ALIFER0US

\    cutely abandons this 

calvarys

i     uh    —    got   that    wine   you   wanted!    took    some    pleading,    but   it's    here   in   one    peace! 

ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @unlucksters
            
            [   venti’s thoughtful expression shifts into a joyous one when his gaze lands on the blond,  and his eyes glitter with happiness.  ]   what?  really?  [  he hops down from the wall,  and lands with the wind cushioning his feet,  cape billowing as he beams.  ]   how lovely!  alright,  then,  give it here and i’ll fulfill my part of the deal.  what’s that problem you had? 
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noirmasque

❛⠀⠀how about we sit you down and get the bottle away from my head .⠀⠀❜

ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @glacialwaltz
            
            venti can hold a ridiculous amount of liquor.  it takes around forty glasses to get him drunk,  but thankfully,  nobody pays attention to the unreal amount the god downs.  therefore,  nobody really notices that the bard isn’t a mere bard at all,  and besides,  everyone else here  —  except the annoying kaeya,  apparently  —  is drunk anyways.  they don’t care.  unfortunately for everyone nearby,  venti has had fifty-two cups.  he didn’t drink this much in  …  centuries.  but then again,  he’s never had to cope this much.  you only lose your gnosis once,  after all.  there’s no getting it back.  venti doesn’t mourn the loss of his powers.  he mourns a handful of other things he knows he’ll no longer have when he fades away,  eventually.  but he’s drinking to forget about them.  “charles?”  he slurs,  hitting his own head with his palm.  who’s charles?
            
            \    FACTS
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noirmasque

in this moment , kaeya for once wished that his brother had been here in his stead to regulate the bard's behaviour .  perhaps it had been a mistake to encourage him to drink more , the understanding of the consequences only coming to him once he was close to getting knocked out by a wine bottle to his head twice that evening .  ❛⠀⠀ah , i'm sure you are .  but you don't want to leave an even bigger mess for charles , do you ?⠀⠀❜
            
            ╱╱ ⠀⠀  ⠀⠀liver must be tired of constantly working 
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ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @glacialwaltz
            
            eagerly,  and sloppily,  venti twirls the bottle in his hands,  half empty,  but unfortunately not his first one,  and giggles loudly  —  wine sloshes inside the bottle as he sways,  and ends up stumbling,  nearly dropping his precious goods.  “but i’m alright!”  
            
            \    venti is about to have some sort of godly alcohol poisoning please
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myazes

៸៸ㅤㅤ you're drunk already  .  i'm not gonna give you another drink  .

ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @pyrowines
            
            nooo—nononono,  [  venti complains,  legs kicking fruitlessly as he’s picked up like he weighs nothing.  quickly,  his attempts to get out of diluc’s grasp falter.  ]   ugh.  you’re no fun.  [   he harrumphs when diluc puts him down again,  and immediately makes himself comfortable,  sprawling out like this is his room.  in fact,  it’s been a  …  WHILE  since he last laid in a real bed.  ]  and now what?  you expect me to sober up magically?  
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myazes

៸៸ㅤㅤ﹝ rolling his eyes at the attempt  ,  he stepped out from behind the bar  .  moving venti to the side and picking up him up as he made his way upstairs .﹞ㅤㅤ you're an idiot  .  why did i even let you keep drinking  .ㅤㅤ﹝ kicking the door open , he let out a frustrated sigh and placed the bard on the bed . ﹞
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ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @pyrowines
            
            o-ho?  you’re offering me a high five?  [  venti giggles,  and offers his own hand,  aiming to smack diluc’s with his own  —  yes,  well.  he did not have ten cups.  he is not tipsy.  he’s drunk,  very much so,  and completely misses diluc’s hand,  slapping the air instead.  he frowns down at his palm.  ]  why didn’t it work?  [  the bard puzzles,  and then sighs,  looking back up.  his gaze is hazy.  clouded.  he’s definitely not quite himself.  ]   buh.  master diluc,  i’m fine!
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ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @RIBBONTIED
          
          aw.  that’s nice.   [   helplessly,  venti stretches out his hands.  he’s seen these flowers before.  they remind him of cecilias,  but they smell nothing like them.  their rarity is what makes them even more beautiful.  they only grow on the highest of peaks,  like ophelia said,  and cecilias only grow on starsnatch cliff.  special snowflakes.  a flash of joy is in his eyes when he takes them.  ]   sorry.  they’re,  uhm,  really pretty.  i’m a little out of it,  but i’ll be okay!!   how are you?

frostswind

aw..  and what's that long face for,  hm?  did diluc throw you out?

frostswind

/*   mine def won't be that long i apologize <33 lmao
            
            exactly!  *  a gloved hand lifted and kaeya placed it flat against his chest,  giving the young  [in appearance,  of course]  bard his most charming smile.  *  see?  you understand me.  *  then,  his lips parted to let out a low but genuine laugh.  after his arm dropped back down to his side,  he fixed his gaze on venti.  there was a moment of silence that passed between them both.  the look on the young man's face seemed thoughtful.  what was he thinking about,  kaeya wondered.  then he turned his back towards the bard and made his way down the steps a lot slower.  there was no hurry or rush,  so why not take his time?  shrugging,  he gave his friend a light,  teasing smirk.  *  isn't that part of the fun?  the destination isn't the important part.  it's the /journey/.  surely you've heard of such a thing.  *  then he started off ahead of him,  walking out of the main gate before venti.  *
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ALIFER0US

\    WHSHDJDJF WHOOPS THATS LONG
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ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @frostswind
            
            [   if venti were any less relaxed around his people,  he may have reacted differently to kaeya’s head pat.  he thinks of what that blockhead a nation over would do,  and giggles at the mere imagination of anyone patting morax’s head.  he thinks the only one who ever did that was guizhong,  if he remembers correctly.  ]   of course not!  someone here has to be confident enough to lift the entire city’s spirits,  [  teases the bard,  and grins up at kaeya brightly.  sure,  kaeya’s presence is usually a casual one.  but venti has heard of a handful of stories in which kaeya’s company wasn’t so appreciated  —  he does have his ways of making others a little uneasy.  perhaps in order to investigate.  the only way to make venti uneasy is by talking about barbatos so highly  —  he does feel a little guilty,  sometimes,  for not being there as an archon.  he does his little deeds subtly.  a blessing here,  occasionally.  a vision there.  only when he feels like it’s necessary,  though.  as for kaeya  …  well.  he can be grateful that venti saw when he chose mondstadt over khaenri’ah.  perhaps that sounds ominous,  but venti,  despite his easygoing appearance,  has killed countless people.  and he would do it again if he needs to.  so,  when kaeya chose to dedicate himself to mondstadt,  venti was glad he wouldn’t have more blood on his hands.  ]  sure.  where are we going?  [  graciously ignoring the bad nickname,  venti makes his lyre disappear in a flash of green light,  and skips down the stairs from the fountain to the main gate.  ]
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mekapilots

you're   that   darling   little   bard,     aren't   you? 

ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @tempusfug
            
            huh?  oh!  —  /  darling  /  ?   now hold on a minute,  pretty lady,  but respectfully,  i’m  —   ohh,  never mind.  [  a sheepish grin shows on the bard’s lips,  and he turns to face the librarian fully,  revealing his lyre with a flourish.  ]  i suppose i am!  do you have any business with me?
            
            \    STOP THEY GOTTA BE BESTIES
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strangertopeace

[  *does a fancy gesture* look at my acc now :D

strangertopeace

@ALIFER0US 
            
            [  just for you, my dear <3
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ALIFER0US

⌗  ⋄  ➥ ₊  °  ▐  ː   @strangertopeace
            
            \    you lil flirt you
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strangertopeace

@ALIFER0US 
            
            [  exactly! so it'll be close to my heart <3
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