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Roselle shrugged, “Water off a duck’s back; at least, that’s how I always handled it.” She was feeling a little bold today. So she went in front of him and lightly brushed her lips against his. “You don’t have to worry about that this time, though.”
Sable blushed worse now, and his wings sprang out, consequently shoving him from the wall and at Roselle. His hands went to an unintended location on her chest.
Roselle had been making him blush this whole time, but now it was she who acquired a new hue. She quickly stepped back from him in her flustered surprise. “If your wings just randomly pop out like that, why keep them hidden at all?” she asked, the words coming straight from her brain without her even thinking. “I’m sorry, by the way…” she mumbled, this time using her thought-to-word filter. She couldn’t be mad at him, of course. It was her action that led to this.
Sable stuttered unintelligably a moment before looking away. "I'm...so sorry..." He said, in such a weak voice. With that, he quickly darted from the room, heading to his room upstairs.
Roselle blinked as she stared at the doorway. He had run away. She didn’t know if she should leave him alone or go and talk to him. In the end, she started humming and walking upstairs…but she stopped short of his room. She just stayed there and hummed to herself.
Sable groaned in his room, pacing back and forth, and far too aware of her being at his door. He didn't know if he really wanted to talk to her.
Roselle finally resolved to leave him alone. Clearly, she had done too much. “I…I’m really sorry…Sometimes, I let my emotions go a little too unchecked…I will make sure to put up a few walls from now on,” she mumbled quietly. With that, she turned to start walking to her own room.
Mac barked again in answer and started to run around the girl's legs, barely reaching their shoulders in his wolf form. He wanted to explain that they had to hide, but it was hard to do so with a mouth full of fangs. Mac shifted and shook his hair out of his eyes, not wanting to get mud in his face. "We need to surround them and hide, and then make a lot of noise. They live in groups of five or so, but we only need to catch one or two." He said in a rush.
Violet nodded, arms crossed. She had no protection like Xenia, but that was because the sun didn't bother her, and on top of that, her wings acted as a fine shield. The feathers were tough, and even if they were damaged, they'd heal quickly.
Sable swung the door open, grabbed Roselle's hand, and tugged her into his room before shutting the door. He kissed her suddenly, deeply, and urgently pleaded. "Please don't go..."
Now under the protection of the trees, Xenia gingerly removed her floppy sunhat. The sunlight wouldn’t hurt her unless it was directly touching her, but even the darkened forest area was lighter than she was accustomed to. She blinked rapidly, scanning the area for hiding places. “One or two definitely seems more manageable, but who’s in charge of actually catching them with the blanket?”
Roselle, who was still surprised by the sudden change of scenery and the passionate kiss she had just received, looked at Sable in a happy but confused manner. You could see that she was awestruck and slightly discombobulated, but her bright smile was slowly reappearing on her face. “But…I thought…you…” she struggled to process her thoughts. “Okay,” she finally breathed.
Sable smiled, still holding her hand in his. He kissed her cheek. "Roselle...will you be mine? I mean...er...I think the term is girlfriend? Will you be my girlfriend?"
With that, all confusion left Roselle’s features; all that remained was her radiating joy. “Really? You wanna be a couple? Awww,” she giggled. “Yes. Definitely, yes.”
"That honor will go to you I think." Mac said, already in position behind the tree. He had found a large stick and had started to bang it rapidly against the side of the trunk. It didn't take long for three disgruntled green orbs of light to come shooting out of a hollow near the center of the tree.
Xenia half-heartedly hid behind a bush, blanket in hand. She figured she had the coordination to do this. If not, she could use a spell to trap them in a bubble. So, really, she couldn’t fail. She waited silently as the little green lights came out; she knew Mac said something about making noise, but she decided to follow everyone else’s lead for that.
Violet hid away. She glanced over at Mac with a somewhat questioning look. He wasn't very good at making sure the team knew the plan.
Sable smiled brightly and hugged Roselle. "Thank you!"
Roselle grinned as Sable wrapped his arms around her. “Well, you’re welcome! Oh, do you wanna do something with me? Everyone else left to do their own thing, or went to crawl and hide away. Like always,” She made a face. “I never have anyone to do anything with!”
Sable pursed his lips, thinking about it. "Well...what do you think about going flying together? I bet flying's a lot mroe fun when you have a partner."
Roselle’s eyes sparkled. “I…I haven’t been flying in forever! I always hide my wings when I leave the house, so the humans don’t see. And I never flew for fun because Violet would never do it with me—and no one else had wings.”
Sable smiled softly. "I'll fly with you. There's plenty of space near the mansion to go flying without worrying about any humans." He took her hand. "Come on."