Smoke, huddled under his bed, gasped in relief at hearing Libre's mental voice. He'd panicked when word had reached them about what was going on, and instead of finding someone to teleport with, he'd run back to his room and locked himself in. Soahc might approve of his cowardice, but it wasn't a good way to live longer in the current situation.
I wish I was, Smoke thought, rolling a packet of mindmelt between sweat-dampened fingers. I'm in my room. Can you send someone?
Post by Kender Bard on Oct 12, 2012 4:25:48 GMT -5
~I'm going to come get you~ Libre told him. He wished even his mindvoice hadn't shook when he said that. He could send someone... He really wanted to. Xavier or really anyone he could reach in Senvasa. But Smoke and Amneris were his. His people, his friends, his family. And he was the Master. It was his duty.
But Deimos had rolled over his mind like a barrel on a steep slope. He had been utterly helpless and it had hit him out of nowhere. He was aware now but he wasn't sure that would provide him much protection. His three signs were utterly useless in the face of crippling fear. He could shield well but he wasn't sure that would help against the demon; only the other Minds.
But it wasn't like he'd be wandering the streets... He had to do this. "I have to go back," he told Xavier, swallowing hard. "To get Smoke and Amneris to safety. I'm going to keep up a mental 'murmur' with you and if you hear it cut off, you'll know I'm in trouble. Hopefully it won't be more than a few moments before I'm in Senvasa. I know the inside of the temple and Amneris's home. I can just teleport straight to them. But just in case..."
Post by Kender Bard on Oct 12, 2012 4:45:31 GMT -5
Libre shook his head. "A-actually... I can't turn that down if you're willing." He flashed the mental image of Amneris's home to him so he could lock on to it. "That's where Amneris is. She'll be very scared so just be warned that her Clear aura probably won't be in control. I'm going to go get Smoke."
"all right, meet back here as soon as possible," Xavier said. Taking a deep breath Xavier touched his signs together and began chanting, focusing on the image of Amneris's home. Teleporting away he called out to her slowly, "Amneris..its Xavier Kenway, I'm here to get you out of Sensatia safely."
This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it not knowing what it was and they'll continue singing it forever just because. *repeat for eternity*
Post by Kender Bard on Oct 12, 2012 5:23:49 GMT -5
Libre meanwhile teleported to the temple. "Smoke!" he called out, heading into the Soahcian wing. "Smoke it's me! Libre!" He remembered he was a bit different looking though. ~I'm wearing a disguise. I have brown hair now. It's a long story, but I'm here now. Let's get the hell out of here.~ Amneris recognized Xavier's voice. She'd met him a couple times. She opened her door after dragging the heavy dresser she'd pushed up against it away. "I'm over here!" she called out, peeking out of her room.
Smoke hesitated for a moment before crawling out from under his bed and grabbing a bag with some of his goodies; he was going to need those. He bit his lip as he stared at the door, still worried about coming out. But Libre was there, so it had to be safe, at least for the moment.
Quickly, before he could change his mind, Smoke unlocked the door and burst from the room. "Libre!"
Post by Kender Bard on Oct 12, 2012 6:20:16 GMT -5
Libre darted forward as well and grabbed Smoke, pulling him into a tight embrace. "It's okay, I've got you," he told his friend. And he didn't want to linger there a moment longer. ~I have Smoke, Xavier. I'm going to Senvasa with him.~
And that was precisely what he did, brushing his signs and teleporting to the farming community.
Smoke clung tightly to Libre, even after they'd arrived in safety. "I thought I was gonna be trapped there," he whispered into Libre's shoulder as he started to shake. "Alone." That was the worst of it. Whatever he could imagine the demons doing, being all by himself made it that much worse.
Post by Kender Bard on Oct 13, 2012 22:34:46 GMT -5
Libre's hold on Smoke tightened and rubbed the other man's back lightly. "It's okay now," he whispered to Smoke softly. Forces knew that he knew how frightening the whole situation was.
When Xavier arrived with Amneris, she broke away from him and ran over to Libre. Libre opened an arm up to take her into the embrace as well. Even as he was giving comfort, though, he got back to work. ~The healers should have had the triage going for a little while now. Can you check to see how many are ready to be sent to Ilyamen or if they're taking care of that themselves now?~
Post by Kender Bard on Oct 20, 2012 19:45:37 GMT -5
"Let me make sure Lord Edward is ready," Libre replied, letting go of his charges enough to touch his signs. ~Lord Edward, we're ready to begin moving people to Ilyamen. Our triage is set up so we can start sending the most urgent cases through right away. Are you ready to receive us?~