Ryu nods, now moving his tails around a bit through the magma, sending little sprays of it in random directions. Noticing his tails acting like that however he stops, instead using them to prevent him from falling over as he also leans backwards a bit and looks at a specific piece of stone on the wall of the volcano, being extremely careful about his leaf scarf not touching the magma.
R: "Good. It would have been frustrating if you refused to understand where I was coming from. And yes, Urin is quite fragile. Seeing how she and Leafy are sisters that isn't very surprising, although sometimes Leafy manages to contrast that by being very spirited about things. As for not hurting her, if you did I would have to rip you into little pieces, so that's also good."
Ryu lifts his head a bit to look at Krask, then after a while shakes his head. He holds up two claws of his right hand, tapping them with the index claw of his other hand.
R: "Actually, that went fairly well. You see, while I'm a dragon that's only half of me. The other half is shapeshifter, and a different race than you may know about. The shapeshifters I am talking about are spirits that have learned how to take a material form, but never bothered to stick with one. One example of a shapeshifter is my Mum, Kuroi, who you've already met, although you might have been distracted leering at Reshaya. Anyway, while that piece of crossbreeding has let to a lot of trouble for me, thanks to it I've also got a personality that is much better at working well together with gentle-minded creatures, with as current example female dryads. At least, as long as they don't get too annoying."
Ryu mutters under his breath about how annoying females can be, both in general and a couple of specific examples. Krask would be able to catch some complaints about a certain frost dragon being a real pain when she takes the time to annoy Ryu. Ryu then scrapes his throat and shakes his head before continuing, pretending to momentarily lapse didn't happen.
R: "So while my relationship with Leafy wasn't completely perfect, it wasn't that bad, which was really helped by Leafy's kind personality making up for my flaws. That, and when I got angry or depressed I would go somewhere else until I calmed down."
He watches Krask as he suppresses a cringe, not showing any satisfaction at the discomfort Krask is trying to hide after learning about Ryu's observation skills.
R: "You're welcome. And you'll know the answer to that question in a while. I would give you reasonable chances, seeing how while the collar makes somebody subservient the high speed at which it affected Urin means that she wasn't resisting it at full strength. Although if she does choose to be with you I would advise against bondage stuff in the future, if only to avoid getting her too embarrassed."
He falls silent as he looks at the wall of the volcano again, waiting for Krask to say something else. When Krask announces he's going to follow Ryu's advise he nods, not looking away from the piece of wall.
R: "Good. At least you're a smart guy. Although I don't see why you just rest here. The magma is good, since you're inside a volcano you're secluded, and you don't have to worry about people interrupting your rest. However I'm not going to give you a whole lecture about where to sleep."
He stands up on the magma, nodding at Krask. He then places the palms of his hands together and disappears, leaving behind a green glow that slowly fades away, and the smell of a young forest before the smell of ash and smoke masks it completely.
Isodzugia quickly shakes her head and hugs Krolta tightly, their chests pressing against each other as she places her head on Krolta's shoulder.
I: "What, I should let you ruin this beautiful body of yours? No way. If necessary I'll keep you fit by starving you and making sure you get enough of exercise. And I've already got an idea what kind of exercise that would be~"
Isodzugia shakes her head again, not caring much about philosophers. Her wings start to unfold before curling around Krolta and herself, helping keep the pleasant warmth and moisture around them.
I: "Not very important. Forget I mentioned them. They don't exist here, so until you start travelling from world to world it would only make you curious without reason."
She listens to Krolta musing about her link with her mother, not interrupting her as she contemplates whether removing it would be a good idea. At the end however Isodzugia nods and strokes Krolta's hair.
I: "Well, the decreased power level might need some getting used to, but if your strength depends on drawing it from somebody else it's not worth a lot anyway. Besides, Purrr is still one of the best teachers about fire you could ever hope for, so as long as you patiently follow his training you'll be back to your current power level in no time, and after that you'll be able to properly develop to your full strength. And if the link is to indicate whether you have a mate already, you should have cut it already. So it seems clear to me what the best choice is."
When Krolta returns her kiss while her grinding increases even further, Isodzugia's left hand moves upwards to gently stroke Krolta's antlers again while her other hand keeps Krolta pressed against her, her tail lovingly rubbing against Krolta's. After a while Isodzugia breaks the kiss to nibble on Krolta's ear while whispering softly into it.
I: "Right, no way I'm going to wait for Purrr to wake up before having some more fun with you. I hope you've regained most of your energy after last time, since you'll need it for the moaning."
Chuckling she rolls them over so Isodzugia is lying on top of Krolta. She kisses her again, her wings covering the both of them while the air around them becomes even hotter, and then the moisture in the air starts to turn into steam, hiding the both of them from sight as Isodzugia initiates their second round.
FilFire rumbles satisfied as Shinai uses the opportunity he has presented her by giving her easier access to the more sensitive areas of his large body. He himself continues licking and nibbling Shinai while his claw rubs her side and his tail entangles with hers. The shadow form FilFire created to talk to Reshaya and Kuroi also forms on top of Shinai's head to respond to her.
F: "Well, I'll be happy to give you whatever you want, and after that I'll make sure you're in the mood again. I mean, you started the conversation about what kind of stuff Reshaya has been doing in the biome, so I'm going to make sure you finish it. And I'm not planning to completely re-enact, but we could use the more fun stories as basis for some creative fun for us two. For example, I've already got an idea how to use the story about her encountering a group of rather uncultured creatures with her wanting to find out how they would react to a humanoid female."
The shadow form grins as it rubs its claws against each other, its tail swaying in anticipation. FilFire doesn't show any signs of controlling the shadow form, instead just continuing to showing his affection for Shinai.
F: "A demonstration? Perfect. I mean, after those forest dragons give in you'll probably have to give them all that back, but until then you might as well make use of it while you can."
Kuroi nods, the hand that is not scratching Reshaya behind the ears and stroking her hair moving downwards to stroke her thighs and back.
K: "Indeed. Ryu will also be able to do the father figure to some extend, but the little ones usually know who their parents are, so you taking care of them as well will definitely be good for them. Although since Girana is also their mother you might have to watch out for them becoming a bit too smothered in motherly love."
Kuroi's purring intensifies a bit when Reshaya starts licking his ears, causing them to twitch whenever her tongue reaches the edges. Kuroi pulls Reshaya onto his lap so he's in a better position to embrace her as he enjoys both the mental and physical hug he's part of right now.
((Yep, awesome mental hug is awesome.))