Had Gem forgotten that the doctor was socially stunted? His conversational skills were deplorable. Yet he tried, stallingly, to recall the motions of such a thing intended for nothing more than getting acquainted. He had far better luck when he could simply discuss a body's failings with a suffering patient. "You are not harassed by a crowd of obsessive fans? I can only imagine they would be worse here than elsewhere."
Oh, no worries, she hasn?t forgotten that at all. Gem is an old hand at making folk learn to talk to others.
"Here, no. The production company doesn't allow mention of where we are. But some places, it's pretty insane. I usually wear a pretty distinct costume and makeup for the character, so, most times I can blend in," he admitted, once more flushing with the wry grin. For a yardbird, he could be pretty modest, whether or not that made sense.
The elf stared at Ben. After their conversation the night before, she thought he'd have something to say there. But perhaps it was better not to, considering!!! She smiled at him, then, and leaned in to kiss his arm. Reachable in her current position.
"It's Rhy'Din," he reminded, not unkindly. "There are those amongst its residents who might find it all too simple to find you despite attempts to keep such facts private. Though if your Jack has the same safeguards for his circle as he has for little Nyx, I understand why you need not worry." He imagined a Fae Lord had some interesting tricks at his disposal.
Gem nodded at Vadriel's words, smiling fondly as she set the baby up to burp her. "I think that between us all, we have some pretty good safeguards for each other and for Nyx." Her eyes smiled up at Ben.
He kept some cards close to his chest. "We've all learned a few tricks to it here and there," he agreed with a flashing grin, "Mainly Lirenel teaches me to keep my house quiet. I've learned a lot. And still more to learn." A cheerful tone to his voice, he did love to learn after all. Probably more than that. He chuckled to Gem and leaned to kiss her nose.
Nose kissed, with the infant was dozing, she was suddenly very tired. Gem was ready to get out of public and have some alone time and maybe some juice. She was thirsty. "Vadriel, I have loved this. Thank you so much for coming when Mesteno let you know I wanted to see you. You have my cell number now? If not, let me type it in? I think I need to head home."
Lirinel was another name Gem has mentioned to him that afternoon, and Vadriel hummed soft approval over the precautions. He'd not want to see Nyx snatched away as Rei had been. "I've no phone," he confessed, and this time it was his turn to sound wry. "Word reached me via other methods. Suffice it to say, I shall know if I'm needed, and will be about as promised. Aurelian will be expecting me back," he added, rising from his seat, but reaching for Gem's hand to offer a squeeze from his own. "Be well my friend. Benjamin, guard them well." As if the actor would do anything but!
"Ben, will you please take me home?" She smiled up at the actor, and then flushed at interrupting Vadriel, and gave him her gamine grin, before letting him take her hand.
He rolled back to his feet easily, then reached down to help Gem and Nyx up. "Always," he chuckled, "It's lovely to meet you, Vadriel." He smiled, but there was steel to it. "I shall." Simply.
She smiled at the words from the doctor and then leaning in she brushed her hand down his arm, all she would press upon him in a physical farewell. "I shall look for you again, then, and that soon, if you can possibly bear it." Her voice was soft and loving as she watched the tall, lean fellow. "Stay safe yourself, and ...remember you are one hell of a man."
With that, the doctor parted ways with them, avoiding the crowd who'd been earlier wedged in the door and fast swallowed up by the Rhy'Din eve.
"Oh dear..." Ben murmured as he noted the crowd was still crowdy, and knew some had Babophobia. So, he slid an arm around Gem and walked her for the back of the building. They soon vanished into a fog, and were gone.
Gem watched Vadriel go, that wistful look on her face undeniable, but then she curled an arm into Ben's and followed him.
Lirenel saw the doctor leave as he loitered in the shadows of the rooftops. When Benjamin and Gem vanished into their fog, he stepped back as well... and was gone.