Zaxton Books - April 21, 2009 12:46 AM (GMT)
The man was a scientist in a Shadow Clan uniform; not at all unusual in a Lindblum aircab station. What was unusual was that a small child was holding his hand at the moment. The child was hard to make out; mostly hidden under a heavy silver cloak.
Still, if this was a kidnapping, that seemed extremely unlikely, since the kid seemed to be holding the man's hand, rather than the other way around.
When I have left, you will board the next cab to the central air station, and board the next ship to Mobliz.
The man nodded subtly.
Then, you will kill James Derrida.
If the command seemed odd, the other hid it well. Of course he would kill James Derrida. Why would he do otherwise? James was a terrible, terrible monster.
Aredjay - April 21, 2009 01:57 AM (GMT)
The man nodded again, totally understanding his assignment.
Zaxton Books - April 21, 2009 02:00 AM (GMT)
The child shifted under his cloak, taking his hand back, perhaps to cross them.
Call Rjinns and tell him to hurry up.
Aredjay - April 21, 2009 02:02 AM (GMT)
Almost as if the child was calling Beetlejuice, Rjinns appeared at that moment using a scroll. The Nu Mou looked down at the child.
"My, my... I hadn't expected anything quite like this," he mused out loud.
Zaxton Books - April 21, 2009 02:31 AM (GMT)
Like what, exactly? Carry on.
The scientist moved to go board his air cab, and the child turned to face Rjinns, still hidden under its cloak.
Let's get lunch.
Aredjay - April 21, 2009 02:33 AM (GMT)
"Erm...all right, if you say so. I'm a bit famished anyway."
Rjinns couldn't help but wonder what the scientist was up to, though...
Zaxton Books - April 21, 2009 02:36 AM (GMT)
The kid would take the mage's hand as they walked.
Do not mind him. He has his orders.
Aredjay - April 21, 2009 11:10 PM (GMT)
"...Wait, did you just read my mind? You're one curious little kid."
Indeed, the Nu Mou hadn't dealt with mind-reading before. It was a foreign thing for him, skilled though he was at magic.
Zaxton Books - April 21, 2009 11:30 PM (GMT)
You have no idea. Still, maybe I will teach you. Here is a nice cafe; some soup, if you would.
Aredjay - April 22, 2009 12:38 AM (GMT)
Rjinns opened the door to allow them to enter, and walked up to the counter.
"One bowl of beef stew and one bowl of curry, please."
Zaxton Books - April 22, 2009 01:17 AM (GMT)
Rjinns would quickly be satisfied in his order, and the child hopped up into its chair, grabbing his spoon.
Aredjay - April 22, 2009 02:19 AM (GMT)
Rjinns took his bowl of curry and began eating.
Zaxton Books - April 22, 2009 02:52 AM (GMT)
The child moved the bowl into his lap, out of view. In that way, he was able to dip into it with his claw without Rjinns noticing.
How goes the war?
Aredjay - April 22, 2009 12:59 PM (GMT)
"On my unit's front? Not too well, although Liassa did discover some interesting tidbits about the weapons on Dollet's ships. And I've heard Tetran and Dascar have their hands full in Mobliz at the moment."
Zaxton Books - April 24, 2009 09:53 PM (GMT)
They will not for long. I expect that will become a non-issue within the week.
Aredjay - April 25, 2009 02:23 AM (GMT)
"I see, I see."
Rjinns took a spoonful of curry, chewed up the solid bits, and swallowed.
Zaxton Books - April 25, 2009 04:38 PM (GMT)
No you don't. But you will. What can you tell me of the black mage?
Aredjay - April 25, 2009 06:14 PM (GMT)
The Nu Mou seemed perplexed.
"I've never worked with the Black Mage before, so I couldn't say. He's been gone for a long while, though."
Zaxton Books - April 25, 2009 06:48 PM (GMT)
That simplifies things. When we are done, you are to go to the local garrison and take command on Cluny's Authority.
Aredjay - April 26, 2009 02:59 AM (GMT)
"Understood. Our lord's wish is my command."
Zaxton Books - April 28, 2009 01:36 PM (GMT)
The kid put his empty bowl back on the table.
Aredjay - April 28, 2009 02:17 PM (GMT)
Rjinns finished soon afterwards, left the payment on the table, and exited the cafe.
"Now, if I recall, the garrison is this way..." he mused to himself, looking to the east.
Zaxton Books - May 11, 2009 08:57 PM (GMT)
The... thing... followed.
Aredjay - May 13, 2009 12:34 PM (GMT)
~A few minutes later...~
The door to the garrison opened.
"Greetings! I am Rjinns Wande, a leading Shadow Clan official, and I'll be taking control of this here garrison. Got it?"