[Name (nickname): jet]
[AIM screename: jetspectacular]
[Location (time zone reasons): So-Cal, PST]
[Who would you like to play?: Claus]
[Is this your first time RPing?: Nope]
Vincent: You came here because you had nothing to do?
Claus: I.. No that's not what I mean, Vincent. It wasn't because I was bored but I was.. restless, I suppose. Everytime I wake up and start the same routine-- going to the market, helping neighbors repair their houses, farming and all the things that keep me...locked..in that small area-- even when I'm flying over , I feel as I've lived that lifetime to it's limit...
Vincent: 'That lifetime'? Do you mean your Childhood?
Claus: I.. well, I... yes.
Vincent: I think I understand where you are coming from, Claus. You're the son of a great pilot, afterall, and I wouldn't expect anything less from you. It's an exciting era to live in.. The world around us is changing rapidly, becoming more mysterious and grand. And every second you remain in Norkia, hesitant at the prospect of a routine adulthood, opportunities of a lifetime pass you by.
Claus: Yes.. Exactly.
Vincent: Well you are a young man, and despite your role in triggering Exile you probably feel you have a lot more to prove.
Claus: No, thats where you're wrong.
Claus: I have a lot more to learn.
"Claus!! Claus!!" Lavie rushed up the scattered pile of lumber where Claus was politely coughing sawdust into the crook of his right arm. "The stupid table can wait until later, You have to see what just started growing at the edge of town!"
"What were you doing at the border?" He hurriedly obeyed, "I asked you to get me some nails for joints! How can we--"
"It'll only take a minute if we run, cmon!" Lavi tugged Claus to his feet.
* * *
"Wow.. what's going on here?" Claus bent over Lavi'e newly discovered shrub, admiring the bright Blue flowers and and green berries that were sprouting in bunches high enough over the ground to look like floating puddles.
"I bet it's because of the weather, Claus. I bet there's all kinds of new plants even in this little valley.." Lavi paused a moment, thinking to herself, then startled Claus with a triumphant shout. "ALRIGHT!! Since I discovered them they'll be 'Lavi Berries,' my name will spread across the world in bright blue and green!"
"Don't be silly, Lavi, These have probably already been discovered elsewhere."
"Do I detect jealousy?"
"I wonder if they're edible...?" Claus said softly, inspecting the leaves.
"Well if they're discovered already we should find out, right?"
"They really are pretty, aren't they."
"That's why they should be called 'Lavi Berries,' dummy"
"I bet they can be used for dyes.."
Lavi joined in, inspecting her berries further. She inhaled a faint, tangy scent. "Or perfume," she said smiling.
Claus sat down in front of the bush quietly, lost in thought. "Women in town will start wearing bright blue..It'll be a new style I bet"
"Yah.. and I guess new flavors of food..."
"..And a new scent.."
"The leaves even, they're new too..."
"Can so many things come just a berry, Lavi? it seems..so fast..in an instant, so many new changes."
"Right..It's really wonderful..." They both felt silent, wondering, unable to look away from the bright colors.
"Then why do I feel.." Claus stopped, not sure of the word he was looking for. Lavi sighed for him, and before he could follow the thought any further--
"--Anyway it's just a berry. Hey..." She bumped his shoulder with hers, hard enough to get his attention away from the blue. "Do you wanna go flying as the sun sets?" She started walking back towards home.
"Yah.. That'd be nice..."