Secret runaway child...? Abusive household...?
Although she'd been rambling on in an attempt to redeem herself, those words dawned on her moments later, after the magic circle had appeared, and still pulsed next to her as Lehanna took a peek inside the vastness it contained. Deep inside Kitalpha could feel that small bubble of pride grow larger when seeing the girl be so curious, as if that very display was the step forward she'd anticipated. She had not, but it was certainly welcome. There was a smile playing upon her lips, and it grew bigger still when she actually complied with her explanation.”No, I suppose you’re right, Miss Aurence. And it does, may.. we get going please? I know you didn’t want to miss this night.”
Miss Aurence? Kitalpha shook her head and almost immediately replied to Lehanna's formalities. "Please, no need to be so formal! We're friends after all! Fellow guildmates? I prefer friends though..."
The blonde's brow furrowed as she thought about it, but quickly returned to what she actually wanted to tell Lehanna. "Kitalpha is fine! Or Kita, if you don't want to bother with the entire name, I don't mind."
The smile that followed was genuine as she let her crimson eyes rest on the young girl, then nodded solemnly. "You're right though, we should get going, or we'll miss the best part!"
Said same crimson hues now shifted towards the golden gate, still softly rippling like water stirred by a soft breeze. Kitalpha's lips curled into a slightly devious grin, and she whispered softly; "Watch this~".
Extending her arm once more, the blonde positioned herself in front of the circle and touched the surface again. Only this time the surface rippled more vibrantly, growing solid in color once more as a golden aura started enveloping the cursed magus. Her current clothes started glowing, her armor's extensions rapidly dissipating until the layer of golden light laid flush across her skin, making it glow in kind. In a matter of moments the light and aura rippled like the Gate did, only to fade away and reveal a black strapless dress, with a large, flower-patterned see-through back. A thin black choker and golden earrings finished the picture. For the party they were supposed to attend-- Kitalpha liked for them to attend-- she might've been a bit too overdressed, but she liked this one. She'd stripped the dress of its length so it could function as a glorified cocktail dress.
But most of all, the display had been to impress the girl, for her sudden interest and speechlessness, along with those intrigued eyes, had not gone unnoticed. Call it showing off a bit, if you may. Giving both of them a few moments of respite, Kitalpha then extended her bare hand towards Lehanna, waiting patiently for her to either take it or leave it. "Let's get going then, shall we?"
Kitalpha smiled gently, allowing for the twosome to leave for their destination; Rose Garden.
~ Rose Garden, at dusk ~
Although she'd gotten quite the few sideway glances, the blonde was very certain about how it wasn't her outfit but rather taking a minor into a bar. Still, nothing a few well-thrown glares couldn't fix as they finally settled at the counter, Kitalpha helping the young brunette unto her chair if she needed to. An almost unsettling feeling sunk into the cursed magus as she decided not to sit down, instead just lounging at the bar standing upright, positioned as such that none could get behind her younger companion without her knowing (and doing something) about it. The barkeeper nodded, and Kitalpha returned the gesture. Only a handful of moments later did he return, sliding her a bright red drink oozing smoke from the top. The little flames dancing on top reflected in the crimson hues that watched it. Taking the glass Kitalpha handily flicked it to her other free hand, her attention now shifting back to Lehanna. "What would you like to have? You can have anything, it's all on me."
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