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  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!
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  • LyricSimsz15LyricSimsz15 Posts: 11,562 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    Angra: *looks over at Glacier. Despite the way she's seen him act she smiles at him*

    Glacier: *raises an eyebrow* What are you smiling about?

    Angra: Oh, nothing. *still smiling, it turns into a little bit of a playful smirk*

    Glacier: *frowns* Obviously it's something. You're not getting smart with me, are you?

    Angra: No. I just... Think you're a rather interesting character, is all.

    Glacier: And what is that supposed to mean? *steps closer to her, furrowing his eyebrows*

    Angra: It means, i think you're cool.

    Glacier: *stares at her, dumbfounded* Of course I'm cool. I'm an ice fairy.

    Angra: *chuckles* Well, yes. But, when i say it, i mean i think you're a... pretty neat person. *smiles again*
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  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?
  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*
  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    Angra: *looks over at Glacier. Despite the way she's seen him act she smiles at him*

    Glacier: *raises an eyebrow* What are you smiling about?

    Angra: Oh, nothing. *still smiling, it turns into a little bit of a playful smirk*

    Glacier: *frowns* Obviously it's something. You're not getting smart with me, are you?

    Angra: No. I just... Think you're a rather interesting character, is all.

    Glacier: And what is that supposed to mean? *steps closer to her, furrowing his eyebrows*

    Angra: It means, i think you're cool.

    Glacier: *stares at her, dumbfounded* Of course I'm cool. I'm an ice fairy.

    Angra: *chuckles* Well, yes. But, when i say it, i mean i think you're a... pretty neat person. *smiles again*

    Glacier: Alright, what do you want? Obviously something. You're buttering me up.
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*
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  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
    @gameplay9098
    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...
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  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?
  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.
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  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...

    Freddy: My mom says it's bad. And she's smart... But i trust you. *Grins,
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  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?

    André: *Smiles a little* Alright...

    Celeste: Not now... But i just had one.
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  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...

    Freddy: My mom says it's bad. And she's smart... But i trust you. *Grins,

    Alexander: Yeah. But is your mom a scientist? I think you can take my word. *grins*
  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
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    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?

    André: *Smiles a little* Alright...

    Celeste: Not now... But i just had one.

    Stella: *smiles brightly at him* See? That wasn't so hard.

    *Orionis starts crying again*

    Orion: *gets up with a soft sigh and heads over to the crib, picking up Orionis* Hey... shh... it's alright, I'm right here...

    Skylar: *wakes up too and manages to sit up* Can I see him...?

    Orion: *goes back over to the bed and sits next to Skylar, gently handing Orionis to her*

    Orionis: *stops crying and smiles up at them both*

    Macha: What was it of?
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...

    Freddy: My mom says it's bad. And she's smart... But i trust you. *Grins,

    Alexander: Yeah. But is your mom a scientist? I think you can take my word. *grins*

    Freddy: I'll be a scientist one day!
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  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?

    André: *Smiles a little* Alright...

    Celeste: Not now... But i just had one.

    Stella: *smiles brightly at him* See? That wasn't so hard.

    *Orionis starts crying again*

    Orion: *gets up with a soft sigh and heads over to the crib, picking up Orionis* Hey... shh... it's alright, I'm right here...

    Skylar: *wakes up too and manages to sit up* Can I see him...?

    Orion: *goes back over to the bed and sits next to Skylar, gently handing Orionis to her*

    Orionis: *stops crying and smiles up at them both*

    Macha: What was it of?

    André: If you're with me, then nothing is hard. *SMiles and looks over at Orionis*

    Celeste: I can't usually tell what they are... They're so bizarre. But i think i saw a wolf. And blood... And a cry for help.. It was disturbing... *Shakes her head*
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  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...

    Freddy: My mom says it's bad. And she's smart... But i trust you. *Grins,

    Alexander: Yeah. But is your mom a scientist? I think you can take my word. *grins*

    Freddy: I'll be a scientist one day!

    Alexander: *lights up* Really? I have an entire lab in the basement. You should help me with some experiments!
  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?

    André: *Smiles a little* Alright...

    Celeste: Not now... But i just had one.

    Stella: *smiles brightly at him* See? That wasn't so hard.

    *Orionis starts crying again*

    Orion: *gets up with a soft sigh and heads over to the crib, picking up Orionis* Hey... shh... it's alright, I'm right here...

    Skylar: *wakes up too and manages to sit up* Can I see him...?

    Orion: *goes back over to the bed and sits next to Skylar, gently handing Orionis to her*

    Orionis: *stops crying and smiles up at them both*

    Macha: What was it of?

    André: If you're with me, then nothing is hard. *SMiles and looks over at Orionis*

    Celeste: I can't usually tell what they are... They're so bizarre. But i think i saw a wolf. And blood... And a cry for help.. It was disturbing... *Shakes her head*

    Orionis: *wraps his hand around Orion's finger*

    Orion: *grins at him*

    Skylar: He's so cute... *smiles softly and leans against Orion for support*

    Orion: He is. *looks over at Skylar and presses a kiss to her forehead* And so are you. *blushes a little*

    Stella: That's the spirit. *smiles and takes his hand again, watching her parents with Orionis. She doesn't even realize she thinks out loud* Maybe someday we can be like them...

    Macha: *frowns a little* Wolves... we have a lot of them around my tribe.
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...

    Freddy: My mom says it's bad. And she's smart... But i trust you. *Grins,

    Alexander: Yeah. But is your mom a scientist? I think you can take my word. *grins*

    Freddy: I'll be a scientist one day!

    Alexander: *lights up* Really? I have an entire lab in the basement. You should help me with some experiments!

    Freddy: You have a lab? *Lights up too* There is a place i also want to show you later. *Grabs some food*

    Lis: That place?

    Freddy: *Nods*

    Lis: He's going to love it. *Grins*
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  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?

    André: *Smiles a little* Alright...

    Celeste: Not now... But i just had one.

    Stella: *smiles brightly at him* See? That wasn't so hard.

    *Orionis starts crying again*

    Orion: *gets up with a soft sigh and heads over to the crib, picking up Orionis* Hey... shh... it's alright, I'm right here...

    Skylar: *wakes up too and manages to sit up* Can I see him...?

    Orion: *goes back over to the bed and sits next to Skylar, gently handing Orionis to her*

    Orionis: *stops crying and smiles up at them both*

    Macha: What was it of?

    André: If you're with me, then nothing is hard. *SMiles and looks over at Orionis*

    Celeste: I can't usually tell what they are... They're so bizarre. But i think i saw a wolf. And blood... And a cry for help.. It was disturbing... *Shakes her head*

    Orionis: *wraps his hand around Orion's finger*

    Orion: *grins at him*

    Skylar: He's so cute... *smiles softly and leans against Orion for support*

    Orion: He is. *looks over at Skylar and presses a kiss to her forehead* And so are you. *blushes a little*

    Stella: That's the spirit. *smiles and takes his hand again, watching her parents with Orionis. She doesn't even realize she thinks out loud* Maybe someday we can be like them...

    Macha: *frowns a little* Wolves... we have a lot of them around my tribe.

    André: Hm? *Turns to Stella*

    Celeste: I've seen some wolves around. But i don't like them much...
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  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
    @gameplay9098
    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...

    Freddy: My mom says it's bad. And she's smart... But i trust you. *Grins,

    Alexander: Yeah. But is your mom a scientist? I think you can take my word. *grins*

    Freddy: I'll be a scientist one day!

    Alexander: *lights up* Really? I have an entire lab in the basement. You should help me with some experiments!

    Freddy: You have a lab? *Lights up too* There is a place i also want to show you later. *Grabs some food*

    Lis: That place?

    Freddy: *Nods*

    Lis: He's going to love it. *Grins*

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* And where is this place?
  • squirrelwithacupsquirrelwithacup Posts: 9,789 Member
    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?

    André: *Smiles a little* Alright...

    Celeste: Not now... But i just had one.

    Stella: *smiles brightly at him* See? That wasn't so hard.

    *Orionis starts crying again*

    Orion: *gets up with a soft sigh and heads over to the crib, picking up Orionis* Hey... shh... it's alright, I'm right here...

    Skylar: *wakes up too and manages to sit up* Can I see him...?

    Orion: *goes back over to the bed and sits next to Skylar, gently handing Orionis to her*

    Orionis: *stops crying and smiles up at them both*

    Macha: What was it of?

    André: If you're with me, then nothing is hard. *SMiles and looks over at Orionis*

    Celeste: I can't usually tell what they are... They're so bizarre. But i think i saw a wolf. And blood... And a cry for help.. It was disturbing... *Shakes her head*

    Orionis: *wraps his hand around Orion's finger*

    Orion: *grins at him*

    Skylar: He's so cute... *smiles softly and leans against Orion for support*

    Orion: He is. *looks over at Skylar and presses a kiss to her forehead* And so are you. *blushes a little*

    Stella: That's the spirit. *smiles and takes his hand again, watching her parents with Orionis. She doesn't even realize she thinks out loud* Maybe someday we can be like them...

    Macha: *frowns a little* Wolves... we have a lot of them around my tribe.

    André: Hm? *Turns to Stella*

    Celeste: I've seen some wolves around. But i don't like them much...

    Stella: *looks at him* Ah, nothing. Never mind. I was just thinking out loud...

    Macha: We have them as pets in my tribe. *grins* They're not so bad if they're tame.
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
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    Macha: Um... I should probably tell you the catch to this, shouldn't I? *stands up with a frown, feeling a little strange* ...Why do I- *ribbit* feel so sweaty? *rubs his arm and cringes when it's slimy* ...um...

    Celeste: Catch? *Makes a disgusted face at his arm*

    Macha: Why didn't it work? I'm still -- ribbit! --- part frog...!

    Celeste: *Cringes* Ew.

    Macha: *sighs* ...So the catch... whoever kisses me has to marry me. *smiles sheepishly* Hope you don't mind...

    Celeste: *Laughs nervously* What?

    Macha: I said, we're betrothed. *frowns*

    Celeste: No... No... No... Can this be undone? Can I un-kiss you?

    Macha: Um, no... *looks away* I'm sorry. I was desperate...

    Celeste: You... *Fuming. The pink light starts glowing on her eyes again*

    Macha: *glances over at her with guilt* I knew no one would help me unless I lied! I couldn't stay a frog forever... r-really, I'm a good guy. It's not so bad.

    Celeste: Not so bad?! I should turn you back into a frog! *Gives him a scary look, her eyes and hands glowing bright pink*

    Macha: I-It isn't! I'll treat you well. I didn't necessarily want this part of it either but I have to accept it, and so do you...

    Celeste: *Clenches her fists* Don't talk to me!

    Macha: *looks away* Sorry... *feeling bad he goes over to the couch and sits*

    Alexander: *wide eyed* ...This is messed up.

    Celeste: *Takes a few deep breaths and the light starts to fade* *Muttering* Don'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurderdon'tcommitmurder...

    Freddy: This is scary... *Unconsciously holding Lis' hand*

    Macha: *starts fiddling with a necklace he's wearing, it has a tiny dreamcatcher on the end* ...

    Alexander: *glances down at them and grins* Well, would you look at that, you're holding hands!

    Freddy: *Immediately lets go* We're not!

    Alexander: Then what were you doing? *grins*

    Lis: I-I was killing a bug! On his hand!

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* ...right.

    Lis: *Frowns* I'm serious!

    Alexander: Of course you are. *smiles playfully* ...it wasn't a roach, was it?

    Freddy: Ew, no!

    Alexander: Okay, good. I was a little scared it was the talking roach I got for Christmas...

    Freddy: You got a talking roach for Christmas?!

    Alexander: Yeah. Santa brought him. You want to meet him? He's a pretty nice roach.

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: C'mon, Lis! A talking roach! *Nods* I want to meet him!

    Alexander: *grins and starts heading to the basement* Alright, let's go. Get us away from this crazy people anyway...

    *Freddy follows*

    Lis: *Reluctantly follows*

    Alexander: *leads them over to his rather large collection of tanks full of... you guessed it, bugs*

    Lis: Eww!

    Freddy: *Fascinated*

    Wesley: Sup, fellow humans!

    Alexander: Hey, Wesley! *grins* How have you been?

    Wesley: Bored.

    Freddy: Wow, he really does talk!

    Alexander: Oh, you're bored? Sorry... what can I do to improve your habitat?

    Wesley: Maybe get me some company?

    Alexander: Oh, more roaches? *nods* They won't be too hard to find. I could put some food outside and catch them at night.

    Wesley: No... I don't to share an habitat with my inferiors. Get me a girl...

    Alexander: Okay, well, what if I catch a girl?

    Welsey: Alright.

    Freddy: *Watching Wesley*

    Alexander: Hey, Freddy, wanna go catch a roach with me tonight? *grinning* Wesley's pretty cool, right?

    Freddy: *Lights up* Yes! I'd love to! And Wesley is amazing!!

    Wesley: I know, child.

    Lis: Count me out.

    Alexander: He is amazing. He's scientifically impossible. I'm still conducting research to find out how he even exists...

    Wesley: Yeah, i'm amazing. I know.

    Alexander: *laughs a little* Hey, you can look at all the cool frogs and fish I have too. *leads them over to tanks of fish and frogs*

    Freddy: Hey, Lis, look at this fro-

    Lis: Ew..

    Freddy: *Rolls his eyes*

    Alexander: *reaches into a tank and grabs a small frog, holding it out to Freddy and Lis. The frog sits calmly on his hand* This one's friendly, see?

    Freddy: Does it have a name?

    Lis: *Steps back*

    Alexander: I have so many of them for science research that I haven't had a chance to come up with names for all of them... so she doesn't have a name yet. Maybe you could help me name some? *smiles, then looks at Lis* Don't worry. She's not going to hurt you.

    Freddy: I'd love to!

    Lis: *cringes* But it's a frog!

    Alexander: *pats the frog's head, which doesn't seem to bother her* She's no different than any other living creature, right? We're all the same inside. She has a heart, just like you. Lungs and a brain... a stomach... and even on the outside, too. She's got two arms and two legs. Eyes and a nose... so just because she's green and slimy doesn't make her any different than another animal, or even us, right? *grins* She's a frog. You're right. And there's nothing wrong with that.

    Frog: *looks at Lis*

    Lis: *Looks back at the frog, still cringing a little and reluctantly approaches* I... guess.

    Frog: Ribbit! Ribbit!

    Alexander: See? She's saying hello.

    Freddy: *Waves at the frog* Hi there!

    Lis: *Frowns* Uhm... Hello...

    Frog: *moves around a little on Alexander's hand and makes some more frog noises*

    Alexander: She's very talkative. *grins and looks at Freddy and Lis* Probably telling me she's hungry. Hey, Lis, you don't like bugs do you?

    Lis: *Shakes her head* I don't.

    Alexander: Did you know frogs get rid of bugs? They eat them. If it weren't for frogs there would be a lot more bugs.

    Lis: Ohh...

    Freddy: *Frowns* She won't eat Wesley, right?

    Alexander: She will if I let her near him. But I'm not going to. He's in a safe enclosure. *puts the frog back into her own enclosure and closes the lid* And she can't get out either, so Wesley will be fine.

    Freddy: Ok.. *Frowns a little when he puts the frog back* Does she like staying in there?

    Alexander: Of course. It's got plenty of room and everything she needs in it, like a natural habitat would. *smiles*

    Freddy: *Nods* Alright. That sounds cool!

    Alexander: Here in the habitat there aren't any predators to get her either. So she'll live a nice long life and die an old lady instead of getting eaten. *laughs a little*

    Freddy: *Laughs too* That's good. *his eyes wander around the other animals*

    Alexander: We should head back upstairs and make sure those fairy things haven't destroyed everyone...

    Freddy: *Giggles* Alright.

    Alexander: Come on. *smiles and goes back upstairs with them, but he looks over at the kitchen* Are you two hungry?

    Freddy: I am. Mom was baking us a cake *Frowns a little* I hope she isn't worried...

    Lis: His mom makes the best Cakes!

    Alexander: Here, I'll get you a snack. *heads to the kitchen and goes through some cabinets, grabbing an array of junk food* Look at all this junk food! I'm a cool adult. *grins* Have at it! *sits them on the table*

    Lis: *Lights up*

    Freddy: *Frowns* Mom doesnt let me eat these...

    Alexander: That's because she's been told lies that your teeth will rot out if you eat them. Never happened to me...

    Freddy: My mom says it's bad. And she's smart... But i trust you. *Grins,

    Alexander: Yeah. But is your mom a scientist? I think you can take my word. *grins*

    Freddy: I'll be a scientist one day!

    Alexander: *lights up* Really? I have an entire lab in the basement. You should help me with some experiments!

    Freddy: You have a lab? *Lights up too* There is a place i also want to show you later. *Grabs some food*

    Lis: That place?

    Freddy: *Nods*

    Lis: He's going to love it. *Grins*

    Alexander: *raises an eyebrow* And where is this place?

    Freddy: *Smiles* You'll see.
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  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,411 Member
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    *Upstairs*

    Orionis: *still sound asleep*

    Orion: I think while he's asleep... I'll try to get some more rest too. *goes back over to the bed and crawls under the blankets, scooting close to Skylar*

    Stella: *nods and turns to André* We should do something else, too, while we have the chance...

    André: *Nods* What do you want to do?

    Stella: I don't know. Um... *smiles* What sort of things do you like to do? You know, like hobbies or pastimes...

    André: I don't really think of have any... *Looks away* Nothing that you would find interesting.

    Stella: I would find anything interesting that you do. *smiles*

    André: Forget what I said. I don't really have any hobbies...

    Stella: Okay... well, maybe I could help you find some. Since I live in such a big family I have a whole ton of hobbies. Well, I guess some of it is really just work but... I think it's fun. *smiles*

    André: *Nods* I'd love to. *Smiles*

    Stella: Well... I like to knit sometimes, my mom taught me how. I don't know if you'd like it though... *pauses* Oh, and I write a little too... but nothing worth reading.

    André: You write?

    Stella: *looks away* O-Only a little. I like poetry...

    André: Do you think you could show me something? *Smiles a little*

    Stella: You want to see? Um... *blushes a little and looks away* ...I post some of the things I write on my blog... *she pulls out her phone and starts tapping, then hands it to him shyly*

    André: Oh, you post them? *He takes the phone with a smile and looks down at the screen*

    Stella: Only the ones I really like... no one really reads them, anyway. *frowns a little*

    André: *Smiles* Well, i'm reading it now. *Starts reading*

    Stella: *silently watches, nervous for someone she actually knows to read it*

    André: *Smiles as he reads*

    Stella: D-Do you like it?

    André: *Smiles and looks up from the phone at Stella* It's great.

    *Meanwhile downstairs*

    Celeste: *Finally looks up and frowns over at Macha*

    Stella: *smiles shyly* You really think so?

    Macha: *looks sad*

    André: *Nods* Amazing. I didn't know you could write.

    Celeste: Hey...

    Stella: *blushes* I wouldn't call it amazing. It's just a hobby... *rubs her arm self consciously* But... thank you for the compliment. You know, I bet there is something you're talented at. You're just not telling me. Surely there's something... *thinks* Maybe I should write him something...

    Macha: *looks up at Celeste silently, looking a little intimidated by her*

    André: I'm pretty great at wasting my life...

    Celeste: *Taps an empty seat beside hers*

    Stella: Don't say that... you're not wasting your life. At least I don't think so. And I know my parents don't either. *smiles* And Orionis loves you. You're making our lives brighter. That's not a waste.

    Macha: *reluctantly sits beside of Celeste*

    André: *Lights up * For real?

    Celeste: I... Iamsorry. *Looks away*

    Stella: For real. *smiles brightly* You're a great friend to me and my family. I don't think my dad could imagine life without you at this point. *laughs a little* ...and even if I can, I don't want to.

    Macha: *looks over at her* Sorry for what...?

    André: Then i can say the same thing about you. *Smiles*

    Celeste: *Goes silent for a moment before turning back to him* For the way I acted. It wasn't you who gave me a headache... *Mutters an almost unintelligible "sorry"*

    Stella: Really? *blushes a little* I'm glad... *smiles* I'm so glad you got a second chance... you're an amazing person, André, you just needed help seeing it. *shyly, she reaches for his hand*

    Macha: No... this is all my fault. I just ruined your life to fix mine. It was selfish... I'm the one who's sorry.

    André: *Nods and takes her hand* I'm glad I got that chance too...

    Celeste: *Nods* Yeah, that was selfish. *Leans back on the couch and sighs* But we don't have to get married anytime soon, do we?

    Stella: *smiles and stands up on her tiptoes, kissing his cheek* I don't think I could have asked for a better guy to be my... *she pauses* ...boyfriend. *blushes*

    Macha: I guess it doesn't really specify WHEN we have to get married... *smiles just a little at her* ...just... eventually.

    André: *Smiles* I couldn't ask for a better girlfriend either. *Feels himself blushing a little*

    Celeste: Good. Maybe i have enough time to get used to you... *Turns to him* You seem like a tolerable guy, at least.

    Stella: You're really cute when you're blushing. *grins playfully*

    Macha: *meets her gaze* I-I'm a nice guy, I promise. I make a good living on my herbal medicines and potions... and like I said earlier, I'll treat you well. It could be worse, right? I could be a plum like him? *looks at Glacier*

    Glacier: *rolls his eyes and turns away, looking over at Angra quietly*

    André: M-Me? Blushing? *Blushes harder*

    Celeste: *Looks away when he meets her gaze* I guess... *Laughs a little when he mentions Glacier* But i don't promise I'll like you.

    Stella: Yes, and now you're blushing even more. *smirks a little* It's adorable.

    Macha: *laughs a little* Well, right now, you terrify me so...

    André: I-i... *Won't stop blushing*

    Celeste: Good. Let's keep it that way, Machê.

    Stella: *reaches up and puts her hand on his cheek* Your face is hot... literally and figuratively. *it's a rare moment where her shyness is fading away*

    Macha: ...Macha. *cautiously corrects her then looks down* I don't want to be terrified of you though.

    André: Hmm... *Manages to smile a little and raises and eyebrow* My face is hot?

    Celeste: Whatever, Mochi. And nobody likes being terrified. But I like terrifying people anyways. *Grins*

    Stella: Very hot. Are you running a fever? *places her hand firmly on the back of his head to lower him down closer to her and presses her lips to his forehead for a moment* I can't tell... *grins and kisses his lips instead*

    Macha: I just want to be your friend. *frowns*

    André: *Smiles and leans into the kiss*

    Celeste: Why would you want to be my friend if we are being forced to be married?

    Stella: *pulls away after a moment and blushes* I really like this... kissing, I mean...

    Macha: Well, if we're going to be married, shouldn't we be friends?

    André: *Suddenly something comes to his mind and he frowns*

    Celeste: No. The less I have to do with you the better.

    Stella: André? *frowns too* What's wrong?

    Macha: Why?

    André: Stella... *Shakes his head* I can't...

    Celeste: The less we have to tolerate each other, the better.

    Stella: You can't what? *frowns*

    Macha: But if we get married we need to tolerate each other.

    André: Do this. I don't want to hurt you. And I don't trust myself enough to know I won't do it... I don't know how to love someone... *Looks away*

    Celeste: But we're not married yet. We'll see that la- *Her eyes glow bright pink and she sits back up with a jump*

    Stella: *bites her lip* I... I don't know how to love someone either. This is the first time I've ever... *her voice trails off and she looks up at him with watery eyes* I trust you, even if you don't trust yourself. You won't hurt me.

    Macha: What's wrong? *startled*

    André: How Do you know? I'm not sure if you can trust me... Not after everything I know I did.

    Celeste: *Places a hand over her head* Nothing... Just... Getting my powers back. I'll have to get used to it again now that I'm back to being my human self.

    Stella: I know because who you were then isn't who you are now. *frowns* Would you believe that a long time ago, before my time, my dad was pessimistic and depressed? He didn't have the effort or the energy to care about anyone, not even himself? He was sad all the time... But now he's a completely different person. It's the same with you. You were different kinds of people but it was bad either way. But you both had the strength to change.

    Macha: *nods* ...is there anything I can do...?

    André: *Blinks back some tears* B-but I can't risk it... I'm not even sure if I can tell the difference between loving and hurting. You deserve better than that, Stella. *The tears start falling down his cheeks*

    Celeste: Not really. I get these all the time. *sighs*

    Stella: Hey... listen to me. I know you can tell the difference. It's easy. This is loving. *she reaches up and places her hand on his cheek, running her thumb across it lightly to wipe away his tears* And this is hurting. *she pulls her hand back and smacks him just hard enough to sting* Couldn't you tell the difference? You'll only hurt me if you want to. It only stung when I had the intention for it to hurt.

    Macha: I'm sorry. *frowns* Do you know what causes it?

    André: *Places a hand over where she smacked him* Ow... *Goes quiet for a moment* And what if I hurt you... Without knowing I was hurting you? It would hurt anyways...

    Celeste: It's part of my powers. I have these visions... And stuff.

    Stella: Then I would say ow, just like you did. And then you'd know you were hurting me and stop. I think that's how any relationship works, right?

    Macha: *fascinated* Visions? Amazing. Are you having one now?

    André: *Smiles a little* Alright...

    Celeste: Not now... But i just had one.

    Stella: *smiles brightly at him* See? That wasn't so hard.

    *Orionis starts crying again*

    Orion: *gets up with a soft sigh and heads over to the crib, picking up Orionis* Hey... shh... it's alright, I'm right here...

    Skylar: *wakes up too and manages to sit up* Can I see him...?

    Orion: *goes back over to the bed and sits next to Skylar, gently handing Orionis to her*

    Orionis: *stops crying and smiles up at them both*

    Macha: What was it of?

    André: If you're with me, then nothing is hard. *SMiles and looks over at Orionis*

    Celeste: I can't usually tell what they are... They're so bizarre. But i think i saw a wolf. And blood... And a cry for help.. It was disturbing... *Shakes her head*

    Orionis: *wraps his hand around Orion's finger*

    Orion: *grins at him*

    Skylar: He's so cute... *smiles softly and leans against Orion for support*

    Orion: He is. *looks over at Skylar and presses a kiss to her forehead* And so are you. *blushes a little*

    Stella: That's the spirit. *smiles and takes his hand again, watching her parents with Orionis. She doesn't even realize she thinks out loud* Maybe someday we can be like them...

    Macha: *frowns a little* Wolves... we have a lot of them around my tribe.

    André: Hm? *Turns to Stella*

    Celeste: I've seen some wolves around. But i don't like them much...

    Stella: *looks at him* Ah, nothing. Never mind. I was just thinking out loud...

    Macha: We have them as pets in my tribe. *grins* They're not so bad if they're tame.

    André: *Goes quiet for a little while* I don't know if i can do that... I'm not sure of what Andreah would think. I don't want her to feel like I am trying to replace her...

    Celeste: But most wolves arent very friendly with cats.
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