“Shamira,” you draw her gaze. The sound of boot thumping on stone echo in the passage. “If you want to do the worst damage to those who hurt you, testifying is the best way. Let the whole Shogunate know what Hayate did.”
Shamira scowls and faces you. She was going to argue or even turn on you. “What are you going to do?” You stand tall and take a step closer. “Waste your life here or be smart and testify?” You give her a choice, but really she has no choice at all. You lace your words with essence and force her decision. She will testify. You are done with dealing with the idiotic decisions of others. You are done being a puppet.
Shamira curses and looks away from you. “Which way out of this stupid tunnel?”
“Follow me.” Aiko heads off in the opposite direction of the stomping. She pauses when she sees you turn in the opposite direction. “Where are you going?”
“I’m going to stall them. You will need time to get out of the passages.” You can’t leave though whatever way Aiko is using. You are sure it is warded. “I’ll see you at the funeral.”
Aiko knits her brows, but nods and leads Shamira away.
Once they are out of sight, you step out of fate. You approach the oncoming guards. Five mortals dressed in leather and chain mail, but no Dragonblooded. Where were the Dragonblooded?
The mortals draw their swords and advance towards the empty cell.
What do you do?
- Flare your anima and caste sign and distract them. If they are looking for Sidereals, you are going to give them one.
- Throw the guards off the scent with Avoiding the Truth Technique
- Use Thought-Swiping Technique to cause confusing among the guards.
- Lock the guards in the cell.