The temptation to drop the head echoed around her skull as this “Red” just ignored them. It made rage pin prickle it's way through her stomach, to be pushed to the background like she was nothing more than one of the large boulders that littered the soil around them. The woman was stupidly sure of herself to pass over questions to dote on the Mer. It was concerning, the attention the newcomer gave her. Perhaps Red was smitten… Or her intentions were not as simple as they first thought.
“I heard the fighting, came to watch, the red mage attacked me, I fought back, he ran away” What a fucking coincidence. A single glance downwards was gifted to the loaf as Red said that the enemy mage ran away. “then I found this beauty.” Her stomach flipped as she let her gaze return to the Mer. Ew. This Red one appeared out of thin air, fought an enemy...and now is making love struck googly eyes at the Mer. Why? The word burned a joke through the tip of her tongue. She didn’t get a chance to air her thoughts when Solar spoke his mind and waited for a response.
“Oh, Red Lady will not kill you.” the ethereal creature lilted, matter-of-factly, “Red Lady does not care about you.”
It appeared to be the wrong response for Solar. The man let a deep breath escape his cracked lips before sending an unamused glare to the ground. His gaze dragged over the group as of he was searching for another voice of reason. One was missing. A small crinkle burrowed into his forehead and he let his heavy feet kick dust up as he moved away from the group.
The Wanderer remained silent. Letting the others voice their concern as dull eyes dragged over the newcomer. She agreed with the Wraith. The woman had given no reason for them to trust her. “I don't like it” Her voice clear and strong as she kept a firm grip on her axe. “You have given us no reason to trust you. All that Ambie has confirmed is that you are more preoccupied with trying to get closer to the Mer… for what appears to be unsavoury reasons.”
“We are not a group of people out for vengeance. Out to settle a fucking feud that started 5 minutes ago or fuck something they set eyes on 3 minutes ago. This is bigger than you, so unless you realise that...I don't see any point you joining us.” The Wanderer let her words settle like the dust around them. The red one grinned and gripped the Mer’s hand tight. “This isn’t some fucking children’s adventure...Oh for fucks sake.” She turned her attention to the head in her hands. “You’ve been quiet for once….What’s your opinion on this?”
The loaf opened his mouth to spout some egotistical bull shit when Solar’s voice broke through the momentary silence. “Over here. Now.” The urgency in his voice was unusual, enough to make the Wanderer stop glaring at the newcomer and the Mer. She didn’t give the loaf any chance to refuse to go any closer, she moved closer to Solar’s voice and kept her axe close by her side. Blood had a horrible smell and the closer they got to Solar, the more it became overwhelming.
Raven lay motionless before them. His eyes wide open, staring at a non-existent foe. Another had fallen. Her lips tightened into a thin line and she let a deep sigh escape her nostrils. The look in the Raven’s eyes was gut wrenching but her attention was dragged to the fact that his leg was missing. Jagged edges told her it was teeth that had torn the leg from his body. What the fuckity fuck was big enough to do that...and yet somehow none of them had noticed it...