Post by The psyko ninja rabbit 2000 on Jun 28, 2005 1:20:25 GMT -5
Katar smiled and nodded.
"I guess we do share much in common." She said.
Suddenly her eyes widen in shock as she looked down teh street. A black furred cat turned around the corner adn walked towards him. His left eye was covered by a steel black eye patch and he ahd midnight blue hair.
"Master Oni Lance!" Katar gasped in shock and quickly tipped her head towards him as she thumped a fist on her chest as a salute.
Lance looked at her and then at Nass. His eye fell on their hands, that were still together.
"am i interrupting something, Private Katar?" He asked raising an eyebrow. "I was not aware you have an engagement."
Katar blushed feircely and looked downward.
"Who might you be?" Lance asked looking at Nass. "and where might the two of you be off in such a hurry? Took me a few minutes to catch up with you."
"I am Corporal Nass of Genus Control," he spoke politely. "Both myself and Miss Katar are heading to the Admiralty to speak with Fleet Admiral Blade about...certain matters."
Starfire looked up at Ktonos, who towered over her like a tower to a barn.
"After my soul quest, I travelled with her Majesty as a guard whenever she travelled to the Moon. Her sister owns it, and she has a grand palace there," Starfire rounded a bend and then another when she saw it blocked by Nass and Katar.
She continued to speak as they walked towards a different entrance. "When I transferred into the Aldebaran Stellar Navy, I first stayed on ground duties, but when I was appointed to the Admiral Ranks, I was able to visit almost every planet in the Beta Quadrant. Genus is the closest thing I have yet had to a home, besides Aldebaran I mean."
Post by The psyko ninja rabbit 2000 on Jun 28, 2005 1:50:09 GMT -5
Lance nodded and smiled.
"I see and by the expression on your face and teh embarrassement on her face, they must be important matters." He chuckled. "If you wish, i can get you there faster. I haven't had a chance to speak with Admiral Blade myself. Interested? He asked.
Ktonos nodded as he listened to Tina.
"It sounds like you have traveled all over this area of space. I am sure you wonderful tales of places and encounters to share." He said as they walked. "And i am pretty sure they are a lot more grandier than my marches through the Plains and Swamps of The Dead and Lost Souls."
A slight shiver ran up his spine as he remembered teh marshes.
"Well, an officer and a gentleman always lets the ladies to decide first, so I shall have to ask Miss Katar," he spoke to Lance. "Well, honey, what would you like to do?" he whispered gently into Katars' ear.
"I am afraid that my travels have been quiet and uninteresting, all except for a sector of unexplored space," Starfire looked a little abashed. "But enough of me, what of yourself?" As she asked this, they entered the building and patiently waited for an elevator.
Post by The psyko ninja rabbit 2000 on Jun 28, 2005 2:15:15 GMT -5
"Atlanteans have a special type of magic that binds us to certain elements." Lance said calmly. "I am bound to shadows. I can teleport through shadows easily and take others with me. I call it Body Sliding, because it feels like a long slide. I could have you there in maybe two seconds, if you want."
KTonos swallowed gently adn looked at her.
"I have been in those marshes many times for many missions." He said quietly. "One of the few good times was to rescue a you kitten who had strayed in there. The Marshes are full of Undead and wander spirits. It is a place even the Naga fear. I was told the kitten was lost and her mother would have to accept it, but she was only a kitten and i couldn't accept that answer."
He touched a carving on his chest bone.
"I was able to save her, but i lost a lot of blood and my family denounced me for defying the Elders. The Kitten's mother accepted me as a member of her family. This is their house marking." He said gently. "I believe the kitten's name was Emerald."
Nass looked a little uncomfortable with the explanation of transit. "I'm only a Corporal," he said at last. "So really, I can't say much against you." He noticed Katar blushing and leaned over to whisper to her. "Sorry if I'm embarrasing you."
Starfire gently felt the marking with her hand before stepping into the lift. "On my planet, an act of bravery would mean that you would be accepted into the Royal family. The last person I recall doing a deed such as that became consort to Princess Felicia, but he wasn't officially a consort, but that is how he is treated. I believe his name was Billy DuWitt or something on similar lines."
Post by The psyko ninja rabbit 2000 on Jun 28, 2005 2:27:11 GMT -5
"Acts of Bravery made him a consort?" Ktonos asked bewildered. "To the Nagas, acts of bravery that are accepted are sung about. Those that aren't accepted, you are punished. THough the kitten is alive because of my actions, my family won't recognize me for defying the Elders."
He shrugged slightly as the lift rose.
"Everything has a cost. The cost of her life being saved was teh loss of my heritage. A fair trade in my veiw." He said with an agreeing nod.
"But you did it purely out of good intention, you sacrificed your life to save a complete stranger," Starfire reassured. "It does not matter as to what you were but what you are now, and I am sure that the family accepted you for rescuing their child, not because you were defying ancient laws."
Post by The psyko ninja rabbit 2000 on Jun 28, 2005 16:12:45 GMT -5
Ktonos nodded and smiled.
"They were proud to have a Hunter among their ranks. They were a new house. I served them for over a thousand years and drew other Hunters into the house. Unfortuantely, the Marshes called again adn i was drawn into them again to battle something again." HE said quietly and pointed to varying carvings on his body. "Most of these carvings are markings of battles in those Marshes. Others are carvings ro remind me of thsoe who fell in battle beside me in those battles."
He shivered again as the memories flooded back.
"It takes a powerful soul to fight those that are already dead. IF they choose not to go to the Underworld, they have to be forced to go, for their time is done on this plane." He said calming himself with those words.
"I see that it hurts you to remember, Starfire soothed. "Please rest in my room and try to think of merrier thoughts."
The lift stopped at the topmost floor and Starfire led him towards one of the few rooms on this floor. The door was labelled "ADL. T. STARFIRE", and inside, the room was fit for a queen. Every trimming spoke of elegance and beauty. Almost every fitting was made of solid gold, and the purple drapes were made of the purest fabric. The four-poster bed could fit five people inside, and alongside the wardrobe was a door leading to the spacious bathroom. This was no mere apartment, this was a palace.
Post by The psyko ninja rabbit 2000 on Jun 29, 2005 23:29:52 GMT -5
Ktonos looked around slightly awed at the sight.
"It is not that it pains me to remember. Out of hundreds of Hunters, only a few hunt teh Undead. The Marshes are the hardest test for those of us who hunt the Undead. THe memories are still enough to frighten us as much as when we see it for the first time." HE said as he made his over to sit on a plush couch. "To remember quest and missions that were victorious are always a comfort. It means we did something right."
He gently sat on the couch and sank into its plushness. He squeezed teh cushions gently and raised an eyebrow at Starfire.
"I see teh higher ranked individuals here are treated with a great deal of comfort." He remarked raising an eyebrow.