"Thank-you, I appreciate it!" Glashia smiled politely at the banker as he handed her the precious gems. It had been a very productive morning for her; helping thin the herd of gator monsters outside the East gate. Her furry ears twitched in the warm breeze as she turned away from the desk...only to be met with the eyes of a giant flaming rhinoceros.
It's rider was equally as large as his steed. Glas's hair stood on end as a voice boomed from underneath some armor, "EXCUSE ME. I NEED TO GET TO THROUGH. SORRY." The poor lycan's eyes were wide with shock and her heart beat through her chest. She found herself gripping the cloth of her robe without even knowing that she did it.
Hand still gripped to chest, Glashia stumbled around the gigantic mount and took every movement down the steps very slowly. She was met with a friendly hug at the end of the staircase. Xue squeezed her friend tightly, not even noticing the Glas's arm sandwiched between them.
"Where were you all day?!" She asked, releasing her frazzled comrade. She tilted her chin down and pointed at a tiara sitting pretty on her head. The pink and purple gems shone brilliantly in the sun. The gleam snapped Glashia back from her fright. She "ooohed" and "aaahed" as her ears perked upright and stood.
Xue giggled and twirled in a circle. "Isn't it pretty? Keij let me use the rest of the leaves he had over to buy it."
Suddenly, Glashia's expression dropped from the head ware. She cracked her staff on the ground once with a "THUD". "Xue, where did he go."
The human was too busy fiddling with her new prize, fitting it in her tufts of hair, to care much about that right now. She shrugged, "He said something about picking up a few things and ran off."
The lycan priest knew was this meant. But she was too late to stop it, for as soon as she whirled away from Xue to run into the bustling square of Freedom Harbor, she saw it; the giant pile of boxes, carried by stilt-like legs, headed their way.
Glashia stopped in her tracks, holding her hand out as if she could stop him. Keij poked his head around from behind the packages he held as he ran, waving toward his friends! But a small box fell from his grasp and he paused. Glashia watched in disbelief as he tried to stretch his arm downward to grasp the fallen parcel, all while easing his spine backward to balance the boxes. It was all for naught; he flipped backward as the items formed a pile on top of him.
At this point, even Xue had noticed and was watching with a tilted head. "Uhm..." She started to say, but Glashia already had her face buried in her palm.
"NEVER leave Keij alone at the boutique."