"Hm, sure would be nice if I had a glass and bottle of sweet red
wine," Adriana said with a relaxed sigh as she laid back in the hot water of the prepared bath, letting her fur and tired feet be soothed by the warmth - just the right temperature. They had some time to kill before Ng was ready to meet them, and that was juuuuuust fine. The Palace of Seasons rocked. Huge, all the amenities in the world, invisible servants at her beck and call, and she didn't have to look at anyone. Nobody. Nothing. Except the delicious looking liquid brought to her in a glass, with the bottle the wine came from on a platter served with it. Taking the glass and a sip from it, she smacked her lips lazily. "Perfect~ Hm, sure would be nice if I had a tray of delicious chocolate cakes to go with this fine wine~" she said with a grin. Like clockwork, there was a plate of chocolate cakes brought to her. She checked, and they were in fact delicious.
"So, Kerreth is dead. Fuck. Lydia will bring him back to life once we're back on Golarion. Dagi
doesn't seem right in the head. Damnit. Lydia will check him out when we're back on Golarion... Ha, thank the gods for Lydia right? Cheers to her and Sarenrae! Yeah!" Adriana began to talk to herself as she sampled happily and hungrily at the wine and cakes, giving a mock toast to her comrade. She was being genuine though, or as much as she could bring herself to be. "Mmph... Oh fuck these are good." She earned this respite and she was damn well going to take it, after all. "Red
and Tellinda are on other planes... that's concerning. I have no idea what the flying fuck we're going to do about Red
. Tellinda will probably be okay since she can get to the First World pretty easily... I think..." she said nervously. "...I hope... Ah fuck it, what can I do about it? Hm. Sure would be nice if I could get a shoulder massage~"
A moment later, she felt the firm caress of invisible hands on her shoulders, massaging away the tension built up in her aching body. The ankous had done a number on the party, and she was tired and sore from that. As excited as she was to finally reach the Palace of Seasons, she was dead tired and she wanted some nicer touches. "We gotta arrange with Ng to use the First World to more easily get back and forth to the Pit of Gormuz. I got Alasso's scepter and diadem here, I'll give those to Ng and basically ask if he can help us with that. Hey, sure would be nice if I could get some more wine~" she said as she set down the empty glass and the bottle she only just now realized she was double-fisting. "Gee, real classy Adriana. Mmrph, didn't realize I was this thirsty..." The wine was brought, she poured and started drinking some more. "Hm, sure would be nice to get a foot massage too~" she grinned, toying with the opposite side of the tub. A pleasant surprise... She felt slight gushes of water pulsing against her feet, some magical effect using some kind of hydraulic push to massage her feet! "Is this fey heaven? This is totally fey heaven. Well, once we get our friends taken care of and I don't have to worry about them being, you know, dead or on another plane, then it'll be fey heaven."
"So is this guy gonna be worth making a deal with? I dunno. I mean I like this place. It's fun. I like the people here. They laugh, they know how to have a good time. They drink and drink and then they drink some more. Then the Cliffside House! Oh man I can't wait to go back there. First other kitsune I've seen since my parents... and mmrph! They knew how to treat a woman... Sooooo much food! Ha I probably put on an extra ten pounds! I mean it's whatever, I'll burn it off. Sonata was cool for its alchemy shops. The bulibars were legitimately impressive since they knew how to make and clean guns. Great forests with a squirrel king and rolling planes with elephants that have universities on their backs. Waterfalls that go up AND down and fish that carry oceans in extradimensional spaces in their bodies. Okay, so I learned that those fish are where portable holes come from and I figured I could make some money off that. So fucking sue me already! I thought it was a great idea," she says with a laugh and another swig of wine. "Then the Plane of Doors? So I don't understand it now, but hey, what if I find one that reliably goes to some place where it's sunny and pleasant all the time and I can lie back on a beach and watch the waves? Then go back to a great mountain chain to hike along and see what I can see from the highest peak? Then go back to Golarion and be back to the clan in time to go caravan raiding with them? Hey, nobody said traveling had to involve not taking advantage of people! Just don't, you know, kill them and hang them by their own intestines. That's a little much." she thought to herself. "The only two bad things are the cryohydra and the ankous. The cryohydra we went to because Rurik needed to do this weird quest for teeth, and the ankous were proooooobably because dreamdick got pissed that we haven't met up with him yet. Neither of those things are my fault. I didn't put us in those bits of danger and I don't feel like either are the First World's fault. I ain't even mad. So I like this. I like getting to see it all. A new thing every day. Every day a new opportunity to see something new and get richer for it - personally and financially. I travel all the time anyway, there's nothing to lose here. Yeah, I like this, it's fun."
"So here's the thing then, I guess. Just say 'hey, I like what you have here and I want to be a part of it too. I want to help you achieve your goals, and I want to be part of the First World too. I'll serve you, you give me a little magical power in return, and wherever I go, if you want something you let me know, yeah?' Yeah, that sounds about right."'Like what?' Well, I know you like secrets and exploration. I'm good at finding things out. Well, more that I'm more good at exploring and finding things that I may or may not take with me when I go. You help me travel more efficiently and any secrets I find along the way are yours. Hey, maybe you'll like me and let me keep doing this, I don't know." "Huh. Or maybe I'm just getting in over my head again. Who knows. ...But you know what I do know? It sure would be nice if I had a sexy kitsune man around to show a girl he knows how to treat her right~" She laughed as she leaned back in the water. Her ears twitched after a moment, and she sniffed the air before opening her eyes. It was a good smell...
"Oh! Well~ Wasn't expecting that one to get answered, but all right!"