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Re: Destiny's End [Reserved Icy]
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:10 am
(Shame, shame! XD )
Airic looked himself over, coming to the realization he should've washed up a little first. He had various art materials clinging to his hands and clothing, he could only imagine how many smudges he had on his face. Nonetheless, he straightened out his clothing and combed his fingers through his hair in attempts to make himself slightly more presentable. He never put much thought towards his appearance but he had always made a point in looking presentable enough. A habit he had picked up back in his days with the Rebels. Their boss had ingrained into them the importance of appearance, to always look composed and neat, something about respect. Being the spouse of the leader of this city, he knew he ought to try a little harder in keeping up his appearance. He made his way towards the doors, looking like a walking art project albeit a handsome one. Airic opened the doors and slipped inside, expecting to be approached by guards almost immediately. To his surprise, the main floor appeared both empty and quiet, the doors shutting with a click behind him. If he remembered correctly his wife's office was seven floors up and he fully intended on taking the stairs. Without waiting for one of the guards to notice he was there, he started for the stairs.
Mathias had busied himself with tidying up the house a little bit while they waited for Pyra's parents to arrive. He couldn't help the sense of doubt that flickered in the back of his mind, like a trick candle that wouldn't go out no matter how many times you tried to make it. Kota had dozed off a while ago and to avoid waking her he made his way to the kitchen. He was cleaning up as quietly as he could when the knock reached his ears, jolting him from his working trance. He draped the soaking rag over the sink and wiped his forehead, heading for the door. Unfortunately, Kota beat him to it, sending a jolt of fear through him. He hurried after her, relieved when she identified the owners of the knock as her parents. He hung back to give the family their moment, chewing on his lip anxiously.
Crypt looked to the door when it opened, feeling a wave of relief wash over him. His gaze settled on their daughter who was already looking far better since they had visited her in the hospital, although sleepy as well. He looked to Pyra when she spoke and chuckled softly, offering his hands up in an apologetic manner. "Ah, what can I say, I got distracted. I'm sorry for the delay," He took the blame in stride. He rested his hand against Pyra's lower back to urge her inside, not wanting them to stand out in the open for too long.
Re: Destiny's End [Reserved Icy]
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:59 am
Lucy bit her lip lightly, glancing down at the folder once more before she sighed in frustration. There were too many things to take care of. Sometimes she wondered why she even took this job, surely there was someone more suited for this position? No, she had been chosen for a reason, she had to keep to her promises she made when they swore her in. Even if some days were tough it was okay for there were the good days that made all the bad things worth it. Perhaps she should organize a little better, take care of things inside the city then those out of the city. Although sometimes the things outside were far more dangerous than what was inside, but she could not see what was more dangerous than Hunters coming into their city...they were far more brave than what she remembered. I'll have to look at the gates...see if there's a way to reinforce them, something...she thought, gently running her left hand through her auburn hair which was already a mess. It looked as if she hadn't brushed it in quite some time, but really it had been a few hours...she just had a habit of running fingers through her hair when she felt stressed which quickly ruined it. No one but her guards were here so she didn't need to worry about looking all put together at the moment. Hmm...these Hunters...
Kota pouted at her parents, quickly waving them inside and closing the door behind them. It was dangerous to let them linger in the open doorway for too long, not that she thought anyone was outside right now to spot them but one never knew. "Distracted?" She blinked, looking at her mother with a smirk. One could say she didn't know much of relationships, but she did know how her father could be with her mother. It was silly, but she would still pretend to be upset. "You just didn't want to see me did you?" A huff left her as she turned away to see Mathias standing in the kitchen doorway, a hint of concern on his face but she didn't realize why until she thought about it. Opening the door like that had been a not so good idea, what if it had been someone bad out there? After all she had just been attacked, she had to be more careful now. "You can sit if you like..."she muttered, motioning to the two grey couches; one shorter than the other. There wasn't much color to their furniture now that she looked at it...she and Mathias just weren't colorful people she supposed.
Pyra smiled lightly. They couldn't hide much from her, she was too smart and she imagined she got that from Crypt. The Power of Observation that is. Both were quite opento the world around them, not much got by them. Of course some things did, but that was expected. She waved away her thoughts, looking her over for any obvious injuries as they moved into the home, knowing they were most likely all healed but she would always worry. Dakota looked as if she had just woken up, and there were dark circles under her eyes. A frown crossed her lips but she didn't say a word, sticking close to Crypt for her own comfort as she moved along the carpeted floor towards the couches. Surely they weren't in any danger in here but she was still wary.
Re: Destiny's End [Reserved Icy]
Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:14 am
Airic made it up the flights of stairs without coming across a single guard though there were moments where he could hear them nearby. That was reassuring, he was beginning to fear no one was here. His wife could no doubt protect herself but he couldn't help but feel concerned anyways, especially with these Hunters that were so bold as to come into the city and attack. He came across her door silently and nervously smoothed out his clothes and hair. The flowers still grasped lightly in his hands, a smile slipping across his lips. He felt an ache in his chest; he needed to see her again, to hear her voice, to hold her again. He reached up with a hand and lightly rapped on the door, taking the smallest step back as he waited patiently. After all, he wanted to give her some notice that someone was there. He hoped she would have at least a little time to spend with him, a break from her hard work. Even if she's busy...it'll be nice to at least get to see her and make sure she's doing alright. Lucy worked too hard, harder than anyone he's ever met and he was proud of that. However, she failed to take care of herself as well. That's what I'm here for though, to make sure she is taken cared of.
Crypt smirked faintly, if one didn't know any better they would think him to be sheepish. He chuckled and kissed Pyra on the side of the head briefly before they walked into the house. "Not that at all, we hurried over as soon as we could. It's your mother's fault really," he teased. He felt more relaxed now that they were inside and away from prying eyes. His gaze flickered around the room, taking in all the little details. It was pretty simplistic, but as long as it was home for Dakota that was all that mattered. He glanced towards Mathias briefly, unable to deny the hybrid still put him on edge, but he simply looked away and moved towards the couches after Pyra. "How are you doing, Dakota?" he asked, taking a seat on the gray furniture.
Mathias looked at Kota and smiled a little, dipping his head before he turned and disappeared back into the kitchen. He wanted to let them enjoy some family time, besides he wasn't quite comfortable at the moment either.
Re: Destiny's End [Reserved Icy]
Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Closing the one folder she grabbed another that she had brought with her to the window, opening it and looking at the photo clipped to the corner. It was of a white haired girl with silver eyes, the label 'missing' at the top of the paperwork in bold italics. The girl hadn't gone missing that long ago, but the people of the city knew each other fairly well and when one happened to go missing or was harmed word quickly spread. Lucy didn't know her that well, had never gotten the chance to really talk to her, but she knew Airic and Nicholas had befriended her back in the old city. Did he know, she wondered. He tended to shut himself in his art studio at home when she wasn't there so it was highly possible he didn't. The guard she had spoken to didn't think she was kidnapped, her home hadn't been broken into and was in order aside from her sheets having been thrown off the bed. It was a curious thing, vampires didn't normally just run off...but before it could flow too deep through her mind a knock at the door disrupted her thoughts. Her crystal blue eyes shot to the heavy door, a guarded look to her but she relaxed after a moment. If someone was here to visit her guards would first let her know and they definitely wouldn't let anyone untrustworthy come to her office directly. It was probably a guard letting her know there would be a shift change or something so she felt no concern as she smoothed out her hair to look somewhat presentable and looked back at the folder. "Come in." She called out, leaning against the window sill to seem a bit more relaxed than what she was.
Kota watched her parents as they sat down on one of the couches, her mother next to her father. They seemed so unfamiliar yet familiar at the same time, she supposed it was due to how long they had been apart and surely they had changed just as much as she had. Yet they were still her parents and there was no taking that bond away, ever, it wasn't possible. She looked at Mathias as he vanished back into the kitchen, feeling a little less safe now that he was gone. Her parents wouldn't ever hurt her or allow her to be hurt she knew, but Mathias had been taking care of her for so long now that they had a kind of bond of their own. Whatever that bond was she wasn't truly sure, but she chose to simply push all of that away and focus on her parents. They had come a long way to see her, risking their safety in the process. "It isn't nice to blame mom for your faults." She said scoldingly, looking at her father as she sat down on the other couch. He had always blamed her mother for silly things just as her mother blamed him, it was part of their affection for one another and was one thing that always made her giggle as a child. It was nice to remember moments from her childhood, it hadn't been any less complicated what with her father always having to work back then but to little Dakota life had been oddly perfect. However she didn't get to spend long dwelling on her memories, her father's question reminding her of her current predicament and the fear she now always felt. "I don't know...my wounds are healed..."she muttered and stared down at her arms, trying to avoid thinking about her mental state but she was sure they could tell. Didn't parents always know how their child felt? As a child she used to have these terrible nightmares that would cause her to wake up screaming, how she felt since the attack made all of those times seem minor in comparison. How was she doing? Not great, not great at all. He could come back...he will come back...she thought, hugging herself.
Pyra frowned painfully, sensing the fear in their daughter. It frustrated her, knowing Damian had survived all this time. She knew well the kind of damage he could inflict having been the receiver of his anger so long ago. The fear she felt after each time he came after her echoing through her mind, knowing exactly how her daughter felt. Why her of all people? What did he hope to gain by going after her? Revenge? She sighed, studying Dakota closely, knowing that bringing him up would be enough to startle her. "You're safe now..."
Re: Destiny's End [Reserved Icy]
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:28 am
There was pause between the knock and the familiar voice that wasn’t long at all and yet felt like an eternity. Judging by her tone of voice she wasn’t expecting him, but then again that had kind of been the point. He wanted to surprise her though he still worried she would be upset he was interrupting her work. He waved these concerns aside, she needed a break anyways. It’s been a bit since she’s been able to come home and he could only keep himself occupied with his art for so long.
Airic cleared his throat a little, smoothed his hair out again, and opened the door quietly. He didn’t quite enter the room, lingering just outside of the door as he pushed it open. His gaze immediately fell on the figure leaning against the window sill, trying to look relax but in vain. He knew her too well. Despite all his concerns and thoughts, he smiled. It was a warm and happy smile, his eyes glimmered at the sight of her. His darling Lucy. “Hello Miss Lucy,” he called in to get her attention, his voice light. At this he took a small step inside the door, only vaguely aware of the murmur of nearby guards. Somewhere in the back of his mind he figured they were finally aware of his presence but he hardly cared about that right now.
Crypt smiled a little at this and cast a sideways glance at his wife, they both blamed each other for everything but it was always out of love. He returned his gaze towards their daughter and he studied her closely with that keen observing eye he’s always had. Physically she seemed fine, as she said her wounds at healed. The physical wounds anyways. He felt a sudden spark of anger, a deep fury towards the man that continued to hurt the ones he loved. He reached over to take Pyra’s hand, needing some sense of reassurance to keep his temper in check. Damian… he thought bitterly, sensing the fear that lingered in the air. His expression revealed none of his anger though, he imagined they all knew it was there.
“How is…Mathias?” he asked, not wanting to bring up Damian right now. Perhaps that would be a conversation for a much later time. They had a lot to catch up on. He had only briefly seen the Hybrid and the man seemed to have enough courtesy to leave them be for the time being.
Re: Destiny's End [Reserved Icy]
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:54 pm
The amount of problems the city had seemed to be never ending. No matter if she was at home or at work everything lingered within her mind. Her brain was always wide awake, but admittedly at home she was a little more relaxed. Airic didn't let her work when she was home, but she barely went home and perhaps that was why. The more time she spent there was less time spent searching for solutions. It wasn't right, but that's just who she was. Besides an old friend of his was missing so she felt more of a need to figure things out. Yet her brain, and the world itself almost, seemed to stop as the door to her office opened and that chalk smell filled the air. It hit her nose before his voice reached her ear, such an oddly familiar scent to her ever since they left the Fallen City. Art kept him busy and happy so she had no reason to complain, but she did acquire a scolding look as she looked away from the paperwork to where he was standing. She had that odd feeling that he didn't check in downstairs before coming up here.
"You're going to wind up giving my guards a heartattack one of these days if you keep sneaking in here." She muttered and it was clear she wasn't unhappy to see him despite the tone in her voice. Had she not just been thinking about him about an hour ago? Or had it been longer...truth be told she tended to lose track of time when she was here. The happy feeling faded slightly after a minute as worry settled in, he didn't need a reason to come here and yet she couldn't help but feel that something was wrong. Perhaps she was just dreading telling him about his friend. Bad news was never pleasant to share, especially to your loved ones. Lucy was still in work mode too. "Why are you here? Did something happen?"
Pyra squeezed Crypt's hand reassuringly as she sensed his anger. It was very potent, and she had been around him long enough to know it was like. Dakota wasn't as aware of it but as a child they tried hard to keep her away from his negative emotions. More so after she had accidentally seen him kill someone due to her own impatience of wanting to see him. Of course she could still sense it, anger itself was a strong emotion and difficult to miss. His anger wasn't directed at her she knew but at the one who caused her pain and she was relieved that they didn't press her for more information. She wasn't quite ready to talk about it just now. Her mother knew what she was feeling, she had gone through this and yet she just couldn't talk about it. "Mathias?" Her voice was filled with surprise as she looked up, obviously she hadn't expected her father to ask about the hybrid. Neither were a big fan of him because of past experience, she was sure he only remained in one piece now because of her. "He's okay." Was Mathias okay though? He was still unhappy about his condition, but he was healthy and alive. "He saved me from a man who tried to kidnap me when mom went back for you and he's stuck around sense." A tiny smile crossed her lips. There was no regret but some part of her wished she could have still been there when her mother came back for her. "I test his patience a lot, but I don't have many friends." Kota was sure she didn't have to say why she didn't have friends, not many wanted to be her friend back in the old city for the same reason: she was the daughter of a 'monster.'