Manayus peered up from above his cup of tea, gently placing it back down on the table, extending his pinky and telling the cup silently touch down. It seemed the entrance to the fairy tail guild was always full of excitement. There were either guild members returning from long missions with very interesting stories to tell, or new members looking to join the guild he had come to love in such a short time.
It was very different for him to see so many people gathered together as equals... growing up, no one was your equal, you had a rank and you had to act accordingly. Here, things felt so carefree and he loved it.
"It seems a new member has arrived... Perhaps I should be there to greet him."
Just as he went to stand however, a beautiful woman with long blond hair and dazzling green eyes clung to his arm, leaning her head against him. She wasn't a member of the guild, but instead someone he had accidentally brought back with him. He looked down into those gorgeous eyes of hers, and gently placed his free hand against her cheek.
"Hime~ please do not worry yourself. You can come along with me if that's what you truly want."
He said with a gentle smile."
He could almost hear the woman's heart skip a beat as her face flushed. She let go of Manayus' arm, but seemed to be suddenly caught in a fantasy as she let him get up to go and greet the new face. When he walked up to Malm he smiled, bringing a hand up to his chest with a polite bow of his head.
"Welcome to Fairy Tail. Forgive me for my intrusion but I simply had to investigate a face I have not yet met. Are you perhaps coming back from a mission?"
He wondered curiously, as Sakura seemed to know this man already. From their last encounter, he remembered her as being extremely shy, and so this was quite out of character to his knowledge.