Post by SULLIVAN ZAKARY OBERYN on Feb 3, 2017 0:08:09 GMT -6
a monster with 2 heads.
Another term had stated up at Hogwarts, and Sullivan had sent off Dani without too much drama. Of course, that may be because she was still giving him the cold shoulder. Still, it was better than the yelling. Anything was better than the yelling. It was her birthday this month, and he was trying to get her to come visit him. He'd sent a few owls telling her as much, but, so far, there had been no return messages. He'd just have to be persistent.
He was, for about the billionth time, currently trying to help out behind the bar. As usual, his barkeep waved him off, calling him 'useless' and 'about as helpful as a monkey who'd somehow lost their right arm'. He'd resigned himself to taking a book to a table in the main area. To the untrained eye, he'd look like just another patron, sitting alone in a pub with a drink and a book about defensive magic.
As he sat there, half of his brain was focusing on the pages in front of him, but half of him was delving into the minds of those around him. It wasn't something he did all that often, but it was something he flexed every now and then. He was midway through the mind of a man at a table to his left when he felt eyes on him. Turning, he found the culprit, raising an eye a the blonde woman, as if to say "what?". He accompanied it with a shrug.
There were plenty of occasions where Kassiopeia questioned why she'd decided to teach children. They were loud and stupid and honestly a waste of space. It was really quite unfortunately that children were necessarily for the continuation of humans. Due to that fact, she often found herself escaping the castle to get back around more... intelligent people, though the intelligent part was often questionable. At least they weren't as hormone fueled. Small victories.
Making her way down from the castle was alway such a hassle but she understood the purpose of making Apparation impossible on the grounds. Protecting the next generation made enough sense that she tried to not complaining about the long walk to the village. At least not to other people. Perhaps the students could use a good culling though... Get rid of the more useless ones. That was probably a bad train of thought for an educator.
She was in the pub often enough that she had a usual table, except today it was occupied. It was never occupied and this was clearly a problem. Strolling over, she placed a hand on her hip and regarded the man. She'd seen him plenty of times, so she knew that being overtly rude was probably out of the question. But that didn't mean she was letting it go. "You're at my table," she stated plainly once he looked at her.
Post by SULLIVAN ZAKARY OBERYN on Feb 14, 2017 18:59:38 GMT -6
a monster with 2 heads.
Sully sized the woman up. She wasn't one of those that had stood out to him before, if she was a regular, but that wasn't all that surprising. Ever since the mishap in his marriage, it seemed that only brunettes caught his eye. Even if this woman had been in the pub before, it was likely he just hadn't imprinted her in his mind's eye. That and, honestly, he didn't actually spend a whole lot of the time out in the action, preferring to be back in his office when he could.
He raised an eyebrow at the woman, wondering if the animosity in her voice was serious or joking....honestly, he couldn't tell. "Well, you see, I own the pub so, technically, they're all my tables." He said in a lazy, mildly disinterested voice, his eyes returning to the pages in front of him. He didn't intend on moving, though most of the other tables had at least one occupant, leaving few choices for the woman. Perhaps this tactic wasn't the best for a business, but he was hardly interested in increasing sales anymore. The Hog's Head had survived this long, it would be just fine.
The moment the man opened his mouth to reply to her, Kass had a sinking feeling that this was going to be one of the more annoying encounters of her day. So much for getting away from the stress of dealing with her students. She had just walked her way into more stress apparently. How bothersome really. She didn't have the patience for this sort of thing.
Lips pulling down into a scowl, she leaned so that one hand was rested on the table top while the other moved to pluck the book from the man's hands. She had enough practice dealing with inattentive students that a grown man trying to brush her off didn't phase her. Children were far more challenging. "Assuming you're being the honest, as the owner, shouldn't your main concern be keeping your patrons happy?" she questioned him with a raised eyebrow.
Post by SULLIVAN ZAKARY OBERYN on May 15, 2017 8:48:50 GMT -6
a monster with 2 heads.
Well. This woman was just a ball of joy. Actually, her prickly attitude sort of reminded him of a certain someone. He had some experience dealing with difficult women, after all. So, this woman didn't intimidate him, not really. He could tell that was the....reaction she wanted. He merely trained his eye back on the page, clearly disinterested in whatever it was that she was saying. However, his book was soon ripped rudely out of his hands. Heaving a sigh, he finally looked up at the woman.
At her suggestion of wanting to provide better customer service, he rolled his eyes a little. "Well, excluding you, everyone else seems to be fairly happy. And, you seem hard to please. So I consider this a victory on my part, really. Now, I'll be taking that back." He said, extending his hand for the return of his book, an air of dismissal about his words.