Post by Northen Light36 on Nov 14, 2006 9:06:04 GMT -5
At last Echo annouces, "Okay, we're here." Taking off Taurus' blindfold she adds, "I'm not going to try and lead you downstairs blindfolded. Acqua would murder me if you tripped and broke your neck. Come on, follow me and we'll go see if we can see her for a few minutes before all the mess starts." Growling under her breath as she makes her way down the stairs, Echo comments, "This whole thing is stupid. One, I believe Acqua when she said Ren attacked her first and two, even if he hadn't, I'd say she'd have been within her rights to stick a knife in him after what that bastard tried to do to her a few years ago."
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Post by Northen Light36 on Nov 14, 2006 17:25:17 GMT -5
Echo hesitates, then nods and says, "Ren is... was Maelstrom born and raised and he came to the guild with typically Maelstrom veiws. Water and wind type girls had only one use in his mind and that was how much entertainment he could get out of them in his bed... And he didn't give a damn if they were willing or not." Echo scowls and adds, "Frankly I think he prefered it when he forced himself on a girl and Water and Wind types aren't usually fighters." Echo growls under her breath and finishes, "I knew the bastard was in town, I shouldn't have left Acqua alone, but I figured she'd be prefectly safe in the market place. What I didn't count on was Acqua going off to explore or Ren following her. Acqua managed to escape, but not before that filthy bastard had put his hands all over her. She was terrified of being alone for awhile after that."
Post by Kender Bard on Nov 14, 2006 17:51:19 GMT -5
Taurus shut his eyes and took a deep breath; he was disgusted and more than a little mad, but there was no point getting worked up over dead men. "Then it's a good thing she got her revenge, now, isn't it?"
Post by Northen Light36 on Nov 14, 2006 18:06:37 GMT -5
"Very good," agrees Echo. "As long as this whole mess doesn't end up with Acqua dead. But I honestly don't think it will. Our Lord is a good man and everyone knows what Ren's like, even if we could never convince victims to speak up so we could toss him out with a knife in his back." Echo shakes her head and leads the way through the Guild, glancing around and frowning slightly at the glares being directed at Taurus. Pausing at a locked door, Echo opens it and pushes it open. "Idiots, as though she's going to run off after coming here willingly," she groumbles under her breath, making Acqua look up from where she's sitting on one of the bunk beds in the room with her knees drawn up to her chest and looking misrable.
"Echo!" she gasps, her face lighting up with delight. "I thought you were in Talen'sul!"
"I was. I got back yesterday," Echo replies, walking over to Acqua and gesturing for Taurus to follow her. "You all right, Kitten?"
"I'm scared," Acqua admits quietly. Echo sighes and just hugs Acqua.
Post by Northen Light36 on Nov 15, 2006 3:53:47 GMT -5
"I'm glad you didn't freeze to death out there," Acqua jokes weakly in return. All of a sudden Acqua's nerves are focused on something other then the potentional danger she's in - namely the fact she kissed Taurus before running off. Thinking of that makes Acqua blush brightly and look away.
"I'm going to see how long we have before things get started," Echo says, guessing there might be something between the pair that they'd want to sort out without her there. Without another word, she leaves the room and closes the door behind her.
Post by Northen Light36 on Nov 15, 2006 4:07:14 GMT -5
Acqua blushes more and fusses with the pillow on the bed, not really taking in what Taurus just said. "Oh... um... I'm sorry about that... I wasn't thinking," she tells him. "It won't happen again, I promise." Inside Acqua just wants to curl up and die as each word makes her more and more heart broken and embrassed, feeling certain Taurus doesn't see her as anything more then a friend and now a stupid girl with a crush.
Post by Kender Bard on Nov 15, 2006 18:00:33 GMT -5
Taurus chuckles; probably not the best action to take, but he quickly adds, "Of course, why wouldn't it? I admire you a lot, and it's an honor and pleasure that you like me. I like you too, though I never really thought about it as you seem to have. I certainly am now though."
Post by Northen Light36 on Nov 15, 2006 18:16:02 GMT -5
"Oh," murmurs Acqua uncertainly, trying to sort things out in her mind. "Taurus doesn't feel the same way... yet, but there's hope," she thinks. It's not the response she wants, but it's better then she expected. As she's thinking, her mixed feelings of hope and disappointment show on her face as Acqua's usually tight control of her emotions slips slightly.
Post by Northen Light36 on Nov 15, 2006 18:36:36 GMT -5
Acqua blushes and looks at Taurus in surprise, but she's smiling and her eyes sparkle happily, but before she can say anything, Echo knocks on the door and looks in. "The Lord wants to see you now, Acqua," she annouces. "Then he'll come and hear what you have to say, Taurus." With a sigh, reluctent to leave Taurus now, Acqua gets to her feet.
"I'll see you soon Taurus," she tells him before being lead away by Echo.
After a painfully long wait, a figure strides into the room, cloaked so that not a trace of his features can be seen by Taurus. "So, you are Taurus..." he comments, his tone so flat it's impossible to tell if that was a question or not. "You wish to defend Acqua's actions in the death of the thief, Ren, I believe?'