Nat’s face lit up when Trinity accepted the invitation to be taught how to sign with such excitement. It never failed to bring Nat joy whenever he got to see Trinity like this and already, he had plans in his head on how it would be done that it almost felt overboard that he was already planning a next date when it seems they are in one right now… or at least to him, this was a date… Right? He continued to question it within his own mind, not showing any physical reactions to these thoughts, clearly trying to avoid anything that would raise curiosity and eventually several lines of questioning that could make the entire situation awkward.
Then Trinity’s reply to Nat’s question was brief and informative. By pulling out the same letter she had shown to the coordinator a few moments ago that placed everything in perspective. Although to be honest, Nat was simply just so excited for the sweets at the end of the whole ceremony. However, he was not ignoring the fact that he had been honored with being Trinity’s plus one for this specific event. As such, a blushing Nathaniel was having a hard time placing words on his smiling mouth. “T-t-this is an honor, Trinity… Uh… T-t-thanks.”
he stuttered, smiling at the end, trying to stifle giggling because it was bad enough that he was blushing, almost losing his manners and giving in to the weird feelings he felt, and thoughts his brain kept pushing into him. But he had to maintain his composure, and appreciate the ceremony they have been invited to.
As soon as the ceremony proper started, Nathaniel watched and listened intently. The man who looks to be facilitating it, would tell a story of how they met, courted and fell in love. Weirdly enough, Nat’s memories would go back to every moment he shared with Trinity during every initial phase of these people's own memories. He absorbed every detail that went into it, for it seemed to be causing the woman in the ceremony to be happy beyond description. He was absolutely transfixed by all of it, even the parts past the memories and vows. Clearly, love was in the air and Nat was… inexplicably happy and content to have witnessed such an event, with a person he is so fond of. It didn’t come as a surprise to him though it seems for he was able to rationalize that in his line of work where only suffering and sadness is all he can see, as a result of the misdeeds of a few “bad apples”, it was refreshing to surrounded with peace and happiness, even for only a little bit he thought, especially since he was spending it with Trinity. A thought that made him chuckle a bit because he can’t seem to do anything else besides think of Trinity at this point, which he didn’t know if it was a good or bad thing, and he was just hoping that the delicious food at the end of it all would set his mind straight once more.
But it wasn’t going to be as easy as Nathaniel thought. For as soon as they were ushered into a beautifully decorated area for eating, with an ambiance of romance to compliment such set up. He had walked in alongside Trinity and they were guided to their seats. He took his slowly, trying not to ruin his very cool outfit, sitting in royal elegance, trying to make himself a little bit presentable, and make people see past the fact that he hasn’t showered yet. In fact, he almost forgot it himself and got curious as to how he smelled now that he subtly sniffed himself a bit. To his surprise, he smelled really great. Such a shock caused his eyes to widen and he wondered how it came to be and he could only conclude that the “magical makeover” came with a magical bath or odor remover or something. Nevertheless, it was one less to worry about, and he could just happily enjoy cake!
But apparently, in gathering like these, there seems to be a ritual or ceremony for every little thing that was happening. And there was more ceremony to get through. And while it was getting honestly tiresome at this point, when all you really wanted was to enjoy food, Nat wasn’t a little bit disrespectful about it and simply tried his best to be patient and pick up points and words from the ceremony. Though there wasn’t much, Nat’s take away from the entire thing was the sweet symbolic feeding of the two lovers to each other and found simple beauty in it and smiled, remembering the happiness it gave the newlyweds.
So at last, after all that ceremonious formalities, it was time for the guests’ cakes to be served. Nathaniel was excited for this part, but had to admit was a little disappointed when all they got was a single piece. Nat tilted his head and stared at the slice, playing with it, deconstructing it, and trying to piece together the different ingredients that made up this undoubtedly delicious dessert, whose only downside is they are being served only one. After a while, he took a bite off of it and was really impressed at the taste. It was sweet and soft, not so chewy that it became annoying, the creamy feeling it left in the mouth was just right and had a delectable taste that was exquisite.
As he was enjoying the nice dessert, he took a look at Trinity whose uneasy gaze he could feel on him. It appeared that Trinity wanted to feed Nat a piece of her cake. It was a curious gesture to be sure but then he remembered that the newlyweds did the exact same thing earlier and once again his thoughts were filled with hopes… That perhaps… he had a chance with her and was overjoyed. Feeling that this act might’ve needed Trinity to summon up much needed courage, he happily leaned in close slowly, eyes locked into Trinity’s own, reminding Nat that that was one of the things that captivated him. He opened his mouth and ate the piece of the slice that was on her utensil and thanked her happily afterwards and remarked to her “Thanks Trinity. Wow it’s a delicious cake, isn’t it? Want some more?”
He waved a finger pointing upwards in a circular motion leaving a fading trail of magic behind it “Here, watch this.”
he commented as he closed his eyes and pictured every ingredient the cake had and the feelings it gave him as he ate it, with a little added extra, the happiness of being with Trinity. With the mental picture complete the finger he had up he pointed down to the table, pressing it against it, a small light shined underneath it, and as he slowly lifted his hand, and a cake seemingly a little bit identical to the one being served formed, he took a slice and offered it to Trinity, similar to the what the man who just got married did for his woman.
Post WC: 1,194
Nat’s Total: 3,273@Trinity