IC: Helios, [color=#696969;]Colx[/color], and [color=#daa520;]Melna [/color](Le-Koro)
"So, this is it?"
[color=#daa520;]"Yeah, I guess so"[/color]
[color=#696969;]"Don't go all sentimental on me now, kids"[/color]
[color=#daa520;]"Watch your mouth, tough guy" Melna protested and gave Colx a light-hearted prod in the side.[/color]
The sun was setting over Le-Koro, and most of its inhabitants were going to sleep, aside from the three individuals that were standing by the elevators.
[color=#696969;]One of them was a stubby, worn and bitter Skakdi whose toothy grin lent itself mostly towards amusement on others behalf, like he'd seen somebody hurt themselves in a comical way once and was still smiling because of it.[/color]
[color=#daa520;]The other was a female Lesterin, with a very athletic build, clad in armor that showed off her excellent physique. A pair of orange glowing eyes with a strange intensity to them, like she was constantly waiting for the right moment to pounce at her prey, peered through her Kualsi.[/color]
The third was an oddly-colored Toa of Gravity, with golden armor and Kanohi rather than the usual purple, and simultaneously the group's tallest and clearly youngest individual. In one hand he was handling a large warhammer, in the other a disk launcher. A large backpack took up space on the back of both the Lesterin and the Toa, it was clear they were both leaving for a long trip.
"So" Helios asked "what will you be doing, Colx?"
[color=#696969;]The Skakdi of Gravity cocked an eyebrow in a thoughtful manner, which clashed horribly with his large grin.[/color]
[color=#696969;]"I was thinking of turning training into a full-time business. After all, those who can't do, teach"[/color]
[color=#daa520;]"Go for it" the Lesterin of Gravity encouraged "you trained us; you could definitely become a great trainer for all would-be heroes or adventurers"[/color]
"Definitely" Helios chimed in, an encouraging smile creeping across his golden Miru.
[color=#696969;]"Now, remember, don't talk to strangers, and don't forget to be in bed by sunset"[/color]
This time, it was Helios' turn to give the Skakdi a lighthearted prod. He grabbed Colx's shoulder lightly, and shook it sternly with a small chuckle.
[color=#696969;]"Now, get going you two, before I change my mind and ground you for a month" Colx urged.[/color]
"Don't worry you big lug, we'll be okay"
[color=#696969;]"Some final words" the Skakdi retorted. [/color][color=rgb(105,105,105);]His trained eyes ran both the Lesterin and the Toa up and down a couple times before he first turned his face to the Ba-Toa.[/color]
[color=#696969;]"Now, Helios, don't forget the most important lesson I taught you"[/color]
"Don't be a hero when you don't have to" Helios replied with a polite nod.
[color=#696969;]"And you, Melna, what was my lesson to you?"[/color]
[color=#daa520;]"Don't just go barging into things" she replied with a mock pout.[/color]
[color=#696969;]"Good, now get your butts in gear before I make you run another five laps around the Koro"[/color]
"Alright, alright" Helios replied with an expression that was half amusement, half mild annoyance.
The Lesterin and the Toa stepped into the elevator, and gave their trainer and friend a wave as they descended into the deep woods below.
[color=#daa520;]"So, what are you going to do?" Melna asked her fellow Gravity wielder as the elevator slowly descended to ground level.[/color]
"I'm thinking about heading to Ko-Koro; maybe offer my services to the Akiri for a while. What about you?"
[color=#daa520;]"I was thinking Ta-Koro, they say it's lovely this time of year" the curvy Lesterin said.[/color]
"I'll bet" Helios replied.
The two left the elevator, and kept walking along the path for a length of time, Helios's large boots producing loud thumps as Melna's much smaller footwear was barely audible upon the grass. The fork in the road grew ever closer, like a proverbial knife that separated the two friends for who knows how long.
"So…" Helios trailed off as they turned to face each other, but he was cut off when the Lesterin smothered him in a hug. Almost on reflex, Helios returned the gesture with a content smile.
"I'll see ya" Helios said.
[color=#daa520;]"Same to you" Melna replied.[/color]
The two then parted ways, taking the first steps on their individual searches for adventure, as the sun set over Mata Nui.
[color=#696969;]Colx arrived home at his new gym, and threw a quick glance at the two now abandoned huts staying close by.[/color]
[color=#696969;]"Kindred spirits, kids" he mumbled to himself before he went to sleep.[/color]
OOC: Melna to Ta-Wahi, and Helios to Ko-Wahi. Colx open for business
Edited by Geardirector, May 26 2013 - 11:39 AM.