He shook his head. “I only want peace now. If they dark elves come, we will fight them, But I am done with chasing after conflict. I have a family, and friends now, thanks to you.”
Crystallin nodded in understanding before pausing. “Me? Sire - I don’t think I did that much… not in any way that actually gave yeh these things,” she pointed out. “I merely helped care for your daughter…”
"I know I did, an’ technically I haven’t broken it yet. I’m just really nervous about meeting your parents okay?"
”Crystall…” She murmured, turning away from the dress and putting a gentle hand on her girlfriend’s arm. “You’re going to be fine, I believe in you love,” she started. “You’re going to do great and they’re going to love you.” Raine smiled warmly, rubbing the faerie’s arm before kissing her cheek softly.
Crystallin nodded, smiling brightly and returning the kiss, but she couldn’t help but be nervous. This was such an important night. It was going to be lovely and wonderful - but it wasn’t quite the same as her mom’s charity events. At least she knew people there and knew how to avoid or listen to them politely. This - this was a leafman function. What if there were different rules?
"Do yeh need help getting in the dress Raine?" she asked, slipping her arms around Raine’s waist for a minute and giving her girlfriend a quick peck.
A brief crease crossed Litha’s brow at Crystallins comment about the court of faeries, but she rolled over once more and buried her face in the grass. The sweet scent of growing things eased any worrisome memories she might have had away. “I misss my accent, but I had no reason to hold onto it.”,Litha stated, voice slightly muffled. “Sometimes things just go away and I guess thats the way it is.”
Still unable to settle comfortably, she sat up and tilted her head towards the faery. She rubbed absently at a smudge of dirt on her nose as she asked, “Perchance you know the faery I met last time. I mean he wasn’t really bad. Just um….stubborn. But I’m stubborn too. And the other faeries in his court were so…” She sighed and waved her hands viciously through the air in a vague gesture of an adjective. “…y’know?”
"I like it too much t’ just let it go," Crystallin shrugged, tangling her hands gently in the grass beside her. She was staring past the clearing as if falling into a long forgotten thought or memory. "I might know the faye - but Litha, many fey are stubborn,” she pointed out, looking back at the girl with a soft frustration. “An’ many are part o’ the particular court yours may be from,” she added.
"If yeh want my help, you’ll have t’ do better than that an’ describe him better," she tilted her head. She half-closed her eyes, trying to pull up mental images of her first thoughts. She had to admit they were all unseelie fey, though she knew a few women who had rather sharp jawlines. Depending on what Litha said, Crystallin wasn’t going to rule them out.
The waiter showed them to their table - a rather nice table for two tucked away in a nice crescent-moon shaped corner. Once seated, Rai smiled at the waiter, glancing at Crystallin for a moment. “I’ll have the strawberry tea please,” he said calmly. The waiter nodded, scribbling the order down before turning his attention to the messenger girl. The Leafman tilted his head to the menu. “I recommend their tea, it’s honestly one of the best.”
Crystallin shifted a bit. She’d said something stupid. Something apparently stupider than accusing him of luring dates. She read over the menu intently and refrained from telling Rai she already knew what kind of food and drinks Fey’s had. Maybe if she stared at the menu hard enough the situation would just settle down and it could be a short, eventless dinner. He was probably already regretting it. “Strawberry tea is fine,” she nodded, reading over the same section again. If this was a date - did that mean her mother had set her up on a few before?? That would explain - no that couldn’t be, they weren’t the same as this. Or not yet. Crystallin drummed her fingers on the menu. She was over-thinking it …
- "You’ve got to me kidding me."
- "Get your ass in here now"
- "What have I done now?"
- "How old are you really?"
- "I can’t believe you lied to me"
- "Do you wanna build a snowman?"
- "I can’t believe you lost him."
- "I hate you."
- "I love you."
- "Please, don’t leave."
- "I told you. I do give the best hugs."
- "You so owe me."
- "What’s a soulmate?"
- "Would you kiss me in the rain?"
- "Get off me."
- "Leave me alone"
- "What are you doing here?"