Allowed Players: Chibichan The Underdark Rises Tanstin ChaosMage TheAvenger Spoopily Seth Bloodmoon Muffin Akarias and Aleina (brother and sister) have finally met after years of being apart. Aleina owns a tavern and Akarias is a traveler. Much heartfelt reuniting is occuring as new people are making themselves known. ((This is a laid-back, simple roleplay just to get things going and meet new roleplayers, but feel free to inflict your own drama or intense scenes as long as you don't kill off my characters. Also, don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions!! :) )) ~~~~~~ Aleina hummed to herself softly as she wiped the bar counters with her damp rag. Business was starting to die down for the day, though she did have her few regulars that tended to stay after hours. People were beginning to hand over their coinage, with much joy and gratitude, and leave the tavern. Aleina smiled. Things weren't that great in this small town she called home, but her tavern kept her going. With her brother out and about searching for danger and adrenaline, there wasn't much to do but work and enjoy doing it. A piece of hair abandoned it's spot behind her ear and draped itself in front of Aleina's face. And at that precise moment, as she was brushing it back, the tavern door opened, letting in a strong gust of chilly winter wind. From the light of the doorway came a tall, broad-shouldered man in a traveler's cloak, concealing his face. His build and stature was much like that of an experienced warrior, and his appearance could make any girl double-take. The man walked to the bar counter where Aleina had just been cleaning and sat himself at one of the stools. "You look like you just arrived in town. Harsh weather out there to be traveling, don't you think?" She asked smiling as she folded her delicate arms across each other on the counter-top. The man nodded and chuckled. "No harsh weather is too much for me to handle, miss, but I appreciate your concern." He said, his deep voice full of joy and mystery. Aleina looked at him slightly shocked. Where had she seen this man before? His voice was so familiar, yet her memory of it was so distant. But what if she was wrong? Perhaps it was just her imagination. She quickly wiped the look of confusion off of her face and sighed. She smiled. "What can I get for you, good sir?" She asked politely. "I'll just have a light ale with a shot of rum if you can, miss." He said. Again, this order triggered Aleina's memory, for it was one of her brother's favorite drinks. But before assuming, she gave the man another strong look of confusion and turned to make his drink. Once it was done, she turned around and placed the glass in front of the man who then took it in his big, square hand and took a sip. "Mmmm." He said pleasantly. "It tastes just the way I remember it. You are, after all, the only one who knows how to make it the way I like it." He added, chuckling mysteriously. Aleina looked at him again with that strong look. How could it be? She hadn't seen her brother in years. At some point she was convinced that he may have never come back. But it couldn't be him sitting in front of her, could it? The man chuckled once again. "Still don't recognize me, eh?" He said laughing. "Though I can tell by the look in your eyes that your memory is telling you otherwise." He said. Aleina looked at him dumbfounded. The man smiled and pulled the hood off of his head, revealing his rugged but handsome face and the scar across his bright blue eye. As Aleina saw him, her eyes welled up with tears and she ran around the counter and and embraced her beloved brother with as much tenderness as she could possibly let out. Akarias held her back, running his hand gently through her hair and kissing her forehead. "Oh brother! I thought I'd never see you again!!" She chuckled, her voice shaky. "Thank the gods that you've made it home safely!" Akarias laughed. "I couldn't have done it if my lovely sister hadn't been on my mind. How are you dear?" He said smiling. Aleina smiled as she pulled herself onto the seat beside him and started telling him all that had happened while he was gone. And in turn, Akarias told the stories of his travels with a twinkle in his eye.