Silencia laughs as she sees the little Minu already digging in. "It appears Minu can't wait to have a taste of your cake, Kotal!" She calmly grabs a few plates and forks before making her way over to the cake. She gently taps Minu's hand to clear the cake so she can cut it up and serve. The cake wasn't in its original glory anymore, since Kotal had already started eating from it before, but that doesn't mean they cannot have table manners, right? She hands both Minu and Kotal a plate with a moderate piece of cake. "There you go."
Ever the tidy mother though, Silencia beats Kotal to the punch before he too can dive for the cake and makes sure they are all seated to hand them all plates. "Are you sure you do not wish for me to split it in half with my macuahuitl?" That is, apparently, an Aztec custom of some sort.
Silencia chuckles lightly at Minu's pouting while she's cutting herself a nice little piece of cake. She then sits down as well, an eyebrow raising at Kotal's question. She grins lightly. "I'm sure, Kotal. I think that might get a bit messy!" Silencia happily takes a bite of her piece. She had tasted it before, but her worries had made her unable to properly enjoy the taste. A happy little hum escapes her. "This really is a great cake, Kotal!" She licks a bit of frosting off of her finger and smiles happily. "Most delicious tree ever!" "Nonsense, my macahuitl can cut with surgical like precision!" Kotal argues about his swordmanship prowess. However, he really doesn't fight the issue, particularly not when Silencia has already gone ahead and cut slices for both of them. What matters is that everyone gets cake either way. "Yes, indeed, Minu. I thought it best to use the out most natural flavors to mimic the taste of a tree. Even the flour has been mixed with syrup and tree sap instead of milk and sugar." That cake is not only delicious but also seems to be very healthy. Kotal grins widely as Silencia approves and puffs out his chest. "I am glad you approve. Nothing but the best for my loves." Looks like already has gotten accustomed to the idea of having two wives. So much in fact that he's actually still very aware of his surroundings and starts looking around. "Hm, do try not to say the word 'cake' out loud too much. We would not wish to attract the attention of Ferra/Torr." That would be a mess and a half if they show up.
A pretty blush stains Minu's cheeks and across her small pert nose at Kotals words. It is going to take a little getting used to the fact that she has right now to consider him...hers..and she, his. With a tiny girlish squee sound she dips her chin and tries to focus on eating cake. A small stain of frosting smudges her lip and her tongue darts out to try and capture it. Minu suddenly makes a little murphing sound and puts her plate on the table then darts off quickly. Its just a few moments before the little elf returns with a sketch pad and some colored pencils. "speaking of trees...the Kala." She takes another bite of cake then sets in, intensely focused, as she works to sketch out the tree in question. Being scientific minded, she works to make the drawing look like a plate from a botanical text book.
The sight of Minu's blush and Kotal's comfort in this situation makes Silencia smile. She usually feels rather protective of her bond with Kotal and sometimes can't help but get jealous, but somehow it was different with Minu. Maybe because they also shared a bond? Kotal's words make the fae laugh and the girl shakes her head. "You shouldn't underestimate your warriors! They are pretty well-behaved if you treat them the right way!" Silencia was sure she could make sure that the two would not go berserk when she was around, Mother Silencia had a way with them! As Minu focuses on the drawing of the tree, Silencia smiles at Kotal. "While Minu's busy, would you like me to explain why we want to grow a Kala tree?"
However, even as his mate, Minu continues to be the intellectual she has always been and dashes off to get a book. "Please do." Kotal then says to Silencia when she offers to explain what is going on. "I wish to understand what you two have been talking about."
As for Ferra/Torr's ability to control themselves though he simply chuckles and shakes his head. "I still rather not run that risk if it is not necessary."
Silencia finishes her piece of cake rather quickly, even taking another piece before she begins explaining. "You see, Minu told me that her kind celebrate their coming of age in the presence of a certain tree that has been planted since their birth to allow a connection between them. This tree has pollen that allow them to... bond... with others, if I understood that correctly." Silencia glances at Minu before continuing. "Minu's tree is, of course, back in her own world and thus, I'm going to try and see if I can make one of those trees grow here." The girl smiles sheepishly and takes another bite. "I'm not sure if I'll be able to, but it's worth a shot, right?"
"I'm certain that could be managed." Says Kotal sounding confident that it is an achievable goal. "Stranger things have happened here in Twisted after all. Who is to say that a Kala tree doesn't exist in this realm already. It would simply be a matter of collecting the seed and cause it to grow at a faster rate."
Silencia blushes at Kotal's words and smile. "You're such a pervert, Kotal!" A smile on her lips shows that she's merely kidding. "It seems to be an important part of her coming of age, Kotal. That's why I need Minu to draw me one, so I know what exactly I'm dealing with. If there is one in Twisted, I'll be able to find it. If there isn't one, I will need to try to grow it anyway." Silencia seems a bit excited, her violet eyes twinkling with enthousiasm. "It is an interesting challenge nontheless!"
He moves on quickly nevertheless, though not without sitting Silencia on his lap. "A worthy challenge indeed. Though one that I am certain we can overcome. We've battled against hellish beasts of all kinds and emerged victorious after all. The search for a tree will be child's play to ones such as we."
Silencia does not resist when Kotal pulls her closer, her blush still there. Her eyes slightly narrow at the man, still smiling. "You're having fun with this, aren't you?" Usually Silencia is the mischievous one, but it appears that Kotal is in a very good and joking mood because of what happened. Silencia giggles and leans against him while she sits on his lap, the girl very comfortable. "Let's hope it is as easy as you say..." Her wings flutter slightly before folding down. Silencia peeks at the drawing Minu, she was so focused that she didn't even react to them fooling around like this! "Minu? Are you almost done?"
The little elf was aware of the playful teasing that Kotal and Silencia were doing. A small smile curls her lips, and interestingly enough, a moment that would have made her uncomfortable a few days ago simply warms her heart now. She glances briefly at the two and a soft sigh spills from her. They are both so incredible, the love there, the spirit and they are hers, she is allowed to love them and openly now. She gets back to her drawing, being careful to show the texture of the bark, a close up panel of the leaves, the seeds and the blossoms. Soon she has a rather nicely done color sketch of the Kala tree. "almost...done If Silencia can make one or we can find one to get a seed, we will need a place to plant. Its a very big tree, and they grow very old. When the children of my folk are born, each is celebrated with the planting of a Kala, the tree is put into the earth with the afterbirth of the child. It is believed that the child and tree are linked and that both will grow and mature together. When the the tree is two centuries, it flowers for the first time. As she finishes the sketch and turns the pad around for the others to see.
"Let us see first if we can find one of these trees in Twisted. Nothing says that this realm only pulls sentient beings into its fold. Flora and fauna from other universes are sure to be found here."
"Only if that fails should we invest on creating our own. Those are my thoughts at least."
When Kotal smiles at her, and there is undisguised affection for her in his gaze the little elf catches her lower lip with her teeth and giggles. She feels all fluttery inside and squirms a little in her seat. She had always been so focused on mental pursuits that these warm wanting feelings are a very new thing for her. She breaths to try and settle the inner butterflies and when Sil says she is things there is already a Kala tree in Twisted her golden eyes go wide. "oh Silencia, it would be so much easier for you to just inspire a tree to grow from an existing seed. Though I do think we need to grow one and not use the one that is here already..it might be bonded to another already."
He is surprised when Minu sounds against the idea though and inquires. "Ah, but my owl, that is the plan. We would not wish to claim an already grown tree to be yours."
He nods to Silencia. "We will procure a seed from this existing seed and plant it here. It will represented your new beginnings here in Twisted. A beginning that can then be properly shared with all of us." Kotal had always been amicable with Minu, but as she suspects his tone when addressing the elf is very different now. There is clear love to his words.