She felt someone bound into the bed next to her, but they didn’t touch her, instead they waited patiently for Armi to turn around slowly. Sitting there was Roh’to, in all his braided glory. She always liked his hair, she just would be embarrassed if she ever told him. He was reading a book, frowning just slightly.
She panicked and scoots over to the wall, “Roh’to?”
"Ryuuku and X’havir said you were the one to go to if we were having nightmares."
"Oh! You… too?"
He nods, “They did not say what it was, I am assuming you will help with tea.”
"Are they bad?"
"I know. Ryuuku and X’havir were sure you could help me." He looked over at her from above his book, "Though they laughed. I’m not sure why."
"Well… usually they want to lay with me… but you’re like me and don’t like being touched…"
He blushed instantly, “You have to… touch me?”
"Umm… well I guess I don’t have to…"
"I think I understand why they were laughing."
"I’ll… just go make you some tea…"
Late in the night, while sound asleep, she vaguely felt someone in her bed. She smiled lightly, obviously it was M’sato coming back after a late night.
"Round ears." She heard a murmur in her ear and froze. She then scrambled out of her bed and panicked.
"Ryuuku! Oh!" She squeaked out, "What are you… doing?"
"Well, I heard you were the one to go to if someone was having nightmares." He gave her a lopsided grin.
"Ah… are you… having nightmares?"
"You know it, hun."
Armi nods. Medicine never sleeps, after all.
"Loki." Ryuuku opens the door and bounds in.
"Hm?" She looks over, "Here to show me what you can do?"
"Hun, I’m talking to so many woman, all shy and innocent. I can’t touch em, it’s getting frustrating." He falls in the bed next to her.
"What? You don’t try to ravage them?"
"Not my style, I like the chase."
"Then what are you doing here?"
"The chase gives me blue balls."
"Guess we need to correct that then," She smirked at him, turning toward him.
"Armi?" She heard X’havir call her name as he entered her room.
She looks up from the book she was reading, “Oh! Havir!”
He immediately went and sat down next to her, taking her hand, “Do you think I could stay with you tonight?”
"I… well you always stay with me so…" She motioned to the extra bed in the corner.
"No, I mean — here." He pointed to the space next to her.
"I…oh, are you having trouble sleeping? Nightmares?"
"Sure." He smiled at her impishly.
"Then… um.. of course! Of course…" She smiled then muttered under her breath quickly, "Medical…"
His ears perk at her happily and he laid down next to her, immediately putting his arms around her.
It wasn’t uncomfortable laying with X’havir, it was actually kind of nice. Really, really nice. In fact —-
She blushed and shook her head. No, this was medical only. Stay focused, Armi.
It had been a long day listening to everyone bicker at each other and it was too late to get anything to drink, so instead she was in her room. Alone.
Suddenly in the dark, she felt someone lay down next to her. She raised an eyebrow and turned around.
"X’havir." She spoke once her eyes adjusted.
"Armi is with M’sato." He grumbled.
"And so you came to me?"
"Seemed like a good idea at the time." He grinned at her and shrugged his shoulders.
"Oh, it was." She grabbed his collar and pulled him toward her. She could make him forget, if only for the night.
Her eyes are closed when she feels someone jump into her bed, but it isn’t long before she realizes exactly who it is. Who else would it be after all? She wiggled her hips against him and softly smiled in the dark.
"Hey." M’sato whispered in her ear, kissing just underneath it.
"…Hey." She murmured back, stifling a yawn. He began to trail a line down her neck and wrapped his arms around her.
"Good." He grabbed her shoulder and turned her toward him, kissing her lips softly.
Armi looked at him with a shocked expression, then took a breath before answering, “Maybe… I try to…”
"Try to what?" He looked at he with slightly wide eyes, his tail flapping wildly behind him.
She sat up and pushed him slowly down onto the bed, then scrunched her nose. She didn’t know how to really be aggressive, maybe she would just jump right on top of him? That’s how they always did it in the books, after all. He blinked at her as the thoughts spun in her head on how exactly she was going to do this, but he said nothing while he waited anxiously. She nodded to herself, stealing some resolve, and jumped on top of him quickly.
However, instead of the pleased sound she was expecting, he let out and breathy, pained gasp.
"Armi." He squeaked out.
"You’re gonna need to get off." He breathed out. She looked at him confused for a moment, then looked down — at her knee in his crotch.
This is what she got for trying new things.
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Run away before it’s too late! I’ve been here for 11 years. IT’S TOO LATE FOR ME.
Liadan and M’sato.
Both of them are hearers. One is a highly trained, well-versed Gridanian who is smart and studious with a somewhat muddled past and strong opinions. The other one is M’sato.
Who by the way also has extremely strong opinions, so the two tend to clash. A lot. Every time their in the same room in fact. Oh, did I mention she’s his teacher?
M’sato is an untrained hearer, he spent most of his life running away from the voices rather than learning about them. Liadan and him met by chance, and the meeting didn’t go well. Of course. However, she knows the dangers of not being a trained hearer and through that she agreed to be his teacher and, eventually, join the Night Blades.
She is deeply entrenched in her home, Gridania is what she loves and she has very strong ideas about those outside those walls - which Sato loves to pick at constantly. I wouldn’t say she’s racist, but I would say she’s deeply Xenophobic. Sato is a tribal Miqote who left his tribe about 5 years back, he still has a lot to learn about social graces and tends to be brash.
The two PICK at each other all the time. Bicker Bicker Bicker, all while she’s trying to teach him, and he inevitably says something like “You could walk up to him and give him a handjob and it won’t change anything” which makes her mad and she slaps him.
Recently, she’s taken to calling him Sato instead of M’sato just to piss him off (In the tribe he comes from dropping the honorific M’ means a close bond)
Come on, how can you not want these two to screw, just once?