Post by Marius Whitby on Oct 15, 2017 19:44:43 GMT -5
"Ir abelas, Marius," she said with a nod. "Were a silly thought what I ain't gonna dwell on. But I do wanna practice ridin' more soon. Fer now, might be best we go back. I'm rightful hungry, y'know?"
"I'm always hungry," Marius laughed, patting his belly for good measure. The Warden hunger had caused him to gain back the weight he'd lost after Sybil died, but not much more than that. "And I bet we can get you jumpin' more. Gotta practice a bit more with the branches so we don't hurt anything."
They started heading back toward the city, Kong and Daisy trotting at a leisurely pace. Marius took in a deep breath and sighed. "I think we're gonna be alright, Niamh. We'll just keep going, yeah?" He grinned at his friend and his eyes shone with a mischievous light. "But first you'll have to catch me." With that he dug his heels into Kong's side and took off ahead, laughing all the way.
Post by Marius Whitby on Oct 8, 2017 18:15:44 GMT -5
Something must have happened at the compound that he didn't know about yet. He asked her what was going on and she just seemed to get even angrier. The Qunari - is that what they were called? - furrowed her brows at him and Marius watched her nostrils flare. She certainly seemed angry enough.
“I saw you sneaking about. What are your intentions?” She asked him, her fingers gripped tighter around the haft of her hammer. “My voice carries. It will not take much for me to raise the alarm.”
"I don't really see how that's your business." Marius raised an eyebrow at her. "I couldn't sleep and I figured I'd go for a walk. I didn't figure there'd be anything else going on this late." His eyes flickered down to the hands on the hammer and then back up to her eyes. His sleepy haze started to diminish and he shook his head and let out a laugh. "Wait, you don't think... I live here. If that's what you want to call it."
Post by Marius Whitby on Oct 1, 2017 9:17:55 GMT -5
It had been too long since Marius had had a good spar session with someone who could give him a run for his money. And now, after having expended his energy against Siali, he leaned against the bench and wiped the sweat from his brow.
"You're good," he laughed, panting a bit. "I think we can teach each other a thing or two."
He put his practice daggers back into their place and turned back to the elf. "Maybe we can do this again. It's good for me to practice against people who can actually kick my arse." He grinned widely, no hint of jest in his voice. Siali could kick his arse. He could kick hers. It was a good problem to have.
He felt the familiar rumble in his tummy and he sighed. "I guess I'm gonna head over to the mess. You're welcome to join me if you want!"
Post by Marius Whitby on Sept 29, 2017 18:28:36 GMT -5
"No, ain't been easy a'tall," Niamh said about Anders. "But were gonna work hard 'an kick arse, you and me, to keep folks safe. 'An you can maaaybe teach me some sneak-thief stuff so's I ken dart and duck like you!"
Marius laughed. "I can probably teach you a thing or two, yeah. Not sure if our superiors would like that though," he winked at her. "But we can do some of the stuff. Working in the shadows and the like."
He asked if she wanted to ride ahead or keep on jumping the little jumps. It was fun enough, and he figured it was good for her to be more comfortable on the horse.
"One more," she said. "But it's gotta be bigger. Like them leaps what are in the tales."
Marius scrubbed the back of his neck. "I mean, I'm not sure we're ready for that... Jumpin' can be dangerous and pretty sure Cauthrien will have my hide if anything happens to you." He sighed. "I've lost enough friends for awhile."
Post by Marius Whitby on Sept 28, 2017 20:05:54 GMT -5
Marius was usually pretty observant. He had to be, given his former profession. You didn't succeed as a thief without taking heed of your surroundings, after all. But tonight was a little different. The nightmare had been one of the worst he'd ever had, and made worse yet because it could have happened.
And it almost did happen.
He'd almost lost Miri. He couldn't lose someone else. He had lost so much when Sybil had died, and Miriam had helped him remember who he was again. He couldn't lose her, too. He wouldn't lose her. He'd die for her if he had to. Maker, he wasn't going to lose her.
He looked ahead and realized a figure was approaching him at a relatively quick pace. A large figure. With... horns? Marius stopped walking and rubbed his eyes. He needed more sleep, if he was going to be hallucinating.
The voice jarred his hand away from his face and Marius found himself staring at a woman much larger than himself. And she definitely had horns. Marius had never met a Qunari before, but he was sure as shit he was about to.
"Maker, you scared me," he replied, holding up his hands as his eyes fell on the large hammer she had at the ready. "Is something happening?" he asked.
Post by Marius Whitby on Sept 17, 2017 9:21:30 GMT -5
It was nice laying there with Miriam, pretending for a moment that everything was normal. Marius grinned as Miriam nipped at his lips, and told her about the game his mum had taught him as a boy. What would have become of him if Anne Whitby hadn't done that? Would he have had a right and proper life?
“And now you're a right proper hero Grey Warden," Miri teased, walking her fingers up his nose. Marius wrinkled it a bit, the feel of her fingertips tickling him. "Maybe your mum won’t be as shocked about me as I thought, then, if she’s the one who taught you how to pick pockets,” she said. “I mean, if I meet your mum. I mean, I want to. And I know you’ve said you want me to. I just… you know."
She hid her face in his shoulder and laughed. "When you meet my mum..." he started, coaxing her out of hiding, "...I'll be lucky if she doesn't scare you off with all the fussin' she'll do over you. She'll probably make you sit and drink some tea with her and ask you a ton of annoying questions. Then she'll feed you too much stew and ask you more annoying questions and soon you'll be wondering why you ever thought coming home with Marius Whitby was a good idea."
He let out a dejected sigh, though the smile never left his lips. "If you want to meet her... I mean I want you to meet her..." His fingers ran down her arm. "I love you and I know she'll love you, too, y'know?"
Post by Marius Whitby on Sept 8, 2017 18:51:36 GMT -5
Awhile back, we used to hold Monthly Mix-ups which would pair players together with characters they might otherwise not have a chance to thread with. They were a lot of fun!
I would like to bring this back, but with a twist. The idea would be to pair Canons with Non-Canon players and give everyone a fun way to get their characters together. The pairings will be randomly generated.
Threads can be AU, past, present, and can be used to drive plots.
If you are interested in participating, please say so in here. I'd love to see a lot of participation in this!
OH! And if you play a number of characters please state which characters you would be interested in dropping in to the mix.
Marius had awoken with a nightmare, his heart pounding furiously and drenched with sweat. It wasn't from his Joining. This nightmare was about Miri and templars. About losing her to them. About being unable to save her. He sat up in bed, cradling his head in his hands and slowed his breathing as much as he could. He had to get out of his room. He had to do something.
He changed out of his sweat-drenched clothes and tossed on a fresh tunic and trousers. He slipped on his boots and he left his room, not sure where he was going to go but knowing that he had to go somewhere.
He walked the compound with his hands shoved in his pockets. It was too late to go see Miriam. She would welcome him, but he didn't want to worry her. Soon, he found himself in the training yard. It was too late for that and he wasn't wearing his armor, but it was a nice enough night. Marius sat heavily on a bench and leaned his head up against the cold stone wall behind him. He just needed to clear his head.
After that didn't work he hopped back to his feet and started stalking around the compound again. It was going to be a long night.
Post by Marius Whitby on Sept 3, 2017 14:01:12 GMT -5
Niamh was more than a little excited when Daisy hopped over the sticks on the ground. She yelped with excitement once she realized the horse had done exactly what Marius said she would do.
"By the Creators, I dun it!" Niamh exclaimed. "Oh wow.." Looking at Marius with a wide smile she said, "Ma serannas, falon. Me mind's been stuck on Anders and I... well, this means lots. Ain't been easy, yknow?"
Marius grinned back at her, shrugging a bit. "Anything to get your mind off it all. I know it hasn't been easy since Anders... I just know it hasn't been easy." He let out a little breath. It hadn't been easy with Miri either, but now she was healing up the right way. Physically, anyway. It would be a long time before she was whole again. Anders wasn't so lucky. "Should we try some more?" he asked Niamh after a moment. "Or do you want to keep on riding?"
Post by Marius Whitby on Sept 3, 2017 13:37:21 GMT -5
Siali said not much had changed for her either, except for with people she didn't know. People didn't look down at her when she was wearing her blues as much, which Marius figured meant because she was an elf.
“I think I do less day-to-day fighting as a Warden than I ever did as a civilian.” She said with a crooked smile as she looked over the lock she'd just popped. “It’s made life easier.”
"Yeah, it's nice not having to run every time I see a guard," Marius chuckled. "'Course joining the guard in the first place helped with that for me. They were pretty desperate when I applied."
Siali set the lock down. "So what next?"
"Well, we could do some sparring if you want?" Marius asked. "I could stretch my legs some and it's more fun if I've got someone to do it with. Plus, I'd like to see what you can do." He grinned a bit. "Figure you've got some fancy moves on you."
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