and now you sing to me and I still don't believe

POSTED: Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:00 pm


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For Salena!

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Months had seemed to just fly by within a blink of a second. The woman brought her palm up to her brow, squinting in pain as the flash of yet another headache roared through her head. The whole summer had been a blur, but Kadir had been thankful for the German woman that taken her in and helped her with what they could only piece together was a head injury. Svanja had found her strapped to a horse. The only reason she had not fallen was because her leg got wound into the ropes of the saddle. What she had explained was that her head was nearly smashed open, but it had been difficult to tell whether she was even alive with how mattered her face and hair was with the blood from that day.

Flashes of memory hit her at the most inopportune times it seemed like right at that very moment. All she could picture were intense, pale blue eyes looking back at her, chiseled within a dark face. A wave of nausea overtook the woman and she felt herself heaving up what little she managed to keep down for breakfast over the fallen, rotted tree she had to take an abrupt seat in. Well, guess there was no hunting that she could do today like this. Kadir felt a warm hand on her shoulder and quickly turned around, only to be met with another wave of nausea.

"'Ere drink zhis," spoke the smaller woman as she brought a cup of warm, honeyed liquid that had hints of ginger root and mint. After Kadir was sure she would not heave again she took a small sip of the warmed beverage, looking up at the other woman with grateful eyes. A cool cloth was quickly placed on her head, obscuring her vision as the woman attempted to help Kadir ease her mind. This had been an ongoing battle, although, it was getting a bit better, she still felt like she had a long way to go.

"Thank you," she managed to choke out, take another much longer drink from the small mug. The nausea began to settle, lifting her hand up to take the cloth off her face, her olive green eyes refocusing on the chestnut haired woman crouching before her.

"May-bee, you save da hunting for anudder day, jah? I have stew ready," the woman grinned, taking the cloth back from the raven-haired woman. She stood up before her, reaching a hand down to help up the larger warrioress to her feet. Leading her back away from the edge of the wood to the small cabin where she secluded herself within the woods. They had been undisturbed for so long, it was hard to imagine that they could keep their small cabin a secret for much longer, yet here they were, entering into the third... maybe fourth season since Svanja found her? Kadir could not help but shake her head again, trying to push back the dull ache that thundered within her own mind.

"Just let me go and rest, I will be okay in a bit," she mumbled half-heartedly, turning towards her small cot in the corner of the quaint little cabin. Settling quietly, she watched Svanja tend the fire in the small fireplace nearby as she expertly added herbs and spices to the pot that hung over the licking flames. Her eyes watched the flickers of embers dance wildly below, letting it dull her senses, and drift off into a deep uneventful sleep.

Three weeks later.

At least she felt well enough to ride again.

Sitting atop Darcy, who she only just remembered the name of in the most recent last few days, felt like the most natural thing in the world at that moment. Clutching the reins, the horse trotted through the wood at a steady pace, as Kadir fell in with the rhythmic movements of each hoof beat. Her memories were slowly coming back, but she had a hard time remember the names of the faces she saw in her dreams. A haunting sense of longing made her heart ache each and every night. It was starting to become difficult to cope with the intense feelings and mood swings she was experiencing. Something told her that she had never really dealt with her emotions all that well prior to the huge gash on her head.

With her hood pulled up, covering her head from the rain that sprinkled down on the pair, Kadir urged the horse forward, trying to ignore the thoughts that seemed to cloud her own mind. Darcy picked up the pace, and soon they were galloping down through a marshy landscape, breaking through the small open space before trotting back up into the safe cover of a copse of trees. This was no good, no animal would be out here getting soaked in the late evening rain showers. Grumbling to herself, Kadir turned the reins and prepared to set back for home. At least the only home she could remember.

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POSTED: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:32 pm

The mountain of things that I still regret
Is a vile reminder that I would rather just forget

OOC: +400 words.

There were days when he wanted to give up, no matter how much he told himself not to. Even Kalypso, arguably his best friend, would tell him not to give up on her. He couldn't be more thankful for her support, and it were such small words that kept him going. He had not forgotten about her, there was no way that he could. Kadir had meant so much to him, and having gotten her back... only to lose her again...

It felt like some kind of curse was on him, if he were to believe in such things. Maybe this was some kind of payback for the sins he had committed. All he wanted out of his own life was happiness. It was not by his own fault that removing his parents from his life was what it took to seize that for himself. Shaamah was not dead, but the fact that even he was creeping back up, targeting members of his now extended family, made the hairs on his body stand with anger.

The man had never cared about any of them, and now that he was no longer bound to the laws of Sapient, it seemed whatever sense of morals he did have had been thrown out the window.

It had been some time since the dark male had taken his own horse out. It didn't help that his skills were still rusty, if at all just having the basic understanding of how to do such a thing, but he couldn't just neglect the things around him because of either his own feelings or those that lived around him. Gathering Soot, he did his best with the saddle and reins, soon leading him outside to get on the animal's back. He swore he wouldn't go out too far, but he had to do something to ease his mind.

All the searches he had done had turned up with either nothing, or not enough of a lead to figure out where she might have gone. They were cut away from each other during the battle, and with that being buried in the past, there was no trail for him to follow anymore. Hibiki lowered his head, that feeling of defeat weighing over his head again.

Rain began to pour down from the sky, and with little to cover his head, he would need to find some kind of shelter with how far out they were. Better to just wait out the storm than risking something else happening. Turning Soot, he began to head for the trees. At least even in fall they would be able to keep them somewhat dry.

His head lifted up to see another caught in the rain, though moving faster than he was. The figure was hooded, but called out anyways, "Hey, you looking for somewhere to stay?"

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POSTED: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:41 am


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I MISSED THESE TWO SO MUCH.

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The sound of another calling out caught Kadir's attention as she broke into the copse of trees on the hillside before turnign around to see who it was that was calling out. A figure in the distance caught her eye and must have been where the voice carried from. They were also on horse back, but it was hard to make out in the hazy, drizzle that fell from the sky, and with dusk setting in the figure was a smudge of a shadow through the copse of trees that had eased the fall from the heavens on her own head.

"Just trying to get back before it really starts coming down," she called out, holding her position so that he may catch up to her. The voice was distinctly masculine, the woman could not help but feel a sense of familiarity overcome her. Her ears felt like they were burning, and a high pitched sound screeched through her head as her brain tried to make the connections. Placing her fingers on her temple, trying to urge the pain not to come forth, not now. There was a sense of anxiety that over swept her in that moment, but she attempted to remain poised, and not appear weak to the other. There was no way she could defend herself like this if he were looking to give her a little shakedown at the moment. The only thing that help was that Darcy was snorting, ready to chase away any trouble before her.

The woman kept her face mostly covered with the dark hood that was pulled up over her head, attempting to keep the rain out of her eyes, she pulled it around her body tighter as well to keep the chill in the autumn air off as she awaited him to come closer. He had almost reached her when she got another ungodly static feeling through her body as the tiny synapses in her brain attempted to reforge old connections she had lost unknowingly. Well, not unknowingly, it felt as if her whole slate had been wiped clean after she had received a huge blow to her head. The scars across the left side of her face were still ugly, and her left eye was nothing but a blur of light and shadows, but thankfully, her dominant eye made up for everything that she had lost vision wise.

"What brings you out on such a wet day?" she asked, attempting to be polite and friendly to the stranger as she also attempted to regain her bearings as the heat burned through her skull. A wave of nausea built up like bile in the back of her throat, but she held strong, and steadfast. Although, the strange before her might have noticed her shaking under her thick cloak if he was watching close enough.

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POSTED: Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:01 pm

The mountain of things that I still regret
Is a vile reminder that I would rather just forget

OOC: SO HAVE I. +300 words.

At first, he wasn't sure if the figure had heard his call, but when he noticed it move on the back of the horse, he knew he had been heard. Her voice had rung out to him. For a moment, he couldn't help but stay where he was, gazing ahead at the one he had come across. He couldn't be too sure if it was who he recognized, or if it was just something in his head. He had been searching for Kadir, he wondered if maybe the rain or some other higher power was playing a trick on him.

Taking a breath, he gave Soot a kick, granting the horse the speed needed to catch up with the other and its rider.

The hood she wore covered most of her, so there wasn't too much to go off of. Hibiki gave a gentle sigh. It would only seem strange of him to ask a stranger to removed her clothing, especially when it was beginning to rain. He would not allow his search for her to overrule his own morals. He couldn't stoop down to levels that would put him on par with his parents, even if such a simple request was nothing quite like what they would do.

Letting a soft smile move over his lips, light blue gaze moved around the area. There wasn't too much around them, and it might take a bit of a ride to return to the Petite Cour's lands. Instead, he had another idea, "There's a place called Halifax that shouldn't be too far from here. We could head there and get into some shelter while the storm passes."

Turning in the direction, the dark male turned his head over his shoulder, both to make sure she was following him, but also to her words. His smile faded softly, but only for a moment, "Oh, I came out here looking for someone. I haven't seen her for some time. We got separated a while back, but I haven't given up on looking for her."

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POSTED: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:15 pm


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IS THIS FOR REAL-REALS? 8D

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The rain was starting to soak through the thick cloak that shadowed her figure atop of the monochromatic horse. Her green eyes flashed at the sound of the stranger's voice again as it carried a pleasant and calming quality that made the burning in her skull simmer down a little. The high pitched ringing in her ears began to threaten to topple the large warrior woman, but she concentrated enough to steel herself against the tempest within her brain as well as the storm that threatened them overhead.

The male spoke of a place called Halifax that was nearby, either way, she did not care at this moment as it was probably closer than where Svanja was waiting for her back at their small cabin in the woods. She had ventured much farther than she had originally thought in the day wanting to drown out the thoughts that raced through her mind and unknown familiarities that threatened to overtake her like a wave. If only she could pull all the strings together of each of her memories and connect them back to where they belonged.

The woman nodded, giving a light tap of her heel to get Darcy to follow after the other and their own mount. His eyes flashed back at her as he seemed to make sure she was following him. He mentioned that he was looking for someone and for a moment she wondered if it was her. She quickly brushed the thought from her mind as it was a silly notion because she had been out here searching for herself too it seemed. Either way, this was merely a coincidence, there was no way this man would know who she was. She could not have been that particularly important of a person as no one had really searched for her since Svanja had found her bloodied and banged up in the woods. The scent of blood and war was on her, but as for the memories they had been wiped clean from her mind.

"I'm sorry to hear that, I wish you luck in finding her," she barked out over the howling winds that were beginning to pick up louder as the rain whipped against her face and tugged at her hood, but not enough to reveal the face hidden beneath the shadows. The raced through the woods as fast as they dared to travel and Kadir was beginning to hope that they would find shelter soon as she was not sure how much more of this storm she could take. If it was not for the fact she still felt so tired all the time she probably could have handled it, but her strength was only just beginning to return once again.

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