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Kyvan held his knife high. "They have a weak spot under the chin and on their gut. Don't worry about the rest of the m because their scales are too tough for a knife to pass through. Stay clear of the mouth- their's deadly poison in there- and the claws are nasty too."
One Dracon lept at the girl. Kyvan shoved her aside and jumped in front of her. He blocked the Creature's mouth with his knife and his paws with his other arm.
"Get the other one!" Kyvan grunted at her.
Darkyn smiled and placed a hand on Risk's shoulder. "There is a group of people trying to kill this city, Risk. They are stealing our food and materials and making people go hungry. They even go as far as kill soldiers. I think I found one of their leaders but I am not sure. This is where I need you."
Try nearly fell when she was shoved aside, I don't need protecting, idiot, no need to shove be aside. she thought angrily, spinninga round she swung her knife around at te Creatures chin, aiming for the underside of the chin. At the same time her knife stabbed into the Creatures she felt it's claws rake her leg, the Creature collapsed to the ground and Try jumped back. She looked down at her leg, the skin wass hredded and it was bleeding a nasty bunch, but no muscles or bones had been hurt it seemed.
Risk kept his eyes on Darkyn, "What do you need me to do, sir?" he asked. He;d heard of the rebels form the other soldiers and was angry at them. How dare they attack soldiers and try to ruin the city!! The city was beautiful!! He wanted them all to be detroyed, this was Darkyn's city, no one should be allowed to mess with it.
Kyvan allowed the Creature to fall and turned on the other one. But he was too slow. It's claws clamped around his left arm and dug into his skin. He screamed in pain but managed to bring his own knife up and stab it- all the way into it's brain.
Kyvan yanked he arm back and looked it over. The bite was shallow but he could feel the poision. He looked at the girl. She was hurt too and it was her leg.
He ripped his shirt and tied it around her wound to try and keep infection out. "Can you walk?"
Darkyn smiled at Risk. "I need you to be a spy for me, Risk."
"Yeah." was all Tristian said. She looked at his arm and then back the way they'd come. She should go back now, get her things and run away form the loft. She was still angry at this man for dragging her away, she wouldn't have been injured if he hadn't taken her away. Turning around she started too run/limp back to the loft, she wanted her things, tehn she could disappear and no one would be bale to find. Except her mom adn dad of course, they were always able to find her.
Risk nodded, "I'll spy for you, just tell me what to do." he said, "Where do I have to go, what do you want me to find out?" he asked nerously.
Kyvan shouted after her, "Where are you going? The soldiers and Creatures are going to be swarming that area! You'll be killed-" he stopped and then pulled his knife back out, "Unless you are a soldier."
He saw Wyvern above, circling in case he called on her to strike.
Darkyn smiled and patted Risk. "I knew I could count on you, Risk. YOU make me proud you know that?"
Darkyn pulled out a file of the Chinese man and his grandson. "Their name is Yang. Shang is the old man and Woo is the younger boy. They have been under out radar for a long time now and we think they are helpers to the rebels but we can't prove it." He handed Risk the file.
Try turned around and satred at him, this was his fault!! All she'd wante dwas to live peacfully and quietly, under the radar until her Mom adn Dad came back, now she had to run from the comfrtable enough home she'd made because of him! She glared at him and looked back at teh building, she'd be quick enough right? "I just have to get a few things." she muttere and truning satrted to run, though it hurt her leg alot, she just needed that picture and her diary, and if it was really such a rush she could settle for the picture right?
Risk took teh fiel and went to sit down ona chair in teh room, he wasn't teh best reader ever, he was in fact rather slow, but he went at reading this file. His eyes scanned teh page slowly and he mouthe dteh words as he read them. "What will you want me to be,s ir?" he asked. He ws literally glowing with Darkyn's prasie. Darkyn was proud of him! Darkyn was proud of him, Risk!!
Kyvan looked down at his arm- that was throbbing from the poison. He knew the posion could very well kill him, or at least rot his arm off, but he couldn't let that girl go back alone. If she was an innocent bystander he had been the one to get her in harm's way and needed to make sure she would be okay. But if she was a soldier he needed to take care of her to make sure she didn't give away any info about him.
He sighed and trailed after her- tearing another peice from his shirt and tieing it above the bite and keeping his arm down.
Darkyn watched as Risk flipped through the file. "I will need you to pretend to be a street urchan. You will play the role of an orphan whose parents were killed by working in the factories. You don't remember them because you were so young. Any other details make up before you leave and memorize them so you don't get confused by your story. You will then go to hte library and beg for food in trade of work. You will gain the Yangs trust and find out if they are on our side or the others." Darkyn studied him, "Can you do that, Risk?"
Try heard someone following and gritting her teeth from pain picked up her pace, she went up teh stairs to her loft quickly she pulle dout her precious item form the pile of junk. She put the photograph of her parents into her diary andgrabbing her pencil turned around and started back down teh stairs. She heard noises down teh road, something was approaching, she ahd to get out of here, now.
Risk looke dupa dn nodded, "Yes sir." he said. It would be easy to play an orphan, since he probably was one. He hadn't seen his mother for 2 years, she'd probably died and he never met his father, he was also most likely dead. He got up and got ready to leaev the office, thinking up a story as he did so. "I'll go down and pick up some clothes and such." he said he went to tehd oor turned around and snapping to attention saluted.
Kyvan hid in the dark as he watched the girl pack. He didn't want to let her know he was there incase she was a soldier. Which were driving down the road right now and begining to jump out and swarm the area. If the girl was a rebel she needed to leave soon.
Darkyn nodded at Risk. "Report back to me when you are ready to go. I have something to give you."
Risk nodded adn ran off down to teh dusguise department. He explained what he needed to the person tehre and went to the closet/workroom to get himself fitted with something that an opraned street rat would wear. He was excited for this, he'd enver been allowe dto do a mission, adn he knew the street of teh city like teh back his hand form the time he was actuallly a street rat with his gang.
Try left the loft and went down stairs and out teh building, the man wasn't tehre anymore, turning she limped off towards the river. She was turning paler now from losing a lot of blood adn ehr leg was hurting more. She clutched her stuff to her chest, not wanting to let go.
Kyvan followed her. She was heading away from the soldiers. Maybe she was just a civilian. Wyvern landed by him as he hunkered in the shadows of the roof top. She nudged his hurt arm- that was now red and swolen from the poision.
"I know girl, but I have to see if that chick is good new or not first." He whispered to her.
He trailed after her but stopped as he saw a soldier about to cross her path. If she kept heading that way they'd meet up for sure.
Darkyn smiled as soon as Risk left. This might just work out after all.
Risk reported back, he was dressed in rags that barely covered him, dirt had beens meared all over his body and his hair. He looked just like he had when he'd first been taken in. He even had the startings of a black eye, though that wasn't on prupose, he'd run into a wall while running recklessly up to Darkyn's office. "I'm 'ere guvna." he said using his street kid talk, they way he spoke when ehw as first picked up.
Try saw tehs odleirs coming and clutched her knife, there was a group of them. SHe tried to avoid them but didn't do it well adn one of eths oldier noticed her, and grabebd ehr collar, "You, girl, who are you,w here you goin'?" he asked roughly lfiting her off ehr feet. Try growled, "I ain't done nuttin;'.!" she said angrily, "Let me go." he insisted. The soldier just lifted her higher, "Who are you?" he asked, "I ain't a rebel if that's what ya mean, "I ain't no one." she said, this was a bad situation for her. The se soldiers looked rough and angry, probably had been dragged out of a nice bed to go here and weren't to happy about it.
KYvan growled as he recognized Larr, a soldier known for taking advantage of women. He readied his knife and Wyvern flexed her wings, ready to attack at Kyvan's instructions.
Darkyn walked slowly around Risk, taking in every detail. He looked the part but could he act it. "How are you?" he demanded.
Risk just laghed at the question, "W'a' ya think, guvna." he spat, playing his part, his tone mcking when he said the word 'guvna'. He crossed hsi amrs on his chest and gave Darkyn an insolent look his grin mocking and daring his eyes flashed with the uncaring, daring, mocking glint of a strret urchin whow as used to being pushed around and had had enough of it.
"Let me go!" Try shouted at the soldier, spitting in his face, "YOou ain't answerin' my question, girl!" the guard snapped. Try could feel his other hadn running along her body and her face contorted with disgust. "Let me go!" she repeated, swinging ehr legs, trying to hit him, but failing. The guard continued to glare and his hand went to her shirt, which he started to unbutton. "You don't let me go and I'll scream." Try threatened, her eye flicking aorund searching for someone to help. The guard paid her no heed.
The other soldiers gathered around, blocking her view of anyone or anything. She counted slowly, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8!!! 8 soldiers in total. She was dropped as her shirt came totally unbottoned. Please,s omeone, anyone come!!! she thought. A hand covered her moutha dn she squeezed her eye shut. Anybody even that stupid man from before, please just don't let this happen! she thought.
Kyvan felt a wave of anger. Even if this was a set up for him to come out of hiding he'd have to risk it. He quickly dropped his knife and grabbed his crossbow strapped to his back. He aimed at Lar and fired- hitting him dead in the throat.
"Go get them, Wyvern," Kyvan ordered her.
Wyvern launched into the air and was soon pecking and clawing another soldier's face. Kyvan fired again- hitting a second and then a third.
But from his vantage point he could see the fight drawing more soldiers near. He had to get that girl out of there and take her with him to the hideout. She'd be safe there and have time to heal.
Darkyn fought the urge to glare at Risk as he spat. "Where's your parents? How old are you? WHere were you born? Do you have any training of any sorts?"
"My parents dead, I ain't had no trainin 't all ,an' I'm eight years old." Risk said inspecting his nails like they were very interesting and actinga s rude as he thought he could get away with. He paused, "Guvna." he added insolently. H eliekd playing the part of a street rat, it was fun.
Larr's blood spattered all over Try as he was shot, he fell on top of her, he wasn't dead yet though, his hands were groping for something and the hole in his throat hissing, he was obviously dying. Try rolle dhim off of her, just in time for another dead sodlier to fall on top of her. Try pushe dthat one off and quickly rolled out of the way, she got up and satrted to rebotton her shirt, her finger fumbling, she was only using one hand, her otehr hand still clutched her things tightly.
Kyvan shot a third but now other soldiers were about to swarm the alley. He pulled out two firecrackers and lit them. He threw them into a pile of trash and they exploded loudly and knocked the trash into a very good barrier of the alley.
Wyvern was chasing two soldiers around as they tried to hide their faces from her and shoot her at the same time.
Kyvan groaned as his arm ached, but he ignored the pain. He lept from the roof into the alley way. He shot a fourth soldier. "Come on, girl, if you want to get to safetly!"
Darkyn stopped walking and crossed his arms in front of Risk. Finaly he nodded. "I think you are ready."
He pulled out a small leather necklace with an ugly stone on the end. These were very common among street rats. The children wore them to "Ward the Creatures away'. "Keep this on you at all times. If you ever take it off I won't be able to find you. This will keep us together."
"Yezza guvna." Risks aid, he put teh stone around his neck and then looked up at Darkyn, "Time fer me to run eh?" he asked, ready to leave and go about his job.
Try was startled by the boy, she spun away form him and finished buttoning ehr shirt up. Then she turned back to him, "Where is safe?" she asked him, crossing her arms on her chest, hoping she'd turned away in time and that he hadn't seen anything. She guesed she was ready to follow this boy, he had gotten her out of what could have been a terrible situation, Try had been taken advantage of before, when she lived in eth streets, it ahd been one of tehw orst expeirences of her life.