Cuttersbury: Drych Lake Spa – Hot Springs
"Eh? Nani?" Estelle turned on the spot after hearing and then seeing the former pirate captain burst outside and into the women's hot spring section. She seemed confused at first, expecting to see something a bit different then what was presented after hearing Estelle's scream, and not so much a hot spring as wondrously inviting as this. Estelle's arm shot out of the water, rapidly waving from side to side as a giant smile beamed across her face. "Hey, hey, c'mon in!" Estelle grinned. "The water's awesome
, Nani, come on! You used to be a pirate right? So you must love water! C'mon in!"
"Sqwaaark! Love water!" Cap saluted from atop the large wooden fence divider. Estelle's eyes sparkled once more upon seeing the adorable bird, and he whistled a pleasant tune as he turned to look over the other side, and at the male portion of the springs, just in time to see Lute fall and splatter his face directly against the surface of the water.
"Woah, Lute..." Tobias brought a curious finger to his lips as he saw bubbles rise to the surface. "Are you okay...?"
Thankfully the virtuoso was relatively unharmed, only his Pride suffering, muttering and moaning as he waded his way to the shallower side. Tobias laughed again, resuming his swim throughout the hot springs. Hot Springs were generally for relaxing, not for swimming or tripping in. But the Pride rarely followed conventional practices when it came to anything.
"Hey, Marcus, question." Marcus turned, to see Quentin sidle up alongside Marcus, checking him over. Marcus blinked, awaiting the water mage's question. "You must be quite the ladies' man, huh? I bet they love the slender physique you got goin' on."
"Hahaha... what?" Came Marcus reply, a bead of sweat trailing down the side of his face. "Me? A ladies man? No, not at all." The humble mage didn't like to think of himself in that way whatsoever, but it was true that he did seem to attract a lot of female attention. Images of Josette and Nikki in particular came to mind. And a slender physique wasn't dishonest, either. Afterall, it had managed to fool the guards at the Los Paraisos' Grande Diamond building when the need to cross dress as a way of infiltrating the building was needed, but Marcus couldn't be sure whether or not that was actually a good thing or not, or whether or not ladies would love something like that. "Besides, I'm sure most women would prefer someone with a bit more of a... manly physique?"
Meanwhile, on the other side, Estelle had got red after hearing Quentin's question, now imagining wrong thoughts about Marcus' body and his slender
physique on the other side. Gosh, what kind of statement was that?! And why was she so embarassed? It's not like she hadn't seen him topless before! And then she realised why, and her eyebrows creased in a frown. "You'd better not be a ladies man, Marcus!"
Estelle shouted over the divide, loud enough for everyone to hear. Feeling all of everyone's eyes trained on her, Estelle immediately sought to quieten herself, and droop her body and mouth back under the water. "I-I mean, er, that is, um... n-nothing..."
"Sqwaaark! Ladies Man!" Cap saluted again.
"Gyahaha!" Gramps laughed from the lobby, throwing out his chest and laughing heartily. He turned to Jett, patting him on the shoulder, and pushing him through the male side of the Hot Springs. "Seems like everything's okay over here. Go in and have some fun, young 'un, those Springs are divine! Gyahaha...!"