Why was Medeia so persistent?
Did she know how that she held the advantage in more ways than one?
Leona heard Medeia's words delivered in the form of a whisper and tried to ignore the promises no matter how reassuring the other mage tried to sound and how gentle her touch was. Talk was cheap and once she got what she wanted Medeia did not have to keep her word. Leona could not take that chance because their definitions of "healing" were obviously different. The blonde's idea did not involve ropes in any way.
Leona closed her eyes for a moment to try and actually think straight and when she opened them again Medeia was standing in front of her. The other mage started speaking more honeyed words and really put the pressure on by getting close to the Wizard Saint. Medeia's eyes were a lot different from how they had been earlier in the encounter, but no amount of batting her eyelashes would make Leona submit.
At least that would have been Leona's stance before now.
Now the Wizard Saint was feeling off-balance and was not sure what to do. Her first instinct was to resist to the end, but she was not sure if she could bear the cost like she could have earlier. Leona was ashamed of herself for hesitating to demonstrate the virtue in her title as the Wizard Saint of Courage. She should have been willing to bear any cost if it meant fighting a Warlord.
When Medeia made another push and leaned in before making an offer of help Leona blushed yet again. She had lost count of how many times she had blushed, but it was definitely in the double digits. Leona slowly turned her head away from her hostess and tried to say something, anything, in response. The Wizard Saint opened her mouth and tried to speak, but no words came out. Not even a noise vaguely resembling speech came out.
Leona could not even think straight enough to talk anymore. Her face was bright red and her eyes were looking at the ground in a desperate attempt to avoid Medeia's gaze. If she turned her head at all she would probably turn right back into meeting the other young woman's gaze and she did not want to do that if she could avoid doing so.
[Post Word Count: 480]
[Leona's Word Count: 20,546]
[Total Word Count: 38,551]