A yawn escaped from the toothy mouth of a tall Miqo'te as she stretched her arms over her head. Rolling her shoulders, her fluffy midnight blue tail flicked as it curled itself behind the chair, her slitted crystal blue eyes curiously looking at the plate of food before her. Wearing her casual wear that her friend Tataru had kindly sewed just for her. Pointed feline eyes twitched as she took her right black gloved hand and gingerly gripped a round a perfectly round sweet. It was a light brown and had a light red fruity spiral going along the top of it."Tell me again what these are?"
piped up a voice across the simple rounded wooden table. The voice coming from a young long haired blonde woman who donned a red dress with matching pointy-tipped shoes and baggy white pants. Her blue eyes looking skeptically at a similar cookie that her feline companion was holding."I believe it was called a Tea Snap, Lyse. A raspberry filled one to be exact."
came the calmer voice of a fellow female Miqo'te that sat beside the blonde woman named Lyse. Her name was Y'shtola. A Miqo'te of the Seekers of the Sun with a light brown skin and brown facial markings, light pale eyes and white hair with two frontal pigtails tied with rings. She dresses in a white dalmatica with silver patterns, blue trousers and black ankle boots. She wears a visual device on her neck, that assisted her in aetheral activities. She has the tattoo of the Circle of Knowing on her neck."They are quite popular in Ul'Dah. I'm almost surprised Alisaie was able to procure such a treat!"
A tiny girl that reached to maybe as tall as the average toddler sat on the other side of Lyse. Wearing a pink dress and waving a tiny arm happily to snatch another pastery. Using the other hand to brush back some lilac hair as her violet eyes shined gleefully.
Xuma, the dark haired feline of the group, glanced around the area. They were currently sitting at a table in the Rising Stones of Mor Dhona. It was colder than normal today, perhaps the winter winds were blowing in sooner than expected this fine day. Currently it was snowing outside and the people of Mor Dhona were having a grand ol time upstairs in The Seventh Heaven bar that held their secret operation. Most likely enjoying being out of the snowy weather and getting a good drink. The rest of the Scions within these hidden walls having a good chat. Everyone seemed to be at peace for the day.
A soft amused chuckle came to her right, causing Xuma to look in that direction. "Well I did promise some good treats. I don't go back on my word as I'm sure you are quite aware Tataru."
a young girl of perhaps sixteen years of age spoke up, a amused smile played upon her flush red lips. The teen stood to around Xuma's chest... even though she was a Elezen but Xuma figured that perhaps they might get a growth spurt when they older. Still had quite the pointy furless ears though. The teen had white hair pulled into a long ponytail that had a red knot tied to it. Wearing a large delta-shaped earring on her right ear and creme colored clothing with purple markings on her collar.
Turning her head at a soft sigh to her left, Xuma saw almost the spitting image of Alisaie sitting to her left. However this pointed elf eared individual didn't have as flushly red lips and his ponytail held a blue knot and a green marking upon his collar. Donning a white-tunic with matching pants and boots, a blue coat with black hood and black gloves. He was the twin brother of Alisaie and a fairly long time companion and friend of Xuma for some time now. Though pretty much everyone here was."That is quite commendable dear sister but pray tell why it must be out of my pockets in order to have this?"
The young teen male Elezen commented.
His twin gave a soft 'tut tut' at him as if scolding a child as she picked up another tea snap. "Now my dear brother it was a jointed little effort. You'd make a payment, I'd set it up, and Xuma would assist in fetching it. It all worked out quite smoothly if I do say. Xuma what do you think? A success I hope?"
Alisaie questioned as she turned her light gaze upon the more quieter of the group but indeed many would say quite the important one.
Xuma looked between everyone as the group looked towards their friend and 'Hero' to gauge her opinion on the matter. Blinking her crystal eyes curiously, the dark haired woman gave a toothy grin and shrugged nonchalantly, her pointed fangs poking out from her upper lip. Soon enough though, Xuma took a bite of the 'tea snap' and gave a soft pleased hum at the sweet taste. Her left hand forming a thumbs up in approval and a eager nod.
This of course caused Alisaie to give a pleased knowing smile. "See? The Warrior Of Light seems quite satisfied with it."
she hummed, causing the other girls at the table to laugh while Alphinaud just rolled his eyes a little. Though a smile still quirked his fair face."Yeah, with this snowy weather and everybody finally taking a little break from world ending. Good time to live a little."
Lyse laughed as she nommed quite a few of the delicious snacks.
Xuma nodded in agreement as she shoved another tea snap in her mouth. It was nice just being around friends. Adventuring was fun and all and she adored it... but fighting giant gods spun up by scared desperate people, a nation trying to take over the world, and a group of robed basically immortal weirdos trying to plunge the world into darkness could be tiring. It felt nice sitting down during a stormy night in a warm cozy place full of hope and being around the warmth of her friends for at least a little while.
A little break from world saving couldn't hurt.
Well that's what she thought until she noticed her companions suddenly stop talking and just seem to be staring at her in shock. Blinking her crystal cat eyes curiously, Xuma looked around for answers before her eyes turned to her hands. Noticing that her body was glowing with a light blue light. A bit similar to Hydaelyn's crystal light. Xuma stood quickly as she looked over herself, wondering what exactly was going on."Wha-""Woah!""Stand ba-""Hey-""Xu!--"
Xuma managed to hear before their words were cut off and the vision of her friends and the Scions base of the Rising Stones disappeared in a brilliant light. When the young woman regained her senses, she was no longer where she once was. Crystal eyes blinking as her eyes adjusted and looked around to examine her surroundings. She seemed to be in some sort of chamber. Was this a Ascian trick to trap her? Her gaze then focused on one figure in the room.... A robed moogle? This caused the Miqo'te to cross her arms over her chest and tilt her head in puzzlement.
Was she transported by a moogle? Mhm she didn't know of any moogle that would resent her that she recalled anyway. She's befriended several. Though she did have to beat up a few during Hraesvelgr tests. So her right hand raised and unsheathed her spear, pulling it from her back to hold it in her hands. Just in case.