"Dirty work? Perish the thought." Livia smiled. "I give everyone who wishes to learn a fair chance." Since the Elf said she could deal with Otille first, then she would. Easily done, since she knew dealing with Sorcha would be fairly quick and easy. She gave Otille a friendly smile as she continued.
"I do so apologize for not telling you about the dragon and the fact it was likely her treasure," Livia chuckled. "But Sorcha is harmless, believe me. I've known her for at least...a decade now? She's grumpy most of the time but well meaning. She'd never hurt a fly. She might throw a few lightning bolts in its direction but never kill them." She smiled, taking a quiet sip of her tea. The comment probably didn't help put Otille at ease. "Speak with her again - Dragons at least respect those who do not cower before them. And if she doesn't see reason do inform me. I'll handle her myself...or just speak with Miss Lightsword. The dragon...well, lets just say the knight has tamed the beast." She chuckled.
"Whaaaa?!" Chione watched Kozue disappear, only to reappear nearby on a tree branch not far from them. "H-how..." She wheezed, stopping for a moment to catch her breath. Urgh, she wasn't used to being out done. In fact, in her past life she prided herself on being the best runner and acrobat around, but now she was reduced to a sweaty, hot, panting mess...
"OOf..." Oh sweet desert sands she couldn't do that, but she couldn't let this priestess win either. Ow, her pride and dignity. "Fine," Chione inhaled. If she had her staff this could be more easily done, but she'd at least make an attempt. "I shall meet your challenge!" Before Kozue could react, she'd find Chione backing up a bit for a running start before sprinting towards the tree, placing a foot upon its tree trunk and vaulting herself up it before kicking off of it and making a leap for the branch. For a brief second, it looked like she was going to make it.
But alas, such was not meant to be.
Chione gave a sharp yelp of surprise as she just barely undershot the distance of the jump, smacking into the branch with her midsection before promptly falling onto the ground on her back with a surprisingly heavy sounding thud.
"...Kooooozue," She whined as she attempted to catch her breath. "Bring...me...some water...urgh."
Avaline & Sorcha
The spider leaned into the pettings. No one could see it, but it had closed its eyes and was making a best attempt at a tiny little chirping noise.
At the question though, Sorcha blinked before frowning as Avaline continued to stuff her face with enough food.
"I see no reason why Sol can't." Sorcha said with a sigh. "But Luna, the rooms already crowded enough. The bed can barely hold the three of us and...Avaline," She called the wyrm by her name, but it was clear she was having to force herself to do so. "Does not even have a bed." She looked over to Sol and the spider. A spider as well? That was troubling. A spider as a familiar. Certainly spiders were helpful in their own way. Took care of bugs and other insect pests without making too much of a nuisance themselves. "Perhaps we should wait until We've gotten ourselves a new place of stay." She looked over to Maoin. "I have already asked Maoin to speak with Livia about it."
"A-ah! H-have you seen a lost little girl? A tiny thing that can barely take care of herself?" Cocoa stuttered worriedly out. "She's my lover and can't do anything without me and she wasn't with me when we woke up this morning-ah wait! Don't run!" Cocoa called after the man with a whine. Ah, why were they all running from her? She just wanted to help! So she may have accidentally ran into someone, or knocked over a vendors stall...and almost...killed someone by kicking her hoof in his face.
Aetheria's words initially fell on deaf ears. Thankfully her magic seemed to have a mild effect on the worried, mildly hysterical cow. She was now fidgeting in place, worriedly looking all over the streets for any sign of Otille.
"Uhm uhm!" Cocoa stuttered out as Aetheria questioned her. "My lover-Otille she wasn't there when I woke up this morning and she didn't say anything to me." Cocoa made a worried frown. "Oooh what if something bad's happened to her? What if that mean dragon snatched her up in the middle of the night? Wha-what if she...found another cow!" That seemed to be the worst suggestion the cow came to the conclusion of.
"So, what are we doing today, Lyssa?" Ayumi was somehow standing upside down outside of one of the headmistress's Villa's rooms.
"The same thing we do every day, Ayumi." Lyssa was standing on the roof above her.
"Take over the world?"
"Whaaa, you silly. No. Eat candy and throw snowballs at people! And also save Fia from this impregnable fortress of devilish affairs!" Lyssa giggled. She jumped, doing a one eight off the roof and grabbing the edge of it with her hands, swinging into the window and shattering it upon impact.
"Hiiiiya!~" Lyssa landed in the room, rolling across the ground and coming to a kneeling halt inside of the room. Ayumi wasn't far behind, appearing in a poof of smoke. "Operation, begin!"