Alaura jumped slightly when she heard Nikkolai's voice, she hadn't expected him to listening out for her, or to come so quickly. It made her wonder just how far he had gone and how far he could hear. Regardless she didn't want him to hear what she had said- at least not like this. She hadn't had time to think these thoughts through but maybe that was her being a bit too analytical? His words had seemed to calm her a bit, her antlers no longer shining a deep sapphire, but faintly pulsing a lighter blue. His hug was what finally got them to stop glowing altogether but the qilin couldn't help but still feel uneasy. She hadn't really expressed herself fully and she also wanted to hear what Claria was going to say, it sounded like it might have been important, if they weren't interrupted. Speaking of said she dragon Alaura nodded back and smiled in thanks, for both hearing her out, and for her companionship. She would be sure to talk to her later and see what she had to say.