Thursday, December 8, 2011
Chapter 43: Adventures in Swimwear
Her quest lead her to a the shady relics dealer, who required several new finds from Sage before she'd hand over the fabled Ruby of Shankara. Joffrey's quest was much simpler, he found an unoccupied house in town and bought it, then bought some groceries so they wouldn't have to live on dried food for the duration of their stay. Sage was more than pleased to come home to their new house after her grueling day of excavating local dig sites for the merchant.
"Wow, that looks...pretty hot," Joffrey comments as they enter the long sealed monument and spot the fire traps in their way.
"There's always a way to shut those down, or get by them," Sage answers optimistically.
"Right, dive wells, yay," Joffrey says.
"Sorry, I was distracted," Joff says, putting down his camera.
"You'll be okay while I'm gone?" Sage asks Joffrey before she heads to the nectary to solve the mystery of it hidden cellars.
"We'll be fine," Joff assures her.
"Sage, my love," he whispers, lips close to her ear, "I was thinking about having children."
She rests her head against his chest, and doesn't answer right away.
"You don't want more children," Joffrey answers for her.
"It's not that...this is just so sudden," she answers, "Can I think about it?"
"Of course," he answers, trying to hide his disappointment.
"Who are you," Sage asks.
"So you're some sort of fae?" Sage asks. She still hasn't quite absorbed all the things Joff has told her about her family history, things Cecilia Tricou had revealed to MorcuCorp when she married Harris Landgraab.
"I am Moth," Moth says again, "Summerdream is lost, and Auberon with her. She went with the Tricou, the traitorous one, hoping for a child, but now they are gone. Not even I can find them. And I can find anyone."
"Slow down, Moth, and tell me everything."
"She turned herself over to MorcuCorp," Sage says, shaking her head sadly, 'That can't be good."
"It is not good," Moth agrees, "You will help me?'
"What can I do?" Sage asks.
"We need the dragon. But he has gone underground, and he will not speak to me, or anyone. But you are his kin. He will speak to you."
"Don't be so sure of that," Sage answers, "I've never even met him." But she wants to, and she has no love for MorcuCorp, so she agrees to help Moth in whatever way she can.
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