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Author Topic: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]  (Read 1696 times)

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Offline Juno

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #260 on: May 07, 2017, 07:30:53 AM »
"Well... Can you eat like this?" he asked curiously, furrowing his brow thoughtfully as he gestured at her person. "Or is it greens only? You know, grazing?"

Not really understanding what Bella was exactly despite her horn the servant chimed in with a quiet, "If the lady prefers there's plenty of vegetables."

Offline DragonSong

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #261 on: May 07, 2017, 06:35:19 PM »
"I can eat," Bella confirmed quietly. "Whatever I'd normally eat, I can eat in this form. Just...no meat." She shuddered delicately, arms wrapped loosely around her middle.

Offline Juno

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #262 on: August 05, 2017, 06:36:35 PM »
Kynton nodded in agreement, a small smile of endearment reaching his lips at her honesty. "I think they can accommodate that," he assured her gently. He lifted his hand to beckon her but hesitated, holding his arm out and mistaking her shuddering for cold.

"Would you like some time to wake up before we go?" he offered politely, eyeing the servant briefly to let it be known she'd interrupted their morning. But the woman seemed unfazed, smiling politely but waiting for their answer one way or the other.

Offline DragonSong

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #263 on: August 05, 2017, 06:43:46 PM »
She gave her head a quick little shake and automatically reached out to take his arm. "I'm alright," she murmured quickly. "Really. Let's just...get moving."

Offline Juno

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #264 on: October 18, 2017, 08:42:01 PM »
"Uh, sure," he mumbled, swallowing hard against the guilt lumping in his throat. Pulling his arm closer he stood stiffly for a moment before reaching out to pat lightly at her hand, as if that small gesture could soothe her fears.

Moving towards the servant he startled slightly at how quickly she turned to lead them away, navigating the dark hall with the confidence of familiarity he didn't have. They were taken to a large room with several long tables within, each row of chairs tucked neatly and evenly against the wood.

"Please sit," the woman prompted, turning to slip through a side door and leave them alone in the cavernous room. It was still far too dark for his liking even with all the lamps and candles. It didn't feel like a warm space at all, like the dining hall of a home filled with life and laughter. It seemed dull, like it rarely got any formal use and was mostly for display.

"Where should we sit?" Kynton muttered wryly, already moving towards the nearest table and half-expecting the chairs to be dusty. But they weren't. He didn't want to think about how much effort must have gone into keeping them clean.

Offline DragonSong

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #265 on: November 03, 2017, 07:36:32 PM »
Bella followed delicately after Kynton, keeping her hand in his where allowed, taking comfort in the contact. She tried not to flinch away from the voice of the serving woman, but everything about this place had her on edge- each new sound and scent nearly made her jump out of her skin.

She shook her head helplessly in answer to Kynton's question, eyes wide as she stared up at him. "I- I don't know," she whispered. "I'll follow you."

Offline Juno

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #266 on: November 20, 2017, 07:11:28 PM »
Kynton offered her a sympathetic smile, leading her to the nearest corner of the table and taking a seat for himself while patting the chair beside him. As soon as he'd chosen his seat a couple more servants shuffled into the room to give them all the proper pieces to their place settings, a fact that confused him greatly given their brief encounter with the owner of the house. He'd assumed such niceties wouldn't be wasted on them. Perhaps, he thought, it meant it was more the servants' doing.

He nodded dumbly in thanks, unused to being waited upon. He watched as goblets were filled with clean water for them and finally three platters were brought and laid along the table, one each of meats, steamed vegetables, and an assortment of bread and cheese. Kynton's eyes narrowed at the feast, baffled as to why so much food would be brought for two people. It could have easily fed ten times that and he dearly hoped it would not all go to waste.

Speaking his thanks was forgotten as he sat in dumbstruck silence for a few long moments after they were left alone without any explanation. Either the staff of the house thought them starving or, he hoped more reasonably, the house breakfast was being laid out early with all the preparations that had clearly gone into it. He tilted his head to Bella, smiling nervously as he plucked his choice of meat, bread, and cheese to his plate.

"Eat your fill," he offered, nodding towards the vegetables and hoping they would be to her liking. "I'll have some after."


Offline DragonSong

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #267 on: November 21, 2017, 08:47:14 AM »
Bella stared at him with those wide, doe-like eyes for a moment before she nodded and began picking at the vegetables. The meat honestly made her stomach turn, but she couldn't begrudge a predator for living according to its nature. She she just tried to steer clear.

"What do you, um..." She glanced up at Kynton worriedly. "Our...host. What do you think he'll...say? Is he eating with us?"

Offline Juno

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #268 on: February 12, 2018, 10:54:51 AM »
Kynton nervously picked at the food upon his plate, eating little as he pondered her questions. He wasn’t sure what their host even was, but he suspected he wasn’t human or at least not entirely. Had he not been under such stress he would have thoroughly enjoyed the treat of such a savory meal and being waited upon, but it left everything feeling just a little bit empty of flavor as his thoughts weighed heavily on their fate.

“I’m not sure,” he finally answered her with a tired sigh, shuddering at the thought of disappointing her or giving her cause for fear. Neither was his intention and he hoped she didn’t wonder about the worried crease of his brow.

There were only a few minutes more of silence in the dining hall, though, the quiet shut of a different door nearer to where they’d entered from making Kynton’s head snap to the side as tension coiled in his body. The sight of Akakios walking towards them didn’t soothe him at all but he gulped down hard, trying to remember that he needed to be strong for Bella and keep his wits about him.

The vampire eyed him curiously for a brief moment but settled his gaze upon the unicorn more fondly and even smiled as he approached and took a seat at the head of the table nearest to them. “Good morning, I trust you slept well? And breakfast is to your liking?” he greeted her as he settled comfortably and confidently in his chair, though he did glance to Kynton to include him for which he only received a nod.

Offline DragonSong

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #269 on: February 12, 2018, 11:06:30 AM »
Belladonna found herself scooting subtly closer to Kynton as the minutes ticked by in tense quiet, unconsciously seeking the comfort of familiarity. She didn't respond when he answered her questions, but nodded as though that was what she'd expected- honestly she wasn't sure what she'd expected- and continued picking at her food.

When the door opened and their host entered she jumped slightly and suddenly found herself pressing into Kynton's side, peering around at Akakios warily as he took a seat.

"I...slept fine," she said softly, lowering her eyes to stare at her plate. The aura this man gave off set every nerve in her body zinging with the prelude to a fight-or-flight response. She did try for a smile though, giving a noncommittal noise about breakfast in the hopes of not offending him while still being able to hide the fact she hadn't touched the meat.

Offline Juno

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #270 on: February 16, 2018, 08:58:54 AM »
The vampire chuckled, murmuring a gentle, “Good,” even as his eyes wandered to her plate. It seemed she had taken at least a little, and he was happy enough with that. There was no point or sense in seeing her go hungry if his intentions with her could be realized.

Kynton’s frown did not go unnoticed, nor did his protective posture as he settled a hand to the unicorn’s shoulder when she pressed closer to him. Akakios was already concerned over what trouble he might cause for him. He’d never before kept a creature for his collection with its mate and he wasn’t entirely sure he wanted to start with the pair.

“Was the room to your liking? I was under the assumption your kind preferred the outdoors, but- If it is because of your human I understand, though I would enjoy seeing your true self at some point," the vampire chuckled.

Offline DragonSong

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #271 on: February 16, 2018, 09:53:11 AM »
The unicorn started slightly and looked from their host to Kynton. "My...human?" Brushing the odd label aside, she cleared her throat and tried for another polite smile and a nod. "No, the room was...fine."

Honestly she would have preferred to be outside, but she hadn't really thought that was an option. His comment about her "true self" had her hesitating again though, and once more she found herself looking at Kynton for reassurance.

"If- if you'd prefer, sir, I can...change my form?" Was that what he wanted from her?

Offline Juno

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #272 on: February 17, 2018, 12:12:24 PM »
Kynton found it hard not to glare at the man across the table, his arm kept protectively around the unicorn and pulling her closer as she tried to guess at his meaning. He didn't trust this man and he didn't like the sound of her taking her smaller form that would make her more vulnerable. "There's no need for that," he grumbled, squeezing gently at her shoulder.

Akakios only smirked, greatly amused by Kynton's displeasure. "Not necessary, perhaps, but I'm quite curious. There's no harm in showing me, right Belladonna?"

Offline DragonSong

Re: To Catch a Unicorn [DragonSong]
« Reply #273 on: February 17, 2018, 06:32:43 PM »
"I-" She looked from Kynton to Akakios and back. "I can...I don't mind," she murmured, trying to offer a small smile for her companion.

With a shaky breath, she stood from her chair and looked around again, then dropped her clothes quickly and inhaled deeply. Silvery light haloed her form as she bent forward, hands reforming into hooves just before they touched the ground.

She flicked her tail and shifted her weight on her back hooves as she took her natural form. Her head bowed and she peered around Kynton's chair at their host.

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