Belladonna smiled at Kuroi as he spoke. She remained silent until he had finished and nodded politely. "Thank you, Kuroi. I appreciate your honesty and answers. I understand this is an awkward situation, seeing as I avoided you during the last week. I would like to be straight-forward." Belle took a deep breath and looked at the others, then at Kuroi. She would water her reply down as she didn't want anyone knowing about her past. They would throw her in the streets like the gang had and kill her, or worse. She looked him in the eye with a calm yet shaky tone of voice. Lying to someone's face had been one of her specialties.
"There was a lot of violence on Earth that I witnessed. The man being stabbed and then the metal fan put me on edge. It reminded me of some violence I witnessed, but was not a part of, and I'm sorry. Belle took a deep breath as she paused, then looked at him. The images of the stabbing came back to her mind but she took slow deep breaths. Her hands were clutching her bow so hard that her knuckles were white. The others listened, but didn't say a word. Visibly however she seemed fine, but shaken. "I was hoping you and I could become friends, along with the others. Besides," Belle chortled as she let loose a half-smile and her eyes twinkled. "With all due respect, I must say, I love foxes." She paused and glanced over at Regulus, "And don't you worry, I love horses too, Regulus."
Regulus let out another booming laugh. "I have no qualms if you did or did not, Ma'am." He laughed and patted her on the back. "You're all-right. Us Centaurs know we're awesome." Elleta let out a rare smile similar to Belle who managed to giggle and address everyone.
"Okay, awesome. Thanks everyone. Let's start pairing up and training together..." The group began to train, much to Belle's satisfaction. She practiced with Kuroi who helped her expand her knife fighting and unarmed combat. She was being open with learning new things and found the knife fighting more difficult. She didn’t mind using knives, though she was shaking on the inside. It reminded her of "The Stabbing", as she had dubbed it. Her desire not to be violent was holding her back. She didn't want to think how she used to or become that person again. She gritted her teeth and pushed it to the back of her mind throughout the training.
Afterwards, Belle trained with Elleta and Rosemary on using her magic. Belle hid her disgust of her power but used her anger and morphed it into focus and concentration. She managed to create a drizzle of rain around them which pleased her, then moved onto forming balls of water. She managed to move it a few inches from her palm until it would explode and splash her in the face. She found it difficult to continuously create them and focus long enough to produce more. After trying for a half hour to replicate and or use more water, Belle decided to throw the towel in. Afterwards, she trained with archery and started with fencing with Regulus when a commotion filled the air. The group paused and looked over towards the city. Music was being played distantly, and then loud, raised voices interrupted the beautiful music being played.
Morgayne looked over at a bird that had landed on a branch nearby the fairy. She began speaking to it, which Belle found entertaining to watch. Finally, the fairy listened to the bird, and then turned to everyone. "It's Terneus," She addressed the others who groaned out loud in dismay.Bell looked at them in confusion and then raised her eyebrows. 'What kind of asshole are we dealing with now? Morgayne looked at her and took a deep breath, noting her confusion. "The Sun Elf Governor. He's a real jerk, to put it mildly. He's harassing a faun with a lyre, my bird-friend said. He just flew from the scene." Belle found her blood boiling; it was Ilan. Morgayne pet the birds' head and watched it land on her shoulder. Belle was astounded and slightly jealous; she loved birds. She tore her gaze away and looked at Elves. Her mind was racing. What would she do? Her fists were clenched. What kind of asshole would mess with Ilan?
"We cannot be seen by him; nor you, Ms. Belle. What do you have in mind?" Belladonna bit her lip and looked at the group, then to Kuroi. She knew she had to come up with an intelligent plan; after all she was the rebel leader now. These creatures would look to her to come up with ideas. Stress filled her mind and head as it began to ache. What the fuck would she do? She knew almost nothing about this world. She gritted her teeth then let out a sigh. She gestured the others to follow her towards the noise, but remained at the edge of the woods when they came up to it. Belladonna found a tall Light Elf holding Ilan's lyre; she noticed he was surrounded by soldiers. Then, she noticed Baraian in the crowd and sighed again. There was only so much the Elves could do right now if this indeed was their governor. She looked around quickly and noticed a building not too far away from the scene and overlooked it. It was far enough that they could create some chaos without being seen. She looked at the group and sorted it into her mind. Ilan and Baraian needed to escape this asshole and save his lyre.
"Elleta and Rosemary, you're with me on the roof. I'll need the bow, Elle, if you could please hand me it. We'll need Rose's and your magic. Morgayne, please gather some of the birds and other creatures to help distract the soldiers. Reg, you're in charge of blocking Ilan from harm's way and creating chaos which I'm sure you'll enjoy. Kuroi, if you could be so kind as to help Ilan and Baraian out I would appreciate it – your stealth will be handy here. As for us, we will catch up." Belle nodded to the others and split up. Elleta, Rosemary and Belladonna all started towards the building and used a nearby ladder to climb onto the roof. Elleta handed her the bow and watched her string the arrow. She threw up her hands and created a light shield around them and blocked them form view. If anyone looked over, they would have trouble deciphering what was exactly on the roof. She bent the light enough around Belle to make her invisible as well and to protect her. She could only imagine how much Rosemary was concentrating. She had light magic shielding Ilan from harm as well.
"I'm going to distract some of the soldiers so the birds and insects can attack; I'm sure Governor Asshole won't appreciate an arrow near his pretty little head." Belladonna began to aim it passed Terneus' head and smiled. The savage glee she was feeling she felt and was using it for the sake of good was a newer feeling to her. She hadn't hesitated at all to help Ilan. She wasn't sure what she was doing or why. She wanted to shoot Terneus, but knew it would be too dangerous and dismal. She was trying to control her anger and bitterness inside. She gritted her teeth as images filled her mind's eye.
She took several deep breaths. How she wished this arrow would transverse dimensions and murder Embry as well. She watched as Morgayne who stood by the edge of the woods with a flock of birds around her. She noticed a blue jay and looked away quickly. 'Little Blue, Little Blue, what am I going to do with you...' She could hear Embry's voice again and her temper was now close to popping a lid. She pulled the arrow back and fought to stay in the present. Ilan, the innocent fawn, needed help; he was too pure for this situation. How she hated the innocent being tormented.
"Ready, aim...." Belle began to release the arrow, "And fire!" The arrow sailed from the bow just as quickly as Belladonna jolted up from her position. She watched the arrow sail over the citizen's heads and passed Terneus' into the wall above him. The soldiers began to glance around with confusion, though Belladonna and her Elf duo were already escaping the roof. They quickly climbed and jumped down and onto the ground. Bella looked at Elleta who gestured for them to follow and moved quickly down the road inconspicuously.
She heard Regulus yelling and they veered around to watch from inside a nearby shop. Belle didn't pay attention to the name of the shop while they moved inside quickly to escape the madness, whilst pulling her hood up. Rosemary still had light magic formed around her to protect her from view. The two Elves sat down calmly and flipped open menus to watch. Rosemary and Elleta were sitting side-by-side it appeared but Belle was in the middle, invisible. Rosemary took Elletas’ hand and the two began to focus together on shielding Morgayne, Regulus, and Kurois' appearances as well to make it more difficult to decipher who was actually involved.
"HEY! You big 'ole Elf! That ain't very nice now is it? This dear little faun is blessing us with some of his music! I know I loved it!" Regulus had entered the scene, seconds after her arrow had landed in the wall. She watched as the birds and insects began to attack the Governor's soldiers. He moved in front of Ilan to allow Morgayne, while concentrating hard, to grab the lyre. She gestured for Baraian to follow as she quickly flew away with her hood up. Belle found it chilling to watch. The hairs on the back of her neck had raised and her grip on the bow kept slipping. She was trembling as well and bit her lip. Regulus glanced over at a vendor who had gestured silently to the cake stand. He grinned wildly and looked at Terneus. "I hope it's your birthday Governor! Cause sure it sure is mine!" He grabbed a honey cake and aimed it at his face, but he wasn't sure if he struck him or not. He was too busy running away to check. He had also gently grabbed Ilan's arm to lead him away and to also allow Kuroi to intervene and help as well.
Belladonna watched the group tear away while the wolves, birds, and insects blocked anyone from following. She shuddered at the thought of being in the midst of the chaos; however, she bit down on her lip to stop herself from smiling faintly. As the group faded from view, Belladonna sighed in relief quietly and leaned back against the booth. The trio then ducked out of the shop. They began to ascend into the city to catch up to the others.