A common distraction

- Silas

POSTED: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:49 pm

It wasn't rare to see the Grim oddity leave the camp. When she wasn't consorting with dark entities, she was searching for her next sacrifice. This time, Kalfou talked her into doing something a little out of character. With her father's camp not far from The Circle's, it made it easy to infiltrate. They all knew her and it was not uncommon to see her around, seeking advise from her father and Lust when she visited. It also wasn't uncommon that Greed left his supplies hitched to Aithon who was a peaceful beast of a horse who also knew River.

With the demon's help, it was easy to sneak through the camp unnoticed and grab one of the flasks from his pack. He was making frequent trips to a bar of some kind which meant more alcohol for River to steal. She liked to think it was one of the things she could have possibly learned from Greed, knowing he had a past full of thievery himself. But, it was simply just a childish game that she couldn't resist playing with Kalfou's nudge in this direction. When the flask was retrieved, River made her swift exit. She was almost discovered by Lukos, but luckily he had his hands full with pups to really engage her.

Bright laughter echoed off the surface of moonstone lakes as she sprinted away from their camp. The darker laughter of her demon accomplice chimed in with her own. Nobody could see the dark shadow slithering along with clawed hands unless he permitted it and they had a likeness for demons.

The stormy girl got quite a bit a ways from both camps, to assure no older canines would foil her fun. Once she was certain she was safe, she flipped the top of the flask and took a drink, scrunching her nose as she did so. The young hybrid still hadn't found her taste for alcohol, not entirely. River picked a nice spot by a stream and sat down on a snow covered log. It was times like this she wished she had companionship, or even her sisters if they found it important enough to come visit and join in on her mischief.
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POSTED: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:53 am

To rise and shine is so hard to do
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It was a bit strange to think about. It had been some time since Kruger made the trip here with his slave. They had both done well to learn of Salsola's existence as well as meet up with the Boss herself, but for there, his advancement had stalled. The whole point of coming here was to work on some trade relations outside of Portland. The major port had much to offer his camp of slaves, but it could only do him so much. Branching out would help to spread the underground word. If he could build relations with this pack, then perhaps he could circulate slaves with them as well as offer them some from his stock in return.

Red gaze shifted over to the slave resting in his bedding, the furs as well as with his precious fur blanket. Certainly more than anyone back in Rabenuhr would have to use for warmth. A soft smile moved over his face at the slave. There was no one more perfect to come with him. Despite all the setbacks, he did have something to help occupy his time.

The pair had set up a home in one of the abandoned buildings in Amherst, which made for easy access to the bar.. provided they didn't get into anymore fights. The first visit caused him to turn Silas on one of the drunken patrons. For as peaceful and submissive his slave might have appeared, give the order to attack, fight, or kill, and he turned into a completely different man. In a manner, it was much the same when it came to selling him off for pleasure. Nothing seemed to bother him at this point. Silas himself brought himself to become numb to many things in order to please his master.

But both of them couldn't be here for too long. There was still much to see, much to learn in Kruger's case. Just because Salsola was in the area didn't mean there would not be others with interests that matched his own. It was just a matter of keeping the act about Silas doing to those who were blind enough to believe him. He was a slave through and through, but there was no reason the entire world needed to know this.

Golden eyed man took the lead as he pressed forward on all fours, turning his nose down to the ground. Something had caught his attention. Hands moved up to the cloaked man behind him, "Silas smells something. Someone was here."

With a nod of his head, the two pressed forward, cautious if anything else. When the two stepped out towards the stream, their eyes trailed over to the woman sitting along the snow covered log. Part of her fur was black as night with the rest diluted more towards the lighter end of the spectrum. She held a flask in hand, eyes seeming focused on the area before her. A small smile moved over the man's face as he stepped out in front now, a soft tone beckoning her ears towards his voice, "What's a nice young lady like yourself enjoying something like that by yourself?"

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POSTED: Wed May 09, 2018 9:07 pm

There was a slit dizziness about her already as she enjoyed the warm toxin. She grinned as she imagined the mortified look on Greed's face if he saw her here, now, drinking alone in the middle of nowhere. Why she still laughed at his attempt to be her father, even though he succeeded, could be chopped up to nothing more than the fact that she still denied it. Never mind that. She was an adult and didn't need watchful eyes on her other than the red ones of the dark spirit that haunted her.

Kalfou always loomed close by, always watching their surroundings. She felt the pressing of his shadowing claws into her fur and then his guttural voice sounded in her ears, which pressed back ever so slightly. We have company. River nodded lightly, smelling them in the air. She didn't bother to move from her spot, instead taking another sip from the flask with a wince. When the voice called out to her, she slowly shifted her head in its direction. A dark wolf with a cloak and gleaming red eyes gazed down at her. Her head tilted in curiosity and a smile swept across her face. The man was akin of what Kalfou might look like if he were a luperci. Oooo, I like him already. The dark spirit interjected and River chuckled lightly.

Then, her eyes tore away from the dark male to the earthy toned wolf at her feet. He was shifted, yet he stood on all fours with a collar around his neck. She stared at him for a long time, interested in his history. River stood politely and looked back up at the dark man, shifting her weight to one hip. Who says I'm nice? River grinned, and Kalfou laughed in her ear always so entertained by her audacity. Oh. You think I'm nice because I might share some with you. Am I right? She questioned, lifting the flask and shaking it so the liquid inside could be heart. I might. It depends. You two don't necessarily look nice either.
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POSTED: Wed May 09, 2018 9:52 pm

To rise and shine is so hard to do
When all the light has been taken from you

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Silas was usually the one to just follow along at his master's side in situations like this, allowing him to be the voice where he had none. It was much easier for him to come up with some excuse as to why he still acted like a slave but was considered 'free' whenever they had to come up with some kind of lie.

Neither Kruger or the wolf could feel the presence of the spirit, at least not in the manner she could. The most it did was send a shiver down the slave's spine, but the master had not been faultered by something like this. Just a breeze, and the cloaked helped him in that aspect. Thicken fur helped with the slave at his side so there was no need to give him anything to cloth himself. If anything, the pants he wore were for presentation alone. It did help when he was being sold of for more pleasurable things.

The dark woman turned her gaze onto the four-legged man, causing Silas' golden gaze to meet up with her own, though briefly before his head turned to the side. She then addressed the master, waving the flask she held in her hand as she half offered them a chance to join her for some drinking. A laugh escaped from Kruger's maw, leaving a toothy grin in its place, "Clever girl. Perhaps we are not nice, but then again if you are not nice either than what's the harm in two devils sharing some company?"

Silas stretched out his limbs, sitting along the ground with his hands in front of him, as if he were still in lupus form but optime instead. This was all on his master, no point to try and interject anything.

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POSTED: Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:39 am

She liked him. There was something almost demonic about him that drew her into him. River was a sucker for a dark entity, Kalfou was proof of that. Slowly but surely she was pull further and further into the mouth of the dark winding cavern that was chaos. River could hear Kalfou's whisper like giggle in her ear. He was enjoying this stranger every bit as much. Her own lips pulled back in an impish grin and her brows rose in a signature fashion not of her own. The male made a very compelling point which caused River to shrug and popped the cap on he flask she held.

Fair enough. I'm flattered, you might consider me a devil. He is a divine creature. River then approached and outstretched a hand so that the other might take the flask. Let's drink to that. Her tail swayed curiously behind her. Again, River flashed a gaze down at the lighter canine who lay awkwardly on the ground at the man's feet.

I'm River. She offered, always withholding her last name. The Grim name was not worthy enough to be spoken by anyone, it was a name for cowards. It's a pleasure. She said sweetly, finally pulling her eyes away from the strange lupus acting canine to the dark male with beautiful blood red eyes. Maybe she'd get a chance to learn about these two if she played her cards right. Her curiosity was insatiable, which sometimes meant trouble for the stormy girl.
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POSTED: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:39 pm

To rise and shine is so hard to do
When all the light has been taken from you

OOC: +300 words.

Kruger, even being a stranger to these lands, knew how to play his cards right. There were those who had questionable morals, so perhaps even the idea that the man was travelling along with his own slave would not be something this devil woman would be up in arms about. Even so, one could never be too sure. One thing was certain, she was a beauty, and that made flattery all the easier. It was one of the oldest tricks in the book, but also one of the most effective.

Dark arm stretched out as the woman offered him the flask, carefully taking it within his grasp, "To the demons of the world and to us." Hand raised up as the cloaked male spoke before bringing the flask down to his lips, taking a quick drink, and then offering it back to the woman across from him. The slave at his side needed nothing that might hinder his own skill.. then again since he had given the wolf his new life, there had been no instance of drinking on his behalf. No doubt the younger one wouldn't like the taste.

Now came to the point of any meeting, the introduction. So she was River. From his own experience, leaving out a last name could mean this was fake, in much the same way he did for his own name.. unless there was some other reason for her to leave it out. Well, it didn't really matter in the end. The black male offered a tilt of his head, smile moving onto his muzzle, "The pleasure is all mine. I am Campion, and this here is Silas." One hand moved down to the slave, Silas in turn moving his head up to the sound of his name. He offered River a small nod of his head, "Forgive my companion but he can not speak."

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POSTED: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:14 pm

His salute only widened her smile further and the rumble of darkness in her core shook outwards to her limbs. Kalfou's wicked laughter grew loud in her ear and his voice sounded with tones of mischief. Cheeeers. The demon was amused by their new acquaintances, as was River, and wished to know more about them.

Campion and Silas. Her gaze shifted down to the lighter color canine as he introduced him, motioning in his direction. Her eyes lingered there for another long moment. Her curiosity in him seemed to be getting the better of her. Campion mentioned that Silas couldn't speak. So it seemed, because he hadn't said a single word since their arrival. Well, I could have guessed that. She teased, glancing back up at Campion only to return her gaze to the hunched over Luperci.

Why does he sit like that? He's in Optime form. She questioned, announcing her curiosity for all to hear. She was still young and very much foolish. Although she'd played her cards right in the beginning, she may have just lost the hand. The though did not cross her mind though, she only wished for answers. Maybe he is a slave. An ear irked backwards. She had heard the world before, back when Anathema still stood and Greed wanted nothing more than to share its history with her. The dark pack once had slaves, but in Greed's lifetime slavery was abolished within their lands. It'd been a victory for the fallen pack.

An uneasy feeling settled in River's gut and her eyes refocused on Campion. The child in her may have been showing just a bit. Kalfou knew it. She could feel his grip tighten on her, as if to shut her up. She only hoped that her new friend didn't think her question so rude. I-I'm sorry. I only ask because I've never seen anyone do that before. River swallowed hard. The demon's grip tightened even further, this time around her neck. She'd said too much.
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POSTED: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:02 pm

To rise and shine is so hard to do
When all the light has been taken from you

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Silas' golden gaze moved up not only when he heard the mention of his name, but also when he felt the bi-colored gaze of River upon him. Both of them knew it was unlikely for anyone, slave or not, to be wandering about in such a manner when they had full use of their optime form. It wasn't like he disregarded it completely. In their travels, the use of two legs to carry their things was much smarter than trying to do it while walking around on all fours. It was a preference if anything.

The whole thing started out more light-hearted, but then something changed in the woman. She got more worried, especially when it came to the slave. Kruger had been key to make sure that when it came to those who were not fond of the idea to make up something that would be believable. A soft sigh escaped from his lips, red gaze turning down to the wolf at his side, "He was a slave when I rescued him. That kind of mentality is hard to break out of after being in it for so long. Although, I'm sure he can explain better why he walks and sits like that."

Golden orbs moved over to his master as he pulled out a small booklet and writing utensil. It was probably easy to guess that this woman wouldn't know sign language, so better to put his writing skills to use. Taking the book from the cloaked male, Silas began to write. For a slave, he had good handwriting, another aspect of perfection on his slave. Once he was done the book was held up to River so she could read it, "Silas was not luperci. Former master gave Silas this. Silas likes to do this. More familiar."

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POSTED: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:43 pm

River was not generally so troubled by others' problems. She didn't have a bedroom to runaway to, to practice her craft while Greed pushed her to train. She wasn't a child anymore and she had no one to answer to but herself. River wasn't sure why the strange golden eyed male attracted her attention so intensely. She just sense something was off about this. It wasn't even that the idea of slavery was appalling to her, it was just the fact that someone who could control someone else like that probably meant they were not of the kindest hearts. Not that she was of a kind heart either. Call it a defense mechanism.

Campion spoke. There was sincerity in his voice and it was easy to believe that what he said was the truth. Kalfou growled in her ears, much less keen to believe what the blood eyed male told them. He'd been around the block a hell of a lot longer than the young canine he chose to follow. He's lying. Don't believe him so easily, and tread carefully. While she sometimes despised Kalfou's advise, he was not always wrong and proved to be helpful in situations where she lacked life experience. Situations just like this.

Curiosity took hold as the tattered male began to write something down in a book. She wasn't sure who to believe, but either way, her instincts told her she needed to be careful. Suddenly she shook the worry free realizing she had been hitting it off wit this stranger only moments before she took it upon herself to question his intentions. River moved closer and bent down slightly to read what the other had written. It seemed he stayed this way because it was more natural for him, not having been born a Luperci like she had. Oh. I see. She eyed him curiously again. Hands are also useful. Otherwise I'm sure you'd stay shifted down if you wanted.

River stood and turned her gaze to Campion. Right Campion? Again, she felt Kalfou press himself down on her, like a weight intended to stop her from moving. River's hips swayed as she shifted her weight, and a hand came to run through her semi-wavy ashen grey locks. She held the flask back up to him. Care for another drink? An impish grin spread across her face. She was still truly intrigued with the dark, red eyed, male. Whether it be his likeness to Kalfou, or his comment on the Devil, she wasn't sure, but she wasn't done enjoying his company just yet.
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POSTED: Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:17 pm

To rise and shine is so hard to do
When all the light has been taken from you

OOC: +300 words.

Kruger held complete confidence when he spoke. Doing otherwise would run the risk of his lies being brought out into the open. There was less of a worry with this woman, but that still didn't mean he couldn't be careful in what he was doing. Intentions of others were never real clear, that was why it was important to watch every aspect of them when speaking, learning how their bodies and faces truly reflected how they were feeling on the inside.

Red gaze followed along the River's own as they both watched the slave writing in his book. His writing was rather neat for the life he lived. What point would there be in teaching him this skill if he couldn't print well enough for someone else to read it? She leaned down forward, reading the message he had written out. So she understood it to some degree why he would want to be like this. Silas offered a small nod before writing again, showing the page back to her, "Hands useful. Former master wanted Silas like this. Silas has grown used to it. Does not hurt."

The cloaked male's attention went back to River as she began to close the gap between them, offering the flask back out. A grin moved along his face, gently wrapping one side of his cloak around her back side, "Why of course my dear. Another drink sounds nice so long as I get to share it in your company." One finger dared to brush gently against her cheek, the other hand reaching for the flask to take another quick sip.

The golden eyed man stepped off to the side, brushing away some of the loose dirt beneath him before his body lowered down to the ground. Kruger was having his time with the woman, so there was no need for him to get in the middle of it. Head lowered down onto his arms, watching the pair from the distance he had put between them. If his master wanted him to do something, there would be a signal. That was the thing to watch for, otherwise it just looked like the dark male was having fun with the situation thrown at him.

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