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Discussion in 'The Woods' started by EmiRose, May 11, 2019.

  1. EmiRose
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    "Well I don't have tomato plants here, you gotta bring your own."
    Ava said with a grin.
    So Baste's mom was still alive, huh? And she had siblings. She was lucky, Ava couldn't help but be a bit envious. Sure Ava was a Drakenhardt and apparently had a shitload of cousins and uncles and aunts, but she hadn't grown up with them, and Ava was still getting to know this huge clan. Maybe it was too big to feel like family
    "I get Maris, but one of your siblings is actually named Anubis? As in the death god with a dog head? No offense, but that's kinda funny."
    Ava said, and snickered a bit. Sauron let out a bark as he heard the word "dog", and he looked between Baste and Ava curiously. Ava sat up, not some wild flowers stuck to her hair, and let her upper body fall on Sauron's back for maximum scratches.
     
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    "I'd sure need, wouldn't I? Now I want some tomato juice...", and how, having grown used to countering the effect apple had in her by using tomatoes has made her appreciate it as a fruit even more. She shuddered a bit, startled by Sauron's bark after Ava pondered on Basté's brother. "Why are you surprised? My name is similar to how the Egyptian Goddess of Protection, Bastet, is pronounced. It's because of my father's religion, his race believes in Gods coincidentally named like the Egyptian ones.", now she remembered, neither Basté herself nor her mother ever questioned the choice of name her father had, "Makes me wonder if there's a symbolism in Sytran, to name their children after a God?"
     
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    "Now I want some apple juice. How about we really get wasted sometime? Well, you get wasted, and I'm on standby with some tomato juice laughing my ass off."
    Ava joked, and laughed. That mental image was really entertaining, as was the thought that someone could actually get drunk off of apples.
    "See there, I didn't know about what your name meant. I just thought it sounded kinda like 'basket' or 'pasted'."
    Ava said, waving her hand a bit before resuming scratching Sauron. This chat was kinda skirting around some sensitive subjects, but all in all Ava was having a chill time. Sometimes this happened, she met someone cool or fun enough to spend some time with, and then they never saw each other or talked again. Ava wondered if that would happen with Baste too, the girl seemed nice enough, and was Ava's age. Maybe Ava would greet her if they met at school.

    "Don't ask me about meanings of names, my mom just named me Ava 'cos she wanted something short that rolled off the tongue easy. And Ava is just that. But she often said Ava sounded kind of meek and I'm everything but that."
    Ava laughed a bit, remembering the banter she and mom had often had, and then the sadness crept in again. It had been almost a year since mom died and Ava still felt melancholy now and then. It was frustrating...
    "And dragons don't worship gods, so I doubt we'd purposefully name ourselves after them."
     
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    "I don't think it's a good idea to see me get wasted.", her first hangover sucked big time, and she didn't need another one anytime soon. But then Basté noticed Ava's mood was declining a bit, and reached out to her hand, holding it in place. "Really? Your name is simply Ava? I feel a tad jealous, must be hard for people to botch up your name. Mine was botched up so many times I had to force myself to pronounce it in Japanese and then English. Bazta, Basti, Bastar, Battar, and these are just one of the few I've heard. The last name only got one notable case: By One."
     
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    "It's not a good idea to see me get pissed either and plenty of people have seen that. And I only set one of those people on fire and he was fireproof."
    Ava snickered a bit, she wasn't kidding about the setting on fire though. One day she had gotten super pissed at Titus and had accidentally thrown some lava at him. But Titus was fireproof and so were his clothes and so was the entire goddamn house so in the end nothing had happened.

    It was a pretty big surprise when Baste suddenly took Ava's hand, and her head shot up as she looked at Baste with confusion. Not that handholding or physical contact in general was a big deal for Ava, more like she kinda liked it, so she didn't shake Baste off or anything. Just answered her with a confused and amused tone.
    "How in hell does someone get By One from Baste? That's really not on the name but on the person's brain. But now I kinda wanna call you By One, like a nickname."
    Ava laughed a bit, whatever sadness had crept in a moment ago was pushed back.
    "My name hasn't been butchered that many times, but some people have called Eva or Eve, once someone called me Awe. You know, just start carrying around recorder or something with you name's right pronunciation and when someone gets your name wrong you just play that."
     
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    "Oh, it's because my full name is Basté Rose Bywan. The last name in itself is pronounced similar to By One is spoken in Japanese. And since my last name wasn't spoken of often, and the little that was happened to be from a contact card, then it was often common to hear them pronounce it how it should sound rather than write what it sounds like:", forcing a brief cough, Basté imitated an woman's voice whose voice pitch was higher than hers, "Oh, It's BAIWAN! And here I thought it was BIWAN, good thing you used Katakana here in the card!"

    And apparently, Ava has had her own name butchered a number of times too. "That's why business or contact cards are important. Helps preventing these kinds of mistake, but here I don't think it's going to be necessary."
     
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    Ava cackled a bit at the imitation Baste did, although she was gradually starting to wonder about what this girl's background was. She had mentioned Japan a couple of times, had she lived there before?
    "If we're talking last names then you've got it easy. Do you realize how many people pronounce Drakenhardt as Dragonheart? Not that I care, I'm not really attached to that name, but it's hilarious how some members of the clan get pissed at it."
    Ava snickered, and Sauron turned his head and licked Ava on the cheek, making her outright laugh. Ava got Sauron's slobber all over herself all the time so she didn't even bother wiping it away.

    "Business card? Damn right those aren't necessary, those are for adults and businessfolk and the like, I'm just a high school student who happens to be a kickass lava dragon. I'll just aggressively correct anyone who calls me Eve, I ain't from the damn bible."
    Ava grinned, and then looked at Baste a bit closer, she didn't really look Japanese, and her name definitely wasn't Japanese.
    "So, what, you're from Japan? Was that where you did that righteous monster hunter gig?"
     


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