Karkinos felt a nervous twitch pass as Venus jested about a crush, but thankfully the topic didn’t linger… He was still making his greatest effort to swallow his fear of strong females, so the change in topic was welcome so long as it distracted him from exactly who he was visiting with.
“YES, IT IS MOST VALUABLE, I HAVE PURCHASED SPACESHIPS AND EQUIPMENT WITH THE CURRENCY MADE IN TRADING THIS ITEM… AND THE MOST BENEFICIAL PART ABOUT IT IS THAT I ALONE AM THE ONLY ONE ABLE TO PRODUCE IT— WITH THE EXCEPTION PERHAPS OF THE VERY RARE SOLAR OYSTER OF THE NEBULA BELT…”
“I POSSESS THE UNIQUE ABILITY TO CONVERT SOLAR RADIATION, ON WHICH MY BODY IS POWERED, INTO A NEVER BEFORE SEEN LIQUID FORM OF PURIFIED SOLAR ENERGY. THE SIMPLER FUNCTION OF THIS, I’VE FOUND, IS TO USE IT AS A DEVASTATING BUBBLE BEAM WEAPON… BUT IN EXPERIMENTING WITH THE SKILL, I HAVE LEARNED THAT ADDING GRANULARIZED METALS AND MINERALS TO THE INTERNAL ENERGY CONVERSION PROCESS AND HOLDING IT IN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME— ROUGHLY A FEW ERF WEEKS, THE MINERAL/METAL CATALYST USED WILL RESULT IN A VERY LARGE, VERY DURABLE AND VERY VALUABLE DIAMOND PEARL, ITS SHAPE PRODUCED BY THE BUBBLING PROCESS.”
“A SINGLE ONE FETCHED ME ENOUGH RESOURCES TO TRAVEL ALL THE WAY TO THIS SOLAR SYSTEM FROM THE VERY DISTANT CANCER NEBULA. I ALSO OFFER IT IN BULK AS PAYMENT FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF APOLLO~” He added almost gleefully, it was almost like a repeated marketing phrase he’s coined in his venture of finding someone to slay the starlord.
Oh ho ho, it was just as she thought. He seemed so very nervous when a crush was present and while she never intended to press she couldn’t help but wonder what stimulated such unease and fear. She would find that out over time, she assumed, and if not it would just be something she had to study herself and watch for!
Subject change arrived easily enough and what he spoke of next aroused such curiosity within her. he too used the element of water it seemed, and bubbles no less. That had her simply gushing at such a likeness in fighting. Oh did she want to battle him, play around with him on the field to see what he could do, but even that was something she had to refrain from given how nervous he had reacted to a simple crush comment. Oh, why were men such disappointments some times?
“My dear sweet Karkinos, I cannot assassinate Apollo, but I can assist you in growing strong again. I hope that will suffice in an everlasting bond between our races. You see, as I too wield the power of forming bubbles only they are far more deadly than those you see on Terra.” She smiled and bowed her head politely enough. “I will accept this gracious gift and might make further inquiry on such an occasion. A new element in our system would be most welcome, of that I am certain.” She was marveled by the offer despite the urge to ask him to battle to see just what his bubble beam could do!