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Offline Iunia

Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« on: October 02, 2017, 05:02:05 PM »
Iunia adjusted her black hood, the damp weather made her glad she had decided to wear it, there were other reasons as well of course. She still felt out of place in her clothing a black shirt and pants along with black leather boots, chosen to allow her to blend in with the crowd. But, Iunia was used to silks and jewelry. However, her simply braided hair and dark bruise decorating her left cheek, it was starting to swell and rather large taking up most of her face. She had other wounds as well but this one was most notice able upon casual inspection. She took a moment to steady herself before moving down the street, her hand resting on a wall as the world spun briefly, she was aware that was not a good thing, but not all together unheard of for some on with a blow to the head. Her ribs were aching as much her head, causing breathing to be as painful as thinking was at the moment.

She did her best to move down the street as a normal person might. She was fairly certain she wasn't being followed by this point, but she wasn't entirely sure.That fact along was what kept her moving forward. There something in her favor however, most people who were out at this time of night were more wrapped in in their own affairs and it was every easy to over a lone woman in the street. For most of them at least. She was also aware those who might notice her in the middle of the night might not have her best interests in mind. Not only that they might have followed her, she was the only one who made it out as far as she knew, she was counting on herself traveling faster than news did.

Iunia's vision was starting to swim however, that and the nausea forming in the pit of her stomach told her she clearly needed to find a doctor/healer sooner rather than later. In some corner of her mind she hoped it was simply the lack of sleep getting to her and nothing more serious. She had fled head long for most of the night, and the lack of rest certainly wasn't going to work in her favor. Regardless of what it was that was effecting her, she stumbled for a moment before catching herself and moving forward. She didn't manage to get much further however, a life time with out much need for psychical strain was working against her, the world spun for the last time and Iunia spilled ungracefully forward as her vision finally faded into nothing-ness.

Offline Kalak

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 07:03:14 PM »
The Character

It had been a long week. Due to recent unpleasant weather patterns, crews sailing to Ainu had to navigate much longer routes. The entire endeavor was time consuming and somewhat nerve wracking, but necessary in order to avoid the tropical storms that could do harm to their ships and cargo. The hardships of sea life seemed paltry when compared to the rewarding arrival to the Yoreiqi Isles. Simply witnessing the islands' many splendors was worth the struggles endured on the seas. Although, any "witnessing" would have to wait, for the day had given way to night.

By sunset, the Sionhai had finally completed everything he needed in order to settle in. The hectic past few days had taken their toll on him and his crew. It was time now for everyone to begin their well-earned relaxation. Each member had their own agenda, free to carry them out as they were temporarily released from service. The Sionhai himself planned to spend as much time as possible on solid earth while he had the opportunity. He changed into less impressive but more comfortable clothing before disembarking.

Along with two other sailors, the Sionhai moved slowly down the Yoreiqi street. They were headed to the very same tavern he had spent time at on his previous visits to Ainu. The owner was a friend, and they served drinks at all hours of the night. Before they could reach the establishment however, the sailors' eyes caught a strange sight on the road before them. Someone was laying on the cold, damp cobblestone. The two sailors laughed it off at first, jesting that someone had too much to drink. The Sionhai walked past them up to the unconscious form.

Investigating further, he saw it was a woman. She had been battered quite a bit. The Sionhai scanned the area around himself, looking for any sign of culprit or caretaker. There was no one. In proper conscience, he refused to leave this woman alone with her injuries. It did not take an experienced doctor to guess that she needed medical attention. This would be difficult, since the village's healers were most likely fast asleep by this time. He would need the next best thing. The Sionhai called over the two sailors by name, who were quickly by his side.

"We need to get this one back to the ship... When we get there, put her in my bed and wake up Oliver. Tell him to look her over for anything serious. We can get a proper doctor in the morning."

The two agreed, albeit somewhat disappointed that their night would include no alcohol. One lifted the woman in his arms, while the other spotted him. The Sionhai walked with them as they all headed back towards the docks.

Offline Iunia

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 06:20:02 PM »
Iunia for her part was dead to the world, so to speak, and thus was unaware that any one had happened upon her. On some strange level, it would seem to her later that she was aware of being lifted and carried, although at the time her eyes seemed to heavy to open, at least at that moment, although whoever was carrying her might feel her shift as she was lifted. Although, she was in no way able to voice any concern or gratitude for her rescue.

While her injuries were not likely to be fatal, she was not going to be pleased or comfortable when she woke up. Not having been in the shape to put up a fight or even know where she was going, she jerked hard when her eyes opened some time close to dawn, or as close to dawn as she could figure. The sudden movement did not do her head any favors and for a moment it swam enough to cause her to lay her head back on the pillow.

After a moment or two of recovery, she took in her surroundings. She comforted herself with the fact if someone really wanted to harm her they likely wouldn't have bothered dragging her back to..where ever it was she ended up. Sitting up slowly, she sat up right on the bed trying to recall the series of events that got her there. Gathering her courage she made a move for the door and lightly pushed it open, trying to peer out before being brave enough to exit.

Offline Kalak

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 08:13:03 PM »
Black pointed ears perked up as one of the cabin's twin doors creaked open. The simply-dressed Sionhai had been sitting in an armchair, repositioned on the carrack's open deck just beside the entryway. He looked up, eyes finally meeting what they could of the woman's through the crack between the doors. They seemed relieved.

"Ah... You're awake." he said, slowly rising from the padded chair.

His legs buckled somewhat as he did so. It was apparent then that the Sionhai had been sitting there for some hours. His loose white shirt also seemed wrinkled and slept-in. He calmly made his way over to grasp the handle of the opened door. Slowly he would pull it completely open, in order to properly look over his overnight guest.

"How do you feel?"

Offline Iunia

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 07:31:25 PM »
She turned her head as best she could when she heard a voice, in all likelihood it looked to be some sort of awkward jerking. Iunia was lucky in so much hers was a sea dwelling people for the most part though the lacked tails as the mer might have. It did mean the drifting and bobbing of the ship was not something what was going to bother her on top of her other problems.

She nodded at the being awake comment. Stretching slowly, the injury to her ribs making movement on her right side a little slow and painful. "I'm not dead, I have that going for me." She was grateful for that fact even if her comment was a bit dry. Pushing herself up right to sit on the mattress and get a better view of the cabin, for that was what she seemed to be in."All things considered, I could feel much worse." Which was true despite her head ache and side pain she seemed to be in one piece.

Offline Kalak

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 07:06:06 AM »
The Sionhai followed the woman back into the lavishly decorated cabin. The doors were left open to allow fresh sea air to flow in freely. He had been notified by the ship's doctor just how badly she had been injured, but now he really saw it in her pained movements. He stood beside her as she sat back down on the mattress.

"Well, that is good I suppose... But we really should get you to the village healer."

Now that the sun had properly risen, life began to stir outside. The sounds of activity on deck intensified as men began moving cargo off the ship. Up above, gulls cried in defiance as they flew over the waves that lapped against the hull of the merchant ship. The Sionhai moved over to the desk that sat in the middle of the room, intently flipping through the pages of a book that sat there.

"You are free to rest here a little longer. We can go when you are ready."

Offline Iunia

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 05:22:51 AM »
Iunia was pretty sure none of her wounds were going to be fatal however, they were not comfortable and that in and of its self made the idea of having them looked at to be a good idea. At the very least they would tell her she would be fine and she would move on with her life, a little sore and stiff for her troubles, at least for a little while. If it was worse than that, well she would want to know that as well. In either case she had to agree in the wisdom of the idea.

"I'm ready, there is no reason to put it off, really." She clearly wasn't thrilled at the idea of people poked and prodded. She tried to smooth her hair down, the thing was clearly starting to get out of control, but there was not help for it, at least at the moment. "I don't relish the idea, however, I see no reason not to either."

Offline Kalak

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 08:23:02 AM »
( Sorry for the wait... had a hectic past couple of days  :-\ )

This response somewhat surprised the Sionhai. He had expected the woman to stay a little longer. At least, he hoped she would want to stay long enough for him to get his ledgers in order...

"Good answer!" he said, closing the book once again.

He placed it back down on the desk before moving over to the bed. He extended a hand, politely offering to assist the woman out of bed. Once they were ready, the Sionhai would lead her off the carrack and down the cobblestone road. It had been some time, but Ainu was not too large. He vaguely remembered the route to some places, including the healer's.

Offline Iunia

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 05:16:05 PM »
(( No worries, it happens))

Iunia in fact would be happy with a break or at least something that might be called a break if you stretched it. But, she would likely rest better knowing something would not cause her to bleed out or the like, although, judging from what she could tell of her injuries, she doubted that would happen. Still, it would be her luck that she was worse off than she thought and she would kill over.

In any case, she would allow herself to be helped out of the bed. Pleasantly surprised that the ship didn't ship as much as the world had last time, surely that was some sort of a  positive sign. In the mean while she would be pulled along more or less, after all she didn't know where she was going and was happy enough to allow some one else to do the guiding.

Offline Kalak

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2017, 09:13:53 PM »
There was a sizeable distance between the docks and the healers of Ainu. The port town had become reinvigorated with the sunrise, and much was happening all around the pair. The Sionhai led his overnight guest up the lively streets, occasionally checking to make sure she followed as closely as his own tail. She seemed to hang back and let him lead anyway. Ainu was not a big place, and a resident would surely know where their healers worked. This woman was obviously a stranger here.

The two had covered over half the distance now. Despite the activity unfolding around them, the silence between the pair was still somewhat unsettling. Willing to break the ice, the Sionhai took the initiative to start conversation.

"So, what brings you to Ainu?"

Offline Iunia

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2017, 08:41:25 PM »
She followed behind banking on the idea that he knew where he was going. She was also aware of the fact there were people watching her as she went. It was to be expected, people tended to notice when there was a new person in town, no matter what the size of it.

"What bring me here? I've not decided yet to be honest. Other than heading towards the first town I came across. There was an ..issue which caused me to think remaining at home was not the best of ideas. People tend to be rather angry when they can't feed their family, I suppose it's not all that surprising. Still, it doesn't tend to end well for you if you get caught up in the crowd."

Which was more or less the truth. Even if she did not go into all of the details. She liked to think she touched upon the major points and if she were telling the truth a lot of what happened to her was still some sort of a blur.

Offline Kalak

Re: Signs of a Bad Day (open)
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2017, 06:50:38 AM »
The Sionhai was surprised by the lengthy response. Although he sought to learn this eventually, he had not expected the woman to be so open right away. As he turned a corner, he contemplated what to say next. Curiosity had him. He wanted to learn the whole story, to fill in the vague gaps the woman had left. However, he knew it was impolite to pry. Especially after what may have been a traumatic experience.

"So you're from elsewhere on the island..." he asked, in an attempt to keep the conversation going.