“ some people are like that.. Now. Let's go get my knife. “ he said with a bit of embarrassment.
"Yeah, that scared me… what did you throw it for?" Corbin asked, still holding onto Cyrus' hand as they went up the bleachers to retrieve the knife.
“ I meant to scare the man.” he mumbled. Cyrus held coribins hand protectively. He kept Corbin close
"Mm… I don't think he was particularly bothered." Corbin nibbled nervously at his knuckles as he followed Cyrus. "Where are we going now?" He asked.
“ hopefully to your parents house, if your up for it.” Cyrus looked over when Corbin was biting his knuckles. He put his free hand on Corbin's other hand and spoke “ you’ll break skin and hurt yourself doing that, it may help if you rub your thumb over your knuckles.” he advised, a light pink crossing g over his nose.
"Yeah, that's fine…" Corbin replied quietly. He glanced up when Cyrus took his other hand. "Oh… sorry. Bad habit I picked up from my dad." He laughed nervously, now just fidgeting with his hands. "We can head over to their place whenever."
" then let's go." He said and picked Corbin up, one again taking flight. Cyrus gained some air" you wanna try flying again?" He asked kindly. He was going to let Corbin lead the way if he said yes, mostly because he didn't know where Corbin's parents lived.
"Um… yeah, sure. That's fine." Corbin stretched out his wings and managed to separate from Cyrus in the air, flying as well. "I'll lead the way." He looked around for a few seconds before starting off, flying towards his dads' house.
Cyrus followed swirling around corbin and having fun, trying to get the boy to smile and forget how hard flying was. “ come on cori!” he said with a changing smirk.
Corbin smiled softly, trying to focus on Cyrus so he wouldn't get too nervous while he was flying. He never tried anything especially wild, more concerned with just staying up. Eventually, they reached his dads' little house and knocked on the door. Soon, a man with copper hair and white wings who was just a bit shorter than Corbin opened the door and grinned brightly. He was even more radiant in person than he was in the pictures.
"Chickadee!" He trilled, hugging his adopted son tightly. Corbin hugged him back with a soft smile. "You didn't say you were coming to visit today! LORENZO!" He yelled over his shoulder to his husband.
Cyrus jumped a bit when the man yelled, tucking his wings gracefully behind his back. He only landed a few seconds after corbin landed. “ he's like a Literal ray of sunshine,” he said between confused an surprised
"Yeah, he's really bright and cheerful like that. You get used to it." Nathaniel ruffled Corbin's hair and a tall man with dark hair and dark wings came to the door, yawning. He had on a classic sorcerer/wizard type hat and was much quieter than his sunshine husband. "Nice to see you, Star." Lorenzo said softly, then turning his attention to Cyrus, who Nathaniel hadn't noticed yet through his chattering to his son. "And who might you be?"
“ Cyrus shagima,” he answered politely. Cyrus smiled and looked over at corbin to make sure he was doing okay.
"Alright, Cyrus Shagima. Who are you." Lorenzo asked again, crossing his arms. He was clearly skeptical. Corbin waved his hands in front of himself defensively. "H-Hey, lay off him, papa. He's my new guard. Apparently I'm supposed to have one since I'm a crow or something."
"Ooh, you're protecting my chickadee?" Nathaniel asked, looking up at Cyrus curiously. "You'll be nice to him, won't you? Oh! Come in! Don't just stand out in the cold!" He stepped out of the doorway to let the two of them in.
Cyrus only followed when corbin went in, he blue jay wings shimmering “ I get the feeling your parents may not like me.” he mumbled. Cyrus fidgeted with his mage abilities a little trying not to stare at the two older men.
"No, no, I'm sure they'll like you when they get to know you. Papa is just really protective." Corbin laughed weakly as he headed inside. Nathaniel fluttered around, attending to the two of them and chatting about everything and nothing at all. Lorenzo just watched Cyrus distrustfully.
Cyrus pulled out his water bottle and bended the water playfully while trying to keep it out of sight, he sent a couple of droplets into the back of Corbin's head and smiled at him with a caring but worried look. Cyrus hated people staring at him for long periods but the look Lorenzo was giving him made every hair stand on end.
Corbin laughed softly as Cyrus played with the water, rubbing away the wetness with one hand. Eventually, Nathaniel sat down beside his husband to look at Cyrus as well.
"So, Shagima." Lorenzo began after clearing his throat. He was normally calm and charming, but he was cold and intimidating at the moment. "What exactly are your intentions with my son?" He asked.
"Papa, w-we're not even dating…" Corbin protested, flushing in embarrassment.
Cyrus's face turned a light shade of pink “ I. I was ordered on behalf of general shagima to protect your son, even if it cost my life. “ he said. This had clearly been practiced by him and his father. Though cyrus put the water away quickly when the parents focused on him.
Corbin buried his red face in his hands, clearly mortified. Lorenzo narrowed his eyes at Cyrus. "That's great." Nathaniel chimed in, keeping one hand on his husband's shoulder in hopes of easing the tension. "And how long have you been guarding him?" He asked curiously. "Is this a pretty recent thing, or…?"
“ just a couple of days now,” he said tentatively, Cyrus seemed nervous and kept his eyes on the ground.
Nathaniel nodded, folding his wings so he wouldn't seem as intimidating. Not that he was the scary one of the pair, anyway. Lorenzo still wasn't convinced. "And what all exactly does 'guarding' entail?'
“ keeping him safe from rioters and anyone who plans to cause him harm. Sir, I don't know if you've noticed but there have been a large amount of crows being murdered or targeted for “ he cleared his throat” things, I'm trying my hardest to keep him safe. “ he said seriously.
Lorenzo narrowed his eyes again and Nathaniel wrapped one arm around him. "Well, that's great. Thanks for keeping our Star safe." Nathaniel trilled softly and smiled, still trying to cut the tension. Corbin sighed softly. "It's just a precaution, papa. Really. There's been lots of riots lately and crows get hurt in them a lot." Lorenzo grumbled a bit in vague agreement.
“ so sirs, I have a question” cyrus took out his water bottle and set it on the floor “ if you don't mind, if cori chooses a water topic on magic, may I train him?” he asked, he knew Lorenzo would be a skeptic if he even knew magic. So he got ready to show for him.