Post by mintedstar/fur on Jun 18, 2021 0:58:20 GMT -5
(Speaking as someone who hears stories second hand ... wow does Nico sound like a veteran.)
Looking down at the coin with curiosity, Myrnin asked, "And how would I do that? Iris message you, that is." He turned the small coin over and over around in his hand. "And I certainly will ..." He wasn't sure what Nico could help with, but he hoped he'd be able to find something. Though there was the issue with the fact that there were a bunch of moving parts to anything concerned. Vampiric moving parts. As it was though? Myrnin had missed his friend. Missed him all the more now that there didn't seem to be a way that Nico would find his way back to the Paradox House. At least it was something but ... well ... he was missing a lot of friends. At that point, Myrnin had to wonder if there was any way that Nico could meet friends in Morganville. But that was a question for another time. He spun the coin around once more and looked at the sky. It was getting late. He really did have to go. "I'll see you soon," he assured his friend.
(Well that means I'm doing something right aaa. Glad to hear the characterization is coming across)
“Either find or create a rainbow,” Nico replied with a small shrug. Toss it in and ask Iris if you can speak with me. She should listen, especially if she can hear me right now. You have my permission to reach out for me… so that should be enough to let it go through, even though you’re not a demigod. Also you have a drachma.” Nico wasn’t too worried about it. Myrnin was terribly clever. If they found something in Morganville they could use Nico’s help on, Myrnin would indubitably find a way to let Nico know even if the Iris messages completely failed. Well… as long as he was motivated to tell Nico. He had a feeling his friend had doubts about getting him involved, but… he wanted to be. That was all he thought should have mattered. “See you soon,” Nico echoed, forcing a smile he didn’t quite feel. He glanced down at the ground, then slid so his feet were hanging over the edge of the Big House. He dropped, landing not entirely gracefully on the grass below. They had done the illicit thing. He just… hadn’t thought he’d need to say goodbye so quickly.
Post by mintedstar/fur on Jun 23, 2021 14:45:15 GMT -5
--- Myrnin and Sam and Lady Grey eventually returned to Morganville. In the case of Myrnin, without being able to tell Nico that this was where he was going. There hadn't been anything. Nothing even to tell his friend about. And Sam? Sam had been oddly frowny and not sure about what had happened with the strange boy at all who had randomly entered the hotel room when he had been distracted about his brother. Now that they were back at Morganville though, there seemed like there was nothing that Myrnin could do. However, there was something which Nico could, whether Nico was aware of it or not. Considering, if he was still looking for it, there was now several souls who were quite ... chatty ... about the existence of a certain vampire.
Nico wasn’t really looking for anything in particular. He was just spending time around the Underworld, doing what he could to spend time with the lives that otherwise might feel as though they had been left behind. He knew what it was like to feel forgotten. To not remember. He couldn’t change the way the souls on the outskirts of the Underworld felt, but he might be able to remember their names. He might be able to say hello and ask them how they were doing. He might be able to make them remember that they had made an impact, that someone alive remembered them. Nico didn’t speak with them for the gossip, but that was what he got sometimes anyway. Usually he didn’t recognize any of the names, but that didn’t matter to him. What mattered was that the souls he spoke to had something to tell him, and he was happy to listen no matter how irrelevant the information. What he hadn’t expected this time was a name he recognized. A name that mattered to him. A soul had escaped the Underworld. Had started to phase in before being snatched right back out. A vampire, possibly. A vampire. Paxton Salinas. Consequences be damned, Nico shadow travelled himself to Morganville.
Post by mintedstar/fur on Jun 30, 2021 3:25:18 GMT -5
Where Nico actually intended to end up was anyone's guess, because he didn't make it to Myrnin's lab. Though if that mattered was up for debate if Myrnin wasn't actually there. Instead, he was in the part directly below the lab, frowning up the wiring of a light which was currently blinking in and out as if it was on some kind of strobe. Darn. It wasn't even like many humans came down here, excluding Claire, but Samuel liked them. The lights, that was. He seemed to find them ... comforting. And Myrnin was trying to be understanding of that. Which left how to fix it without making it into a whole project. He wanted to make the light into a mini TV. "Your friend just turned up," said a scathing voice from somewhere above Myrnin's head. He looked up. There was a speaker. The speaker was speaking in Frank's voice. "The gloomy one," the voice clarified. Myrnin frowned ... then said with worry, "Where ...?"
Nico hadn’t considered what time it was when he shadow traveled. He probably should have – in general ghosts were more active at night, if only because that was when they were more visible, but he hadn’t managed to correlate that with the fact that vampires would be active in Morganville. If Nico had a little bit more energy, he may have tried to shadow travel a second time, this time to land him all the way in Myrnin’s lab. He glanced at his hand, wincing at the way the streetlight could almost be seen through it. No more shadow travel for today, it seemed. There were other life forms around. Nothing human, of course, which made the life more difficult to detect. Vampires always felt like death, but in the gloom of the night it was difficult to notice. They seemed to blend in. For the first time, Nico wondered if the auras of dead things looked as they did partially to hide them from children of Hades who may decide to hunt them. The question now was who was the hunter and who was the hunted? Nico tried to remember the rules. Injuring a vampire was a bad idea. Nico had a blade that could hurt mortals and monsters alike, but he didn’t actually know if it would be enough to injure a vampire. He had never tried it on either Myrnin or Sam. Besides, the punishment for hurting a vampire was probably more than Nico wanted to go through. He needed to get out of here before he was found, and he needed to find Myrnin – quickly.
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