Post by Clara Shaltin on Aug 3, 2017 20:53:12 GMT -5
Clara and Jam swam for a while until they made it to the far side of the dock. Seeing that they hadn't been discovered and no one had pursued them, she pulled her soaking wet and cold self out of the water. Then she turned and pulled Jam out as well. It was like lifting a fifty ton carpet, all the while Jam whining pitifully.
"Just hang in there, Jam, I've almost got you." With one last tug, Clara dragged Jam up onto the dry land. As soon as she released him, he shook out his fur, making Clara wetter than ever.
Casting a final glance in the direction of the ship, where the argument over the contraband was showing no sign of easing up, Cauthrien sheathed her sword and stood, making her way over to where mage and dog had emerged from the water, keeping her distance until the hound had given himself a good shake.
"The ship was carrying lyrium," she said in a low voice, watching the younger woman's face, wondering if she'd lied about not knowing what the cargo was.
Post by Clara Shaltin on Aug 11, 2017 13:20:06 GMT -5
Clara didn't notice Cauthrien approach until Jam finished shaking his fur free from the excess water. "The ship was carrying lyrium," she whispered.
"Lyrium?" Clara said, looking at Cauthrien wide-eyed. "I was guarding smuggled lyrium?" Things were beginning to make a bit of sense now. The secrecy, the threats, the captain killing guards. "Was it a big shipment?" she asked. Curiosity was pricking the back of her mind. Having not ever been in the circle, she had never seen lyrium before, but she heard many a story about crazy lyrium smugglers. Did this now make her one of them?
“Lyrium?” the young woman’s eyes went wide with a surprise that Cauthrien didn't think was feigned. “I was guarding smuggled lyrium?” Then, “Was it a big shipment?”
“I didn’t bother finding out,” Cauthrien replied with a shrug, “but it looked to be enough to keep all the templars in Highever distracted for a bit.” She hesitated, then added, “Do you understand what would have happened if it had been discovered while you were standing guard over that ship?” Best case, she’d have been in a prison cell.
Fishing in her belt pouch, she withdrew the two sovereigns she’d promised earlier. “Take these,” she told the girl, “and try to be more careful about the jobs you take on, all right?”
Post by Clara Shaltin on Aug 12, 2017 17:01:35 GMT -5
Cauthrien shrugged. “I didn’t bother finding out but it looked to be enough to keep all the templars in Highever distracted for a bit. Do you understand what would have happened if it had been discovered while you were standing guard over that ship?"
Clara could guess. Among the many scenarios that played in her mind, the most prominent ones were being arrested, handed over to the templars, taken to the Circle, and being made tranquil. Any one of these alone would have been horrible. She dared not think just how bad it would be if all of these happened together at the same time. "I know," she finally answered Cauthrien.
The woman reached into her belt and pulled out two sovereigns. “Take these, and try to be more careful about the jobs you take on, all right?”
It wasn't what Clara would have gotten had everything ran smoothly, but it was certainly a lot more valuable considering she left that awful situation with her life and her freedom in tact. Clara nodded. "I'll try," she replied. "But I make no promises. I would rather eat outside the walls of Kinloch Hold rather than be trapped behind them. Jam, come." Clara made her way to leave but then stopped for a moment and turned around.
"Thanks," she said, "for not turning me in." And with that, dog and girl left the docks, happy that they had finished their no questions asked mission.
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