V: *Walking through the streets with @DariusBDB. Looking for lessers. Staying in the shadows*
V: *Noticing @DariusBDB has been studying me a bit more. Observing me. Knowing he wants to talk about something. Not wanting any part of it.*
Darius: *Eyeing @Vishous_BDB carefully, my gut telling me he is ready for this, whether he knows it or not.*
Darius: @Vishous_BDB, it is my intent to nominate you for induction into the Brotherhood. *Matching your pace, step for step*
V: @DariusBDB *Stopping dead in my tracks* What? *The mixture of emotions churning.* You want to do what? *It has to be a joke*
V: *My mind going over the offer @DariusBDB has made. How he honors me with this request. It is the highest compliment he could give me.*
V: * The feeling of worthlessness filling me. My fathers words. The cursed hand. The visions. I am a freak.* I am sorry,@DariusBDB I cannot.
Darius: *Pausing, choosing my next words carefully, aware of @Vishous_BDB‘s difficult history*
Darius: *Appealing to the honorable warrior that I have come to know in @Vishous_BDB* V, the Brotherhood needs someone of your ability.
V: @DariusBDB *Shaking my head* I am not worthy of such an honor. I am not a warrior. Not a brother.
V: *The thought of being that tight with anyone fills me with dread. Having a “family’ of brothers. Others to look out for.*@DariusBDB
V: *Not to mention the rituals. I know enough to know they are done in the tomb, everyone naked. That is shit no one needs to see* @DariusBDB
Darius: *thoughtfully* @Vishous_BDB, your past tells a different story. You tried to save the young from witnessing his mother’s death.
V: @DariusBDB What of my hand? The warnings? *pointing to my temple* Does none of that matter? I am not your typical warrior, true?
Darius: I will not speak for others, @Vishous_BDB. But to me, the marking at your temple do not define the male or warrior I have come to know.
Darius: @Vishous_BDB Or the Brother, I know you will be. *turning, facing you* I ask you again, will you strengthen our ranks, officially?
V: *My chest tight. I have been alone for so long. I prefer alone. No one to care about. No one to.. not going there.*@DariusBDB
Darius: *placing a heavy hand on your shoulder, squeezing* I do not think, @Vishous_BDB , *convicted* I know.
V: @DariusBDB *Trusting in your vision of me* Then I accept. Thank you for honoring me. I will do my best to honor the brotherhood.
Darius: *my bones settling, the knot in my gut dispensing* You honor us all, @Vishous_BDB. Mine brother.