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Staring at the clock that was hung across the room, his gaze was unwavering as he too, was persistent in making it clear that he wasn't about to lose a battle with yet another useless variable. That's exactly his problem at hand, at the moment. Daehyun, as usual, had once again let the cool take over his head as his snark became much more everlasting than the previous mess, where he and the current second in command of the tribe, did not go so well with each other. It wasn't that he didn't like the guy. Well, yes. He didn't actually like or prefer the lad, but that wasn't the point there. Yesterday, the older Niveis had no problem in making his point through with Rhydian. It wasn't the first time he had a banter with the latter, but yesterday had particularly made his blood boil, cryptically.
If that was even possible. Maybe not boil, but freeze over. Heh, either way, Daehyun didn't like the the arrogance the guy exuded. One day, his ignorance and egoistical side will get him in trouble, if it hasn't already. And he was only there to make sure nothing befell their tribe as they start anew in this foreign land and city called Evermore. However far his preference takes him, he remained a faithful soldier, who would never question anything, as he carry them out with precision and speed. Maybe today would be slightly different. The blonde Niveis ushered himself to get off the bed as he make his way to the bookshelf nearby, that was positioned at the west side of his room. He uncovered a particular book, skimming it through a few times before stopping at one page, and pulled the ribbon of the bookmark carefully as it slowly unraveled another page that was hidden initially.
It was for that reason he made sure all his information that he received were stored carefully. Why else was he accounted for his success in hiding the list of possible people in the tribe that could be swayed to the resistance, from the prying eyes of Coldren and his loyal lackeys, the first time? He had his own ways of keeping things adjusted. Keeping secrets became his talent. Daehyun figured it was due to the experience he had earlier in his childhood where he knew nothing but perseverance skills. However short it may lasted once, it proved to kindle his inner turmoil and mold it into something far greater. The quiet Stormwind sibling took out a pen as he wrote a brief note in the sheet before rolling it back and kept the book away in its respective position. Pulling the doors to his closet, he crouched down to the floor level and tapped the wooden floorboards twice before picking out one piece of it, that revealed a semi-deep core that held most confidential files.
The male Stormwind preferred to keep his affairs in a rather impervious manner and subtlety. The title 'Evermore factions' was etched on the blind cover with a small note at the side saying 'proceed with caution'. It was supposed to be a lighthearted gesture, that clearly didn't send his way. It wasn't that the Niveis wasn't jolly at all, he smiles. Occasionally. But he does. He only preferred this type of attitude because he's naturally untrusting. After meeting his sister after so long, he felt a flicker of hope starting its engines again. The spot that had been frozen for some time was back on its feet to work the gears. Tightening his grip on the file, he made his way down to the living room, where he found Anivia sitting by the kitchen area. "How is it that you still tolerate that high-on-the-top Snowman." He expressed his discontent over the guy that was used to make people regard him, as he took a seat in front of her.
The fight the night before with Caspian about whether or not their daughter should have a job in town was running through her mind as she laid in bed for a long moment. Maybe she needed to make a trip to town and talk to Kal who was her brother that had left the tribe all those years ago, who was also now Lucia boss. It was strange to her how her daughter had found her uncle on accident and had no clue who he was to her. Still maybe it was time for family to come back together, she let out a yawn as her alarm went off rolling out of the bed she had just been laying in before she got dressed for the day. She walked out of her cabin looking to the tribe as they were already getting started for the day by making breakfast for the younger children of the tribe.
She walked over to Rhydian who looked like he had gotten less sleep then her and it caused a concern look to cross her face when he reminded her it was supply run day and that he had other business to attend to. She agreed to take it on and dismissed him, watching him leave. She gave a soft sigh before looking down to the list of supplies that were needed for the tribe before the next week came and they were all out, though supplies were easier to find seeing as they were close to a town now. She needed coffee if she was going to make it through the day with no sleep the night before.
She dragged herself to the cabin many of the Niveis lived in while their personal cabins were being built knowing there would be coffee brewing and she wouldn’t have to trek back to her cabin. She moved to the kitchen area making herself a mug before she sat down at the table flipping through the papers and she yawned softly as her lips kissed the rim of the mug taking a long drink from the cup before sitting it back down reading over the medical supplies. Her dark hue flicked from the papers she was reading as the male Stormwind came into the room moving towards her. Sitting down in front of her, she gave a light chuckle as the male expressed his discontent so freely over the person she had chosen to be her second in command.
She took another long sip from the mug before moving to rest her chin in the palm of her hand “Well it's not like a soldier such as yourself to be so eager to express your discontent before, has Rhydian gotten under your skin that much?” She raised a brow to him before she gave a soft chuckle. “Besides Rhydian is good for the tribe, for me. He brings an outside perspective that is needed.” She mused slightly “He has a past but which one of us don’t? We all have things we regret, we all have past its best not to judge someone on their past.” She said and then her eyes looked down to the files in his hand “what are those?” she asked him.
Pursing his lips lightly, he knew it doesn't sound like him to be debunking this or that, he's always kept a quiet mouth to him, never truly speaking about anything. If he had opinions, he usually kept it to himself, so to see him freely expressing his discontentment over Rhydian Snow, was truthfully, quite the weird feat to be happening. “I guess after a while, I tried to dictate which is the soldier and which is Kim Daehyun. Daehyun Stormwind sounds so much different.” Granted, he knew it was just a shift of a surname but both of them couldn't find similarity when it comes to that. Anivia and Daehyun were both using the surname that serves a purpose on preceding their reputation overall. For a century's worth, the elder Stormwind has kept his mouth shut like a belt around the face, while saying nothing much about anything. He felt like that needed to change, so he'd start talking. He did not expect for it to be a topic revolving around the right hand, but now that he's thought about it, it wasn't surprising.
“Rhydian gets under everyone's skin almost all the time..” he mumbled in retaliation, barely making it audible but enough for the both of their company to hear. Fiddling with the file's thread, he has yet to show this to the chief, mostly because Rhydian usually requested for him to run it first. It shouldn't be the first time either, Daehyun had been keeping an eye out personally for the second in command for almost 40 years. “I guess I can't disagree over his effectiveness. He's good at his job, for sure.” Despite holding a mild bitterness towards him, the pale haired male respected him just as well. Credit is given when due, after all. The discipline incited in him would not allow such atrocity to keep dwelling in himself. Personal is personal while professional stayed on the professional course; no matter how steep it could be.
Returning his gaze on the file, he pushed it her way. It was not packed with information, but just enough around the lines for them to incorporate themselves into the integration of the current community in the eternal city. Every faction had secrets and even with his prying eyes, there are things he still needed to work on if needed for another level. Besides, it didn't help that he was still labeled a stranger in Evermore. “It's everything I can get on the factions. You hear about them at the front, but what of their back stories? Shady pasts here and there but it's very limited. If you need me to work deeper on a particular topic, just give me a head's up. Overall, Rhydian wasn't wrong when he said this city could be the beginning to a prosperous new life. Their nether population are surmised of many supernaturals. They coexist peacefully with the humans. I don't think we should worry much about Evermore.” In the thread held information for all 9 species.
“Though the Celestials.. They haven't signed the peace treaty too. I wonder why. You can't help but to grow curious why one of the latest factions would not sign it despite the lives are in danger being at large. They've been here for two years already, is there a reason why they haven't signed it? I just thought we should consider that.” Trust didn't come as easy for the older Niveis. All he wanted to make sure is that they are able to make do on their promise and wishes of a better life here. Memories of Unyak shouldn't be embedded in the back of their heads anymore.
Anivia bore the name that her father had chosen to take in his rebirth, it was an extremely on the nose name she thought often. Yet it was what she was known as, just as the few in the tribe would not let her forget she was in fact his daughter. All of her actions seem to be under a microscope wither it be her number two or her love life. “We lead much different lives now Daehyun there is no point in acting like a soldier all the time.” she said honestly, there was not an over looming sense of a war just against them, they seem to be proving daily to the Evermoretiones that they were not a threat to peace. “Whether you are a Stormwind or a Kim will never change the Daehyun.” She mused looking from him to her mug. “I may bare my father's name but I will always be the woman my mother raised.” She always felt the need to remind herself that she was more then her name.
“Unlike my father I enjoy feedback.” she said to the elder Stormwind across from her.”With that being said Rhydian is my right hand for a reason, mainly because he is so starkly different then us, he says things that get under everyone skin but he helps keep me on my toes, which I need.” She said as she watched him fiddle with the files. “He makes me see different view points before acting. He was also a rather big help in moving from Island. I know he is rather rough on the outside…” she sighed as she looked back to him “He will get there.” she said lightly and then raised a brow with a chuckle “so your issues with him have nothing to do with him doing his job but rather a personal vendetta?”
She reached over as he pushed the files closer to her and she raised a brow setting her mug to the side as her fingers took hold of the files opening it. Her eyes read over the different factions in Evermore. “Guessing Rhydian put you on the job then?” she mused as she looked over the filles reading a few key points. It was intel she hadn’t thought she needed at all, but it seemed Rhydian had already put someone to work on it. “We all have shady past.” she said as she flipped through the pages slowly and nodded “It truly will be for our species.” she mused “As long as we can convince them we are here to coexist and not start fights, meaning we need to be peaceful among ourselves Dae.” she said more so weighting back on the Rhydian topic briefly. “And the Ailwards seem to be able to keep species as their guards easily with very little friction.” She muttered out the musing thought “How interesting.”
“Celestials and Nivies the two factions not signed to the peace treaty, neither in the guard either.” She flipped to the section on them crossing her legs under the table “Curious indeed.” she gave a soft frown as she looked over the info that was provided. “Do you wish to dig deeper into the Celestials? Learn maybe what possible reasons there could be too not sign the treaty so I can weigh the options?” She looked up to him and leaning closer “and if you are feeling brave, dig into the Ailwards. I know they are powerful, but I don’t think any of us know how truly powerful they are, and that scares me.” she studied his face for a moment her psychic link humming between them for a moment, while she couldn’t read his mind she was rather in tune with the emotions. “I miss Unyak also Dae, but locking ourselves away is not a life.”
He admitted that when he heard Anivia told him there was no need for him to be so uptight and serious or composed at all times because he is no longer a soldier, he felt slightly disappointed and discouraged. Don't get him wrong, Dae didn't exactly like the role he played during Coldren's tyrannical rule, but it's the only thing he knew. Being a soldier had been embedded into his cortex much like a chip was placed inside a robot to function properly without any hopes of malfunctioning. The only thing that separated the niveis and the non-living thing is that Daehyun Stormwind actually possessed empathy – yes he does, a long range of them, even if no one or even himself noticed that.
“I know.. It still feels weird not to follow any protocols and guides, I'll be honest. It's the only thing I've known for a hundred or so years, Nivia. Even when it's been a little over 40 years since I got out of his clutches, I can't seem to forget things as easily,” he murmured absentmindedly, his gaze lowered until his eyes meet the table instead of his chief. “but let's put it this way, you can exploit me of it. In a perfectly sensible and consensual way” he reassured, to be fair, Daehyun is quite excellent in his job, since he's known nothing more than that for most part of his life. He's known responsibilities, burdens that people carry on their shoulders, and how cruel the world can be. It's almost hard to comprehend how this 179-year-old Niveis was able to keep a clear leveled head up until now, when all he's ever known was betrayal and disappointment. It feels silly to think too much about one thing or the other but that's just how Dae is, when he didn't have anything to do, he would often walk around the edges and think about the simplest things.
“I don't doubt that, you are nothing like your father, most people can see that.” It's true, whilst Anivia does have a strong headed persona, it's all in good hands, nothing close to what her father was. But really, who was he to judge? He witnessed the change in the miserable man when he was a phoenix and reborn into a niveis. Coldren was a guy who died from heartbreak, allowing himself to succumb to it instead of fighting its and moving on. But could Dae say the same? Would he be able to keep a level head when it comes to making those decisions? Would he be the same person if he was the one who went through that? The fact that he contemplated and hesitated gives him all the reason to stop thinking much about it.
He did find himself scoffing lightly at her remarks about Rhydian, he had nothing against him as a whole, not really. It's just a banter between them both, and Daehyun's known notoriously for his detached and cold self, so was it really a surprise to find him not getting along with anyone? “Nope. Nothing professional about my dislike towards him. I can't promise I won't try to freeze his ass or give him a mean frostbite if he pokes again” he grumbled, scrunching his nose up in annoyance.
Nodding at the younger niveis, Dae hummed softly. “Yeah, I also figured that he might've wanted this anyways, so I started three days before he gave me the job.” Good thing about him was that he tends to get his job done timed with precision. He, like Anivia and others, wanted a peaceful settlement here. Evermore wasn't quite eye-catching, probably the most interesting city he's ever been to. At the sudden mention regarding the two most important species he highlighted, he agreed. Celestials and Ailwards were still on their toes, both residing just in the west and south side of the city. “I heard that the Ailwards have been around for a while, and they've managed the guard for a millennium give or take, both bonded over the same cause and objective. I think that's probably how they were able to keep the guards of different species well together. If they were able to put aside their differences away, it's actually a good example I want to pick up from them.” But like she said, the two species that the guard didn't have was them and celestials, which is understandable since the celestials had rocky history with them and niveis mostly came seeking them out if they haven't been scouted by their scouting team.
“I thought that was weird. The peace treaty one, the celestials are endangered, and everyone knows, yet they haven't signed a treaty that would potentially secure then more allies. But then I tried to go around it, it's probably because they are still wary of this treaty.” Pushing the page to one of the back ones, he tapped on the paper regarding the phoenix and initia issue. “The peace treaty couldn't keep that away because phoenixes wouldn't sign it. I think that gives us the upper hand in this, because we'd be willing to cast aside our non-existent ego and sign them.” Dae cleared his throat slightly when she told him to dig in about the Ailwards. Not going to lie, he's not confident when it comes to them. An ancient organization would be operating carefully, so lesser chances of him to find anything deeper. But he does love a challenge and he has yet to disappoint.
“I'll see what I can do, but I can understand your worries. We know nothing of them other than this and that, which is really basic, because I had difficulty trying to find them.. But I didn't dig deep enough, so there might be a sliver of hope there.” Usually he would get mad at anyone invading his privacy, but he's been looking out for the female since she was born, so he didn't mind, and he does respect her. “I know.. It's just those moments when you feel homesick is all. Even though it's ironic how I remembered how I hated Unyak the first time. But now I miss it.”
Anivia did have to give it Dae even though he questioned her on many things, he was still loyal to her as his leader. She enjoyed him questioning her through, it made her feel as if she was a different leader than her father. After all if anyone had questions her fathers leadership they would have been killed on the spot. She knew the elder Niveis had witnessed that first hand. She climbed into the truck and placed her seatbelt on after a moment of pause as she was still lost in thought for a moment. She thought about her place in this world now. Now that they where no longer hiding on an island, something about being somewhere else was scary but exciting all in one.
Anivia was pulled from her thoughts as she turned to look over to Dae as he drove. She gave a slight smile and nodded, “I think choosing to set up in Evermore was a great move for us. It has a lot to offer from what I can tell with my trips into town.” she gave a small smile back. “They are all keeping a close eye on us. Our Phoenix counterparts from what I can tell have placed them warey of our kind. The only thing we can keep doing is staying out of trouble and try not to bring enemies down on Evermore which should be a rather easy task as we don’t have many from what I can tell. Being locked away on an Island so long just us.” she gave a slight shrug at the thought.
Anivia didn’t want to mention the fact that the other species ambassadors had been calling her in to meet with them on their own accord as she was never sure which one of them she could trust fully. Their species was considered very much outsiders still since they had not signed the peace treaty or had been fully accepted among the Evermoretonions. As the truck came to a stop the pair climbed out from it. She moved around and handed him the list. “More so food then medical but I figured may as well keep medical stocked up. Just in case.” she said as she moved beside him. Anivia had been to the city enough to accept the stares. After all she had been featured in their paper a few times now.
“Oh yeah? I have been told that the meat they are finding on the hunting parties is so much better than what was on the Island. Though the fish not so much.” she chuckled which made sense, since they were not on a port. She could since his annoyance as the people stared and she chuckled looking up to him. “Let them stair Dae, they are still not use to us. It's our cold effect drawing their gaze, like a snow storm.” she said softly to him placing a gentle hand on his arm before walking through the door and she pulled a cart out as she walked down the isle tossing the few things in before reaching the counter and handing over the list of over the counter items they needed.
She waited as she rocked back on her heels and looked up to Dae for a long moment “So how are things going between you and your sister?” she asked wanting to keep the talking going herself. She felt like she never really knew much about Dae, which was a shame but also not unheard of. Anivia had been off limits to most of the tribe her whole life really only seeing them when they need to be patched up by her mother. Anivia was so used to being alone but not at the same time since she was linked to the other Niveis. It was complicated to explain.