!vf05RX1JTQ 11/14/10(Sun)20:50 No.12799826|
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"Nothing terribly important, I'm afraid, but... I was hoping you were actually as at-peace as you seemed about our crystalline friend's startling revelations." you say with a tone of confession.
"I did wrong you. My... fears-" Cygnis admits, a fairly big concession on her part, "got the best of me. You have proven yourself of,... Well," she laughs, "Not unimpeachable moral standing, but quite decent. Y-"
"Oh, you wound me so!" you declare dramatically, falling into a chair. She smiles.
"You're far better than most adventurers I've known, truth be told. And it has been a pleasure to work with you, even when you aren't rescuing me."
"Hah. A rare enough occurrence." you reply.
"Hardly rare enough. I'm ashamed to say it, but your devil seems to have been a better ally for you than I have." Cygnis says ruefully.
"Hardly your fault. You have your own things to do. I am, regrettably, stuck with Scinnari all the time if I want to keep an eye on her." you say, "I... I was wondering if you had any advice on, ah, keeping her reigned in."
"Ah... I really cannot say, aside from trying to bind her in a circle, or something of the sort. She has seemed... remarkably restrained for a devil, something I'm sure you are responsibility for. I'd have to say..." Cygnis says, pausing to pour drinks while she thinks, "You might try being extremely explicit with your orders.. and set up restraints-"
"She has recommended that, yes." you say dryly. It takes Cygnis a moment, then she laughs.
"I meant restraints to what she is allowed to do, while bound to you. Though I take it she is being quite the succubus?"
"I- Yes. Yes. Very much so." you say, slowly bringing your hand up to your face.
"While I know there are, sadly, hundreds who would kill for the arrangement you have with her, I can't imagine it would be to your advantage should you take her up on it. Devils are renown as manipulators, after all."