I recently returned to our beloved Black Rose after a long trip, only to discover it has been burned to the ground and that several of our guildmates are now dead.
Yet, from the looks of it, you're still alive and kicking.
Are you understanding how much this implicates you?
If so, then you'll meet me in Rose Garden. I've rented a little apartment there, not far from where our guild used to reside. Wednesday, 12 pm. Be there, or I'll be having a lovely little chat with some friends of mine in the Rune Knights.
I look forward to our reunion.
See you soon.
Just when things had settled, there was another issue creeping out of the woodwork. Although it wasn't too much of a surprise that this would go down, Giri hadn't been present when the 'incident' went down. And the man had a clear dislike for Artemis from what he remembered. Artemis always found it peculiar that Giri had managed to worm his way into a legal guild, the man was pretty sleazy. There was something off about him, Artemis had been tempted to read his sins once. But had decided against it, it wasn't an ability he liked using. So he had decided it wasn't really worth using on someone who the red-head considered a nobody. Artemis had honestly forgotten about Giri's existence, so of course, the loose end would come back to bite him in the ass.
He decided to go and meet him, although he wasn't really sure how to handle the matter. Maybe they could talk it out, and he would be able to convince the man that he had nothing to do with the fire and the death of all those people. Although it seemed pretty unlikely, Giri wasn't exactly a fan of Artemis, if he would try to blame anyone. It would likely be him. It was strange, for once he wasn't in his Hidden Blades gear. He had forced Blanche to move things around and asked Deleronark to cover some things for him with the other Directors. Allowing himself some free time to deal with this little 'issue'.As he strolled through the streets of Rose Garden, heading towards the apartment building stated in the letter. Artemis was wearing denim jeans, a maroon shirt, and a black hooded jacket. It was nice to wear normal clothes for once, all of his designer gear often sat in his wardrobe untouched.
He arrived at the apartment building, he double checked the number on the letter. Before pressing the number of the keypad on the wall to the right of the door. He heard the beep before hearing a slightly distorted voice blast out of the speaker.
"It's me." There was a pause, followed by a loud beep and a click. Artemis turned the door handle, which proved that Giri had unlocked it for him to enter. Enter headed up the stairs, all the way to the third floor making his way to 'Apartment 3b'. Once arriving there, he would knock three times. Sighing, he was anxious, not really sure how this conversation was going to go. The door opened, and standing there was Giri. He was a tall man, thick with overbearing muscles. In a measly attempt to be intimidating, he'd worn a tight tank top that was clearly a size too small. He was a bald fellow, in his thirties, someone you might assume to be a soldier. Except that he was anything but. Artemis was fair sure, the mans muscles were 'chemically' induced, the man had the smell of it on him. Giri stepped aside to let him in, for which Artemis obliged saying nothing as the bald man shut the door behind him.
"Long time no see Artemis," He said, not bothering to offer him a seat. "Do enlighten me, How have you been faring, well I'm sure?" There was no real care in the man's voice; it was a generic means of starting a conversation.
"It's been alright." Artemis replied cautiously, eying him as the man circled round him. The apartment itself wasn't too shabby in terms of size and the things that filled it. But it was a mess; the man was a slob at best. Giri turned his body and slumped down on his grubby grey sofa. Picking up a half-finished cigar from an ashtray, he pulled out a lighter and began to light it. Puffing away for a moment, Artemis wrinkled his nose, his sensitive sense of smell wasn't fond of cigar smoke. Giri had always stunk of it too, figured it made him 'cool'.
"Not gonna ask me how I've been huh? Well, let me tell you Artemis Dagger. I've been pretty shit since I got back from my trip to Joya, thinking I'd be coming home to a warm welcome from my guildmates, only to find out that they've all been burnt to a crisp. Can you imagine how one might feel returning to such a devastating scene?" Artemis stiffened slightly. So they were getting straight into it then.
"Can't imagine one would be to please there Giri." He said bluntly, eying the man. "It was pretty shocking to me too, when I'd learned what had happened. " The lie came easily to him, spoken with a false sincerity that man had perfected over the years. Although this alone, Artemis knew, wouldn't be enough to convince Giri. Not even slightly, this was going to take a lot more work.
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