With a groan, some muttered curses, and a lot more pain than he anticipated, Eli forced his eyes open and starred at the blazing bright world before him. From what he could tell, since he went to bed gravity had reversed itself. Not that he remembered going to bed, nor did he understand why people where walking on the ceiling of the reversed world starring at him like a pariah. With way less force than he intended, Eli fell onto the ground, no longer leaning upside-down against the back alley wall. With that, the world returned to normal gravity at least. The stone felt rough against his skin, and was a good reminder that he was naked. At least that meant he didn't need to worry about stains on his clothes, what with all of the garbage tossed around him. Pushing up the bound of bricks that was his body, he shakingly managed to stand. So far, he could stand. That's good, one more step to being functional.
Looking around, everything around him was an unfamiliar blur. He was in a tight alley, with an apparently very busy street on the end, judging from the number of blushing woman and scornful men starring at his form as they hurried past. There were no signs of his clothes around, nor any signs of blood or a struggle. So he didn't pass out after a fight. It was likely someone tossed him here, probably after robbing him. He tried to summon up memories, but everything a painful blur. The more he tried to grab at his thoughts, the more it burned inside his head. This was the first sign something more than a simple robbery was up. Eli hadn't been able to manage a buzz in years, let alone a blackout stupor. Someone had done something to him.
All he could recall was being in a bar. He didn't remember what he had done, or what he was doing, but it was important. Feelings of excitement, anticipation, and fear mixed inside him. It was definitely an important piece, but nothing without the whole puzzle. This was gonna take a while to trace back, and with no major leads it might take weeks. But first matters first, he needed clothes. The investigation could wait, he wasn't going to get detained by Rune Knights because someone stole his clothes. Leaning against the wall, he let out a groan of frustration. He was still waiting on word back from Emilia, and by his math she should be showing up any day now. Knowing his luck, she was probably already at his empty apartment wondering where he was. And he was lost in the city, buck naked with no memories of the night before. It was gonna be a long day.