I think I should be able to control him well enough.
The pegasus looks docile enough, it doesn't look as if it would cause any trouble.
He mounts upon the horse and urges it to fly up, grabbing tightly on to its mane as it takes off with a running start. Once in the air he turns back to wave goodbye, then sets his eyes ahead, glad to be returning back to Estark.
Faust gives Kira a deep bow, almost bending doubled over.
I appreciate the generosity you and your sister have shown me.
Then he straightens up and says more lightly,
Will definitely be coming back, especially if that welcome comes with more of that food I had.
He takes the pegasus scroll and begins to chant. However unlike with the other scrolls he was given, this one causes him great difficulty. He trips over most of the words, until he figures out what is wrong. Red faced he hands the scroll back to Kira.
Although I do plan on wielding white mana some day, I'm gonna have to ask for your help with this today.
So much for trying to impress her with your magical talents...
He quickly presses down the critic part of his mind.
The chance of flying on one of the winged horses is too good an opportunity to pass up. He assumes that the horses will be a bit more smooth with their flight, unlike the bats he had ridden on at the start of the job. The idea was so appealing he almost didn't notice Kira holding his hand.
Faust blushes from his feet to the tips of his hair as Kira's lips brushed his cheek, catching a trace of her sweet scent, fruity and exotic, not too over bearing, just enough to make someone interested. He can't help but wonder if it is her perfume or if it is just her natural fragrance.
He manages to quickly stammer, No p-problem. My p-pleasure.
Although even more confused now, Faust can see that this was a private matter. Satisfied that his part in the job is completed, Faust stands up and motions that he is ready to go.
Thanks for the gold. I'm sure I'll find it very useful.
Then turning to Xiras he gives the moonfolk a bow.
It was a pleasure working with you. I honestly don't know if I'll be alive right now if I didn't have your help. I hope that we'll have the chance to work together again one day, when we are both more competent mages.
Faust gives Xiras a questioning look, then inquires, Might I ask what it is Xiras will be staying for?
He wants to stay til their job is completely done, not wanting to leave if there were unfinished business.
Saying so he picks up his bundles and tucks it away into his robe. He notices Xiras handing back his scrolls and quickly realises that he still had his as well.
He searches his pockets for them, then collects them up in a bundle and lays the scrolls neatly down next to Xiras's unused ones.
The food and bed given to us is bonus enough. You don't need to feel like you owe us anything more.
Finishing his meal, Faust wipes away the crumbs that had fallen onto the folds of his robes and the grandeur bed. He had to admit, he is a little sad to be leaving the manor. Luxury is something people could easily get used to.
He opens the door and walks outside his room, wandering the hallway to look for someone who could take him to see Athy.
Faust reluctantly rises from the cotton softness of his bed, wondering what had roused him. He quickly figures out why. The smell of fresh pastries and other goods assaults his nose, and sets his stomach grumbling. I love this job!
He quickly stuffs his face full of the breakfast delights, making his last day of luxury worthwhile.
Faust stretches his limbs, sore from the long flight over. He winces at the sting he feels from his aching muscles, certain that they'll feel worse in the morning. Still, it feels good that they've completed their mission. Spend the night in your mansion again? Don't mind if I do.
He gives Xiras a grin in return as he remembers their trip to New Engdar. It seems so long ago, he can't believe it was only a few days back.
Faust grabs the mane of his Nightmare, before deciding against it and instead grabs on to the creature's other side and pulls himself up. He turns himself around to face the front and gives the sisters a nod showing he was ready to go.