(1310-06-11) Meeting The Other Sibling
Summary: A day in the tailor brings two people together that needed to meet.
RL Date: Mon Jun 11, 1310
Related: Future Plans and Love Issues
aziza irene 

Courtly Couture

Fine and tidy is the shop, a gifted tailor and her apprentice have set up at the market promenade of Marsilikos. The interior is kept in lighter tones, with birch wood floors that are covered with the occasional carpet here and a runner there. A pair of tall windows provide plentiful lighting during the day, illuminating a dark mahogany desk with a few drafts of designs scattered upon it. Catching the eye upon entering are two stately dresses fitted upon tailor dummies, elaborate bodices with shimmering embroideries, impressive classy necklines and wicked variations of sleeves that leave shoulders bare. Long skirts that tend to bunch up seem to be this season's fashion, often coming in layers with the upper layer slitted at the front to sport a differing shade and pattern.%r%rA dress form where clothes are fitted upon stands in one corner beside a fitting area, behind a drape that can be drawn, and a pair of two tall wardrobes facing each other are in an area towards the back. A chest with a number of colorful ribbons and other accessories is located beside a table where various rolls of fabrics are piling upon, qualities ranging from rough cotton to linen and more finely spun materials. There are rolls of silk in various shades, damask, samite and brocade, along with various patterns of lace in different hues.


With her fellow Menekhetan guard outside of the shop at the door waiting, the Menekhet ambassador was inside looking over designs for a dress she was having commissioned. Pursing her lips, her brows are furrowed in…..confusion? Frustration? Something. Slowly she looks up to the shop attendant and smiles. "Is this just the style thing? This….shape? And so much of the fabric?" The attendant just chuckles as they assure here this is the d'Angeline style and what she was looking for. "I will trust you then. Whatever you think will look best up on me…." She herself was wrapped in layers of sheer silks so this was a change for her. "….just let me know….." Aziza lets out a sigh as she waits for more concepts to be brought up and when they are well….her eyes go wide. "These are huge…let's just….go back to the other ides."

*

A young lady carrying a small basket already filled with some goodies of the market slowly enters Courtly Couture. Excitement and curiosity is shimmering in her eyes when she scans all those wonderful fabrics exposed around. Her own luxurious emerald dress flows from top to bottom and has a scoop neckline, which innocently reveals dark blue gemstone pendant laying on a flawless white skin. The upper part of her attire is tightly fit and stresses out a slim waist. The fabric of her sleeves also tightly hug her arms and go down to her wrists. The long skirt becomes wider around hips and trails on the ground allowing only the movement to reveal her delicate feet adorned in an embroidered light brown leather shoes. This young woman obviously has passion to jewelry since her wrists are decorated with more than one golden bracelet. Some are wider, some are slimmer but all match in their golden shades and floral carvings.
Irene stops beside one of the tailor dummies to touch a silken skirt, "Oooh…" She drawls admiring the fabric. But then she realzies that the shopper already has a customer and her curious gaze finds another lady for a moment. Irene smiles.

*

Sighing softly she just seems to be overwhelmed….this was not her forte. As the door opens, those kohl lined dark eyes turn to see the young woman and Aziza returns the smile. "Good morning…." At the she looks back to a drawing and just point. "Okay this works….I don't plan on having to wear it anytime soon so….it'll give me time to get used to it I suppose…." It was obvious she was not from these lands at all however her d'Angeline was near perfect save for a slight accent of hers. Her sun kissed skin was a contrast to most lades she had met in these lands. Finally she steps away from the counter and turns to motion Irene forward. "By all means….go ahead. I'm just….holding up the poor tailor I'm sure…."

*

Irene shakes her head, "I apologize, I actually just wanted to peek in. Not yet sure if I want anything in particular…" The young woman preses her lips tightly in pondering. "Soon I will have a small celebration with my family. So, I thought I may acquire a new dress for that occasion. However, I already have so many gowns." She looks up at the lady and laughs warmly, "But can one have too many gowns? By the way, forgive my curiosity, aren't you going to be from a foreign lands? I just recently came back to Marsilikos. One could consider me a newcommer as well."

*

"No need to apologize…I'm kind of at a loss…." Aziza chuckles a bit as she just places her hands in front of her. "And if you have a celebration coming….perhaps it is not bad to have something new for the occasion." Smiling warmly at the woman she then continues to answer her question. "As for too many gowns? Perhaps not. I am the woman you ask if one can have too many swords…." A playful wink is given to her but then she tilts her head. "And yes….I am. I am the ambassador from Menekhet, Aziza Nimr my lady. And welcome then. This is my first time to Marsilikos actually…..but it has been lovely and eye opening."

*

"Ooooooh…" Irene's smile grows incredibly broad and has a taint of mischieviousness in it. "I am pretty sure, m'lady, that you had an incredibly lovely and eye opening time here in Marsilikos!" She stops a chuckle by bitting her bottom lip. "I must say that I heard of your nightly journeys to Eresse Townhouse. If rumors are to be correct, lord Gauge d'Eresse caught your attention? I must say he is incredibly good looking man and also could be callled quite chivalrous! Though, I heard that he also has an adventurous soul… One shall be full of suprises to keep his attention," she leans in and adds in a whisper, "But as far as I heard, you already became an apple of his eye. But again, apologizes for being so blunt."

*

Aziza chuckles as she hears the 'Oooooooh' and there comment. "Well…it was an adventure arriving here and…." But then she hears about the rumors. That brow perks ever so slightly as she hears of the rumors then. That smile slowly goes from a smile into a smirk. "It seems people in these lands love to have a good story….no matter how true it may be…." A tilt of her head as she slowly folds her arms under her bosom. "But yes…..I have been visiting the Eresse estate as well as him coming to my suite at the palace…" Chuckling a bit she just winks a bit. "He is a very adventurous soul…just like myself. He has…." Those dusky cheeks redden ever so slightly but she smiles. "…become very close to me….as he is an apple of my eye as well. And as for being blunt….once again….don't apologize. I prefer blunt than coy…."

*

Irene nods and a wide smile in her features stops trembling when a lady does not freak out about the rumors and bluntness, "I myself would definitely have an eye on such a man as Gauge d'Eresse. Though it would be very hard for me to chose because his younger brother lord Belmont d'Eresse is equally amazing," she one more time giggles twirling her pendant between fingers, "But, m'lady, it would be most improper of me to think like that since I am lady Irene d'Eresse, the youngest sibling of both." The young lady takes a step closer adding, "I will celebrate my 18th summer this July and I wish to celebrate it with my family and closest friends. So, I really wanted to meet you after I had conversation with Gauge and invite you to participate in celebration. You would do me a great honor!"

*

Aziza raises a brow slightly then. "Oh would you? Well his not like most of the men I have met in these lands….he's different. I have had the opportunity to meet Lord Belmont and he is very kind….though I fear I may be a bit….much." Chuckling softly she then stops as she hears her name, those brown eyes going wide. "Oh! Goodness!" Way to go Aziza….blatantly tell the sister of the man she's seeing she's sleeping with him. "Now….I feel embarrassed. I'm sure you didn't want hear me telling you about…." Her hand moves to toy with that wide collar around her neck before smiling brightly. "Oh! I would be honored to be invited….that's so kind. I will have to get you a gift of course…." Cutting her eyes she looks over to the shop attendant. "…..okay expedite that dress….." Pursing her lips she looks back to Irene with a smile. "It's nice to meet you however, Lady Irene. After meeting you and Lord Belmont….I see just how unique my Gauge…" She catches herself but chuckles. "…is. And…he mentioned me? Shall I worry of what he said about me?"

*

"Do not worry, lady Aziza," Irene waves the emberassment off, "I am no longer a child and I know what a man and a woman in love do behind closed doors. My brothers and I are pretty open. I can not exactly tell that we are open with Gauge as much as I am with Belmont, though. You see, Gauge has been spending a lot of time travelling when I was growing up. I used to see him only during celebrations," the younger lady explains and is quick to add, "You don't have to bring any gifts. Your presence will be the best one as well as your promise not to break the heart of my brother. I treasure them and we already had more than enough sorrow. So, if your intentions are pure and I am pretty sure they are, then you bring me the best gift one could think off - my brother's happiness."
Irene sways a bit pondering at the last remark. But then again she just waves her hand, "Nah, you shall not worry, lady Aziza. My brother speaks highly of you and definitely will plan a future with you, if you will allow. Just don't tell him I mentioned this," Irene brings finger to her lips to "shhh".

*

Aziza seems to relax fully then as she smiles. Looking to the side she seems to be in thought but finally speaks. "You have my word, my lady….I will not break his heart. He means the world to me…..probably more than he knows. I know of the sorrow your family has endured and as I did with him and Lord Belmont, I offer my condolences…" Slowly she takes a deep breath then looks back to the young lady and nods. "However I will still bring a gift. My mother would have words with me if I did not do such a thing….." Chuckling she then nods firmly. "Your brother and I have discussed such things….a future. I more than will allow him but….in my position it is convincing others." A beat. "Being an ambassador…..I have duties still but for him….I will do what I can to ensure the future we both want."

*

"Do not worry, m'lady. I am pretty sure that we all will think of something. I believe that the union between my brother and you has also a high political value. Well, even if the reason is not yet obvious we will definitely find it. I myself did not come here to just simply buy dresses and trouble my siblings. I have high goals myself and if I will succeed… Well, then I may be able to push cards to your benefit," Irene smiles and reaches to pat Aziza's hand gently if she allows. "Now you need to be patient and play right. My brother already has some strategies and he is quite a good tactician, trust me."

*

There's something about that statement that seems to bother her….not anger but frustration. Her face seems to grow tight but then she shakes her head as she clears her throat. "Yes well….I'm sure that if we did manage some sort of union, it will greatly benefit you." There's something there in those words….almost enigmatic but she just smiles. "Gauge knows that I will do whatever I can for my country to help your family. It is just a matter of….having the union happen." Licking her lips slowly she nods then. "He has told me of one strategy….to investigate who attacked me in northern Caerdicci Unitas. But of others I do not know…." She raises a brow. "Do you know of others? I too….have been considering something but we shall see. I am still waiting to hear of word back from my Pharaoh in regards to my current status. I now wait to see what is next."

*

"Unfortuantely, I have little details. Our dear Gauge is not very talkative. He is a man of action first and then of a word. Which is very valuable. There are so many lords who only speak and their words are caught by wind, and simply carried away to be forgotten. My brother takes matters into his hands and actually follows his words," Irene explains proudly even straightening up a bit. "But I am sure I shall leave majority of those matters to handle for both of you. However, I will be there to assist." Irene looks toward the door, "I believe I already took more than enough of your time," she glances back at Aziza, "It was a pleasure meeting you. Though, I think I shall head back home. Belmont and I arranged a meeting."

*

Aziza nods slowly as she smiles. "That he is. It's one of the things I love about him….I tend to be the same way…." Chuckling softly she then nods as she bows to the woman, a fisted hand coming to her chest as she does so. "But do not worry, Lady Irene….I promise to take good care of your brother. And I do hope that once we figure something out, our ties can greatly benefit your house…." A wink is given before she just looks around then to the door. "It was a pleasure to meet you as well. Do not keep Lord Belmont waiting and give him my hello. I too should head back to my suite to finish my day so that I may have free time…." At that she smiles. "Take care, Lady Irene…."

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