It was the first morning of many, Silver having taken his little backpack and moved over towards the northern easterners as he had delivered a package of recovery herbs. Yet as he stood there outside of a small mushroom house, he couldn't help but feel that he was intimidated at that mere instant as he would tremble slightly, knocking his hand awkwardly.
"H...Hello?" He would ask with fear in his voice, knowing full well that he couldn't just have everything pad out as the moon was shining above himself with one of those awkward double days as he tried to fiddle with the door, his smile soon turning into one of a slight amount of fright.
"Bats are out, please i do not want the orphan man to kidnap me again and keep shouting at me to stop speaking in riddles! Friend, open up please!" He would say with tears in his eyes, Silver was afraid!
Feeling the brisk chill of a late night foraging, the young girl known only as Tangeri walked through the grassy plains barefoot, with a comically large knapsack on her back, filled to the brim with fruits and firewood. She had just learned from a nice group at a nearby temple about this thing called "cooking"!
She was never allowed to do that back home! While she excitedly made plans to see what fruit made what when put into a fire, her train of thought was interrupted when she saw a small... Creature knocking on the door to her tree house, which was odd. Considering she had yet to install a ladder for those who lacked the ability to climb as well as her.
"Ei, ei! Yaloha!" She said, waving towards the diminutive animal and grinning heavilyw. "You climbed pretty high eh? What's this about bats? Are they good?" _
"They are not good! They beat up other people and call them names... They are horrifying!" he would proclaim as he would sniffle lightly, large droplets forming on the edges of his eyes as he would move his hands to wipe them away with his sleeves before large ears started to flop about a little. His body starting to shiver from the cold as he would look around awkwardly before then saying "You told me you were going to teach me how to play pranks right?" The person hoping that he would be remembered by this... This oversized idiot of a friend.
The outfit the little guy was wearing was a T-shirt along with shorts, his feet having small little sandals as he would have a wizardly beanie on his head, softly whacking in the wind.
"Ei... That sounds pretty scary, hoa" Frowned the young Tropic, "you hold still. Teacher Tangeri is coming up!" She said, hopping up onto the trunk of the tree and scampering her way up to meet her little buddy, opening the door to her humble home and dropping her large bag of finds, causing her little amount of furniture to briefly lift off the ground and drop down in their places. "Come inside! I'll make a fire, the spirits ignore the cold you know." Spoke the young eccentric, dropping to the ground with crossed legs and carefully placing a few rocks in a circled stack in the centre of her home. Dropping in some kindling and arranging it within the rocks, soon sparking some flint together to create a spark to set the kindling alight.
"Ei! A fire pit! Good work, eh koa?" She grinned, putting her hands on her hips proudly as her large, fluffy tail waved around behind her. Uncharacteristic of most "saiyans" out there, even on Earth. Her heavily tanned skin illuminated by the warm glow of the flame. "Come! Sit!" She said, patting the hardwood floor cheerfully.
The boy would waddle over, nearly falling off the branch and into the endless, and horrifying, abyss that was the bottom of the tree, gulping with droplets of tears still around his face as he would waddle towards the fire and plop down on his behind, his tail skimming across the ground as dust was being kicked up.
"Am... Am i going to learn how to do the funny now?" He would ask awkwardly, biting his tongue midsentence as he tried to speak onwards before giving a quiet 'awawa' as he held his mouth, tears once again falling down his face as he nodded a few times, knowing that he had to do his best. "If i am here to learn, i am here to do my best!" The little guy proclaimed. Raising his fist to the skies, he would soon ask the teacher. "Please, teach this humble silver how to be that pranky thing that you claimed to be the master off!" he would beg, placing his head forwards as the soft scent of smoked fox was becoming apparent. The tips of his ears slowly losing hairs as he was a bit too close to the fire.
Seeing that the small man had almost set himself on fire, with the incredibly questionable decision to bend forwards in front of an open flame. Tangeri quickly held an arm out to push him back up gently, "Hey, hey! Easy friend, you almost became kalua!" She cried, pinching the tips of the fox's ears in order to extinguish any loose sparks and giving him a quick pat down to make sure he was okay and unharmed. "You must be more careful friend! A student is no good roasted like a fish!"
With her new friend saved, Tangeri thought to herself and gave a firm nod. "You want to be a funnyman? Good! Tangeri is expert in funny!" She grinned, "You'll be so funny, tailless leader himself will be rolling on the floor!" Spoke Tangeri, giving yet another firm nod.
"But first... We eat! Rule number one of funny! Never go on an empty stomach!"
As the statement of eating was brought up, The little creature called Silver would unfurl a small package that he had with himself, slowly having the pink wrapping that was covering it spread out. Revealing a small set of three boxes as he handed them towards the person that was sitting opposite to himself, the woman that would apparently teach him for no real reason. Having one of the boxes open, with the slightly warm waft of meat and rice starting to become apparant, he had gone out of his way to create a triple set of rice, meat and rice stirfried with each other. A lack of mountain vegetables in the summer due to some overly excited collector kids who had left nothing to the animals meant that Silver couldn't find it in his own heart to just push them to the side and grab their only remaining source of food.
His eyes closing for a few seconds as he took a deep breath, taking in the pleasant smells he would hand two boxes towards the tropical mess of a person. Knowing that those tail types were always huge eaters as he then explained. "This food is a rice mixture of dinosaur meat, giant carp and fresh rice, the meat has been slowly boiled over the course of nine hours while the fish itself has been covered in lemon juices, a little bit of the skin grated above it with a small collection of fresh pepper baked into it. This fish has been made quite a moment later as it ended up becoming a chore before then dumping the halfway done rice into the pan and flipping and stirring regularly to make it fall apart as the flavours started spreading as you use the fat from the dinosaur meat itself to mix and match how you like it."
Taking out a small bottle, he would hand it over, with a fine meaty sauce inside of the jar that was kept warm with small patches in the ceramic itself. "Please pour as much sauce on it as you want." The boy would say while starting to devour his own food calmly, hoping to listen to the lessons and get out there and find something to do in the world! He was going to learn proudly! Especially with the dangers that always followed him he had to do his best, certainly!
As Tangeri reached into her knapsack in order to reclaim the hidden away fruits she had spent the night harvesting, her rummaging was interrupted by a cacophony of varying scents assaulting her nose. She had managed to pick out varying different properties and additions to these dishes by scent alone, thanks to her race and their link to nature. You needed a good nose to pick out the poisonous from the safe! Peppers, a slight hint of lemon... "This food, it was living." Said Tangeri, looking down at the boxes laid before her, giving a solemn smile. The young woman soon clapped her hands together twice. "The spirits thank you for your contribution, long may you rest." She said, lifting up one of the boxes and digging in excitedly.
"And Tangeri thanks you too, koa" She smiled, "One day, you'll make someone very happy."
As Silver finished his own box while wagging his legs, his tail brushing against the ground still as he would notice the mess that was made around here, he would step up and let her eat contently, taking the compliment silently as his tail sped up a bit more before he manifested a long broom with a smile on his face as he started to clean the ground. The soft swishing sound of brushing making certain that it was put into the knowledge of everybody as he continued to clean, the soft whiping of his cleaning towel.
There was a slight humming to his tone as the creature made certain to show that he was enjoying himself a little as he wasn't certain on how to be taught, he wasn't certain on what to do as he had soon replaced his outfit with a white t-shirt and the similiar shorts along with a pink apron that kept him clean. His ears every so often twitching upon the sound of the outside as the lights from the streets far in the distance became lit, his face showing a solemn look as he remembered the concrete home that was his familiy house. Remembering the scent of the food that was made by his mom and father, remembering the amount of effort that was put in to keeping everything going, he had to improve himself to stand on the same level as them. His small face crumpling up as he would feel his eyebrow furrow up a little as he gazed towards the starts that were slowly becoming visible, wishing calmly to them with a smile on his face before then turning to see if Tangeri had finished eating, in the hopes he could finally learn what he had to do as he had even made certain to clean other areas of her house and her spare clothes.
With her meal coming to an end, Tangeri looked at the short little wizard and watched as he began scurrying around to clean her home. "Ei... You work pretty hard eh friend?" She said, remaining sat where she was as she returned her attention to the fire. Prodding it with a stick in order to rearrange the burning kindling. "You know friend, you must have travelled a long way to get here, eh?" Spoke Tangeri, noticing that he seemed... "lonely" since leaving what she presumed to be his family. "Don't worry, koa. The spirits have ways of bringing people back together" She smiled, holding her hands around the fire and gently pushing down onto the flame. Using a small amount of ki in order to prevent burns onto her hands, soon snuffing out the fire.
"I would be careful though... Danger still lurks, the spirits do not intervene" Nodded Tangeri, walking around him with her tail trailing behind her slowly. Whereas with Silver soon lifting up a pile of discarded banana peels... A handmade puppet made of dried fruit peels, wood shavings and grass attached to a spring shot out at the young man's face, providing quite the fright to someone unprepared!
"Lesson One! Expect the Unexpected!" Said Tangeri, pointing at her comrade dramatically.
As she pointed dramatically, Silver couldn't help but realize that he was in absolute shambles before flipping onto the floor and turning into a small animal as he realized that he could do so much with this little bit of information as he was stuck to the roof before escaping out of the window almost instantly, the window that was barely big enough to let his small form escape from it...
Silver had a plan! To make master proud and so she wouldn't pull pranks on him again, he had to do his best and play a prank onto a random stranger first, the little guy going to do his best as he had always the security earpiece in his own ear. The little piece that was accessable to Tangeri and other people who babysitted him.
His plan at this point was rather simple as he brought a small piece of magic forwards, manifesting not a blanket or a broom, instead he manifested a flower as he would step infront of his first target... Expect the unexpected! Give a flower! Peruvian lilies to be exact! Mom always liked it when dad gave those, not realizing that they actually mean 'I love you' along with 'I will protect you from the demons.'
After just breaking out of a fit of laughter caused by the fright of the little lad Tangeri was soon met with the fright of her own, watching the small fox scamper his way out of the window of her treehouse. In a flustered panic, she quickly rushed forward and grabbed the ear piece she was given. Shoving it into her ear as she watched him run, "Ei, chamaco! Come back! There could be Night Walkers out there!" She cried, while her intentions were nothing but pure. She was still new to technology, and the earpiece was not in fact turned on. Her words quite literally falling upon deaf ears.
Meanwhile, with the... "Prank Apprentice" as it were... A comparatively large figure looked down at the small bundle of fluff. "O-Oh... A flower? For me?" She asked, speaking in a shy, hushed tone. Looking around as if to spy any other people there who may be receiving flower gifts from a puppy
With Tangeri chasing after the little lad as he had handed a flower, he would soon turn back, with ribbons of cloth starting to reform his outfit from before, a sweater with a pair of shorts that were showing a bit of his cute behind although the main reason was to give as much freedom to his tail as he required, the person would look upwards with a bit of a confused look, his face reddening because of the change in temperature but the appearance would show otherwise.
"Sorry for handing you that, but may i surprise you with a small collection of gifts to benefit your..." There was a split moment of a pause as the little guy had to think back to his teachings, back when he was learning magic from the holy man in the run down building, when he was busy telling him tales of importance and all that!
"I am sorry, i was blinded for a moment by your appearance... May i offer you more than just a flower?" as he tapped his small hand towards hers, as the flowers bloomed outwards into a beautifull collection of colours, with droplets of water starting to form from the skies above that were being covered. Rain was approuching it seemed!
Upon catching up via the means of rapidly swinging through the trees, Tangeri saw that her little friend had already run into someone. Dropping down into a nearby bush, the young Tropic scratched behind her own ear, unintentionally turning the earpiece on for real. "Hoa, can you hear me?" She asked, watching from the shadows. "Are you making friends? Tangeri can help!"
The young woman looked down at Silver in shock, "Did you just... Change shape?" She asked, "Are... Are you... M-Magical?" Whimpered the woman, instinctively lifting him up after linking hands with him, watching the rain begin to gently pour down following the clouds above ripping open, inadvertently highlighting the rather... Generous figure of this young woman. Granted, the two other people here were either stupid, or too innocent for their own respective good. So the young woman felt strangely at ease around them, despite her clothing based predicament.
"Ei, chamaco! She's scared!" Said Tangeri, between mouthfuls of a large orange she was currently biting into, peel and all. "She mentioned magic, so you be magic!" She explained, remaining sat in her hiding spot. Although she did use her large tail as a makeshift umbrella after raising it above her head.
As the little bugger started to look upwards, seeing the woman, he would hear the notion of magic as he would smile contently before then taking his own hands away. The soft notion that somebody thought that he was capable of doing magic brought a little tear to his own eyes as he would nod contently, bringing forwards a small surge of energy as he would speak contently "If you want to learn yourself too! Believing and having hopes and dreams always helps!"
Manifesting a beautifull long cane that was embedded, he hoped that the little injection of a tool to assist the person would allow her to use magic itself, knowing full well that everybody on the planet had a little inside themselves! They just need a little push to keep it going before he would say contently "Somebody as talented and beautifull as you could easily do this right?" He would say with his face lightning up like a futon in the winter to an office worker.