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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:35 am 
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"But she is up there right? She's not going to sneak out after us?" Rook asked as they left the inn. Once they were out, Rook could already hear the howling. It seemed a lot more urgent than it was the night before.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:53 am 
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"I don't think she'll follow in her condition," Drake began before he heard the howls.

"We should hurry. Remember silver," Drake said dashing ahead, his feet seeming to float unnaturally over the ground.

Drake had actually cast a low level flight spell. It wouldn't grab any unwanted attention like flying overhead would, but if someone were paying close attention, they'd probably realize his feet weren't touching the ground nearly enough for the speed he was traveling.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:16 am 
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Rook ran after Drake, pulling out something he had worked on last night. Where he had his short swords sheathed, he had some silver dust. Hopefully that would be enough to damage a wolf. As they ran toward the forest that Lydia had indicated, the two werewolves were sizing each other up. The foaming wolf seemed to have the upper hand as the other one slouched on the ground, exhausted.

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Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:39 am 
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Drake Had his shotgun ready. The silver shot was already loaded, and they seemed far enough apart to safely take a shot without the need for any precision shooting. They were much bigger than ducks at least. Drake steadied the bead on the rabid wolf and pulled the trigger.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:59 pm 
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The shot missed just barely. The rabid wolf snarled at Drake and lunged at him. It was tackled by the other wolf and the two were in a dangerous ball of frenzy. One wolf howled and blood covered the fur of both animals. Rook took this time to quietly make his way around the pair.

The rabid werewolf pinned the other down. While it was distracted, Rook took the chance and sprinted in, jumping on the rabid wolf's back and plunged his silver coated sword into it's shoulder. It howled in pain and reared back, tossing Rook onto his stomach knocking the wind out of him. It turned and snarled, seemingly ignoring the pain as it prepared to strike.

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Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:17 am 
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Drake rolled and brought his shotgun to bear, and fired off the round in the second barrel at the rabid werewolf while it was focusing on Rook.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:58 pm 
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The werewolf howled loudly. It turned at once to face Drake. It raised one paw, and was tackled by the other werewolf. There was more snarling, but then one wolf howled loudly, collapsing to the ground.

Rook got up, clutching his abdomen. He cautiously walked over to the collapsed wolf. His throat had been torn out and he had foam at his mouth. If it hadn't been for getting the wind knocked out of him, he would have sighed with some relief. The other werewolf was slowly shifting his form back to a human. It was the same man they had seen the other night. He was attempting to cover a wound on his side.

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Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:23 pm 
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Drake got up, slinging his shotgun over his shoulder and approached the surviving man.

"We need to clean that wound. Your enemy there had some sort of disease," Drake said, cautiously approaching.

"Come back to town with us, and we can treat it properly," he added, now kneeling by him.

Drake turned his head toward Rook, "Can you bring us some water?"

"Now that the fighting is over, let me ask you a question. Do you know someone named Dorothy?"

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:03 am 
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"I have it now." The man replied sharply as Rook ran over with his canteen with water. "I've seen what happens. Soon..." He took another deep breath. "Soon, I'll be the same. Just as he was, I'll be a rabid animal."

"But your Dorothy's husband. We...We can't give up on you!" Rook pleaded.

He shook his head. "I can't....Dorothy needs to think Jonathon is dead." He stood up only to stumble back down to his knees. "I don't want her to see me like this. I don't want her to be in danger..."

Rook bit his cheek and he looked at Drake.

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Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:30 am 
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"Then..." Drake said as he opened his shotgun, and put two more shells in.

"How long do you have? If you wish it, I'll end your suffering, but Dorothy has a right to see her husband one last time. She's held on to your memory all this time. You owe her that much, so that she can let finally let go," Drake said.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:37 am 
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Jonathon looked down at his injury. "I can't see her like this...She would insist that I don't take my life. For better or for worse....But I can't..."

"We....We can tell her....you er....died protective the village....Maybe..." Rook suggested. "Still...I don't know."

"I love her so much." Jonathon said quietly. "I want her to remember the old me. The better me."

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Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:29 am 
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"Then say goodbye to her, damn it! Even if you must see her cry one last time, then bear that pain and see her face to face," Drake said.

He spoke as if from personal experience. The visions of another possible future still haunted him. Still it lingered, a memory of a time yet to come. His wife perishing alone in her bed as he tried to deny what was happening. A future where his son would come to hate him. A future where his own grandchild didn't even recognize him. An old man would die alone in the snow with no one to mourn his passing. All because of denial. He wouldn't allow Dorothy to suffer the same fate.

"She's spent all these years, patiently waiting for her husband's return, and she'll keep waiting until she sees you for herself. You should have time if we act quickly. Return to this spot when you're done. Rook will accompany you to make sure nothing goes wrong."

Drake had chosen Rook for such a duty for good reason. Rook was a young man who'd some day fall in love, maybe even with Drake's precious little sister. When that day came he needed to understand the duty a man has to his loved ones. This was something Rook needed to see.

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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:04 am 
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Jonathon looked worried and tired. Rook glanced at Drake and he bit his lip.

"I'll escort him. Mr. Drake...I...I know an easier way to end his suffering. Please, come with us. It's about time I show you something the Order taught me."

When the group made it back to the inn. Rook went inside to fetch Dorothy. He brought her behind the inn and out of sight of the townspeople to where Jonathon lay still, wounded. He stood to the side as Dorothy at first covered her mouth and shook her head in disbelief. That was until Jonathon held up one hand with the wedding band. Dorothy did the same and she knelt down by his side.

"Why?" She asked. "Why were you gone so long?"

Jonathon reached up and touched Dorothy's cheek. "Nathan...my brother. He fell in love with you too. He couldn't stand it when we got married...the lovesick fool ran into the woods and got infected with something."

"Infected?"

Jonathon nodded. "It made him crazy. I've defended the townspeople and you from him for the past twenty years."

"Why couldn't have just ki...." Rook shut his mouth.

"But he bit me tonight. I've watched him for so many years. I've seen it progress. Soon I'll become rabid....I'll change...."

"Change?" Dorothy inquired, reaching for Jonathon's hand.

Jonathon squeezed it tightly. "I'm a werewolf....I'm sorry I never told you,"

"Don't be...." Tears were falling down Dorothy's cheeks. "I love you Jonathon."

"And I love you, dearest. That's why...I have to take these gentleman up on their offer. They promised I can end it peacefully so long as I was able to say goodbye."

Rook half expected Dorothy to protest, to beg them not to. He caught her looking over Jonathon's grievous wounds. She slowly nodded her head and leaned over to give Jonathon a soft kiss. "You've earned your rest, my beloved."

Jonathon smiled, his heart lifted with her understanding. He turned to Rook and nodded his head. Rook nodded and he laid both his hands over Jonathon's heart. Drake could see a white aura pulsate from his hand and into Jonathon's body. There was a small twitch and a breath escaped from him. Slowly, Jonathon's chest stopped rising, It was as if he slipped into a deep sleep.

Rook leaned back and sighed, the technique he had used being very exhausting.

Dorothy held Jonathon's hand still, staring at him as tears fell.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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 Post subject: Re: The Widow's Worry
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:19 am 
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Drake looked on quietly. This was all they could do. Tonight they could bring closure for two decades of waiting and longing. A husband and wife were able to see one another one last time, and say goodbye. By tomorrow there would be a funeral, while Drake and his companions were on the next leg of their journey.

Drake turned away and breathed out a puff of visible breath in the chill night air. Two strangers had come to this town, and in the morning they'd be gone. In their short time here they'd closed the book on the story of two brothers and the woman they both loved.

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