Amaya felt Arin wrap an arm about her shoulders as she cuddled up next to him. It was much better than sleeping by herself. Arin was a lot warmer than what little warmth the blankets provided. It was comforting to know that he was there. Already, she could feel herself getting sleepy.
As Arin replied to what she had said, she gave a nod as well. "Yes, it would be bad to keep going on very little energy."
Then, Arin had leaned in and gave her a soft kiss on the lips. An affectionate kiss, nothing more and purely innocent. "You too, Arin. Sweet dreams." With that, the two of them closed their eyes and went to sleep. It wouldn't be until the beginning of the afternoon when Amaya would finally wake. Sitting up, she stretched and let out a yawn.
It looked like Arin was still asleep. Amaya could see that he looked as if he were dreaming. He hadn't stirred when she woke up. Rubbing at her eyes a bit, Amaya sat up and stretched. Now, it was time to look into that situation with the Indian Chief's daughter. Should she let Arin sleep? It would be a difficult fight ahead of them. Mostly, on Amaya's part because it was her best friend that she was going to kill.
"Hey, Arin!" Amaya whispered into his exposed ear. "Arin, it's time to wake up. We gotta look into the Indian tribe and figure out what's wrong with Tiger Lily."
After she said that, whether or not Arin woke up, Amaya got up off the bed and walked out of the room. She had been clothed before so there was no need to put any clothes on. She would wait a few minutes for Arin to see if he woke up. If he didn't, she might head out on her own.
Arin's eyes shuttered awake when Amaya first whispered into his ear, giving Amaya a half-wake response "Hnng?" When she told him it was time to wake up, and to investigate the indian tribe dilemma with the chief's daughter, his eyes opened up fully, slowly sitting up and stretching with a loud yawn.
"Haven't slept that good in a long time...Alright, let me get dressed and we'll go find Peter."
After about 5 minuted of getting his things, and getting dressed, he was on his feet, and ready to go "Alright, let's go find Peter and visit the indian tribe." He accompanied Amaya around the underground hideout, looking for signs of the fiery, leaf clothed child, or Tinkerbell, the one who would know where he could be."
Amaya could hear Arin wake. When she heard him, she merely nodded as she stepped out of the room and waited for him. It didn't take Arin long to get ready. Soon enough, he was dressed and ready to go.
"Yes, the sooner we find Peter, the sooner we get to that tribe's village."
The pair of them searched for any signs of Peter Pan. A bright light appeared, fluttering in front of them. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that it was that fairy, Tinkerbell.
"Hello, Tinkerbell. Do you know where to find Peter Pan?"
The pixie seemed a little more warmed up to them as she nodded her head. As she did so, there was the sound of an unearthly chime of sorts. As she had done this, the pixie motioned for them to follow her. She flew up the slide and outside. Amaya shrugged and looked for a means to get out. She couldn't fly in her armor up the slide. She soon found a ladder and climbed out.
Outside, they would find Peter hovering in the air, sitting indian style. "Took you long enough! C'mon! Follow me!" With that, Peter turned and headed down toward the south of the hideout. There looked to be some sort of trail.
"Well, here we go!" Amaya said to Arin before she scurried after Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. It would take them an hour before they would finally reach the village.
Arin let Amaya talk with Tinkerbell when they found her hovering in front of them in the underground hideout. When the little pixie started flying toward the slide, Arin took to the air as well "I'll keep her in my sights, find me when you're above ground!" With that he followed Tink up the slide, keeping the little fairy in his line of sight as they traveled up the slide. He was once again having a blast flying, enjoying the fact that he was able to fly in the sky like a bird.
When he reached topside, Peter was already waiting for them, sitting cross legged and arms crossed like a stereotypical indian. Arin overshot his exit, hovering over Peter a slight ways and shaded by the sunlight on his back. Apparently, Peter was already awake and waiting for them "Sorry, been a while since I've had a good amount of time to rest."
Peter didn't waste time, telling Arin and Amaya to follow him. Without much else for options, he and Amaya followed Peter south of the hideout.
"So just to follow up on what you and the lost boys have been saying, Peter; Tiger Lily has been giving orders to kill anyone who comes close to the village. I'm assuming you two are close, is she giving out orders for your head as well?"
Amaya heard Arin telling her that he would keep Tinkerbell in his sight. After that, he took off, flying! So, somehow, he could still fly. Well, at least one of them could move faster! Amaya didn't waste time finding a way up. She was soon out of the hideout a few seconds after Arin's exit. When she got there, Arin was already with Peter. He had, seemingly, overshot his exit.
Peter Pan, for a split second, looked surprised. As if he thought he were seeing someone else because of the trick of the light. Of course, Amaya couldn't tell. She wasn't in Peter's position to know what he was really seeing when he let out a surprised gasp. The look of glee on the kid's face made it apparent that Peter was happy to see Arin.
"Sora?! Is that you-?" he exclaimed before Arin's voice was heard. "Huh, strange, I thought you were Sora for a minute there!" Peter gave a shrug and then ushered them along. Amaya followed them closely as they went, hearing Arin questioning Peter about the tribe.
"'m not sure what's come over Tiger Lily. She's never been like this before. She was always nice! I think something had happened to make her start acting like this and I'm not sure what."
Finally, there were Teepees in the distance that were slowly coming into view. It was eerie, in a sense. The hairs on the back of Amaya's neck rose the moment they saw it. Already, she was picking up on vibes that were telling her that they weren't welcome. Indians could be seen patrolling the village, carrying what were weapons. They looked confused. As if they weren't really sure why they were on such a high alert.
When they got closer, Peter and Tinkerbell finally swooped down into the foliage in the ground to conceal themselves from the sight of the indians. Peter gestured for them to come over before pointing at the village.
"They've been like this for some time. They don't look like they want to be like this but they're not going to go against Tiger Lily's orders. It's sad, really."
"Well, we'll get to the bottom of this...I think..." Amaya murmured that last part so as the others couldn't hear her. She wasn't sure what they were going to do as she scanned the area from where she was. If they could sneak past, they may just be able to get to where the chief's daughter was. What did she look like anyway?
"What does Tiger Lily look like? Just so we know who we're trying to find."
"She's got a single feather on her head. Short, has black hair and always holds herself upright. You'll know when you see her. I'll show ya!" Peter seemed keen on joining them. Should they let him? Amaya glanced over at Arin, wondering what he was thinking.
Arin raised his eyebrow when Peter called him Sora, that was the second time in a different world that he heard someone mention that same name. When Peter heard Arin's voice and pointed out he thought Arin was someone else, he shrugged it off and followed the boy.
When Arin questioned Peter about the tribe, he got half of his question answered, apparently the boy hadn't discovered the hidden meaning behind the question, or hadn't discovered the opposite gender yet. Either way, the boy did point out something might have happened to her to cause her to act like this. "It could be either mind control, or the real Tiger Lily might be kept prisoner somewhere, and the person we're after might be impersonating her." He didn't mention the worse case scenario, that Tiger Lily might very well be gone for good, that was the last thing he wanted to think about right now.
Arin noticed the tribesmen on patrol below and overheard Peter talking about them not wanting to go against the chief's daughter's orders "Well, until we get to the bottom of what's going on, we'll have to treat them as possible enemies."
As Amaya and Peter were discussing Tiger Lily's appearance, Peter seemed pretty eager to jon in, that's when Arin flew ahead quickly and cut Peter off, he didn't even need to look Amaya's way to know she was wondering what he thought
"Hang on there Peter. I know you want to figure out what's wrong just as much as we do, probably more." If Peter tried to cut around, Arin would make sure to keep getting in the way, so Peter would hear him out. "But if she's out for blood for anyone intruding on this place, I just want to make sure you understand that we can't just rush in there without a plan. Trust me, acting without thinking only causes more problems, I almost lost my keyblade powers because I jumped into a situation without thinking."
He made sure to keep eye contact with Peter, to make sure the boy understood "We're going to have to move in cautiously, and not gonna take any sudden risks unless we have to. That way we'll find Tiger Lily, confirm if it's a disguise, and leave to find the real one if it is."
Amaya listened as Arin explained the possibilities of what might have happened to Tiger Lily. There was a chance that Tiger Lily could be dead during all of this if Reiko was impersonating her. Arin might have purposely left that part out for Peter's sake. Amaya kept her mouth shut so as to not accidentally let that slip and cause needless anxiety should the suspicion be wrong. She hoped that somehow, it would be wrong and that Tiger Lily would still be alive.
Peter furrowed his brows when Arin mentioned that they will have to treat the Indians as if they were enemies for now. Amaya could understand this way of thinking. However, hopefully, they could avoid any casualties. Amaya wouldn't want to end up killing people that were likely friends of Peter's.
"We'll try to not kill anyone, Peter. But we should knock anyone out if they see us before they raise the alarm."
That would make matters difficult but it would be a good compromise. Then, Peter stated that he wanted to join them before flying toward the village. Arin had to interject, setting himself between Peter and the village. Peter kept trying to go around him, an expression of annoyance with Arin, but eventually relented when Arin wasn't letting him go by. Amaya listened as Arin explained that they needed a plan before they went rushing in.
"Yes, a plan would be a good idea." Arin explained that they would cautiously go in to find out if the Tiger Lily was the real one or not. If it was a fake, they would find the real one.
Arin could tell Peter wasn't too keen on sitting still, but he was at least satisfied when the boy finally stayed put and heard him out. He was still eager to get moving though, so Amaya tried to help reassure him by making him understand a plan would be the best option.
"Hang on there Peter, the first thing we need to do is make sure we're approaching this without attracting attention. Amaya, your wings are kicking up a lot of wind, it might be a good idea to get you airborne without relying on your armor, at least until we need to get out of here. Once we've managed that, we'll make our move."
Then, Amaya asked if they should split up, and Arin thought about their options "As long as we have a way to alert everyone else if something happens, otherwise, it's better we stick together."
Arin told Peter to hang on a moment. The first thing they needed to do was make sure that they would approach without directing attention toward themselves. He then turned to Amaya and told her that her armor's wings were kicking up a lot of wind. It might be a good idea for her to be airborne without her armor until it was time to get out of here. Once that was done, they would make their move based on their findings.
As for splitting up, Arin believed that unless they had a way for them all to alert the others then sticking together was their best option.
"Alright then, so where should we try to sneak in first?" Amaya asked him. Peter nodded vigorously, thinking the same thing.
Arin looked through the tribe campsite, trying to spot someone fitting Peter's description of Tiger Lily "I'll try to find a good spot to sneak in, Peter, you and Tinkerbell focus on getting Amaya flying without her armor."
He kept looking, trying to see if he could spot Tiger Lily, still no luck "Tiger Lily must be hiding in one of the tents, if we could at least figure out which one she's hiding in, we can sneak in and get some answers."
Amaya didn't like the idea of not having her armor on. She felt vulnerable without it. Still, she saw the sense as to why she should forsake it. It wouldn't do them any good if she were giving away their position with her wings kicking up wind and dust into the air, as well as noise. Arin told Peter and Tinkerbell to figure out how to get Amaya airborne without her armor. Honestly, Amaya wasn't sure if it were going to be possible for her.
Arin was looking while Peter and Tinkerbell turned to her. Amaya made her armor go away and the little pixie flew around Amaya, tossing the same strange dust she had on Arin. According to Peter, she needed to think about "happy thoughts" and to have some faith, trust and pixie dust. Well, they certainly had the pixie dust part settled. Now, she had to learn to trust and have faith in that this will work. Unfortunately, she wasn't really sure how to focus on such things. Her mind was normally clouded with negative thoughts.
Sure enough, try as she might, she just couldn't do it. Eventually, Amaya had to resort going on foot while everyone else could fly. Amaya didn't put her armor on though. The clinking may cause them to be detected.
"Alright then, how about that large one over there?" Amaya pointed out. There was a tent that seemed rather prominent.
Arin looked behind now and then to see how Peter and Tinkerbell were fairing at getting Amaya up into the air, seemed her mind was still cluttered with more negativity than his was. He didn't want to carry her if he didn't have to, but if push came to shove, and she didn't have the time to get her armor on, he'd swoop in and snatch her up before anything happened.
Amaya kept on track with their plan by pointing out a tent that was a bit more prominent than the others "There's a place to start. Amaya, you and Peter will stick close to the shadows of the tents, I'll fly ahead and see if I can sneak a glance at the inside and let you know if I see Tiger Lily. I'll make sure not to go too far ahead, we need to keep with our plan of sticking close."
Amaya was light on her feet. Even if she were a warrior, she could also use stealth. Stealth, actually, was one of the things she had to learn when her grandmother trained Asami and her. Peter, Tinkerbell and Arin moved faster than she did but she kept up where she needed to and was very quiet and careful about it. If need be, she could always summon her armor at a moment's notice.
When Arin spoke, she listened as he told them to hide in the shadows of the tents. Arin would fly ahead and see if he could sneak a glance at inside that large tent to see if Tiger Lily was in it. He wouldn't go too far ahead since their objective was to stick close. Amaya nodded in understanding, as did Tinkerbell and Peter.
"Alright, be careful!" Amaya told him before he took off. As Arin did so, they took care going from tent to tent shadow.
Arin leapt up and flew to the nearest tepee, hovering close to the tarp, waiting until the patrolling indians weren't looking before flying to the nearest tepee. Making sure Amaya, Peter, and Tinkerbell were close before moving to the next tepee, then the next, until he was finally over the larger tent. Arin waited until the others were close and in position before peeking into the tepee to see if Tiger Lily was inside.
Amaya silently followed after Arin along with Peter and Tinkerbell. By the time they got past the other teepees, they made it to the larger teepee where Arin was already waiting for the others. When they got there, he went to peek inside. Sure enough, there would be Tiger Lily in the center, guarded by two indians and the Chief standing next to her with his arms crossed. Their stern expressions gave no indication of what any of them were thinking but it was clear now where Tiger Lily was. The look on her face wasn't normal though. If Peter saw her, he would be wondering why she had such an angry look upon her face since the Indian princess never seemed to be bothered by much. She always kept her head held high.
Arin spotted Tiger Lily in the far back of the interior of the tepee and eased up so he was out of view. He waited until the coast was clear before flying down to land near Peter and Amaya, keeping a lookout for any patrolling indians "Well, we found Tiger Lily, but she looks really ticked off. She's sitting inside of the tent over there next to who I can only guess is the chief."
By the time they reached the main teepee, Arin took a look inside. When he had landed near Peter and Amaya, the two listened as he informed them that he saw Tiger Lily. According to Arin, she was inside but looked angry. She was next to what had to be the Chief of the village.
"Hm, I wonder what she's angry about?"
"Nothing much gets her angry, actually. The fact she looks furious isn't somethin' you often hear when it comes to Tiger Lily."
Amaya looked over at Arin then. Could it be an imposter? "So then...maybe it's a fake Tiger Lily?"
Arin listened to Amaya and Peter's responses. According to Peter, Tiger Lily never got angry, so her appearing furious is something not often mentioned because of its rarity. When Amaya mentioned a fake Tiger Lily, Arin nodded, crossing his arms "That'd be my guess, the trick is figuring out for sure before we do anything." Arin looked around and noticed that the indians were carrying around bows and arrows, against magically created armor, those should be fairly harmless.
"Looks like they don't have anything more advanced than bows and arrows. I could probably scare them off if they try shooting at me, and then you two can try and lure Tiger Lily out to see if she's a fake. If she is, Amaya and I can handle the fake while you and the lost boys find the real Tiger Lily." Arin was looking at Peter as he finished his assessment, letting everyone know what they would need to do to fix the damage that could have been done to this world.
hoodwink: Welcome aboard, phantom! Glad you could make it!
Mar 2, 2019 3:07:40 GMT -5
Mega: It's a spoopy phantom!
Mar 2, 2019 12:43:02 GMT -5
Conrí: Okay. *cracks knuckles* I looked over things! I'm likely off to get tea and food, and then, I'll try to...y'know, be a decent student, lol.
Mar 7, 2019 17:12:26 GMT -5
Conrí: But, I'm so happy about all the new activity! Great job on such thoughtful characters, everyone! They will be fun to RP with.
Mar 7, 2019 17:13:25 GMT -5
Mega: *dances in celebration*
Mar 7, 2019 20:27:47 GMT -5
straxeragous: so, a while back Hood and i were on another kh rp site on devientart. and we may have sent this places link to our friends that we still keep in touch with so they can join.
Mar 8, 2019 0:52:56 GMT -5
Conrí: Awesome! Thanks, Hood and Strax!
Mar 8, 2019 10:32:04 GMT -5
Alma Taschner: Been a long while since I did stuff here. Currently considering the idea of coming back and making a new character.
Mar 19, 2019 0:32:43 GMT -5
Alma Taschner: I know I won't be using this old version of Alma if I do.
Mar 19, 2019 0:34:13 GMT -5