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    The Lily Knight

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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:23 pm

    She has taken care of the rest of camp, and has managed to put on all her armor but her chestplate. She keeps fumbling with the clasps, biting her lip either in concentration or to hide the pain.
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:27 pm

    Cadmon, having put on his leathers without difficulty, walks over to stand behind her and, without prompting, begins helping with the straps. He is firm, ensuring the armor will not slip or lose any of its protective nature, but gentle in deference to her wound.
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:32 pm

    Her face tinges red with embarrassment and a touch of shame at her own inability.

    Thank you. She swings herself onto her horse, and makes a small noise of pain.

    Shall we depart then? We have many miles to go before we sleep.
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:45 pm

    He takes hold of Zephyr's saddlehorn and swings into place.

    "Let's. To Riverrun, and whatever lies ahead."

    He gives the courser a gentle kick, and they're on their way.
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:48 pm

    She is eerily silent during the ride, just riding along with Cadmon. Her face grows more pale as the day wears on though. Finally, it is near dusk.

    Would you like to make camp here? Or do you wish to continue riding?
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:53 pm

    Cadmon frowns, looking up at the darkening sky.

    "This does seem a reasonable place. If we camp here, we might make it to Riverrun before supper tomorrow. How are you feeling?"
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:02 pm

    Well enough.

    She dismounts and begins to set up camp.

    I'll go get us some firewood and supper.

    She goes out on her own into the woods, though she does have a noticeable stagger to her step.
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:05 pm

    He watches her, not interrupting or getting in her way as she wanders off. He tends to Zephyr, the courser exhausted after a full day's riding. Cadmon sits down by the fire and waits, pulling a journal out of his backpack and scratching a few lines into it with ink and quill from his belt pouch.
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:06 pm

    Night begins to fall and she still hasn't returned.
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:08 pm

    Grumbling, Cadmon gets to his feet, straps on his swordbelt, and sets off in the direction she'd chosen, taking a burning ember from the fire to light the way.
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:12 pm

    Cadmon finds a dead doe, and beside it Lorene passed out cold. Her face is rather pale.
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:14 pm

    The bastard puts his hands on his hips, casting his sea-blue eyes from the doe to the knight and back again. After a moment or two of this, he leans down and begins unstrapping the girl from her armor. Stripped of the plate she's much lighter, and he picks her up to carry her back to the fire. Only after the tent is set up with her inside does he go back for the armor, one piece at a time, and finally the doe.
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:16 pm

    She finally stirs as Cadmon brings back the doe. She looks around, confused.

    When did I get back? What.... What happened?
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:20 pm

    "You got back when I carried you."

    He looks the doe over, unsure as to where to begin cleaning or preparing it. He sits back and studies it, his expression intent, clearly trying to puzzle it out.

    "You must have passed out. Riding all day in that armor with your wound was unlikely to do you any favors. I took a look while you were out. It's still closed, but it doesn't look any better than yesterday."
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:22 pm

    She sits up to butcher the doe, but falls back from lack of energy. Muttering an oath under her breath, she looks to Cadmon.

    You're going to have to butcher that since I apparently am too damn weak to. I'll instruct you how, ok?
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:23 pm

    He nods, taking her knife from her and settling next to the doe, listening to her instructions.
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:28 pm

    She calmly instructs him into how to get the entrails out of the deer, then the skin off, and finally how to butcher the meat off of the bones.

    Ok, in my pack are a few potatoes and onions. Grab two of each, quarter them, and throw them in the pot with water and some bones. In a while, once it's boiled, then add the bits of meat.
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    Post  Cadmon Storm on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:30 pm

    He does as he's told, and before long the fire is roaring a bit higher under a pot of succulent stew. He pulls his leathers off along with his shirt to relieve some of the heat and sweat from his body.

    "I hope it doesn't take long to cook. I'm a bit starved."
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    Post  The Lily Knight on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:34 pm

    It should be done in a little bit.

    She leans her head back a bit wearily against the tree she's propped up against. She hums softly to herself a slow sad tune.


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