+ How he got his skills (closed RP)
Talon nodded, accepting both answers. It was understandable and something that he could accept for the time being. The assassin looked around him, as they broke the tree line, and was simply struck in awe at what was around him, the splendor that was the Order of Shadows. In the shadows as they approached, Talon felt a strange feeling that he had started to associate with being home. It wasn’t threatening, in fact it was the opposite. It was welcoming, almost warm, kind in it’s secretive way.
"How do I climb the ranks in your order?" He asked as they entered the walls that surrounded the temple and it’s areas.
As they climbed the steps, the few members who greeted them bowed in respect and waited till the two passed before moving once more. Silence drifted between them as Zed thought for a few moments, eyes watching his followers with meek interest before he continued on. “Through had work, devotion, and a multitude of tests,” came the simple answer, which he knew was slightly broad for now.
The ninja was well aware that he had accepted Talon a little too easily into his ranks. The other could indeed be a Noxian spy, but he highly doubted Jericho Swain would be so bold to do such a thing and send someone so painfully obvious. Noxus gained more from Zed being alive rather than dead. That, and Talon’s interest seemed genuine. The man’s aura hadn’t changed, nor had a sweat broken out across his flesh.
Talon was interested in seeing the other acolytes bow to Zed and cease what they were doing until they walked by. Hard work, devotion, and tests. Doesn’t that just sound exactly the General. This shouldn’t be any harder then what I had to endure under the General. He thought to himself, before he felt just a little bit suspicious. Zed was accepting him just a little be too easily. Was this a ploy to brain wash im into spying on Noxus for him?
There was no change in Zed’s demeanor, not that he could see with that helmet on. Perhaps armor wasn’t that bad of an idea after all. Talon would have to check into that when he was done here.
Talon nearly panicked as she pulled herself up to hug his waist. At first he had no idea what to do with his hands as he hovered them over her shoulders, before pulling her in close. He was careful not to squeeze too tightly, but he made sure she felt loved in his arms while he held her. The relief that he felt at her accepting his reasoning and not freaking out and wanting him gone, was immense. The tear fell from his eyes now that she wasn’t looking, and he lightly rubbed her back. He wasn’t sure what she could feel, but he was sure that eventually she would gain that feeling back in her body, all over, regardless of the amount of scar tissue that covered her body now.
"I’ll protect you even after that, if you’re okay with that." He said softly, staring at the wall while he held her.
Vayne smiled as she felt talon pull her into his warm embrace. In that moment she felt at peace, and she felt calm. The fear and anxiety over what the future held in store for her melted away as she lay there in his arms. She felt truly safe, being there with him, and she did not flinch even as he rubbed one of her painful wounds. “I think I’d like that…I’d like that a lot.” The wounded huntress looked up at him and frowned as she saw his tears. Vayne feebly reached up and attempted to wipe them away with her unsteady hand. “Why are you crying..?” It hurt her to see the man she loved crying over her, and she wanted very much to ease his pain in whatever way she could.
Talon looked down and smiled. “I’m just happy that I found you. So happy that I found you, and that we’re going to make sure that you’re better in no time.” He said, bringing his hand to hers on his cheek. “But perhaps you could teach me to track like you do. And then we can hunt together.” He said softly, kissing the top of her head. “Can you sit up for just a second Vayne? Let me get into a better position to hold you.”
+ Lost in the Desert [closed - askmalzy]
The assassin waited for the door to close before he stripped everything off and emptied the sand into one of the glasses. There wasn’t much there, but it made things more comfortable. He got back into his spandex, and headed for the bathroom. His body wanted to void all the water in him. Talon entered the bathroom and relieved himself, feeling much better after his ordeal. Perhaps some sleep would restore him better. A little sleep would go a long way. Then he’d go check on Malzahar’s room. He went back to the couch and laid down, checking all his things first, before falling asleep. A scant few hours later, he was back awake, and headed for Malzahar’s room, with his lock pick set, just in case.
((Read more because it’s a tiny bit NSFW))
Talon was little bit shocked, but he definitely didn’t find it out of the ordinary. He pulled a sleepy expression onto his face. “Oh..Sorry… I got the door wrong. I just woke up and had to relieve myself.” He said softly, rubbing his eye with his fist like an child. “But I’ve stumbled onto something interesting haven’t I?” He asked softly looked around him with open eyes. He was like a kid in a candy shop though as he looked around. He wanted nothing more then to find out more about this.