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"No...I don't think so..." Gabriel checked. "Well, I have bananas..." They were starting to brown. "They're not the freshest...Sorry, I don't think I have anything Mason." He sighed, rubbing his temples and wondering if he should make a trip to the store to get something for her, but then it was unwise to leave a stranger unattended in his apartment.
"That's fine. Thanks anyway!" Mason called as she stepped out of the shower. She could go a little longer without food. She planned to leave as soon as she could remember how to open the portal. Once she dried her smooth, flawless skin off Mason dressed in Gabriel's boxers and long shirt. She haid her long hair off to one shoulder looking oddly feminine and desireable now. Mason didn't know it but her wings were beginning to come out under her shirt. Something about this world messed with her control over her body. She'd never been in another world before; only studied them. "I shouldn't be here much longer anyway. I'll be able to eat once I can get home."
Gabriel rubbed his temples as he cleaned up a little, not used to company. "Well, I'm sorry I can't help you more. Are you sure you don't want me to get you some fruit? I can go buy some." He offered, keeing as much focus on what he did as possible. He felt he couldn't even look at her face now without blushing uncontrollably. She was gorgeous, in his opinion. It was surreal to have such a beautiful woman in his home.
"We'll do a how do you say... rain check on the fruit?" Mason hoped she'd gotten the human term right. "You've done quite enough for me. I really am thankful." She didn't really understand why Gabriel was cleaning nor that it was because she was there. "Might you have some vegatable?" Mason was keen on eating healthy and only what was fresh. It was the way the fae lived.
Mason's glowing purple wings were starting to peek out of her shirt. They definetly looked like they were from another world. The rip in the back made Mason gasp under her breath. She could feel them brush her skin now and froze in panic. In the next few seconds the back of the shirt Mason wore ripped completely and huge glowing wings came out. They fit her size but could be seen if facing her head on. The wings swirled looking elegant and slightly translucent.
Gabriel froze, staring at her with his jaw dropped. He stared for quite some time before he found a chair and sat down. "I thought you were the one who hit your head, not me..." He muttered, rubbing his hands over his face. "Please tell me what the he.ll is going on Mason?"
Gabriel wished it was a dream, or a hallucination, but it was just too real. He couldn't dismiss it all. He just wanted to know what was going on.
"Gabriel... I didn't want you to find out this way." Mason whispered watching his reaction as she kept the front of her shirt up with her hands so he didn't have to see her naked. "I... I..." Mason hadn't even thought out a plan for how she was going to tell Gabriel. Part of her hoped she wouldn't have to but now it was enevitable.
Mason bit her bottom lip turning her head to see one of the beautiful wings she possessed. "Gabriel I am a faery." she said slowly. "When you found me in the forest... It was because I'd fallen from by world into this one. I would have just erased your memory and gone back to my home, Haeven, but I can't remember how to open the portal right now." Mason spoke quickly before she lost her nerve.
"I've lost my mind finally..." Gabriel muttered to himself. He was really, really confused and slightly frightened. He was quite sure he had gone crazy or something. He sighed and looked up at Mason when he'd calmed down enough to think. "Can I touch them?" He asked. Maybe if he examined the wings and got to touch them and feel them, he'd be able to get a better grasp of reality.
"No you have not." Mason snapped with a frown. "I am a faery. Humans just aren't supposed to know about us okay?" She sighed trying to calm herself down. After a few deep breaths Mason nodded slowly. "Okay... I suppose." Mason turned around so Gabriel could see the magnificent purple wings. To the touch her wings felt as delicat as they looked; like thin paper. But they were that delicate. They were actually very strong and for the most pat unbreakable.
Gabriel examined her wings extensively, brushing his fingers over them. He sighed, sitting down again. Okay...so it's real...but how? He shook his head. "Mason, why aren't Humans able to know about this? What's going on? Why are you even here in the first place?"
A slightly amused smile came to Mason's lips as she found another chair to sit in. Her wings suddenly disappeared making her sigh. "Marvelous." she muttered. 'Can't control that. Fu.ck earth.' she thought to herself them looked at Gabriel, keeping her shirt over her chest. "So many questions. But then again you are a mortal."
Mason laughed quietly as if she'd made a joke. "Okay. Humans are selfish, controlling creatures. Therefore faeries along with other "mythical" creatures have made it a point to hide away from you. If you all knew you would try to contain us. Try to control us. And we aren't about to allow that or well allow you to try." Mason explained. "There are not just fae. Just about any type of creature you can think of has its own world." Mason paused watching Gabriel for his reaction.
Gabriel shook his head. "Okay." He mumbled before falling into his own thoughts for a while, trying to process things. He closed his eyes and rubbed his temples slowly in an old habit, He took a few minutes before opening his eyes and looking at her again. She was real. What she said was real.
"You haven't told me what you're going here in this world."
Mason watched Gabriel knowing it was probably a lot to take in. When he spoke again she sighed. "Well that's a bit foggy. Do you have thread?" she asked out of the blue. Then Mason took the shirt she wore off making sure that her dark, wet hair covered both of her brea,sts. She examined the back of the shirt where it had ripped open, trying to think of how to explain her condition. Mason didn't seem to mind that she was mostly naked in front of Gabriel.
Gabriel blushed deeply, looking away again. "No, I don't. I don't keep those kind of things. Would you like another shirt?" He didn't mind that one being ruined, or another one. They were old t-shirts anyway. He could always buy more. Right now he was just focusing on not looking at her breasts.
"Da.mn." Masons sighed. She kept forgetting that men didn't usually have things like that. "I could have fixed it easily. Oh well. I don't need another shirt right now. I'm not going out anywhere." she said. "I can try to tell you what I know. All I can really remember is that Haeven was being taken over by these three evil witches. I was going to talk strategy with the winter faeries but they weren't all there. We waited too long and a dark cloud started covering our world. So I opened a portal and escaped before the three got there." Mason ended her explaination with a mumbled voice. It was obvious she wasn't pleased with herself.
"I insist you get another shirt or I'm never going to hear a word you say." Gabriel said with difficulty, forcing his eyes on her face. "I don't know about your kind, but among my kind, men are VERY easily distracted by beautiful half-naked women. So please, put on a shirt."
Mason blinked looking up at Gabriel with her big eyes. "You think I'm beautiful?" she whispered feeling heat flood her cheeks. Mason had been called a lot of things but beautiful wasn't one of them. She was just a Fall faery. "I'm sorry. I mean okay I'll wear a shirt." Mason chewed on her bottom lip suddenly becoming shy and unable to look at Gabriel's face.
Gabriel closed his eyes. "I'll go get one. You can cut holes in it for your wings if you want, I don't mind." He got up and went into his room, coming back with another old t-shirt and a pair of scissors. He gave them to her and went back to work on cleaning up his apartment.
Mason was still having a hard time looking at Gabriel's face when he came back. "So um..." she started out as she cut holes in the back of the shirt in case her wings decided to come out. "um... did you hear anything I said or were you too.. distracted?" She bit her bottom lip and looked at Gabriel after the shirt was on. "Please stop cleaning and look at me." she said quietly.
Gabriel stopped and sighed deeply, closing his eyes again for a moment. "I may need you to explain again...slowly. Very slowly." He said, trying to work up the courage to look at her, but until then he kept his eyes shut and hoped she'd put up with him having a little difficulty at the moment.
She sighed when Gabriel didn't really look at her. "Okay. Listen very carefully. And sit down." Mason said taking a deep breath. She tried recollecting all of what had happened. "This is what I remember." Mason said slowly. "I was on my way to see the Winter faeries at the castle in my world. When I got there they weren't all there so we decided to wait. That was a bad idea." she sighed pausing for a moment. "A huge black cloud started to cover the sky of Haeven and I got out of there as quickly as I could." She was silent for a few minutes feeling ashamed for just leaving. "I opened a portal which dropped me into the forest of this world. I would go back but I can't remember how."