- Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:50 am
Being back within the City of Shadows was... dark. It was odd how one got so used to almost never seeing the sun, living here. The Nosferatu never minded, of course, and the goblins didn't much care, either, but there were a few humans who became greatly troubled by it, over time. Franco hadn't really been one of those people before -- he'd had quite enough to keep him happy, and his own personal sun to live with in his wife -- but he was quickly discovering, not half an hour after arriving back, that he had become one of the sun-missers. His sun was gone, in any case... buried beneath the ground, much like he now felt that he was, being here. Too many memories, really... far too many.
Still, there were friends here, weren't there? If he could just find Jake, he could find out what people had been up to. If he could find Cedric, they could have a drink together, talk about something other than the loss of Franco's sun, or the even more bewildering arrival of a moon into his life. If Cedric was here he could stop thinking in tortured metaphors, damn it. But neither old friend was anywhere to be found, which led him down toward the water, toward the entrance to the Labyrinth. Perhaps they had simply gone out...? Maybe he could find someone to ask...
Spotting an individual perched on top of one of the giant glowing mushrooms, Franco diverted his course, heading that way instead out of curiosity. After a few moments he realized he vaguely knew the man: a historian of the Nosferatu, someone he seemed to remember meeting once or twice. Aventus. And his partner, what was his name...? Coriolanus? Yes, he remembered him now, even if vaguely: the blond man felt that he could ask this one as to the whereabouts of the elusive pair.
"I say, old chap," he hailed the Nosferatu once he got close enough, "I believe we've met before, Aventus Starsong, isn't it? Franco Shackleford. I was wondering... well..." How did one broach this subject? And... with a slightly more concerning question in mind... "... first of all, if you don't mind my asking... what are you doing up there?"