"I see... I can understand that." He sympathized quietly, before pausing slightly. "Yunie...?" Interesting name...
He grinned back easily. "So you did."
"Kinda sucks, really," Rikku gave Roy a soft, almost pained, smile. "Actually, her name is Yuna, but I call her Yunie sometimes. She's my cousin."
"Glad someone likes it," she said. "Back home, Brother, Buddy, Shinra and me were the only ones that liked it, but we're all Al Bhed, so of course we'd like our own seasoning." She gave a light-hearted laugh. "Yuna didn't like it and Paine refused to try it."
"Yeah... that's a good way to put it." He returned the slight smile, then nodded in understanding. "Ah, I see... you much be close to her."
Roy grinned faintly. "I've always had a liking for exotic foods... makes things interesting." A pause, then an arched eyebrow. "... Paine...?"
"Works for me and a good number of people here," Rikku said. She took another bite of her sandwich. "But yeah. Aside from Pop and Brother, Yunie's the only family I have."
"Well, I'm glad you like it," Rikku grinned. "Oh, Paine's one of my friends from back home. She's kinda scary in how cold she can be sometimes, but she's a great person."
He nodded slightly, thoughtfully. "I'm lucky, I suppose, in that I have people I'm familiar with here as well... though there are still people back home that I miss, of course. No family, though... not really."
"I can honestly say that I do." He responded, returning the grin with a slight one of his own. He shook his head with a small laugh. "Well, your world certainly sounds like an interesting place..."
"Share some of that luck with me?" Rikku asked, frowning lightly and leaning back, arms holding her up as she looked at the sky. "Aside from my roommate, I've got no one."
"Well, thanks," the blonde beamed. Then she let her face relax as she took in the sun. "Yeah, it's interesting. We still had fiends running around when I left and Yunie was having problems with finding her kinda-sorta-not really real boyfriend, then everything with Vegnagun...Interesting, but I don't think that was the best time for me to leave."
"If I could, I certainly would." Was the sympathetic response, sighing slightly as he shifted and leaned back against the tree, watching Rikku idly.
"... as I said. Interesting." Fiends, huh...? He wasn't sure he wanted to know... "I can't say that I left at the best time, either... I just hope things haven't gone to hell with us gone." Another faint frown, before he shrugged with a deep sigh. "Not that there's much we can do about it from here..."
"I guess I can only keep hoping that someone from my world comes here," Rikku sighed. "Heck, Leblanc would be a welcome face at this point and we usually hate each other."
"No point in worrying about it, then, I guess," she sighed. "If we can't do anything, we'll just run ourselves down thinking about what might be happening at home." Still, she wanted to know so badly how everyone was doing. Had Yuna found Tidus? Had Gippal and the other leaders stopped the fighting on their world? There was so much she worried about.