Running Away... well, planning to.
She wasn’t strong enough.
If she faced Vonic in a fair fight as she was now, based on what little information she gleaned from Papa’s eye, she would lose.
Him finding out she was a dragon was not the worst case scenario there.
And she’d still be taken away from Sunspire in the best scenario!
“I’m going to run away Papa,” she said quietly, “You say I got to keep it fair, then I can’t fight him yet, so I can’t be here when he comes to meet me.”
There wasn’t an answer from the mists surrounding her eye, and she looked up as it started to rain again.
“The Gambit has a job coming up, I just won’t come back from it. You get lost all the time. No reason I can’t. He’ll believe that… makes it even more official I’m your daughter, right? ”
That got her the usual, “YOU ARE MY DAUGHTER!” and she smiled, closing her eyes as she sat in the rain, blinking when it stopped hitting her face.
Kit was standing next to her with a red umbrella, “You’ll catch pneumonia. Again.”
“You got my message.”
“Treasure maps, right?” the monk grinned, “I’ve gotten some good ones in the last few months too, sure you’ll be alright on that outrigger alone?”
“I’m hiring a shadow to come with me.”
“And not leaving from here… I saw it being loaded by the rigging crew onto the Gambit a bit ago,” Kit raised an eyebrow, “You don’t want to be followed…” she crossed her arms, “Alright, what sort of treasure do you want?”
“Something fun. Ta… the shadow I’m hiring, hasn’t really ever had any.”
Kit gave her the umbrella and then opened her scroll case and started to rifle through the rolled up maps, “…fun… fun… Oh crap, I thought I burned this one, that was SO not fun… oh!” she pulled one out and handed it to her, “One of the newest in my collections, It’s a grouping of islands that I can’t figure out, but since you spend a lot of time on the sea, you may be able to… the map to the Temple of The Forbidden Oracle! Complete with booby traps, puzzles, and legend of a vast treasure to be found, they even threw in a secret of eternal life thing in here. I figured it’d take a good month to fully explore every nook and cranny of the place… give or take. Also depends on how quickly you can find it, like I said, I haven’t figured out the grouping of islands here.”
Leona smiled as she took it, “Sounds perfect. I’ll let you know what the secret is.”
“I don’t need it,” Kit said quietly, then glanced off, “When I die, I go to the stars, so worst comes to worst, I’ll steal that one for Evie then. And if not there, maybe I’ll be wise enough to stick around and give bad advice!”
“And if you die because you’re stupid, Uncle Terry will raise you just to yell at you,” Leona kissed her cheek, “Bye Kit! Stay found for a little while, alright!”
“You better write me EVERYTHING that happens on that adventure when you go on it!” she waved as the smaller girl ran off into the rain, heading down the beach to her sea cave.
Leaving a quick message for Saeris on the communicators, that’d she’d camp out tonight, she settled near the back of the cave and pulled the rock from one of her hidden stashes of books, and sat back and touched the fire opal at her neck.
“Talah,” she said, concentrating only on the opossum carving, “How much do you normally work for? I can give you my favorite books and,” she glanced in her bag, “I only have a few sapphires and emeralds right now. Oh and a bunch of the diamonds.”
She chewed the inside of her cheek, “Cause if you’re interested, I want some back up on this exploring job I just got…”
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