IC: (Perkahn, Ta-Koro)
[color=#800000;]Following the sewers to a rational conclusion at a grate that, after some cooperation between Perkahn and Grochi, was no longer locked, nor had a lock at all, the two Toa found themselves in the great city of Ta-Koro, now in a state of siege by the Rahkshi hordes outside the city, just coldly staring at the walls. Before anyone among the panicked citizens of the city could question their business in having just emerged from the sewers, Perkahn spoke, clearly and loudly, for all to hear.[/color]
"Citizens of Ta-Koro! Is anyone organizing a defense, or an evac? Where is the captain of the guard?"
[color=#800000;]Perkahn heard it. A voice he didn't exactly think he'd hear any time soon, and that was kind of silly, because he should've known she still lived here. More like than not, he subconsciously knew that she lived here, hence why he so eagerly jumped to help this city.[/color]
"Arianna," [color=#800000;]he heard himself whisper, turning to face that image that had appeared. To face the person that he wanted to save the most of all. To face a tall Toa of Lightning with a Kaukau, a beautiful vision that haunted many of his dreams, be they good or be they nightmares.[/color]
[color=#800000;]To face the woman he loved.[/color]
[color=#daa520;]"I thought you were..."[/color]
"No," [color=#800000;]he muttered, quietly. [/color]"I'm not. I came back to save you. And all these people."
[color=#daa520;]"Perkahn..." she replied, only just so refraining from averting her gaze.[/color]
"Arianna. Don't worry. I'm going to save this city, and I'm going to save you."
[color=#daa520;]"Perkahn," she said his name, meaningfully, as if there was something she wanted to say but couldn't bring herself to.[/color]
"It's okay, love."
[color=#800000;]He took a step closer and hugged her. [/color]"We'll talk later. Now, I've got a city to protect. Like back then."
[color=#800000;]Perkahn laid just a gentle kiss on her forehead, and slowly turned back to the mass of people. He spoke again, calmly. [/color]"As I was saying, is anyone organizing a defense?"