Post by Roxilicious on Dec 31, 2011 10:42:56 GMT -5
Elijah's face turned sour at Akio's words. His hunches? Mere hunches? One could not rely on just gut feeling. It was preposterous. No one could predict what the Hexadus had in store for anyone, and while it was all well and good to guess, really only psychics and fortunetellers had the slightest ability to determine fate, and even then they were sometimes wrong, because after all, it was the choice of the gods, and they could do whatever they damn well pleased!
"I um," he began, still slightly confused. Who was this man named Cethin? And how did he know Alessia? To be honest, Elijah wasn't and never had been interested in the affairs of his sister, or her friends, if she had any. If, however, Cethin was associated with Alessia in a positive way, then the manner in which Emzara was describing her just had to be false. He knew his sister very well, and he knew very few would voluntarily befriend her based solely on her persona.
He really hoped this Cethin man was not truly a friend of his sister.
"How are Cethin and ... Alessia ... connected?" Elijah asked with hesitance, praying for Emzara to be correct and praying that the two weren't friendly with each other.
Akio sighed, no matter how much Emzara said that Cethin was someone to be trusted he just couldn't. The things he had said had shocked him, small soul, stealing his soul, his obvious thinking that Emzara had some other side to her, all of them had to connect somehow. He just did not trust the man at all, his gut was just telling him that he was nothing but bad. Especially with Alessia showing up jst before Emzara ad teleported him here.
"I did have a run in with your sister, and she seemed to be in league with this Cethin figure. To bad I didn't have my sword on me at the time, I could have shown him that I actually have a surprise for any ghost that comes my way....."
Elijah's question made Emzara halt thoughts of protesting to either of them. She wanted to tell them that Cethin wasn't a bad guy; he even took her in when her parents had kicked her out! For so long, he took care of her because she knew she didn't want to bother anyone else. She would have let herself die had it not been for Cethin. But, thinking back on it, was he really as good as she wanted to believe he was?
Sure, he had stopped her from killing herself multiple times and he protected her from being murdered by an assassin her own mother hired, but he also was the one to order her around and beat her when she did something wrong. In a nutshell, Cethin was a really confusing person.
"I don't know their connection," Emzara admitted, bowing her head in shame. She wished she could help more, but the fact was, she knew absolutely nothing about Cethin and he knew everything about her. Emzara realized that that was probably something that Cethin had been planning the whole time.
"Great spirits, I'm so stupid!" She snapped, shadow magic swirling around her clenched hands and the earth beneath her cracked it a little. This made her jump a bit at her own powers, which was followed by a frown. "You're probably right, Akio..." She looked down at her feet, "I just didn't want to believe that Cethin was bad because he takes care of me. And I didn't want to be looked upon as a bad person."
Post by Roxilicious on Jan 15, 2012 13:09:20 GMT -5
"I wouldn't be so cocky, Akio," Elijah said honestly. His voice sounded hollow. "If there's anything I know about my sister, it's that she chooses friends selfishly. She also chooses enemies wisely, and she disregards the rest. The only people with whom she'll ever associate herself are people of power, be they friends or be they enemies. She likes a challenge. Perhaps it's a wild guess, but I guarantee that Cethin is powerful."
The angel sat down on a stone bench outside of the chapel. He put his head in his hands, resting his elbows on his knees, thinking. No, Cethin was certainly powerful or Alessia would've crushed him and reaped him of everything he had. That's how she worked, and that's why she didn't have friends. They were diminished to nothing before a real bond could ever form just so she could take anything of value said person possessed. Right? And if he were wrong, then he knew the other extreme had to be true: Cethin was her pathetic slave, and he had a heart as evil as hers. It was one or the other. There was no way Cethin could just be a good guy and a friend of Alessia. No way.
"Sometimes people can be generally bad people but do a few good things, you know," he said finally. "You must put it into perspective, the good he's done for you and the bad he's done for everyone else."
Akio jumped a little when Emzara admited that Cethin may actually not be as nice as she originally thought. It wasn't that he didn't believe her...well he didn't but that wasn't the point. He really didn't want to upset her anymore than he already had. He shook his head a little, more to himself than anything else. He sighed and fingered his belt, wishing to have the familiar weight of his sword with him. Why did I even leave home without the thing?
Akio then turned to Elijah, listening to him intently. "Then how would we even get to take her on if we need to? Cethin I'm pretty sure would get caught a little off guard by my swords.... otherworldly abilities but your sister is another story. Maybe if I was good with magic it would be a completely different story...."
"Cethin doesn't get taken off guard," Emzara said matter-of-factly, but in a quiet voice. She turned so she was slightly turned away from both of them. Akio's talk of fighting was stupid. Whoever said they were going to battle with Cethin and Elijah's sister? The only one who had brought it up was Akio and it was hunch.
"I don't care how enchanted your sword is, Cethin does not show that he's ever surprised. He might be surprised, but he never shows it and that's what surprises you..." Okay, so she knew something about Cethin, but it wasn't helpful. If anything, it just added more obstacles.
Gazing at Akio with her deep purple eyes, she inquired, "Why are we even discussing fighting them? Or, should I say, why are you discussing fighting them? Neither Elijah nor I have even said we were doing so." Her eyes flicked to Elijah, wondering if he would say anything against that. Maybe he would say something about fighting them...?
"Furthermore, if we were to say that we would participate in battle, maybe you didn't take into account that you are not only one here, Akio," Her tone remained calm, unchanging although her words were on the harsh side for Emzara. She was fairly confused and Elijah was not interested in fighting his sister(as far as she knew) and she wasn't sure if Akio realized. "It's not just about your sword and it's not just about 'if only I had better magic powers'. Maybe if you took the time to consider the two others here, you would realize that Elijah is very skilled at magic. And I hate to mention myself, but I don't believe you even know my magics."
whoever said this was going to be easy... was dead wrong.
Post by Roxilicious on Apr 8, 2012 10:14:05 GMT -5
"It's for your safety," Elijah stated simply, flashing a somewhat blank look at Emzara. "You must be watchful of the deceiving. If he really has befriended my sister, then he's not one to be friends with you."
In truth, the priest wanted very little to do with Cethin and Alessia. He did not wish to fight them, as he did not believe fighting was a mature, respectable way to solve things. He wasn't even really sure why he was letting Akio's paranoid thoughts about one single man on a land of many get to his head. One man! Perhaps he had ties to Elijah's family, but one ordinary man couldn't do chaotic damage. He was sure of it.
Only conquerers and tyrants made the history books, and even they had help. As far as he was concerned, they were wasting their time by concerning themselves with Cethin.
Akio looked away. He had almost snapped back that Elijah didn't like fighting, that he thought it was kiddish. He didn't even know if Elijah knew how to fight. He had never seen nor heard of him fighting. He needed to treed carefully, especially with Elijah there. He already looked like a fool for counting out the two of them, though he wasn't sure of Elijah's fighting abilities.
He looked back at the two, his mind racing. "Well, we also have a dragon, that could help. And I'm only looking at the worst case scenario. Hell, they could be having tea together and exchanging friendlies for all I know. That doesn't mean that I don't like that Cethin seems to know Alessia." Hopefully that wouldn't result in backlash, but at least he was speaking his mind.
Then again Akio speaking his mind wasn't always a good thing.
"Doesn't Alessia have those beasts?" Emzara questioned quietly in response to Akio about his dragon. It made everything an equal playing ground in the end. Even with her vara, they had a vara. Varas weren't known for power, however, but that wasn't the point. In a sense, they were both at a standstill and she wasn't sure what the other side was planning on doing. Maybe nothing. Maybe they were just exchanging pleasantries and--
She blinked as a shiver ran down her spine and her heart thudded in a different, harsher manner. Shaking her head, she tried to focus on the current conversation. It was probably just nothing. As familiar as the feeling was, the lesser demon pushed it to the back of her mind. "Friendlies, right," She nodded.
It was really hard to pay attention to what they were saying. As clear as their words were, everything sounded... blurry? Muffled? Something along those lines. A throbbing in her chest made her suck in a small breath and hold back a whimper. Not now. It just couldn't be happening now of all times. Not when two people she cared about were so close. All she would need to do is step forward and place her hand on their chest...
It hurt so bad. The aching in her chest changed dramatically to a burning sensation, like there was raging fire where her heart should be. She ground her teeth together. Emzara didn't notice if Elijah or Akio could tell, but she slowly started taking steps away and shaking her head, eyes staring at the ground as shakey breaths escaped her. No, no, no. She wasn't moving fast enough and if they got too close.
whoever said this was going to be easy... was dead wrong.