IC: Colx (Le-Koro)
The Muaka in my gut had cooled its jets a little, at least enough for me to take my mind off of it for a while as I trudged on home. It was deceptive how it lay there, waiting, just itching for an opportunity to thrash about again and make it darn near impossible for me to form a coherent thought, let alone two.
I had a strong suspicion what the reason was; I was now on my way back after having arranged a table for two at the bright-star. Vrina and I were going on a date.
The thought was no sooner etched into my skull before I found myself gazing upon it in confusion. Really? Me? On a Date? When Karzahni freezes and Irnakk keels over, maybe.
Courting females had been its own little circle of karz for me up to this point, and none of it had lasted more than a day. At the time I as loving it, but looking back at it I felt an urge to give my younger self a well-deserved knuckle sandwich, and probably a corkscrew maneuver to the private regions while I was at it.
Flings, sparks that fizzled out in mere days, my motormouth running on autopilot and earning me more than just a few sneaky attempts at robbing me of my gorgeous smile (miraculously I managed to hang onto that)... it wasn't pretty.
Now, though, with Vrina, I felt a whole lot different, and I would have an easier time fighting my way out of an Ash' Bear's Cave than navigating this situation properly.
The fact that the female in question actually seemed to stand the sight of me was a good thing, but whether or not it'd actually last remained to be seen. It'd only been a few days.
But if there was anything I felt more like running away from, it was the realm of Irnakk himself. This could work, as long as I didn't do anything I used to in situations like these.
"Colx" I said to myself "you've got a good thing going here, now buckle up and take charge of the situation you putrid excuse for a great warrior"
I opened the door to my gym with an indifferent sneer.
"Vrina, you there?"
Even as I said it, I felt the Muaka in my gut twitch in anticipation.