The latest job that Darius had accepted was in Rose Garden, an area that he had realised he was frequenting more and more these days. However, today, rather than fending off against a fearsome outlaw who was more of a crocodile with loose human features than actual human being, or going on a date with the most annoying woman in existence, Darius was hired to protect the one thing he feared most: commitment.
The Requip mage groaned, the very concept of marriage appalled him. Together? With one woman? Forever? Darius' brows furrowed as he continued to dwell on such a foreign concept. However, marriage wasn't all bad, after all, Darius was fully suited up in an elegant suit to "celebrate" the union of the couple. His collared shirt was buttoned down, nonchalantly showing off the mercenary's musculature. Furthermore, the amount of women at the event definitely provided a morale boost for Darius, and his good looks were definitely attracting their attention, some of them were even single.
Darius recognised why he was needed for this mission, apparently the ex-boyfriend of the bride-to-had been vandalising their home, and was known to become belligerent whenever the groom was nearby. However, what the mercenary continued to question was why they didn't just call the authorities to deal with such a criminal. Despite his questions with the flaw in logic the couple had, Darius wouldn't refuse good pay, which was what this job was definitely offering.
"Darius, I'd just like to thank you for doing this job for me and the future missus," The groom, Jonathan Goldstar said.
"Well, with a reward like that, how could I say no?" Darius remarked.
"Hahaha, well, courtesy of my family, of course. Those are the perks of being wealthy, after all."
"Out of pure curiosity, who is the woman that you're marrying, Jonathan?" The merc asked.
"Ah...her name's Naomi Bellinger...she's the love of my life." He gleefully informed, his voice glowing with adoration and love.
"Naomi...Bellinger..." Darius paused for a moment, scratching his head.
Now, where have I heard that name? Darius thought hard, he knew that name, not just that, he knew her...oh shit. Darius' mind flooded with images of, well, Naomi. The ReQuip mage flashed with memories of a night filled with alcohol, sweet-talking, lingerie...taking off said lingerie, and diving outside her window when her father walked into her room the morning after.
"Well, Mr. Goldstar, you're uh...definitely marrying a hell cat," Darius off-handedly commented.
"Yeah, she's definitely a hell cat..." The groom paused, before asking, "wait, how do you know that?"
However, by the time that Jonathan had asked, Darius had already walked away.
Oooookay...so definitely avoid the bride's family, else I might have to fight off the ex-boyfriend and the Bellinger's, Darius thought, taking a deep breath. I'm supposed to have a partner on this mission...and apparently my partner's a mission. Let's hope she's cute.
He paused for a moment, speaking of partners, I should probably head to the meeting site, so I can get this dumb job done, and hopefully get laid. The young man tousled his hair, placing his hands in his pockets and began walking. Upon arriving at the agreed upon destination, Darius realised that he was the first one there.
"Huh, guess I'll wait then."
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