It was such a delightful and peaceful sight to see the rapport between the two young children. Such a sight was rare in the Leo’s circle. Mostly due to the lack of children in said circle. But he would remember the old times. The times back in the day when everyone in the guild was relatively young and such faces filled the hall with cheer, stories, challenges, and above all, clamours for cake. Cake that he would provide. Truly times have changed, and he was ok with it, the age today shows promise as he would constantly tell himself for not only is it secured with the likes of Mura, Arcadia, and Nessa, Leo can also see it being secured in Lina and now Kumiko. He couldn’t tell what magic she wielded, but she shows much promise if her physiology is anything to go by. Leo may not know much about the fox people of Midi, but he has heard that they are gifted with potent magical powers from birth, that is only ever strengthened as they progress through life. Quite an interesting thought that he pondered as he looked onto the children who seem to be having fun, even teasing at how they are the strongest mages in Fairy Tail, and naturally in topics like this, Leo would feel uncomfortable. As if they are hinting on the fact that they know who he is, that he has a past that stretches out to the very beginning. Of course, he wouldn’t want to dwell on these thoughts for long, for who knows who might be peering into his mind. No, he wouldn’t like to take the chance for any unwanted people to know who he is, lest the people important to him get harmed, just to get to him. Which is why Leo has spent most of the time, making sure to mask and hide any that would link him to the Dragonbane name, even his thoughts and magic.
Which would lead the old swordsman to focus on the brighter side of things. That perhaps maybe Kumiko was only joking when she mentioned being the strongest in Fairy Tail because it would hardly be even true in this time, with the fact that many of Fairy Tail’s more esteemed members are famous wizard saints. No, this was only to incite conversation between the two, which Lina happily replied with a resounding and enthusiastic “No.”
a reply that took even Leo off guard, awaiting what she had to say next. The young daughter actually followed her reply up with a heart-warming statement, saying that she would only want to be strong enough to help those in need, the little guys. A response that made Leo immensely proud.
Continuing on to the matter at hand, Leo was delighted to see the determination in Kumiko’s eyes and gestures in leading them today. It was refreshing to know that there are natural born leaders in these times, for he only saw and met a handful of people, all of which were interesting, inspiring and uplifting. Leaders. And on their way, there were numerous delectable desserts all lined up to be tested by various people, yet there, at the end of it all, stood the one assigned to them. The most glorious piece of cake he saw in the entire area, as he had the opportunity to pick it out himself because earlier while waiting for Kumiko to arrive, Leo was chatting up one of the event organizers, letting him know that he has one insightful palate when it came to cakes. He even had the time to bake him up a sample which impressed him. And with that display of skill, Leo was asked to sample one of their masterpieces.
Now in its presence, Leo sat down slowly, setting Lina at the seat next to him, putting her in the middle of him and Kumiko. The young one’s circumstances were not improved being this close to the source of her current condition, with the excitement of its consumption ever increasing with every moment that passed by.Lina’s trance like state would be broken however by the call of her new friend. She would quickly snap her head towards her and she would exclaim in excitement as a piece of the slice on a fork hovered in front of her, quickly gobbling it up at the call to say ah. But Lina wasn’t a simple eater, especially when it came to cake.As the daughter of a baker, she learned to savour every bit of the pastry in her mouth, chewing it slowly, getting every bit of flavour she can that all ended with a satisfied “Hhhhmmmm”
. She was also quick enough to return the favour to Kumiko when she took a piece of the slice that was in front of her, telling her friend that it was her turn to ingest in some delicious cake, slowly offer it up to her, making sure she would get in her mouth, which she perfectly did.
Seeing the two young ones enjoy themselves placed the old man’s mind at ease. Allowing him the time and peace to partake on his own slice which came as advertised. It truly was a masterpiece. The flavours were blending perfectly with each other and the bread was soft, not too chewy as to get in the way of focusing on the flavours, but not too soft as it would lead the cake to break down and crumble at the slightest touch. The flavor was indeed strong, including its delicate aftertaste which he had washed down with wine he brought himself in a flask, obviously unable to share it with the young people. Although he was considerate enough to ask the people for a glass of water for the two children. When asked about how it was, Leo smiled and gently replied “It is perfect. The sweetness is just right as brought about by the chocolate and cream, not so much as it would make you sick. The fudge really holds it together along with the bread of the cake. I’d say it was as they advertised, a masterpiece.”
After answering, he would pull out the same brochure from before and took a look at the other activites the convention had in store, even handing it out to Kumiko to let her take her pick as leader of their job.
Post WC: 1,068
Leo’s Total: 2,345@Kumiko