Scarlet scoffed at the lady's ignorance. After all that she had just done for her - one of her finest works - and she said she didn't even think it was the healing? "Is she serious?" She turned around, full attititude swinging, and smacked Linda with her five tails as she began to exit the room. "I can't believe I got up for this."
"Scarlet...not everyone is as aware of how this stuff works. She's probably never even seen a healing. For all she knows all you did was have your eyes glow." Riku replied to his Malii's wounded ego. He cared about her and didn't want her to think her talents and effort were unseen. The tail display was clearly a defense mechanism, but he also couldn't just let it slide with a guest.
"Sorry about that, she's a pick quirky." he said to Linda, grateful their conversation had been private.
"I'm really glad that you are feeling better, Linda. I would definitely say it was the healing itself." he said, a bit louder at the second half so the bothered creature in the next room could hear it. He knew she was still listening. "Y'know, you look better already. It's crazy how that works."
"I do...?" she said, blushing and holding her hand over her face slightly. He gestured her over to a mirror on the wall nearby. "Oh my goodness! I look my age again!" she laughed. "....Not that I'll tell you how old that is, but it's probably younger than you'd think." the two of them laughed together. "Well, please thank your Malii for me. She did a wonderful job." She grabbed her briefcase off the counter and opened it up.
"How much do I owe you...?" she asked, pulling out her long black wallet. She had a pen inside, and it seemed she was going to write a check.
"Oh, our services here are not charged!" Riku proudly confessed with a large grin. He made a 'successful' gesture with his arm in a flexed pose at his side. "We are more of an amenity type of public service, similar to the Healer's Temple - but with other options available, like a gym and yoga. Y'know, and the general Malii theme." The two of them laughed, and the Malii who had helped her casually came back in. A sort of 'I am just passing by, I don't care what you are talking about' rather than 'I'm here to be part of your conversation again'.
"Well...! I am very impressed and in your debt. You know, I am a very powerful woman." she said as a state of fact without a drop of pride. Riku felt suddenly honored to be in her presence. He wondered what she did to deserve such a title.
"I'll definitely be mentioning your Mantra at the next board meeting." she said with a wink. It was like suddenly she was a completely different person....perhaps she was possessed? He laughed interanlly at the ridiculous thought.
"Wow, well I'm flattered and honored. Thank you!" he said. He reached over towards Scarlet, who 'graced' him with her closer presence, and began to massage the top of her head. Of course, he always worked his fingers behind the ear, along the back of the jaw, and then down to the chin. He was an expert!
The woman turned around and began to examine the building, her posture strong and hips forward. She had one hand in the air beside her face as the other arm crossed her chest and held it up by the elbow. "You could definitely use an upgrade in here, couldn't you?" Her tone was a bit dry compared to earlier.
A little hesitant to insult his own decorative skills, but honest enough to admit he was no profession designer, he agreed. "Yeah, I have a lot of plans for this place, but until the city decides we are a greater service to the community we won't have the funds to expand...and that includes hiring a proper interior designer." He worked his way back from Scarlet's chin and down to her collar bone, then over to her shoulder blades between the large wings. The Malii stretched her anterior body forward and down a slight degree to loosen the area and really feel the extensive - but absent minded - massage.
"I see..." the woman said as she gracefully found her way over to the door with the glass windows. "I'll be seeing you again.....Riku, was it?"
"Yes, Riku." he confirmed. "It was very nice to meet you, Linda, we were glad to help."
"...Linda? Who's Linda....?" she said as she stepped through the exit. "The name's Xmorphia."
Riku: Oh how perfect! I woke up wanting to post (unexpected, but yay) and saw I had a reply. <3 Meant to be.
May 26, 2020 6:40:43 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I really, really love all the updates that have come~! <3
May 24, 2020 2:12:37 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: np!!! I hope y'all like it!
May 23, 2020 13:45:06 GMT -6
Riku: What an awesome update, staff! Thanks for that! <3
May 23, 2020 12:06:52 GMT -6
Jack: All have been found!
May 23, 2020 9:53:27 GMT -6
Jack: Might want to be on the lookout for anything... odd
May 22, 2020 23:51:22 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Yeah it’s definitely a coincidence but wow did it work out well for us! XD
May 22, 2020 6:43:27 GMT -6
Silver: I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, but it sure feels lucky!
May 22, 2020 2:07:09 GMT -6
Riku: So did you guys make this hosting switch perfectly RIGHT before pb broke? >.< Thaz crazy. It’s a huge relief and I’m very glad we’ve come to this. <3
May 22, 2020 1:41:01 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: It’s free up to a certain number of GB, which we haven’t hit yet.
May 21, 2020 6:46:33 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is the site that is going to be used to host all those images also the type you'd need to pay for? (definitely noticed the broken images yeah. Photobucket feels like it is standing on its last legs. X3 )
May 21, 2020 0:13:57 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm just kinda nervous about them going down before things get moved over completely. It's prolly nothing to be worried about though. :3
May 20, 2020 22:13:15 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Thank goodness we're moving out of there? XD
May 20, 2020 21:59:22 GMT -6
Renathan: Ugh, photobucket has the images broke again. x3
May 20, 2020 21:18:53 GMT -6