Visiting Dragon

Date: 2018-09-06
Pose Count: 16
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 00:53:09 97096
It's been a while since Lamya has been to the ECFH. Now that the mansion has been warded and protected, she feels more at home there. Still stuck as a dragon, she only really goes to places where she knows she can keep herself hidden, and so this afternoon brings her here. She hopes that the massive *whump* of her landing is enough to announce her presence, and so waits to be greeted by whoever happens to be around.
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 00:57:47 97098
A moment later, Miho ascends from the main apartment, in henshin as Life Mahou Joy and holding a Nintendo Switch in one hand. "... Hey, Lamya-san," she says, in that clear bright voice of hers. She's feeling a mixture of several emotions at once, but relief is definitely clear in her expression and her voice. "Haven't seen you since, uh, since I healed you. You doing all right?"
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 01:05:16 97100
Lamya bows her head to the girl. "Ms. Miho, you are just the person I wanted to see." She looks up and settles on her haunches. "I am feeling as well as can be expected," she rumbles, "though I wish I could shapeshift into a more appropriate form."

She looks away for a moment, almost as if embarrased to say, "You saved my life that night, and I am endebted to you. Thank you."
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 01:11:35 97101
Miho lets out a soft sigh, smiling up at her. "Yeah," she says softly. "No problem." She shakes her head. "I mean, Asclepius-san helped, but that was the first time I actually saved someone's life." She laughs nervously. "I mean. I saved Mamoru-kun's life before that, but ... this was the first time time I needed to work fast."

She gingerly walks over to gently pat Lamya's side. "School's started again," she says. "I ... well, I took a bunch of time off, just resting up from all the craziness. I think I've ... more-or-less recovered, I think."
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 01:18:03 97103
Lamya's scales are smooth, and warm to the touch, and softer than one would think. "You did well," she says, bowing her head so she can gently headbutt the girl. "Your magic is strong, and your will is stronger, concidering the enchantment you were fighting against." She lays down so she can be closer to the same level as her.

"You have my gratitidue," Lamya says, "and should you ever need a dragon for anything, do not hesitate to contact me."
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 01:27:48 97106
Miho smiles. "Well, thank you," she says. "... Not sure if I'll need a dragon anytime soon, but I guess it's one of those things that it's better to have and not need than need and not have." She gives Lamya's side a few more gentle strokes, then says, "What was the enchantment? I feel like I've only gotten half the story. Some sort of order that boy gave you? And he tried to use it again when he attacked this place?"
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 01:37:52 97109
Lamya rumbles soothingly as she's petted. "Yes," she answers. "The collar is... a very complex enchantment. It was originally put on me to make me subservient to the night so he could parade me around the kingdom as proof of his dominance." She lets out a heavy sigh. "Once he had his fill, he turned and nearly slayed me, and the Princess of that kingom.. she was the one who put the collar on in the first place.. further enchanted it to save my life."

She curls her tail around so she can tuck it under her head. "It is, literally, the only thing keeping me together, so we best not remove it."
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 01:45:10 97111
Miho nods thoughtfully, continually stroking the dragon's side. "... Wow," she says softly. "I ... yeah." She considers this. "How much of a problem is the collar, anyway? Besides that boy giving you orders, which Norie-chan may or may not have gotten rid of with her own creativity." She hesitates, then adds, "Also, can I try ... 'ordering' you to change back?"
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 01:50:38 97114
"You could try, but you wouldn't be the first," answers Lamya. "As I understand it, all the conflicting orders tied that part of the collar into a magical knot. While I can't be ordered, I also cannot shift back to normal." She heaves another sigh. "There's a few options that we are going to try. With any luck, we can disable that part of the collar without disabling the part that keeps me together."
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 02:00:17 97117
Miho nods and shrugs. "Guess it was too obvious, huh," she says. "Well, it's good that you've already got a plan going on, I won't try to mess them up by blundering in late."

She continues stroking Lamya's side for a moment. Then she suddenly says, "Have you ever heard of a fox-spirit named Noroiko? It's ... she made this sort of ... shadowy projection that popped out of my shadow, and I'm not sure what her deal is, I just know she's connected to my curse somehow."
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 02:05:31 97118
Dragon Lamya rumbles thoughtfully. "Mm, no. Jiaying is the only fox spirit that I know. She lives at the Mansion with myself and Lacrima. Perhaps she would know more?" The mention of a curse piques her interest however. "You are cursed?"
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 02:10:37 97120
Miho nods. "I ... may have told you a while back, when we first met," she says. "I've got a Death Curse and a Life Blessing, that second one is how I'm transforming and healing people." She pauses, and then lowers the pitch of her voice, adds a bit of scratchiness, and then says in her out-of-henshin voice, "I'm Miho, by the way, in case that ... wasn't ... obvious." She grimaces and brings her voice back to 'normal', and says, "Uh, anyway! Yeah. I ... caught up with Maki-san at school yesterday, but we didn't mention it at the time."
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 02:18:27 97122
"Ah yes. I remember now." Lamya says. "Although I don't think you went into the details of the curse part."
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 02:25:16 97124
Miho shrugs. "I don't really know any more details about how the Death Curse works, I think," she says. "All I know is, it would've killed my great grandmother if she hadn't gotten the Life Blessing." She makes a face. "And it's supposed to be possible for me to use it the way I'm using the Life Blessing, but that doesn't remotely sound like a good idea. Especially after Noroiko threatened me, then almost immediately suggested that I use the curse."
Dragon Lamya 2018-09-06 02:33:25 97127
Dragon Lamya great reptilian brows draw down into an even greater scowl. "Power like that sould not be used carelessly," agrees Lamya. "Especially when you have an adversary who wants you to use it." She rumbles in thought for a little bit. "It wouldn't surprise me that using this curse could mar your soul."
Miho Kagami 2018-09-06 02:37:12 97128
Miho nods. "Or it might allow her to possess me," she says. "Or some other deadly thing we haven't thought of yet. But yeah. Bottom line is: I'm not gonna use it." She shrugs. "I just wish we knew more. Right now, I know practically nothing about Noroiko."