[PI] The Warrior and The MageThe Yitai forest was dominated by the castle, like an army in front of its king. It was better known as the Mages' Forest, because the Yitai-ka family that had lived amongst its trees, had all been mighty wizards of unimaginable calibre. The Yitai-ka family had been the kingdom's first and most reliable form of defence from enemy attacks in the years gone by. But since the rule of the New Kings, the family foresaw a future that would only bring the kingdom despair and the king at the time forced them out of their home. He claimed that the Yitai-ka family were frauds and was sure that there was no threat to the kingdom. Since then, the forest had remained uninhabited.
So it was strange to see a small camp set up in one of the smaller clearings of the forest. It wasn't a large camp, nor a permanent one, built for just two ponies and hidden out of sight of the city's gates. Two sets of basic bedding and a campfire were all that made it up, so it was hard to call it a camp in the first pla
[PI] The Lord and The ThiefThe finely dressed phoenix stallion looked out of place walking down the cold stone corridor that lead to the dungeons below the king's palace. His pale yellow coat was almost a glow in the dark halls, and he would shine even more if it wasn't for the finery he wore across his back. But yellow wasn't the only colour he sported, down his face, from forelock to nose, a blaze of royal purple stretched, to match the okapi markings that climbed up his legs. Though despite the beautiful colours that he was born with, his green eyes could only be sombre. But none would understand why.
"Lord Kin, sir!" said the guard, who had obviously not been doing his job as attentative as he should. The periodicals that littered his station said it all.
"At ease," said Kin. The guard relaxed, but still seemed to be nervous. The phoenix pony got straight to the point. "I want to see the prisoner. Alone."
The guard, who was a simple, burly earth pony (probably once a farmer), seemed to become much more anxio
[MLP] Fight or FlightJennu walked back through Ponyville, having just delivered Cranky Doodle Donkey's cart back to him after fixing it and picking up some more supplies for his workshop. The weight of his saddle-bags was satisfying, now he could get on with that project he had planned ages ago. Shame he had run out of bits before he could get started. Still, better late than never, the off-white pegasus reasoned.
His workshop came into view and he was looking forward to spending the afternoon by himself, but it was not yet to be.
Jennu did not bother hiding his grimace at the sound of Rainbow Dash's voice. All he wanted to do was get back to his workshop. "What do you want?" he said, carrying on toward his front door as the rainbow-haired pegasus buzzed around his head like an annoying parasprite. Celestia help him if she started multiplying.
"How come up didn't turn up for Tornado Duty last week?"
"I was busy," was the short, but truthful, reply. Things didn't fix themselves.
"Oh yeah? Too b
Loneliness with a side of HurtThe noise of the key in the lock of the front door was a welcome sound to Takeshi. It had been a long night, he had never had three targets in one night before and he was exhausted. He was surprised he managed to make it back to the flat in good time, he had been very sluggish on the way home, so much so a pickpocket had almost gotten away with getting the better of him. That was practically unheard of for Takeshi. He had almost decided to sleep at the Boss' place he has been that tired. But it would be unfair on Kichirou, he couldn't leave his brother like that.
He stepped into the flat, accompanied by the creak of the door. It was a horrible noise, but another sound that brought a strange comfort for Taka. He leant against the door as it shut behind him and let out a long, tired sigh. He hated this. He hated working for the Boss, for the mafia, killing people, stealing things. Everything. But it kept him fed, helped to keep his flat, kept him safe. But most importantly, it kept Kichi