Tala Arkenlight


::her tone going absent, almost like she's not there and was only watching::

It was years ago, too many to count... I left home...having learned all I could from my parents and having grown to the point that the powers fully mature and my soul reaches the level that sends us all out into the world.

I thought I would go look up Night, he was always the nicest to me... That and he knew the area very well, and I needed his help in placing my keep...so anyway...I followed his trail of angry fathers, broken hearts and broken, as he'd say, cherries.

Each time I mentioned his name, I could see the rage and various other emotions build, but I didn't think anything of it, really...maybe I was too naive to just go looking on my own, maybe I should've just done it some other way....buuuuut the child in me wanted to see things....and people....

It wasn't a very large village by most standards, but it was the largest I had seen. I asked a few tavern goers if they had seen a man matching Night's description....they directed me to where the elders met...

Anyway, I made my way over there, ignoring the leers and cat calls, as just mortal nature. I knocked on the door and was greeted by a nice older man, I'd say he was a butler of some sorts...when I inquired about Night he took me to the room where the elders had gathered...

I should've been scared when the door locked behind me as it was an inward locking door, but the need to find Night kind of overruled all else...

They were dressed in the finest clothing I had seen since my arrival, and they smiled at me...they seemed nice enough. They were, I'd guess...middle-aged...I described Night and asked if they'd seen him....they said they had and inquired why I sought him...I guess they thought I had fallen prey to him...

::her face pale, almost doll like in its stillness, the only disturbance is when she speaks::
I told them that I was his sister. They asked, no demanded, "Older or Younger?" I didn't think too much of this and just answered truthfully. They smiled again and leaned in closer...I didn't dare intrude into their conversation, I mean what if it was something important about their village, that and I really didn't enjoy eavesdropping. They chatted then nodded in unison, then turned to me. I asked them if they knew where my brother was and they said yes but first they wanted to ask me something...

I thought, what harm is there in a question...so I waited around. They stood up and invited me to the table for something to drink for the long journey I'd have ahead of me...well, they had been nice to me so far so I had a seat at the table and had a glass of wine...they just smiled at me, one of those unreadable smiles.. They made idle chitchat and told me a bit about the surrounding area and what troubles they've been having with bandits in the forest....and the usual lines..."A pretty thing like you could get hurt out there alone, are you sure you don't want an escort?"
I declined their offers...I was so caught up in the information that I didn't notice or feel the hand in my hair till my head had hit the table....

Needless to say I was dazed, as I still didn't have full grasp of my powers, nor truly know I could send for help from my brothers. There were 5 of them, four equals and one "leader" to break the tie in a vote...well to make a long story short as details I'm not going into....all five of them, as Night would say, took a ride on the Arkenlight express....but instead they just well... stole the damn train.
:::a single, crystalline tear finally falls, though there is still little expression to her face::::
It was two hours at least....till Night felt it......and know what?
:::weak laugh through her tears::
He killed every single one of them....then their familes...and if they had sisters he went off and took their lives. I told him not to, that it won't change things, but he's really stubborn sometimes...I think he did it more for himself, though..... and he still blames himself for what happened...

:::blinks rapidly for a long moment, and seems to give herself a shake, before smiling brainlessly once more at you:::

My life has changed a lot since then, I met a man, a wicked nasty grumpy man, but he's a real sweety. He helped my get myself back together...and :: bouncing in her seat:: Guess what???? Give up yet??? We're life-bonded and have two beautiful daughters Karma and Kismet.
But enough about me...