Everything that I’d worked so hard for my whole life, stole, and collected over the years is gone. The only reason I’m not broke is because I’d given Telk and Glennis my money for safe keeping. I’m going to be honest here, I don’t often pay for things. This living with actual money in my pockets is rare. It felt strange to carry that much.
I went looking for a sound and fell into this green sludge that started to burn away my clothes, my armor, everything. The pack I’ve had since I can remember is gone too. I’m just glad that I gave the bear and book to Marybelle, she’ll protect them. It also means that I will come back for her, because I wouldn’t just abandon things like that. No one deserves to be left behind, even changelings. Maybe especially changelings.
I talked to Lexanol again. He confuses me. I’m deliberately rude and terse and he is still nice to me. I hope he hasn’t taken an interest… that is already spoken for, and I don’t have interest in changing that arrangement. He’s looking into a means of fixing my corruption, He’s also going to make sure that when we kill that familiar we don’t kill Telk, which is important. I wouldn’t think much about my corruption if that happened I don’t think.
Maybe that’s what happens, people lose something important and then it stops mattering if it consumes them. Or maybe some people are just evil fucks. Like the Ordo Magica. They killed rich girl’s family for going on this trip with us. They are going to frame the changeling for everything, because it’s known I’m a changeling. Telk was safe for just a moment, but they’ll figure out he’s switched sides eventually.
I haven’t even gotten to Freehold, that’s where I picked up this book, cause, ya know, my last one was eaten by goo. I picked up some new boots too, their Elven, and glorious, and I’m not giving them to the stupid elves, even if they would string me up for it. I bought them fair and square, and I was downright charitable to everyone else. She can give me dirty looks all she wants.
It’s been two days here so far, I have two more before I have to contact Lexanol again. Hopefully he’ll have actually information rather than just asking for more time. He’s got this weird way of always knowing where I am though, and it’s starting to worry me. Like in the woods, he said he’d been watching me. I hope he wasn’t watching everything… That would just be…odd. Even if he’s a peeper, I need his help or at least his knowledge.
Glennis is going to challenge that goon that runs the brothel to a fight, she’s our best muscle, so I’m interested in seeing what she does. Shade and Karra seem to be on the same page as me and Telk, lay low, and just get the fuck out as fast as we can. So much for a place where Changelings are people. Even the elf says that we don’t belong anywhere. Fuck em.