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A Stop Back in Civilization

Discussion in 'Kasuto Village' started by Bryar, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Bryar

    Bryar In Visions of the Dark Night
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    Bryar had been more than happy to regale his companions with stories the whole way back to Kasuto. Because Reyn had so curiously asked if he had ever been a bad boy, Bryar felt it necessary to brag somewhat about the many things he had stolen in his years. He hinted at his secret location where he stored all his treasures without giving away enough information of course that they might go looking for it sometime without him and steal everything. Though it was an empty promise to Reyn as he still seemed insistent on leaving, Bryar gave word that he could share in his wealth to prove how grateful he was for their help in this ridiculous adventure.

    Other stories he shared revolved around a variety of lovers he had over the years. While one in particular, his beloved and lost Criston, stood out among the others. "He was the most special of all," Bryar would say, "He saved my life after I was attacked by a ferocious Lizalfos and left for dead. I guess that's the first of two times that I was so horribly wounded. I wasn't hit on the head then, so I remember what happened. I remember Criston nursing me back to health and we, well, we became very close. And he vanished one day so I stayed in his home and kept it up for him until he could return. He never did so I... I think I went out looking for him. That's where things start becoming fuzzy, see. I remember.. being on my way to a Lizalfos camp because of a rumor he was seen there. After that... there's nothing. Nothing at all until Zain found me. Though, thanks to the witch in the forest, I remember a little bit in there. The woman and I going to the mountain. She was..." He snapped his fingers, "She was helping me look for clues on what happened to Criston!"

    Slowly, things were beginning to fall into place. He had a few answers, but nothing detailed enough to satisfy. What was at the mountain? Why did they go there? Who exactly was the woman and why had she been helping? Did he find any sign of Criston? What happened with the Lizalfos? Were they the ones that attacked him? He still needed to know.

    Though, depressingly, he was going to have to do it without Reyn. Even though he knew nothing of the man, he thought that they had become something of friends now and it was always sad to say goodbye to a friend. Luckily, he still had Catrina and the odd Stalfos. Dressed head to foot in black clothing that covered literally every inch of its body, it was impossible to tell it was a Stal.. and yet it was somehow even more suspicious. He thought about telling the creature it stood out even more because it looked like a bandit or an assassin or something... but he didn't want to discourage its attempt to being "normal" here. People didn't take too kindly to the skeletal creatures and he couldn't blame Hawkeye for being fearful and uncomfortable.

    Back in Kasuto, he could stop his rambling stories and could instead announce their arrival as if they somehow didn't know where they were. "I don't mind if we stay here a while," he said, "There's no hurry to be setting out again." As long as he learned eventually, he didn't need to dash out again unprepared. They'd have plenty of time to say farewell to Reyn... unless he was in a hurry to leave them.
     
  2. Catrina

    Catrina Ride My Bicycle
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    "Sounds like you have seen quite a few things." Bryar had been regaling them with stories of his adventures for most of the trip. It was surprising how much he had done though Catrina had to remind herself that Twili did not live a normal length of life. It was interesting that such a shy man had had so many lovers. It was also good to know that there was a treasure trove out there and that, if she stayed with Bryar long enough, she would be getting paid.

    Looking around she breathed in the air of town. It was sweet the way Bryar wanted to linger and she had no doubt his intentions were to try and convince Reyn to go with them. She wasn't sure of that, the escort seemed so up and down it was hard to tell what he wanted at any given time.

    "We can stay as long as you desire. I suppose it depends on how quickly Reyn wants to be rid of us..." She wondered if she should pull him aside and tell him how much Bryar wanted him to stay. Men were inherently stupid so there was a good chance he hadn't noticed.
     
  3. Reyn Esparza

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    It was a long road back to Kasuto, but Bryar was able to keep it interesting by filling their minds with stories of his past. As hard as he tried to make himself sound like a "bad boy," the Twili somehow always ended up sounding like a sweetheart to Reyn. No amount of stolen goods would make up for his kind, gentle demeanor. Even his "conquests," so to speak, were more romantic than scandalous. Though of course, it was hard to be more scandalous than Reyn. The stories he could tell them... but he'd probably have to kill them after, so it wasn't the wisest idea to spill the details to them.

    Either way, Bryar's stories appeared to be helping him put his memories back in order, slowly but surely, like a very large puzzle. As he connected one recollection with another, things began to sound more logical, coherent. Reyn was glad to see his friend begin to mend the pieces he'd lost. There were still several things missing - most of all, the attack in the swamp and Zain's role in all this - but it was a start. The escort was almost starting to get invested in this little quest now. So much so that a small part of him was still tempted to continue on to the next step in their adventure, just to see what Bryar would remember next, and where this story would lead.

    But of course, every time the Kasutan considered changing his mind, that pesky Gerudo opened her mouth to say something snarky. As accustomed as he was to people from all walks of life treating him like garbage, it felt much more violent for a supposed friend to throw barbs at him. It was like letting someone get up real close before the blade pierced your insides.

    He supposed, when it came down to it, this was all on him. A saner, more well-adjusted person would be able to joke around at his own expense with a companion. But he was unable to do that. At least, they'd finally reached his hometown again, which meant he might be able to be alone again soon. He really needed that. Still, he'd put on a brave face to the end.

    "So," he began, "one last evening of fun together before we part ways?" he suggested with a devilish smirk. "What would you both like to do?"
     
  4. Bryar

    Bryar In Visions of the Dark Night
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    At the mention again of Reyn, Bryar was reminded once more the man wasn't coming with them after this. The Twili was sad to know this as it was always sad to part ways with a friend he was guessing he would probably never see again, but what could he do about it? While he wouldn't say he was too proud to beg, he did already figure it wasn't going to do any good and would only make him look like a whiny fool for trying. To drop to his knees and beg the man not to go would only set in stone that Bryar would be acting like an immature child and would possibly make them both leave since how could a mere child hope to protect anyone on more journeys?

    "I think we should celebrate,"
    he suggested, "Even if I didn't find out everything I wanted, I learned more than I expected and I'm one step closer to solving this mystery. I feel like there's something out there... waiting for me. Something... calling for me. I hope that doesn't make me sound selfish to think there might be something out there waiting just for me. I just can't help but feel like I must keep going. I can't leave a mystery unsolved. It would drive me crazy."

    The Twili was grinning, "But for now, I feel like we deserve to celebrate what tiny victory we've made already." They went into a dark and spooky wood that most wouldn't dare enter... and emerged without major injury and their sanity still intact.

    "I guess at the very least, I should owe you both a drink? Or a meal or whatever you wish. I need to pay you somehow for your help."
    If it was any indication of his earlier remarks of hidden riches, he was probably trying to insist that he could afford whatever the two might want on this day. It probably wouldn't be the most... legal way, but it was still a way.
     
  5. Catrina

    Catrina Ride My Bicycle
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    Every time she spoke she could see a twitch in Reyn's demeanor. She had really hoped they were past that after their forest bonding but apparently not. It was beginning to annoy her. One person shouldn't be so touchy over nothing. Still, he seemed like the most insecure person in the group, and that was saying something with Bryar there. He was so fragile it was like talking to a porcelain vase, and Catrina had always been a bit of a bull in the shop. She let out a sigh.

    Her irritation was immediately forgotten at the mention of drinks she didn't have to pay for. Catrina's eyes lit up and a smile graced her face. "Yes, that sounds lovely!"

    She threw an arm around each of the men and began to saunter towards the nearest establishment. "A last hurrah for the fantastic three! Drinks on Bry!" For a moment she considered dosing Reyn with more shrooms while they were at it. Maybe he'd go back to being a real person...Better not. He'd just cry.
     
  6. Reyn Esparza

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    ((OoC: Sorry. I suck.))

    Bryar seemed so excited at his recent revelations. Learning more about his memories was changing him as a person, and it was rather a beautiful thing to witness. The Twili's confidence was growing by the minute. Why, by the time he got through that volcano ordeal, he'd probably be a different person. Would Reyn ever get to meet the final version of the young thief? Who knew.

    "I think there's something out there for everybody," the escort replied, smiling warmly at Bryar. "I don't think it's selfish or foolish to think that at all," he added. Did he mean it, though? Eh, maybe. For the Twili, maybe there really was something important, waiting just beyond the veil on his memories. For Catrina? Sure, probably. He knew nothing about her, but surely she had some sort of future in the cards. But him? He wasn't so sure. What could be possibly be awaiting a penniless whore with no notable skills or self-worth? Not a whole lot.

    Snapping himself out of his dark introspection, the young man focused on Bryar's thoughts. A celebration, then. One final round of drinks before they parted ways. That sounded just fine. Drinks and conversation in a tavern were definitely more in his wheelhouse than exploring a haunted forest. "Celebrating it is," he responded with a grin. And how lucky that Bryar was offering to pay for the drinks. He didn't have much of anything left on him after all their adventures. He needed to get back to work...

    ((OoC: Tavern?))
     
  7. Bryar

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    Everyone seemed in agreement to getting drinks and having Bryar pay for them. He was okay with this. He was okay with this because he suggested it, of course. He was fully capable and willing to live up to the offer he made. Reyn was leaving them one man short and they were going to give him a sendoff worth remembering for years to come! Or maybe they would get too drunk to even be able to remember it the next day. That was extremely likely even though Bryar himself could not remember the last time he had ever had enough alcohol to impede himself so much. Or was that the whole point..? If he couldn't remember it because he was drunk, then how would he be able to remember if he'd ever been so drunk? It was a conundrum.

    Still, he picked up the pace and led the way to one of Kasuto's many taverns. Along the way, he started up conversation again, gleeful at Reyn's belief in him. "I think you're right. If I keep questioning whether or not I deserve something, then I don't think I'm doing it right. Instead of always asking and waiting for confirmation, I should just believe in myself. Maybe I should use the same attitude as I do in my... business. If I want something, I'll take it. I don't need to wait for permission to be happy. I can just be happy. I will follow this tale through til the end and will come out enlightened."

    Or he might fall into the mountain's many lava filled pits and some out dead. But he wasn't going to think about that. "So what's your favored drinks? Should we get food to go with them?" Wasn't there a rule to that? That you couldn't drink on an empty stomach?

    (We can move to a tavern somewhere. Any one is fine l(O_O) Tavern awaaaaay!)
     

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