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    Post by Vaati on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:24 am

    Date: February 18, 2014
    Time: 4:34 pm

    Finally… at long last the Wind Mage could FINALLY go home.

    That accursed day in the Kindle Forest had only lasted a few hours, but it felt like it had dragged on for an eternity. Not including his time spent in the Pool of Souls, a place he had never hoped to return to yet one he had found an incredibly unexpected escape in, it felt as though he had been gone for several fortnights. Vaati was one who was always glad to return to his domain no matter where he had ventured off to or how long he had been out, but today, he was especially glad to be able to be back at the Palace of Winds.

    After he had returned from his involuntary absence, a quick warp spell had whisked him right back to the front of his palace. His sandaled feet carried him those last few steps before the main door, and the instant he set foot inside, he could not help but let out a very heavy sigh. Finally… he was back where he belonged, back in a domain he knew… back where things made sense.

    No matter what happened next back on the surface, the Wind Mage was fully confident that the forest would recover from it. It had withstood far worse before, and if this world as a whole could recover from the End of All Things, then it could certainly bounce back from this nuisance. On the bright side, his curious little outing had netted him with association with a couple of newer faces that he found to be surprisingly tolerable, namely a certain priestess and Cybertronain. Far better than that though, upon his return to the Palace of Winds, he could tell that one of his goals had been met while he was out. He had not found a new source of power, but he had at the very least regained some of his own.

    Even with as spent as he was and as predictable as his return to power was, Vaati was inwardly rather glad for that.

    His expression belied the flickering presence of that emotion though, for right now, he was feeling a few other things that greatly overshadowed it. Overall, he was past the point of caring… and within that, he was exhausted, he was confounded, and perhaps most of all, he was incensed.

    As he trudged further into the palace towards his chambers, Vaati's red gaze focused forward as he tried to burn some of the more annoying memories of what had previously transpired from his mind. He could attend to other matters later, especially since any that were present were not pressing. Right now, he just wanted to return to his own room and have a very long, much deserved rest.
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    Re: Everfree

    Post by Xiao Xiao on Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:45 pm

    Having just got home not too long ago herself, Xiao pulled her hair up into a bun and was set to do a few chores around the palace before she had to work on prepare dinner. A hand reached out and she snatched the nearest eyebat out of its patrol, wiggled its wings like an overdoting mother and asked the all important question of the day. "Have you seen Lord Vaati today yet, Mr. Bat?"

    The eyebat expressed a 'No' with a flit of its pupil from side to side before carefully pulling itself from the yaojing's grasp and continuing its work of patrolling their home. Xiao puffed, grabbed a mop and a bucket and silently brainstormed as to whether she should cook Vaati's portion of dinner anyway.

    She had not seen her master wind mage in oh.... a week now? The last she had seen him was when the city was once again covered by a protective dome. This time round though, she left the confines of the city's barrier the instant she was sure work could do without her and departed for the Palace. Naturally, this meant she was then stuck outside of the dome which proved to be both a lucky and unlucky thing. Lucky in that she was sure that there was no place safer than the Palace of Winds. She had seen how those thorns had approached the city and as infallible as she believed Portal City's guardians were, in the unlikelihood that the barrier failed, she did not want to be down there. Unlucky in that she effectively cannot go to work or meet anybody unless they too were stuck outside.

    Xiao Xiao glared down at the floor as if she could see through it and at the forest below. She had been left to take care of the palace whilst Lord Vaati had made his way down to investigate.  The situation on the ground had since regained some control but where in heaven and earth was her Lord Vaati?! He haven't came back since he left! Whilst this furry squirrel knew the wind mage did go on his trips from time to time, it did not make sense to leave for one immediately after resolving whatever it was with the thorns. If he had discovered something right afterwards and had left to immediately take care of it, surely he would had left SOME sort of message, right?

    She started a grumpy march down the hall, the side of the bucket knocking against her leg and the stringy end of the mop dragging against the stone floor. She swear, if anything happened to a hair on her Lord Pretty Hair, there better be something for her to get her paws on in form of revenge.

    Then suddenly, the adorable eyebats were flying by her in increasingly frequency and numbers that Xiao slowed to stare at them. After the sixth pair of Mr. Bats, the mop and bucket clattered noisily to the floor, grabby yaojing hands reached out again and, for the second time that day, ensnared one of Vaati's minions by the wings. "Hello, hello, Mr. Bat. What's happening?" asked the squirrel as she followed the creature's companion as the lot of them continued on down the hall.

    Holding the squirming eyeball creature in her hand, she was surprised to see all those who had passed her suddenly dart back the direction they came. She blinked, made a confused chirrup noise and peeked through the doorway they were all fleeing from. Her eyes widened.

    "LORD VAATI!" cried Xiao. Instantly, their lord's newest minion was rushing forward, arms outstretched and would positively started sprouting smiley pink chubby hearts into the air from her hair if she had that capability.

    However, she was barely half a dozen steps from leaving the doorway before she caught a proper look at the wind mage's general appearance. "I'M MAKING DINNER!" She suddenly declared. As instant as her rush forward, she turned on her heel with a just as alarmed eyebat still in captivity in her hands. She walked very quickly back in the same direction the other minions fled in.
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    Re: Everfree

    Post by Vaati on Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:37 am

    Whilst Vaati was fully capable of using his magic to warp himself into his chambers, right now, he felt better continuing to walk there. Being able to take his time in traversing his palace was at the very least helping him to better contend with some of the aggravation he was still feeling, and whilst he was far from recovered in his trek here, he knew that in the long run, this would be the best course for him. He tried to expel his annoyance much the same way as he was trying to force the recent memories from his mind before his rest, but that was going to take a little more time.

    Passing by a pair of Darknuts that kept their position by the halls, Vaati barely noticed the Hinox that flinched in an adjacent corridor. The large cyclops was but one sudden reaction here, as whilst a swarm of Chasupas flew forward to confirm that the master of the Palace of Winds was truly home. The Wind Mage paid them no mind though, especially as they instantly pivoted around and zoomed back in the opposite direction. The winged monsters were hardly the sharpest of his minions, but at the very least, they knew when to give their master his space. They were typically very good at it on a day to day basis, but here, they were proving it especially well considering the nearly palpable aura of rage emanating from him.

    His long walk to his chambers was helping him to quell the worst of that lingering fury though, but he was by no means in the mood to deal with much of anything right now. He had already dealt with more than enough of that before he had wound up in the Pool of Souls. First would come his planned slumber… and after that, Vaati was determined to take some extra time to just stay in his palace. It was where he spent most of his time anyways, but any of his planned exploration or other outings were going to be put on hold for the time being.

    Vaati's eyebrow barely twitched as he caught Xiao Xiao's ecstatic cry, but even as she was running towards him with her arms held out, he kept his gaze forward. Before he could say anything to tell her that he had returned or that he was not in the mood to be trifled with to any degree, the yaojing thankfully turned on the spot and immediately returned in the direction from whence she had come, announcing that she would be making dinner.

    "Hmm," sounded Vaati in response to both Xiao's exuberant greeting as well as her declaration about dinner. His voice was not especially loud, but it echoed enough so that she could pick it up.

    Honestly, the Wind Mage was not even sure if he was in the mood for dinner, but whether he ate before his rest or not, he was not about to tell Xiao to forget about such. He did not show it, but a tiny part of him was impressed that she had been able to pick up on his current state so quickly… she was good at catching emotions, but in this particular instance, her perception had been especially spot on.

    With his path clear, Vaati continued onward to his quarters, and after he had made the final turns, he arrived at his door. A quick spell to open it, and he soon found himself inside of his own personal sanctuary. Only once he had closed the door did he let out a heavy sigh… finally… he had made it back.
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    Re: Everfree

    Post by Xiao Xiao on Sat May 03, 2014 6:14 pm

    It was only once she had safely placed a stone wall between the mage's eyes and herself did the squirrel slowed her steps. She released a breath she had been holding and the Mr. Bat in her hands unfroze itself to started to squirm in her hands.

    Xiao Xiao held the creature up to eye level and smooshed its round eyeball body several times "We didn't get called for,"  she sad with a good amount of relief.

    Usually, she would jump at her lord's beck and call. Lord Vaati need only say the word and she would happily be running whatever errand he had in his plans with nary a questioning thought crossing her mind. But today, and all other days when his mood took a less agreeable turn, one look at him and every minion would clear out of the way in an instant. Even the less smart ones, like Xiao. Jumping to their master's beck and call turned into 'Oh dear heavens, please don't call me!'

    To their luck, the lovely-haired wind mage does not get into these moods often and when he did, there was a very, very, very good reason for it because otherwise Xiao would not had been able to stay at the palace as long as she did. To their UNluck, when he did get into these moods, it's pretty serious and something must be wrong.

    "Puff," sighed Xiao then released the eyebat, dusked her hands and planted her fists on her hips. The yaojing glared at the floor. "Something made our lord angry. Something would have to pay."

    Whether this thing had suffered Vaati's wrath already or not, it had suddenly found itself in Xiao Xiao's bad books. It would take time and subtlety to find out what on earth ticked Lord Vaati off to this degree. Subtlety, she had none but time, she had lots.

    Currently though, Xiao pushed up her sleeves. Dinner. Comfort food! Not sure if Lord Vaati would want any so something that could keep or a while just in case he was peckish later.  And if their lord did not want comfort food then it could be comfort food for Xiao. Their lord was unhappy so Xiao was unhappy too and when Xiao is unhappy, she eats!
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    Re: Everfree

    Post by Vaati on Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:45 am

    Now that he had arrived in his chambers, Vaati could feel some of the tension starting to leave his body. He did not move from the spot yet, but all the same, he was immensely glad to be back home and back in his own room. His inner rage was still burning strong, but as he took another deep breath and let out another equally deep sigh, he could feel more of his mind beginning to settle. The feelings were still very present and they likely would be for some time after his full recovery, at least within the confines of his memories tied to the previous week,  but he was determined to do his utmost to push past them. He would not forget them so easily, but he was not about to let them consume him. The Wind Mage was always one to learn from his past… not live in it.

    After all, if he lived in his past, then he wouldn't be half the man he was today.

    The whole thing had been an unfortunate mess, and right now, Vaati was just glad to be free of it. The Pool of Souls had provided him an initial albeit unplanned respite, and his return to his palace was just the first step in true escape. The walk through its familiar halls had been very welcome despite his inner fury, and now that he was back in his own room, the next goal was right in front of him: his own, comfortable bed.

    The Wind Mage kept his position against the back of his door for a few more moments before he managed to move forward, soon exchanging his trademark outfit for his sleeping attire. Soon… very soon, that planned rest would be all his. He did not care how long he slumbered for once he got settled, as he knew he would get every ounce of sleep that he needed. He had long since planned on taking a very long nap once he had returned, and the closer he got to it, the more he found himself set to let it last as long as his body felt was necessary. This was his time to spend as he chose, and absolutely nothing was going to alter that for him.

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