Carter at first felt a flush of excitement and embarrassment run through him at the thought of Tristan thinking he was distracting. He was about to brag before she corrected herself rather quickly and thus his hopes went down the drain. “Well, at least you admit I’m not all too bad!” Carter said before reluctantly letting out a laugh. “And I still think I’ll grow on you! Soon, you’ll find us being bestest friends ever or something like that,” he smirked as if he had won a competition. He was simply glad that she had thanked him for not being nosy, wondering if he should tone down the optimism though. “Plus, I don’t like prying into other people’s business. Back home, no one snooped around where they shouldn’t be. Business was yours to handle and yours to keep if you chose to.” It was a lesson his father had burned into his children’s minds at a young ago and sadly, Carter knew exactly why now. And the reason wasn’t as good as he hoped it would be.
Saturn found himself immersed in this story of the land of Asgard and he felt a pang of envy grow deep inside him. Saakar was… nothing like what this boy had described of his home. Sakaar was many, many things and for the lucky ones, it could be considered a utopia. Saturn had been one of the lucky ones but… well, in order to have a utopia, by theory you must have a dystopia as well. He felt the urge to ask if this Asgard had a dystopia hidden by all the glamour and glitz of it but felt it was not his place right now. Plus, if this boy was really as privileged as him then he would probably know little of any dystopia lying in plain sight.
“Asgard truly does sound like a utopia, perhaps I will visit one day. You need worry little about your quest, by the way, as I am sure you will live up to your great ruler’s expectations greatly! Perhaps you will even exceed them!” Saturn reassured Valen as he felt that burst of irritation flood his chest once again, causing him to let out a deep sigh. He managed to quickly contain this flood of anger as he calmed his breath. “My story? Well, it is not usual that many wish to hear the story of mine,” he giggled, delighted at how interesting this boy was. Truly he had chosen well in his plaything!
“I lived on a distant planet as I stated before, nothing too interesting to inform you about though I admit we had many a wondrous creatures and citizens residing there!” Saturn implored, smiling softly at the thought of his raggedy home. “I had my father but no mother there. Oh, don’t feel pity for me though, I didn’t know her and I don’t need to. But anyways, we lived a good life, as luxurious as it could get there,” he added as he turned to Valen. “That life is past so it matters not anymore. My new story shall begin here as shall yours!”