- 09 Sep 2019, 13:23
Florian raised his brows as the others spoke, looking back and forth between Magda and Freddie, but finally smirking a bit he said, “Suave? Why thank you... not sure I have been called that before. As for your question,” he said, looking at Magda,
"I find my job very fascinating. I actually created the shop so that I could support my wanderlust. You see my shop sells flora and fauna from around the world... the sort used in potions, wand cores, to make magical trinket, jewelry, clothing, the like... Some things I order and it comes in bulk. Other things... the specialty items kept in the back for only the most discerning customers..."
Florian leaned forward on the table a bit as he spoke, his eyes lighting up at he said, "I like to find those things myself. Saves me on over head. I have been to some of the darkest, most dangerous jungles of the Congo, trekked the forgotten paths in the mountains of Norway, many miles from civilization, to collect a rare flower. The beauty is so extraordinary up there it takes your breath away. I have been in some of the deepest, darkest caves, full of haunting beauty, braved the cave dragons to find a small cave fish with magical properties..."
He had been looking directly into Magda's eyes as he spoke, but straitening a bit and looking at the others he said, "Most don't get to see the world through my eyes. Few have ever really seen the life I lead. But my shop? Allows me to live quite comfortable and to have a home base to return to and make my travels a financial success rather than a drain on my account. But oh... the stories I could tell."
Looking back to Freddie he said, "And I doubt that is what she meant. If I have slept with all kinds of women. But to ease your own curiosity... yes, quite a few over the years, but mostly in my younger days when I was a bit more foolish with my heart and theirs. Now I prefer to focus on one woman at a time, build friendships, report... dull stuff I am sure for a young man like you, with the stamina to jump from women to woman each night, and the heart of steel to not become too attached to a one night stand."
Rolling his eyes, as though chiding himself, he said, "I am really too much of a romantic now.. always have been really. It's a weakness of mine."