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originally posted by: TDawgRex
Tdawg and Anteros stepped through the portal and beheld a old home that was…new.
“There are a lot more denizens here than before. This place has grown. I like it.” Anteros said.
“You’re an old softie Anty, you like almost everything new,” TDawg replied, “And they’re not Denizens, they’re People.”
Anteros chuckled, “Now be play nice, you don’t know everyone here anymore…they may even try to hug you.” Anteros broke out laughing knowing how much TDawg hated hugs.
Tdawg shuddered. It would be nice to renew old acquaintances, but he could deal without the hugs. Handshakes, High Fives he could deal with, but hugs? He shuddered again.
Tdawg glared at Anteros, “Don’t you be encouraging them Anty, I’m just here for a short time and I have to get back to do some more work. I just want to say Hi and let my old buds know I haven’t forgot them.”
“Ho-Ho, you may just well make some new friends as well while you’re here.” Just then a Fairy flew up and kissed Anteros on the nose. “Ah! Get away from me! Where is my weapon?!”, he grabbed for his belt.
“That’s a fly swatter Anty and you are not to use it on Fairies, Pixies or anything else smaller than you. They live here too, ya know. Besides, they’re small, what can they do to you? Besides, this realm is the only realm you have form, back home, you’re my muse, so appreciate the moment.”
It was Anteros’s turn to glare at TDawg, “They tickle me. I despise being tickled. And now you call me your muse!? Just the other day you called me your conscience. I thought I was your friend. I’m starting to have a hard time fathoming your thinking. Most times you’re stuck in the other realm and then you come here and you’re different.”
“Well you should know the old saying, “When in Rome…” TDawg quipped. “And now you know why I don’t like hugs.”
Anteros looked puzzled, “When in Rome, I did as I pleased and I don’t see how tickling and hugs are the same. What’s your point?”
“You did as you pleased in Rome and it ended up getting you cursed for eternity as a spirit and stranded on an island until the good people here freed you, so you owe them one and regardless of whether tickles or hugs makes us uncomfortable…well, that’s our problem. How come you have no problem with Dragons?”
“Dragons are noble creatures and…”
“Really! Noble!? All of them? I seem to recall a incident or two where they weren’t so noble. In this realm, just as in all the others, there is good and bad. It’s just that in this realm, the good for the most part outweighs the bad…so that’s a good thing, dontcha think?”
Anteros looked sheepish. “Well Dragons for the most part are fairly large, so I try not to antagonize them, they can be cantankerous when provoked.”
TDawg laughed and slapped Anteros on the back. “C’mon, let’s go greet old friends and maybe make new ones. A new adventure awaits us my friend!”
Anteros rolled his eyes. “That’s what I’m afraid of,” he muttered. He squared his shoulders and took a deep breath. “Let’s be off then.”
And together they strode off into the forest while a flight of Fairies swarmed around them in greeting.
“GET OFF ME!”
originally posted by: Finspiracy
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Finspiracy
Awwww, loved this Fin! How are you today?
I don't even know. Nothing bad that is for sure. But i am not fully certain should i drink a couple more beers or should i go to sleep