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    Meredith remained silent as she followed Reanna through the stacks, passing her books when she asked for them so she could put them away. She couldn't fly like the other fae could, so she kept her wings tucked out of the way while she let her put the books on the higher shelves back, her tail wings dragging along the floor behind her. She shook her head a little when she asked if she'd gotten around to reading any of the books, frowning a little as she peeked out at her around the stack of books. "No.. I'm sorry, I'll bring them back tomorrow, I promise. That way someone else can use them." She murmured, looking down at her feet once more. She knew Reanna was trying to cheer her up, but she didn't think it was possible, especially given how awful she felt.
    Jasper grinned a bit as she rested her hand on his arm, feeling absolutely wonderful. He was relieved that they were getting alone, that Emberly was excited for the ball, and that she seemed more than willing to become his wife eventually. Things were going so smoothly, and he couldn't wait until he could marry her. He chuckled a bit when she pointed out that she didn't have any favorites, giving a little nod. "I suppose that's true, but I'm sure you have preferences already. You must like some things more than others at this point, you've been here nearly a week." He blinked a little in surprise when she asked about the bond, looking over at her. He wondered why she was bringing it up. "Well.. It's different for everyone, but overall it's always something that ties two souls together. For instance, Meredith and my brother. They're bonded, so their souls will always be tied together from now on. Some people feel closer emotionally, but it depends on the bond. It's something that's rare, since it can only be offered if the love is genuine and true, and will always remain true. But it can be hard for some people to adjust to it. Why do you ask?"
    April 2nd, 2020 at 04:20am
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    Reana shook her head. "Nonsense. You keep those books until you have read them. You're no quitter Meredith." she said and put her hands on her hips. "You listen here. I might be just a library keeper but I have seen royalty walk in my doors from time to time and the great ones only have one thing in common, they don't quit even when they fail over and over again. I don't know what's going on with you but I know you have one more round in you, otherwise you wouldn't have helped me put the books away. Service is a weapon, and don't you forget it. When you do something for someone they are indebted to you and that is something you can work with." She took another book and put it away. "I know you have taken a hard look at your failures since coming here and a ton have people told you that you weren't good enough but when did you last look at your successes?" she asked and looked at her squarely.
    Emberly nodded guessing that was true enough. She did like somethings better than others. She was surprised at his shock. Surely he would have expected it to come up again. After all they were going to be married at some point and what was the use in that if they didn't consider being bonded as well. Emberly listened to Jasper as he explained and looked down as he asked why she asked. She shrugged and walked a beat or two in silence. "I... I just wanted to know more." she looked up seeing the kitchen doors and servants moving in or out in their duties to prepare for the ball later. Emberly smiled as she pulled from Jasper. "Let's see what they have out." she said and slipped into the door seeing a tray of what looked like chocolate and some kind of pastry balls. She smirked and lifted the tray and slipped out of the kitchen hearing someone call out after her. "Hey stay out of the kitchen!" Emberly laughed and took Jaspers hand and moved hurriedly down the hall. She found the nearest balcony and walked out sitting on the ledge placing the treats between them. Emberly smiled at Jasper. "I would like to cause mischief here once in a while. We have to keep things interesting." she snickered and bumped his shoulder with hers before plucking a dark ball off the plate and popping it into her mouth. She hummed as the sweet earthy taste filled her mouth. She swung her feet over the edge kicking them softly back and forth as she enjoyed the feel of the sun on her wings. Her wings seemed to glow as they absorbed the light.
    April 2nd, 2020 at 04:53am
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    Meredith frowned as Reanna stopped to talk to her, nearly bumping into her and dropping the books. She mumbled a few quick apologizes as she stepped back, shoulders slouching as she listened to her. She frowned suddenly as she spoke about service making people in her debt, eyes widening a bit as she looked between the stack of books in her arms and Reanna. "O-Oh no! I-I don't want anything from you, I-I was just trying to be helpful, I-I'm sorry if you thought.." she stammered, looking for a safe place to set the books down. She couldn't even help someone without them thinking poorly of her. She held onto the stack of books a little tighter as the librarian asked about her successes, keeping her eyes fixed on the ground. "I-I don't have any.." she finally whispered after a moment, a few unruly tears leaking down her cheeks. "All I do is mess up..."
    Jasper chuckled as he watched her slip into the kitchen and then quickly come out, giving an apologetic look to the servant as Emberly tugged him down the hall. "You know, once you're Queen you'll likely be able to get away with stuff like that. So you will have to come up with something creative for mischief." He laughed, taking a pastry and popping it into his mouth as he watched the setting sun. Emberly looked gorgeous, and he had the sudden desire to drag her back to his room to make love to her all night instead of attending a stuffy ball, but he blushed a bit at the thought, clearing his throat and looking away, out over the kingdom below. "We'll have to get back to your room to change soon, since the ball starts in a few hours.."
    April 2nd, 2020 at 05:03am
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    Reanna shook her head. "Stop it. I'm using this as a distraction tool. Besides I would be happy to help you if you have need of anything, like a friend even." Reanna smiled at her. She listened to the girl as she started to cry talking about being nothing but a mess. "Oh? That is not what I have been hearing among the castle." she smiled. "In fact I have heard several of the nobles talk about your grace and friendliness. You have a natural ability for politics." She placed the book in the self and looked back at Meredith. "And I have heard nothing from the servants about how much Leo has changed and how happy he is. He walks around love sick they say. I would say that you have done that and made him quite happy. Not to mention the support you have for him." she grinned. "But if those aren't classified as success." she shrugged and took the last of the books from Meredith. "I know several people that will be very disappointed if you don't arrive to the ball tonight. And I would really love to see you rub this back in the queen's face." Reanna walked hugging the books to herself and grinning at her. "Besides if your gown is impressive enough no one will notice your dancing. Just smile and be yourself and I have a feeling it will go just fine. Besides Leo will be there for you and I bet will find a way to sneak you out early." Reanna smiled. "The romance of a ball can be very intense if you allow yourself to enjoy it. Life is about more than what others think." Reanna reached out and squeezed Meredith's hand.
    Emberly laughed. "Challenge accepted." she closed her eyes but looked over at Jasper as he cleared his throat. The setting sun set him in the perfect light adding dark featured to his brilliant face. He was usually so light that the shadows added a mystery to his face she wanted to uncover for herself. He spoke about getting ready for the ball and she smiled and leaned over laying her head against his shoulder and looked back at the sunset. "In a minute." she just wanted to enjoy this moment. She wanted to just soak in this good moment. It was just a minute before someone came over and cleared their throat. Emberly chuckled seeing the cook as she turned to look. Emberly held out the tray in offering and the cook took it before leaving them in silence once again. She snickered as she looked back at Jasper. "Come on let's get going." she said and stood on the ledge looking over the edge her eyes a little to wild. For just a moment it looked like she might jump off into the air just to see if she could fly but then she turned and hopped off safely onto the balcony. Embelry looked over at Jasper and tucked a strand of her fiery hair behind her ear. They headed back to her room. She let Jasper escort her and as they came to her door she turned to him her hand behind her back on the knob. "Meet me here when it's time? We'll go into the ball together?" Emberly asked looking a little nervous now.
    April 2nd, 2020 at 05:34am
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    Meredith wiped at her eyes, sniffling as she forced herself to stop crying. She felt like a foolish child, crying about her problems in front of a stranger.. She looked up at Reanna when she squeezed her hand, giving a little nod as she spoke. She wasn't sure if she really believed she'd succeeded, or if the nobility just liked her more than Emberly or the Queen, but at the mention of Leo her heart twisted, feeling awful for leaving him alone. "I-I don't have a dress.." she murmured softly, releasing her hand to fiddle with her fingers. "I-I should go.. Leo's probably worried... Thank you for letting me help with the books." She murmured, turning and hurrying off back to her room, hoping Leo would be there, although she wouldn't be surprised if he'd left.
    Jasper wrapped his arms around her and tugged her close as she leaned against him, letting out a pleasant hum, enjoying the moment. He laughed a bit when the chef came for their tray, apologizing as Emberly pulled away, although when she stood on the edge of the balcony he tensed, wings fluttering nervously as he stood, ready to leap after her in case she jumped. Once she was down he let out a breath he hadn't known he was holding, wrapping an arm around her securely as he led her back toward her room, as if afraid she'd do something to hurt herself if he let go. "Of course, Emberly." He smiled, pressing a kiss to her cheek before letting her go into her room to change, returning to his own down the hall to do the same.
    April 2nd, 2020 at 07:05am
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    Reanna smiled. "You think that a dress hasn't been made for you?" She shook her head. "Leo is very prepared." she assured her. When she said she had to go Reanna grinned and nodded. "Oh anytime you need to help with books there is more than enough of them." Reanna pointed to the entrance she had so smoothly walked them back to without Meredith realizing it as they had worked on books. "Enjoy yourself!" Reanna called behind her and waved with a smile.

    Leo was pacing outside of Meredith's room holding two masks in his hand. He looked up when he heard someone coming down the hall and he all but melted when he saw Meredith. His eyes were worried. He was dressed up and ready to go to the ball. He had needed something to do other than worry about what was going on with Meredith. "Meredith." he said softly and stepped forward reaching his hand out hoping she would take it. His only desire was to have her in his arms again. He could tell she had been crying and he hoped that he could make her feel better.
    Emberly walked around her room preparing herself. She cleaned up making her wings shine the maids in her chamber helping her adding sparkle here and there in a subtle way. Once she was ready she slipped into the blue dress that looked so much like a huge flower and then into the shoes that snaked up her calves like silver veins. She sat at the mirror and put up her hair before placing a hair pin in the crease. She curled a peice of hair around her finger then stood and turned to the door looking in the mirror once more. Her wings shimmered like fire tonight and it was a stark difference to the blue of the dress making her stand out. She looked over at the knock on the door and knew that it had to be Jasper. She went to the door opening it and bit her bottom lip watching his reaction. "Well?" she asked nervously.
    April 2nd, 2020 at 04:33pm
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    Meredith let out a little needy whimper when she spotted Leo, rushing into his arms, her arms wrapping around him tightly as she buried her face in his chest. She felt much better being close to him, even if she dreaded going to the ball. "Promise.. Promise me you won't leave me alone.." she murmured, terrified of having to dance with or talk to someone by herself while he was off doing whatever. She gripped his jacket tightly, not caring if she was wrinkling it. She just wanted to be close to him.
    Jasper grinned when Emberly opened the door, standing back to take her in. "You look beautiful, Emberly.." he murmured, leaning in to press a loving kiss to her lips, unable to help it. Stepping back he offered her the masks Leo had had made for them, smoothing out his jacket as well. "You look lovely, truly.. Do you need help with the mask? Or are you alright to put it on yourself?"
    April 2nd, 2020 at 05:02pm
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    Leo felt Meredith crush into him and he held her to him his heart aching in relief. He sighed and laid his head on top of hers. Leo would be happy just to stand there with her all night. He heard her mumble into his chest and he looked down at her as she asked him to promise her something. He cupped her cheek and nodded. "I promise to be there with you every step for as long as you want me with you." he said. "Come on let's get you ready then. I had your dress laid out on your bed." he said hoping that it would be something she liked. He had it specially sewn for her. He had made sure that it would be stunning and that she would feel like the princess she was inside of it. He knew others would be more showy but he had also wanted her to feel like herself in it. "The bath is already drawn up and the chamber maids can show you how to make your wings shine if you let them." he said and kissed her head. "Are you okay?" he asked and pressed his forehead to hers.
    Emberly beamed as he praised her. "Thank you." she said and kissed him tenderly back but pulled back afterwards and looked at the mask smiling. She touched it and then looked over at Jasper. "You look like a fairytale." she grinned and stepped out of her room closing the door. She pressed a hand to his jacket on his chest and looked up at him. She blushed at his compliment and nodded as he asked if she needed help. She set it in place and turned around so he could help her tie it in place. Once it was in place she stood there a moment then turned to him and beamed. She looked a little nervous but stunning none the less. "Are we ready?" she asked knowing it was still early. "Jasper?" she took his hand. "Could we practice one more time before we go in?" she asked him her hand pressing to her belly as it flipped.
    April 2nd, 2020 at 09:36pm
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    Meredith nodded a little, leaning her head into his hands as she listened to his promises, following him into her room as he mentioned the bath and her dress. She pressed a kiss to his cheek, squeezing his hands. "You'll wait here while I get ready..?" She asked anxiously, not wanting him to leave, even if people might consider it improper. Once he assured her that he would stay she went into the bathroom, allowing the maids to help her bathe, leaving her wings to them. They'd gotten a bit dirty when she was dragging them around the library, and the scrubbing hurt a bit, but she knew it would be worth it for Leo. Once out of the bath, the maids helped her into her dress before carefully brushing out and braiding her hair, finishing everything by placing a delicate golden crown on her head. Once the maids left she turned to Leo, looking at him anxiously as she fidgeted with her fingers. She looked stunning, but it was clear she was still nervous.
    Jasper chuckled at her compliment, carefully tying her mask in place once she turned around, leaning down to press a small kiss to the back of her neck once he was finished, unable to help himself. "There. I'm not sure this masquerade plan will work as well as Leo hopes, but it will at least make it a bit easier to blend into the crowd." He chuckled, tying on his own mask before nodding when she asked if they could practice one more time. "Of course. We'll do the easy dance, ok? That way we're not exhausted before we get there." He smiled, leading her to the balcony they'd practiced on earlier, waiting for her to use her bracelet before flying into the air with her, leading her in the dance.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 01:26am
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    Jasper nodded as she asked him to stay here. He waited letting Meredith have the privacy as he looked out the balcony at the night sky. He watched the maids leave and then turned to look at Meredith. "Wow." he breathed out and moved over to her. He took her hands into his and kissed them. "You look stunning." He said beaming. "Would you like me to put on your mask?" He asked her. He knew she was going to do great and he was so excited to have her by his side tonight for all to see. His thumb ran over her engagement band lovingly. He hoped she would feel comfortable with having him there with her and that she could relax and let him take the lead for her.
    Embelry felt a thrill run through her entire body as he kissed her neck where her spin met and she felt her heart start to hammer quickly not realizing how her wings fluttered in reaction. When he spoke she looked down and rubbed her arm then pressed her hands together turning and looking up at him. "If the best I can hope for is blending I will be thrilled." she said and grinned as he hid behind the mask. She nodded as he suggested the easy dance. She followed him placing her hand in his as he offered it to lead her into the dance. She spun the bracelet to activate it and moving into Jaspers arms and stepping into the dance with him. The stars and the moon lit their movements as Emberly stepped with him the dress a little more cumbersome than her other but she managed it. Emberly felt the same fascination with flying as she had earlier and wished her wings would hurry up and develop so she could learn to fly on her own. Emberly smiled as they came back to the ground and Emberly leaned her head on Jasper's shoulder. She sighed and looked up at him. "Okay let's do this." she said and stepped back smoothing her dress once more before she squared her shoulders looking every bit the fire queen she would become.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 06:07am
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    Meredith blushed at Leo's reaction, assuming that he must be overreacting as she stepped up to him. She gave a little nod as he asked about her mask, turning around for him to tie it on before she turned back to help him with his, offering him a nervous smile as she squeezed his hands. "I love you, Leo.. So much.." she murmured, hoping he knew that her love for him was always there, even if she was upset.
    Jasper kept her close as they danced, humming a simple song to try to give the illusion that they were at the ball. Their attire made it a bit harder to dance, but soon enough he could tell Emberly had gotten the hang of it, and by the time they landed again he grinned down at her as she rested her head against his chest. "You'll do wonderfully, my love." He murmured in reassurance, pressing a kiss to her forehead before he stepped back to link his arm through hers and lead her from the balcony toward the ballroom.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 07:34am
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    Leo smiled as she told him that she loved him. He brought her closer and hugged her to him kissing her head. "I love you Meredith. Always and no matter what." he took her hand and then lead her out of her room. Leo's only fear was that she would want to leave this life. He knew she would always love him but she could still choose to leave and that terrified him. He stopped in the hall. "Are you ready?" he asked her. He wanted to show her that she could still enjoy the ball even if she didn't get everything right and he hoped she would still have fun. Leo offered his hand to her and smiled at her. She was so gorgeous.
    Emberly signed in relief at his reassurance. She took his arm with one arm and used her other hand to gather her skirts up so she could move easier. They walked to the ballroom passing more and more people as they went. The halls were lit with a glow that added to the mystery of the night. They walked through the large double doors and into the ballroom that glowed like a shiny stone in the sun. There was food on the tables and fairies dancing and flying. There were other creatures with feathers and some with scales and fur. It was a picture right out of a fairytale. Emberly squeezed Jasper's arm more as she walked with him into the huge room. The doors to the balconies were open letting in the warm breeze. A sweet fragrance filled the air like honeysuckles. Emberly looked around seeing the king and queen standing on a platform. The queen held a mask over her face she would take off to greet people as they came to greet her and the king sat in his thrown completely uninterested. He would rise once in a while to greet a particular dignitary but then would sit back staring off once they passed by. Emberly looked over to Jasper. "Let's never do that." she said. She wanted to be a part of the ball as queen not the center of attention and she wanted Jasper to be involved with all their people not just the important people. She understood there could only be a certain level but to look removed like that struck her as an awful way to live.

    Emberly walked with Jasper along the outside of the ball along the wall just getting a feel for it. She was grateful Jasper gave her the time to adjust to everything but her eyes were filled with wonder as she looked around fascinated. Emberly stopped as a creature she had never thought would exist stopped in front of them turning to Jasper. "Jasper." she all but purred. Her gown was quite revealing and flared at the back sweeping behind her like a tail. Emberly raised a brow and her wings fluttered in annoyance. She cleared her throat and the creature looked at her. "Good evening." Emberly smiled and extended her hand. The creature looked at it and took it in a shake that was uncomfortable and awkward. Emberly let her hand drop and she smiled at the creature. "I am Emberly." she said her gaze level and obviously not going to be ignored. The creature looked back at Jasper as if to say you introduce me to her. Emberly placed a hand on Jaspers arm and looked up at him her eyelashes fluttering delicately. Emberly knew she was exaggerating her motions so the creature would know Jasper was hers.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 06:19pm
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    Meredith gave a little nod as Leo pulled her closer and kissed her head, closing her eyes for a moment as she took a deep breath, trying to calm her nerves. "Yes, I'm ready.." She murmured, linking her arm with his and resting her other hand on his arm, not wanting to risk getting separated as they neared the ball. She was trying to push away her fears so that she could have fun, but it was one of those things where the harder she tried to get rid of her nerves the more they built up, and she'd only be able to relax once she had a distraction.
    Jasper led Emberly through the crowd, smiling politely at those who greeted them, although he turned his head and leaned closer as Emberly pointed out his parents on their dais at the end of the room, chuckling a bit as he nodded in agreement. "Agreed." He promised, pressing a kiss to her temple before continuing through the crowd.

    He paused as Meorise approached them, smiling politely as he gave a little bow. "Meorise." He greeted her, watching Emberly grow possessive at the presence of the other woman, chuckling softly. "Emberly, this is Lady Meorise, she comes from one of the kingdoms to the south. Her family are close allies with mine, so we grew up seeing each other often throughout the year." He explained with a smile, squeezing her hand reassuringly. "Meorise, this is Emberly. I'm sure I don't have to explain who she is to me, given all the stories I told you growing up." He chuckled.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 07:32pm
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    Leo smiled as she said she was and he placed his free hand over hers on his arm a moment then lead her into the ballroom. The room was packed and he could see how this would be overwhelming. He lead Meredith towards the less crowded area towards the balconies. As they passed people he nodded in greeting whispering names to Meredith hoping that distracting her with names would help her to focus on something. "Don't worry they won't expect you to know their names yet." he smiled at her. "We have a trick for remembering names too that I will teach you." he smiled at her. "You can tell those from the south. Their clothing is more... revealing and lighter, usually adorned with feathers." he smiled as he stopped at a table of food. "You should try these." he pointed out a tray with a sauce in a cup. He then pointed out their neighbors to the west. "The west usually use moss and have horns. It's something we haven't been able to determine where they came from." he chuckled. "The neighbors to the east look more like mermaids than fairies their garments usually adorned with water droplets or crystals. And those from the North adorn themselves in gold. They are usually covering their heads or have large headpieces." He smiled pointing them out with a simple nod of his head. "Each are different and their cultures different. They represent different elements though the North lost their fire many generations ago." he looked at Meredith. "For the best though." he said and shrugged. "What do you think?" he asked her.
    Emberly curtsied as they where formally introduced. Meorise regarded Emberly and then smiled. "Oh yes the clumsy human." she chuckled and then tilted her head and hummed cynically. "Not what I expected." she said and touched Jasper's shoulder. "You must promise me a dance." Emberly smoothed out her skirts that dinned need it. "I am a fire fairy Lady Meorise." she said her eyes glinting with the fire inside and Meorise stiffened her hand dropping from Jasper. "I do hope that you will keep that in mind when we speak again. You have a lovely evening. Jasper promised me a dance." she curtsied again then took Jaspers hand in hers and gently pulled as she started to the dancefloor. Emberly moved in closer to Jasper and then let herself fall into step with him as they got to the dancefloor. Her wings where tinted like her cheeks with her emotions and she was doing her best to keep cool but she was warmer than she had been before, but not dangerously so. Emberly looked up at Jasper and she knew he was watching her. She sighed. "Okay I know but she was being rude." she said and looked down at their feet as they moved easily to the music. She was glad they had practiced. It felt almost natural now. Emberly bit her lip and looked up at him. "She wants you." Emberly said her fingers light on his arm. He spun her out in time with the music and everyone else and when she came back in she looked up at him again. She was calming down the more it was just them.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 08:09pm
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    Meredith stuck close to Leo's side as they wandered through the ball, grateful when he led them over to a less crowded area. She took the snack he gave her with a soft "Thank you," eating it quietly while she listened to him explain all the different faeries from different kingdoms, her brows knitting together in thought. "So.. So if all the other kingdoms represent the elements, what does your kingdom represent?" She asked softly, not wanting anyone to overhear and possibly get offended. She knew that if couldn't be that they had no magic, because both Leo and his brother had magic, so it must have been something else.
    Jasper gave Meorise a look as she called Emberly clumsy. He understood that Meorise could be a bit forward in her flirting and teasing, but it wasn't anything he was worried about, since she had always been like that. He looked to Emberly in surprise however as she spoke up about being a fire Fae, unable to help but chuckle as he was pulled away from his old friend and toward the dance floor. He uses his magic to try to help cool Emberly down, his touch cool against her skin as he waited until she was ready before they began to dance. "She's always like that, Emberly. All her people are. You have nothing to worry about, my darling." He assured her, pressing a kiss to her cheek.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 10:05pm
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    Leo beamed. "Good question." he looked down at her. "We are central and this is where the leaders are born. We are the fae that govern the rest of them, we were made to keep the peace. We are a fusion of magic powers and the strongest fae come out of our kingdom." he said. "If you notice our wings are generally larger than everyone else's. Some of the fae don't have wings anymore but the royals all do in some way. And since we are a mixture of all the kingdoms we adorn our garments with everything but usually nature like flowers and gems." He smiled and kissed her hand. "Now there are other smaller kingdoms that are a mix of one or two of the kingdoms that might not be here. They generally keep to themselves but can be quite a force to contend with." Leo looked out at the dancing fae seeing Emberly and his brother. Emberly looked stunning. She was doing well though she looked a little heated currently. He doubted that wouch change for her, she was a very emotional being and it suited her. Leo looked at Meredith. "Would you like to dance? Or would you rather meet some of the foreign nobles?" he asked her.
    Emberly knew that being a fire fae was special but also respected and she wanted to be seen as such, not as a human any longer. It had been her intent for Meorise to know this and she would do it again to the next person that tried to make her past of being a human her only quality. Emberly was back to normal temperature in now time and she sighed as he told her she was always like that. He kissed her cheek and though her skin wasn't hot anymore she still wasn't relenting. "No Jasper, trust me she was more than just being flirty because that is who she is. You can just tell when someone holds their history over you, or your own history over you." she shook her head. "It doesn't matter anymore. I don't want to spend another moment thinking about her. I won and you're here with me now so I just want to enjoy this with you." she said and fluttered her wings as she stepped back in the dance then came in closer to him their hand touching as they circled each other looking at one another.
    April 3rd, 2020 at 11:50pm
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    Meredith nodded slowly as he explained everything, her head resting against his shoulder as she listened, looking around at all of the different types of Fae in attendance, curious about them all. She looked up at him when he talked about their wings and magic being special, her own fluttering a bit. "But I don't have magic.. Does that mean if we have children, they'd be weaker?" She asked with a little frown, shoulder slouching a bit at the thought. She looked up at him again when he asked if she wanted to dance, looking at all of the dancers nervously for a moment before shaking her head. "No.. I don't think I can, Leo." She whispered, turning away from the crowd to curl into his arms a bit. She nodded a bit at his suggestion they meet some of the other Fae, curious about them all, giving his hands a squeeze.
    "Emberly, she didn't mean anything by it, I promise." Jasper sighed, twirling her around as they danced. "Besides, I think you and Meorise could be very good friends if you gave her a chance. Wouldn't you like to hear all sorts of embarrassing stories about me from her?" He asked with a little grin, hoping to get her interested based on that. He was glad she was cooling down, knowing she could get emotional and her powers could get out of hand quickly if he wasn't careful.
    April 4th, 2020 at 01:45am
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    Leo frowned as she brought up her lack of magic. He shook his head. "No Meredith. It takes many generations to have weak fae." he said and kissed her temple. He hoped at some point it wouldn't worry her like this. He ran his hand down her back between her wings and rested his hand just above her bottom tail wings. Leo smiled as she agreed to meeting the foreign nobles. He lead her over to a friend of his friends. "Mab!" Leo called. Mab turned and smiled his face dark but the smile brightened his eyes. Mab and Leo clasped hands and bumped shoulders in greeting. Mab bowed low to Meredith. "My lady." he offered his hand. Leo grinned. "Meredith this is Mab, he's been my friend since we were children." he smiled and watched them interact hoping Meredith liked him.
    Emberly sighed and shook her head as he tried to tempt her. "That's what I have your brother for." she said. "And I can trust him to not try to sleep with you." she said and shrugged. "So tell me about these different fae. I didn't realize so many had horns. Where did that come from?" she asked changing the subject. If she was going to enjoy tonight she didn't want to think about some other girl being all over Jasper and their history together. Emberly curtsied to Jasper as the song ended and she put her hand in his arm walking with him towards the snacks. She wanted to see if she could find those pastries again. Emberly looked up at Jasper his blue eyes mesmerizing her yet again.
    April 4th, 2020 at 02:31am
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    Meredith stuck close to Leo as he led her over to one of his friends, watching as they greeted each other. She nodded a little in greeting as Mab offered his hand, hesitating a moment before taking his hand and curtseying slightly. "Hello.." She murmured shyly, unsure of what else to say to him, hoping that Leo would help introduce them.
    "Emberly, I'm not going to sleep with Meorise, or any other woman in this room. You're the only woman I have any interest in sleeping with." Jasper sighed as they danced, hoping that she'd stop being so jealous and give them a chance. He bowed when the song ended, leading her over to the snack table so he could get a drink and she could get something to eat, greeting people as they went. "Their appearances are tied to their magics. Those with horns tend to have earth or air magic, although not always. You don't see them as often in this kingdom since we aren't as close to one particular element."
    April 4th, 2020 at 03:05am
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    "Mab this is Meredith my fiance and my bond." Leo said beaming with pride. Mab grinned. "A pleasure to meet you." he said to Meredith then hit Leo's arm. "Bonded. You lucky dog." Mab said. Leo chuckled. "I got lucky." he squeezed Meredith's hand. "Mab Meredith is new around here and I was telling her about your culture. Care to tell her more?" Mab smiled as he looked at Meredith. "I am from the north where we live under the hills and under the trees. Most our people have earth magic of some kind. I myself have volcanic powers. It's helpful when we need to mold things for new tools or buildings. Our dwellings are wondrous under the hills." he said beaming with pride. "Where are you from Meredith?" he asked and Leo rubbed his neck wondering how she was going to answer this.
    Emberly smiled at him sheepishly. "Good because I an not interested in anyone else other than you either." she said. They stood at the table getting drinks and Emberly got a snack. She popped the pastry in her mouth humming. Jasper told her of the types of fairies and why they would have horns. "Wow what else?" she asked wondering why she looked the way she did as a fairy. Her wings where large like royalty but colored like a butterfly. It wasn't a combination she saw as she looked around the room. All around the room she saw those with large wings had mostly one color. She sipped the sweet drink that Jasper had gotten as well and smiled down at it. Everything she tried was so different than she could have imagined it and yet so much of it here felt like home, like she had been here in a dream.
    April 4th, 2020 at 04:10am