the art of sustaining shadows and lending exsistance to nothing
The monochromatic bird was genuinely unaccustomed to being disliked. In fact she usually was the first of the pair to build a rampart whilst Tenembrage remained emotionally distant. Her golden eyes remained intent upon the bird sitting across the clearing from her, the osprey's head tilted inquisitively with a glimpse of unhappiness echoing in those bright eyes. Fiducia's gaze dropped towards the azure girl as she begun to chatter away at her obsidian beast who in return stared at her with an unsuspecting and yet somehow entirely blank gaze. There was a pause in her speech during which the male shifting his weight slightly with his head tilted to the side slightly in a contemplating manner. Unfortunately, before he had a chance to respond the girl began to prattle onwards still. He paused, his ears pointed forward in an effort to soak up every word the girl spoke. Eventually her voice trailed off almost uncertainly to give way to silence one more and for a moment the ebony male simply stood there rather overwhelmed by her. Tenembrage had usually chosen female who were either equally as silent as himself or accepting of his none talkative nature, as it was, it seemed that she would be neither. A giggle burst out overhead, causing him to glance up with a look of mock annoyance.
"I like her." Fiducia informed him, with an almost gleeful look upon her features. It was rare when there was an individual who could actually get the male to speak. Koralynne seemed to have a knack to burst through his stubbornness in such a way that pleased her. A sigh left his lips as he replied, "I somehow knew you would." Tenembrage turned his attention back towards the blue girl his voice clear and not nearly as uncertainly threatening as it was before, "I share a border with the Limbo to the south. To the west are the mountains and to the east is the oasis." He paused, mentally going over the rest of her ramblings to find if there was anything else that required his attention. "I am Tenembrage and the bird harassing your Aaron would be Fiducia." He motioned upwards with a flick of his head towards the female who had left her position above him, instead fluttering to share a tree with this newly named Aaron. She eyed him curiously and though she had closed the distance between the pair she had yet to invade upon his personal space, finding that she thought he would not like it very much.
The ebony's equine's gaze shifted back towards the girl and the conversation at hand, usually he chose not to share personal information such as his relationship with the now silent bird girl but he saw fit to make an exception. It appeared that Koralynne was sharing her companion's own uncertainty and Tenembrage was for once unsure if he wished to frighten her. "You should wait till your Aaron discovers his affinity and hope he doesn't find he belongs with water else he shall harass you with flurries and fog like Fiducia has been of late." He gave her a curious sort of glance, an almost jesting gaze to suggest that he could be light hearted, even if his tone remained utterly serious. In a way, he was still deciding upon his judgement of the female which had left his personality in a perfect stasis between the teasing beast that lay beneath and that cool every placid facade that overshadowed such.
"I heard that!" The bird girl cried, interrupting his thoughts in the process. Tenembrage rolled his eyes, giving Koralynne a look that seemed to say 'see what I mean'. Unfortunately for him, Fiducia had far more up her sleeve then her simple indignation and had quite rapidly decided to use her newfound abilities of flurries to create a perfectly spherical snowball that was sent plummeting right towards his face, landing soundly with a thud. Tenembrage was taken back and for a single lingering moment he did absolutely nothing at all. However, it was quickly followed by a shake of his cranium to loosen all the remnants of snow before sending a 'death' glare towards the avian. A hot puff of air left his navels to inform her just what he thought of her antics and in return she gave him her back. It was rare when the duo would allow their bickering to be seen, even if it was eternally present within the bond the two shared within their minds. The male sent an inquisitive glance towards his visitor, curious to know just what her thoughts may be regarding their sudden shift in behavior.