After the event in town where he encountered Raina once more after all these years, it was such a delightful moment for him. For the feeling of being reunited is nothing compared to all others, for it is considered to be an epitome of love and happiness to some.
With that said, the hooded figure headed back home. There in the center of town stood the hall of Fairy Tail, the place he was headed. And as he walked toward it, he could hear someone shouting. The voice sounded familiar. Of course, no one would sound the same after all these years, he took into consideration that they may have aged. So from what he was able to piece together he said... "Simon... Heh... You still smell scorched..." afterwards he went inside. Opening the door slowly, doing his best not to make a scene.
It seems Simon is announcing something to the guild. Although he doesn't know why. All he knew is that it involves a thunder parrot and the need for volunteers.
The man asked the mage next to him about what Simon said, and the man said "Huh? Wait who are you anyway? Why are you hiding your face? Are you a spy or something?" The man had no reaction. It was immature and unwise to overreact. No. He simply replied softly "Young man, if I were a spy, I wouldn't make my presence known to anyone. Just please tell me what's going on." The man looks as if he still doubts the hooded figure, but after a time of thinking, he knew that he was right. So he told him that Simon, or Master Simon as the young mage called the little kid the hooded figure once knew, was asking people if they want to volunteer in catching a thunder parrot to trade messages with the other legal guilds.
The swordsman was interested, he even smiled at the notion of what's going on. This could prove to be the best way to be with the guild again. Old and new since there are a lot of new faces around, and that there were still people he knows, like Heero. In a cheerful tone, the hooded man said "Alright, that sounds like fun, I'm in." and then began to walk towards Simon. But the mage he spoke to stopped him saying "In? Ha! Who do you think you are coming in like that? I don't know you. That means no one will. We're all so close like a family here." At this point, it looks like the man is getting pissed off. But the mysterious figure only smiled at him and replied "It's good to know you still think of each other that way after all these years..." then turned around. The man didn't follow. Possibly because he must have known he was an old member.
Approaching Simon, making his way to the crowd, they all looked at him with suspicious eyes. He understood very well why, so he simply ignored them.
When he got to the front, he looked up, still with his face covered by the hood's shade. "Master Simon..." when he said that, he couldn't help but snicker a little. It was such a happy thought. ... I wish to be one of the few who will capture the thunder parrot."
There was a still silence in the air. They couldn't believe that this man would volunteer to be part of a quest that was strictly for the members of the guild. He could hear them murmur. Hear them question his motives. Some would even say that he doesn't feel familiar. Most would say that he has a very dark aura.
The silence fell again and the hooded figure was alerted to the coming of a big hurling fireball. In response, He simply held his weapon's hilt and blocked it with it. The cloth got burned, revealing the blade of his weapon. Other than that, he made no other move. But everyone around his seems to be getting ready to fight...