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[X] Agree to escort her back. This could be fun!
"Alright, alright. I'll escort you back. Happy?"
Lyrica opens her mouth to say something, but quickly blushes again. "Hey! Were you just trying to make me say something embarrassing again?"
You roll your eyes.
"Don't roll your eyes at me! You wanted me to say it made me happy, just so you could tease me about being happy because of you! It'll take more than that to trick me!"
She really is self-assured, isn't she?
You get to your feet and hold out your arm for her. Lyrica wraps her own arms around yours in response, and the two of you set off, Lyrica's keyboard trailing behind. Walking through the marshes with her, it occurs to you that the two of you must look like a couple right now - strolling together through a secluded area, complete with sunset lighting streaming down through the small gaps in the tree canopy, and a soft melody pouring from the flying keyboard. You take a peek at Lyrica, and catch her doing the same to you. She turns her head away and blushes.
Okay, so maybe she's not as self-assured as you thought.
In what seems like no time, the two of you have cleared the tree line, and you're back at the rear entrance to the manor. It's definitely late evening now, and the sunset is almost over. Lyrica's calmed down quite a bit, and you can hear the keyboard behind you going through the melody that she used the sound of your fall in. You'd thought that it might have some automatic play feature, but you can tell that it's toying with the tune, so maybe she can play it without her hands?
"Hey," she pipes up for a moment and gestures to the side of the manor, "my sisters and I came in by the front, so that's where we ought to find them. Let's just go around, it'll be faster than going through the building."
You nod, and the two of you begin to walk around the manor. Once you near the front of the building, you can hear faint snatches of conversation coming from around the corner. You're still too far to hear what they're saying.
Rounding the corner, you can see Yuyuko sitting on the porch, just like when you talked with her earlier. There's a pair of women you don't recognize, one on either side of her. They're wearing outfits identical to Lyrica's, though in different colors and with different decorations on their hats; one is in black, with a moon decoration, and the other is in a light shade of pink, with a sun decoration. The woman in black has short blond hair framing her face, and the woman in pink has wavy hair in a pale blue shade. You figure that those must be Lyrica's sisters.
Drawing close, the women look up and notice you, they turn to say something to Yuyuko, who smiles and nods. They wait for you to stroll up to them before they say anything. The blond woman gives Lyrica an irritated look.
"So nice of you to finally join us, Lyrica. Really, of all the irresponsible--"
"Yeah, yeah. Stow it, Lunasa. I got here just fine, didn't I?" Lyrica brushes her off without hesitation.
"More importantly, who's this?" The other woman gives you an almost predatory smile. There's a strange gleam in her eye.
"That's the guest I was telling you about, Merlin. He's so reliable, isn't he? Finding your sister for us before we even have to ask!" Yuyuko gushes like a schoolgirl, complete with a big blush across her face. You're pretty sure she's faking that, though.
"Oh, I agree! Someone so reliable deserves a reward, don't you think?" Merlin's voice sounds nothing short of lascivious. She slinks over to you in a somewhat provocative manner, and wraps her arms around your free arm, mirroring Lyrica's hold on you. "What could we offer a cute boy like you as thanks? I'm sure I have something you'd like." Her voice is practically dripping with sexual connotations, and you can't help but notice her ample bossom pressing against your arm...
"I'm sure I can find something he'd like on my own. After all, Merlin, he won't want something you give away to everyone you meet." There's a sharp edge to Lyrica's words, and you can feel her arms tightening around yours. You're pretty sure that she's glaring at her sister, but you don't want to turn your head to find out.
"Idiots. Both of you. Stop treating him like a toy and get ready to go." Lunasa's voice is soft and low, but there's a commanding tone to it. Both the sisters let go of you with some reluctance, and shuffle over to Lunasa as she gets to her feet.
"We're going already?" Lyrica sounds disappointed.
"Yes, we're going. While you were off playing around, we worked out the details for tomorrow night's party on our own. Maybe next time you'd like to participate instead of running off to play."
"Hey, that's not it! I wasn't just playing around!"
Lunasa ignores her, and turns to face you.
"I'm sorry. I'm sure my little sister was a pest. I'll make sure she doesn't bother you next time."
Lyrica looks about ready to explode now. Best step in before things get ugly.
"It's no trouble at all. It was nice meeting her. I had fun."
Lunasa seems skeptical, and Lyrica's face lights up with a smug pride.
"Oh. My mistake, then. If you can put up with her, you must be interesting person. No wonder you retained your shape. I'd like to stay and chat, but we'll have to save it for next time. Lyrica, Merlin, we're going."
Lunasa finishes with a curt bow to you, and walks off without another word, passing by you without so much as a second glance. Lyrica and Merlin hurry after her. Turning to watch them over your shoulder, you see Lyrica give you an apologetic smile and a wave, and Merlin blow you a kiss. Once the three sisters are a decent ways away, they lift off the path and fly away into the night sky.
"Those sisters are certainly something, aren't they?"
Yuyuko is smiling at you. She winks suggestively.
"But I'm sure you know that first hand, eh? You and Lyrica sure took some time out there. Why, I wonder what get take a boy and girl so long to do all alone together..."
You know she's teasing you, but you feel a little warm anyway. Really, the thought of doing that with Lyrica... actually, that's an appealing prospect. You're pretty sure that you just got hotter.
"Or maybe I just put the idea in your head?" Yuyuko's grinning now. Damn, she's perceptive.
"I'm sure you've had your fill of pretty girls for the day, but would you care to share some tea with me?"
You nod, and take a seat on the porch beside her. It occurs to you that you dropped your own cup of tea when Lyrica shoved you over in the marshes. You'd go back to get it, but you suddenly feel quite tired. Maybe some time in the morning. You reach for the one cup of tea that sits on the tray beside her. You note absently that it must have been meant for Lyrica; Merlin and Lunasa both left behind half-emptied cups of tea near where they were sitting.
Really, you feel quite tired now. More so than you'd have thought you would. You yawn.
[ ] Drink tea with Yuyuko in silence, and then turn in for the night.
[ ] Lunasa mentioned a party tomorrow. Ask Yuyuko what she was talking about.
[ ] What did that comment Lunasa made about retaining your shape mean? Ask Yuyuko.
[ ] Ask Yuyuko something else. (Specify)