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Destiny Village ~ Parfait Way

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
"Steady there, partner," said Luz. "I don't mean one with another you. One with everythin' but you, waitin' fer yer arrival. If such a place existed—Millijoule talks about the multiverse as if it's literally endless, perhaps one does."
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
Location
UK
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they/she
Partners
  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
Luz winced.

"I'll drop it, Anthus. It's alright."

Shnk, shnk, shnk.

"I'm sorry. Grief an' loss are still new t'me. Anythin' really matterin' is still new to me. And I'm still so young y'can count my age in weeks. I take it this is somethin' I oughtn't t'bring up, an' that's fine. I know you're buildin' new bonds. Like with Leg."
 

Namohysip

Dragon Enthusiast
Staff
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  1. charizard
Truffle relaxed a little, and replacing that initial ire was what might have been waves of shame. Now wholly unfocused on his cooking, he didn't realize Leg had approached from behind and pressed against his talons.

"Ah--Leg."

The Mimikyu didn't let go. Truffle deflated more, held his breath, and composed himself.

"...Grief is... a long process. For some it does not go away. For an immortal like Maple... Well. Look at how she treats herself over Telum, from so many ages ago..."
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
Location
UK
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they/she
Partners
  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
"Yeah, but t'be a Voice with no world, and t'lose an entire world? There's hardly a greater pain than that, nor one so hard to escape," commented Luz, taking a brief moment from her chopping to coax Truffle's wings back to effective use in his cooking.

She sighed, and blew a tiny kiss to Leg, still clinging to Truffle's talon. Poor creature. What a strange existence to lead. Disturbing in appearance to normal folks, with a body unsuitable for ordinary life, and possibly immortal while without family ties that could last. ...Not so different from herself.

"Anthus, does what you do in God Squad . . . help? I expect you save a lot of people. Are there failures, losses, an' heartache too? I woulda guessed things were pretty good, but I can't help but wonder."
 

Namohysip

Dragon Enthusiast
Staff
Partners
  1. charizard
"It helps immensely," he replied easily, and that seemed to put a little bit of light back in his aura. "I would... certainly have not gotten so far with myself had it not been for Joule, Maple, and all the others. I do owe them my life. And even when we fail... we've had so many successes. Our failures are often things that could not have been helped otherwise--I cannot recall a time when we outright made things worse, for example..."
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
Location
UK
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they/she
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
Luz gave Truffle a yearning look. "It really does sound wonderful to travel with y'all. To do so much good. I guess y'must think pretty highly of the lot of 'em, huh?"
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
Location
UK
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they/she
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
Luz beamed. "I'd be thrilled. I mean, yeah, I think of myself as a Cibus native, but all my memories are from Brisa's world. So my culture is from a world I've never been to. I don't belong nowhere, so why not belong everywhere I wander?"

She cocked her head. "Hang fire, what d'you mean 'story'?"
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
Location
UK
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they/she
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
"I guess?"

Luz finished chopping the apples and shrugged dramatically.

"Incidentally, legend has it that every zeraora on Brisa's world has t'leave home to become a zeraora. By definition, I'm a voluntary exile."
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
Luz shrugged again. "Who can say? I was never mortal, 'less y'count Brisa as my past self or somethin'. Yeah, she, uh. Always kinda daydreamed 'bout bein' a zeraora someday. Earnin' her place as a sentinel 'gainst evil, an' ascendin' to succeed th'Wanderin' Light."

Luz trailed off, gazing at nothing.
 

Namohysip

Dragon Enthusiast
Staff
Partners
  1. charizard
"Well," he said, "your dreams and her dreams don't necessarily need to be the same, even if you are... nearly literally cut from the same cloth."

Leg had finally relaxed enough to back away from Truffle, and it seemed like their food was finished in terms of prep. Now, they only had to wait for the food to finish cooking.

"I apologize for snapping at you," Truffle said, stepping away from the table. "I should be better than that."
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
"Yer forgiven," said Luz, immediately. "Not that yer wrong, but it ain't nothin' considerin' the context."

She hopped up on the kitchen worktop to swing her legs in the air. "Strivin' t'be better is good. Brisa's all about that. Me, I reckon y'gotta take it easy sometimes too. Life's too painful if you never give yerself any allowance fer joy, or escape from sufferin'."
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
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UK
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they/she
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
Luz grinned. "Whaddaya do in yer downtime, anyhow? The way I hear it, yer the busiest soul on the squad, but I know y'still find time to help Leg out with her dolls. It's sweet. You're sweet. But there must be time that's just fer yerself?"
 

unrepentantAuthor

A cat that writes stories.
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  1. custom/purrloin-salem
  2. custom/sneasel-dusk
  3. custom/luz-companion
  4. custom/brisa-companion
Luz beamed. "Aww, that's swell! Wouldn't mind samplin' some if that ain't too presumptuous of me. Oh, an' I've seen some of yer wards in action in combat and heard of yer profiency as a defender. What're each of you like in a straight fight? You specialise completely in defense, or can y'pack a punch?"

Luz punctuated that by slamming one oversized fist into the other palm and flashing a fanged smile. "Can't say I've heard much about Leg's fightin' style that I credit. I gather Brisa's had a couple sparrin' sessions with her, but only at a tiny fraction of her strength, as I heard it told."
 
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