Jan 15, 2015, 10:35:19 PM1/15/15
(( Arboretum ))
DeVeau: Don’t do anything rash, Captain.
Kells: Who are you? What do you want?
::She smiled, but the light that would have danced in Alora’s eyes with
such a gesture was conspicuously absent.::
DeVeau: I am the Kindred. We are the Kindred.
::She refrained from answering his other question and Kells took the
opportunity to call out to the others who were trapped with him.::
Kells: ::loudly:: Who else is here? If you can hear me, let me know!
Bakari: I'm here, sir. Lt. Commander Bakari, along with Ambassador
Calderan. You're not alone.
Calderan: Alora seems…. possesed!
DeVeau: Possessed...an interesting term. I suppose it is accurate enough.
Kells: Then tell me what's happened to Alora -- and why you're holding
::The one who was Alora had turned as if to stride away, but Kells’
demand drew her back. She studied him, then moved closer.::
DeVeau: She is here. Not particularly happy, but she is here. As for why
- well, I have my reasons.
DeVeau: We were dying, until you took us - withering away in the
remnants of that cloud. It seems your...plants as you call them...are
quite compatible with us - as are certain of your beings.
::Something chirped and Kindred Alora started to turn, but the question
posted to her distracted her.::
DeVeau: Not all of you. Not most of you, actually. This one...this was
was very receptive. Easy.
::She paused, as if trying to find words to more accurately describe
what she meant. Eventually, she flicked a hand dismissively.::
DeVeau: No matter. She was the first - but she will not be the last.
::There was murmuring behind her, but for the moment, Kindred Alora
ignored it in favour of the man before her.::
::She edged forward, peering intently at him.::
DeVeau: You and her…::She struggled a moment.:: Friends. Interesting.
::Another presence entered the arboretum and the flowers bent toward
Alora and whispered of its arrival. Without turning, she spoke.::
DeVeau: Another visitor.
EGAN MANNO: Hello, Alora.
::Vines immediately snapped around the captain and Kindred Alora focused
upon the dark beauty.::
DeVeau: Interesting. I would have thought the captain would have avoided
DeVeau: And to what do I owe this visit?