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While Orion was sensing the awkward, Niso was just feeling confused. Given Sera's usual reaction to new things the...'down' she was showing wasn't fully registering with him, at least not in a way that made sense. As far as he was aware trying a chroma cookie sounded fun and should be an interesting experience, but he had learned enough about Sera by now to know when she was putting on a smile to keep people happy...
He briefly debated if he should bring attention to this given they had company but then he rapidly remembered he didn't really care.
『Hey』 Reaching out from the couch, he lightly took Sera's hand before she left to prepare and brought rested his other hand over hers, cupping it in both. 『No Cookie okay? You can tell me why if you want to later, but...』 He shrugged fairly causally and beamed up to her. 『Don't have to~』 He let go of her hand and rested back again. 『Take all the time you need Sera, you never dissapoint~』
Eyes shifting back to Orion, he narrowed his eyes as if he was actually thinking about it but quickly shook his head. Bruce made holes in the wall to call home, he wasn't exactly nervous about rowdy pokemon. 『Go ahead! Do you have any cool big ones?~』
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Nov 13, 2017 0:48:55 GMT -8
Sera jolted a little at how readily and happily Niso switched gears, and a feeling of guilt suddenly welled in her, her eyes stinging. He always did this, and part of her hated how reliably reassuring it was. It... It was so overwhelming having someone love her so much and be so invested in putting her happiness first, in both good ways and occasionally bad ones? Ha?? She was just so moved a few minutes ago but was starting to remember the weird sense of pressure she had that came with it. Like she couldn't possibly be good enough to earn this and he was just too naive to see that she didn't deserve it, or... something... heh.
"Yeah, of course," she answered with a brief nod and smile toward Orion.
Shifting a bit, she leaned in closer to Niso and murmured, "You can.. do it if you want. I feel bad now. I wasn't trying to tell you what to do or not do with your own body." Smiling weakly-- about half forced and half grimly amused-- she added, "Even if I am pretty invested in it."
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Nov 14, 2017 17:44:28 GMT -8
….Well this was… a turn of events wasn’t it? Sort of. It was… almost disconcerting how quickly Niso abandoned his own wills and wishes on the dime for this girl. It was also just… rather interesting? Not even in the harsh scientific sort of way that his father found things interesting but just… ‘huh’. Alright then, Lord of Chaos.
Anyways, back on to his Pokemon. A small chuckle did escape from him as Niso asked about his Pokemon. “You saw a few of them when we were out,” he answered briefly before fishing through his pockets. “But not my favorite.” The Pokeball he’d fish out was even decorated with more a rather detailed design that his writer can’t remember but has mentioned before. A ten foot Eelektross burst forth and stretched slowly- throwing out both arms and swaying wildly for a few seconds. Looking around, Mr. Fish blinked slowly before finding Orion, wandering around him, and flopping over on him.
An ‘umph’ sound escaped from Orion as Mr. Fish sank their weight into him, but for all he was, he managed to remain standing. “This is Mr. Fish,” he hummed a bit, reaching back to pet the massive thick noodle. A deep hiss resounded form the Eelektross— not even in greeting or dismissal of Orion’s words. Just a hiss because they wanted to.
Post by Niso Konto on Nov 15, 2017 14:01:06 GMT -8
Niso was...a little perplexed by why this was a huge deal for anyone really, but his view on his own form weren't exactly strong or all that emotional or whatever. He looked the way he looked, sometimes he could put on a bit of weight or he could even gain a bit of muscle if he'd been particularly active, but more often than not it was likely Sera, if anyone who'd make him even realize. To himself the change was such a gradual process he didn't really notice, and when he did notice, he didn't really care...though...
As she leaned in Niso's eyes met Sera's again and...he tried to look at it another way. He didn't...'care' how Sera looked, but at the same time he did. He...didn't have a strong grasp on it, and he knew at the very least it would be deemed 'illogical' given he liked Sera solely for her personality, but at the same time...the way he could just squeeze his arms into the curve of her waist, her soft lips, her long pink hair, her gorgeous bright eyes, her dainty yet somehow curvy frame, the way her skin was mostly smooth but could get a little rough after she'd enjoyed a long journey between visits...
Without realizing it he'd gotten pretty invested himself...if she was the one saying she was gonna change on a whim like that he'd probably be a little off too.
Reaching up, he lightly cupped the back of her head and brought her down, giving her a kiss that was a fair bit rougher than most, but in a more intimate and affectionate way than anything else. He would have kept kissing her for a full minute if she let him, but he also wouldn't put up much of a fight if she got him to stop, either way, he'd lean in once he was done, and whisper in her ear.
『I'm pretty invested in yours too...~』
It was probably the first time in their relationship Niso had purposely tried to sound a little sexual, and given his old habits of 'putting on a face' for people, he probably pulled it off better than expected.
Still, as he leaned back, his expression turned from something perhaps still a little flirty to his usual sweet smile over the course of a few seconds, gaze shifting back to Orion as he released his pokemon, perking up and leaning over on his knees.
『Oh wooooow!~ I've been looking for one of these!』
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Dec 3, 2017 8:31:07 GMT -8
Sera... would not show much how that particular kiss took her breath away, or how deeply his tone there truly affected her. If she did, they might have to chase Orion out, and it was so nice to see Niso getting along with a friend who she could actually be around. Bonus points that this friend was also important to Nik. So she'd just.. have to tell him later how much she appreciated it.
For now, she turned her attention to the Eelektross. "Well hello there, Mr. Fish. A pleasure to meet you~" ... Was.. that another hiss? Or... They weren't Dark types, were they? Sera was 99.9% sure, but with her memory that 0.1% would steadily start growing until or unless she heard some mental feed from them.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Dec 3, 2017 16:55:38 GMT -8
Orion brimmed with quite a bit of pride as his wonderful special fish was acknowledged. “Oh really?” he mused at Niso. “I can see why.” Easily, obviously. Mr. Fish, meanwhile, looked from Niso to Sera and then back at Orion. Hmmmm interesting place and— Hmmm??? They smelled food somewhere~! Shifting a little, they nipped at Orion’s shoulder halfheartedly, earned a ‘uhmph’ noise in response. “Easy Fishy,” Orion grumbled a bit patting the eel.
The latter just hiss-laughed in response. Orion they hadn’t even broken the skin! Don’t be mad! Swimming up off Orion, however, Fishy closed the distance with Niso wondering if they might take a bite out of him too. And Sera three, of course! Omnomnom??? “Hang on—“ Orion caught their dorsal fin to keep them from getting too close. “No biting…” Fishy looked back at Orion sadly. R-r-really? 8< …. Orion felt genuinely remorseful for killing their fun. “We’ll make popcorn or something here in a bit… sit tight.” The Eelektross huffed but eased up.
Niso's gaze shifted from the rather fun looking Eelektross to Sera, briefly narrowing his eyes as he spotted the look of confusion on her face...was she okay? What was bothering her? Had she not seen a massive floating eel before? ...Probably not. Not everyone had seen every pokemon and he heard Tynamo were some of the rarer pokemon to come across. As the pokemon seemed to swerve around to face him he practically opened his arms to embrace the electric pokemon, only for Orion to hold it back...?
『Why can't he bite?』He instantly felt dumb for asking that, even him, glancing to Sera than back to the eel. 『Okay why can't he bite me?』 If he laid one finger on Sera he'd probably test how wide that circular maw could spread, but in context of himself he eased himself out of his black jacket and opened up his arms, fully accepting the giant pokemon. 『Heeeey Mr. Fish!~ Want a bite?~』
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Dec 4, 2017 7:57:05 GMT -8
Sera did tense up a bit as Mr. Fish grew closer, that mouth making her a little more uncomfortable than she imagined and holy shit that was a big eel wasn't it. Were they always that big?? On the bright side, something about 'bites' did cross her mind, making her both all the more intimidated and slightly relieved that she wasn't wrong about their typing, unless she was only imagining that Mr. Fish was thinking about bites because she was thinking about-- ugh why this.
She'd breathe out in relief as Orion reigned his Pokemon in, but then Niso had to.. be Niso. "Er..." She... did not want to watch an eel monster eat Niso alive indefinitely even if part of her brain was now wondering about the viability of those logistics and if Niso was technically potentially an unlimited source of very morally questionable food. (Also she got the impression Fishy wasn't a 'he' but she'd been wrong about such impressions before and didn't want to correct in Orion's place so she just kept an ear out for that.) But also Niso offering himself to make a Pokemon happy was so endearing that she could not?? Why did he have to be like this.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Dec 4, 2017 8:55:24 GMT -8
“Uhm well—“ Orion considered the logistics of Niso’s question for a second only to find he had no immediate answer. If Niso was fine with it then??? He guessed??? “They’re— their bites are kinda painful just… be aware…” he stated letting go of that dorsal fin again.
Mr. Fish, meanwhile, was very pleased to be offered a bite and rather quickly closed the distance with Niso again. The kid would receive a very hard circular bite to the shoulder followed by lighter nibbles eventually down his arm. Hmmmm! Tasted like— human! Kind of! With a after taste that they couldn’t place! Omnom! Easing back after a couple of seconds of this, they flashed a grin and clapped both circular claws together in thanks.
Niso couldn't help but flash Sera a cheeky smirk at her unsure looks, riding the confidence he had with her earlier statement and teasingly joking back. 『Don't worry, I assure you you won't lose anything you're invested i-IN!!!』 Okay wow that was definitely a lot more than the nibble he was expecting. Through the thin fabric of his shirt the fangs may have briefly drawn blood but thankfully the wounds healed before it left more than a quickly dried brown mark on the fabric, Niso wincing a little as he got used to the pain, thanking Giritina as it eased down into still faintly pinchy nibbles down his arm, reaching up and stroking along the dorsan fin on Mr. Fishy's back.
『S-see? Nothing to worry about...』Ow ow ow ow. If he wasn't impervious to long term damage he'd be ripping this thing off by his thin, but not wanting to go back on his offer infront of Sera and his guess, he just maintained a constant state of wincing face as he stroked the giant fishy.
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 5, 2018 2:42:47 GMT -8
Sera cringed so hard at that bite-- and fuck she had not even been thinking about the fact that part of that would be from empathic pain. Of course, it was nothing compared to Niso's-- more like someone took a blunt, gloved finger or maybe a knuckle and jabbed her relatively hard where each tooth had pieced Niso-- but the fact that she felt it at all was concerning.
That said..? Watching him try to cover and act tough was...? Despite herself and despite everything, she broke down laughing. "You fucking dork..." she said quietly. Then a bit louder, followed, "I love you so much." Who but Niso would do something this stupid and this ridiculous and still come out being adorable.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 5, 2018 17:47:46 GMT -8
Even Orion winced at Niso’s expressions. He knew first-hand how painful Mr. Fish’s bites could be, but Niso was the one who had let them do it so— heh? At least Niso didn’t seem mad at Mr. Fish for it after the fact. The Eelektross even purred at those pets some. They liked this one, yes they did. Was their tail fin swatting around? Yes, yes it was— and actively hitting Orion’s legs. Orion flicked them a couple times to make it stop, but instead, they just moved a little and kept wriggling.
Sera’s response had Orion’s lips twitching a little. They both were dorks as far as he was concerned, but that was an outsider’s assessment and— and yeah. A small snicker escaped passed his lips followed by a subtle head-shake. “Got your fill, Fishy?” he asked after a moment. The Eelektross his-laughed and nodded. “Good… Hmm…” He shifted a little and set both arms behind his head.
Anyways, performance or something, right? He shifted and released a couple of the other Pokemon he had been training at the time aside from his Kadabra and Silvally. One was not interested in watching anything but Orion’s favorite TV shows with him and the other was newly evolved and might jump Sera the same way she jumped Niso. So, heh.
Niso gave a fake pout at Sera's words, still wincing a little from the fangs digging into his forearm, and maybe giving just light tugs he hoped no one would notice even if they probably did to get his arm free. 『I'm not a dork.』He began with the pouty tone befitting his current face, before continuing in an almost regal manner, his voice settling as the pain started to become a more numb sensation. 『Clearly I am Mr. Fishfood.』 He grinned maybe a little too big at that, while still subtly trying to pull back his arm, thankfully getting it back after just a few seconds.
He did tilt his head a little at Orion bringing out all the other pokemon, before a quick glance to Sera reminded him about the performance, a quiet whistle and soon enough Niso's only nice pokemon, Golisopod, Mimikyu, Ditto and wobuffet filed in from different rooms of the house to see what the fuss was about.
『You guys fancy watching a show?~』They all nodded quickly enough...except ditto who just jiggled.
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 6, 2018 1:22:16 GMT -8
Sera snickered. "Clearly," she agreed with Niso. Ah... Performance though, right. She was feeling quite a bit better, so time to get her head in the game. Couldn't disappoint a guest, after all~ And oh look, she was getting a real audience now, hm? Well, she may as well add to it, mm? Any Pokemon of hers who wouldn't be joining her would also be released to watch.
She led everyone outside, and had her Blaziken, Flash, help her set up a few props while she found a song she'd been working on a routine for. "I'm still trying to figure out a few details, so don't judge too harsh, all right~"
Her writer didn't feel like going through a whole performance post, but Sera would put one on for her little audience with as much fervor as ever. While not a perfect match, particularly on a line or two in the chorus being very off, it still probably wasn't too hard to guess what might have inspired her song choicejust a bit, ehehehe.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 8, 2018 10:55:40 GMT -8
Following Sera out with his Pokemon in tow, Orion found a nice place to sit down and lean back on Mr. Fish who had resigned to being a giant noodle rest out of habit. The rest of his Pokemon including his Kadabra sat down next to him.
Orion watched the performance with a surprised look on his face through almost all of it. She was really good at this wasn’t she? His Pokemon watched with a mix of awed interest and vague boredom. His Kadabra in particular who wouldn’t have a name for months to come was very interested in particular. That was fascinating??? How did she get them to do all of that so well in synch? Never mind that aside from occasional street performances and things on TV, this was her first time really seeing anything like this. Mr. Fish was less than intrigued but thought the Blaziken looked kinda tasty maybe. Guess that was good enough.
As it ended, his Kadabra rather quickly got up and walked over to Flash telling him how awesome he was and how cool he looked. She… might have been a little too starry eyed and kind of wanted to try it for herself but…. but just wanted to awe and fawn over an actual coordinator Pokemon first, heh. Orion chuckled a bit softly and clapped his hands. “Very nice.”
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