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Early evening, above the bawn of the Mother's Open Hands 
19th-Sep-2006 08:11 am
Corax glyph
((OOC: Open to everyone.))

Melissa Sun-Chaser pushes her wing muscles to the utmost as she flies toward the caern of the Mother's Open Hands. **Faster...gotta get there in time!**

The large black bird flaps awkwardly to land in the Bawn, reverting to a sweaty, stumbling dark-haired woman as she does. She leans against a nearby tree, panting heavily as she tries to clear her sweat-soaked hair from her face. **Njall...gotta find Njall....**

She stumbles a few steps, then grabs on to the nearest firm object for support, trying to catch her breath.
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19th-Sep-2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
Andreu finshes his last mundane patrol of the area around the outer bawn. Since his encounter a while back, he's ensured that he's not caught in human form once the sun sets. The bird passes overhead, but reverts to human form well behind him. For now, he doesn't seem to have noticed her.

((OOC: Just giving someone else a chance to step up and 'discover' her, being that Andreu's presence is just about a given.))
21st-Sep-2006 06:14 am (UTC)
Lakshmi is on patrol near the caern, in feline form, when she hears the sound of a large bird landing nearby -- followed by the sounds of a human gasping for breath. She quickly turns and pads toward the area the sound appeared to be coming from, pausing to look out from the shadows between the trees before revealing herself.

(( OOC: have I ever seen this person before? ))
21st-Sep-2006 11:16 am (UTC)
((OOC: Nope, this one's new.))
22nd-Sep-2006 03:50 am (UTC)
** Hmmm... I heard a bird and then a human, but I can't be certain... There's no reason for a human to be in here, but still... **

To be on the safe side, Lakshmi shifts into human form before stepping out of the trees. "Good evening," she says to the newcomer. "Are you in trouble? Can I help?"
22nd-Sep-2006 11:07 am (UTC)
The slender, dark-haired woman gasps as Lakshmi steps out, then tries to catch her breath. Now that Lakshmi can get a closer look at her, she'll notice the newcomer has sharp features, with a long, aquiline nose.

The newcomer looks at Lakshmi with a guarded sort of hope. "Do you know Njall Andersen? I have a message for him. It's very important that I get it to him!"
22nd-Sep-2006 07:46 pm (UTC)
** Njall -- that's the Corax elder, isn't it? **

(( OOC: Is he somewhere in the caern area now? If not, would I know where else to find him? ))

(( If yes to either of the above questions: ))

"Yes, I do -- let me take you to him."

Lakshmi escorts the woman to wherever Njall is, being careful to keep an eye on her, and ready to react quickly if necessary, as she is still an unknown and simply knowing the name of one of the elders doesn't necessarily make her trustworthy.

(( If no to both the above questions: ))

"I know him, but he is not here right now. But there is someone else here who may know where we can find him."

Lakshmi escorts the woman to wherever she last saw Andreu, being likewise careful, and asks Andreu if he knows how they might contact Njall.
24th-Sep-2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
"Yes, I do -- let me take you to him."

Lakshmi escorts the woman to wherever Njall is, being careful to keep an eye on her, and ready to react quickly if necessary, as she is still an unknown and simply knowing the name of one of the elders doesn't necessarily make her trustworthy.


It doesn't take Lakshmi long to find Njall in the caern; once he notices the two women, his eyes widen at the sight of Lakshmi's charge. "Melissa...what news do you bring?"

Melissa takes a deep breath. "I've news of the Caern of Cooperation in Vancouver." She swallows once, hard, and bites at her lower lip.

Njall stokes his pointed chin as he regards her with an unblinking gaze. "And?" he asks quietly.

Melissa wipes at her eyes with the back of a hand. "It's lost. Gone. Roger Daly is dead." Her hands clench into fists; her upper lip curls. "Those filthy Leeches have his skin hanging in the fucking lobby of their goddamn building!"
24th-Sep-2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
For once, Njall's blasé façade cracks. His face seems to crack as every bit of blood rushes from it. "He'll be missed," he says softly. Then, regaining his composure, "We'll have to be even more careful here, then." He looks at Melissa. "You must be tired from your journey; allow me to extend my hospitality."

Then, he realizes Lakshmi's presence again, and looks apologetically at her. "My apologies, dear lady - Roger Daly was a very old and dear friend of mine. Forgive me if I'm somewhat...distracted...right now."
26th-Sep-2006 04:08 am (UTC)
Lakshmi does the respectful half-bow with hands folded over her heart, the way she greeted the elders at the caern. "No apologies necessary, mama-ji.* This is terrible news. I wonder, if I am not needed here right now, might I go and bring the news to Noah -- I mean ** What was the name he introduced himself by at the moot again? Oh yes... ** Nose-in-Something? He is from that caern, I think, and he should know about this. He is staying at the same guesthouse I am, so I should be able to find him easily."


(( * Literally, honoured uncle -- a respectful term of address for an older male, whether actually related or not. ))
26th-Sep-2006 11:44 am (UTC)
It takes a moment for the request to register in Njall's mind. "Nose-in-Something...yes, of course. He needs to know the fate of his friends." He sighs. "The poor lad - it may crush him, but he should be told."
26th-Sep-2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
After stowing those items that wouldn't survive in his vehicle, he heads back into the refuge. Once out of sight, he wills himself to shift to a four legged form.

After a while, Healing~Hands catches the scent of the gathering. Curious enough, he pads his way into sight.
27th-Sep-2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
As she catches sight of the bear, Melissa is shocked out of her anger and despair. "Omigod!"

She takes a large step backward, looking warily at Healing~Hands. "Nobody told me there were bears here!"

Njall's mouth hooks up in a lopsided smile at the younger Corax's reaction. "It's all right, Melissa. He's one of us." He dips his head respectfully to Healing~Hands. "Healing~Hands, this is Melissa Sun-chaser, Oviculum of the Corax." He looks at Melissa. "This is Healing~Hands, Arcas of the Forest Walkers, Son of Bear."
27th-Sep-2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
Healing~Hands rears up onto his hind legs. He extends a paw out, as if to shake hands. Before Melissa can walk back towards him though, he drops again to all fours and nods his head.

Sitting back on his haunches, he places a paw over his mouth,hiding a bearish grin.
27th-Sep-2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Lakshmi bows again briefly. "I will attend to it."

She then turns and disappears into the woods, shifting to feline as she goes.

(( I will start a new post for the bed and breakfast scene. ))
26th-Sep-2006 03:39 am (UTC)
Lakshmi gasps as the news. ** That's the place that Noah did his presentation about? Where it looked like the vampires were actually on our side? For a while that had given me hope that maybe any combination of creatures could cooperate if the need were great enough. But this -- **

She stands quietly for a moment, uncertain of what to do. And then the thought comes to her. ** Noah. I have to tell Noah of this. Before he hears it from Anippe or someone. He got in enough trouble before for talking about this, and that was when as far as anyone knew it was still working. I don't want him to be made a scapegoat... **
16th-Oct-2006 05:03 am (UTC)
About an hour later, Lakshmi returns to the caern and, shifting to feline to travel more easily through the woods, seeks out Njall and his guest.

If she finds them, she pads out of trees and then shifts to homid form. "My apologies if I intrude, mama-ji. I went to Nose-in-Something's room, but he appears to have returned home. He left a note saying that a friend named David need his help for a special quest, but that he would return as soon as he could."

She sighs. "Well, I suppose if he has gone back to Vancouver, he probably already knows all about this. I would imagine that whatever they have called him back for is related."

Then she looks over at Melissa. "Unless he was called back before this happened, and the friend he was going to see may not even be alive now? When did this betrayal take place?"
16th-Oct-2006 12:49 pm (UTC)
Melissa blinks against a fresh spate of tears as the memories of the news she brought come back. "Greta Ewald, Stefan's daughter - she's one of the Fenrir out that way - she told me that they found out late last year." She swallows, her hands clenching into fists to offset her feelings of loss. "They've been fighting the bastards since then." Her eyes glitter with Rage and unshed tears. "I hope they wipe every last one of the bloodsucking bastards off the Mother's face forever!" With a strangled sob, she buries her face in Njall's chest as a fresh spate of crying takes her.

Njall pats her back, murmuring soothingly under his breath. "It's all right, Melissa." He eases her away from his chest and cradles her chin in his long fingers. "You're exhausted - come with me." He inclines his head to Lakshmi and Andreu ((assuming neither of them has left)). "If you will excuse me for a short time while I see to my cousin?"
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