Seeing that Titanica wasted no time in transforming into her ancient for, Vară could only watch as she stormed down to the campsite. The soldiers, of course, all turned coward and ran frantically to safety. H-Hey! What if Mordus was one of those soldiers who ran off... The fire demon thought nervously to herself, too afraid to directly address her giant comrade.
With the coast clear, she and the others made there way down as well. Forde assured that none of the soldiers who ran where this Mordus person, and that he apparently was still in one of the tents. Vară guessed that Mordus must have been frozen with fear or be the world's heaviest sleeper. Forde told the three to wait while he interrogates Mordus.
"Oh uhh, thanks Vară. For keeping both of us warm. Do you think you can make this fire burn hotter?"
"You're welcome Haley, and yes, of course. Though I doubt that I'll be needing to use much of my mana, Titanica seems to have heat in excess." She replied as she began channeling magic to strengthen the flames.
The demoness was a little off-put by the fact that Titancia chose to remain in her bestial form for the time being, though she appeared content with watching the snow-covered trees in the distance. However, Haley felt the need to break the peace with her mischievous words.
"We monsters have this ability... to smell - sense the energy of others. Other monsters, men, especially men. That lets us know that we have... partners."
A chill worse that the frozen air around them began to slowly creep down Vară's spine. One question was currently on her mind - Why? Why only now, after several days, did that fact just occur to the fire demon. All monsters in some capacity, can feel the spiritual resin of human males. They'd also be able to tell if a monster has had intercourse with one, no matter how much they've tried to hide it.
Her thoughts, spiraling out of control, were soon cut by her kaiju cohort's gaze. When their eyes met, Vară's being filled with dread. Being different from your average monster, she could only presume that Titanica didn't know this fact. Haley's words weren't helping the situation any more in Vară's favor. For her livelihood and pride, she had to do something.
Um...Haley, maaaaybe we should change the subject yes? W-Why don't we talk about where we can eat after this job's over?
Another thought just occurred in her head as well, did EVERY mamono back at the guild pickup on the scent of Neil on the both of them?
Having listened closely to Freyr's explanation of his past, Nagare could only feel pity for both him and Nera. While the situation was mofe complex that she gave it credit for, Nera's feelings of betrayal and loneliness were easy for Nagare to understand. Perhaps there would be a way for the two to reconcile their differences?
"Um...Ditzy, I don't think it's that simple. Nera's feelings won't mend easily, and also I think it's more that Nera wanted Freyr to stay here in the forest. Ah!" Nagare covered her mouth with both hands and turned to Freyr with apologetic eyes.
Freyr, please forgive me. Not only did I pry into your personal affairs, but I also began speaking out of turn regarding the complex feelings of you and your fellow villagers!" Nagare was keen on picking up on feelings and the state of one's spirit, but not so much with social skills.
Eventually they made their way to Jote's home. The ice dragon was again amazed by the beautiful architecture of the Viera. Jote herself was also quite interesting, Nagare made note of how she didn't seem to look that old despite being an elder. Not surprising, even Jote met them with a piercing glare and cold words.
"Greetings Elder Jote." She replied with a formal bow. "My name is Nagare, an ice dragon from the icy mountains in the far off eastern lands. we have joined Freyr in coming to your village because Freyr wants to discuss his experiences while traveling in the outside world."
In addition, Nagare wanted to find a way for Freyr to mend his relationship with his people. Having been saved by him in battle, she felt obligated to aid him in any way possible.