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Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 8, 2017 7:49:09 GMT -8
….Wait. Michaela recognized what a music box was?? Lucien nodded immediately, a smile pulling onto his features. “Yeah jus’ like that,” he replied quickly before moving on. At least she knew something he could reference to! She didn’t sound quite as outlandish as she had before in that way.
Still, what came next seemed to have her faltering, and he… really didn’t know what to do. Thankfully she recovered some, but the story that unfolded was… so strange and concerning all at once. It … didn’t make a lot of sense even in context. Ok, no sense what so ever. Was she saying she had no memories up until two weeks ago? What had happened to her? Her assurance that she was still herself and that it didn’t really matter didn’t really reassure him all that much.
“S-so you ….. don’t remember anything before then?” he asked even if it was already obvious from her tone that was the case. It sounded like a TV show case of amnesia, but he’d never seen one in real life….? Did she have family? Someone searching for her? M-maybe he’d google missing persons? Or should he bring her to the police? Would they know how to help her any? He really didn’t know how to help, and it was hard to tell if she actually wanted any of it anyways.
“M-maybe I c’n help? My fam’s gawt money ‘n we c’n try ta figure out where yer from?” he asked a bit more uncertainly than before.
Post by Michaela Atalanta on Apr 8, 2017 9:52:18 GMT -8
As Michi explained what she did remember, she could feel Lucien's concern clearly and it made her wonder why she hadn't given it much thought before. It did bother her that she couldn't remember anything before then...but she didn't know what to do about it. Nothing...except hope that the memories would return on their own. She tried to reassure him that it was fine, that she was alright with not remembering but Michi knew that the assurance wouldn't help, at least not much.
The initial question had a sort of sad smile appear on Michi's features as she shook her head, "I wish I did. Maybe I would know where my family is or why I feel like I'm missing something, she explained briefly, glad for the distraction the dance gave her. Even if they had slowed the dance down, it was still soothing in its own way. At the offer to help, a softer smile appeared on Michi's features before she leaned up to kiss his cheek. Lucien was just so...kind, so sweet, he could've taken advantage of her ignorance but instead, he wanted to help. "I'm really glad I met you, Lucy. You're really nice. If...if I can find out where I'm from, that might help,"Michi said after a moment, taking a deep breath before continuing on.
"I know my name at least, Michaela Selena Atalanta. It's one of the few things I can still recall. Others, like technology or like a lot of the creatures in Veria, are completely foreign to me and I can't explain why, Michi explained, shrugging her shoulders a little. Hopefully the information would be at least moderately helpful, anything would be better than not knowing. In truth, she was scared. Who wouldn't be after waking up in such a strange and foreign place? Yet, she'd only met people that wanted to help her, even the creatures seemed to want to help her. It helped ease some of her uncertainty and fear but it was still there.
Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 8, 2017 17:43:48 GMT -8
Lucien frowned softly as Michaela spoke. So she… really didn’t remember much of anything then. B-but if she felt like she was missing something, then maybe her memory would return someday? Or did that only happen in fairy tales? Well…. Even without that answer, he would offer up his help. That was the least he could do, right? Right.
All these kisses though, heh. She’d done that a couple times now, and he had to wonder if she really knew what it was starting to do to him. Her words, however, had him settling again- for now. Chuckling and shaking his head, he beamed back at her. “Nthin’ fer a cutie like ya,” he replied. For a brief moment, Lucien wanted to do more, but he’d stop again as she started recanting more.
“Pretteh name,” he mused softly. She knew her full name then… good. Atalanta was not a surname he had heard before, but that might actually help in that case if she was from a clan or something. Still, the fact she didn’t recognize a lot of stuff meant she … might be from somewhere far away? How did she get here then? “Ah’ll hafta look ‘t up ‘n see ‘f ya gotta clan ‘r somthin’,” he grinned after a moment. “Dun worry tho! Ah’ll help ya out!” he proclaimed before leaning forward. “Er mah name’s nawt Lucien Benoit.”
Post by Michaela Atalanta on Apr 8, 2017 22:25:22 GMT -8
As Michi explained what she did know, and how she remembered at least some things, she was relieved when Lucien seemed to not be quite as worried. That was good. It was nice, really nice and sweet of him to be so concerned when they had basically just met. And yet they had so much in common it almost felt like they had known each other longer? But...that didn't make sense...did it?
The kiss had honestly meant nothing to Michi, but just something more than a hug felt more appropriate in that situation. Though...the...something?? she had felt in response to the kiss was...strange and... what was that even? Her confusion was rather evident on her face before Lucien changed the subject and called her cute. That...ok, that wasn't expected at all and Michi couldn't help the rosy blush that bloomed on her features. Maybe it was a combination of what she had felt along with Lucien calling her cute but...what...what even was this???
Thankfully Lucien changed the subject yet again and said how pretty her name was which...only made her blush deepen. "Th-thanks..."Michi squeaked out, unable to say much else. This was...this was all very confusing and she had never felt anything like this before and...??? When the topic got back to helping her however, Michi almost cried with relief. Maybe she had been burying just how scared she had been but to finally have someone on her side, someone who understand, at least in part of what was going on felt like a huge weight had been lifted off her chest.
Without really thinking, Michi stepped forward and hugged Lucien tightly, burying her face against him. It was a struggle not to just cry right then and there but...she managed, just like she'd managed so far. The fact that Lucien was actually willing to help her meant a lot. It would be a few moments before she let Lucien go, and smiled up at him. "What if you have to change your name?"Michi teased, laughing before sticking her tongue out briefly. Not like that would happen, but...it was a silly thought.
Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 9, 2017 14:53:50 GMT -8
Michaela’s expressions were so cute. Her aura was even more cute? The way it twisted and moved and sparkled all at once with what she was feeling and expressing was delightful. Of course, he was only thinking these things after the fact.
Immediately as he was hugged, Lucien hugged back. Michi’s subtle shaking had him holding her all the tighter as if to steady them both. Absently, he’d comb through her hair a couple times in a soothing gesture. Thankfully she seemed to recover herself quickly enough, looking up and then smiling up at him. Lucien grinned back as she spoke. “Den ah guess ah’ll hafta figger out a new pledge then,” he mused playfully back.
Shifting his arms to her shoulders, he smiled. “Yer gonna be ok,” he assured. Whether he was sure of that himself or not well that was a different story, but he was sure she was going to be. Slowly those hands shifted down her arms before clasping her hands. Holding her gaze, he grinned softly, unable to keep it in anymore. Leaning forward, he kissed her on the lips.
Post by Michaela Atalanta on Apr 9, 2017 22:24:17 GMT -8
The feeling of Lucien's arms around her was reassuring, more so than Michi could really express. That along with the soothing feeling of his hands through her hair helped her recover a lot more quickly than she would have otherwise. Once she had managed to calm down, she looked back up again and teased him. Though, honestly, the fact that he was willing to help her after having just met meant so much. Lucien didn't have to help her, and the fact that he was...well, Michi didn't feel quite so alone anymore.
At his next words, Michi couldn't help but giggle, "Does that mean you think you'll fail? she teased, smiling more when he said that she was going to be ok. It was going to be ok. Yeah, it would, wouldn't it? Beaming up at him as he set his hands on her shoulders, she could tell he meant those words. Things didn't seem quite so scary anymore and maybe she would even be able to find where she belonged. That would be good, wouldn't it? Maybe Lucien could help her fill in the gaps of her memory.
"Yeah, there's nothing wrong with making new memories,"Michi mused, giggling softly. She was actually excited to see what new things she could learn in Veria which was...a lot more than she could have said earlier. Maybe that was because Lucien was here? When his hands shifted down the length of her arms to take her hands, Michi felt that...that...something again. What was-...oh, his eyes were so pretty...like the sun and-...why was she thinking about this?
Staring up at him, Michi tilted her head, a little confused when that...something just didn't go away this time. It was-...warm, and fuzzy, and...well, ok, so it wasn't bad but what was it? What came next, took Michi completely by surprise. At first, she didn't realize what was happening, just, there was something warm on her lips and...it felt nice? Really nice? Then, recognition came with the fact that Lucien was kissing her and...nope, brain failure. Reboot needed.
The truth of the matter was, even with the delayed response, Michi didn't pull away because it felt nice. If asked, she wouldn't be able to explain why she had liked it or might have used the fact that she was reflecting Lucien's emotions just a tiny bit as an excuse. Either way, after the stunned, confused expression faded, red eyes closed in response and instinctively leaned in. In the next second however, her face turned a brilliant shade of red before Michi opened her eyes and broke the kiss.
Red eyes stared at him owlishly, hardly believing what had just happened and she just...couldn't process why Lucien had done that. He had-...did they-...was that-...? A hand reached up to touch her lips, still warm from the earlier kiss. That...that had really just happened, hadn't it. Lucien had really just kissed her and...and...she'd liked it?? What was-....why did it feel like butterflies were trapped in her stomach? Why had-... "Y-you..."Michi whispered, her voice hardly more than a squeak as she struggled to process what had happened,...why? That was-...you just...I didn't-..."she stammered, hardly making sense to herself now. Yes, it was safe to say that Lucien had succeeded in breaking the poor unicorn girl's brain.
Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 15, 2017 9:03:12 GMT -8
As he felt Michaela hesitate, Lucien let the timer in his head spin down. If she didn’t like it in five seconds, he’d pull away, apologize, and be done with it. However, as she shifted to kiss back, he wrapped both arms more firmly around her and continued to kiss her. It was nice enough.
Still, when she broke it, he’d lift his head again and grin down at her. The look on her features was uncertain, but the way her aura shined was less so. Reaching up a hand, he gently set it to the side of her cheek thumbing over it slowly. “Sorreh?” he asked softly smiling as calm as usual. “Couldn’t thin’ ‘f ah bettah promise den dat.” He smiled, brighter than before.
For a moment, there was an almost uncertain pause before a deviant look came to Lucien’s features. “And yer jus’ too cute nawt ta try,” he admitted after a moment. Golden eyes met reddish ones with bright sensual earnestness. “ ‘Ut ‘f ya dun’ wanna do et a’gain ah wun’t force ya ‘r nothing.” There was no point in being forceful or anything, after all.
Post by Michaela Atalanta on Apr 16, 2017 19:47:04 GMT -8
Red eyes stared into golden ones as Michi tried to make sense of what had just happened. His smile reassured her, and she found herself smiling up at him, albeit uncertainly. They were still close, really close and the thought that he might kiss her again made her blush deepen further. She hadn't thought it was possible to feel like her face was on fire but it did...and yet...somehow wasn't unpleasant? The butterflies in her stomach didn't settle in the slightest when Lucien said something about the promise. W-was that was this was all about? A promise? Then that meant....he didn't-....did he? D-did it mean anything?
B-but his smile was so-...brilliant and beautiful and breathtaking and...??? Why was she even feeling like this, it didn't make sense at all and it was hard to make sense of her thoughts, let alone her feelings. The compliment thereafter had her face burning once again as she stared at him, not once looking away as he addressed her. Wait...h-he wanted to do that again? Th-that was...well...she wouldn't mind but... Why couldn't she think straight when he looked at her now?
Reaching up to place her hand over Lucien's, Michi averted her eyes from him, unable to look at him right then for some strange reason. "I-..."Michi began, taking a deep breath to try and calm down. If she couldn't say something at least semi-coherent, this would get nowhere fast and...well...how were you supposed to respond to something like that anyway? "I...l-liked it... It was-.... I mean... I think it was my first kiss... a-and..."came the stuttered reply, her voice shaking even as her blush deepened, "W-was it really j-just a promise? D-did it m-mean more? Could it mean more?"she continued, hardly aware she had spoken the last two sentences out loud.
It took all of two seconds for Michi to realize that yes, she had just spoken her thoughts aloud and all too quickly pulled away, hiding her burning face behind her hands. She didn't know what Lucien would say to that, and...some part of her was even afraid of what would happen next. Michi didn't know what to do, should she run away? That seemed like a good solution but...she didn't want to run away? Whatever this was, it was making it hard to breathe...but...not in a bad way either? What was going on? The butterflies in her stomach wouldn't go away and yet...she couldn't bring herself to look back at Lucien, nope, not any time soon at least.
Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 17, 2017 17:33:29 GMT -8
Michaela’s aura was swirling now from the mix of emotions she was feeling. The brightness, and the way it shimmered was beautiful— almost as beautiful as the rosy color on her cheeks. As she set a hand over his, he thumbed over her cheek slowly. As she admitted that it was probably her first kiss (that she remembered?), his lips parted some. Oh, oh, heh. Heh. The question that came after had a smoother smile pulling onto his features. “T could ‘f ya want’d,” he replied.
Michi would shift away from him, however, hiding her features. Her aura was twisting less beautifully too. Slowly reaching up a hand, Lucien set it on her shoulder before pulling it gently down her arm to her wrist. Gently he tried to both turn her around again and pull the hand away from her face. Lacing their fingers, he smiled a bit softly. “Ya dun hafta answer now ‘r nothin’ eithah,” he assured after a moment tugging her hand up to kiss her knuckles. “Jus’ thawt ah’d go ahead ‘n say et ‘sal.”
Post by Michaela Atalanta on Apr 17, 2017 19:33:43 GMT -8
The feeling of his hand on her cheek felt really nice and Michi couldn't help but smile more as she stared up at him. The gentle gesture had her closing her eyes briefly before she managed to explain at least part of the reason behind her earlier reaction. Maybe she still wasn't thinking straight, but the next thing out of her mouth were the very questions that she just couldn't get out of her mind. It hadn't been intentional, and she had pulled away rather quickly, but now she was glad that she'd said them and even happier that she wasn't looking at Lucien when his next words registered.
If Michi wasn't red enough before, she certainly was now, right up to the tips of her ears. It could mean more...? Did that mean he liked her or-? A small squeak escaped her at the thought but...they had just met? And yet....she almost wanted it to mean more but.... How could she face him after saying those things? Well...Lucien had just answered them but still! None of this really made sense to her? She couldn't focus and yet...it wasn't all that bad? It was still hard to breathe but it was...nice in a way?
It wasn't until Michi felt a hand on her shoulder that she managed to calm down even if it was just a little. That was until she felt him trying to turn her around and pull her hand away. Panicking just a little, Michi resisted at first, not wanting to let Lucien see how red her face was. His touch was gentle though and...somehow calming and-...ok, maybe it wouldn't be so bad. As her resistance fell away, Michi slowly let her hands drop from her face, smiling shyly when she felt their fingers lace together. It...wasn't like when she held his hand before but...was it??? Whatever it was, it just felt nice and-...???
Blushing yet again, Michi looked away when Lucien kissed her knuckles and explained that she didn't have to answer right away. W-well...that was good, but what could she say? B-but...something more wouldn't be bad...would it? That kiss hadn't been like anything she'd experienced before and...well, maybe the second kiss wouldn't make her as stunned... OK that wasn't true considering she still couldn't quite recover from the first one but...that didn't mean anything! Did it?
After a few moments red eyes looked into golden ones, searching Lucien's features briefly before smiling a little more. Was it even possible that they had only just met? Michi knew that they had but...they had so much in common and Lucien was so warm and... No, she didn't need to think about it at all. Even if it was embarrassing to admit, Michi wanted to see where this would go and...well, more of this feeling wouldn't be a bad thing either. "I...I don't have to think about it,"Michi whispered, smiling shyly up at him,"I...I want to... Th-that's not a bad thing, is it? W-we just met a-and...i-it was nice and... I liked it? I just....n-never felt this way and...I don't know? Just...I want to,"she continued, trying her best to explain even though it was still confusing to her.
A lot of those sentences sounded more like questions than anything definitive but she couldn't really help it. All of this was new to her and there were some feelings that she couldn't quite understand. Just that those somethings were really nice and...she wanted more of them. If being around Lucien was the way to do that...more of whatever the something was wouldn't be a bad thing...right?
Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 17, 2017 19:51:25 GMT -8
As Michaela recovered and smiled some, Lucien smiled back all the warmer. Whatever decision she made, he would be supportive. It was just his nature of things after all~ This wasn’t his first rodeo and probably wouldn’t be his last (even if he had been fretting about actually date dating this wasn’t really a date date and all was it? Nah).
However, as Michi finally whispered back a reply, Lucien paused. Oh… Michaela was at least somewhat positive feeling towards everything, yet her explanation worried him. She’d never felt that way before? R-right she had that memory thing going on and all. Y-yeah that was a problem, sort of, wasn’t it? Y-yeah…. Kalani’s emotions and actions readily jumped back to the forefront of his mind. He’d been her first crush too hadn’t he? Man, he’d really fucked that up, and look how that turned out.
He really didn’t want to hurt this girl right here.
Lucien’s features fell some, but his eyes kept that serene softness to them. “I…ah…” It was Lucien’s turn to glance away and reach a hand to set on the back of his neck. Y-yeah he himself might have had a couple of second thoughts right then. “Guess ah shuddah guessed ‘t mitta been yer first ‘n stuff….” he fell into mumbling.
Post by Michaela Atalanta on Apr 17, 2017 20:26:53 GMT -8
When Michi finally managed a reply, she didn't know what she was expecting but...what Lucien said, or rather, what she felt coming from him wasn't it. It brought another wave of confusing emotions and...had she said something wrong? Was there something that Lucien wanted her to say? Why was it hard to breathe again? Why couldn't she understand what this feeling was or...anything? None of it made sense and a more worried expression appeared on Michi's features as she tried to process what she was feeling. Or...how much of this was Lucien? O-oh...right, she should probably mention that too huh.
Still, these new somethings almost hurt? It...wasn't pleasant at all like before and Michi was finding it hard to breathe again, and...not in a good way. Her chest felt tight to the point that she had unconsciously put a hand over her heart, as if that would ease some of the pressure. It didn't. As Lucien looked away from her this time, Michi could tell there was something wrong and...well, she didn't like this tight feeling in her chest. The mumbled words that followed had her confused all over again as she tilted her head, blinking as she tried to make sense of this new occurrence.
"I...well, we just met? You couldn't have known...and...I'm glad you were my first,"Michi said softly, smiling warmly at him, hoping that would help this new something go away, "I liked it though, really..."she continued, reaching up to set a hand on his cheek this time in what she hoped would be reassuring. She hadn't seen this side of Lucien before and...well, they had just met and this was supposed to be a fun night, wasn't it? "So, cheer up, please? We escaped the planetarium to dance and have fun, right?"Michi chimed after a moment, before lifting up their arms and twirling, careful not to hurt either of them.
That being said, Michi took Lucien's other hand in hers and tried to lead him into another dance. It would be fun like this and would give them both a very welcome break from the conversation that had somehow gotten so serious. Michi's steps were light, though after a moment she stopped, dropped one of Lucien's hands, and pulled off her shoes before taking his hand again and resuming the dance. "There~, much better~"Michi chimed in a sing-song voice, resuming her dance yet again. Whether Lucien chose to dance with her or not, it didn't matter. Should he prove reluctant to resume dancing, Michi would simply let go and dance close to him. Laughing softly, Michi started to sing a more upbeat, if foreign sounding song. If asked, Michi didn't know where she had heard it before...just that it was familiar, almost like a lullaby that a mother sang to her child.
Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 25, 2017 19:19:58 GMT -8
Michi’s reasoning and rationale made sense at face value, but Lucien knew he should have picked up on all of it much faster than he had. It bothered him, and yet he couldn’t help but smile when she mentioned being glad about it. A small smile pulled at his features. Well, what could he say? He was pretty great and all, yeah. Looking back at Michi as she set a hand on his cheek, Lucien slowly grinned even more. Heh, least she wasn’t taking this near as seriously as he had. Heh, guess that meant it was fine to let it all go.
As Michi took his hand and started to lead into a dance again, Lucien followed smoothly. That natural grace he had took over, and it was easy enough to just… move. He’d look briefly confused when she stopped, but as she pulled her shoes off, he grinned kicking off his sandals as well. Coming back together again, he fell into her smooth steps again. The song that would escape from her followed with the steps, though distantly he wondered where it was from. If he closed his eyes, he could all but feel it. The way it shaped both their auras right then was pretty as well.
They’d dance for a while uninterrupted, and after some time Lucien would pick up the tune and hum it with her adding his own twist and turn to the sound every once in a while. The lower notes of his voice added a particular base to the sound that her lighter voice didn’t. Still, it sounded best together, at least Lucien thought so. Yeah, it was pretty great.
At least until he stepped on something that had him fidgeting. “Oawch,” he winced stopping his step to pull up his foot. It was hard to see anything in the darkness, but he’d definitely stepped on something.
Post by Michaela Atalanta on Apr 28, 2017 13:11:22 GMT -8
When it seemed that Lucien cheered up rather easily, Michi was more than a little relieved that whatever the something had been went away. She could easily feel how Lucien's mood seemed to brighten and well, she had meant everything she'd said. The kiss had been really nice and well, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if they did that again? Not that she wanted to...ok, yeah maybe she did. Regardless, the change of subject was taken rather well as they started to dance again.
As upset as Lucien had seemed before, Michi was really glad that he started to dance with her again. Even more so when he opted to dance barefoot as well. This was a lot of fun and even if she didn't have a mini music box, Michi thought that her little melody flowed really well with the dance. Closing her eyes, she allowed herself to relax and just feel it. She lost track of how long they danced and was really enjoying the way their voices blended together when suddenly Lucien stopped.
Red eyes opened as Michi looked up at him, concerned when she saw him looking at his foot. "Are you alright?" Michi asked quietly, letting go of his hands to kneel in front of him. If he would let her, she would take his foot in her hands and gently feel over it. She didn't feel anything but...there could be things that her eyes and hands were missing considering how dark it was. A loud POP would be heard right then as Sunchaser decided he wanted to dance too! Now would be the perfect time since they had stopped dance and huh? It seemed like his assistance was required after all.
Stepping closer to Lucien and Michi, the pink Ponyta used his light to help them find out what was wrong. "Thanks, Sunchaser," Michi said softly, smiling up at the firepony before looking back at the foot, there didn't seem to be a real bad injury but maybe she was missing something.
Post by Lucien Benoit on Apr 28, 2017 15:12:42 GMT -8
Feeling over the pad of his foot, Lucien found the spot that hurt. It didn’t seem to be bleeding, at least, but he couldn’t rule out a splinter or something similar. As Michi spoke, he looked back up to her. “Jus’ stepped ‘n somethin’sal,” he replied, yet as she kneeled in front of him he shifted a little so she could see his foot easier. “Dun think it’s bleedin’ ‘r nythin,” he went on.
As the Ponyta broke from its Pokeball, Lucien looked up. The color of it has his eyes growing large, but his attention shifted down again as Michi poked a particular spot. “Owch yeah das tha spot,” he half winced half laughed. “Think it’ll be ok doc?” he asked with a small grin. “Yer Ponyta’s pretteh ba tha way,” he commented eyeing the Ponyta before slowly reaching a hand out to let Sunchaser smell him. He knew better than to pet an unfamiliar Pokemon and all.
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