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In Topic: ZONE - Dragon's Lair ((A Dying Breed))

11 June 2018 - 10:55 AM

"Of course I care! And Lyneth was helping me, which is a lot better than just insulting me."

"I know it's hard to hear, but I am trying to help you" Hollí said softly. "I'm saying these things because I don't want to see you get hurt."

"I thought.... Why does none of it make any sense?"


Hollí wanted to groan in exasperation---she wasn't some philosopher to be pondering the great questions of life---but she managed to resist the impulse, and did her best to answer. "Because it's love. If it made sense, it wouldn't be special. And if it wasn't special, what would be the point?" she said. Then she stepped forwards, and lightly laid a hand on Krystia's arm. "I know you feel somewhat alone, but trust me, you're not. No one knows how these things work, we all just muddle through as best we can."


Just wait until you're my age, and your only choices are hooking up with someone so much younger than you that they might as well be a child---and who'll still almost certainly die before you do---or else trying desperately to find a member of your own species who is not only roughly the same age as you, but actually someone you like, Hollí thought to herself. There was a reason she generally avoided romance altogether, these days. (To her eternal shame, once, in a particularly low point of her life, she had started to find Jed and/or Forge attractive. That had been a wake-up call).


She paused for a moment before continuing. "Caiden is a good man---you chose well. It's just that if you want to have a chance with him, you're going to have to do things differently" she said. "So, a couple words of advice. First: take the pressure off, stop being so clingy and forward... and on a related note, try and stay out of his blind spot. Caiden's too polite to say it---or even really show it---but you've been making him feel rather awkward. Second: love can't be forced; it takes time, it takes building a rapport. Unfortunately, like so many things in life, there are no shortcuts in love. So let him get to know you---naturally, casually. And once you've built up that rapport, that closeness, then you can try and turn it into something more."

In Topic: A Dying Breed OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

08 June 2018 - 07:47 PM

Yeah. I don't know exactly how or why, but Lyneth seems to have become Hollí's sitcom nemesis. :lol:

In Topic: ZONE - Dragon's Lair ((A Dying Breed))

08 June 2018 - 12:44 PM

"Don't worry! Lyneth was concerned too, and she gave me some really useful advice."


For the briefest of moments, Hollí was dumbstruck at Krystia's blithe response. And the half-elf's odd blush when mentioning Lyneth didn't escape her notice either. She didn't... did she? Oh, who was she kidding---it was Lyneth, of course she did.


Hollí wasn't sure mere words would be enough for that woman---perhaps a week in the stocks or maybe a public flogging. However, that was a matter for later.


Putting on an easy grin, Hollí threw an arm around Krystia's shoulder---albeit with some difficulty---as she began to speak. "You see, the thing about that is... Lyneth is literally the worst role-model you could have---for anything, ever, but especially matters of the heart. She knows how to appeal to men in one way and one way only, and that's through their groins. And while you don't have the experience to know this, the sort of men you attract that way are almost invariably not the sort suitable for a relationship that takes place anywhere other than a bed and lasts much longer than a single night." She paused for an instant, and then struck her main blow: "I assume you actually have feelings for Caiden, and aren't just attracted to him physically?" she asked, for an instant casting a calculated glare of disapproval at the implication towards the young girl.


She waited a moment, and then continued. "Because I can guarantee you that Caiden isn't that sort, and he's not going to fall for such base manipulations. Following Lyneth's example and acting like a harlot is only going to drive him away."

In Topic: Neitha Ardet

06 June 2018 - 09:07 PM

Figured I'd post this here: the link to a short story I wrote about Neitha's first time in the arena-


The First Fight

In Topic: A Dying Breed OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

05 June 2018 - 08:14 PM

Figured I'd join the 'drag Krystia off for a conversation about her love-life club'. Someone has to balance out Lyneth's bad influence. :P