Feb 16, 2020 8:15 PM
As the Sixth Age begins, Lilaina visits her family.
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Guthix is dead.

Lilaina's having trouble believing it, even having seen Sliske deal the killing blow, even having talked to the god of balance in his final moments, even standing now in his resting place staring blankly at his petrified corpse. He can't be dead. He's a god. He's Guthix.

She wishes she could hold onto that, but she's not a child anymore, listening raptly to her mother tell tales that had been passed down for Ages. She hasn't been a child for a long time.

She makes her excuses to the druids beginning to turn Guthix's resting place into a memorial and heads for the surface. The fresh air isn't enough, though; she wants to go home. Really home, not the magical pocket dimension where she sleeps and keeps all her stuff.

 

Well. Her parents deserve to know. She teleports to Lumbridge.

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The Lumbridge general store is the same as it has been for years. The bell over the door jingles as Lilaina opens it, and her mother looks up from a book and smiles. "Lily! Oh, sweetheart--"

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"--something's happened," she says, and her book falls shut as she stands.

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Lilaina nods mutely and lets the door close behind her.

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Rosemary pulls her into a hug. "I'm glad you came home. Do you want to talk about it?"

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It takes a moment for Lilaina to make herself able to speak. "It's... something you and Dad should hear at the same time."

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Rosemary nods, squeezes her once, and pulls away. "Daniel!" she calls. "Fetch your father, please!"

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Daniel comes clomping down the stairs. "He's only at the church, Mum--"

He pauses on seeing Lilaina. "Oh. You're back. Did you kill another dragon?"

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She really isn't in the mood for this.

"No."

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"Daniel," Rosemary says with a sigh, "please just fetch your father."

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Daniel leaves.

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Rosemary tugs Lilaina into sitting behind the counter with her and leans her head on her daughter's shoulder. "I can tell it's nothing good," she murmurs. "You're so strong, it must be something enormous to shake you like this."

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Lilaina nods slightly, and they sit in silence.

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Soon enough Daniel returns with Tobias.

"I'm glad you're back, Lily, but couldn't this wait? Saradomin has returned and I just talked to him."

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"--Okay, if you're going to make that face I guess you're more important."

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"Danny, mind the store, please. Lily, Toby, upstairs."

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Lilaina takes the stairs up to her family's living quarters first, and drops heavily into a chair by their small dining table. Of course Saradomin would be here. That's just how her life goes, as of late.

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Tobias pulls out a chair and sits to her left. "Did you know the Edicts were broken?" he asks.

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Rosemary sits on her other side. "Give her a moment, Toby."

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She takes that moment. She takes several, actually, just staring at her hands where they rest on the table, feeling like she's floating a little to the side of her body.

 

"I knew," she croaks. "I... I was there when they were broken."

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"What happened?"

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"I... found Guthix's resting place. I spoke to him. He... he told me he wanted mortals to be free from godly influence, he granted me the power to stand against gods, and..."

 

 

She has to say it, doesn't she.

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"... and I saw him be killed in front of me."

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"He died? Did--"

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