○ “Don’t call me that. Makes me sound like I am sort of target or experiment of some sort.” She spoke after gently nudging her shoulder into his own as she followed right after the male. “I am Alice, and it’s nice to meet you, Greg.” She spoke, stretching his name out just a bit. Only in a teasing manor. ○
Glancing over at the girl, he squinted his eyes with a sly smile. “Oh, Alice,” he retorted, using the same tactics as she, “the pleasure is all mine, I assure you.”
"How could I not choose such a vivacious woman to partake in my studies?" he asked, heavy on the teasing. "The experiment will only be complete after the coffee digests, should a grain of sand fall from your nose, then Finland is where you shall bear your first born child," he spoke dramatically, with the voice of a narrator, though clearly joking around.
[-Innocent-] Ever giggled, agreeing with the remark about the day. But his next words made her face go beet red. “I-I… w-well..” Ever covered her face. “I guess th-that’s true.” Poor girl had no idea how to talk to anyone it seemed.
The way the girl next to him became flustered only strengthened the desire to fluster her more. Sitting up, he rested his hand on the crown of her head and ruffled her hair lightly. “Now, now, there’s no need to be embarrassed. If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was looking at a princess right now.” Where he learned to be such a smooth-talker, he’d never know, but he sure didn’t dislike the ability. Even if he did seem a little corny.
That sounded…. oddly familiar to the tiny moogle, but he couldn’t quite place it. Perhaps one of the others had mentioned it at some point… Mog couldn’t remember.
"Why would that make them attack us?" He asked even though he knew the answer - they were humans. That’s what humans did; well, the bad ones, anyway. There were some good ones, Cosmog had always said, but not all of them. Most of them were bad. "We can fight, kupo," he went on, determined, "we’re strong, kupo! You’ll lose!"
"Yes, an esper. One born of magic," he explained. "A long time ago mankind used their power for their own greedy needs. Mankind wants that power back, and they’ll do anything for it." His voice held a grim tone. Smiling slightly at the confidence the moogle possessed, he shook his head. "I’m not the one you wish to fight. I’m only here to give you warning, fear the walking suits," he warned.
[-Innocent-] Hesitantly, she took a seat in the grass as well, a few feet away from him. “My name is Ever.” she told him, looking at the sky as well. “Beautiful today, eh?” Small talk was never her forte.
"It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ever," he chimed before falling onto his back to look at the clouds. "It’s as if Aphrodite herself wished this day into being."
"Though," he started slowly, turning to look at the girl, "the real beauty is found in those who you spend it with." He wasn’t exactly trying to be flirtatious with the words, it just came out that way.
"…safe?" Head tilted, he didn’t bother to move as he stared up at the stranger. "No, this is my home." Or… was it? Maybe it was a different place, but it was like his home. It was close enough. “It’s very safe, kupo, don’t worry.”
"There have been reports of an esper found in these mines," the boy explained, the emblem of the Gestahlian Empire found on his shoulder. "You home may soon be attacked by men who dress rather like myself in search of this creature."