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No Need to Disappear

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Sage walked slow, so he wouldn’t walk to far ahead of Kenzie. She was tired. She was also worried for Kat. She remembered the small fact of them being lovers once before, she hoped he wasn’t all bad; and only there to be with Kat again. She smiled at the thought of…

They had reached the edge of the Wyldwood, a step or two from the Iron Court, and Kenzie froze.  Fenris also stopped, taking it upon himself to guard her while his master walked further ahead.  Now, he made a yippy sound and Sage turned.

"Are you alright?"  He asked the mortal girl, though she wasn’t in any mental form of the question. 

"Yes," Kenzie answered, "I just, missed here.  I wanted to look at it from a distant before we go back.  Unless you want to go right now."

"No, it’s fine here.  The kingdom is very beautiful.  We can rest here for a short while.  In fact, if I can guess Meghan correctly, she will have eyes on the borders for us.  When we are spotted, Meghan will send a carriage for us, so we will not have to walk the rest of the way."

"What if we go on the train?  I like it."  Kenzie suggested.

"Alright.  We probably are covered by enough trees that no carriage will come."

They all set off to the right, where the closest train station was.  Kenzie could remember the first time she was on that train.  She had been with Ethan, and when they got off, she gave her camera to an Iron Fey who wouldn’t let them pass by.   

The three of them made it to the station just as a train made it’s way down the tracks.  Sage paid a toll for Fenris and the mortal, then led them to a private room he got.

There were benches on each side, which could both turn into beds at night, with storage spots above; like in an airplane.

Fenris sat on the floor, Sage on a bench, patting the animal’s head.

"I am going to take a nap.  Wake me when we make it to the closest station to the castle."  Kenzie announced.

"On my honor."  Sage replied, his eyes shut.

She placed her head on the bench, thankfully padded, and closed her eyes, willing herself to sleep.  After a few minutes, she did.

Kat stumbled through the tree and looked up to see the city lights surrounding Central Park. 

"You’re kidding me," I mumbled. 

Lucien stood with a straight back, looking past a bridge with a few trees littered around it, with a sense of alertness she had never witnessed in him. Little shadow creatures began to show up around them, making disgusting slobbering noises. The bitter taste grew and nearly gagged her. 

"Back off," I hissed at the creatures approaching me. "I said back. Off."

 Kat let her glamour reach deep into the earth and borrow strength from the fauna around her. A wall of thorns rose up around her for protection. The creatures still advanced, so Kat pulled on the abundance of Iron Glamour, coating the thorn tips with it. All it took was one of the dumb things to touch it and cry in pain before the rest stopped moving. 

"Do not toy with her subject so, Kat." Lucien’s voice was cold but amused. In that moment he reminded Kat so much of Mab’s middle son, Rowan. A chill ran down her spine, but she never showed anything other than discontent. 

"Call off the dogs and we can keep going." 

Lucien made a sharp motion with his hand and they all fell back a few feet. Kat did not remove the thorn walls, but as she walked they moved with her. She approached her old lover with a cool stare. 

"Your sweet words hold no weight, do they? You have no wish for relations-"

"You do not know my mind, Kat." Lucien’s eyes shone for only a moment before returning to a heavily guarded stare. "My queen is waiting upon your arrival." 

"I’m sure she is," I smirked. 

"Let us go." Lucien turned away from her yet again and began walking. Kat thought of Kenzie and Sage. She wished there was a way to tell them where the queen was hiding…..

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speaknoevi1:

Kat smiled down at the extended treat one a moment before reaching out and taking it gratefully. 

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"Mhm, we can trade names later," Kat shook her head playfully. She took a bite of the cookie and was surprised at its flavor. "These are really good, baker." 

Kat looked around the room and was unsettled at how…. normal everything felt. She could not get a deceptive or malicious read from the fey’s glamour. She only saw contentment and ease. Kat looked over at the seemingly harmless fey. 

"Why a baker?" Kat’s curiosity had gotten the better of her, so she found a windowsill to perch in. 

"I’m not as physically able to fight against someone like those iron knights and I’m no genius in hacking and the norm." He chuckled as he took the tray out of the oven to cool.

"Besides, who’s gonna keep all of their brains and brawn working without food?" He leaned against the counter top, across from her. "Besides the view is nice over here." He gestured towards the window where there was a clear view of the courtyard where the iron knights were training.

"It’s Jules or Jullie by the way. If ever you get tired of calling me baker."

"Jules," Kat tried the name on her lips with a small smile. She glanced out the window to see the training taking place. "I believe you sell yourself short on the brawn side. If you are strong enough to lift half of the ingredients needed to make these pastries, you are more than capable of fighting a fey or two." 

Kat stayed on the sill for a moment more, enjoying the brief silence she offered the both of them before grinning at him. 

"Y’know, half of that stuff is just re-direction. It’s so simple that even a girl could do it." Kat purred her words, knowing just how much she was capable of doing. "I could teach you, if you’d like." 

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"Some hours," Kat smirked. "All you court-ers are…

"Hmm…I’ve been at the court for a few years and went out with Puck, phoukas and sometimes even rebellious royals to get these fruits. I don’t…

"Examining is wise and the first step of all actions in our world, but then it’s time to act.", she commented calmly and looked at the high grass.

Every place in the Nevernever was a possible hideout for danger and she must never allow herself to be off guard.

"Not necessarily," Kat mused, smirking at the fey in front of her. "Sometimes it is better to not act.” 

The feline sparred at glance at the tall grass beside them before sighing and snapping her fingers. Wil-o-the-Whisps bounced out of their hiding places, their tinkling voices rising in protest to their discovery. Kat barred her teeth to the smaller creatures and they quickly fled to the wood. 

"Not acting is just as important as acting." 

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» No Need to Disappear

mackenziestchase:

Sage walked slow, so he wouldn’t walk to far ahead of Kenzie.  She was tired.  She was also worried for Kat.  She remembered the small fact of them being lovers once before, she hoped he wasn’t all bad; and only there to be with Kat again.  She smiled at the thought of something being happy in her life again.

Kenzie thought of where she was going, back to the Iron Court.  Back to Ethan.  She got butterflies thinking about him.  OH, how she missed that rebel.  She didn’t want to think of Lucien’s threat; she wished it to only be a threat.  Fey were great at making those, and going through on them.  It was one of the reasons she went so willingly with Sage, she had no idea what this deal’s “or else” would have been had she refused to leave.

Fenris walked by her side, Kenzie would pet his head every now and again; making the animal smile.

"Are you sulking?"  Sage called, just as they left the border of Tir Na Nog.

"I’m not sulking, I’m…worrying, over-thinking.  Lots of emotions."

"Don’t worry about Kat, she will be fine."

"I know this, I just feel it’s my fault she is there.  If I hadn’t have gone walking away from the castle, I’d have never been there.  That exchange would never have happened."

"You couldn’t have known all this was going to happen."  the prince stopped, giving the human some rest, "You did what you thought was right or what your brain said was the right thing to do.  No one could have predicted this.  But, it would be nice if you stayed in the castle and only leave it with someone else who can adequately protect you from fey who wish you harm."

Kenzie knew he was right, so she started walking in front of him, determined to get back to Ethan by night fall.

Lucien led Kat through Tir Na Nog late into the night. The feline was completely under-dressed for such a trek and was shivering. It took Lucien nearly an hour and a half to notice, and quickly removed his outer jacket to place it around her shoulders. 

"Now you’re going to be cold."

"No, we are not far from the trod. I will be fine." 

"Trod?" 

Lucien raised an eyebrow and chuckled, “You really thought the queen would be in Mab’s domain?” 

Kat kept quiet, pulling the heavy coat around her. They walked passed a frozen lake when the sun came out again. The Nevernever was never truly consistent in tracking day and night, but the sun was welcome warmth. While she was reveling in the thought of warming up, Kat let her guard down enough to taste the glamours around her. Of course there was the obvious winter glamour, the air and ground were full of it, but she could feel one she hadn’t felt in a while; death. Now, death shouldn’t really have a glamour. Glamour comes from the living and emotional by definition pretty much, but it tasted dark and bitter and cold. 

"You can feel it can’t you? I feel you tugging at it," Lucien smirked. "That’s the glamour of the Forgotten." 

"Forgotten don’t have glamours, you have to steal others’." I stopped walking for a minute. Lucien turned to face me and his smirk slipped into something more menacing. 

"For the weakest of our race, maybe, but not for the Queen and myself. Sage even was strong enough to hold on to one. The fool chose his winter glamour over his queen’s. At the time we did not know who he was, but it does make sense now." 

"You taste horrible," I scrunched my nose at him. "Like bitter coffee and licorice." 

"And you taste of nothing," he snapped. "You yourself have no glamour. Kat, when you meet the queen I suggest you hold you tongue; it could get you into a lot of trouble." 

And just like that he was cool to her for the rest of the trip. Lucien stayed three steps ahead of Kat and she gave up on trying to catch up. This game of indifference only lasted twenty more paces, when they came upon a large frozen oak. Lucien knelt in the snow and began mumbling in a language Kat had never heard. Russian? She would have asked him if the tree hadn’t started glowing; which it did, very brightly. 

"Now, time to meet Her Highness." Lucien gave Kat an almost feral grin before grabbing her arm a little too roughly and pulling her through.

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"Mhm."

Kat pursed her lips and raised an eyebrow. Of course something like this happened. Grim was going to have a laugh at her later over this blunder. The Chef? What in the world made her think he’d be here. 

"Well, if you see a grey fluff-ball be sure to let me know." Kat spared a glance at the cookies laying out to cool and gave a small smirk. "They don’t smell half-bad." 

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"Of course not, they’re baked with love and careful preparation minus the sweat." He grinned, he took one and offered it to her. Compared to all the other fey Jullie didn’t have nor needed a reason to be skeptic.

"You can get one if you want. I have a whole other batch in the oven." He took one himself, "Don’t worry the only nuts I mixed in are macadamia nuts. Also I’ll remember to tell you if I do, Miss..?" 

Kat smiled down at the extended treat one a moment before reaching out and taking it gratefully. 

"Mhm, we can trade names later," Kat shook her head playfully. She took a bite of the cookie and was surprised at its flavor. "These are really good, baker." 

Kat looked around the room and was unsettled at how…. normal everything felt. She could not get a deceptive or malicious read from the fey’s glamour. She only saw contentment and ease. Kat looked over at the seemingly harmless fey. 

"Why a baker?" Kat’s curiosity had gotten the better of her, so she found a windowsill to perch in. 

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» No Need to Disappear

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No Need to Disappear

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No Need to Disappear

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No Need to Disappear

Kenzie found herself floating in darkness for what seemed like hours. When she came back to reality, she was in the middle of the Wyldwood. chains were around her ankles, and another holding her…

Kenzie was quiet as Lucien sat down in a chair in the hallway.  She stood next to him, so he was uncomfortable.

She noticed, from his furrowed brow, that he was in someone’s head.  She had no idea who, or what he was doing to them.

After what seemed like an hour or Kenzie staring at him, Lucien stood. 

"Well," he spoke slowly, "It looks like you are heading home.  Kat has agreed, in one way or another, to take your place here."

Kenzie gasped inwardly, she couldn’t believe Kat would do that.  Then she thought to herself, Kat knows what she’s doing, she probably planned this so she could get to him easier.

Kat will be okay.

Lucien called for some guards to help escort them into the forest where Kat, and of course Sage, would be waiting for them.

Kenzie was so happy that during their walk, Lucien turned around and undid the chains around her waist.

"Now, listen.  Don’t run, or I kill you and Kat.  Possibly the Winter Prince.  Also, MacKenzie, remember."

"Remember what?"  She asked shyly.

"The promise I made with the Lady, if this comes out the way we wish it to be.  Don’t go too far, for even if you do, I’ll find you.  My dear."

Kenzie backed away so she was closer to the guards than Lucien.  They started the walk again.  After a while, she could see them.  Once all were in sight of each other, Lucien grabbed her arm and flung her towards Sage, who caught her with ease.  Fenris stood and growled at Lucien, who was walking towards Kat.

"The two of you should go," Lucien said to Kenzie and Sage, "When two friends reconnect, they like to be alone."

Kenzie couldn’t stop herself then, “Kat!  I know you’re stronger than him and anyone he throws at you.”  She tried walking over to her but Sage grabbed her arm, underneath the elbow, Kenzie didn’t shake him off as he pulled her away.  ”You CAN defeat him Kat.  I believe in you.”  She turned away from Kat before the tears fell.

Sage, Kenzie, and Fenris then left, heading towards the Iron Court.

Kat ignored the human’s outburst. Instead she and Lucien held eye contact long after she and the prince left. Lucien made a gesture with his hand, signaling the guards to turn and leave. A smirk broke out across Kat’s face two seconds before her dead lover closed the distance between them. 

His lips met hers and they reveled in the moment. Kat’s suppressed feelings came back full-force and she wound her arms behind his neck. Lucien was nearly crushing the feline against him when they took a moment to breathe.

"Kat," he whispered, his pupils were huge from the influx of emotions.

"Lucien," I smirked. I placed my right hand on his face and raising an eyebrow. "Don’t think I didn’t hear what you told the girl. According to our deal you cannot go after her again. Furthermore, I sensed a more romantic intention behind your words. What do you take me for?" 

"My dear Kat," he chuckled. "She did not know the terms of our agreement, and I never said I’d go after her but to simply stick around. I can find her all I want, but I can never apprehend her." 

"Yes, but you are avoiding my other point." 

"The Lady may have put the thought in her head that I was infatuated with her and would make her feel the same about myself." 

Kat pursed her lips and took a step back, weighing his words. As a full fey he cannot lie, but he was always the better at getting around the truth. Lucien grinned at the distrust written across her face for him to see. 

"And do you plan to follow through with what your Lady wants in that regard?" 

"No." Lucien took one of Kat’s hands in his own and gently pulled her back into his space. "She allows me to do many things without her will being imposed. You are one of those things." He bent down and placed his lips against Kat’s in a more tender fashion. "But it is time for you to meet my queen." 

"Lead the way," I smirked. 

Outside of meeting the queen, Kat had agreed to nothing further and she was well aware that Lucien would keep that in mind. As they started their journey further into the frozen forest, she spared a moment to wonder what Sage was doing with the human.

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» No Need to Disappear

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No Need to Disappear

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No Need to Disappear

Kenzie found herself floating in darkness for what seemed like hours. When she came back to reality, she was in the middle of the Wyldwood. chains were around her ankles, and another holding her waist to the man who brought her here, Lucien.

Kenzie was moved to a cell, then, when some guards became worried, she was let out.  However, she stayed chained to Lucien’s belt.  She hated being so close to him, but, whenever she tried to move over, he would send an image of someone, anyone, bloody and broken on the ground; the beast standing above them with it’s teeth dripping blood.

"How much longer will this take?"  the Lady asked as Lucien walked into the throne room.

"Not much more time now."  Lucien replies.  "Kat will come, and when she does, we will be waiting."

Kenzie snorted, quietly, but a quick tug on the chain let her know that Lucien heard her and wasn’t impressed.  She stuck her tongue out at him, which he didn’t see.  A guard did, but he had a small smirk on his face, a sign that he wouldn’t say anything.  

Kenzie stopped listening to what Lucien and the Lady were saying, for it confused her, so she sat down.  Since her chains were also around her waist, and there was some but not much slack, Lucien lost his balance for a minute, catching himself right before his face hit the ground.

Kneeling on the ground, Lucien grabbed the chain, and pulled.  Kenzie went sliding across the floor towards him.  She put her hands up to stop herself right before her face slammed into his breastplate.

"If only this were a different circumstance, you, dear MacKenzie, would most likely fall for Lucien.   Am I right?"  the Lady said, grinning at the scene in front of her.

"No.  I would never fall for a nobody like him.”  Kenzie spat back.  She held back her flinch as she feared Lucien would hit her.

The Lady laughed, “Seems your charm is fading dear Lucien, whatever will you do.”

"Once this is all over,"  Lucien said, "everyone, including Kenzie, will fall for me."  He stood up, pulling Kenzie up with him.  "See, she even stands with me.  My charm is still here my Lady."  He taunted Kenzie, tugging lightly on the chain, trying to bring her closer, but Kenzie made sure her feet stayed planted, as if she put all her weight into them and only she could will them to move from their current spot.

"Well," the Lady replied, "I guess that is a future.  Don’t fail me, and I’ll bind you to whomever you choose.  Whether they choose or not."  She eyed Kenzie.

"Okay hold on real quick," Kenzie said, "even if, and that’s a big if, you win.  I’m a mortal.  I’ll die and leav-"

"You misjudge the powers which float around the Nevernever."  The Lady said.  "Like Lucien’s for example, or you dear Kat’s.  How do you know if there is no faerie out there that can make you immortal?"

"I have my ways.  I could find that person, offer them a great bargain for their power too."  Lucien said.

Kenzie’s heart sped too fast.  Her ears ringing.  She didn’t feel in control of her body, but watched it.  Watched it as it threw a punch at Lucien’s face, and one to the chest.  Only one hit it’s mark, the chest.  But Lucien grabbed her arms fast and head-butted her so hard she passed out.

The only thing she thought of before she went fully out was Fenris, and how soft his fur was when he was calm.

Kat hadn’t stayed in the throne room after Grim spoke. She was in the armory of the castle, looking around at the assortment of blades and bows. It was a surprise to see some pistols hanging on a shelf, but Kat dismissed them; iron fey were different maybe they got them to work? 

"The Queen wishes you well." Sage stepped in to the room with Fenris close behind. 

"In that case, let’s go right now. Who needs preparation or protections when one has the blessing of a Queen?" I snorted and turned back to the daggers laid out on a far table. 

"Why do you hate Meghan Chase?" 

"I don’t hate her." I picked up a dagger and wasn’t quite pleased with the weight. "Royalty has never been something I held in high regard. Tack on the fact she’s married to the monster that ruined my life and it’s a wonderful concoction of dislike." 

Sage said nothing. Kat glanced over her shoulder to see him pick up a sword and sheath, strapping it on the opposite side of his icy blade. She turned back to the smaller blades before her and picked up a dagger with a curve to it; she was not well-enough versed in weaponry to know its name. This one felt more on target and she grabbed a second one. She could not find any sheathes for them, so she shoved them in the tops of her boots. 

"Let’s go." 

Kat and Sage had left the Iron Realm and were a decent distance into Tir Na Nog before Fenris bristled. A low growl left his throat and Sage drew the icy blade, gazing around the frozen forest. 

"He’s not here," I whispered. Sage didn’t stop scanning our surroundings and Fenris didn’t sound too convinced. 

"Don’t jump to conclusions," a voice chuckled. 

"You’re not here," I growled. "You’re in our heads." 

"Very perceptive, Kat." 

"Give Sage the human, Lucien." 

"And what do you plan on doing?" 

"I’ll go see the Queen." 

"Kat no." Sage’s voice was steel. Kat stepped further into the forest and Fenris growled louder. 

"Keep out of this, prince," Lucien snapped. "Is that a deal?" 

"If you give Mackenzie St. James to Sage, Prince of the Unseelie Court, Son of Mab, and cease attempting to capture her then I, Kat, will go with you willingly to see your Queen." 

"No!" Sage had a hand on Kat’s wrist and put his other hand across her mouth.

"It is done." 

Sage removed his hands and looked angry for the first time since Kat saw him. He sheathed his sword and stood there, glaring at her. 

"Well, say something." I leaned against the closest tree. "Lucien will bring her to us and the two of you can go back to Ethan and Meghan."

"Why would you do that? You know what the Forgotton Queen will do with you; to you." 

"Sage, I can hold my own." 

"You will not be able to fight her on your own. And you have me escorting the human back to the royal family. What were you thinking?" 

"I was thinking it’s pointless to drag this out any further." 

The two of them were silent as they waited for Lucien to arrive. An hour passed before Kat heard snow crunching beneath boots and she knew it was time. Sage refused to look at her and Fenris was laying by his master’s feet. Lucien appeared with Mackenzie in tow and to guards behind him. He wore a smirk when he saw the feline against a tree. 

"Here is the human girl." He threw her out to Sage and never broke eye contact with Kat. "Time to go." 

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"Mhm, how thoughtful," Kat purred, walking inside. She looked at blonde fey before her with a smirk. "I didn’t think anyone would be expecting me. I, in fact, did not expect to meet anyone here."  

Kat looked into his grey eyes and realized she was completely in the wrong place. 

"You haven’t seen an annoying grey cat hanging around here have you?" 

"Nope, no cat here. Although I saw some wirecats and clockwork hounds running around outside." He said, wiping the counter top with a rag he found conveniently beside him. He wasn’t expecting her either to be honest.

"I’m just the chef around these parts, although maybe I did see a cat pass by. I’m not sure I was busy with those." He shrugs towards a batch of cookies.

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"Mhm."

Kat pursed her lips and raised an eyebrow. Of course something like this happened. Grim was going to have a laugh at her later over this blunder. The Chef? What in the world made her think he’d be here. 

"Well, if you see a grey fluff-ball be sure to let me know." Kat spared a glance at the cookies laying out to cool and gave a small smirk. "They don’t smell half-bad." 

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"Can I help you?" The baker smiles brightly as the door of his quaint kitchen opens as he sets down a fresh batch of cookies.

"Mhm, how thoughtful," Kat purred, walking inside. She looked at blonde fey before her with a smirk. "I didn’t think anyone would be expecting me. I, in fact, did not expect to meet anyone here."  

Kat looked into his grey eyes and realized she was completely in the wrong place. 

"You haven’t seen an annoying grey cat hanging around here have you?" 

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Kat laughed when he flipped upside-down and spoke. 

"Who said you were the powerful fey that I’d anger? No, dear Puck, someone else worries me more than you do." 

Her ears twitched though, picking up faint noises of critters scurrying around beneath the trees. Kat sat up a little more and propped her back against the tree trunk. She grinned at the prankster and put her hands behind her head. Her tail wrapped around to sit in her lap because the rough bark felt weird in the fur; that and it was hell to get the sap out. 

"But anyway, let’s not focus completely on me. I’m sure you’re no stranger to attention, so it’s your turn," she grinned. 

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Puck pursed his lips. He wasn’t insulted that he wasn’t the powerful fey she didn’t want to anger. Well, he was troublesome when his wrath is exposed to the sun, out of its damp abode. Okay, he was a bit insulted, but that can’t be helped. There are others who are more powerful than him, but not many who can swallow their pride like he can.

Ignoring what she had said to move the spotlight to him, eyebrow raised (or lowered due to his position), he reminded her, “Ah, but Dimples, you haven’t told me your name yet.”

"Mhm," she smiled. "Very true. And you’ve given me one it’s only fair." 

Kat thought about what she was going to do very carefully in the short time she was given. Surely, her guardian would not approve. Then again, she very often went against what he said regardless. Kat looked at the red-haired fey hanging down before her. 

"You may call me Kat." 

She waited for a reaction out of him while she twitched her ears. It would be just her luck for that annoying cat to show up and start bossing her around or threatening to curse her. She watched Puck carefully with a pretty smile on her face. 

"Now, why don’t you share a little bit with the class so I’m not the over-achiever here."

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theironbabysitter:

She has a counter- of course she had a counter. She was of fair blood just like he was and just as all the old bloods are. They were always collecting something in the end, and what she said was true; minor favors tend to never be minor.

He gave a sigh, wondering if he should continue on. Circuit was never the type to start bargains or enter one; his tongue was like a wet floor- without caution, anything could slip out and danger would follow right behind that. But since he had let the Kat hear that he was in need of something, the option to turn back wouldn’t be that possible anymore.

He looked into her eyes, wondering in his head if she’d make him do something life threatening and hazardous. And by the gleam in her eyes, it might just be the case. But he wanted to ride to the joust and live the dream his younger self had been holding on to for years.

"What….What would the price be for gaining your permission to joust for your honor?"

For the first time in her life Kat had no response. 

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"My… my honor?" She hadn’t meant for the slight crack in her voice at the end of the question. She also hadn’t meant for the question to be asked aloud. 

Kat was many things. She was a thief, she was a liar, she was a flirt, and occasionally instigated court rivalries. The fey that knew her and knew of her capabilities never crossed her. They did this more out of fear rather than respect; some of them respected her mischievous ways but not most. As much as she joked about this jousting business and the humor in it, she never thought someone would bet on her honor. Her honor. Did she even have anything worth defending? Even in a festive event, nothing life-threatening. 

She blinked slowly for a minute and slipped back into her smile with a little effort. Kat was still completely taken aback. 

"You would joust for my honor? Can you even do that?" 

When Circuit heard how her voice cracked ever so slightly in the end, he felt a tiny little jolt spark inside him.
He didn’t know why it was there, but just was there.

Looking at Kat so confused and uncertain made the knight confused and uncertain himself. He didn’t require a big favor- just the favor of a lady-someone-anyone to joust for. It wasn’t that hard; Kat didn’t need to do anything at all but sit there and watch him- in fact, she didn’t even need to sit there. 

And as Circuit was ready to explain to her why the favor of a lady was important when she had asked her question, the knight saw something entirely different on her face. Doubt.

His lips parted, finding the right words to tell her- to convince her- that her favor is very much needed. And with a small curl of his lips, the knight whispered:

"Don’t we all have honor in us- even just a little bit? If so, let me joust for yours."

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"Yes," she spoke slowly. "I suppose we do."

Kat was still shocked that he would joust for her honor. There had to be a better selection of girl, or guy or whatever, than her. On the other hand… she was pretty friggin badass. Kat’s mind quickly shut down the pity factory and soon she was filled with her typical show-off-y pride. 

"You can joust for my honor, Circuit." Kat nodded at the knight, smirking all the while. "Where is this event even taking place? Surely not here in the town square, there aren’t enough brutes around." 

The feline scanned the crowd, looking for an easy distraction to ease all of this damned tension she brought upon herself. She didn’t find much of anything; just more fey chatting wildly among themselves. 

"Tell me, who is partaking in today’s events?" She was stalling for time. Why? Kat had no idea, it was just a natural reflex. "Is this your first time taking part?" 

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