Kiru’s no-nonsense, ballsy attitude caused Shade’s eyebrows to rise: she liked this girl. Whether she meant to act like an alpha or couldn’t read their body language mattered little in the end though as the two-toned girl waltzed right up to the bigger of the two with little care. In the face of her confidence they balked a little and the summoner almost laughed at them for it. Almost. She was enjoying the show too much to possibly interrupt it.
Briefly she considered summoning one of her little minions’ true forms, easily able to call one of them to her from wherever they currently roamed. Except Kiru flung one of the “fine gents” aside…away really. The man’s friend blinked, his brain likely doing a play-by-play rewind as he accepted what just happened. Jolting where he stood, the fellow started waving his hands in front of him, ”Okay, okay! Didn’t realize you lovely ladies were mages! Just don’t send me flaying, all right?” For good measure he backed up a few steps, not wanting to get too close to the water wielder.
”No running away until you tell us about the pawn shops in the area,” Shade demanded, lightly glaring at the man as if to dare him to try.
”Right, right “second-hand jewelry stores” like ya asked. I mean there’s a few in the area, but if you want the really nice goods you go to Paulie’s. A lot of the other places won’t touch the really good stuff in case the police show up cause of stolen goods, but Paulie? He don’t care. He sells it off right quick so they don’t catch him.” The man started gesturing as he offered directions, ”You go up this road, take a right at the liquor store, and then another right down the alley behind it and you’ll see his sign. Usually a tough guy standing outside, his bouncer in case people get rough or belligerent in their deal making. Can’t miss it. If yer lookin’ for a pearl he’s probably got it by now.”
Well, he sounded truthful enough. At least judging by how nervous he became after watching Kiru effortlessly toss his larger friend aside Shade didn’t think he could concoct too many random details or lies so quickly. She waited a moment, seeming to mull this over in her mind as a denizen in the area backtracked a little to find this shop. Spying the man in front of a decrepit sign with “Paulie” still legible despite grime, Shade nodded, ”I think we can trust him just this once…though, if I were you two ‘fine gents’ I’d be careful about approaching random women. You’d be surprised how vicious we can be when we want to, you know?” She giggled, having planned a few things if it’d turned out he’d been lying about the shop. However she grabbed ahold of Kiru’s arm, tugging her along, ”Come now, let’s not dawdle too long. You heard the man: he sells these things off pretty quick so we better hop to it!” Let him help his friend to a bar to drink away the encounter or whatever they decided. Shade didn’t particularly care, too enthralled with what her new little friend had just done. ’This “Paulie” person better watch out!’