"That's really all I need." He smiled. "But that's enough of that. You going to be glad to see Madelyn again?"She smirks. "Well, at least Mrs. Lindström will like you."
Thank you for small miracles. "I suppose. But you're failing to take into account what's happened to me of late... esoteric may not be in your best interest." He chuckled. "Besides, you're lovely the way you are now."She quirks an eyebrow, having missed what he muttered under his breath. "True. But I'm seriously lacking some of the more esoteric stuff. I guess I'll have to work on that."
For all of his... jammed-up feelings, he had to say that he didn't find it weird or otherwise out of the ordinary. This new level of conditioning that Ramilia had attained made her look even better than before.
Of course, his focus wasn't on that. The energy and confidence she exuded was quite fetching. Indeed, if there was one thing that he would be attracted to, it was her strong personality. Would anybody fault him for being drawn to her for that reason? There was no doubt that he was tempted, but he was not somebody who would disregard the respect he had for her.
"If you want the truth, it's that I really wouldn't mind losing to you. Granted, that hardly means I'd go easy on you. Can't be slacking when you're working so hard yourself."
With her cheeks blushing furiously, she nods. "Yeah, it is. Heh."
A more decisive end to their series, no doubt.
Well shit. That sentence alone called to mind quite a few images, that were... unpleasantly pleasant. "I'm uh... pretty sure I do." He coughed. "Gonna get to see her soon, though.."She smiles dreamily. "Yeah. I, uh, am in dire need of her company, ya know?"
He simply smiled when she blushed. "Been waiting all day to see that..." dropping the smile for a frown, he then sighed. "It's not so bad. I don't need sleep, food... air. Pretty sure I don't need blood anymore..." He trailed off. "Yeah... it's pretty shit, actually."She blushes at his comment. She's got to admit, he has balls to be a charming with her in front of his fiance. Luckily she's a lesbian, or this might be trouble. "Well, unlike you, I don't have any old god fuckers jonesing to turn me into one of them, so I think I'll be alright. But thank you."
"What's that?" He looks at her curiously.Yeah, yeah he does. "Yeah you will. I would like to tell you something about that."
"As I understand it without a connection to the leylines, I'll die within a week." He paused. "Still need my major organs, brain... but that's it as far as physical needs." He sighed, "really not good relationship material."She waits until her blush finally fades away before responding. "Sounds pretty shit. Is there anything you actually still need?"
"I don't think that'll be much of a problem, now." He paused. "But, I will speak French with her. If she finds it charming, I'll go ahead and apologize now."She turns very serious. "When you meet her, don't let me catch you being charming with her. Is that crystal?"
"The giant rock thing I can turn into now, for starters. Plus the sword, and shadow magic." He paused and pulled out Tenebrous, only to begin spinning the tip in small circles while he talked. "Physically, unless I have my heart, or brain removed or damaged beyond fixing, serious wounds will just slow me down, and I'm uh... functionally immortal."She quirks an eyebrow. That doesn't sound like a square deal. "So, did you get anything good out of this deal? And let's not start doubting your relationship material. We'll be here all day," she jokes.
He sighed out a chuckle "and we'd be here the better part of two days, I think."
But, she thinks this may go beyond just physical attraction.
Does she feel the same way, if that is indeed the case? She has always still found men attractive, and even felt some feelings for some, but never bothered to act on them.
With Sloane, it's the same. There's no use in denying it. She feels drawn to him because of his kind, sweet personality. But is that all she feels for him?
"Heh. I think you'd need some kinda, like, super willpower to resist this," she points to her face.
Black Knight of SO
Co-COTM for Feb 2006
The Midnight Rider.
Owner of SO's W/I Shop.
Bearer of the Rumbles Matrix of Leadership
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