Artist: KAIRI - Song: Adrift in the Leaves
If Thara only knew the things Ari had known; the things Ari did know. Once upon a time, Ari too was afraid of death. However, after being so close to its energy for a good couple of years, perhaps more, and also being Mana's personal play-thing from time to time; it was quite easy for Ari to not fear death and treat the end of life as more of an old friend. However, it was an old friend she'd rather not meet for quite a long time. However, the demon let Thara leave first, putting the book back where Emma had found it. Afterwards, Arianda followed Thara out of the room. If Kita was surprised to see Ari in her true form, she certainly didn't mention it. That was fine. Kita had seen Ari in it more than anyone in the world combined; so she had no issues with a lack of reaction from anyone, really.
Instead, Arianda simply walked around to where Kita was standing, starting to silently weave a spell that would slowly repair the tears and cracks that had hewn Thara's features. However, the demon simply remained silent as Kita spoke and apologized to the woman; with Arianda gently putting a hand on her shoulder when Kita started to cry. As Kita cried on, Arianda gently wrapped her right arm around Kita, and placed a hand on Kita's arms gently. She smiled at her lover, as much as she could."You have me too, Kita... I doubt Thara would ever wish to harm him. Something odd makes me think that they'll be very good for each other."
After that small bit of conversation to Kita, over that mental link of theirs that Kita established when she began to trust Ari more, Arianda turned her gaze towards Thara and snapped her fingers; a sound that echoed oddly. The reason for such things was made evident when Thara's cracked features returned to their normal beauty; with the demon giving the woman a small grin."Thara, if either of us were to harm you; what would he think? Neither of us wish to harm you; we just want to know that he is safe. If he is safe, then I see no reason to take those who care for each other from one another. Enjoy yourselves, go on dates; fall head over heels for him if you wish. Perhaps... Well, I'm sure, given enough time; we could go on these things called double dates~"
Arianda gave Thara a well meaning smile before she looked towards Kita; saying nothing once more. However, she gently pecked her lover on the cheek; gently lowering her right arm to rest around Kita's waist. She didn't want to push it and comfort Kita too much or in the wrong way; but she was glad to let Kita cry upon her shoulder a bit of she needed. However, as Kita cried, and Ari stared at Thara; a gruesome thought passing through Ari's head. What Kita said was true. If Thara stayed true to the man they all knew, they wouldn't harm her; hell, they would probably welcome her as a sister one day.
But... if that confidence wavered; even for a second. If, for some reason, Thara decided she desired to harm Him... They. Would. Have. Words. However, it was a thought Arianda swiftly discarded nearly as soon as it came. Arianda hoped she would never have to think such a terrible thing again. However, she knew all too well what it was like for ones heart to be broken; and she knew all too well what he had been through..."Thara... This was no Victory; it was a misstep in our relationship. A stumble upon the path. If you love him, Thara; love him like no other. As Kita said, be good to him. Out of those who I know, he probably deserves it most."
Arianda contemplated silently for a few moments before she once more looked towards Kita, and then tore her gaze back towards Thara. She was a complicated woman, the Danava of Avarice; of greed. She had her own subset of issues to get over; ones that Arianda was sure He may have already been dealing with. However, this meeting was, in essence, a good thing. Thara got to meet His family; even if everything had not gone well. The demon gave Thara another warm smile."Next time... Next time, let's have a better time, hm~? And maybe, with Him around too~ Unless you wish to talk of anything Thara; I think now is a good time for us to leave you to him."
Arianda smiled warmly at Thara once more. If the woman did not object, she would gently guide herself and Kita back out of Thara's castle. She did not fear an attack; as that was clearly not Thara's intention. However, Arianda still wished to return home from the gaudy castle. It was quite clear to Ari how much she had grown accustomed to her more humble living; at least, as humble as a mansion could get. Regardless, once Arianda and Kita had exited the front door, or gates really, of the castle, Arianda would casually open a portal back up towards home; dawdling for a few seconds just in case. If no interruptions came, Arianda would take her girlfriend home for some much needed rest; and probably some extra stuff too.
Ari just hoped that, one day, Thara could leave that castle of hers... The scenery of Earth was far more alluring than the palled black and gray of castle walls.
Coding Altered From: [THEFROST]'s