Red String of Fate || (Closed RP with annamore-the-cupid)
He had begun patching up her injury, listening as she explained. But, as she went on, he slowly stopped and looked up at her again, alarm evident in his expression.
He’d done his best to keep himself calm and not to ask too much about what she was until he was certain she was alright, but now that she was his curiosity just burned now.
"Wh—?" He stuttered, getting to his feet suddenly and gesturing with his hands as he tried to comprehend just who he was speaking to.
"Wait. Wait, whoa, hang on. Spirits? Another world!? A-and what are you, anyway? I mean, you called yourself a Guardian, but are you a-a harpy or an angel, or…?" He gestured to her wings as his questions poured out against his better judgement. He supposed his initial shock had worn off and now he was absolutely baffled with the whole situation…!
He ran his fingers through his hair and shook his head.
"I mean, I-I knew that magic and all that existed b-but I never thought other worlds, or anything like that—!"
Now her smile did come out a bit more strongly, unable to help it. “No, no. Not a harpy - I don’t have enough feathers for that, although I’m short enough. And never actually met an angel. Sure they exist, of course. I’ve found a lot of things exist.” She leaned forward, as if conspiring, “I’ve even met a god."
"But, for me personally…" She glanced down at herself, weighing the best way to explain it before shrugging her shoulders and her wings together, "That’s complicated. I was a human, a very, very long time ago. I became the spirit you may have known as Cupid, and was Cupid for thousands of years.”
"Then I gave it all up to protect another realm, nearly became mortal, lost most of my power, and then gained new ones when I became the guardian." She wiggled her talons teasingly, "But I don’t exactly have a species anymore, if that’s what you’re asking. My species was human, as said, but that doesn’t really apply now, does it?”
"But you know, a friend of mine always tells me, if people believe something exists, it probably does. Gods? Magic? Fairies? More of them are real than you’d think. As for worlds, there are so many. I’m still trying to come to grips with how many there are!”
He looked at her with wide eyes as she explained to him what she was and what she’d seen…
And he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Other worlds, gods, magic… He’d imagined finding out the fantastical was real would excite him. But frankly, he found himself to be shocked and… To be honest, a little frightened.
He stared at her in disbelief as he tried to wrap his head around it all. Suddenly, the realization that she wasn’t human came crashing down and he exhaled shakily, sitting back on his heels.
"S-so, you’re…" He tried in a quivering voice, adjusting his glasses with a shaky hand. "You came f-from another world?"