“I’m just saying; it’s worth a shot.”
Lux was pacing before Mythal’s desk, his thoughts spilling out of his mouth to the Darkness King without pause. The Rune Knight general was busy working on several different documents, scratching out the last details on several different reports. Unfortunately for him, it was still early in the day and that meant there was plenty more documentation that was required to be reviewed and filed. One of the things that Mythal had been seriously considering was getting an assistant. He abhorred the idea of having a person in his business all day but, at the same time, he was pretty sure he despised paperwork more than he did people.
“Give you control of my body for a whole minute? Yeah, I’m just salivatin’ at the idea…” the Darkness King chimed in quickly to cut down Lux’s suggestion.
“Come on, man. What’s the worst I could do with a whole minute?” the Lightbringer asked feigning innocence. Mythal saw through it instantly, glancing up to shoot the Seal a look of derision. After a moment, Lux snorted and chuckled. “Alright, I could do a lot in a minute. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give me the chance any less.”
Mythal would have answered were it not for the quick knock on his door. “Come in,” he called out to the source, turning his gaze away from the Lightbringer and towards the creaking entryway. The face of the young Rune Knight Wren poked in, greeting him and offering the paper of his test results. Mythal had put Wren in charge of experimenting with the herbs they had discovered at the cabin, trusting in the young Knight’s understanding of alchemy enough to give him the charge. It seemed his trust had been rewarded. “That was quick. Good work,” Mythal said as he took the page and looked over the details briefly. Much to his surprise, Wren also had a page from the tome they had found and had it fully deciphered.
As he took that page with a bit more interest, Lux stepped in and bent over in front of Wren, meeting her face to face. “Aw, did little baby finish her homework? I bet mommy and daddy are real proud of you. Maybe tomorrow, if you color within all the lines, they’ll get you an ice cream pop and some soda. Wouldn’t that just be the best day, little Wrenny-poo?” Lux didn’t pretend that he didn’t like Wren – not even a little bit. Her cheery, playful attitude rubbed him the wrong way more than anyone else for some reason. She had very quickly made it to the top of his ‘to kill’ list once he managed to wrestle control from Mythal.
Spooky Forest huh? “I can’t say I have. But everything I’ve heard about it tells me that it is quite the… creepy place,” the Darkness King mused aloud, avoiding the pun as best he could. It seemed a bit on the nose for a mysterious, dark cult to be skulking around Spooky Forest but perhaps that’s what they were counting on? It being too obvious so that no one would possibly suspect it. Wren spoke up again, asking if he’d managed to find out the name of the group. “Not yet. As far as I can tell, it seems they worship… some kind of entity. I ain’t fresh enough in the language to understand it or get its name but based on what we have managed to figure out and see, it ain’t one of the nice ones.” Mostly because it was never one of the nice ones.
Well, there was no point in waiting; paperwork could wait. He put down his pen and stood up from the desk, opening one of the drawers near the bottom and reaching inside. As he stood back up, the two cloaks that they had acquired from before were in his hands. “Here,” he said, tossing one of them to Wren. “I had them take in both so they’ll fit better. Whatever you had planned for the rest of the day will have to be put off. If we know where they’re at, we need to move quickly. Who knows how long they’ll stay camped in the same spot.” He gathered the rest of his equipment and walked over to Wren, stopping before the young Knight. “This might get dangerous. I’ll be able to protect you a bit but… are you prepared for some combat? I don’t want you goin’ into anythin’ that might be over your head.”
“Or you could go and get stabbed. That would make me very happy,” Lux chimed in, smirking down at Wren. Mythal shot him a look and the Lightbringer simply shrugged. “Just a suggestion.” He sighed. “No one ever listens to my brilliance.”
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