Popular Post Gogigobo Fairhug Posted March 23 Popular Post Share Posted March 23 I love @Dekas' family! ((Anchorage Tower, Dekas & Kettick’s Apartment, Floor 35/36, Denali Station)) ((Early afternoon on Denali, Late night Aurelia time. Interplanetary Timezones, euf.)) It was that time again. Time to talk to his family. But this time he felt less awkward about it. It wasn’t going to be a short hour and then a while before it happened again. No. This one was to let them know they’d be seeing him in person soon, if not a few friends. Still, he maybe thought a little too hard about whether his feathers looked all right before he made the call. And the few seconds it took for them to answer felt far longer than it actually was. Daf: Dekas! Dekas: Shav’aa! (Aurelian for: “Dad!”) You know I expected it would be mom. It usually is, though it is nice for you both to mix it up a little. Daf: Zuka will be around in a few minutes. She always loves talking to you. But Keso and his family stopped by and are staying the night. It’s never just a quick goodnight when there are six grandchildren to say goodnight to with your mom around. They all just want to stay up and keep chatting, and she almost can’t refuse the conversation. ::a pause to shake his head:: Did you know he and Serri are planning on having more soon? Getting close to making it a family tradition to hatch a huge nest of fledglings over there. Dekas: Do you think they’ll beat your record of thirteen? Daf: They just might. ::he clicked his beak in amusement:: How are you? Hearing an Aurelian ask that question, and knowing for a fact he could be honest about it relieved him instantly of one layer of stress. Dekas: ::sighing:: I could be better. I hurt my wing recently, and I’ve been extremely stressed and feeling a bit like I could pull my feathers out, and I feel like I haven’t given myself a break. I feel like I can’t. It’s like I can’t stop. And now I almost have to. But on the bright side, I can make it into a visit home? The physical therapy would be nice, I’ll even see if I can’t convince a few others to come along with me. I think a few of them would really enjoy it. And the emotional support would be nice. Daf: Well you know we have more than enough space for some people in this house if they want an easy place to stay. :::he looked over his shoulder as a door opened quietly behind him and sighed fondly.:: Hello, my love. Zuka sat down and leaned her head affectionately on the top of Daf’s to acknowledge and return the adoration, but otherwise spoke to Dekas. Zuka: Keso and company say a very enthusiastic hello. As if on cue, there seemed to echo the sound of a few of those hellos from somewhere in the background of the audio. Zuka: ::looking back toward the door:: I don't know if they managed to hear me, or if that was just really good timing. But any friend of yours is welcome to be a temporary baby bird in our nest. Dekas: ::with a quiet laugh:: I don’t know how they’d feel about you calling them that. Zuka: They don’t have to immediately know that’s what’s happening. Just that they’re being cared for while they’re here. It breaks the tension between new people to treat them like family outright. Dekas: But you’d tell them. Zuka: It’s true, I don’t like my intentions to be confused. I don’t know why people get so funny about it. But I can try to refrain for you if it would make you more comfortable. Dekas was quiet for a second, he was tempted to thank her for saving some sort of “embarrassment” adjacent feeling. And then he shook his head out of it. Dekas: You know, I actually think it’s best they meet an Aurelian on their grounds. You can be as honest and open as you like. Zuka: Oh good, I probably would have said it anyway. ::a wink:: I'm happy we'll get to see you, more than anything. Daf: Agreed. We miss having you over here. Dekas: Well, then consider it a plan, because I miss being there. ::a beat:: Actually, can I ask a favor if anyone comes with me? Zuka: Absolutely. If it was possible for him to smirk with a beak, he did. Dekas: Marvelous. NT, but TBC… — (OOC: I plan on starting up the Aurelian Vacation thread of things in the next day or so, tagging two people specifically in that to start, but also leaving an open “any” tag just in case others want to also be in on the Aurelian trip, too. But that ending bit does indicate he’s going to try to cause just a little bit of harmless Avian mischief on the way.) Lt. Commander Dekas Chief Engineer Denali Station J239802D12 Pronouns: They/she (player), He/him (character) 5 Quote Link to comment
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