"I was only mostly dead."
The woman mentioned the freshness of the strawberries, something he had not noticed previously. He took a few more spoonfuls of the sundae, and focused his attention on the taste and ripeness of the strawberries themselves. They were quite good, but of course he knew that in his lifetime he had tasted better. Still, getting a bunch of ripe strawberries all at the same time was no easy task, and he could only accomplish this through his previous Magic. A fellow strawberry enthusiast was always a friend in his book, however; he recalled once that he had met once before, though... things never ended up too well for them. He shook that thought clear from his mind and focused back on her. He listened to her silently introduce her name, and it was quite the easy one to recall. "Rishi... simple enough." He smirked and gazed back down at his dessert, eating just a tad bit more of it after she had seemed to enjoy it more thoroughly in her last few spoonfuls. "No two strawberries are created equal. There will always be some above the rest in a single batch, and of course in every dish." It was clear that he wasn't just a "strawberry lover" like her, but more of a connoisseur, or even a fanatic for them. To him, strawberries was the finest fruit in all of the world, and one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, to incorporate into a dish.
One thing he failed to notice until now was that she had a Magical Aura; she too was a mage. Disappointed in himself for not realizing this, it was yet another signal that he was significantly weaker and less capable than he used to be. Regardless, he thought it was worth bringing up, and maybe he could see what kind of Guilds there were out there. In the previous encounter he had with a Wizard Saint, after all, he discovered that there were a few new Legal Guilds that he was not familiar with. No doubt, things had significantly changed since his demise. "You're a Mage, aren't you?" He inquired of her, already knowing himself that the answer would be 'yes.' "Tell me, what Guild are you in?" Statistically speaking, it was a significantly higher chance for her to be in a Guild than not be one. As far as he knew, he was one of the only Mages out there that outright refused to ever be in one; many of them are Guildless only temporarily, and eventually find their way into one. But Deniel, on the other hand... there was something about them that always kept him astray. Even when he had a very strong bond and alliance with Infinity Hydra. He flashed back to the previous conversation he had with the Saint... she never mentioned it. It must have been disbanded, too. Damn it... I hope nothing terrible happened.