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[England] Dissolve Your Mind

Jude Darlington, Snowdonia Wildlife Reserve

Magical ★ Thestral Handler
#27348
Location: Paradox Nightclub • Date: June 2003
Time of Day: Midnight • Weather: Overcast


Jude would soon be a married man. Even months after their engagement, months into the intricate planning of their wedding a part of him couldn't believe it. He was marrying his best friend, a woman he adored, but not a woman he loved. Not in the way he had loved the others.

A marriage for love was out of the question for him. He had understood that at quite a young age. He couldn't remember the exact moment the realization had hit him, but he was fairly certain one of his father's close-minded remarks had been at its helm.

Jude's friends were organizing a stag party for him, but that wouldn't come until next weekend. Tonight was different. Tonight was Jude's own celebration dedicated to one of his last few nights of freedom. Already inebriated, Jude was looking at the sea of dancing bodies trying to find someone who would be willing to celebrate with him.
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Re: [England] Dissolve Your Mind

Sen Watanabe, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Accountant
#27415
Sen hadn't the slightest clue over how he had ended up in the Paradox Nightclub of all places. The night had started on a solemn note. A few tumblers of whiskey and a mild blues record followed by several bottles of red wine with a few work mates. Now Sen found himself in the middle of the dance floor cradling a pint of lager in one hand and his humility in another.

This really wasn't his scene, Sen thought to himself as bodies curbed around him in a disorderly shuffle to whatever techno music the DJ was blaring. His head was already spinning from Merlin knew how many standard drinks and the compact nature of the dance floor wasn't helping with his coordination. A dancing witch suddenly bumped into him carelessly which sent his precious pint flying. The beer glass crashed to the floor theatrically, spraying the shoes of those around it and in particular, a wizard who happened to be standing there.

"I guess there goes my beer...Sorry mate," croaked Sen as he watched a bussie run over to the pile of broken glass and promptly clean it up with a single spell. "Its bloody packed in here, isn't it?"

Played By: melmaid
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Re: [England] Dissolve Your Mind

Jude Darlington, Snowdonia Wildlife Reserve

Magical ★ Thestral Handler
#27429
"Caref-," Jude warned as he witnessed the incident and anticipated the damages. Though he attempted to tiptoe around the liquid he felt a few splashes on his ankle and some dampness on his toes.

"Don't worry about it," Jude dismissed with a carefree smile. Dulled with alcohol determined to enjoy himself Jude would not let a paltry matter bother him. "In fact let me buy you another," he invited as he leaned closer to the man to make sure he would be heard over the music.
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Re: [England] Dissolve Your Mind

Sen Watanabe, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Accountant
#27482
Sen wasn't sure whether he had heard properly. He blinked incredulously. "You want to buy me a drink?" The man found himself saying, taking great measures not to slur his speech. "I feel like I'm the one who has to buy you a drink, mate. After all, I'm the one who spilt mine all over you."

Played By: melmaid
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Re: [England] Dissolve Your Mind

Jude Darlington, Snowdonia Wildlife Reserve

Magical ★ Thestral Handler
#27488
"If you insist," Jude acquiesced with a clever grin.

The other man seemed younger, though in the club's fractioned lighting these estimates were not always reliable. He was handsome, though these standards tended to fluctuate depending on how much Jude had consumed.

A nightclub like this one was not ideal, it left Jude with a lot of assessment work, but hopefully, he had found someone willing to give into his pleasurable weakness.
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Re: [England] Dissolve Your Mind

Sen Watanabe, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Accountant
#27520
A less inebriated Sen would have punctually bought the lad a drink and be on his lonely way but alcohol-induced or not, Sen was actually feeling the need to socialise. At least with someone who had no idea who he was anyway. He didn't know where his friends were, but Sen was quite certain that they would not miss him.

He offered the other patron an unruly grin before gesturing towards the bar. "Sure, my treat. Whats your poison then?"

Played By: melmaid
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Re: [England] Dissolve Your Mind

Jude Darlington, Snowdonia Wildlife Reserve

Magical ★ Thestral Handler
#27559
"Old fashioned," Jude indicated as he made his way towards the crowded bar. Insinuating himself between patrons he eventually managed to reach the reprobate oasis. Between the barflies, the curious and other pleasure seekers there was barely enough space for the two of them.

"You come here often?" He asked, acutely aware of his lack of originality.
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Re: [England] Dissolve Your Mind

Sen Watanabe, Watchdogs Security

Magical ★ Accountant
#27729
"Alright! An old fashioned and a rum and coke, please" Sen told a middle-aged bartender who looked like he was more or less wondering why he had decided to become a bartender in the first place.

The drinks arrived quickly. Sen raised his glass to his newfound companion, briefly wondering whether the mans question was out of politeness or perhaps something more.

"Hardly ever, I was dragged here against my will" said the Eurasian wizard with a wry smirk. "What about you?"

Played By: melmaid