His return to Evermore came with more than just reconnecting to the few people he considered his family. It came with the return to his place in leadership, and returning to his club to see how it was thriving under the managers he had left in place. As he walked through the crowd that evening he felt the large grin on his face. It seemed like everyone was enjoying themselves which made him enjoy himself.

“Are you going to perform.” He heard from Alicia as he got closer to the bar. “Been a long time since you graced that stage.” She chuckled as she poured him a drink, placing it in front of him. 

“I was thinking about it. Been a long time since I warmed my pipes alone.” Donovan spoke honestly picking up the liquid courage and downing it in one shot. Before tossing a friendly smile to Alicia. “Here's to either remembering my talents or making a fool of myself.” With that he moved towards the stage picking up one of the guitars slinging it over his shoulder and moving to the Microphone. 

“Hello all Eternal Blue goers. How are you guys doing tonight.” Hearing the various cheers from the crowd made him chuckle as he took hold of the guitar neck and started to string out one of the many songs he wrote. Leaning into the microphone he began to sing his eyes scanning the crowd for a reaction when they landed on someone that seemed to glow brighter than the rest of the crowd. 

It caused him to fumble over his strings and words for a moment before correcting himself. Once he finished a few songs he finally made his way off the stage and back to the bar as his eyes scanned for the glowing.

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She laughed softly and raised her brows “I’m sure many would like to know” she confessed with a wry playful smile “But unfortunately my trust isn’t something I hand over with ease” she had simply been crossed far too many times to be able to just believe in others, especially when it came to the things that made her the most vulnerable. That didn’t mean however, that she was completely shut off to the idea of trust, she wanted to be able to believe in others, she always wanted that, even if it seemed futile at times “We’ve only met for this short time and you’re already thinking about the next?” she teased it playfully but the smile on her lips said she liked the idea of it.

“It makes sense logically…but in reality I’m sure I could never relate to such a deep connection” that was what it was like for different supernatural species nowadays, everything mattered differently to different people “Just like I find it hard to explain to others how my intuition simply cannot be ignored” she often didn’t have a choice but to follow it, it could be a tricky thing. “Around the world is a long way to go” she teased softly, she wasn’t sure she would ever get the chance to actually go but it was a nice thought, a pipe dream perhaps. “I’ve thought about it…but it’s easier said than done than find somewhere to learn…sailing on a lake doesn’t quite equate the same to the ocean” and Evermore was in the middle of a landlocked state.

“Still…everything seems so far away when you sail…only having to worry about the next destination on the adventure” sometimes she couldn’t help but miss the simplicity of a life like that, even if she had spent most of her time on the run. “That’s noble…you’re your own master in the end, you get to choose what people do and don’t see” but she was still a little awestruck by his talent, it wasn’t small. A soft blush appeared on her cheeks as she allowed him to pull in close, the sound of the soft, slow song echoing in the space around “Have you always been this smooth?” she questioned and grinned but managed to keep up well with him, slowly moving to the music, enjoying the peace of the moment. “I used to dance so much in the past…I wonder when I stopped” she didn’t remember a specific point.

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Something Donovan could respect was the fact that Ophelia didn’t give her trust away easily. “That is an honorable thing, I myself maybe a little too trusting.” He admitted it was a character flaw of his. A life of forever on the move allowed him to trust others in the world to trek around it. “I will admit in my travels I had to rely on others who knew the areas and language while I learned about the world having a grand time in the process.” He hadn’t been hurt like Ophelia had, it's why he was so open to trusting others and opening his home, his club, and even dojo to them. “What can I say? I am a hopeful man?” He teased back in a playful tone taking in how bright her smile was. “I would be a stupid man to not attempt to see you again, there is something magical about you.” Was he trying to give her a big head? Maybe.

“Are you sure? I am sure there is something that would come to mind once you think about it that you are deeply connected too.” As she drew upon having to explain that it was hard to explain her intuition, “It's like a beacon that blinks over and over until you answer its call?” he tried his best to have an understanding and an easy smile touched his lips. “Well realistically, the world isn’t that far in the grand scheme of things, the wall feels so small compared to the galaxy around us.” He tried to state not understanding that not everyone had the freedom he had to discover himself. “So what I am hearing is you need to go to a coastal town for a week or two. I feel you have the kind of mind that once it knows how to do something it can do it over and over again to perfection.”

He could be wrong in that statement but he didn’t feel like he was too far off. “The real question, while you sail away towards adventures and away from problems, are you dressing as a pirate?” He gave a chuckle with a smile at the thought of her dressed as a pirate for a moment. It was how he would want to sail. Noble, in more than one way. He felt that heavy crown all of sudden, the one that didn’t exist but died with him most likely.

Pulling her into the dance may have been more for him than her. He felt as if they talked more he may actually tear up again. Singing turned that heaviness in his head and heart away, trailing around them he gave an easy chuckle coming to the end of the song he twirled her out and back in. “Am I smooth? I just figured it was the pretty face that kept everyone around.” He chuckled as he came to a slow stop holding her close still for a moment before giving her space. Not wanting to make her feel uncomfortable with the touch. “A dancer? Did you have a specific genre? Or were you more go with the flow dancer?” He wondered, as someone who enjoyed dancing himself he could be interested in a dance partner. “Life got in the way?” he suggested as an answer to the question she didn’t really ask him.

She was flattered she had to admit, albeit cautious was she had to be, given her history it would be impossible for her to entirely avoid being a little suspicious, even if at her core she was just a girl who longed for happiness. “Magical huh?” she laughed softly “If only that magic always worked in my favor, maybe life wouldn’t be so complicated” it definitely felt like more of a curse than a blessing to be a celestial most of the time.

She bit her lip softly “I had an amulet once, it was…something that felt like a part of me” she nodded her head slightly “But it’s since been lost, perhaps if I ever found it, that connection would make sense again” she didn’t hold out much hope though, she suspected the Ailwards had either locked it away or destroyed it. “Still, we are just tiny pieces to the massive puzzle around us, it’s a curious way to live don’t you think” at times she could make herself believe they were all so insignificant in the grand scheme of the world.

She laughed softly “I think we all crave that kind of get away sometimes” when things were too crazy you just wanted to run as far from it as possible, that was the nature of being “Pirates get to have all the fun” she teased softly, sailing wherever they wanted, living without rules, it sounded pretty thrilling. “It’s fun to dream” she commented and smiled “But right now I’m sure I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be” here in Evermore, taking care of all the stars who needed her, it was a purpose worth serving.

She giggled softly “You are certainly talented on your feet at least” she enjoyed just swaying, the gentle breeze from the night air was just the right temperature to feel comfortable. She pressed her lips together when he asked about the genre of dance “I never gave the specifics much thought, just picked up a few steps here and there from those I met over the years, getting lost in music was always a wonderful escape” she treasured many memories of late nights spent just whiling away “It always seems to” she agreed with his words and smiled somewhat sadly “Still…it’s never too late to pick things back up” she pressed her lips together “And where did you learn to dance so eloquently?” she was curious.

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