Jade's next smile was one of pure gratitude towards Walker. SHara was the only sane link here other then Walker, and as of late they had been unseperable. She spared a quick, furtive glance towards Raka. "Is... that all right?"
Raka looked over at Jade and shrugged. "Just make sure they aren't in the way. I suspect there will be fighting. If they are in the way, we can't overpower whoever it is we're up against." It was a practical observation. Otherwise he had no problem liberating others. Besides, Mid'gha was... well, he supposed, in that moment he could count her as a friend.
Jade smiled and looked back at Walker. "I can try to talk to her about it, subtly, to see how she and her mother feel, and I can tell you what I find out later. "
As if on queue, Shara called out for her MIstress. Jade turned to peer around and saw that he Sultan was there for his poetry, flight and song. She sighed. Turning back to Walker and Raka she reached out and squeezed both of their hands. "Thank you both. Be careful." She grinned brightly, and spun away to greet the sultan.
Raka turned to Walker and then turned to immediately retreat back to their respective quarters. He was silent for a good portion of the trip, weighing the optins inhis mind. He took into account all the possible angles and other then the two biggest variables (Dima and Edgar) he concluded that their bigest challenges would be Jacintha and Fiora. Though, honestly, he doubted Walker would have any problem taking either one of them down. He certainly wouldn't.
Raka grimaced to think of what kind of person that made him, that he could so easily use Jacintha's apparent affection to his own benefit then turn around and contemplate killing her.
As soon as they returned to their quarters, just to make things more believable, Raka tossed Walker a training sword, and he got himself a length of training rope with a wooden toggle at the end. He ruthlessly practiced with Walker for the benefit of the watchful eyes of Bruiser and Thug until they were both exhausted, then Raka snarled for more.
When the light began to descend into darkness, Raka quit the practice ring, snapping for Scorpio to clean up for their meal.
As an afterthought, Raka managed to catch Mid'gha taking some laundry from their rooms. "Scorpio missed a meal. He'll need some refreshment in hs room if he's going to be useful to us."
Mid'gha cocked her head to the side curiously, and without smirk or question, she bowed. "Of course Master Demon. I will have someone leave him rations in his room. Discreetly." With that she was gone.
So after Walker was forced to eat his minimal share, he would return to his room to find fresh fruit and vegetables with dried meat, courtesy of Mid'gha - as signified by a tiny blue ribbon on the stem of a particularly lush looking fruit.
Shout out to all those players I miss, and the new friends I make.