Alistair took everything in stride these days. He’d learned it was best to just do so...the sarcasm and one liners came with further probing if necessary, and should one go far enough to strike a cord with him. Now, for the sake of the son he hadn’t been able to see, the last thing he wanted was for any of those comments to be misplaced about Kieran himself. The boy was too curious and Alistair was too honest. He wouldn’t let a drop of sarcasm slip on accident...
At least Kieran was open about his adventures and interest. Alistair had his own opinions of Orlais but swallowed back any of those thoughts. Least of all the bits on Morrigan being an advisor to the Empress. She was clever, he’d give her that. And at least the boy wanted for nothing and enjoyed himself.
He frowned at the small..creature thing before them and the castle. With the squeaky voice greeting them, he moved to stand in front of his son long before Morrigan deemed him in charge of speaking to the mushroom..thing. Named Toad? “Princes Peach’s Castle you say..and this is..Acorn Plains Way. I see. Erm. The coins? To stay?” Turning back to the women, the Warden sighed. “It says the castle is vacant and open. Those coins we’ve magically gathered are apparently accepted currency to stay inside.”
Back to the mushroom thing. “And the threats? The catch?...please, don’t squawk I can hear you perfectly..Just the other creatures who aren’t Toads. Please don’t take this the wrong way, but, you don’t look much like a toad at all. Not a single wart.”