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  1. Zyta

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    “It is long. Going one direction we would have to pass over mountains, go through deep jungles, wade over an ocean, cross through an unknown world, and then we would get there. Or we can go the other way and be there in two days,” replied Zyta. “The choice is yours.” He pushed away his plate, now empty of food, from his sight and leaned back in his chair as he waited for Renn to answer.
     
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    Renn picked at her food before taking another bite. She didn't know what to answer. "So why does one way sound much harder than the other?" Was one way special or something? She frowned at this and took a change to glance at Zyta before looking back at her food. Which one did she want to do? The young gril wasn't sure what she wanted to do.

    "So...how come you just mention the shorter one? The two day one?" She was honestly curious. Didn't people normally want to take shorter routes? Why mention the long and perilous one first? It just didn't make sense to the girl.
     
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    Zyta sipped from his coffee before answering. “I just don’t want to get there faster; the moment I get back, it’s back to work for me.” He sighed with a depressed tone and look on his face. “The two ways are split, as you see, by us going all the way around the planet or by simply going the way everyone else would. I would personally go the longer way just to stay out of work.”
     
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    Renn tilted her head and pondered on this. "Well...then let's go the long way. Though..." a pout appeared on her face."...that makes you sound kind of lazy." Then a small smile appeared on her face before she frowned. She finished the last of her food before she began to ponder on the journey. As much as she wanted to go, she was going with this person she hardly knew. Yet...she wanted to go. "So when will we be leaving?"
     
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    “Reluctant, is a better word,” replied Zyta with a smile, but there was something murderous in his smile as if he regarded the lazy comment with disdain. He stood up and reached to his side and pulled free a pouch of gold and threw it on the table. He considered the gold for a moment and then shook half of the contents free and pocketed the rest. “That’s about how good the food was, I don’t need change,” Zyta shouted. To Renn, “I’ll be leaving three hours before dawn, if you’re going to follow be sure to have your affairs in order before then. I don’t want a little girl full of regrets on my shoulders for the better pat of the journey.”
     
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    Renn watched in awe as Zyta dropped more gold on the table. Her amber eyes looked up at him. Then when he turned upon her and told her when they were leaving. She opened her mouth to reply but at the comment of little girl, she frowned. She wasn't-

    She shook her head as she stood. "Fine. I will then."

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    Renn stared at her wall in the room she had been renting. There wasn't much for her to do in a town that required her to wrap things up. She gathered her own supplies and finally...she stared at her staff. Her amber eyes lingered on them for quite some time before she picked it up. She hadn't touched it in so long. It felt foreign in her. Her lips moved but no words came out as she let her fingers grip the staff tightly. The young mage let out a small sigh before putting it back down. It was too soon...

    Finally, when it was time to go, Renn grabbed her knapsack before turning to leave. She took one last glance at the staff and stopped. She bit her lower lip before reaching out for it. She was going to have to get use to this if she was going to travel all over like Zyta had mentioned. Going all the way around the planet. It was exciting...and scary.

    But as she ran off to meet the man, to meet Zyta, a faint smile appeared on her face. She had a tiny but of happiness growing inside of her.
     
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    There was blood covering the floor of the alley that was submerged in darkness, and a lifeless visage of the body hacked to pieces to that it was almost impossible to identity the body. At one point during the night the moon would pass over the alley and floor it with light and only then the full extent of the damage would be known. Zyta’s hands were painted with his victim’s blood, careful enough not to get any on his clothing. He looked up to the sky in the darkness and breathed out as if a great burden was lifted off from his shoulders. His face was expressionless, though at the moment of death he broke out into a smile as he felt the last beatings of his victim’s heart race blood through one of the many cuts in their body. When they uttered their last breath Zyta had knelt down and kissed their brow and then drew himself away.

    It was a few minutes before the meeting time with Renn when Zyta found water outside for horses and washed his hands free of the blood. He dried himself on his clothes and then went, with haste, to meet with Renn and only got there a minute before she arrived.

    As Renn came up Zyta almost wished it wasn’t her, wished that she had chosen to stay behind and live out her live here in this place. Of course that was not to be, he knew from the moment that they had parted that she would be here, early even so that he couldn’t give her the chance to abandon her in this city.

    “Are you ready to go? Need the bathroom first?” Zyta said with a laugh. He looked her up and down slowly, but without lustful eyes. He was taking in her clothing material and equipment and mentally measured it against the journey to come. It was enough, he concluded, there are towns along the way if she runs out of things. Zyta on the other hand was bare of anything except for the clothes on his back.
     
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    She frown severely at his questioning before she nodded her y. "O-of course I am! I'm not a child." Her face immediately redden as she tried to keep her cool. She wasn't use to interacting as such as she did with Zyta. This journey thing made her on edge and she was nervous just thinking about what might happen. Her hand gripped her staff. "So where are we going first?"

    ((Thought I'd revive it, ya?))
     
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    Renn’s nervous attitude was not missed by Zyta, even the near perfect darkness of the night. For a moment he was silent as he toyed with the idea of going ‘Boo!’ to her to see how she reacted. Indeed the impulse was so strong that the mere thought of it curled the ends of his lips into a devilishly twisted grin that could only be interpreted as mischief.

    “We first go through the forest of death near here,” Zyta stated turning away from Renn hastily to hide his smile. (Had she seen it? Zyta thought). The impulse was fleeting and was already on the ebb away from his current train of thought. “After that we travel onward into death valley. There we will come up to the town known as death’s doorstep. Come, I want to make some good distance before the sun comes up in a few hours.” Zyta added as he suddenly, without warning, stepped outside of the city known as Anime Online and into the bleak atmosphere of its surrounding lands.

    “You can be at ease,” Zyta said after walking ten or so feet, his tone quiet as a whisper and hiding a hint of embarrassment at his oncoming words. “You are my travel companion until we reach the Haven. I will protect you from harm as long as we are together.”
     
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    She frowned as Zyta describe where they would be heading. "So much death...fun..." she mumbled as she quickly followed him out of Anime Online. She hadn't know much besides that place, so she was a bit nervous. Anime Online had been a good home to her but when Zyta told her of Dreamer's Haven, she wanted to go there. It was the journey itself that interested her. The place, as nice as it sounded, paled in comparison of a journey. She had only ever been on one journey before. A long and harsh one...

    She perked at Zyta's words and felt her cheeks glow. Renn hadn't really thought about it, but she supposed this was going to be a dangerous journey. She couldn't let her guard down, but it was still a nice thought. The mage quickly caught up with Zyta and looked at him. "Is that a promise?"

    She didn't really expect him to answer but a small smile appeared on her face. "'Cuz promises are always suppose to be kept. Not that I doubt you, it's just a thought."
     
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    Zyta was not abashed about his promise. On the contrary he paused and looked right into Renn’s eyes without blinking, and staring into them as if he was trying to bore a hole into her soul, said simply and with perfect articulation, “I will keep my word even if you try to kick me in the shins, stomp your feet in anger, or a horde of demons surrounds us, or even if you blow kisses at me while I sleep, I will make sure that no harm comes to you. Unless, that is, if you get hurt trying to kick me in the shins. Besides, I think those names are just for show; I mean, a couple of dragons did try to kill me in the Death Valley on my way to Anime Online, but that was nothing. Ah, I let them both go alive, so don’t worry.” Zyta quickly added as he mistook whatever expression was on her face as sympathy for the two dragons.
     
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    She paused for a minute at his words before she nodded her head. "You're strange but okay. That's a promise. Though, the kissing part was a bit too much." She shook her head, as she walked ahead. She wanted to say that it was nice to have a new friend, but at the same time, her amber eyes seem to linger to the horizon. She wasn't honest like that. She was one to hide those feelings and that's how she protected herself. She didn't want to tell Zyta the truth.

    She turned around and walked backwards as she tilted her head at Zyta. "So what are dragons like?"
     
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    “Is it” Zyta asked. Then he shrugged. “Then you’d better not fall for me. Dragons are what you expect them to be; big, strong, ugly, and stupid. The two that attacked me for walking too close to their treasure—dumb fucks guarding their treasure so close to the road—were twins. I swear, they were so weak and stupid that you could have beaten them.”
     
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    She pouted, still walking backwards. "I won't."

    Renn didn't understand a guy like him too well, but she threw that thought away as he explained the dragons to her. She frowned for several seconds after his final statement. "I very much doubt that. Dragons are still dragons." She turned around, still walking ahead, pondering on her many thoughts. She didn't know if she'd really gain anything from this jounrey but she had to try, didn't she? The mage glanced back to look at Zyta, "So...what really brought you to Anime Online?"

    It was a simple question because the answer before didn't satisfy her.
     
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    Zyta laughed for Renn’s question was funny to him, especially in the way that she phrased her question, as if mocking him for all of the wrong reasons. “I tell you that I was there for a personal vacation to get away from work, and I also tell you that I single-handily beat two dragons, and you doubt me that I was on vacation? Man, woman! You have your priorities wrong. You're the only one that would be suspicious about a vacation and not my tale with the dragons.”
     
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    She didn't particularly think her question was funny but as Zyta laughed, she just stared at him. The girl almost frowned but waited until he finally did answer. Which wasn't all up to her standards. "Well, yeah! Dragons are slightly be believable than a vacation to AnimeOnline. People don't just come to AnimeOnline for a vacation. Well...normal people do. You're not normal." She was blunt, more than she ever thought possible but it was true. His answer wasn't one that really added up, like others. If it had been someone else' she may have believed them but not him.

    Not Zyta.

    Renn sighed before shaking her head. "How long will it take to get to our first destination?"
     
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    With his face facing away from Renn Zyta considered the distance against their current speed. Too long, he thought, I shall die of boredom.

    Turning abruptly Zyta suddenly become very menacing. He seemed to grow taller and darkly as shadows, against the night, seemed to envelope him. “I will get there by midmorning, but your journey ends here. You are far too trusting; it just so happens that I came to Anime Online to find my next victim, and that’s you.” Slowly, to draw a dramatically suspenseful scene, Zyta swept his right hand horizontally in the space between them and his sword, a jian, auburn and many, like diamond, had many facets. It was named El Shaddai. “First I shall play with your body before I kill you. Don’t worry, I shall hang your naked body in the air with wires cut into your arms and legs that will, nay shall, make you into a beautiful woman.”

    At that instant Zyta lunged forward, bringing up his weapon as if to stab at Renn. There was clearly murder in his sunken eyes and his thrust had the intent to kill.
     
  18. Xelhes

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    ...liar.

    He was very scary though. She flinched and reacted, which she couldn't really help. His form was really....really...

    When he came at her, Renn found herself unable to look at the man before her. Her hands reflexivly turned to fist but she didn't do anything as she open her mouth. "A promise is a promise...silly." Did she really believe that he was gonna kill her. Who knew, really. Her hair fell around her face, as she thought about one thing.

    Death isn't really that bad.
     
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    Zyta clicked his teeth and dropped his attack and all murderous intentions, almost in a disappointed manner.

    “Sorry,” Zyta apologized without looking apologetic in the slightest, “I just wanted to see what you were capable of since you are carrying that staff. I wanted to be sure that you could defend yourself.”
     
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    She blinked a couple of times, staring at Zyta. She opened her mouth but nothing came out. She sighed. "I guess I do look pretty useless."

    She waved her staff around, looking around. "I don't like attacking anyone unless I have too. So to answer your question, I can defend myself when the time comes. If I have to." The she smiled, almost a smirk. "But I don't have to worry about that don't I?"

    Renn made quotation marks in the air and tried her best to imitate the man before her, her face growing deadly serious. "I will protect you from harm as long as we are together."