Post by Northen Light36 on Feb 26, 2007 2:07:37 GMT -5
Zap smiles at his two companions and comments, "Well, looks like we're here safe and sound." He glances at the darkening sky and adds, "Well, no point in me going on farther tonight so I might as well go find an inn. What are your plans?"
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Post by Kender Bard on Feb 26, 2007 2:11:42 GMT -5
"I have a relative in this area," Alethia explained. "My father. He's a kind, sweet Storm. Ronoh, if you know of the family name." She swelled a little with pride, thinking of her recently regained surname.
Post by Northen Light36 on Feb 26, 2007 2:15:54 GMT -5
"Ronoh... Ronoh..." Zap looks thoughtful. "It does ring a bell, but I can't place it," he says at last, looking apologectic. "Well I've got time to spare since I'm not going anywhere. Need an escort there?"
Post by Kender Bard on Feb 26, 2007 2:23:58 GMT -5
"Sure," Alethia agrees. Since her travels, her spirits had lifted a little, even if she wasn't her usual, cheerful self. "After I tell Father about Acqua, I think I'll go make a memorial for her in the graveyard."
"I'm sure she'd like that," Talon says, wrapping an arm around his wife and letting her lead them all to Theram's house. She hands Spice to her husband then knocks at the door.
A red-faced, thick-armed woman opens the door. "Hello?"
Alethia looks confused. She glances left and right, wondering if this was the wrong house. "Hello, I'm Alethia Ronoh. Is my father available?"
The woman blinks and stares blankly. "Ronoh... Oh! Old man Theram?"
Alethia smiles and nods.
The woman looks uncomfortable and sympathetic. "You're his git? I'm sorry, miss, but he died a while ago."
Post by Kender Bard on Feb 26, 2007 2:35:50 GMT -5
Talon bites his lip. Alethia doesn't run off or cry this time. She's curiously numb.
"Okay," she whispers to the lady, who sighs and shuts the door. Alethia stares at the door a long moment before leaning gently against Zap, realizing he was there. "...Perhaps you ought to show us this inn."
Post by Northen Light36 on Feb 26, 2007 2:44:19 GMT -5
Zap merely nods before taking Alethia's arm in his and leading her and Talon to his prefered in. "Would either of you like a drink? My treat," he offers them, not really knowing whatelse to say when Alethia's lost so much in the space of a couple of days.
Post by Northen Light36 on Feb 26, 2007 17:34:06 GMT -5
Zap nods and walks off to order drinks for everyone, coming back with some spiced juice for Talon, a glass of wine for Alethia and a flask of mead for himself. After handing out the drinks, Zap waits until he can't handle the silence any longer and asks Talon, "So you were an adventurer? Run into anything interresting while on your travels?"
Post by Kender Bard on Feb 26, 2007 22:34:22 GMT -5
Talon grins widely and happily goes into his long winded stories of exploits. Alethia had heard them all before, and could point out what was truth and what was fiction - as far as she knew. Instead she just drained her glass and fished out coin enough for another while Talon droned on and on.
Post by Northen Light36 on Feb 26, 2007 23:59:47 GMT -5
Zap laughs and begins an almost equally long winded set of stories, some of which are even true. "Seems like we've both lead exciting lives," he comments at the end of his tale. "What about you, Alethia? Have you got any interresting stories to tell?"
Post by Kender Bard on Feb 27, 2007 13:18:54 GMT -5
By this point, Alethia had a.. substantial amount to drink. "Aye," she murmured. "Most of my adventures are tied with Talon's. But I could tell you stories..."
She started out darkly; speaking of Flux and growing up there, telling of things she'd seen and done. But once she recounted their rescue from that living hell, her stories grew lighter, tales of pranking and joy with her sister.
Post by Northen Light36 on Feb 27, 2007 18:03:44 GMT -5
Once Alethia's stories begin to lighten, Zap starts countering Alethia's stories with bright stories of his own childhood games and pranks with his three sisters, some of which even feature Amaro, his brother and his cousin. A noticiable feature of Zap's stories is that while Thom and Evan always feature as arrogant bullies, Amaro is usually merely a silent observer in events, who only steps in when when it looks like his brother might end up being hurt.
Post by Kender Bard on Feb 27, 2007 18:34:20 GMT -5
"Amaro always was good at protecting people for as long as I'd known him," Talon remarks cheerfully. He looks at his empty glass and sighs. "Forces, though, I do miss him fiercely. If his letter came from hereabouts, do you think he's still in the area?"