Having found a ship that sailed frequently back and forth across the Guardian's Sea, from the rocky shores of Noxus and home to Ionia. Ahri didn't particularly enjoy the ride back, and while she may have preferred to return to the Institute which required travel involving little to no water, she believed Ionia was far more enjoyable to spend the night. Both she and Irelia had decided upon it after all, and who was she to change her mind mid-sail? Ahri did not forget her companion, and while she remained largely silent, she indulged the Captain in whatever small talk Irelia so desired. The rest of her time was spent trying not to think about the horrible ways one could die through being drowned, wrapped in a duvet. Or nine.
Admittedly, the water and breeze were both pleasant, with the waves giving them a smooth journey back and Ahri could already feel her excitement growing at the thought of returning to her - quite literal - birth place. She could already catch a scent of the familiar Island, knowing that the ship was landing at a port nearest to the Placidium. While the fox could have made her home anywhere she so desired, she knew that the bustle of life would be located in the Capital... well, it all suited her very well. A distant yell and the bustle of noise broke her out of her reverie and as pleasant as the boat was, Ahri was ecstatic to know that they had reached land. Dry, safe, flat and firm land.
After hopping off quickly, all but running down the ramp, she stretched her arms out. The Kumiho lifted her hands, palms open wide to the bright fireflies that danced around the passengers. "Phew!" Her relieved sigh was rather vocal, and may have gotten a humorous laugh from the ship's captain who was, thankfully, not easily insulted. Because it wasn't that she didn't trust him... she simply didn't trust wood to float forever. After paying for the trip, the Kumiho squeezed back another sigh before clapping her hands together lightly.
Ahri turned to Irelia, always ever aware of her (very) attractive partner. "That was nice," she purred dishonestly, though she did nothing to hide her mild sarcasm. Her golden eyes danced with mischief as she held out her hand, sweeping into a bow - albeit, rather shortly due to her dress - peering up from beneath her dark hair. "Might my lady indulge this fox," she wiggled her furry ears for emphasis, "at this game a little longer?" Her other arm made a sweeping motion to the foliage around them, grinning toothily even as people began to spectate this rather odd scene.
It was not enough to see the Fox in play, but the Captain of Ionia herself as one of the leading actresses. Undoubtedly, such flamboyancy would be met with many inquiries but for now, Ahri paced herself with one thing at a time. Ignoring the onlookers, she tilted her head up a little higher, an eyebrow raised coyly. Something about this home always made her feel a little more cheeky, and a little less... subtle. As Irelia would soon find out.