Things were coming along nicely, Shade stepping back for a moment to admire the vision before returning to more detailed work. It was unfortunate but while Celty’s chunky paws helped with the base form she unfortunately couldn’t help with finer details like Kumei. Things subsequently slowed until the cavalry arrived, toting various little dead sand crabs and a long line of seaweed. ’Hmm…it’d be neat to fashion some plant life…but perhaps too time consuming for now,’
she decided. Touching the substance only furthered the idea, the long weed unfortunately fresh and unpleasantly slimy as a result. With more, thin hands at her disposal the windows and doorways started to form to her liking, little archways carved into the sides. A stick eventually became her ally as they worked solely on detail work.”Well ice cream sounds really nice right now,”
she answered, voice light with her split attention, ”though if you have something else planned I look forward to it. Dessert’s my favorite part of any meal.”
She held quite the fondness for the sweeter foods, the crumpets and little treats her favorite part of any tea time – though one might question her sugar levels given the addition of milk and honey to her cups. Sometimes it seemed more like tea-and-honey flavored milk more than tea. Normal people might question why the chocolate hadn’t been dessert itself, but it simply wasn’t the girl’s style to question more delicious treats.
Finally it reached the point where all she had left was to place the little “citizens” in their new abode. A pair of guards stood before the main gateway to her mini civilization as other crabian people milled about, more guardsmen patrolling the higher walkways to spy anything in the distance. While they might have a peace treaty with Magna’s kingdom currently that didn’t mean they couldn’t turn on them at a moment’s notice! Ooooor some other sand castle kingdom might attack and try to steal her allies away. Her people did
get some delicious benefits from their peace treaty.
Placing the final pair down she stared at the scene, unsure if they were star-crossed lovers speaking to one another as one sat atop a balcony and the other below it, or if the one on the ground might be serenading the other. Overall pleased with her creation she chimed out, ”Done!”
Peering over she deflated a tiny bit, enjoying the openness of design to his mountainous kingdom compared to her more close-knit, militaristic stronghold. ”This might be a close call,”
she muttered before something caught her attention: the damsel upon the balcony started falling as the thing gave way.”No! Urf...should’ve used a curve instead….hey…wait! The people are actually moving!”
Even the guards were leaving their posts to wander off and her eyes flew towards the dark, fox stuffed animal and the white feline, ”Guys they were supposed to be dead! Augh the citizens are destroying their town when it was supposed to be invaders!”
She watched with a bit of dismay as they scuttled about, bridges now giving way beneath shuffling bodies and chunks of wall shook loose. While she appreciated some of the aesthetic as if a little battle-worn the girl preferred the more pristine version. Palm met face gently with a sigh as one of the towers gave up on life as a couple crabs seemed intent on walking up it for whatever little inane reason their tiny brains created. ”Well…I do really like your’s…the detail on the waterfall alone is amazing…I suppose your people were simply meant to last longer than mine: I concede defeat.”