Re: [Wales] Edge Your Bets

#25452
All too keen on identifying Zi Shang's inconvenient companion Albie was quick to notice a man looking in their direction. Familiar with the broom racing world, not to mention a piqued interest when his research on his new business partner had led him to learn about a failed engagement to a famous racer, Albie was quick to identify the man he was about to meet.

"You do seem familiar," Albie taunted while he extended his free hand towards the man. His intent with feigning ignorance was primarily to blemish the man's pride, but he also had to keep in mind that Zi Shang had yet to mention Francis as an ex-fiancé. Seemingly motivated to stand before him as Zi Shang's 'good friend' Albie put his hand on her lower back.

Played By: Kay

Re: [Wales] Edge Your Bets

#25472
Francis fired back, putting on his own act of brief thoughtfulness, "Hmm. I don't recognize you." But the grip on his tankard tightened, and the tactful positioning of the man opposite's hand may as well have been a lighter to fuel-soaked coals in the pit of Francis's stomach.

"Francis," he offered, shaking the other's hand, though he did not take any pleasure in it.

He was trying not to explode. He had to keep his image clean, after all. But something about Zi Shang was like unstable dynamite when it came to Francis's heart. The drinks wouldn't help his self control, should he be tempted any further. Despite all this, he was decent actor when he had to be, but the awkward energy of the encounter had to be growing more evident with each moment.

Played By: Kael

Re: [Wales] Edge Your Bets

#25631
Blind people could tell that this was turning out poorly.

Her gaze fell upon Francis before moving towards Albie. The woman momentarily gave pause, then attempted in a more light-hearted tone.

"Well, fortunately we are all here for the Harpies, so there is that to begin with."

Played By: Everevna

Re: [Wales] Edge Your Bets

#25640
Excluding the ex as dismissively as he would flick a speck of dust from his robes, Albie turned his body towards Zi Shang. "Well, it had been a true pleasure, but now that you are reunited with" he pointed at Francis, but did not bother mentioning his name, "I suppose we should part ways." He put his hand on her waist and kissed her cheek. His lips lingered for a second, just like they had when she had still been sitting on their broom.
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Played By: Kay

Re: [Wales] Edge Your Bets

#25762
How his blood boiled.

Francis had departed, it seemed. As far as being self aware, the last he saw a was a flying fist, as good as possessed, headed towards the snake that was lapping its forked tongue at the sweet Zi Shang's cheek. But Francis himself was quickly swallowed by a flame, only to reappear moments later, disoriented as he peered through the clouded smoke of his actions. One foot slid back as he processed what he'd done and gazed upon the results.

Played By: Kael

Re: [Wales] Edge Your Bets

#25776
In the hazy corner of the room stood a certain young journalist on the hunt for a story of epic proportions. Around Helena's neck hung her trusty camera and her media pass for the evenings event. She had been scoping around the room in a lackadaisical spirit, more or less unimpressed by the throng of tipsy athletes and business associates. That was until she witnessed someone clock a punch at one of the International Quidditch Association's financial administrators.

The reporter was onto the case like wildfire. Hastily placing a variety of muffling charms over herself so that the clicking sound of her camera wouldn't give away her cover, Helena scuffled as close as she dared. She fired a shot, and then another. Her camera captured the moment with excellent precision. The woman smirked to herself. Finally! Perhaps sporting events had more to them than what met the eye.

Played By: melmaid

Re: [Wales] Edge Your Bets

#25792
Stumbling into a crowd of inebriated quidditch devotees, Ablie felt the content of their various drinks trickle down his face, neck, and robes. Dizzy from the fist that had stuck his cheekbone and blinded by the subsequent flashes of the camera it took him a second to pull himself from the hands of whoever had amortized his recoil. When finally he moved, Albie did so rather vigorously.

Acutely aware that his colleagues and superiors might be watching, Ablie lunged towards Francis but did not return jab. "What is wrong with you?" He challenged as his palms collided with the man's chest. Though Albie had instigated the racer's outburst, he had not expected to harvest his crop so prematurely.

Played By: Kay