Jezebel nearly fell over a second time at the sound of another voice, dropping the bird in her arms. Her hair shot out, catching the bird safely, lifting it up and holding it on her shoulder. She was too startled to use her scythe/bird and instead froze, small flames appearing in her hands. The bird on her shoulder squawked softly into her ear.
"Well yes James, I am quite aware. No I will not talk to him.. What if he tries to kill me? Yes I'm aware that I haven't spoken to anyone yet.." She let out an exaggerated sigh as the bird squawked even more, waving its wings about in circles like they were hands. "I hate that you're always right.." She stuck out her tongue at the bird in a rather childish but sweet way before her eyes darted over to the peculiar boy in front of her. Actually he was rather attractive in an enchanting way. However, it didn't phase her very much. With his long thin white ponytail and his gorgeous bone structure, he wasn't a sight for sore eyes at all. Suddenly, Jez felt rather shabby with her unkempt hair, leaves, and such strewn about in it. Her hair was rather long and could grow to any size and it seemed to have a mind of its own at times. It had become rather difficult for Jez to keep up with it. She didn't extinguish the flames in her hand but gave the boy a very tight lipped smile, a pretty big effort on her end.
"It wasn't very coordinated at all. Who are you?"
Jezebel did not know whether or not to take offense to his comment. Then again, her father had always hated her smile after her mother died. It had been a long time since she had truly smiled because of that. She left the corners of her mouth go back down to their straight line formation and stroked her bird's back gently. James pecked at her finger and she winced. "Alright alright... I'm approaching him, you turd!" She complained quietly before taking a shaky step towards the male. Jez bit her lip, contemplating her choices. James told her to be careful but kind and open. This realm was rather strange, truth be told. She hadn't met very many people in the Ash Forest, hence why she spent most of her time in it. She had built herself a small house, not too far from here underneath a large ash tree. It was the one that reminded her the most of her home. She fiddled around with a loose thread on her pink scarf which obscured her curvy upper half. James had instructed her to do so, not wanting to make her vulnerable. She then raised her head, her piercing pinkish eyes meeting his. She didn't smile however her eyes gave way to such kindness and a hint of wickedness given she was the daughter of a demon and a human.
"Jezebel.." Her voice was soft and raspy, not used to speaking to other people, especially not a male. She seemed uncertain with her words and from the way she pushed at the dirt with her boot, she was lacking in confidence as well. "My mother called me Jez so I suppose you can call me that too."
Jez paused. She wasn't one to ever speak to people so this was out of her comfort zone. The crow cawed into her ear again and she huffed, whispering something back to it, her soft, hoarse voice inaudible. The bird pecked her cheek and she yelped softly, poking it in the chest. "Fine fine, you're so pushy, James!" She reached forward, her delicate fingers curling around the candy. In all honesty, everything about Jez screamed delicate. She was a rather sturdy person and proved the saying that looks were rather deceiving. She unwrapped it and inhaled softly, bringing the sweet red candy to her lips. It smelled sweet. Saccharine like a cherry. A very sugary cherry at that. She opened her mouth and popped it in, a light smile decorating her face. Everything back home was almost like fire. Very spicy. The candy was something new to her altogether and the taste, the texture, the smell filled her with joy. She was different when she had a real smile on her face. She seemed friendly and not as solemn as she usually did. It was inviting and made her seem like a warmer person. "Thank you.." She whispered softly.
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