☆☆☆ oh, this was such a silly thing to do. so silly, so stupid, and yet the honorable sir marigold, suncircle knight of the radiant solaris kingdom, felt obligated to do it. it was so silly that, upon reaching the frigid border of harrow desert, the tabby considered turning tail and just going home. oh, this was just so, so stupid, he couldn't believe he was going through with it. perhaps he should have just let ver leave his life as she left the kingdom, and deal with things by himself like the mature competent adult that he was. but no, he couldn't do that, he had to just go and ask his former queen for help. even with those thoughts, though, he still couldn't get himself to budge from the border.
☆☆☆ no, because this really was more important than how he felt about anything in particular. sure, he was dignified, but perhaps he needed the push that ver would give him in order to fit the position she'd given him. the thought of himself, the meek tomcat who left home because his siblings were too overwhelming and he just needed a breath of fresh air, now being someone who would go to foreign lands on a whim to ask for training from a trusted former queen, was frankly laughable. but, still, he was there.
☆☆☆ "ver!" he called, eventually, finding the slightest shake in his paws as he paced along a stretch of their border, equally due to nervousness and the cold. for as much as he hated the heat of the derelict expanse, a frozen desert seemed even worse. "ver, i'd... i'd like you to train me. in—er, in combat, if that's not too much of a stretch." oh, he felt so stupid again, his confidence caving in and making his cheeks hot. he was supposed to be better than this, and yet... there he was.
// Ver Million sorry for just throwin this at u asdkjfsk!!! the woes of developing a character uwu"