Finishing off the last game, Eli was already onto the next target. His goal was to move to the eastern end of town now; he hadn't been there in a couple hours, and by now the shifts should have changed and few people would recognize him. There was a certain jaunt in his step now, almost whimsical as he moved. Easy money came rarely, and most times Eli thought he had it the situation ended up with Emilia bearing down on him for his stupidity and a fight he really didn't feel like partaking in. Somehow though, that seemed like almost an impossibility in Clover, whether it be an unnaturally calm atmosphere he was starting to think was magically caused, or how despite several hours of this he'd yet to see a single guild mage. Normally he'd have encountered one or two annoyingly self-appointed defenders of the weak in a town overtaken by a guild hall, yet today none had shown their meddling faces yet. A sense of invulnerability seemed to overtake Eli. On top of the world and without a fault in sight, everything was going his way for once.
Something caught his eye in alleyway as he passed. A shifting of something; something he couldn't name or describe. His face never turned, all caught in the corner of his eye. Eli was used to being followed or watched, and old habits die hard. Never let them know you've noticed them. So when he heard the steps trailing out of what was once an empty alley towards him, he didn't even flinch. For normal people, they'd smarten up and get restricted now, defensive against the higher power come to chastise them. With his current mood however, Eli felt the opposite. It was a challenge, and he had to win now. Not that his mood really mattered for that anyways, with an ego as huge as Eli's he'd have taken the challenge any day. As the words flowed from her lips, Eli paused, seemingly caught off-guard by her tone and message. Painting on a confused face, he turned to face the half-dragon. "I'm not sure what you mean. I'm on a roll today; the god of luck seems to be on my side. Shouldn't that single me to keep going?"
A friendly smile overtook the confused one, masking the awe he felt at what was speaking to him. It LOOKED human, but it also looked a lot more. Assuming it was a she, judging from the voice, he had no idea where she came from or what she wanted, but a few things were obvious. Firstly, she'd been watching him, and clearly had some idea of what he was up to. Secondly, she motivated to stop it for some reason or another. While he couldn't explain where she watched him from, his intuition told him the second one was obvious. She was a guild mage, or at least someone with stake in the citizens of the town; another thief would have no reason to watch her, and something that inhuman wouldn't be just a random upstanding citizen. He strolled sideways, leaning against the wall beside him, never taking his eyes off her. "I feel you're being a little accusatory right now, and honestly I think that's all baseless. I've done nothing wrong so far, outside of play a few friendly matches."
His face was a mask, no hints of distress or dishonesty. If Eli was anything actually useful, it was a good showman, and part of that involved being a spectacular liar. "In fact, I find myself so offended I can't even stand the sight of you anymore. Good day."
Ever the good showman, Eli couldn't resist the chance for an act either. Nothing would have came of this he just spoke it out with the woman, most likely at least. But that wasn't fun, and Eli's ego was raging right now. Without warning, Eli seemed to fuse with the wall, disappearing into it entirely. Shroud was a useful tool, letting Eli slide through the wall like Air. The opposite side was a large warehouse, seemingly empty at this time of day. He strolled through it, knowing she'd probably come after him now. It'd be fun finding him however. His magical presence was already practically non-existent, he doubt she even realized he was a mage before that. Out of her sight, Shroud would conceal his noises as well as his scent, seemingly vanishing in complete air. The chances of her realizing where he went were minuscule, but he slightly hoped she did, he could use the entertainment.
- Magic Stuff:
Eli - 82%
Parasite - 70%
Shadowshift - 1 Post