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  1. Catrina

    Catrina Ride My Bicycle
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    Catrina breathed in the freshish air of the street and squinted disdainfully upwards. She patted down her pockets and was pleased to find a flask with a hint of fire whiskey left in. Back in her happy place, the bad mood evaporated and she scanned the street.

    She had meant what she had said to the Kokiri but how he had taken it had seemed a little over the top. The Kokiri's forest had burned down, there would never be any more once they had died and yet this one was running around getting in fights like his life wasn't a rarity. It was logical to act out when traumatized but she wished he could see that every forest child left was a gift not to be thrown away without great consideration. It was a shame.

    Still, there was nothing she could do about it. The only thing she could control was what she wanted to do next. Which was...what? She was a little broke for just bumming around. Perhaps it was time to find a job. The monk let out an audible groan at the idea of working. Instead she flopped down on the edge of a hedge lining the street, maybe the spirits would send something to her in her time of need.
     
  2. Reyn Esparza

    Reyn Esparza The Performer
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    It had been a difficult night. After Bryar had so unceremoniously shoved the baker off of Reyn and paved the way for their prompt escape, the two had gotten as far away from the bakery and smoke shop as they possibly could. But then, as it turned out, they hadn't spent enough time hiding from their old caravanserai friends, who were still plenty riled up and ready for action. So the two of them ran, again, through the streets of the too-small Hera Outpost. This wasn't some big city they could get lost in - hell, those didn't even exist anymore. The Twili and the Kasutan had just had to deal with the relative close quarters. Soon enough, they'd gotten in quite the workout.

    But then, of course, came the question of their other friend. Zain was nowhere to be found, even after carefully backtracking to the bakery hours later. Hopefully, their charismatic friend had gotten away safely. Reyn was sad to lose him, but there were other fish in the sea. There wasn't much they could do for him now, and while the escort was a bit annoyed to have to now take over the role of babysitter for the amnesiac Twili following him around, he had more pressing matters on his mind.

    All night, the young man kept going back to that moment, just before Bryar pushed the man away, when Reyn was still holding his dagger to the foolish baker's throat. The man had reacted so poorly to the Kasutan's threat, pleading for his life like some helpless sap. All he'd had to do was move. And he hadn't. Worse, the man had shouted out for his wife to help him. His old, useless wife. While he had a knife pressed to his throat. If Bryar hadn't taken action then and tackled the baker away from Reyn... had his dagger been about to slice into that man's throat? Had he truly considered ending an innocent life, out of nothing but spite?

    Snapping himself out of his dark thoughts, the young man blinked a few times, refocusing on the sight before him. At some point, while the young man was lost within himself, the moon had given way to the sun. A beautiful young woman, around his age, was leaning back on a hedge, looking almost as out of it as he was. In her hand... a flask. He could definitely use a pick-me-up.

    "Any chance you still have some of that left?" Reyn asked her with a smile as he approached and leaned on the shrubbery near her. Bryar could join in the conversation, or he could stay behind. Reyn wasn't his guardian - the Twili could do whatever he wanted.
     
  3. Bryar

    Bryar The Shadow Thief
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    It had been such a long and grueling, awful night all thanks to Bryar the bigshot here that had to cause a scene where there didn't need to be one. Did he regret it? Maybe a little. Probably at least a little. But did he have fun? Oh definitely. Somewhere in the scuffle of fleeing the scene of a humble littler bakery, they had lost Zain and he was now stuck alone with the strange (but still attractive) Hylian man. Even with the curse of this terrible amnesia and not knowing anyone, he felt comfortable with Zain. With Reyn, he felt less comfortable, but he still liked him enough to stay near him. Nothing would pry the two apart! At least... not while Zain was still MIA somewhere and Bryar was still feeling lost and lonely. He supposed Reyn could be a new best friend.

    "I really hope we find Zain soon,"
    he sighed, defeated and tired, "But I'm sure he's alright wherever he wound up. No way he would let himself get caught after dealing with all that. It would just be adding insult to injury. And a Twili can't be caught especially at night." He smirked, proud of his cocky little comment. Truth be told, he had no idea where it came from. He would say he wasn't usually that cocky, but could he remember otherwise? Oh well. Too late to take it back now.

    He had the distinct feeling though that Reyn wasn't paying attention anyway. He seemed off in his own little world, lost in thought, or looking at some lady across the way. Bryar could make the safe assumption that she was drinking some kind of alcohol given as how he asked for some. The Twili wasn't the slightest bit interested in that right now. He was still yearning for his friend Zain and beginning to maybe worry a little what could have happened and maybe he had gotten caught. He was also unhappy with the sun that refused to go away. He liked it so much better when it had been nighttime. Through the protection of some stylish shaded lenses over his eyes, he watched the lady and finally waved a greeting. "Hello there."
     
  4. Catrina

    Catrina Ride My Bicycle
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    "Mmm?" Catrina's eyes slid towards the newcomer before her head began to turn. She looked down at the flask and sighed, or tried to sigh. Instead she burped and felt a puff of flame rocket out of her lips. A good flaming burp always made her laugh and this time was no exception.

    Getting herself back together she held the flask out a wary distance. "Only if you replace it, sailor. I'm broke as a joke." The guy was easy on the eyes but what is the point of staring at a man when she could be drinking. Ideally, she could do both.

    Her gaze shifted to his companion and her eyebrows lifted. "Oho! Aren't you just the most lovely sight!" It had been a while since she had seen one of the shadow folk. Right away she could tell he was wanting to be somewhere else. It was curious considering his friend seemed in no rush.
    "You boys have a rough night?"
     
  5. Reyn Esparza

    Reyn Esparza The Performer
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    Reyn's eyebrows shot up as the Gerudo woman managed some sort of fireball-producing belch. He chuckled a bit, impressed. He'd have to ask her to teach him that at some point. Not that he had much use for fiery burps. But it still seemed like it'd be a fun random skill to have.

    The young woman acknowledged him with some degree of wariness - a sign of relative wisdom. At least she was no fool, eager to get in bed with a stranger - figuratively, of course. She responded to his request to share her drink on the condition that he pay for a replacement. Ouch. That was not something he could easily do. But the prideful Reynaldo Esparza was not about to admit to being just as broke as this lady claimed she was. "I suppose we can work something out," he improvised, with a smirk that promised interesting things to come.

    What Reyn had not expected was for this girl to be more interested in Bryar than she was in him. What a twist. Innocent, amnesiac little Bryar was more attractive in this Gerudo's eyes than the Kasutan was. He supposed the Twili thing really was worthy of curiosity. He definitely liked the look of the Twilight Realm's denizens. They painted quite the stylish figure. And Bryar, as sweet as he was, definitely did have his moments. Such as right now, wearing these protective shades to handle the morning sunlight. Perhaps Reyn shouldn't write Bryar off completely just yet.

    "About as rough as you, I would imagine," the human finally responded to the woman's final comment. For someone to be standing around in public, alone, drinking from a flask at the crack of dawn... that definitely didn't scream "happiness." "We should all go have some fun somewhere to get over it," the human suggested spontaneously. Hopefully, there was some kind of entertainment they could keep busy with around here.
     
  6. Bryar

    Bryar The Shadow Thief
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    It took Bryar almost a full minute to come to the realization the lady had been talking to and about him when she remarked upon a 'lovely sight' that she was beholding. Mostly, he was full of concern at her for expelling flames like some angered dragon in its lair. Lazily, he pushed up the shades glasses away from his eyes to get a better look as long as he dared risk through the bright light. Red eyes concentrated on the woman for a moment, squinting to filter out as much sun as he could. "I was rough," he agreed as well, "But more preferable to this morning to me right now." There was a short pause as he fixed the shades back in place. "How do you stand this light?" These light denizen type people amazed him. Though, he supposed Twili amazed many of them in the exact opposite fashion. They could not see nor move through the night as he could. It was second nature to him, instinct, natural and easy. The light must be very much the same for those who spent their entire lives beneath it.

    He turned his head to Reyn. Seemingly out of the blue, the Hylian suggested they all go have fun. They had just met this woman and knew nothing about her, not even something as scarce as a name. It was like the previous night all over again where he had so eagerly jumped on board with Bryar and his friend. Total strangers this Reyn and Bryar had been and yet here they were still banded together like old buddies. It made the thief very happy to have someone like this with him now. He was more than willing to go have fun. But where? Out of the sun hopefully. "I hope you don't mean fun like last night. I don't know if I could do that two nights in a row." He was used to people chasing him, but that didn't exactly mean he liked it.

    "This place is rather small and people are probably still looking for us here. I can't imagine they'll give up soon. The guard outpost might have been alerted by now. If you don't fancy us being put to hard labor until we can work off enough rupees to pay for repairs to the inn, I think it might be best to just leave Hera for a while, Reyn."

    That suddenly reminded him the woman was still there. "Not that.. we're criminals, madam. A misunderstanding. Maybe We should pass along introductions." He shook a hand free of his cloak and extended it towards the dragon lady. "My name is Bryar."
     
  7. Catrina

    Catrina Ride My Bicycle
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    Catrina gave the human a casual wink as he took the flask, promising to work out some way to repay her. "Catrina. Charmed." she said as she took Bryar's hand and gave it a squeeze. "You think this is bad? Never go to a desert, it's like being ON the sun!"

    Her eyebrow arched at his stumbling and incriminating words. "Yeah, why would the guards be looking for a couple of upright, normal gentlemen like yourselves?" Her tone clearly said there was probably a very good reason. For a fleeting moment she wondered if either had a bounty out for them and, if so, for how much. However, she pushed it out of her head. She did so hate to doublecross likable people so early in the morning.

    "But in all seriousness, it might not be a bad idea for me to move along as well. Places are too small these days, it's hard to get lost in a crowd...Any plans for you two?"
     
  8. Reyn Esparza

    Reyn Esparza The Performer
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    Bryar seemed a little less than enthusiastic at the idea of a repeat of the previous night - and truth be told, that was not really something Reyn wanted to deal with again anytime soon either. He enjoyed risky pursuits and getting in just the right amount of danger for the sake of fun, but running from angry mobs all night long was not quite his idea of fun - to say the least. He preferred to be the more subtle type - the one who caused a commotion without anyone knowing he had a hand in things. The Kasutan had had to put himself in the spotlight a few too many times for his taste in the last twenty-four hours.

    Not content to just voice his disapproval at the suggestion of repeating last night's events, the sun-hating Twili went on to explain that they were probably still wanted figures in this town and should disappear as soon as possible, lest they be arrested. He was right, of course, but the human winced internally at his companion's very vocal and very elaborate explanation of their unwanted status in this corner of the map. Well, so much for getting to decide what kind of impression he'd get to make on this lovely stranger. Now she knew the two of them as miscreants.

    The escort was surprised, however, to hear the woman's sarcastic, yet tolerant response to their revelation. Perhaps Reyn should've expected a Gerudo to be a less than upstanding citizen. He didn't know anything about this Catrina, as she called herself, but she was suggesting they get out of this dull town, to which Reyn nodded, finally taking a swig of the Gerudo's flask. There was hardly anything left in there, but the half-sip that was left was potent indeed. Barely holding back a coughing fit from the burning sensation down his throat, the man returned the flask to Catrina as he cleared his throat. "Thanks for the drink," he winked, feeling a little more relaxed already.

    "Well, I've been away from Kasuto for a while now. I think it may be time for me to start making my way back. Perhaps we--" the young man began, but was interrupted as a small caravan, decorated in the tackiest spook-themed baubles, came rolling right by them, headed out of town.

    "Hey!" called out one of the caravan's passengers, a young man dressed (very poorly) like the legendary bringer of ruin, Ganondorf. "Are you guys going to the festival in Kasuto? It's almost Hallow's Eve! Let's go!"

    Reyn stood there a moment, blinking a few times. What an odd sight this was. Looking over at Bryar, then at Catrina, the Kasutan shrugged with a smile. "Well... I think this might actually be just what we all need. Thoughts?"
     
  9. Bryar

    Bryar The Shadow Thief
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    Bryar visibly gagged, a sort of irritated hiss escaping through his teeth. He couldn't even stand being in the sunlight. Being on the sun itself sounded like his worst nightmare. He wanted so badly to find a nice shady corner and curl up in the cool darkness to escape all this. Hyrule was a dreadful place for a poor Twili and he just wanted to go home someday... Why did he have to be stuck here like this? If he couldn't magically change to fit in with these people, why would their goddesses not allow him to just throw in the towel and leave? Why did he have to be cursed with this awful misery? He hissed again and then kept quiet about his misery for as long as he was able.

    "I'm a normal gentleman,"
    he insisted, though quietly and in a half-defeated tone as if he didn't except anyone to hear or even believe him if they did. He was the one that had just blabbed the guards would be looking for them in front of a total stranger. Either his previous injury to his head, lack of sleep from the night before, or the bright sun was getting to him.. but he just wasn't himself today. Normally, he was much better at this sort of thing. What is wrong with me...?

    He was lost in thoughts as someone was shouting about Hallow's Eve being near. Bryar looked, squinted through his shades at the ones calling. That's right. Hyrule had festivals and holidays like this one. "I don't remember the last time I was at a festival," he admitted, "They have one for almost every.. season right? I want to say we don't have these same seasons where I am from but... I don't really remember where I'm from, so I wouldn't know." He laughed weakly, and then just shrugged his shoulders, "If it will get us out of Hera, I'll go anywhere. I should leave a note at the inn for Zain. If he's still around, I have to tell him where I've gone." He didn't care to be wandering town and looking for Zain while guards might be looking for him. if Zain had gotten arrested, then there was nothing Bryar could do for him now. Best to escape himself and pray his Twili friend would be alright.
     
  10. Catrina

    Catrina Ride My Bicycle
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    "Well then, sounds like it's settled." It seemed like the Goddess was sending them a sign and the monk was all about following signs. Catrina grinned and threw an arm around each man. "You're stuck with me. Seems like we're a threesome now." She laughed at her own little joke and began to walk. An arm raised to pat the Twili on the head, and she said quietly, "As normal as they come."

    "To tell the truth I haven't been to a festival in quite some time either. I do love a good Hallow's Eve. All the ghosts and spirits and whatnot. Do we still have to disguise ourselves from the dead?" Catrina loved many things but dressing up was definitely in the top five. Any excuse would do. Perhaps they could even get some money out of the deal somehow.

    "Off we go then! We can stop by your inn on the way out for that note." With that she guided the two up the street to make a hasty escape.
     

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