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1 September 2016, 01:59 PM   #1
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Sandy. Hot. Sun. Three things to sum up this Egyptian Bazaar . But not only is there hot conditions but so many valuables and treasures Slaves are paraded around, gold is melted and shaped, vast assortment of fruits and veggies brought from other regions. But whatever you do do not steal Punishments are sever : a loss of a hand to stop your thieving career early , twenty lashes from a cat paw whip, and much much worse. But of course thats because everything is so valuable even more so than the cost of a life.
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

1 September 2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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The street was packed and the Swan was paraded around the street large white wings tucked in but towering over her small frame nonetheless. Her legs jinggled everytime she took a step, her feet were cuffed and chain a small distance so she couldnt run any faster than the boy could walk. The boy that held the leash attached to her collar had longer legs than Cygnus and strode in front, tugging on the chain every now and then to quicken her pace. "Now," he explained, waving his hand as he talked. "Remember: Do not speak unless asked, give the feather yourself, and smile." He stopped abruptly and turned to look pointedly at her , like a dog who is learning a new command. "Smile." And Cygnus' lips turned upward , it didnt reach her sad silver eyes at all but the boy new he wasnt going to get any better than what she gave. "Good girl," he praised tugging on the leash once more. ••• They set up in their normal spot, piled boxes so they could sit and set out a jar halfway filled with coins. Cygnus sat silent on the ground, her legs curled up under her as dust blew over her dress. "Angel from above!" The Boy called, picking up her wing and spreading it out. Her wingspan was huge and in order to unfurl them all the way out they would hit the other people set up so instead they settled with halfway. Still it got attention. Prompty she plucked a feather from the soft wings and handed one to passerbys. Of course collected money in the process - not a cheap feat. "Good luck," she smiled sullenly letting go of each of her feathers. It was an everyday thing now. Sing a bit , pluck , smile , pluck , kiss , pluck Everything she could do , they made money off of her. The Boy was the caretaker that day , a young man about 17 years of age . Everything about him was sandy , hia skin a soft caramel, eyes dark and flecked. And his soul was as unmoving as the pyramids. He couldnt be swayed. Cygnus had pleaded with him before - he was just a boy afterall but that didnt get her anywhere. "I need a drink," she said softly out of earshot of everyone but the Boy. And he gave her a skin of water , warm. You couldnt get anything if the merchandise was dying right?
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

1 September 2016, 05:23 PM   #3
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Last edited by ‹Loki P›, 1 September 2016
Alexia was walking around the Bazaar with her newly filled pocket of money and even though she was happy to have money again she felt guilty about what she had to do to get the money. It pretty much reminded Alexia of blood money and she took a deep breath as she shook her head. She walked around the Bazaar with her natural sway of her hips and looked at all of the things that were available to buy. "Chickens and more chickens." She sighed and hoped she could fine something without having to kill something to even get what she wanted. While walking she had heard another boy advertising something else and had thought nothing of it at first continuing to walk before she stopped. She had seen wings larger than any other bird she had seen and she turned to see a woman was connected to those wings. The woman was giving feathers, singing, kissing, and smiling but Alexia could see a sadness in the woman's eyes. She walked towards them and watched a little bit as the woman started to drink some water. "Better see what's going on here." She had whispered it to herself before she walked towards the male and the woman. "Hey, now why would you take a woman's feathers?" She arched an eyebrow and cocked her hip as she crossed her arms. As Alexia looked at the female more she was able to start comparing her to other stars she had seen so she was curious as to why no other star hunter had done anything especially since a lot of them did it for money or pleasure like her parents. She was currently wearing a black tank top and some tan capris because of how hot it was but her knee high boots covered the skin that would be showing from the capris. She had a slight sweat on her forehead from the heat and her hair was up into a high ponytail where some of her hair was sticking to her face but with the confidence she held it showed a little bit on how she was a star hunter.
Alexia Claire Ryans Star Hunter

1 September 2016, 05:59 PM   #4
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Cygnus had never been approached like that before - praise, compliments, and demands were more her forte. So when a girl appeared asking why she was handing out feathers, she stuttered and almost choked on her water. She was shaking She set the bottle down on the ground next to her , plucked a feather from her abundant wings, and promptly held it out to her. "It will bring you good luck and wealth ," a rehearsed line which was hammered into her brain. That was as far as her lines went. "Hello~" The boy cut in , nodding towards the jar filling up. "An angels feather plucked from heaven itself. Just $200 per feather." He held Cygnus' shoulders and twisted her around to show off the soft small down emerging from her shoulder blades and spreading out. "The closer to her back, the better the luck," He winked at her. "$300." A crowd wad forming around them , many thought the wings were fake or strapped on by some peachy string. Coins and bills began to fill up their jar , person after person simply plucking a silver feather from her wings. There were plenty of feathers to go around. And so Cygnus turned back to the girl, her wings spread wide so others could take there share. The Swan outstretched her hand to reach up and gently place the silver onto her head. "$200 please," her voice was soft , airy , like the breeze itself.
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

1 September 2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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Alexia looked at Cygnus and then looked at the boy. "I don't want a feather but." She looked back to Cygnus and knew she was probably making one of the worst decisions of her life. She pulled out all of the money she had just gotten paid with for the last star she had given. "How about all of this for her?" She dropped the bag on the table and crossed her arms as she looked at him. "After all if a feather is lucky how lucky is she with her entirely?" She smirked slightly and still had her hip cocked. She was not going to let up on helping Cygnus and if she had to she knew she would try to steal her later. Though this way would be a little better and she was still thinking about how she could pay for food but her heart was telling her to help Cygnus. That was when she started to think that after this she should start to think with her stomach.
Alexia Claire Ryans Star Hunter

1 September 2016, 06:29 PM   #6
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Last edited by ‹•West•›, 1 September 2016
 
Cygnus' heart dropped to her knees, glancing nervously at the boy. He went to his knees to unzip the bag to stare at the money. "How much is in here?" It must be a lot in order to fill his needs. "Her feathers are $200 each," he ununciated, glaring up at her pointedly. "I'm not stupid enough to sell her outright. She's the fairest maiden in all the world I mean-" He took Cgynus' head in his hands pushing her chin upwards. "Beautiful. What would you need of her?" The Swan was his familys most prized possession, all their wealth came from her. Everyday acts such as today, singing and performing for nobles, loving - but never never to intimate. "She's a maiden guarenteed." The man promised and Cygnus flushed and nodded her confirmation. "I - I am worth a lot as you can see, and my family has always treated me fairly. Lovely people. You would do well not to offer less than my worth."
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

2 September 2016, 12:19 AM   #7
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"Well what you say if a Star Hunter like myself told people that you are using a star rather than giving it up? I doubt a lot of people would be happy about that." Alexia smirked and looked at the boy. "What do I need of this star? What do you think about having over half a million dollars in that bag plus the money I would get from her? Then I could get a good word for you to become a star hunter and you will earn more money than what you get from selling some feathers." She looked at Cygnus for a second before looking back at the boy. "Also if you gave the star without being a star hunter people would probably think that you interacted with her more than what you should. After all a celebrity may want her as a servant even more than what you would use her for." Alexia uncrossed her arms and glared down at the boy. "So do we have a deal or am I going to have to tell about you interacting with a star far more than you should? I could see her from a mile away think about the other star hunters that could come down here and kill you to just take her. I am offering you something so you aren't misjudged." She continued to watch him as she lost all emotion in her eyes. She was no longer showing a diplomatic side but more of the star hunter side that her parents had trained her to be.
Alexia Claire Ryans Star Hunter

2 September 2016, 01:36 AM   #8
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It hit him slowly at first and then all at once. "Oh," he said shocked. His family really didn't have any sort of lisence but really you didnt need one. But what frightened him more was this simple fact : If anyone of major importance found out the small uses they were using her for , they would take her ' for the good of man kind '. They would deal her to someone with more wealth or to a city to be powered. In short - they would take her forcefully without giving him even a dime. He zipped the bag up jerkily, strapping it over his shoulder. "Fine you fuckin' scammer," he huffed , his eyes dripping malice. "If she comes back into our hands , we wont be so easy to give her up. Or any star for that matter. How we use our damn slaves is not up to you. All you star hunters think you own the world-" He could have gone on , but they would be there forever and just the sight of the two girls made him angrier. He pulled on the string around his neck, a silver run of the mill key tucked under his tshirt. He threw it to her , dropping to the ground in a soft pillow of sand. "Take her," he muttered, tossing her a small business card with details of his family. "You don't pay back some of what you make off her - we'll have some trouble. I know who you are." And with that he strode over to his jar, clasped the lid on, and swam into the sea of people bustling around. Cygnus stared helplessly at her feet, her fingers twitching with uncertainty. Ever since her capture she had only known her family. Never has she ever been with anyone else. Just them, just just The woman would use her , whip her , torture The Swan could see it now. The people with the most money had to get the cash somehow. And she was a professional star hunter for gods sake. Cygnus bolted. Her strides were short, her wings opened rapidly and flapped flapp They were weak and wouldnt even lift her small frame even an inch of the ground. The large winga drove people to the side, falling over at the sudden push. Finally Cygnus' chains around her ankles caught in a stone and she fell into the sand, driving her knee into a broken board someone was about to move for their display. She cried out, rolling onto her side while the man pushed her off the wood. "You stupid girl!" The man hissed , pulling her up with the chain trailing from her neck. "Who the hell does she belong to?!"
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

2 September 2016, 02:31 AM   #9
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Alexia smirked once the guy went off and knew she would get the money somehow. She turned towards Cygnus and her eyes widened when she saw Cygnus start running. She cursed and grabbed the key before she took off after her. When she saw the man grab Cygnus she growled and walked right up to him. "Get your hands off of her." Alexia hit the man's hand before grabbing the chain that held Cygnus. "You keep your hands to yourself." She started walking with Cygnus and leaned in close so only she could hear. "Try to act normally, I'll release you once we get away from the crowd." Alexia stood straight and started walking towards an alleyway.
Alexia Claire Ryans Star Hunter

2 September 2016, 03:58 AM   #10
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Cygnus was far from confused , terrified to be more percise. What wad the girl doing? She was pulled over to a silent alley, no led the chain that bind her was not even tugged a bit. "Do you want me to run?" She asked softly , whisper soft. A pull of the wind. She had others do that to her - release and capture all over. A game they described it as , but The Swan was slave nonetheless. "I - I can run if you want," she stammered. "Some people find it amusing."
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

2 September 2016, 06:10 AM   #11
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Last edited by ‹Loki P›, 2 September 2016
Alexia looked at Cygnus confused once they got into the alley. "What?" She whispered as she got the key that she had quickly grabbed before running after Cygnus. "No, I'm trying to free you. It will be too dangerous to run alone so once we get out of here you can run, I'll pay your master or masters the rest of the money and you can go back to where you need to go so you can rejuvenate." She started on unlocking the chains so Cygnus wouldn't have to wear them. Alexia looked around and saw a blanket. She quickly made sure that no one was around before grabbing it and wrapping it over Cygnus' shoulders. "You'll have to wear this for a short time so no one sees your wings. If we run into a star hunter they will take you straight to being used for energy or being a servant but because we are trying to free you we will have to avoid any star hunters. It may be hot for a little bit but you can take it off once we are out of the Bazaar." She got her hair clip that had held her hair up in a ponytail to clip the two ends of the blanket together so it wouldn't fall off. She had made sure there was still enough room for Cygnus' wings but also to help conceal them from any prying eyes.
Alexia Claire Ryans Star Hunter

2 September 2016, 05:04 PM   #12
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"Oh," Cygnus' heart lept into her throat and she clung onto the blanket almost desperetly. It was literally the only thing she could hang onto - if it fell someone would surely know. It felt as if people were staring at her already they know And it would all be over if someone found out and she panicked in turn. "Why are you doing this?" She asked softly, her eyes trailing over to the womans though not making I contact. Never making eye comtact. Cygnus was still on edge - she had been in captivity for months maybe even years. Time seemed to blue for her and one day just led right into another. Time seemed faster for stars , they were immortal after all , and 100 years could seem lile 20 years in human terms. But being slaved just drew all time together and it made her world blurred. "Or are you joking? Are you wanting to sell me over to someone? It helps if Im prepared. Her chains were unlocked though , she made easier longer strides , her neck red and raw from the collar. She felt better already but was careful not to get her hopes up. Out of everything she has ever seen : humans were the cruelest
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

2 September 2016, 07:05 PM   #13
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Last edited by ‹Loki P›, 2 September 2016
"I would never joke about freedom." Alexia looked at Cygnus and didn't show any emotions. "I am doing this because you do not need to be a slave." She looked at the people and when she saw that there was a huge crowd up ahead she looked at Cygnus. "I need to hold your hand so we don't get separated so don't be scared." She gently took one of Cygnus' hands and began to walk through the crowd. Alexia still remembered the day that a star had been hunted by her parents right in front of her. She hated the job but because it was the only way she knew to get money and she was trained already it was really the only way she could go. Though if she saw a star that she could free she would try to do it though most of the time the stars were just servants or used for energy where it would be too late for her to help them. Cygnus however was able to be freed and Alexia was going to help her no matter what. Cygnus could see the determination in Alexia and Alexia's hair was down sticking to her shoulders as well as her neck from the heat. She had a canteen on her belt that was rattling every time she made a step and it didn't make any sloshes which meant that it was empty. Alexia knew she would have to get water in the canteen again and maybe steal something without being noticed because her stomach growled. "Hey are you hungry?" She looked at Cygnus as she still held her hand walking.
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2 September 2016, 08:29 PM   #14
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Cygnus allowed her hand to be held , hardly squeezing back until someone pushed into her and her grip tightened to pull them back together. are you hungry? Yes. Starving more like. Her diet was hardly nourishing - they had wanted to keep her semi human form small. In her true form she would have no need to eat , but she literally couldnt slip into that skin. Her energy was weak , her wings tired , and she was Exhausted , vulnerable , starving "Just a tad bit," she raised her voice from her usual murmur to be heard above the crowd. "Uh - anything will do if you have it. If not, I am fine." She would need the food to be released in fact. In her human like form energy > nourishment > food , water . Her body was just similar to a human. Cygnus didnt see any food on the girl, just a seemingly empty canteen. Surely the girl was going to be herself - no them something to eat. "Ma'am , there is a nice fruit stand just around the corner. Or some spiced chicken a little farther on. Of course - if you didnt have anything else in mind . The prices are fair as Ive seen." The girl looked to have plenty of money on her person , she pulled out half a million a few minutes earlier Because of course she was a star hunter ans wealth came with the package
Lupus The Wolf the bae's warrior princess "I just wanna run free - but you're stopping me." Cygnus The Swan "Love? Love is used to manipulate the weak - I used to be weak. I think I still am."

2 September 2016, 11:17 PM    #15
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"That could work." Alexia hummed and nodded. Once she found the stand she looked at
Cygnus. "Sit right here and I will be right back." She led Cygnus over to a bench and
looked to see that there was quite a few people at the stand and none of the people were
looking really. She could easily get two small things or at least one and share. She
looked back at Cygnus and smiled before making her way towards the stand.

She watched the stand for a little bit and found an apple that was in a pile with a whole
bunch which pretty much meant to her that no one would notice the single apple among the
many. She took a deep breath and kind of maneuvered with the people before quickly
snatching an apple and an orange. Her hands had been in the flurry of hands so she was
pretty sure that no one would notice. Alexia quickly made her way over to Cygnus while
concealing the apple and orange as much as she could.

"Come on we have to go in an alley again just in case." Alexia gently took Cygnus' hand
and made her way into the alley with Cygnus before hiding both of them in a small indent
of a place where they were about a ruler's length away from each other. She watched for a
little bit to make sure no one was after them before she revealed the apple and orange.
"Which one would you like or would you like to split them in half and have one of each?"
She smiled lightly at Cygnus.
Alexia Claire Ryans Star Hunter

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