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PostSubject: A dawning departure   Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:41 am

A pale white light seeped through the billows of distant clouds, igniting a large body of water that sat across from a lofty palace. Below the white orb, a line of yellow was forming. This new ray of warmth gleamed against the water, creating the illusion that the crystal clear waves were formed from a million diamonds. A breeze rustled a few nearby trees softly, sweeping loosened blossoms into the lake where they landed with gentle ripples. The peacefulness and simplicity could be described by no other word than beautiful.

A slender figure leaned against the door frame to an open balcony, gazing at the scene in comfortable silence. Golden eyes reflected the dawning sun with equal warmth and energy. Like how the gentle hue of blue contrasted against the glowing sphere, the dark emerald color of her hair contrasted against those saffron orbs.

It wasn't everyday that Esme was able to enjoy such simple pleasures. She always up before daybreak with a plan and destination in mind and no time for distractions. She was often too busy, too troubled. She would think being the embodiment of peace and tranquility would give her the opportunity for such things. Sadly though, her duties wouldn't allow it.

However, today would prove to be different.

She set today aside many, many weeks in advance. She arranged time away from her responsibility as an overseer for an arrangement that she planned even prior to setting the date. She already made all of the necessary arrangements that was involved with visiting the living-world and all that was left to do was leave. She lingered at the balcony for another moment or two before abandoning the sunrise with the turn of a heel. She would have liked to remain there, watching the day unfold before her eyes, but she had to wake the rest of the household.

Soft, almost soundless footsteps advanced down a collaboration of hallways. Living in such an elaborate palace only added to her complicated lifestyle; had she the opportunity, she would have chosen a more modest place to live. After all, there were only two of them that were currently residing there. However, it wasn't her choice; the emperor himself gave her the palace to remain in and it was only courteous to accept such a generous gift.

Her journey finally came to an end in front of a closed door. She leaned in, listening for any sort of sounds that might be coming from the inside. It was only a few moments before a hand rose to knock at the face of the door in a series of steady taps.

"Enki?" Came a serene, yet inquiring tone of voice.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:30 am

On most days, he slept in late. If he were ever obliged to do something, he'd be on that, but most days were lazy and laborless.

All of his 5'1'' stature was huddled into a ball, amongst a messy pile of multicolored silk pillows. It was much easier to sleep without an extended hide to consider – actually, it was much easier to do a lot of things, but the upside was that his extended body was more flexible than a centaur's.
Anyway, it was a hassle, and he was sleeping soundly until Esme's voice entered his brain.

Not unlike a robot, he sat up and found the door with a weary gaze. He might have been irritated if it were anyone but Esme, but it never was. A second passed, and he was grinning like he'd been doped up. Up on his feet, soundless footfalls brought him to the main access point of his room, and the handle-like knob was turned to allow the noble access.

"Good morning Miss Esme." He acknowledged her in a raspy, typical morning pitch and offered a slight bow. "You need a ride somewhere? I wasn't doing anything, so.." His fingers fumbled with the knot at his side as he stepped to the left, making the drape-like sash hugging his waist a bit tighter and giving her adequate room to step inside. "I don't mind." It wasn't often she visited him without needing or wanting something, which was something he never thought to complain about. He was happy that she needed and wanted him for things. It was a hundred times better than being neglected.

Not to say sitting around and discussing repressed, obvious feelings for each other wouldn't be nice.

He stretched his arms over his head in an attempt to wake and ready the rest of his body. His upper-limbs crossed and fell behind his head, cradling the back of it with those furred appendages. It was difficult to not appreciate her beauty when she was standing so close – admittedly, it didn't matter if she was standing closeby or in the distance, those thoughts weren't often far from his mind.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:01 am

A moment or so later after she spoke, she took a step or so away from the door. She knew that she didn't have to accentuate on knocking because the boy on the other side of the door she was currently facing was quite timely on answering her. A few moments passed before her gaze was met with a young face. She smiled and acknowledge his greeting with a very slight bow of her head.

"Good morning, Enki." She took a few steps inside and glanced around his room. It was very colorful, like his wings. She gave him a choice of all of the rooms in the palace and this one must have spoke out to him the most because it was the one he chose. "Were you sleeping? If you were, forgive me for waking you." He still looked a little groggy and the room was silent before she knocked on the door so she could only assume that he had been asleep. It was still pretty early.

With that said, she directed her attention to the boy once again with that smile still prominent on her features. "We are taking a trip, you and me. Somewhere you've never been." She waited until today to tell him and even now she was being vague about their destination, however, she was sure that he would figure it out. He was an intelligent kid. "But we have to hurry or we'll miss the ferry."
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:34 am

He stood there quietly, not wanting to lie about having been asleep and not wanting to admit it either. If he said he woke him up, she might not visit him as much in the mornings, thinking he'd prefer to sleep through it. In the end, he shrugged while rubbing his knuckles under an eye. "It's not a big deal.."

When she started talking about them going on a trip together, it was like she was talking in another language. Go on a trip? Ferry?
Was she insinuating that they visit Earth together? Was that even allowed? Visiting that plane of existence always seemed forbidden for people like himself. Considering visiting that realm was frightening in a sense, definitely intimidating..but if she was being serious it didn't matter. He'd be going with her; she needed him to go along for something obviously.

Figuring he probably jumped to about a million unnecessary conclusions, he shook his head and focused on Esme rather than his thoughts. "Are we doing something dangerous?" There were plenty of other beings who were much stronger, who would readily sacrifice themselves to protect Esme. But, again, if she specifically needed him there was no arguing against it.

Bearing in mind that they had to hurry, a glow overcame the stretch of space behind himself, ambiguous at first but slowly forming into a hide, complete with hindquarters and such. No, it didn't really matter if it were dangerous and what Esme had in mind; his personal thoughts mattered little. No, she wasn't strict of particularly indifferent to his feelings or opinions on any given matter, but he liked to seem valiant and fearless to her. Complaining or even suggesting he was a tiny bit nervous was unacceptable.
A little insight never hurt anyone though.

He outstretched a hand towards her, offering some help in boarding him.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:07 am

There was a reason behind her being vague. She wasn't sure if alerting him to the fact that she was taking him to the living-world would lead to a good or bad outcome. Although, he rarely argued with her let alone disobeyed any of her wishes. She didn't think that he would have disapproved with visiting Earth; she suspected that he might have found the experience a little frightening, but exciting all the same. That's how she felt when she first visited the world many, many years ago.

She shook her head in response to his question about whether or not their trip would be dangerous. Earth was only dangerous in certain circumstances. Based on her different experiences with humans, they proved to be incredibly impressionable and easily rattled beings. There were varied instances where she was attacked, but they were typically rare. Most humans only wanted to get a look at her, out of sheer disbelief or interest. Her legend was particularly interesting to the humans and because of this fact, she was highly anticipated among them.

"Our trip is out of pure leisure." She affirmed with a nod of her head. It was difficult to convince the rest of the nobles to allow a young gryphon access to Earth, but it was allowed in the past and this particular situation should be no different. It was lucky that she was notably esteemed among her peers because otherwise they would have waited until he was older before allowing him to cross the border into the world of the living.

She offered Enki a soft smile before accepting his hand. She advanced to the broad side of his back before lifting herself up and over in order to settle on him comfortably. She was becoming slowly accustomed to riding him; she only started recently because of his age and not only that, but she was afraid that she might have been too heavy for him. She was considerably slender though and probably weighed a good hundred or so pounds. Yet, he never complained to her that she was heavy, thus she figured that he was at the proper age for riding. He could probably only carry her though or someone equally small.

Once she was ready, her arms slowly wrapped around his waist to brace for the oncoming flight.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:47 pm

"Leisure?" He pronounced every letter carefully, like the word was unfamiliar to him. It wasn't that he was mistrustful of her; in his eyes, everything she did was truthful and honest, she didn't have a bad bone in her body. He just thought it was really strange all of a sudden. Maybe there was some sort of event going on? There wasn't any sense in musing over it because he could have come up with a number of things.

With Esme safe on his back, he approached one of the few oversized windows within his room and opened it with a few clicks. They were more like doors, with how big the panels of glass were. One would assume he would be more tentative about acting as a means of transportation, having only recently been able to support the weight of riders and such, but determination could be blinding at times. He liked the idea of impressing the noble at every break.

That being said, with plenty of buoyancy he climbed onto the thin windowsill, hanging partially outside of it so that he could spread his wings and kick off from it. There was no need to worry about leaving the windows open; nobody in their right mind would try to break in. Not to mention, he lacked anything of value.
Now in mid-air, he circled the area a few times to get a good idea of where he should be going. It was rare for him to be flying about this high, so at first everything was a little dizzying. His hands settled over Esme's hands, trying to be real subtle. "You're on alright..?"
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:52 pm

Her arms inadvertently tightened around his waist as she let out a gasp when he took flight; she still wasn't used to the effects of flying and the thought of falling was still somewhat nerve-racking. She trusted Enki though, enough to rely in him for practically anything. Whatever the task may be she knew that she could count on him to get it done without any complaint. She was lucky to have someone like him.

She came across his egg one evening when she was traveling home. Her transportation during those days consisted of a lot of walking because she didn't believe in "owning" a pet, let alone riding them like you would a horse. Unlike the majority of her peers, she refused every creature that was offered up to her despite the fact they were intelligent, strong, and even good-looking. Thus, she was obliged to roam Sheol on her own two feet and perform all of her assignments by herself.

However, everything changed when she spotted something at the corner of her eye. The vibrant hue of turquoise contrasted against the rich brown of the tree trunk it was tucked under. As if magnetized, she strayed from the pathway she was on to retrieve the beautiful, glossy egg from the ground. She never found such a thing before and because of the intense, almost immediate feeling of attachment that discovering an egg entailed, she refused to give it up to a gatekeeper and decided to take care of it herself.

Since then, she treated Enki more like an equal than a pet. Her peers often scolded her for 'spoiling' the gryphon, but she wouldn't pay them any mind. As far as she was concerned, she treated him like all pets should be treated. A lot of the time pets were mistreated and brutalized; she couldn't even fathom how someone could do that, but there were a lot of things that she didn't understand..even now.

"Yes." She affirmed, trying to keep her eyes fixed ahead of her instead of at the ground that they soared over. "I still get a little nervous.."
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:14 am

Truth be told, he wasn't as familiar as he'd liked to have been with passing through the worlds. He knew they had to leave the innards of their home, but he'd never actually..done that before. Foolishly, he didn't want to ask for directions either.

Rather than shooting off into a certain direction, he descended to a lower building of some sort. The architecture looked to be Gothic almost, but that was pretty irrelevant. He sat on it's slightly arched roof and scanned about the area.
"Nervous?" He inquired, teasingly. "Sometimes I forget you don't fly very much."

There was an opening a bit further down. It looked a bit far off, but it was the first one he'd seen. "Just hold on." He assured her, climbing over the ledge and ultimately doing a nosedive off it. His legs were tucked in close, as were his talon-claws, so it was rather easy to dodge balconies and other projectiles connected to the building. He was obviously being a bit of a showoff.

..Which was absolutely fine until one of his wings – the right, partially clipped a bit of one of the various projections. No, it didn't break, fragile as those bones were, but it sent him into a bit of a whirl. Attempting to stop himself didn't quite work either, because he was now BACKWARDS and unable to see where he was going, which naturally sent him slamming into all sorts of architectural bits.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:43 am

Now that they soaring through the air, she was wishing that she gave him some sort of direction on where they needed to be. At least point him in the right way. However, it was sort of difficult for her to distinguish where she was when they were circling around. It also didn't help that she was trying to avoid looking at the ground beneath them. Heights made her pretty dizzy.

She was silently grateful when they temporarily landed on the roof of a building and she proceeded to take a moment and recollect herself. She directed a smile at the boy when he teased her, but he probably couldn't see it because she was behind him and all. "I'm sure I'll---IIAA!"

She clung to his waist for dear life as he nosedived off the ledge of the building; she felt like they were falling, plummeting and her eyes snapped shut in an attempt to ease her apprehension. She felt so helpless like this, but she knew that she had to get used to it sometime. After all, it was just flying.

Before she could even regain at least some of her composure, they flipped around like a coin in mid-air. She didn't even realized what had happened before she was sent spiraling into the air with the same tenacity as a frisbee. It only took her a split second in her moment of terror to realize that she was no longer connected to gryphon. She didn't know how she managed to fly off him like that, but her mind was only concerned with the fact that she was plunging to the ground like a rock.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:05 am

He didn't even have enough time to react to what'd happened; it wasn't even a big deal really, but it threw him completely off balance and sent Esme..hurling to the ground. He realized as much when he felt the weight off his back. This immediately became his main concern, knowing if she hit the ground at such an altitude she might break something, or worse?!

He spun himself around and tried to accelerate, but was unsuccessful at first. No, he hadn't broken his wing, but he couldn't feel it either. Something must have happened; a bruised wing was pretty serious, considering wings were generally brittle. Wings like his at least. So, rather than trying to fly towards her, he folded his wings and pressed them tight against his back so that he, too, was free falling.

Fortunately he was gaining, it might have been because he was a bit heavier..but even if he were to catch up with her, they were rather close to the ground and his wing was messed up. Determination alone would have to prevail. He said nothing as he closed in on her, gritting his teeth and outstretching his hands. Forty..twenty feet from hard contact he was able to snag a portion of her dress between his foreclaws, likely tearing it in the process of seizing the material and twisting himself around, so that he could take most of the damage. There was no doubt that they would both have injuries even if he acted like a hero.
..which he did, slamming forcefully into the ground and sliding some several yards, knocking over countless innocent bystanders in the process. But he had Esme in his clutches which meant she had to be in fair condition!

And he would check on her, as soon as he regained feeling in his entire body.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:08 am

If there was anything that Esme was afraid of it was falling. She wasn't a big fan of flying due to her fear of heights, but it was just the thought of falling that terrified her. And for good reason.

Instinctively, her arms rose to shield her head as she plummeted toward the ground at an increasing rate. Her eyes snapped shut as she braced for impact, her own voice ringing in her ears. She almost missed the sound of tearing linen, but she was perfectly aware when the gryphon's arms encased her and twisted them around in mid-air. As if in slow motion, her eyes opened to reflect off of those familiar, turquoise orbs, bearing a look of utter shock. The moment of impact caught her by surprise and she dug her face into whatever she could as they slammed into the ground with a thunderous crash.

She managed to remain glued to the gryphon this time as they tumbled across the ground, screams of onlookers echoing the courtyard. Her body stiffened as all of her muscles tensed and bent against the boy's in an attempt to prevent herself from attaining any broken bones or estranged limbs. She remained this way several seconds or so after they finally came to a halt. Her heart was pounding so fast and it felt like it had lurched itself into her throat during the fall.

Trembling, she lifted herself on to her hands and knees. Her gown was indeed torn, it was no longer hanging off a shoulder now, but instead merely draped her like a blanket. There were a few scrapes on her arms and legs from the debris their impact created, but they were merely flesh wounds. Her gaze immediately proceeded to scan over the gryphon's features with wide, anxious eyes. The bystanders weren't a concern to her at the moment, even if they were gathering around the two like vultures. "Enki..?! A-are you alright?!" One of her hands rose to cup one side of his face, directing him to meet her gaze.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:28 pm

His head tilted into Esme's hand. He was fine, even more now that he knew Esme was alright. He had countless aches and pains all over, but they were irrelevant. He smiled and hugged at whatever he could of her with his talons. "I didn't see that coming." He mumbled, embarrassed. But maybe the fact that he was able to keep her somewhat safe was impressive to her?! He wasn't concerned with anyone else he managed to knock over, the approaching crowd or the fact that he could be in deep shit.

"Sorry about that." He added, abashedly, pushing himself onto his elbows."You're fine, right? I found the way out, so.." He trailed off, unsure whether or not she would want to continue with him to Earth. Could she even trust him anymore?! He had to prove he was just being retarded, so she had to trust him.

Even though he barely had a chance to talk to Esme or seriously check how she was, a pair of strong arms separated her from him, setting her on her feet and asking if she was alright. He knew right away that this person was a guard, and there was more than one who approached them. He glared, blatantly irritated at the interruption. He rolled onto his feet, nearly toppling over at first, but he managed to keep upright..only because of several hands that seized him as well. These ones were less sympathetic, and immediately he was being given the 'what were you thinking' speech by an intimidating, armor-clad man.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:22 pm

Her golden eyes scanned along his front, wings, and talons in search of anything that might have been broken or contorted. Nothing, aside from the wing he initially injured, seemed out of place which she promptly proceeded to examine. Her hand extended to said wing anxiously, her fingers smoothing along the feathers as if she was afraid that her touch might hurt him. Her gaze reconnected with his own after he spoke and she managed a small smile of relief. "Ohh.." She let out a sigh, shaking her head at him as if all this was part of another one of his antics. "You really need to be more caref.."

Before she could even finish her thought, she was pulled to her feet. She let out a hurt noise, but that was only due to the fact that she was still sore, not to mention weak in the knees. Her gaze was met with that of a concerned guard who patrolled the area. They probably saw everything that just happened. This wasn't good. "I'm fine." She assured the man, taking on an authoritative tone of voice. Her hands immediately went to knotting the remainder of her gown to keep it from falling off of her. This situation was bad enough without her having to be de-robed. "However, my gryphon needs immediate medical assistance!" She motioned to Enki, her tone becoming noticeably worried.

Her line of vision shifted past the guard so that she could survey Enki. It bothered her that the guards were being rough with him when he could have been seriously injured! She brushed past the sentry who tended to her and made her way over to them, trying to think of a method to try and ease the situation. She wasn't sure if she'd be able to; there were damaged buildings, the courtyard terrace was destroyed, and other injured persons. She wasn't sure how she'd be able to get them out of this.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:16 am

Esme's concern wasn't met with urgency. The guard simply talked over her, which even he thought was a little weird considering her status. It wasn't uncommon for these people to be pompous. It pissed him off enough. He never acted hasty in Esme's presence, it was about time to end that.

His injuries from falling, crashing, the pain was very real but forced aside. He wasn't bothered that the guard(s) were disregarding the noble's request to have him looked at, but it was the mere fact her words were going in one ear and out the other. Without putting a ton of thought into his actions, he started twisting away from the sentinels. He even began bucking his hind legs like a wild horse; his hooves connected with someone, which caused several weapons to be drawn as well as restrainment materials. As these materials looped and knotted around his various limbs, he dissolved his elongated lower-half, but it failed to have the results he was hoping for. A final rope went about his neck as if he were incredibly dangerous, and someone's elbow connected with his jaw. The harsh, unnecessary contact hardly affected him after all he went through in the short spanse of time.

And then, he was being lead off. To where? He didn't know, but he was unable to fight it.

Esme was assured her pet would receive adequate treatment, and was urged to take care of her business on Earth in the meantime. He was obviously being sarcastic, especially after the Gryphon pitched a fit. It was unlikely she would even have the kid returned to her at the day's end.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:17 am

After she made an attempt to aid Enki, she was intercepted by the same guard again who proceeded to extend his arm in her path. She stared at him, almost surprised that he would overrule her like that. She wasn't used to her desires being ignored like this, but unfortunately, they were in a lot more trouble than what she had desperately hoped. Clearly, Enki's accident was more than just an accident. Yes, she could have been killed and all of that, but she was still alive, wasn't she? So much for his heroic act.

It only worsened when the boy decided to retaliate. She would have advised him to remain calm if she could only get to him. She could only stare as his act of resistance was quickly revoked. Again, she struggled to follow after them, but once again, she was halted. She almost didn't hear the guard when he affirmed that he would be fine. She wasn't an idiot. Her warm eyes were suddenly harsh as her gaze reconnected with the sentry. She didn't bother to spare him any words. Instead, she headed off in a huff.

She'd just see about all of this.

It was rare that she'd go to Othello for things, alot of the time she was aiding him in his problems. He owed her and it was only until now that she decided to ask him to return the favor.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:41 am

There was a certain gate he used to access the outermost layer of the mountain that kept his home safe. This gate was used everyday to access Styx, and almost everyday he would wait for Esme to join him in crossing over. He didn't need her help for anything, but it was something he did out of habit. He liked having a routine. There was nothing special about this particular gate, window, archway to the outside. It was one of the closest to the river, so it was convenient.

Esme was certainly taking her time today, and it became very apparent to him as to why. Her Gryphon was extremely recognizable, and from his standpoint he was able to catch a glimpse of it..the pair of them falling? He didn't know how it all ended, but it couldn't have gone well.

"Uh-ohhh..!" The comment was spoken between a canine maw, seemingly speaking to one of the many gatekeepers that guarded the various entries to Sheol.
He expressed no additional concern. In fact, he dropped onto his bottom and began scratching behind an ear with one of his hind legs. No, he couldn't have fleas, but his neck/ears were being particularly tickly these past few days. "Do you suppose I should carry on without her?" He received no reply, as expected. His comments came out pretty sarcastic and rhetorical, but he genuinely couldn't decide whether or not this meant he could spend the day sleeping or should continue on without her.

Again, their work wasn't tied at all and they had to rely on each other for nothing, but he could always use his utmost concern for her condition as an excuse to lounge about.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:53 am

Like every other day, she had planned to meet Othello at the entrance of one of the gates that lead to the river Styx; she was initially going to accompany her compeer to the ferry along with Enki, but... her plans to go to the Earth with her gryphon were now completely ruined. She felt like this was all her fault. If she had only waited till he was older than maybe this wouldn't have happened. The mix of emotions she was feeling was uncommon for her as she was typically very calm and composed. She could have still been undergoing the after-effects from the shock of falling, but she was certain that her distress had little to do with her personal condition.

As she made her way through assorted crowds and onlookers, she was gradually approaching the gate where Othello must have been waiting for them. Her eyes swept over the familiar area, keenly searching for where the devil might be. Her gaze eventually settled on a canine; she knew him well enough that she could recognize him in any one of his forms and it was probably the same vice versa. She couldn't help but feel relieved when she saw him and she wasted no time in approaching him.

"Othello!" She probably looked very..uncharacteristic. She managed to wrap what was left of her gown around her like a bath towel, her arms and legs were scraped and possibly bleeding (although not profusely), and she was bearing a look of anxiety. She was also panting from her power-walk over here and she took a second or two to level her breathing once she finally reached the canine. "You.. have to help me. I think Enki is in trouble."

That was sort of an understatement considering what he did and how he behaved afterward. A lot of higher-ups would concur that he was a "bad egg" despite the fact that this was all one big accident.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:37 pm

He was just dropping his leg, deciding he would have to head off without the water-guardian when she called for him. He couldn't have grinned any wider..
in this form.

"Esme.." He began, standing up tall on all fours as if to match her height; he might have reached her knee. It was a nice feeling, to have her speaking at him in such a desperate tone. He definitely didn't find her attractive; well, there were a lot of appealing beings here in deadland, and Esme stood at the very top. Even more doable given her status.
..But she had such a lousy personality. "You know I can't work miracles." He assumed the gryphon was dying, which would have been both unfortunate and amusing considering the flightless one lived. "There are plenty of other gryphons out there, you realize? Maybe you should invest in a dragon, you rarely hear of those fucking up. Leather wings and all. I would even let you ride me if you weren't so stuffy."

With that, he turned away from her and began trotting past the gate. "Come on, you've ruined my day off." He was also going to comment on her ruined dresswear, but kept that to himself. As he headed off, he gave the guard a nod, which naturally was disregarded. Sticking with the theme..
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:52 pm

She was already expecting Othello to brush her aside or do something equally indifferent. She didn't usually care when he'd act aloof with her, however, this situation was different. This wasn't just another one of their many disagreements about something trivial and irrelevant. She wasn't even worried about her own well-being as much as she was worried about her gryphon.

She shook her head in response to his suggestion about getting a 'new one'. She didn't understand how some people could consider their pets like, well, pets and not like equals. To her, Enki was irreplaceable and if she ever went through the misfortune of losing him, she doubted that she'd ever be able to find someone to take his place. Besides, she doubted that she'd even want someone else. She ignored his comment about her being "stuffy" as she stepped in front of the canine, as if that would do anything. "You don't understand. He risked his life to save me and the sentries dragged him off somewhere! I tried to follow them, but.. they wouldn't let me.."

Now that she thought about it, she wasn't even sure what Othello could do. Sure, he had authority and command of the guards that patrolled Sheol, but they were near equal in status. If she couldn't do anything then how would he be able to? Still, it didn't hurt to try.

"You have to help me." She repeated, her voice taking on that same desperation as earlier. "You know how much Enki means to me."
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:44 pm

He continued along outside, ignoring her as he was told he didn't understand and all that other stuff. He was going to continue disregarding her all the way to the boat, but she kept harping on and it was difficult to snub her when she was nearly whining at him.

He pushed himself up from the rocks, standing upright. His legs grew much longer, his feet capping with hooves. Everything from the waist up became human, save for a pair of jagged antlers that branched out from the top of his head. He was automatically clothed, looking like some form of royalty. It was only natural. From there, he glared over his shoulder, the entire transformation was probably only done so that he could properly scowl at her. "Saved your life? Really? That's a shame. You know, you're acting selfish right now. What have you ever done for me that would warrant my help?" He turned away from her and continued down the rocky terrain.

"Obviously they took him for a reason. End your whining and let's go." He failed to offer her any sympathy. A pardon like that wouldn't be granted to any ordinary citizen, and he didn't particularly like Esme. The gryphon obviously had a few things to learn if he was putting everyone in danger, unable to fly right at his age..he didn't quite see the charm in keeping him. What, exactly, was he good for?

Suddenly, a broad grin crossed his features and he stopped dead in his tracks. It was like a lightbulb just turned on; it finally occurred to him after all these years...
"Oh, Esme, you're not having an affair with the boy are you?" It was such a common thing, how could he overlook that? Not even beings of their stature were chaste. "Not even you could resist that temptation, Champ?"
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:10 am

She stared at him as he morphed into his partially-human form as her initially distressed expression was met with a scowl. She couldn't understand why he was acting like this. They hadn't fought in a while so there was no reason to be so hostile towards her. Last she remembered, they were on good terms.

She shook her head again, slowly. "What do you mean, "what have I done for you"? Who do you think it is that smooths over your incidents on Earth? You know how the higher-up's hate it when you make a scene." She replied, matching his glare with one of her own. "If anyone is acting selfish, it's you."

It was true, though. That she was asking was practically special treatment. If anyone's pet, whether they belonged to a noble or a commoner, disobeyed or somehow caused a ruckus then they would be taken away as well. However, her gryphon's lack of inexperience was due to the fact that he was young and that was something he couldn't help. If anything, she blamed herself for putting too much responsibility on his shoulders.

She followed after him as he started off again, but she didn't bother to bar his path again. She managed to reach him when he stopped in his tracks and turned around. His grin was a little unnerving, but she wasn't expecting what he was about to say next. Her eyes widened as she just.. stared. She couldn't have looked any more insulted. "You sick.." She breathed out almost in a whisper, unable to even finish her thought. "Don't you dare group me with those---" Perverts. It was certainly a well-known taboo, but it never crossed her mind. Not even once.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:42 am

He continued onward. Denying it was foolish, there was literally no reason to keep the brat around unless she was being intimate with him. He wouldn't deny being active like that with past pets, but the focus wasn't exactly on him at the moment. Besides, he wouldn't be embarrassed to admit something like that, it wasn't like those recreational activities were banned. It was just something you didn't speak openly about.

He spread his wings, but wasn't going to use them. It was like he was using them as a shield for any kind of rebuttal she may have.
"Like I said, I'd give you rides, but you're too..stuffy." That was the word he used. He could egg her on all he liked, apparently, while her words were meaningless.

The boat wasn't a very far distance, in fact it was at the very base of the mountain waiting for them to arrive, it seemed. He was going to suggest to Esme, that she should move her ass, but held back as she might go psychotic on him after figuring out her secret. Alternatively, he quietly stepped into their canoe-like boat, occupying one end of it so that there was enough room for the water spirit.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:03 am

She opened her mouth to add to her last retort, but she understood what the spanning of his wings signified. It managed to shut her up, but only because she knew that she'd only be wasting her time if she bothered to say anymore. Her gaze hardened slightly as she watched him board the canoe, feeling both disappointed and annoyed that she wasn't able to convince Othello to help her.

Instead of following him into the canoe, she remained on the shore with her gaze slowly shifting from the devil to the sea. She had initially planned to head out to Earth with her young gryphon, but now that her plans were spoiled she certainly wasn't to go on without him. What would be the point?

"You can go on." She said in a serious, yet composed tone of voice. It seemed like she was the only one that could help her gryphon since no one else seemed to give a damn. Besides, she wasn't going to worsen the situation by acting out of line. Without another word, she turned from the boat and headed back toward the gate, calmly. She wasn't sure where she could go now, but anything was better than heading off to Earth.
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PostSubject: Re: A dawning departure   Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:03 am

He only rolled his eyes as he was given permission to leave. At least she quit whining about Enki. Though, he knew he'd never hear the end of it until he was back in her possession, which should have been reason enough to try and help her get the kid back. He would have to think about this once he reached Earth. She would owe him big time if he were able to pull some strings and such.

But there was no guarantee she'd ever try to repay him. She might just say it was retribution for all the times he was rotten to her and call it even. No way would he ever want to take back those times he'd been less than pleasant to her. On the other hand, she might actually reward him with something..material or other. Not to say he was interested in whatever perversions she had to offer. In all his time of knowing Esme, not once did she come off as a whore. She never even acted suggestive with him, so all of these thoughts concerning her love life or that she'd repay him with something lewd were completely random.

The boat quietly departed from shore, headed for the only other realm they had access to. Maybe Esme would have her idiotic gryphon back in her possession before he returned and he wouldn't have to hear another word of it.

Things like this rarely ever smoothed over so easily.
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