Darci Kistler and Robert Lafosse by Annie Leibovitz
Three Eye smiled a little at how the young man was so excited to help him… a truly good soul then. Perhaps he was jaded, but that was a rare thing to him. A part of his brain mentally checked him off for not a person to Bargain with, but that wasn’t the point of today. Today was to relax and to walk. Of course, the business part of his brain was truly never really shut off.
Taking the piece of paper, the fear being eyed the address before nodding. “Yes, thank you, this will be a great help. I do prefer quality when I purchase instruments.” He said, folding the paper over once before slipping it into his pocket.
After a short pause, Ezekiel took a step back. “Well, if you’re on a hurry to your way home, I won’t hold you any longer, but since I have no appointments to get to, I could enjoy your company for a while longer?”
"I’m in no hurry," he smiled, the warmth piercing through the cool night rain, aimed right at the man he stood across from. He gave that joy and excitement to just about anyone that crossed his path, especially those who, after only a few minutes of conversation, he deemed safe and not out to immediately kill him. Usually the people who messed with his assassin father, or who hated him for his past affiliations didn’t waste time on conversation, they got right to the trying-to-shoot-his-face-off.
"I’d really enjoy the company too. It’s been too long since I had a decent conversation in this city."
He motioned down the sidewalk, signaling that he was about to start moving again before he actually did it, and flashed yet another smile.
She paused midway step for a moment, clicking her tongue and tilted her head before looked at him over her shoulder with a smile. “I guess I will, just let me get my stuff and we could be on our way.” She informed him before making a quick move to grab her clothes that were stacked neatly at the tiny corner of the dressing room then hurriedly went to his side.
"You know…normally I am a very patient person and can wait a lot on things for days end but… you certainly are doing the opposite for me right now," she informed him in a teasing tone, playfully giving him a stern stare afterwards. "It’s a bit strange to feel…impatient, but I suppose it is not a bad thing…it’s…normal.” She said, murmuring the word out softly with a small smile on her face.
'Makes me feel normal too,' she added, staring at his face for a moment before nodding her head after clearing her throat loudly and gestured towards the cash register at the front. “Shall we head out now?”
"I said it’s already taken care of," he chuckled, purposely draping his arm around her shoulders affectionately as he led her out - right past the register and out the front door. "I have all this taken care of for you, all you have to do is accept it and it’s yours. I’ve got an ace up my sleeve."
He led her right out to the quiet street, and back to where more of the crowds were, chuckling to himself as they went. He felt more alive in this moment than he had in awhile, realizing how long it’d been since he went on one of his impromptu adventures he sometimes liked to have. The world had been a cloud of trying to pay bills, trying to rush through pieces to get money to pay the bills, and picking up any odd jobs he could to, of course, pay bills. Life had lost a lot of it’s splendor for a bit, and now he remembered why it was so exciting to be alive in the first place.
With a shrill whistle, one sound he could always easily make, with or without his voice, he flagged down a cab, opening up the back door for her. “After you.”
Pearl Paint shortly after it closed.
"How in the world did you get yourself stuck in there all by yourself, little miss?"
//hippo kisses for everyone while I’m bogged down at work