Timber's growls deepened as the stranger began to remove his vest. To the wolf, this was a potential threat as no one behaved this way without ill intentions. His smile was unnerving as well. Was he friendly or just creepy? Rinni placed a hand on the wolf's head to calm him as she warily watched the boy. Her eyes widened as massive wings appeared. Everyone in the inn was staring at them now; well, mostly at him.
As he introduced himself she couldn't help but wonder why he saw the need to be so weird about it. She still wasn't sure she could trust him. But when she saw his tattoo and he stated he was from Fairy Tail, she relaxed slightly. Fairy Tail was a well known legal guild and the members of it were both famous and infamous. Yes, they were hailed as heroes through Fiore but they tended to be overzealous and destructive.
She could feel everyone watching them. It was making her uncomfortable. This boy might be open to revealing all in front of a room full of people, but Rin wasn't. She preferred her privacy, and for good reasons. People were now whispering and pointing at Ghost. That was an odd name for a boy. Even if he was a god or a fairy king or whatever he claimed he was. Finishing her lemonade, the teen stood up.
"My name is Rinni. This is Timber." She kept her appearance hidden beneath her cloak and hood, her eyes darted around the inn. People were still staring at them. She bit her lower lip and spoke softly. "Can we continue this conversation somewhere less crowded?"
*Later in her room*
Rin and Tim led Ghost to the room they were occupying. Once Ghost was inside, Rin scanned the hall to be sure they weren't followed before closing and locking the door. Timber walked over to Rin's bed, jumped into the center of it, made 3 circles and laid down. Rinni inhaled deeply and turned to face her guest. She was still shy, nervous, and unsure of what to make of this fairy boy.
"A fairy King, huh? You and Haley would get along great." Rinni joked, referring to a Silver Wolf member she didn't particularly get along with who is often surrounded by tiny annoying fairies. She wasn't very good at conversation and was aware he probably had no clue who she was talking about.
She leaned on the wall, arms folded, eyes closed thinking. Timber glanced at her. To Ghost, it would appear as a long awkward silence. To Rinni and Timber, however, it was a conversation. "Are you okay, Rin?" The wolf sent the telepathic message directly into Rinni's mind.
"I'm not sure what to make of this boy. Can we trust him?" Rinni thought in response.
"He smells alright. And he's with Fairy Tail, so he can't be bad."
Rinni looked up at Ghost and sighed. "I... I guess you're right. I must be nuts for doing this..." As she ended her telepathic conversation with the wolf, Rinni began to tremble. She never did this before, not with a stranger and not on purpose. Truly only Silver Wolf members and her friend Shane had ever seen her true form. But, Ghost had for whatever reason revealed himself to her. He was... special. Different. It was strange to her.
Up until she left her town of birth, she was an outcast. Shunned and rejected by everyone including her birth parents. But since becoming a wizard, she met all sorts of weird people. Slowly she was discovering she wasn't alone after all. And despite her fear of being judged; being rejected, she was compelled to return the favor. He showed her his wings, so now...
Her hood was removed and her cloak dropped to the floor. There in front of Ghost stood a trembling young girl, but not a normal girl. Her nose was a black canine muzzle. In her mouth was wolf fangs. Atop her head was a set of black wolf ears and attached to her backside was a long bushy black tail. She was clearly scared as she visibly trembled.
"I... this is why I wear a cloak. So no one can see... just how different I am..." She nervously began to stroke her tail, her ears dropping back slightly. She grew quiet, as she waited for his reaction. Timber quietly watched their interaction from the bed. If he hurt her in any way, Timber would stop it.
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