"This might require more than pointing fingers and giving commands. This situation might call for more...guile...than anything else. Either way there's more than one," Aisilyn moved over to him moving to sit on his lap. Some small part of her reviled herself for having gotten comfortable with the situation. Regardless she was a phoenix and this was her rising out of the ashes of her old life.
"In my parents troupe there was a leader, I don't remember his name, but I did find him dead. Anyway...if he sensed any waves, he'd start with the lowest of members and persuade or terrify them and they'd do the work. He always said ants were the strongest links."
It was sad to think that she really didn't have a childhood whatsoever. That's what she'd do, a place with no games, just a calm place.
Salazar shrugged. "It would have let me know if they had been in an area they not supposed to be in. Most servents are limited to certain area. The only two that aren't are you and Morgana. And as you had been with me and Morgana is as loyal as they come I believe that it is a resident." He then turn laid on his bed sighing. "I'm to tired to think who. All this planing has been giving me headaches."
Her long finger stroked the stone on the mantle piece, as she watched the fire thoughtfully. The thoughts seemed so far away when she looked into the fire like that. "What about servants? That was an old passage for the servants, wasn't it? " Aisilyn asked thoughtfully. Giving a small look to him she thought on that. It would piece together a greater puzzle. Guards, servants, some sort of chain going on. "If they opened the door, it might not trigger it."
At the personal question she looked to him with that half smirk that she found herself doing when evading. "I don't know. I guess we will see in the future."
Salazer looked over at her from his desk. "I would have to agree with you," he said as he lend back in his chair. "It was to easy for them to sneak in. Our home is one of the most guard place in my kingdom. It could have been impossible for them to get that many in." He brought his hand up to his chin. "But, the question is who could it be. It couldn't be one of the servant as they all have collar that would trigger if someone tried anything against the castle. That only leaves the guards and the other residents. The guard would know the patrols how ever most wouldn't know about the magic trip wires I have set up. So that only leave the residents." He stopped for a minutes to think. "I just don't know who would do it."
He then turned his attaion back to his papers. "Do you have any idea on who it would be?" He asked as he countied to wright out order. He had to set up the finally steps of his plans. If all when well he would have the land in only a number of weeks. "Also what our your plans after this all?
It was likely that Aisilyn would remain here for some time. Either by losing the bet or just having no will to return to her old world. The situation was comfortable and there were perks. At the moment she was beginning to wonder what more was going on than she knew about.
Taking upon herself to explore the new home, she studied just about everything she could, either book or watching. As they fixed where the initial break in had happened she was thinking more of this was an inside job.
After dinner, she joined him, still lost in her thoughts as she finished brushing her hair. "Salazar, I've been taking in the new...situation. The ambush that happened, I think it was an inside job. I only care because I don't want to be back in those kingdoms."
Not that there was anything left, she was starting to welcome the emptiness.
It had been a week since Salazer sent out his spy after the "escaped prisoner." A lot had happened in that time as well. Intel had started coming back and troops had started moving. How every he did this as quite as possible. Small groups around the area. No one large army had been moved. He didn't want enemy spy thing that he was taking much action. He did this by his giving order to only trusted men he known for years and giveing out false infomation to others. He knew that they had spys around them as well as saboteur. Lucky no one had been hurt. As of yet but someone came close. He belived that he had a spy in his higher up but he had no proof. Something had also changed with Aisilyn. He couldn't tell what but something was diffent.
"I don't remember the last time I slowed down. So much rush, and it's done so little in my life. Suppose that's the greatest tragedy of my life," Aisilyn said reflectively, looking past him towards the wall, reflective at the wall. The silence wasn't bad. Wrapping one arm across him she could only get flashes of the memories. It was punishment, she knew that, but it was necessary.
Too deep...that made her smile in amusement. That wasn't like her in the least bit. "Oh? Same goes to you. Everyone I love dies...screw love..." She said before feeling herself fade off for what seemed a few minutes.
When waking up she stood up and went to clean herself before dressing. She would at least look around more during this time and return. She didn't mind more quiet time.
He looked over at her before say. "That fine but I'm just going to lay here for a while." He then closed his eyes. He didn't say anything for a while fighting his inner demons. "I want to warn you. Getting in to deep with me might hurt you again. Just a head up." And with that he slowly fell asleep listening to her sweet breath
Seeing him like this made her pause her thoughts. Giving a small sound of thought she moved to rest next to him. Resting her head against his chest she looked towards him. "I think I'll spend some time with you," Aisilyn said softly. "If you'll have me that is."
There could be a moment here she just knew to hold back. "It's not the...ideal start but perhaps there's something we both need for a while."
Salazar came out of the shower in cloud of steam. "Good morning." He smile notice she was awake. He thought he notic something off but when he blinked it was gone. He laid back on bed closing his eye. "I'm to tried to do anything today. So your free to wonder around the castle and town if you like. Just take Morgana with you if head to town. She needs to get out more anyways. Just be back around evening for you class."
Sleep like that hadn't came in a long time. It so seemed good until late in the morning that scene played out again, this time it seemed worse. Waking up out to breath she had to look around to know she wasn't in the tent and he was gone. The people responsible still sitting pretty. Letting out a few shaky breaths she sat up leaning forward to try and repress those emotions.
"It's in the past," Aisilyn told herself softly, repeating the daily mantra. "There's only tomorrow."
At least Salazar was in the shower when this happened. She did not need him seeing this emotionally vulnerable part. That was how people got in and stayed in. That would be a start of something real.
Salazer awake late the next day tired. His body was heavy as he gently set her down Aisilyn. Careful not to wake her he got up and headed to his shower. Last night had been a lot of fun for him. How every the next morning something felt off. At first he couldn't tell what. However, as he stood there hot water running down his face it clicked. His heart wasn't in it. Much to his surprise that he still had one. Their relationship would always be one of lust and not of passion. He doubted that could have anything more than that. He wasn't much of a caring person anymore and she didn't seem to be one to settle down easy.
It bothered him in the deeps of his stomach. Could he every have a real relationship again? He didn't think he could. Not after what he had become. Only a few knew about his condition and even less knew that it could kill him. Could he drag someone feelings around like that? No he couldn't that why it was easier just to have lust. Aisilyen would leave soon and he could probabley find some one else. At least until his life was end. Other by demons inside of him or a blade to the chest. "I will die alone like I should," She said to himself.
Aisilyn wasn't truly experienced but had heard a bit growing up. Actually using the information for practice. It had felt amazing and even having the wiggle room to have a little control. Willingly she rested her head on his shoulder, panting. At least they also connected like this.
"Good night, Salazar," Aisilyn said leaning up to kiss his cheek. What was said about her heart was true. While she was comfortable it didn't mean there would be deep feelings.
"There is a awful sense of humor with you. It could be corny, though," Aisilyn shook her head before looking him with a smirk. Moving a hand down his chest she gave a small sound. "Hmm...I'll calmly say lending. I do enjoy the sex though."
She could torture him as much, it would be a game. She would not make it easy on him or give him exactly what he wanted.
Salazar laughed as he ended the spell. "And when have I ever been about giving something out with out working for it." He climbed over her shadowing her hold body while on his hand and knees. "I like to tease and draw things out. I want you to want it." He ran one of his hands up and down her sides. Lightly touching her skin. So say, it scream it. Tell me that you our mine to do with." He leaned down and nibble on her neck softly biting it.
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