Re: Abode of Twilight [RP]
Nexen Under City/Tunnel
Kairi kindly began the introductions with a grin—and Sora thought for a minute that he had just escaped a lecture from her. Was she upset about their disappearance? Sora felt sheepish about the whole thing, but it couldn’t be helped. It wasn’t like he had chosen to suddenly appear in some random world. He would never want to ditch her like that, not after losing her so many times before...
"Well, I'm Kairi in case anyone here doesn't know,” said the redhead.
The two apparent twins—though they looked quite different from each other—spoke up next. Sora listened politely, memorizing their faces with their names. The peppy redhead was Rayna, and her sister, the black-haired moody one was Anya.
"Anya. Sorry for the confusion we may--" they spoke together, Anya starting the thought while Rayna finished it, "Cause. We share a telepathic connection."
"More like a mind,” Anya put in the last statement with a small smile.
"That has got to be confusing." The humanoid rat spoke to them. "But perhaps when we are somewhere safer than this, you can fill us all in on the whole story. I can see how dangerous things are if entire worlds can be brought to an end simply by destroying an enchanted book that is linked to those worlds. Such a thing is a greater threat to Gaia as a whole than the kingdom of Alexandria is a threat to the kingdom of Burmecia."
“Uh, okay?” Sora nodded to the twins, though they and the rat person were quite right about the confusion. Telepathic connection, huh? How does that work? But of course, Sora was never one to dwell on those things. When Terra spoke up, his attention wandered elsewhere.
"I'm Terra, former student of the late Master Eraqus,” the tall, brawny young man spoke up. "Here to help."
Sora stared at him, something buzzing in the back of his mind like a memory he couldn’t quite recall. To Terra, he finally asked, “Do… Do I know you?”
Whether or not Terra answered, introductions continued, with the Burmecian gallantly introducing himself in his knightly speech as Sir Frately. Sora wondered what his home world was like, this Gaia place. Was everyone who lived there an anthromorphic rodent? Maybe he could ask later, but for now he turned his attention to the quiet girl who hadn’t spoken much. She seemed to be blushing, but she cleared her throat and said:
“I… My name is…”her voice cracked, and suddenly she winced, but when she spoke again, it was with more confidence. “Anastasia. A pleasure to finally meet you, Keyblade wielders."
Sora wondered if she was feeling alright. Then again… they had just escaped from a battle. Maybe she was just exhausted?
Turning to the apparent leader of the group, Sora waited expectantly. Finally, she broke out of her thoughts and hurried to introduce herself.
“Oh, right, I’m Amaya,” the lavender-haired young woman said, “and my guardian is Bahamut. I hope that this time of peril will pass soon. Nexen really is a nicer place. It’s too bad the ancestor Gatekeepers closed it off to the outside worlds.”
“Alright, nice to meet everybody,” Sora smiled, but turned thoughtful as he stared around at their surroundings. Nexen from here certainly looked ancient, like what he would imagine for a post-apocalyptic world… It seemed darker, and more ominous then the other worlds he had been to—barring perhaps Hollow Bastion—aka, old Radiant Garden. That world was being fixed up, though, by Sora’s good friends Leon and his gang, but Nexen… it could definitely use a Restoration Committee. What had it looked like before it got like this? Sora had to wonder.
Amaya suddenly asked the other Guardian keeper folks a question about the masked man, what they might think the villain’s motives might be.
“All bad guys in general do things that are bad ideas,” Riku said, to which Sora sniggered.
“Got that right. . .,” the brown-haired youth muttered, thinking about his dealings with Organization XIII and various other villains under Maleficent’s order. Riku was being sarcastic, but Amaya didn’t have anything to say to that. Her mind seemed to be wandering elsewhere, which was beginning to seem normal for her. Not scatter-brained, per say, but perhaps a little distracted at times.
She continued on her last train of thought, mentioning a theory and some place that they had to get to.
“It’s a bit of a walk in the dark but we should be alright,” she finished, unconcerned.
“If Heartless are after us...wouldn’t the dark be a bad idea?” Riku gave that some consideration. “Also, how do you know where you’re going if no one’s ever been in here?”
“I’ve explored here when I was younger. No one else did because they were afraid,” Amaya explained, though didn’t dwell on the other part of Riku’s question. She didn’t seem bothered by the darkness or the creepiness of this place at all. Sora wasn’t too worried either, since he still felt fit for a fight. If Heartless did come, they could take them—though admittedly, it was a matter of number… They couldn’t take on hordes, especially if the Guardians were worn out from opening their portal.
And one couldn’t hide their light in darkness very well… For whatever reason, Heartless seemed to have a nasty knack for hunting down Keyblade Bearers…
“Well, there’s not much else we can do right now,” Sora shrugged to Riku. With a confident smirk he added, “I think we can handle a little darkness. But what’s in this First Study place anyway, Amaya?”
Sora whirled his head around real quick to check on Kairi, to see how she was doing. She had seemed a bit dazed when she suddenly appeared earlier, but she seemed better now. Though maybe still a little upset with him. Yeah… He turned back to face forward and scratched the back of his spiky head uncomfortably. Should he say something to her? What if that just made her more upset?
(OOC: Ahhhhh, I hope this is okay ^^' I feel a bit out of it right now... )