When the contract between Ruvel's summons and Cirven was struck it meant that he fell under Cirven's direct tutelage, not only that it meant that the young summoner also by default had become not only a member of the pirate guild Black Sails but it's legal counter part known as the West Fiore Trading company. It wasn't like he could break the contract because they in a complete miracle had agreed that this would be the best situation for their summoner while he was asleep so couldn't even argue against it. This clause was a mutual one decided by both Ruvel and the summons themselves because he still had a lot to learn, was young and was broken on many levels. It wasn't until after the long journey from the devil sea with many stops along the way before he was introduced to the guild he would call home and family and just seeing the ships made him shudder knowing he was most likely not going to like where it was going.
It was when he was taken on the tour and explained the rules that he knew that this was going to be an issue given to his intense hatred and fear of fake freedoms, but knew he would have to bare it. Cirven had seen first hand what was usually done so he could travel at peace on the backs of companions and ships alike, but with his new found profession that Cirven had decided since the youth needed some training and the fear had to go as quickly as possible he would send him to go get the mess hall supplies this time, this order also came with the additional order that Lurea was not to be used at any point on the ship. He tried to argue the point but was met with it was either that or they could train a bit more, out of the two options he almost opted to do the training until he remembered just how harsh the training was on him so went to get dressed in his traders outfit.
He had no idea as to why he had to dress in his uniform given he was just going to collect supplies but he knew what the last argument almost done so just got changed. He would be dressed in formal white trousers, white shirt, navy waist coat, navy neck ruffle, formal white jacket with navy hems around the cuffs, collar and front were silver buttons would be seen though wore it open the buttons had been on fabric but went through the button perfectly. It could of course be closed and still look neat but he liked it this way, it was his own style and he was going to change it for no one. Going to the front desk his left hand went to his chest as he lowered at the waist a little to show respect but not bow, he he had been forced to do that his entire life and was refusing to do it any longer that was for damn sure and he didn't care who it was. "I have been chosen to collect the supplies for the headquarters this time. Can I be given the manifest and any other information required please?" his words even then were clear but the clerk behind the desk was caught off guard with just how formal he was. "Ruvel, I'm guessing. Cirven told me to expect you, everything you need is in here" he said holding out a folder, Ruvel took it and done his respectful pose once more before heading down to the docks.
'I am gonna hate this' he thought to himself with a sigh, trying to figure out which ship was the one he was meant to be going on. 'Summoner, it is the next ship you are to board' Shindara mentioned wanting to help him get this over as soon as possible. 'Thank you Shindara' he said stopping at the gangway of the ship, but not taking a step forward. 'You need to do it dear one, this is part of your growth' Edaenz mentioned to him "It's fake.." he whispered his hands clenching on the folder he held in his hand "Fake or not kid, you have your orders" Barthenz's voice came from behind as he grabbed Ruvel by the collar dragging him onto the ship, it wasn't the summon's intention to show him up in public but he knew that Ruvel had a few mountains of his own to climb and for a while he would need to dragged over them for a while. "Barthenz, let me go!" he called out making the sailors stop to look at the one who would be in charge this run, they couldn't help but let out silent snickers making the youth feel even worse.
Standing up he fixed himself "Just because I don't like getting on ships doesn't mean I'm a walk over, so get that thought right out of your head" he said calmly to them, the silent snickers coming to an end as they hadn't expected it. "We have a task to do, so lets get started shall we." he said trying to ignore the fact that he was now stuck on a ship with no where to go. 'I hate you Barthenz...' he sent to his summon who only looked down with a grin 'Aww, suck it up buttercup; it's part of your cover as a Black Sails member so part of your job' he sent back knowing that Ruvel couldn't exactly talk about this out loud as only a small part of the company were even aware what was underneath the headquarters. 'I know, doesn't mean I have to like the situation' he sent back trying to figure out what he was exactly meant to do at the moment as the journey was going to take a few days and it was his first time on a boat and it was solo.
'This was a bad idea Barthenz' he sent to the warrior as he went to his cabin placing the file on the table allowing the warrior summon to read it since he had followed. "Perhaps it was a bad idea, but you have issues you need to overcome and he has high hopes for you it seems" he commented watching as Ruvel moved to sit in the corner. Barthenz never could understand why his young summoner done such odd things but he wasn't about to be the one to break that habit, he would leave that to Cirven, even if he was one of his summons he still had no right to dictate how he should act especially in private. He watched as Ruvel fell asleep Lurea sitting on a cloud which was on his head "You're not allowed to help him this time" he commented to the little dream fairy who pouted underneath her blanket "He needs it, he panics... poor him" the little fairy almost was ready to burst into tears "I know, but he'll never get stronger if we keep allowing him the safe path... he needs to face his demons." he commented gently not wanting her to cry "Why don't you take a nap on his head, I'm sure he'd like that" he continued reading what needed to be picked up passing it to the others so they could help if he couldn't.
Days came and went and he was starting to feel the constraints he really would have to tell Cirven that he couldn't go on a boat again, but then it wasn't exactly like he could do clerical work either given he couldn't read or write so he was stuck in limbo with his choices and even then he knew he had to do as told, Cirven may have been his tutor but he was also now his boss on two fronts so what he said went though he could politely argue the point in private but still knew that at the end of the day he was still an apprentice in regards to everything. "How long before we get off this damn ship" he finally said his head lent against the window of his cabin enjoying how the coldness felt on his head. "Land ahoy!" was heard outside making him stand straight and rush to the cabin's door almost forgetting the papers but remembering just at the last minute so he could show the dock master the orders. He chewed his bottom lip for a moment "Listen up, since it's been a while and the sun has been so hot, you've got two days on the island before we need to get the supplies for home" he said smiling as he heard a cheer 'Soon we'll have a city I hope on the island where they'll have more to do' he thought to himself watching as they got into port.
Within five minutes of being settled and the gangplank out he was off the boat without issue knowing he had dismissed the others for their liberty with the express orders of not creating issues they where off the West Fiore Trading Company and he wouldn't put up with anyone tarnishing it's spotless reputation. Seeing the dock master he held out his orders for them to be checked over "Made better time than most do, the seas kind then?" the man asked only for Ruvel shaking his head "No, I think they wanted me off the ship because I was driving them crazy" he explained he faked a smile and laugh the man not realising he was in fact serious laughed with him "I should remember that in future" he said stamping the approval for the landing marking it in his book "I have given the sailors two days liberty, we'll need two additional days for the supplies; will this be an issue?" he asked the dock master shaking his head "Not at all, I've just marked it in the log. Enjoy your stay" he said walking off to deal with another arrival.
Given what they had been drinking and eating on the ship he needed something pure and so headed up the nearby path towards the hotel he knew he had a room waiting for him, not that he was going to use it given he just spent a week in a small room on a ship. Getting to the bar the man behind the bar looked to him "You new?" he asked noticing Ruvel's attire, Ruvel nodded "This is my first formal assignment" he said calmly "Well welcome, what can I get you cocktail, be-" he started "Glass of water please" he interrupted the barman seemed to be caught off guard by the request but went to get it, coming back Ruvel smiled taking it placing some of the spending currency he had been given and walked to a table looking to the water inside deep inside his own thoughts.
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