She stood outside the window with her soft palms pressed against the cool glass. She was trying to find some similarity from the items displayed with the items that was stolen. She found a pearl necklace polished to perfection. Whenever the sun hit the glossy surface, it radiated light back, almost giving it a white glow. Aside from that, there were also some brooches and rings. One brooch in particular caught her eyes. It looked like a bird with a beady black rhinestone glued in place of its eyes. The rest of it was painted in silver with a dab of black at the end of each wing. Raven liked the simplicity of the design but she wasn’t ready to claim it from a shop that sold stolen goods.
As she painfully tore her eyes away from it, they finally landed on something very familiar. Her right hand immediately disappeared into her jeans pocket to fish out a piece of paper she had written all the details down on. With neat handwriting, Raven had scribbled along the white paper details like appearance of the stolen jewelry and more. At the third sentence, she stopped to examine the object she found before turning her attention to the paper again. A thin gold ring with flower motif and a ruby cut in the shape of a flower in the middle was what she had written down. Just to be clear, she had even drawn a small picture of it. It matched word by word with the small golden ring that she found in the shop’s window display.
“This is it.”
No more words were uttered as she pulled Kite by his hands into the shop. Like a refined young lady, she walked into the shop and bowed, drawing all of her humdrum classes on being a proper princess to help her pull the act off. She made sure she looked like a lady from the highest parts of society. Not that she had to make an effort for it. Raven gave off the aura of a queen naturally. From the tip of her hair to the end of her toes, Raven was very well aware that she painted the picture of a refined, rich young lady. She thanked her royal blood for it even though there were times she felt she would have been better off without it.
“Sir, I would like to inquire you about something very important,” Raven began, smiling coyly at the man who could not be more than thirty. He had jet black hair with white streaks and golden eyes that was shaped like a cat’s. She could feel his intense gaze fall on her eyes and then slowly move down and back up again. Once he saw the piece of jewelry Raven wore around her neck, he was grinning like a fool. “How may I help you, Madam?” his voice was equally flirtatious. Though it made Raven gag in her head, she showed none of it outside.
“You see, sir, I am searching for a diamond ring. It was stolen from my mother while she was in Hargeon and well, it is very important. You see, it was a gift from her father and as she lost it, she has fallen deeply into depression. More importantly, that ring is very vital to the inheritance of our family wealth. I have another sister who is such a goody two shoes. She is starting to suck up to my mother to get a better share, that ugly witch,” Raven sighed, sadly lowering her eyes and running the back of her palm over them. “I was always the unwanted one. If my sister gets everything, she will definitely throw me out into the cold! I heard, from a friend of mine, that this shop sells stolen goods. I don’t mind if it is illegal. I don’t care at all! But oh gentleman, won’t you please be kind and see if one of your acquaintances has my mother’s ring? I'll definitely trade something better for it” she pleaded, falling dramatically on to the young man's chest. If she played that part right, she should be able to coax the guy into showing where they keep the stolen goods. She just hoped that Kite would play along.