Tied Together
IC date: DATE
OOC date: 18/01/13
PCs: Daisychain, Rising Chaos
NPCs: None
GM: None

Living on the outskirts of town has it's advantages. There are several large fileds around Horseshow Harbour before you hit farm country. If a pony has the inclination, they can be fun places to play, relax or get some privacy.

This suits Rising Chaos just fine. she's set up shop in a field quite enar her house, easily within sight of it from the road. She's counting on not many ponies passing by her house, or taking an interest in her to keep the peace. The fact that she has three swords moving aroudn eahc other in a veritable blur is probably helping. The mare is sparring against, seemingly, herself. The worst part is that she's losing, badly.
There are, however, a few ponies that know of this location…some that might even might start calling it their second home. The flap of wings can be heard fading in from high above as Daisy, the newest addition to the Queen's ponies, begins to come in for a landing. She's still got her normal glasses so her flying is a bit on the timid side.
:would probably be less than impressed to hear the 'second home' comment. Still, Daisychain is one of probably for ponies who has nothing to fear. While it looks like the unicorn is fully absorbed in her practice, she takes note of the approach. "Hello, miss Daisychain," she says without looking up. It always pays to put the other pony a little bit in awe of you.
Rising-Chaos would probably be less than impressed to hear the 'second home' comment. Still, Daisychain is one of probably for ponies who has nothing to fear. While it looks like the unicorn is fully absorbed in her practice, she takes note of the approach. "Hello, miss Daisychain," she says without looking up. It always pays to put the other pony a little bit in awe of you.
Daisychain 's landing in the field is a little less than graceful. It seems her glasses started slipping from her face as she made her final approach. She lets out an 'oof' as her hooves make clumsy contact with the ground. Pushing her glasses up, she nods, "…Hello….Rising…."
Rising-Chaos doesn't break from her practice. Her cloak whirls around her as she tries to use more hoofwork, so is constantly moving. The bandages around her chest are clean, but it's clearly not good to be doing this. Try and tell her that though, see how that goes. "To what do I owe the pleasure of your visit?" The unicorn slips on a patch of grass, and stumbles. The cutlass, which is acting as the opponent, rips past her guard and taps her on the chest, right above the stab wound. The mare growls, soaking wet from the rain and now muddy. She stamps a hoof. "Again, slower."
Daisychain seems a little less concerned about the other pony's question than she is about her condition, "Maybe…maybe you should be…taking it a little…easier…right now? She's been showing signs of improvement in her timidness, but there's still much work to be done.
:chuckles, and keeps practicing. "Tell me, miss Daisychain. If I am in danger, could I ask my assailant to 'take it easy?' I'm sure that would have worked on Heart Throb." There's another whirl of metal which ends with the cutlass tapping against her chest again. Another hoof stamp. "Again, slower."
Rising-Chaos chuckles, and keeps practicing. "Tell me, miss Daisychain. If I am in danger, could I ask my assailant to 'take it easy?' I'm sure that would have worked on Heart Throb." There's another whirl of metal which ends with the cutlass tapping against her chest again. Another hoof stamp. "Again, slower."
Daisychain stomps her own hoof on the ground. She closes her eyes like she's probably going to regret what she's about to say to Rising, "Look…I…I know you want to…want to protect the Queen…but…but" she harumphs, but more at her own frustration for not being able to just come out and say it, "If you're hurt…an' th' Queen's hurt…who's gonna be protectin' ya?"
Rising-Chaos doesn't answer that just yet, and lets the question hang in the air. with a grunt of effort, she pushes through and scores a hit on the wooden mannequin that is acting as 'target'. "Cease," she commands, and the cutlass falls to the ground. "I will protect her, and protect myself. Just as I rely on her to protect me, and take care of herself. This wound is nothing compared to the strength she gives me." Even so, she needs to sit down, because stab wounds hurt. "I have to improve if I want to make a good first mate."
Daisychain lets out a long sigh, walking over to the still-injured mare and lightly putting a wing around her in an attempt to comfort. "I…I don't think that's going to be…a problem…" she says, still a little worried about any consequences for her words, "But…If you…don't take care of yourself…then…it makes it harder…for you ta take care of her." She looks away as if she's expecting a judging glare.
:sighs, kicking at the ground. "And if I don't push myself my hardest, I fail like everything else I've ever done. Quite the dilemma, yes?" She notices the flinch, and tries a smile. "So long as you protect and serve my queen, you have nothing to fear from me, miss Daisychain. Regardless of personal feelings, Queen Pegasus comes first, and she /likes/ you." There's some venom in the word 'likes', but sure Daisychain is listening for it! Of course not.
Rising-Chaos sighs, kicking at the ground. "And if I don't push myself my hardest, I fail like everything else I've ever done. Quite the dilemma, yes?" She notices the flinch, and tries a smile. "So long as you protect and serve my queen, you have nothing to fear from me, miss Daisychain. Regardless of personal feelings, Queen Pegasus comes first, and she /likes/ you." There's some venom in the word 'likes', but sure Daisychain is listening for it! Of course not.
Daisychain looks up at the sky, the rain still lightly coming down. Of course, it never seems like the rain will come to an end. She takes in a deep breath, closing her eyes in thought, "And…protect and serve…I will. But…seeing you like…this…I…I wish I could…help." She seems a little resistant to the venom. She walks over and grabs one of the swords in her mouth. Flapping her wings ever so lightly, she hovers barely off the ground. It seems she wants to help Rising train, but at a different pace.

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:watches the mare blankly. "Really? You're going to try and engage a mare who has previous experience, telekenisis, and two swords. While all you have is a single sword in your mouth. Unless you're going to tell me you're a warrior, I must advise against this." The unicorn makes no move to ready her weapons. "I know how hard I can push myself, I'm no fool. I will slow down when I need to."
Rising-Chaos watches the mare blankly. "Really? You're going to try and engage a mare who has previous experience, telekenisis, and two swords. While all you have is a single sword in your mouth. Unless you're going to tell me you're a warrior, I must advise against this." The unicorn makes no move to ready her weapons. "I know how hard I can push myself, I'm no fool. I will slow down when I need to."
Daisychain 's eyes narrow a little bit. Apparently she's completely serious about this! She hovers slowly towards the other pony, sword still in her mouth. It's fairly obvious that she'll be winding up on the bad end of the outcome, but there's some sort of fire in her eyes.
:watches her impassively. Once Daisychain is close enough she explodes in to action. the two swords leap in to the air, one going left, the other going right. Rising herself back away, keeping her distance. The machete attempts to knock the cutlass from the pagsus's mouth, while the sword short heads right for her throat. For a moment, Rising looks at herself somewhat in shock. "I didn't mean to do that."
Rising-Chaos watches her impassively. Once Daisychain is close enough she explodes in to action. the two swords leap in to the air, one going left, the other going right. Rising herself back away, keeping her distance. The machete attempts to knock the cutlass from the pagsus's mouth, while the sword short heads right for her throat. For a moment, Rising looks at herself somewhat in shock. "I didn't mean to do that."
ooc that was either the best or worst typo ever
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: that was either the best or worst typo ever
ooc I wrote 'heads' backwards
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: I wrote 'heads' backwards
(OOC) Daisychain: Wow
ooc I'm super good at this XD
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: I'm super good at this XD
Daisychain 's eyes go wide. After all, she was only expecting one of the swords to come after her. She turns her neck and blocks the swing of the short sword with good grace, but isn't as lucky with the machete. It doesn't harm her, but it /does/ snip the string holding her glasses. They fall forward and she drops to the ground, using one of her wings to hold the spectacles in place. The look on her face suggests she's a bit disappointed. She sets the sword down and sighs, "I…I'm…useless…"
:is a bit busy staring at herself worriedly. "That's an issue to be ironed out. That won't do at all." She pulls out a notebook and notes it down. Only once she's finished that does she look up at Daisychain. "Useless? Don't be ridiculous. Just because you can't beat a pony who has every advantage on you, doesn't make you weak." She walks up and pats Daisychain on the shoulder, a concillatory gesture not matched at all by the look she gives the mare. "Queen sees something in you. I think I can see it to, though I'm loathe to admit it. Self deprecation is not going to get you anywhere."
Rising-Chaos is a bit busy staring at herself worriedly. "That's an issue to be ironed out. That won't do at all." She pulls out a notebook and notes it down. Only once she's finished that does she look up at Daisychain. "Useless? Don't be ridiculous. Just because you can't beat a pony who has every advantage on you, doesn't make you weak." She walks up and pats Daisychain on the shoulder, a concillatory gesture not matched at all by the look she gives the mare. "Queen sees something in you. I think I can see it to, though I'm loathe to admit it. Self deprecation is not going to get you anywhere."
Daisychain plots her rear down, her shoulders drooping as the pony pats her, "But…what if…what if somepony attacks ya again…like…like they just did? You…and…and Queen…you're both hurt. You won't be able ta defend yerselves…an…an if I can't do nothin' cause I can't see…then…then what's the point?" She looks at the bandage around Rising's chest, "So…what…what actually happened? I di'nt really get told much…"
:shrugs. "You leave the fighting to the fighting ponies, you have your own tasks, specialties and everything else. If there's something out there can can beat Queen Pegasus at her best, I don't think you and I together would even stand a chance." Real reassuring, Rising, why don't you become a motivational speaker. "The point is that you are part of the crew. Your worries should end there." She taps the bandages, grimacing. "This is what happens when a member of the crew decides to get too violent. That's her old crew, mind you. You want the whole story?"
Rising-Chaos shrugs. "You leave the fighting to the fighting ponies, you have your own tasks, specialties and everything else. If there's something out there can can beat Queen Pegasus at her best, I don't think you and I together would even stand a chance." Real reassuring, Rising, why don't you become a motivational speaker. "The point is that you are part of the crew. Your worries should end there." She taps the bandages, grimacing. "This is what happens when a member of the crew decides to get too violent. That's her old crew, mind you. You want the whole story?"
Daisychain paws at the ground a few times, looking down, "I…I been in fights before…it's just…whenever I can't see…it means that I could…I could wind up hurtin' ponies that I..I di'nt mean ta be hurting…so until…'till I get those goggles, I feel like I'm not good for much…other than standin' around…" She nods though, "Even…even if I can't do much…I'd still like ta know…what we're up against…"
:gives her a long, hard look. Credit where it's due, the fool is determined. That doesn't, admittedly, make her any less of a foal. "Queen Pegasus' old crew all ahd something in common. They were handsome stallions, and vicious, but the first thing you notice is handsome stallions. Like, every single one would make your knees weak." She nudges Daisychain and winks, taking great amounts of pleasure in knowing that she never had that problem. "Now, there were two of the most gorgeous that served as her lieutenants. Tough Love, who was a thorough, calm pony, and Heart Throb, who was a total psycho. You following me so far?"
Rising-Chaos gives her a long, hard look. Credit where it's due, the fool is determined. That doesn't, admittedly, make her any less of a foal. "Queen Pegasus' old crew all ahd something in common. They were handsome stallions, and vicious, but the first thing you notice is handsome stallions. Like, every single one would make your knees weak." She nudges Daisychain and winks, taking great amounts of pleasure in knowing that she never had that problem. "Now, there were two of the most gorgeous that served as her lieutenants. Tough Love, who was a thorough, calm pony, and Heart Throb, who was a total psycho. You following me so far?"
Daisychain 'oof's lightly with the nudge, giving a light nod. This reminds her again that the strap on her glasses just got cut. As she listens to the story, she sits up on her haunches and gets to tying the strap back together with her hooves and wingtips.
:nods and continues. "Well when the Vanity was thrown on to the land, all the crew escaped. Heart Throb, apparently, has been wnating to have some 'fun' with me." She grimaces, picking up his cutlass with her magic. "For him, 'fun' means skinning me and mounting my ehad on a wall." She just lets that sink in for a moment, and chuckles. "So he jumped me, tried to kill me. I tried everything I coudl to stop him, but it was no use, so I let off a flare. My good friend Stormdancer came to my aid, literally kicking Heart Throb's blade away from my throat, then knocking the piece of trash out. I would probably have butchered him, but Queen Pegasus turned up, terrifying him. That is, until she got worried about me, got distracted." There's a lot of venom in that word. That memory stings worse than the stab wound. "So he stabbed her in the back and flew off."
Rising-Chaos nods and continues. "Well when the Vanity was thrown on to the land, all the crew escaped. Heart Throb, apparently, has been wnating to have some 'fun' with me." She grimaces, picking up his cutlass with her magic. "For him, 'fun' means skinning me and mounting my ehad on a wall." She just lets that sink in for a moment, and chuckles. "So he jumped me, tried to kill me. I tried everything I coudl to stop him, but it was no use, so I let off a flare. My good friend Stormdancer came to my aid, literally kicking Heart Throb's blade away from my throat, then knocking the piece of trash out. I would probably have butchered him, but Queen Pegasus turned up, terrifying him. That is, until she got worried about me, got distracted." There's a lot of venom in that word. That memory stings worse than the stab wound. "So he stabbed her in the back and flew off."
ooc Rising is so classy, she talks about getting butchered like it's a joke
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: Rising is so classy, she talks about getting butchered like it's a joke
Daisychain gets the strap all tied back together in almost no time, putting it back on to the glasses and pulling it tight. She winces on account of the stabbing of the Queen. Her head droops a little bit, "I…I wish I had been there. Maybe I…I could have helped…" there's a certain tone of disappointment in her words, "Maybe…maybe the Queen wouldn't have…have gotten hurt…or…or you…" She really sounds like she thinks she could have done something about it.
:rolls her eyes. There's limits to bravery. "All you would have done is gotten killed. All I did was almost get myself killed. Heart Throb is a total psycho, and he doesn't control it like I do. This stallion is good with weapons and doesn't care about something as small as a stab wound, he would have stomped you in to the ground." She stamps the ground, and the swords rise up again. "Stop being a foal about it. There's nothing you could have done. And when the trouble that's coming our way does finally get here, your job will be to do something OTHER than fight. I now have a responsibility to keep you safe too, so don't make that harder than it has to be." She's losing patience, which she never has much of in the first place. At least, not for ponies.
Rising-Chaos rolls her eyes. There's limits to bravery. "All you would have done is gotten killed. All I did was almost get myself killed. Heart Throb is a total psycho, and he doesn't control it like I do. This stallion is good with weapons and doesn't care about something as small as a stab wound, he would have stomped you in to the ground." She stamps the ground, and the swords rise up again. "Stop being a foal about it. There's nothing you could have done. And when the trouble that's coming our way does finally get here, your job will be to do something OTHER than fight. I now have a responsibility to keep you safe too, so don't make that harder than it has to be." She's losing patience, which she never has much of in the first place. At least, not for ponies.
(OOC) Daisychain: It's interesting scening things out like this…it's a little forsight-ish
ooc hahaha
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: hahaha
Daisychain stomps her own hoof on the ground. The fire that had been in her eyes before is starting to come back again. It would seem as if being around the Queen has been bringing something out in her. She hovers with her wings again, getting right infront of Rising's face, between her and the swords. "Look…just…just because…because I don't look like much to ya…doesn't…it doesn't mean I don't know how ta handle my own when I need to!" She snorts, the fire burning a little brighter. "The Queen…she…she sees somethin' in me, you know! An..an..an' jus' because you don't, don't mean it aint there!"
ooc okay so therte is somehting I kind of wnat to try >_>
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: okay so therte is somehting I kind of wnat to try >_>
(OOC) Daisychain headtilts, "Oh?"
ooc as much as I lvoe paragraph length poses, they don't make for a snappy conversation.
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: as much as I lvoe paragraph length poses, they don't make for a snappy conversation.
ooc so I wnat to try like, more talky, less intricate body language, when it's applicable
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: so I wnat to try like, more talky, less intricate body language, when it's applicable
:blinks, but otherwise look unimpressed. "I never said you couldn't. Did you ever stop to ask yourself what your job would be, miss Daisychain?" He voice is deadly calm and serious. The swords halt, with the cutlass taking a ready position under it's independant animation spell.
Rising-Chaos blinks, but otherwise look unimpressed. "I never said you couldn't. Did you ever stop to ask yourself what your job would be, miss Daisychain?" He voice is deadly calm and serious. The swords halt, with the cutlass taking a ready position under it's independant animation spell.
(OOC) Daisychain nods, "Thats fine by me!"
(OOC) Daisychain acks and sorries…didn't see you post!
ooc no worries!
(OOC) Rising-Chaos: no worries!
Daisychain wrinkles her nose a little, "I didn't ask myself…I asked th' Queen." She seems a little offended, "I'm ta do what she wants, an' to help her an' all that. If helpin' her means fightin' for her, I'll be fightin' for her. I'd even be fightin' for /you/ 'slong as it's what'd be best for her." She stops hovering.
:sneers. "I meant if we were in danger. The job I would give YOU, is to get the Queen to safety. Because I trust you, you understand?" She shoves past Daisychain. "So stop your snivveling and stop trying to get yourself killed. Fighting isn't the only important thing."
Rising-Chaos sneers. "I meant if we were in danger. The job I would give YOU, is to get the Queen to safety. Because I trust you, you understand?" She shoves past Daisychain. "So stop your snivveling and stop trying to get yourself killed. Fighting isn't the only important thing."
Daisychain tightens up her entire body. The shove into her is almost comparable to running into a brick wall, "An I'd do that. But, sometimes they'll just chase ya down…don't matter where ya go or where ya try to hide…sometimes…sometimes you just gotta…you gotta fight back!"
:rolls her eyes again. "Yeah, and when or if that happens, you fight. That doesn't mean you use it as a first resort. You get the Queen out of there and I provide a distraction. That doesn't mean we give up though." She stamps her hoof. "Recommence." The swords start moving through the air again, slwoly. "What is the point you're trying to make, miss?"
Rising-Chaos rolls her eyes again. "Yeah, and when or if that happens, you fight. That doesn't mean you use it as a first resort. You get the Queen out of there and I provide a distraction. That doesn't mean we give up though." She stamps her hoof. "Recommence." The swords start moving through the air again, slwoly. "What is the point you're trying to make, miss?"
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Daisychain lets out a sigh, "I know it ain't th' first thing ta do in every situation, but if thats what it comes down to…I ain't afraid ta step in th' way…if it's fer the Queen…"
:nods and picks up the pace. "So you are loyal. Good, I expect, and demand, nothing less. Just be careful, understood?"
Rising-Chaos nods and picks up the pace. "So you are loyal. Good, I expect, and demand, nothing less. Just be careful, understood?"
Daisychain nods, turning to better watch the sword, "Look…I…I din't mean nothin' t'wards ya. I…I jus' wanted you ta know there's more ta me than ponies ever think…"
:chuckles. "you assume I thought little of you. I never had any doubts about your abilities Daisychain, even if I don't like you much. Have a little faith in your first mate, hmm?"
Rising-Chaos chuckles. "you assume I thought little of you. I never had any doubts about your abilities Daisychain, even if I don't like you much. Have a little faith in your first mate, hmm?"
Daisychain lets out a little sigh, "It…it's not that I don't have faith in ya…it's…it's that nopony ever…ever has faith in me…"
:smiles, gaining the upper hand in her practice. She doesn't say a word, and instead manages to knock the cutlass away before bringing her shortsword around and decapitating the mannequin. "Well that's changed now Daisychain. You have two mares who believe in you one hundred percent. My faith is unshakeable." She beams as she stamps the ground. "Cease."
Rising-Chaos smiles, gaining the upper hand in her practice. She doesn't say a word, and instead manages to knock the cutlass away before bringing her shortsword around and decapitating the mannequin. "Well that's changed now Daisychain. You have two mares who believe in you one hundred percent. My faith is unshakeable." She beams as she stamps the ground. "Cease."
Daisychain watches eagerly…after all, it's good to see that Rising cares so much about the Queen, "I…I know…I…I'm just not used to it…I guess…"
:sheathes her weapons and begins to pack the few things she's brought with her. "I suggest you get used to it. You have my support." She places saddlebags are placed on her back, looking just about ready to go.
Rising-Chaos sheathes her weapons and begins to pack the few things she's brought with her. "I suggest you get used to it. You have my support." She places saddlebags are placed on her back, looking just about ready to go.
Daisychain nods with another sigh, "Yeah…I know…" She starts to hover, knowing Rising's getting ready to take off, "I…I'll get there…eventually…"
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:adjusts her cloak. "I hope you do, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to come to me. I should be off to home, don't wish to keep my Queen waiting." Rising nods to the pegasus, then turns to walk to her house. "Any other questions?" she asks, just before leaving.
Rising-Chaos adjusts her cloak. "I hope you do, if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to come to me. I should be off to home, don't wish to keep my Queen waiting." Rising nods to the pegasus, then turns to walk to her house. "Any other questions?" she asks, just before leaving.
Daisychain nods, her altitude rising a little bit as if she were a helecopter. She shakes her head no, before adding on "I should be stoppin' by soon…I…I'm gonna go check on my goggles…see if they're ready yet…"