Insignia Posted April 13, 2022 Author Share Posted April 13, 2022 The breeze cools him as he returns. "Sorry, that took a bit longer than I expected." In all honesty, it didn't. However, Jannus is always one who's more prone to apologizing and putting up other platitudes of comfort, regardless of whether or not they are actually needed. In the future, he may open up. For now, he defaults to using the same meek ways of speaking around many of those he knows, Helios especially. It is probably for the best that he does not see Helios's client-to-be. Otherwise, it may very well have shattered the image of the man he's constructed to represent him at his very best, like a set of iridescent nacre and quartz mosaics one might find in the finest of baths or temples. Helios's smile, he thinks, more than makes up for any delay. And he realizes, with a newfound horror, that he is allowing himself to fall into honey-laden traps of good intentions speckled with sun-granted beauty. "Oh, I can fix my h-" As careful fingers smooth down his hair, Jannus is acutely aware he is too far gone. "I..." he trails off. Should anybody ask him about the sudden rush of heat to his face, he will forever and always blame the sun. As the two walk, he finally manages a quiet "thank you." The road back is a bit far. He latches onto the chance for more conversation. "I was born up north, then brought here when I was a small child. Now, I deliver messages." @Atrice 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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