The night sky grew darker as the night grew older. Windows and street lamps glow alight one by one, reflected upon by nearby sea. The city was of great independence, completely detached even to its neighboring towns. Here, your guild meant nothing, it's a dog eat dog world where being a renowned mage meant little to nothing at all. All of which they care of was upholding their own rules, the set of laws they have established; and god forbid you break their laws.
That said, he's completely clueless as to why they'd ever send job requests on such a place if they don't even respect and acknowledge guild presence in the first place. Though he'd suppose there were things they had to call outsider help for which they simply can't risk doing; like to investigate the alleged illegal trafficking rumored to occur along the more hidden areas of Lavanitir's docks at night which, incidentally, was exactly what he's there for. Word has it that a small trafficking ring had situated themselves within Lavanitir, a perfect place to import and export unmarked shipments being the port city that it is.
Naturally, as per the anonymous request they have received from one of Lavanitir's concerned citizens, Cross remained on post till the fall of dusk. What's more irritating than waiting perhaps was the fact that he was only there for the purpose of investigation and not for the purpose of thwarting the smugglers. With where he stood, he was expected to return with him a mission report, detailing the movement and location of the suspected smugglers. Sure, he can do that, but he's more or less pissed for not being entrusted with the more physical task.
The clock was closing midnight yet still no activity to be noteworthy of. He kept waiting, perhaps he was on the wrong spot then? Cross stood from his uncomfortable crouching position, emerging from his shadowy cover to look around and see if maybe he had simply miscalculated his positioning.
"Ah, what the fuck." He murmured to himself in annoyance followed shortly with a click of his tongue.