OOC - Well, that clinches it. I know where this is going XD
Oh Mona, much as I sympathize, you're going to ruin the pace of my story XP Taren - Revus - Amica
Revus was clearly taken aback, and was even more astonished when she punched him too. Celcium guffawed at the look on his face, as Revus struggled to recompose himself. What the heck...happened?
Taren staggered back, but didn't fall. Good as she was, he'd been punished by better than she. His temper was flaring though. "I'd give you the truth, but could you take it?" he retorted angrily. "Could you even comprehend? Ignorant little islander, you are a child trying to pretend you're an adult! You've not yet won the privilege to know what I know! When you have seen as many worlds die as I have, then maybe you could understand the wonders I've witnessed."
"How will we ever understand if everyone refuses to explain it to us?" Amica said, speaking up finally. She sounded a little irked herself. "So we are children to you? Educate us then! Just stop with the bloody riddles already!"
She didn't like Mona, but she was right. The riddles had to stop.
Taren glanced from Mona to Amica and back again. Looking between the two, he had the sudden realization that the little islander was not only of sterner stuff, but would probably handle the trials and choices ahead much better. He'd yet to hear anything substantial from the guy, but it looked like the little kid would be the leader here. Smiling slightly, he nodded. "Its straight answers you want then? Fine, but you'll have to earn 'em if you want them." Rubbing the new sore spot on his face, he continued, "Travel the world. Explore. Record. Find the corruption in everything, and try to discern its cause. When you have explored at least three of the tribal lands, go to the mountains. You will know what to do from there." Nodding at them, he turned away. "Then I will put the pieces together."
Revus watched him walk away, then gestured to the other spirits, who vanished back into the Book. He glanced at the Chosen, saying, "I will teach you to Record. Please allow me a moment." and he too vanished into the book.
Alone in the void - if one can be alone with several other spirits around you, he settled into a cross-legged position, closed his eyes, and focused.
Amica glanced at the others, uncertain.