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Yoranda Garmold

Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk; she says I began to sing long before I could talk. Twin of Unarelle.

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a character in “Veritas Isle”, as played by PrincessLala17

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| Name: Yoranda Natuvia Garmold | Age: 18 | Gender: Female | Sexuality: Straight | Height: 4'6" | Weight: 105lbs |
| Race/Species: Dwarf | Hair Colour: Dark brown | Eye Colour: Brown | Skin Colour: Tanned | Trade: Bard/Minstrel |

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Appearance:
Standing at approximately four feet and six inches in height, Yoranda weighs only about 105 pounds. She has lightly-tanned skin and her build is slender. She has long, wavy dark hair that comes down just past her shoulders. Yoranda has large, round brown eyes, arched eyebrows, and a petite nose. She, like the rest of her family, sports full lips. Yoranda's outfits are less modest than her twin as her focus is more on style, and she can often be seen in a variety of pieces - skirts of all lengths, trousers with tall boots, blouses, tight-fitting tops, sweaters, anything she wishes to wear. The twins always wear a pair of matching golden rings with green stones in them that their older sister Barynn made for them.

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Personality:
Yoranda is perky, vibrant, upbeat, bubbly, and full of life. She has a tendency to be a bit loud and she loves to socialize. She is the type to strike up a conversation with a random stranger completely out of the blue. She loves to sing, and even when not performing, will sometimes just randomly sing for the fun of it. She loves dancing, chatting, and shopping. Yoranda can be a bit naive compared to her sister, however, and it is often Unarelle who will pull her sister out of situations that she's afraid may escalate. While Unarelle is dependent on Yoranda for socialization, it's Yoranda that's dependent on Unarelle for common sense. Yoranda has a tendency to be a flirt and will rarely back down from the opportunity to hop into bed with an attractive man. She hopes one day to fall in love, settle down, and have children, but for now, she is simply living life and having fun.

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History/Bio
Yoranda and her twin sister, Unarelle, are tied for the position as the second-youngest of the eight Garmold children. They exhibited opposite personalities even from infancy, with Unarelle being a quiet baby who was easy to care for and Yoranda being a loud, demanding baby that drained all the energy of their parents. From early childhood, Yoranda demonstrated a passion and talent for singing, so her parents decided to enroll her in lessons. Her teachers quickly recommended that Yoranda should train for the bard's trade, and her parents agreed. When the twins were four years old, Yoranda fell ill and Unarelle spent all her time with her sick sister. The healers never could quite figure out what was wrong with her and could do little more for her than treat her symptoms. Eventually, Yoranda got better of her own accord.

Over the years, Yoranda has had several random episodes of sickness. Each time, her twin has been right there at her side. They still do not know what has caused it, only that Yoranda's sickness may be what's given her the vibrancy and love of life that she has. At sixteen, Yoranda became romantically involved with a boy from the settlement. He took her virginity, and while Unarelle was disappointed with her twin for giving up her virtue so early and so easily to someone with whom she knew it wasn't going to last, Yoranda was far from disappointed. Since then, she has dated and slept with a few different men including him - all of them multiple times over a period of time, and she's never been involved with more than one man at any given time.

Now, at eighteen, recent events are causing immense change in the lives of the twins. With two of their older siblings - Barynn and Istrain - having both left Bhagh-Nernwahrum to pursue lives on the surface, other families are beginning to look upon the Garmold family name as somewhat shameful. In an attempt to patch things up with the rest of their colony and preserve their good name, their parents have agreed to an arranged marriage for Unarelle to a young man from a family of high rank. He's had feelings for her for years, but she never reciprocated because she always thought he was an ass. Now, she has little choice. Hoping to save her sister and knowing that she'd easily be able to please the man and be a good wife, Yoranda even volunteered to take Unarelle's place and marry him, but he was insistent that it was Unarelle he wanted.

Frightened and devastated, Unarelle does not wish to marry this man. Yoranda has had to make a hard decision now and she has decided to take her twin and leave Bhagh-Nernwahrum in order to escape the arrange marriage. Their plan is to take all their savings and venture to Veritas Isle, where they know their older sister Barynn lives and they know she will take care of them until they figure out what to do with their own lives.

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Yoranda Garmold's Story

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Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Birger nodded and went around, lifting her, before telling a patron he trusted to watch over, and then went up and placed her on his bed. "There you go... sadly the bathroom is up stairs." He chuckled. "I am sure you can find a way up it though." He said. Birger pointed out things if she wanted to eat or drink and then he turned back to her. "Need anything else?" He asked softly. It was evident that she was a bit worried about her family, "I can get someone to tell your sisters about you being here if you want." He said.

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Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Yoranda let out a surprised squeak as Birger picked her up. She likely wasn't going to be getting used to that any time soon. She carefully held on to him while he carried her upstairs. She smiled up at him as he laid her down. His room smelled good. "I don't think there's anything else I need," she told him. "I would appreciate having someone tell my sisters, though. They're probably worried - especially poor Una, she's not used to being away from me for very long," she added with a laugh and a shake of her head.

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Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Birger nodded, "Will do." He said. "I will come and check on you every now and again. Gods know what else you gonna steal." He smirked before heading down and getting his sister who had just walked in to go and tell Barynn that he will be bringing her back after he closes shop and she looked at him like he was stupid before saying she could run the bar while he was out and he nodded. Birger hadn't thought about that. He went back up. "My sister is here, so she can take over." He said and held his arms out. "Hop in." He joked before picking her up and going back down, except he went out the back door instead of through the tavern.

"I hope your brother sees me carrying you." He chuckled. "Istrain is going to go all big brother mode and be like 'put her down or I will beat you blah blah blah'. He is very... blinded when it comes to your sister's flaws in the relationship with Luther... Luther didn't want to enable her by always bringing her food and what not. He wanted her to learn responsibility. I can't blame him though, no one wants to have to deal with someone whose head is that far up in the clouds. Then it was the thing with your brother. Luther cares deeply for Barynn, so when she got attacked he got really worried and it didn't help him none that your sister is... like I said... lacks responsibility, even when it comes to her own safety.

"So when your brother came looking beat up and he, as always, has that attitude Luther went on the defensive and your sister claims she was trying to keep her away from him. Which... I don't appreciate a liar. He had no idea he was her brother, if he knew he would have happily let him in. And it is probably different down where you all come from, but up here... well..." Birger shrugged. "And Luther has his flaws too, the man can be a bit controlling, like with getting her a dragon without at least easing her into it. That is like shoving a baby right into her lap and saying here... take care of it." He said.

Birger sighed, "But me and Luther are alike in many ways. We both can't be with a woman who can't take care of herself. Unhealthy habits might be fine now, but in the long run it does damage. We both have seen it for ourselves and we won't stay there and watch it happen to those we care about. We are going to leave before that happens. Oh and then there was this thing about the dresses... dear god... he bought her some more... dresses and when they got in that argument she complained that he bought dresses that weren't her, but apparently she still took them and wore it." He got to the shop and set her down gently. "Your sister can be a nice woman, but she sure doesn't know how to communicate and take responsibility for her own actions. If she doesn't want something, say so. Don't blame the other person. Anyway... don't let her or your brother paint Luther into a bad guy... because he isn't." He said and waved. "Gotta get back... see ya." He said and walked off.

The setting changes from the-swinging-ax to Veritas City.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Barynn Garmold Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Morning eventually came. Since Istrain was...somewhere...and Haera's words had seemed to indicate to the sisters not to disturb him, the twins had decided to stay with Barynn that night at the shop. Barynn had been the first to wake up, retreating into the back room to get her mind off things and do some work. Next had been Yoranda, who'd ducked into the back to ask Barynn whether she and Unarelle could take Longrus for a walk since he was just so cute. Barynn had agreed, so Yoranda woke her twin and the two leashed up the dragon and headed out. Neither was quite sure where to take him, though, so they just let him lead them through the streets at random.

Meanwhile, in his hotel room, Istrain was still sound asleep. His injuries had taken a lot out of him and he'd basically been sound asleep since Haera had left. Once he was awake, though, he knew that he had a sizeable sum of money to drop off at the tavern. All night he'd been unable to think - or dream - of much besides Haera and that kiss, how sweet and tender and unexpected it had been, how good it had felt, how sweet she'd tasted...

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Barynn Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Barynn laughed a little bit. She went and sat behind the counter. It wasn't much longer before the twins came in. Yoranda's limp was a little more pronounced now than it had been when she'd left, and she made a beeline for the futon while Unarelle removed the leash from Longrus. "Hey, Haera," said Yoranda with a smile as she sat down, and then she looked towards Barynn. "Maybe walking him while my foot's still bad wasn't the best idea," she said, and her older sister raised an eyebrow. "You think?" she asked.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Barynn Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera smiled as the girls came in. "Hey hey." She said before smiling cheekily. "Don't get comfortable, you two are going see your brother. Really glad Yora is tiny. Would have had a problem if she was tall." She laughed and got down in front of Yora. "Hope on, short stuff before your brother floods the island with his tears." She laughed.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Barynn Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera smiled as the girls came in. "Hey hey." She said before smiling cheekily. "Don't get comfortable, you two are going see your brother. Really glad Yora is tiny. Would have had a problem if she was tall." She laughed and got down in front of Yora. "Hope on, short stuff before your brother floods the island with his tears." She laughed.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Barynn Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera smiled as the girls came in. "Hey hey." She said before smiling cheekily. "Don't get comfortable, you two are going see your brother. Really glad Yora is tiny. Would have had a problem if she was tall." She laughed and got down in front of Yora. "Hope on, short stuff before your brother floods the island with his tears." She laughed.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Barynn Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Yoranda grinned when Haera said that they were going to see Istrain. If she'd known that they were going to see him she'd have grabbed something for him while they were out, but this was fine. He wasn't feeling so well from what Haera had said, so he probably wouldn't mind. "Okay!" she chimed, laughing a bit when Haera moved in front of her and told her to hop on. She did, while Unarelle stood awkwardly and uncomfortably by the door. Barynn laughed a bit as she watched them.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Barynn Garmold Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera pretended to act like she was heavy. "Oh dear, my back." She smirked before smiling softly at Unaellee. "Let's go save the city you two." She said and walked with them to his room before opening it and sitting Yoranda down on the bed next to Istrain. "Look, boy. I got Yoranda to ride me." She joked before moving." She got out of the girl's way before sitting in the corner.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Unarelle stayed a few paces back while Yoranda cheerfully let Haera carry her to the hotel where their brother was staying. As Haera set Yoranda down on the bed, her first reaction was to laugh at Haera's joke. "Cute, but I don't swing that way," she said with a giggle before turning her gaze towards her brother. The moment she looked at him, though, her smile faded and she gasped. "Istrain, you look like shit," she said, leaning over him slightly. "Haera didn't tell us it was this bad."

Istrain chuckled a bit as his sisters came into the room with Haera. "See, Haera? My sisters practically know they're off-limits," he said with a smile. "And thanks, Yora, I totally didn't already know I look like shit...I asked Haera to downplay it since I didn't want to stress Barynn out any more...she's already stressed enough with the baby and all that."

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera laughed so hard, "I told you, Istrain, once I turned that fire on and got light on you... tis tis." She said before listening to the two. "You think if I stranded the girls here they will rub lotion on you in an hour and a half? Yora can't walk... well really SHOULDN'T walk with that bruised foot of her's. It is like your family common's sense doesn't exist... except for maybe Una's because she is so damn shy." She said with a smile, it was crazy how this family worked. "Mmm I feel like I am not doing the community justice if I am not bugging Bir right now." She said and stood up. "Una, can you apply this.." She dug in her bag and put the jar of lotion from her sister on the night stand. "In an hour and a half. It is made with dragon scales... shit is like... a miracle lotion. Reapply it two hours after that. I might be back to relieve you two of your brothers... sourly looks... I mean the sourlier looks that is." She said and headed for the door.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Unarelle was quiet as Haera told her to apply the lotion, but she gave the smallest of nods when Haera said to reapply it in two hours. Yoranda, meanwhile, just grinned over at Haera. "Make sure to bug him a little extra for me since I won't be there until later to do it myself. I'll probably come in an hour or so early to eat something before I start, though," she chimed. Istrain smiled over at her, reaching to grab his sister's hand. "I'm really disappointed I'm not going to get to be there for your first performance," he said. "I doubt I can convince Haera to get me there."

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera laughed, "I only let hot girl's ride me, little boy." She said after turning around and facing him. "If you wanna go THAT badly I will get my cousin to carry you again. I will go tell Bir so he can set up a kiddy corner for you. I might put like.. lollipops on your table since you like to suck so much." She winked and waved. "Una, lotion. Don't forget~ and I will know if you did." She smiled and walked out to the tavern where told Bir what was going on and helped him set up a spot for him to watch his sister and be comfortable.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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After Haera left, Istrain and the girls chatted a bit. Istrain told his sisters all about the fight that he and Haera had been in the previous day - playing it up, of course, to make himself sound even better. He'd mostly held his own, but then one of the bad guys had gotten in a lucky shot. It was nobody's fault. Yoranda, meanwhile, told him all about how her interview with Birger had gone. Istrain was impressed, though commented that if he didn't know better, he'd have thought Birger to be flirting with her from the things she said he said. Yoranda commented that she'd felt the same way, but both agreed that they doubted it was that.

Unarelle put the lotion on him as she'd been instructed while Yoranda gently teased him about Haera, insisting that she saw the way he looked at her. He didn't brush it off as she'd expected him to, though - instead, he got rather quiet and sullen about it. It had taken some poking and prodding, but finally, he confessed to the twins that Haera had kissed him the night before - more than once - but that this morning when they'd talked about it, she'd said that it was a lapse in judgment and wouldn't happen again. Yoranda immediately whined that it wasn't fair and that Haera couldn't have meant that, but Istrain wasn't so convinced. Then, they went on to discuss the affairs of their home city, Yoranda and Unarelle telling him all about what had changed and happened since his last visit.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Codon Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera went to find her cousin and headed back to the inn and was about to kick open the door when she realized that Unarelle was in there and she didn't want to scare her, so she went in like a normal person. "Aye aye, don't cry I am back. Bir and I got your kiddy corner set up and my cousin is here." She said. Codon waved at them. "So are we ready?" she asked.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Codon Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Unarelle Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Yoranda grinned when she saw Haera come in, and she waved at Haera's cousin when he waved. "Definitely ready, I'm starving," she replied. She'd stepped out briefly to grab some lunch for the three of them - with Istrain's money, of course - but was all set for a nice dinner before work. She'd even gone through Istrain's things and had found an old basket that he'd agreed to let her use for tips, as recommended by Birger. "Unarelle's going to head back to Barynn's shop, though. The tavern scene is definitely not for her," Yoranda added quickly, giggling a bit as she looked at her sister, who looked even more sheepish in the corner now that Haera's unfamiliar cousin was present.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Codon Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera nodded, "Go get him, big boy." She said and he glared at her before picking him up with ease and they got to going. When they got to the tavern a good bit of people were there. Codon sat Istrain in his spot that Haera had showed him and waved goodbye before disappearing. Haera pointed to the bucket of suckers. "Told ya." She smiled. Birger looked at Yoranda and smiled, "Oh look she came back... I thought it was all a joke. A customer heard you were going to be singing tonight so he got a crowd and more are coming." He said. "Sorry... now you gotta do your best, little lady." He said.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Istrain grunted slightly in pain when he was picked up, and occasionally on the way there. His side was aching profusely but now that Haera had found the means, he was determined to be there for Yoranda's first performance at the tavern. He rolled his eyes at bit at the sight of the suckers, smirking up at Haera. "I've learned better than to doubt you," he said, and then glanced over at Birger. "Hey, Birger, do you mind coming here a moment?" he called over from his seat in the corner.

Yoranda laughed at Birger's comment, shaking her head. "Nope. It wasn't a joke. My mission continues," she replied. "Working on stealing Haera now. And believe me, I'm planning on doing my best," she told him with a grin. "But first I need some dinner, which is why I came early. Pass me a menu to look at real quick while you go see what Istrain wants?" she asked.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Haera nodded in agreement. "Good boy." She said before watching Birger and Yoranda, part of her wanted her to scoot away from Birger... he was hers.... right? Then the other part thought they were cute with each other. Istrain called out for Birger. "Yeah he needs something bigger to suck on!" She called from across the tavern and Birger looked up. "I swear to god... I don't trust you two together... I don't know if I wanna go over. How bad would I look if I used Yora as a shield?" He called over. "Like a fuckin pussy." She said and he sighed before giving Yoranda a menu and walked over, staying a distance so no one could fool with his crotch.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Istrain had a slight frown on his lips as Birger came over. He was a bit annoyed that Haera stayed there, since he obviously couldn't use specific terms now, but he figured Birger would get his meaning. "I may or may not owe you some money," he said to Birger. "I just can't recall whether the terms of our bet were supposed to be mutual or whether they were meant to be one-way. If it's one-way then I owe you money, but if it's gotta be a mutual thing then I don't owe you a damn thing yet," he said, side-eyeing Haera briefly but then returning his gaze to Birger. He simply couldn't recall which Birger had said - whether the bet was that he and Haera would fall in love with one another, or whether it was just that one of them would fall for the other. He hated admitting it, but he was definitely developing feelings for her. After that kiss last night, all he'd wanted was to kiss her again. Of course, she didn't feel the same way, so it wasn't mutual. Meanwhile, Yoranda simply browsed the menu, trying to decide what she wanted to try tonight.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Birger smiled, "it can be one sided... because it was just about you." He said and patted his head. "I told you." He laughed. Haera sat there, so confused. "Fucking nut baskets." She said and walked away to bug Yoranda about how her brother needed mental help along with her boss. She took Yoranda's order and gave it to the cook who was hired today. Birger and her knew him well and trusted him. Birger sat down next to him and smiled softly, "So what made you realize you loved her? Hmmm?" He asked.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Istrain sighed heavily as soon as Birger said that it was just about him. As Haera started to walk away, he reached into his pocket and began counting out the money. He glanced up in surprise when Birger sat down, sighing a bit as he heard his words. "It was when she kissed me," he replied calmly and unsettlingly nonchalantly before turning his gaze back to the money that he was counting. Yoranda, meanwhile, gave Haera her order, smiling at the blonde before she headed into the kitchen. She was curious as to what Istrain and Birger were discussing, wondering whether it pertained to the bet that Birger had mentioned to her, though she knew better than to ask just yet - especially with Haera there. It probably did, though, since Istrain had told her and Unarelle about the kiss and she could easily tell that he'd started to feel something for Haera.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Birger blinked, "She kissed you?" He said and looked up in time to see Haera walk out and poked Yoranda's cheek before calling her adorable and apologized that she had to look anything like Istrain. A part of him was kind of hurt that she would kiss Istrain and not tell him, but then he knew that she was probably trying to forget about it. When Istrain gave him the money, Birger smirked once again. "So I guess I can't just keep fuckin her... now I have to find a damn girlfriend. Shit." He smirked. "I will bring you something from the kid's menu." He joked before walking up to the girls and using half the money to put in her baskets for tips. "Oops." he said and thumped Haera's head. She jumped and spun kicked his ass, making him fly into the back. "Swear old man... imma kick your old ass." She said. Birger shook his fist at her and said he would throw her back into where she came from and Haera gasped, "I am tellin my momma." Birger looked scared. "Nooo I love her I am sorry. This is your fault." He said and gently tugged at her hair, causing her to giggle.

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Character Portrait: Haera Keavaris Character Portrait: Istrain Garmold Character Portrait: Birger Asmund Character Portrait: Yoranda Garmold

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Istrain gave a small nod when Birger questioned his having kissed her. He frowned slightly when Birger commented that he'd have to find a girlfriend. "Not likely," he said softly with a slight shake of his head. She obviously hadn't felt the same way given how quick she'd been to dismiss it. He smiled a bit, though, when he saw Birger put half the money into Yoranda's tip basket.

Yoranda grinned when Birger put the money in her basket. "Thanks!" she chimed before his interaction with Haera. She watched quietly, a little torn between amusement and discomfort - and, perhaps, a pang of jealousy? She'd been having so much fun laughing and joking with him, but Haera obviously took precedence. She couldn't help but to wonder whether there was something more to their relationship than friendship. Perhaps that was why Haera had been so quick to brush her kiss with Istrain under the rug and act like nothing had happened. Then again, Birger was the one who seemed to think that Haera and Istrain were going to fall in love, so what was the deal there? She quietly turned her gaze towards the basket, thinking about what she'd sing that night.