out leaving those little girls alone..unless you want to pick afight with a few bigger girls ?
Xena WP [7:27 PM]: :[:Xena's eyes snapped open..those brows quickly furrowed...she looked over to where the bard was talking to::..Ah..bullies..:: she yawned and covered her lips with the back of her hand::
Frekle5 [7:29 PM]: ::The bards eyebrow raised ..she inwardly breathed a sigh of relief that the warrior was awake as she nodded..::uh-huh..you got it xena..
Xena WP [7:29 PM]: Take the guys..Gabrielle..I'll handle the girls....
Xena WP [7:30 PM]: ::The bullies looked over to the bard and laughed...shouting their usual threats...especially with the "little girl" threats::
Xena WP [7:30 PM]: ::the warrior yawned again::
Frekle5 [7:33 PM]: ::the bard chuckled..scratched her nose...then climbed down off Argo..bringing her staff with her as she dropped to the ground..::my pleasure Xena..::she looked around the guys..4 of them..she could handle them..she grinned wickedly..:: bring it on guys..
Xena WP [7:35 PM]: ::soon the warrior sang out::..Come little children.. I'll take thee away..into the land..of enchantment....Come little children...time's come to play..here in my garden..of magic...::the little girls stopped and looked upwards..as the warrior repeated the song..as if they suddenly bilt up so much courage..they pushed the guys towards the bard and started the fight themselves..the bullies yelled as one stumbled to face the bard::
Frekle5 [7:36 PM]: ::The bard reacted quickly..bringing her staff upwards to slam under the jaw of the bully that had stumbled toward her..knocking im backwards and off his feet..she caught one to her right with a roundhouse and jumped to avoid the sword of another aimed at her feet..::
Xena WP [7:38 PM]: ::a little girl jumped into the air and snapped a spin kick at a man that was getting up..more men rushed forward from the forest..playing defense against the little girls and a woman::
Frekle5 [7:40 PM]: ::the bard spied a huy approach out of the corner of her eye and slammed her staff backwards into his ribs..then twirled it in her hand and brought it round once more..sending another spinning backward head over heels..she snapped her head back as a fist whistled past her jaw..had time to raise an eyebrow at the little girl spin kicking one of the bullies..before crashing her staff into another mans ribs..::
Xena WP [7:44 PM]: ::and all this time..xena remained on the saddle..still yawning..she managed to keep her eyes open to watch the children attack the bullies mercilessly..and the bard as well...as the guys fell to the ground..none of them were left standing..the girls cheered loudly::
Frekle5 [7:46 PM]: ::The bard circled slowly..finally lowering her staff as she realised all the bullies were down..a few strands of damp blonde hair stuck to her brow as she broke into a grin and chuckled at the little girls..then looked over to the warrior..:: what about these kids Xena ??..did you see that ?
Xena WP [7:48 PM]: :[:Xena shrugged::..see..what?..::she kept her hand to her mouth..and the girls slowly calmed down...going over to the bard::
Frekle5 [7:51 PM]: ::the bard blinked softly at the warrior...shook her head in bewilderment, then turned to the kids..:: ok you guys...you better take off home before these thugs wake up..we'll deal with them ...
Xena WP [7:52 PM]: We're girls...::a blonde child spoke..loudly::
Frekle5 [7:52 PM]: ::gab smirked softly..:: you dont say..you fight well girls..where'd you learn to spin kick like that ?
Xena WP [7:52 PM]: ::a brunette girl tugged the blonde away::..c'mon Ren..
Xena WP [7:53 PM]: :[:Xena lifted her hand in the air::..ooh..I know..I know...!
Frekle5 [7:53 PM]: ::she looked round at the warrior..:: you do ?
Xena WP [7:54 PM]: yeah...I did it..::she cackled..the girls seemed to pull away from where the thugs were..and ran for their village::
Xena WP [7:54 PM]: spin kicks are my speciality..::the warrior mused::
Frekle5 [7:56 PM]: ::the bard grinned as she strolled back over to Argo..squinting up at the warrior..::uh-huh..those spin kicks had your name written all over them..::she toe poked one of the thugs on the ground..::what're we gonna do with these bully boys xena ?
Xena WP [7:58 PM]: Ah..tie them up..::she reached up and grabbed a thick vine..with a sharp tug..the vine fell onto the ground...20 feet worth of vine at least...most of it fell on the warrior..the warrior unraveled the vine from her and handd it to the bard::..you get the honors
Frekle5 [8:00 PM]: ::The bard took the wine..raising an eyebrow..::xena..you know..my knots arent as good as yours..I woudnt want them to get free too soon..
Xena WP [8:02 PM]: I trust you..::and it was word enough for the warrior::
Xena WP [8:05 PM]: ::other than that..she wasnt going to move from the horse...oddly enough..she didnt have any energy to::
Frekle5 [8:05 PM]: ::she shrugged then and moved over to the neearest thugh..rolling him to his stomach and placing her knee in his back, she drew both arms behind him and lashed his wrists tight with the vine..before running the long length over to the next guy and repeating ...lashing them all together and then wrapping the end around a large thick tree trunk and tying it off securely..::
Xena WP [8:07 PM]: ::The warrior clapped loudly::.. bravo....
Xena WP [8:07 PM]: ::okay..not loudly...but the usual warrior kinda clap..::
Frekle5 [8:11 PM]: ::The bard straightening up..hands on hips..drew in a deep breath..looked up at the warrior..::maybe we ought to find out who they are..and what they wanted with those kids ?
Xena WP [8:11 PM]: Why?..::she shrugged::..they could be just our typical everyday bullies..::a man groaned quietly..xena arched a brow as the guys head bobbed forward::..hey...
Xena WP [8:12 PM]: thats OUR army.....
Xena WP [8:13 PM]: we just beat up our army.....
Frekle5 [8:15 PM]: ::the bard wasnt convinced..and she went to kneel by the guy..looking for any indications that he was in fact part of our own army..she found Xena's crest on his inner vest and stood in disgust..::well..who has our army bullying little girls ?..jeez xena..thats disgusting
Xena WP [8:16 PM]: ..Gabrielle..those are the good guys..::she looked into the direction where the girls went::.. Im...::she grumbled and hopped off the mare..stumblin a bit..she ran after the girls::
Xena WP [8:16 PM]: ::one of the men woke up..and blinked...his head throbbing:: Queen Gabrielle..you've come to save us!
Frekle5 [8:18 PM]: ::she knelt down beside him..so he could see her as she pushed him slightly onto his side..gently..:: I think you better start talking..what exactly am I supposed to be saving you from ?..and thats a strange thing to say..coming from a guy who just got his ass kicked..!
Xena WP [8:21 PM]: well..::he blinked as she shoved him::
Xena WP [8:23 PM]: :[:xena returned not to soon after::..the girls disappeared..gabrielle..
Frekle5 [8:23 PM]: ::she loosened the ropes around his wrists..he was part of their army after all..she owed him a hearing at least...::ok..so talk
Xena WP [8:25 PM]: ::he sighed softly and looked at the warrior:: Xena!
Frekle5 [8:29 PM]: ::the bard looked over to the warrior..:: I dont understand xena..if these are the good guys..why were they going after little girls ?
Xena WP [8:30 PM]: ::She rubbed her hair..then yawned::..Gods..Gabrielle..I dont know either
Frekle5 [8:30 PM]: xena..are ou ok ?..you seem real sleepy
Xena WP [8:30 PM]: Lets see...::she sighed and pausd..putting a hand on her hip::
Xena WP [8:31 PM]: Unless they work for Aleph..I have no idea what theyre up to.
Frekle5 [8:31 PM]: ::the bard leaned back on her heels..her hand resting on the guys tied wrists..she leaned forward again..looking at him..:: well ??
Xena WP [8:32 PM]: ::he nodded:: we do work for aleph..and he's trying to get revenge at this girl..so he ordered us to take the children of this woman..in ransom.
Xena WP [8:33 PM]: :[:Xena blinked and her eyes closed heavily::
Frekle5 [8:35 PM]: ::the bard swallowed..asked grimly..:: oh really ??..well your orders have changed..you leave those little girls alone..under no circumstances do you EVER take children..and under no-ones orders..not even alephs..and certainly not because he has some dumb personal vendetta against their mother..!!
Xena WP [8:36 PM]: :[:xena's eyes flew open and she spun..snapping a kick to the bard's head..knocking her over..lightly...for that simple remark..she hissed and pointed down at the bard::..THATS NOT TRUE!
Xena WP [8:37 PM]: Let Aleph run his own bloody army..you're NOT the Queen of everything!
Frekle5 [8:38 PM]: ::the bard sprung to her feet..facing the warrior..the kick hadnt hurt..just caught her off balance..:: and YOU'RE blind to anything your precious son does Xena..you heard them yourself..!!..and dammit..I wont let him order innocent children taken hostage on his behalf !!
Xena WP [8:38 PM]: then you face Aleph YOURSELF!
Frekle5 [8:39 PM]: I will if I have to, Xena..if this is the kind of thing he's doing..then I will
Xena WP [8:39 PM]: Fine!
Xena WP [8:39 PM]: ::the men had woken up and theyre looking around bewildered..especially at the yelling::
Xena WP [8:40 PM]: :[:xena turned..grabbed the reins and started heading off to where the kids went...with the mare ambling behind her::
Xena WP [8:40 PM]: ::the warrior muttered about how bossy the bard was as she walked::
Frekle5 [8:41 PM]: ::the bard dropped to her knees and released each man in turn..throwing the vine to the side..she grabbed the first mans collar and all but hauled him up to growl in his ear..:: remember what I said..and if Aleph has a problem with it..I'll deal with him..but you leave little kids alone..ya got me ?
Xena WP [8:43 PM]: ::he snorted::..we obey aleph's command alone..not a woman's.
Frekle5 [8:43 PM]: ::she stood then..pulling the guy up with her..::take me to him..
Xena WP [8:44 PM]: ::he shrugged:: I cannot do that.
Frekle5 [8:47 PM]: ::the bard let go of him then..in disgust..:: well tell my son from me..to keep little girls out of his personal arguments..and maybe he will keep his army from getting their bitts kicked..::she snorted a little..::yea..by a woman
Xena WP [8:47 PM]: personal arguements?..::the man roared into laughter::
Frekle5 [8:48 PM]: ::the bard just flapped a hand at them..bent down to pick up her staff..she rubbed her head where the warrior had kicked out at her..then stood again..turning away from the men and setting off after xena..::
Xena WP [8:50 PM]: :[:Xena had entered a village..full of little kids..her eyes scannd around..despite the fact her eyes were heavy and she was dozing off..she kept the horse behind her just in case she would fall asleep::
Xena WP [8:51 PM]: ::she crinkled up her nose as she spotted one of the girls..and she silently followed her..::
Frekle5 [8:51 PM]: ::gabrielle jogged to catch up with the warrior..spotting Argo in the distance, she headed up to her..walking along side the warrior..::
Xena WP [8:52 PM]: ::The girl entered a tent..xena let go from the mare and snuck up to it..her ears alert..listening::...
Frekle5 [8:53 PM]: ::The bard went over to Argo..taking he reins, and stroking the horses side gently as xena listened at the tent flap..::
Xena WP [8:54 PM]: ::and out of the tent a kid...xena sneered and grabbed the kid by the hair..and disappeared around the corner of a building::
Frekle5 [8:56 PM]: ::gabrielle blinked as she grabbed the kid by the hair...she dropped Argo's reins and jogged to the side of the building..pressing her back to the wall and listening to what was being said around the corner..::
Xena WP [8:56 PM]: ::and the bard heard nothing..absolutely nothing...the warrior shoved the kid back into the direction she was going..and she stood there at the corner::..
Frekle5 [8:57 PM]: ::The bard crept a little closer..straining to hear..hearing nothing..::
Xena WP [8:58 PM]: ::and soon the warrior came face to face with the bard.. her upper lip curled:: find something intresting?
Frekle5 [9:00 PM]: ::the bard flinched a little..looking up at the warrior..she gasped softly..then blinked..::well...that kinda depends xena..why did you grab that kid by the hair ?..
Xena WP [9:01 PM]: why not?..::she turned from the bard and walked away from her..heading back to the mare::
Frekle5 [9:02 PM]: ::the bard followed her..in frustration, she reached out and grabbed the warriors elbow..swinging her round a little more roughly than she had intended..:: xena..if somethings going on with these kids I wish you'd tell me..!!
Xena WP [9:03 PM]: ::as the warrior had spun..an arm lashed out and she smacked the bard against the cheek...not on purpose..she blinked:: I dont know yet! ::her teeth gritted:: but Im about to find out!
Xena WP [9:04 PM]: ::at the mare..stood Aleph...in full battle gear..black..silver and gold..with xena's crest on his chest that he intends to keep well in the family..xena looked over to the boy:: Aleph.
Frekle5 [9:06 PM]: ::the bards head whipped to the side as xena's arm smacked across her cheek..she inhaled a soft gasp..turned her head back to look at the warrior..stunned..her fingers drifting to touch her reddened cheek..then glancing over to aleph..blinking softly..her hand lowered to rest by her side..::
Xena WP [9:11 PM]: ::aleph grinned softly:: mother...you always know where to find me..:[:xena slid over to the boy:: okay..whats the story..lay it on me..boy.
Frekle5 [9:12 PM]: ::the bard merely stood and listened..::
Xena WP [9:13 PM]: ::aleph spotted the bard and smiled softly..looked to Xena:: You remember Isabella...mother?...the one that destroyed our nation back at th Sahara desert..well...its pay back time.
Xena WP [9:14 PM]: if it wasnt for Isabella destroying our fortress..we'd never have to go back to the castle.
Frekle5 [9:14 PM]: ::gabrielle slowly moved over..she returned alephs smile softly..still staying quiet while she heard the story..::
Xena WP [9:15 PM]: :[:Xena furrowed a brow and waited for him to continue..aleph spoke::..well..she has 12 children..half of them have magic powers...and they are most useful to her..see..now if I took them from her..she'd be powerless...
Xena WP [9:15 PM]: :[:xena nodded:: sounds fair enough..need help rounding up the girls?..::aleph chuckled:: I sent my men to do that..but apparently..some loud mouthed irriating idiot decided to butt in and be everyones mother.
Xena WP [9:16 PM]: :[:xena clicked her tongue against the roof of her mouth:: Never send a man to do a woman's work..I'll deal with it..Aleph...6 of them..you say?...
Frekle5 [9:17 PM]: they're children, Aleph..what did you plan to do with them ?...
Xena WP [9:18 PM]: ::aleph shrugged:; simply hold them hostage
Xena WP [9:19 PM]: ::the warrior turned to look at the bard..a brow arched:: stay outta it..gabrielle.
Frekle5 [9:20 PM]: ::she snorted softly..:: count on it..you think I want to be involved in the " rounding up " of little kids ?..no matter what their mother did..
Xena WP [9:23 PM]: ::she shrugged and looked away..aleph rose his brow:: I can do it alone..mom..why dont u and...gabrielle head off and continue your nice little vacation..I know what Im doing..:[:xena blinked:: alright..::she grabbed the reins::..c'mon gabrielle...::she set off out of the village..aleph bowed to his mother..and gabrielle::
Frekle5 [9:30 PM]: ::the bard watched her go..hesitating..then turned back to aleph..her heart flipped over in her chest as she looked at him, she whispered softly..::Aleph..you'll do what you think is right..and most probably you have good reason..just think on one thing..your own mother once did terrible..evil things..and you and your sister could have been the children being held hostage..they are just children..
Xena WP [9:32 PM]: ::he furrowed a brow..not understanding a word she was saying:: I know, mother.
Frekle5 [9:33 PM]: ::she sighed softly..rubbed her nose..:: no..you dont, aleph..or you wouldnt be using children as pawns..::she turned and started to head away..::
Xena WP [9:34 PM]: Whatever.
Xena WP [9:34 PM]: :[:Xena was walking in her usual long strides..however..her eyes were closed and argo was leading the way::
Frekle5 [9:35 PM]: ::gabrielle set off after the warrior..she didnt run to catch up..just strolled..::
Xena WP [9:35 PM]: ::and she slowed down a bit as she slipped deeper into slumber..pretty soon she was standing..asleep::
Frekle5 [9:37 PM]: ::the bard saw her head bob a little..her eyebrows furrowed as she jogged up to the warrior..swatted her arm..::XENA..!!!..
Xena WP [9:37 PM]: ::the warrior's eyes widen and she stumbled forward...her fingers gripping on the reins so argo helped her stand still..she shot a glance to gabrielle:: WHAT!?
Frekle5 [9:40 PM]: ::::she gripped her arm to help steady her..her soft sea green eyes clouded with concern..:: you're sleeping !!...again..maybe we should find a tavern where you can get some rest
Xena WP [9:41 PM]: naw..Im okay..::she grinned sheepishly::
Frekle5 [9:42 PM]: you sure ?
Xena WP [9:42 PM]: ::she sniffled and looked around..before looking back at her:: sure..why wou--::she rose a hand to cup her mouth..yawning::..ldnt I be?
Frekle5 [9:44 PM]: ::The bard took her elbow and steered her back round toward the village..::I dont have a clue xena..but we're finding that tavern..and you're gonna get some sleep
Xena WP [9:45 PM]: ::She yanked her elbow from the bard::....Gabrielle..stoppit..::she muttered::
Xena WP [9:45 PM]: Im fine
Frekle5 [9:47 PM]: ::gabrielle pulled her hands back..holding them up as if in surrender..she backed off a little..:: ok..ok..have it your own way..::under her breath..::you usually do
Xena WP [9:47 PM]: because its usually right..::she turned and headed away from the village::
Frekle5 [9:48 PM]: ::she sighed..::whatever xena..::and trotted after her ::
Xena WP [9:48 PM]: whatever..::she repeated after her::
Xena WP [9:48 PM]: if you werent so damn bossy...::she muttered the rest to herself::
Xena WP [9:49 PM]: Fine..::she turned to face her::..you want to rest at a tavern..lets go then.
Frekle5 [9:49 PM]: I am NOT bossy..you're stubborn..!! :: the bard faced her..::
Xena WP [9:50 PM]: okay..okay....
Frekle5 [9:50 PM]: ::gab rubbed her brow then..sighed softly..letting her hand drop..::
Xena WP [9:52 PM]: do whatever you want to do....
Xena WP [9:52 PM]: ::she closed her eyes once more::
Frekle5 [9:53 PM]: ::her voice was a little softer..::xena..I'm worried about you is all..isnt that allowed ?
Xena WP [9:53 PM]: MmHmm..::she yawned softly::
Xena WP [9:54 PM]: ::she rested her head on the mare's head..leaning to the side::
Frekle5 [9:55 PM]: ::she moved up to her ..facing the warrior and gently slid both arms around her waist..pulling her in gently, she kissed the warriors warm neck softly.::
Xena WP [9:55 PM]: ::she crinkled up her nose and opened her eyes::..what are you doing?
Frekle5 [9:56 PM]: ::she released the warrior..took a step back..sighed softly..::just giving you a hug xena..nothing more..you dont need to worry
Xena WP [9:57 PM]: oh..::she closed her eyes again::
Frekle5 [9:57 PM]: I'm gonna go see about a tavern xena..you're sleeping on your feet..
Xena WP [9:57 PM]: no?..::she yawned:: I thought I was sleeping on my boots
Xena WP [9:58 PM]: ::a grin tugged at her lips then...even she had a slight sense of humor:
Frekle5 [9:58 PM]: ::the bard smirked..::smart ass..::turned away to head back into the village ::
Xena WP [9:58 PM]: Hmm..Gabrielle..why cant we set camp?
Xena WP [9:59 PM]: we dont always need a tavern...
Frekle5 [9:59 PM]: ::she stopped and turned back..::ok..we can..sounds like a great idea..
Xena WP [10:00 PM]: we left the life of luxery and comfort for life in the wild...geesh...I m not sleeping at a tavern.
Xena WP [10:00 PM]: ruins the whole damn purpose..::her eyes fluttered open ..as she wove her hand..and she stumbled a bit::
Xena WP [6:38 PM]: sorry luv
Frekle5 [6:38 PM]: ::huggles:::its ok darlin...:)
Xena WP [7:28 PM]: oye..finally got my pc back lol
Frekle5 [7:28 PM]: yayyyy...:)
Xena WP [7:29 PM]: :) how are u babe?
Frekle5 [7:29 PM]: doing good darlin...::huggles::
Xena WP [7:30 PM]: ::huggles::
Xena WP [7:30 PM]: start..hm?
Frekle5 [7:31 PM]: hmm..yuppers..:)
Xena WP [7:32 PM]: Hmm..Gabrielle..why cant we set camp? we dont always need a tavern...we left the life of luxery and comfort for life in the wild...geesh...I m not sleeping at a tavern..ruins the whole damn purpose..::her eyes fluttered open ..as she wove her hand..and she stumbled a bit::
Frekle5 [7:34 PM]: ::the bard sighed softly..glancing at the warrior in concern..she nodded ..touched xena's arm lightly almost to steady her..::ok xena..lets set camp..build a fire and sleep under the stars tonight
Xena WP [7:36 PM]: okay..::she opened her eyes long enough to yank her bedroll from the mare..she moved to a hidden..but cleared area..and rolled the bedroll out..plopping down hard on it..she didnt even look for her usual large rock...or log to lean on..not this time...she laid back and yawned::
Frekle5 [7:38 PM]: ::the bard pulled a warm fur blanket from the saddlebag and moved over to lay it down over the sleepy warrior...tucking it in carefully around her and pulling it up to her chin..she bent forward and kissed her cheek tenderly..whispered..::get some sleep, I'll find some twigs for a fire...
Xena WP [7:39 PM]: Mm..::she kept her eyes open and watched the bard move..rolling onto her side...she kept her gaze on the petite blonde::
Frekle5 [7:42 PM]: ::Gabrielle moved away..as darkness began to fall, the moon shone bright..highlighting the bards hair with shimmering silver as she busied herself pulling down the saddlebags and taking out the other bedroll..she unfurled it alongside xena's and set then knelt down a few feet away to start to dig out a firepit with her hands..the muscles in her back accentuated by the moonlight as she raked out the soft earth to make a bowl shaped pit..::
Xena WP [7:46 PM]: ;:her eyes eventually fluttered closed...as if not willingly..they did..her lips pouted and dark hair fell over her strong jawline..her blanket fell from her shoulder..to slide down her chest...her armor and weapons still on..especially her chakram..but that was at the other side of her waist..she hadnt aten all day..and gabrielle sure hasnt either..somewhere in the warrior's mind..she knew she had to wake up and hunt for food for the both of them...but for some reason....she couldnt::
Frekle5 [7:49 PM]: ::gab kept glancing at the warrior..she knew xena hated her to fuss..but still..a tiny voice of worry nagged at the back of her mind and try as she might, she couldnt get it to shut up..having finished digging out the pit, the bard rose to her feet..stifling a yawn of her own and rubbing her rumbling tummy, she headed over to the saddle bag to rummage through for any supplies they brought with them..finding nothing but a hunk of nutbread and a wedge of cheese wrapped in brown paper..she set it back...
Frekle5 [7:50 PM]: knowing it might have to last a while..turned to watch the warrior sleep..she bent to pull the blanket back up to cover her once more..then set off into the dark woods in search of firewood..owls hooted overhead but the forest itself was eerily quiet as she made her way through ...shadows dancing as the moonlight filtered through the trees...::
Xena WP [7:51 PM]: ::the warrior's eyes fluttered open and she groaned as she saw that the bard wasnt there..a hand planted on the ground and she pulled herself upright..with some struggle...and she sat upwards...reaching for he chakram..she waited..and listened..:: Gabrielle../
Xena WP [7:52 PM]: ::another yawn came from her lips and she leaned foward to stoke the fire...blinking a few times..she tried to think...it was all blurry..too blurry..she spoke louder:: Gabrielle?
Frekle5 [7:54 PM]: ::The bard stopped and tilted her head to listen..she thought she heard the warrior call to her..but wasnt sure..she carried on a little further..collecting dry twigs in her skirt till she had a bundle before turning and heading back..she listened again..this time she was sure she heard xena's voice and started to jog back to camp..pushing the tree branches back, she whispered..::right here xena...I got some firewood..
Xena WP [7:55 PM]: Oh..::she inhaled softly and leaned forward on all fours..chakram in her hand..she pulled herself to a stand:: I'm...eh...what do you feel like eating?..::she gripped her chakram hard:: Rabbit...a baby deer......fish?
Frekle5 [7:57 PM]: ::gabrielle dropped the twigs into the firepit and rubbed her hands on her skirt..she jogged over to the warrior..slipping an arm around her waist, her free hand slipped down to close lightly over the warriors as she gripped the chakram..she whispered softly..::xena..we have a little bread and cheese..you dont need to go hunting just yet..sleep, huh ?...I dont think you're well and I'm worried about you
Xena WP [7:59 PM]: Ah..Gabrielle...Let me catch something...gut it...then cook it..then I can get some rest..I cant go to sleep thinking I...well...you know.
Frekle5 [8:00 PM]: ::she sighed softly..::I know..ok..but call me if you need me..I'll start the fire
Xena WP [8:00 PM]: Actually..Im in the mood for snake...
Xena WP [8:00 PM]: what do you think..snake soup?
Frekle5 [8:01 PM]: ::she crinkled her nose a little..then grinned..:: well I guess I prefer snake in the pan than snake in my bedroll..
Xena WP [8:03 PM]: ::she blinked::..nevermind snake then..I'll just...eh..::she turned and headed into the forest::
Frekle5 [8:04 PM]: ::gab watched her..a little bewildered..then blinked softly and shook her head..on her knees as she concentrated on piling the twigs into the pit, she took up the flint and struck it together..needing a few tries before the spark finally lit the twigs and a swirl of smoke began to rise..::
Xena WP [8:10 PM]: :[:xena soon returned with a couple fish, a rabbit, anda baby deer....dont forget the snake..it was a large snake at that...she couldnt decide which to pick so she killed them all....she set them down on some fresh grass and looked them over:: if we cook all of these tonight.we can keep them for lunch and supper tomorrow..
Frekle5 [8:12 PM]: ::the bard blinked as she looked up..seeing that xena had been real busy..she fanned the flames of the fire until it crackled and burned fiercely..casting a warm flickering glow around the small clearing..she stood..::hmm..a feast, for sure..I'll cook them all tonight..but which do you want for supper ?..we have a choice..::she chuckled ..::
Xena WP [8:13 PM]: well..we have to cook the fish and snake first..otherwise it'd get dirty and we'd get sick in the morning..
Xena WP [8:14 PM]: the deer requires overnight to cook...rabbit takes uh...::She wove her hand in the air:: a while to cook...how hungry are you?..::She blinked;:
Xena WP [8:14 PM]: ( ROFL http://www.whoohoo.net/operababy/operababy.swf )
Frekle5 [8:14 PM]: ok...fish and snake it is..weird combination..::she snickered as she tugged a pan from the saddlebag..:: umm..I'm kinda hungry xena..cant remember the last time we ate..
Xena WP [8:16 PM]: Okay..::she grabbed the snake and the fish...looking the snake over..seeing it was pratically alive..she grinned softly::..Gabrielle? ::as soon as the bard turned to her..she threw the snake at her...of course..the snake wasnt at all poisionus..or even dangerous..it was a simple ..large snake..like an overgrown green snake::
Frekle5 [8:18 PM]: ::The bard yet out a yelp as she looked round at the warriors call..finding the snake thrown at her..writhing and wriggling, she flapped and grabbed its warm smooth body..flinging it back at the warrior with a shudder of disgust ..he wiped her hands down her skirt...::ughhh..!!!!..
Xena WP [8:19 PM]: ::she snickered quietly as she single handedly caught the snake..while it was still wriggling..she set it down on the grass and used her chakram to hack its head off and toss it into the fire::
Frekle5 [8:20 PM]: :::gab peeked through her fingers as xena lopped off the snakes head..she shuddered..::eww..thats so..totally gross xena..
Xena WP [8:23 PM]: ::she smirked and tilted her chakram to the side.. and skinned the snake..chopping the meat into little cubes..she tossed it into the pan..and did the same with the fish..instead it was fillet instead of cubed...her face was a pale color..instead of its usual bronze..and in the dark..against the fire..she looked almost vampiriac..:: There...cook it.... I think I brought some wine alone..did I?
Frekle5 [8:27 PM]: ::the bard scrabbled through the saddlebag..finding a skin of red wine, she brandished it triumphantly and moved back to the fire..handing it over to the warrior..she blinked softly at the pale tinge to xena's face..::by the gods, xena..you look like Tartarous !!
Xena WP [8:29 PM]: Why..thank you..::She blinked...but she was much more awake now..she took the red wine and set it aside, taking the pan, she set it over the fire..shaking the pan every now and then::.. do we have some parsley...garlic..and sage?..or did I forget to steal that too?
Frekle5 [8:31 PM]: ::Gab chuckled..smirked..::you're welcome..but seriously xena..you look pale..::she sat down on the bedroll and took the saddlebag on her lap..putting her head in to have a good look, she pulled out the packets of parsley..garlic..sage..a few other herbs and spices..tossing them to the warrior..she finally pulled her blonde head free and grinned..::nope..I think you managed to steal most everything xena
Xena WP [8:34 PM]: ::she caught the packets and opened them..adding a sprinkle of this..that..and a wallop of garlic...sizzling sounds came from the pan::..did that for a reason...::She smirked and set the pan down on the grass to let it cook..she poked at a cubed piece of snake:: i think its ready
Frekle5 [8:35 PM]: ::The bard had her nose in the air..eyes closed..sniffing the aroma drifting from the cooking meat with obvious pleasure..::hmm...it smells wonderful xena..
Xena WP [8:38 PM]: well..eat it..dont sniff it...::she grinned and put some snake cubes over a fillet of fish and rolled it up...bringing it up to her mouth..she took a little bite and chewed thoughtfully::
Frekle5 [8:40 PM]: ::she grinned back..pulling out the hunk of nutbread and breaking off a chunk, she picked out a little fish and wrapped the bread around it to make a sandwich..then popped it into her mouth and chewed slowly..::hmmm
Xena WP [8:43 PM]: ::popping the entire thing in her mouth..she chewed a few more times and swallowed...sucking her fingertips loudly..she took a sip from the bottle of red wine:: Mm..alright..now I can sleep.
Frekle5 [8:44 PM]: hmm...good..go right ahead xena..I'll just have..hmm..maybe a little bit more..::she grinned at the warrior over the fire and picked a cube of snake meat out..::
Xena WP [8:47 PM]: ::She sucked her fingers again while she took off her armor and weapons..setting them in a nearby bush..she leaned back and kicked off her boots..laying back..she zipped theside of her skirt and kicked it off as well..it wasnt only her face that was pale..it was every inch of her body..she arched her breasts up and slid off the straps to take off her shirt...and she grabed the fur blanket to slip inside..her body seemed to embrace the warmth of the fur..she curled up and rested her head ontop of her curled
Xena WP [8:47 PM]: arm::
Frekle5 [8:49 PM]: ::Gabrielle glanced over..the warriors skin seemed to almost glow it was so pale..her eyebrows furrowed together in thought as she chewed solidly..taking a sip of the red wine to wash the meal down..she sat cross legged in front of the fire..poking the embers with a stick every now and then to make the flames dance and twirl..::
Xena WP [8:50 PM]: ::finally..she closed her eyes after watching the bard for a while..her head tucked under the blanket and she seemed to disappear under it....the wind blowing lightly amongst the trees::
Frekle5 [8:52 PM]: :::the bard sat gazing peacefully into the flames ..the wind starting to stir her soft blonde hair as it blew lightly..finally she licked her fingers clean..let out a soft satisfied sigh and patted her full belly with a snicker..before all but crawling over to the warrior and lifting the blanket carefully to slip under with her..::
Xena WP [8:55 PM]: ::the warrior felt the blanket move..she only opened her eyes in the darkness..and moved closer into the bard..wherever she was..in front..or in the back::
Frekle5 [8:56 PM]: ::;she snuggled up to the warriors back..her arm slipping round her waist to pull her closer...gently spooning her back..warm breath caressing the back of her neck...::
Xena WP [8:59 PM]: ::her legs moved from their curled position and straightened out...looking into the darkness..the warrior realized this was the only time theyve truely been alone...in what seems like years...::
Frekle5 [9:01 PM]: ::gab hooked her leg around the warriors..turned slightly onto her back..she wasnt sleeping, but watching the stars glittering in the sky..her fingertips gently playing around xena's navel as they lay beneath the fur blanket ::
Xena WP [9:02 PM]: ::her eyes closed..finally..and her chest rose and fell slowly..as if she was about to drift off to sleep..she was just relaxed...her ears alert..however..listening to the night sounds::
Frekle5 [9:04 PM]: ::the bard turned into her once more..sighing sofly..relaxed..full and sleepy..her lips brushed the warriors dark hair and hr breasts started to rise and fall steadily..her breathing evening out as her eyes fluttered shut..::
Xena WP [9:05 PM]: (fwd? lol )
Frekle5 [9:05 PM]: <lol..yup..>
Xena WP [9:07 PM]: ::dawn came..and passed...the sun was nearly high in the sky..as the warrior finally opened her eyes..squinting and yanking her head back..in the process her head slammed against the bards...which made the warrior grimace and turn quickly to to the bard::
Frekle5 [9:09 PM]: ::the bard grunted loudly as she was rocked rudely awake by the back of the warriors head smacking into her brow..she blinked rapidly..sleepily and rubbed her head..::uhhh..wha ??...what was that for ??
Xena WP [9:10 PM]: ::she blinked::..im..sorry..::she chuckled and rested her forehead on the bedroll..her free hand rubbing the back of her head::
Frekle5 [9:11 PM]: ::the bard finally chuckled and reached over to rub the back of the warriors head lightly..leaning over her to kiss her earlobe..::hmm..I forgive ya..g'morning xena
Xena WP [9:12 PM]: Morning..::she chuckled again..and blinked her eyes open::...is it sill morning?
Frekle5 [9:13 PM]: ::she squinted up at the sky..watching the sun rise high in the sky..::umm..nope..judging by the sun, we slept through morning and breakfast..
Xena WP [9:14 PM]: ..ah..who cares?..::she shifted and rested her head on the bard's soft breast..wrapping an arm around her::
Frekle5 [9:16 PM]: ::the bard grinned softly..snuggled back down..her fingers running lightly through the warriors dark hair as her head resting on the swell of her breast..:: yea..theres nothing spoiling..and dont it feel great ?..no kingdom to run..no responsibilities..no trouble..life is good
Xena WP [9:19 PM]: Mm..::she kept silent..warm breath washing over her skin as she breathed::.. I suppose
Frekle5 [9:20 PM]: ::gabrielle wrapped an arm around the warrior...holding her close as her fingers ran gently through her dark hair..warm breath washing over her hardening nipple..::
Xena WP [9:22 PM]: first time we've been alone in a while..hmm?..::she grinned and opened her eyes::
Frekle5 [9:22 PM]: ::the bard grinned back at her..green eyes dancing as she smirked softly..::hmm..totally alone..yea
Xena WP [9:23 PM]: Hmm..and we have no clue what to do...
Frekle5 [9:24 PM]: ohh..I have a few clues..::she blinked innocently..her hand creeping down under the blanket to pinch the warriors firm butt..::
Xena WP [9:24 PM]: ::she squirmed a bit::..pinch me?..thats nice...
Frekle5 [9:25 PM]: not quite..::she leaned forward and nibbled her way gently up the side of the warriors neck..::
Xena WP [9:26 PM]: ::she squirmed away from the bard::..ahh..::quit...
Frekle5 [9:28 PM]: ::the bard blinked..hesitated..then sat up and slid out from under the blanket..standing to stretch, she muttered..::I'm gonna take a dip in the stream..::
Xena WP [9:28 PM]: Alright.. I'll be here..::she closed her eyes again;:
Frekle5 [9:30 PM]: ok..::gabrielle turned to look at her..held back a soft sigh as she saw the warriors eyes drift shut once more and set off down to the stream..::
Xena WP [9:32 PM]: ::she laid on her back then and stretched backwards..opening her eyes just in time to see the bard walk away..she chuckled softly and slid her hands under her head ..looking upwards::
Frekle5 [9:33 PM]: ::the bard grumbled quietly to herself as she picked her way through the bushes..catching sight of the stream glittering through the trees ...the sun shimmering on the crystal clear water..::
Xena WP [9:34 PM]: ::she chuckled again and lifted her head to call out to the bard::..dont be all pissed off just because im not in the mood!
Frekle5 [9:36 PM]: ::The bard grumbled..::aww, shaddap...who says I was in the mood anyway..:: her voice carrying on the slight breeze..she arrived at the side of the stream and unlaced her shirt..stripping off completely..piling her clothes on the grass as she dived into the icy cold water..::
Xena WP [9:37 PM]: ::she smirked::..says the one that was grumbling..::She rubbed the side of her neck and just laid there..looking around..meanwhile..she put on her leather..waiting for the bard to return::
Frekle5 [9:43 PM]: ::The bard stroked strongly through the water..before surfacing..water slicking her glistening wet blonde hair back as she tilted her face up...::
Xena WP [9:46 PM]: ::she hummd quietly and looked at the rabbit and deer that were nearby...raising a hand..she pointed her palm at the dead animals and let a ray go..it slid into the animals and almost as if she was skinning then..they came apart..bones ripped..the natural process..soon they were in packages..both the rabbit and the deer...large packages near the food saddle bag::
Frekle5 [9:47 PM]: ::gabrielle turned onto her back..enjoying the warmth of the sun on her dripping wet skin as she floated in the cool stream..just gazing up at the clear blue sky..::
Xena WP [9:49 PM]: Gabrielle..hurry back already!..::by then she was all dressed..armored up..weapons and everything..she buried the bones in some sort of respect for the animals..and she loaded everything and brought the mare over to the river..she leaned on the horse and tapped her toe on the ground::...are you gunna stay there and shrink like a prune..or what?
Frekle5 [9:52 PM]: ::the bard groaned softly as she saw the warrior all ready to go...she stood in the water..trickles glistening as they slid down her golden skin..droplets hanging from both nipples, she raised her arms and ran her hands flat down the back of her golden hair..wading to the side..::
Xena WP [9:54 PM]: ::she rubbed the back of her head and looked away..to the horizon::....we need a destination of a place to go today..i hate wandering around aimlessly..so..lets see...
Frekle5 [10:01 PM]: ::gab climbed out gracefully onto the side of the stream..dripping wet and naked..she reached to pick up her shirt..drying off her skin and squeezing her hair, she followed the wariors gaze..:: Athens ?
Xena WP [10:02 PM]: Eh..::She shrugged:; been there way too many times...
Xena WP [10:03 PM]: ::she took a quick glance at the bard::
Frekle5 [10:04 PM]: ::the bard was getting dressed...she already had her skirt back on..her blonde wet hair framing her face as her head bebt to lace up her shirt..::
Frekle5 [10:04 PM]: bent*
Xena WP [10:06 PM]: ::a grin tugged at her lips as she waited:: how about the shores of Sassari?
Frekle5 [10:07 PM]: ::the bards head snapped up and she ran her fingers through her damp hair..:: well I guess thats somewhere new
Xena WP [10:08 PM]: I have friends there...
Xena WP [10:08 PM]: We'd have fun..::she grinned and patted the mare as the mare ate some grass near the river::
Frekle5 [10:10 PM]: ::the bard straightened her clothing..hopped a bit as she tugged on her boots..reached to grab her staff from the saddle..tilted her head slightly..::ok..so lets go
Xena WP [10:11 PM]: Riding or walking..Gabrielle?
Frekle5 [10:12 PM]: ::she shrugged..::I'll walk
Xena WP [10:13 PM]: alright..:;she hopped onto the mare and clickedher tongue..they started back towards the path::
Frekle5 [10:15 PM]: ::the bard walked by Argo's side..the warm sunshine drying her hair and warming her shoulders..she was quiet..for once..::
Xena WP [10:25 PM]: ::she glanced over to the bard as they walked..and she blinked..okay...she thought..and kept walking.....allowing herself to think as they walked...oddly enough..her color had returned back to normal..::
Frekle5 [10:26 PM]: ::gabrielle was thinking too..her gaze fixed on the road ahead..toes kickng the dirt up a little..lost in her own thoughts, she shook her head and sighed softly..::
Xena WP [10:26 PM]: ::they climbed up a large hill..and upon gettin at the top..she looked down..down below was a large bay..connected to the sea..a cliff at the right...a village with many scattered houses...taverns below..there were 3 small fishing boats..one large shrimping boat..and a traveling one:: Ah..Sassari.. ::not many people were around the town..maybe it was quiet hour or something.the warrior placed one foot in front of her to keep balance as she looked downwards..down thes steep hill::
Frekle5 [7:09 PM]: ::the bard caught up with her...moving up to stand by her side..staff planted firmly in the ground as she leaned forward just a little..the wind buffeting her soft blonde hair as she peered down the steep hill at the sleepy little village nestling at the foot of the hill..::
Xena WP [7:12 PM]: ::she glanced over to the bard briefly..then looked back down..after a few heartbeats...she sighed and hopped off the mare..whispering to argo all the while..as soon as she landed on the ground..argo took off..back where they came from::
Frekle5 [7:13 PM]: ::gabrielle turned to watch Ago head off..then glanced to the warrior..and back down the hill...::is that where we're headed ?
Xena WP [7:14 PM]: Yep....
Xena WP [7:14 PM]: down....
Frekle5 [7:14 PM]: how ?
Xena WP [7:14 PM]: not on the horse this time..::She snorted andfolded her arms across her chest...looking for any life down there;: seems kinda deserted... ::raising a brow, she chuckled::..by foot..of course.
Frekle5 [7:16 PM]: ::the bard tilted an eyebrow and peered over once more..it seemed an awful long way down..and real quiet..:: I sure hope it's worth it..there dont seem much going on down there
Xena WP [7:20 PM]: the fun part is going upwards..
Xena WP [7:20 PM]: C'mon..::She grinned and sat on the edge of the hill...::
Xena WP [7:20 PM]: we can slide down....
Frekle5 [7:21 PM]: ::she looked directly at the warrior..unable to stop her lips twitching in amusement..moving to sit on the edge..she snickered..::we're gonna slide down on our butts ?
Xena WP [7:22 PM]: Mm..you dont have to..you can get on my lap..::she smirked::
Frekle5 [7:24 PM]: ::the bard chuckled then and took her up on her offer as she scooted over to sit on the wrriors lap..her warm butt pressed tight, she held on to xena's thighs firmly..::
Xena WP [7:26 PM]: ::wrapping her arms around the bard..she sighed softly...thinking how immature it was and how it would really ruin her reputation if she was caught..she pondered it over a moment::..or maybe wecan find a different way down.
Frekle5 [7:28 PM]: ::The bard chuckled..snuggling herself right into the warrior..she felt her firm breasts pushing against her back..her arms wrapped tight and secure around her waist..she covered xena's arm with her own as she turned her head..green eyes twinkling ::aww...c'mon xena..its gonna be fun..and no-ones around to watch..
Xena WP [7:29 PM]: well..the ground isnt wet..how are we gunna slide without my ass catching on fire?
Frekle5 [7:31 PM]: ::gab considered this for a moment..looking around for something..anything they could sit on to slide with a little less friction..::
Xena WP [7:32 PM]: Lets climb down..hmm?
Xena WP [7:32 PM]: I have to ride on a horse..i dont want a burnt butt..::she plucked the bard off her and stood::..
Frekle5 [7:34 PM]: ::The bard knew she was right..there was nothing to slide on and it would for sure have taken several layers of skin off the warriors perfect behind to slide down with the bard..however small and compact..in her lap..ahh well..it was a nice thought while it lasted..she stood ...hanging on to the warriors arm to stop herself from slipping down the steep hillside..::
Xena WP [7:38 PM]: ::she grabbed the bard's arm.. and adjusted her feet correctly....inhaled softly....she lifted her back leg..then started to run all the way down...her legs seeming to make much longer strides as she ran..the heels of her boots digging into the steep ground..she went faster by the time she was in the middle of the hill..and faster still::
Frekle5 [7:40 PM]: ::The bard was yanked forward as xena grabbed her arm..her feet almost left the ground as she began to run.her own momentum taking her literally faster than her legs could carry her..the scenery melted into a blur..her hair streaming out behind her as she clung onto the warrior's arm for dear life..legs pumping, she barely felt her feet touch the ground..::
Xena WP [7:42 PM]: ::she finally slowed down..making the bard slam into the warrior's back..but she planted her feet at the bottom of the hill..an arm launched out and she caught the bard before she fell...she chuckled softly...not even breathless::
Frekle5 [7:44 PM]: ::gabrielle fairly flew into the warriors outsretched arm..slamming into her with a soft grunt..her eyes shining..cheeks flushed..breathless with the sheer exileration..she smacked into the warrior..her knees almost buckling before the strong arm caught her and set her upright once more..::ohh boy..!!..that was fun..
Xena WP [7:47 PM]: Eh...::she tilted her head::..run back up..then run down again..::She chuckled::..gets better every time..::falling silent..she looked around her:: Hmm...::rubbing behind her ears..she sighed::
Frekle5 [7:48 PM]: ::gabrielle gradually got her breath back..her brests heaving a few times as she glanced up the hill they'd just run down..then back to the warrior..she followed her gaze..looking around..:: its kinda eerie, huh ?..real quiet
Xena WP [7:51 PM]: Too quiet..maybe..::the warrior started to walk forward..and to the nearest tavern..she took a peek inside..empty::
Frekle5 [7:53 PM]: ::she felt a prickle down her spine as they waked around..the place was deserted..empty..devoid of life..her hand automatically crept to find the warriors...their footsteps seemed to echo around the sandy streets ..::Xena..as you remember it..was this a thriving town ?..it looks like it should be..so...where is everyone ?
Xena WP [7:56 PM]: ::she looked up in the sky..and figured the time..before heading down the street once more:: They must be having their daily meetings.
Frekle5 [7:57 PM]: ::the bard was a little relieved..that would explain the eerie silence..she looked around as they headed down the street..::