"Oh what a day.....what a day."Comes a tired voice from the young mage who was scratching his scalp through his thick afro lazily. Jubei was recommended this job from a random bar maid at the "Coca Tavern". She informed him of the recent news that has been circulating Hargeon. Jubei really didn't care that the man was going around killing people, as he considered that their business. As far as he was concerned, those who died were weak. Therefore, they were consumed by the strong. Nothing different that the rules and laws of the land. Tightening the strap on his katana, he began to move down the alley and into the open streets. The sun had just finished setting over an hour ago, so the moon was standing tall and the night sky surrounding her. Once Jubei entered into the main street, lamps were sitting on every doorway, and pole. It seemed as if the information about a serial killer was real. There wasn't a single soul walking the streets other than Jubei, and it was intensely bright from the massive amount of lights.
"Sheesh, he really has people terrified..." Jubei spoke out loud of his surprise. Hargeon was one of his favorite towns in all of Fiore. He was a lover of the port and the incredibly quality foods, spices, cloths, and almost anything one could think of. Our mage walks silently down the street, making his way towards the docks. He had a habit of instantly heading in that direction, once he entered town. For it was near the docks, that all of the market trading took place. As he walked silently, he stared up at the moon occasionally looking back down. The moon was unusually big and bright that night, even for a full moon. Jubei made a right at the local tea house, and down the steps leading to a large view of the docks. It was absolutely gorgeous to look at, as the moon lite up the sea as well as the docks themselves.
"Are you a fool child!? Hurry follow me!" Is the worried voice of a concerned woman who was absolutely horrified that a child was walking around at night. Jubei turned to face the woman, and could see she was just as worried about her own safety and was trying to rush home."Thank you, but don't worry ab...." Jubei began to say in a kind appreciative voice, however was rudely interrupted as the woman bolted down the street, not even allowing him to complete his sentence.
"YOU COULD HAVE WAITED 3 SECONDS!" Jubei shouted after her, upset at her leaving in such a hurry. He made his way down toward the lower section of the docks, still cursing the woman for annoying him. Jubei made his way pass all of his favorite fruit stands, and notice several fruit still lingering on the table. He immediately ran toward the pile of free apples and began to bite into them. They were crisp and juicy, leaving a perfectly satisfied smile on Jubei's face. As he took another bite, he could hear the sounds of chains billowing in the wind, swinging slowly and ever so slightly. Immediately, his instinct told him to dart forward. Jubei sprung forward, leaping just over the stand, and went 2 meters forward, before tucking and rolling an additional 2 meters. He could hear a loud crash sound from behind him. As soon as he rolled onto his hands, he pushed up and landed directly onto his feet, facing whomever was behind him. The fruit stand was shattered to piece, along with the remaining apples that were there.
Heh....heh.....heh The large man didn't say anything, nor did he need to. He would fit the description of the murderous culprit to the T, and Jubei immediately withdrew his katana as he and the man faced off into a fight to the death.
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