Ayden's Private Quarters
Dusk fell across the horizon upon Fondor's majestic shipyards, plumes of smoke rising from factories, cooling towers, steam tunnels, and towering offices. Even despite the smog haze that lingered in the air, there was a beauty to it, a familiarity -- and Ayden's balcony view was no different.
His private quarters were no different than his office. There was a mass of paperwork from the S.A.A.T and Shipyards, along with scattered articles of filmsi pertaining to his office appointment. The real life of a Lord Protector: paperwork and more paperwork, negotiation with other governments, officials, and ambassadors. The kind of life she hadn't wanted, when she first chose to create Omega Pyre, the life she had fallen into after being awoken in hibernation for years. Boring. Mundane.
Not that her experiences as the Lady Protector had been boring and mundane -- they had to be done. It just was a stark contrast to her most recent experiences with her other alias -- terrifying was more like it-- and no one wanted another trip like that.
Except, that a part of her still did. She remembered very clearly the rush of excitement, the soaring glee of the excavation, the guilty delight when she'd discovered the oubliette. Her random flights of exploring had never resulted in her departure for more than a week at that. Only this time... it did.
The Shi'ido female took a deep breath, the long length of her auburn hair cascading down her shoulders and back. She couldn't go back to her own quarters, and to be frank, her first priority had been to get in contact with Ayden and Tegaea. Unfortunately, the moment she set foot upon Fondor the Atrisian Empire decided to bring in en mass their navy, demanding the surrender of the Protectorate states.
A faint smile came lingering across her lips, cutting her face in half in wryness. To learn that Ayden was the Lord Protector gave her the exact mental picture and idea of what his response would be.
To be frank, it was strikingly along the same lines as she would have responded.
Now that the rush of a fight and impending war had stalled for the moment, it was time to move on to her original plan. One that found her using her skills as a Disciple of Twilight to phase into the highly secured personal quarters of Ayden Cater. Considering it's security, she felt safe that no one would come across her. It was here that she used his accommodations to wash the grime from her body, relax a bit. Well as much as one could before meeting the Nexu who made this his den.
Of course, she did't miss the telltale signs of a feminine touch. That was a surprise and a cause for concern-- but if anything, she was certain that she could easily handle any individual other than Ayden that appeared. If anything, she could simply disappear, and her force signature was already null.
To her amusement, Cater didn't have a regular sonic shower, and instead indulged in a hydro based refresher that used of all things water.
Who would have thought?