[Ariyah – Elysium – Cargo Section – BoL – A]
Ariyah frowned a little at the words ”four walls and a roof”, remembering that not all Kindred have the same preference for their havens.
Her past interactions were restricted to a specific subset of Kindreds due to her Sire’s influences, so she was still used to thinking of every haven as being one kind of elaborate setup or another. But now that she was on her own, and making her own choices about her social circles, she needed to learn not to be surprised at other Kindred’s inclinations.
”Yes, a comfortable haven is quite essential. Here’s my business card for when you’ve gotten settled and want to get some work done.” Ariyah slid a white business card with the name ”Busy Vines Design” on the top and Ariyah’s name and contact number on the bottom. The back of the card is black with a pattern of roses done in silver foil.
When Morrigan asked about Ariyah’s art, the Toreador looked a little ashamed. However, the expression was not completely sincere, ”Since most of my art these days is done for my clients’ benefit, I can’t say that I’ve had much time to create according to my preferences.” Ariyah did not mention that none of her clients ever really gainsay her creative decisions. “However, when I can, I do like creating realistic illusions. Whether it’s landscapes or the interior of fantastical buildings, I want to completely transform the blank wall or room I’ve been given. When people step into a room I’ve painted, I want them to feel like they’ve been transported somewhere else.”
It was one of the reasons why she was becoming interested in interior design as well. She had discovered that her murals could only do so much, and she wanted to expand upon her illusions to include the physical objects in the room.
Morrigan’s comment on Christian churches made Ariyah blink, ”I’m sorry for sounding ignorant, but what other types of churches are there apart from Christian ones? Or are you referring to temples and synagogues?”
”And I’m not going to say you’re boring just because you’re interested in religion, ” Ariyah’s smile turned slightly less sharp and little more kindly, ”everyone has their own interests, and it’s not like you were giving me a 3-hour lecture. However, I would be interested to know a bit more about the occult store where you work. Is it a legit one, or one that caters to tourists? I’m not judging, either way. I’m just curious.”
”As for interesting people,” Ariyah shook her head, ”I’m afraid my contacts in the Kindred community is still lacking. I’ve been busy setting up my business and have only recently re-entered Kindred society.”