Darci just barely heard the soft thanks, but smiled a little to herself… Well at least she had done one right thing today…
As they made their way across the stony bridge, Darci took in her surroundings. It reminded her of the first time she had traveled through the town. It had to have been a year or two ago, not much had changed. She looked down the street as they approached the Garrison’s. That hadn’t changed much either. She remembered the day she went there to let them know to remove her from the missing person’s list… Not to mention apply for a citizenship of Bonta. Times were hard then. She looked down at her bag, and gripped it closer to her. At least now she had her things.
Once they reached the doors, Neill had walked forward and talked to the guard. Showing them his bounty hunter papers and the papers for Lazarus. The guards nodded and the party was ushered into the gates of the garrison.
Darci walked in, and decided it would be soon they all would part ways. She had a book to publish, Viper was her escort, and Celci would be coming with them, and the Ecaflip…
She glanced at the young Ecaflip standing with them. She supposed he could come along, as long as he didn’t cause too much trouble.
With a guard on either side of Lazarus, they walked down the corridor, till coming to a stop when a tall and well-muscled man came striding out of an office. Upon spotting Neill, the man's rugged face broke into a wide smile and the two greeted each other warmly.
This must be the garrison commander.
Darci remembered his face slightly, but she had seen a lot of faces in her days of travel. His rugged features reminded her of an Iop she met when she had gotten lost in Amakana.
Lazarus sighed next to her, and awkwardly removing his cloak, hampered by his chains.
After Neill showed the man some more papers, the other man turned his attention to Lazarus.
"Ah, this must be Lazarus Carthac. Didn't give you any trouble, did he, Neill?" The man asked over his shoulder to Neill. He frowned when he spotted the chains at Lazarus's wrists.
"Guess he did, huh?" The commander looked at Lazarus warningly. "Don't forget, Mr Carthac, you've promised us your full cooperation..."
"And you'll have it." Lazarus replied in a polite tone.
The garrison commander raised one eyebrow at Lazarus before turning to the rest of the group. Darci met his gaze with a calm expression, as he looked over them all.
"And who are these? Thought it was just going to be you, Neill..." From the look Neill shot him, the commander got the impression it was a bit of a sore point for the old cra. Darci saw the look, and tried to hold back a snort. It was his own fault to be honest… not to mention it wasn’t her idea to travel with him.
"Uh, you know what? Tell me in my office- you and I have a lot to chat about." Then he spoke to the rest of the group: "All of you feel free to wait in the the guard room- it's down the corridor. Ought to be some tea in there you can get into." The Garrison offered, and Darci’s interested perked the offer of tea.
Before they were lead away, Darci paused and looked at Lazarus. “Well…. This I assume is goodbye..” she told him and fixed her bag on her shoulder.
“I wish you the best of luck… “ She paused, thinking on what else to say to him… it was a hard thing to do.
“Also that you stay safe during your time here.” She ended it after her long pause. She made a nod at him, and let herself be lead down the hall, leaving Lazarus with the guards.
She glanced at Celci who seemed to be brooding on something, and gently touched her shoulder as they walked together. “It’s alright.” She told Celci gently and walked into the room .
“Anyone fancy a game?” the Ecaflip asked, speaking up.
Darci looked at him in a little surprised he spoke up, here she thought him shy. Celci seemed to brighten though.
“Heh, I told you already that I’m no lucky hand when it comes to card games—unless you think brawls are lucky—“ She chuckled, then cleared her throat. Better not tell that story here-! “BUT... you know what, yeah, I’ll play. Not sure what else we can do right now anyway.” She shrugged, and sat down across from Nils, resting both elbows on the table.
Darci hummed in thought and walked over to the table “count me in… though if you try to cheat, I’ll be able to tell.” She told him with a slight smirk and a bit of a spark in her eye. Her brother taught her all about card sharks, and how to tell when one was cheating… since he was the biggest cheater of all. He was a rogue after all…
“Actually… let me get some tea first and I’ll join you.” She got up and looked for the tea that was offered. Once she had located the pot, she poured herself a cup and came back to the table.
This post has been edited by CaseySquirrel - January 27, 2015, 21:50:52.