How he had ensured her time off, she did not know, but she'd asked about it regardless, done extra work too just to be safe, and when the time came to get ready to go, Dirce had bathed and prepared herself in simple clothing and and a braid that she'd pinned to the back of her head. It wasn't anything special, but then again she wasn't too fussed anymore when it came to her Nameday - her brother and her sisters, of course, her own? forget about it - but since Sh'dork had gone out of the way to put something together, she at least went out of her own way to look slightly presentable.
Not that it was for him. Not at all. She was going simply for comfort, not knowing what he'd intended for the day at all. She wasn't excited either, no matter what Sandalphonth tried to insist throughout the day as she'd fussed with work that she really didn't need to do. The zultanite tried to tell her to hurry each and every time she'd set an old hide aside for a fresh new one, eager as she was to get with her favorite bronze dragon, but that didn't deter her rider in the slightest, and that's when the teasing had taken a turn for the earnest.
At least now she'd get to find out what this was all about, as she and the dragoness had gathered in the Yard where the bronze and rider were waiting patiently for them. She swallowed when she saw man and beast, trying hard to mask her thoughts, the attraction she felt when she spied him. She could only imagine what he must smell like, though she tried to tell herself that didn't matter, just like it made no difference to her fingertips whether or not his body was firm or where it might feel soft.
She dismounted and walked towards him, her steps slow and deliberate, making him wait longer on purpose and sighing as she grew near - maybe a little of whatever scent clung to him reached her thanks to the curve of the wind - and she felt temptation wrap around her legs in an attempt to force her to trot over to him and press her nose to his neck. Denying it, she remained steady on her feet and tilted her head in greeting to Luto and Dork when she reached his side. "I am here. Your worship of me on this day may now begin."
Why she spoke like that around him she would never understand, especially when she tried to deny how she felt about him at the same time...