Rekkora gave a delicate little snort of laughter as S'rico sniffed under his arms and made a face. He was being particularly ridiculous today and she rather enjoyed it. It was endearing and just the right amount of distraction for her. Pursing her lips and turning up her nose in mock disdain, she managed to stand on her toes and cross her arms over her chest, though it was barely visible as the water level came over her chest.
"I cannot be seen in the presence of a man who cannot be bothered to wash behind his ears." Her tone was over the top haughty though if she had any notion that she came across just like that to some people, she might have been a bit dejected. She was vain and particular and manipulative but that didn't mean she was a bad person.
Further out, Sunvoiath watched, drifting closer to Aldith. The gentle waves made by her progress lapped against his dual-core hide and the Abyss let out a content purr. Rekkora was in much better spirits now. There was still the ugly darkness of grief within her but it was kept at bay for now by the lightness put there by Aldith's rider.
As difficult as it was for S'rico to come out of his shell and not be such a recluse, Rekkora was the one person he didn't mind doing it for. Any of his antics he put into play to watch her crack a smile, or to hear her laugh. He thought he was doing quite the job of it as well. "Sheesh woman, since when do you spend so much time seeing where I wash or not." He stood, making a face at her and rubbing his hands behind his ears. "s'not that bad is it?" S'rico wondered outloud. "But you're stuck with me whether you wanna be seen with me or not." He stuck his tongue out playfully at Rekkora before sending a small splash at her.
Aldith was enjoying the rays of warm light filtering down across his hide. He still felt the abyss dragons presence nearby and was quite enjoying himself. He opened a single eye, the one that was pointed towards Sunvoiath, and watched her after her content purr. That made Aldith feel quite well, and he let out his own relaxed rumble to agree with her. Their riders were enjoying themselves and this was a very enjoyable float.
S'rico of [smear:B8860B]Bronze-Crimson Aldith[/smear:cc0000] Ayrenn of [smear:000000]Black [F] Junwingth[/smear:555555] Niylah of White-Green Rivith
Rekkora gave a mock little huff and tilted her nose up a bit more until it was almost ridiculous. But then her heart gave a little flop at his words. She was stuck with him. Her chin came down and her expression became more somber as she stared at him, the playfulness having melted away briefly to give way to heavier emotions. Stuck with him? Her kingrider; her shadow. For over two turns he’d been by her side, following her around and keeping her company even when she was at her worst; indulging her and her ridiculous whims.
Of course she didn’t have long to brood on the subject of what the world would be like without him as he promptly splashed her in the face. With a huff, she slipped beneath the surface of the water and then propelled herself towards S’rico, her fingertips grazing his side as she moved to swim past him, a mirror of Sunvoiath’s earlier interaction with Aldith though she wasn’t aware of it.
[smear:111111]Do you think they will ever get around to washing us?[/smear:d4a514] The Abyss mused, her eyes partially closed as she turned her attention to the Bronze-Crimson. [smear:111111]It is difficult to determine which one is Rising and which one is Chasing sometimes.[/smear:d4a514]