Post by Kender Bard on Feb 25, 2008 14:09:16 GMT -5
Rainia stood out in the mist of the morning, clutching Consus close to herself as she surveyed their crops. They were a pitiful sight, mostly a field of dead and rotting vegetables with the colorful flash here and there of something alive and vibrant.
"Adris, we're not going to be able to make it through winter on this alone," Raina protested. "I hate to say it, but it looks like this year was a dismal failure." Hastily, she added, "Not that you could have done anything about the flood."
Adris looked about, touching his sign to see if there was any level of life around the fields. There was a tough crop that held up here or there, but overall he couldn't help but agree with his wives assessment. Due to his force gift he had been able to ensure a decent yield every year up until this. He tried to hold a smile for his family though.
"I can't help but agree, looks like we will have to move back to somewhere with more people. It couldn't hurt, I have kept you out here all to myself, you and Consus should be somewhere where the two of you can make some friends. Do you have anyplace in particular you would like?"
He just sort of didn't want to go back to Ilyamen, otherwise he was pretty sure he could make it anywhere. Mainland Ronduin or Humontis might be first or second choice due to distance and familiarly, but really he is willing to start up again anywhere.
Post by Kender Bard on Feb 25, 2008 18:10:36 GMT -5
Raina scooped up their son and cuddled him close as she thought, and echoed his own thoughts. "Ronduin is closer but Humontis is home. Still, I'm not sure which is preferable. I don't want to be a burden on either of our families." She smiled at her little son and cooed, "Where do you want to go, son?"
Consus clung to his mother when she lifted him up, he really had nothing but good memories of this place with his mother and father. The whole idea of having to move he really didn't want to let sink in. After getting his balance he pointed out to the ruined fields.
Adris gave a half smile and patted Consus softly as he mulled everything over. They couldn't stay here, but they also didn't have to go way too far. It wasn't home, but that was never something that bothered him. He did spend all of his time wandering before ever meeting Raina.
Post by Kender Bard on Feb 26, 2008 20:55:12 GMT -5
"That seems agreeable to me," Raina said. "That way we can try to come back next year. Maybe salvage the farm." She rubbed her cheek against Consus's and smiled. "It'll be okay, honey, you'll like Ronduin. It's very pretty and the people are ever so sweet."
Consus nodded his head, more to his mother's soothing voice then actually recognizing what he is confirming. He chewed nervously on the nail of his thumb as he looked out upon everything. Adris wished he could better soothe his son's nerves but in the end realized that he was just about as nervous as Consus was.
"Raina, would you mind grabbing some baskets and helping me grab what did make it? It might not take us through winter but it will definitely help until we settle down again. Plus if they survived the flood they probably have good seeds in them. I'll join you right after I get one last thing prepared," He then looked at his son and smiled brightly, "help mommy out all right Consus?"
Consus did little more then nod his head again, but he was determined to do what he could. With that Adris gave Raina a quick peck on the cheek and wandered across the fields to grab some of the bags of sand he made.
Too low, just a little too low
Carrying the bags with him he made his way closer to the farm house again until he came upon a couple of familiar graves. He stacked the bags around them in a small circle, and used his powers of the earth to raise the land around them even further. He made a quick bow to Taurus's grave, then dusted off Fauna's head stone with his hand.
"I'll come back and build you something better one day, you deserve that much."
He stared at the stone for a few more silent moments, taking each letter with the greatest amount of respect he could give. Giving a brief sigh he stood and turned to leave his makeshift barrier of stone, looking back only once to gaze at Taurus.
I really wish I knew who you were, I'm sorry friend.
With that he wandered off, going back to help his wife and child get ready for the transition ahead.
Adris nodded his agreement and looked about, he really didn't know where to go about with this level of business in the city. The first thing to do would be to get someplace for them to stay on the long term, rental or hopefully ownership with payments to the city would be best. He steered the cart down the larger streets to find the main office.
"I'll try to get us something that matches our needs, I really don't know about the chances of finding open land within the city though. I could perhaps inquire about the guard if it comes to that."
Ronduin was a pretty calm place, there is good chance that he didn't have to worry about fighting or killing while just being on the police. It would do enough to keep his family fed though, even if it cut down on the amount of time he could see them.
Post by Kender Bard on Mar 4, 2008 20:12:06 GMT -5
Raina clutched her son a little closer. She'd wrapped him in a warm, woolen blanket so he wouldn't catch chill from the rain as she looked all about. "There's a lot of people here," she commented, with a murmur. "Almost reminds me of the busy underground in Humontis."
Adris looked about, more to keep the cart from running someone over then any sort of sentry hostility. He couldn't help but agree with Raina though, it was hard to keep up with all the bustle of the city life. He wasn't used to it due to all his travels, and she probably had troubles with it because she lived in the fields most her life.
"I have to agree sweetness, hopefully we can find a place to settle down in soon. I think that building up ahead is where we need to go."
With that he pulled up to a stop, making sure that everything was secure, including the ox he had pulling the cart.
"Would you like to come with me or watch after our things?"
Adris nods and walks to Raina's side of the cart, helping both her and Consus down. The boy has been very silent, not used to the crowds he seems to be most content clinging to his mother. Adris leads the way inside, holding the door open for his family. Striding up to an official looking desk he asked as he came here for.
"Excuse me, I would like to know where to go to get housing in your fair city. My family and I are new to this place after we had to get out of our last home."