[+purple "Did you get them?"] Oliver asked his old friend, looking over the bundle that he still held in his arms. Jeremy nodded, giving his usual gentle smile.
[+green "I did. we can take care of it after we're done here. Also, Lilli, you look very beautiful."]
The prince nodded in response to the first part of his answer, leading the two of them to the next shop and stepping inside. Any kind of night time wear or undergarments imaginable were available for purchase, Oliver keeping near the door. He didn't want to invade her privacy nor did he want her to think him some kind of pervert.
[+purple "Jeremy and I will wait here while you go and pick out what you need,"] he informed her, reaching back into his pocket and removing his wallet. He held it out to her for her to take. [+purple "Use my money, there's plenty there."]
She quietly smiles, her ruby gaze warm. Maybe there was a sweet guy underneath after all. Following him outside, she smiles even more upon seeing Jeremy. [+red "Yes, I just need to go into the store here, and then my part of this trip will be done."] She answers softly.
Oliver shook his head, taking a couple of steps back as he reached his hand into his pocket. [+purple "We'll have to go next door for that. You can wear that out if you wish but make sure you gather the clothes you were wearing before. I'll pay for it in the meantime."] His wallet was pulled out, the young prince heading to the desk to purchase her outfit. Once it was taken care of he took a cloth bag from the desk and held it open for Lilli to put her clothes into, then handed it to her. Once they were situated, he led her next door.
Jeremy had caught up to them as they reached the next store, holding a cloth bag of his own as well as a small bundle that was wrapped in paper. He gave them a soft smile, adjusting his glasses with his free hand.
[+green "I see your trip was successful."]
She shrugs her shoulders, her ruby gaze flitting around the store. [+red "Erm...do they sell sleepwear? Mine aren't very warm I'm afraid, while I'm used to snow, I'm not used to it being as cold as it is here."]
Oliver nodded, lightly folding his arms over his chest. It was nice to get out of the castle with friends and having the personal freedom to do as he wished for a while. Going back was certainly going to be tough.
[+purple "Anything else you want to pick up from here or are you finished?"]
[+red "We could make it an outing for us I suppose. And I agree that it would be nice to get out of the castle when possible."] She says. Mentally she adds that it would help her feel better, less like she was in a prison.
Oliver glanced around the area near him, picking up an item before approaching her. The outfit really did suit her quite well, the prince seemed to have an eye for fashion.
[+purple "It'll probably keep you warmer than your kimono, too."]
Nimble hands placed a silver scarf around her neck, letting it loop loosely before he brought the other end up, then took a step back from her. [+purple "If this is a style you like, I can have a maid come down and gather more clothes for you in similar colors and types,"] he informed her, leaning against the wall again. [+purple "Or we can come down here and check it out once in a while. I personally don't mind, it gets me out of the castle for a while and gives me something to do."]
[+red "Its certainly different. I do like it though. A lot easier to move around in, than my kimono."] She says softly. Glancing in the nearby mirror, a small smile forms on her lips.
Oliver wasn't good at making first impressions, it was one of the reasons why he didn't have many friends. He told the truth but was blunt about it, something that had a tendency to hurt sensitive beings, and wasn't afraid to be vocal when things displeased him or irritated him. Luckily it seemed to have lessened a bit in Lilli's presence, mostly because she had a first hand account of the atrocities that Oliver was forced to endure, and he seemed to have grown on her a bit. But he wasn't complaining, it was nice to have someone to talk to besides Jeremy.
He wandered around the shop a bit, picking out another jacket or two for himself as well as some other accessories, and the pulling of the curtain caught his attention. Bright eyes flickered over, observing her form as she stepped out, and shoved his hands in his pockets.
[+purple "It looks good, certainly fits you well,"] he commented, leaning against the nearby wall. [+purple "What do you think about it? How does it feel?"]
She smiles a little. [+red "I'll admit our first meeting didn't exactly paint you in a nice light, but you haven't hurt me or anything, so I'm willing to give you a chance."] She says quietly before going to the changing area. Putting on one of the outfits, she steps out to get his opinion.
Oliver smiles a bit as she seems to approve of it, carefully taking it from him. He led her over to the next rack, this one a bit smaller, and filled with various long sleeved shirts. He helped her pick out a couple colors that went well with it then did the same with the pants. all that was left was a pair of boots. He glanced over his shoulder at her as she spoke, shaking his head lightly. It seemed she was warming up a little bit more to him, something he wasn't upset with. He actually had a hard time making friends.
[+purple "Surprisingly no,"] he answered, looking over the few styles available. He picked out a black, knee length boot and handed the pair to her after getting her size. He was certain he chose a solid look and it would be wonderful on her. He didn't like to brag but he was quite fashion forward.
[+purple I'm surprised you trust me to help you,"] he mused after a moment. [+purple "Dressing area is behind the shirt rack, just step in and pull the curtain closed."]
She smiles softly and takes the jacket from him. [+red "its pretty. Do you usually help girls pick put clothing?"] She asks in a teasing voice.
Oliver watched as she entered the shop, her eyes bright like a child's at Christmas. There was quite a bit to look at, even he had to admit, but luckily he had some experience in this department. It looked like now it was his turn to teach her something.
[+purple "Start with your statement piece, which is usually a jacket or a coat,"] he told her, walking through the small store to that location. There were a couple different styles on display, each powerful and beautiful in its own way. [+purple "Since it's winter, dark colors are what's most prevalent. In the summer it changes to lighter colors and different statement pieces. Winter wear is pretty easy, though."]
He looked through all of the jackets available, glancing at Lilli now and then as he thought, then eventually pulled out a deep blue jacket with silver accents on the cuffs and collar. [+purple "I think this would look good on you."]
She slowly puts on the offered winter gear, a smile of amusement on her face. As the travel outside,she sticks close to Oliver, small tremors running through her once and a while. Her kimono was a bit of a hindrance in this weather. It was not very warm and limited her range of movement.
As they walk through the town, her gaze was a bit wistful. Due to the constant fighting, her clan had never been able to advance, so sights like this were new to her and a bit overwhelming. Upon entering the clothing store, she blinks in surprise at all the different styles. [+red "Oh wow. There's quite a lot here, I'm not sure where to start."]
Oliver passes the items to her, glancing over his shoulder with the faint smile remaining. He wasn't aware if she had her own cold weather gear yet or if she simply planned to go without it. The latter could get her sick or worse seeing as how the wind was quite brutal during traveling. He didn't see a problem with allowing her to borrow his things, he had others and she seemed about his size. He then pulled out an extra set of the same things given to her, pulling on the coat and the gloves before wrapping the scarf around his neck and part of his face.
Once she seemed ready he led her downstairs and outside, instantly greeted by the bitter wind and snow. He pulled his scarf a bit tighter and threw the hood of the coat up, making sure Lilli was close before heading to the front gate. Near the stone wall beside the road he could make out Jeremy's coat, picking up his pace a little to get to his side quickly.
[+green "Now that we're all together, let's go."]
The two males led her down part of the mountain along the road until they reached the town where the wind died off quite a bit and made it easier to see clearly. Oliver pulled his hood and scarf down, bright eyes looking around the bustling village while Jeremy slowly did the same.
[+green "I'll meet up with you two in a little bit, I need to make some purchases before the shops are out,"] Jeremy instructed them softly. Oliver nodded at his words, leading Lilli slowly though the town so she could look around and stopping at a clothing shop.
[+purple "A lot of people in the castle get their clothes from here,"] he told her, pulling open the door. [+purple "Take a look around, if you find something you like you can try it on."]
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