Almost instantly did Alicia show up to greet the two after their performance. In fact, he had been worried all throughout the performance that his reply might have been too vague. Though some might even consider that a good thing since it would encourage further communication. But he thought it to be irresponsible, and that it was his mistake borne out of excitement that may as well have had an impact to his performance overall, but the shittier it was, the sooner people would forget. That at least was the silver lining. However, this would not stop a great calm and gentleness coming over Leo as he looked upon the elegant woman. "Hhhmm. Yes, well children are very better at most stuff."
he replied softly. Lina on the other hand was more than happy to meet her father's new friend. The little girl in awe of the white haired grace that was the woman before her, even how she went down to be on Lina’s eye level was done with such sophisticated grace. And though she was addressed directly, Lina wasn’t able to answer with the overflowing energy she had been known for when meeting someone for the first time. Instead, she merely stared in shock, taking a minute to come back to reality. During that time, Leo looked at her with worry. Was she ok? Did the cold get to her? Of course any parent would be worried if their child exhibited any unusual behavior when they were otherwise doing pretty well just literally a minute ago. ”Lina?”
Leo called out worriedly to her, which was the moment the little girl would come back and simply utter “Gosh you’re so pretty.”
out loud, though only her mouth moved. In fact, after they moved, Lina’s mouth returned to its position before speaking which was jaw dropped in awe. Shocked, Leo looked at her with wide eyes. He couldn’t help but be embarrassed about the whole ordeal and simply nervously laughed. However, when Lina said this, Leo couldn’t help but look at Alicia. Indeed her words carried such heavy truth and Leo was a little captivated by it. Perhaps, primarily the reason why he was is because he was able to know her even for just a bit.“Sorry about that. Hehe. But you do look nice tonight.”
Leo said, trying to get things back on track, but before any more can be said, Alicia was just asked to sing as well. Leo looked over to the DJ in surprise, but since Alicia was happy to oblige, he just simply let it be and they would watch. While they were setting up, Leo went for some hot coco he had mentioned to Lina earlier to bring back to her, just in time for Alicia’s song.
Though it wasn’t about Christmas or that of the merry nature for that matter. It still captured one of the essences of Christmas: love. Though Leo has not heard of the song before, he still felt it with how solemn and slow it was. It had brought a warmth about the audience that has grown considerably larger compared to when Leo and Lina were singing. Her manner of singing was perfect. Captivating. Elegant. Soulful. Very Professional. One would be forgiven if anyone thought that this wasn’t her first time doing it or that this is her way of making a living. The words and the essence would resonate with every couple the more Leo looked around. Even those that were alone with either find a tear or a smile on their face as they would reminisce, much like Leo would. Lina on the other hand was just enjoying it. Feeling the intimacy of the words Alicia breathed to life. Sipping her hot coco as she held it snuggly and tightly, and cuddling deep towards her father after every sip. It was majestic. And when Alicia locked eyes with Leo, he cannot help but feel as if they were the only ones there. Just her, him, and Lina. It felt as if she was tugging on his heart strings. He would be enchanted however briefly. As he would remember that thing that Alicia guards ever so vigilantly, and that of his own personal love. He would blink his eyes numerous times and shook his head, smacking himself back to reality, just in time for the song to end. “Are you jesting? You were perfect…”
he said in reply to what Alicia said.
Now it came that a new activity must be done and before Leo could think of anything next to do, Lina, seemingly to the rescue, shouted out right after “SWEATERS!”
And excitedly walked over to the sweater making area. Laughing at the kid’s excitement, Leo gestured to Alicia to go ahead, as if saying Ladies first, or after you.
Leo would actually enjoy making sweaters. He had very crafty hands and they weren’t just for weapons and armor. He also had to train himself for more intricate and meticulous crafts for the finer designs in his arsenal. It would also be because of this knowledge that Leo was able to teach Lina as she tries to make one herself. There would be constant pointing and whispering between the father and daughter pair, courtesy of Leo, while Lina’s contribution to the entire image was her heartfelt and earnest listening. Eventually, Leo came up with a red sweater that had green lines coming across with a face of him showing a rare smile and a thumbs up of approval while written below that was the phrase “Merry Christmas”. While Lina’s had a mean face of her sewn on a green with red striped sweater that had the caption of “I want you to give me presents.” They had quite the few laughs when Lina presented hers and was excited to see what Alica came up with in her ugly sweater making entry.
Participated in Sweater Making - 2 Peppermints
Total Peppermints - 4@Ryuusei