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Mickey

"I shine the light on me."

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a character in “4009”, as played by The_Queen

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Fᴀᴄᴇ Cʟᴀɪᴍ:Mikleo || Tales of Zestiria



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Fᴜʟʟ Nᴀᴍᴇ:
Mickey Tengu

Pᴏssɪʙʟᴇ Nɪᴄᴋɴᴀᴍᴇs:
Mik, Mikey

Aɢᴇ:
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Rᴀᴄᴇ:
Merman

Gᴇɴᴅᴇʀ:
Male

Bɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ:
The eighth day of the sixth month.

Oᴄᴄᴜᴘᴀᴛɪᴏɴ:
Deck hand

Gᴇᴀʀ:
Mickey's everyday outfit is rather elaborate, as the mermaids are all about looking their best.

"Ʋи∂ɛяиɛαтн тнɛ Ѧαƨκ"


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Pᴇʀsᴏɴᴀʟɪᴛʏ: ♃ Snarky ♃ He can't help it, sarcasm is his second language. ♃ Proud ♃- He's proud of being a merman, he thinks that his species is a bit better than being a plain old human. ♃ Lazy♃- He joined a pirate crew to have exciting adventures, not to be a deck hand. ♃ Adventurous ♃- Mickey loves to explore, it's why left the safety of his home. ♃ Studious ♃-Mickey is very quick to pick up on things. ♃ Observant ♃- He may act like a lazy, no good swabby, but in reality, Mickey notices every little detail.

Hɪsᴛᴏʀʏ: Born to royalty, Mickey was a curious little merboy who wanted to explore the depths of the ocean. He began small of course, venturing into the nearby hatchery on a dare, befriending the supposed scary sharks, and even conversing with whales. It was never enough thought, Mickey wanted to see much more than just the ocean, even though his parents begged him to simply stay home, marry a nice mermaid and start a family as Prince. Mickey, disappointed that they did not approve of his endeavors, agreed to remain where he was needed. His people needed him during the troublesome winters, where the tides would become stiff and the merfolk too sleepy to work.
It was during one of these sleepy winters that Mickey was out in the seaweed fields, assisting in tiling the land. A net was cast from above and in order to save a child, Mickey pushed him out of the way. He was drawn up to shore, where he gasped and thrashed until his fins turned into legs and he could suddenly breathe in the air. From there, he was sold to a research company that wanted to use him for experiments. It was during the transfer that Mickey escaped, managing to tip over the tank that was keeping him captive. He went back to the ocean, thinking that he could simply swim home, but alas, could never find his merfolk kingdom again.


Wᴇᴀᴋɴᴇssᴇs:
Shiny things || What merman isn't attracted to objects that shine?
Fire || As an aquatic mammal, he hates heat and especially fire. It dries out his skin, makes his eyes all puffy, and generally smells awful.
Dogs || He has a fascination with the four legged, self proclaimed, man's best friend.


Sᴛʀᴇɴɢᴛʜs:

Swimming || Due to the fact that he forms a tail when he hits the water, Mickey is an excellent swimmer that can keep up with sharks, whales, and even dolphins.
Knots and Weaving || He's very proficient in the art of tying ropes.
Wave Navigation || He's very good at telling waves apart.



Qᴜɪʀᴋs:
Tail || Not a quirk so much as his physiology, but when he touches the water, his legs turn into a tail.
Lounging || Mickey pretends to be lazy, at times he'll act as though he's lazing about when in truth, he's probably one of the hardest workers on the hip. Mickey is very observant and sometimes others will mistake his quiet observations for slacking off, so he rolls with it.
Necklace ||- Mickey has a solid gold necklace that adorns his throat at all times. He sometimes panics when he thinks it is gone.


Bᴇʟɪᴇꜰs: As a merman, Mickey believes in the deity of Poseidan, the God of the Sea.






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So begins...

Mickey's Story

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Character Portrait: Yuna Character Portrait: Constantine Character Portrait: Meirin Character Portrait: Queen Lilith Character Portrait: Mickey Character Portrait: Tarun Character Portrait: Falkor Character Portrait: Joel Character Portrait: Seraphine Character Portrait: Azazel

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Te-Fiti's island was filled with people from all over the world, dancing and celebrating the 'Celebration O'Stara, the beginning of the starfruit harvest. Every year the celebration was on a different island, this time it was on Lilith's home, where even the pirate ships were intending. The celebration was a week long event on one of the many 'Safe Havens' for all parties, which meant violence of any kind was prohibited. Every member of the court, every Royal family member, every navy ship, every pirate ship and most importantly all of the people of the world were invited to this huge event.

Even when entering or leaving Te-Fiti's island each ship is escorted from open sea to the island's harbor. During this event, every party was allowed to come and go as they please, however any member of a Royal family got the opportunity to stay in the Yellowstone Castle, where Lilith and other members of the court lived. There was also three thousand royal guards and soldiers on the island alone at all time, with Lilith being the last of her bloodline it was very important she stayed protected. Which was why the court asked Constantine to be her personal guard during tonight's event.

Not only was this celebration a big deal but the harvest was also the start of the new year, and this pre-celebration was where Queen Lilith would give her opening speech, declaring the start of the celebration. The first couple of days Queen Lilith was to receive gifts and spend time with every party that was attending. The third day of the celebration was when fun activities and competitions were occurring, which would go until the end of the week.

The starfruit was the most popular fruit that grew all over the world, it was shaped like a star and had the sweetest taste. Te-Fiti's island was most known for the large marketplace trading, where everyone came to stock up on starfruit and other necessities. When digesting starfruit the person is left with a sensual and uplifting feeling, it was sort of like earth's happy medication, it was always a high trading item.

It seemed like a horrible time to have a big celebration, however this celebration was something that every member on earth could enjoy. It was the celebration of life in general, it didn't matter what species you were or if you were considered 'good' or 'evil'. With rumors going around about Azazel's crew seeking to destroy the treaty and Constantine's crew out to stop him the atmosphere was very tense. Even with the air so tense because both crews were on the island somewhere, there was not a sad face for miles. Candles, Bonfires, and torches were lit up everywhere, uplifting music filled the air as everyone prepared for Queen Lilith's speech.

There was no way that the Yellowstone courtyard could squeeze in every single person that arrived to the harvest. Royal members, member's of the court and as many people as they could fit in the courtyard waited patiently for Lilith to start her speech. The sky was just turning into night as Lilith appeared in the courtyard, high above the crowd of cheering people. Standing with Lilith was her trusting adviser, Viktor and the three head court members, all with stern faces, not showing much emotion for the event.

Lilith's hands were sweaty as she stood at the balcony over her courtyard. She quickly glanced at Constantine and then back at the ground, slowing her breathing and remembering to to stay calm. She waited for the uncomfortable feeling of Merlin-the oldest and crankiest of the head bosses. He would flick the back of her earlobe to signal her to start talking, if that wasn't bad enough Constantine would already be projecting her voice to be heard from all areas of the island. Which meant if she cried out in pain or cursed under her breathe every living soul here would hear it. She couldn't bare the thought of something embarrassing happening like that, so she took a step forward putting more space between Merlin and herself.

She wore a long red to black ombre dress, with lace floral across her chest to, just barely visible to skin underneath. The material was obviously silk like with small mirrored beads throughout the whole dress making the light in the courtyard reflect off of Lilith. Her hair was up in a bun and for once she looked the part of a queen. Lilith's love for her island and every living being on it she knew she could be anything they needed her to be. She smiled to herself as she looked down at the dress that was "picked out" for her to wear to this "life changing event". She knew that the people in the back might just be blinded by her dress as she cleared her throat.

As she placed her hands on the stone railing in front of her she started to speak, unable to hear herself projecting around the island but confident in herself."Thank you all for joining the annual Celebration O'Stara!" Lilith said excited, she gave the crowd a moment to cheer back before continuing.

"Tonight we are celebrating life while feasting on starfruit. I know the upcoming decade of the treaty has everyone tense, but tonight we forget about who we are and where we belong in the political eye. Tonight is about celebrating everything around us so take in the beauty of Te-Fiti and enjoy the starfruit! I, Queen Lilith Yellowstone, now pronounce the beginning of the harvest!" Lilith's arms went in the air as fireworks and light shows in the sky went off, the crowd cheered from below.

When Lilith turned around to face the people on the balcony with her they didn't look impressed. "That wasn't nearly the speech that we rehearsed." Viktor shouted at Lilith, she took a step forward, in fading his personal space.

"Excuse me, Viktor? Celebration O'Stara is about equality of life, the celebration of life. How many times do I need to mention that? It is the only day that my title in the courts doesn't define who I am." She backed up a bit and took a small breath. "Besides tonight your not my adviser, your just a regular person." Lilith told him, rising her arms up as she shrugged and started to walk down the large stone staircase down to the courtyard to enjoy her night before she had to be some what of a professional tomorrow.

As she walked around in the courtyard she saw faces she had never seen before and some she thought she knew. Hands were constantly being thrown in her direction to shake and hold. It wasn't long before the island horns blew in start of the new year and for once the attention wasn't on her. She looked back at Constantine, her personal body guard for the night. She decided that he shouldn't have to be here for her, nothing was going to happen that she couldn't defend herself for. She watched Constantine's head movements as she stood beside him in the crowd. After waiting for the perfect second, while he was looking in the crowd for anyone that would fit Azazel's character, the signature bandanna.

As Lilith slipped into crowd away from Constantine's grasp she smiled to herself taking a run for it when she saw him walking the other way. This was her one night, she had to make the best of it before Viktor or Merlin grabbed her and threw her in her room. Lilith smiled as she eventually escaped through the palace courtyard and beyond the bridge. From there she ran down hill, her crown had long fallen off of her head, her hair was a curly mess from the wind as her feet took her as fast as they would go to the water. She had always been a problem child for everyone, even after her parents died. She wanted to be at sea, not stuck on some island in the middle of nowhere. Even if tonight, this small island might something, she still wanted to be at the beach, where her favorite type of people hung out. Not stuck in some boring castle, she smiled to herself wishing she could see the look on Constantine's face right now as she kicked off her shoes, ripped her dress so she could run down the sandy beach, further away.

The amount of people that were around her now were slim to none as she stood by the water waiting for the last bit of people to fan out. She ran to the rock cove, she giggled as the cool water hit her warm legs. She ran faster, trying not to fall in the water as she finally jumped, down a waterfall into cave that not many people knew about. From above it looked like nothing but a waterfall into sharp rocks, however if one was capable to see into the darkness and vast waters into the rocks. They would see that there is a hole big enough for a person to fit through, if they have the courage to jump they would discover a cave. Lilith's head popped up after a couple minutes, gasping for air as she pulled herself up. She laid on the cavern floor, catching her breath from almost drowning. "That was exciting." She whispered lighting up the cave with the sound of her voice.

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Character Portrait: Constantine Character Portrait: Queen Lilith Character Portrait: Mickey Character Portrait: Falkor Character Portrait: Seraphine

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Before Constantine realized what was going around him, he had travelled all the way down to the marketplace, just lost in his thoughts. I hope that Lily is behaving herself out there, wait what am I worried for these are here people and nothing bad is gonna happen. Banishing that thought from his mind Constantine decided to go check out the marketplace. All the sweet smelling fruits and the fresh smelling flowers reminded Constantine of his home and his parents.

If only my parents could see this, they would be so amazed at what all these people can do when they work together. He reached up and wiped a single tear from his cheek, with that happy memory still floating around his head, Constantine headed for his favorite area of the marketplace.

As he walked towards the northern part of the market, something very familiar caught Constantine's glancing view. Constantine stopped dead in his tracks, turned his head towards the harbor and exactly what he thought he saw, was right in front of him. Staring dead ahead, Constantine watched Falkor's every move. Not wanting to make a scene Constantine headed on his way after a few minutes of what he liked to call Bird Watching.

Only stopping at a few other vendors to take a quick glance at their wares. The last vendor he stopped at had some remarkably amazing things. There were chains adorned with rare gems and there were rings of all different shapes and sizes. Some with gems, some with seeds fixed into glass. But there was this one particular necklace that stood out. The chain was made from silk and titanium and adorn with three blue sapphires and two Eden fire opals.

This would make the perfect gift for Lily, how much fine sir? Constantine asked curiously.

The vendor replied For the great Pirate King, twelve bronze coins. A price that Constantine paid happily and gave a little extra for the amazing craftmanship.
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After getting all the supplies set up and the fires started, all that was needed now is what to put the food on. Oh geez, what am I suppose to put the food in, think bird man, think. With that he started to pace back and forth. Ill go in search of items in the market place, thinking to himself.

All I need is someone to sit here till I get back. Taking the chance that no one will steal his stuff Falkor headed into the busy marketplace, hoping that he'd "accidentally" run into Seraphine again.

After a few minutes of serious looking, Falkor stumbled upon Mickey. All Falkor could think when he saw Mickey was He looks like a drunk hobo. So, he squatted down next to Mickey and with his nicest, most pleasant voice Falkor says Hey, Mickey will you come chill at my food spot so I can go get more supplies?

Not waiting for a reply Falkor started to head back to hit little spot, stopping along the way to peek and pick out the best looking fruits, vegetables and meats. Just before he made it back to his cozy, tight spot Falkor came across a merchant selling cloth. Gods, this is perfect to put the meals on.

As soon as Falkor sat down to start prepping all the supplies for cooking, Falkor realized that he had forgotten the one thing he needed most. Way to go bird brain, you forgot the stupid spices, how do you expect to make anything taste good without the goodness? Hmmmm you big clumsy pigeon.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Yuna Character Portrait: Meirin Character Portrait: Queen Lilith Character Portrait: Mickey Character Portrait: Tarun Character Portrait: Falkor Character Portrait: Seraphine Character Portrait: Azazel

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❝Don't forget about me!❞
ɗιαƖσgυє cσƖσя:#CD96CD ♙ тнσυgнт cσƖσя #FFB6C1

|| Flaws || Bastille ||




Yuna smiled to herself, happy that she now had more than she started with. She was about to head back towards the food stalls when someone rushed up to her. "T-Tarun!" Yuna squeaked in surprise, cheeks quickly turning a vibrant shade of pink. "Are you here for the festival too?" She asked, her vibrant purple orbs sparkling in delight at having encountered an old friend. She blushed when he called her cute, hiding her new tinge behind her stuffed unicorn. "I-I've been doing well, I think. I'm still Constantine's navigator," the little unicorn had an eye for the stars, as many unicorns did. In ancient myths, it was said that animals like unicorns and centaurs were the guides to the stars, the gateway to the cosmos. It was why, in recent years, many centaurs were kidnapped and sold into slavery, working as navigators on ships and for royal families without ever getting a break. Many herds had moved into more populated places for additional protection, having once been free to roam the woods as they pleased.

"Look Run, I found a silver coin." Yuna smiled as she showed him, Tarun guffawing at her happiness for a mere piece of silver. "You don't have to give me money-" but it was too late, the boy emptied his change sack into her hands. "Oh u-um, thank you!" Yuna looked at the change he had given her, not quite the amount he had bragged about, but Tarun always had a way of spinning things to make him look to be in the best position, even if he wasn't. "Thank you," Yuna's smile was genuine. She placed the change into her pocket and was about to give him a hug, happy to have seen an old friend, when Tarun rushed off, leaving Yuna to stumble and fall into a puddle. "Wow, what a jerk," someone commented, holding out a hand to help the mud covered girl. Yuna reached for it, pulling herself out of the puddle.

"Hey, a unicorn, bet you don't see that everyday." He said with a grin, reaching out to touch her horn. Yuna stiffened, grabbing her plush and turning tail to run away. She bustled off, forgetting about her rumbling stomach and heading straight for the awaiting ship parked on the dock. By the time Yuna reached the Pirate King's vessel, her white dress was dry, albeit stained, along with her mud smeared arms and legs. She clamored up the rope ladder, panting as she finally settled down on the wooden exterior of the ship. "I'm... home," Yuna managed, rising on shaky legs to go find Serphine, whom she was certain was still aboard the vessel. "It smells yummy," Yuna said as she sniffed the air, her horn glimmering in the low light of the lanterns strung around the deck.

"I hope it's stew," the unicorn smiled to herself as she hugged her plush, her mouth watering from the tantalizing scents that filled the air. "I should get cleaned up first, Seraphine won't like it if I show up to dinner all dirty." Yuna could already hear their scolding her for being such a mess. The unicorn headed below the deck, to where the rooms were. She removed her filthy gown and placed it in the basket in her little room, able to see the town from her porthole. Yuna picked up a towel and pulled off her shoes, navigating down the hall and to the shared bathroom in order to remove the muck from her body. "Seraphine, if you're here, I call the shower!" She called with a giggle, knowing that there would be plenty of warm water to use.


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❝Don't forget about me!❞
ɗιαƖσgυє cσƖσя:#388E8E ♙ тнσυgнт cσƖσя #62B1F6

|| Flaws || Bastille ||




Mickey was only slightly buzzed when Falkor popped over, asking him to guard his things. "I guess," he yawned, stretching his limbs towards the sky. He ran a hand through his colorless hair, reaching into his pocket for the small sack of nuts he had stolen off of a cart. "I really should buy some new clothes," he yawned, deciding that the rags he owned aboard the ship no longer suited him. Mickey pat his money bag, two giggling girls slowly moving closer. He grinned, figuring this was the perfect opportunity. "Excuse me, but my friend wanted to say hi." He nodded in acknowledgement, "Hello," he replied with a charming grin, pulling out his princely manners. "How do you do?" She was dressed in finery that Mickey would assume only a human of high status would wear. "I'm doing well and you?" She asked, holding out a hand. He bowed, bending over to kiss it, his other hand reaching into her pocket.

The two girls giggled as he right himself, slipping his hands into his clothes to stow the new found treasures. "Just fine, it's my first time at this festival." He replied with a wink, "and my first time meeting such a fine specimen." The two girls giggled once more, running off to find some other boy to tease no doubt. He reached down for his bag, tapping his foot impatiently as he waited for Falkor to return to relieve him of his good watching duties. "I'm gonna do a bit of shopping, I'll see you back on the ship," he winked, giving fake salute as he headed to ditch the ugly clothing that had been giving him a rather er... homely appearance he'll put it. Mickey hit the shops, bargaining with bits and pieces, stolen treasures, and returning with an armload of bags weighing him down.

There, no longer would he look like a slovenly fool, now he could truly play the part of the prince from the sea. Running a hand through his hair, Mickey took another swig of the starfruit drink, warming his throat, the slight buzz increasing. He hopped over the side of the ship, landing on the dock and walking towards the beach to lay in the sand. It was a warm evening, a pleasant breeze rustling through his clothing that made him nostalgic for the sea. Was he still allowed to harbor these emotions of longing and nostalgia? In a sense, Mickey almost felt as though he had betrayed his parents. Was he still allowed to long for that undersea palace in which, through no fault of his own, he had been drawn from?

"F*** it," he rose, tossing the bottle into the water. "You stupid fish!" He yelled, kicking at the sand, careful not to get wet and reveal his merman form. "Why can't you do anything right!" Not an angry drunk per say, more a lonely one. Even with his new land and sky faring friends, Mickey couldn't help but long for someone who knew how wonderful the sea was.

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Character Portrait: Constantine Character Portrait: Queen Lilith Character Portrait: Mickey Character Portrait: Falkor Character Portrait: Azazel

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"To be completely honest your highness, I'm just a lowly merchant. I trade in rare, antique, new and one of a kind items. I travel from port to port and market to market." Azazel said with a soft, giddy voice."But for today I am just here for the festival and to enjoy these amazing star fruit."

Azazel got up to brush off the pieces of peelings that landed in his lap. Not realizing how fast acting the nectar was, Azazel almost fell flat on his face when he stood up. Once Azazel steadied himself, he slowly leaned down to wash his hands and blade. Thinking to himself'I don't remember these star fruits being so juicy and potent, I can barely see straight.' Just as slowly as Azazel squatted down, he was just as cautious standing back up.'You got this Z, you've been worse off then this in the past, just stay calm and focus.' Azazel thought to himself.

Turning around slowly and confidently, Azazel looked Lilith square in the eyes with solemn look."I'm so very sorry to hear about your parents, I couldn't even imagine the pain you have gone through. Or how to deal with this murderer Azazel and his crew all while trying to keep the treaty in tack." Bowing and smiling Azazel said Please excuse me for over stepping my bounds, I meant no harm, it's the star fruit talking my Queen, again my humblest apologizes if I offended you." For the first time in as long as Azazel could remember he was blushing.'What is wrong with me, I can snuff out a life without blinking, but here I am acting like a little school girl!'

Reaching up to him mouth for his final bite, he finally realized what Lilith had gestured at. Azazel had juice leaking down his cheek and mouth. Doing what came natural Azazel reached into his coat pocket. Pulling out, what looked like nothing more than a piece of cloth, to wipe his face and knife blade, was actually Azazel's signature bandanna. The tattered,reddish orange, and blood stained bandanna.




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After realizing that he forgot the spices, Falkor looked up to notice Mickey heading his way, thinking to himself out loud"Okay make this quick you exactly what spices he needed for now and the extras he needed for the ships supply." With that Falkor walked purposely towards the spice vendors.

After what he thought was the quickest he ever shopped for anything in his life."Guess I'll meet up with you on the ship Mickey, be there once i get all my stuff together." Laying out all the spices Falkor had just bought. Thinking to himself'I really could use a taste tester, I'd love to try out this new recipe I've concocted.' After careful examination of the cumin, paprika, garlic cloves, onions both green and white, sea salt, pepper and all the freshly cut vegetables Falkor began to mix his secret concoction. While reaching for his pestal Falkor heard that, familiar and long lost voice he dreamed about night after night, it was Seraphine. The biggest and brightest smile appeared on Falkor's face. With a tear in his eye Falkor whispered to himself"My dearest Seraphine, I miss not only cooking for you, but I miss you." Finally finding his pestal, Falkor began mashing and stirring the dry spices, all while adding the fresh spices to the steaming skillet. Once Falkor was convinced he got the spices and vegetables the way he wanted, next came the choice of meats. It was a tough decision, poultry or pork or beef or even seafood? ' So,many choices, so many matches, but which ones to choose.' Falkor debated this for a few seconds in his mind.

Without making up his mind Falkor decided to just "wing it." As soon as he looked up standing not four feet from him was this cute, little girl. She had the biggest grin and eyes that sparkled like the sky at night."Are you hungry my little lady?" Falkor asked with a childish tone."Oh yes sir, but unfortunately I have no money to pay you sir." she replied with tears rolling down her cheek and a quivering lip.

"No tears my beautiful lady, for this is O'Stara and you will eat till your stomach is about to burst." Falkor replied with a huge smile as he walked over and picked her up and placed her right next to him. Once the little girl had gotten her fill and Falkor had given her all the left overs, he packed up his stuff. Looking all over his spot, just to make sure that he didn't forget anything. Satisfied that he didn't leave anything, Falkor hopped onto the ledge and jumped. Falling towards the ground Falkor transformed into the giant bird and flew straight for the ship.




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In response to the extra cash that Constantine gave the vendor, he wrapped the necklace in the nicest cloth he had. "You, sir have my business and my personal protection from this day forth. If you ever need to find me or get a message to me, Queen Lilith has the means to get me a message the quickest.' Bowing and bidding the vendor a "A most pleasant O'Stara."

Moving on towards his main objective, Constantine was beginning to worry about Lilith, she had been gone for quite awhile.
"Stop worrying old man, remember who trained her and taught her the ways of conversation and persuasion." Constantine had finally made it to the one vendor he was looking for, only known as Hephaestus. This was the guy that Constantine would hire to find the rarest and most valuable items.

Thinking to himself as Constantine walked up 'Hope Hep was able to locate the lost Yellowstone Pendant or better yet he has it with him. When Constantine arrived at the meeting point, Hep was not there and no one had seen him all day either. Disappointed and a little worried Constantine started to head back through the market."Hope Hephaestus is okay, you guard come here." He said loudly and forcefully. "Keep an eye out for Hephaestus, notify me immediately with any information or if he's seen."

After stopping by a few vendors on the way to the ship, Constantine had everything he needed, well at least from the portion of the market. Constantine was about to toss his bags on to the deck when a glimmering flash hit him square in the eye."What in the name of the Gods is that?" Constantine squinted and stared toward where the flash originated. While trying to focus, Constantine heard a familiar giggle, but only faintly.

" This is where my little apprentice has been hiding, I wonder who she is with? Without hesitation Constantine grabbed his bags and hopped on the ship. Dashing to his room Constantine tossed his recently purchased items onto his bed in exchange for his belt, ax and whip. There was no stopping Constantine now, he was getting that beach one way or another.



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Character Portrait: Constantine Character Portrait: Queen Lilith Character Portrait: Mickey Character Portrait: Falkor

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As Constantine ran as fast as his legs would, getting closer by the second, he stopped dead in his tracks and bellows and the top of his lungs"Lilith Rae Yellowstone, I need to speak with you right now!" As Constantine narrowed his eyes so he could this perfect sight to zoom in on Lilith and her strange companion. That's when he noticed something that he hadn't seen in over two decades, that bandanna. There was no mistaking it, Lilith was in grave danger, but now that Constantine had announced himself from half way across the beach, he realized that it may have been a mistake.

Noticing that they were starting to head his direction, Constantine decided to slowly walk towards them, the whole time thinking to himself'Be calm about this, after all it would be foolish and a guaranteed death sentence to try anything rash.' So, Constantine kept slowly walking towards Lilith and her secretive companion. Looking back up the beach from the ocean, Constantine saw it again, that bloody, reddish orange bandanna. There was no mistaking it this time, they were getting closer. Without hesitation Constantine white knuckled the handle of his bone whip and with his left he reached for the khopesh. Constantine was ready for anything. Repeating his favorite mantra to himself"nigh thu sàmhach air do shon mar tonnan a 'chuain." Once he felt calm enough, Constantine released his death grip on his khopesh and reached into his pouch that was hanging on his belt, retrieving his first bottle of nectar.

Popping the lid Constantine held the bottle up to the sky and said with a calmest and semi begging tone"gu na diathan agus is dòcha gun dìon iad sinn uile." With that he downed the whole bottle. As the last drop fell into Constantine's mouth, he lowered his arm. Looking at the bottle an idea came to him.
'I'll fill the bottle with sand water, to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the treaty.' Not wanting to waste an opportunity to make new memories and hopefully good ones this time.



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"Who is that yelling your name your highness?"Azazel asked an inquisitive tone. Hiding a smirk, because Azazel knew exactly who it was. He reached down to cut another piece of this intoxicating fruit. After he was done chewing, Azazel reached into his pocket and removed his bandanna to wipe his face once more.

"This star fruit is amazing, but i could really go for some grilled meat and vegetables, are you hungry your majesty?" Azazel asked as he stuffed another big bite into his mouth.

Quickly spinning around Azazel noticed the "figure" getting closer, which made Azazel very nervous. No longer pretending that he wasn't worried about Constantine making a big scene and throwing out accusations, Azazel quickly looked for a place to disappear too. Looking to his immediate left, right, front and even to the rear, Azazel realized that his only escape was to the water.'How do make this look like I'm trying to hide something and more like I'm a scared merchant, what to do?' Azazel thought to himself with a worried face."Aha I've got it!" shouted out loud with a high pitched screech. Not bothering to wait for Lilith's reaction, Azazel immediately threw is hands straight up into the air and began to scream"He's coming right for us, he's coming right for us, run for your lives, Azazel is coming to kidnap us my Queen!"while running straight towards the surf. Azazel jumped into the waves and disappeared from sight.


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While heading back towards the ship Falkor decided to take a slight detour. He made a quick adjustment and soon he was headed around the harbor to scout for potential targets after the celebration had ended. Upon review of all the docked ships, Falkor caugh the glimpse of what looked like Azazel running and flailing his arms, then he just disappeared into the waves. Laughing and shaking his head Falkor said with a laugh in his tone"Good old Azazel, never a dull moment when hes around, I'm definetly going to have to seriously mess with Azazel when he returns." Upon further inspection of the situation Falkor noticed Constantine swiftly making his way towards Z and the Queen. landing on the main deck, Falkor jumbled the crates so he wouldn't spill all the contents all over the place. Once he steadied himself and placed the crates Falkor headed straight for the galley.

On his way to his room Falkor passed Mickey, stopped for a quick to answer Mickey's question,"Mickey I could always use help, meet me in the kitchen in ten minutes." Finally alone Falkor began to sort his personal items away, starting with the new custom forged set of butcher knives. Attaching them in proper order, Falkor began to hum his favorite tone from home."If only my parents could see me now, they would be so proud at what I've become. But enough nostalgia, there's cooking and storing to be done." He said to himself standing tall with his new knives at his hip. Not really caring when the rest of the items fell, Falkor rushed out of his room and into the kitchen. Thinking to himself'Hope the pots and pans are hot to start cooking.' Not really knowing how long he'd been in his room, Falkor decided to carry on with his daily routine.

Looking up for a quick second Falkor caught sight of Mickey standing in the door poking his head."First things first my inebriated friend, take a seat. I need you to help me put the spices into my jars. It's not gonna be fun, but it needs to be done. I will join you as soon as I finished steaming the vegetables and seasoning the meats. It's always more fun to have someone in here, get's really boring when you have only yourself to talk to." With that Falkor handed Mickey the jars and the spices."I almost forgot, better put on a bandanna, some of those spices are really potent." Turning back to his meats an veggies Falkor started humming again.

When the time arrived for Falkor to use his new cutlery, he couldn't wait to see how amazing they were. Falkor couldn't get over how detailed the handles are. The way the metal twisted into the perfectly shaped talons that held the only heirloom his family had. It was a combination of a lapis stone mixed with a tigers eye and had the finish of a fire opal."Let's see what this baby can do." Falkor yelled with a high pitched girlish voice. As Falkor made his first cut into the fresh ham, a memory of Seraphine played in his head. After entertaining this memory for a moment, Falkor took that new butcher knife and stabbed it into the counter top with all his mite."Seraphine where ever you are I still love you!" Falkor screamed at the top of his lungs, falling to his knees with tears running down his cheeks, he looked up to see Mickey still sitting there."****, Mickey I thought you had left, you weren't suppose to hear that. Pretend like this whole thing never happened."

Not really embarrassed, more pissed, that he let himself get that out of control on the ship Falkor stood up and went back to slicing the ham.



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Character Portrait: Yuna Character Portrait: Meirin Character Portrait: Mickey Character Portrait: Tarun Character Portrait: Falkor Character Portrait: Joel Character Portrait: Seraphine

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Tarun glared at his crewmates as they entered the ship, getting ready to go. Mickey was here, Falkor was here too, and he didn't get along with them really. They were just more examples of talented people, not insignificant weak people like him. Some people just weren't meant to be skilled - and Tarun hoped that he wasn't one. They ignored him and he ignored them too, too hurt by his failure to really try to make friends. It would've been nice if he'd been able to say goodbye to Lily before they had to head out again, but it was too late for that. She couldn't even say he was sorry to Yuna either, for what he did. "Not that you deserve it anyways." Fake Yuna laughed in his ears, prancing about in his mind. He tried to wave her out.

Well, he might as well go practice with his swords then. Ignoring the delicious food Falkor could do, Tarun decided to try to make use of the training he received from his old boss. Under the poop deck of the ship he retrieved his two swords from his quarters, then began to train. Hard at work he did the drills to sharpen his movements, his footwork, his speed and accuracy with his dual blades. He wasn't bad, but he could feel Rin giggling at him and teasing him for not being good enough, not being fast enough. If he was anything it was persistent and he kept on trying to kill the image of Rin in his head that took her own sword and practiced against him. He would win. Next time he met her, he would win at any cost.


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"No, Yuna's a girl." Rin assured her new old friend as they entered the ship, a nice smell wafting about the place. "Don't be so dirty in front of her, she's too innocent for that!" The former princess said with a giggle, enjoying having him back. It all just felt so nice. If only Run could go back to his old self from what felt like thousands of years ago when he was nice and a bit shy, preferring to read books rather than learn how to fight, if only she could bring that brother back then maybe everything would be okay. Would they like him? Rin sure hoped so! Joel always did his best within the constraints of his rules, and that was something to be admired in someone.

With anticipation Rin nodded, almost hopping on the balls of her feet as she did so. She told him about her position on this ship, earning exactly what she expected from the enigmatic genie -a mixture of excitement, disbelief, and maybe even a bit of pride, if she wasn't overthinking this of course. "Our goal is to defend the treaty." Rin explained to hopefully clarify what her purpose here was. She herself didn't care too much about it - her main wish here was to protect the smiles of her friends on the ship and repay the debt she owed to Constantine, her savior and big brother figure. Sera exclaimed that she was going to go tell Yuna that dinner was ready so Rin decided to get herself ready to eat too, removing her specially-made shoes that could fit her talon feet and brushing off any extra sand from her now ruined dress.

Eventually Yuna and Sera, both cleaned up, were spotted by Rin and Joel as she was showing him the place, following the smell of their food. Yuna, the tiny adorable unicorn, began with her introductions. "See, she's adorable!" Rin nudged Joel with a tiny cracked smile. "Yes, this is my friend. Don't worry, he's bound to my wishes and won't hurt you. His name is Joel!" Her eyes told the genie to play nice with little timid Yuna, she was a little bad with people but as Joel was her friend she wanted everyone to get along. "And the fox girl is Sera. Which, by the way..." Pulling out her second bottle, Rin grinned at everyone. "I have Starfruit Nectar ready for after the meal! I don't know what it does, but I heard it's a delicacy of the island." The bottle was very well contained and the liquid inside was almost begging for Rin to drink it.

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Run was busy imagining killing Rin by cutting her head off after beating her in a duel - no, just kidding. Even though he was working hard his mind always failed him, as if it couldn't fathom the idea of being able to beat Rin in a duel of blades. He had fallen over onto his back as the imaginary Rin jabbed and now her imaginary rapier was at his throat. "Now what a surprise, you can't even beat a fake version of her." Yuna giggled, laughing at her and his ears burned red in shame and misery. "I'll never be good for anything." He murmured, shaking his head, trying to get it out of his system. That was when he heard the call, Mickey's voice. Must be nice to have talent. Too bad he had none - anything he tried, Rin did better. The only thing he was ever good at was reading, but when did that ever matter?

"Yeah, yeah, I'm here." The food was delicious and he dug in, giving Falkor a grudging scowl of approval for the food. Not that he needed them. Falkor's wings were probably better anyways. Ugh, all of this negativity was getting annoying! He just needed to keep trying, that was all he needed! But that dumb Genie's laughing kept itching in the back of his mind despite it all. "Food's good." He eyes the starfuit nectar greedily, wishing for a bit of respite from his own hopeless head. Mickey and Falkor were swapping tales, but Mithras, Run's home, was nothing but pain and failed expectations and disappointment. He probably didn't even have any cool stories to tell. Oh, if only Rin was here for real, then maybe Mickey and Falkor could beat her and he could cut off her legs or something.

Oh, the food was really good.

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When would he get to stop being a burden?


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Rin was all smiles as Joel tried to make nice but the second in command didn't earn that position because she had a good smile. "Um, one second, Joel. We - I need to talk to them." There was something wrong, maybe more than Yuna's normal anxiety and Sera wasn't her usual touch feely self. Sure, Rin didn't exactly enjoy contact, but still, something was wrong when Sera didn't at least try to touch her wings once a day. Constantine was babysitting, so it was up to her to take care of the crew. "Hey, Yuna, Sera, is something wrong?" Still holding the bottle, she approached them so Joel hopefully wouldn't hear. "Is it my friend? I can tell him to wear something nicer, if you want?"

Yuna was a bit too much stammering than her normal shyness, and Seraphina was being odd with, but for the fox girl it was a bit harder to place. Her eyes furrowed, was it the nectar? "I'm sure it's just juice?" She never heard of Starfruit nectar being anything but just normal juice, right? The guy at the stall said as much anyways. After trying to find out what was bothering them, she decided to give in and give Yuna and Sera both a hug, despite the chills running down her spine. "I'll listen to anything you need." She told them, before skipping back to her seat next to Joel to dig into the delicious meal Sera had so kindly made for them. "I don't know what you mean by party, but this does look good." She gave Joel a strange stare.

Well, whatever. Food finished, it was time to drink! Rin poured some into a glass for herself, the sparkling of the nectar very nice to the eye. She downed it... and then she felt loopy and strange. Her head was spinning and so Rin stood up abruptly. "Poison? Was I poisoned?" She asked in the haze of confusion and happiness. Wait, happiness? Rin was so lost that she tripped over her own feet, landing face first on the wood of the ship. "Joel, help, I'm poisoned! But it's a happy poison?" Cheeks flushed, mind going in fifty circles at once, Rin flopped around, wings exploding out of her back, then she sat down, trying to make sense of anything.

A strange energy was welling up inside of her.

Rin decided to dance. That was a bad idea, of course, because suddenly she tripped over Joel's head somehow and fell over again. Whatever this poison was, it was going to kill her! "H-help?" She asked, crying. "Poison?" What even was going on anymore? Why was no one helping her?

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"Okay Mickey, I'll tell you a story of love and loss. But if you back out of your share, I promise you will fly higher than you ever have before." Falkor said promisingly.

"Only because today is a special day I will humor you. Grab a chair and that nectar. I'll grab the mugs." Falkor yelled as he headed to his room to grab his custom mugs. The only time these mugs ever get brought out is for special occasions. Upon returning to the galley, Falkor placed the mugs on the prep counter."Up until this day only two other people have seen these mugs. I brought these mugs all the way here from my home planet, where I obtained after I slit the throat of the highest ranking general of the rebellion." Falkor bragged as he filled the mugs to the brim. After downing the whole mug in one gulp, then refilling once Falkor cleared his throat, looked at his feet. Raising his head with a big sigh, Falkor began his story.

"After I came through the portal and landed on Eden, I spent the first few months adjusting to everything, but once I found my way I began to head towards the markets that i knew of. After bouncing from market place to butcher shop, I came across the most beautiful I had ever seen in the entire universe. When i came across her, she was frightened and full of rage. I talked her into joining me for some food down by the water, away from humans. That's where my solo journey ended and our journey began. I introduced my self and asked her name, where she came from and why she was alone. Her name was sweeter than the star fruit's pure juice, Seraphine and she had nine tails that were absolutely perfect. She told me that she had been created by humans. As some sort of sick experiment, to see if they could cross breed a human and a fox. She spent her whole life in a science lab, being tested and tortured." Falkor had stopped suddenly stopped talking at quickly turned around. Grabbing a bandanna out of his pocket he wiped his eyes and mouth.

Turning back around, Falkor poured some more nectar into both mugs."Where was I, oh yeah. So, after years of torment and abuse she manged to use her strength and over power the guards and kill the scientists that did this. Escaping and running as far and fast as she could, she ended up in the market place where I ran into her. I told her that I wasn't human either, but being through everything she had been, Seraphine wasn't buying my story. So, I proved that I wasn't human, other than this appearance that I have. We walked down the beach a few hundred feet and that's when I showed I true form. I climbed the cliff side and jumped, transforming into my "raven like" form. After that Sera and I were inseparable. We opened our own butcher and food shop. I taught her everything there is to know about being a butcher and chef." Falkor exclaimed with a smirk on his face. Followed by downing his whole mug again. Feeling a little tipsy and nostalgic Falkor looked back at Mickey,"Your turn 'fish man,' lets here the tales of your home."


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Constantine stopped dead in his tracks as he watched Azazel running around like a little child. HE couldn't help but chuckle just a little before heading to Lilith. As he got closer Constantine began to talk rather loudly, so that Lilith couldn't say she didn't hear him."Do you know who that was Lilith? I'll tell you who that was. That was the one man that I fair warned you about. Did you not notice the bandanna? What have you done to the dress that I picked out for you"

By the time Constantine reached Lilith he was mad, but curious as to what those two talked about."My little apprentice, I have finally found you. We are heading straight for my ship, where I can keep an eye on you. We also have a lot to discuss." Constantine said sternly, but he also gave Lilith a big hug and whispered in her ear"I was so worried about you, I thought maybe Azazel had kidnapped you or that you were hurt. Please don't run off like that again." As he let go of her he gave Lilith a kiss on the forehead. Together they headed for the ship.

After a long awkwardly silent walk to the docks, Constantine pulled down the rope ladder and said"Alright climb up." Following Lilith, Constantine climbed. Once he reached the deck, he led Lilith toward the mess, assuming that Lilith was hungry. Along the way to the mess, Constantine stopped Lilith saying"I have something for you my Queen. I hope you like it, I had it made special for this occasion." Reaching into his coat pocket he pulled out the necklace that he picked up at the market. Showing it to Lilith he quietly asked" Do you like it?" As he reached around her neck to put it on her.

Finally reaching the mess after Constantine's many stops, they came upon everyone in the mess, plus a brand new member."Rin, Yuna, Sera, I have orders for you all. You all know Queen Lilith, from now till we leave, the Queen will be our guest. She is by no means to be out of anyone's sight till" Azreal's Fortune" has left port and is out on the high seas. Do you all understand my orders. Your majesty I must excuse myself, I must do my rounds. My crew will treat you well. Have a pleasant evening all, I shall see you at first light." Constantine instructed.


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Running and screaming like a little child as he jumped into the water, was the last thing that Azazel wanted to do .But it was the only way to avoid detection and a confrontation from Constantine. Thinking to himself as he drifted through the water,'I missed this so much, I need to do this more often. As Azazel closed in on his ship he pushed himself towards the surface. Once he was above the waves he skied across the surface. Using his ability, Azazel had the water place him on the deck.

Once his feet were back on the wooden planks of the main deck, Azazel let out a sigh of relief. Not because he's scared of Constantine or Lilith and her Royal Guard, but because he was home again."I really need to shower and get something to eat. All this star fruit has my head all messed up. ONWARD to the showers." Azazel screamed as he stumbled towards his quarters.

When Azazel reached the top of three stairs,he almost face planted. But that didn't stop him from walking and disrobing simultaneously. Eventually making it to the shower, Azazel turned the water to scolding hot, grabbed the nectar bottle and disappearing into the steam. Finding his way through the steam was a lot harder than Azazel anticipated,"You're turning into a little weight old man. Getting Lilith to come easily, is no longer the plan. We are going to kidnap her after Constantine and his merry brats leave tomorrow, yes that's what we will do KIDNAP LILITH!" Screamed Azazel as he laughed maniacally.

After his refreshing and sobering shower, Azazel dressed in his favorite outfit. Wrapped across his face was his bandanna. Looking in the mirror,"No one can stop this plan, not even the Gods themselves,hahahahaha." Azazel laughed as he made his way to the mess."Man am I glad to have Falkor cooking again, I maybe be a King but whatever they were cooking on land was definitely not fit for anyone."

When Azazel was only a few feet from the mess, he over heard Falkor talking."After that Sera and I were inseparable. We opened our own butcher and food shop. I taught her everything there is to know about being a butcher and chef." Falkor exclaimed with a smirk on his face. Followed by downing his whole mug again. Feeling a little tipsy and nostalgic Falkor looked back at Mickey,"Your turn 'fish man,' lets here the tales of your home." Not wanting to miss out on any of the story that he had heard a few times before, Azazel leaned up against the wall peering in, he saw Mickey sitting there quiet and contently listening. Seeing Mickey, Azazel decided to waited for Falkor to finish his story before bursting in.



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Character Portrait: Yuna Character Portrait: Constantine Character Portrait: Meirin Character Portrait: Queen Lilith Character Portrait: Mickey Character Portrait: Tarun Character Portrait: Falkor Character Portrait: Joel Character Portrait: Seraphine Character Portrait: Azazel

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Listening as Falkor spoke about love made his chest twinge. Yuna, Run wanted to see her again. Would they ever get to meet as something other than enemies? Sure, it was partly his fault - mostly his stupid sister's fault really - but still, it was pain anyways. Falkor sounded as if whoever he was in love with, this Seraphine who Run vaguely remembered from the ship with the old losers back with the Pirate King and his overly happy team. "Must be nice to have had someone." He mumbled as he ate the way too delicious food, trying not to feel jealous as he always did. Skill with cooking, why couldn't he have had any skill with which he could use to seduce Yuna? "What skill? You were never good for anything, it's silly to think I could love you."

Next Mickey told a tale of home after trying to get him to slow down his stuffing of his face. As the fish told him that he began to cough, almost choking on the food he was wolfing down, his plate pretty much all but consumed now, nothing but tiny little remainders of what used to be a dish left. Mickey began to regale them with tales of home under the sea, Run feeling somewhat sick as this only brought back reminders of his own life back in Mithras. "My son, your job is to earn me the title of Queen and become the promised Heir." Every night his mother sang into his ears. "You worthless brat, is it so hard to beat that girl? She's just a girl, why can't you show her up!" Run rubbed his cheek, still feeling the sting of the slap he received after every failure. All he wanted to was please her and show that he could be a good son, why couldn't win just once?

"It's because you're not good enough." Rin said one day, offering him a worm pie, two children who were playmates. "You need to get stronger and then I'm sure you can beat me." Run remembered asking her why she couldn't just let him win, why she couldn't go easy on him for once. He just wanted to read, to bury his nose into the pages of a book. It was only his mother's prodding that pushed him onto this path of ruin. "Because then it won't feel like a real win, right?" Even a fake win would feel better than endless losses, than disappointing his mother and getting beat again and again.

Mickey noticed the captain, so Run looked up at him, frowning slightly. He stood up, trying to shake the despair out of his worthless little mind. "Captain." He said as Mickey showed him the best seat at the house. "When can we fight the Pirates?" Suddenly he had an idea, he knew how he would be able to beat his sister. He just wanted a chance to show it off for real, this secret plot for victory. "I want to bring her back and then we can all share the torture, it'll be fun." He could see it, the clear path to winning.

"I think I know how to beat her."


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Rin was something between dizzy and nauseous as she sat back down, trying to listen to the swarming of voices buzzing around her head. Something similar to Joel telling her that wasn't poison, someone laughing her head off, loud and bright like Sera's voice, even the sound of a child enjoying the nectar and telling her that it wasn't poison. Now that was just embarrassing, Rin had an even weaker constitution for this than Yuna? Did it have something to do with her being a unicorn and Rin being a harpy? She tried to fight it off and regain her composure because this was just undignified, really. Still, a part of her did like the chance to just... be stupid for once. "My head's whirling." She mumbled, almost stumbling over the words as her wings flapped aimlessly.

It was around then that two new people joined the party. The captain, Constantine was here. Rin tried to rub at her eyes and sit up straight to look as dignified as she could with her flushed cheeks and slight swaying as she sat. The nectar, it was so amazingly good but at the same time she really was not sure she liked losing control of herself like this. It reminded her of one incident in the past where she and her brother were both given a shot of alcohol by father. Run was able to handle it of course, taking it like a man but Rin flopped over in moments, unable to hold it in the slightest. "Captain, Meirin ready for duty, I'm not - We are perfectly okay, we - I mean I - I'm..." She stammered into silence, wondering why she couldn't even say the slightest of words. Worst of all, Lilith was here, the irresponsible Queen! At least Yuna and Sera were okay, there was some history but that was for Joel and Sera to work out, it wasn't Rin's business. Meanwhile Yuna was just being her shy self.

As Lilith was about to leave Rin took a deep breath to fortify her mind. "Have a nice night, Queen." She said in her usual professional manner, then she grinned proud of herself before she could understand what even the heck an Annie was. "Joel, I wish that - no, no, I don't actually?" She was about to wish to not be drunk anymore but she luckily caught herself before it was too late. She had to save them, wishes were precious resources! Yuna too, was checking up on her. "We're okay." She said, slipping back into the royal 'We' as she took Yuna's hand and gave it a comforting squeeze. "Just tipsy." At least she could string together words now, maybe the worst of the buss was over and done with.

The salad was wonderful! "Ish really good!" But now there was one problem - now Rin was feeling a spike in the buzz and she held her head before falling overlanding on something that did not feel like hard wooden floor but rather like Joel's lap instead.

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After Falkor was done reminiscing about the past, he dove into his plate of pork and vegetables. In between shoveling food in his "beak," Falkor downed many more glasses of nectar. Though he didn't seem like Falkor was paying attention to Mickey, he was very intently listening.

"Seraphine and I broke do to the fact that we had apposing views on which crew to join. I personally wanted to have a life of adventure and over taking smaller ships. Seraphine didn't want any of that, she felt her calling was on Constantine's ship protecting people and making sure the treaty is never broken. I've seen first hand what Royalty call "protecting" it's people. What a joke, all they care about are themselves. That's why up till I met our Captain here, I hated and purposely took missions that dealt pain and suffering to the rich, pompous Royals of my planet and here too." Falkor spewed angrily. Stopping himself before he said to much more, he looked over at Mickey with an inquisitive expression.

"So, Mickey besides the pure beauty of your castle, what was it like to be a fish with arms and legs?" Falkor muttered laughingly, barely being able to keep himself in his chair."No, but seriously Mickey, did your father treat as an equal or his heir or were you exiled from war strategies and all the planning it took to run a country? I ask because if we end up paired on a mission, I need to know you can come up a plan if and when things hit the fan." Falkor expressed concernedly."This may just be the nectar talking,but did you ever date any "real" fish Mickey?" Falkor joked.

"What's good Captain? I made grub if you're hungry." He said nonchalantly moving from the counter over to the table. Flopping down in his usual chair, Falkor looked over at Azazel holding up a bottle of nectar."Can I top off your glass, your majesty?" Falkor asked unsteadily."I know you were standing on the other side of the wall since I started my story about Sera, I heard you heading this way all the way from your room. So, what's your story sir, do you have a lost love?" Falkor asked pryingly."Come on sir, it's a night of celebration, plus I already your amazing show on the beach earlier," Falkor spoke eyeing Azazel over his plate.

"Don't think you're getting out of this either Runt. Since, everyone was so intrigued to here my sob story, you gotta spill your guts too." Falkor stressed sternly."We've all dealt with love, loss, anger, hatred and misfortune. I'll let you decide between your lost love or how you came to this ship." Falkor managed to fumble out of his numb lips


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Standing outside the galley, Azazel heard everything Falkor was saying, even though he heard this story quite a few times. Azazel thought to himself'This never ends well, which I use to my advantage.'

"Azazel, you don't have to hide, this is your ship!" Mickey said as he hiccuped. "Want some grub Captain?" Mickey offered, sliding a plate towards his seat at the head. Before entering the galley Azazel put his bandanna back over his nose and mouth. He walked over to his "throne," this enormous chair looked more a decorative piece, rather than something you actually sit in. Azazel had brought his "throne" with from his home world.' Being king has it's perks.' Azazel thought to himself as him slumped into his chair. Grabbing the plate Mickey had slide him, with out even looking Azazel started grabbing handfuls of meat and vegetables and stuffed his mouth. After listening to Falkor speak of his split from Sera.

Azazel couldn't help be rethink the time he spent with Lilith, with out realizing it he had a crooked smirk come across his face."Can I top off your glass, your majesty?" Falkor asked unsteadily."I know you were standing on the other side of the wall since I started my story about Sera, I heard you heading this way all the way from your room. So, what's your story sir, do you have a lost love?" Falkor asked pryingly."Come on sir, it's a night of celebration, plus I already your amazing show on the beach earlier," Falkor spoke eyeing Azazel over his plate.

"My story isn't that interesting. But since we are planning this game on the one night we can't do anything fun, I will humor my crew this one time. Before I start this story we are gonna need a lot more star fruit and nectar." Azazel exclaimed as he held up his glass."To the craziest, most loyal, down right savage crew of mine!" He screamed at the top of his lungs.

After downing five straight cups of nectar, Azazel felt that he was the right amount of drunk to tell this story."Alright my scurvy crew, you talked me into it. My story is a bit more twisted then a disagreement or being kidnapped and whatever happened to you Runt. I grew up on planet that only knew war and famine. Being the only heir to the throne of the planet, I was thrown into battle before I could fully use my powers. My father was the king and his greedy, ungrateful brother was trying to over throw him. I wasn't aloud to be alone ever." Azazel paused for a second to down another cup.

With the final swallow of the nectar" The day finally came where the king and his brother faced off in open combat. Since I was the heir to throne I was placed next to my father as we charged head on, into the opposing army. With extremely heavy losses on both sides, my uncle wanted to settle this war with a one on one fight. My father being the brave man he was accepted the challenge. My father lost his life that day, but I avenged him. I snuck into my uncle's tent while he slept, I drew his own dagger and slit his throat. Feeling like my father had avenged, I grabbed the crown, placed it on my head and walked out the front of the tent. The guards came charging at me, but it my culture if you kill the king you become king, only if you come from royal blood that is. From the age of ten till I abandoned my people when I turned one hundred twenty, I ruled that planet with an iron fist. Then one day a mystic appeared, offering me a magic spell to open a rift where I could spy on whoever I chose. All he asked for in return was lodging for the night." Once again Azazel paused, but this time to eat more.

"With the magic spell I opened a rift to spy on the Royal family for the Island of Te-Fiti. More specifically, Queen Lilith. I watched her grow up, but that wasn't enough. I wanted the throne. So, I murdered her family, but little did I know that Constantine was already in the picture. I was forced into signing this stupid treaty and also being exiled following the treaty. My heart belongs to Queen Lilith, but my only true loves are War and the Ocean." Azazel exclaimed as he got up from his chair and left the galley with out another word.



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❝Maybe if beat her the world will make sense for once.❞




Suddenly the attention was on him. Run squirmed, not really wanting to talk about his pathetic past. He really just wanted to escape to his room and read the same old book over and over again because at least in the world of books, no one could bother him. It was like escapism, wouldn't you say? Luckily he was saved by the Captain who decided to quite figuratively spill his guts on his past and his story, a lot of which revolved around probably the only friend he had anymore. He told his story of war and then he just suddenly left before anyone could say anything about it. It was illuminating to say the least. But how was he supposed to tell his own story after something like that? Not that there was much to tell, his just wasn't interesting like everyone else. But he had a feeling Falkor wasn't going to just let him escape, either.

He looked away, pulling at the collar of his shirt in an attempt to be tough. "W-well, um... I don't know if any of you have heard of Mithras?" The Kingdom of the Harpies in the land far north of here in the frigid arctic circle, above where Russia once was back before it existed. "I'm the prince. Or used to be the prince. Or something." He paused to give them time to laugh if they wanted, to laugh at such a weak person being a prince. "Father was quite the womanizer, ending up with getting two kids from different mothers. Then he had the bright idea to have them both compete for the throne. Of course, which kid won, their mom would get to be Queen." He made an awkward sort of laugh then, remembering the past. "Rin and I were friends back then, almost? I liked to sit in my room and read books and she would come with me and watch."

But the competition got worse and any chance they had of a good sibling relationship was ruined. "But Father's idiocy continued, the two concubines kept on squabbling and using us as political pawns and Rin had always been better than I was." A twisted sort of smile came to his face as he remembered the next moment. "I was sick of it, so I decided to change everything. You see, everyone hated the King, he was a tyrant, he brutalized the commoners! So it was easy to rile them up into revolution, so they destroyed the place, Rin and I ended up on the Pirate King's ship for a while..." His stomach churned as he tried to get rid of Yuna's image in his mind. "But they were too happy and dumb for me so I left and now I'm here." The former prince looked away, knowing his story wasn't all that cool and impressive.

There was a lot more he could have talked about, like being tortured by the commoners as revenge against the Monarchy, of being put in a strange shield magic by Rin because she pitied that he couldn't defend himself from the betrayal, or how he had to be trained by Captain Constantine in order to once again compete over the position of second in command, or of the fleeting childish crush he had on Yuna... there was no need to tell any of that, was there?

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The room was spinning at a million miles per hour as Lilith's eyes fluttered open to the sunlight coming in through her open balcony. As she sat up in her bed, her head felt like it was about to explode. Groaning she rubbed her face until she could see clearly, her room was trashed. Curtain's ripped in half falling from the ceiling, fluffy feathers all over the room. "What happened last night?" She asked herself out loud as she continue to look at the damage done to her room, she knew this wasn't going to look so good on the pre-celebration from O'Stara. She didn't know how she was going to explain this to her adviser.

She noticed her family portrait was the most destroyed item in the whole room, it looked as if someone had tried to climb it multiple times before releasing it wouldn't hold them. She walked over broken wood, books and the ripped out pages, pieces of furniture before she got to the wall across from her bed. She reached out to touch the soft family portrait, as she did the whole thing fell, revealing a weird stone wall. Her jaw dropped at the ancient carvings within the wall, markings carved into the wall in the shape of a door. She pushed on the stone wall to try to get it to move, unfortunate it didn't work."What is this.." She said as she started running her fingers over the writings trying to find a weak spot in the wall.

As her index finger ran over the middle of the door her finger got pricked by a needle, she retreated her hands from the door as she knelt down to look at the spot on the door. A small sound from a mechanical system came from behind the door and the middle of the door slid open a small compartment. As Lilith looked at the shape now in the middle of the door, she recognized the shape from her childhood. Her eyes watered as she thought of the necklace her mother use to wear. The old Egyptian amber beetle that was encase with silver liquid. Quickly she ran to her desk to pull out a wand that she used for guidance with spells. She waved it across the portrait, waving the wand towards the ceiling as she watched the portrait go to it's once beautifully sewn curtain."Nobody can know of this, for now.."

Sweat dripped from her forehead down her chin as she wasted through what little energy she had left, by the time she was done fixing her entire room it was time for her to start getting ready for the day so more sleep wasn't an option. As she was about to head to her bathroom to get ready she saw Constantine's necklace he had gifted her last night laying on her bedside table. She smiled to herself as she reached for it, putting it around her neck as she got ready for the day. Lilith took an extra hour in her closet coming up with the perfect white colored combo for today's attire.

As soon as she opened her bedroom doors she expected the hallway to be empty, however she was sadly disappointed by the unpleasant welcoming of Viktor her adviser and his four servants. He eye'd Lilith's attire before smiling in approval. "It's great to see you are finally getting the hand of a queen's fashion senses."

"What? I never lost my royal fashion sense. There's a fine difference from fashion senses and fashion taste." Lilith explained as she exhaled, walking out into the hallway. The whole crew that had greeted her at her bedroom door followed behind her heels. Her shoulders were grabbed by Viktor as he started guiding her away from the dinning hall and towards her throne room.

"Sorry, your Highness. There's no time for breakfast today, straight to the throne room. We already have a line from the front gates to the docks awaiting to give you their gifts." He stated as she began to argue her case, Lilith shut her mouth, rolling her eyes as she continued towards the throne room. Before she was to enter she had to switch crowns from her little headband to the large silver and diamond plated crown that she had learned over the years to hold steady on her head.

As she walked outside the cheering begun, making her recall last nights speech. This morning everything was to be done fast, no big speech. Her job was to walk all the way down to the docks to wish all the navy seals a safe trip and to personally open the shields so every navy ship could leave together. The list of every family she would be talking to was quickly shoved in her hand. She looked down at the list and groaned at the name 'Azazel', she had forgotten that he was first to give her his gift.

As she made it down the long tedious stone staircase she greeted Azazel with a hug, putting on her famous smile. She kissed both his cheeks before stepping back, she noticed how the three crew members wore bandannas just as he did, hiding their faces. She honestly thought she didn't know any of them, even unable to see the color of their eyes. "Thank you, Azazel and your fearless crew for joining us last night. Your company was refreshing at the beach also. I am here to personally accept your gift for the island of Te-Fiti, what will you be offering us this year?" Lilith asked him cocking her head to side, she watched as he pulled out a folded piece of paper and handed to Lilith, he didn't say anything, his eyes appeared to be locked on hers the whole time.

Lilith's face blushed as she noticed this, taking the paper to break the eye contact. As she read over the paper she took a deep breath in, trying to recover any immediate stress she received from reading Azazel's letter. "You are giving me your oath to serve under the Captain of my Navy. Wow, that's such great news. As O'Stara's festival rules I'm sure your aware that I cannot deny such an offer to another royal member of the court. I trust I will see you at dusk at the docks, I trust you now know you must lead the journey out of the docks." Lilith passed the letter to Viktor who read it over quickly, he took a deep breath, his eyes going wide as she leaned over and whispered what her next response should be.

Lilith looked Azazel in his red eyes as she reached for his hand, giving him a firm goodbye hand shake. "Thank you for taking on this responsibility Captain. I will send word when I have orders. Please enjoy the rest of the festival." She smiled as she walked down the road away from Azazel and his crew, to the next crew that had gifts for her. A foreign crew that she didn't know to much about, she waited patiently for the language adviser to explain what the Captain was giving her.

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Upon awaking with the sun peaking up through the water, Joel sat up, realizing he had gone up to the decks to sleep instead of down in the bunker with Rin. There was something uneasy about the island last night that had him on his own personal lockdown. As he rose to his feet he saw the bridge wasn't connected to the docks anymore and Constantine was coming up the rope ladder. "I guess we're leaving pretty early then?" He asked, though Constantine really didn't answer him. Joel wondered if he was in ghost form or if Constantine was just focused on something in his head. He disappeared behind his Captain's courtier doors.

As Joel was headed downstairs he past Rin, coming up. "Enjoy chores, I guess." He said as he disappeared into the mist of realty, his spirit floating over the ship that was starting to sail away from the docks. He watched as everyone fell into their positions, he decided to stalk Rin, watching her work. He wanted to observe her to understand exactly what type of person she had grown up into since the last time he had granted her a wish. Although back then he was only granting one wish per person now he was up to three wishes, like the true genies before him.

He leaned back, leaning against gravity to take the weight off of him. Joel wasn't sure if he could remember where he came from and what his childhood was like, however he didn't care too much. All he knew was his life now, granting wishes and moving on. There was no way out of it, it was hard to permanently kill a genie, he had heard of it being possible but he had tried to off himself so many times, nothing worked yet.

After a while of watching Rin, she just kept mopping, it became to bore him so he decided to go stalk someone else. He tried to enter Constantine's room, when he couldn't walk through the door it suddenly opened and Constantine looked at him dead in the eye. "Even in the spirit world you cannot enter without my consent." He shut the door in Joel's face after saying that.

"Well okay then!" Joel screamed at the door, knocking over all the swords that hung on the wall next to the door. He looked back to Rin who looked spooked by the sudden disturbance and nobody around. "Well.. Eh, I don't care." Joel muttered turning to go see what the cook was doing.


As he turned to face the hallway he had walked into he screamed loudly as a horn impaled him... Well not really, since he was a ghost. He turned to see Yuna running up the stairs to the deck that he just came from. "I thought I was sneaky." Joel whispered to himself as he clung to his shirt, his heart pounding from the sudden event, where did that kid have to go in such a hurry? An imagine appeared in his head of Yuna falling and getting her horn stuck in the deck flooring, that instantly made him feel better hoping he'd actually be able to see that one day.

Joel stepped into the kitchen, he expected Seraphine to be dancing around making food, but she was reading a book at her small kitchen table. She wore a brown tattered shirt and blue shorts, it was obvious she had messed with the shorts to make room for her tails to come out a custom made hole. It actually worked the more Joel thought about it. Seraphine didn't look so good, sick or sad, he couldn't really tell her emotions. She looked like she was rolling around in flour and oil, breadcrumbs stuck out in her hair and her blue orb was a black color, something he hadn't seen yesterday.

Not wanting to get caught up in whatever drama was happening in the kitchen he slowly backed out and retreated back to the docks to sit on the deck railing and stare at the water while the crew members all played their part on the ship that was well out of few from the little island.

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It started like a normal day for Seraphine, or so she thought as she started to get up. The last thing she could remember was leaving the ship long after everyone had gone to bed. She remembered getting into a debate with Falkor, however getting back to the ship was all a blur. She rubbed her stomach, it felt tight and sore. She ran to the bucket in her room to throw up anything she had eaten before she went to bed. She never got sick, what was this? Suddenly she was all better, she took a deep breath before she grabbed her toiletries and went to the bathroom.

Her shower was long and relaxing, her tails took forever to wash mainly because the feeling of water on her fur was an uncomfortable feeling. Not to mention it put so much weight on her hips and lower back. She hadn't successfully found a way to 'work out' her tails besides throwing stuff with her tails, which didn't come in handy like she thought it would.

After getting ready for the day Seraphine quickly got started in the kitchen, lightening a fire for the stone oven and started to boil some water for warm tea to serve with at the breakfast bar she was going to do. Everyone had a busy day of chores, so during the morning real breakfasts weren't really a thing. However she always delivered breakfast to Constantine, it was how she got what to make for lunch and dinner. He would sip on his tea and pick at the food she would bring him. Then he would tell her what to make for lunch and dinner and to be on her way.

Seraphine carefully cut up a bag small bag of potatoes into small cubes, she rinsed them over cool water and then placed them in a basket. She added three more pots of water over the fire stove top, dumping the potatoes in one of those pots. She then placed a bag of eggs into the other pot and a handful of fruit in the third pot. As she could hear the water within the large iron kettle pot start to boil she grabbed the large wooden tray she normally put Constantine's breakfast on and placed it on the table. As the kettle started to whistle she had placed freshly peeled hard boiled eggs, bread, cheese and a cup on the tray. She split the boiling water in two tea pots, placing one on the tray and the other on the counter in the kitchen. If Yuna or Rin were hungry they would know to fix their selves a plate from within the kitchen.

Seraphine fixed some dough up and placed it in her metal dish. Next she cut up the boiled fruit and put them in a bowl, she mixed honey, sugar, and cinnamon in with the fruit before placing it in the middle of the dough. She covered the whole thing in oil and placed it inside the stone oven. As she waited for it to cook she decided to read the next chapter in a book that she had been reading over the last two months, rarely did she ever find time to read it. It took her three days to read one chapter because the baking process of breakfast only ever took ten minutes and it turns out she was in fact a super slow reader.

After her fruit creation was done she took portions and separated them on plates, one of those being on Constantine's tray. Seraphine knew the Captain liked fruit so she gave him more than she normally would. After his tray had the right amount of food on it she grabbed Falkor's recipe book and the tray she happily walked up to Constantine's corridors.