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Wandering
#21
Two women sat at the bar, frilly and fancy Xander thought to himself until the imagery floated to his brain. The muddied pink of their auras felt at place in the mix with all the other fake people - including himself, though he could never see his own aura without getting a migraine. Death floated about one, not precisely like the snake at the front table, but death none-the-less. It danced with other images only the special people had.

The music died down as the last piece of clothing was tossed into the crowd and Ms. Candy slid into the curtains at the last bar. The lights dropped around the stage but the area lights brightened a small amount allowing for more light to see by. A new tune played in the background while the stage reset. Xander would have like to see the machinations of the whole thing but that was for later. Maybe Alexis would be interested in investing here. It was a possiblity. It clearly made money.

Xander turned to the new confident women at the bar with a bright smile, "Might I buy your drinks?" The french accent heavy on his lips. He would have to remember to practice if he were to play Alexis more often. Though Tobias was currently the one with a mission. Alexis was his patron, Noah Preston being a shadow anyway. The way Xander liked it - easier to maintain the guise if you never saw him.
"The greatest friend to a con artist is lack of knowledge." ~ Jane King


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#22
Elyse let Mist sit in her lap. Her mind was somewhat muddied by the drinks, which was a wonderful thing for her right now. The physical contact helped as well. Elyse took a deep breath as Mist rested her head on her chest, a slight flirtation even though she knew it wouldn't end up being more. She was just here for the fun of it. The woman, Ilesha, looked and smelled uncomfortable. Maybe it was the slight inebriation, but her sense of smell actually seemed heightened now. That could be bad for her later as the predominant smell in the room was lust.

Elyse smiled as the newcomer said another round. "I'll have another round too." At the very least Elyse was having fun tonight.
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#23
Their drinks arrived just as the current preformer's show ended and the music became more than ambient and more profound. There were lots of people watching them and Ilesha tried not to feel uncomfortable. But that was nearly impossible with the two women sitting next to her. She would have preferred to remain at the bar. But she'd been handled again. Living in New York should have prepared her for such things, but she didn't really go out there. She liked to stay home.

And that was her problem most likely.

Mist said the name of the drinks and Ilesha blushed and didn't want to think about it. Not with the women sitting on top of one another it was an major innuendo. But she tossed the shot back with ease and hoped the burn going down would make it all worth it in the end. She was feeling it. Thankfully.

"So where why am I sitting here?'

Mist giggled and moved herself between Ilesha and Eylse draping her arms around both women. "Because Moonie said to, she's on now."

And sure enough the women who sat her down was now on stage prancing through the currents on an horse made of fire - almost so real that Ilesha could feel the heat from the horse. She could feel the heat. There was a bright glow around Moon Pyre. Ilesha pointed. "Is that glow all part of the act." She saw the fire horse for what it was, but that glow was surreal. Ilesha wondered if she was seeing things.
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#24
Arena's smile became genuine at French accent. In their years growing up and traveling from place to place, France was one of the few she had liked. She'd often wondered why daia and dadus had settled here in Moscow. Paris would have been so much nicer. She did admit that the men were beautiful as well, casual style still elegant, faded jeans and button down with a sports coat, scruffy face that had not seen a blade in a day or two.

The man seemed to exude that confidence. She smiled at him. "But of course. Thank you.", swirled her drink with her straw. "I am Rena and this is Lyra." She nudged her friend who seemed to be more into the show at the other table. Inwardly, she cringed. While she might like talking to him, she didn't want to be abandoned by her partner in crime. Not this early in the game.

She put out a hand. "And you are?"
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#25
Xander smiled. Names were offered and that only lead to more power. Though he offered up one as well. "Alexis." He would have offered a hand in greeting but Tobias was still too fresh and Xander hadn't had time to get a manicure that suited Alexis Trottier. Tobias was a ruffian, though Xander felt more at home in the rough and tumble look - much more at ease. But that was no way to play any con - at least not usually. Though he wasn't conning Elias or Asha, which he still didn't know why he cared, but those visions... Xander never saw what happened with them, this was an experiment.

"It looks as if your friend is more interested in the ladies at the table." Xander waved his hand and had the bartender serve another round all around for the three of them and those at the table. He slid gracefully off his stool and wrapped an arm around both women with a smile. "Come let's adjourn to their table" He knew he was being pompous but that was part of Alexis' charm. He guided his new friends to the table and looked at the girl with blue hair she only looked up at him with a smile.. The waitress arrived with rounds all around. "I figured ze more ze merrier."

"If you are buying I'm sure my girls won't mind more." She put her arm around both women and pulled them closer so they could make room for three more. Xander let the women decide where they wanted to sit. He didn't care. "I'm Mist. And you are?"

Xander smiled again, his name was needed again. "Alexis." Xander placed a discrete card on the table, he wasn't about to hand over his wallet for whatever tab he'd run here. He didn't need his secrets to get out. But the card was valid and it had more than enough for tonight's adventures for Alexis. And he intended to play it up as the favored rich playboy he was playing tonight. "Drinks are on me ladies."
"The greatest friend to a con artist is lack of knowledge." ~ Jane King


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