To rix_scaedu‘s prompt
“Let me see.”
The gate-keeper had four legs, which wasn’t the weirdest things Capri had seen on this trip. The fact that they were giraffe legs was kind of interesting, at least.
“See?” Capri made the nothing-to-hide gesture, jacket held wide open. “I left my weapons at the front gate, as instructed.” And if that wasn’t an uncomfortably vulnerable feeling, Capri didn’t know what was.
“Drop your pants and your Mask.”
Oh, that was.
“You saw the sign on the front gate, didn’t you?”
It had been written in Old Tongue. Capri had gotten maybe one word out of seven. “Yes.” One of the words had been half-man or maybe half-human. That could mean a lot of things, all of which applied to Capri.
“So, it’s a wildlife refuge.” The… centaur? pawed the ground with one hoof. “Satyrs, fauns, minotaurs, centuars, griffins… you get the idea. Gotta be half-human, half animal, to walk in here. Or fly.”
“Ah.” Now that was a meaning Capri hadn’t thought of. “Right. So, you want me to drop my pants…”
“Well, if your upper half is animal, taking your shirt off will work, too.”
“I don’t suppose you’d settle for just seeing my ankles…”
“What, are you shy? Everyone drops trou. I mean, everyone who wears pants. I, obviously, didn’t have that problem.”
Shy. “Well. It’s just that… yeah. I’m shy.” Capri gave up and dropped Mask and trou both. “Also, faun.”
At least the fur covered almost everything.
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