On The Way

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         The canopy of the tall trees around them made for a pleasant walk through the scorching weather. That didn't stop their little group from walking as fast as they could. They needed a plan, and they needed it soon. The best course of action for them would be to remain as sneaky as possible. If anything, it should be a quick in and out affair.

Viveca, determining the best strategy to use, suggested many different possibilities and options. "Someone needs to be able to sneak in without them noticing. There's no way we'll get there in time at the speed we're going. By the time we get there, they'll most likely have already put the kidnapped into a room or dungeon of some kind. If we want to do this quickly, it's best that we know where they are first."

"If that's the case then it'll be easy for me to get in. Not only that but if I find an opening, I'll be able to let you guys in," Neyca suggested, lagging behind the group.

"Okay, I think that should be fine. While you're in there, you could also find out where they're hiding the victims," Ezlyn said, nodding at the idea.

"Oh, and I can follow you in. I could try making them tell me where they're hiding them if you can't find them. You know, like compulsion," Viveca said, while her hands rested behind her head.

"Let's hope you don't bleed this time. Or die for that matter," Oulixes remarked.

Viveca only glared at him, earning a smirk back.

"Okay, now that we have this sorted—" Neyca off when she yawned, covering her mouth to not sound so loud.

Vigrid grumbled in displeasure, making her look at him in confusion.

"How many times are you going to yawn? That's just about the tenth time. Have you been sleeping? Clearly not." Vigird annoyedly responded.

She awkwardly rubbed her neck and looked to the side, "Yeah, I haven't."

"And what is your excuse?"

"I was keeping watch during the night. I didn't want anything to happen while we were asleep and since I'm prone to staying up anyways, I've been guarding them."

"Do they know about this? Hey, ice girl!" He called.

Neyca's eyes widened, "Wait, no! Don't do that!"

Viveca turned at the name of her element, "Yes? And it's Viveca."

"I don't care. Did you know she wasn't sleeping?"

"Dad stop it!" Neyca panicked, scared to see her reaction.

"She what?"  Viveca asked. "What do you mean she hasn't been sleeping?"

"I said, she hasn't been sleeping. And she says it's because she was watching after you. From your response, I'm gonna assume that you didn't know." He turned to Neyca, a glare coming over his features that made her flinch. "Are you really that much of a fool? How long have you been doing this?"

"Um... about four days?"

Vigrid dragged a hand down his face and sighed, "How stupid do you have to be... to think you'd be able to stay awake for four days?"

"It was for a good cause! I was trying to keep you guys safe!" she retorted.

"Did you even think about yourself in that equation? How is that safe for you! We can protect ourselves!" Viveca remarks.

"Just shut up," he shook his head. "Go to sleep. Now."

"What? I can't do that! We're in the middle of a mission!"

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