Aydin shuddered a bit and slowly uncovered her ears. When Emily asked if anyone had any suggestions, she muttered out her own.
"No screaming... No... No more screaming..."
Ethelyn instinctively brought one hand up to the ring and felt along its edges when Tao mentioned it. She smiled to herself, a bit of blush coloring her cheeks for a moment before replying to him.
"Uhm... Well... I think this was kind of a surprise to both of us, really..."
She went silent for a moment as she looked down at the ring, absently fiddling with the chain. As he would look at the two of them, he would note that Aydin's chi wasn't exactly normal for a human. Its color was a deep crimson and seemed to have almost sort of fire flowing through her, rather bold and forward... Ethelyn, on the other hand, was a subdued, pale goldenrod color, and seemed to be rather quiet and sound on the surface, but a sort of hidden, chaotic power surging below. He would also note that at its center, there seemed to be a light, innocent pulse that almost gave off the sense of being... Dormant... Lying in wait for the right opportunity. And if he paid enough attention, he would notice the pulse intensified as she continued to lovingly trace along the ring.
Aydin gave Tao an odd look, tilting her head to one side at him.
Aranoth let out a mental sigh, and Rose might get the impression that the blade would have rolled his eyes at this point.
Oh look! You've discovered the emotion known as 'Self Pity'. Its a side effect of gaining more of your humanity back!
She would then feel something of a smack on the back of her head, almost as if someone just hit her.
Suck it up and stop whining about it. You whining and sobbing about the issue isn't going to solve anything, you'll just be stuck here bleeding and starving. So what if you let him go. GOOD FOR YOU! You just learned mercy! Now go on and beat the snot out of the next poor sap and continue on with your life.