Sin followed behind Gineye happily. They didn’t notice the light blue mist fading away from them. It was typically invisible and could only be seen by sin themselves, or someone who had lost the fight to despair.
They grabbed gineyes hand worriedly. “ I I don’t want to slow you down.” They explained gently,
Arwyn began to gather rocks to make a circle around where the fire would be. "Finn, since you wanna help so badly, go down westward and get me a bucket of water. Should be a lake somewhere over there," Arwyn instructed.
Finn did a nod and a salute as he ran off merrily. The fastest way to the lake was not on a path, so he'd have to navigate through trees and bushes. Hopefully he wouldn't burn down the forest. Arwyn walked over to Avalon to see what supplies he had brought.
Avalon took some dried plants and sticks and put them into the stone circle. He used the stones of phosphorus covered stones to ignite the fire. It worked after a few tries and then Avalon began adding some more leaves to make the fire grow.
Finn made it to the lake. He summoned a bucket to collect the water in. Luckily no fire was involved with the summoning, those gloves really were a charm. As he did so, he heard voices from the woods. Finn quickly looked to see if anyone was there, but it was all good, so he went back to what he was doing, humming happily.
"That's good, thanks Avalon," Arwyn said. She could've started the fire herself, but she was glad to have someone else around who knew how to do it properly. "When Sin and Gineye come back with firewood, we can use those as fuel if it starts sputtering out."
(Sorry to cut in the roleplay to say something kind of irrelevant- but Sin is adorable and if anything happened to them I'd kill everyone in the room and then myself)
Finn tried to carry the bucket, but unfortunately found out that it was a lot heavier full rather than empty. He again tried to do a spell, this time so that he could have the bucket levitate instead of him having to holding it. Unfortunately, as good as the gloves were at keeping Finn's flames at bay, some fire was involved.. and he might have kinda sorta set a bush ablaze. Panicked and not wanting it to spread, he splashed water on it quickly. Luckily Finn was next to a lake!
Arwyn was taking out some of the food she had packed- she couldn't carry enough to last all five of them for the whole journey, so they'd have to turn to hunting pretty soon. As she did this, she replied to Avalon, "Don't worry too much about sleeping bags. I brought some blankets.. and besides, even if I hadn't, something tells me that our team members wouldn't mind sleeping on the ground. Quite dedicated to see the wizard, yeah? So much raw determination, I haven't been around people like that in a while." Arwyn smiled to herself, nostalgically.
( honestly same, I’d originally intended for them to die but like)
Sin yawned, as they set the wood down.
“ I’m hungry.” They commented casually as they sat on the ground beside the fire.
The aura around them was as faint as it had been in years.
(I get what you mean, Finn was supposed to die too, but now I'm not so sure)
"Oh, every reason is a selfish reason. Make no mistake, a 'reason' for doing something is synonymous with an 'excuse' for doing something. Excuses are used to sugar over our selfish deeds. Anything a living thing does is selfish, even if it's with the intention of helping others," Arwyn said with a sigh, just as Gineye and Sin returned with the wood. "We were talking about sleeping schedules," Arwyn replied to Gineye. "Or atleast, now we are. I volunteer to keep watch," Arwyn said. She wondered what Finn was doing, taking so long. That little cretin couldn't even handle a simple task.
Finn finally had the bucket of water floating beside him as he walked back to the group. He was humming a sweet tune, even dancing a bit. Finn would stop every few seconds or so because he was distracted by the interesting bugs and plants that the magical forest held. He eventually came to realize that he didn't recognize his surroundings and that he was lost as f---. "This isn't good," he said with a pout.