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Yorin followed her in to make it look like he was asleep.
Moshinon woke up, and the first thing that came across his mind was "Yorin didn't return back to camp last night." He pondered over it, and then thought, "Well, he was either caught, the Vetini Vati had stayed up extra late, or he was too tired."
He walked over to the logs, sat on one and began making a new fire. Whilst he did this, Yorin was watching out of the slit in the middle of his tent, and also telling Jasmine to be quiet every so often. When he thought the time was right, he told Jasmine to be silent one last time, unzipped his tent and walked towards the fire, pretending he had just woken up. By now a few of the other members had woken and had gathered, but not all of them.
Moshinon was surprised to see Yorin up so early - usually, he was the last to come out because he had been staying up all night spying. As he sat down, Moshinon asked him, "Why didn't y' giv' us any inf'mation last night, Yorin?"
One of Moshinon's theories proved to be true, as he said, "There was a lot going on at the Vetini Vati camp and when I came back, the meeting had finished. Sorry." Moshinon just chuckled and replied with, "A'right, it's 'kay, just wan'ed t' know why." As soon as he had finished talking, the deer had been recooked and they were helping themselves, but Yorin was leaving some untouched.
"Why aren't y' eatin' that, Yorin?" Moshinon asked curiously. Yorin had already predicted he would say that, so he simply said, "I want to save it for later." Moshinon nodded and went back to eating.
When they had finished, Moshinon asked, "S' what exac'ly did happ'n over there?" Yorin told the truth, and said, "The letter they sent was completely true. They were talking about it there." Moshinon nodded. "Anything else?" he asked. The gang were all waiting for a response.
They would most likely find out sooner or later that she was there. So he took a deep breath, turned to his tent, and called, "Jasmine!"

28-Feb-2012 19:57:34 - Last edited on 28-Feb-2012 22:08:39 by Lady Railly

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~-~Chapter 3~-~

As the small girl unzipped Yorin's tent and walked out timidly, Moshinon and his gang stared at Yorin in disbelief for a second, but then turned back to the girl. "Who's this then?" Moshinon asked Yorin, his tone one of surprise.
"I found her just over there in the woods," Yorin replied, turning and pointing in the direction he had spotted her. "I don't know what she was doing though." Moshinon nodded as the girl seated herself quietly on a small log that had no-one else on it. "How ol' are you, Jasmine?" he asked her, saying 'Jasmine' with a slightly mocking tone.
"Eleven," the girl answered after a moment of hesitation. Moshinon sat in thought for a few moments, then, looking at Jasmine curiously, he asked the same question as Yorin had a few hours ago. "Were you spyin'?"
"N-no, sir," Jasmine replied nervously, trying to divert her emerald-green eyes away from Moshinon. He didn't like that move, because he thought if someone looked away from him when answering a question like that, then they were lying. "You don't 'ave t' call me sir," he said quietly. "Look me in the eyes. Were you spyin'?"
This time, Jasmine raised her eyes so that they were level with Moshinon's, looked him straight in the eye, and firmly said, "No." She had to force herself to do that. She found Moshinon intimidating.
"Good," he said. Then his eyes lit up. "Where did you go before you came here?" he asked with a smirk. Jasmine's eyes dropped to the floor. "I don't really want to tell you," she replied quietly. At that instant the soil she saw on the ground was replaced with a shining blade, dangerously close to her. Terrified, she looked up and Moshinon was holding one of his throwing daggers under her chin. "Tell us," he ordered.
Jasmine opened her mouth, but no words came out as the sword was pressing too hard against her throat. Desperately, she pointed at the sword, then at her throat, then at her mouth several times. Moshinon loosened his grip on the dagger.

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"I-I was running away from home." The words came out almost instantly out of Jasmine's mouth, mainly out of shock but also out of fear that she would get her throat cut if she didn't answer fast enough. At this, Moshinon's expression completely changed. He looked at her with an expression of curiosity. "You were runnin' away from home? Where is your home?" he queried softly.
"I think it's at the opposite side of the w-woods. I'm not sure though," Jasmine replied. Moshinon then had a visual image, so to say a map, of the woods. He visualised himself running through the forest. On his way he passed a clearing, the Vetini Vati camp, another clearing, a sort-of farm and then he came to an opening which led to some houses and a neighborhood. The street was in ruins though, as it was close to both of the gangs. Moshinon glanced at Jasmine and noticed she had rags for clothes, so he figured it was possible.
"Ah," he whispered. He spotted the extra food left in Yorin's lap. "Renav reen ren," he muttered to Yorin and Yorin passed his leftovers onto Jasmine. Jasmine started eating obediently.
A few moments passed, and Jasmine had finished her food and was patting her stomach in contentment. "Thst was good," she exclaimed softly. Moshinon smiled; a rarity. "Ara- I mean good." He corrected himself when he saw the confused expression on Jasmine's face. "If you're gonna stay with us, you'll 'ave t' learn the ancient Dwarvish language," The girl nodded. "What do I do now then?" she asked.
"Well, we're gonna try an' catch lunch," Miradin answered, speaking for the first time since Jasmine had appeared. Jasmine's face lit up with half-curiousity, half-delightment. "Can I come?"
Moshinon hesitated. "No, I think you'd be be'er stayin' 'ere, just t' be on the safe side." Jasmine sighed. "I do know a thing or two though." Before Moshinon could ask how, she added, "We get invaded a lot so we know how to defend ourselves."
Moshinon sighed. Eventually, he muttered, "Go on then."

28-Feb-2012 19:59:54 - Last edited on 28-Feb-2012 22:09:27 by Lady Railly

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As they had done countless times before, the gang filed into their tents and brought out their hunting equipment. Yorin went into his tent as well, and Jasmine followed him. He came out with an oak bow, held in his right hand, and a quiver of red-tailed arrows, slung on his left shoulder. As he was beginning to walk out of his tent, Jasmine stopped him. "What?" he asked.
"I - I've had archery lessons before. I'm pretty good with a bow and arrow. Could - could I please have a bow and arrow like you do?" she asked rather cheekily, but no expression of that sort on her face, pointing to the spare bow and quiver he had hanging near his bed. That gave Yorin another thought: he would have to give her somewhere to sleep.
Sighing, but not actually speaking, Yorin walked to his spare equipment, took them off the hook, and gave them to Jasmine. He now spoke. "Take good care of them," he warned her. "Those are my spares." Jasmine nodded and smiled reassuringly. "Don't worry, I will," she responded, with a slight tone of excitement in her voice.
Yorin and Jasmine were the last to come out of their tent. Moshinon and the rest of the men were waiting for them, their arms crossed. "We were goin' t' leave if you didn't hurry up," Moshinon mumbled crossly, his eyes narrowed and looking at the ground. As he raised his eyes, he noticed Jasmine finishing putting her quiver on. "What ar-" he began to say but the girl interrupted him. "I've had archery lessons before. I know how do use a bow and arrow quite well," she boasted, a smile forming on her face.
"Well then." Moshinon seemed quite impressed that a little girl of eleven years of age knew how to use a proper bow and arrow. "Where did you learn?" At this, Jasmine thought a moment, but then answered him. "It was near my town. It was a small hut."
Moshinon nodded, understanding. He had that visual image in his mind once again. "Ah. I see where you mean." He then realised what he was supposed to be doing. "Let's go then!"

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About fifteen minutes later, they entered the forest. They couldn't find anything at first, but then one of the gang members noticed a dark, deep hole littered with soil at its entrance. The member pointed it out to Miradin and Miradin told Moshinon. From there, the whole gang circled the hole, waiting hopefully for something to come out of it.
A couple of minutes later Moshinon's legs were getting tired of crouching, but just as he was about to tell his crew to leave and search for somewhere else, a small head replaced the darkness of the burrow. It had small black eyes and brown fur - clearly a hare. The gang held their breath, not making a move nor a sound. As the hare started to crawl out further, Moshinon made his move and threw his spear (he had that in addition to his throwing daggers) straight into the south-west area of its heart.
Desperately, the poor thing escaped into the hole, looking for something that would save his life. Unfortunately, a minute later the gang dug the den out and found the hare dead, along with a still-living family. Meanwhile, though, Jasmine had to force herself not to rush to the hare and tend to it earlier, as she could see the sad look in its eyes. So the minute she saw the spear in the hare, she shut her eyes...until Yorin shook her violently and shouted at her to catch one of the members of the family of hares that were running in all directions.
She tried her best and she caught one of the babies. However, she looked at the rest of the gang and they were too busy trying to catch the others. She couldn't resist leaving the trembling thing under a bush, hoping it would survive on its own. As soon as she did that, the Itav Initev had stuffed the rest of the hares in the sack. Moshinon had laid his throwing daggers in such a position that if the hares dared to move they would get sliced.
What Jasmine had hoped was that the II wouldn't notice that one of the babies were missing. And they didn't, so they continued on their way.

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As they continued on the gang, not just Moshinon, were beginning to get tired. But what was about to happen would make them have a massive amount of energy.
As they were walking, Yorin had spotted something out of the corner of his eye. Something he thought he knew. He then had his full attention on it. Instead of going the path the rest of the gang were going, he walked a different path, towards the thing. Moshinon noticed this, and called, " 'Ey! Wha' are you doin'?" He was about to say something else but then he stopped and noticed it too.
He noticed the face, the expression, and the badge.
The badge with the two V symbols entwined.
It was a Vetini Vati member. He had been spying on them all that time.
Quick as a flash, Moshinon ran as fast as he could towards the man. The rest of he gang followed, except for Jasmine. She was just standing there, her mouth open in shock.
The man was trying to run away, but Yorin's quick spying skills kicked him and he caught up with the Vetini Vati member. Yorin kicked him so he tripped up and fell, then leaping on his back and grabbing both hands, forcing them together. He managed to sustain this until Moshinon had come over. As Moshinon nearly choked the man by securing his arm around his neck, Yorin let go of the man's hands.
The man tried to push Moshinon's arm off him and attempted to kick him so that he could escape, but Moshinon didn't turn a hair. "An' what d' you think you're doin'?" he asked menacingly, as Moshinon's followers circled the VV spy, weapons at the ready.
Moshinon was pleased to see that on his face he had an expression of mercy and then it changed to one that seemed to say, "Please don't kill me! I'm innocent!" To this, Moshinon replied in speech, "O' really? We shall find out." With a almost evil-sounding laugh, the gang tied his limbs together, before dragging him towards the centre of the camp.
The man then caught a glimpse of Jasmine following them. Tears began to run down his cheeks.

28-Feb-2012 20:00:03 - Last edited on 28-Feb-2012 22:11:16 by Lady Railly

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~-~Chapter 4~-~

About half an hour had passed, and during that time the gang had carried the man back to the camp. His limbs were still tied together. Moshinon found a long, thick branch to tie the man to, and then laid the branch against a tree. "Well? What were you doin'?" Moshinon looked the man in the eye, waiting for him to tell him anything. He knew what he was doing, but he just wanted to see how honest he was. "Be honest, an' your punishment'll be far less painful than if you lie."
Moshinon looked at the man once more, and then realised he knew him well. He went by the name of Blaydon. Blaydon gulped and stammered, "I was getting information on your various plan-- I mean, tourist facilities..."
"Tourist facilities?! Why would anyone want to tour 'round this borin', smelly piece o' dirt?" Moshinon snapped, unconvinced.
"Well, erm, you see... I heard there were a lot of war prepar-- ahem, fun activities to take part in. Yes, me and my boss-- er, friend, were thinking of bringing home a couple of hostage-- cupcakes..."
"Ah, word o' our cook's extra-ordinary skills 'as spread, I see!"
"Wow, so they really do make cupcakes here..." Blaydon muttered to himself.
"Do we 'eck!" exploded Moshinon, "an' you're the worst liar ever!" He turned and beckoned two Initev. "Take 'im away!" he ordered, adding, "An' 'ang 'im at midnight!"
* * *
The hanging proceeded at midnight on the dot, but Yorin couldn't just hang around and watch. He had to do his job and go spy at the Vetini Vati camp. So he got his weapons and pieces of paper, and some writing equipment to write notes down with, and went on his way. He was afraid, though, that the VV had realised their spy hadn't come back, and therefore were in the forest looking for him. If Yorin ran into them, he would be without a doubt dead.
But he had to be brave, so he entered to forest. He went his usual route and everything seemed to be okay, as he didn't encounter anything unusual along the way. He reached the camp.

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He stopped behind his usual tree, and listened. As he had guessed, the gang were talking about the spy and where he could have possibly gone. Then he heard the words 'Itav Initev' and 'Moshinon'. He pulled out his piece of charcoal and began writing.
Little did he know someone was following him.
When Yorin was getting ready to go out, he had accidentally and without knowing woken Jasmine up. Curious, Jasmine had miraculously managed to silently follow him, and realised that he was spying. She was very sneaky, and actually managed to go past Yorin's view and enter the VV camp.
The gang members of the Vetini Vati immediately noticed that Jasmine had returned. Terak ran to her. "Where have you been?!" he hissed at her angrily. She looked him straight in the eye and said with a hint of confidence, "I have a lot to tell you." A smirk appeared on her face.
Yorin saw this and was hearing their conversation as well. He wrote down that 'Jasmine is a spy for the Vetini Vati and we should get rid of her' in quick, scribbled notes.
Jasmine told Terak and the others about everything - including the Vetini Vati's plans, how they kill things...and about the killed member. "They killed...our spy...?" Terak mumbled, his expression turning into a frown. "Our day spy, anyway. You're our night spy. But you have -" he said the 'have' with emphasis "- to make sure you're not caught and killed. Okay?" Jasmine nodded, biting her lip nervously.
"So, should I go now? I should be spying anyway," Jasmine asked. "Or should I stay here and then continue tomorrow?" Terak sighed. "Well, we don't want you to get caught that quickly, do we? So you'll stay with us here, and then you can start again tomorrow." Jasmine nodded and agreed.
Meanwhile, Yorin had written every word of their conversation down. Then, as the Vetini Vati were climbing into their tents and getting ready to go to sleep, including Jasmine, he took off and ran back to the II headquarters. Luckily HE didn't get caught.

28-Feb-2012 20:01:12 - Last edited on 28-Feb-2012 22:12:59 by Lady Railly

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By the time Yorin had gone back to the tents of the Itav Initev, they were already fast asleep. So Yorin found his tent, climbed into it, and laid back. But as he did so, he noticed the empty space next to his bow and arrow. The space that once contained his spare weapon. The spare weapon that he gave to Jasmine. That Jasmine had now.
That Jasmine had a weapon.
* * *
The morning came, and Yorin woke up nicely in time with the other gang members, who were getting out of their tents. Yorin joined the gang at the campfire. Moshinon then focused his attention on Yorin. " 'ey Yorin," he said. "You came back late last night, 'cause we didn't see you when we went back t' our tents. What inf'rmation did you get?"
Yorin looked down to the floor. "I have some terrible news," he said sorrowfully. "I found out last night that...Jasmine is working for the Vetini Vati. She told Terak everything, from our plans to our strategies. She's a spy for them."
"But we already killed the spy!" Moshinon responded.
"One of the spies. Jasmine's the night spy. I heard them say that and that's why I found her when I was spying in the middle of the night. We killed the day spy. They have two spies, you see."
"I don't believe you."
"But it's true, I - " Yorin was saying when Moshinon interrupted him, saying, "I don't care 'bout that! This is impossible! How can a li'le girl like 'er work for a gang as a spy? That's ridiculous."
Yorin sighed and shut up, not bothering to try and tell him any more. Miradin started the fire whilst Moshinon brought out the rabbits from the sack that they had caught the day before and stuck one of them on the stick. Once the fire was big enough he laid the stick over the fire and started to roast them. Whilst Yorin was waiting for all six rabbits to cook, he sat deep in thought.
How could he convince them to believe him? He had to get proof of some sort. He sat thinking about it until the food was passed round. He began eating, a little disappointed.

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Moshinon hadn't noticed that Jasmine had gone missing, so the day came and went, and the gang had lost so much track of time that it was late evening when they actually came back to camp.
"Guys, I know that th' time 'as gone, but we still need t' catch our dinner," Moshinon announced. The gang members grumbled and protested because they were so tired, but Moshinon suggested if they were all that tired they could miss dinner and have the things they caught for breakfast the next day instead. They agreed and so they went on their way.
They caught a family of badgers, about 3 in total. Moshinon stuffed them into the sack and that was their meal for the next day. As they were walking back to their camp, though, Yorin spotted a small girl (he predicted it was Jasmine) in the distance, walking the opposite way they were, and her expression seemed to be drooping, as if she was disappointed about something.
Yorin pointed to the figure and Moshinon ran forward towards it, whilst the others followed. As Yorin came closer to the person, he did in fact find it was Jasmine. Moshinon stopped when he was a few feet away from her. He then realised that Jasmine had been missing. He then asked, "Jasmine! Where 'ave you been? You've been missin' all day!"
Jasmine nibbled her lip, trying to think of an excuse. "I was...er..." she stuttered. As Moshinon turned around to face him, Yorin raised his eyebrows at him, as if to say, "Well? Told you." Moshinon turned back round and muttered to Jasmine, "Come with me." Jasmine's eyes widened. "Wh - Where are we going?"
"Back to camp," Moshinon said, having a strong grip on her wrist that Jasmine couldn't break free of. Miradin held her other wrist with the same strength. Jasmine's eyes darted around nervously, then settled on Yorin, who was looking at her, eyebrows still raised, arms folded.
Jasmine's eyes filled up with regret that she had ever trusted this person. "Did you give me up?" she mouthed angrily.
Yorin nodded, smirking.

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