The North God
The eye-to-eye comment made Micaiah suspicious on whether he believed or not, but she wasn't going to press it. Instead, as if to certify his comment, the girl straightened her back out as much as she could to get as close as possible to genuinely being eye-to-eye. The differences in their torso size had her come up short, but Micaiah was a stubborn gal.
While she was explaining her reason for being here, Micaiah took notice to the demon's more disinterested look, but rather than taking offense to it, she assumed it was a symptom of being ancient. Many of the old farmers and boomer demons she knew were less expressive, their wrinkles and mannerisms even more tired and languid. Surely, for a demon as aged as he was, this was but the norm. At the same time, it cheered Micaiah up some to see him laughing earlier on the topic of her height; again, it seemed like he didn't quite believe her, but the emotions affirmed to her his attention. Hum, hum, this demon was kind of like the cute old grandpa across the road. He lived in a shack by the shore with stilts underneath, raised above sea-level for when the tides reached further in-land than normal.
Micaiah was quick to respond when the demon talked about not having much to teach. "Is this what people mean when they say wisdom is humbling? C'mon, Mr. Wise Man, don't be stingy with your knowledge."
Micaiah tried beaming as cute and convincing of a smile she could, but it didn't hide much of her greedy intent."Mmm, cooking on a budget seems like a good life skill to learn for survival sake--truly something a wise man would know, hum, hum--but not quite what I was thinking of."
When he mentioned lessons about fighting, Micaiah's eyes lit up."Oooh? Oh! What kind of fighting? Is it the grungy brawling type--maybe the an eloquent, combative dance?"
If it wasn't for the mention of fighting, his comment on gambling would've been the one to pique her interest. While Micaiah wasn't familiar with too many forms of gambling on Earth, she was more than comfortably acquainted with Death Rolling in the Demon World.