Send “Little thing” and my character will tell you something as a child.
Impossibly blue eyes, one clouded and one bright with curiosity, fixated on the other’s hair. He beamed, pointing at her head. “Ya look like my ma! Uh.. Well, the woman who cared for me.” He beamed, deciding he liked this woman. “Will my hair be like yours?”
Crystallin smiled and picked the little boy up, resting him on her hip. “I couldn’t say for sure… It definitely seems t’ be quite curly. I’m sure that will stay. I can’t promise what else though … Whatever it’s like though will be darling an’ if yeh ever need help I’d be happy to,” she tapped his nose lightly.
Jade looked up and leaned over onto the other girl, yawning slightly and setting down her book.
Crsytallin smiled and wrapped her arms around Jade, nuzzling into the brunette’s head before going back to her own book. “This is much better don’t yeh think?”
"Well, you’ve got a shiny name, at least, and nice hair. I’ve got a shiny name, too. It means ‘sun.’ Because I’m yellow.”
He chuckled gently and tugged a lock of her hair in a playful way. “I think it’s worth a shot. Does she ever take you places? I bet Annie would love to fly out to a skywhale.” He laughed. “Could be! They are pretty hard to understand. Theeeeey taaaaalk reeeeaaaally sloooooooowly,” he exaggerated, making his voice deep.
He knocked his knee against her gently. “That’s alright, I think every chick deserves a cool puzzle box. When I was your age, I didn’t have one of my own, but there was this elderly harpy on my street who made toys sometimes, and he’d let me come in sometimes and mess with them.”
"We’ll ask her when she gets in," he said with a grin. "I’d be happy to show you two around."
"Actually, you have to sing to the sirens. The sirens only speak in song, so it’s only polite to sing back. They sound amazing when they have arguments, or even just normal conversation. Hmm… let’s see. I really love the bugs they sell, but the harpy city has bugs year-round. What’s really cool is when the elves bring all of their weird food, because they sometimes make this… I guess it’s a bread, but they stuff it, like a pastry, but the meat is all giant caterpillar. That’s a delicacy in the elfwoods, caterpillar, and they do bake amazing bread. Oh oh, and there’s this soup, too, made from all sorts of roots, that the northwinds bring. They don’t make it, but the humans do, and the northwinds trade usually with humans. But humans aren’t invited to the market because harpies don’t like them,” he explained, making a face. “The whole row of food stalls always smells fantastic, because you walk by and everyone’s grilling all sorts of differently seasoned meat. I’m not so much into meat, but it smells amazing with all those rare spices.”
"Well you are very shiny. But not too shiny. You’re not too shiny to look at,” she explained, giggling and swatting at his hand when he tugged at her hair. He hadn’t hurt her at all though. She in fact liked Solus an awful lot. He was very nice to her and he had amazing stories. “No not really. Not yet anyway,” she admitted. “But I haven’t asked her t’ take me anywhere either,” she added. Crystallin adored Annamore; the cupid had taken her in and taken care of her like she really belonged there. She didn’t want Solus thinking Annamore was at all mean to her.
She clapped in delight at the way he mimicked the skywhales. “Would they be able to understand me if I spoke slowly?” she asked. She had a bit of a high voice and she knew some creatures heard better at certain frequencies. “Or! Or I can sing,” she nodded eagerly. “Maybe if I sang they could hear me anyway,” she smiled brightly, rolling over his leg and kicking her feet idly. He was very warm and comfortable and she was being as careful as possible with all the feathers.
"Are they giant caterpillars as big as me?" There seemed to be no end to her questions, but she’d never been so excited about something or a potential trip to somewhere! She’d never known there was such an interesting place as a sky market either! "I bet there’s enough food t’ try something new every day for a month!" She gasped and sat up, looking at him seriously. "Or two months! An’ I could look at the puzzle boxes an’ the other things - I don’t need toys, but I could look at all o’ them couldn’t I?” she beamed.
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Raine felt a bubble of happiness well up within her at the red-head’s words. She was happy Crystallin was enjoying the flight, especially after the first time she’d ridden Flickr had been nowhere near as peaceful. Raine bit her lip at the memory of Crystallin slung over her saddle and bleeding, shaking her head to dispel the distressing thoughts.
”Well, once you’re comfortable, I’ll show you how to ride a bird,” the blonde smirked. Facing forward once more, the soldier took a left and suddenly there was the pond. They’d come at the perfect time too! The sun was filtering through the tall trees and creating a magical, golden ray of sunlight that reflected off the water. Raine slowed the hummingbird down as they moved over the pond. “Incredible,” she murmured.
"Really?" Crystallin grinned. "You’re going t’ teach me how t’ ride a bird all by myself?" she asked, hugging Raine before loosening her arms and looking over Flickr’s wings. She gasped softly at the sight of the pod pond. "Wow," she breathed. "This is where the queen gets her heir?" she asked. She knew how it worked, though she’d never seen any part of it before that wasn’t in a book or a painting, but this was definitely better.
"Can we get a little closer?" she asked eagerly. She wouldn’t touch anything, but she wanted to feel like they were just skimming the water. "Are there any other places this beautiful?" she asked. She felt like they’d done the reverse of the normal ‘save your best for last’ thing, but she had to admit just flying was breathtaking on its own. "This is why you’re always out training with Flickr isn’t it?" she teased.
"No not particularly… I don’t really like them when they’re pointed at me, but I have no trouble using them an’ there’s only a few things I get unsettled watching with them… Why?" Crystallin asked. "Are you?"
Cinna listened quietly, resting his chin on his fist. “Yeah, I’d get tired of running around being everyone’s errand by after awhile. I’d do the same thing too - try and find something else to shake things up a bit y’know?” He dog-eared his book page, then unfolded it. “Us Leafmen are required to learn basic forms of first aid. It never bothered me, until I saw needles. They just make me uncomfortable and give me chills,” he explained. He shuddered slightly at the very thought of the needles. “Have you had to save someone’s life or anything serious yet?”
"It’s not that I’m tired of it - I still really like going around all the places in Moonhaven," she explained, "I just didn’t want it t’ be the only thing my life was about. I wanted t’ do something more helpful than just that." She bobbed her head in understanding; she’d seen leafmen around the healer’s school talking about their renewals and the like. She hadn’t talked to them of course, but she saw them often enough. There were definitely more than she thought. But at least not knowing most of them would mean it wouldn’t be weird when she was certified and put on physicals duty.
She smiled softly again. “Well if yeh ever need shots or bloodwork, let me know. I’ll tell yeh the best healer’s in Moonhaven. Yeh don’t even feel it. An’ as long as yeh don’t look, you’d never know it was going on,” she assured. She was hoping she’d reach that point someday. “But - yeah I’ve helped people… I helped General Ronin once,” she admitted. She wasn’t sure if she should go into it, so she just shrugged.
"It would have if yeh would have just stayed put like I told yeh to," Crystallin scolded. "When I said yeh needed t’ drink that I meant for it t’ settle," she added. "Yeh got up an’ started doing all sorts o’ stuff instead… be glad yeh aren’t throwing up," she pointed out.
Raine nodded, watching as the tea was poured and the honey added. Taking the small cup in her subtly shaking hands, the soldier blew softly on the steam before taking a tentative sip. It was hot, but it also felt good sliding down her throat. “Yeah, I guess I can huh?” The blonde smiled, wincing at her complaining stomach. “Thanks Crystallin, I’m glad you’re here. Stomach aches are the absolute worst," she hissed before taking another sip. "So, how was work today?"
"It was alright," she shrugged. "I got t’ go t’ the guards post outside the palace an’ the academy as usual," she smiled a bit. There was always something to drop off to the academy. Sometimes a small bags worth. "But I had an outdoors class about pollens an’ such after, so it was a bit of a busy day, but fulfilling," she decided. "How was your day?" she asked, leaning back on the couch to keep an eye on Raine.