Beka is confused, but hey, the last time she walked into a confusing anomaly it worked out great, and this one looks friendly enough too.
"Oh yeah that's totally what he looks like. Weird."
It sounds weird!!!
Has she tried petting Serik's hair while watching the sunrise together, Lyrame highly recommends it, especially if there is a suitably pretty east-facing garden to do it in.
"I haven't tried that yet! It's a good idea."
It is!!!!! And the view from the east gardens at sunrise is gorgeous, look!
"Sekar is really good at pretty!"
"So's Serik! He has this gorgeous palace, look -" And she sends an image.
"Ooh, that is pretty. Sekar's is prettier, though," she says, contemplating the lovely nigh-organic structures that make up the Imperial Palace.
"That's nice too. And there's gardens, look -"
"Ooh, very pretty." Not as pretty as the eastern gardens at sunrise, but then, what was?
Beka giggles. "And here's his daughter, does yours have one -" Iri!
"No. Sekar doesn't have any kids." And doesn't want them, either, which is a very small tragedy because Lyrame very much does but only a small one because she has forever to figure something out.
"Aww, I'm sorry. This one is mine -" Weirdly hideous toddler splashing in a garden pond trying to catch koi!
"Awww." That is a bizarre-looking child, but still totally identifiable as a small child, therefore warm fuzzy feelings.
"She's supposed to look like that."
Right, she said something about people not being human. That makes sense.
"She's an orc and I'm an orf and there's also Elves."
What does an Elf look like? Beka looks almost human.
"Uh, I've only seen them when they were pretty beat up. But they're taller than me, and prettier, and they don't have tattoos."
Tattoos seem kinda species-independent. She was not assuming that they were some kind of magic birthmarks.
"I mean yeah they could get tattoos but they don't. And they sing a lot, and they can all read minds like me."
The mind reading thing is still weird. Also: if she's only seen a very few Elves, how does she know they don't do tattoos?
(Lyrame has tattoos, on her wrists, but she much prefers to keep them covered.)
"I got to learn more about them so I could be an actress in their hallucinations in between when they were just being tortured."
Oh right she doesn't want to know about the place that is bunnies now apparently.