"Funny..." Elyon said without turning around, her voice carrying a hint of sarcasm. "I didn't think you were the type to play a game like that..." Elyon sighed... Cedric's frustration started affecting her too. Or maybe it was the other way around? She went back into the depths of the shop, breaking eye contact with the place she started hating more than any other... "I know those girls, Cedric." she remarked. "They will come to investigate the museum and they will do it tonight. And when they do..." Elyon didn't continue that sentence, but her intentions were clear as glass. "Let's see my brother belittle me once I do the thing he never could..." she muttered under her breath...
Post by Caleb/Cedric on Jul 10, 2012 2:37:36 GMT -5
"Yeah, this is probably our best plan so far." Cedric replied, picking a nearby book and reading the cover. All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the few books he read to gain insight on this world. It actually helped him pull off one of his Professor Collins routines. Oh well, whatever.
"Oh, and I was half-serious before." Cedric added. He put the book aside, stood up and stretched his back. "Reading and waiting is something best done alone. While we're together, we should do something a bit more... interesting."
"Okay then. Let's talk." Elyon replied, a little annoyed at Cedric's unhelpful remarks. When did he turn so passive agressive on this situation? "You had quite a lot to say in public just now, so if you were planning on telling me more of your life's story, now would be an even better time..." She approached Cedric's golden bird statue and leaned her head against it's glass display case. "Here, let me start: When tonight is over and the girls are gone, I'll find out the truth about Matt and then make him disappear too. Then I'll wait patiently until the rebellion in Meridian becomes too much for my brother to handle. I'll make him beg for my help on his knees. And then I will considder it..." She briefly turned her head, an icy cold glare captured in her eyes. "Is that interesting enough for you?"
Post by Caleb/Cedric on Jul 11, 2012 5:13:08 GMT -5
"And what then?" Cedric replied. "You'll sit on a pile of corpses and ashes and feel happy about it? I told you already, you couldn't handle that. You shouldn't have to handle that. The "guardians" call you their friend. Matt... seems like a nice guy, unlike most hypocrites here. His only fault is hanging out with the wrong crowd. In all honesty, I think he's just a voluntary hostage for them, should things get ugly. The rebels... did you know that they think they're fighting for you? Our queen Elyon is being deceived" He said in a mocking tone. "We have to save her."
He then pictured a bunch of old haggard rebels shouting such things at the castle gates and burst out laughing.
"In their own twisted little fantasy world, all of them are right. All of them are the good guys. You're telling me you're gonna look them in the eyes and kill them all? Just to show Phobos' that you're better at his own misanthropic game you're gonna discard the lives of hundreds of people? Wow. I mean, here I was, trying to make sure you'd live a happy, righteous life - that you'd be completely different from Phobos who makes every day a living hell for everyone - and this is what you plan on doing? This is something people do when they give up - on the truth, on principles, on morals, when they discard their conscience and humanity altogether. You want to become a monster, Elyon?"
Elyon remained perfectly motionless for a few seconds. As if time had suddenly stopped... As if she froze up and turned to stone on the spot... Her icy blue eyes glaring into nothingness the whole time. Then, out of nowhere, she raised a hand and pushed Cedric all the way to the other end of the room with her mind. It was as if someone had unleashed a terrible storm inside, and in a way that was kind of true. With Elyon's magic still an uncontrollable force even for herself and her mind being in such a mess right now, her telekinesis moved books, bookshelves and anything that wasn't bolted down really, along with the owner himself. "How dare you talk to me like that!" the girl cried out in anger. As she started lifting Cedric up in the air - along with most of the bookstore furniture - she clutched her heart. Elyon felt like Cedric's words shoved a sharp knife, right between her ribs.
The bookstore lights flickered. Entire bookshelves were lifted off the ground. Even the nails in the floorboards started to get loose and Cedric, caught in the middle of it all, could barely see a thing as books flew around him like leaves against a leafblower. "I'm not a child anymore, Cedric! I've opened my eyes now! I can see things for what they are myself!" Finally, some of the floorboards got loose, as Elyon's telekinesis become too much for them to bear. She ran the entire specrum of emotions the past week. Fear, joy, surprise, disappointment, denial, happiness, sadness. And anger. Especially anger. She's been harbouring anger ever since she teletransported to Aubrey and confronted the two traitors who posed as her parents... And she's been acting on her anger increasingly often as the days passed by. So much, in fact, when Vathek defected to the rebellion and confronted her with her birthright, he was terrified at the idea of Elyon becoming a second Phobos... "I can see things and I don't need everything I see..." You don't need them Elyon. Destroy them... Phobos' words stil lingered in her mind and influenced her hatred. They were the single drop of black paint that prevented her from ever going back to pure white. Was it a potent spell? Or was it simply that her anger clinged to Phobos' compelling voice so much that he influenced her even now?
You don't need them Elyon... Destroy them... "I..." Elyon felt like doing it. She felt that if she went through with it right here and right now, it would finally start sorting things out. But... As sudden as Elyon snapped, just as sudden did she snap back to her senses. Floorboards, books, bookshelves and finally, Cedric himself were gently put back on the ground without harm. Until Elyon threw herself into Cedric's arms. "I'm so sorry, Cedric..." she whispered. "I need you. I need you so much..." She couldn't do it. Not to Cedric. Not the one person who has been on her side and looking out for her the entire time. His words had stabbed her into her heart, twisted a little and then pried it wide open for Cedric to go in and clean house. "I'm so sorry... I'm so very sorry..." And for the first time since she adopted her distant and icy personality, she couldn't hold back her tears anymore... "I'm so very sorry, Cedric..."
Post by Caleb/Cedric on Jul 12, 2012 8:18:00 GMT -5
"Hey, it's okay." Cedric whispered as he slowly embraced Elyon. "You have nothing to apologize for."
It actually felt like the truth. No one in her place would have been able to remain calm and steady after having to go through so much all at once. If she had kept all those emotions buried within, there's no telling what Elyon would have become. Cedric closed his eyes and sighed in relief. He found himself thinking that it would actually be pretty nice to remain like this. A couple of outcasts, finding comfort in each other's arms. Phobos, Meridian and the guardians be d**ned.
"I'm here for you. I'll always be here for you." Cedric couldn't think of anything else to say as he kept stroking Elyon's hair.
Did he really mean that? Cedric wasn't sure anymore. His headache, however, slowly retreated into nothingness as soon as Elyon's mood changed. Maybe it was just hard for him to see her like this? It didn't matter if it was for Phobos' ambition or whatever other reason, but he didn't want Elyon to change.
Tridart/Sandpit: And so another year has come to an end. I hope everyone out there had a happy holidays and a happy new year. Godspeed to everyone out there. Bring on the Switch!
Dec 30, 2016 23:15:03 GMT -5
Elyon: Have a great new year everyone!
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Pete: Hopefully it'll be better than the last one!
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