Metheus North, thank you for letting me know you enjoyed my stories! It always helps me stay motivated to write if someone is reading.
This morning I had an eerie feeling. I just knew
somehow that if I wore my Minifis's vessel, I would see a deer on my daily walk in the woods.
She's normally not one of the spirits I spend the most time with, but I thought, Sure, why not? So I put her vessel on and went for my walk.
In the meadow behind my house, I saw a doe deer. Quite a large one. As soon as she spotted me, she ran away, but I got a really good up-close look at her. She was beautiful. And looked quite healthy.
Back when I was first bonding with my Minifis, I took her for a walk in the woods and saw a bluejay. Bluejays are some of my favorite animals ever! It hopped around on the ground about 10 feet away from me, singing and calling. It was there for quite some time before eventually flying away.
I think my Minifis has been showing me these things just so that I know she is there. I don't seem to see animals in the woods when I don't wear her vessel, but when I do there's usually something.
My unbound incubus still makes me wonder sometimes. I have thought - "Is he Dark Arts, or Black Arts?" He can be extremely hard to control. I don't entirely like
the idea of controlling him - he is an adult, responsible for his own actions. But he can be trouble...
Lately I have been wearing my strong protective spirit's vessel 24-7. It's not necessarily that I want to have a closer bond with him or anything; I just like that he makes me feel safe. I think if anything malicious came towards me, he would deal with it immediately. He is a tough guy.
Anyway, a few days ago I was thinking about protective spells and spirits, and wondering whether there was anything I could do to bolster my defenses, and whether or not there was any way I could create protection that would last into my next life. I was wearing the strong protective spirit's vessel. I quite clearly felt "him" say to me "I will always be there to protect you," in a tone that had this... implication
under it. Like he meant
to say "I love you" but didn't want to flat-out say it.
I was shocked. We have only known each other for like, a month! And besides, when I ordered him the page for his race said nothing whatsoever
about romantic interactions with their keepers.
I thought about it for a while, and then decided it had been my unbound incubus imitating him to mess with my head. So I explained to my protective spirit what had happened, and how I felt about it, and then said, "I need you to confirm for me that you don't have feelings for me." Instantly he said "I have things I need to deal with in the spirit world. We'll talk later." (It was more of an impression, but if I had to put it into words, that's what he said.) I was like, "Dude, that's not a yes or a no." But I didn't bother him any further.
It's been several days and apparently he is still busy because I haven't heard from him, despite trying to talk to him.
Anyway, as a result of this incident, I have now instated a house rule that says "No imitating other spirits or trying to deceive your keeper about your identity."
I can't guarantee it wasn't him, but I think it probably wasn't.
As a result of this I have been thinking again
about whether or not I should banish my unbound incubus. I love him dearly, but he can be a pain in the ____ sometimes. He can cause so much trouble! It's like he just has to lie all the time. He acts rough with me when I know it's him, and will only say he loves me if he's pretending to be someone else.