>>34004576>"This isn't going like our usual sessions. I have to ask what you're planning."
"Heheh. I'll get to that. Just enjoy, for now.">Tempest grumbles something
"Sorry, what was that?">"The tea. I can't drink it."
"Oh, I'm sorry! Here, let me.">"It's fine. I don't need tea."
"No, I'll help.">Tempest turns away from you, blushing furiously>"Please don't try to feed me. That's the last thing I need."
"Okay. If you're not comfortable with it, I won't. But it *is* pretty good tea.">Tempest frown>"Hmph. Maybe a bit, then.">She turns back, and lets you raise the cup to her lips>A painful twitch runs through her face>"It's... kinda hot."
"Ah! Sorry, sorry. I should have blown on it first, agh...">"You're fine.">Tempest smacks her lips>"It was good, though. Thanks, I guess."
"You're welcome! I can give you more soon, when it cools.">"If you want to."
"I do," you say, beaming>Tempest narrows her eyse>"Now out with it. What are you planning?"
"Heheh. Well, um...">You're still clenching the dog collar behind your back
"...I had a bit of an idea. For how to help you feel a bit more comfortable, um, being yourself. With us.">"I have no problem being myself!">Tempest slams her foot angrily on the ground
"Eep!">You recoils against the couch
"Let's not call it a problem! It's just you, um, I think, would be happier if you had something to, erm, take care of. Something to show your nice side to.">"I have no *nice* side. I lost it long ago."
"T-that's exactly the problem! There's a good side in you, Tempest. I think I c-can help you get it out.">Tempest leans forward slightly>"And how do you propose to do that?"