It was a relief to take a stroll. Nahval quickly put distance between himself and Urenia and Circum after the conversation had swiftly gone downhill. It gave him time to think and ponder alone without anyone rudely butting in on his train of thought without heed.
Nahval decided he needed to find an exit. How had he left last time?
As he scanned the area thoughtfully, Nahval felt the presence of an uninvited stranger. Whether it would be a pleasant or unpleasant surprise, he wanted to find out soon.
“ Please make thyselfe seen . Sneak attacks are cowardly . “
He chuckled softly to himself as soon as he caught a glimpse of the trolls facial fins, mouth screwing into a toothy grin. Never would he think that his first encounter would be with a highblood. Selano straightened his back and quickly regained composure before stepping out from behind the tree.
“Oh don’t flatter yourself, I have no reason to attack,” he said raising up both his hands, “And I am unarmed, see?”
Flatter himself? One could never be too careful regarding such matters! Nahval felt disgusted. It seems that today was fated to be a foul day for him.
“ J see . “
Weapons could be hidden though and Nahval knew all too well that cowardly trolls wouldn’t hesitate to use underhanded tricks. He made a mental note to keep his distance. One could never be too sure of the intentions of others.
“ Thy name then good sjr , jf thov does not mjnd . “
“Didn’t your lusus ever teach you that when asking for someone’s name it is only polite first state your own?” he said with a facetious smile. Selano never had the “pleasure” of meeting (or collecting) from a sea dwelling troll before, however it was no surprise to him to find that they would be somewhat snobbish in nature. The accent of the Shakespearean troll’s words only further proved his preconceived thoughts.
“But I suppose I will just have to make an exception this time.” The ochre blooded troll playfully tipped a non existent hat from his head and gave a slight bow before answering, “Selano Volure, at your service.”
Nahval blinked in surprise, temporarily forgetting his foul mood. ” Djd thov expect me to state my name fjrst thenne ? J had only asked sjnce thov had not offered jt from the begjnnjng . “
Although Nahval wasn’t one who upheld the blood caste system religiously, other trolls usually held his status in esteem. Either that or they hated his guts. However he wasn’t used to being reprimanded and it wasn’t a pleasant feeling.
Returning from his thoughts, Nahval nodded at acknowledgment at the other troll’s introduction. It would do but he would not bow in return. ” J am knownne as Nahual . “
Not wanting to interact with this “Selano” further and feeling his irritation dangerously making its way to the surface, Nahval started to walk away. ” J bjd thov farewell then . “