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Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 17, 2021, 11:44:44 AM »
After a few days, just like last time, Isao received Rose's letter. He knew this because Hikurai came ambling into the war room waving it in his hand.

"I believe this is for you," he told Isao.

Isao huffed. "Thank you."

"Perhaps I can make a suggestion about what to write in the next letter."

"Not the best idea right now."

Hikurai shrugged. "Alright, but let me know if you change your mind."

Now alone, Isao took the time to read the letter over. How could he not tell that she was a Fae? He couldn't have been that oblivious when he first met her. Still, the phrase she used... a hand to hold... where had he heard that before? No one in the kingdom used it. Perhaps it was a quirk of hers.


Home is where you feel belonging. The ship is your home, but I do not find it strange. I don't know what your life was like before you became an Air Pirate, nor will I ask you about it. That is something that should be brought it if and when you're ready to talk about it. As for finding someone here... well, all the women keep their distance or try to use me in some way, no matter if they live here or if they are visiting. I simply chose to not try and find someone for the time being. Because I wasn't born an oni, I was cast aside by women of my kind. They preferred "those who were born with a darkness about them." I find that to be nonsense. The women that have been kind always leave. Who wants to be with a man who keeps secrets all the time and can't discuss work with them?

Your letters do help some. For the time being, I feel more comfortable pursuing a friendship as pursuing a relationship hasn't worked at all in the past.

The phrase "your hand to hold" sounds familiar, but yet I don't believe I've ever heard it. Is that a common phrase where you're from? It is a nice sentiment, though.

To answer your question, yes. I come from the realm of man. I agree that the most violence comes from there but all species are capable of violence.

I have no doubt that you enjoy being a bard since you consider your crew as a family and Gif is there with you all the time. I can imagine it was difficult to learn magic on your own without much guidance. But you're a strong woman, you always find a way to figure things out.

Out of curiosity, what would you do if you weren't an Air Pirate? I'm sure you would have been something as equally interesting.

And please, Isao is just fine. You need to use my title every time.

Fair winds find you,

Sending the letter off, he sighed to himself. He wasn't getting his hopes up too soon, was he?

Fantasy / Re: Beauty was the Beast (w/ readilliea)
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:39:27 PM »
Hearing his inquiry about what she wanted to do next, Amaryllis paused and felt her heart skip a beat. "Um... I'm not sure. Was there anything you had in mind?"

Honestly, it surprised her that he was so friendly and hadn't been scared away yet. She grew all the more hopeful.

Fantasy / Re: When Will (M)y Life Begin?
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:36:10 PM »
"We can go to the woodsman and then try to find Wolf," Rose said. "That's a good place to start."

Rapunzel nodded, obviously saddened that Yohan felt resigned to his fate. "You know I'm not giving up on you, right?"

Rose sighed, shaking her head.

Fantasy / Re: [M]y Jolly Sailor Bold
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:33:05 PM »
Maria continued to throw stones at Ripper before picking up a large stick and began approaching.

Ripper turned and growled at her before he felt claws dig into his eye, causing him to roar in pain and step back. He covered his eye and cowered in pain. As much as he wanted to try and rip Sirius' throat out, he now had to deal with his new injury and he suddenly backed away.

Fandom / Re: Fragments of the World Eater (Pendragon)
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:27:26 PM »
Dagny paused when Duin requested that she didn't say Alduin. "Sure. Sorry about that." Thinking it over, she stared at the wall before looking at him. "Should I step on your foot? Maybe that will help?"

Erick rushed after Brenna as she stormed off. "Brenna, wait!" he called.

Once they reached Eldrin's house, Brenna turned to face him and sighed. "We were in town when they ran off," she said. "I came to bring them home and go get the sword myself."

Sci Fi / Re: To Frame a detective (Pendragon)
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:21:09 PM »
Hearing how much pain Goldstone was in, Lapis reached to touch his hand. "I'm sorry..." she said softly. "I wish I could've gotten to you sooner." She gave his hand a gentle squeeze. "Try to get some rest. Hopefully that helps."

She sighed to herself.

Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:15:28 PM »
It was few days before a courier brought a letter to him while he was charting a map based on a few tips he came across. He thanked him and went off to the side to read it. He shook his head over her reply; of course she still found him awkward. Although... he could try to be better.

After rereading the letter a few times, he quickly penned out a letter.


I apologize for threatening you and yours. That was never my intention, and that was out of line for me.

It's not so much that I stayed because my life was saved. It's more out of feeling that I belong somewhere. I went from place to place from age fifteen up until eight years ago. I grew tired of not staying in one place, but I am happy to hear that you find some solace and freedom of not being tied to one place. If I was honest, I do feel trapped from time to time. I do eventually want to go to other places again so long as I have somewhere to come back to. But yes, it does get lonely. I haven't even tried to court a woman let alone be intimate with one for almost ten years.

This will sound strange, but I was not born as an oni. I can't explain how I transformed. I was tortured for disobeying orders and after I awoke, I noticed that I changed. I wish I knew how that happened. The warlord I served was always creative with his punishments... sometimes torturing someone almost to the point that they are about to die.

I plan on seeing my parents eventually, it is just a matter of tracking them down. I recently found out that they no longer live on the farm I grew up on. I've been scouring for anything I can find about them. I hope to learn of their whereabouts soon.

I am curious: what's like being a bard? I doubt you just sit there and sing for everyone. Where did you learn your magic? I find it fascinating that you know how to use it.

I hope you are faring well in your latest voyage. It sounds like you get to have all sorts of adventures.

Fair winds find you,

Your adorably awkward spymaster

"Who are you writing to?" a voice behind him asked.

Isao's body jolted. "Just a friend."

"Is that all? Then why are you blushing?"

He turned to see Hikurai behind him, grinning from ear to ear. "Who is this friend you're writing to?"

Isao rolled his eyes. "Her name is Rose."

"Oh, so you-"

"Stop. We're just friends." He had a courier come in to send the letter out.

"Just friends?" asked Hikurai. "Are you sure?"

"I'm sure..."

Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 13, 2021, 05:15:32 PM »
"Fair winds find you. I'll remember that for next time."

He spent the rest of the evening contemplating over what had transpired. She probably didn't want him to write to her, though he would likely humor her by sending her just one and see where things went.

Sitting at his desk, he tapped his finger on the paper, his head reeling. How long had it been since he sent a personal letter? How long had it been since he sent a letter to a woman he was interested in? He thought it over carefully before he finally set the pen to the paper.


I hope this letter finds you well. I promise I won't sound as awkward as I did when we first met.

I have a view of a large garden from my window. I like to go there and just sit and meditate. It helps my clear my head whenever I need an escape from work. I also sometimes sit on the roof and look up at the sky. I find it calming. I especially enjoy it when a storm comes around and I can see the lightning in the distance. It is something I have enjoyed since my boyhood.

I have lived in the palace for roughly eight years. I was a foot soldier for a small warlord and a poor farm boy before then. Leaving my parents wasn't my choice. The last time I saw them was before we marched across the country.

I would have bled out on the battlefield if not for one of Hikurai's spies.

But I realize you wouldn't be interested in knowing how I became a prince's spymaster. You said you wanted to know the man, after all.

But a spymaster leads a more interesting life than a farm boy, no?

Also, you have a beautiful smile. You should wear it more often.

Fair winds find you,

With that, he sent the letter out, hoping to get one in return.

Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 13, 2021, 02:20:25 PM »
Isao blushed even more when he saw Rose grin and heard that he was adorable when he was embarrassed. Well, at least she seemed to lighten up a little more. And the smile suited her, though he preferred to keep that to himself for the time being. As they neared the ship, he looked on as her familiar nuzzled against her cheek.

Knowing that she would soon leave, he looked to her one more time. "May the winds be in your favor." Oh, it sounded a lot better in his head. "Safe travels, Rose." After a few moments, he turned to return to the palace, looking over his shoulder every now and then to catch a glimpse of her until she was out of his line of sight.

He entered through the gates and made his way to the large zen garden where his tower stood. He thought over what he would say in his letter over and over as he went to sit under the cherry blossom tree. He pondered over what had transpired that afternoon and touch his cheek a few times as if her kiss left an imprint on it.

Fantasy / Re: The Spy[m]aster
« on: January 12, 2021, 10:30:35 AM »
Isao stared up at the starry canvas for a moment before he heard her speak again. "I will remember that," he said gently. Well, he hoped he could at least sound better when he wrote to her. Before long, she pulled him up and led him back to the docks, all the while letting the silence settle between them. He certainly never met a woman like her before, and he never met a woman who was able to hold her own.

When their eyes met once more, he saw that hers held a certain warmth to them... almost as if she let her guard down, if only just. He would have to try and capture the charm he once had before even attempting to draft a letter for her. He kept himself from commenting about her eyes as much as it hurt him, though he was able to conceal that.

When told that she wanted to know the man and not the spy, he nodded. That shouldn't be so hard. Before he could speak, he felt her fingers brush his hair away and her lips press to his cheek. He knew then that she would see how much his cheeks would darken. He hoped that none of his colleagues was witnesing this... he would never hear the end of it.

"Yes... I'll, uh. I'll walk you back." He began to head to the docks as he felt a little giddy over the kiss he received. "I hope that you have safe travels," he added.

Fantasy / Re: Beauty was the Beast (w/ readilliea)
« on: December 17, 2020, 09:16:09 PM »
"I... never really spent time with my parents. They were so busy with everything else that they sometimes forgot that I existed." Amaryllis knew her parents loved her, but they were so... consumed with things at times. Her mother wanted to be away from her father more than anything, though it usually left a young Amaryllis to her own devices. Something that would help lead her to current situation.

"When I did get to spend time with my parents, we usually just stayed in the library or go to the garden."

Fandom / Re: Fragments of the World Eater (Pendragon)
« on: December 17, 2020, 09:12:16 PM »
Seeing him struggle with getting the fire out, Dagny shook her head as he tried again and again to bring it out, only to cough up smoke. When asked to get him frustrated, she sot him a confused glance before shrugging.

"Ok..." She sighed to herself, thinking what her mother would do if she were here. "Oh, you can't even get one little ember out of your mouth?" she asked, clearly not meaning by what she said, but hoped that it helped. "I thought you could breathe fire and the best you can do is cough up smoke? Alduin would be obliterated this chamber in a fraction of the time that you stood there trying to get some smoke to come out."

Well, she hoped that it helped.

Fantasy / Re: When Will (M)y Life Begin?
« on: December 17, 2020, 09:07:06 PM »
"We're still gonna break your curse," said Rapunzel. "Nothing to worry about there!"

Rose shook her head and smiled. "Well, we know how to help the Woodsman, but about you and this Wolf?"

"He's attacked villagers and ate a prince who was a bastard."

"Oh..." Rose turned to Yohan. "Do you know anything or is there someone I can speak to that would know more?"

Fantasy / Re: [M]y Jolly Sailor Bold
« on: December 17, 2020, 09:01:58 PM »
Ripper attempted to bite into Sirius' shoulder before he felt the other back step and punch his head. He roared, grabbing Sirius and throwing him to the ground. With one hand on the other's throat, he growled before raising one hand up.

He turned his head when he felt a few rocks hit his head.

"Leave! Him! Be!" shouted Maria, who had been inching her way back to Sirius all morning before seeing him caught in a power struggled with Ripper.

Sci Fi / Re: To Frame a detective (Pendragon)
« on: December 17, 2020, 08:52:25 PM »
Lapis smiled. "I came to make sure you were doing alright," she told him. "How are you feeling?"

Based on how he looked, she guessed that he wasn't feeling the greatest, though she sensed that there was something a little amiss. "Goldstone? What's wrong?"

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