Just another evening ((open))
It was nearly midnight yet the sweltering heat of the day seemed to linger. Under the full moon glowing brightly in the clear sky the Manor's dojo was bathed in a soft light. All of the windows had been slid open to let the light breezes filter through and move the muggy air. Only a few lights were on inside the building, yet clearly illuminating the lone figure moving gracefully over the woven mats.
In one corner a portable CD player filled the air with a soothing melody from the Philharmonic Orchestra's score from Romeo and Juliet, one of the blonde's favorite ballets. Amberelle had set her weapons aside earlier, unable to concentrate on the katas she had come to practice. Instead she moved quickly back and forth across the floor almost soundlessly, her bare feet sure with each step as she spun and swayed.
Sweat glistened on her skin causing her ribbed baby blue tank top to cling to her. Long legs in black stretchy capri leggings kicked and moved, her waist length golden hair pulled back into a braid swishing side to side and whipping around as she leapt and twirled. Graceful and poised on the outside but seething within she poured every bit of the emotions she felt into her dance.
Summer had come and now was almost gone. The nights had become little more than just a blur, one after the other filled with whatever drifted into her mind. Amby kept busy. She spent time out with friends, made sure she fed, trained and kept her skills sharp with a little hunting or robbery here and there.
So why was she so restless?
Amberelle walked back into the foyer no more than two minutes after she'd left Steve alone and she nodded to him, glad he had listened and stayed in place, before heading back out into the hallway. Over her shoulder she called out for him to follow and to close the door behind him. Considering he was so anxious to get to Trin's rooms she trusted he would do as she asked and keep up as she made her way at a steady clip through the house to where Trin's rooms were.
Trying the door to her fellow Anantya's rooms the Creole found that, of course, they were locked. Squatting down in front of her friend's door the blonde clicked on the flashlight and held it with her teeth as she laid the case on her thigh. One hand flicked open the clasp and she pulled out a couple of small metal lockpicks. Careful not to damage the lock, Amby had the door open fairly quickly and methodically returned the tools to the case before standing and opening the door for Steve to enter.
Find what you need and make it fast. Soon as we're done you and I are headed to your vehicle and you are getting the hell away from here. And, you're not coming back without a direct invite from Trin, comprende vous? Because next time I will remove a few non vital things. She gave him a cold stare and jerked her head for him to get on with it.
((yes, I live!! Amby out pending Steven does as requested.... ))