This close in proximity to him, The'ara's knees buckled and she almost lost her balance. Which naturally led her to latch onto both Chezlar and the ladder, clinging onto both for dear life. Her alabaster skin went scarlet and that was before she followed his gaze. And then her eyes widened.
"Oh, um, mistletoe. I-uh, didn't see that there. How um, well." There seemed to be a race going on between her mind and her heart. Not to be outdone, her mouth took over and gained in speed with her rising panic. "Fascinating plant, isn't it? I mean, most plants grow from the ground up, but not these. They leech nutrients from its host tree, which only happens because birds eat the seeds then defecate on the tree branches and then the seeds germinate. Some consider it to be a healing plant and is used for many poultices, including aid in fertility and that's very likely where they got the idea it was some sort of aphrodisiac and decided to hang them up as decoration. Also used to hang up over doors for good luck and warding off evil spirits or believed to be some sort of charm for immortality. In other cultures, two enemies standing under a mistletoe agree not to fight. Very useful plant, the mistletoe. So yes, it means many different things in different cultures. How about that..."
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