ask-yami-the-warrior asked:

A elf sprinted full speed through a crowd, her arms filled with a box. She hopped over numerous people. A large group blocked her way and she leaped up onto the rooftops like a mountain goat. She reached the square and leaped off into open air, spinning and laughing. Even if she was in a hurry, she loved the wind flowing around her and pushing her blonde-green hair out of her face. She couldn't help but laugh.

damslefly answered:

Stian sailed his boat around the strait and saw a harbor to dock at. It looked to be very active with sailors going about their duties and fish mongers yelling out their prices. Stian took a deep breath of the sea air and let it out in a laugh.

"Look Havy! Looks like we found a place to land finally, we were running out of our good stuff. Look, Havy look!" Stian said with a cheer.

The make shift boat hit a slight swell and the sea water sprayed into the air. The water twisted and turned in the air until it resolved itself into an elongated body of a snake with a frill of foam crowning its head.

Indeed, our stores were becoming low from our last beaching and this human settlement appears as though it is in the middle of the fishing season, the serpent said into Stian mind, we might find some good fishing grounds around here to stock back up. 

Stian nodded and changed tack to sail them into the harbor, where they began to look for a place to dock their boat.

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She was trying to reach the wind.

Hiralu could feel it swirl past her as she leaped and climbed to the highest rooftop, and she spun with her hands out. She could feel it move past her fingers, but… she couldn’t grasp it yet. She stood balanced at the tip of the tallest statue, and she remained there, closing her eyes and losing herself to her usual daydreams of flying through the sky. Suddenly, the wind spoke in the slightest of breezes. Hiralu’s eyes snapped open and she leaped off the building, a rush of strong wind sending her towards the sea, over the buildings, making the townspeople look like ants.

For a brief moment, she was truly a bird. She didn’t let this rare moment escape her, and pushed off the gust of strong wind with her hands and legs, going higher into the sky. She let herself fall back as she did not have enough magic to safely go higher, spun in a rush of magic leaves and landed hard on a ship’s mast, rocking the ship.

She stood with of elf’s calm air of grace and then laughed like a small child who was hyper off of sweets. The humans below stared up at her, a few clapped. She took a dramatic bow.

"Thank you for the treat!" She whispered, getting a small breeze in return.

Stian strolled down the narrow street, looking at each of the stands that were yelling out their fish. As he walked along, he attracted strange looks from the towns people. The people in the stands especially gave him looks that Stian didn’t really understand. As he turned away from one of the stalls, he whispered under his breath to the spot of air over his shoulder.

"Havy, the people around here are making strange faces when they look at me. Do I have a crab on my ear again?"

No, at lest this time you don’t. Havlar said into Stian’s mind, The look these humans are giving you is called a “dirty look”. It means they are looking at you with only thoughts of bad intentions you might do. Its probably due to your outward appearance. You have a strong resemblance to street urchins that are found in these kind of towns.

"What a weird way of seeing people. I’ve seen myself recently and I don’t think I look like one of those purple spiky balls back at the island."

Havlar was about to make a comment when Stian spotted a large fish with a yellow colored tail that was on one of the counters near the back. Stian’s mouth began to fill with water upon looking at the giant fish. It would easily keep him fed for a week at the least! Stain saw that the man at the stall had his back turned to him and did not make any signs of looking his way.

Stian thought that the man was not looking in his direction because he was trying to act like he didn’t care that the fish was out in the open like that. Maybe he was doing that to say that Stian could have the big fish.

What a nice man! Stian thought to himself, I guess I should not be rude to his kindness. 

Stian walked up and took the fish into his arms, it was a little bit heavier than he thought it was going to be. But not enough to make him drop the big yellow tail.

"Thanks for the fish mister!" Stian said as he walked away with the big fish in his arms.

"Wha- HEY YOU! COME BACK HERE WITH MY YELLOW TAIL TUNA! THIEF! THIIEEEEEEEEEEEF!" The stall man yelled at the top of his lungs.

The humans still looked so small from up here. Hiralu gazed up at the sky. If she could fly higher, what would she see? She had a sudden urge to play around on a airship again. They kicked her off because jumping off a airship or asking if they could go even higher than they were supposed to was considered ‘heart-stopping’ and ‘unpleasant. She pouted and sat down, swinging her legs from side to side. What did humans know? She jumped off cliffs to practice her flying all the time! She looked back at the town and wondered what she should help the humans out with next. There were men loading crates… Maybe she co-?
"Elf-lady! ‘hat was a nice show, but do you mind gettin’ off my ship ‘ere?" A big man shouted up at her.
"Oh! I apologize!" Humans were very reserved about their belongings! She almost forgot! Hiralu swung and spun down onto the main deck and leapt off the ship on the onto the dock ramp.
"Flyin’ monkey girl!" A sailor remarked to another, who grinned.
"Flying monkeys can’t be trees!" Hiralu retorted, striding over them with her hands on her hips. She pouted playfully.
"Wha? Trees?" The sailors looked back at her, gathering around her a bit and slowing down in their work. They weren’t expecting her to respond.
"I dunno… bein’ a tree kinda sounds borin’."
"How are trees supposed tah sail ships?"
"Trees?"
"Becoming a tree is the highest honor for an elf!" Hiralu said proudly, standing tall, "This ship is made out of wood? What’s better to sail than the ship itself?"
The sailors tilted their heads and grunted, considering it. A group laughed, dismissing her, and returned to work.
"Being a ship would be nice." A sailor offered, shrugging but bringing a smile to Hiralu’s face.
"Yeah! You know what would be cool? Being a ghost ship! You could go wherever you wan-"
"HEY! GET BACK HERE WITH MY YELLOW TAIL TUNA! THIIEF! THIIIIIEEEEEFFF!"
The sailors and elf and the surrounding people looked up to see a man carrying a large tunafish and walking rather leisurely.
"Oho… a tough guy."
"Let’s snatch him and take a bounty from the merchant!" A sailor shouted.
Hiralu had already leapt to the man, running to his side.
Hummmmaaaannnn boy! You should pay for thaaaaaat!” She called, cupping her hands around her mouth so she could speak louder.

Stian looked over to his side where a rather pretty girl stood with a look of slight mischief on her face. She had said that he needed to pay for something. What did she mean by pay? He didn’t think that she meant to think about his actions like Hav usually tells him to do after he does something wrong. But what else could she mean?

It seams that the fish you took was not a gift from the human man, Havlar said into Stian’s mind.

"But he didn’t act like the fish was important to him when I came up to his wooden box," Stian said to the air above his right shoulder.

"Who’ya talking to Boy?" the girl ask with a slight tilt of her head to the side.

Stian pointed up at a spot of air above his right shoulder.

"I’m talking to Havey."

"Havey?" the girl repeated back.

Only you can see me remember? Havlar said with a slight growl, No one else besides those I deem worthy of my presence can see me.

"Eh? I thought everyone could see you!" Stian said with a look of surprise on his face.

The girl stared at Stian’s expression for a moment before covering her mouth to unsuccessfully hide her giggles. She recovered and then was about to comment on something when a yell off to the side cut her off. Stian turned his head and saw 3 burly men with tattoos covering their arms and chest walking in his direction.

"OI KID! Yer holding onto a nice piece’o fish there," The man in the middle shouted over the distance, "Unfortunately for ya it’s not fer sale. Now be a good lad and come wit’ us to the stall you took that merchant’s fish from."

Stian looked over the men commng towards him and whispered to Havlar who was also observing the men.

"The look like they want to hurt us don’t they Hav?" Stian said in a low whisper.

It’s you they are intending to hurt, they can not lay their filthy hand on my ethereal form. But yes, they are not going to show us hospitality even if you did as they say.

Stian smiled despite what Havlar had just said.

"Then that means I can finally do some proper defense training against humans huh?"

Havlar gunted in agreement as Stian turned to the girl besides him.

"Would you mind holding this? It’s going to get in the way and I’m going to need both my hands free for this."

"Wait wha-" the girl started before Stian unloaded the tuna onto her. She fell backwards with a yelp as the fish settled into her lap. Stian turned back around to the approaching men and unhooked his spear from behind his back. Thanks to Havlar’s power, the spear had remained invisible strapped across Stians back to keep it out of potential robbing hands whenever he and Stian went into ports like this one.

Stian grinned even more as he saw the men suddenly pause at the sight of his weapon. He got into the ready stance that Hav had taught him and prepared for the men’s attack.

"WwwwAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIT!" Hiralu leaped in middle of the prefight and lifted the fish over her head, "Don’t fight! Let’s find another opti-"
"That boy o’er is a thief, ya tree!"
"Not only that, he’s threatening us!"
"Out of the way, woman!" The sailors yelled at her, getting rowdy at the sight of the criminal’s spear and battle ready stance. Others began to grab their weapons and surround them. The spearman watched them carefully yet calmly.
"I can take them!" He said cheerfully.
"What? You on his side, woman?" A sailor called.
"Wait wait WAIT-HEY. YOUWITHTHESPEAR!" Hiralu turned quickly to the spearman, "Do you have any sort of money?!"
"Money?" He looked confused, "What do I need that for?"
Hiralu stared at him and then quickly looked to the sailors closing in on them.
"Coins?!" Hiralu asked in desperation.
"Nope!" The strange man piped up.
"Then they’re going to take this fish back and put you in jail!"
"Why jail?" The spearman paused as if listening, "Oh, even more reason to fight!"
The sweaty fish merchant had caught up.
"You caught the thief yet? Hurry up! The girl has to be with him too!"
"BY THE GREAT TREE, CALM DOWN, I’LL PAY FOR IT!" Hiralu shouted. She hoped to the sun that she had enough coins…!

While the girl with pointy ears seamed to be searching her person for something, Stian put his hand to his mouth and whispered to Havlar.

"Hey Havey, what is this money thing that girl is talking about?"

Its a form of exchange using a common currency of some kind to purchase items or services in some countries,  Havlar said to Stian in one of his usual lecturing tones, By how things appear, this port seams to use a coin currency system of copper, silver, and gold. 

"Coins? Oh yeah! thats one of the things the girl asked if we had. Wait, are coins like the thin, yellow disks in that bag you told me to grab back on the island?"

Did I not specifically teach you that those “disks” are called coins? Havlar growled.

"Yeah, looks like I forgot," Stian said with a small laugh.

Havlar let out a sigh that sounded like a passing breeze. Stian was familiar with this sound as Hav always made it when Stian told him he forgot something that he taught.

Stian reached to his side and plucked the coin pouch from his belt. He reached in and pulled out 10 of the little yellow disks. He put the pouch back and walked over to where the big, burly men were now glaring into the girl who seamed to shrink under their looks. They turn their eyes towards him as he approached

"I was not aware that the fish was not a gift, and for that I am sorry. I hope these will be enough to exchange for the fish and for the trouble I caused," Stian said apologetically as he offered up his palm filled with the golden coins.

Suddenly everyone there, the 3 sailors, the fishmonger, and the pointy eared girl just stared at the hand filled with 10 golden coins with their mouths hanging open. They all looked like they had become fish themselves 

Like some kind of bloodhound, the fish seller realized that this boy had no idea how much the fish actually costed.
"Oh, that should be just enough." He said with a sudden pleasant smile.
"But-" Hiralu began but the merchant interrupted her, "The trouble he caused requires payment as well. He said so himself."
"But that costs as much as nest materials!" Hiralu protested.
"Look here, elf woman-"
"What’s the big deal? He can take it." The spearman interjected, moving a bit closer, "I don’t need it."
The merchant took the money before Hiralu could protest and said, “Thank you for your business.” before he walked away. Hiralu looked from the spearman and the merchant in a confused manner before sighing and holding out the fish to him. The spearman looked around at the now dispersing sailors.
"Yeah, looks like it." He said to himself, rising out of his battle stance. He put the spear back into place and it disappeared. He liked to talk to himself… Or some imaginary friend named Havey?
"Thanks for holding my fish, lady!" The spearman smiled, took the fish from Hiralu and waved as he walked to wherever he was going.
Hiralu followed him, her confusion replaced by her usual positive mood.
"You are most welcome! At least there wasn’t a fight! My name is Hiralu and I’m an freelance acrobat."-She added the last part proudly,-"Who are you?"

ask-yami-the-warrior asked:

"Hey, Tortega... what does it feel like when you fight?" Yami asked.

damslefly answered:

"Like a growing thirst that comes from somewhere deep within me," Tortega replied, "Like as though I had not eaten or drunken in days." 

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"Oh… hm…" Yami didn’t expect Tortega to actually answer him. It would be polite to respond in turn, right?

"For me, it feels like…. Sugary music?" That was the closest thing he could think of…

Tor tilted his head at Yami’s reply. Sugary music?

"No, its more like the more I fight with a foe, the more this thirst deepens. Like only defeating the ones who face me could end the thirst, like they could quench it by being brought down by my blade."

Yami nodded.
"Yeah for you, I meant for me." He smiled sheepishly at Tortega’s confusion, "I can understand the thirst increasing though. The longer I fight, the more I want to continue…"

"Ah," Tor replied, "I see."

"However with my training, the thirst has become only a small detail at the back of my mind, in which i can now focus on the task at hand instead of my opponent."

"Is it the same training you’ve been trying to give me?" Yami asked curiously.

cometotherebellion answered:

Eva was surprised when Ran had rested his head on her lap. not knowing what else to do in a situation like this,she brushed the hair off his face before selecting a strand and lightly braiding it

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"… Yes." Ran leaned back again and took a deep breath in and out. Hearth sat and watched the two, chirruping curiously. The bird on Ran’s shoulder fluttered onto his head.

Eva looked up at Ran and smiled weakly before looking back down to Hearth “what do you think I should do Hearth?” she asked softly as she picked him up and gently cuddled him

Hearth gurgled happily at the miss’s voice and attention but recognized her tone as a request for a response. He sniffed at her face and tilted his head. What did she want him to do?
"Chhrrrrrl?" He cooed in the same tone.
Ran took out the letter and started to reread it. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a piece of charcoal and the letter. He started to write on the back of the paper.

she frowned and continued to cuddle Hearth “should I stay here?” she whispered quietly to Hearth “or should I go with him?” she tried to think of a way for him to respond “if you think I should stay  you can chirp once,but if you think I should go with you and your master chirp twice” she continued in the same hushed whisper

"Chir? Chir Chir?" Hearth warbled, snuggling back up against the miss and looking up at her. He wished he could understand her clearly, why was she telling him to speak once and twice?

"you don’t understand,do you little on?" she asked scratching his head as he cuddled up to her "I guess I’ll have to figure this out on my own"

Hearth leaned into Eva’s touch before relaxing and resting, slowly drifting off to sleep.
Ran rolled up the paper and picked the bird off his shoulder.
"Do you need to sleep?"
The blue bird shook its head and chirped a whooping sort of chirp. Ran nodded and put the parchment into a container on its back. He then stood up, opened the window, and tossed the bird outside. The bird fluttered off.

0toto:

I’m super tired! WOW I finally decided to finish the freebies I owe on the thread I made on DN [NA]! Sadly, I’m not accepting any more since I have a lot of things to do! Q 7 Q  DId these all today! My hand hurts so much but At least I got a whole page done! *few more pages to go though—ghh*

Anyway, I haven’t been on NA servers…since I have buddies that are playing at DNSEA (my husbando, Shippa included) So yeep yep! This isn’t to say that I don’t miss you NA players! ; Q ;  I love you guys so much too! You guys kept me going on drawing and stuff! I did not forget you all!*+* Maybe your names—*COUGH* b-but not your presence! If that makes sense? *Sweats*

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cometotherebellion answered:

Eva was surprised when Ran had rested his head on her lap. not knowing what else to do in a situation like this,she brushed the hair off his face before selecting a strand and lightly braiding it

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Hearth sneezed out a puff of smoke and shook his head while Ran processed Eva’s words.

"… As long as you can defend yourself." He answered, resting his elbows on his legs, "But that’s only the worse-case scenario… I can protect you otherwise."

Eva was quiet for a moment as she pet Hearth “…when do they need you by?” she asked keeping her eyes on the dragon

"The sooner, the better."

"can I have tonight to think about it?"

"… Yes." Ran leaned back again and took a deep breath in and out. Hearth sat and watched the two, chirruping curiously. The bird on Ran’s shoulder fluttered onto his head.

Eva looked up at Ran and smiled weakly before looking back down to Hearth “what do you think I should do Hearth?” she asked softly as she picked him up and gently cuddled him

Hearth gurgled happily at the miss’s voice and attention but recognized her tone as a request for a response. He sniffed at her face and tilted his head. What did she want him to do?
"Chhrrrrrl?" He cooed in the same tone.
Ran took out the letter and started to reread it. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a piece of charcoal and the letter. He started to write on the back of the paper.

she frowned and continued to cuddle Hearth “should I stay here?” she whispered quietly to Hearth “or should I go with him?” she tried to think of a way for him to respond “if you think I should stay  you can chirp once,but if you think I should go with you and your master chirp twice” she continued in the same hushed whisper

"Chir? Chir Chir?" Hearth warbled, snuggling back up against the miss and looking up at her. He wished he could understand her clearly, why was she telling him to speak once and twice?