Appearances can very much be deceiving as ‘twas said, but a fool Noctis was not. Whomever the person was that was endeavoring to advance stealthily (or so they thought—) upon him from beneath was performing an atrocious job, he would say for there are a myriad of things in which they were doing wrong. The belaboring of footsteps that were vociferous, the rustling of garbs as well as the heavy breathing emanating from the confines of their mouth were denotations of their failure to concealing their presence from him. Forsooth it was probable that they were under the impression that they were successful thus far and although truly it was not the case, he will play along with their game, whatever their intentions are apropos of him. Allowing a manus to rise acclivitous, a cigarette in which was ensnared in betwixt sinewy extremities slid within the oral aperture of incarnadine folds. Subsequently manifesting a flame out of nihility due to the casting of thaumaturgy at hand, the aformentioned lit tenuous stick which, ergo, provided the allowance for the umbrageous prince to indulge in the pungent aroma of tobacco swirling within his lungs. Relinquishing tendrils of albescent breath that departed from his orifice as the cigarette was plucked and dangled quite precariously within the interstices of his index and middle finger, tenuous lips curled slightly ere to tenor chords expressing a verbalization. “—If you are going to catch me by surprise, I’m afraid you are going to have to try harder next time.”
I figured that since it is nigh time to post a better version describing Noctis’ body aroma, the aforementioned nature would retain a light, spicy, smoky scent with notes of fragrant citron cocktail blend of citric bergamot and lemon, complimented by soft hints of olive tree blossom and warmed with rosy, sweetened guaiac wood and tonka bean that gives off a coalesced smell of vanilla, almond, cinnamon and cloves.
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Surprise flickered within the depths of lapis lazuli once dual hues caught the spectacle of the female whom evoked a sense of familiarity within his being, and a breath eased from his lips ere two phonetic syllables was relinquished. “Stella…?”
Instantaneously did the corners of tenuous folds descended to form a semblance of frown as a thinly-shaped brow creased that was subsequent to a note of exasperation departing from his lips. Lying the lucullan quill atop of the cherry wood surface of his desk, sheathed digits rose acclivitous to appress themselves upon the expanse of his forehead and lashes were cast aflutter as caerulean depths peered beneath the aforementioned to scrutinize the being before him. A sliver of wariness lied beneath twin optics as forsooth, the person did not trigger a sense of familiarity, one of recognition within his psyche and, withal in the audacious manner whereby the stranger had barged into his private quarters could only be depicted as boorish at the most; this elicited cerise tiers to dichotomize hitherto tenor chords expressing a verbalization. “—If you are here for an appointment, I’m afraid you will have to wait outside until you are otherwise informed.” A monotonous statement, it was, as azure gems deftly slid to the majestic door in which was the threshold that led to the corridors of the kingdom, pointedly ignoring the query concerning his inamorata though a hint of disapproval was present within the tonality of his voice, notwithstanding the impassiveness evinced upon the mien of his physiognomy. “I don’t know who you are and I will excuse your impertinence, but I ask you to knock before barging in to announce your presence.”
' Leave now and get out of my sight. My personal affairs does not concern you, whoever you are.'
Radiating warmth, weight shifted from either leg as the distance remained comfortably close. Although there still wasn’t much known of the prince, Tidus was always one to make quick friends. Added to the ever-growing list of taciturn companions, only a little patience was needed before they could advance from their established relationship. The time would come soon enough. Lips curled, bright laughter escaped in response to the midnight male’s words.
"—‘Course I remember you! But I was jus’ about to say the same thing!"
"Aa…" Subsequent to a thinly-shaped dark brow rising acclivitous, a faint note of amusement was present within the tonality of his voice as a hint of joviality was dancing within lapis lazuli hues. Providing the other with an inclination of the head and idly brushing away the unkempt tendrils in which obscured his sight, a pink appendage slightly emerged to perform a glissandi athwart the surface of cerise lines afore speaking. "So we were thinking just the same thing, huh? I’m not sure about you, but I would find it hard to forget you." Iwis, he was cognizant of the fact there-anent the ambiguity and double entendre of his words and there was a possibility that the blonde could have perceived it in soever way, but forsooth, it was not his intention to cause a sort of detriment in any form or fashion.