«~Daedalus~» He’d come out of the woods a little while later, considering how best to approach things.. especially with the ideas that he had been given by Zaluut. In any case, Dae found himself leaning on the outside of the house, near the side door leading out of the kitchen.
φCadeφ sits in the living room of the Chantry, watching television with his conjuration book open on his lap, glancing down at it and then back at the television every once in a while.
φCadeφ looks up after a few minutes and wanders towards the kitchen and opens the door, walking out an looking at Daedalus, his enhanced spatial senses having alerted him to the Mokole’s presence. “Hey man, whatcha standing around out here for?”
«~Daedalus~» After a moment of pause, he’d look over to his friend, “Thinking, I would say, for an idea or two has.. dawned on me, from a fairly recent experience. But before that idea is addressed.. How are you?”
φCadeφ smiles and leans against the wall next to Daedalus. “I’m good man. Really happy with the progress I’ve been making on this conjuration magic. I mean…I’m not going to actually be able to conjure anything yet, but I’ve got the basic perceptual magics almost down, and that part is the most important really, and usually harder to master than basic manipulations.
After all…perceptual magic requres a shift in how you look at reality. That’s a big step. What about you, how has your night been?”
«~Daedalus~» “Tis grand to hear that you are making.. progress in your endevours, so to speak. As to myself, well.. I have been.. out and about, I would say; I managed to gain a weapon I am able to use in this state, though tis on lend, I would believe.” He’d glance out into the forest, before returning his attention to Cade, “Speaking of acquisitions..
Ideas were also gleamed.”
φCadeφ raises an eyebrow, “Is that so? What kind of ideas do you have rattling around up there? Anything awesome?”
«~Daedalus~» “I do believe the saying is, ‘that would be telling’.” Dae gives a slight grin, “So, on related matters.. I do believe we had a bout of.. evasion training, or the like scheduled for this evening?”
φCadeφ srunches his face up at Daedalus and then laughs. “Yes I believe we do. I’m gonna go change real quick, turns out it is really hard to wash dragon spit out of this jacket.” He laughs again and runs upstairs, returning shortly wearing athletic clothing and running shoes. “Alright man, how we gonna do this?”
«~Daedalus~» He’d chuckle a moment at that last comment, waiting for Cade to return with the ‘proper’ attire; once he did, he’d smirk a slight and comment in turn, “Twould appear you are.. prepared, in some manner or another. I would assume you are going to attempt to .. slip through my grasp, as it were?”
φCadeφ looks down at his clothes and grins. “Well…that is one way to look at it. I was aiming for maximum mobility but slipperiness could be useful too.” He bounces up and down a few times. “I’m ready man, let’s do this!”
«~Daedalus~» “Very well.” Dae takes a moment to push himself away from the house, making sure he walks out a bit to give himself enough room to shift without difficulty.
φCadeφ shakes his hands and then begins chanting some Latin and making a series of quick and complicated gestures in the air. He stumbles a bit at the end and shakes his head as he feels the last two spells fizzle out. “Ugh, guess I need to do a bit more work on that spatial magic. In fairness to myself it is new.” He rubs his temples as the Paradox headache sets in
but shakes his shoulders and bounces on his feet again. “Alright I am ready now.”
«~Daedalus~» With a nod, Dae would circle Cade as much as he could.. before darting forwards without warning to attempt to quickly, but carefully, grab him in his left forepaw. He took the amount of care necessary so that he wouldn’t risk injuring the mage, not that he knew how much he could withstand.. rather, that was the point.
φCadeφ skitters out of the way, laughing as he does. “Too slow, Jormungandr! The world serpent shall not win this night!” He is actually quite surprised at how quickly and adeptly he gets away and is obviously pleased with himself.
«~Daedalus~» He grins a slight, amused with this development, “Cade: one. Daedalus: zero.” With one more slight gutteral chuckle, he sprang into action again, first attempting to distract Cade with a swing of his tail.. It wouldn’t hit, of course, but it may cause him to duck prematurely, thus giving Dae the opening that he needed to grab Cade.
φCadeφ falls for the feint but, thanks mostly to his enhanced spatial awareness and the probability manipulation spell he has running, he manages to dodge at the very last second. “No dice, serpent! You’ll not taste my flesh this day!”
«~Daedalus~» As Cade says that, Dae seems to get a different look in his eye, as if he was remembering something.. perhaps even something in his recent past. A toothy grin begins to snake its way across his visage. While he did gain something in physical form from visiting Zaluut this day, he gained something else of a differing form as well. An idea. His moment of
rememberance did not last long, even though it may have seemed like an eternity. Dae darted forwards then, rising up above Cade before lunging down.
φCadeφ looks with wide eyes as Daedalus lunges down at him, “Wuh oh!” and leaps to the side just as he comes crashing down onto his former position. With a look of mock seriousness plastered on his face, Cade brandishes his wand at the enormous Daedalus and yells out an incantation that is supposed to fire a harmless beam of light at him, but he trips up on
one of the words and nothing happens. “Blast! Foiled!”
«~Daedalus~» He scoops up jaws full of grass, if not leaves, dirt, and other things found on the ground. Spitting out what was.. chomped on, he turns to Cade, almost growling at him from the fact that it was now three to zero. “Impressive.” His friend had really.. seemed to have improved on his ability to dodge. He spoke again in that gutteral voice, limiting
his word usage to save his throat, “I will get one.” Another grin, another lunge.
φCadeφ is too busy messing with his wand and trying to figure out how such a simple spell went wrong to move out of the way this time and ends up being snatched by Daedalus’s jaws. “Into the belly of the beast!” He shouts and begins lightly jabbing Daedalus’s tongue with his wand.
«~Daedalus~» He’d manually remove Cade now, picking him up and setting him down, “Cade.. three.. Daedalus.. One.” With a heartful chuckle, he breathes out a sigh, “I got one. You have improved.” He snorted, glancing to the night air before turning back to Cade, “Late. Movie?”
φCadeφ smiles wide and nods. “Sure man, a movie would be great. We can watch a movie about dragons if you want! It would be great to practice playing ‘Well Actually…’ I can teach it to you and we can see if we come up with any good alterations to the rules!”
«~Daedalus~» “That would be.. interesting, to say the least. Tis interesting in and of itself that such things exist. And perhaps we can.. The game you speak of, as I believe you have explained once already, would be a fun thing to do I would say.”
φCadeφ beams a hugs smile at Daedalus and leads him inside. “Okay, we’ll start with the new Godzilla movie. He’s not technically a dragon but close enough. Then for a Mage movie I’m thinking The Covenant. Then if we are still awake we can decide from there. I do need an aspirin or three though. That spell fizzling out gave me a bit of a headache. Get settled in
and I’ll be right down.”
«~Daedalus~» “Very well; I shall do so, and await your arrival.” Dae moved on into the living quarters before finding himself a seat and getting comfortable. This wasn’t something he was entirely used to yet, but that would likely change over time. For the moment, he rubbed his chin, watching the screen in the room, be it blank or full of pictures with sound.
φCadeφ comes down a minute or two later and goes to get a couple of sodas out of the refigerator. He opens one and takes a swig to wash the pills down then hands the other one to Daedalus as he walks in. “Oh, here, I’ll show you how to get it set up.” Cade pulls the dvd out of the box and turns to face Daedalus. “Ok so the power button for the TV is
here, so you press that one. Then press this button on the Blu-Ray player, which is this thing down here. This button opens the tray. Put in the disc, push the button again to close it then push the triangle button to play. And then enjoy!” Cade plops down in a chair as the trailers start playing. “So do you remember how to play the game?”
«~Daedalus~» “.. I may have to watch you do said actions, before I get the hang of them, so to speak.. As to the rules of the game, well… I vaguely remember you saying something to the effect of, those who are under subject of the specific movie in question state ‘well, actually’, and the other members of said game may take a guess as to what said actuality is,
if they guess correctly, they get a point. If none correctly guess, the one who made the statement gets a point. Are these the rules?”
φCadeφ smiles and nods at Daedalus happily. “Basically yeah! Do you want anything to snack on? I might make some popcorn while we wait for the trailers to be over.”
«~Daedalus~» “I cannot think of anything relevant in the interim, so to speak, so I shall await you and your ‘popcorn’.”
φCadeφ chuckles and heads into the kitchen and sticks a bag of popcorn in the microwave, coming back out as he waits, Cade looks over at Daedalus. “How do you feel about salt and butter?”
«~Daedalus~» He’d look up to Cade from his position on the couch or chair he was sitting in, seeming to contemplate the question for a moment of time before responding, “Both are useful ingredients.”
φCadeφ arches an eyebrow at Daedalus. “I will take that as a ‘moderate amounts of each please’.” He chuckles and heads back into the kitchen, melting down some butter and measuring out a bit of salt to mix in. Once the bag of popcorn is done in the microwave he pours it into a bowl and drizzles the butter salt mixture over it, tossing the bowl to mix it in.
After finishing he portions it out into two bowls and heads back into the living room, handing one to Daedalus. “There ya go. Don’t eat the unpopped ones. Ready to get started?” Cade grabs the remote and presses play without waiting for a response.
«~Daedalus~» “I am indeed ready, let us begin this.. game of yours, I would say, if not the movie itself. Though I must admit that this is a new experience for me, I am.. intrigued by it, so to speak.” He’d take the bowl offered to him, inspecting one of the popped pieces of corn, before turning his attention to the screen.
φCadeφ nods and settles in, happily munching on his popcorn and sipping his cream soda. “Right so, as soon as you see something you wanna call a ‘Well Actually…’ on just let me know and I’ll pause it. Or, if you like, since you have never seen the movie, we can watch it all the way without playing once, then go through again and play the game.”
«~Daedalus~» “.. Well, let us go with option the first; while I have not seen the movie in question, I do at least try to remain attentive, so if I notice something.. off, I shall attempt to play the game, as it were.. So in other words, let.. the games.. begin.”
φCadeφ beams at Daedalus. “Awesome, this should be a blast!”
«~Daedalus~» He furrows his brows as one of the big reveals comes up.. Seeming surprised, if not a slight confused. It is at this moment when he speaks, “.. Well, actually..”
φCadeφ pauses the movie and perks up, stroking his chin thoughtfully. “Hmm…uh…is it that his feet look more like an elephant’s than a lizard’s? That always bugged me.”
«~Daedalus~» “Is such a question your guess, in this regard?” He smirks a slight, turning to face Cade in a side-long way.
φCadeφ frowns, studying the screen for a moment and then nods. “Yep, that’s all I can think of. Was I close?”
«~Daedalus~» “Nay.. I forget; do I get the point and explain, or do I simply acquire the point, as it were?”
φCadeφ “You explain and get the point. It’s meant to be part game, part education. I figure as the groups learn more about each other maybe it’ll break down some barriers to communication and foster cooperation.”
«~Daedalus~» “I see then.. Well, in such a case, I would not believe we are capable of .. that size, I would say. That is larger than I could have imagined, at least based on what has been seen thus far.”
φCadeφ frowns for a moment and pulls out his phone. He smiles and blushes a bit, tapping out a quick reply and then slipping the phone back in his pocket. ([Wouldn’t miss it for the world!])
φCadeφ snaps his fingers. “Dangit. Really thought it was the elephant foot.” He laughs and makes a tally mark under Daedalus’s name on a sheet of paper then presses play. “Yeah, Godzilla is fricking huge.”
«~Daedalus~» “Aye.. Twas not expecting something of that size, truly. .. I admit, this movie is.. .. not what I expected, though to be honest in such a light, I am still .. growing used to this sort of thing; tis not as if I had a base before such was experienced.”
φCadeφ smiles and nods at Daedalus. “Yeah, when you really sit and think about it, it’s crazy the kind of stuff people come up with, the stories they think of. Are you enjoying it so far?”
«~Daedalus~» He gave a nod, turning his attention briefly to Cade, “I am.. Though as much as I am enjoying this movie, so to speak, I do at least realize that there are more important things which need to be addressed.. However, I do recognize what you said earlier; I mean to say, I realize that one cannot train constantly, so to speak, without rest.”
φCadeφ smiles at Daedalus. “Now you’re getting it buddy. Just because you take some time out to relax and enjoy yourself every once in a while doesn’t mean that you are ignoring the other issues that need taking care of. Self care is important. If you get too wrapped up in solving crisis after crisis you’ll end up burning out and being less effective.”
«~Daedalus~» “That is true as well.. In fact, I would say it is true of many things of note. Things too numerous to mention, I would at least imagine. .. On subjects related, I would at least hope you have some library of these movies of which you speak.”
φCadeφ grins and points at the box next to the television. “That whole box is full of them, and those are just the ones that work for ‘Well Actually…’ I have like…over a hundred more upstairs. You can watch them any time you want man. I’ll bring them down here for you and write down the instructions on how to get everything set up if you want.”
«~Daedalus~» “It would appear then, that we have some amount of watching ahead of us, though.. Such is best likely saved for a slow cook, as it were.. A slow progression; such that we do not burn ourselves out on this itself.”
φCadeφ laughs and nods his head. “Oh trust me, I am WELL aware of the dangers of binge watching movies for too long. Been there and done that several times.”
«~Daedalus~» “Is that the word for such a thing? I shall.. have to remember that.. But either way, you catch my meaning, as as you have said; you have done such before.”
φCadeφ chuckles and nods. “Yes. So. Many. Times.” He looks at Daedalus curiously and drums his fingers on the chair. “Hey Daedalus…I’ve been avoiding this out of politeness but I have to ask, the curiosity is killing me. How do you not know what a movie is?”
«~Daedalus~» “I.. ” His eyes drift off to the side at that question as they lose focus, his minds eye going back to his experiences.. “I was rescued from a location. I was.. held there, with others, though for the time I existed there, I do not know. Before that, I do not remember too much of the assault that came upon my being, save that they did not
use.. things I recognized. However, that is simply my awakening; the end to the sleep. Before that.. ” He sighs here, not quite able to look at Cade at this point, “Before that, there was war and strife.”
φCadeφ looks at Daedalus with wide eyes then gets up and walks over to him, leaning down and giving him a hug. “I’m sorry man, you don’t have to talk about it anymore. Here, I’m gonna go make us some more popcorn and get you another soda.” He saunters off into the kitchen, using the snacks as an excuse to give Daedalus a moment alone, feeling bad that he
dug up what was clearly not a pleasant set of memories.
«~Daedalus~» “Tis alright… at least in some semblances of that description. Still though.. I thank thee for such .. thing, I would say.” His eyes drift back over to the screen as Cade heads into the kitchen, not entirely sure what to say further for the moment.
φCadeφ returns with more snacks and plops back down into his seat. “Well it is good that you have found a way to move forward. A lot of people would end up stuck in the past, unable to move on. So props man, and don’t worry, I’ll get you caught up on everything you’ve missed out on. Great thing about movies, not only can they tell fictional stories, they can
also be a dramatice retelling of historical events. Or in the case of documentaries, just straight up educate you on stuff. We’ll get you oriented.” He smiles warmly at Daedalus and pops a handful of popcorn in his mouth.
«~Daedalus~» “I thank thee for such;” Picking up some popcorn as well, he’d mimic the motion, before smirking and responding in kind, “In such a case, there is then much that must be covered. Though I would assume that even with the education portion of this.. experience, that not everything is accurate.. Though then again, there are likely those who
existed back then.”
φCadeφ “Very astute of you. Yeah, even the documentaries can be inaccurate sometimes, but you can always do your own research and fact checking. Once we get you up to date on movies and such, I’ll start teaching you how to use the internet.”
«~Daedalus~» “Aye… Though I may pick up some aspects of this life quickly, I may not others.. Either way, I would believe it is time to get some shut eye; until the morning, I bid you a good night’s rest.” With that, Dae would move to stand, “I apologize for cutting things short here, as it were.. but I do believe we both need rest at this point.”
φCadeφ yawns and nods in agreement. “Indeed my friend. I’ll see you tomorrow.” With that he heads up to his room and quickly falls asleep.
«~Daedalus~» He would do the same, heading up to his room as well before getting some amount of shut-eye.