Scoffing and turning back to Kallista, Tristam shook his head, turning back around. "I know it's not perfect," he muttered, seeming to zone out of the moment as he started to stare into nothingness. "But it shouldn't be antiperfect."
As the boy slowly came back to reality, listening to the continuation of Kallista's speech, Tristam slowly, but cautiously came around the tree to be face to face with Kallista, a smile threatening when she declared how mushy her words sounded. Her next sentence was the one Tristam took in, yet couldn't make it drive.
"I know," he almost whispered, turning his head to look into the woods as he slid back to the ground and brought his knees close to his chest. It took a while to respond, being he got lost in his thoughts again, but he did.
"The way I see it, is that there is nothing better out there," he began, his eyes locked onto a patch of grass in front of him. "If even Love can't give you something good.. what can... Nowadays, you don't even know who you can trust, and if you can't do that, why have Friends, the second way for good. I guess.. I guess... I just don't like humans. Hate maybe." Here, Tristam looked up with a worried smile, wondering what the girl would say to that. It was strange, a human hating the human race, but it was possible.
"We just seem.. to take everything good and destroy it, twist it, you know? By the time we get done with something, the once beautiful thing becomes ugly, and the good becomes and disgrace. We take Truth, warp it to make it fit with us, then by that time, no one knows what Truth is, because the Lie looks so close that there is no Truth or Lie, just the Grey, then everything falls apart. I hate it. People are so messed up, so twisted, that it makes me sick. I hate it, maybe even them."
Sighing, Tristam leaned his head back and rested it against the tree, closing his eyes as he did.
"Maybe that's why I live here, maybe that's why I can't find 'peace and happiness'. I'm surrounded by the things I hate, and I can't seem to get away."
"Yes, I know you do," Zophoros replied as he lowered his head. A smile crossed his face when Astra looked at him, feeling a warm, fuzzy feeling wash over him, her eyes the same sparkling gems they were when he first saw her, in all their radiance.
While he followed he gaze out of the cave, a rumbling chuckle could be heard as he heard Astra'a words.
"I agree," he said, "I just hope they don't take to much longer. I can't stand this. You're there, I'm here, but we can't close the gap."
Hunkering down to a play position and grinning, Zophoros imitated a pounce, jumping a few feet more towards the Silver Dragoness, but fell back after. Oh how badly he wanted to be with her! Just for a moment, the smallest of moments. But they had to have a void in between them, and the Crimsoj male couldn't stand it. It was more awkward than irritating. Two wonderous, powerful creatures staying their distance from each other just because a human said so, having to deal with being apart while they tried to be together.
Laughing within himself so it wouldn't hurt their ears in the cave, the fiery male decided to lay down instead, placing his head between his forelimbs and staring longingly at Astra. She was like a Mythical treasure, a Legend, which he had tried all his life to find, only to reach the end and have the final bridge, the bridge that lead to the spire, and find it broken. He couldn't fly over for it was forbidden. He had to cross the way the riddle had said, and that was over the chasm through the bridge.
"Actually, it was," he replied, catching himself staring, but he couldn't help it. "Close enough. I asked how your thoughts were.. Though you could break it down to specifics."
It was at this point that his stomach rumbled, creating deep, yet minor, rumblings throughout the cave. It caused him to flash an embarrassed smile, as well as his scales to flare slightly.
"He does," said the draconic being hurriedly before his stomach was addressed. "And perhaps, but.. there's... there's more to it than that. I think Kallista could help, you know, with her being his kind and all, but, Tristam... well... Tristam... doesn't like humans."
Working on it...
To the Stars