Mari frowned at Ivy, now quivering with rage, "Hayate perhaps you should stop teasing the poor girl" she warned before Ivy shot off towards Hayate flying around him nipping and pinching him wherever she could leaving tiny spots of colour where she did. Sighing Mari got up "Well I suppose they both deserve it" she shrugged opting not to get involved before turning to look at the pictures and picking up her own "Yeah Ivy just likes to play at times but these are very impressive Satoshi" she said holding her own up to show Hebal.
Oassu laughed "Never thought I'd have a fancy portrait painted of me, this'll be something to hang up for sure!" he said admiring the picture "I guess I see the appeal in all those portraits of the royal family in your Palace Felina" he said happily
Gil shook his head "No dangers you wouldn't normally get in Bangaa/Seeq territory, pirates might try and grapple on board but that's a danger anywhere in those lands." he shrugged nudging Alpha to go see his picture.
Itaka looked over the pictures impressed "You've done a mighty impressive job Satoshi, would have thought you'd need us present to create such good likenesses" he said picking up his own "Thank your clones from me too" he said admiring Seph's picture.
Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:16 am
Seph paused glancing down at her picture after catching a glimpse of some of the others before they were picked up. "It's very nice and Im amazed you had time to colour all these as well. Though the clones are all part of the same person right so wouldnt need to thank them all individually. Thank you Satoshi" she smiled then whispered to Itaka "I thought my butt was a little bigger and less shiny?"
Alpha nodded "If any pirate tries to attack the ship they will e shot down in no tim. This ship is old but it can take a lot of hits" he proudly stated before stomping over to collect his picture "Like the picture, surpriised you went for my demon form though" he remarked stroking his chin while he admired himself.
Hebal gasped skipping around and picking up both her picture and the group picture for a look "Hehe Mr Alpha. Satoshi made you and Gil look so grumpy inn the group photo. Though I look adorable in mine thank you adn it was really nice to add Amane into my pic" she added squishing Satoshi into another brief hug. "You look good in your armour Mari, and look! Ivy is in the corner" she laughed excitedly pointing her out.
Felina shook her head "Oh its all very appealing and big portraits are seen as a sign of status though most of the time you have to spend an hour dressing up only to spend as long as a day sitting and posing for a painter on the worst of days. Drove me crazy as a kid" she explained glancing at her picture and then down at her chest trying to determine if they reflected the size drawn.
Hayate raised his eyebrow but decided not to ask what Felina was doing "Your Ivy certainly gets a little temper on her when she gets a taste of her own medicine" he chuckled brushing himself off where she had tried to n** him. "Anyway I would like to say you have done a really good job here. Makes me look rather dashing. Yours doesn't look too bad either Alpha considering she didn't have anything pretty to work with" he teased.
Satoshi smiled her cheeks going bright red in front of everyone "Thanks guys, I wasn't expecting such a nice reaction like that but glad you all like them. Though with being around you so much I know what you all look like. As for the posing. My clone can always just transform into each of you to do the pose. "I did your demon form Alpha as I wanted a challenge"
Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:32 pm
Oassu nodded chuckling seeing Felina gaze at her chest and the picture "It's accurate" he whispered putting an arm around Felina to look down on it "Are we going to have to sit down for one for ages when we get married? Perhaps I'll use that trick Satoshi did for these to just get out of it" he said.
Mari shook her head at Ivy who flew back to her shoulder and began to complain about Hayate into her ear. Ignoring the pixie Mari looked down at her picture "Ah you're right Hebal, there you are Ivy, and Sophia too" she said nudging the sleepy tonberry to get her to look at the picture as Ivy flew down for a closer look.
Itaka chuckled "Don't worry your butt is fine" he whispered in reply with an affectionate little pat as he played with Seph's tail "Will find a good place for these in the room I think, the big group picture is fantastic as well" he said happily.
Gil tilted over and looked at the group photo "I don't think I look that grumpy do I?" he said just seeing him in his armour "Though you've done good to capture all the little contours of the armour, where did you get the time to do all this?" he asked not really expecting one himself.
Seph smiled grabbing Itaka's hand with her tail "I think ours can go on the wall opposite our bed very nicely sincee theres less fittings attatched to the walls on that side. The group photo should go in here somewhere I think though Alpha should plan that one I think" she suggested deciding privately that she looked better on the group photo. "Perhaps you could help me putting these up later Itaka. DIY isn't really my thing"
Hebal smiled at Ivy and patted her shoulder before presenting the sprite with a small sugar cube hoping to cheer her up "Hehe we both look so pretty in these. I like how you are in a kimono in the group one cause it shows your softer side" she told Mari then sprung up to show Jeckhart the picture of her seeing as he was the odd one out. "What do you think Mr Jeckart? Satoshi did a a lovely job right?"
Alpha yawned "The cheek that you are coming out with today Hayate, you deserve more pinching from Ivy I think. As for the group photo I think it should go perhaps on the kitchen wall though can decide for sure later. Though hold on tight guys. If we are going to drop you off on time to reach our destination by nightfall, we need to go full speed a head. That also means that Mari is the only one who needs a briefing about the next job" he added stretching and putting his drawing to one side for the time being to. "Hey Hayate do me a favour and put my picture in my room for me"
Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:46 pm
Felina nodded taking one last look at her chest mumbling "I always thought it was smaller" before clearing her throat to move closer to Mari "Well in case you haven't heard or if you two were curious even if you aren't travelling with us. We're off to Brilho desert to get ourselves a sand pearl. Which means, unfortunately for you Mari you will need to have a vaccination so you don't get sick. The place isnt exactly stable at the moment but its not like we can avoid it forever" she explained watching Hayate quickly move away to put away the pictures glad to be away from Ivy a moment.
Satoshi shuddered "Ouch, sounds like I picked my good timing to leave. From what I have heard the desert is rough to begin with let alone the fact theres a plague. Though doesn't your son live there Alpha and by the way how were things with your daughter?" she asked nervously squeezing Gil's hand seeing as they were about to take off. "I also think the kitchen wall is a great place to put the group picture. Otherwise it could go on one of the hall walls but less people would see it"
Mari frowned "I have never heard of such a place, what is a 'desert' if you don't mind me asking. I assume it's not like desserts based on the context" she said looking up as Ivy hopped off Mari's shoulder to cuddle the sugar cube before settling down on Hebal's shoulder making her fur glow somewhat as she munched into the sugar cube. "Still I'm afraid I'm not especially sure what a vaccination is either but if I need to do it to accompany then I gladly will" she promised nodding "Will Sophia and Ivy need it as well though?" she asked concerned as she rocked the tonberry.
Jeckhart looked at Hebal with a start having been looking off at Zadina's room "Oh wh-what? The picture?" he said surprised looking down at the picture "Yes she's very talented considering she wasn't working with the real thing and your picture is very beautiful Hebal" he agreed.
Gil nodded and thanked Alpha as he put some arms around Satoshi to stabilise and secure her "The kitchen should work, or any of the walls above the couch but it should definitely be in a central area" he added.
Itaka chuckled "If you like, I was going to send mine home but sure we can put them there" he said examining the picture "Want to go put them up just now Seph? We'll find a good spot for them." he suggested struggling to release his hand.
Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:02 am
Seph nodded "Yeah why not? We have all the time in the world and I don't know about you but this airship to me is more of a home than my house has ever been since I was a teenager. Besides, it would be nice if we kept them together right" she added eager to get a break from the still slightly sad atmosphere.
Alpha had to fight back a laugh "Surely you know what a desert is though I am guessing you just don't know the right word for it in Agralian. Really hot and dry place filled with nothing but sand and almost no water or life. Well the land in which it resides is called Brilho thus the name" he explained to Mari.
Hebal smiled glancing down at her face on the paper "I think I look more cute than beautiful but thanks Jeckhart. Shame you haven't been around long enough to get a picture. You're not feeling left out are you?" she asked patting Ivy on thee head with her finger "Ivy and Sophia won't need vaccinating Im sure. Just you Mari."
Felina paused "Well actually, a vaccination is like an injection that protects you from getting sickness. The desert is quite a poor area and right now there is a sickness going around that effects humans and elves. We have to keep you healthy afterall and from potentially carrying it out the country. I'll be gentle don't worry" she assured her. "Though everyone seems to be avoiding getting them for now"
Satoshi laughed "Well probably because nobody likes to have injections and I agree it should go on the wall above the chouch. Glad I am going to skip that little bit though. Heard the desert is full of crime also and in the middle of the day everyone sleeps because its almost too hot to function... though isn't Hayate from there?"
Felina nodded "Yeahh Hayate was born there though I would ask you dont mention that to anyone there. Too many people including himself who wouldn't be too happy to hear that information"
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:22 am
Oassu nodded "It's just a precaution Mari, you'll probably be glad for it once you see the state of the people there" he explained but Mari was shaking her head.
"I'm not concerned" she said "I trust it's for the best but thank you Alpha, my home region doesn't really have deserts so it'll be strange for me" she mused "Though I might be unable to fight in my armour if it's going to be so hot" she said sadly "Why would people want to live in such an area devoid of life though?" she asked Alpha.
"Many don't" Gil chimed in "In fact I think the race that used to populate that area originally is now extinct, the people who live there now...most of them weren't moved there by choice or their ancestors weren't and now they are just used to it. Some are also treasure hunters that have just settled there, then some are fire demons like Alpha who the conditions are just perfect for" he explained while looking over the map.
Itaka nodded shifting away from the main of the group with Seph in tow as they headed back to their room with their pictures "Phew that was a bit of a relief" he sighed once back in their own room "Still nice pictures huh? Looks like Satoshi had a lot of fun drawing your one" he laughed teasing Seph as he put his picture down on a table.
Jeckhart nodded in agreement "Yes cute too but do not worry I'm fine I understand why I'm not in a picture, I've not been here long enough so it's ok" he said smiling reassuringly "What was the job you had planned for Zadina by the way?" he asked.
Seph nodded placing her picture next to Itaka's "Yeah I just figured it would be nice to get away from the doom and gloom atmsphere for a while" she agreed moving over to the bed to copy the pose in the picturee "Man that clone must had had sore wrists if she was in this position all through the painting. Yours is pretty nice too even if you look like you are brooding a lot in it" she added teasingly.
Hebal nodded her head "I really wouldn't recommend you fight in armour, instead get some loose clothes. Your armour would get really really hot in the sun and its not like we could get you much to cool off. Plus we could probable cook some hot food off the armour" she joked then turned back towards Jeckhart. "Well I was going to suggest he took some photos to help me make a few postcards for Amane" she explained.
Alpha smiled "Yeah the desert sun feels amazing on me. Its like being in a sauna relaxing. Treasure hunters love the place because ruins that belonged to the cities of them extinct races pop up all the time. Turned out to be quite the wealthy civilisation. Though think the desert elves have always been there. And then some people thought devoid of life would translate well to lots of building space. Like the land has an 'emperor' though outside its main city on the coast, it is completely lawless"
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:08 pm
Felina nodded her head understandingly at Mari "I think most of us are going to a desert for the first time so it will be a shared new experience with us. The only other place in the world with mass desert is some of the seeq and bangaa countries. They are cold blooded though so they can deal with it better. I would also guess a place so sparcely populated would also make a great place to hide out" she answered glad at least Mari would cooperate with the injection.
Satoshi paused in thought "If you guys need, I could probably get a clone out and throw a few loose fitted clothes together to help you on your travels while I train with Oassu" she offered then clung onto the couch the moment the airship started ascending.