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Anarane sat straight up in the bed in which she had been placed at Tengwargul Tower. At the bedside sat Maer, quietly watching over her. Anarane was still weakened by what had been done to her but, she had felt a shift, a change is the situation surrounding Guidion. She had thought that once the pendant was gone that she had been freed from the influence of Lord Solis. Her name had been spoken by the Patriarch more then once. There had been something malicious in how it felt. A chill went through her as she turned to Maer.

Maer, we have to go back. At least I have to. You know it too. You felt it as well as I did. We can not allow Guidion to remain there. He has a family that needs him. I love Kain and would want to remain here with him, if he is even here. I can no longer feel him, not since we left Risetti. If what he did destroyed him, my life no longer matters.

From what I felt, we will not be able to return to the spot we left. You will have to set me forth at the main gates Maer. I will not ask you to accompany me. I heard what Guidion was offering Lord Solis and would understand if you wish to stay behind. But I have to go back. Either you set me there or I will find my own way. There is no time for delay or letting Oriana know what I have to do.


Anarane got up from the bed and prepared to leave. She had been given a black robe from somewhere and it would have to do. Anarane knew that Oriana and Kain, if he still lived, where going to be angry by what she was doing. She worried about how much more stress like this the child would be able to take, but she knew she had now choice. Picking up her cloak she headed for the door. Anarane looked back at Maer to see whether he was going to help her or not. One way or another she had to get back to Guidion.

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Oriana already knows what you plan to do Ana and I am afraid I cannot allow you to risk your life, you are a mother now Anarane whether the babe has been borne or not that child growing inside your womb depends on you to keep him saf, everything you do, every decision you make will affect that life Ana...

The mage couldnt be in two places at once and she had done all she could for the time being for Kain, the walls of the tower opened up for her spilling their secrets while she tended to the fallen warrior, the old saying "if these walls could talk" held true in the tower, but only when Oriana wished it to be so, what she heard sent her to the room below where she saw Anarane preparing to return to Risetti, no she could not let that happen, even if Guidion was still on the other side, her husband was not risking his life in vain and keeping Ana and the child she carried safe was priority.

Maer... you have claimed to love me though I still do not understand how or why, I am asking you now, if it is true, if it was ever true, you will not give in to her, nothing can happen to her or the child..... Guidion would not want her risking herself or that life inside her.

Ana, take yourself upstairs and sit with your husband to be, I have done all I can for him but he will need someone there with him incase he wakes and yours will be the first face he would want to see.... do this for me, for my husband, and for the life you and Kain have created together. Maer and I will decide what the next step is to be, you need not worry, I know that is easier said than done, but do it Ana, please, do not make me resort to a drastic course of action to keep you here....


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Gentlemen it shall be Lord Solis. There is no need for further transgression from my part. Although your paltry enchantments are not enough to hold me to this place, I will stay and play this little game out. What needs to be done is done and there is no other way about it, it seems. A room to contimplate all that has happened will suffice whether it be a a cell or not matters not. But I will tell you now Lord Solis, Anarane will never return to this house. Not even if you get all the houses to back your play on this issue. She will never return to the lands of Tiavain.

Guidion smiled to the being sitting in front of him. It seemed that both their hands had been forced. Guidion was not worried however. There had been worst circumstances regarding his stays at House Risetti. This was by far not comparable to those darker times.

You took advantage of one that was weak of mind and soul. You saw the inner demon in my sister and thought to use it to your advantage, but alas that will not be in your future. The power of the demon was imprisoned for a reason. I will make sure that no one ever again has the ability to use that power. You forced Anarane to wear the pendant without regard to her objection. And in forcing my kin you have forced my hand as well. Let me know what you decide about all of this Lord Solis before the rising of the next moon. I have little patience and am in need elsewhere. One cycle is all you get.

Guidion turned and followed the guide provided to escort him to his chamber. Once across the threshold he heard the door behind him shut with a loud thunder. Guidion followed the guide to a little room in a side broch of the tower. He shook his head and wondered at how everything had come to this point. The runes on his body glowed enough to allow a mellow light to see by in the dark. They also covered him in an aura of light that would shield him if any harm came to him.

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You will not give in to her, nothing can happen to her or the child..... Guidion would not want her risking herself or that life inside her.

He looked up and smiled at the lady. There were no need for the words that she had spoken. Guidion had already given him the keys to the knowledge that was needed to keep their sister safe.
And he could atleast do that for both of them if nothing else.

Yes m'lady. She will be kept safe. I will not let her make any rash decisions either. Guidion has charged me with her safety and that is what I will do. No matter the cost.

He looked back at Anarane and smiled. He knew what was brewing in her heart. But now was not the time to be throwing anything else into the mixi. Enough had been thrown into the pot to make a good stew.

So there dear sister, we can stay here or we can go see how Kain fairs. What say you?

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Anarane stood in the doorway as Oriana appeared. Her mind had been so set on going to help her brother that she had not heard her. How could she have know what she had said?

Oriana already knows what you plan to do Ana and I am afraid I cannot allow you to risk your life, you are a mother now Anarane whether the babe has been borne or not that child growing inside your womb depends on you to keep him safe, everything you do, every decision you make will affect that life Ana..

Ana knew she was right, but she was responsible for her brother being trapped inside Risetti. Her bright green eyes looked at Oriana, almost pleading.

Oriana, it is because of me that your husband is where he is now. I must do what I can to help get him out of here. I could not live with myself if I were responsible for you losing him again.

Anarane could see her words were falling on deaf ears. She could feel that there was no way that she was going to let her leave this house. She felt utterly useless. She was much to weak to use her own magicks to leave. She would need Maer for that. She turned to look at her brother.

Ana, take yourself upstairs and sit with your husband to be,

So there dear sister, we can stay here or we can go see how Kain fairs. What say you?

Ana looked up a look of shock on her face. Kain was here? Was she hearing right. She had not seen him since Maer had taken her from his arms. She started to cry, sitting down on the nearest chair to her. The exhaustion over took her. She knew she would be going nowhere. She wasn't even sure she could make it up the stairs.

Please Oriana, take me to him. If I can be with him I will do whatever you say. Please Oriana....

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Oriana went to Ana straight away, knelt down beside the weeping woman and wrapped her in her arms while a delicate hand reached to smooth down wild strands of hair much like a mother tending to a child. Anarane was no child but it was so easy to see that while she had struggled with the demoness, had lived through many trials and tribulations, there was that part of her that was still so innocent, so in need of soothing words and a mothers touch. Oriana might not be her mother, but she was a mother and she knew what was needed when, at least in this particular case Oriana could consider herself somewhat of an expert. She knew what it was to shed tears for a man loved with the whole heart, she knew what it was to fear the worst, she knew what it was to live through the worst. Anything she could do for Anarane....

Shed your tears little sister but do not let them consume you, Guidion is strong in many ways and we must trust in him, we must have faith in him. He will return to me, to you, to us all.... my husband is not a force many wish to reckon with Ana, do not think to place any blame on yourself for anything that might happen, its not good for you or the wee one. You need not plead with me, of course I will take you to Kain, if you'd like you may spend your time with him resting right beside him. I have to warn you Ana, he does not look well at all, and he may not wake for many days but I believe with all that I am that he will wake in better condition than he is in now, his body and his mind both need to sleep right now but you do not need to be afraid. Kain is strong both body and soul, he has the spirit of a true warrior....

Getting to her feet she took Anaranes hands in her own and smiled softly...

Lets get you settled in then shall we?


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Ana felt Oriana holding her. She let the tears flow. She had been alone for so long. Ana had lost her mother when she was very young. The ones that had taken care of her and Guidion, didn't have time for her. She did love them but they had their own children. After she had lost them and then Guidion, she spend her life alone. Moving from place to place trying to find a home. Then she met Kain and had fallen in love with him, long before he knew. They had spent an evening together just talking and she knew. She never thought she would have the happiness that she had found with him. And now, now they had a lifetime ahead of them. Her hand went down to her belly and she smiled.

I am sorry Oriana. Things have just been such a mess since I moved to Tiavain. The only good thing that came out of the city was to have met Kain. Oriana, I have loved him since the first time I set eyes on him. We spent hours talking and he even dealt with.... her. Still he wanted to be my friend, to protect me. I think that was one of things that made me fall in love with him. He gave me the precious gift of hope. Then gave me his love. He brought so much to my life that I would not be able to live without him. Then all this mess started. The day we were separated, was the day I was going to tell him about the baby. Oriana, he doesn't even know yet.

Anarane had never known anyone as kind as this woman. So strong and caring. Guidion was lucky to have such a wonderful wife. Ana smiled at her.

Thank you Oriana, listening and for being here to help Kain. I know of the things there were between you and him and I understand. I think I am ready to go to my love. Once I am there, I am afraid you are going to have a hard time getting me to leave his side, until I see his eyes open and I know he is all right.

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He had been sitting in the dark room he was given. Although there were torched in the sconces he had extinguished them as soon as he had memorized his surroundings. Sitting in the center of the room he studied the walls. Every now and then he would move his body to view a diffrent section. By the third time he had moved he found what he was looking for, a crack. Small enough so no one would have noticed, but big enough to let in a sliver of light from the outside. Guidion as he usually did, smiled as he stood and walked over to the particular portion of the wall. Placing his hands upon the section, he could feel the power that the house held. Dark swirling forces could be felt vibrating throughout the entire stone. He removed his hand quickly feeling the cold start to seep into him. But as it stood, the crack still remained. Opening his sight to the powers within himself he looked into the gap and saw it widen. Bigger and wider it grew until he could see himself walking through it. Although it was a top floor, he siplly walked out into the air on the other side of the wall. He felt the power of the tower closing the gap. And this time he knew if he looked back he would not find that hole again. He hung in the air for a moment before he opened a rift in time and space leading him back to his own tower. As he walked through this second opening he felt solid ground under his feet. Finally he was free from House Risetti. And also he thought, was his sister. He knew that Lord Solis would not take this likely and was bound to find some sort of restitution, but that was a matter for another day.

Ahh, yes. It is good to be home. Now to the matter at hand.

The rift behind him closed as the trailing robe crossed it. The link between the lands of Tiavain and his was severed. He thought about that link as he made his way up the stairs to the rooms above. Had he lost an ally in Lord Solis or just gained another enemy. He layed his hand on the door that would lead him to where his family was gathered. Pushing open the door he stood there in the entrance looking in. He had stood there a moment watching each of them tend to one or the other. Indeed his family was one of a kind.

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Anarane was ready to get up from her chair as she looked passed Oriana. She could not believe what she was seeing. Her brother standing in the doorway. Was her mind playing tricks on her?

Guidion?

Anarane looked at Oriana. She turned to Maer her eyes full of questions. It had to be an illusion. She needed to know that she was not seeing things. She turned back to the doorway and he was still there. Did she want to see her brother so badly that her mind was playing tricks on her?

Oriana, I think my mind is in worse shape then I thought. I... I am seeing Guidion in the doorway.

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The mage was just about to help the woman up when she rose on her own, her gaze went straight passed Oriana and she noticed how wide her sister in laws eyes grew, mere seconds later the familiar essence that often invaded her danced around her being, she did not need to be told of her husbands return but she squeezed Anas hand all the same reassuringly.

See now little sister, I told you there was no need to fret....

As quick as the silver could flash in her husbands eyes Oriana whirled around and crossed the room throwing herself into Guidions arms. Her eyes shone brightly and her smile could have chased away even the blackest darkness.

Welcome home my love, you had your sister worried, but I told her she need not cause such stress to herself, I knew you would come home alive and well....


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He hung on to her for a little while without saying anything. Giving her the pleasure and comfort that she needed in these trying times. After only moments he took her chin in his hand and lifted her face to his. In her eyes he could see the starting of the tears that were threatening to flow. His eyes met hers and told nothing of expression. He held her gaze and closed in on her. Her lips only a fraction away from his he could feel the trembling in her body.

Did you expect any diffrent from me?

He smiled and let his hand drop from under her chin. As her head dropped he kissed her forehead. Turning to the rest of the group he held up one finger and point it directly at Maer.

Now it is time for my payment my brother. Now it is time to get what you owe me.

Holding Oriana at his side with one hand and a quick movement from the other a bolt of lightning shot out of his finger. Directed at Maer the shot found its mark hitting the man full in the chest. As quick as it has come it was gone. And the man that was the target gone with it.

That is one.

Guidion let out a laugh. Not one of happiness but one of a man gone mad.

Now dear sister, you are the two.

He let Oriana go and felt her slip to the ground with a small cry on her lips. With both his hands raised above him he faced Anarane. Her body lifted by Guidion's magic. He claped his hands once and then separated them once more. A small black orb appeared in fron of him. He could hear his sister cry out but her scream seemed to be too far away for him to hear. He could see his sister's body in front of him. He could see the aura surrounding her. He also saw the black slime that was covering it. Coveting the bright colors for itself. He sent the black orb towards her. The mist in the orb swirled faster as it got closer. Right in front of her the orb split in two, letting the mist go free. As it was the essence of the vampire responded to the black slime that was holding Anarane prisoner. Attaching itself it began to suck the life out of the demon until nothing was left. Once Guidion could see that her aura was once again clean he summoned the black mist into the orb once more. It was done.

The demon is no more...

He fell to his knees then, exhausted from all the work he had done in such a short period of time. He looked up once more to his sister. Healthy and a bit more with color. He then looked deep within her, the baby was safe.

Yes, it is safe. He said to her.

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Please remember that all ooc sentences should be in an rp post. Not by themselves. Thank you.

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