her fresh red and blue and yellow paint gleaming, soared high over-head Millstown, Beylix. At her helm, Hagar made the decision to circle a few times, letting folk know they'd arrived, much to the aggrievement of Port Authority.
The magician laughed aloud as they scolded him over the radio, before picking it up and returning with a good humored, "Sorry, boys! The world's but a stage for we players of fortune! Tend to forget our civilized selves after bein' in the Black awhile!"
Unchagrined by their return snarls, he sang "Round and Round the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel!"
and banked the ship low over the city one more time, fancying that he could see heads turning upward.
Under the shiny new name, the garish paint and the fine filter of new papers, the same old Sherwood still hummed in his hands. Only now she had a new purpose. She was the shiny distraction, the ear to the ground, the gossip-hunter. To keep the others safe, The Sherwood had to change, to lay down arms and lay out the red carpet. As Nate gave up his gowns and wigs, so she gave up her guns and very name...
Below decks, the Dionesia Arena Circus prepped for landing and opening night of a three week run.
Hagar brought her down with his usual two-bump landing that sent a growl through the ship, and spun to face Joshua, "You and I, dear boy, are about to have the time of our lives!"
But below the words there was a tinge of sorrow, a whisper of appreciation, and a relief that Joshua had chosen to stay with him. Hagar gave a last glance at the consul, then turned back with surity in his eyes, "It's up to us to keep them safe now. All we have to do is keep prying eyes watching us."
Clapping the hirsute archer on the shoulder, he led the way out. To a new world. To a new life.
To a new beginning.OOC: This post marks the End of the Sherwood as a player ship, and the beginning of The Dionesia as an NPC ship, and the beginning of Hagar and Joshua's new careers as fully NPC characters. :) The Dionesia and her players will be used to pass information to other ships and make guest appearances in other threads as needed. Mods? If you want her for anything, say the word!