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Mother's bidding
« on: April 04, 2017, 10:05:54 PM »
?Go to this address.  It?s in a quiet neighborhood.  I?m sending you because I don?t want to draw the kind of attention your brother or Vyska would normally cause.?  Chryrie handed her youngest daughter a slip of paper.  

Cylrae took the paper silently, looking at what was written on it briefly before she slipped the paper into a pocket.

?What shall I do to those inside once I?m sure the woman is safe??  

?Ensure he never touches another woman ever again.  I?ll be able to work through you if you deem it necessary.?

Cylrae nodded once before she pulled the hood of her cloak up over her head with gauntlet covered hands.  She turned and disappeared into the blackness of the night.
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Re: Mother's bidding
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 10:06:34 PM »
About an hour later Cylrae was silently watching the nondescript home from the upper branches of a tree.  The razor sharp fingertips of her gauntlets dug into the bark of the tree as she waited with deadly patience.  She had darkened the upper part of her face with makeup.  The lower half was covered by a cloth mask.  Her normally dark crimson red cloak had been exchanged for a gray one.   Not black.  The contrast against lighter surfaces would be too visible.

There were no guards.  No defense system she could detect.  Clearly this man felt his secret was well and truly hidden.  The idiot didn?t even have dogs.

Once she was certain nobody would be going in our out for awhile, she lept down from the treetop.  She reduced the impact of her fall by grabbing onto a lower branch, swinging over it, then letting herself dangle for a couple seconds before she dropped silently to the ground.

Her head tilted as she paused to listen.  Hearing nothing unusual, she carefully crept up to the house until she was able to flatten her back against the wall.   She could hear the sounds of men talking and laughing inside.  

She slid along until she was near a window.  Her body twisted until she was able to peek inside with one eye.   She counted four men.  They were drinking.  Judging from how loudly they were laughing, they had been drinking heavily, and for quite some time.  

She slowly slid back away from the window and glanced toward the back of the house.   She spared one more glance to the window she had just looked through before she lowered herself further and quickly made her way behind the building.  

The back yard was just as boring as the front.   A few trees.  Grass.  Some bushes lined the perimeter.  Such a nice and normal looking home.  Cylrae?s eyes swept over the surrounding homes, briefly wondering if the neighbors had any clue about the monster in their midst.  

She pushed the wayward thoughts aside as she looked back to the task at hand.  There was a back door, of course.  She tested it, just in case.   Nope.  Locked.   So her options were either picking the lock, which might take too long.  Or she could try to find a window she could slide into.  

She opted to try the windows first.  She was in luck.  Three windows down beyond the back door she found one that wasn?t locked.   She peered into the dark room to make sure nothing was waiting for her before she continued to slide the window open slowly.  Once she had enough room, she lifted herself up and slid in through the window.
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Re: Mother's bidding
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 10:07:13 PM »
The room she found herself in was apparently some sort of storage space.  Boxes lined the walls.  She didn?t care about what was in them enough to look in them.  She knew it would be just her luck they?d be filled with his PlayElf collection.  Each one rife with sticky pages.

Quietly she crept through the house toward the sound of the drunken men.  She could see them around a corner.   Two were sitting on the couch, downing more alcohol.  The other two were apparently engaged in a game of darts.  

All four of them jumped when they heard her voice when it came from the doorway that led down the hall she just came from.

?So which one of you pigs owns this place??

She pulled back her hood to look at them with her usual placid expression as the ones on the couch scrambled to their feet.  

?Eeeeey look, man!  We got a new whore to play with!?  Finally one with long blonde hair that had been playing darts managed to say after he got a look at her.

?Yeah man.  About time.  Your last one was getting worn out.?  The other dart player, this one with shorter mouse brown hair laughed.  

The ones who got up from the couch were apparently too drunk to care too much.  They sat back down and reached for their drinks.   Cylrae watched them all carefully.  Clearly it was the one with the blonde hair that was in charge.   She nodded once before her hand moved.  

Two twin throwing daggers sliced through the air toward the men on the couch.  One took it in the throat and fell back, grasping at his neck as his blood sprayed out.   The other dagger found a home in the temple of the second man.  He dropped his drink as he fell back, twitching violently.

The two playing darts reached for their guns.  Before they were able to properly aim them, Cylrae was on the mousy haired one, plucking the darts from his fingers and shoving them into his eye sockets.  

Two shots rang out as the man dropped at her feet.  Blondy had his gun pointed at her, hand shaking.  The first bullet had hit one gauntlet and bounced.   The second pierced through her side.  Without ever changing expression, she looked down at her fresh wound.  Then she looked back to him.  ?You goofed.?
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Re: Mother's bidding
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 10:07:39 PM »
?What the HELL Man!?  

Blondy was starting to squeeze off another round.  Before that finger could finish pulling the trigger, Cylrae moved in and sliced upward with her hand.  Those razor sharp fingertips sliced through flesh, tendon, and muscle at the crook of his elbow.   The gun fell to the ground, firing off a shot that went into the nearby wall.  

She didn?t wait to see what happened after that first slice.  She swiped again for the other arm, and then swept out a leg to drop him to the floor.   His head bounced off the floor once before she was over him, holding him by his throat.  Her voice was extremely calm, like she was asking about the weather.

?Where is she??

?Who?  I don?t know what you?re talking about, you crazy bitch!?

She slammed his head into the floor once more.  ?I said, where is she??

?Ow!  Fine!  The slut is in the basement.  Won?t get much out of her if you?re looking to sell her.?

Cylrae merely quirked an eyebrow before another dagger was pulled from the row along her thigh.   This one was plunged into his ankle and embedded into the floor.

?Stay.?  She commanded even as he screamed out in pain.

It didn?t take her long to find the door that led to the basement.  She paused for only a moment to ensure there were no unpleasant surprises.  Then she silently descended.  She only got halfway down before she found the woman she had been sent to find and save.

A young woman, wearing little more than rags, was laying on a pile of straw.  Her whole body was covered in bruises, cuts, and scrapes.  The entire left side of her face was purple and swollen so badly she couldn?t open that eye.  She was entirely too thin and looked too weak to even stand, let alone try to break free from the iron shackle that was locked about one ankle, chaining her to the floor.

Were it not for the slow turning of her head to see who was coming down, Cylrae might have questioned if she was alive.  When the one eye that wasn?t swollen shut looked toward the stairs, she could see the fear.  

She didn?t finish that descent.  Not yet.  Instead she turned and headed back up the stairs, her kaleidoscope eyes red with rage.
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Re: Mother's bidding
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 10:08:06 PM »
Blondy was trying to pull the knife from his ankle when Cylrae returned.   Before he could even scream he found himself lifted up from the ground.  The knife that had been in his ankle tore through his appendage as he was ripped free.  

A pair of glowing red eyes was all he could see before a gauntleted hand plunged into his abdomen and curved upwards.  As the world turned black and he went into the arms of Death, he watched her pull free his still beating heart and hold it before his face.  

Cylrae dropped the corpse back to the ground like discarded garbage.  The heart in her other hand was looked at.  The bloodlust in her was tempted to drink the blood that was still within it, but she stopped when she recalled her agreement with Gabriel.

With a faint grunt of disgust she tossed the heart aside and returned to the basement.   This time she went down the stairs completely and approached the woman.  

The woman tried to back away from Cylrae, seeing only a woman with red glowing eyes that was covered in blood.  

?Relax.  I?m here to help you.  Your prayers were heard by Chryrie.?  Cylrae spoke without emotion as she pulled her sword from the scabbard at her hip.  Her mother?s symbol began to glow on her wrist under the leather glove and gauntlet.

The woman just stared at Cylrae.  Too afraid to even scream.  The name of the goddess caused a mere flicker of hope, but she was still unsure.

The blade came down on the chain, sending sparks flying.  With a little help from her mother, the chain was broken.   The acolytes could pick the lock on the shackle once the woman was safe within the walls of the Temple.  

Cylrae gave the woman a fleeting, but genuine smile as she carefully picked her up and carried her away into the night.
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