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Glorious, was her intent.

Hopefully, Einar did not disappoint.

Date: 2013-03-11 03:43 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
It's a nice room--familiar, in its way, not unlike many she's been in over the millennia. Simple and comfortable, indeed.

There's a freedom in knowing that while his culture and background seems to have a lot in common with people she's lived among, especially her beloved Iceland, she is not one of his gods. Her name would mean nothing to him, and he would have no expectations for how she should behave.

So she gives him everything she has, all her passion and energy, and a few tricks she saves for special occasions. And afterward, relaxing beside him, is almost even better. She enjoys physical closeness, and particularly with relative strangers. She can be herself.

"Well, I've had four husbands," she says with a smile. "I'd be a slow learner indeed, if I hadn't picked up a few ideas... and you shouldn't question a good time, here. Just take the moments as they come."

Date: 2013-03-12 02:55 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"You were better than all of them."

She doesn't even have to lie. But then, none of Fina's husbands were worth very much.

That's what happens when people just use each other, with no regard for anyone else.

"I'd consider it a success, without a doubt."

Date: 2013-03-13 01:25 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"More than happy, honey. Much more than just happy. And I'm just being honest."

She does that, sometimes. Being honest.

"Life is short, and you have to take your moments where you can find them."

Date: 2013-03-24 08:04 pm (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"Mmm... it's sweet that you think so. But I'm not exactly the noble type--I'm more what you might consider an upstart. And I like it that way."

It gives her a lot more freedom, even if it does tend to lead to more punishment. She ends up getting blamed for things whether or not they're actually her fault.

Date: 2013-04-06 12:27 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
Her hair is soft, and faintly scented of flowers.

"But they know," she says. "They always know, and they don't let you forget where you came from. That you're not one of them. They bore me."

Date: 2013-04-09 02:57 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina slouch)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"I'm a lover, not a fighter," she says with a chuckle. "And besides... I always side with the underdog. Make me a queen, and I'd have to fight against myself, and where would that lead me?"

Sure, she's held power a few times, but never for long--just long enough to upset the apple cart and get killed for it, usually. Look at Elagabalus.

Date: 2013-04-09 03:18 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina slouch)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"Honey, you can say anything you want. I learned a long time ago not to take anything spoken in bed too seriously, and anyway I like you. There's something very charming about you."

There's degrees of flattery, anyway. She likes it, up until the point where it's obvious that someone's just trying to get something from her.

Date: 2013-04-16 11:51 pm (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"That's not far from how my people were," she says. "Living in the far north--land of very long or very short daylight, volcanoes, sometimes very harsh winters. It takes a people of great spirit to live in a place like that."

Date: 2013-04-21 03:35 pm (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"I don't actually have ancestors," she says. "None at all. Lightning struck a tree and there I was--but I've been the ancestor of some people, people like yours I imagine."

Date: 2013-04-28 01:39 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"After how you were tonight, how could you possibly be in any trouble?" she asks, with a chuckle.

"I play favorites. Not everyone admits that, but I do. And I like you."

Date: 2013-04-28 11:34 pm (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"People might do that in your land, but they don't in mine, so I'd say you're safe," she says. "We're very sensible about those things. I can give my favor to anyone I want, and anyone who'd have a problem with that--well, I don't like jealous men. Life's too short for that."

Date: 2013-05-10 11:45 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"Why not both?" she asks with a smile. "This is thirsty work--not that I'd consider it work, of course, but it does work up a thirst."

She rarely says no to anything. It makes life more interesting.

Date: 2013-05-25 02:08 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"I promise to be on my best behavior," she says. "At least in public, anyway--what you get in private is entirely up to you. I do like to travel, though."

Date: 2013-05-29 03:15 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"People are all basically the same everywhere, I've found--but it's like, I don't know, ordering soup with chicken. You may have the same basic ingredients, but a different flavor wherever you go."

Which keeps life interesting.

"To the things that keep life spicy," she says, raising her glass.

Date: 2013-06-01 01:03 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina flowers)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"I'm the exact opposite of boredom, so if you like spicy, honey, you've come to the right place. It can't exist where I am."

She smiles, and sips her drink.

You take your moments where you can find them.

Date: 2013-06-12 04:00 am (UTC)
scarred_grin: (fina diagonal)
From: [personal profile] scarred_grin
"I'd offer to show you my world in return, but I'm not going back; it's not a nice place at all. But my room, you're certainly welcome to come visit instead. It's got a few wonders of its own..."

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