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Sometimes, they're all we have.
Fri Feb 16, 2007 21:54 (XFF:

Darius stood, perfectly balanced, on a tall stump. It stuck, 8 meters up, out of the ground. He thought it was probably the only thing that cared about everything that went on around it, and that it had seen everything in the tower. The storm swept around him in curtains while he channeled. He wasn’t stopping the storm from hitting him, he was urging it on. He didn’t know why, but he just didn’t want it to stop. A flare of lightning lit the sky, and he counted.





Thunder boomed, a dense wave of sonic energy. He smiled, and the sun broke through the clouds for a moment, a golden ray of sunlight amidst the turmoil of the storm. He allowed it to remain for a moment before blotting it out again. An instructor had taught him how to invert his weaves, and he was making full use of this. He spotted someone walking through Tower Garden near him, though she was on the path. He recognized her, and his smile became wider.

Afaila Dafrin, wasn’t it?, he thought, amused, I wonder if she remembers me. What an affair that festival was!

Just then, a bolt of lightning slammed against the shield of air he had erected for that purpose. What he hadn’t expected was the pure wave of sound the slammed against his ears, and his balance was off momentarily. He fell, and barely managed to snag an old branch with his hand. His arm wrenched on his shoulder, and he stifled a gasp through clenched teeth. He dropped the rest of the way to the ground and stayed on one knee for a moment, arm clutched to his chest.

“What a spectacular entrance,” he muttered to himself, annoyed. He always had the most atrocious timing, and even worse luck. His eyes wandered up for a moment, and he noticed the girl, Afailla, was heading torward him.

And I also manage to do it in front of a girl. Good one, genius.

“Light take it!”

OOC: I Agree! Let's celebrate a Wake for the Black Tower!

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    • Sometimes, they're all we have. — Darius al'Ceer, Fri Feb 16 21:54
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