Paper Zoology 101 (lock please)
Mai knelt near the entrance to the cathedral, her white kimono tucked neatly under her legs as she busily made various origami animals out of the pages of a book that sat on the floor next to her. Her hair had been tied back hastily with a strip of cloth and seems to have been done less for decoration than because it had become an annoyance. Stray strands fell into her eyes but she did not seem to notice. Lions, monkies, birds and other creatures surrounded her and she seemed deeply focused on the piece in her hand which looked to be a giraffe in the making.
((OOC: Yes, she's tearing apart a book! ))
The large being climbed off of the now silent mototcycle and approached the double doors, his long stride clearing the steps easily.
He paused briefly then pulled both doors open wide and stepped inside.
scanning the interior he noted the girl child sitting in the floor of the main chamber, Lifted his head and began to sniff the air. His senses first picked out the distant Tang of blood, prevelant in most havens, then candle wax and a hint of inscence. Detecting no immeadiate threats he approached the child on the floor "hey Kid, who's in charge around here?" he said while scanning the large open chamber.
Tilting her head backwards, she smiled serenly at the man in front of her. He looked quite fierce. She wondered whether he was a decent hunter. Lashing out with one foot she entwined it around the stranger's own. Time to find out.
((OOC: Feel free to fall,dodge or block as you see fit. ))
quickly rolling and springing to his feet once again he reached out to grab ahold of the girl 'Mind your manners frail, or I might take you over my knee'
((ooc : he could or couldn't catch her after he pops up, up to you ))
He was quicker than she had thought. Excellent! She wondered if he would reach for her again. Smiling, she beckoned him with one small hand.
((Gliding is one of her powers, Slippery wench. ))
a slight growl in his throat and a quick bend at the knees, he sprung at her with his arms out-stretched to the sides, to prevent her from dodging right or left..
((OOC: He's got her, heh, now what? ))
((ooc : Ebil! ))
"I am well, Kuma-san." She smiled slightly and then answered his previous question. "The Triad is three. I am one of the three."
((OOC: Aww, how sweet 2 ))
his eyes widened when she identified herself as one of the three lords of the city.. then a grin crossed his face "Od's Beard Little one, its good to meet an Elder who's not too busy plotting some scheme or another!" he bellowed and affected a deep formal Bow.."I am Called Talon, Child of Vanni.. at your service"
(( ooc : he's just a big Softy when it comes to the ladies ))
"Asahi Mai, Talon-san. Do you seek to stay with us long?"
((OOC: Pardon, I had to walk the dog and then he went nuts barking so I had to go check that out. ))
"It seems something has drawn me here, so I say why fight it.. so I suppose the answer for the time being is yes, I intend to stay"
he then reached into the interior of his leather coat and produced a metal container, from which he drew a cigar and went through the little ritual of lighting it before looking back up..
"Want one, half pint?"
he asked offering the container to Mai
((ooc: out and back again))
Not looking up she replied to Talon.
"Morrigan will want to know you are here."
((OOC: kk ^_^ ))
"Morrigan huh? sure I'll find her eventually.."
Talon glanced down at the book slowly being cannabilized for the paper and shrugged indifferently.. scanning the wreckage of the pew he landed on..
'not even here 5 minutes and I've already destroyed furniture..'
thinking back to the early event and shaking his head..
'No matter how experinced I am, people still surprise me..'
thinking back to Mai jumping into his arms instead of turning pale and running off like most do..
'interesting one she is, not frightened in the least, gotta respect that..'
he returned to drawing on his cigar and watching what Mai was working on so intently
"Morrigan is the Rose. Smells clean, dark red hair. Always stiff." To her that was all the description one needed to find the Elder of the Order of the Rose.
The little paper sculpture with all its deft folds and creases brought back a host of memories, of times spent watching his friend Hideki make similar creations and how his small collection of the origami he once had was lost long ago in Nagasaki.. 'If she knew what something like this meant to me, I doubt it would have been offered so freely... or maybe it would have.. theres much more to learn here...'
he suddenly remebered himself and let the thoughtful expression wash from his face, being replaced by the half defiant, half amused grin he normally wore..
"Thanks Half Pint.. "
with that he turned and began walking deeper into the cathedral beginning his search for this Morrigan person.. 'a rose eh? heh.. A rose by any other name...'
She smiled. [rip] another page. She began folding this new piece to be a cat this time.
((OOC: If you wish to look for Morrigan in order to RP with her you can ooc out of this one and start a new one. I'd send her a pm also with the link so she knows you're requesting her presence in the thread. ))
She was quite a sight.. tall, toned, and still retaining a rich golden glow from her mortal youth. Her long blonde streaked hair hung down and brushed the small of her back, thick and wild from hours of being wind blown. Long legs in tightly laced navy leather pants that rode low on her hips to show off the jeweled ring that glinted in her navel were tucked into matching soft leather boots that reached just under her knees. A small night cammo printed tank top strained across her chest, and was cut off just beneath her breasts leaving no doubt there was nothing on underneath it, and showing off her well muscled frame.
With a slight clench of the jaw and straightening of her shoulders she strode up the steps and pushed open the center doors to step inside...
"The rose is going to be quite busy this evening." She murmured quietly to herself.
Greetings... could you tell me who to speak to, about.. staying?
She looked up towards the new stranger but stared somewhere above her head and slightly to the left. White eyes showed no hint of actually seeing the woman.
"Follow the man. He also searchs for the Rose. " Mai began to fold the sheet in her hand without looking back down at it. She smiled slightly, waiting to see what else might come of this new stranger.