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Cruise Control

Discussion in 'Pandora, Year 1 - 7' started by Amy Wellard, Feb 1, 2018.

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    Denby didn't waste any time snuggling up to Amy, which caused her to chuckle to herself as she started to drift off. Contentment was pretty rare in her life, making the experience that much better. It was all just so nice.

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    The sound of flapping woke Denby up almost instantly. Well, he wasn't really asleep so much as in sleep mode, but it still caused him to lift his head to make sure Amy didn't need any protection. When he realized it was simply the human his human liked, he relaxed again, this time climbing on top of Amy.

    When suddenly being crushed by a koala-sized owlbear, Amy quietly gasped in confusion and needed a few seconds to remember where she was. She calmed down considerably once she made it past the confusion that waking up often brought.

    Glancing around the room, her eyes landed upon Genji's bare back. Immediately her cheeks started to flare up because she had no idea how to even react. Without thinking, her eyes traced the tattoo she spotted, curiously.

    As Genji opened the drawer, he found that the clothes contained inside were mostly casual and in pretty much every size. They were even labeled for ease of finding what would fit him best.
     
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    There were in fact some clothes for him in there. Did cruises usually have clothes stored in the rooms? That didn't sound right, but this one clearly did.

    Before he could even grab something to take a better look, Genji heard a gasp coming from Amy and looked back to see her getting all red. It took him a moment to make sure there wasn't anything wrong, but it did look like she was just not expecting to see him like that.

    "Hey, Amy, I was thinking of going to the hot tub on the ship, do you want to come along?" He asked with a smile on his face, feigning ignorance about how hard she was blushing.
     
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    Running on pure, confused about her own feelings instincts, Amy pulled Denby up to her chest to cover up her blush. Denby responded by crying out in surprise and turning to look at her. Amy ignored him and instead nodded.

    "Uh, yeah, yeah," she muttered into Denby's fur. With a quiet 'phweh,' Denby pulled himself out of her grasp and shook himself off. Amy had to cover her eyes to avoid getting feathers in them, which did help get rid of the blush.

    She continued to stare at Denby as if he was doing anything fascinating instead of just sitting there staring back at her. "Do you have a bathing suit, though?" she asked.
     
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    "I did not bring any with me, no, but it looks like this place supplied alternatives." He began looking through the drawer until he picked up some black shorts that seemed to be of his size. "Did you bring one with you?"

    He then glanced back at her and saw that Amy had been looking at Denby the entire time. It was like she was actively avoiding looking at him which really made him wonder how she was going to get through the whole bath.

    "Were you talking to me or with him?" He teased her, visibly stifling a laugh.
     
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    "Really? Huh," Amy said, "I've never been on a cruise before, so I wouldn't know if that's how they usually work." When Genji asked if she had any, she hummed and got off of the bed to root through her drawer. If Cagliostro really did pack her some clothes, it'd make sense if a bathing suit was included.

    Of course, when Genji asked who she was talking to, she coughed in surprise and shook her head. "I- he... I was talking to you," she cried, "he jus... he just, you know, was making noise. He can't really swim anyway." The unfortunate byproduct of being mechanical meant that water wasn't exactly his element.

    Focusing on the clothes, she moved a few shirts and pants. She was distracted briefly by a very fancy dress that just screamed Cagliostro, before shaking her head and pushing it aside. Soon, she came across two bathing suits, a modest one-piece and a bikini. A very, very revealing bikini. Amy held it up and stared at it, unsure what to even think.
     
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    It was cute how easily she got flustered over something so minor. She tried to explain herself but Genji already knew that she was just trying to cover up the fact that she was trying to avoid looking at his shirtless self. She did point out that Denby couldn't swim, which was a bit of a shame but, looking at Kaida who still on his bed and trying to sleep, it looked like the pool party was going to be just between the two of them.

    "Well, he could stay here in the room with Kaida, maybe they could end up becoming friends." Genji let out a chuckle at the thought of those two getting along and playing with each other despite the noticeable size difference between them.

    While Amy was going through her drawer, Genji was beginning to head towards the bathroom to quickly change, but something caught his eyes and when he looked he saw Amy holding a very, very revealing bikini.

    "I'm going to assume that particular piece wasn't chosen by you." Genji commented, stifling some laughter at just how bewildered Amy seemed by that bikini's mere existance. "Who knows, it could look good on you." He smirked as he resumed heading into the bathroom.
     
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    Fortunately, Genji seemed to accept Amy's attempts at covering up her utter failure at dealing with what was going on. It was all so bizarre. It wasn't like she'd never noticed attractive people before-- usually in pictures or paintings from before-- but whatever emotions Genji was causing were just so new and hard to process.

    "Yeah, probably for the best," she said, turning back to the owlbear and saying, "you hear that? Just stay here for a bit, ok?" Denby stared at her and gave a soft, argumentative 'phweh,' to which Amy shook her head. "Come on, I'll be fine. And you can't swim, so it won't really matter, will it?" They stared at each other for a few seconds, having a small battle of wills before Denby conceded, laying back down.

    "I'm positive my friend packed this one," she muttered, eyeing the bikini with no small amount of annoyance, "probably for this exact moment." She started to ball it up and shove it back into the drawer in favor of the other one, when Genji's words finally caught up with her. She blinked and her face turned bright red as her mouth flapped uselessly for a few seconds.
     
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    It only took a couple of minutes in the bathroom before Genji came out of it wearing nothing but black shorts, carrying his pants on his arm and a couple of towels he grabbed there over his shoulder. He walked over to his bed to leave his pants there with the rest of his clothes and glanced at Amy who was very apparently all red again, unsurprisingly.

    "I grabbed a couple of towels for us already. Ready when you are." He smiled like he was completely unaware of the obvious embarrasment in front of him.

    He could already feel a bit of a chill now that he was wearing pretty much nothing. After all, it was still winter, the only reason going to a pool was even viable was because it was a hot tub. Genji was already used to the cold from his time in Nepal, so it didn't bother him much, though he knew that might not be the case for someone like Amy, who was probably used to warmer places considering she was living in Horizon.
     
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    Even with Amy's experiences before Pandora, she wasn't overawed by acts of basic decency or more accurately, acts that benefit both parties equally. However, as soon as Genji mentioned grabbing towels for the two of them, a warmth started to grow in Amy's chest. For some reason, she was oddly flattered that Genji was so thoughtful. Even at the time, she couldn't help but question why she was so grateful, but she tossed that aside and instead smiled and nodded.

    Of course, that reminded her that Genji was shirtless and that wasn't really good for her to deal with while trying to seem poised. "Ah, right, I'll just... just go get dressed," she muttered, bustling past Genji with the one-piece.

    As she was leaving, Denby shuffled on the bed until he was facing Genji. The owlbear simply stared at Genji as if trying to figure something out about him. Since he was neither talking nor making any facial expressions, what he was thinking was hard to discern.
     
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    Amy made a mad dash towards the bathroom, leaving Genji alone with the pets for the tims being. Denby in particular was staring at him with an decypherable look on his face.

    The ninja crouched down a little to be at eye level with the creature, taking the moment to admire it. It was such an odd combo of animals, but that made him all the more fascinated by it.

    He wasn't really sure if that was a good idea, but Genji still reached out with a hand and attempted to pet Denby. He was prepared to pull back if it looked like the owlbear was going to bite him, but if everything went without any aggression, he would gently pet him and try to see which spot he liked the most.
     
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    Denby watched as Genji approached, shifting slightly. If the human his master had taken to was determined to be untrustworthy, Denby was prepared to do what was necessary to protect her. He simply waited for the green-one to make the first move.

    It was a bit of a surprise to realize that the green-one was petting him. He hadn't been designed to favor any particular spot, but certain sensors were placed in a certain spot under his chin. When Genji reached it, Denby's neck stretched and his feathers flared slightly. He made a deep rumble of approval and shifted again. Maybe the green-one wasn't so bad.

    It didn't take long for Amy to reemerge from the bathroom, now much less covered. Climate control was never really an option in her life, so the chill was nothing new. Compared to some of the worse winters back home, it was downright pleasant. She blinked when she noticed Genji and Denby apparently making friends and smiled softly. While she always liked seeing Denby enjoying himself, there was another reason she felt pleased, one she couldn't name.
     
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    Genji smiled as Denby allowed him to pet without complaints and it looked like he favored being pet under the chin, so Genji just kept doing it with a smile on his face as he was looking at how cute the little owlbear was like that.

    "Aren't you a cute little guy." He chuckled, then felt a surge of odd jealousy inside him which prompted him to look back at Kaida who definitely staring at the whole scene. "You will get your turn too, Kaida." He shook his head, amused.

    Then he noticed a movement to the side and when he looked he saw Amy. Now, Genji had seen more than his fair share of ladies in bikinis, but it had been a long enough time that he had almost forgotten it. Not only that, but it being Amy, who also had a pretty nice figure going for her, made it so that now he was the one blushing. It wasn't to the point of his face going all red, but it was still noticeable.

    "O-Oh, you're ready. Well..." He stood up, briefly placing his hand on Denby's head and ruffling his feathers a little as last affectionate gesture before heading towards the door. "Let's get going then."
     
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    Amy barely stifled a giggle at hearing Genji compliment Denby. Of course, she usually showered her owlbear with affection, but watching someone else point out just how adorable he was was just adorable. As was Genji in general, but she ignored that part.

    When Genji started to blush upon seeing Amy in her one-piece, Denby glanced between the two for a few seconds. Whatever he saw, it seemed that he was fine with the two leaving, laying back on the bed and letting them talk.

    Amy, on the other hand, seemed a little confused. What was he getting so worked up over? He must have seen many other women who were much more beautiful than her. When he urged her to follow him over to the hot tub, she nodded and followed. "I've never been in a hot tub before," she commented, "just how hot are we talking about?"
     
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    Being on the way to the hot tub allowed Genji to recollect himself from his flustured state from earlier. Taking moment to just take a breath and clear his mind. Then Amy began talking about how she had never been in a hot tub before and, well, that was another thing they had in common.

    "Well, that makes it two of us. I assume it should be just like taking a hot shower, just... in a tub. I assume you can adjust the temperature if it is too hot."
    Genji shrugged, not having really thought much about that detail. "If you want I can go in first just to see if it's at 'boils us alive' temperature." He joked, looking back at her with a playful smile on his face.
     
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    Hot showers were something Amy was getting used to upon getting to Pandora. Other than when she was breaking into the Ministry of Medicine, she couldn't really remember ever taking a warm shower in her world. It was possible that she had, but she couldn't think of any particular times.

    "Ah, that sounds nice," she said, "especially in winter." She chuckled at Genji's joke and deadpanned, "that'd be one way to end a cruise prematurely. Would you mind signing a confession that you went in of your own free will first?"
     
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    Genji laughed a little at Amy's retort. "It's water, not lava, I don't think I will die immediately upon getting in." Sure, water that was boiling hot was painful and could leave some nasty burns, but it was hardly going to kill him unless he was crazy enough to just throw his whole body into the tub and stayed there for a while.

    They soon arrived at the deck where a wooden hot tub was found. Genji approached it and took a look at the water, it was looking pretty clean, as it was to be expected from this strange, private cruise. He placed the towels somewhere they wouldn't get wet and did as he said he would: he went into the tub first. The water was hot, definitely, but it was a very invigorating type of hot that actually felt pretty relaxing and comfortable to be in.

    "Water's great, get in." He told Amy as he began letting himself sink a little into the water.
     
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    "Hey, better safe than sorry, right?" Amy asked with a smirk, "I mean, odds are that we'd be the only people there. Who knows, maybe it's just that hot." She had to fight the urge to add that it wouldn't be as hot as him, because her emotions were going places she wasn't prepared to deal with and it was getting to be a problem.

    Fortunately, it didn't take long to get to the hot tub, so she didn't have to worry about putting her foot in her mouth immediately. Genji did indeed get in first, and he confirmed that it was as good as the cruise made it sound.

    Trusting Genji's word more than she usually would someone she'd just met, she didn't hesitate to get in the hot tub herself. Immediately, she moaned in approval at the temperature. "Wow, this is great," she said, dreamily.
     
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    As expected, Amy was enjoying this as much as Genji, if not more so. The heat was a more than welcome departure from the cold from earlier, although Genji had a feeling that once they got out of there they would be suddenly be met with some very rude cold wind. At least they had towels.

    It was nice, to be able to enjoy a nice, hot bath like this, without any mechanical parts that would feel different from the rest of his body. Now, he could enjoy the feeling of the water warming his body to the fullest.

    "Say, Amy, did Denby come from your homeworld, or did you find him im Pandora?" He asked in an attempt at small talk, still having the owlbear in his mind
     
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    Amy wasn't quite sure what she was supposed to be doing in the hot tub, but she didn't really want to do much other than lounge around anyway. She simply leaned against one of the walls and let the warmth seep into her body. She idly considered getting one of these for herself it was so nice.

    The relaxed atmosphere and nice company made Amy a little too carefree. When Genji asked about Denby, she replied, "hm? Oh, there's nothing like Denby back home." Well, there was the human he was named after, but that was beside the point, "a friend here made him for me after some monsters were dropped into the bar I was relaxing in. I managed to help fight them off and she decided I needed a guard in case that ever happened again."
     
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    So Amy had named Denby after a person from her world. A friend or family member, maybe, perhaps even a lover. It was a cute thing for her to do nonetheless and Genji even began wondering if he could’ve done something similar with Kaida, but that was a bit too late now.

    Her story of how she came to have Denby was very interesting as well, with how she had to fight off monsters that suddenly invaded a bar. Genji hadn’t taken Amy for much of a fighter, but it did look like she could handle herself well in combat if that was the truth. However, one particular word got Genji more intrigued than anything else.

    "She made him?" He asked, raising an eyebrow.
     
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