Yohann was sitting on a stairway made of marble. He was in front of a library, a book in his hand. The boy was looking at the sunny sky. It was cloudless and he loved watching this light and so pure blue. Through staring at the sky like that made him feel happier, Yohann was also thinking about his brother who had left him in Lyte for 4 months already. It was long time since the red-haired boy had felt this solitude, his brother had never let him alone for that long, so Yohann couldn't help but think about what Stefan was doing right now.
Then Yohann realized he had to move somewhere else, it wasn't good for children to sit outside like that anyway. The boy stood up and looked at the book in his hand. It was an old book, with a cover made of leather. He opened it and watched attentively a map of Riiga. The day before, Yohann thought about going on a journey to look for his dear brother who had left him so suddenly.
All of sudden the young boy felt someone was looking at him.
Nieko stopped near the library and shifted his pack. He massaged his shoulder. The meat he was carrying was starting to get very heavy. He had been hunting just before and had travelled a long way, his muscles were aching. He looked up the marble stairs and saw a young boy gazing down at a book. He had seen him somewere before, but where? Thinking about it made him annoyed, he couldn't quiet put his finger on where he had seen this boy before. The sun made him squink. He wanted to go up and introduce himself, although the meat in his pack was getting smelly in the sun. His brother would get angry if he didn't come home soon, but for some reason he had a feeling that he should go and say 'hi' to the boy, but what would he think of him?
Nieko made his way up the stairs, slowly one by one and stood facing down at the young boy. His shadow streching far over him. "Uh hi..Whats your name?" He was afraid of what he would say and his palms became sweaty.
Yohann looked up to the boy who talked to him. "wha.." He was firstly surprised to see a kind of cat in front of him and stepped back, but eventually recognized an Ildemin. The boy had never seen one for real, but had read about them.
"hmm... what's your name?" Yohann was quite uneasy with giving his name to unknown people, and more with hybrids... but the boy still felt this guy can't be that bad.
[sorry i take so long to post, ive got school...lol XD]
Nieko lowered his head. He felt ashamed, like the boy didn't want anything to do with him. "Er.....yeah sorry about that..Its the meat in my pack." He looked at the boy but quickly looked away as he started to feel more and more uncomfortable.
"So, you haven't met an Ildemin aye?..Anyway what are you reading?" Nieko just wanted to run away. He felt so awkward and regretted talking to Yohann. The boy also looked very unsure about him.
[no problem, I also have my studies too >>' moreover I'm French so it'll be rare to be logged in the same time ^^' ]
Yohann turned red like a tomato. "it's... it's nothing." he said with haste "it's not your business anyway right?" Yohann also felt a bit ashamed about what he had said, but he couldn't bear this smell. "I... I was surprised about this smell. I almost thought you Ildemin all smell like that ha ha" the boy said quickly like if he wanted to change the subject.
The red-haired boy, who was also red-faced now, started to go away. Then he glanced over his shoulder to Nieko and felt a bit embarrassed. This guy wasn't bad, but he had felt on him so suddenly it confused the little boy.
"You.. it's almost time to dinner right?" Yohann asked slowly trying to be tactful. "what do you intend to do?"
Nieko could tell that the boy was over powered by the smell, so he stepped back and turned away, as he tried to hide the fact that he was turning red. He felt his confidence dropping. "No....i don't believe we all smell like this...." He paused and then looked back at the boy and almost laughed as he noticed that he was red faced aswell.
Nieko stood motionless when the boy started to walk away, but was suprised when he turned around and talked to him again.
"Yeah, i should be heading home, so i can pack this meat away...uh...what do i intend to do? Well eat it." Nieko said shrugging and a grin began to extend across his face and he started to laugh at his silly joke.
"oh..." thinking about eating this meat was a pleasant idea in the boy's mind.
Yohann wanted to do the same thing anyway: just leave like this, going home, eating and sleeping. He'd have a tough day starting the following day. But the boy felt a kind of empathy when he talked to the Ildemin, he thought like if they had overcome the same hardships. Moreover, Yohann didn't want to be alone again his last day in Lyte
"I... I think I'll go home and dinner too." Yohann started to say "Do you want to eat with me?" the red-haired boy murmured, he was turning more and more crimson.
Across the darkening street, a boy of about 10 or 11 with green hair was waving. Avoiding the merchant carts, he ran to Yohann and Nieko and put his arms behind his back, waiting a moment as if they were meant to say something. When they didn't, he looked over both shoulders.
"Hey, uh, have either of you seen a grey cat around? That little girl has lost her--" When he turned to point, there was nobody there. "Oh, she was there a moment ago."
He trailed off, mumbling something about girls and their smells, and brought his arms out from behind his back, revealing the gold armour that almost encased them completely. Not only would the gold be quite heavy, but it would be worth an awful lot. He looked back at them both, first at Yohann, and then at Nieko. Drowning in awkwardness, he fell silent, blinking his golden eyes innocently.
[Now, an order has been established. Nieko, Lumenox, and then me. Please stick to this posting order ]
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2008 19:25:52 GMT 9.5 by Treijim
Blake shook his head. "The other boy ran away. I saw him. Everybody is running away from us, hehe." He spent a moment in silence and then realised he was asked a question. "Oh! My name is Blake Guillera Behaerahel. What's your name?"
Yohann looked at Blake carefully. Through it was still strange for Yohann that such a little boy like Blake could wear such a heavy armor, the red-haired boy thought he could present himself, since it was his "encounter-making" day.
"Just call me Yohann" he replied. "It's..." Yohann began, his belly was starting to gurgle. "... it's late now! I think I should go home and dinner"
Yohann started to walk then he stopped, and turned back toward Blake.
[omg sorry that i didn't post, my internet was down for a month and i couldn't get on ]
Nieko scrambled into the shadows and disapeared quickly. He felt wiery about Blake. The smell of the meet in his sack drifted through the crowds of people as he walked home and Nieko wondered if he would ever see Yohann again.....
[It's fine. Are you leaving this thread or are you just going to rejoin our characters later?]
"Can I come home with you?" Blake asked Yohann. He took the boy's hand in both of his and shook it excitedly. "I can cook, and I don't eat much. My parents are at the market. They'll be there a while. There's nobody else at home, and I don't want to be alone" He paused. "Please don't make me go back on my own. Can I have dinner with you?"