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Nikita Ilyenkov, Knockturn Betting Co.

Magical ★ Security
#21647
Location: Blood Moon Inn • Date: 13 February 2003
Time of Day: Evening • Weather: Light Snow


In the months since he'd moved to London, Nika had spent a lot of time in the Blood Moon Inn. It wasn't so much that he liked the bar there anymore than others. Compared to his brother's bar in Moscow, for example, it left a lot to be desired. But since he'd come here that first day with Kolya, well, the Blood Moon was one of the few places in the city Nikita felt he could just...be. He was too afraid to be open about certain parts of himself in the other parts of the city. But the people here hadn't had a problem with Kolya, and they hadn't appeared to have a problem with him. Or, rather, them together. And that is what mattered.

So after work, with Reiner out of town, Nikita had found a spot at the bar at the Blood Moon and surveyed the crowd. Tomorrow was Valentines Day. In his 34 years, Nika had never had a date on Valentine's day. That hadn't been in the cards for him. Which, now that he was older, was starting to get to him more. Instead of doing anything about it, though, Nika was content to just sit here. At the bar at the Blood Moon Inn. And drink.

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Nikolai Zherdev, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Security
#21650
Nikolai had finally finished his shift. Thank. Merlin!

It had been a huge order, and apparently, security had to pitch in as a favour for when the warehouse workers covered some shifts over New Year. He could understand the sentiment, but it didn't make it any easier. Sure, magic would help...if only the warehouse wasn't rigged to prevent spells like that just in case someone tried to have an easy getaway with very valuable, and sometimes illegal, items.

Stepping into the main bar area of the inn, Nikolai spotted Nikita, causing his brow to raise. They'd been seeing each other a little bit, dating here and there, but mainly seeing each other at the inn to keep away from any strange prying eyes. Although, Dice could be a handful at times, though. Even so, seeing Nikita coming back time after time still got Kolya's heart fluttering a little - he had never had a man visiting so often. Not that he had anything against that.

Nikolai approached the other, smiling. "Evening, Nika. Good to see you here again." He nodded to the bartender for a drink before taking a seat next to the other. "How are you? Vhat brings you here tonight?"

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Nikita Ilyenkov, Knockturn Betting Co.

Magical ★ Security
#21741
Nika looked up, startled. He hadn't expected to see Nikolai here. Maybe he'd hoped, a little. But expected? No. They'd seen each other casually for a while, but Nikita still got that little stutter in his chest every time he remembered that he was "seeing" a man. It was a little shock to his system that not only had he "seen" a man, it had happened more than once. And people knew about it. The bartender, for one. But Nika had spilled the beans to Rey a while ago.

Clearing his throat, Nika smiled "Kolya. Good to see you too. I have been well. I, um, my friend is out of town. Just looking for to keep busy tonight. And you?"

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Nikolai Zherdev, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Security
#21743
Nikolai smiled, nodding to his words.

"I not long since finished my shirt. I was zhinking of coming for a drink anyway, but I vasn't sure. Seeing you here?" He shrugged. "Is good to me. Gives ore reason to stay around."

He glanced around the place.

"I don't know if Misha if vorking tonight...maybe, maybe not. Hopefully not as I am sure you don't vant headache from constant yapping. Like little dog, you know. He keeps saying to me 'Nik and Nik, so cute!' and I tell him no, ve are big strong men vith big strong muscles. Not cute." He laughed a little and then shook his head. He glanced around again. "Vhat are you planning? Vone drink? Two? All night?"

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Nikita Ilyenkov, Knockturn Betting Co.

Magical ★ Security
#21790
Nika could feel his cheeks heating, and knew he was blushing. Man or woman, anyone showing interest in him - even someone he knew was interested - made him feel all fluttery. He tried to ground himself as he chuckled. "Right, big strong security men with the strong muscles, da." He winked, or at least tried to. "Nik and Nik is manly, not cute." Though - and he would never admit this aloud to anyone - maybe he did kind of, sort of think, just a little, that 'Nik and Nik' was cute.

"Plan was for drinking until I am not bored." He shrugged, sipping from his beer not taking his eyes off Kolya as he sucked down a gulp of the bitter beverage. "Now that you are here, maybe that is faster than previously thought." God, he was flirting. How was he still this awkward about it at his age. It was almost shameful.

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Nikolai Zherdev, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Security
#21794
Nikolai smirked a little, giving a nod to the bartender as his drink was brought before taking a sip of it. It really did help the mood for him; what was better than some strong burn in the back of your throat to match the burn in your chest? The only thing that would make this better was a cigarette, or maybe a hit of Euphim.

"Vell...you can still drink vilst I here. Maybe is better - you can let loose vith no vorries...alzhough, I cannot promise zhat I vill be sober." He smiled a little. Being around Nika felt like a jolt of confidence. "Maybe tonight you try somezhing new vith me to cure boredom for good."

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Nikita Ilyenkov, Knockturn Betting Co.

Magical ★ Security
#21992
"Letting loose is good, da?" A smile curved up Nika's face as he remembered the last time he'd "let loose" with Kolya. Hell, every time they let loose together had been a good time. Nika had been finding it easier to do that these days. "New is also good. With you is always good time." He meant it, too. "What you have in mind?"

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Nikolai Zherdev, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Security
#22008
Nikolai smirked.

"Vell, I have friend. He gives me special access to new potions. You ever try zhat? Liquid luck vas good time, but zhere is new potion zhat gives pure euphoria. I am happy to share." He smiled, leaning in a bit. "Might make night vith me all more enjoyable, da?"

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Nikita Ilyenkov, Knockturn Betting Co.

Magical ★ Security
#22607
Nikita cleared his throat, and could feel the skin on the back of his neck heat under the hand rubbing it. He'd spent more of his life working 'underground' but, almost embarrassingly, he'd never really dabbled much in potions for pleasure. Reiner, of all people, was always so straight-laced. And Nika didn't have many other friends with whom to fall down that rabbit hole. His experiences were relatively unremarkable compared to most. But the since moving to London, Nikita had been all about trying new things and experiencing things he'd never experienced before.

He glanced at Nikolai. Curious, but cautious. "All nights with you are enjoyable." He managed, "And I am all about new things these days. Da. Sounds like would it make a good time." He nodded, taking a long sip of his drink. "If you are there it will be fun. Let us give it a try, da?"

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Nikolai Zherdev, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Security
#22675
Nikolai smirked, his eyes lighting up. He knew dice liked to enjoy these recreational potions, but sharing them with another man would be a lot of fun also. Sure, he was supposed to be on the straight and narrow now, but what Ivan didn't know won't hurt him, right? Besides, he slyly been building up his drinking again, nowhere near to the same extent, but enough to have a good time. Ivan didn't need to know about anything else he was doing.

"Come. I know a guy, not far from here. Zhen ve can go to club or back here or mine. Anyvhere you vant. Gives strong, good feelings." He spoke lowly, nodding to the other before downing his drink and placing the glass down.

He glanced to the bartender.

"Take bill out of vage." He said before taking a step to the exit.

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