Taking a Stroll - Marve | R'vir

Even with the move to the South, Gathers are still a thing to look forward to, though in the Walled Hold they appear to be called Festivals instead. Either way, Gathers and Festivals are a time of fun to enjoy when they come around.
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Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:16 pm

For all Unna attempted to convince her otherwise, Carrot was set on wearing her style of attire for the outing with R'vir. One might call her plain white top with its brown skirt simple, but when Carrot looked in the mirror, she felt pretty in her own special and meaningful way. Let Unna keep her frills and pretty fabrics, but Carrot would have no part in them again. She had enough of that back in Walled.

Though marked with ink, Carrot managed to hide her branding with black lace glove she wove herself. It looked pretty enough, perhaps even distracting enough for Carrot to forget for a time that the mark of her captivity even existed. As she adjusted the final piece of fabric about her hand with a matching collar about her neck, Carrot thought about the fresh start life gifted to her, the ability to move on and forget the past that haunted her so. With a bit of luck, she would start her life fresh, forgetting names like Locke and Kerberos, the agonies of Walled, and the way they ruined the very fabrics of honour she once proudly wore.

R'vir deserved nothing less than that, though Carrot would go as far as to think the man deserved far more than she might ever be able to offer. Honourable and kind, he needed a woman who could match such a wonderful traits.

Was she too tarnished for the likes of him?

Fingers in the middle if a side braid paused in their efforts, for the joints suddenly ached with nerve, only for the nimble digits to go numb. Forced to abandon her efforts for the mean time, she pinned her hair and slipped over to the kitchen where she had a pot of heated water still cooling over the stove. The steam that still curled into the air helped to warm her hands and sooth her, yet still she worried over her past, and suddenly she saw passed the lace, noting the brand that winked at her in promise. She withdrew the hand if only to hide it from her sights. Those lies she told herself helped to ease her anxiety for the mean time, though she still yearned to see R'vir, if only to tell herself that afternoon in this very room was not a single occurrence and she had not simply imagined it.

The man's hand upon her waist felt real enough at the time, the tell that he wanted her as much as she did him.

Clinging to that memory, she managed to ease the furious pounding of her heart that caused her chest to seize. Soon R'vir would be there, and soon they would be away from all the worries of their worlds.

***

Dressed and ready, Carrot waited patiently at the entrance of the creche with her hands in her lap. Ginger watched her all the while, the little ruby settled upon her Carrot's covered knees, peering up to the woman who clutched her purse. Why did she worry so? the little firelizard asked of her. Refusing to answer, the woman could only peer out through the window that gave her prospect of the creche courtyards and beyond, waiting all the while for that spotted brown to appear.

When Orthath manifested into her visions, Carrot felt a surge of elation claim her. It took several deep breaths for her nerves to calm. Only then did she slip out of the creche to meet with R'vir.
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Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:06 am

From the day R'vir had paid a visit to Carrot, that day where she had come so close to him that he could feel the warmth of her body, R'vir couldn't help the buzz of excitement in his chest over the promise of spending a Gather with Carrot. He had never done something like this, never had been able to take a woman to a Gather or really anything, having never seemed to be able to have any lasting relationships. Right now though he could do nothing but feel excited and optimistic, the feelings growing as the days passed and the day of the fated Gather arrived.

R'vir had picked something not nearly so extravagant as he had worn at the last Gather he had been to. The Masquerade had required fine garments like the green and gold tunic he had worn, but this Gather was much more like the variety he was used to. One dressed nicely, yes, but he didn't feel one's very best was appropriate at this Gather. That and he didn't want to outshine Carrot, even if she wore the very best money could buy, not that it would be easy to outshine her, in his opinion. So with all that in mind, R'vir had selected a simple brown and black vest and belt over a short sleeved white shirt. Dark brown pants were selected to go with the top, and after his hair was tied back, he had headed out to the creche on Orthath.

The brown dragon floated over the creche for a bit, finding a good place to land just outside of the fenced in yard to wait after R'vir dismounted and headed into the yard and toward the main building of the creche. On his way up, he saw the unmistakable redhead emerge into the yard, and his smile was impossible to hide, especially as he approached her.

"You look lovely," he told her as a way of a greeting. He personally loved the simplicity of the dress she wore, and the black lace gloves and collar she wore. He couldn't resist reaching out for her hand to place a kiss upon the knuckles of her fingers. He had really wanted to kiss her lips, but he refrained for now, being a gentleman over giving in to his desires right away.

"Are you ready to go? Orthath is waiting for us."
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Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:24 am

He looked handsome, far more than she could ever be.

"You look lovely."

"Ya's just sayin' that," she smiled back with averting eyes until his fingers took her own for a courting kiss. Eyes travelled after the descending sweep of his flaxen hair and the way he lingered over the exposed appendage. Was it so wrong that she wished for a true kiss? How could she not curl her fingers against his own as she received the kiss upon her knuckles for all she wished to receive it upon her lips. Carrot flushed at the thought of his mouth pressing upon her own, especially when it appeared R'vir maintained his honour and treated her as a lady after months of struggle when no other would treat her as anything more than a whore. Carrot recalled a time when the simple touch of a finger against her palm sent her shivering. Now her corrupted form craved far more in order to achieve equal measures of elation. An abundance of shame claimed her cheeks over the revelation, staining them with a distinct tone of red as he righted himself and escorted her to Orthath.

He seemed not to notice the plagues of guilt that beat against her and placed a constricting noose about her heart, thus Carrot did her best to place aside such anxiety for the lucid dream of walking along R'vir's side.

"Are you ready to go? Orthath is waiting for us."

"I 'magine he is, beaches, sun n' all..." She managed a smile to R'vir before she ducked, hiding the intention that revealed itself in the way she nipped at her lower lip. "I ain't flown in a bit. Not since I got back. Been ridin' on Snow-beauty mostly." She fingered the edge of the straps, and looked up to the shoulder she would sound mount upon. "I forgot how big dragons can be." Stepping back, she tried to adjust her dress so she could climb up, though she attempted to while still showing some sense of modesty. She hesitated. "I..." an embarrassing chuckle rumbled from her, "I ain't done this in a dress 'fore. Ya mind givin' me a hand?" An apologetic glance met the bronzerider as she held out a meek hand.
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Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:32 am

R'vir smiled and chuckled at Carrot's response to his mention of Orthath waiting. Indeed he couldn't deny his brown life companion was quietly eager to enjoy the sun and warm sand on the beaches while his rider took Carrot around the Gather. Luckily, Orthath was a patient beast, able to wait for the pair and not rush them as he crouched down to make mounting him as easy as he could on the lady as he gave a croon of greeting to Carrot. R'vir, meanwhile, had been nodding to Carrot's words, understanding of them and ready to offer his assistance to her.

"I forgot how big dragons can be."

"I suppose it doesn't help Orthath is a mighty big brown," R'vir said with a chuckle, almost feeling bad that his companion had to be such a large beast as Carrot tried to figure out how to get herself up in her dress. When she seemed to finally ask for assistance, seeming a bit embarrassed, R'vir merely smiled gently to her, nodding his head in understanding, taking the hand she offered to him.

"Yes, of course," he told her in a tone that mirrored his smile. Though he realized if he helped her mount as one normally rose, with legs on either side, her skirt would hike up terribly high, and he assumed she wouldn't want such a thing, so he thought of an alternative. "How about I lift you up onto him," he offered before he placed a hand on her waist, prepared to lift her up, "so you can sit with your legs to the side, and I'll sit behind you to make sure you stay steady." If given the ok, he would do so, lifting her up onto Orthath before climbing up himself after her to situate himself behind her with an arm wrapped around her waist once more, though it was to ensure she stayed on the dragon once he lifted off.
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Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:04 am

From the strap to the massive brown's neck, Carrot allowed her hand to wander, running over the velvet soft serpent patterned hide. Anything to distract herself from making a fool over herself over R'vir at her side. How did he do this to her? No one at Walled ever made her feel this way and certainly not Locke, but R'vir? He never failed to make her heart skip.

"How about I lift you up onto him."

She spared a glance to him and smiled at the offer, noting the way his hand already shifted for her waist.

"so you can sit with your legs to the side, and I'll sit behind you to make sure you stay steady."

"Alrigh', guess we can do that." A single step allowed R'vir to fit his palm at her side, and in that single moment Carrot surrendered herself to him, allowing R'vir to lift her onto the massive brown. Hands found his shoulder during the process, steadying herself before R'vir placed her upon the long neck. In silence she watched him, every little gesture, every little smile he made. Ginger sat herself in front of Carrot during this time as R'vir pulled himself up. Petting the little red brought the creche worker a measure of ease, though the excitement continued to eat away at her. Sitting himself behind her, R'vir curled one arm about her waist, and Carrot could not help the way she reached up to hold that very arm, squeezing it tight as Orthath took to the skies. Every inch of her pressed close to R'vir, though she would never admit to an ounce of fear she possessed in that very moment as the ground shrunk beneath them, beneath wings that churned through the sky and carried them high.

Dragons were not runners, she thought to herself. Fearing she might fall, a second hand snaked around R'vir's waist as she tucked herself tight against him. She never liked to side saddle a runner since it felt so unstable, but in the sky it petrified her. Between soon claimed them, and the young woman forced herself to count to three. The blackness reminded her for instance of Murr... of Peridoth... she swore she heard them whisper to her before they emerged once more over the Summer struck seahold. Azure claimed her view as the brown began to wheel his way down. For all Carrot wanted to speak, words failed her. She knew not whether she trembled with fear or anticipation, or if the beauty of the world stunned her to shivers.

Think of R'vir. He won't let you go! R'vir held to her like an anchor, his very arm about her his unspoken assurance that she would never fall. Despite the anxiety that pulled upon her as fiercely as gravity, Carrot trusted R'vir and Orthath during the descent, though relief soon claimed her upon their landing. Finger by finger she pried herself from him and flushed with embarrassment. "Sorry... I... ain't really use t'that-" she chuckled nervously, thinking of a way to make up for the bruise she undoubtedly left behind from her vice grip, or so she believed. "Did I hurt ya?" Even then as she pulled away from him, she found herself missing the warmth he provided, as well as the unique scent she would now forever associated with him.
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Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:00 am

R'vir made sure to keep his hold on Carrot firm as Orthath lifted, especially when she secured herself against him for added measure, holding her closer to him protectively while he kept his other hand on Orthath's straps. They were quickly in the air, quickly through between and soon landing upon the beaches many other dragons were landing upon do the the wide clear space it provided for landings without disturbing too many people. Some sand was kicked up in Orthath's landing, but it settled back down quick enough. As Carrot finally pried herself from him, apologizing, he just smiled.

"It's ok," he assured her, "flying is pretty scary when you aren't used to it." After her question of hurting him though, he couldn't help but chuckle as he began to unclip himself from the harnesses and shift to get down first to help Carrot down. "I might bruise a little," he said with a smile, "but even if I do it's ok. Though you are stronger than you look," he chuckled to her as he dismounted the crouching brown, then turned and reached up for Carrot to help her down now. At least dismounting was easier, he thought for a moment before her feet returned to the ground beside him. He was tempted to pull her to him again, but he kept himself in check, offering his arm for her.

"Shall we head into the Hold proper? It sounds to be in full swing already."
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Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:42 am

The pale brownrider caught the creche worker on her way down, and all the while she could only look into his eyes, admiring them. Though Carrot always knew R'vir had blue eyes, she never new just how blue with that unique shade. Touching down to the ground, she swore she saw something in those eyes that whispered a want to shift forward. Did she want to? Apparently so, for she found herself ready to shift to her toes before he pulled back and offered her an arm.

"Shall we head into the Hold proper? It sounds to be in full swing already."

A blush stained her cheeks as she glanced away, and murmured her agreement. "Yeah... sounds like it-" ember eyes flashed up to him- "But I ain't in any rush." Carrot came not for the hold, but for the man before her. They could have remained back in New Atricis and she would have been happy. Rather than take his arm, the younger woman stepped forward and twined her fingers with the brownrider. Looking up to him with their hands laced, the young woman arrived to a decision in this one moment.

No more hesitation, no more wonderment of what was and was not allowed. She recalled those feelings from moments earlier, allowing them to fill her with courage. Rather than kiss his cheek as she did the last time they encountered one another, she kissed his lips, soft and tender. Never mind that the kiss came right at the start of their little date. After Turns of delay and patience, Carrot believed they both deserved that single kiss, a kiss that whispered to R'vir to be as familiar with her as he wanted to be.

The delicate chirp of lips pulling apart signalled the end of the kiss, yet still her fingers remained curled against his own. "I think now we can go." A blush dominated her face once again, heightening the reds in her lips that he had inspired. Teasing one of those lips, she coyly glanced away to peer down the path that led to the Gather, though... if he wanted she was willing to hang back with him too.
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Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:44 am

At her mention of being in no hurry, he was prepared to offer to stay here on the beach a little while if she wished, maybe sit with Orthath for a bit and just take in the day for a moment, but it seemed the little redhead had other ideas. His eyes couldn't help glancing down at their hands as she laced her fingers with his, returning to her face only just in time to see her lean up to him. A brief flash of memory reminded him of that time not so long ago in her little kitchen, just before she surprised him fully by kissing him square on the lips. Too soon though, she pulled back from him, a blush upon her cheeks as she admitted they could go now. For a moment he was dumbfounded, completely caught off guard by her action, but as she glanced away, her hand still laced with his, he moved toward her again.

"If I may just one moment," he said as a way of warning before he now kissed her, returning her earlier little surprise kiss, daring to press his lips to hers a little more than she had to him, if only because of how encouraged her kiss made him feel. He however, didn't take the kiss far, and it was only scarcely longer than Carrot's initial kiss once he separated from her, smiling down at her.

"I thought that deserved to be reciprocated," he explained briefly, before looking back to the Gather that was supposed to have led up to that, but instead began with a kiss... he wasn't complaining, of course, and in fact he couldn't keep away the pleased smile on his face now.

"Would you like to get some food first? Or perhaps look at the market?"
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Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:01 am

Just as she kissed him, he kissed her in turn, though Carrot recognised the signs well enough to respond when their lips met once again. She caught him in that kiss, tasting but a glimpse of his lower lip before he pulled back. Perhaps the kiss did not last as long as she would have liked, but it certainly felt like the perfect start to the Gather.

"I thought that deserved to be reciprocated."

She caught his words, but his smile said it best. He liked their kiss.

Her own coy grin answered. He could have as many kisses as he wanted.

"Would you like to get some food first? Or perhaps look at the market?"

"We could walk through the stalls... make our way o'er t'some food." She supposed they should start walking now at least to the Gather. "It'll be nice just t'walk though." In truth Carrot did not feel the need to eat, though she had a craving to drink in R'vir's company like dragons drank of the sun. "Mmmm... sure does smell good though-" a thumb brushed against his finger. Even the slightest show of affection for him needed to be made by her, if only to establish that physical contact. Even as friends, Carrot was a woman defined by touch. Kisses only made that more apparent. "After the Gather, we oughtta go f'a swim. I e'en brought my suit. Always been near beaches... but ne'er actually swam in the sea 'fore." Today, Carrot wanted to have many firsts both with the sea and R'vir alike.
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Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:39 am

As she answered, mentioning walking through the stalls, R'vir nodded, smiling a bit more and nodding again when she mentioned it being nice to just walk. Somehow he agreed with that. Honestly, he would be content to just stroll around the Gather with the cute redhead beside him, so that was the initial plan. He started to lead them into the Gather as she commented on the pleasant smell of the foods cooking in the food court. As she mentioned going for a swim, he glanced off toward the ocean beside them. He thought for a moment he saw a dolphin break through the water in a playful jump out away from the shore, but he wasn't certain on that as he returned his attention back on the woman beside him.

"Then we'll definitely take a dip in the sea later," he said as a way of promising her he would make time for her to see what swimming in the ocean was like. "I've heard moonlit swimming can be quite relaxing," he then added as an idea on the chance they didn't finish with the Gather festivities until it got dark. "Or we can make sure to go in sooner, maybe we might catch the dolphins near the shore that I've heard about." All the while, he still held onto her hand, leading her along into the Gather, the sounds of people increasing as they got closer.
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