"Tea is something all beings can enjoy. Life can be said to be encompassed within moments, and to share tea is to share moments with others." Skarlette smiled, sipping her own.
The door was knocked on before Belbi opened it and walked in, Caldre once again on her back with his little neck craned to smell the tea. The red rabbit pointed to their cups, to which Belbi scurried over and plopped Caldre on the counter, sitting with him so they could both partake.
"… I see. I… hadn’t much time to ‘share with others’ other than my brother. I suppose that is why he is… very… very difficult to trust anybody else other than me… and surprisingly, Cream’s family." Yeah, Zelion was a pain to nearly everybody, and was a very bitter young guy, and so far seemed a little bit more easygoing only with Fortunata and Cream, although Lance and Zeta are probably included.
"I feel bad for him. The war shaped him in a way that he pushes everybody away, it seems. As if he refused love from others, and people do most likely give up on him because of his attitude. That, instead of helping makes everything worse. I mean, many would consider Zelion hard to impossible to like because of how he casts everybody who tries to approach him away. After all, it’s said that the one hardest to be loved is the one who needs love the most.” Cream speeched, while waiting for her tea to cool down a little bit more.
"I suppose that is… true. I’ve struggled to not let the war ruin me further like it did with him because I thought that way I could provide him more support, and maybe help him out of it… but, I know I’m in the wrong for saying this but… there are moments where I almost get to think that it’s too late for him…” Fortunata lowered her visible eye down to the surface of her tea, her face in its reflection albeit a little distorted.
"Nonsense! It’s never too late in that matter. Even if it looks like it bears no fruit, it is important that you keep trying. I understand many out there might have given up on him because of his bitter attitude, but it’s very vital that you won’t give up on him either. I mean, the fact he treats you, me and my family a bit differently from other people is a signal of hope. In fact, to me, it’s almost like you two were my children too!”
Cream grinned sheepishly at her last speech, but it along the rather peaceful atmosphere were suddenly broken when Fortunata loudly gasped suddenly and began coughing uncontrollably. The green Gardevoir widened her eyes and began patting her shiny friend’s back repeatedly.
"Eek! Whoa girl! What’s the matter??"
Skarlette was also startled by Fortunata’s coughing, and went to get a regular cup of water. Belbi was staring at the Shiny with a worried frown, her brother staring with wide eyes instead as he gulped down his tea happily.
"Here, here." The red rabbit put a gentle hand on Fortunata’s shoulder, offering the water to her when the coughing lessened a bit. "I am sad to say sweet tea can make one’s throat agitated when it goes down wrong."
Although, it was a bit suspicious that her coughing fit would just start up out of nowhere like that.