Liandra was content with her thoughts, as melancholic as they were, while the others continue to talk, eat and sow the seeds for future rivalries, it was all rather mundane for the aloof individual that she was currently portraying, although that didn't take too much effort. Objectively she noted to herself that she should probably eat something, although she was a little too withdrawn from herself to truly feel hunger at the present moment, she didn't want to forget like she had occasionally done since losing her purpose. Once more the whispering of priests and scripture plagued here, she did little to attempt to control them, she would save her willpower for later.
She was pulled out of her musing by the presence of touch upon her shoulder, something that, if she had not the control she did have over her physical form she would have practically jumped out of her skin, instead her eyes immediately snapped to the woman before her, immediately taking in the relevant details; young adult, unusual hair color, lightly armoured, not a threat, but likely dangerous. All in the briefest of seconds, she took this in, before the mask of a personality descended over Liandra. Her memory informed her the girl was a mute, even if she hadn't been paying exact attention, Liandra was able to recall general details, her thoughts may have been elsewhere but her senses weren't. With that, she smiled slightly, ideally giving off the impression of a detached, but none the less friendly, individual, before she began to speak, at first she considered common sign language, but she wasn't really sure if the young woman before her would appreciate it, so she slipped into common, almost forgetting not to use her native language.
"Greetings there, startled me slightly, sorry if I didn't say hello earlier, I needed to contemplate a few things, rather than socialize," she spoke softly, as if to not to draw too much attention to them, her accent was still clear, it gave her a decent cover for why she still bore the sigil of Kiros upon her gear and weaponry, much better to be seen as a devout foreigner than a well traveled church agent.
"You looked so lonely standing here by the window, like you were lost on what do to in life" Serenity signed to the woman. She met the woman's eyes, wondering if she was a bother and if the woman in front of her could understand the sign language.
"What should I do if she can't understand me?" her face shifting into one of anxiety. "The code forbids me from any other form of communication but signing and I can't find any pens nor paper around here. But I just can't leave her here alone; I want to find out why she looks so lost."
She dismissed her thoughts and continued, praying that the woman might understand her. "I am Serenity, what is your name?" she asked.
Even through sign language, Serenity's 'words' seemed to have bored right to the heart of matters, it worried Liandra that she had been so easy to read, nearly breaking the slight faÁade she had put on, although she barely delayed at all in replying, it felt like much longer to her, so caught was she by the moment.
"Liandra D'vani is how I am known, I'm not lost per say, I was just taking a reprieve, I did not want to become involved in conflict with the rest of the party before we have even left the tavern, I did not feel my contribution would have eased matters," she replied, honestly to a point, even if it was a secondary reason.
"You have a caring soul, particularly as you did not know I could even understand you, a rare trait in a mercenary no?"
"It is better to be brothers and sisters in a venture then enemies who only wait to back-stab each other" Serenity responded. "So it is always a good idea to show interest in your companions." Serenity's eyes started turning a little spectral, peering into Liandra. Her mouth suddenly started forming the words "But in my eyes, you look vacant and lost, not just taking a reprieve and resting after a journey." Serenity put her hand on Liandra's cheek "You look hollow, a purpose forgotten or perhaps abandoned" then shifted her right hand from Liandra's cheek to her heat and her left hand on her own. "I hope that you find your purpose in life again, it saddens me to see you so lost, so, void." Serenity started to panic "Why did my eyes shift!? Why could I not stop the words from forming!? Why could I not stop my body from moving!?" she quickly moved her hands to her temples, shut her eyes hard and started shaking her head. "Please return to normal, I don't want to see any more." Serenity started backing away from Liandra and a faint glow could be seen from Serenityís closed eyes. When Ateo and the others arrived into the room and had finished speaking, she unwillingly opened her eyes and looked directly into Ateoís eyes.
From her mouth, the words "I see death" could be heard before she collapsed. Benjamin hurried to catch Serenity as she fell and held her in his arms. She looked around in confusion, her eyes had also returned to normal, not giving of a glowing light any more. "Did I really speak?" she tried to speak again, but she could not, it did not matter how much she tried. Noticing the stares she got from the others she stood up with Benjaminís help and signed "I'm...ok", a blush spreading on her cheeks and waved her hand to Ateo and Fitch, mentioning for them to go on about their business again.