A. Ryder Log #24
Angaran’s give a gift; humans give a ring.
Jaal decides to do both.
Jaal x Ryder, Established Relationship, Post-Game. Also posted on AO3 under ‘The Misadventures of Aria Ryder’.
Fluff. Definitely fluff.
Gonna dedicate this to two lovely artists here on Tumblr this time around:
@lynngo-art again because a)srsly her design of Tela is spot on and her art is adorable go look and b)she mentioned proposals in her tags on that sketch and well… >3> ;;;
and also to @gangstagandalf for all the lovely compliments on the story and super awesome art for this series!! Go check both these awesome people out!! ♥ ♥
And also a big thanks to everyone who’s supported this work so far ♥ You guys are awesome. Enjoy the fluff! ♥
“Want to go with Auntie! Please?”
“It’s really no trouble, Finn; I can give her a tour of the ship, at least.”
“So long as you promise to return her before takeoff, Ryder. I fear you’re becoming as attached as Tela.”
“H-Hey! I wouldn’t-!”
“I jest, Pathfinder. Go on, Tela, have a look around. But stay close and listen to Aria when she says it’s time to go.”
“Yes, Father! Auntie! Up!”
“Alright, kiddo, up we go. We’ll be done in about an hour, Finn, promise.”
As much as Jaal enjoys the scene before him - watching the easy banter between his brother and his beloved, seeing Aria scoop Tela up in a now-familiar motion, settling her easily on her hip - it makes slipping away all the easier, silently heading up into the Tempest and towards a specific storage room to the left of the loading ramp.
He has a specific, secret matter to take care of, after all.