Oh hell no!

The dirty, narrow streets lead into the lower city of Camelot, toward the homes of the poorer folk. These streets are never safe as Knights rarely patrol this far into town. The criminals of Camelot rule this part of town.
Lucius Stark
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20 Jul 2012, 15:14 #16

Lucius was glad that Lily seemed to understand the burden he had of being the eldest. And it was also true that he and his brothers probably had secrets from each other, but he couldn’t imagine there being many of them. They’d always been very open with each other. It was the only way they could protect one another. At the end of the day, having a brother who was a little disappointed in you was worth it if that same brother could help protect you from a dangerous and violent father. Thus, they trusted each other – explicitly. Still, there was indeed a hierarchy of who knew about the Stark boys’ individual problems. Generally speaking, you only told those above you – because the older ones had a better chance of being able to protect you than the younger ones did. And in the cases where it was Lucius who had the problem, he typically would confide in the 2nd eldest – Hector. All that mattered was that they all did whatever they could to take care of each other. It was without a doubt their number one priority.

Lucius glanced about as she had to try and gather an idea about the situation of the weather. Nodding, he agreed that it was getting darker and very well might rain soon. Noticing she was cold, he suggested a possible solution. “Would you like to go inside somewhere to warm up?” Instantly, he realised that she might interpret his words wrong and think that this was yet another attempt to get her alone and have his way with her. Having moved past that plan, he tried to make his intentions clearer. “And no, I’m not trying to get you to my room again. We can go somewhere public, wherever you want. I just thought you’d like to go inside to get warm, that’s all.”

“Perhaps a part of me misses Camarthen, but it’s not really the land that matters, is it? Though Camarthen is where my home is and where I will one day claim my title as Lord, it, in itself, isn’t what’s important. My brothers are all that matter to me. They’re the only ones I could ever truly miss.” Lucius was surprised at himself, surprised about how much he was sharing with this stranger. It was very unlike him. Thus, falling back into his private ways, Lucius only gave a vague answer to her final question. “I’m biding my time. But hopefully, I won’t be here much longer.” Either he’d think of a way to save his brothers once and for all or his father would die. In the event of either, he’d leave Camelot – unless saving his brothers meant bringing them here with him (an idea he’d already tried to explore). Though of course, if his father died, it would undoubtedly save his brothers as well. It was his best case scenario, but unfortunately, it was not something that would easily occur.
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25 Jul 2012, 23:42 #17

"Oh really?" she questioned him light heartedly, she was only teasing of course and felt comfortable to do so know that she felt she could trust him a little better, she was sure his intentions were good ... well sure enough.

"I would certainly appreciate a little warmth but I do not mind where we go to seek it. Although perhaps you might? I will not be offended if you do not wish to be seen with me in some of the more well to do places, after all you are a noble and I am of lower birth." It wasn't fair nor was it nice but that was the way the world worked, the wealthy did not usually rub shoulders with the poor and Lily did not wish to put a mar on his probably good reputation by him feeling compelled to accompany her out of any sense of duty or guilt.

Lucius continued to speak and she was again suprised and moved by the depth of his love. "Camarthen, I may have heard of the place but I am not sure. Please don't think me bold but your love for your brother's is very moving" but even as Lily acknowledged this good trait her curiosity was already piqued elsewhwere.

"Reclaim your title? Does that mean you lost it and if so then how?" now perhaps that was too bold, sometimes she could just kick herself for her own bluntness.

"Forgive me I did not mean to pry, I was just curious that's all and again I will not take offense if you do not wish to share it" Lowering her eyes demurely Lily briefly contemplated on this strange new aquintance of hers.
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27 Jul 2012, 23:20 #18

Lucius cocked an eyebrow, amused. “Well, it’s not like you look that poor. I suppose I could be seen with you.” His voiced dripped with sarcasm. Truthfully, he hadn’t really thought about the fact that she was of a lower class than him. Though he had been raised amongst nobles and constantly been around those of the upper class, he’d gotten used to being away from them when he took his trips to Camelot. He wouldn’t go as far as to say that class meant nothing to him, but it wasn’t really a huge factor when he considered the people he interacted with. Seeing as he tended to keep to himself most of the time anyways, or at the very most have brief encounters with people, he never really worried about people of lower birth. They meant just as little to him as all other people did.

“I said claim, not reclaim. I have not lost anything, but at this point I am only an heir. I cannot claim anything until my father is dead.”

Seeing her submission, the way she lowered her eyes and kept apologising, kept being so polite, Lucius shook his head. It was one aspect of his nobility that he did not like. One of many things he hated in people was weakness or those who lacked confidence and conviction. Because of his status, those beneath him often behaved as if they were lesser than him or they willingly submit themselves to him because of his noble blood. It made them all seem weak. For once, he wanted someone to ignore his status – even if that meant offending him.

“We could go to the Arrow, if you’d like. You can warm up, have a bite to eat, or a drink. And maybe you’ll actually get a chance to speak to someone about getting a room.”
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29 Jul 2012, 22:18 #19

Her eyes widened a fraction and her head shot back up, "well perhaps it is me that doesn't want to be seen with you - you, you pompous toad!" her azure eyes narrowed at him. "I was only concerned about your reputation, I just didn't want you to get any grief from your peers for being seen out with me, I don't know how it works for nobles so I was only trying to consider you too."[/colour] Lily's eyes narrowed a fraction further"but if you speak to me like that again for no reason then" she had to pause a moment to think up something, "well then you needn't bother speaking to me again"

She huffed and folded her arms over her ample chest, she wanted to ask him more about his heritage but thought better of it, still against her better judgement she could feel herself softening a little.

"I'm sorry I snapped, but I won't be spoken to in that tone, My father, when he wasn't bellowing, used to talk to me in that condescending way and I just can't stand it, I will when I have to after all I know my status but still I won't be spoken to like that by you, being nice isn't being weak you know and besides you've already shown me now that you're not so aloof after all" she was smiling impishly at him again now, her anger gone as quick as it came.

Heading off towards the Arrow she turned back to him, "Well? Are you coming then or are you going to stay there skulking?" the prospect of food and a chance to gain a room had excited her.
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30 Jul 2012, 01:39 #20

Upon seeing and hearing her reaction, his eyes widened in panic – a response that he rarely had in casual encounters such as this. “No. No. You’ve clearly misunderstood me. I didn’t mean any offense. Truly, I would not have any issue being seen with you”. She’d clearly interpreted his sarcasm as an insult, which had not been his intention at all. “Besides, I can’t say there’s anyone here who would give me any grief – at least not for sitting at an inn with you”. Lucius tried to lay low (for the most part) when he came into the city, and because of that, he doubted that many people even knew who he really was. Most could probably see that he was a noble, but that was as far as their knowledge would go. Thus, it didn’t matter to him what they thought. He didn’t really spend much time worrying about his reputation. All that matters is that he maintain his status as heir.

He considered what she’d said about her father. He could imagine how unpleasant the man must have been, but he couldn’t help comparing him to his own father. And in that comparison, Lucius would gladly have taken the condescending man over his own monster of a parent.

He was glad to see that her anger had not lasted. Casually, he followed behind her, smiling at the turn of events. When he’d first laid eyes on her, his mind had focused in on one, simple thing. But she’d surprised him, and even now, she continued to interest him. Where the rest of the night would take him, he didn’t know. And that, that, was exactly why he was smiling now.
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