Was he joking? Sevien couldn’t tell. But she knew one thing. She didn’t.
Clearly he would be in for a nice surprise later when they run into an enemy. Luckily there were far and few in between… for now. If he was attacked and killed when he had his guard down, it would be no fault but his own. Sevien let out a sigh of exasperation.
No point trying to explain that to him, these lessons were best learned the hard way. She never liked taking the easy route when it came to the welfare of others.
It seemed though, he could read morsetroll. That made it two trolls now who were capable of deciphering her. It was comforting as Sevien preferred him to that other troll she had met who had the gall to ask her to repeat herself. At the same time, he could easily turn into a nuisance. She didn’t know him well enough yet to be the judge of that.
With her stick, Sevien began scratching out her next message directly underneath the first one.
.- - .. -. (name)
It was time she started learning some names. The power of information was not to be underestimated.
By the exacerbated expression registering on the other troll’s face, Mog concluded she probably wasn’t a very good catch on sarcasm. Probably another characteristic of the whole feral persona she had going.
The next message scrawled into the soil was similar to the first one. _a_e. Not ‘safe’ again, something different.
He looked at it for a long time, but couldn’t figure it out. The other troll was staring at him expectantly and he was suddenly very nervous again. Asking questions would do no good if he couldn’t understand the answers. He didn’t even know her name.
‘Name.’ This whole ‘thinking-really-hard-until-the-word-came-up’ was stupid. He’d have to try and find his chart of characters when he woke up.
“I’m Mog. Slayer of pirates and king of keys,” he smiled slightly at his own joke and bowed gallantly. Despite his low blood, he still liked to keep up on proper etiquette. Dragons were classy creatures, and he couldn’t stain the family name.
“I’d…ask yours, but I probably wouldn’t understand,” he let out a short sigh of his own, “I think…I’ve just gotten lucky on the last two.”