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Pet Name: Yugixi
The Darigan youth slid the tools out from their leather cases, placing them one by one on the work table.
"Well, I could always start building things for fun again..."
He tapped his chin lightly, and when that twitch got boring, he began scratching at his horns. It had been nearly ten years since the Ixi had created anything, ten years since the war had been resolved and his Lord kept the peace.
"What does an inventor do when all he knows is machines for battle."
He plopped down in a chair, still staring at the tools, which in turn mocked him with their well kept shine. A sudden thud brought him back to reality. His gaze swung to the rounded door.
"Oh, Yuuuuugixi!" The small annoyingly purple Chumablah flew in, its wings beating quickly to keep its awkward body from hitting the ground.
Yugixi sighed. "Yes, my friend? What is it?"
The petpet in question landed on the table, quickly taking up a crouched stance, its head swiveling like a bird's.
"Where is the new project? You promised me a new one next time I came..."
Yugixi rested his head back in his hands. "There is no new project. I am sorry, Myth, but there is just no use for inventors like me anymore..."
The small creature nearly twisted its head 180 degrees to look at him. "But why? You used to make fabulous machines for the creatures who took up arms to fight for the Lord."
"In case you haven't noticed, Myth, there is no longer a war." Yugixi's voice dripped with heavy sarcasm as he cocked an eyebrow. The small creature's wings drooped, but it suddenly perked up and leapt from the table. Wings blazing like fury it raced to the archive shelves where multiple scrolls were kept.
Yugixi turned his head slightly. "Why are you bothering with those old things?"
"There must be something in here!" hissed the petpet before suddenly flying into the shelves, knocking scrolls about and sending them to the floor.
"What are you doing?!" Yugixi suddenly snapped, starting to rise. "Stop that! You are just making a mess."
The small petpet suddenly flew back over, carrying three scrolls as best it could. "I am helping, not hurting," said Myth eagerly.
Myth let the scrolls drop onto the table before beginning to unroll them one by one. Each sheet had detailed sketches of designs for hand-made wings that worked with gears, much like Yugixi's old war machines.
"You should make these. You never got the chance when you were younger and you are the best..." piped up Myth as Yugixi leaned forward, poring over the old designs.
"You know what, Myth, you're right! I am still the best mechanic this place has ever seen!" He caught up one of the designs in his hands happily.
Myth nodded. "And finally you will get your wings..."
Yugixi nodded. "Yeah. I have been a grounded Darigan long enough. It's time to do something for myself for a change."
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