Post by Kender Bard on Apr 19, 2008 23:27:21 GMT -5
Mina was walking around the market, enjoying her day away from the depository. She loved her job, but it was good to be in the fresh air for an extended period of time, especially in the spring.
Amidst her walking, however, he stopped and gazed hollowly at nothing. Perhaps a Mind of clairvoyance, a mystic, or a fellow Etaf priest would recognize the symptoms of a omen or vision dawning, but for now people brushed past her, unaware.
All at once, Mina fell to her knees and began to shake her head vigorously. "No, no, stop," she whispered to herself, drawing stares and onlookers.
A tall, lean man caught sight of Mina and frowned in concern as the woman dropped to her knees. He elbowed his way through the crowd of onlookers and knelt in front of Mina, shielding her from prying eyes with his yellow-tinged wings.
"Miss?" he asked in a deep voice, gently placing one slender hand on her shoulder. "Are you all right?"
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2008 22:24:29 GMT -5 by Darastrix
Post by Kender Bard on Apr 26, 2008 19:55:56 GMT -5
Her eyes clouded by her vision, Mina yelped in terror when touched but seemed to take solace in his words. She clung to the hand that touched her and whispered, "Please, oh please, don't let him kill another one."
Nathan's frown deepened as he brushed her forehead with his other hand, his touch light and cool. Maybe she had a fever or had gotten too hot. It wasn't that hot to him, but the spring weather may have gotten to her if she was overly sensitive.
"It's okay," he murmured. Could she even hear him? "No one's hurting anyone here."
Post by Kender Bard on Apr 27, 2008 12:44:57 GMT -5
Abruptly the vision passed and for a moment, Mia slumped forward panting and getting reoriented. When she opened her eyes again, they were clear and focused, and she looked most embarrassed. "Oh... Oh my, I'm so sorry about that." She let go of the hand she clutched hastily. "I... I didn't mean to make a scene."
"My dear, I really don't think there's anything for you to apologise for," he said, drawing his wings back as he stood. He held a hand out to Mina to help her to her feet. "Do you need to get out of the sun for a bit?" Nathan asked, his expression still concerned.
Post by Kender Bard on Apr 27, 2008 20:47:02 GMT -5
Mia accepted his hand graciously and dusted herself off once standing. "Oh," she muttered. "It's not the heat. I get these... visions I suppose they are. Though I'm not in my robes at the moment, I'm actually a priestess of Etaf."
"I'm afraid I don't know much about visions; I'm a performer," Nathan said. "But I do know how a nightmare can take it out of a person, and you seemed to be having a bad one. Would you like to find a place to sit for a few moments? Or at least allow me to escort you home."
Post by Kender Bard on Apr 28, 2008 10:55:25 GMT -5
Mina shook her head at the mention of being taken home. A vision wouldn't cut her free day short if she could help it, though she felt burdened by her new knowledge. "A place to sit, yes, that would be most appreciative. What kind of performer, sir?"
Post by Kender Bard on Apr 29, 2008 12:09:15 GMT -5
"Mina," the priestess introduced herself shyly, hoping her name had not yet reached his ears. "Mina Proferta." She looked at the man a little closer now and smiled at his visage, finding him most comely. "It's a pleasure to meet you, though I wish it had been better circumstances."
Nathan gave no sign of recognition at hearing her name. While many of his guild mates kept up with local gossip, he spent surprisingly little time catching up on such things, though not out of lack of interest.
"The pleasure is mine, dear Mina" Nathan replied, lifting her hand to give it a light kiss. "Though I do sincerely agree on the circumstances. A girl as pretty as you shouldn't have to deal with waking nightmares."
He smiled gently at her, his expression almost drowsy now that his worry over the woman had been eased.