It was an odd noise. The sound of silence and yet the clammer of people around her. It wasn’t a sound she was very comfortable with. Her skin began to crawl a bit as she watched people funnel into the waiting tunnel. Her eyes fixated away from the people and to the ground. While she agreed with her reasoning to be here, she was beginning to feel off. It felt odd being outside of her room, but it felt wrong being alone. Rena bit down of her lip seeming to get steadily more nervous, she knew she could fight, it wasn’t that. What if someone found her here? What if all the times for being too oblivious was just about to screw her over right now. Right as she was about to start panicking she felt something, something familiar. Her chin tilted up as her eyes focused before her.
There was a woman with horns standing towards in the tunnel. It was obvious not a human. Her eyes swept over her for a long moment. It was strange to see a demon in town out in the open, but then again with the tournament here, everyone had a chance. She did have to admit, for as few demons as she had seen prior, this one seemed rather use to culture and order. In fact, Rena would go so far as to say she was pretty in her own way. Before she was able to continue her thoughts of the demon woman, a man rounded the corner next to her and began walking towards her.
Her eyes widened. Already? He was here already. Of course Indra found her already. She sighed as he sat to the right of her and said hello to her as if nothing happened. She couldn’t help it, she chuckled at how easy he was about this. “I apologize Indra, but I have to do this…” she whispered under the cloak. He pulled a box out of his cloak and handed it to her showing a sweet bun as he asked her what she would do without him. A small smile slid along her lips as she took the sweet bun from him. Happy she turned and leaned her back against his shoulder and placed her feet on the bench as she began to eat the sweet bun.
A moment or two passed as she managed to finish the rest of it, and leaned her head backwards allowing it to rest along his shoulder. “I would probably get hurt.” She stated to his previous response and blushed a bit. “Thank you for coming Indra…” her voice was soft but it was obvious she was happy he was here.
It was odd, Indra was with her for as long as she had been in Thiris. He became her butler one day, and then began to train her in fighting and school her in magic and other basic knowledge. Coming to Thiris was scary for her, she was scared of everyone. The only person she trusted prior to coming to Thiris was gone. For the first year of living in the castle she was terrified. Her caretaker at the time was odd to her, they didn’t like her. It was obvious they didn’t want to take care of her. Then about a year of that she had Indra. It was a huge upgrade from the prior caretaker. In fact, he was her butler, but he was more than that. He became her first real friend. As the years went by, they developed an odd friendship and as she hit her teens she began to act a bit odder around him. She grew shy, realizing that he was always there. It was an odd knight/savior complex for her.
Blushing at the thought of this she sighed relaxing a bit against his shoulder. “I don’t need a knight…” she muttered again as her mind filled in the rest of it. ‘I have you…’ She would never be able to admit such a thing. Indra had taught her how important it was for a princess to have social standing. “Besides…” she stated up a conversation awkwardly. “I have to show you I pay attention during training!” she began and sat up a bit enthusiastically. Yes, that’s what she would do. Not only would she win and prove she didn’t need a knight but she also could show off to Indra. Smiling under her hood she blushed a bit. Would that impress him? She nibbled on her lower lip. Was that something that interested him? She blushed almost purple. That didn’t matter! She wasn’t here for that, she just didn’t need a knight. Yes, that was all it was.