He then popped his head out of the bathroom, his gaze immediately directed itself to his hydro flask. He went and grabbed the flask and gave it a shake, sure enough there was the sound of sloshing liquid inside. He opened the flask, pleased to see there was a decent amount of water left inside. Fin then proceeded to use the remaining water in his hydro flask to brush his teeth and wash his face a bit. Through the power of a steady hand and meticulous rationing, Fin was able to get ready for the day and make himself presentable. Fin eventually made his way way out of his apartment and headed off to go train. For about two hours or so Fin immersed himself in a high intensity workout. Eventually he went home, hit the showers, and headed off to work.
Fin reported early and on time at the Rune Knight's headquarters. The morning wasn't anything special, he was tossed into a squad to go on patrol with. Time went by quickly as Fin's charm had swiftly claimed the hearts of his peers. A boring patrol had turned into a morning of laughs and good vibes. Lunch eventually came and Fin and squamates made their way into mess hall.
"Fin, you are an absolute riot! Hahaha" Laughed a large muscular fellow. Fin grinned and gave a playful half bow. "Oh! Well ya know I am to please lads." The rest of the squad chuckled. Fin leading the group of Rune Knights entered the mess hall, and almost immediately people was greeting Fin left and right. It had only been a few weeks, and Fin had cemented himself as fan favorite amongst a decent amount of Rune Knights. Despite the mass of people speaking with Fin, he gave every person his undivided attention for a good moment, often asking personalized questions. A few of Fin's peers were pleasantly surprised at Fin's attention to detail. He would often ask his peers about their hobbies, passion projects, families, and other things that were mentioned to him before.
Despite all the different types of people, and conversations, Fin managed to have a meaningful exchange with whom ever he spoke with. In the midst of all the commotion, Fin's eye's was drawn to a girl sitting by herself in the corner of the mess hall. While Fin and his peers lined up to get some grub, Fin popped the question that was on his mind. "Oi, lads who's that gal over there?"
A young woman by the name of Daphne replied. "Oh that's Finn... why? What's up?" Daphne inquired as she leaned closer to hear what would Fin's reply be. Fin responded in his usual sing song accent "Oh it's nothin' I was just wonderin' why the lass is sitting all alone." There was palpable silence that hung in the air for a few seconds. Fin immediately wondered if he had said something wrong.
Another Rune Knight eventually chimed in. "Ah well... Makes sense you didn't know... but Finn's squad got wiped out... she and General Kadokawa were the only survivors." Fin couldn't help but glance at Finn's direction again. "She doesn't really talk much or interacts with anyone for the matter...." said another person form the group.
"I'm goin' to sit with her" Fin said suddenly, the rest of the group looked at each other. Daphne then asked "I uh... I thought though you were going to eat with us?" Fin looked at the rest of his peers apologetically.
"Listen lads, how about we all go out for some pints later tonight eh? A couple rounds on me yeah?" Fin said with a grin as he presented his bargain to his peers. "You know my word is gold lads." Fin said, giving his offer another little push.
"Sounds good to me Fin, best get your wallet ready hahahaha." replied one of Fin's coworkers. "Absolutely savage. Thank's lad's, I'll see you all later tonight yeah?" Fin said with a big smile. He then quickly made his way to the table where Finn sat. He approached from behind, Finn and placed his pudding down next to her tray, clearly offering it to her.
"Top o' the morning to ya... but uh... Is this where the cool kids sit?" Fin said with a smile as warm and bright as the afternoon sun. "Ah where's me manners? I'm Finnegan... Feel free to call me Fin.... Nice to meet ya!" Fin's airy accent came out almost musically in its tone and cadence. His sky blue eyes locking with Finn's.
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