“Oh?” R’le’s attention shifted now that Burn was not going to nibble on him. Probably. “I’m sure it can be difficult, but I sounds like it would be fun working with the young ones.” He liked animals. OF course right now he wanted to do anything other than his job so that might be coloring his responses.
“Well Burn certainly doesn’t miss a chance to nibble what he wants.” R’le chuckled. Burn didn’t seem to mind the badmouthing, merely watching. Despite the flitter’s desire to give everything a good chew, he wasn’t a particularly noisy creature. Unless he was hungry.
“I enjoy it. The wherries are a bit intense sometimes, but even that isn’t all that bad.” Besides, she did rather enjoy the company of animals to people much of the time. Her in-laws were her primary exception, perhaps because like her, they too enjoyed the company of animals. Though, there were times where she craved solitude even from them. It wasn’t often and she was infinitely grateful that they respected her need to be alone at times.
“Burn seems like a sweet thing. Just expresses his emotions through his mouth I would imagine.” Young animals were like that though she didn’t think the little Flame was particularly young. Smiling at the small flitt’s antics, she dragged her gaze away as R’le asked another question and shifted the basket once more. “I really do. I sometimes prefer their company to people. Animals make much more sense than people.”
“I can definitely see how that can be fun.” R’le grinned wide. He liked excitement, and the unexpected. So a little intensity was fun.
“Can’t disagree. He also keeps his mouth away from Retny and Yinaire so he’s a good boy, mostly.” Burn made a slight noise at that, it sounded pleased but was hard to hear while he was chewing on the tree sap. He crawled more properly onto R’le’s shoulder, to observe better the one that got him compliments. Quiorith rumbled a little at his tiny cousin.
“Oh?” R’le considered. It was an interesting view point, but he was far more a people person then an animal person. Though of course… “I’m not as knowledgeable about animals… but I can see the appeal. Some of the other boys when I were a kid worked with them more than I did. I never saw why they liked taking care of them before, but I can appreciate some of it now.” It wasn’t the same as taking care of a dragon, but he could connect it in ways he didn’t before.
They were drawing toward the Bowl and Quiorith seemed a might bit disappointed, since it meant he would soon not be able to follow the humans. R’le glanced sympathetically at his dragon. They would be in the air soon enough. He also saw some glances his way. He noted that he would have to be quick if he wanted to goof off and not strictly be playing hooky. He tried to get back on topic
“Still, if you ask me to care of a young herdbeast or a kid, I will probably make less of a fool of myself with the kid. No promises though, my impressions are either the best or the worst depending on your view.” He chuckled lightly.