[member=Alden Akaran] | [member=Kathryn Foster]
‘It’s ironic, isn’t it? Such beauty beneath such a palid landscape. I guess you really can’t judge a book by its cover.’ Her sentence was cut short by the shuffling of feet against the stone floor. Faye swung her gaze round to meet the animal as it braved the first steps from behind the safety of a rock. From behind, Kathryn’s soothing tones came through clearly. ‘Could we even manage to get one to come close enough for that, I wonder? I have to say… they’re a little more timid than my brothers Loth wolves.’ Faye rather admired them, especially the way they moved.
The one that approached them moved slowly, like a river, careful and coordinated with the environment around it. Bright blue orbs set in its slender face seemed both wary and curious, a mixture of feelings Faye was all too familiar with herself. Alden seemed to have the right idea by lowering himself to their level, and he invited Faye to do the same.
Watching the snow white fox with curious ebony eyes, Faye tucked her dress underneath her as she knelt down beside him. The magnificent creature was immediately aware of them. It was mostly amazed and perplexed, likely because of the fact that they had suddenly shrunk down to its eye level. Faye wore a soft smile on her face, the same smile one would find on a Mother amused by her child. It was directed both at the cautious Vulptex and at her cautious companion. ‘It’s confused by us.’ One of her palms rested flat against the cold floor to support her weight.
As she spoke her voice was a whisper, barely carrying the distance between herself and Alden. ‘I suppose anyone would be confused if three perfect strangers wandered into their home.’ After a few moments the animals ice blue eyes to enchant her, Faye cast her gaze on the man beside her. Neither of her Confederate companions were aware of her ability to feel their emotions, as clearly and plainly as she felt her own. It worked on animals too, but their reasoning for feeling such a way was far too complicated for her to decipher. People, on the other hand, were largely easier. They wore their emotions on their sleeve, even without Faye’s ability to sense them.
Having had little experience with animals, save for a Dragon and a pair of Loth wolves, Faye decided it would be best to sit back and watch Alden. He seemed to know what he was doing, and what’s more he seemed comfortable doing it. Since meeting on Shadda Bi Boren the two had quickly developed a relationship that Faye found herself pleasantly surprised at on a daily basis. Alden was more than just the title he held. The more time she spent with him the more he proved that, and she was pleased for the chance to get to know him beyond “High Marshal”.