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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:28 pm

"Must be what he had me measured for earlier today..." she muttered delicately pulling open the package. The expression on her face was priceless and if it wasn't going to bring anyone running in thinking she was in trouble, she'd have screamed. There was more than one reason for this and she felt as though she wanted to parade about the house in it all day. "I can't believe he had this made for me...! If this is simple I shudder to think what his idea of expensive is." She was half peeved at him for spending so much on the garment, and half excited for the fact he went to the trouble of having it made at all. She remembered Alec being sad and put garment and package on the nearest chair. "Why did you look at me like that when I asked about a room? I won't be staying too long, and this is safer than any other place in the city. That and rooms with few obstacles make for a better place for me to practice, less to run into or trip over."

The room she'd used could be rearranged for practice, that was true. "It seems like something's bothering you, Alec, what is it? You know how much this means to me to find out I have family that cares for me, even if I 'am' a bastard. I was also hoping to find out about the other side of my family, the Xerceis, while I'm in town. I'm so sorry that I won't be leaving with you and Geronimo, but this might be my only opportunity to find out 'anything'. I can't pass it up." Years of not knowing anything about her heritage and thinking so poorly of herself because of it was going to stop in that city, she'd be an unfortunate damned soul if she let this slip through her fingers. "I'm not trying to sound angry at you, I know you're just concerned, but I don't plan on staying here forever."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:31 am

By the time she had finished examining her gift and looked back up at Alec, he was actually smiling again. "No, no... nothing's bothering me, not anymore. I just didn't want to see you sad. But ..." He let out half a laugh. "I guess Zold felt much the same." Well Zold WAS full of surprises today. He had half the mind to think that Zold maybe wasn't all that bad as he had initially thought. he gave a little whistle. "That's a very expensive gift..." On the other hand... that might meant it came with a price. But, then again, Alec liked reading into the worst of Zold. Zold was a jerkface.

He tucked his hands into his pockets casually. "Well, Geronimo and I are behind you 100% of the way silence, with whatever it is you want to do, whether it's linger longer or take off. But it looks like you're making yourself at home here, and Zold seems to be treating you well. That's what I'm mostly worried about. But I've been watching him, and he hasn't done anything overtly snake-like, so I'm feeling a little more comfortable with you staying here by yourself."
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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:01 am

"Pit Worms…" He muttered under his breath with a long sigh, tipping his head back to the sky so that he wouldn't have to look into those huge innocent eyes. He considered her questions for a moment, wondering how best to explain things to Rose that wouldn't harm her delicate sensibilities and get him in trouble with her father for explaining the mechanics of a proper set-up. "Well lass, you see, I was doing exactly what the rumors said that I was doing with her. The most effective way to make a scandal seem legitimate is the make sure that it is." So there. He slept with women as a means to an end, and she could think what she wanted of that.

Her second line of inquisition was much easier for him to handle, as he saw no need to tip toe around the subject. "As for Frederick, I suppose that's an accurate description of him. I haven't had much time to interact with him… he likes to bite things, and it's hard to tell the age of an arachnotaur, but that seems about right for a humanish creature. But yes lass, I think that's about right. Why? Have you seen him before?" The description was surprisingly accurate to be completely innocent of information.

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:01 am

"I don't intend to stay long. I don't intend to make any plans to marry Russell either. Why he insisted on bringing him here and threatening him is beyond me. Marriage only brings trouble from my experiences so likely enough I'll never tie the knot." Not likely she'd ever have another sweetheart after Russell either, but being alone seemed to suit her well enough. "I like my freedom too much to settle down, and I suppose I'll always be like that. Not like father should worry over it anyway; I'm just his bastard and he has Rose to carry on the family line." She fully intended to set the record straight with Zold before she left, and knowing she was considered a spinster anyway she didn't really care.

"Having your support is a real gift, Alec. Nice to know someone values my happiness in this house. Father seems to want me married as badly as he wants Geronimo out of his home. I'm tempted to ask if you'd stay, but I know you'd rather leave and not come back here ever again." She'd miss him terribly, not so much Geronimo seeing as they'd grown apart over the years, but she'd miss Alec. Now how to get Russell out of this predicament she'd caused. . .That would take an honest miracle, quite literally she'd have to come out and explain absolutely everything. She folded up the gift her father had put so much money into and put it back in the package. "I guess I'll go upstairs and spend a little time exercising. If there's anything about father you think I should know don't hesitate to interrupt me." With that it was back up those horrifying stairs. Why were there so many in that house?!

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:28 am

Alec tightened his lips cautiously, before nodding to her gift. "Don't let him hear you call yourself 'just the bastard' after he paid for that for you. He obviously thinks of you as more than that - even if I don't like him, and even if he treats me with little respect, he clearly wants you to be happy. If he wanted to force you to conform, he would have bought for you some stuffy dress. But he spent a lot of gold on having something made for you to fit your tastes. Don't throw that back in his face by saying that you're not important to him."

Alec smiled as she asked him to stay. "Of course I will, Silence. I'll stay for you, if it'll make you feel more comfortable." He gave her a nod. "Your bedroom still might be best... Zold isn't the type to leave a place unfurnished, so there aren't really 'empty' rooms. I'll let you know if anything else develops".



She snickered. "I can't imagine that," she said. "A woman, wanting a young boy. I don't see the appeal in it, since.. Well. good job, then, on completing your task."

Right, now onto the matter of Fredrick. "You said... you said he was a ... half-spider now though? A spider monster? Named Fredrick?" She let her face go a little flat. Alas, she wasn't as skilled as her father was as not telegraphing things. Something about her long pause and thinking seemed to imply mild shame somehow. "This... this is no good that he is in the circus," she said, still trying to sound as neutral as possible. "If you bring him to me, I will pay you well, and I will also make sure that Father stops pestering you to marry Silence." She took a jeweled brooch off her chest, and handed it to him. "Please don't tell anybody, even father. Could you do this for me, please?"
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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:49 am

It was interesting, watching the little miss try and put on her best diplomat's face, but he had apparently caught her red-handed. His eyebrows nearly disappeared up into his hairline however when Rose handed over the jewelry. He weighed it in his hand briefly and examined the jewels with a quick look. Without even asking, he knew that it would fetch a fair price. Certainly enough for a bag and grab, which seemed to be what the girl was posing. Even if it was a half-spider man.

Russell knelt down, putting his back to the horse dragon and gently touched Rose's shoulders so that she would stand in front of him and met the girl's eyes. "Your sister, father and I have a lot to work out with our marriage. I appreciate the offer lass, but don't worry about it. Your father is just protecting his daughters, and I understand that. Instead, tell me why you want Frederick. You knew him before, right?" He'd seen it in the way that she'd fumbled. She was good, but not quite yet good enough to fool a street-wise person like Russell. "I can get you Frederick, but what will happen to him once he's here? I don't want to see you bit, lass. He put your sister down for a while when he bit her. I wouldn't want the same to happen to you."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:59 am

She bit her lip, and looked down. She still was doing her very best to not give away exactly what she felt, but it was getting harder. And then she started using her feel-inducing words, which put the entire thing out the window. "Because... because it's my fault," she said. "He shouldn't be a spider. He's supposed to be human. I mean... if it's the same one. I think Zold... I think Zold did it to him. But that's why you can't tell Silence. She would never forgive him if she found out. And you can't tell father until you get him, because I don't think he wants him here. But I know what my father can do, magically. He can do that to people. He can manipulate their flesh - he's a flesh-crafter. So... I want you to bring him here, that way I can confront my father and have him change him back."

She looked up a little bit hesitantly. "If you want the story ... it's that his parents wanted him to marry me. They talked about it with Father quite a bit. He... Fredrick... he was... well, he liked me well enough, and I liked him, too. But Father wanted somebody better for me, somebody who was older, somebody who could protect me better. Then about half a year ago, he and his parents stopped coming over for dinner. When I went to their estate to meet Fredrick in Secret, he was... Well, nobody was there. The Constable said that the Lord of the house and his wife had been found dead, but their son was nowhere to be found... So.... That's why I think that might be the Fredrick that I know."
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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:32 am

The sudden deluge of information was not something he had expected to hear, nor did he expect to hear it with her wearing such a straight face. Russell was also surprised to hear that Rose cared about the status of the relationship between Silence and her newly found father. He would have thought that being a single child for so long she would be reluctant to have to share her father with any newly appeared siblings, but this was apparently not the case. Hearing the rumors of the nature of Zold's magic confirmed however had him considering abandoning the mission entirely. The last thing he wanted to end up as was a spider like Frederick, and if bringing said spider back was directly against Zold's wishes…

"Lass, I will get Frederick back for you. We've got a contract now." He stood and let his hand linger on her shoulder for a moment longer, his expression gone quite serious. "I hope that you get all of this solved with your father. But as far as Baron Zold is concerned, we never had this conversation." He held the jewelry that she'd handed him and it disappeared as quick as he could turn his wrist. "If you're paying for silence, that is what you'll get. Assassin's honor, little lass."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:45 am

Rose's face lit up a bit when he said that he would stay on task and keep it a secret. She gave an affirmative nod, and even a little salute. "Right, this conversation never happened. You bring Fredrick to me - and I'll make myself easily available and I'll make sure you were never in the equation." She looked like a weight had been lifted off of her, and she relaxed visibly, her smile coming a little bit more easily. She bit her lip. "You really are very nice, Russell. I can see why miss Silence likes you so much. I'll make sure that you keep an elevated place in our family, regardless of what happens between you and my new Sister." She hesitated a bit, looking a bit fidgety, but then gave Russell a sudden hug. "Thank you, again. He means a lot to me. I want to see what's best for him. I think everybody will be happier when he's human again."

She pulled away from the hug, looking just happier in general. "Well! That was actually my secret motivation for dragging you into the garden, but is there anything you want to do? Anywhere I can escort you, anything you want to see? Or should we just go back to ignoring each other? Are you going to stay long, or do you think you're going to leave before Silence does? I think she plans on staying a while..." she rambled a bit. "... But... if you leave sooner.. and bring him back sooner... I'll give you another gem..." she bit her lip with a sheepish smile, looking a bit mischievous about the extra bribery. It was so cool making secret contracts with assassins.
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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:48 am

"I guess I'll just have to get used to being wanted. It's a new feeling to me outside the circus. I'm used to only being valued for how good I am at my job, not my worth as a person. Rose asked me about that earlier and lectured me on how I shouldn't think badly of myself. Tch, what would she know about that? You're welcome to come upstairs with me if you like." All she'd be doing was stretching and going over some simple dance steps. "How did you ever survive dealing with Rose in all your time here? I can't be in the same room with her for five minutes."

Getting upstairs to her room was just about a marathon in and of itself. "I can't really understand why people need houses this big. I mean this could easily be a bed and breakfast it's so big. Does father have company over often? If so then I'll need to hide or disguise myself as a maid. I'm terrified of him introducing me to any of his contemporaries. I'm not so sure I'd feel comfortable dealing with all those stuffed shirts. Why did you start working for Zold to start with...? If you don't like him all that much why did you go into business together, or is that just how everything works in Kaionar?"

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:56 am

"He has guests over when it's appropriate to," Alec said. "But the purpose of it isn't really the thing of it, from what I can figure. I used to have a small fortune myself... It's... It's like the jewels on clothes. There's no POINT in them, but having them to show off gives you a status and respect from other people. Big houses are like an advertisement for how powerful somebody is, in general." He grinned at her. "Don't pretend to be a maid. Just relax. Besides, he's tactful, from everything I've seen. He probably won't invite anybody over while you're here - not because he's ashamed of you, but because he doesn't want to apply any extra pressure to you."

He gave her a light shrug. "I have no idea how much Rose knows about anything, so that's not a question I can answer. Truth of the matter is, she really didn't like speaking to me, and have to say I felt a little similar. She's smarter than most people give her credit for, though... sometimes downright scary how perceptive she can be." He followed her upstairs to keep her company. "Does that mean you're not going to spend any more time with Russell, or are you just going to hole up here for a while?" Out of habit, he opened her bedroom door for her.
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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:19 am

A small smile twitched at the thought of joining this family. What would he even do as a noble? Bastard urchins that became assassins didn't also marry into nobility. Especially not nobility that had a pedigree like Silence, even if she was a bastard as well. It was just all so impossible that he was still grappling with the situation at hand. The hug came as a surprise and he awkwardly patted Rose on the back, hoping it was the right thing to do. Usually, he didn't get hugs from his contractors. It just wasn't something that was done. His services were expected, not something to be grateful for, and he was a little relieved when she let go.

A thought occurred to him as she suggested a continuation of the tour and he perked up slightly. "Actually, I would like to see where you plan on keeping your little eight-legged friend when he gets here. It might be easier that way. I wouldn't be able to leave right away." He glanced at the horse dragon out of the corner of his eye, to see if it was paying them any special interest before continuing. "I'll have to tell Silence something so that she doesn't get suspicious. Although, I doubt I could be blamed for wanting to put a little distance between your father and myself at this point… but Silence would need to remain in the dark about this as well. I doubt she would be thrilled to see a fellow Circus member here, of all places."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:23 pm

"The last thing that man wants is to see me after what just happened to him because of me. I'm sure he's probably a lot happier being off with Rose and not dealing with the idea of marriage. I'll tell you this I don't think he's used to the idea of a serious monogamous relationship, period. I'd go so far as to say if you asked him directly and he didn't fear for his life, he'd outright say no to marrying me." She didn't sound hurt or depressed, she had no business feeling bad if he simply didn't see her that way. "I guess if I were truly honest, I don't expect to get married at all. I'm not exactly the kind of woman to settle down." She tied up the loose part of her shirt and began walking about on her hands, something she'd picked up from the acrobats and was dying to perfect.

"Rose seems to spend a lot of time with books, so likely enough she knows more than any of us could imagine. So long as she learns to be polite with me I'll learn to like her, hopefully. Until such a time I'll stick to hanging about with you and father and learning about this place, since last time I was here Russell tried to kill me in Baldasarre's apothecary shop. That was when he was still an assassin mind you, but I was willing to castrate him when he came at me with a dagger. He soon gave all that up and came on the road with us as a performer."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:24 pm

The horse Dragon really, really did want to eavesdrop. but he wanted Rose to trust and respect him too (because she didn't, right now) so he was trying to stay a respectful distance away, and that pained him.

Oh... where to put him. Rose didn't think about that. She rubbed the back of her neck as she though, furrowing her brows a bit. "Uhm... Well, probably dad's basement, so that the other people in Kaionar won't kill him. It's very roomy, and that way Dad could just reverse him there. That's where he does his experiments. It's probably the safest bet." She gave a sad little sigh. But she perked up again when he mentioned Silence and the secrecy. "Thank you again. I really do want Silence to think the best of me. I think that once Fredrick is human again, she'll see that I'm not just spoiled and selfish. Though..." Hmm. she wouldn't know how to explain how Fredrick became a half-spider to begin with. Maybe she'll just say that somebody else cursed him and 'true love's kiss' made him human again. "I'll come up with something that doesn't paint Father in a bad light. You work on getting him here and I'll think of something." She gave a girlish giggle as she let her stoic mask melt away. "Thanks again."

Alec raised an eyebrow again. "Interesting way to meet a friend. I'm shocked you two became close companions after that, whether marriage in the future or not. Heavens, I'm surprised you still talk to the man. I suppose that's where I would draw the line on forgiveness though, if a person tried to kill me or not. But, that's just me; I wouldn't want to push my line onto you at all." He gave a light shrug. "Marriage isn't what everybody wants in life. There's nothing wrong with you wanting to stay unmarried, regardless of what Zold may say. He's just a man of tradition. But I think he'll agree in time, as long as he knows you're happy. It's a change from this society, you know; women being able to take care of themselves. I'm sure Zold just wants to make sure you're well cared for, and not starving. In this city, that almost always means marriage to a rich man. Women aren't really given other options here."

for a little bit, he considered Evelyn. Of course he wanted Evelyn to be married, too... he didn't want her to go around pretending to be a boy forever. He had hoped that when she had reached the age when she became a woman rather than a girl, that she would cast aside her boyish ways. Would she want to marry, to be taken care of? Or did she want to live a man's life forever, and become apprenticed to somebody? That seemed like the much more shaky of lives... He sort of sighed as he came out of his thoughts. "I suppose if I had it my way, little Evelyn would be married to a rich man too. I hate to compare myself to Zold ever... it's a hard mind-set to get pulled out of."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:15 pm

"I make my own darn money and if men can't handle that then to Hades with them!" With that she returned to a normal standing position and set her hands on her hips. "Now if you can tell me the name of one man my age who wouldn't mind me traveling with a circus point me in the general direction, since that sort of man's a rarity." With a sly smirk and a wink she went back to trying to perfect her hand-walking and looked over at him. "It's a good thing I don't plan on living here or marry some rich man who'll want to lock me up like some kind of animal." She certainly wouldn't marry anyone born and bred in Kaionar. Period.

"Meh, Rusty's still sort of walking the line of being an assassin versus being a tightrope walker. In other news Geronimo and I have grown apart somewhat. We're not nearly as close as we used to be. She called me "Revena" for pity's sake! She's the one who gave me the name 'Silence' in the first place! I could've done so much worse than yanking on her ear and kicking her into the kitchen." She stood up again and decided her arms were falling asleep, enough hand-standing for today. She calmed herself down before looking at Alec and glancing out the window. "Is that a dragon or a horse I just saw go around the side of the house? Not like it essentially matters but I'd love to see it up close." She had no idea that Horse Dragons actually existed, but she'd be in for a surprise.

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:37 am

Eugh, experiments. By the Pit, he was signing Frederick up for a terrible life. But the jewelry in his pocket quieted any fleeting notions of morality that might have breathed some life just at that moment. Obviously, Rose had not thought this out entirely, but then again, that wasn't his problem. He hoped that no harm would come to Frederick, but he didn't particularly care about the issue, either. "I hope that you and Silence can work out your differences." He said with an honest tone and offered the young girl a charming smile to match her girlish giggle. "And I hope that Silence can work things out with her father. Having a family that all gets along seems like it would be nice." Not like he would know anything about family or how a functional one operated. "Once I meet up with my beloved again, I'll make my excuses and be away. You'll have Frederick soon enough. Hopefully your father won't miss my presence all too much. I don't think he likes me." He shared a quick conspirator grin with the young girl. She seemed to like conspiracy. Maybe there was a little Kaionar in her after all, despite Zold's best attempts to keep her away from all of it.

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:00 pm

Oh, Rose so did love the conspiracy. Unfortnately for the world, She was Kaionarian, through and through. It would probably show up much more obviously when she was a little older, but even being the sheltered girl that she was couldn't keep the bad world away from her, or her away from the bad world, completely. "Your hope is much appreciated Monsieur Russell, but unnecessary. I'm sure - confident - that everything will work out the way it ought to. I wish the best for Silence as well... I think that she will never truly feel at home here, but she has a home with the circus, and that, I'm glad for. Even if we don't get along very well, even if we're from different worlds, I feel safer knowing that she has somebody like you to look out for her, even if you're not going to be her husband. Well, very well then. Thank you so much for listening to me again. I appreciate everything you're going to do." She escorted him back indoors Politely, and to seal their deal, she poured him a glass of wine, and her a glass of wine, and offered a cup to him to clink their glasses together. n.n Like a real business person. And then she drank to it like a pro. "Well good luck with your travels Monsieur Russell."

Alec smiled sheepishly and rubbed the back of his neck. "Ahh, I don't know any young men, period. I'm afraid I'm not the social butterfly I used to be, so I'm afraid I can't help you out there. I'm not saying that you SHOULD or MUST get married. I suppose I'm only trying to say that Fathers want what's best for their daughters, and sometimes they think the best way to do that is to get their daughters married. But you're a grown woman, Silence. You can do as you please. You know what's best for you, I think. You seem to be right on track with where you want to be."

Alec glanced out the window as she mentioned A horse or a dragon. "Uh.. oh.. Zaffy? I mean, uh, Zaffar? Yeah, that's Zold's horse dragon. Sure, if you want to meet him... he's a little grumpy, though, moreso than Zold is, generally. If you want to, though.." He beckoned for silence to come along as he led her downstairs.
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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:55 am

"Grumpy or not I can handle just about anything." she replied as she walked downstairs with him. "Besides I've not seen father when he's grumpy so I don't have much of a basis to go by." The creature itself was magnificent, but did inherently look angry no matter what was going on around it. "Hell's bells." she said with an awed look on her face. Her jaw could've hit the grass and kept on going. "I've never seen a dragon like that before." Recently she'd seen quite a few dragons in her recent travels, but never one with the front end of a horse. "And you said his name is Zaffar, correct? I assume the nickname 'Zaffy' was what Rose calls him."

The garden was a little shy of breathtaking, in fact it didn't really do much but depress her. "Father doesn't have much insight into gardening does he? I'd almost say he did this to keep his neighbors from asking questions about the back of his property. Then again he does seem to be a rather private man, and keeping people out of his life appears to be near the top of the list." The eeriness of the entire property was starting to set in, but she tried to put that in the back of her mind as she dared to take a step toward Zaffar.

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:31 am

Alec grinned and hid a chuckle. "Rose is respectful enough to him. I don't know. He just looks like a Zaffy to me. But he definitely prefers Zaffar. You'll get along better if you don't call him Zaffy, I learned the hard way." Alec didn't make much of a comment about the gardening - it wasn't really his style either, but as far as he was concerned, the Garden matched the same dreariness he felt around the house. Being a guest, though, made the whole place feel a bit nicer.

Zaffar looked up slowly at the two guests. Oh, great, Alec and some other person. Still, at least it was a little company. After he picked his head up, he then rested it on his arms, crossed in front of him. "Alec" He greeted a little tiredly. "I rather thought you had found other human things to do. I'd say it's good to see you back, but... well. You know." He rolled his eyes up towards the girl. "You're a new face, though. Who might you be?"

The Dragon had some what a lazy feel about him, like a kid who had run out of things to do on their summer vacation. He didn't seem to have much regard for Alec, but Alec didn't seem to mind that at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:21 pm

It was tough not to be alarmed at Zaffar, but eventually she swallowed her nerves and forced her hands to stop quivering. "Revena, my name is Revena. I'm Zold's eldest daughter. Your name is Zaffar, yes?" 'Please don't leave me alone with him Alec, pleeeeeease.' She wasn't so very at ease with this one because he somewhat reminded her of the one she had so many issues with. "You seem bored, do you ever get to do anything around here besides lay around?" She felt sort of bad for him being almost like a prisoner here. "Must be pretty bad if father doesn't let you get out and do anything." She sat on the lawn in front of him and studied him closely. "Care to tell me a little about yourself?" She was intrigued by this dragon and he seemed to be in need of diversion before he lost his sanity. "Is everything always so quiet around here, I can understand why you would be bereft of entertainment. Rose is not so very amusing to be around and father's rather busy with who knows what to do with magic and politics, must get lonely."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:33 am

Zaffar let a snort out through his nose, some light flames licking the air close to his snout. "Zaffar is my name," he confirmed. "So nice of Alec to introduce me properly. Revena. It's a pleasure to meet you," he said, re-adjusting his head on his arms. "Don't blame your father for my state of being. It has less to do with him and more to do with this city. It's simply dull for a dragon such as myself. Too close together. Everything is, I mean. This yard is the only running space there is in this city.... Hence why the shrubs are cut so low. He's very considerate, that way..." He nuzzled into his wrists for a bit, before flopping them ontop of his head, looking fidgety. Then he rolled over onto his back and stretched out. "There's not much to tell, really. I'm a dragon. I've been with your father since we've both been cubs. You must be the daughter of that woman that ran off. I remember her. You look like her. Never got to speak with her too much. I had figured Zold scared her off with his oodles of money. I guess sometimes oodles of money can be frightening to humans. I wouldn't really know. It seemed to be a source of some conflict for a while." He rolled back onto his belly, lifting his head a bit to look more attentive. "You can tell me about yourself, though. I'm interested to know anything about a relative of Zold's. You're fortunate to have such a father. He's a very paternal man. He's taken care of me - and I've taken care of him in turn - all our lives."

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PostSubject: Re: Family Reunion (Liza, Jula and Aero)    Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:07 am

"I'm not sure if you mean my mother or Rose's. See my mother didn't leave, she was kidnapped and never managed to find her way back. I grew up not knowing my real father until just a few days ago, and it's been a culture shock this whole time." If he wanted to know about her then alright, but where to start...? "W-Well I'm twenty years old, I travel with a circus, Rose dislikes me, and I have a general fear of dragons. It takes me a while to warm up to them on an individual basis." She looked away from him for a moment and tried to relax more. "I wouldn't really know about having a close friendship with anyone like you have with father, it must be nice." Once it was apparent that she wasn't in any danger, she quieted down and ceased fidgeting with her sleeves. "I guess if you count this fluffy white cat that's taken up with me I have a friendship like that, but it's not quite the same."

Remembering her mother and the idea that Zold scared her made her laugh. "I am quite sure now that you are mistaken about my mother. There wasn't much that truly scared her and she thought the world of father. Would likely think just as highly of you, being so close to him and all." In a small moment of affection, she lay back on the lawn and admired the sky. "Don't suppose you'd really wish to hang about with me today, would you Zaffar? I promise I won't put ribbons and bows all over you like some little girl who fancies herself a hair stylist."
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