It's a family dinner. They've taken another pound or so of meat out of stasis, in five little pieces browned and covered in salt, still hot from when it was seared two months ago. There's a big pot of oatmeal and a salad and bowls and spoons for people to serve themselves. The people are just sitting down - a middle-aged couple, a strikingly handsome man with very dark skin, a young woman whose eyes are focused on something not in front of her, and a girl just launching into a monologue. They're really not expecting company.
Company wasn't expecting them either and shrieks about it!
There’s a flurry of conversation in Devin.
("The wards - "
"She wasn’t under an illusion - I think she teleported - she still isn’t - "
"Shouldn’t be able to cast in here now.")
All eyes are on the stranger now.
She is going to stammer apologetically in a foreign language and hold very still except for drawing her arms in closer to herself.
Dareni hasn’t heard that language before - none of them have - but she doesn’t need to have. There’s a trick to hearing the meaning and she knows it. But even if she didn’t, it’s not that hard to get the important thing with or without magic; rather than translate she lets the others know she can’t place the language.
The older man tries speaking Hari. It’s still not an Amentan language but he’s aiming for somewhere in the vicinity of reassuring and that might come across.
It doesn't really work! She is still super freaked out and apologizing; it's getting pretty repetitive.
More Devin. Its phonology isn't much like Tapap; it contrasts multiple liquids and has a voicing distinction.
Eventually Dareni grabs the youngest local's plate of as-yet-untouched meat and leaves and takes a couple steps toward the alien and holds it out.
Aaaa what why is this happening.
She shrugs and puts the plate back and says something.
She goes to the front door and opens it. There are quadrupeds outside.
Confusing but not additionally alarming all on its own?
But it doesn’t cause her to leave. It’s fine, she’s interesting and not causing problems, but it’s kind of notable that she isn’t leaving. Dareni could handle communicating with her if she’d just talk... assuming she can; she isn’t a mage. Dareni tries pointing at things and naming them in Hari in case that helps.
One of the quadrupeds outside sets up a bowl and starts playing a stringed instrument.
Absolutely bewildering but if anything a little reassuring. She will try repeating the Hari nouns tentatively.
For some reason this is a disappointing response to everyone except the youngest person present, who's enjoying the entertainment. Most of the people present go ahead and start eating.
Dareni just keeps conspicuously watching the stranger and says something vaguely annoyed in Devin.
Will cringing and going "sorry sorry sorry!" help with the annoyedness.
"...Sorry sorry sorry?" Dareni echoes.
Oh right, no one can understand her. She will cringe slightly harder to make up for it.
Dareni tries gesturing to herself and talking ("this is some random Hari nonsense to serve as an example of talking") and then shuts up and gestures to the stranger.
"Ma'am I'm sorry I can't understand you."
"Ma'am I don't know what you want me to do, I don't even know where I am or how I got here!"
"Ma'am where I am Eliti Devori Hari."
Shiver. "Uh. I'm Peka Atan ma'am?"
"I'm Dareni ma'am. I know."
"Are you trying to... learn Tapap...?"
Not exactly but close enough. "Trying to learn Tapap."
"Oh. Uh. ... I don't know how to teach somebody Tapap."