Old pictures of Emet-Selch
OF YOU BASTARDS
INTO THIS GAME
Fandaniel THOUGHT 5.4 was gonna be his patch…
Lahabrea said “Nah.”
Venat: Original /Humanoid / Gijinka/ FFXIV
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𝕄𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕋𝕚𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤 - 𝔼𝕞𝕖𝕥-𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕔𝕙 & ℍ𝕪𝕥𝕙𝕝𝕠𝕕𝕒𝕖𝕦𝕤
“Good morning. I suppose you’ve watered the plants already.”
“As always, yes. About an hour ago. I’ve been trying to get the gods-damned receipt printer to stop its jamming, but I’ve come to accept that it may need to be…replaced.”
“Have you tried stopping into the clock shop?” Emet-selch poured himself a cup of black coffee, still cradling his tools in his arms. He turned back to Hythlodaeus who was now twisting a flickering lightbulb inside the wall lamp.
“Just a moment, if you –ow!” He retracted his hands, sighing.
Hyth clapped his hands free of dust. He tucked a white stand of hair behind his ear, chest square with Emet again. “Yes, I’ll just leave the main floor to look after itself, and then the Architect won’t be bothered at all to find his buzzer sounding uncontrollably.”
“I– all right, a fair assumption. Mayhaps, then, I’ll fix it myself.”
“If it please you, however - do keep in mind… I’m not exactly sure how much the bank is going to appreciate sifting through receipts a-plenty of my hand-writing.”
“Well, what about a typewriter? Seems a dreadful waste of paper, though. Our supply cost will be through the roof…” he muttered. “Yes, fix the receipt printer, then, it seems. So I shall…though, I doubt if I’ve tinkered with anything quite so detailed the last twenty-something odd years. Mine eyes do not grow much sharper for these things.”
“You mean like when you designed, and crafted this ring yourself? Wasn’t a dreadfully long time ago. Maybe five years.” Hythodaeus pulled back his sleeve and held his hand up to reveal a tempered silver ring. It was intricate with maze-like lines that followed one another in unison, and he looked as proud as if it had made it himself.
Emet stood baffled, leaving coffee droplets to stain the white cloth as he dropped his mug on the waiting room table. Hyth winced at that.
“You still wear that old thing? What – too hard to take it off?” He smirked.
“I’m not often given such gifts. Will you be upset, should I ever get married and trade it for another?”
“Oh–you pleasant buffoon,” Emet scoffed, flicking his hair from his eyes. “Now you’re being cheeky. How deplorable.”
Hyth snickered. He still knew how to get a rise out of him around almost every corner and could never imagine their dynamic shifting.
“Anyway,” Emet started, the moment nearly giving him a pang of nostalgia. “I’ll hear my day’s errands, if you will – and then I’ll release you.” Emet dragged his gaze downwards to the muddy abyss of his coffee.
There were concerning clouds over Amaurot lately…but what could it be that would ever go wrong? Mostly, the people had seemed to be, of all things, content, besides a few public stirrings of late. Things that scratched Emet’s perceived record of what eternal peace there could be. The thought of an Amaurot without any of its people – yes, even those who would nitpick his work, or the ones who quite literally tried to stand in his way – would it really be Amaurot? Could he truly, with confidence, call that city…home?