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Try kept calm in the back whre she stood, she wasn't about to cry like a baby in fornt of everyone. The silence was deafening, she could sense the tension about to snap in the room. She wondered how everybody would react once the news realy sank in they came out of their shock.
Kyvan nodded and tried not to meet anyone's gaze- especially little Red's. He took a deep breath and squared his shoulders. Get a grip! You are their leader so act like it!
"Why...why Bud though?" Stump managed to ask.
Kyvan's face darkened. "He is after his old enemy Kyvan Bloodsworth."
His responce was met with quick glances around the room.
Sharp shot a look at Rhine- the only person in the house who didn't know Kyvan's true identity. "What is Kyvan thinking about doing?"
Kyvan hestitated, pondering. "I'll....have to discuss it with him."
"Don't-" Gloss said, "DOn't tell him to do something stupid and noble. We need him."
The others nodded.
Kyvan gave a small dark smirk. "I'll relay the message."
Try felt rather then saw someone glance at her. She felt awkward and stuoid, like she just walked in while people were talking about something important and interrupted them while having no idea what the were talking about.
Try ducked her head and quickly left the room, feeling tht people would like it better if she wasn't there. Then they could plan their schemes freely without having to be underhanded about it. They still didn't fully trust her, that was obvious.
Risk pushed out of the crowd and trotted bac to the festivel that was still going on. Entering the square he sat down and started to eat soe food. Later tonight he'd feet with Star and tell what happened.
"Red," Kyvan said. "Go and help Rhine take care of her cat would you?"
Red nodded and scurried away. Kyvan turned to the rest of the younger kids, "YOu guys go pick up the kitchen."
With a few half-hearted grumbles the littler children left. Kyvan then sat down before the preteens and teenagers.
"Darkyn is stepping up his game. He plans to wipe all of us out." Kyvan sighed, "We have made a great team and we all knew what we were signing up for, but some of us have little ones to worry about," Kyvan shot Bright a look. "If you need to pull out do so now. There will be no hard feelings."
Darkyn went back in where his captin's daughter was standing. "Go. Find Risk."
She nodded and darted away.
Try was sitting on her bed when she heard a knock at her door. She turned to see Red standng there holding the kitten, Omen.
"What do you want, Red?" she asked, her voice sounded odd, but she was keeping her emotions in check. Red held the cat up and pointed to her and the bed and then to himself.
"Come in." Try said, assuming that he meant he wante dto play with the cat on her bed or something like that. Red scampered over and placing the Omen on the bed he climbed up to play with him. Red pulled a ball of yarn out of his pocket and started to play with Omen. Try just watched him. She wondered what was going on in the other room and decided to go see. Even though she probably wasn't wante dthere. SHe got up quietly and left her room.
Kyvan looked each person in the eye- there were about fifteen of them including himself.
Jax, a red headed boy who was very clever at making traps, crossed his arms and shook his head stubbornly. "I'm sticking with you until the end. Like you said before we all knew what we were getting into."
Gloss, Stump, Sharp, Bright and the rest of the kids nodded.
"We don't fear dying." on girl said. "And we are fighting for a better future than the ones we got for th kids."
"Yeah," Stump agreed. "The one they got right now isn't too bright. ANd they are all too young to really remember what it was like before Darkyn took over."
Kyvan smiled and nodded.
"I think we need to do something. In honor of Bud," Jax said.
"Like what?" Gloss asked.
Jax pulled out a can of spray paint. "How about doing it Old schooled?"
Kyvan smiled. "Let's put it on the Square wall."
"When..." Bright asked- lowering her voice so Kyvan could barely hear. "When are you going to tell Rhine about...Kyvan..."
Kyvan bit his lip. "Soon I think, but I want to see how she handles this."
"We could ask her to help us with Bud's memorial." Jax suggested. "I can take her."
Star crept through the crowd. Risk should be around here....
((Did TI cut off Star's part of the post? 0.o))
Try stood in the doorway of the livingroom, she'd hear the part about the spray paint and honoring Bud, but hand't heard what Bright had said. Well actually she'd heard part of it the 'When' part.
"When what?" she asked.
"And I'll go with for the Bud memorial." she added nodding towards a skinny, freckled, red headed kid who had trouble written all over his face. She had her arms crossed across her chest and her eyes studied everyone in the room, her eyes had turned form sad to angry and were flashing slightly.
((I don't remember typing "like what" either!! Maybe there is a ghost in my computer or something o.0 So far it has said "Kyvan like what' lol))
"When to ask you if you would like to go," Kyvan smoothly said, "We'll do it tonight. Soon all of te people will be drunk and we'll easily blend into the crowd."
Jax smiled at Rhine and then looked at Kyvan. "She's got spunk in her. I think I might vote her to stay after all." He stood and gave a quick bow to her, "Name's Jax m'lady. I'll happily escort you to the scene of our crime and back safely."
"Sharp will go too." Kyvan said. "Bright and I should stay with the kids because our faces have already been seen there."
"Stump and I can act as look outs," Gloss offered.
Kyvan nodded. "Good idea."
He looked at Rhine. "Are you ready to leave now?"
"I've been seen too." Rhine pinted out. She thought for a few moments and then reaching over plucked a ball-cap from a near by person and replaced it with ehr own hat. She put the ball cap on and looking around saw a coat lying on teh ground, it was a varsity style coat, black, red, and white with a letter on the back. She picked it up and put it on.
"Ready." she said to Jax, who was definetly trouble, the way he looked at acted was mischievious, yet she guessed he could control himself, fo rhe was trusted.
Kyvan nodded. "Good luck. Leave something that they'll know it is from the Strays and that we will never die."
Darkyn sat in his office staring at the file before him. It was of his next target. He didn't think he was apart of the Stray rebel group, but she had been a part of many raids against the government.
"Next week I'll get her," Darkyn nodded. "Then we'll have another feast."
Try nodded and she and Jax left, each armed with two cans of spray paint in their hands. They walked towards the feist, silent at first.
"What are we going to paint?" Try finally asked, she wanted to know before they got there. Try had spray paint once before, when she'd been about 13. It'd been black spray paint because that's all she could find. She'd nearly gotten in trouble for it but had run off before she'd been caught. She'd spray painted a sign onto a wall in the back of the palace, the words were a request for her mom and dad to come back, it hadn't worked, it'd been painted over by some workers.
Jax cocked his head to the side in thought. "Well....we need to make two different kinds of messages. ONe we'll write in Old so that the soldiers and Darkyn clearly understand and the other we will need to make it where the common people will get."
"We could write 'Stray' and the common people would recognize it." Sharp said.
"Yeah...but we need to write something else...or maybe a picture of some sort..." Jax said. He turned to Rhine, "Any ideas from you?"
Try thought for a few moments, she wondered,
"We could make a fancy design that his name in it..." she said, racking her brain for ideas, she wasn't good with creativity unless it came to improvising weapons.
"We could draw a picture of bud, just his face maybe...thats ounds dumb." she muttered, mostly to herself, she looked towards Jax, hoping he had better ideas than she did.
Risk saw Star appraoch and walked ove rto her, he leaned over to whisper to her,
"THere were these three people there, I pointe dthem out to Darkyn, two boys and a girl. I trie dto follow them back, but the smaller boy and girl ran off down an alley and teh dark haired boy tried to slit my throat while preteding to be drunk." he pasued to take a deep breath,
"After that I trie dto follow dark haired boy, but he cilmbed a wall and disappeared a crowd, I climbe dthe wall but couldn't find him. "They were running/walking in that direction." he said pointing the way he'd seen the teens go.
Jax nodded. "I like the way you are going. But...we need to make a symbol for us...something that when people see it that they think of us...or liberty and all of that good stuff."
"A flag?" Gloss offered.
"No," Stump said, "That's Darkyn's symbol."
"Then what?" Sharp asked.
Star nodded, taking in everything that Risk was saying. She brushed her hair back behind her ear and hoped she didn't look too dumpy to him.
He was always so serious and buisness like. She found that very neat.
"Okay." Star nodded. "Anything else I should tell Lord Darkyn?"
Kyvan sat in his room, washing out his hair and his skin. It would take couple of days for his skin to turn back its normal shade but he could manage to make it look a shade or too lighter than it had.
"Where are you going?" Bright leaned agianst the door frame of his room.
"I'm going to go vist the others." Kyvan said. "I should warn them. And we need to let you-know know."
Bright nodded. "Be careful, KYvan. I don't know what we'd do without you."
Kyvan laughed. "Get into less trouble."
He stood and smiled at Bright as he walked past her. "I'll come back. I promise."
Try frowned, thinking.
"Well we could make a seal for us...not the animal, you like a circle or something with a motto and our name on the outside and some sort of symbol on the inside." she said. She kenw she wasn't being very specific, but she coudln't really think of anything else. She shrugged.
"That's all I got right now." she added looking at the others to see what they thought.
Risk shook hsi head,
Nope, bye Star." he said, he gave her a quick grin and turning ran off to find somewhere to sleep for the night. He whistled as he headed back to the library, maybe he could sleep beind it, then he could sleep more without being worried about being late for work.
Jax grinned impishly and slapped Rhine on the back in a brotherly sort of way. "Girl! I like the way you think."
He turned the way they were walking as they approached the Square wall. The guards who were supposed to be there were passed out with a pile of liquor glasses around them. No one else was in sight.
Jax tossed Rhine a red can of paint. "Alright. I/m going to write "we will never die' in Old and you write it like how people do now." He pointed the Sharp, "You write "Strays'."
"We'll keep our eyes peeled and we'll whistle if someone is coming," Gloss and Stump said and then split up.
Jax looked at Rhine as he started to spray the wall in bright red paint. "Make it big. Just like their crime was."
Try jerked away slightly when Jax hit her, but tried not show it. She shook her can of spay paint and shook it, then she started to 'write'
'WEE WIL NEVAR DII!!" she wrote in large red letters, spelling it so the common people could read, and how it made sense in her mind. She ent over the letters one more time to make them thick and easy to be seen. She then stood up,
"Anything else I can help with?" she asked Jax
((My brain can't think of anything to be a symbol for them...do you have any good ideas? It would need to be something simple so they could paint it quickly before they got caught and stuff...)))