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PostSubject: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 10:43 pm

The boy sighed as he stared hard at his reflection in the broken, dirty mirror in front of him.

His face was made up with rouge and kohl in the same way it was every day. He looked feminine. No, it went beyond that. He really did look like a woman.

Enfys hated this.

But he stood and carefully donned the flaming red dress he'd worn day in, day out for years. The dress was loose around his chest, ruffled to hide his flat chest. He pulled a leather corset tight around his waist, cinching it and giving himself a somewhat feminine figure.

The boy sniffled softly as he stared at his reflection hopelessly in the mirror.

He hated this. More than anything else in the world, he hated the men that made him do this. The men who took advantage of him while he was like this. Himself for allowing this to continue so long.

A forced cheery smile curled his lips as he stepped out of his cell and into the busy bar.

Immediately he picked up a tray and began serving, tolerating the nasty pick up lines, the terrible jeers thrown his way, the grubby hands groping his body.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 10:57 pm

The night was like any other, the small troop packed up their camp and moved slowly toward the next town, avoiding all roads or paths taken by others.

They knew that if they were caught that they would be put to death.

For years they had been working in the shadow, sulking around in enemy territory as they tried to liberate as many Elves as possible.
It was their mission to rescue and relocate, taking them out of the realm. Most of them originated from Kunla, others had been rescued from slave masters throughout Aedan and joined the ranks.

Brynjolf led the team, crouched low as they neared the tavern that was tonight’s target, they were going to send a message.

Turning he signaled for the men and women at his flank to surround the building, they had to be fast before the guards could catch onto them.
His raised his hand, waiting for them to do the same once they were ready.

In one movement he dropped it and a pair of Elves burst through each entry, knocking down doors and kicking in windows as they forced their way in all at once, restraining anyone within their grasp, wielding weapons against their enemies.

Brynjolf was still in the lead, standing tall amongst his kin as their numbers easily overwhelmed the patrons of the tavern.

“Everyone on your knees or you will be slain where you stand.”

He commanded, his voice filled with authority as he drew his blade.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 10:58 pm

Panic swept through the tavern.

Enfys himself wasn't quite as panicked as he probably should have been. He was more annoyed than anything else.

Today was just getting worse by the minute. Couldn't he get one minute of peace in this fucked up little brothel? He just wanted to have a day where he got good tips, no creepy men grabbing at him and no one bursting into the tavern when he was in the middle of working.

Was that so much to ask?

Apparently so.

When the man yelled, Enfys obeyed, dropping to his knees as he tucked his serving tray under one arm, his amber eyes staring up at the Elf silently.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 10:58 pm

“Everyone remain on your knees.”

He shouted out, kicking one man in the ribs as he made a move, his uncovered eye narrowing as he stared down at the man.

“If you are an Elf, and only an Elf, get to your feet immediately.”

He instructed firmly, his tone unwavering, clearly he had gone through this procedure many times, it was like clockwork to him now.

“My brethren you are being liberated by the Elven Equality movement, as such I am offering you a choice, as all should have the right to decide their own path.

Follow me and you shall never bow to the feet of an Elemental, you shall hold no master, you shall be taken care of and no harm shall come to you. If you stay, you will not be offered this choice again.”

This was his offer to them, stay here and live out their days as a slave, or follow him and be free.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 10:59 pm

Enfys hesitated, glancing around as other Elves slowly began to rise.

He was the last Elf to stand and he did so very reluctantly, holding his tray against himself like a shield.

Though, given the ultimatum, he was the first to move.

Enfys stepped forwards, dodging around kneeling people and hesitating Elves until he was stood a few feet from the man.

He stared up at him without fear, less annoyed now than he had been. He had a chance to finally be free from this pain. He wanted to get away from it all and this was his chance.

The boy could leave this place.
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Brynjolf's dark eye turned down to the boy, despite the dress and makeup he could see the masculine features which he had tried to hide, it took an Elf to know an Elf.

The man stepped forward slowly, taking the scarf from around his neck and gently pressing it over the boy's face, wiping away the layer of makeup which disguised him.

A smirk curled up at his lips as he looked down at the boy's real face.

"Handsome lad."

Brynjolf chuckled as he ruffled his hair. His gaze turned to the rest of the Elves.

"Either you come now or you stay, I'll not wait for the city guard to arrive for you to make your decision."

He added as he turned around and walked out the front door, the rest of his troop motioned for the others to follow him while they kept the elementals suppressed.
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The boy flinched back a little when Bryn pressed the scarf to his face.

His gaze was untrusting but he stayed still as the man wiped away the rouge and kohl, leaving his face free of any products masking his true features.

His head ducked a little and his cheeks flushed when his hair was ruffled, cheeks puffing out a little.

Enfys followed closely behind the man when he turned around.

He wasn't going to lose this chance to be free.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Nearly all of the Elves ended up following after him, they had no desire to stay in captivity.

Brynjolf led them back toward the path they had forged through the surrounding wilderness.

His troops took care of the Elementals, knocking them out and tying them up so they could not possibly be followed or their presence alerted to any guards.

No one spoke or stopped moving for well over two hours at which point they moved into a small encave where they were to wait for the carriage.

They handed out supplies, rations of food and water as well as replacement clothing that they could move around more easily in, a tunic and a pair of pants for each person regardless of gender.

"I advise those of you who know how to fight to take a weapon to protect yourselves until we reach our destination."

They didn't have much a few daggers and swords lay littered around their hideout.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Enfys gladly peeled away his corset and dress when the tunic and pants were offered. When he was dressed in the more comfortable clothing, he tightened his corset around his waist again.

The boy held the food, staring at it for a few long minutes before taking small nibbles of it.

He rarely got fed properly. Eating a lot of food so suddenly would upset his delicate stomach and cause him to lose what he had.

He'd rather eat slowly than have to deal with throwing up.

The boy began searching for an appropriate weapon as he continued to nibble on his morsel.

Eventually he found a fairly small dagger and tested its sharpness, swinging it with surprising precision as he tested his grip and the weight of the dagger.

That would do him.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:01 pm

Brynjolf sat back with his men as he kept a watchful eye over the Elves they had rescued.

Many of them looked timid and suspicious but that was to be expected after years of abuse with no one to turn it, he had dealt with it all before.

"Those of you who are tired should try to get some rest, we will have the fire started shortly, you don't need to worry, we have our own guards scouting the area and the carriage will arrive soon enough to collect us."

They were safe enough, no one was going to find them here.

His gaze landed back on the boy as he toyed with the dagger, a small smile curling at his lips.

"You're good with a blade."

He muttered as he leaned back against the cavern wall.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:01 pm

Fyssie's eyes turned up to the man leant against the cave wall.

"I had to be good with a blade."

Knowing his way around something sharp had saved his life numerous times.

The boy's tongue laved over his lips nervously as he clutched the handle, lowering his arms so the blade was pressed to his thigh.

He didn't trust these people quite yet.

The thought of being freed from slavery then being indebted to someone else made him cringe. He owed these people so much now he was free.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:02 pm

"I can understand that."
He replied with a nod as he sat back and relaxed, his own blade still tied to his hip.

The boy's nervousness was written all over his face, he looked tense, ready to pounce if he needed to.

"We've rescued a lot of slaves in the last few years so I know telling you to relax isn't going to help. Just take solace in knowing that we will be out of here soon, and once we reach our final destination we can all part ways."

The boy just had to deal with it until that point in time, then he could go off on his own.

"My names Brynjolf, by the way, leader of this little troop of rebels."
He added with a chuckle, giving the man beside him a nudge who laughed in return and shook his head, shoving Brynjolf off of him.
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Well, at least this man wasn't going to needlessly tell him that he had to calm down and relax.

That fact in itself made him relax a little.

These men knew how to treat someone who had been stuck in slavery.

"Enfys," the boy replied, watching the two men interact.

His people seemed to trust him.

Fyssie flexed his grip on his dagger before slowly bringing it up to his throat. He had one thing left to get rid of now. The cruel collar strapped around his throat. A constricting collar of leather and silver chains.

The dagger cut into the skin of his throat a little as he hacked at the thick leather.

He didn't mind a few cuts as long as the collar was removed.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:02 pm

Bryn watched curiously as the boy brought the dagger to his throat.

He made no move to stop him but when Enfys began to cut the leather from around his throat the man smiled brightly.

"Good man."

He muttered, nodded toward the young Elf respectfully, he admired the boy's courage.

"I'd be lying if I told you that life would be easy from here on out, but I've seen how ex-slaves struggle in the world once they are free so if you ever find yourself needing a hand, you have our fighters to lean on."
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:03 pm

The boy concentrated on cutting away at his collar.

When the leather was cut through, he peeled it away and tossed it to the floor. That just left the ugly chain around his throat.

His eyes turned up to Bryn and he pursed his lips, holding up the chain in a silent plead for help.

His throat hurt. He'd messed it up rather bad with the dagger and it now had numerous tiny cuts on it, bleeding and dripping down his neck to pool on his collarbones.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:03 pm

Brynjolf nodded and pushed himself onto his feet.

He took the blade from the boy and carefully held onto the chain, placing the tip of the blade between one of the links and keeping it away from the boy's cut up neck.

He twisted the blade sharply, forcing the link to snap and the chain feel from around his neck, clattering to the floor.

"Made a bit of a mess of yourself."

He muttered, reaching over and grabbing a scrap of cloth, wetting it with water from his flask before dabbing it onto the boy's cuts before wrapping it around his neck softly as a makeshift bandage.

"There we go."
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A breathtaking smile curled the boy's lips when he heard the clatter of the chain against the floor.

He was free.

Fys shrugged. "Worth it."

Cutting his neck was well worth finally being free of that collar. He'd had it around his throat for years.

He felt like he could finally breathe easier now.

The boy tilted his head a little as Bryn began cleaning the cuts.

"Thank you," he murmured softly.
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PostSubject: Re: [C] Freedom   [C] Freedom Icon_minitimeWed Jan 01, 2014 11:04 pm

He couldn't help but smile in return, seeing the boy so happy about being freed was what made risking his life everyday worth it.

They were making a difference to countless people's lives.

"You're welcome."

He replied as he used the end of the cloth to mop up the blood on the boy's chest.

He handed the boy the knife again, he would feel safer clutching onto it, he suspected.

"Just make sure you keep them clean while they heal, last thing you need is to get an infection."

Slave bodies were not the most resilient, normally they were quite malnourished and weak, they didn't need illness making it worse.

"Come sit by the fire and warm up like everyone else."

He invited, the fire was crackling pleasantly and many of the slaves huddled together, not wanting to get too close to their liberators.
Not that the squad minded, they watched the slaves protectively as some of the slept and rested.
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Fys nodded. He'd take care of the cuts.

He'd suffered through infections from cuts and nearly died from them before. He didn't want to go through that again.

The boy's eyes turned to the fire and all the freed slaves huddled around.

His tongue laved over his lips as he made his way slowly towards the fire.

He sat away from everyone else, alone.

He felt safer alone. Especially in big groups like this.
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Brynjolf wouldn't prompt the boy into getting closer to anyone, he understood how hard it must be to trust anyone after years of abuse.

As such he moved back to his own men, sitting up comfortably as a looked over in the direction of the town, they were far away from it but he was always wary of people coming after them.

He let everyone rest up for a few hours before standing, the fire had burned down to heated coals which kept them all warm but emitted very little light.

Soon after the sound of horses nearing could be heard, he hushed the camp and waited for the signal.

Two flashes of light met his gaze and he knew it was time to leave.

"Everyone up, gather any belongings you have and follow me, it's time to go."
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Fys gripped his dagger and stood, followed by the rest of the slaves.

He made his way towards Bryn again, avoiding the groups huddling together as they shuffled.

His grip was tight on his dagger, ready to react at any moment, whether it be for or against the people gathered around.

The boy's gaze flickered around nervously, looking for anything out of the ordinary. His ears twitched a little, the chains in them jingling against each other with the movement.
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The horses drew closer before pulling to a stop in front of the man.

"Good to see you were successful yet again Brynjolf, seems I lost the bet again."

The Elf chuckled as his men began to load up the first carriage with their supplies, a bunch of people were already sitting in the first one, Bryn's rescues from the previous town over, they had ridden out ahead before the carriage arrive to gather a second lot before heading back home.

"You constantly lose our bets Iason, and the day you do win, I wont be able to pay up anyway."

He joked as his own horse trotted toward him, followed up the second carriage, lanterns were lit as the Elves were helped up into the open roofed carriages, nothing kept them locked in other than a tented roof which would keep the rain off of them if it did start, he learned from experience that the best way to keep them calm was to make sure they always felt like they could escape at a moments notice.

"Everyone get in, we will be travelling for the next few days so make yourselves comfortable, if you need us to stop at any point, inform your drivers."

He instructed, mounting his horse with ease.
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Fys hung back as people scrambled into the open carriage.

He didn't really want to be packed into a carriage with a lot of other people. The thought of being stuck with so many people made his stomach churn.

Chewing on his lip, the boy climbed into the carriage and curled up as close to the edge as possible, trying to keep as far away from the others as he could.

These people were people that he had seen around for years but he'd never had a conversation with them.

Honestly, he didn't want to start having conversations with them.
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As soon as everyone was piled into the carriage it pulled away and started moving toward their destination.

Brynjolf rode beside the carriages, a few of his men following him forward to scout ahead to ensure safe passage.

The carriage traveled throughout the night as the freed slaves slept, most of them exhausted from the treatment that had been through.

It was nearly noon the next day before they finally pulled over having entered a forest path where they could pull over safely.

Those who were still asleep were woken as they set up camp for a few hours, allowing everyone to eat and drink, stretch their limbs before they had to get back on board.

Bryn dismounted with a groan as he stretched out, taking a large drink from his flask as it was filled.
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Fys had stayed awake into the early hours of the morning, just watching the scenery go by.

He didn't trust anyone to be around him when he slept.

But when he did finally drift to sleep, he slumped over and laid out in his small area of the carriage, snoring softly as he slept.

It didn't last long, though. As the light broke the horizon, the boy roused, looking worse for wear but definitely awake.

He was glad to jump off the carriage when it stopped, stretching his stiff legs with a soft moan.
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