edited)

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Hey, I didn’t follow you. It was a coincidence.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Sure…”

“But yeah, I’ve never thanked you. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“When have I ever lied to you Tarq? No problem.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere wobbles into the sick bay and falls onto a bed with a distinct lack of grace.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Oh geez, Bed, you okay?”(edited)

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Mica regarded the conversation, suddenly noticing Bedivere she ran over and asked “What’s wrong? Are you alright?”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere’s voice is weak, but cheery. “Fine…just… Overdid my exercise a little…”

Bedivere notices the bed doesn’t feel very soft.

He looks at what he’s lying on…

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Hey”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

“…hi, Beman.”

Besides immediately jumps off him.(edited)

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Thank you”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

It looks like revenge is going to be much easier than I thought.

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Mica pursed her lips

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere hobbles over to another, unoccupied bed and sits down.

“So…hey Tarq…and hey, Mev. So, how’re things going for you guys?”(edited)

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Mica steps back, only coming back when she’s needed

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Pretty good. Training’s been going well, so that’s a good thing. You?”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Hey Bedivere, haven’t seen you since you almost tried to ruin Tarq’s moment.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Mev, shut up!”

Tarquin started blushing.

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere notices the familiar tensity of Mev’s voice and flinches. “I… Was not trying to ruin the moment! I was trying to leave the area before the moment happened!”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

Beman is a bit out of touch with what the guys are talking about, so he just sits and listens

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“You were watching too?! Oh god….”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian walks in with a small crate of supplies. “Mica, we’ve got another shipment in wit…” he trails off, looking around the infirmary. “…Am I interrupting something?”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

“I didn’t want to, I was roped… Oh, hey Corian!”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“No, you’re fine.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

He looks over to Beman and Bedivere.

“…Can I ask that the people who are not sick or involved with medical practice give some rest to the people that are?”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

another headache comes over.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Alright, sure thing. Mev, Bed, come on.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere frowns slightly. “Alright. Sorry, Father.” Bedivere leaves the tent quickly.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin walks out of the medical tent.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Thank you.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

Bedivere turns to Tarquin. “So… I’ve been thinking…”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

as the group leaves. Beman lies on his back

“Thank you.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“I’ll be in back putting these away, if you need anything, Mica.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

Mev looks through some of the medical supplies before taking one out. “Do you mind if I take this Corian?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…Do I want to know why?”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“I’m making something.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

“It’s been a while since we’ve sparred, Tarq. And I fancy a rematch.”(edited)

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Fine, take it.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Thanks Corian!” Mev exits the tent, leaving Corian, Beman, and Mica alone.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…As I was saying, I’ll be in back. Give me a shout if I’m needed, Beman, Mica.” He bows his head slightly and heads off to the back of the infirmary.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Yes, Bed?”

“Alright, let’s do it! I hope you’re ready, I’m in a pretty good mood today!”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Thanks Corian.” Mica waves at him while he leaves. “Now, where we we?”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Well I was just waking up.”

jddaepicboss- 04/14/2016

“Alright then. You better be ready. I’ve been practicing harder than Me… Actually, scratch that analogy. Let’s just go to the training grounds.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

#team_a_combat_zone

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Do you need anything? Some ice for your head? Maybe some water?”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“No, I’m fine.”

the images of that day flashback.

Beman sits back up, his head still pounding

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“B? Are you okay?” She runs to his side.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Ye- not sure actually.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“You have to tell me what’s wrong. I want to help.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

(Is this something I can share about? Its my sin, I shouldn’t concern her with this.)

“It’s fine, don’t worry about it. You’ve done more than enough to care for me as it is.”

“I guess I’m just tired is all”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Oh, okay. Maybe I can make something to help with that.” Mica goes around, collecting materials for tea. She seems crestfallen.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Sure, that’d be great.”

“Uh, what about you? Are you okay?”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

She pulls a teapot out of one of the cabinets. “Huh? Oh, I’m good.” She tries her hardest to smile.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“You sure? I can’t read people that well, but Its almost as if you’re a bit sad.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Do I?” She puts leaves into the teapot.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“I guess.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Maybe I’m tired too?” Convenient hot water is poured into the teapot.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Hm”

“support those around you.”

the same image flashes in Beman’s head

“Say, you want to head into the nearby town? I feel like we could both use a little break.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

She perks up. “Really? We can go to town? That sounds like so much fun!”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Sure, how about the day after tomorrow, I’ll see if the other guys are interested in going too.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Sure!” She pours out the tea and hands a cup to Beman. She’s all smiles. “Careful, it’s hot!”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

(There’s a smile)

“Thanks”

Beman blows on the tea before sipping it.

“Tastes great as always”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Thanks B!” She takes a sip of her own tea. “I’m feeling better already!”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“That’s great.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

She sits down, swing her legs happily, enjoying their time together

bemoney- 04/14/2016

seeing that Mica was in a better mood, Beman smiles

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“So what are we doing in town? It’s really big, so we should plan ahead.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Hm..”

“I have a friend I want to visit, but he’s usually busy during the daytime, so we can save that for later.”

“I can check around the camp to see if anyone needs to buy something.”

“I guess seeing the sights wouldn’t hurt”

@ColdToiletSeat [?]

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Yeah, that sounds great!”

“I just want to spend time together.” She blushes.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Yeah, you’ve taken care of me, 3 times I think by now? And we don’t really know each other.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“We can walk across town, looking at different stores. Maybe stop by a bakery and share a cake together.” Her eyes grow distant.

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Cake? Never ate it before. What is it like?”(edited)

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“How have you never had cake? It’s amazing! We’re going to have to get some while we’re in town.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“I can’t wait.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

((can I come in now? it looks like a good time

Mev runs into the clinic tent with Tarq in his arms. “Emergency! We got injured!”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Mev… Trust me… I’m f-fine….”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian hears yelling from the store room in back, and tilts his head out.

“What’s going on?”

“Mica?”

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Mica shakes herself out of her trance and stares at Mevardan

“H-huh?”(edited)

Tarips- 04/14/2016

Blood is pooling in Tarq’s chest. He puts Tarq down on a bed.

“We need to clean the wound and then heal him.”

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

“Oh gods!” she exclaimed

she gets up, rushing over to grab her heal staff

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian walks out. After looking Tarquin over, he asks, “What the devil happened to him, Mevardan?”

He starts to slip a staff out of his belt.

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Bedivere got a bit wild. Again.”

He grabs a towel and stabs to clean the blood off of Tarq.

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Mica stopped herself behind Corian, the priest already having his staff drawn.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

The old priest stares, in a mixture of disbelief and a complete lack of surprise. “Unbelievable…” he raises the staff, and charges energy into it.

“Mica… would you get some water and antiseptic? Just in case.”

He starts running the staff over Tarquin’s upper body, releasing the healing energy into him.

“Mevardan… I’ll need you to move your hands or it won’t heal right.”

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

“Will do sir!” she spoke loudly, turning around to get some water(edited)

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Of course.” Mev removes the towel and gets out of the way.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

The energy coming from the staff is weak. The bleeding is stopping, but the wounds aren’t closing just yet… until Mica gets back so they can clean it properly.

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

Mica quickly walks back, a bucket of water in one hand, antiseptic in the other with a towel over her shoulder for good measure.

“I got it!”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Please make sure the injuries are clean…” he looks at Mev. “They were at least using training equipment this time, right?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin is out cold and has his hair covering his face.

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Uh, yes?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…Hm.”

An edge of anger creeps into his voice. “At least I can chalk this up to stupid excessive force instead of training with lethal weapons.”

Corian wills more power into the staff as Mica works to clean the wounds; As she finishes with one area, he closes each wound after her.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Ugh… Hm?”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“I think you’ve woken up more in the here than your own tent.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

((brb 3 mins, continue for a bit))

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Heh, yeah.”

“Look, sorry again, Corian, looks like Bed and I got carried away, I’m really sorry

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“You really need to stop getting injured.”

“How are you gonna go on a date when you’re dying all the time?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

Nearby, a familiar Barbarian was doing patrol “They haven’t done a skirmish for… a week now”, Romulo remarked as it’s been a peaceful and quiet time at this camp

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin put his head down. “yeah. Sorry.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

Beman finished his tea and sets it on the table nearby as the medic tent became hectic

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“They’re probably planning something”, Romulo’s friend and fellow guard, Julian remarked “Annnddd… that’s our shift”, Julian calmly said as he and Romulo parted ways “Later”, Romulo waved goodbye to his friend

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Hey, Corian, can I… Talk to you… Privately?”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“So mica and I were thinking we make another trip to the town, anyone interested?”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

Now that’s done and over with…, Romulo looked at the Medical Tent, I should probably check on Beman and see if he’s alright

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…Tarquin?”

“you shouldn’t be talking right now.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Sure B, let’s talk outside.”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

Romulo approaches the tent, taking a quick peek before revealing himself (or being revealed by others)

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Please, Corian.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Aight.”

Beman heads out of the tent so the injured can rest

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“Oh hi Beman”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Hey”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

He sighs. “…None of my patients know a damn thing about R&R. Very well.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

The two walk outside. “Another town trip? What’s the occasion?”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“What happened?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Mica? Could you wait outside?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“So, Corian.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Alright, we’re all here?”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“Oh. I see”, Romulo guessed at what Beman arranged. Or whoever did it(edited)

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I… Need to ask a favor. A personal one.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

((since CTS isn’t herej let’s just assume Mica steps out))

bemoney- 04/14/2016

Beman waits for everyone who is gathering to gather

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Can… You teach me to be like you?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…I beg your pardon?”

ColdToiletSeat- 04/14/2016

“Of course!” she replied, quickly making her way outside

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“…a trip to the nearby town?”, Romulo said to Beman,

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“So Mica and I were thinking we head to the nearby town of Riverfast.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Well, you always seem so calm and composed, and you’re a nice guy to me, even when I’m being stupid.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Kinda like a break”

“We’re thinking day after tomorrow.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I’m the complete opposite. I’m always running off into danger, not caring about anything, and getting hurt because of it and hurting others as well.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“In case there are people here who need something but can’t make it, I’m gonna see if they need anything from the town.”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“Ah. Well I do have to go to Riverfast in two days”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“And… So… I want to be like you.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“I might not be able to make it. Cross and I have something planned. I’ll ask him about it.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

…No, no you do not. He pauses for a moment. “What’s brought this on?”

“We all make mistakes, Tarquin.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…”

Tarquin blushed a little.

“I… Have my reasons.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Alright. If you need anything from town, I can get it for you.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Hmm, maybe some flowers.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

He notices the blush. “…Tarquin… I can understand wanting to learn restraint. Keeping a cool head is a vital skill both in and out of battle.”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

Wonder where he buggered of to…, Romulo thought of the surprise appearence of his brother, Samuel when he was taking a nap/walk in the nearby woods

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“But it sounds like you’re asking me how to change who you are.”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Rom, what do you need in town?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I just… I just want everyone to not have to worry about me all the time, you know? Everyone’s constantly doing stuff for me, and I can never pay them back because I’m too stupid to do it.”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“It’s actually a meeting with someone I know. Which is why I have to be there in person”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…” He contemplates for a time, trying to find the words, and the intent behind them.

Tarips- 04/14/2016

“Huh, didn’t realize you knew people around here.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I’m such a screwup. I’ve failed everyone here multiple times. I don’t want to fail anyone anymore.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“The fact that you wish for this … reflects well on you.”

bemoney- 04/14/2016

“Alright, so I’ll arrange a cart or something to get us there tomorrow for the day of, and hopefully by then all preparations have been made.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Being able to look back on your past self… your past mistakes, and know where you went wrong… those are the things which will guide you to a wiser self.”

“It seems you’re getting the first part down – but what’s important is the second.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“But I just don’t know how, Corian! I… I don’t…”

Tarquin put his head down.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“It’s not enough to know that you failed in the past – You must also realize – and RECOGNIZE – just how you failed.”

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

“Alright,”Romulo replied, as he took out a letter from his bag

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Let’s try this: I want you to name something that you feel you failed at in the past week.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“H-huh?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“You say you are a screw-up, and that you keep failing everyone. Surely you can name such a time.”

“Some specific incident.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Well, earlier today I couldn’t cheer up Nora…”

Tarips- 04/14/2016

I wonder if that person is around here. I doubt it.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Or how I got severely injured against Bed.”

“Or when I got mad at Mev for no reason.”

“Or when I abandoned B when we were talking.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“….Let’s start with Mevardan.”

“What happened there?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Well…”

Tarquin blushed

NeoFire- 04/14/2016

Angelo sent this, Romulo sighed, I’ll read it later.(edited)

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I thought he was spying on me, but he was actually trying to help me…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Why did you think he was spying on you?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…uh…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

And what was he helping you with…?

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

(Oh god, how do I avoid telling him? I don’t wanna tell him about it, he seems to be one of few who doesn’t know…)

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…Tarquin, you have asked for my confidence, and you have it. Please, be honest with me.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Okay, PROMISE you won’t tell anyone?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“That is what I just said, yes.”

Corian’s gaze is steely, fixed on the bedridden man before him.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Alright…”

“Well… Nat and I were talking together…”

“And she got a bit scared about the play we watched…”

“And then…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

He nods.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin covered his face.

“Gods, this is EMBARRASSING!”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Please get ahold of yourself, Tarquin. You are a grown man, and I am at least twice your age. Let’s act like the adults we are, hm?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Alright, alright.”

“So, then we both confessed, and we kissed.”

“Then, I realized that Mev was sitting in a nearby tree watching the entire time.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…Ah.”

That explains the blushing.

“So you thought Mevardan was … spying on you.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“..yeah.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“But he was trying to help you? How?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Well… I’m not exactly sure. He said he would help me, and I assume he was doing something?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

…I’d think if someone was spying on me during an intimate moment, I’d be upset as well… What’s missing here?

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“But the fact of the matter is that I git mad over nothing, and I need to learn to keep a cool head.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“……Alright then.”

“I’ll think on that for a moment. Tell me about Bedivere. How did you get so badly hurt here?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Well, when we were sparring, I was kinda showing off a little, and Bed hit me in a vital spot. Say what you will, but even practice swords hurt.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“…Just one hit did all that to you?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I guess… I’m not sure, we were going at it for a while.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

Corian shakes his head.

“You don’t even remember?”

“Did you get hit so hard you lost all your senses?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…”

“…Corian?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“……” He tilts his head.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“That was… Very unlike you.”

“Are you okay?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“I’m asking. Perhaps you don’t remember the state you were in when you arrived. You were coughing blood. There was a vicious slash across your chest. Bleeding. Heavily.”

“That is not the work of a single blow, no matter how bad.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Hm….”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“So I ask you.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin gasped.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“If you were to take a bad hit in a fight… would you keep going? Or would you try to fall back?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…I’d keep going.”

“No matter what.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Why?”

“What do you have to gain?” His arms are crossed now.

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I don’t care about the circumstances.”

“If I leave, I let every single one of the people I’m fighting with down.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Then,” he leaned forward. “Start caring.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“No.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Your allies are there to protect you, just as you are there to protect them.”

“If you rush in blindly… regardless of odds… regardless of injury…”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I will not abandon the people I am fighting with!”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

He raises his voice sharply. “You are abandoning your life”(edited)

((fuck it, tired of wrestling with the formatting))

“If you press on no matter what, then you fail.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I DONT CARE ABOUT MY LIFE!”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“YOUR ALLIES CARE.”

“I CARE.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I shouldn’t even be alive right now! I should’ve died with my family!”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“NATANYA CARES.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

Tarquin stopped.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“……”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

His voice softens. “I do not know…”

“What happened to your family.”

“You do not, however… deserve to share their fate.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I should’ve been there…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“You now have new family… new comrades… here with us.”

He shakes his head.

“Regretting the past does nothing but bury us there.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I…”

“I just want to keep everyone safe.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“……”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

He stared crying.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

He rests a hand on the man’s shoulder.

“Tarquin…”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“If I am faced with an un winnable fight, I will fight it if it means everyone else does.”

“If it means everyone will live, I will always fight.”

“I don’t deserve any of this, Corian.”

“But I will use this to protect everyone.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“You will protect yourself, as well.”

“Not for any selfish desire.”

“But because your dying would bring tragedy to the people you care about.”

“Your family… how did you feel when you lost them?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I… Felt like the scum of the earth.”

“I failed to protect them.”

“That’s why I will never let that happen again.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Would you fight so carelessly…. so heedlessly as to inflict that same pain on the people you fight for?”

“You know what that feels like.”

“Could you stand doing that to them?”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…”

“I…”

“No…”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Because you care. Because they care about you. And you will keep that bond in mind when you fight.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I.. Had no idea.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Find the strength within you to carry everyone – yourself included – safely home.”

“If your ally is in danger… you should move to protect them…”

“If you are in danger, you must fall back and let them do the same for you.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“But… What if they also need help?”

“I’m not just gonna abandon them!”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Then gather what strength remains to you, and fall back together.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…alright.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“When we were fleeing the fort’s escape tunnels… It seemed hopeless at times.”

“It was only because all stuck together – because we all drew on one another’s strengths… that we all made it out there alive.”

“When one of us grew weak, the other moved to protect them. And we all fell back as one unified whole.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I just… I wanna seem like a leader to everyone. I wanna feel like people can come to me and I can win with them… Is that selfish? I just want to be able to protect the people around me.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“You can’t lead the people around you if you can’t even command yourself, Tarquin.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

sigh

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“People follow confidence and surety. Look at me, Tarquin. I can’t even fight.”

“Yet… I maintain a level head in battle… I never stop thinking of the greater picture around me. And people recognize that.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I… See.”

“So… I just need to stay confident… But don’t be afraid to back down?”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“To back down… to advance… to fight, or parley, or flee, or surrender. To be the person your peers need at the moment – the person they can trust.”

“This is probably a lot to take in, Tarquin.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“…alright. Thanks, Corian, I appreciate it.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“I don’t expect you to get it all at once – and besides, you’re still in need of rest.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“I’ll sleep on it.”

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Please do.”

DuffleBag- 04/14/2016

“Good night, Corian.”

and Tarquin want to sleep.

Loyal- 04/14/2016

“Sleep well, Tarquin.”

Combat Zone

 

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Alright, Bed, you better get ready!”

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere grabs the sword he used against Aaron. He marks all his previous equipment subtly.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin takes out his practice axe.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere walks into the arena. “Alright then…”

Bedivere launches showers of sparks across the battlefield, uses wind magic to lift himself high into the air, and lands with an explosive blast of flames around him.

((5-6: Bedivere’s favor. 3-4: Draw. 1-2: Tarquin’s favor.))

“OK, here we go!”

“You make the first move.”

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Alright, here I come!” Tarquin runs at lightning speed towards Bedivere.

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@DuffleBag you rolled 3 for a total of 3.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin does a series of slices, which are all blocked by Bedivere.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere steps back, and lunges forward, aiming to strike Tarquin’s chest from below.

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@jddaepicboss you rolled 2 for a total of 2.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere’s strike is blocked, and he takes a hefty counter from Tarquin.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Heh, still predictable as ever, Bedivere. Why not try using that magic, huh?”

Tarquin charges and readies his leg.

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@DuffleBag you rolled 3 for a total of 3.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin tries to sweep under Bedivere and take him off guard, but Bed keeps his balance.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere chuckles. “I’m predictable? Anyway, my magic has no middle ground. Either it has no use but looking nice, or it seriously damages the surrounding area. So, no. I won’t use my magic.”

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Hm… whatever you say. Anyway, your move.”

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere poses into a battle stance, and attacks cautiously, looking for an opening.

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@jddaepicboss you rolled 6 for a total of 6.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

After a few blocks, Bedivere lands a proper slash on Tarquin’s abdomen.(edited)

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin staggers back a coughs up a tiny bit of blood. (Did… did that hit somewhere important?)

“Heh… alright, maybe I’m the predictable one…. but I won’t lose this!”(edited)

Tarquin staggered and then started charging at Bed.(edited)

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@DuffleBag you rolled 4 for a total of 4.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin attacked with a normal swing and then tried a spin attack to take him off guard, but Bed blocked just in time.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere smiles happily. “Spin attacks? Fancy. I’m having a lot of fun today, Tarq.”

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Y..yeah… me too.” Tarquin hiccups a little.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere dashes to the left, fakes out to the right, and slashes again.

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@jddaepicboss you rolled 4 for a total of 4.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere’s attack is blocked, and Bedivere takes a few steps back.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Alright… time to k-kick it up!”

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

#roll2k16

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@DuffleBag you rolled 3 for a total of 3.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin does a strike as he jumps and the air and attempts to get him falling, but Bed blocks once again.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere feels no need to say anything, and unleashes a powerful combo of strokes at Tarquin.

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@jddaepicboss you rolled 6 for a total of 6.

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere lands all three hits, and leaps back to avoid an easy counter attack.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin coughes up another clot of blood. “G…Geez Bed, c-calm down! Those m-might be practice swords, but they s-still h-hurt!”

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere gasps. “Oh, damnit, I’m really sorry… I didn’t realize…”

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“N…nah, I’m fine… just a little… w-woozy.”

“Anyway, l-let’s finish this!”

Tarquin charges at Bedivere.

!roll 1d6

NitoriBOT-04/14/2016

@DuffleBag you rolled 6 for a total of 6.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

Tarquin charged and could barely manage a weak swing, while Bedivere knocks him onto the ground with the flat of his blade.

“U…ugh… damn…. it….”

jddaepicboss-04/14/2016

Bedivere points his weapon down to his fallen opponent, as he did with Mev and Aaron. “And that… Is Checkmate. Great job, Tarq! That was awesome!” Bedivere offers his hand down to Tarquin.

((Alright I gotta go sleep finish this yourself))

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Oh…. gods… I…” coughs up blood. “You… really got me… Bed.”

Tarips-04/14/2016

Mev had been watching the match since he had nothing better to do. “You alright Tarq?” He ran up to him.

DuffleBag-04/14/2016

“Ugh… let me… check…” Tarquin sees the giant slash mark across his chest. “N..no…” coughs again.

Tarips-04/14/2016

“Wow Bedivere did a number on you.” Mev carefully picks Tarquin up princess style, as not to aggravate the wound.

“Hold on.” He runs to the clinic.

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