Tempest began after Mason’s comments about what a witch was supposed to look like, “that actually comes from early Christians demonizing Pagans and Wiccans."
She decided to cut herself off there. She could get going for hours about early witches if someone let her. Her ancestors had led some amazing lives. "It’s a long story, but most of us are actually quite good looking with the help of potions and such, and we age more slowly than humans.”
Tempest started to feel bad about making that comment about Emilia looking so young as the girl mentioned the challenges of growing up in a doll’s body. She had a difficult enough time as a Leoh, trying to fit in as a human and knowing she would always be an outsider. She could never tell her human friends the truth about her. And she wasn’t two feet tall. “I’m sorry for giving you a hard time about your height earlier, it was uncalled for.”
She listened to Mason talk about what it was like to be a gargoyle, completely fascinated. “That’s really cool, I’ve never met a gargoyle before. How did you not know what you were before, if you can’t always control when you transform? Didn’t that happen to you before you found out that Leoh exist?”
She was getting a little ahead of herself, but she was curious. She liked to learn about different species of Leoh. She also hoped that her lack of surprise would help him feel better, since he was obviously nervous about revealing his species to them. She wasn't freaked out by any species; she had met so many different types while travelling with her family that she was pretty much numb to the whole 'monster' thing.@tenma tendo @tybalt capulet