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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:57 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Seeing the woman cry as she began to fully wake up, and the sad warbling that she made would cause Brio's ears to droop as he looked at her with sad eyes.  The horns on his head began to turn cloudier in color, a tinge of blue spreading through.  His tail hung limply behind himself in defection.  After she ignored his offer of food or water, and asked him as to why he would take her and what he was going to do with her, Brio fell silent for a short time.  The only sounds being that of the wildlife that surrounded them in the trees, and the wheels turning over the hardened soil.  What could he even begin to say that would make her feel better?  She was so certain that being with Caspian had been a good thing, and he didn't think he had the words to change her thoughts.

"I... I..." Brio tried to start speaking, tried to start explaining his reasons, and the like.  She already knew the basics, but how did he verbalize how he felt about his situation?  How did he explain that what he wanted-needed, was more important than her desires?  Shaking his head, he would chew distractedly on his lower lip, the fangs from his bonding poking out sharply.

"Like you said," Clearing his throat, he would try to give it a go with explaining, but he didn't exactly expect her to fully get it, or at all really.  Not that it was her fault, being so sheltered or in such a situation. "I sh-should just take action.  Do what... what needs to be done..."  Stuttering again although not quite as badly as before, he couldn't meet her eyes right now. So for now his gaze remained glued to the road that he was pushing the cart on, trying to make sure that the ride wasn't too bumpy for  her.

"I could... say that I took you because... because it's just wrong... to consider those like...um, you, as possessions," Brio sighed heavily, privately happy that she at least wasn't trying to get away from him.  Now that the collar wasn't there, she really did have the chance to fly off and he wouldn't have any way of chasing her down.  And he wasn't going to chain or tie her down. That would be at least as wrong as what he found to be horrible. "But, the truth... the truth is that I need your help. You... are my only chance at... freedom from this existence." He gestured at himself shortly, indicating the chimera like aspects of himself.

"I've spent the last two years.... searching through every... book, legend and fable for a solution... I couldn't find anything viable at all! Not... not until I started researching Selantria," He told her, his eyes telling the story of how weary he was from that endless seeming search. "And I... I can't let Caspian get his hands... on the location."  Another light chewing of his lower lip, as he knew she likely wouldn't care to hear what he said.

"He would... ravage it. Take everything he could fr-from there, including any... anyone that strikes his... fancy for keeping as a pet," Brio frowned deeply. "I can't be responsible for him being able to do that... I just can't. I wouldn't be able to live with myself."
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well she did tell him to take action so she supposed that was her fault. She opened the door and he came barreling through like a elephant hell bent to get what he wanted. Roughly exhaling at that she didn't dispute him. Not that she agreed either but she was beginning to feel like it did not matter either. What was done was done. "It is not your choice to determine what is right by another's standards." Eryn replied almost monotone to him saying he took her because she did not been to be a possession.

While his thoughts were true, his actions were still not right. "You are not god, you do not decide for others. Even if they wrong." Okay so she might be admitting she knew being a pet was a bad thing but it was literally all she knew. Her father was a free being once, her mother was as well. Eryn? Well she was born completely in the control of the lord and his aviary. It was not strange for her to be there, it was her life. One that had been ripped away all the suddenly.

His next series of words earned a raised brow. "You made mistake, so I have to fix it?" It seemed incredibly selfish for him to make her do this. She had no idea what he was expecting her to do really but nonetheless it hadn't been her choice. It was a demand that she do it. "And you say things about my lord like you know. As if you seen him do it. Scholar Brio makes dark assumptions very quickly. Do others make assumptions about you as well?" Either she was talking to the wind or Eryn was proving she was a little smarter than her ability to speak stated.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While he was feeling awkward and out of his element by far here and that was a good way to make him stutter and uncertain in his speech, when Eryn would mention that it wasn't his choice as to what is right by other people's standards, his eyes narrowed slightly towards her and he let out a soft huff, shaking his head. Oh boy was the harpy sheltered and brain washed to think such a thing.

"Maybe in some manners... but... well," Brio shook his head, "That attitude is what causes harm.  Another... might find stealing to be... right. And yet others, would find killing senselessly to be right. Turning a blind eye to... to injustice allows it to continue."

"No... but I need your help to fix it," He knew that it wasn't her job to fix his mistake, to fix him, but there was no way around it. Brio wouldn't ever be himself fully again without her, "There's... no way around that."  Ok, she did have somewhat of a point when she asked him if others made similar sorts of assumptions about him that he did about Caspian. But it wasn't exactly the same either. Many thought what they did without knowing him, or knowing the full situation, while Caspian and his father were documented doing similar things. Hell, Eryn herself was proof of it.

"They do... but the difference is that... you, alone are proof towards what I said about him," Brio pointed out, the horns continuing to be chaotic in color as he was trying to think and to plan what he should do next. How to proceed, and keep them from getting caught.  He couldn't count on the idea that Caspian wouldn't figure the trail out on his own, with Brio's  research.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If stares could kill he might start considering himself dying as he spoke. She gathered amount of understanding from his words but none of it rectified him taking her remotely. What was the phrase, "Two wrongs do not make a right." She spat at him quite cynically suggesting that while he could hold anger and a haughty attitude to her lord in comparison he was no better in this situation. "You speak that I should have freedom yet you took me against my will just as much as Lord Caspian. Difference is my nest and my life has been within the aviary and I have known no different. I was born there so I did not make the choice to be there. I made the choice to say no to you and you still took." Eryn scowled darkly at the back of his head. "You tell me the difference in that cause now you are proof too. I cannot flee as I do not know the way back and I would be lost and die very likely."

Shuffling she might draw her knees up into her chest. "You speak as if you know what is best for me. Maybe I like my pet status hmm? Have you asked that? You may think I stupid but I am not. May not be as smart as you but not dumb either." Noting his horns Eryn sighed a little softer and turned her face away. "It matter not. What I want does not matter." She could be as free as she wanted and yet until she really let herself experience it, she would always be a prisoner. That wasn't on Brio either, that was her own fault.

Granted a thought came quickly, "If I flee from you, then what you do? You said in library you cannot access city without family and trinket. I could hide the trinket far away and then you'd be doomed. Would you kill me then?" She was learning quickly not to believe he was as meek and reserved as she first thought. Unpredictable and possibly violent.

Desperation was a ugly thing after all.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If looks could kill, Brio would've been dead many times over, so getting such a dirty look from the elegant female didn't phaze him in the least.  At least in the way that he was used to it, even if he did still feel bad that she felt such a way to give him that kind of look.  He knew he deserved it though.  She had a very good point when it came to the fact that two wrongs in fact did not make a right and that he had taken her against her will.

"No...no, there's no real difference," Brio agreed with her easily, "Taking you like this... I know... I know it's not exactly right..." He shrugged his shoulders as he gave a soft sigh, and glanced to her mournfully, before shifting his gaze back tot he road, continuing to push the cart.  A small sheen of sweat was starting to shimmer across his forehead, since he'd been pushing it for hours now.  A hand lifted up to unbutton the top of his shirt to help himself cool off a little bit.  "It's... it's too late now however."

A slight brow raised and a small, patient smile touched his lips shortly, "I don't think you're stupid at all... you seem very bright." Brio admitted to her, as he saw how she seemed to pick up on things quick. "You're just sheltered... and inexperienced." That's how he saw her anyways, as how could anyone have an real experiences in life if they were kept caged and as a pampered pet?  

"Well.... I guess I would be in real trouble then," Answering her question about what he would do if she were to flee.  His horns would shift to a tinge of blue, eyes widening slightly as he had a slightly horrified look, "Kill you?!" Shaking his head rapidly, Brio made a softly despaired sound, "No, no, no. Not ever!" Glasses slid down his nose, eyes still wide. "I... I might be... desperate,  but I wouldn't ever, ever kill another living being!"  He spoke with complete and utter honesty. Tolsians were often known for being essentially pacifists. They might, as a society turn a blind eye to some things, but it was a general moral of their race to not cause physical harm to others.  It was probably the only reason Brio was still alive.

The very idea of him killing or harming anyone disturbed him so much that Brio stopped watching where he was going as much, and his foot would catch on a rock, sending him tumbling forward while the wagon he was pushing would be sent forward suddenly.  Thankfully it wasn't a bumpy road so it wasn't going to go careening off freely into a tree or anything, but he did lose his grip for the time being. A squeak bursting forth from him as he hit the ground.

Not staying down long, it was just embarrassing to have it happen more than anything. A small scrape on the palm of a hand and the knees of his pants not dirty from the road was all that happened.  Getting up, it seemed his first concern was the harpy, "A-a-are you ok?"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She wasn't sure if she should be insulted by his words of calling her sheltered and inexperienced or just to assume it wasn't meant to be rude. Conflict sat momentarily in her chest deciding quickly that she would ignore said comments and focus on what he had to say after he questions.

Not that she overly believed him currently considering the weight of the situation about how would not kill her. At this point she would not think him incapable of doing anything. She already did that and look where she was right now. Exactly where she didn't want to be so while he may go off on a tangent about how he wouldn't ever kill another living being, she would reserve her fate until a later date.

Lips parted to say something in response but unfortunately found him disappearing under the cart. Jerking  upwards as he hit the ground, the cart she had been riding in began to slide down the road. Jostling and twisting until she eventually decided that she could not handle such a ride.

Wings opened wide as she jumped up and fumbled around awkwardly trying to maintain a suddenly flight without a proper execution. But fly she did. Well it was a hover well off the ground staring at the cart that eventually slowed to a halt and the man himself came rushing up. Though she stayed out of grasp from him, Eryn exhaled a slow panicky sigh. "Fine. Fine." Repeating it twice was surely enough to affirm the truth of the matter, "Are you… okay?" Slightly disgusted with asking considering she was not sure she liked him right now, Eryn could not ask. She was upset, not heartless!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brio wouldn't have been able to blame her for not being sure that she could believe him or not regarding whether or not that he would try to kill her out of desperation.  However, despite that, he showed genuine and sincere distress at the idea of it. His horns reflected that clearly, for anyone who knew the colors of despair for that of a Tolsian. Such an odd creature he was, in such an odd situation.  Trying to gain her help, but forced to kidnap her and still try to have her help at the same time... Almost anyone would have had to laugh at him and the situation.

Made all the more ridiculous when he would trip over something and hit the ground, with the cart jostling the harpy female about until she got herself into the air.  But he would be glad to hear that she was fine when answering his question about her condition.  Heaving a sigh of relief, he placed his palms on the ground and pushed himself back up to his feet, ignoring the feel of the gravel and rocks digging into his uncalloused hands.

"That is...is a relief," Brio told her as he brushed his hands off on his pants, the dark brown pants holding the stain of dust afterwards. "I'm....I will... be fine." Answering her next he didn't say much either than to say it directly as it was pretty clear that although she asked after his welfare, she was distressed at the same time. She probably didn't truly care, but it was not like he could blame her. As far as she saw, he was her kidnapper.  

Taking a step towards the cart in order to recover it and it's contents as it had come to a stop a short distance away, Brio winced and sucked in a soft sound of pain.  Looking surprised, he looked down to the agrieved injury, blinking with surprise. "Oh." He really had thought himself fine, but now that he put full weight down onto the leg, he realized that he had cut it on a sharp rock, as blood soaked into the fabric and began to trickle down his skin. "That's a problem." Pursing his lips, he would test his weight carefully on the leg and another hiss of pain escaped him.  It wasn't a terrible wound, but one that he should probably sit down and rest because of at least shortly.

"Well... I... I think I need to rest... a moment," Brio told Eryn, casting his glance around. Thankfully at least, they had come to stop by that of a meadow, a small break in trees showing the long sweet grass that waved in the wind beyond.  Not a large clearing, but it wasn't immediately obvious either.  "We can... sit there.  Maybe have some food?" Although he was supposed to be in charge, but the typical standards of their positions, Brio seemed to look to her more than what a kidnapper should. Hobbling over to the cart, he would gather up his pack and things before starting on his way to where he had pointed out.

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