Chiu frowns, and jabs her fork into a rogue potato. "It's not easy for me to look at your eyepatch," she begins. "And all along the way back here, I've been thinking about that attack from that burrowing wyrm, how bad everyone's injuries were… and how we were there because I couldn't say 'no' to you.">>720381
Splendid blushes as your fingers brush against her shoulder-feathers. "Nah yeah, I'm havin' to restrain meself quite a lot 'ere, but havin' you lot 'round me is makin' it go down a lot better than before!"
She then laughs, and claps you on the shoulder, though in a more masculine and hearty way than anything else. "Why'm I not surprised you're good with kids? Ain't been 'ere long but I knew you'd have that good energy ya need for it. But pickpockets? I trust you're not being a bad influence for them, were you? You teachin' em to stray from the straight and narrow?"
The brief mention of Professor Shrimp causes her to blink in drunken confusion, then shrugs it off. "Somedays that's how it goes, innit?">>720383
"I only had one complaint, and it was that I really didn't get to do much," Squatz says. "You guys handled that fight so well, I was just kind of… there. Ever since we finished the raid on the Bee Queens' circus, I've been itching for something good, something I can sink my sword into. Beating up Zerk just isn't as fun for me anymore, not now that I've gotten a taste for fighting Aura users."
Taking a few nearby bottles, he begins to mix a rudimentary drink out of rum and whiskey, the classics of a pirate's diet.>>720382
"Having impatience in a conversation is a very bestial quality," Philip says. "Akin to excessive cursing or saying a whole lot of words, but not stating anything of value. You have nothing to get worked up over, besides. I'm not the one who targeted them, but rather they, your Captain, who went off in pursuit of one of my
underlings. This aggression is exactly what I'm talking about."
You hear the clattering of some porcelain game pieces before him, and the exchange of what sound like casino chips and coins. "Random attacks, violent outbursts have no place in a well-functioning, well-adjusted society. Such tendencies need to be ironed out, and antisocial individuals tending toward those impulses need to be socialized properly."