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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:07 am

    "I sure hope the show was worth the price of admission."

    He mused. He didn't know or especially care who she meant. If they were daft enough to stay in that cave, there was no sense fretting over them. With Eve gone he felt like someone who'd been standing on his chest a moment ago had decided to step off. He was free to breathe again.

    Breathe, and live, and resume what he was doing, no less. That meant gathering what he came for, reporting to the town that their blood-thirsty pest problem was dealt with, collecting his payment, and moving on.

    ---

    He felt it was prudent to get some distance between himself and the place before he settled in for the night. That meant he hitched his wagon towards the next job and rode with the sun, when it set, he relieved the mule of the burden, and was working on all the necessary preparations before bed. Miles and miles from the cave and the encounter.

    For a while, he thought he was being followed. But with no obvious evidence of the contrary, he decided he must just be overly wary because of the encounter. Just the same, he made sure to keep a fire for safety and locked up his sleeper cart before he even thought of getting some rest.

    No matter if he was just being paranoid or not, nothing was getting in, at least not without gaining his notice, surely.


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:07 am

    It was but only an hour or so after he locked up for the night when a noise came from the entrance; the locks had begun to move of their own accord, slowly starting to come undone. It seemed his fears were justified, but whoever it was seemed to... well, be having some trouble undoing the last one. It jiggled and wriggled, before suddenly stopping.

    "..." A quiet thud came from the door as it shook, something giving a little force in an attempt to wiggle the oncemore moving locking mechanism along with whatever else they were using to break in.


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:08 am

    Like most people, when Heinrich slept, he preferred to get nice and comfortable. Or as close to it as possible. The wagon didn't actually have room for all his gear and a proper, true bed. So that meant instead he slept hanging in a cot in the back.

    With a nice warm blanket, and a shortsword and loaded crossbow both well within reach.

    He was also something of a light sleeper. A necessity given his occupation and the vigilance it required of those that intended to be hunters and not the hunted. He was awake somewhere though all the locks unfastening themselves.

    By the thump and the fumbling with the last one, he was already on his feet. "Oh, hell's bells…"

    He knew who it was. Who, or what else could it have been? He threw on a cloak over the long nightshirt he wore and marched up to the door with the sword still in hand.

    He unfastened the last lock himself and flung open the door. "What do you want now? A boy needs his beauty sleep, you know!"


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:08 am

    Standing at his door, now fully revealed, was that familiar small figure... well, at first glance. After a second, one could recognize the differences; there was no long ponytail over a shoulder, no mole right under the outer corner of her right eye. These eyes weren't a mix of different hues nor glowing, and of course the most obvious was that her hair was not blonde; though at first glance it seemed to be, as the light hit it, the green hue to it became more obvious.

    Though they weren't as cold as those others, those emotionless blue eyes locked onto Heinrich's face quickly.

    "... Beauty sleep... understood," she repeated, two hands rising out of the black and purple cloak she wore to scribble something into a notebook she carried. "I have written this down for further consideration," she spoke up again, before her arms, the quill and the notebook all slipped back under her cloak.

    "My name is Fēowertīne. I have come to observe you on Eve's behalf," she finally introduced herself, giving a small bow of the head. "She said you would not require me to do so at a distance, so after careful deliberation, I came to the conclusion that it would be in both of our interests if we were aware of one-another, so as to prevent the previous incident with Nigon. It is a pleasure to meet you, Heinrich Mills."


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:08 am

    Well, now. This wasn't quite the same variety of bloody mess that somehow gotten attached to him like something on your boot after you ran though a cow pasture. Looked close enough for his estimation, key differences aside.

    He smiled and nodded as she went though her introduction- Oh, would you look at that? She even prepared it in advance! Wasn't that just the most precious thing in the world? That name was quite a mouthful! To hell with wrapping his mind and mouth around that. Since she looked so much like that Incantus, and was there to nose into his business as her proxy, he was just gonna call her 'Eve 2' from then on.

    When she was done, without a beat skipped, Henrich had his own response. "Alright. From here on in, you're Eve 2. Understood. Don't ever mess with my lock or my things again and I suppose I have no choice but to see you in the morning."

    With his piece said clearly in the most friendly, conversational tone he was able he booked no response and closed the door right in her face. From Fēowertīne's perspective, there was a quick cacophony of mechanims being replaced in their proper position and then footsteps as Heinrich returned to his cot.

    It was fun meeting new people, wasn't it~?


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:08 am

    "I am no--" before she could reply, however, the door was closed in her face and the locks were oncemore set. For a moment, she brought her right hand out from under her cloak again, looking at the small, metallic object in her hand, before looking back at the locks, and finally returning the object back under her cloak.

    "... Understood. Good night," she quietly spoke before returning to the fire and sitting down. Silently, she began reading from the journal she had written in, a simple, leather-bound book with the word "Nigon" carved into the front. Her eyes scanned over the pages as best as they could in the darkness, Words were written in it, of the very mobile camp she now sat in, events that had taken place over the past four months involving Heinrich. Nigon had done an excellent job, studying him and writing down all manners of details, just to be expected from her senior, but her words started to get muddled the closer and closer each entry got to the night where the author was slain. Her words made less and less sense to Fēowertīne, no matter how many times she read over them.

    What had happened to Nigon that led to the previous night? Why had Heinrich caught Nigon's attention? Why didn't Eve send another of her seniors to handle this?

    "..." The moon was high in the sky by the time Fēowertīne's eyelids began to droop, her body shivering lightly as she got closer to the fire. Closing the book, the young girl quietly stashed it away before laying on her side, using an arm to rest her head as she slowly fell asleep. She needed to rest, this Heinrich would be somewhat of a handful, it seemed.


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:09 am

    Now that was a nice night! Henrich slept like a babe in his mother's arms. That might have had to do with the fact that he was indoors and there was a stove radiating heat throughout his wagon.

    It was no night to be out huddled around a dying flame like some vagrant waif. That was for sure.

    He yawned, and stretched as he stepped out, and took his mental notes of what he needed to do when he noticed her still lingering around.

    What's her face, the orator. "Oh, you're still here, are ya?"

    After a pause he simply shrugged his shoulders and resumed as if Eve 2 wasn't there. That would mean getting his mule fed, groomed and rigged up, and then ride off towards the next job.


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:09 am

    A weak little moan came from the curled up girl as slowly, her eyes opened and she rose in response to the sound of his voice.

    "Good... morn..." As soon as Fēowertīne got to her feet, however, she seemed to lose balance, falling back to her knees. Her face was a dark red, her little nose running, and those rather focused eyes from last night had become foggy. Slowly, she tried to rise again, but a powerful sneeze forced her to stay put. It had certainly been no night to be out huddled around a small fire, that was for sure, and it seemed she had paid the price for it.

    "... Nngh..." Oncemore the rather sick girl tried to stand, but this time never made it, falling back to her haunches and shivering uncontrollably. She had heard about this before, once in an inn she had been forced to take a room that night on account of the woman there telling her that a little girl like her would catch her death in the cold.

    Wait, death?

    She wasn't thinking straight as the thought crossed her mind, and as Heinrich continued to work with his mule, her shaky voice posed a question.

    "Will I... die...?" the world was spinning as she leaned forward, further, further, until sure enough...

    Thud! The little Fēowertīne Eve 2 ended up face-first in the dirt, her hood still covering the back of her head.


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:10 am

    "Sooner or later, we all do. Don't we?" He decided to wax philosophical on the subject as he busied himself getting ready for yet another day on the movie. Breakfast was kind of meager for him, out of a tightly packed parcel there was hardtack and jerky, things that could be eaten on the movie.

    Unless she meant if she was going to die soon, that was more a question to be presented to a skilled physician. If Heinrich was a betting man, he'd have definitely bet the farm on 'likely!'

    It wasn't unheard of for a person to die of exposure. The wilds were no place for men. That was the true domain of animals and beasts, after all.

    He watched as she fall face down again after she'd obviously gotten sick since the night prior.

    "Well, best of luck to ya!" He hopped onto the driver's seat of his cart and sent his mule along the path of the road with a flick of the reins.


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    Re: Silenced Screams; Owtheedge {Eve]

    Post by Lilac on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:10 am

    The world was a muddled place right now, dark, foggy, and with all kinds of faded out sounds. She could barely acknowledge the man's voice, Heinrich's, but what she noticed more was, somewhere in the treeline, a familiar presence.

    They were both in the middle of being judged, even as sick as she was she knew that. If this continued...

    The sound of the wagon wheels starting to roll snapped her out of her thoughts, and with a weak hand, she managed to push herself up off the ground, her head tilting up.

    "Wai..." she began, as her other hand extracted something. No, not Nigon's journal, it was a small bag, which, with all the strength left in her body, she flung in the direction of where Heinrich was going. The small cord holding the purse closed had loosened up, and while it sailed in the air, the morning sun reflected off of a few denars that had escaped their confines. Shakily, she managed to push herself up further, sitting upright now and looking rather miserable with her cold-caused flush and runny nose. "For... safe passage...!" she managed to cry out, hoping she'd made her intentions clear as a rough cough forced itself out. She struggled to keep from passing out from this newfound experience; it was life or death now, an all-or-nothing attempt based off Nigon's observations.

    "I can... pay...!" In the future, she would heed that innkeeper's sacred advice, truly the outside was not for sleeping. At least, she would if she had one.


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