Towa, Naomi and Sariel simply watched as their CO ripped the man a new one. Towa was slightly glad to have Mel in charge of the Rune Knights, perhaps one day the Knights would be stronger one day. But that did little to reassure her, she was not really in any condition to be doing a job considering her pregnancy. But that was a matter for later, it was only a matter of time before she could not do her job anymore. Mel yelled at the man for a while before turning to Towa and giving her orders.
"Towa, I want you to take care of the caravan... on your own. On top of that, all beans given to you as a reward goes straight to the Rune Knights as a whole. Finally, any legal guild members or legal mages there causing any damages to the area saying they are here to help are to be immediately arrested and brought in for fining." Towa nodded and turned away from the cars, sad fact was the fact she used Dragon slayer magic gave her a little motion sickness, but she hid that fact.
"Yes Ma'am." She headed to the stables to get a horse. She preferred animals to technology, in her time there was not objects like cars. Her memory's returning had cause a few issues in the past few days, they were not coming in small increment but suddenly and large amounts. "Sariel i want you to head to the Alpha team quarters and retrieve our stuff and take it to Kyle." she sighed, this place was going to become a farce if she had any clue of what was going to happen. "Naomi you will remain here while Sariel is doing that." Both of them nodded, they understood the difficulty of what was happening. Towa left the two standing where they were and entered the stables. "I need a horse."
"Towa... do you not like cars or something?" the man who ran the stable called out. Towa shook her head. "Welp your horse is ready." he points over to a stall. "And with whatever your doing after this." he gives her a knowing look. "Take care of yourself." he was to smart for his own good. Towa simply smiled and got on the horse. It was Black with a white face, he was strong in body and spirit, she could feel it.
"Thank you." She give the horse a pat and give his side a light tap with her heels, the horse starts forward. "I will see you when i get back." she called out as she passed the man.
"Oh? your coming back?" He turned to see her put the horse in a gallop. He shook his head and turned back to what he was doing. "Kids these days." he had a weak smile on his lips.
Towa Rode as fast as she could making great time. they convoy was only a a hour out or so. She would catch up in no time. She did not know what to do, she was pregnant with a Dark mages child. She didn't know how to raise a kid and she didn't think she could do it alone. Then there was mary, she was not going to like this either. Towa clicked her tongue and spurred the horse on. What a day this would be, perhaps she would get lucky and he would give up. She chuckled at the absurdity of her last thought, "as if." she commented out loud. Towa just rode letting the time it took to let her forget about everything that needed to and was going to happen. The wind was nice and crisp, a good distraction.
The journey was not as long as she wished it could have been, she reached the outskirts of the CZ. She dismounted and tied the horse to a nearby tree. The sun would set soon, then she would move in. She sat down, leaning against the tree, she drew War from its sheath, "what im going to do with you?" She knew the blade understood her.
*Well dear we are in this together.* the blade responded to her. Towa frowned at the blade, it had a tendency to cause her to lash out. She had gotten better at resisting it, but it did win out every now and then. *So can i have at this time* the blade asked.
"No you can't, we need this to go off without a hitch." Towa responded quickly to the Blade question. "Please just do what i need you to this time." She felt the blade's disappointment.
*Fine...* the blade answered quickly. Towa knew it would listen to her this time. She knew it was aware of the situation she was in, and it didn't matter one way or another if she fought she was making the blade happy. It took another 30 minutes for the sun to set, she had taken a slight nap, after telling war to wake her. She knew it would do it cause then it would get to cause bloodshed. And right on time the blade woke her up, *OI TOOOOWWWAAAA WAKE UP!" the blade called into her head.
"Shut up." she said as she opened her eyes. "there was no need to yell into my head." Towa used the blade to help her stand, the blade complained as she did. She paid it no heed as she started moving closer to the convoy. She found a perch that would allow her to survey the area. She looked around at the trucks. She could make out 6 maybe 7 armed men, she could not see the Guildmaster. She looked around some more but decided that it would be best to go in. Towa got down from her perch and took up war with both hands. She got closer to one of the trucks making sure not to make much noise. She listened as one of the guards got closer, she could hear his footsteps. The man came around the corner, she didn't give him more than a second to react. She slammed the pommel of the blade into the mans face the cut down at his leg. The man fell to the ground in a rough pile dropping his weapon.
There was a call from the other side of the camp, followed by more footsteps heading her way. She looked at the man she had just put down, he was wearing a uniform, one of the coffee suppliers. That explained a bit, these men where not the enemy just civilians that were in the wrong place at the wrong time. She move away from the truck waiting for the other men to arrive. watched as they ran past the downed man looking for her. "they don't even care do they." Towa wait for them to split up a little then she jumped them, the closest one she got she kicked out his knee and punched him in the neck. the next man charged her with a blade held high. She simply spun out of the way and hit him in the back of the neck. she ran forward at the next man, she ducked low sliding into his feet knocking him from them. She rolled over him, striking him in the face as she did.
*HEY YOUR NOT USING ME!* War whined as Towa got free of the man.
"Shut up." She snapped at the blade as she sidesteps another one of the men. she lashes out with her foot, catching him in the crotch. The spinning to her right and delivering another kick to the back of his head. She ran past him as he fell to the ground. "Where is he where is he." she was getting impatient. She wanted this whole situation over with, she didn't like having to fight civilians. She wanted to find the Guild master quite quickly to get this over with.
"My my are you impatient?" A voice came from her right as she cleared the trunk. Towa stopped and faced the voice. The man was about 5 and a half feet tall with long black hair. she heard foot steps come in behind. The man held up his hand and the footsteps stopped. "Come now we can settle this right." the man smiled, a touch of cruelty behind it.
"So your the guild master?" the man nodded, as Towa lifted War. "well then shall we setting this?" The man frowned and held up both hands. She could see strings coming from his hands, he made a waving his hands quickly. Towa heard a swishing, she rolled forward , the ground behind her became a scared with grooves. "damn it." She threw War at the man but he sidestepped the blade. He had taken his eyes of her for only a moment but it was enough for Towa. she stepped in and slugged him as hard as she could. He reeled back from the attack, Towa summoned Shinken and drew it in a Iaido catching the man across the chest. She saw the man do a funny motion with his hand and she felt her arm get yanked back. she felt the thread cut into her skin, she grimaced as she reached for the cords. She cut her hand on them as she tried to pull them free. the man did another hand motion, which caused Towa to be lifted and thrown against on of the trucks. She coughed up some blood as the man pulled her arm, she grabbed the truck and let go of shinken. The man flicked a hand in her direction but frowned as the string passed through the blade as it disappeared. She summoned Artimus and staked it into the ground as quick as she could, drew it back and loosed it. The man flicked his hand again, the arrow dispersed as the threads struck it. "BASTARD." she ran forward at the man as his attention was else where. She got two feet from him before he used his other hand to catch hers, in the process wrapping a thread around it. he spread his hands causing her to fly back and her to be suspended in the air.
"Oh my your quite weak." The man smiled. "But..." he walked up and put a hand on her face. "I could make use of you." He pulls a small knife from his belt and cuts the laces to her dress. "Many uses."
Towa frowned and summoned Tirizana twisting her wrist so it touched the thread and activated its lightning ability. Both of them let out a scream as lightning coursed through their body's. the mans hands twitched, causing some of the threads to tighten and some to loosen. Towa twisted the Tirizana and used the blade to cut the thread, the then reversed the blade and cut the other threads. she fell hard to the ground, she stumbled but maintained her balanced. She stepped forward and slugged him again. he swung at her but she stumbled back avoiding the hit. she took in a deep breath and did her Roar. he caught it fully and stumbled back then fell down. Towa knew the paralizing effects would not last that long. She pushed herself to her feet and found some rope. She moved over to him, hes eyes were full of anger as she tied his hand together. She stripped him of all his clothing so he didn't have any thread to use against her. She heard a few thuds as she stripped him, she could guess it was the workers falling as they no had no input from the man.
"That was fun." she found some cloth to wrap her bleeding arms and then secured the man better. She then went about waking the workers. They were grateful and helped her clean up as much as they would be. A few were sore but they only have a vague recollection of what happened. She was worried about the baby, and decided to get a ride from the men back into town. They obliged her and even offered her a case of their best coffee a payment for her help. Towa accept the reward as she had been ordered, she then offered a large sum of jewel for the rest. The agreed to it, she caught a ride back with them to the RK headquarters. She headed to the supply depot with the coffee in tow. She spent the next 2 hours unloading, organizing and recording it. The men helped as much as they could but had to leave about half way through. She didn't mind at all but was quite hungry and tired, she sighed as she lifted another box but was forced to let it drop to the ground. she needed to rest now she didn't understand why she felt like this.
"Damn it girl." she heard the man from the stables speaking. She turned to see him walking over, he offered her a hand to help her up. "You should not push yourself."
She took his hand and stood up. "thank you." The man smiled and released her hand, he picked up the box and set it down where it was suppose to go. "Mind helping with the rest." The man nodded that he would help. It took them about a half a hour for them to finish what they were doing. she was finishing the log, when he excused himself.
"I must go, i have a few things to do." he waved and walked out of the storage area.
"Thanks for the help." she called after him. she walked over to one of the crates she had gotten and opened it. She used a small container that was on the shelves and filled it with beans, She repeated this process multiple times, once for each Council member. She spent the next hour giving one of the boxes to the Secretary of each of the members. When she had only the box for Mel Left she headed to her office. she was stopped by Sariel before she got there.
"Towa are you ok." she reached out and took Towa's hands and undid the bandages. She took a few minutes to properly dress them. "so what happened to the Bad guy?"
"He was turned over to the local Knights." She adjusted her position. "I didn't have to do anything the workers did the hard work."
"I see." Sariel stood up and walked away.
Towa Sighed and stood up. She had one more box to deliver as well as a report. She walked the remainder of the way to Mel's office. She had to wait for a few others to finish their business with her before she was able to get in. She was called by Mel's secretary, she stood and knocked on the door. She waited for a Answer, she held the box ready to give to Mel.