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Kyero

"My purpose in life is my own to find. Nobody will tell me where I belong or what I can become!"

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a character in “Assassin's Pledge: Awakening”, as played by KumoriRyuu

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Name: Kyero
Age: 22
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210 lbs
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Basic Personality: Kyero is a very disoriented and easily agitated person. Because of his upbringing, being essentially brainwashed and tortured into the perfect assassin, he knows very little to nothing of normal life and struggles to maintain a semblance of normalcy as he tries to find a purpose in this world. He is, despite his lack of "normal" education, very smart and highly perceptive as well as a human lie-detector. He does not forgive and forget, nor does he negotiate. He's a steadfast and powerfully determined person who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. He is also, despite his still learning why, fiercely loyal to those who accompany him and will fight to the death to protect them as his only human connections in this world.

Basic Background: Kyero was born to a mother who was part of a cult worshipping the Lord of the Nether Realm. A Demonic spirit was summoned via a ritual and occupied his body despite the ritual being interrupted towards the end. The Demon was unable to fully manifest, but its power remains in the form of a pair of glowing red eyes, enhanced senses, reflexes, and the ability to sense the living energy of others within a ten meter radius. Kyero was tortured into the perfect killer, and brainwashed into thinking that all there was in life were his orders to kill whoever the Grandmaster pointed him to. He was a living weapon, to put it simply. But after discovering freedom of thought, Kyero rebelled against Te'i Sai and killed the Grandmaster and those who sought to fulfill the Grandmaster's designs for the continent of Cre' Est. Today, Kyero wanders the land hoping to find a new purpose in life.

So begins...

Kyero's Story

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Lonán was astonished. Her words carved into what he had said about his father far deeper then he ever imagined any weapon would on the subject. The fact that Josephine viewed what he was looking for as far as his father was not the strength, but for the reason made his stance on his father shake ever so slightly. Who was this woman? Why did her words stab into him, and why did her very presence made his heart Hammer like a drum?

He’d have to ask Linde tomorrow. But for now he could only call out, ”Good night, Miss Dezantro.” before tending the fire and preparing to head to his own tent , but not before looking at the only other observer still up, to whom Lonán only gave a small nod to to bid him goodnight, no other words were said as Lonán stretched his back and headed inside to do a self check on his shoulder before sleeping the night away.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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The night had passed by all too quickly for the whole group yet again, as the sun had slowly begun to rise above the horizon. Aetrius slowly began to stir from her recent daily reaction of being woken up early by the sunlight, but she remained in her half awake half asleep phase as she remained in her position of cuddling Linde. But as she went to close her eyes yet again as sleep was all but too tempting, an all too familiar sound began to slowly make its way towards them again, resulting in Aetrius quickly getting out of her spot and began to put on her armor and weapons by her side as she listened to the sound, metal on metal, countless of footsteps, and horses. Her heart began to sank as she could only think of one thing, the people from Veilbrand managed to find them after all.

She held her weapon by the grip, and slowly began to exit the tent, as she motioned for Linde to stay inside out of pure instinct. As she exited, she saw that the others had the same instinct and idea and decided to get out while they could instead of being lying ducks. But what was there surprised Aetrius, it was a group of heavily armed soldiers equally armed with heavy weapons, and crests on their armor Aetrius couldn't recognize. She glared at them as they slowly enclosed the space between their encampment and the road. Aetrius looked at Kieran who stood by her as well, "Kieran, who are these men...? I don't recognize the symbol..." she said softly and casually, Kieran gritted her teeth and held her weapon closer to her body as she recognized them, "Yes...They're Egruus, The Dictator's men, he sends them out fairly regularly just to keep an eye on things. And to make sure no one is causing any trouble. As long as we leave them alone, and pose no threat, we should be fine. Just don't do anything brash." she said softly. Aetrius nodded ever so slightly and kept her eyes trailed on the men as she conversed with Kieran quietly, "How do you know them and I don't..?" Kieran slowly looked down and away, then back up as she spoke with a saddened voice, "When we were first seperated, and I was taken from the city where you were, me and the slavers ran into them...Clearly I'm fine, but they're not good news, I'll tell you that much.." she said.

Aetrius gripped her weapon tighter by the hilt as she listened, "So you've been to Cre' Est before, then..." her voice was slightly angered, as she realized how far and wide Kieran had been transported, the realization making her sick. "Yes..For..Business purposes in the past...I'm sorry.." her voice dipped a bit, as shame and memories came back in waves, which resulted in Aetrius gently squeezing her hand, she peered over at Kyero, "So, what do we do then, Kyero...?" she said as she awaited her orders.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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The next morning, Kyero glanced to the side to observe the soldiers as they approached from down the road on their patrol. He kept his hood down, but remained seated on his tree stump. Linde, meanwhile, stayed beside Aetrius after waking up groggily and holding her arm to her chest.

”Just let them pass.” He said quietly.

The minutes ticked by as the soldiers passed through and disappeared over the hill.

Kyero sighed.

"Good."

Josephine emerged from her tent fully dressed and prepared to travel.

"Good morning, everyone... What did I miss?" She asked innocently.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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Aetrius listened as Kyero said to just let them pass, and so she did, but that didn't stop her from staring them down all the while until they had gotten far enough away again. She was only shaken out of her state as she felt her arm being pulled by something, then the feeling of warmth and something soft. Aetrius couldn't help but stiffen up at the contact and as she peered to look over to see who and what her arm was against, she felt her face turn a bright pink as to what was before her. Just remain calm, all is right with the world. This is okay, this...is...Holy Heresta save me..., she thought to herself as she could only helplessly stand there with her arm in Linde's dead arm lock. Kieran looked over and chuckled as she walked away, "Might as well just get a room, you two." she chuckled and began to prepare food for the group with Rose's help as they'd be heading out again. Aetrius shot Kieran a sharp and deadly glare, and then looked back as Josephine as what she had missed.

Aetrius was only able to chuckle, but not in a good way, how she managed to over sleep through the sound of soldiers and never mind be so carefree about it, annoyed her a bit as her left eyebrow twitched. "A whole group of soldiers just passed through here. What's more worrisome is that you slept through it, and didn't seem to notice." she said rather sharply and coldly, as she looked at the blood haired woman that stood across from her.

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”Hmm...”

She looked out to the path and saw the footprints.

”I suppose I did.”

She shrugged and gathered all of her belongings, folded up her tent, and tossed all of it into the saddlebags on her horse's saddle. She checked her blade in its sheath and hopped into the saddle.

”Are we good to move on?”

Linde was still in her night gown and half asleep holding Aetri's arm between her bewbs and blinked lazily.

”Do we have to leave right noooooow?” She grumbled.

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Lonán was wide awake when he heard the soldiers. He waited for them to pass before he emerged with his armor on and his things thoroughly packed. He nodded to everyone a good morning nod as he noticed Josephine was just about ready to go. ”Guess this means breakfast on the road.” he muttered to himself. He noticed Linde was still in her nightgown as he tried hard to not look directly at her. When he heard her question though he had no choice but to contribute an answer.

”Considering one of us is in a hurry most likely. I suggest you wake yourself up the rest of the way Linde and get changed.” He said as he began to get Hawk set up and ready for the day and gave the horse half an apple and a carrot for breakfast. From the way everyone got slightly spooked by the passing soldiers, it’d be a Really long day, but at least they’d be on the road for Cre’est. The thought of separating from Miss Dezantro However put an odd weight on his mind.

However He’d still have to talk to Linde later in the day after they got started on their way. He needed an answer for the drumming heartbeat he felt when seeing Josephine and the times talking to her. The fact she was in her armor made the heartbeat jump a bit.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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Aetrius watched as Josephine packed her things and and mounted her horse, declaring they'd leave now instead of in a few minutes. She sighed, and began to prepare her things as well, taking down the tent and packing things up, food would have to wait for the road. As Lolan spoke up of Linde having to get changed, Aetrius agreed, but she was not prepared for what would happen after she said the following, "Come on, Linde. Hurry up and get changed, we're heading out." she said as she placed things on Bree.

Linde rubbed her eyes sleepily with one hand.

"Mmm... Okay..." She mumbled.

Linde let go of Aetrius' arm and, to everyone's shock save Kyero's, she began to tug at the shoulder straps of her night gown pulling them to the side and exposing her shoulders. If she let go of them... The nightgown would drop to the ground.

Aetrius watched as Linde slowly began to get undressed right in the middle of everything that was going on, her jaw slightly dropped and she felt her face turn a bright red. She quickly reacted on instinct, and attempted to quickly cover Linde with Aetrius' cloak, but she was quickly pulled back by something on her arm, she looked back to see Kieran holding her arm, "Wha...What the hell are you doing?" she growled, Kieran chuckled and kept her grip on Aetrius, "What? She's gotta learn one way or another to wake up and be on her toes. Hmm...I know." she said with a grin and let go of Aetrius, and pushed her forwards, "H-huh, wha..!" she exclaimed as Aetrius lost balance and ended up tripping and landing on something. Kieran smirked and dusted her hands and turned back to join the others, seeing her plan had been a success.

Linde made an "Mmmm" sound as Aetrius was pushed forward and fell face first into Linde's now bare chest as the night gown fell to the ground around her ankles. Thank the Gods she had undergarments on to protect her... Ahem... Area.

Linde grunted a little as Aetrius fell into her chest, but looked down at Aetrius with a smile and chuckled sleepily as she kissed the top of Aetri's head.

"Mmmm I love you too... But we need ta git going..." She mumbled.

Aetrius found her face turning a bright red as Linde spoke, only being able to awkwardly fumble about and away from Linde, only after she threw her cloak over Linde, keeping it closed as she held it tightly in her hands, looking away from Linde as she found herself getting a bit light headed and her face felt warm, "J-just get dressed, we-we need to leave as soon as we can." she said as she looked away, her face bright red, and looked back at Kieran and gave her a powerful and bitter glare, which only resulted in Kieran grinning and giving her a wink as she turned tail with the others and started to leave, leaving Aetrius alone with Linde.

Linde mumbled in agreement and started going to her tent to get dressed. A few minutes later she emerged clothed and yawning as she and Aetrius folded up their tent, put it in the saddle bag, and began to leave with everyone else.

Aetrius let Linde get back into her clothing and helped get her things packed and loaded on Bree, and after they finished packing, Aetrius helped Linde get onto Bree, and got on herself and once they were ready, Aetrius pushed her heels into the horse's sides and eventually caught up with the others. Kieran looked at Aetrius and grinned and mouthed, "You're welcome." to her, which only resulted in a low growl from Aetrius, who looked straight ahead and tried to not get anymore flustered than she already was.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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Lonán’s eyes widened at the scene layer out to him as he turned to focus solely on Hawk. ”Again?! Again?!” He thought angrily in a mental rant and rave, with his blush turning as red as his hair. ”Linde’s going to be the death of me! Heresta! I get the message! I need to have a mate while I’m still young!”

He glared daggers At Kieran as he got onto his horse. What a terrible sister to embarrass her like that. ”I thought elder siblings were supposed to be figures of respect. Then again, I don’t know who amongst my Father and Uncle was the elder brother.” he said aloud as he rode in the middle of the pack. Indeed, if it weren’t for Zedar’s Habit of dyeing his hair, there’d be no way of telling him apart from Baldur. Until of course, the latter’s forced retirement injury causing a very visible limp in his right leg.

His father. What Josephine said resounded still in his mind about his father. Did his father have the capacity to forgive himself? He didn’t stay home long enough to know what his thoughts were on the Situation. Only about the gambling debt and how said debt virtually ended his chances in joining the Military. He thought on that for a moment, before moving his focus once more on the road ahead. Hopefully they’d reach Cre’est soon.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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Josephine had ridden slightly ahead and didn't see the shenanigans taking place behind her. But as Lonan rode up behind her and, soon after, Aetrius and Linde rode up ahead, she sighed softly in contentment.

Meanwhile, holding Aetrius' stomach, Linde rested her chin on Aetri's shoulder and hummed a soft tune contentedly.

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Linde chuckled for Kieran and nodded silently as Aetrius grumbled and slumped into the saddle. So, to cheer her up, Linde began humming an old Shaharan war march theme she'd heard growing up when learning about the nation and its people. And through some of the pauses, she whispered.

”I'm happy, my love.” And kissed her cheek.

Two days later the group acme to the border between Cre' Est and Veilbrand. They passed a checkpoint easily enough and continued on their way. That evening they pitched camp, but Kyero was on edge the entire evening from sundown until now. As the moon rose high overhead and everyone was beginning to sleep, Kyero was wide awake and scanning the tree line sensing something malevolent in the area.

But was it a person? An animal? Or something else altogether?

Sensing a rise of malevolent intent, Kyero stood up slowly and drew both of his daggers. The moon light overhead shone through the transparent green metal highlighting the solid black core running from the handle to the tip. Kyero's senses tracked a presence through the trees from left to right and back again. He couldn't see or hear anything, but he could sense it.

He felt a low rumbling not in the ground, but the very air itself as he continued to track this presence. And inside Kyero heard a deep, dark voice which he was all too familiar with...

You cannot defeat this presence alone.

Be silent. I don't need your help.

If you do not accept my help, it will kill someone. Perhaps even you.

You won't let your vessel die.

True. And you won't let them die... So what will it be?

If and only if it attacks, I will do whatever I must to stop it. But I refuse to rely on you.

Very well. But if I sense a danger to my vessel, I will help whether you like it or not.

You will try.

The voice in his head went silent, and Kyero's focus tightened. His blades came up defensively, reflecting and directing the moon's light into the tree line trying to illuminate something... But nothing could be seen. Until-

!!!

For the briefest moment, Kyero's eyes caught sight of pitch black fur only illuminated by the subtle flash of light from his dagger. It was large... Very large, whatever it was. Pitch black and stalking so silently even his sharp ears heard nothing. The only thing he could do was sense it. But why? Why could he sense it? No animal had this level of malicious intent that he could literally feel it. So what was...

... No...

Kyero's mind finally caught up with all of the signs as the faintest hint of a red glow emanated from the darkness before disappearing, taking the feeling of this creature with it. Kyero looked at his daggers and saw his hands were shaking. He was actually shaking. Him. The Red-Eyed Demon.

"What was that thing?" He whispered to himself.

Kyero cautiously sheathed his daggers and sat down. Feelings something foreign run down his forehead, he wiped it with a finger and found it to be a drop of sweat. Something Kyero almost never did unless he was overexerting himself. So for him to sweat for this... Kyero looked back to the darkness. Nothing was there, and his senses had relaxed. But still his hand quivered at the thought of whatever that thing was.

"... Is this what it's like to know fear?" He whispered softly to himself.

Meanwhile, his ears picked up something new. He turned his head towards Josephine's tent and heard the faint, slightly muffled whimpers of Josephine in her sleep... She was crying. He could tell. A welling of negative emotions were overtaking her in her dreams. Or, rather, her nightmares.

Kyero dipped his head beneath his hood and closed his eyes, waiting for the morning.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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The two days passed by easily and rather quickly, with little to no hassle along the way. But eventually they arrived at their destination, the boarder of Cre' Est. They had set up camp that night, ate dinner, talked around the fire again, and all went to bed at some point. When the morning arose, the sun light of the tents, warming them up and casting it ever bright orange glow everywhere. By this time though, Aetrius was already out of her tent and nowhere to be seen, Kieran slowly awoke from her slumber and looked around, and sensing something was off. She looked to a small hill in the distance, surrounded by trees and saw a figure in the distance, she decided to investigate and slowly made her way there. Eventually she closed in the distance, and saw a red haired woman sitting down, back facing Kieran. Kieran chuckled and walked up, and sat down next to Aetrius, who sat with her knees held to her chest and her chin resting on her knees. They both remained silent as they looked out in the distance, until one of them spoke up softly, "Can I ask you a question...?" her voice came out softly, as if it was almost a whisper.

Aetrius nodded silently, barely moving her head, but Kieran understood her all too well and understood her message. "Why..Why did you come and look for me in Veilbrand? I know it's been a few days now, but since we left you never told me anything...You've remained rather distant...Am I that different to you know? Do you look at me differently because of what I was forced into? I'd understand if you did, but even then..." her voice died down some, as Kieran looked down and couldn't help as tears slowly trickled down her face. Aetrius continued to remained silent for a few moments, not out of anger or resentment, or even disappointment, it was because she was trying to find the words to say, not even the right words, but words to say in general. She sat there for a few more moments in silence, Kieran nodded and slowly began to stand up, taking the silence as a way of telling her to leave Aetrius alone. But as Kieran turned to leave, a soft voice spoke up behind her.

"I'm not mad at you, Kie...I never have been. You're my sister, and my best friend. You're the only family and friend that I have left from my old life. You've always been the one person I could count on to survive. You were always by my side. For years we had each others back. Always looking out for each other, even when I was an outcast among our clan, you always had my back...Even when...Even when I was marked you were the one who believed in me. You left Saharan because you knew I didn't have a place there anymore. You left because of me, and because of me you eventually got sold and wrapped up into something that resulted in me having to go and find you, after who knows what you've been through..." her voice dying down as her long, breathless ramble and mess of words were expelled from her lips. She remained silent as she softly caught her breath, and after a few deep breaths she spoke up again, "I blame myself, Kieran. For what happened to you. It was my fault you got put into that situation. You should hate me by now..I do. I've hated myself for years because of what happened back there. because I couldn't help you..." she said softly and looked down, her own tears finding their way down her face. Kieran slowly walked infront of Aetrius, and crouched down, gently lifting her currently tear stained chin to look at her.

"You are my sister. Just as Saharans, family means everything to us, regardless as to what had happened. Just as you say, you're all that I have as well. We share the same blood, what runs through me, runs through you. I will always be there for you, just as you had always been there for me. Regardless to what happened all those years ago, regardless of what you've become since our departing...There is one thing you will always be to me." she said softly, as she sat down with Aetrius, hands covered by her own soft and smooth hands. Aetrius looked at Kieran with a raised eyebrown, "You will always be my little sister." she said as she wrapped her arms around Aetrius, and gave her a tight hug, resulting in Aetrius to fully break down into a heartbreaking wail as she wrapped her own arms around Kieran tightly, and continued shaking all the while she cried.

For so long did she blame herself for losing Kieran, and for even losing a part of who she was in Kieran. Knowing that she finally had her sister back again, and that Kieran didn't blame her for anything, or hold any resentment towards her, she couldn't help but finally let all of her emotions out, all of the self doubt and hate, sadness and anger, anxiety and stress, all came out as she cried into her sisters arms until she had nothing left to cry out. And so that sat, on that small hill in the distance, as Kieran hummed Aetrius a soft tune their mother used to always sing to them in their times of sadness, one that always helped calm down a sad Aetrius, but this time it only caused her to cry more, and silently they sat there until it was time for them to leave camp.

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Linde awoke late and wandered out of the tent in a night gown hanging halfway off her left shoulder nearly showing something from her left breast. Kyero, being the nearest to her, fixed it for her which made her smile sleepily at him and pat his shoulder in a friendly manner.

"MmmmthanksKyero." She slurred as she yawned.

Josephine emerged from her tent just afterwards dressed fully in her armor and prepared for the day whilst also already taking down her tent and folding it up to attach it to her saddle bags.

Kyero was ready to move as well, taking up his place at the middle of the pack with his pack and cloak up as he walked along the path. Josephine was second from the front behind Aetrius who had since pulled Linde up to sit behind her after the latter had woken up and gotten properly dressed. Meanwhile, Lonan was close behind her riding on Hawk.

And together they all took off further into Cre' Est. The junction where Josephine would part ways from them was fast approaching, and Linde had sort of started to like her as a member of the group even if she was largely silent unless asked something first. She'd miss her.

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Aetrius and Kieran rejoined with the others down the hill when they heard the others were awake and starting to pack up, they helped prepare everything for their travels and eventual departure with Joesephine. Once they were all ready, Aetrius helped Linde up onto Bree, and Kieran helped Rose onto their horse, unknown to them, once soon they got to Cre' Est, they would be saying goodbye to two people, not just one.

Aetrius had to admit to herself though, even with the one girl's distance and solitude, and unintentionally rude appearing manners, she would miss her somewhat. And perhaps, if she did leave, may Heresta bless her and perhaps she would meet up with them again one day.

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Lonán had put away his gear and looked at everyone getting ready to go, as he observed several people that’d most likely separate. Rose to give her what she was promised, and Josephine for her journey to Triveila. For the latter, Lonán would truly miss her if she left. The last two days of conversation made him learn unique skills, and insight about his family he obviously needed.

So he decided to fill his curiosity and have at least one last chat, if he failed to convince her to stay, He failed. He hoped to see her again regardless. He approached her and took a breath. ”Morning Miss Dezantro.” He greeted, feeling slightly confident as the past two days taught him to calm his nervous heart around her. He took another breath.

”I wanted to ask you, if it’s not a bother, why must you get to Triveila within a fortnight?” He finally asked, if he knew that, he’d probably find a way to convince her to travel with them for awhile longer, maybe even travel with her to aid her on said business.

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Linde's eyebrows went up as Lonan suddenly suggested going to Triveila with miss Dezantro. While Linde was also somewhat sad to see her leave, why would Lo-

Linde's eyebrows rose further before settling back down. Her eyes shut slowly and a small, knowing smile appeared on her face as she rested her cheek against Aetrius' shoulder.

So Lonan is starting to... She thought.

She opened her eyes and her smile grew warmer.

"I don't have an issue postponing our trip." She replied sweetly.

"I can return to the capital at any time, and my clinic runs itself when I'm away."

She looked over towards Aetrius.

"Any objections, Aetri?" She asked.

Josephine's head slowly turned towards everyone as they started speaking of perhaps changing their plans and coming with her to Triveila.

"But surely you don't actually have business there as I do. I must insist you do not change your plans for me." She objected.

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Character Portrait: Kyero Character Portrait: Linde Xe' Almna Character Portrait: Lonán Arzura Character Portrait: Korriban "Aetrius" Borral Character Portrait: Josephine Dezantro Character Portrait: Kieran Borral
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Josephine was more than a little shocked that these people all wanted to come with her. What had she done to deserve that? Those bandits who'd attacked attacked her, not them. She didn't really save them from anything. But... Then again, had they not found her they'd probably have found this group in their sleep. So...

"I guess I have no choice but to accept your offer then, if you're all in agreement and determined to come with me." She said rather reluctantly.

She looked ahead to the horizon and sighed deeply.

"Very well. I welcome your company, everyone. And I will find a way to repay this kindness once my business is complete."

"No need for reimbursement, miss Dezantro!"

Josephine looked back to Linde, eyes wide, mouth slightly agape.

"This is what having friends is about. Ehe. We're coming along because we simply wish to come with you, not because we want something from you."

Josephine attempted to respond, but no sound escaped her lips as she looked out towards the horizon.

"I... Thank you." She said quietly, her face flushing pink while she hid it by riding slightly ahead.

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Three nights later, the group pitched camp just off the main road. A campfire in the center, their tents surrounding it. Together they ate around the fire having partaken in the meats Aetrius and Kieran hunted for them, and for the most part they made pleasant small talk though Josephine was still in the process of warming up to them all. So she was still somewhat quiet compared to the rest. However, she did smile a little more frequently whenever something amusing came up in conversation.

Suddenly, Kyero's head came up and he turned it slightly Southward.

Linde caught the gesture and asked him what was wrong, and he lifted his chin in the direction he was looking before dropping it again. A "look that way" gesture.

Linde followed his head and saw a stranger approaching camp. He was very well dressed. A Noble, obviously. With him were three horses, each one carrying something different. On the back of the first horse in line was a sack of goods wrapped in cloth. The second had saddle bags filled with what could only be presumed to be a combination of gold and jewelry. And the third had... Something else draped over the saddle. The man himself was on foot at the moment, which seemed odd since most would not dare walk from one place to another.

Who was this man?

As Linde looked at Josephine, she observed a suppressed rage burning within the blonde woman's eyes. But rather than frown, Josephine was smiling. But the smile was full of contempt and hatred, like few Linde had ever seen before. Her eyes trailed to the individual as he approached camp and stepped into the fire light.

He was young. Probably no older than Kyero at around twenty three or twenty four years of age. He was quite handsome as well, sporting dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a lean, muscular physique for a Noble. At his hip was a broadsword, and at his back a small double-bladed axe. A dual wielder, perhaps?

"Ah, good evening! I didn't expect to run into any fellow travelers at this time of night! Ho ho ho ho!"

He looked around the faces of the campfire and his eyes fell to Josephine. And as they did, he grew a rather condescending and vicious smile though his tone of voice still radiated familiarity and friendliness.

"Lady Dezantro! What are the odds I'd run into you on the road like this?" He asked, extending to her a slight bow. Josephine stood and replied with a light curtsy.

"It's a pleasure to see you again, Count Orral. What brings you down these roads?"

He tied his horses to a small tree branch nearby and approached Josephine, putting his hands on her shoulders and pulling her into an embrace. She returned it, but reluctantly, and with a hidden expression of disgust all the while.

"Business, my dear. Of course!" He replied as they separated from the embrace.

Josephine smiled and chuckled warmly.

"Is that so? I thought your business was limited to Triveila, Count."

"I have a permit for trips throughout the Mother Nation of Cre' Est. I'm returning from one such trip now. I intend to reach Triveila within the next eight or nine days, presuming weather is kind which it seems to be. A bit gusty a few days ago, but nothing too bad."

"Indeed."

"May I ask what you are doing out here, my dear?"

"I myself am returning to Triveila alongside some new companions, as you see." She said, turning to the others and gesturing to them one by one. "This is Kieran, sister of Aetrius. Lonan Aurzura. And Linde Xe' Almna."

"Oh ho! The Angelic Knight of Cre' Est herself! I must say that your beauty truly is beyond compare for any Maiden in Cre' Est I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. It's an absolute pleasure to make your acquaintance, my Lady." He said, giving Linde a deep bow.

Linde stood up and bowed in return before taking her seat.

"The pleasure is mine, Count Orral."

"Please, dear Lady. Call me Clifton."

"Count Orral. May I ask what it is your horse in the back is carrying?"

"Oh that's just a sack of blankets and rugs I bought for my dear mother back home. She's been nagging at me to find her some from the Capital, so I finally made the time in my schedule to fulfill her request."

"My. How dutiful of you!"

Linde had to give Josephine credit... Her acting was superb. If Linde hadn't seen that momentary flash of contempt early on, she'd think Josephine actually liked this man.

"Well, unfortunately my dear I must continue on. I must return my wears and goods to Triveila for sales before I miss the Bazaar."

"Of course, Count. I won't keep you any longer. It was a pleasure seeing you again."

He walked forward and shared another embrace with Josephine, his hands resting on her lower back.

"The pleasure was mine, my dear. I'll see you back home!"

And with that he grabbed his horses and continued on down the road disappearing into the night. But until he was fully out of sight, Josephine remained standing and watching him with that warm smile hiding her contempt for the man they just met.

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Lonán was enjoying his meal on the third night of travel when Kyero signaled them to look towards a traveler on the road. He observed the man for a while, more notably his weapons. He watched as he recognized Josephine and approached her, learning that his name was ‘Count Orral’. His eyes narrowed as he watched the man embrace Josephine. His brows furrowed suspiciously.

The interactions seemed harmless and the Man himself was cordial, but Lonán almost felt a hint of steel in Josephine’s voice as the conversation bounced from the two, and to Linde, who’s reputation seemed known to the man. Then the man prepared to leave and gave her a less then appropriate embrace. He held a death grip on the spot he was sitting on with his right hand to stop him from drawing his sword.

”The way he embraced her....I wished my stare would turn him to stone!” he fumed as he watched him leave, his face beginning to turn red with anger as his knuckles began to turn white in it’s death grip. He cursed that his code forbade him from attacking this man, due to him showing to be no threat for the time being. ”Heresta’s Teeth I am not happy and Hawk is probably already taking his beauty sleep!” He raged mentally as he took a smaller second helping of supper and ate at it, trying very hard to settle his nerves and calm the small flame of anger back to a spark.

He did not want to emulate the Berserker at this time. But he was very well angered at how the man embraced Josephine that second time.

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Aetrius was now enjoying dinner around the fire after another three days of traveling, as they had pitched camp and Kieran and her had gone hunting for dinner. This time they were more lucky in their hunt as they brought back another deer and a few rabbits. She was currently enjoying the meal and small talk as she was sitting on a log next to the tents, surrounded by the shadows of the night besides the light of the fire that flickered across their camp. She noticed Kyero looking into the darkness, and peered over to see a figure emerge from the dark and immediately recognize Josephine, but from the way that she interacted with the young man, she noted her well hidden disdain and disgust for the supposed count.

She remained silent and perceptive of the whole entire exchange that happened between them. Aetrius was even calm throughout the whole ordeal, until he bade them farewell, but only after touching Josephine rather inappropriately, which resulted on her placing her hand by her side on her sword's hilt, and slowly began to stand up, but Kieran quickly grabbed her hand and held her hand and shook her head. Which resulted in Aetrius to growl as she watched the man leave and disappear into the night, keeping her eyes on him until he was out of her sight. She looked back towards the others and sighed, and shook Kieran off of her and put her plate down, her appetite being clearly upset at the display of inappropriate behavior from someone of supposed high notoriety.

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Josephine stood by silently as Count Orral left the area... Her back burning as if she was just touched by the Devil.

Linde, meanwhile, sat quietly looking at Josephine. She knew exactly how she felt. Linde had been touched in all sorts of inappropriate ways throughout the years by overly entitled men who felt they had the social clout to go above cultural boundaries and sometimes even laws.

"Miss Dezantro. Are you all right?"

Josephine turned around slowly and smiled for Linde.

"Of course, Lady Almna."

Linde remained silent, choosing not to press the issue as Josephine sat down and continued the meal which Count Orral had interrupted. And though her exterior hid it very, very well, Linde could sense that she was overcome by rage and hatred.

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Aetrius sat in silence as Linde asked if Josephine was alright, who was clearly upset but said she was fine nonetheless. Aetrius sighed as she remained sitting in her spot near her things, and looked at Kieran for possibly any idea on what to do. Kieran thought for a moment, of anything they could do to possibly help lighten to mood. The sisters both sat there in the completely dark wilderness, except for the light that came from the fire. The flames danced and flickered across the faces of those that sat around the fire, even Kyero's who's was mostly covered by his hood.

After a few moments of silence except for the crackling of fire, and the animals all around them, Aetrius looked back at Kieran who looked back at her in silence and nodded. Aetrius reached for her satchel behind her, and Kieran searched for something in the saddle bag next to Bree. After a few more moments, Aetrius retrieved her small, wooden, wind based instrument, the same she had used the first time she played music back in Ukron. And Kieran returned with a rather small harp, and sat down as Aetrius did, next to each other they looked at one another and nodded in silence. Kieran silently tuned her harp while Aetrius cleared her throat and took a few deep breaths.

Together they looked at each other one last time and nodded, and began to play a simple and common tune from Saharan, one that they were sure that even Lolan would recognize, as well as possibly the others. It was a catchy, upbeat, and happy song that could cause even the most unemotional type of person to smile, and possibly even dance. Which, as the song progressed as Aetrius and Kieran played, Aetrius stood up and danced along to the beat with a small smile on her face every now and then, hoping the small song would lift the other's spirits, or at least help ease the tension thy were all feelings, especially Josephine.

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Lonán was near blinded by the anger he was feeling towards the event that happened, the moment Kieran and Aetrius played their song, he blinked in surprise. But really, he shouldn’t be surprised, recalling their shared homeland. The anger he had was cut in half by the familiar sound. ”The Melody... so calming and uplifting...My goodness m-MY FEET?!” He Mentally realized as he began tapping his feet the moment the song began to become more upbeat.

He then realized what was about to happen, and as the music progressed, he set aside his plate and subconsciously began to dance to the beat, Joining Aetrius and Kieran in the cause of uplifting everyone’s spirits, deciding this was a more worthwhile battle for the time being. Their enemy, the negative emotions caused by the encounter. He couldn’t help but give a rallying cry of; ”Yahhoo!” as he danced. His cheeks flushing pink in embarrassment as he simply continued to dance, clapping his hands to the beat.

”This is the second time this week i’ve Jumped out of my comfort zone!!” He thought as he danced, his grin and chuckling laughter betraying the happy feeling he got from the song.

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As the music started and the dancing began, Linde couldn't help but join in the dancing along with Aetrius, Kieran, and Lonan.

Josephine, however, was far too absorbed in her anger to register what was going on as anything but an irritating mess. The music was nice and had a certain upbeat nature to it. But it did little to settle the fire in her heart.

She set her plates down and stood up.

"... I'm going to bed. Goodnight everyone." She said quietly.

She went to her tent and laid down to rest, but she would not sleep at all this night.

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It seemed that everyone was having some measure of fun as the song played. Except for Josephine herself, who didn’t seemed swayed from her anger. Whilst he couldn’t blame her, the feeling of looking a little bit foolish in the time he danced in the song returned. He rubbed the back of his neck and gave a weak chuckle. ”Well, I suppose not everyone can get infected by that energetic song from home. Thanks for playing it Aetrius, Kieran.” He said as he stretched his legs.

”I guess I should turn in as well. All that dancing can wear out a person.” He said, the embarrassed side of him slowly winning over as he headed for his tent to sleep for the evening. He’d need the rest after having a good meal and then a second helping of said meal due to stress. ”See you all tomorrow.” and with that he vanished into his tent to get ready for bed.

He didn’t even think to meditate he was so embarrassed.

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As Aetrius asked if she was really that bad of a person, Linde smiled warmly and gave her a hug.

"You're not a bad person at all, Aetrius." She cooed.

”Come. Let's retire for the evening as well. You'll feel better tomorrow.” She said with a kiss to her cheek.

With that, the pair went to bed, Kyero the only one remaining awake as the ever watchful guardian of the night nearby in a tree branch.

Days passed, and at last they were within striking range of Triveila. Just one more day's travel and they'd be there. For the most part the trip had been uneventful. Just traveling, small talk, and enjoying each other's company. Or, rather, trying to. Josephine, since that night, had grown very quiet and distant from the others. She insisted during meal times that she was fine. But everyone could sense that ever since Orral's arrival she had not been quite the same.

With only one day remaining in their expected journey to Triveila's border, the question on everyone's mind was, "what is her business?"

But today, they'd face another issue. Because up ahead was a checkpoint... A rather infamous one.

Run by Triveilan nobility, Count Orral's family specifically, this was bound to be a rather tense encounter.