stripper has reached critical mass
It takes a lot of interaction and even persuasion from the other side for Eir’a to begin labeling others as “friends”.
Until he’s absolutely sure, he’ll add honorary terms to acquaintances’ names: ‘Madame’ for women and ‘Sir’ for men. Of course, should they want to be called the other way around he’ll be sure to abide to their wishes, being the people pleaser that he is. It’s a manner of respect—something he was taught by his father— and, in his own way, it’s to show that he’s honored enough to be interacting with someone whether he likes them or not and vice versa.
Unless he feels like he’s finally crossed into the “friends” territory (which, due to his self esteem issues, he’ll constantly second guess if he has or not) he’ll begin to call them by just their names only.
Eir’a is eager and always excited to make a new friend, making it seem he’d be an easy target to be manipulated but, because he’s been growing a voice and, shockingly, does have some pride, he won’t let the friends he’s made walk all over him. He will speak his mind should it be called for and even criticize the other if they’ve made a big enough mistake.
Of course, he’ll feel bad about doing so ten minutes after an argument and come back to check on his friend. Depending on the friend though, some he knows can take a harsh word and move on without his reassurance.
Eir’a has come into possession with a female chocobo chick during his travels. After a few months of being nameless, he’s finally come to call her Megane.
Asked for help by a chocobo handler to aid one of the eggs she had been tending to, he was asked to help raise it once it accidentally imprinted on him. Hesitant to say yes at first, nervous by his lack of chocobo knowledge and scared to own a pet, the boy ended up agreeing. He hopes, even though his chocobo fears have subsided, that raising one from child to adult will help him get over his fears completely. That and he likes the idea of having a future steed with a close bond. He’s been studying from books and various breeders how to raise one and, sometimes, he’ll let his current steed interact with the little one so that natural instincts are able to be passed down.
Much to his relief, Megane is not much of a handful. Albite a little too curious at times leading her to wander around and get lost, she normally stays obediently close to her master without making too much noise. She enjoys being held in his lap or sitting between his feet. Meeting new people is one of her favorite pass times and she’s not afraid to put herself in their lap as well.
Eir’a enjoys adorning her little head with a bishop’s hat. It looks cute plut it reminds him of home and the Archbishop. This, in turn, also reminds him keep himself in check with responsibilities and his image.
<22:02:44> “Liah”: Jackie is an alcoholic
<22:02:51> “A’shtola Oya”: No I’m Australian
<22:02:57> “Liah”: So an alcoholic.
Unbeknownst to Eir’a, he does posses the Echo. The thing is, this ability has been strung together with his emotions which, because he has a long history of trying to smother those out, it’s become weak to the point of completely dormant.
Traveling around Eorzea has helped urge it back to life though. With the help of those he’s met along away and the friends he’s managed to create/keep, he’s been coming out of his shell more meaning the Echo and it’s effects have been coming back as well. Completely naive to having it though, Eir’a believes the visions that occasionally pop up are only dreams or unintentional daydreams. This has actually been infuriating to him lately since it’ll cause him to zone out during work or around company making it seem like he’s not focused; a trait he’d rather not have pinned to his image.
He has heard of the Echo before in passing but, being too modest, it’s never crossed his mind that perhaps these moments could be caused by it. Eir’a’s under the impression he’ll never be one of the more interesting or special people in the world so why would he have something so fantastical?