The World Awaits... Danurai (Sabrina first, then open)
Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:36 AM
He glanced at Sabrina, his face an expression of pure amazement. Looking around more closely, it seemed they were in the center of a massive square. To one side appeared to be a large garden, trees and flowers growing up so the place appeared to be a jungle with small paved and dirt paths through it. As he watched, a large flock of birds he couldn't recognize burst out of the trees, their calls carrying across the square, yet still only one noise compared to the thousands that enveloped him. The other side seemed a large grass field with children playing games, as well as what seemed a cross between European Football and rugby, with the kids first kicking the ball, then picking it up and running or throwing it.
Still not noticing or caring about Sabrina's grip on his hand he turned to face her, pure joy shining on his face much like the kids playing their game. "This place is...amazing!" he said, his gaze even more full of emotion then it had been before. He had never felt a place so alive in his entire life. How on Earth...well, that was just the thing wasn't it? He wasn't on Earth anymore, and things here were even more amazing than he had ever imagined. Unconsciously he turned slowly started towards the garden, before stopping himself. He grinned at Sabrina, amusement lighting his eyes. "Sabs, I think you're gonna have to do the leading here. If I lead, only Xanth knows where we'll end up." If he had doubts about Sabrina before, they were gone now that she had taken him here. He truly was the proverbial kid in the candy shop, and ever grateful for her bringing him here.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:51 PM
Alexis started, realizing that they had been holding hands. He never noticed, being caught up with all the other wonders around him. Now that the connection was gone though, he surprised himself by feeling a little sad that she had let go. But his amused grin was back as soon as Sabrina started speaking again.
""Come on, we can explore the area around Lake Cora; I promise that it's really beautiful and it'll do for a good adventure, right?"" And he thought he was the kid in the candy shop? He followed Sabs down the twisting streets, all the while taking in the various things that presented themselves to him. Every time Sabrina looked back to make sure he was there, he let his smile show and gave a small wave.
Finally they turned into a small stable. Well, small only if compared to the buildings they had been surrounded by. He gazed at the 3 horses the stable boy was handling with respect. They were beautiful creatures really. His gaze was drawn back to Sabs though, as he heard the stable boy's admonishment that he only had one horse for rent. Well, they could always go on foot. He stopped in his tracks though, as something...changed...about Sabrina he couldn't quite tell what, but with a glance at the stable boy and his look of awe, he gave a small grin. It seemed they wouldn't have to walk after all. Not that he was opposed to walking in any case.
""Worked like a charm, huh?"" He grinned back, and lowering his voice, and taking on a teasing tone for the last statement. "Like a charm? It seemed to me like he would have done anything you asked. I just hope you don't do that to me. But then again, who knows? I may enjoy it."
As he waited for their horses, he kept exchanging glances, first outside admiring the sights, then back at Sabrina to give her a cheerful grin. He hoped, and her expression waylaid his fears, the she was having as good a time as he would. When they finally received their horses, he looked over his, blowing in it's nostrils to teach it his scent. It mas a magnificent horse. He didn't know to much about horses, but one look and the animal, with its sleek white body, and he knew it was worth every Xanthos they paid.
""Fancy splitting the total price for the hire of both the horses and the equipment, fifty fifty?"" He grinned at her, and gave his voice a skeptical tone, as if weighing the price of a gift. "Well, I don't know. Are you saying this is date?" He stared at her, forcing his gaze to stay serious and trying his best not to laugh. "Of course I'll split it with you! It's not like I'm scrooge or anything. Just how much is it anyways?" Not noticing the board with the prices listed, he waited for an answer from her, grinning at the way she addressed her horse.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:26 AM
Following the nymph out of the city, he wasn't nearly as distracted by the sights of city, so much as by the girl herself. He kept trying force his mind to another subject but it would always wander back to the girl in front of him. Was it possible that he actually...liked her? He gave his head a shake. Of course not! It was probably just her allure. She was a Nymph after all. And she was so much younger than him. Not in appearances of course, but in actual age. Nymphs didn't even com close to becoming as old as he was, did they? But your mind doesn't seem to be that much older, given the way you're thinking... a small voice in his head said.
The thoughts took up so much attention that he didn't even notice when they left the city, or when she stopped at the crossroads, though he subconsciously stopped his horse next to hers. He looked up up when she spoke, his eyes taking a moment to take in his surroundings and the hint of a blush touching his cheeks at the thought she may have known what he was thinking. He berated himself mentally. Honestly, here he was out on an adventure and he couldn't stop acting like a teenage human.
"Umm, which way?" Alexis said, looking around. The landscape appeared roughly the same either direction, though to the right he thought he saw what looked like a rather large copse of trees, but at this distance it was hard to tell. "How about right? Those trees over there look interesting." He gave her a small grin before starting his mount on a walk, slow enough that she would be able to come ride up next to him. Hopefully that way he wouldn't start at her back all day instead of enjoying the scenery. He was on an adventure after all, and he could look at a woman's back anytime, if not this one's. Another hint of a blush appeared as he hoped again Sabrina didn't catch where his thoughts were going. He gave a small grimace. Light, at this rate he was going to end up asking her out before they even reached the trees. He hoped that wouldn't happen. Not that she wasn't pretty, but he had just met her!
Slapping his thoughts away from the subject, He turned his gaze out over the grass and trees, and to the large blue expanse of water that stretched off to the horizon. He looked up to the blue sky to see a small flock of birds wheel above them, their musicale calls soaring across the flat lands to sound in their ears. Oh, how he loved this place.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:09 AM
As they walked forward, Alexis gave a little jump, jerked back to reality by her questioning. He gave a small shrug, not really sure of the Answer to the question. He told her as much. "I don't really know. I guess I'm from all over, or no where. My parents traveled a lot, and me with them, so I've been almost everywhere on earth, with the exception of antarctic, and the whole northeastern part of Russia. I haven't really been to Elysia much, and the only area I'm really familiar with is New Alexandria, and the area around it. " He gave another little shrug, not really sure if the answer was adequate or not.
He continued in silence for a couple seconds, lost in memories, before realizing it. He gave Sabs a sheepish grin, embarrassed for losing track of himself. "Sorry, I'm not usually this distracted, its just, the surroundings are so...beautiful, and give me so much to look at, and think about." He said the last with what he hoped was not too significant a look at her, and hoped after the fact that she didn't notice it, though it would be like his luck that she did.
"How about you? Are you from Elysia?" He asked with a ,what he hoped at least was, warm smile.