- Job Info:
His heart sunk with every beat. It was heavy, a tad thrilling but at the same time catchy. The cocky, rebellious phase inside of him came to life, and Imai wanted nothing more than to party his ass out tonight! This festival that rocked the streets of Crocus, the Urban Nights as it had been cleverly dubbed, was just the kind of sweaty, untamed festing that he digged. Still not used to alcohols, he would want to sip his cola like any alcoholic, rock his head to the techno and heavy beats, show off his intense freestyle dances and have fun with everyone. The walls were sprayed with neon colors, and neon lights were bound to every light pole, coloring the air in screaming blue, green, purple and orange. People donned their most ‘rebellious’ wear with spiky features and accessories, and Imai fitted in well with his new, sleeveless and rugged jacket. This time, he left the scarf back home, and he had even cut his hair shorter in preparation for this event.
… Man, Mai had spent too much time at the guild lately. Maybe it was because of Luna, or maybe it was just her being bored or lazy or whatever. Whatever the case was, he couldn’t just leave her at the inn all by herself… she was a ticking bomb. He knew that much given what happened back when they baked a cake together. He had to keep an eye on her, but he also really, really, really wanted to go to this event.
So how did he arrive in Crocus with Mai under his arm? You see, a flyer where he read about the coming of the Urban Nights also informed about a strange group of people called PL4GUE who had harassed the staff behind the event and accused them of plagiarism. It was encouraged to report their presence if spotted in the festival, so Imai expected trouble to arise. That was when he got the brilliant idea that could get Mai to come along with him.
Just convince her that Miss Luna was specifically targeted by this PL4GUE group. They apparently had history or something, and PL4GUE wanted revenge for her spoiling some of their evil plans. Such evil plans would include erasing all candy in the world - oh, the horror - as well as forbidding food… as a whole. Food, forbidden. That would definitely convince her to go with him to protect her beloved mother figure as well as keep her under his radar.
“WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” he roared with his rock sign in the air, his hand signaling it as his head rocked. Even in the middle of the street, it felt as if he was within a crowd right in front of a concert stage. This was insane… where did the music even come from? He couldn’t see any speakers… sound magic? Whoever administrated this sure put a lot of effort into it, and Imai was 100% grateful. Although… it would be better if he could spot Kenna and Itori nearby too. Partying with them would be heavenly… with how much people cramped upon themselves, being sandwiched between those two goddesses was one of his highest wet dreams. Obviously, all the other details were censored for good reasons…
“Hey, Maaaaai!” he called to the girl he held under his arm, “Can you heeeaaaar meeeeeee?! We need to fiiiiind Plaaaaaagueeeeeeeeee! Let’s loooooook arooooouuuuuuund!” With that said, hopefully she could hear him despite being hit with music from all sides. Did her God Slayer Magic take this kindly? Imai honestly had no clue… oh shit, maybe it would render her deaf- oh shit, oh fuck, oh no! He had to get some ear buffers or ear steaks… otherwise, Miss Luna would murder him.
Thank god, they got to a place with less loud sounds… but even more drumming. There was a lot of sharp drumming here, and some dude approached them covered in neon paint. “Hey, ya two! Whaddya say, fellas?! Come challenge me!” He nodded towards a circle with drums and lots of neon paint, and Imai realized that it was some kind of contest.
“Yeah, and let the kid play first! Be a nice brother, busta…!”
“Why’d you even take a kid with you?! Ouch, stop that, bro, I was just joking…”
“Let the kid play first, or I’ll punch your teeth out!”
“I-I get it, I get it, alright!” Imai replied before lifting Mai up in the air, “Mai! Make Sabertooth- I mean, make Miss Luna proud! You can play drums, right?!”