To say Kyra was nervous on the limousine ride to her hometown would be an understatement. This was the first time she was seeing her family since Tegan seemed to just sell her off to Errings Rising once more. Now she was returning with her two primary captors and the Queen of Errings Rising, and aside from the sundress, Medeia had insisted she wear a two piece swimsuit, embarrassing her even more. She sighed as the limo pulled up at the outskirts of the beaches of Reinford. As soon as they had reached the foot of the mountain, there was a limo waiting for them with Rio's seal on it. Why was Rio involved with this? She was not sure as to what all was going on, just that the Queen approached her and asked to be brought to the beach event Reinford was holding. It was not Kyra's place to question the queen, so she was just sitting in the car.
As soon as the limo's door opened, a few men in fancy suits made sure things were settled for all four people in the car to be escorted out. Only a few moments after the last person left the car, a familiar voice called out.
"Ah, wonderful!" Rio called out, a smile firmly on his face. He looked more casual than usual, though he still "wore" a suit at present. "You must be Miss Amber Stone," he said with a firm nod towards the blonde. "I've heard that you were the one that tracked Kyra back down here. Well, if I knew that Kyra was leaving people that cared about her behind, then I would have just sent a missive right to you all!" He chuckled a bit to himself, giving a light bow before turning to address Medeia. "Ah! And Lady Medeia! You've been Kyra's primary caretaker, haven't you? You certainly look quite ready for relaxation. And I've heard that in your visits to our fair city you and Tegan have hit it off well. I'll never know what to do with my dear little sister." He gave another bow, this time to Medeia, before turning to Saraphina for a moment, but stopping as he caught himself. "Wait! I've met you once before! Back at the Urban Nights! Ah, that was certainly a fun festival. Shame I did not have time out of my schedule to truly enjoy it, and I made sure to have time to enjoy this. All of our siblings are ready and are sure to be out and about somewhere." He gave a bright smile, apologizing to the two more acquainted caretakers of Kyra before turning once more to Saraphina. "Apologies, I did not mean to delay your introductions, after all, you are the star attraction!" He gave a deep bow, taking her hand gently. "I meant no offense to delay, Her Majesty, Queen Saraphina Rose Zima, Queen of Errings Rising, Sovereign Queen of Hostia and Protector of our fair city of Reinford. I hope I did not offend." He kissed the hand, getting up from him bow and walking over to hug Kyra. "And, of course, my dear sister. Valkyria, it feels like it has been ages. It's good to see you in good health. I assume they're feeding you well and accommodating to your... urges well?"
Kyra smiled a bit and hesitantly reciprocated the hug. "Y-yeah. They have. They've been treating me fine as always. J-just like you guys always have. It...it honestly feels like a family. Even if I don't really know anyone outside of these three..."
Rio smiled, disengaging the hug. "Ah, I see. Well, it's a start, isn't it? It's three more friends than you felt you had before, right?" Kyra nodded as Rio ruffled her hair. "I haven't properly introduced myself, have I? My name is Mercurios Velkhomme, but most people just call me Rio. Our Father has had a tendency to... overcomplicate names. I'm the eldest of my dear, ravenous sister's siblings. Heir to the family, President of Mercurial Communications and Velkhomme Energies. But, I suppose the business talk should be held for later. I'll escort all of you to our lovely beach first. The festivities have not quite begun, but they should be starting soon. Demi never misses even a second past her scheduled times. After the festivities are done, you are all invited to stay here as long as possible. Kyra has residency in our family home, but you other three have the penthouse suites of Serenity Towers, recently rated within the top five hotels in all of Fiore. Everything is complimentary, of course. Such a thing is only befitting of my sister's caretakers and a queen such as Her Majesty. If I may implore, Queen Saraphina, and I do hope I am not being disrespectful of you with referring to you with just your first name, I would ask that before you return to Hostia or the castle halls of Errings Rising that you please take the tour of all that our family offers for your wonderful care of Kyra. With you directly in negotiations, we can certainly work out a more beneficial deal. However, that's for the future. Right now, just enjoy the beach. Come, follow me."
Rio walked off, beckoning the quartet to follow. Kyra was always so jealous of Rio. How effortlessly he did everything. Kyra thought she saw enraptured by his speech. He did not miss a single word, everything seemed planned. Kyra even suspected that his "slip up" with the delayed introduction to Saraphina was a calculated move. Rio was always so charming, so good with his words, so good at everything. Kyra did not understand it at all. People ignored Kyra, yet Rio grabbed everyone's attention and kept it wrapped around his finger. Maybe she could be confident like that eventually? That did not matter. For now, Kyra just needed to follow Rio towards their beach.