AN: A quick drabble of my Guild Wars 2 character Corvo Cruz and Taji’s character Eavan. I’m really starting to love these two in action together. They’re quite the pair. Hope you guys enjoy!
Snow crunched beneath the duo’s boots as Eavan and Corvo braved the frosted paths of Taigan Groves, the Norn seemingly relieved to end their latest venture without sign of an injury. At his side, the Sylvari mesmer grinned as she stretched her limbs, her carefree antics wearing thin on her companion as he rolled his eyes. It didn’t matter though. Eavan was pleased to find he stayed with her the entire mission instead of trying to flee. Perhaps he was truly starting to trust her more.
Poe fluttered down from the trees and took his perch on his master’s shoulders, Corvo releasing a sigh before deciding to speak. “So what’s next for you?”
Eavan raised a brow at the question, shocked to hear even the slightest hint of interest in her life. She didn’t want to waste the chance to converse with him lost in awe however, so she formed a charming smile and winked. “Oh, perhaps enjoy the finer things in life. Share a meal with a lovely Norn and speak of wonderful things. Spend the evening under the delicious glow of firelight, intertwined in-.”
The Norn scuffed and lengthened his steps, the distance between them growing with each stride. “Forget I asked.”
So much for the charming jests. Eavan hummed under her breath as she skipped after her companion, happily enjoying their time together however short. They still weren’t as close as he seemed to be when alone with Gridlesser but there was clearly some underlining trust between them. Perhaps her slap from before really struck a chord with him.
“Honestly, all I have planned is to turn in with Gridlesser after this mission is complete then from there prepare for the next,” she stated as she held out her arm, the raven happily taking to his new perch to be spoiled by the Sylvari. Corvo caught his pet receiving the loving treatment and huffed aloud, rolling his eyes as the woman winked once more in his direction. “Aw, why must you get so angry when I pay this sweetie a compliment or a loving embrace?”
The Norn replied, “such actions make him soft. I’d rather not allow that to happen.”
Eavan allowed a chuckle to escape her lips as she gently kissed the bird’s beak. “Ha, I’m beginning to think you’re jealous I’m showing such affection to Poe here instead of you. You’re adorable when you’re jealous.”
Corvo once more rolled his eyes, clearly unamused by the woman’s antics. Instead of speeding off however, he glanced towards the village they were approaching and managed a sigh. “We make this delivery and claim the money. Then we go our separate ways again.”
“Always so fast to get rid of me,” Eavan huffed as the bird lifted up into the air, soaring towards the village ahead of them. She found it odd Poe didn’t stay at his master’s side but didn’t think to question it aloud. Perhaps there was a treat for him to steal from the unsuspecting villagers.
“I just want to finish the job and get my money,” the Norn responded truthfully much to the frustration of the Sylvari. “And the sooner we get to this village and meet with our client, the sooner I can do just that.”
A frown played on Eavan’s lips however she held her tongue, realizing she’d only be giving the Norn the satisfaction of her frustrations should she continue her pestering. So instead she walked at his side, silently surveying their surroundings as they entered the peaceful village. Children darted through the snow without a care, their laughter carrying over the rooftops as the adults kept to their work. Everyone seemed so happy. Eavan loved that.
She could see the children tossing snowballs at one-another, their mischievous grins a welcome sight to the Sylvari. When the mesmer glanced to her companion to see if he also found the sights pleasing, she frowned to find his focus squarely ahead at the lodge where their client awaited them.
“You’re no fun, Corvo. No fun at-,” Eavan halted suddenly as she noticed a group of children closeby catch sight of the newcomers, their ammo at the ready as they aimed towards them. The mesmer was quick to summon one of her doubles to allude the children; however, it wouldn’t help the Norn who continued forth unsuspecting of what was about to befall him. Suddenly the air was filled with cascading snowballs, Eavan counting dozens of them from the children as she dodged their attacks. All the while, Corvo had no idea of what was to come.
The Norn stumbled forward after being pelted by dozens of snowballs, his body collapsing in the snow as a booming curse echoed through the village. The children’s laughs were practically howls as they took amusement in their prey’s stumble. All the while, Eavan couldn’t help but join in at the sight of the man upon the snow, the woman taking a moment to mock him before kneeling to his side. Corvo remained on the ground for the duration of their fits of laughter, leaving the mesmer to question if he’d been hurt by ice within the snowballs.
“You alive down there, Corvo?” Eavan asked aloud, her eyes wide as the man’s arms suddenly reacted and slammed into the snow. Corvo forced his body up to reveal a furious Norn burning red with fury. Even his tattoos on his arms were reddened with his anger. “H-Hey now, t-there’s no need to be so angry. It’s just a bunch of kids playing after all. It’s just good fun so-.”
It was too late. Corvo was suddenly on his feet and chasing after the children, his shouts echoing throughout the village as Eavan was left to gawk. It was the first time she’d seen him so lively…perhaps she should have attacked him with snowballs long ago to spur such emotions.
The mesmer suddenly broke from her thoughts and began the chase after her companion, praying he didn’t hurt any of the Norn children. Sure, it was wise to be kind to the youth but more importantly…she didn’t want them to lose out on money because of some injured brats.