((OOC: I’ve gone home for the weekend which means I’ll have very limited access to the internet. So I’ll have to get onto replies on Monday! Looking forward to it! :D))
“I will be more than happy to offer you escorts if you wish to go Msydia any time soon.” He says humbly, and he smiles widely at her. “I’m glad I was able to make your stay here more than pleasant.”
He nods at her, looking over to one of the instructors, turning his gaze back to Aerith. “If you ever wish to train with them, just go talk to him, he’s a humble man.”
He rubs at his chin, nodding at Aerith. “Yes, there should be some spare beds available in the infirmary, the knight’s quarters, and you can also sleep in my old chamber, it should be kept clean still and you don’t need to pay to stay at all.” He assures. “I don’t mind you staying here, Aerith. But if you really wish to repay us, you could help with healing up some of the wounded soldiers that the nurses are saving for last due to the minority of their injuries.”
“That would be very kind of you! Msydia does sound like a place I would much like to visit someday! And of course, I will attempt to talk to him tomorrow, or something. For now, I’m becoming quite tired. Your offer of a room is too kind, but I am appreciative.” She smiled widely, “And of course! Why didn’t I think of that? Healing is my speciality! I will most definitely work to keep your soldiers alive and healthy! It would be an honour, in fact.”
She calmed down a little, and held her hands together. She bowed her head slightly. “I really am grateful for all the kindness you have shown me. It will never be forgotten, and I will work everyday to make sure to earn your hospitality.”
She yawned. “But if I may, could I be shown to the room you promised? I’m sorry if I appear rude, but I am exhausted! I hope I get to see you again in the morning!”
Yeul is feeling sad too, it have not to be fun if someone announce you something of this scale.
“My visions are true, not now, but in a future. I’m not sure about the time…” she downs her head, it is a shame to her that she can not say the things certainty.
She has to think a way to stop this, to change her vision.
“Is there a person or a monster who want to destroy this?” she asks to Aerith, maybe this is the key or maybe this will give any idea to continue.
She stands up and removes the dust in her clothes. “My vision can be changed if we act with time. I won’t let this place be destroyed, no as my home was.”
“I see.” Aerith had a sinking feeling in her chest. “Well, I can’t think of anyone who would want to destroy my humble church, but perhaps I will make an enemy soon, or something? Or maybe it’s an accident.”
She hoped it would be an accident. The thought that someone would hate her so much that they’d be willing to destroy her church saddened her.
“But yes, I think we must try and stop it, somehow.”
She had a thought.
“I… you don’t think someone would want to harm me because I’m the last of the Cetra, do you?”
It was the only lead she had.
“It’s the least i can do for someone who was ‘Dropped’ into my world. I know exactly what it feels like, It’s happened to me on many occasions. So all I can do is make sure you are comfortable in this world until I can take you back.” Over the last few months he had shown so much compassion to foreigners of this world.
“Just let me put these files in my office then we can leave, If you want to follow me so you don’t get lost.”
“Oh, it’s happened to you too? That’s very reassuring. I thought something very odd had happened to me, but to hear that’s happened before makes me feel a lot better. And I really am thankful for your kindess.”
She followed him to his office, and waited patiently as Hope carefully filed the documents in their correct places.
He thanked her for her patience, and she said, “No problem. It’s very interesting to see the place you work from.”
“I shall take you to Oerba, My friend Yeul likes going there because of the flowers and I’m sure she wouldn’t mind me taking you.” He held his hand out towards the girl as he opened a portal with the other.
“Don’t worry, I will keep you safe.”
“Oerba? Okay, that sounds great! And who is Yeul? She sounds nice, and I would love to meet her. Is she in Oerba?”
She saw a strange look pass over the man’s face, and so instead focussed on what he was creating with one hand. It was a strange portal of some kind, and she eyed it dubiously. He reassured her though, so she took his hand, and went through it with him.
He felt a bit more relieved when he saw her smile, rambling on a tiny bit about the children as he seemed to be talking with childish joy himself before he calmed down. Aerith felt like a sister, he realized, and he felt happier at that thought. It was nice to have someone that felt like family despite the fact that they had just met. He kept this to himself.
“He is! I don’t really know where he is, but he was known as a famous sage in Msydia, after all. Oh, I’m sorry but Msydia is the kingdom of magi, both black and white magi, basically. You do seem like you would be an amazing white magi, honestly.”
He arched a brow as he watched her stare intensely at the white magi, standing patiently for her to get out of her dazed state, drumming his fingers on his arms.
He smiles at her kindly when she turns around to look at him. “You are more than welcome to train with them, Aerith. You are welcome to train here as much as you like.”
“Msydia sounds like a fasinating kingdom,” Aerith spoke. “Maybe one day I’ll visit it…But who knows. I think I’d love to stay here for a long while, especially as you have treated me so kindly, despite the fact that I was but a stranger to you.”
She smiled at him, and he returned it in kind.
“So yes, I would love the opportunity to stay here and train with your magi.”
She wanted to ask another question, but wasn’t sure if it was taking advantage of Cecil’s kindess. “I don’t… I don’t suppose there is anywhere I can stay? All I need is a room, and I’ll pay in any way I can, though I do not have any currency from this land. I could work in the kitchens, or as a maid, or anything! I really don’t mind.”
Of course, many people had been misplaced from their homes after the events had happened, but it was a wonder to him that she wasn’t on Bhunivelze with the others, or with a nomadic group of hunters or something of the sort. Instead, she was all alone.
“Hmm…I see…” Noel had his hand on his chin, contemplating the situation. Then, it just occurred to him that maybe she wasn’t from their world at all, and a paradox had happened that brought her there. If that were the case, things were even more out of hand than he originally thought.
“Well, where do you come from?” he asked, forgetting that he hadn’t even given the young woman his name.
She watched as he gave her a strange look, but she decided not to think too much on it. She realised how odd it must seem for a girl to be on her own in such a strange place.
“Not from anywhere around here, that’s for sure,” she laughed. “I’m from a city called Midgar, on the planet Gaia. I… I honestly have no idea how I got here.”
She couldn’t recall if she had given the brunette male her name. “I’m Aerith, by the way. What’s your name?”
Ah, university coursework will be the death of me, haha. It has meant I haven’t been able to reply to anyone on here in the last few days, but now that it’s done, I’m free to RP to my heart’s content. Yay :)
She tries to open her eyes and hardly do it. She sees the expression of the woman, she wonders how much time she was laying there, then… she reviews the vision and plans to tell it.
“I saw a devastation, here… the sky became dark and a mist surrounded the place, a spell broke this place, the curch with me and you inside.”
She rarely has vision to be truth in short time, but this seems to one of those. She worries about this, her guardian is not in here… and she didn’t see any other face in the vision, she never saw who cast that spell.
“This will happen.” she tells to Aerith, trying to sit.
“This church…destroyed?” Aerith felt a pit of despair inside her heart. “But this is… no, that can’t happen! Are you sure it’s definitely true?”
Aerith tried not to shake the girl too roughly, but she needed answers. The church was the only place she felt true solace in this town, and to see it destroyed would be heartbreaking.
The girl seemed very certain, however, and despite not wanting to believe it, Aerith knew it was true. “It really is going to happen, isn’t it?” She felt sad. “How soon?”
“Nice to meet you Aerith. It’s a pleasure.” Hope always remained Calm and polite, wanting to make the new people of this world welcome.
“Don’t worry, I actually need a little time off.” He paused, attempting to scratch the brige of his nose with a handful of documents. That itch would not leave him. “I will show you this city, We will get some food and i will take you to the Paddrean ruins. If that’s okay with you?”
Aerith watched the man try and scratch his nose subtley with amusement, but she didn’t want to laugh aloud in case she seemed rude.
“I would love to see the city. I’m very interested in what this new world is like. And food sounds great!” She wondered what sort of food this place would have. “You are being very kind. Thanks!”