As Uya approached the inn, she more sensed than saw commotion near the doors of the inn. Most of the time, unless she was bored or keenly interested in something, she didn't have her second sight completely activated. She could see the hint of colors coming from the bar and had a feeling that despite how interesting the commotion might be, it would be wiser to find a different way to get inside.
Circling the inn, she found the windows of the Tiger Wing library. Her delicate fingers traced the edge of the window, the gently pushed. Luckily for her, the window swung open to admit her inside. First she bent down and lifted Indigo into her arms, then carefully tossed him inside. With the clumsy wolf cub inside, she climbed through the window. As soon as her feet touched the floor, she straightened her clothing and made sure she looked decent while Chaos jumped onto the sill, then onto the floor.
Satisfied with her appearance, she closed the window and turned around. She spotted what she supposed was her cousin being made uncomfortable by a stranger. Uya raised a brow and watched, but said nothing for the time being.
'so Im new around here...' Samael said casually and said smiling 'Would you be so kind to show me around?'
Eirian blushed and looked up at him, and said 'I...I dont think thats a good idea...' of course, she had no excuse, really, except maybe threatening him with her aunt's wrath.
Samael pouted and said 'Aw please...Im just a little bored...a friend of mine just dissapeared and I have no one to entertain myself with...' and put his hand on her knee.
Eirian stood up abruptly and said motioning to the bar area 'Why dont you get yourself some breakfast? Im sure youre hungry and my aunt cooks great...' she smiled nervously and then went over by the bar area. With Arianna close by, she would feel a lot better. Eirian was inexperienced with men and this guy was openly flirting with her, that much she knew.
Uya lingered by the doorway a moment longer, watching the stranger get Eirian all the more flustered. He was a very persistent man, though he was likely acting like that because he was bored and his idea of fun was getting a rise out of people. Zazu and Keze were like that, though most of the time it wasn't intentional.
Deciding she felt some pity for Eirian, Uya decided to stick around until she seemed fine. She turned and walked into the kitchen, grabbing herself a napkin and using it to pick up one of the fresh cinnamon rolls that sat on a plate on the counter. Holding the breakfast treat in one hand, she opened the fridge and pulled out a plate of what looked look cut up stew meat for the little cubs that scampered excitedly around her feet. She took a fork and set it on the plate, bringing out the food and sitting near Eirian and Samael.
While she would delicately eat her pastry, she also would also stab a little bite of meat and shake it off of the fork so it would fly a short distance. At this Chaos and Indigo would excitedly run after it and catch the fresh treat in the air.
Samael followed her and sat at the bar, not next to her to give her some space but still close. He also eyed Uya and admired her silently. She was a rather beautiful woman and though she seemed delicate, he could tell she was very intelligent and strong. Nope, he wouldnt mess with this one. He could see some resemblance in between her and Eirian.
He glanced at the pup and cub, and chuckled softly as he watched them catch and eat the meat they were being fed.
Arianna came to the bar, her hair up in a messy bun, with a black apron and greeted Samael, and Eirian.
"Hi Eirian, how are you feeling this morning?" Arianna said inspecting Eirian's arms from a distance, the bruises were fading already. A plus for being genetically enhanced, rapid recovery and healing.
"Much better..." Eirian replied as she studied her wrist, it still hurt but very little, and it wasnt swollen at all. She flexed it and showed Arianna "Barely hurts..."
"you hungry?" Arianna said to her as she slid a plate loaded of food over to Samael. The man simply accepted it silently and dug in. He was surprised how hungry he really was now that he was eating some food.
Eirian glanced at Samael, and blushed when their eyes met, and he winked at her. She turned her attention to her hands on the counter and said "Ummm sure...well, just a little..."
Eirian ate normal food as much as she could but truly, the more her body matured, the more blood she craved to feed on. Food nourished her but it wasnt comparable to blood.
Arianna noticed her fidgetting and raised an eyebrow at Samael. He continued to eat and innocently smiled at Arianna, as if nothing was the matter.
Arianna narrowed her eyes at him but went back to kitchen to fetch some food for Eirian.
"You look adorable when you blush, you know..," Samael said as he looked at his plate
Eirian hid her face behind her curls, blushing again. The guy was good looking all right, and she couldnt fathom why this guy was so intent on getting her attention. Samael simply chuckled and took a long sip of his orange juice.
Unlike her cousin, Uya was not intimidated by men and did not shy away from Samael's admiring eyes. Her piercing gaze met his and she did not so much as blush or look away until Samael looked away first, a subtle way of showing him she was not easily flustered by a handsome face. She proudly turned her head away and focused on tossing meat to the animals while she ate her cinnamon roll, making it clear enough to anyone that she was not here to play into some man's little games.
With her back turned, she only heard Arianna and Eirian's conversation. Something must have happened to Eirian yesterday but she could only guess at what. She had passed Silver in the hall the previous evening but he seemed more keen on getting the day over with rather than socializing. Uya was positive of part of why her uncle seemed so cranky lately. Between Sayori and Zazu and Keze speaking with her, Uya heard about how Zeno showed up out of the blue and whisked his precious princess away. Even mentioning Zeno or Azreal got under Silver's skin, Uya had learned early that it was better to avoid the subject altogether. However, if Eirian wasn't feeling well, that surely did not improve her uncle's mood one bit. If he were to walk in right now, she had no doubt Samael's head would collide with the marble of the bar counter in a matter of seconds.
She finished her breakfast and thought for a moment before her soft lips parted to speak.
"If you keep bothering her like that, her father will claw your eyeballs right out of your head." Her voice didn't sounding warning or threatening. It sounded like she was stating a simple fact, like fire of hot or water is wet.
Samael smirked and said playfully 'Is that so? Well, then I'll make sure I dont woo his daughter around him"
Arianna came in at that time and shot him a glare, then said warningly "I wouldnt take that advice so lightly if I were you...because if theres anything left after he pounds you to a pulp, I'll take care of disposing you after I have finished you off with my bare hands..."
Samael's eyebrows went up in surprise at Arianna's threat. She had been so friendly and fun the might before.
Eirian snickered at his dumbfounded face, she looked at Uya and nodded at her with a grateful look, then turned to her food. She nibbled on a piece of toast and ignored Samael.
Samael recoved and flashed a seductive smile at Arianna, and said 'My my, I like this side of you..,it's sexy on you...'
Arianna flushed but shot him an angry glare. Samael snickered and hopped off his chair, took his cue to leave, and said to her 'Thank you for the meal, it was delicious. Eirian was right, youre a great cook'. At the mention of her name, Eirian shyly glanced at him and he flashed her a dazzling smile, then winked at her.
'see you around, darling' he said to her and left whistling a happy tune softly.
Eirian blushed slightly again, but relaxed in her seat, relieved that the guy had finally left her alone.
Uya only rolled her eyes at Samael blowing off her statement. If he wanted to get ripped into shreds, that was exactly what would happen if he kept teasing Eirian and Arianna. Silver was in enough of a testy mood already, and was probably itching to punch something, or preferably someone in the face. She didn't need to see his colors to feel them swirling around his room like a suffocating cloud. Being only two rooms away, she could sense it easily even if she didn't have her abilities.
"Scuzz." Uya said as Samael left, loud enough for him to easily hear. She wasn't afraid of him either, and did not feel the least bit guilty about making her opinion known. With her cinnamon roll finished, she reached into her sleeve and pulled out a black soft leather sheath. Concealed in the sheath was a piece of rose quartz, carved and polished into a dagger. Its appearance looked decorative, but the blade portion of it was as sharp as any steel knife. She slid it across the bar to Eirian.
Samael heard Uya and simply rolled his eyes, and ignored her. He wasnt going to hurt the girl, he was not a mean b*****d. However, he knew he should not push his luck and get in trouble. Eirian seemed to be well looked after. He went outside for a walk, loving the landscape of the place. It was peaceful... just like his mentor had told him it would be...and he needed some peace.
Eirian was surprised by the gift...she had never handled weapons before and it unnerved her a little. However, she picked it up and studied it, admiring the fine craftmanship. She pulled the blade out of the sheath, and looked at it with awe "It's beautiful...you made it, didnt you?" Eirian asked her cousin smiling shyly. Eirian still felt a little intimidated by her relatives. She didnt have much of a relationship with them, it was barely getting good with her father as it was.
"I dont know how to handle a weapon though now Im starting to think I should learn..." she added thoughtfully
Uya pushed aside the place of meat and the fork, decided Chaos and Indigo had had enough for now. The two still eagerly sat at her feet waiting, but they'd get over it soon enough. Turning in the stool, she faced Eirian and nodded when she asked if she had made it. If she had known Eirian a little better, she probably would have given her cousin a "duh" look, but she realized that they had never formally met and the closest contact they ever had was perhaps passing each other in the hallways of the inn. Uya tended to keep to herself at the inn, so she could not fault her distant family for being more or less uncomfortable around her.
"Knives are simple, which is why they are a timeless weapon." It took little knowledge to know how to use a knife. The quartz of the knife she gave Eirian probably could not withstand stabbing bone or firm cartilage, but knives were more for stabbing soft flesh anyway. The abdominal regoin of just about any creature was the most vulnerable part, and was also a place where most wounds were fatal. The disadvantage of knives were that they were a close-contact weapon, but it would suit its purpose should anyone back Eirian into a corner.
"If that man or anyone else corners you, stab him in the stomach and run." Uya sounded rather heartless while saying this, but if anyone had the gall to corner a defenseless person, in her eyes they deserved to get hurt. Her piercing blue-violet gaze was unwavering on her cousin as she pointed to Chaos and Indigo.
"And these two will be happy to give anyone a sharp bite if they are threatening you." Chaos and Indigo had once been guardians for Sayori, and when threatened they could transform themselves into horse-sized beasts. Even though they no longer protected Sayori, they were still well-trained to go into defense mode when the situation called for it.
Nero strolled along an aimless path through a thick forest. His eyes wondered around as a fog began to consume the area around him, a shiver trickled down his spine and out to the tips of his limbs. With a shiver he put his hands into his sleeves and continued on with a sigh. Ever since the night before his mind would no let itself be at ease. it was as if someone was following him and feeding their sentences through his mind. This being of some sort didnt seem of an evil presence...but it didnt show itself to be a friend either. *Must be female...* he thought as a sigh of relief escaped his breath, Nero was now coming to a clearing. He was finally able to see just where he ended up, and where he was going to rest, his eyes scanned the mountain side with his hand on his katana for protection as he came across a dark foggy building near the summit of the mountain, Nero's tail flicked with anticipation as he began to walk twords it.
Uya's gaze drifted toward the door as she sensed a stranger approaching. The young woman was not apprehensive or concerned, merely curious as to who would be approaching the inn while it was still morning. Often travelers seemed to appear closer to dusk, fatigued from their travels and ready for a good meal, even better drink, and a comfortable bed.
She allowed her second sight to drift into her vision, wondering what colors this stranger might have. Her focus drifted back toward Eirian, patiently waiting for the newcomer to find their way inside.
With it being morning, it was likely her uncle was still sleeping and would not be tending the bar just yet. That left Arianna in the kitchen and Eirian and Uya at the bar. Uya had never served anyone before but she supposed to could try it if the situation called for it.
Eirian merely flinched at the thought of stabbing someone, but nodded in agreement. Uya was right. If you had to hurt someone to defend yourself, so be it. Aristar would have said something like Uya's statement too.
Eirian looked at Uya with awe and said 'Thank you...'
Arianna came out of the kitchen and sat at the bar, drinking som coffee and eating a plate of belgian waffles. She noticed the newcomer and waited for him to approach the bar so she could offe him some refreshments.