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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:06 pm

Tori would have walked the long trek to town in her old clothes once before the lessons started in earnest. She would have returned via junky vehicle, parking it as close as possible to the Hall. She was a bit more ragged than usual, wearing a few nice bruises around the face and neck, though either she was not acknowledging them or was too high to notice.

She'd look around for Beovyn, ready to start her lessons. "Hey old man, is it time?" she was cold, and hungry but needed to focus on something.
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:26 pm

Beovyn looked up from a newspaper that was a week or so old. His gaze ran the length of her before settling on her face.
"The time is as good as any." he said before standing. He walked to the forge, and then turned to face her. He started to say one thing, then stopped, and said another.

"Get roughed up again?"
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:38 pm

She shrugs, it did not seem out of the ordinary by her reaction. "Hey, I got a car for a few weeks. Which will be important when I need to shower or hit the ladies' room. Right?"
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:48 pm

He raised a brow, but then shrugged as well. He pulled a knife from his belt, and with a flash, cut his thumb. He breathed in, and then whispered a strange word that slowly began to resonate into a low note. He rubbed his bleeding thumb across her forehead at the end of the note, and the bruises faded instantly. As did any other injury(non agg), and aches.

"Now you are in a good state to start."
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:04 pm

She looked up at him and smiled as a relieved sigh escaped. For just a moment she seemed genuinely grateful and focused, a little vulnerable. She quickly recovered though, wouldn't want that pesky part to show. "Thanks, though I sort of deserved it."
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Re: Harsh Lessons

Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:09 pm

He gave a half-grin.
"If you had done something to deserve them from me, then they would stay. This time you did not, so who ever you crossed will just have to deal with their punishment falling short."

He gestured towards the work area. It was a bit of a mess. Tools laid out randomly. Ash, slag, and soot covered the floor and wall.
"I assume you can guess where we are starting."
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:27 pm

She chuckles, looking around at the mess. "Looks like I'm going to pull a Cinderella."
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:37 pm

He shook his head.
"She is one of those fairy tale princesses isn't she? No, not like her. You work towards being much more."

He leaned against a table, and took up his axe in one hand, and started sharpening it with a stone in the other.

"As you work, tell me about yourself. Where did you come from? What has made you who you are today? Other things of the like."
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:02 pm

"She cleans up after in laws or something then gets all dolled up for a party and meets the guy of her dreams. But I'll bet I have more fun than that broad. She probably never stole from a sadist though either...so she's probably a smarter gal, all told. " She says as she looks around for a broom.

"The rest of that stuff isn't important. I have a twin, Johnny. We've haven't ever been apart for more than a few hours." She is stoic enough not to just lose it right there.
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:17 pm

He looked up from his sharpening.
"The rest is important. The more I know about you, the better I know how to teach you."
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:36 pm

She starts to sweep at the mess. Not sure if she should keep the slag in a separate pile, she swept it all together and would ask later.

"Nothin' much to tell. Been on our own for a long time. Never really relied on anyone. I do bad things, make bad life decisions, try to find beauty in simple things. I love being divested of reality...that's about it." She was clearly uncomfortable with the direction of his query and was hoping to be over it soon.
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:47 pm

The sound of stone scraping metal marked his return to his work. Her discomfort didn't stop his questions however. Though he did decide to focus them more.

"What brought you to the craft? Metalworking that is?"
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:52 pm

"This guy...at a local rec center...let's just say I um propositioned him for money and or drugs. I had to be...maybe fourteen. It was so Johnny could sell them and we could eat..." she shrugged. "Anyways...he was thinking about taking me to juvie court. I tried to beat him up. He said I'd feel better if I wailed on some steel for a bit. They had a small forge and anvil set up to teach rich kids to make lame katanas or something...so their folks didn't have to pay attention to their kids during the summer."
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:58 pm

He looked up periodically, but he focused mainly on his work.
"What was your first piece, and why did you chose it?"
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:09 pm

"It was a silver circlet and torque set. Johnny got the torque, I got the circlet...they were really simple...nothing fancy. He said they were used to indicate nobility...sounded lovely."
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:15 pm

"Sometimes simple is better than fancy." He paused for a moment.
What were you expecting when Arkadi brought you here?"
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:21 pm

"I thought he was fucking with me. Or was taking me to a party as entertainment or something...hell I dunno. I was blazed out of my mind." she keeps sweeping, easier to focus on the ground than human interaction, this was not her best state of being.
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:38 pm

Once she had a decent sized pile built up he kicked a bucket over her way.
"We'll sift through it later."

He nodded to the tool covered table.
"If you can figure out where each tool goes we can break long enough for you to get a taste of a buzz. The method being your choice of what is available."
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:53 pm

She starts sweeping up the pile and trying not to kick up too much dust in the air.

She takes a while to look at the tools and the layout of the area, trying to work through the most convenient, not logical place for the tools to go. Her enthusiasm was renewed with the promise of another high. She could feel the sweat starting to form and the tightness in her chest and stomach that started before a fresh case of withdrawl.

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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:08 pm

Beovyn set his axe down, and approached the work area. He looked it over carefully before looking to his apprentice.

"Good. After your break we will go chop wood. Until then, what high will you seek?"
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:12 pm

She looks at him like he just told her she had to murder a basket full of puppies. "Chop wood?" she pouts. "I certainly hope that's a euphamism."

"And what do you have left? That little bag of blow isn't likely gonna last long..."
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:22 pm

He chuckled.
Not just a euphemism, though there will be time for both. As for the cocaine, I'm all out, but I have something better if you are game."
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:27 pm

She raised a curious eyebrow. "Something better? Do you have h?"
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Post by Beovyn on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:39 pm

He shook his head.
"No, something else entirely. Close your eyes."

He pulled his knife once more, and slashed both palms. He reached forward, and cupped her cheek with one, and put one down her shirt enough to touch the skin over her heart. He then spoke a string of strange words, similar to the one he spoke when he healed her. Instantly heat built up under her skin where he touched her. Then it raced through her head an chest as tiny explosions ignited sparks in her mind. Time sped up and slowed down all at once as pure euphoria, more complete than any felt from a chemical drug, enveloped her. The moment hung there as the world rotated on beneath her feet before reality came rushing back in. A carefree, weightless high remained, but she regained most of her faculties.
(Life magic, if you were wondering.)
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Post by Tori on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:42 pm

She would gasp, grabbing onto his wrist over her chest to try and steady herself as her eyes popped open, looking up at him with awe. "Holy shit..."she gasped. "What in the hell was that?"
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