Kara Lai's toes curled into the thick rug and she smiled, making her way slowly forward. "Thank you," she murmured, to the both of them. Almost instinctively, Kara found the wall, her fingers touching and stroking the soft fabric.
She slowly made a circuit of the room, exploring what she could by touch, scent and hearing.
After taking a moment to make sure Kara Lai was steady and not about to run into anything, Adarr turned his attention to the cookies, his mouth watering at the smell. And he even has honey! The Beast licked his lips and grinned, glad he'd chosen to come here.
Post by multifacets on Oct 5, 2008 22:55:38 GMT -5
The cookies were evenly divided onto crystal plates of dark purple, and Shion whipped the teakettle off the stove as it started whistling, then covered the vents to stifle the fire that had been banked. Three cups of tea were poured into mugs, and Shion set everything into place with a satisfied look. "Right that, that'll do it. Hey Kara, the cookies are on."
Reacher waddled to Kara and patted at her ankle, trying to direct her towards the table.
~This way,~ Adarr called, trying to instill a sense of direction in his mental voice. While still keeping one eye on her, he bent over the table and took one of the cookies, but didn't bite into it yet. He'd learned that it was often considered impolite to start eating ahead of other guests, so he waited for Kara Lai before he began.
Post by multifacets on Oct 7, 2008 15:40:21 GMT -5
"Why, thank you," Shion said proudly, and passed a cookie to Reacher. "I learned this from my father, actually. Mother is a wonderful cook, but when it comes to baking, she falls short. Father's just the opposite. But both of them make a mean cup of tea," he said, sitting down. "Don't take too large a gulp at first, Kara; it's still steaming."
Kara Lai sniffed at the tea and took a careful sip before setting it back down to cool for a little bit. "It tastes wonderful, Shion, sir. My mom makes very good tea too, but dad's is always the best. Always interesting, because you don't know exactly what you're getting."
Adarr bit into the cookie and chewed slowly, letting out a slight grunt of pleasure. It had been so long since he'd treated himself to any sort of sweets, and he realized he'd missed them. "Mmm, thank you again," he told the crystomorph, grinning.
Post by multifacets on Oct 11, 2008 0:52:57 GMT -5
"You're welcome," Shion said after a beat; he had been slightly taken aback by Kara's statement about her parents. Shen had informed him the girl was basically pretending her parents were still alive, but the crystomorph never was sure how to deal with it. "So tell me, how's Shen been holding up? Do you think he'll need any more bowls or bottles soon? I could give him a discount this time."
"He's busy," Adarr answered, nodding, "but he's doing well." He chuckled. "I haven't seen him lose his temper as bad as he used to. But he's still sort of . . . prickly at times." The wolf Beast shrugged. "But I don't think that'll ever go away. Shen is Shen."
He scratched behind his ear briefly, then shrugged. "I guess he's okay on bowls and the like. But you'd have to ask him."
Post by multifacets on Oct 14, 2008 3:39:33 GMT -5
"All right then, I'll ask him about it next time I see him," the shopkeeper said casually, to set Kara's mind at ease. "I'll have to ask for the bowl back, too; see where I went wrong with the structural integrity. Thank you for telling me, Kara."
Kara Lai blinked and then beamed at him happily. "No problem! I'll have Adarr ask him, since I think I'm going home tonight. Oh, dad might be interested in buying some bowls from you. He's always breaking things," she laughed, closing her eyes and lifting a cookie to her mouth.
Adarr winced again. He had to say something, but he didn't want to make this any more painful than it had to be. So, gently, he laid a hand on hers and said, "Kara Lai, you're going back to Shen's house again tonight."