Nocturne's LamentNot unexpectedly, it had been another stressful day for him. The reasons for his stress are far from important in this scenario; the main aspect is the need he felt to get out of the castle and breathe in air untainted by the smell of ink and overworked bodies. The reason wasn't the cause of his fleeing, but the stress itself shoved him out the door and into the rain without an umbrella to shield himself.Nocturne's Lament by Kyori-Hiketsu
He couldn't find it in himself to regret not grabbing at least a raincoat before dashing out into the storm, more specifically because he was distracted almost immediately by the dirty man tucked between the roots of one of the many giant trees on the grounds. The rain that soaked through his clothes became the least of his worries, even if the water running down his back was ruining the fabric he had spent plenty of money to acquire.
He called to the man from where he stood, but didn't get a response. He at first thought that maybe the man was unconscious, but the man adjusted himsel
CircumstancesLeo and Flynn,Circumstances by Kyori-Hiketsu
I'm sorry I haven't written in quite a while. Things have gotten complicated and it's been hard finding the time to write you two. Nothing exeptionally terrible has happened yet, but there was quite a brawl the other day when we caught a rival spy sneaking around our territory. Not that that's the reason I'm writing now, but I thought I should mention it.
In all honesty, I'm beginning to doubt my decision to come back here and help out my unofficial family, because of the possible outcome lurking not too far away in the shadows. These people are important to me, but they're not as important as you two, and I would rather not leave you two behind just because I didn't want to leave them to fend for themselves. They've done so before, lasting years without me, so I don't know why I'm here now and not there with you two-- but I'm not turning my back on them now. I'm sorry if I've upset you, Flynn, with my absence. I promise I'll be back as soon as I can.
Leo, I have a favor
Just a KidOutside, the kids of the neighborhood ran around each other, their jovial laughter drifting to ears out of sight. It was unclear what they were playing, but it was obvious they were enjoying it anyway.Just a Kid by Kyori-Hiketsu
One of the kids stopped in their tracks and pointed to the sky, not in awe of something mixed among the clouds, but as if a thought had just hit them that he found incredible. The other children stared in confusion, until the same kid pulled a cloth out of his pocket; he explained something that the kids' silent, unknown observer couldn't hear, and before long the other children were just as animated.
The observer allowed the smallest of smiles when he grabbed the closest girl and tied the cloth around her eyes, before shoving her forward into the eagerly waiting group of kids. Soon, the game began, whatever it was, and they were running circles around the blindfolded girl while she swatted wildly in all directions.
Their observer couldn't understand how their made up game was entertaini