Post by Kender Bard on May 14, 2010 3:29:12 GMT -5
"Nope," Nail answered, taking a drag, then a second. Daze peered at him intently until Nail handed it back. "Well today, yeah. Sometimes I get in the mood to pretend I have a second path. Today I'm feeling a little Greedy. But if you known Wolf, you know that he's a real greedy asshole." He gave a laugh at that. "But I love 'im anyway. He hasn't turned those money-grubbing hands on me so I have no grudge with him. Can't say the same for about a dozen men and women though."
He stole a pillow out from under another priest and lay down with it, folding it under his arms and resting his head on it. "It's probably best he doesn't like going after brothers and sisters. He'd have half the temple hating his guts."
"Why's that? Wait...." Schuldig frowned. "I think I remember someone saying that some of them thought his methods were better for practicing out of Anarlina, but I was too busy fucking my way through the temple to really pay much attention."
Post by Kender Bard on May 14, 2010 3:51:36 GMT -5
Nail chuckled quietly. "Well. Some would say that. I don't know, I don't think so. I think we need people to push the edges of what's 'acceptable' even by Soahcian standards. It's not like he's really hurting people..."
But his smile faded a touch at that statement as though he didn't quite fully believe it himself.
"But he's a Greedy first, Lustful second. He likes seducing folks, literally and figuratively. Then figuring out what they want most and, well... Taking everything he can to give it to them. And sometimes he stumbles on someone willing to give and give and give for it and, well..." He gave a one-armed shrug. "His Greedy pathmates love 'im at least. The Generous though kind of hate him. I know Greedy are generally on opposite ends with the Generous but he's more anti-Generous than just opposite of them."
"Mm. Guess that explains why he and Locket didn't seem too fond of each other," he mused, closing his eyes. He didn't want to give the impression of being too interested. "She joined the Generous a while after coming to Khelek."
Schuldig wasn't able to see the change in Nail's posture, but he caught the man's tone easily enough, as well as Daze's words. So Locket didn't like Wolf, Wolf didn't like Locket, Wolf seemed to be holding onto some anger regarding Nail, and Nail seemed concerned for Locket.
I think I'm finally getting a picture here.
"Married with triplets on the way, according to our seer," Schuldig replied, cracking an eye open.
Post by Kender Bard on May 14, 2010 4:12:58 GMT -5
"Triplets!" Nail exclaimed, wide-eyed. "Holy shit. I don't know whether to say congratulations or condolences. Ha! And her with children... Damn, that's wild. Seems like yesterday she was in acolyte robes. She-"
He cut himself off abruptly, and a strange look passed over his face. Guilt, sorrow, but also something approaching lust or hunger. "Yours?" he asked, tone turning light and curious.
Post by Kender Bard on May 14, 2010 4:27:31 GMT -5
Nail's face went completely blank.
His mind, however, exploded into panic. Oh Soahc. Oh Soahc! She married a prince? How the FUCK? Does she remember- am I gonna- trouble? Better stay the hell out of Khelek... Is he screwing with me? A prince? That'd make her- oh boy.
"Wow," was all he said aloud. "That's... impressive."
Post by Kender Bard on May 14, 2010 4:47:37 GMT -5
Teddy seemed very surprised at Schuldig's abrupt question. After he sorted out his thoughts a moment, he thought, I dunno if she'd want me telling you the specifics but I can tell you that he was trying to bring her over to the Lustful when she was an acolyte, and, uh, it went poorly. Normally I wouldn't mind saying, but she never told me more than that. It was enough to make me go punch his face in though. Hey if you see him, do it again for me.
There was a mental image attached too, and whether or not Teddy intended to, it surfaced briefly. A much younger Locket (about fourteen years old) clinging to Teddy and crying softly.
~Here's something else to chew on. Last time I was there, I asked Wolf what was up with him and Locket. He said it was none of my business, so I told him not to think about it else I might 'overhear.' So, of course he thought about it. Nail was what came up.~
"Questions, questions, questions," Schuldig muttered. "If you're Greedy today, then I'm Curious. I did ask Wolf what the deal was with him and Locket. Your name came up, but the subject dropped right after."
Knew, or was involved. He hardly thought Nail would come up in answer to his question if knowing was the limit of Wolf's involvement. On the other hand, assuming could get you in trouble and fast.
"Eh, nothing anywhere near satisfying. I heard you tried to bring her into the Lustful and it didn't go so well; no specifics." Schuldig shrugged. "Just as well. Nagi doesn't mind her getting a little worked up in the temple, but he's not interested in totally sharing her."