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Re: The Things We Do For Love [VCVS]
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 02:39:57 AM »
Verdant looked out across the city of wind although he had never been to Wind path before the smells of Mistrali food and the sounds of the people speaking Mistrali, brought back memories of growing up in Mistral. A wave of emotions washed over him as he spoke making his voice crack "I'm back in Mistral."
Verdant quickly cleared his throat thinking no one heard that, he had to get it together, this was no time to get nostalgic. He had come back for a reason and he had a job to do Verdant thought.
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Re: The Things We Do For Love [VCVS]
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2018, 01:46:37 PM »
Juno had the sinking suspicion that he was being watched from the moment that he had stepped off of the airship. As unsettling as that was, however, he knew he couldn't allow that to bother him. Any tell of weakness could very well be taken advantage of, and bluffing or not, the Fang was still a threat, and had Caja in their possession. His eyes flicked toward Rory, then to the case slung over his shoulder. He hadn't received any instructions thus far, though whether that was a good thing or not remained to be seen. Nevertheless, he remained outwardly stoic, taking a brisk stride toward what seemed to be the center of the market, with his scroll in hand.

[VCVS, remain on standby. Rory will accompany me when they take me to Caja, Ver and Sam, I'll need you two to stick somewhat close. Ver, find a place to snipe from. Sam, make an attempt to dispatch any guards posted outside once Rory and I go in. Understood?]
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Re: The Things We Do For Love [VCVS]
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2018, 07:51:22 AM »
No sooner had Juno sent his message than his Scroll lit up with an incoming call -- the number wasn't on his contact list, so it was either a random advertising call... or...

Rory looked Juno's way and nodded. They would both have to be careful with what they said and did from this point forward, as any misstep could be fatal -- for Caja, and for them. When Juno answered the call it was an unfamiliar female voice, dripping with contempt, that spoke. "Juno Vert... welcome to Wind Path. I see you've brought a friend along. Caja's replacement?" The woman chuckled mockingly, though the tone of her next words was deadly serious. "Skirting the rules already, are we? You were told not to get any official channels involved, so there had better be a very good explanation... otherwise this poor lost puppy is gonna pay the price for your arrogance."

The next sound over the phone was muted grunting and struggling -- it was impossible to tell for sure, but it sounded like Caja. After a few seconds the hateful woman spoke again. "Start talking, Vert! Convince me you'll play nice, or I'll start cutting little bits off of her ears."
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Re: The Things We Do For Love [VCVS]
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2018, 01:19:00 PM »
Juno's breath caught in his throat as he heard the woman over the scroll, doing his best to collect his thoughts in the face of her threats against Caja. He didn't know where they were. Not yet... But he didn't have to. He just needed to bide time until they led him to them. "...My arrogance? Or accounting for your oversight?" He replied once he found the words to speak, his voice even and calm, despite his anxiety. "I don't know Windpath, and I can't read Mistrali. My associate is here to act as a translator. He's nothing to be afraid of."

Having regained his stance on the exchange, Juno stood up from the bench, bag in hand, and strode toward the edge of the waist high wall separating the east side of the market from the vast canyon. "I'm playing nice for the same reason you should be; because we both have something the other wants, and we could both very easily get rid of said thing. So what's more important to you? Getting the suit or hurting the girl?"
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Re: The Things We Do For Love [VCVS]
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2018, 04:50:01 PM »
The voice on the other end was silent for a moment after Juno spoke, a moment that seemed to stretch out further and further with each heartbeat. Whether it was deliberate and meant to mess with him or if something else was going on was hard to say; finally, after what seemed a tense eternity, the woman on the other end spoke again.

"...You have some serious stones, Vert, I'll give you that. While I would relish the chance to make your lap dog regret betraying her own kind, we do indeed have business to attend to. Your tag-along can stay, for now, but know that we're watching every move you make. Now," His Scroll pinged as a map destination and route were received. "This is where you're heading. You'll receive further instructions once you've arrived -- do not deviate." With that, the call ended as abruptly as it began.





The directions led away from the nicer, more commercial parts of Wind Path and towards the slums. Rory's visor, running a translation software he'd downloaded before leaving Vale, was able to direct them well enough when it came to road signs and the like, but it wasn't long before they were well past the point where any but the barest signs stood to direct travelers. This was the Wind Path not of arts, culture, and mercantile -- this was the Wind Path that worked the Dust mines of the canyon, and here squalor and desperation were the only things to decorate the bleak living conditions. Of course, most of the residents were Faunus; if the Fang was making a statement with their route choice it certainly wasn't a subtle one. Houses rapidly gave way to shacks and run-down looking apartments, and even the pavement of the streets turned to unsteady cobblestone and in some places nothing but well-trod dirt. This wouldn't exactly be a private place for a meeting, but with the Fang's influence in Mistral the difference would be minimal -- few had the luxury to care about what went on back here, so long as it didn't happen to them.

If Verdant and Sam weren't careful, they'd stick out back here like a sore thumb. Juno and Rory certainly did; they could almost feel the eyes on them from half-concealed vantages as they made their way. Most were probably just residents wondering at the "rich folk" who'd traipsed into their uncaring corner of the city, but there was certainly the possibility that some eyes weren't quite so innocent in their gaze. Still, the two were left alone; no one came near them, not even those few who were almost certainly pickpockets. That in-and-of itself left an uneasy feeling with Rory.

Without warning, Juno's Scroll beeped again -- they hadn't even reached the destination but the White Fang were already sending them somewhere other than expected. "They don't trust us." was all Rory said when he saw, but the meaning was clear: the Fang were playing with them, giving them false expectations to see how they'd react. It was a tactic to flush out any help they had along, break up coordination and planning. It also didn't mean much; as long as Sam and Verdant were keeping an eye on their Scrolls the live feed from Rory's goggles would be all the notification needed about the change in plans.

The new path took the students out of the slums and into the older parts of the industrial district. Shuttered factory buildings proved to be just as common as those still in operation, giving a bleak and dystopian veneer to their surroundings. There were far fewer prying eyes and ears here, but arguably even more places to hide. Their new course was far less winding, almost a straight shot in fact... leading to a large mining warehouse built precariously close to the canyon's edge. A text message pinged Juno's Scroll: 'Enter through the second door on the  south side.'

This, then, was it...
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Re: The Things We Do For Love [VCVS]
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 04:53:22 PM »
Sam had separated from the group fairly early on; she'd been away when they were all getting off the airship, getting changed in a local toilet. Not the most glamorous of locations to do so, and not exactly the most glamorous clothes she was getting in to - but certainly a brighter getup. The normally darker jeans were replaced by a pair of slightly ripped denim ones, and a white shirt-skirt combo was over that, along with a roughed-up blue beige jacket. The setup definitely didn't scream 'trendy', but what it was - for her - was perfect for hiding herself in plain sight. Chains wrapped around her legs for once to hide them, rather than her arms, she looked completely different to her normal getup in several ways; the slightly less depressing colour scheme, the slightly more ridiculous set of cheap sunglasses, the fact some pale skin was actually showing for once, and the suitcase by her side.

Oh, and the whole 'actually looked like a girl' thing. That too.

Much as it alternately grated on and amused her that her team seemed somewhat blind to her gender, despite the fairly obvious evidence - she had short hair, but come on, that wasn't exactly rare - the farce she'd kept up out of curiosity proved useful now. If even her team wasn't exactly sure what she looked like when in a- she took a moment to look down at the clothes with distaste smudged onto her expression- then their enemies certainly wouldn't. Hell, she doubted her parents would recognise her at first glance like this. All in all, she'd done her best to look local - more importantly, looking like she was trying to get out of the place. The tattered clothes and off-brand names would hopefully help with that, and the fairly ramshackle looking suitcase would just add to the view, along with containing the rest of her gear. A tourist would have a mini one; the decent size hopefully showed she was trying to make a move somewhere. Perfect excuse for being around some airships. She took a small comfort in replacing her headphones, far too modern-looking to fit in at all, with a pair of earbuds - it's the little things that count.

Feeling the echoes merge and bounce around her, she hummed quietly to herself as she walked through a not quite back alley but not quite main road of the slums, keeping to herself much as she could, scroll feed hotwired to her eyepatch-covered eye - less obvious than the usual bandages, but something she couldn't completely hide in the end - and tried to make her way towards the location from Juno's scroll, but also trying to keep a lookout for any possible White Fang grunts around the place. The key was the whole 'airship' thing - it was probably a fair journey off, or at least enough to warrant the security of a larger craft. As such, one thing they likely needed was supplies, and a light application of her semblance coupled with a handful of headache pills left her trying to listen in to anything sounding like gathering fair amounts of food or water.
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