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Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 27, 2019 21:41:10 GMT
Orion had been busy, so busy, lately. There always seemed to be something that needed to get done or someone who needed help. As stressful as this could be, however, he did find he had a fair bit of change to spend as well. On Friday night, he went drinking with the pack, but now on a Saturday afternoon after being hung over for who knew how long, he was debating just what he wanted to do with his free time.
As if on some unknown cue, one of his pack mates suggested he go with her to Tescaula to do a speed dating event in town. She was nervous but really really wanted to go, and she would feel better if someone she knew went with her. Well, eh. Uh, sure. He hadn’t actually been out like that in a while, and he was just sober enough to deal with people in short minute spurts. Hell, maybe he’d get a date somehow too. Why not.
Almost immediately after they had gotten into the building, his pack mate had spotted a cute girl and did everything in her power to ebb over to that table. Orion laughed, truly, as he sat down at the table waiting for whoever was about to come over. “Remember, you have three minutes so make a good impression!” the announcer spoke.
Orion rolled his eyes. Just as the person sat down, then, Orion started the regular spiel. “Orion Alim-Verdi, werewolf, twenty-five, hi.”
Post by Nikolai Laska on Jan 28, 2019 17:48:34 GMT
Nik had actually been to this sort of thing more often than he'd like to admit. He'd made a few semi-friends through it, actually, if one could count 'people he hooked up with a few times and then sort of lost touch with' or 'people he sent memes a few times a week' as friends. But he hadn't really met anyone really special yet, and didn't really expect to to be honest. This was just a fun way to kill an afternoon.
He was led to a table with a green-haired kid-- wait, twenty-five?? Oh wow, older than he looked, how cute. Nik grinned. "Nikolai Laska, faerie." He turned his blue butterfly-like light-wings visible and fluttered them. "As well as certified faerie," he joked with a wink, hoping Orion got the double meaning. "Twenty-two. Pleasure to meet you." He'd let Orion ask the first question.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 28, 2019 18:26:50 GMT
Nikolai Laska, Orion’s eyes flickered over Nikolai Laska a couple of times over. Heh,” escaped in a puff of air from him at the joke. Cute. Lips curled a little more. “Nice to meet you too… Well, I guess I’ll start. If I wanted to summon you, what five items would I use?” he grinned a little cheekily.
Post by Nikolai Laska on Jan 28, 2019 18:53:01 GMT
...SNORT. Nik couldn't help but giggle at such a question. "Going right for the really important stuff, huh?" he teased. "Hmm.. Keep in mind my answers might change with more time to think about it, but off the top of my head... A fairy princess wand. A nonbinary flag. Umm.. A ferret or some other mustelid." C'mon, Nik, time was ticking. "Gay porn. And uh.. I dunno, straight porn." He giggled, clearly not taking this too seriously. "What about you, cutie?"
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 28, 2019 19:46:31 GMT
Heh. Orion’s lip curled some at the side revealing one of his elongated fangs. “Gay and straight porn?” he snickered softly. As the question was turned back on him, however, his features became more contemplative. “Pack whistle, some kinda power ring, puppies— lots of puppies—, eh…man this is harder than I thought it was. I guess maybe a textbook of whatever random block of information suits your fancy. And … gay porn I guess.” He grinned a bit toothily thereafter.
Post by Nikolai Laska on Jan 28, 2019 20:57:05 GMT
Oh, his fangs were cute! Not to mention Nik suddenly had a burning curiosity to see how they'd feel biting into him, but he digressed. He snorted at the 'lot of puppies' bit, and giggled as Orion went for gay porn as well. "Well looky there, something in common~ Maybe our summoning circles could overlap." Assuming they were into the same porn, but honestly there wasn't too much Nik couldn't at least vaguely deal with and a lot he was into, hahaha.
"Elaborating on that feels too obvious though. So how about.." He tapped his cheek. "Do you have any powers unrelated to being a werewolf? And if you could pick one new power to spontaneously master, what would it be?" A bit of an esoteric question, perhaps, but it was a lot more interesting than the standard fare, at least to Nik.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 28, 2019 21:35:53 GMT
Orion snickered. Yeah, that did feel too obvious to elaborate on didn’t it? At the question, however, Orion’s lips twitched some. “Ah, heh, I… used to,” he emphasized slowly shrugging his shoulders and tilting his head to one side. “Though I don’t know if they disappeared because I became a werewolf or because I came here to The World Tree.” He had a sneaking suspicion it was the latter considering he couldn’t really summon his powers at the time then either, but he never could be too sure.
He wouldn’t dwell on the exact parameters behind these powers, though. “I’d love to master a muscle memory spell a friend has,” he grinned throwing his arm up and making a flex that didn’t really weigh as much as he wanted it to. “He can watch something once and do it basically the same. It’s a neat trick.”
Post by Nikolai Laska on Jan 28, 2019 23:16:21 GMT
Oh?? So he learned that Orion wasn't born a werewolf, which didn't really matter but was vaguely interesting, and that he was an Outsider. Neat. His eyes widened at the spell Orion described. "Oh dude, that's sick. You said muscle memory and I wasn't sure what to expect, but that sounds awesome!"
He grinned cheesily. "Now mine just sounds silly, but I'd master shapeshifting just to become a guy or a girl at will. Or maybe some mixture even, depending on a partner's tastes." He stuck out his tongue. "Maybe being thin or buff at will, too."
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 28, 2019 23:35:52 GMT
Orion grinned back. “Right?!” It was such a versatile and neat spell that he just wished he could do it with any affinity. As Nik described what he’d want, however, Orion couldn’t help but smirk. “Damn can you imagine both of those spells in tandem?” He elbowed the table and rested his cheek on his knuckles. “Building up a lot of muscle and then kicking ass with skills.” Now that was something he could really get behind and enjoy to its fullest.
“I can’t really use spells,” he admitted with a small sigh. “Just never really figured out how to get ‘em to work for me.” A shrug came thereafter. “Just gotta be physically stronger to make up for it I guess.” He grinned again a very toothy grin.
"In tandem?" Nik tried to imagine it, but came to a very different conclusion than Orion. He snort-laughed after the elaboration. "I was thinking more like a break-dancing bear or mirror imaging someone honestly. But your way sounds more practical."
Oh? How unfortunate. "It's hard to imagine. I'm not that strong but I rely on my magic quite a bit." Mostly for stupid shit but eh. Orion seemed to be in good spirits about it, though, so Nik smirked back. "But hey, I guess you know what they say about opposites attracting, hm~?" He leaned in a bit with his arms resting on the table and added, "Because I'm finding you pretty attractive so far, cutie."
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 4, 2019 17:34:12 GMT
A snort escaped from Orion as Nik gave his thought processes. A breakdancing bear? Hell, why hadn’t he seen such a thing yet? Or had he at one celebration or another? Eheh.
Heh, so he was physical and Nik was more magical. Not a bad combo at all. “Just what I was thinking,” he answered softly as Nik mentioned how opposites attracted and— Oh he was going through with that wasn’t he? Elbowing the table himself, Orion rested his cheek on the edge of his palm. “Is that so? Maybe we should exchange numbers then~”
He kind of sort of wanted to add ‘and get out of here to somewhere private’, but this was the first exchange, and he kinda would feel bad if he just up and disappeared on Lorna without a word (even if he kind of expected she was going to do the same anyways with how comfortable she was once they got in there). Fishing out his phone, Orion held it out. “Want to give me your details, cutie?”
"Absolutely~" Nik took Orion's phone and type in his number, then sent a text to himself stating 'cute werewolf' to get Orion's number on his own phone. "Looks like our time is almost up here, but I'd love to talk to you more after the rounds are up if you're not busy. You free tonight~?" He'd let Orion decide how free that meant or for how long. A pleasant walk together chatting some more or a long intimate night together would both be great as far as Nik was concerned, hehe.
The bell dinged to indicate time, and Nik stood but waited for Orion's response before moving.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 7, 2019 1:08:16 GMT
The corner of Orion’s lips quirked as Nik spoke. “I am~” he answered back rather quickly. “There’s a cute restaurant we could walk to after if you want.” And with that, he winked.
After Nik had left, Orion found yet another person ready to chit chat, and then another, and another. There were a few he liked well enough, but not quite as many had the vaguely witty banter that the first guy had. After more than that? It was kind of exhausting, actually. So many people. Even if it was for a short period of time, this was kind of a lot. When Lorna showed up on the opposite side of him, they shared a laugh and vague conversation about the next pack meetup instead.
Ah, man look at the time. Time to get up and stretch his legs, or maybe find Nik and leave. Lorna had clearly caught eyes with a girl, so that was good for her too heh. Fishing out his phone, Orion sent a quick text on where he was and then stood outside and waited.
"I'd love to~" And with that, Nik was off to his next partner. Throughout the night, a few folks would get a bit of attention, and one other did seem worth getting a number from. But would you believe he tried that 'five things used to summon you' question on several other people and not one said gay porn? A travesty, truly! Clearly, Orion was the winner of the night by a mile.
At the end of the night, he beamed as he got Orion's text. Seemed cutie hadn't forgotten about their little deal either~ He'd been vaguely afraid he'd meet someone better and make other plans. But Nik quickly met up with him outside and asked, "So where's this restaurant, hm? I'm starving~"
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Feb 7, 2019 1:45:52 GMT
Orion flashed a grin as Nik came up to him. “It’s about two blocks that way,” he answered thumbing sideways. “It’s got most of your standard foods, but the burgers are worth killing for,” he laughed at his own word choice before starting to walk in the direction he had pointed. In the darkness, the small glowing sign in the distance was the beacon of assurance of food to come. “So I’m guessin’ you didn’t find anyone else who stood out like I did, eh?” Orion asked glancing sideways at Nik and winking.