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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Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:43 pm

Hand in hand they walked, and all the while Carrot found herself continually thinking on that kiss as the brownrider spoke on about the various times they could take that swim on the tropical beach. Though this swim would not be their first together, Carrot could not help but smile at the prospect as though it were. For now, she would blame the kiss.

"I've heard moonlit swimming can be quite relaxing."

The very suggestion caused her to nip at her lower lip in approval, though when he spoke on about dolphins and swimming during the daylight, her hand squeezed his own as she looked up to him. "I actually like that moonlit swim-" cheeks rounded and rouged against the coy simper she provided him- "Sounds more romantic that way..." Maybe during their walk through the stalls they could look for a blanket as well so they could sleep under the starlight of their moonlit swim, her slight frame curled at his side as fingers twirled upon his chest.

Thoughts of the blanket attracted Carrot's eyes first to one stall, and then another. She meant for her initial plan to involve a blanket for her and R'vir, something that became obvious with the way she held the blanket up to his cheek and playfully suggested which colour better matched his complexion. But as they continued on, she found a fleece cover soft enough for the delicate skin of a babe. Thoughts of Onnen and Adrune entered her mind as her fingers remained dedicated to R'vir's own, the woman pointing at one blanket and then another for Onnen until she found a woven fabric to their liking. With thoughts of Onnen came thoughts of Adrune and Raymir.

A kiss pressed to R'vir's cheek after that first purchase. "We oughtta find somethin' f'em t'brin' back. Don' ya think?" Before he might turn his head and steal a proper kiss if he dared, Carrot stepped back and tugged on his hand to lead him to a stall filled with toys and knick knacks. "What ya think Raymir'll like? Dragon? Flit? o' he the cats n' dogs type?"
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Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:52 am

Once again R'vir couldn't resist the urge to smile when Carrot suggested the moonlight swim due to being more romantic. He nodded in agreement, "That sounds like a plan then," he muttered to her, looking forward to that then as they began their walk through the stalls. They looked through the stalls, Carrot admiring the blankets, comparing them against his skin, making the brownrider chuckle before she settled upon a soft blanket of fleece. Soon she brought up the children, bringing something for them, and he nodded in agreement, having almost forgotten. Raymir would be sad if R'vir didn't bring him something back.

"I think he's into canines right now," he said with a chuckle, "I'm sure before long it'll be dragons or something." His tone suggested nothing but endearment, finding the ever changing interests of his young son to be just amusing. After all he was a young child, experimenting with what he likes or doesn't like to figure out what he really likes.

"I think he'd like this," R'vir soon said, picking up a cloth toy stuffed with sawdust in the shape of a pointy eared brown and white dog. "Anything you see you want to get for Adrune and Onnen," he then asked curiously, intending on including something for them as well with his purchase of the stuffed dog. When Carrot made her selections, R'vir paid the stall keeper for the little items and they moved along.

On their way between the merchant stalls and the food court, they spotted the unarmed combat competition. There R'vir helped Carrot cheer on Weyrleader K'din in the competition, letting her interact with the man when she could and sitting and watching the competition with her. Soon after though, R'vir's stomach growled impatiently for food, and he chuckled.

"Shall we continue along to the food," he asked her, offering his arm to her again if she decided to take it or his hand once more. He had been holding onto her hand a lot of the time so far, enjoying the innocent bit of touch and subtle little signals through the stroke of a thumb or light squeeze of fingers, so now he gave her the option to have her hand back once more. "What would you like to drink, it looks like they have just about everything."
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"Ya didn' have t'do that..." Carrot answered with a blush and a gentle tug at the corner of her mouth once they left the stall with their bag of toys for the children. Yet she allowed for it, twining her fingers with his own once more as they passed from stall to stall in interest. Being the imp that she could be, Carrot bought a little something for the brownrider in turn. Later she would give it to him once they were away from here...

... maybe after the swim...

While A'ric received several words of encouragement and whistles for his triumph over his competitors, for K'din she cheered on with R'vir alongside of her. Knowing the bronzerider once led R'vir as a Wingleader and supported the brownrider during his wrongful incarceration (which still angered her to no end), Carrot had a feeling the audacious Weyrleader meant just as much to R'vir as he did to her. Cheers resounded through the circle as K'din took down his Wingsecond, especially from Carrot who whooped out at his victory. Such vocal encouragement sounded through much of the event, until she eventually calmed once more and gave her friend a congratulatory hug and departed with R'vir.

A dragon stirred in R'vir's belly. "I heard that," she smirked up at the man. Her ears fine tuned to the needs of children, she recognised those same needs in the man at her side.

"Shall we continue along to the food.'

She took both hand and arm, her finger twined with R'vir's own, palm to palm, as her opposing hand hooked upon his arm at the elbow. "Sounds like it," smirked the woman. Her enjoyment of their little teases and flirts was infinite. I don't want this to ever end... yes she contained such hopes lest voicing them dash them to nothing.

What did she want to eat? he asked. How could Carrot pass up the opportunity to make him blush when he made it so easy for her? "Ya mean other 'an the obvious?" she asked back with a wink, only for her blush to become as blatant as the grin upon her face. "I'm sorry... Prol'ly shouldn' a said that t'ya R'vir, but shards I couldn' help it. Ya made it too easy." To assuage the worry of her remarks, Carrot stood onto her tip toes to kiss his smooth cheek and run her nose along the chiselled bone. He did taste wonderful, though she kept such thoughts to herself this time as she pulled away and tugged at his hand to follow. "I smelled some good pie when we came in. Smelled like wherry n' tubers." Some pie sounded good, but a dance sounded great. Through the meal the young woman made sure to mind her portions, for she did not want to stuff herself for the dance. Too much consumption weighed in her gut like an anchor, and Carrot wanted to continue the rest of the evening in high spirits with an abundance of endless energy.

After a slice of meat, tuber, and cheese stuffed pie, a bubblie pie split with the brownrider (and hand fed), as well as a pint of cider, Carrot and R'vir found their way to the dance square. The idea of her toes twirling with R'vir's made her heart skip a beat, though when her eyes settled a familiar face she would rather soon forget... that very heart surged into her throat.

N'kili.

As R'vir stepped forward, Carrot found her own feet frozen into place as the assault of reality tormented upon her. Eyes met and Carrot could only find herself ailed with memories of the shallow past from Walled, the acts she committed... yet here she stood with a wonderful man she could hardly consider herself deserving of.

Eyes locked with those of the woman who haunted her, an inner demon come to life, manifested before her very eyes. I wronged you...

No, Carrot would not be able to dance this night, not when a reminder of her worthlessness remained in her presence.

N'kili.

"Ya know... it's kinda crowded here..." Carrot attempted to explain, though her discomfort remained evident upon her freckled face with the pull upon her outer brow and the grimace etched by her normally pleasant mouth. Filled with shame over her horrid acts against N'kili, the young woman did not possess the strength, courage or conviction to look R'vir in the eye. Guilt claimed her, driving her to flee. "I-I... I mean there's other things we could do." She pulled away from R'vir, taking several steps away from the square to eye freedom far beyond the Gather. What did she do? Did she tell him? Did she beg so he might understand her need for sudden escape? "Please?"

Walking, swimming, anything. Carrot just needed to get away from this place.
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Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:34 am

"Ya mean other 'an the obvious?"

There was a moment where R'vir wasn't sure what she meant, blue eyes looking down at the redhead on his arm, but her expression, the grin and blush upon her cheeks, told him what she meant, and he seemed to suddenly cough on some invisible item, more than a little surprised Carrot would make such a cheeky remark. When she apologized and said he made it too easy though, he chuckled in good humor, and perhaps a small bit in embarrassment for having so easily opened himself up to such a joke. His cheeks might have even been slightly pink, but his slight embarrassment was gone soon after she placed another kiss on his cheek.

Soon after they found some pie she had mentioned, enjoying their little meal together, R'vir smiling and chuckling as Carrot hand fed him the bubbly pie they split, the brownrider doing the same for her, smiling as he did. Soon after their meal, Carrot led R'vir to the dance square, though he did warn her on the way he wasn't much of a dancer, but he would try his best for her.

"Looks lively," he commented when they arrived at the square, the brownrider not aware of what Carrot had seen and the turmoil within it had caused. At least, not until he tried to lead her closer to the dancing and she didn't move. He stopped his steps instantly, turning his gaze upon her questioningly as she insisted on the square being a bit crowded. He had been about to try and reassure her, but her expression... even R'vir couldn't deny she seemed uncomfortable even though she suddenly wouldn't meet his gaze. His brows furrowed in concern, but as she mentioned other things and uttered her "please," he decided it was best to leave this be then.

"Ok," he spoke softly to her, gently wrapping an arm around her shoulders for a moment before trying to take her hand to lead her away.

"Maybe we can go to the beach now if you'd like, I think most people are either going to be here or getting ready for the bonfire. Some time away from the crowds sounds nice."
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Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:11 am

Relief overcame her when he conceded to her wishes without need for explanation. Instead, he offered Carrot the option of the beach which she gladly accepted. "Thank ya, R'vir." No matter the elaboration or simplicity of her words, Carrot did not believe words could ever convey the depth of her gratitude for his display of understanding and respect. In the last Turn she felt such gestures lacking in her life. In past experienced still raw upon her heart, people took as they pleased from her with very little exception.

His arm about her helped to assuage the woman of her anxiety, relieving the pressure of grief that pressed upon her chest and collapsed her breath. Allowing him to take her hand, she found herself knit tight to his side during the retirement from the dance square, her hold much the same as before, hand in hand with fingers curled at his arm, though her hold felt far more needing that before... wary...

"Maybe we can go to the beach now if you'd like, I think most people are either going to be here or getting ready for the bonfire. Some time away from the crowds sounds nice."

"That sounds nice," she murmured in turn. "Don' really want t'be 'round people no more. Just wanna be with ya." Fingers squeezed against their hold of him before she dared to look up and offer him a tender smile. "Thank ya f'bein' so understandin'." Might she ever explain to R'vir what happened if he asked? Never. Carrot simply could not bring herself to say it, to admit to the one man she admired most that she committed monstrous acts during her time in Walled. Some would argue she did such things strictly under duress, but if Carrot was honest with herself, she knew that not to be the entire truth.

Let the past be forgotten.

Upon their arrival to the beach, Carrot removed paused a moment to remove her sandals and place them in her bag. "It's better this way. Always like doin' it back in Atricis. Why not on an actual beach?" Even if Carrot soon found out how sand got everywhere she still would have taken off her cumbersome soles to experience the fine granules between her toes. The very texture brought a smile to her face, even more so when the waves washed into shore and hugged around her heels. "I ain't e'er done this 'fore, but it feels nice." Feeling at peace once again, the woman leaned her head upon the man's shoulder, nuzzling against the warmth and comfort R'vir provided her. "Have ya? Done this I mean-" she caught herself and smile- "Walked on a beach-" with a girl, his fingers twined with hers...
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Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:36 pm

True to his word, R'vir took Carrot to the beach, finding a stretch of it away from the Gather and from other people, giving Carrot what she wanted and some time just the two of them, away from the crowds and noises of the Gather. He wasn't sure what it was that had spooked her, perhaps merely just all the people and sounds getting to her, but he didn't press for information, merely taking her to where she could relax and try to feel better.

"It's no problem," he told her when she thanked him for being understanding, letting the moment where the redhead had seemed so spooked be at that. Once on the beach it was a bit easier to forget about the Gather for the time being, chuckling a little when Carrot stopped to take off her shoes to feel the sand on her feet. He gently placed his arm around her as her head leaned on his shoulder, tucking her close to him as she asked her question.

"I've been to beaches before," he admitted with a nod of his head. "But never with a pretty woman," was his addition to his initial statement. "It's much more enjoyable with someone else, I think." R'vir then placed a kiss on Carrot's temple gently, unable to resist showing her some more of his affections at this moment.
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Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:54 pm

A pretty woman? Carrot felt the want to make a pleasing remark in turn, perhaps compliment him on his handsome features just as he remarked on her cute appearance, but rather than take the opportunity given to her want to flirt with him, R'vir's kiss silenced all wanting words for her. Eyes fluttered closed with the press of his lips upon her temple, a lingering dream that left her dwelling on the gesture as though to tuck such a memory away for later retrieval.

Rather than play coy with the man as she had done up to this moment, Carrot turned up to the brownrider and lifted a slight hand towards his tall cheek to guide his mouth back towards her. Unlike the previous kiss that left R'vir in a bit of a daze of dismay, Carrot felt he had ample warning from their previous experiences when lips joined in tender union. Her mouth plucked against his own in a lulling tune, her body turning towards him, swaying against the rhythm of their silent song. Once her long fingers found their place against him, his neck, his chest, daring to run up his arm, Carrot dared to deepen the kiss as she had long dreamed, expressing a need and love for the brownrider that for Turns they had forbidden.
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Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:06 am

The touch of her hand upon his face wasn't terribly surprising to R'vir, they had been so affectionate throughout the day that her touch didn't surprise him anymore, though it did still send little sparks of excitement over his skin where she touched. A moment after she guided his face back to her, her lips found his again. He didn't question it this time, or even feel caught off guard either. They had been polite and playful with each other all day, so he didn't feel he needed to be concerned with it now.

At the deepening of the kiss she encouraged, R'vir's arm tightened around her, holding her close against him as he savored the sweetness of her lips. His other hand found her hip, resting there before brushing along to the small of her back, resting there for a moment. He relished in the moment, being able to hold her and kiss her like this after wanting to do so for so long and being unable to before now.

"I love you," He couldn't help but let slip as he paused their kiss for a moment. He hadn't had any intention on being quite that honest about his feelings with her, but once uttered he couldn't take it back, and honestly, he didn't want to.
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Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:47 am

The passion washed over them and carried their forms along the currents, sweeping the lovers away with that single kiss that haunted them through the Turns. His very touch upon her made her ache with elation, inspiring her fingers to roam the expanse of his own form, though their hold upon him tightened when his hand dipped for the cove of her lower back. The whisper of a moan passed along that kiss, tingling against swollen lips before they finally pulled away for recovery.

The very words he uttered next caught her by complete surprise.

"I love you."

Her very breath caught on that confession, words she longed to hear for all a small part of her wondered if she heard them a Turn too late. Yet still she answered him, "I love ya too, R'vir." A hand caressed his smooth face, fingers tracing over his kind mouth before she allowed themselves to claim one last kiss, a kiss that spoke of the depths and volume of her love for him, a love that existed from the very day he rescued her.

Though she stepped away from him, her fingers remained dedicated to his own, encouraging the man to follow along with her for a spot along the beach where no one would be a bother to them. Several kisses were stolen along the way between them, for the patience seemed to finally get the better of them after Turns wait. One kiss in particular nearly made Carrot give up for her search for the ideal location, though as she grinned into the kiss, suckling along his lower lip in temptation, she managed to pull away from his tempting arms and glimpse a place upon the sands that would do. Teasing steps took her away from R'vir though every inch of her called him to follow. "Come on. We'll get the blanket out n' go f'that swim."
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Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:22 am

The answer to his confession made his heart soar and his breath catch in his chest for a moment in excitement. He eagerly kissed her again when she allowed their mouths to connect once more, holding her close and tight against himself once more, eagerly tasting her lips once again. Soon though she stepped away and soon began to lead him down the beach, farther away from the Gather and Hold proper. Every time she paused their walk down the beach for a kiss, he happily obliged, always wanting to draw her back into him when she drew away to continue their little trek. At a particularly tempting kiss, one that made him want to do much more than kiss, he nearly didn't let her go, hands trailing her arms as she stepped away and led him along with a teasing sort of gait and invitation to follow.

The brownrider followed her to the place she led him, a place that hopefully they wouldn't be bothered. For a moment he caught her once again, this time kissing her neck a few times before letting her go again with a grin on his lips. "I think a swim is a good idea. I could use some cooling off," he admitted with a chuckle.

"How about you get changed then, I'll give you privacy that you need."

{fin, continued elsewhere}
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