Turgon: *floats on his back in a hidden pool* Come on, Finrod! We can be otters!
Finrod: Noooo I can't move.
Turgon: Aw *sadfaces*
Finrod: You can. I'll watch you.
Turgon: It works best with two!
Finrod: Well... I guess. Alright. I'll come in with you, anyway.
Finrod: *slips out of his clothes and steps into the water, standing the the shallow*
Turgon: *lizard wiggles in the shallow water at him*
Finrod: *grins, shaking his head a little, sitting on a rock*
Turgon: Sea monster! *grabs his ankle*
Finrod: Ack! Turu!
Turgon: *looks up with big eyes*
Finrod: I'm glad you're in good spirits.
Turgon: Well, it's fun to swim around.
Finrod: *slides off his rock into the cool water, up to his shoulders, wading around*
Turgon: *dog paddles around him*
Finrod: This does feel nice.
Turgon: See, life's not so bad. And you're healing pretty fast.
Finrod: *smiles* It's funny to hear you saying that. *rubs his shoulder*
Turgon: It's true. I was so worried the other night...
Finrod: *nods vaguely*
Finrod: I'm sorry.
Turgon: It's not your fault. You were lured.
Finrod: Still. Well, I guess I paid for it.
Turgon: But at least you're not going to die.
Finrod: Eru I'm sore though.
Turgon: want it kissed better?
Finrod: *amused* If I say yes? That's a lot of kissing for you.
Turgon: That could get kind of weird.
Finrod: *chuckles* Rather. The water helps. *rubs gingerly at a hard bruise on his forearm*
Turgon: *splashes around* I remember this area, from scouting. We're getting near our destination.
Finrod: That's good, I think.
Turgon: Yeah. I hope our horses went back on their own.
Turgon: That was a really good horse. She doesn't deserve to be terror bird chow.
Finrod: Me too. I imagine they did. Much cleverer than we are.
Turgon: I'll hope that. *swims until he's under the small waterfall as a nice shower*
Finrod: How much longer until we find the gate, do you think?
Turgon: Well, you're walking faster so... we should be safely in the tunnel and on our way home before nightfall. And the tunnel can be lit, so.
Finrod: Oh! That's much closer than I thought.
Turgon: Aye, I just thought we should bathe before returning to civilization.
Finrod: Better than nothing. I'm looking forward to a proper bath.
Turgon: You could try harder here.
Finrod: I just mean soap...
Turgon: Oh, that too.
Finrod: *scrubs at some of the dirt with his hand*
Turgon: *menaces just below the surface*
Finrod: *eyes him*
Turgon: *so relieved about not dying out in the woods has gone back to being himself*
Finrod: *see, not so bad*
Turgon: *splash attack*
Finrod: Ack! *splashes back*
Finrod: Enough, enough!
Turgon: oh fine. Fine.
Turgon: Should we dry off and get going?
Finrod: Yeah. I walk slow, remember?
Turgon: Yeah yeah *flops down on the grass*
Finrod: *stretches out next to him*
Turgon: You really do look better already.
Finrod: Except the scarring. *gestures to a few*
Turgon: Could be a lot worse
Finrod: It could. *closes his eyes*
Turgon: *shakes his shoulder later* Time to get going.
Finrod: *groans* Alright...
Turgon: *finds his way to the secret entrance*
Finrod: *trailing after him*
Turgon: Remember to keep this secret, got it?
Finrod: I promise. *looks back over the landscape*
Turgon: *shuts the door*
Finrod: *blinks in the sudden dark*
Turgon: *sets off the lights*
Finrod: *blinks again, rubbing his eyes and squinting* The Feanorian lights are much better...
Turgon: I didn't have access to Feanorians I didn't want to throttle.
Turgon: There was a bit of anger. Over the dead wife and such.
Finrod: I know.
Turgon: It's not like it was over nothing.
Finrod: I know, Turgon.
Finrod: *puts a hand on his shoulder*
Finrod: Let's get a drink.
Turgon: Yeah. Next vacation we're doing inside
Finrod: Mmm. *climbing, climbing*
Turgon: We'll send some people out to find out what attacked you.
Finrod: No, no... That's unnecessary.
Finrod: Why? There are plenty of dark things beyond Gondolin. If we start chasing them all, we'll just waste resources and put people in danger.
Turgon: *frowns* If you wish it.
Finrod: What would the other way achieve?
Turgon: Well, it'd make me feel better about strange voices attacking my cousin.
Finrod: *smiles reassuringly* It's past, Turgon.
Turgon: *squeezes his hand* If you say so.
Finrod: The sooner we get up this bloody hill though...
Turgon: Elf up, Finrod.
Turgon: Love you too.
Finrod: *just tired*
Turgon: *gets them up in the palace and gets Finrod to bed and goes to find his dog*
I am never going out in nature again if I can help it. It's for the dogs.
And our horses did escape.
Nice full moon out tonight too. I'm going to leave my window open tonight to really enjoy it.