@shadxwcd asked : Phoibe jumps on Araz's back
GIVEN THE HISTORY THAT IS BEING WRITTEN by two nations in this century, and many more to follow, Araz had never once thought he would be sharing a special bond with a Greek child, let alone giving her a piggyback. Such things would sound nothing but ridiculous back then. Yet, here is now ; spending his days almost too peacefully with this .. interesting bunch. On them they carry a scent that is both the same with Byzantine people yet not at the same time as though they got carried to these lands by different currents. A most curious thing this conflict is, hence why he has not been able to find the heart to part from them yet. The thought of it is just too sad. ❝ Seems like someone has put on weight. ❞ After a soft, hearty laugh the Oğuz’s words fill the air ; his tone teasing. One calloused hand finds her head and pats the top of it while the other firmly holds her place as he begins to walk soon. From what little Greek he understands, Araz can tell that they are spending the night in this plain, perhaps a few days even which would give the two to cause mischief all around. Who knows, perhaps he could teach her how to hunt or even fight. Or perhaps she could just watch them while Alexios joined him for a little sparring. The options are multiple and he is okay with all of them.
❝ You enjoy my cooking that much, huh? I am flattered. ❞ His teasing continues ; grin growing wider. ❝ But maybe I should leave it to Alexios, a hatun with too much weight isn’t an ideal one, you know. ❞ Obviously, not everything he says will be understood yet, he continues rambling anyway. Nothing can ruin his good mood.