"You have my deepest gratitude." Firion bowed as he stood, then followed Isa back into the hallway and up the stairs. The house’s upper floor was just as neat as the ground floor. Everything seemed to have its place, everything was clean… The rebel could not help but feel out of place, when all he was used to was a small hut in the woods, where dust and earth were constant companions to him.
"If there is anything else I can do to repay you, please do not hesitate to tell me. I have little to offer but my services, but I will try my best."
“It—it’s fine. I owe you for earlier, anyway,” Isa replied, after a moment of staring somewhat dumbly. Firion was quite unlike anyone he knew in Radiant Garden; his mannerisms were respectful and chivalrous, though Isa knew he could hold his own should anyone ever cross him.
He led the way silently up the staircase and turned to open the door to his left. The bedroom was the smallest in the house, modest but functional. It contained only a bed, dresser, and mirror, with a door leading to an equally small bathroom. He stepped aside so Firion could pass and nodded at his words. He wanted to tell him that repayment was unnecessary, but that conversation could wait until after Firion had rested. “Do you wish to be woken at any specific time?”
“I’ve been convinced all day that it’s Tuesday.”
why have painful stabby akusai when you can have…cat…kusai… aku.. cat… sai……………………fuc k
"Thank you for the word of confidence", he smiled, eyes closing for a brief moment. It was enough for him to notice just how relaxing it felt though, to not pay attention to what he saw, and simply revel in the calming darkness. Maybe a bit of rest was in order…
"I suppose you are right. Forgive me for asking so much of you, but might you have a place for me to sleep for a few hours?"
Isa glanced over to the small clock on the mantelpiece; it would be dark soon, certainly a more dangerous time for Firion to leave. It made sense for him to stay. He’d certainly proved his trustworthiness in the brief time Isa had known him, and it was more than obvious that he was in need of rest.
“We have a guest room on the upper floor. It has an en suite, if you need it.” He stood, gesturing for Firion to do the same. “I’ll show you to it.”
Firion chuckled. “There is a lot of theory in battle too. I am sure you will do just fine once we find a suitable weapon for you.”
“And I’m sure you’ll be a fine teacher.” He gaze sweeps over the other’s form; he’s definitely recovered from the previous attack, but the bags beneath his eyes and slight pallor betray him. “Obviously we should wait until you’re fully healed, though. It wouldn’t do well to aggravate your wounds.”
Isa: Are you alright?
Lea: Isa—! Is Kairi okay—?
I actually like the idea of Isa/young!Kairi/Lea platonic interactions if you get something cute like this. xD y
oung!Kairi developing a crush on Isa is a plus.
akusai month, day 9, berserk mode: flustered/
in which lea forgets it’s awkward to smooch after a bazillion years of angst. isa doesn’t really mind, but. you know how it is
"Exactly." He looked at the boy with kind eyes and nodded. "You need not be so hesitant. I am not strict and I will not teach you anything you are not comfortable with."
This brought a slight smile to Isa’s lips. He raised a should in a half-shrug and replied, “I know. It’s just that I tend to excel in theoretical situations rather than… practical ones”