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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 8th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
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"Well I'm not so certain that ice skating would be very useful in battle..." She certainly was an odd one, Ryou reasoned.
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 8th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
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"No...?" Deedlit's lips turned down and she regarded Ryou carefully. "So if it's not for battling, what is it used for?"
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 8th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
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"Fun," Ryou replied with a friendly smile.
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 8th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
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She blinked. Then the elf burst into laughter, "You humans are so very strange! I guess Parn would like something as childish as sliding around upon ice!" Idly she wondered if by doing this, if it was harming the environment. After all, there were faeries in all living objects. It was only ice, however... right?
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 8th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
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Ryou blinked. Why was this so odd? Did she not know how to have fun?
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 8th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
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When she noticed his reaction, she paused for a moment and then smiled instead. "I don't hold anything against humans. I actually rather like them. It's just that you all seem to have strange customs. That's all, Bakura."
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 8th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Strange customs? "You do not have fun?" Ryou inquired.
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 8th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Deedlit stared at him blankly for a moment and then she chuckled. "Not in the same way. The definition of fun is a little different, I guess. I found it fun just to be with my allies back on Lodoss, though I can't deny there's a certain mystique about twirling in the snow."
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 8th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Well at least there was some semblance of fun. Or something... Whichever the case, Ryou smiled. It was still odd talking to her; it still felt like he was conversing with a Duel Monsters card, teaching it how to be alive.

"Many people do find this quite enjoyable," Ryou smiled. "There's nothing quite like ice skating, not even the similar sports. It just has a certain grace about it."
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 8th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
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And Ryou had just stumbled onto the word not to be used with an elf. Deedlit was a proud creature, arrogant, and often suffered from a superiority complex.

"Then it would be perfect for the elves, because there is nothing more graceful than an elf." Although that didn't seem to be the case with her initial attempt of ice skating and stumbling into him.
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 9th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
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Ryou smiled, oblivious to her pride with the word. "Sounds great for you then."
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 9th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
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That didn't seem to faze him in the least. She was a little surprised, however, placed it aside. "Are you good at ice skating then, Bakura?" She did think he was graceful in his own right.
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 9th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
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"Somewhat, yes," Ryou replied humbly. He didn't consider himself an expert but he had been skating for some time.
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 9th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
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"And many of your kind do this, right?" She wiggled her ears as she spoke, a general indication of when she was being attentive. "I'd like to know what else you silly humans do for fun."
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 9th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
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"Ice skating is a common pastime," Ryou replied, rather thoughtful. "There are many things, well, humans do to pass the time. I find card games quite enjoyable."
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 9th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
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"Card games? So then you use it to make money," Deedlit replied. The only card games she'd seen in Lodoss were in regards to gambling. She wasn't sure if she saw that as a fun past time. It was more dangerous than anything.
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 9th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
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"No, no, not gambling at all," Ryou corrected her. "Fun competitive games."
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 9th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
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"Oh! So you can use it for more than just gambling!"

She laughed, "Your kind really do have such a fascinating lifestyle." Leaning over, she scooped up some of the snow into her hands and packed it together before tossing it to him. "You do this as well, don't you?"
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 10th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
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"Hey!" Ryou laughed, grabbing some snow and creating a snow ball. "You do it like this!" he declared, throwing a snowball back at her.
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 10th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
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Deedlit lifted her cloak to block the snow and she smiled broadly, "Well, aren't you confident. You'll have to do better than that to really damage. Otherwise, I won't take you seriously." She was teasing him, of course, but it was difficult for Deedlit to see things of that nature in terms of war.
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 11th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
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He wasn't sure if she were serious or not. Then again, even if she were, Ryou wasn't exactly strong enough to do any damage anyway. He laughed, attempting to chuck another snowball at her and failing miserably.
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
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If she'd had the ability, Deedlit would have called the spirits of water and wind to create her own ice. Unlimited ammunition, possibly. However, she'd lost her ability to use magic on her arrival. As a result, she watched him, expecting something greater than what she got. This invoked even more laughter and she leaned down, bringing some snow into her hands and she threw one in his direction.
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
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And as the lightweight he was, Ryou found himself flying backwards from the rather small impact, landing back-down in the snow.
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From:spirit_of_elves
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
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Deedlit quickly followed after him. Rather than diving into the ground beside him, however, she simply sat on her knees, ignoring the cold on her bare legs. Eventually, she'd learn not to wear her formal armour.

"Are you okay, Bakura? Maybe I shouldn't play so rough with you."
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From:silverhairryou
Date:December 11th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
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He sat up and rubbed the back of his head, laughing sheepishly. "I'm fine. I just lost my balance."