==> Aradia: Land.
She couldn’t help but laugh to express her amusement, and what a great feeling it was! The way it bubble brightly in her chest and left her feeling very near to breathless. His downtrodden appearance in the face of her rejection made her feel, not exactly bad, but maybe bad for him. She released the skull in her hand and caught it with her telekinesis so that it bobbed in the air just behind her shoulder.
Aradia stepped closer to Equius and reached out to pat his shoulder in consolation. ”Thank you for the offer! It was very sweet.”
She stepped past him, into the dim interior of the hive, wings giving a faint flutter and closing tightly together to avoid brushing the doorframe. The skull bobbed in after her like a balloon without a string. ”I don’t know, I think it’s very nice out tonight!”
She turned on her heel once inside and looked at Equius once more. Her head tilted in curiosity, hair falling across her face. ”I wasn’t expecting you to be here. In fact I don’t think I thought about who would be anywhere!” She was thinking about it now, of course, and wondering who else was here. Sollux and Karkat were obvious, but it seemed as if she’d stumbled into a bit of a gathering.
That was rather exciting, now that she thought of it. It could be just like the veil again, only this time she wouldn’t have to sit in a corner and not feel anything.
Yes, she had a very good feeling about this!
Equius felt his skin tighten where she had made contact with him. Even when her touch had left him, that patch of his skin still burned with the feeling of her fingers. It was a good burning, a passionate and eternal burn like the fire raging in his beatpump at the sound of her voice and the smell of her flesh. Equius swallowed a lump in his throat and wished to whatever powers that be that he had a towel at this moment. His eyes followed her behind his cracked shades as she moved past him. He wished that she would have brushed passed him, and made another form of physical contact. He just wanted to feel her. It was the only pleasant sensation he had had ever since the glitches began. He placed a hand as tenderly as possible on the spot Aradia had touched and let out a soft sigh. The offer was sweet.
He supposed it was a good thing coming from Aradia, but sweet had never been a term Equius thought of when considering himself. Perhaps that is because he did not care to be sweet at all. In fact, he was very disgusted by her, and yet wanted her all at the same time. His offer was probably more of a manipulation tool than a sweet gesture. However, when given more thought, Equius knew, though he would not care to admit, that he was indeed trying to be sweet to his beautiful Aradia.
”Yes, there are a lot of us here,” Equius informed her, closing the door as she entered. “However you may feel the outdoors are, they are dangerous. The glitches are very decieving.” Equius turned to her, his eyes fixated on hers. He saw his reflection in her gorgeous orbs and behind his glasses, his eyes darted to the floor. Those eyes, still without irises, were likely a part of this glitch. This meant Nepeta would want him to kill her too.
But she might already be dead, he thought, as he saw Nepeta approaching Aradia from behind. He felt his body tense as his mind begged Nepeta silently to help him come up with another solution. Recycling their data may not even have an effect on the glitch. Nepeta’s eyes caught his as she stood beside Aradia, arms folded, brow narrowed.
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