Lyric followed Ryan along the path he determined. There were certainly more direct paths into the city, however, they seemed to be going the road less traveled. That was fine, though the walk did seem to take some time. Eventually, keen ears picked up the sound of footsteps ahead of them. The woman wondered if they were coming closer to a street of some sort, but as they pushed on she realized the sound was coming at them more directly. It seemed someone was on the way to meet them, though she hadn't a single clue how they knew they were here... unless Ryan had set out to be so. That thought made her a touch nervous, but she continued to move forward all the same.
It wasn't much longer before contact was made. It was a whole pack of people, all hooded not unlike Ryan. One woman stood out though, she spoke to her companion in familiar terms. There was no anger in her voice, so Lyric took it that she was not the one determined to stop the blond from returning to the surface. Or maybe not, appearances, especially initial ones, could be deceiving. All these things ran through her head, but there wasn't time to dwell, as she almost instantly became the topic of the conversation.
With a nod of her head, the woman greeted the religious figure who approached her. Lyric knew nothing of their customs or niceties here, but things seemed to go on well enough without any proper introductions. The topic of gods came and went before she was offered a bath. After their weeks of travel, that was a luxury she would not pass up. [+teal “Yeah, that sounds nice.”]
From there the pair were almost corralled along the thin path that traveled, down, down ,down. Lyric would be glad to step upon flat land when this was all said and done. However, they finally came to a dead end, or so it seemed. The woman at the lead touched a wall, pressing upon it, it opened to reveal a room. It was an inconspicuous sort of room, but it led to what looked to be a sanctuary. The high walled room was lavishly furnished and brightly lit with crystals similar to the one they used to light their decent. Now that she looked at it, even though this building was dug into the cave walls, it seemed the walls were lined with a finer stone slabs that did not match the surrounding area. No doubt it was mined elsewhere and brought here to inflate the grand, almost ethereal, appearance this place wished to display. It was beautiful, as much as she hated to admit it.
Split off from Ryan, the unnatural haired woman was lead to a bathing room. The basin was deep and wide in the center of the room and the walls lined with shelves that held an assortment of oils and salts. It was a strange sight to see such a large space dedicated to such a simple task, undoubtably this would be one of many differences she found between this place and the surface. As attendants drew the water, adding some concoction of oils as they went, Lyric walked along the walls, taking a closer look at all the finely labeled bottles and bobbles. When the water reached the top of the basin, they left her to wash up. Letting out a sigh of relief, the dark haired woman was glad they excused themselves. She was not accustomed to her baths being public events.
Sinking into the water, it smelled sweetly divine. She couldn't place a single one of the scents, given where she was, but it did seem floral to her foreign nose. Nearly scalding hot water was warmly welcomed after such a long and stressful journey. Sawyer nearly felt bad enjoying it while the others stayed camped outside the city. However, the guilt did not plague her long as she steeped her muscle aches away. The water was just above lukewarm before she finally decided to drag herself from the bath. Met with clean clothes, the woman dressed herself in the robe-like attire, all the while wondering if everyone down here dressed this way or if it was simply a custom of the church. Glancing at a mirror, she thought it suited her very ill and hoped it was the latter. But with such carefree thoughts came a more serious one. With such a warm welcome, why exactly had Ryan wanted her to accompany him in his return?