Despite Shinii’s valiant effort at reassuring him, Kalleu didn’t feel very assured. He was set on the floor, and right away he went to protectively clutching a number of his belongings to his chest.”+heyre no+ useless…” he insists, bitter and offended sounding. There was nothing useless about his collection of miniature seafaring vessels.
“No+ really, no. I didn+ s+eal +hese, I made +hem. Im good a+ i+” It was one of the very few things that the lowblood was good at, and that much was made evident by the way Kalleu’s cheeks were dusted with a light caramel blush.
“…Hey look, before we go, can I make a blog pos+ abou+ all +his¿ I mean, i+s sor+ of a big deal.”
“YEs.” He says as he pokes at a small bottle with a claw tip. Kalleu MADE these? He must have captured them, Kalleu was obviously much more powerful then he let on. Where the tiny trolls and crewed the vessels still inside? Did they know they were trapped? Where they already dead? These were only a few of the many questions he had about it as he moved along the walls.
“GRubsauser….” He mumbles to himself as he contemplates the vastness of Kalleu’s ability. “YOu might be more powerful then even SHeazn.”
Curling up in a recupracoon actually sounded pretty good right about then…Damnit, no Kalleu! Stay focused here.
“Spi++ing ou+ drones¿” He was easily lifted off of his feet and slung over the other troll’s shoulder with a displeased grunt. “+hanks bu+ no +hanks, highblood. Don+ be a bulgehuffing re+ard abou+ +his, you CAN+ make me a be++er +roll, Ive +ried, okay¿ I’d rather jus+ hide anyway…I mean, any +roll withou+ a lusus ge+s culled, righ+¿ And I’ve been hiding ou+ here in the coun+ryside my whole life, so if I lef+ here, +hey’d be more likely to find ou+ abou+ me, righ+¿ +hink abou+ i+! I’ll either ge+ culled for being an orphan or i’ll ge+ culled for hiding from conscrip+ion la+er on down +he line! “
His argument had clearly gone unheard however, judging from how Shinii had yet to put him down. So this was what his life had been reduced to. Years of avoiding general troll inanity ruined by a HIGHBLOOD within a mere few hours.
He had finally reached the grand epicenter of complete bullshittery.
“AS SHeazn told me once, ‘I’Ve tried nothing, and I’M ALl outta ideas!’” He retorts happily, though he didn’t actually get the saying it was similar to the situation at the time. “YOu wont learn how to be just any troll, KAlleu. YOu’ll learn how to be a GRand HIghblood, and I LIve in the middle of the tundra, so you wont have to worry about to much traffic!” He reassures.
When they get back inside Shinii sets Kalleu down gently, and undoes his own coat a little as he looks around more. “WOw you gotta a lot of useless stuff. PIles of it even!” He seemed impressed as he looked at all the anchers and tiny ships in the bottles. “HOw’d you get so many ships?” He looks back at him, his eyes wide and his face serious. “DId you steal all these ships?”
DM: I…..@h…. That’ss very.. benev@lent and merciful @f y@u.
DM: I h@pe it w@rksssss @ut the way in which y@u’re ss@ c@nfident it will.
DM: It w@uld be terrible if he were t@ end up n@t recipr@cating y@ur feelingssss…
RA: ITS NIce to have your support! WOw, that is just really cool of your NAgini!
RA: I PRomise I WIll take good care of him, even if he wont return my feelings.
RA: HE REally stupidly helpless, an as a HIgherblood I figure its my duty to put myself out there and protect you all from hostile forces. LIke the drones or the GReat COndecse and her over bearing fishy laws.
RA:….uh….I MEan. I WILL CULL HIM WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT. AS IS MY DUTY AS A SUBJUGULATOR.
DM: M… matesspritessship? I wass never in @ne, Sshinii… I @nly have a m@irail.
DM: @h!.. Really? That’ss… well. It’ss w@nderful newss. Asss l@ng asss thiss @ther tr@ll actually…. hassss red feelingsss f@r y@u in return, Sshinii.
DM: I d@n’t think that ss@rt @f thing really w@rksss unlessss b@th partiess… feel the ssame… But I’m n@t much @f an expert when it c@messs t@ quadrantss….
RA: OH YEs! I FOrgot, it was a moirail! I GEt to excited sometimes and stuff. UM, OH YEs, moirails are important too!
RA: ANd of course it works however I want it to, its for his own good you know. IF I LEt him alone he’d be culled in a week, he’s really pathetic, but thats why I LIke him.
RA: HE’Ll get red feelings when he realizes I am trying to protect him and stuff!
RA: YOu know
RA: LIke those novels about red fates and how
RA: THey don’t have red feelings at first, or its on sided. BUt as soon as they realize that they work, it just sorta clicks!
RA: ITs very poetic, Kalleu will be the safest lowblood on ALternia!
It was true, Shinii had no idea why Kalleu was even still alive! Obviously he should have been eaten by now by something, the fact that this snug little valley had housed and sheltered him without a lusus was still rather impressive. But the Drones always find you, no matter what. Shinii frowned, his ears twitching. “YEah, it does.” He agrees.
He finally stands up and pulls Kalleu to his feet by the scruff of his neck. “I AM PRobably going to regret this, but I’m taking you as my Matesprit.” He says at last, grinning as he shows his fangs. “AS YOur highblood you have no say in the matter, but at least you’ll stay alive longer. YOu have 3 days to pack, before the DRones show up.” He drops him onto his feet. “MY LUsus will remain with you for now, to make sure you get ready to leave your hive behind. I WIll head back to mine and prepare for your stay.”
Shinii’s heart beat with a need to protect the lowblood, he was his now and no Drone or other Troll was going to get their grubby hands on him! But why he was helping him was strange, he’d probably get made fun of my other Highbloods, but he didn’t care. At least he was getting a quadrant filled!
Kalleu’s atrocious sniveling came to an abrupt end as he was suddenly hoisted off of his feet by the larger troll. “W-wha+¿” He sputtered in reply, his knees buckling clumsily as he was dropped back onto the ground. Oh, no no no, he wasn’t just going to LEAVE his hive! Not within 3 days! What about all of his stuff!?
“Swee+ mo+her grub! L-le+s not play makebelieve games abou+ +his, Shinii! I didn+ wriggle ou+ of a slime puddle yes+erday, I know how quadran+s work and jus+ claiming dibs is SO no+ how +hey work.”
He looked to Shinii’s lusus for approval and his head sunk into his shoulders as it simply stared back at him in a way that warned him to comply, it’s eyes chilling and reflective.
Said lusus finally moves up and around Kalleu like a happy cat, letting out a deep rumbling purr. Shinii snorts agian, waving off Kalleu’s complaints. “NOnesense! IT WOrks however I WAnt it to work!” He dismisses. Wrapping an arm around the smaller troll he pulls him into a nonconsensual side hug.
“I AM GOing to teach you how to be a better troll! YOu’ll be spitting out DRones in no time under my watchful care!” He promises, patting Kalleu on the chest. “WE CAn make snow trolls, and hunt together and..ehehehe…curl up in our recupracoons!” So lewd! His purple blood flushing to his grey cheeks at the thought.
“WAit til SHeazn hears about this!” He throws Kalleu over his shoulder and marches off back to the others hive.
———[distemperedMegalomania is online]————
DM: Uhmn…. @h dear. I fear I may have f@rg@tten ab@ut thiss place jusst a bit.
DM: Thingss have been a little……. Trying.
—- [ragingAvalanche began trolling distemperedMegalomania] —-
RA: WHat a surprise, I THought you would never show back up again! ARe you still in your matespriteship?
RA: I HAve exciting news actually on that subject, I HAve found my own matesprite now! SUrpirsed? I KNow I was! BEst part of it was he hasn’t figured it out just yet, its sorta cute. EVen if he is a terrible troll.
Awh… Im no+ +ha+ much shor+er +han you, am I¿¿
ITs not your fault, its your bloods fault.
He makes a face for a moment then grins back at her. “THen I suppose you are also stuck with me. SO YOu paint with me, then I WIll just visit another time when she’s around.” He had time to kill and decided it was best to travel back at night when it was cooler. This desert was crazy!
“YOu can beat me up some more if you want.” He laughs a little, feeling a little more comfortable teasing Basilisk.
Basilisk visibly scowled at his offer. He may irritate her, and not yet have her “seal” of approval, but she had no desire to lash out at him again. Such a fact might be surprising, but his recent words had mellowed her out enough to stave off further outbursts of rage for the time being. As she said, he was safe from her wrath…. Mostly.
” N@. I will N@T ‘beat’ the ssstuffing @ut @f y@u anym@re than I already have. I am quite thr@ugh with that, thank y@u.”
She grumbled to herself as she stepped over. There was no need to make it sound so dramatic. She hadn’t beat him within an inch of his life. She’d only frightened him and left him with a few claw marks, much to her satisfaction.
The snake knelt down to the palette of paints and picked up one of the brushes, peering up towards Shinii simultaneously. “I d@n’t feel very c@mf@rtable jusssst painting with y@u near. Painting isssss ss@mething I h@ld highly perssss@nal.”
He looked at her surprised. “REally? I HAve painted with other trolls before, you should try it. YOu don’t have to be intimate about it, jeez.” He holds up a brush too, and finding a good empty place that wont get in the way of her own art he ads a swirl. “LIke this.” He crouches as he works, his tongue stuck out as he paints a silly picture of Nagini.
“ITs you!!” He laughs, adding some more details here and there. “ANd here is Basilisk!” He points out as he adds her next to Nagini and works on painting his own Ancestor. “THis is my ANcestor, the IMmaculate STalker.”