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19 July 2009 @ 03:04 pm
 
Five years had been known to do a great number of things. People changed, feelings changed, situations changed. Sometimes paths separated, and sometimes others came together. Shana's own journey hadn't been different. She had grown to accept who and what she was, and wondered what her future would hold. Would she remain in Seles for the rest of her days? Yes, it was her home. It was her very best to be in the place where she wanted to care for those who were still recovering from the war, and from all of the torment they'd been forced to endure.

Where was Dart? From what she had known, he had disappeared. She didn't know why, or where he had gone to, but he was always looking for something new. She didn't expect him to simply stand still and let the world move around him. Instead, she seemed to only be happy with the idea that he would one day come back home and return to her. Otherwise... She worried.

She truly believed that with the coming of the times, peace would reign--at least for a time. She hoped it would last forever, though, childish dreams from a juvenile woman, who had once been a juvenile girl. And even after all of that time, she continued to hold compassion in her heart. She'd never been more reminded of it than of when she looked toward the sky and found her freedom.
 
 
Current Location: Seles, Serdio
 
 
 
silverwingly on July 19th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Lloyd wasn't tired, as such once the knight had left him he stole away back into the night. He would investigate Seles on his own, this time being more careful not to get caught by the knighthood. No shops were open, so no shopkeepers to speak to for gossip, temples and churches tended to have their doors open at all hours, however.

The robes helped conceal him in the shadows on the way there. Lloyd had not seen Seles since it had been rebuilt, so he wandered the building a bit in curiosity. To see what the people of Serdio worshiped, and simple curiosity.

Even more curious was a very familiar woman just outside on a balcony. He paused, more suddenly than he'd intended to. That alone might alert her to his presence, as Lloyd didn't immediately announce himself. Of course the possibility of seeing one of the old Dragoons hadn't slipped his mind, but the Moon Child was not the one he'd thought to encounter first. Perhaps he'd leave, before the Red Flame showed up to put a sword through him.
Shana: 08 → Worrybejeweledmoon on July 19th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Shana thought she could simply fall into oblivion, whatever might have been lurking in the depths of her mind. She wondered about the others, of course, and did so often, hoping they were happy, hoping they were content. She wanted to know that they were safe. She had to admit that she worried more than she should have, and chances were that it'd still lead to reckless actions.

Perhaps taking a journey for herself wouldn't have been a bad idea. Seles needed her, though, didn't it? The leftover children, the elderly people... They wouldn't cope well without her, right? Sure, the Knighthood was there and always keeping an eye out, thankfully, but she couldn't deny that there was uncertainty about leaving the care of others in their hands.

Or maybe it was simply her desire to be needed by someone.

Her attention turned from the skies immediately. She felt it. Intuition, perhaps? Someone was watching her. She stiffened and as she cast her glances around, they finally rested upon the cloaked man. And there were no words she could use that properly described her initial thoughts. All she could muster to do was to furrow her eyebrows.
silverwingly on July 19th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
He remained frozen just... watching her. His mind raced with all of the reactions he expected her to have as she turned and spotted him, would she immediately launch a flurry of arrows? Shout for Dart, or the knights? Magic? Though her Dragoon Spirit had gone to that other woman, hadn't it?

But she was silent, and somewhat surprisingly didn't try to flee either. "...Moon Child." He murmured as way of greeting perhaps, though his tone was far from friendly. More cautious. Many things had transpired, not the least of which was his assumed death for those last five years, Albert had informed him of that much.
Shana: 09 → Prayingbejeweledmoon on July 19th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
She remembered him well enough. Even if she didn't see his face, Shana had dreamed of it many times before. Technically they were more like nightmares, but they were still things that haunted her when she should have fallen into slumber.

She wondered what he would do. What was he doing in Seles? What had he come looking for? There was nothing left for him. And... how had he survived? Shana thought he had died and passed onto the greater beyond. What possibly possessed him to be before her in that moment?

"...What..." she began in an overwhelmingly soft tone. If he'd had plans, he would have acted already, right? Since that seemed to be the case, she felt it best not to draw attention onto him. "...What are you doing here?"
silverwingly on July 19th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
"I might ask you the same thing, is there not a curfew in effect?" Lloyd was very obviously avoiding answering the question, truth was he wasn't entirely certain what had driven him to go so far as to remain in Seles. Aside from not wanting to be spotted by the knights. He could have just as easily observed the forces facing it from the outside.

Perhaps curiosity, to see who remained. He took a step away from Shana, as though to prove he had no intentions of attacking her, she seemed terribly nervous about that.
Shana: 04 → Distantbejeweledmoon on July 19th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Had there been? A curfew? Shana couldn't remember. And if there was, she'd been a citizen of Seles for what seemed like ages. She assumed she wasn't forced to abide by any rules like that. If she'd said it to Lloyd, however, she assumed he probably wasn't going to accept it.

She tipped her head at him, feeling herself relax when she saw him move. It was more like a fairytale. The prince was always the one waiting beneath the balcony for the princess. Lloyd wasn't a prince, though. At least not the kind of prince that most people thought of. She eyed him closely and finally lifted a hand and cradled her chin in the palm.

"...I assumed I wasn't forced to live by that," she finally admitted.
silverwingly on July 19th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
"Mm, perhaps not, or perhaps the knight lied to me to get me out of the streets." He shrugged, not appearing to care too much. Some laws he simply disregarded, as Shana well knew.

No, this was no fairytale, Lloyd was far from a prince. Maybe a very dark fairytale, where spirits of the past came back to haunt you, otherwise not a story anyone else would want to be involved in.

"Where is your Flame?" Asking about Dart, actually. Lloyd had a habit of addressing them by titles and riddles.
Shana: 07 → Frightbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
She didn't know what he was talking about, but perhaps that was true. Maybe words were used to ward Lloyd away. She didn't know anyone else knew of him, though, and in that moment, she was surprised. Those who did know of him... Were they at all wary of his presence? She didn't understand why they were letting him simply wander around.

Shana began to ask what he'd meant before she understood what he'd meant. Her posture straightened a little, as though somehow talking about Dart would have him come and arrive on the scene. "He's not here, so if you're looking for him, it'll be disappointing." Of course, if he had been there for Dart, she would have given him a stern look.
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Mostly it was just to get a strangely acting man out of the streets at night. Fortunately not many knew of Lloyd, even most of the Winglies were unfamiliar with him. He didn't spend much time around them. Though yes, the few who did know him were all wary in his presence these days.

Lloyd just nodded, so, he wouldn't be showing up. It wasn't as though he was actively seeking Dart, but the Red-Eyed Dragoon might have been interested in the events plaguing Mayfil as well. Though, now that he thought about it it was pretty obvious, what with Seles being under siege. Dart wouldn't leave it like that. "I see. Curious, that he left you behind. I had thought that you two were... something more."
Shana: 04 → Distantbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
How long had he been alive? How long had Lloyd been wandering about so easily without anyone paying attention to him? Perhaps he had specifically attempted to avoid people for that reason. It would have made sense to her, but it still didn't explain why he was there now. It wasn't as though she wanted to come off as rude, but she couldn't deny that she was expecting him to do something the moment her guard truly lowered.

The brunette tried to look annoyed by what he'd said. Her relationship with Dart? After five years? She supposed it hadn't really moved much, but... It wasn't about moving, right? She wanted to be present for Dart's emotional support. Was there something beyond that?

"...I'm sure he'd like some time to himself without me nagging him," she finally replied, trying to sound more sure of herself than she truly was.
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
A very, very long time. He wasn't about to go divulging his past to women he barely knew other than their role as the Moon Child, and a couple of kidnappings. Avoiding people for the most part made it much easier to move about, especially as Winglies rapidly declined and then were presumed extinct. None expected it of him, he could travel great distances and be a stranger everywhere he went.

It was excellent for building his plots, but left him without anywhere to go after having run out of plans and schemes. Birthing the God had taken a lot of time to plan.

Shana's annoyed expression was not very convincing, nor did she come off as certain as she was trying. She really oughtn't try to lie to a Wingly, they could feel emotions and Shana was not very good at hiding hers. "Do you nag that much?" The question was wistful, almost disinterested.

Probably very strange to be having almost idle conversation with Lloyd.
Shana: 03 → Mesmerizedbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
When it didn't seem like he was really going to help her in the least, Shana sighed, mostly in irritation. Then she pushed herself away from the balcony and drew her arms over her chest as she looked down upon him. How long was he going to stand there anyway? Until he got something useful out of her? She didn't have anything for him. She was older.

He didn't seem to be buying it. She drew her lower lip between her teeth and nibbled thoughtfully. Where to go from there. No, she wasn't happy Dart had left. No, she wasn't happy Dart had left her behind. Perhaps she might have thought Dart could have been off with other girls. Perhaps she was a little jealous. She didn't want to say all of that, though.

"I've been known to give him a good scolding when he needs it," she commented. Shana sighed and shook her head slowly, "You can't really want to know about that."
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Lloyd was no good at being helpful, unless it involved plots to reform the world. This was little more than mild curiosity, and a lack of something better to do. Besides, the Dragoons interested him, so driven... defying Soa's fate.

While able to read emotions easily enough, Lloyd couldn't truly read minds. Her emotions were in turmoil, however, which also intrigued him. Idle questions upset the girl so easily.

"I am curious. He followed me not only across the world, but through history as well, against insurmountable odds to save you. And yet, just like that, he leaves?" It didn't make sense, didn't add up. Lloyd wanted to understand things that didn't add up.
Shana: 04 → Distantbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
He wasn't there. He couldn't just make judgments like that about Dart! Who in the world did he think he was?! She was beginning to grow so frustrated, that she considered giving his position away. Let the Knighthood take him.

Then she thought better of it. If she did anything like that, she'd end up feeling bad for it later. She didn't want to deal with having to worry about remorse or regret. She knew better.

"He didn't tell me when he was going or where. I didn't pester him for the information."

Come to think of it, how long had Dart been gone? Sometimes it felt like forever. Maybe it had only been a few weeks. Maybe it had been months? Surely not a year... Right?
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
The Wingly with the calling to reform the world, that's who he thought he was. Whom the fated Dragoons chased on his quest to obtain the Divine Moon Objects, who led them to the False God, whom they put a stop to. But it seemed that once the crisis was averted, the Dragoon Spirits went back to sleep.

Lloyd wouldn't have been very happy had she called out for the knights. She probably wouldn't have been happy had he chosen to fight back, either, Shana of all people should know that Lloyd was no pushover in the combat department.

"I see." And that simple, quiet statement carried with it all the weight of those earlier hinted accusations and questions. "You seem troubled, perhaps I should go." He announced suddenly. Maybe it was just a trick to see if she'd ask him to stick around. Why was Lloyd there, after all?
Shana: 07 → Frightbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
She tapped her fingertips against the balcony, still watching him, as though she wouldn't place her attention onto anyone or anything else. In all honesty, she didn't know what to say, or what to think. It all came down to why he was suddenly in Seles. Was he looking for someone? Was he looking for something? Whatever it was, it wasn't Dart, and judging by his surprise, it certainly wasn't her.

And if her being out after curfew was bad, then why was he out and about...?

"Lloyd," she managed to say, trying to remember if she ever called him by his name to his face. "...It seems pushy of me, but this is my home. Please tell me you're not here to do something to it. I couldn't lead a rebellion against you on my own."

She didn't have the same strength that Dart had. She wanted to believe that she'd grown better as she'd aged, but perhaps she hadn't.
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Come now, what would make Shana ever believe that Lloyd would obey a curfew? Besides, he hadn't heard about it until he was already violating it anyway. Couldn't cause any more harm wandering about. It hadn't been specifically Dart, though he had thought that perhaps he might run into the Dragoon there.

He paused and looked back up at her, then shook his head smirking slightly. "You know... the order to have Seles burned was not mine," she knew that already, but Lloyd wasn't sure. "It was only to have you captured." Which was the truth. Not that he'd done anything to stop Fruegel's men after the fact. "No, I am not here to do anything to Seles." Only watch, the Eastern Tribe was doing enough damage anyway.
Shana: 04 → Distantbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
He was thinking again. She could see it. Perhaps he was thinking about what he'd say to her. Perhaps he was thinking about what his true plans were. Whatever it was, it didn't seem likely that he was going to share it with her.

That was fine.

"Then you're just here to visit," Shana corrected him.

Her form inclined and rested her arms against the balcony railing's surface. Then she rested her chin against her arms. She did have to admit she was a little lonely. Just a little.
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
He gestured vaguely. "Perhaps." No, Lloyd was not going to be sharing with her any time soon. He had barely explained things to Lenus, just enough to gain her cooperation.

"May I ask you something?" He wasn't leaving just yet, she didn't seem as keen on making him leave as he would have assumed. Not afraid of him at least, so that was something. Probably foolish, but something.
Shana: 08 → Worrybejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Perhaps, hm? Well, it was better than nothing. Shana wasn't about to press for more. He was probably just as capable as he had been before, which meant she wanted to avoid seeing anything with regard to his wrath. He had to have some, after all. Had to.

Then he caught her interest. He wanted to ask her something? She was pretty sure she wouldn't be able to help him, but...

"Hm? I guess so. What is it?"
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
'Perhaps' was the closest she was going to get as a straight answer out of him. As far as wrath went... not towards them, surprisingly enough. Lloyd had never intended for the world to be destroyed, and he was very glad it hadn't been. Even if that did mean his hopes of a utopia would not come to pass. There was always the next thousand years...

There were many things he could ask, indeed many questions he had. Most of them involved past events, perhaps it would be better to ask the Red Dragoon if he ever saw him again, about those things.

"Why are you out here alone?" Didn't she have family? Didn't humans normally sleep this time of evening? It was very late.
Shana: 09 → Prayingbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Any questions about the past Shana wouldn't be able to answer. A lot of what Lloyd might have wanted to know was likely when Shana was in his custody. He knew she didn't have the answers, though, so she was relieved he didn't ask her.

For a moment, she said nothing and simply stared at him. That was awkward. It was a very awkward question for him to ask. She was alone in Seles, yes. She had been since Dart had gone. Occasionally she thought about going to visit King Albert, but she always believed that while she was gone, Dart would come home and she'd miss him.

So... in other words, she was spending her days waiting for her 'prince' to come. She didn't think about it, really, but that was the way it came off to be.

"I... I guess I had difficulties sleeping. Somehow looking at the sky calms me." And she was glad it was darker, because it hid the flush of her cheeks that was threatening to show.
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Or unconscious. She spent a lot of time unconscious too. So no, he hadn't bothered asking her. If anyone knew it would have been Dart, but he wasn't around so no use.

Though it was awkward for Shana, Lloyd's face remained unreadable. After a few thousand years, certain things just didn't bother you. Such as potentially uncomfortable questions.

He tilted his head to the side slightly, then turned as though to walk away again. "That isn't the full truth, is it?" Not that he really expected her to give it, the tone was more of stating a fact. Interesting encounter, to say the least. But he needed to rest up, and move on in the morning.
Shana: 07 → Frightbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
A part of Shana was glad that she couldn't see his face. Even if she had, she was sure she wouldn't have been able to tell what he was thinking. Lloyd's mind was not a place she wanted to be in. He was a complicated person from what she had gathered, and it seemed better to avoid all of that.

"Well..."

What was he getting out of this? The only reason she was even talking to him was because she was looking for someone else to talk to. People got weird when they were alone for too long. She didn't want to become like that.

"It's a lot of things. Dart's gone. You're here. It's lots of things."
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Lloyd's mind was a strange place, it was best that no one try to get into it. Lest they be driven insane, or driven to follow without question. Everyone knows that never ends up well.

If he was surprised she was answering he didn't show it, though he was a little bit, part of him also had a feeling she would. Why else would he have bothered asking? These were fairly harmless questions, for the most part, if rather personal.

"Hm, yes... I assume you presumed me dead for the past five years as well, yes?" A quiet laugh at that. Come now, he'd survived far worse than an exploding god.
Shana: 03 → Mesmerizedbejeweledmoon on July 20th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
"That's one way of putting it," Shana replied with a sharp nod.

She had expected him dead. And he wasn't. He stood right there in the flesh. He was entirely alive--at least he looked it. If he wasn't and it was all a ploy, she didn't want to know about it. She'd gladly pretend that he was if it meant saving some part of herself.

"You were, weren't you? Even if you weren't physically, I'm sure a part of you was." They were almost compassionate words. Perhaps.
silverwingly on July 20th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Shana was fortunate, Lloyd did not have the power to come back spontaneously from death to pretend he was alive to toy with her mind. If that were the case, he'd like to think that he would manage to move on. He had spent a very long life on Endiness, after all.

That statement, however, gave him pause, and he looked up at her with genuine curiosity. "...Pardon?" What did she mean by that, exactly? Her tone was what threw him off the most.
Shana: 02 → Silhouettebejeweledmoon on July 21st, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
Once again she was turning a little red. She tried to put it aside, however when she realized he was looking for an explanation. How could she say it without sounding silly? That was almost impossible. Shana was often a little too upfront about what she thought and felt and it was something she had to do away with--at least as long as Lloyd was in her midst. He could catch onto it, after all.

"...Well... Even the cruelest person has a part that isn't so cruel. It's that part that might hold the smallest piece of remorse or regret. I think everyone has something like that. It's that same part that might feel like it's dying. Maybe."

If that made any sense, which she honestly didn't think it did.
silverwingly on July 21st, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
"..."

Lloyd only frowned, if it did or didn't make sense he didn't allow her to see any reaction other than that small frown from him. In truth, it did make a little sense, Lloyd was well versed in riddles and metaphors, after all. He turned away again, and gazed up at the ceiling, seeming to ponder something.

"...You should go visit the King." Changing the subject onto something he had a little more control over.
Shana: 05 → Happybejeweledmoon on July 21st, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
She stepped it over again. He made it so easy to tell when she wasn't supposed to do things like that. She wasn't very good at always keeping her thoughts to herself, though. Unfortunately for him anyway.

His suggestion surprised her. Seriously? Albert? She hadn't seen him for a while. It'd been quite a while, honestly. "...I can't do that. Seles needs me here."
silverwingly on July 21st, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
At least Lloyd wasn't prone to having a temper, he simply ignored the things he didn't wish to acknowledge. He would only answer questions that he chose, which begged the question of whether or not he was, in essence, leading her to question certain things and not others. Or perhaps somethings he found more interesting, hard to tell.

He'd thought she would say that. "...Is it only Seles that keeps you here?" He turned back to gaze up at her once more. "...If that is the case, then there may be something I can do. If not, then I will not extend the offer." Answer truthfully Shana, Lloyd wouldn't like it if she sat around after he put forth effort to get her to go visit Albert.
Shana: 08 → Worrybejeweledmoon on July 21st, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
She hadn't caught onto Lloyd's way of doing things. If she had, however, she would have thought of him as being pretty clever. Instead, she found herself puzzled. It wasn't like him to make suggestions to her in the first place. Or maybe it was. Five years really knew how to change people, right? Perhaps that's what it was.

Shana frowned an this time, didn't even bother to hide it. She was waiting for Dart to come home. What if she went to Bale and he somehow managed to arrive? What would she do then? Why was she getting so bent out of shape about it anyway?

"...Why are you trying to help me? What are you trying to do?"
silverwingly on July 21st, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
"You are avoiding the question." Lloyd wasn't going to let it drop, nor was he going to allow Shana to distract him from his purpose. Certainly wasn't going to tell her what he was up to. Honestly, did the girl truly believe it would be that simple to get answers out of him?

He just stared up at her, waiting for her to elaborate on what he asked before answering hers. It would be a waste of time if she couldn't be persuaded, after all.
Shana: 09 → Prayingbejeweledmoon on July 22nd, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
He caught on far too well at times, she thought. It was a little obnoxious. She couldn't very well blame him, though. She was just as suspicious to him as he was to her. After all, she had all the motivation in the world to not only turn him in, but to likely attempt to take him out herself--not something she'd succeed in.

"...I'm waiting for Dart," she meekly confessed. She didn't really want Lloyd to know that, but it seemed he was pretty determined to learn of it.
silverwingly on July 22nd, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
And there it was, Lloyd nodded, then gestured vaguely to indicated Seles as a whole, and the troops surrounding it. "As it is, it is unlikely he would be able to return through the current siege. His first stop then, would more than likely be to Capitol City Bale, do you not agree?" Not even Dart could take on an army alone, after all.

At least he wasn't making a big deal over the fact that she was waiting on Dart, in fact he seemed to skim completely over it aside from coming to a logical conclusion.
Shana: 03 → Mesmerizedbejeweledmoon on July 22nd, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
"...I don't know," Shana replied.

She folded her arms over her chest and like it had been five years before, her lips turned down into a frown--even nearing the edges of a frown. Seriously. What did he expect? Shana didn't know how Dart's mind worked. He was off in his own little world, and didn't often share it with her.

"I don't know that much about him. I only know what he tells me, and that's not a lot in case you couldn't tell. I'm not sure where he'd go or what path he'd take."
silverwingly on July 22nd, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
"Only one way to find out," again he gestured dismissively. "Regardless, he will not make it through these lines by himself." Shana was frustratingly stubborn in her desire to stay put, surrounded by troops and doing little more than wasting her life away waiting.

Fortunately Lloyd was not one to display his frustration. "...Perhaps you should go find him?" He suggested. Hey, if Dart could run off in search of Shana, why not the other way around? Mostly it was just another attempt at getting her away from the standing around and waiting idea.
Shana: 04 → Distantbejeweledmoon on July 22nd, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
Dart wouldn't like that. Shana knew it the moment she thought about it. He'd dislike it. A lot. What if something happened to her? Dart would blame himself. But she didn't want to be stuck in Seles all of her life. She couldn't really do much on her own, could she?

So she had to turn it around with him. "Would you come with me?" It was a perfectly straight question, as though Shana had thought about it for many years before saying it. Although in all honesty, she hadn't thought about it before he ever gave her the idea to go to Bale.
silverwingly on July 22nd, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
"..." Lloyd frowned, that wasn't really the route he'd expected it to take. But... if it got her to go, then he had little choice. He'd go as far as the walls of Bale.

"If that is your wish, but first you must inform the townspeople. There are not many, fortunately. I will give you time to prepare, do not force me to wait too long." He didn't appreciate the thought of having to stay cooped up in Seles for an extended period of time. He liked to move around.

Apparently Lloyd was suggesting evacuating the entire city.
Shana: 05 → Happybejeweledmoon on July 22nd, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Seriously? He was going to accept her offer? She didn't know what to think of that. She never even imagined traveling somewhere with him when she was actually conscious and under terms that weren't exactly... the most irritable. So what? They'd go as allies? Or was Shana so lonely that she wanted him to accompany her?

"...Inform the townspeople...? Oh! You mean that you're coming with me?" Or why? What she about to tell the others about? And who exactly was she going to tell?
silverwingly on July 22nd, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Lloyd sighed heavily, momentarily looking pained as though he felt like he was trying to reason with a wall. No offense, Shana.

"Prepare them to evacuate the city, we will go to Bale. I will create a disruption, distract the troops long enough for the knighthood to get the townspeople out. Wait for me at the third fork in the forest path, I will catch up with you there." Shana didn't catch on quickly, so now he would just have to explain it all for her.
Shana: 08 → Worrybejeweledmoon on July 23rd, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
She supposed he had a good reason for feeling that way. She could easily become frustrating. She knew it and if he'd ever told her to her face, she would have simply accepted it and moved on. Apparently causing aggravation was just a part of her natural behavior.

"All right. I'll do what I can." And she'd likely succeed. It wasn't hard for her to convince most people to do things. Or so she liked thinking. "Be careful on your way out, Lloyd." She needed him to be in one piece when she headed off to Bale, after all.
silverwingly on July 23rd, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
Lloyd had far too much tact to say something like that out loud. Instead he'd simply look exasperated, explain things more slowly, and hope that she understood then. It seemed like she got the picture this time around.

"Good, I give you four days." That should be enough, they needed to prepare light so they could move as quickly as possible, in case the Easterners decided to give chase. "Do not fret, I have faced far worse odds." He did take on the Divine Dragon by himself after all. This time when he turned away to leave he actually intended to. Best to get a little rest before hunting down knights to discuss plans and options with.