Perry grit his teeth, as he watched the thief sharply change direction. He followed the turn, but it did slow him down a little bit, but it was enough to give the robber some extra breathing room. The silhouette ahead of the young man seemed to briefly look backwards and a moment after a ball of fire was flying towards Perry, aimed at his head. The mage let out a surprised yelp, as he jumped to the side, narrowly dodging the spell. He should've known that the person who was trying to escape would hurl something dangerous his way. Perry's need to dodge the fireball gave an another boost to the criminal.
The robber then turned to their left, into a dark alleyway. Perry didn't like the look of it, but if he wanted to complete the job he had took upon himself, it had to be done. However, he had an idea. Before he made the turn, he gathered the shadows around him and jumped forward. The moment his feet made contact with the ground, he vanished from sight. If the robber took notice of magical signatures they would know that they still weren't alone, but Perry was hoping that they were under enough pressure to miss that itty bitty tiny detail. He made his turn, only to see the criminal checking behind their shoulder. After noticing that their pursuer had disappeared, they slowed down a little bit. Perry had to slow down himself, to ensure that the criminal wouldn't hear him. While the shadows provided him invisibility, they did not provide soundproofing to his feet.
The robber made an another turn and disappeared from Perry's sight. He picked up his pace to keep up and made the turn himself. The young man was met with a dirty side alley, though calling that space an alley was quite grandiose. Perry winced, hoping not to dirty himself, only to realise that he was in his disguise. That made him feel more at ease with his cleanliness. He had no idea where Nova was located, but he was sure that the extraterrestrial creature would find him. He always did.
At the end of the dirt-filled tight alley was equally dirty wooden door. One could only assume that there was where the robber had went, as there was nowhere else to go. No windows, no ladders, nothing. The young man would only shrug and gently tugged on the doorknob. Surprisingly enough, the door was not locked. Perry hummed to himself and invited his person inside. There was little to no furniture in the entry room, but the next room was somewhat furnished. It had a bed and a counter, as well as the person that Perry was after. "Hey. I'm standing outside of the door." A voice echoed in his head. Nova. He found him. That was good. The only problem being that Perry couldn't reply without giving himself away. "I will be on standby, ready to grab if they come my way." The young man nodded to himself, glad that Nova already had a plan in mind.
The invisibility was about to run out, Perry had to think fast. He could either hide around the counter, or be a lot more forward. The young man chose the latter. He was done sneaking, for the time being. With swift, but quiet steps, Perry positioned himself behind the robber. That was when he noticed that it was indeed a cat burglar, as one would say, but it was truly a cat person, a man. Sporting a real pair of ears and tail. Perry felt intrigued, but he himself was robbed.
The shadows faded, revealing the young man's form. Perry would grab the criminal's arms and pin them behind his back. "Don't leave your doors open the next time." The mage would say, as the cat man attempted to get out of his grip. He almost managed to accomplish it, but Perry held his arms as best as he could. "Now now. The game's up." The cat person would try to turn back, to see Perry's face. Unfortunately for him, Perry was still in his disguise, so he wouldn't see the real him in any case. "You think you got me?" The robber taunted and kicked Perry in his right shin. The sudden surge of pain made him loosen up his grip on the robber's arms and he managed to slip out.
The mage groaned in pain as he quickly turned around, but the robber was already gone. "Dangit." He headed outside, but he was met with the most peculiar sight of the night. The cat burglar tried to get away. Sadly, he didn't anticipate the weirdest creature to be waiting for him outside. Nova had his hand hair wrapped around the robber, making sure he could not get away. "Perry, Perry. Where would you be without me?" The Khigmax would tease him, earning only an exasperated sigh from the man in question. "I honestly don't know at this point."
Thanks to the tag team of Perry and Nova, they managed to apprehend the plague that was the cat robber of Hosenka. The authorities were quite pleased to see the criminal and assured Perry that they would make sure the cat robber would cause no more trouble. The young man decided not to ask what that would entail, leaving it to the staff in charge. Perry also delivered the various items that had been stolen. Though he had no idea if the items he had found were all of the ones that were reported as missing, but they would have to do.
"So. What was it like to apprehend one of your own?" A slightly distorted voice asked Perry as he was packing the few things he had with him on the trip. "One of my own?" He would ask, voice laced with a tinge of confusion. "A thief. Like you." His friend would respond. "Ah. That's what you meant." The mage would say and sit on the bed. "They often say that there is honour among thieves. I can't say that I have met a thief that was considerate towards me." Perry would shrug, recalling some of his previous experiences. "Honour among thieves, huh? Can thieves really work together like that?" Nova would ask his friend for his opinion. "I don't know. I think I would be the one who is incredibly paranoid about others backstabbing me, because I am just so used to being on my own. I feel like that type of profession is best done on your lonesome. Then you have nobody else to blame, but yourself." Perry would share a bit of his mind to Nova, who nodded in understatement. "Then are you fine with me tagging along with you?" The Khigmax would pose an important question. Perry was surprised for a moment, forgetting that he did indeed have an accomplice of sorts with him. "If you are fine with that, then we can be a duo." Perry agreed with Nova, who grinned, excited about what the future would bring.