No, he was quite amused now as the smirk along Damon’s lean features grew wider still. “On the contrary, it’s always more fun when someone’s attached, because then either there’s a huge blow out fight, or you win them away with naught but little effort on your part.” At least that was going to be Damon’s rationalization of the situation — frankly he was rather proud of his summery. It would do for the moment anyway until he could come up with something better.
He already knew she wasn’t here with anyone, call it stalkerish tendencies or what have you. At the request of a dance Damon’s dark brow twitched upwards as the smirk faltered briefly in faint surprise. Honestly he’d been waiting for her to tell him off with a sophisticated wave of her hand. “I’ve been known to cut a rug on occasion, yes. Why? Don’t you have a significant other to wait for?”
Brows rose at the reply given, turning back to her observing of the assembled patrons. Personally she had no interest in domestic disputes, exactly the reason she avoided complications if possible. The last thing she needed was to cause chaos when trying to pass for a normal citizen in a small town. Likely not something she would succeed in but it was an effort anyway. “You have strange versions of entertainment if that is the case.”
Clearly her question caught him off guard which for some reason pleased her. Turnabout’s fair play as the saying went. He’d caught her by surprise with the kiss to the cheek and her suggestion of a dance returned the favor. “If I did I would hardly be standing over here talking with you. Don’t worry darling, there’s no one who would get territorial over my virtue.”
Damon wasn’t much fond of domestic spats either, though, he’d been the reason behind more than one more than even he’d probably care to admit. Didn’t mean he was interested in starting one tonight, but he knew how to navigate the town and could be out of the party in the blink of an eye and back towards his house before someone could put two and two together and land him in trouble. The only downfall is he had quite the memorable face. It was a blessing and a curse - one though that Damon had learned how to use to his advantage most of the time.
And right along with the turnabout quote hand in hand went, ‘all’s fair in love and war’. Damon didn’t play the rules on good days, one certainly couldn’t expect him to actually tread along the good side of the line when there was fun in the air. No, more’s the time to actually misbehave. A dark brow rose as the crow’s lines about his eyes wrinkled inwards momentarily. “Such a pity I’m sure.”
There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
- Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
- Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
- Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
- Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
- Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
- Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
- Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
- How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
This was most certainly one of Damon’s more interesting encounters.
“Others might disagree with you.”
A small chuckle passed her lips. Whether she liked it or not, trouble found her no matter where she went.
”Maybe—but it gets boring, playing good all the time.”
Trouble was Damon’s best friend if one was going to be brutally honest. Trouble or murder actually - it was a tossup, though, they did fit nicely hand in hand.
”You couldn’t be more right.”
It’s time you searched for the feline within.
Damon is apparently:
"Uh… excuse me? I don’t think you’re supposed to be here. Actually, I know you’re not supposed to be here. So— who are you, exactly? And why are you here?”
"You said I could be here, Mycroft. Don’t you remember? I’m Damon, we met a couple weeks ago — you gave me a tour."
"Ah- yes. Yes, yes. Of course I remember. Silly me. Pleasure to see you again, Damon. Can I help you with anything or this is just a social visit?"
Well that was amusing as watching Stefan try to get his hair just right. A smile flashed over Damon’s features. “I was kind of just enjoying you alcohol collection, so probably social.”
- *hugs & cuddles* Gute Nacht und süße Träume, Liebling. I’ll cross my fingers and pray for you. Ich liebe dich.
Danke, mein Segen. Ich liebe dich auch.