Once Creus successfully put an end to Blitz's noisy complaints by feeding him, he ate a quick breakfast of eggs and toast before busying himself with preparing that nights dinner. It was a crock-pot meal and he intended to let it cook slowly throughout the day. All he had to do was season the beef, give it a quick seer to seal in the flavors and through it in the pot with some beef broth and additional seasonings. He had considered bringing the entire crock pot over to the cabin and let it cook there but since he did not know his current tenants sleep schedule he didn't want to disturb them. So he set it up to cook in his little apartment and after that he washed up and made himself presentable before he decided to take Blitz out for a walk. Normally if he woke up in the morning he would just throw on a jacket and head out for a walk without caring about how he looked when he stayed at the cabin. After all he was in a rather isolated place and typically he didn't have to worry about running into anyone.
As soon as the door was open Blitz cheerfully bounded outside and began to snuffle around before he found a rabbit to chase. The rabbit suddenly burst fourth from behind a bush and raced across the yard and Blitz chased after it. Despite his size the wolf was fast, like a white blur he barreled through the yard and vanished almost noiselessly into the forest. Creus merely stood by, watched and waited for the wolf to return. Less than ten minutes later the wolf suddenly reemerged from the trees loosing a bit dejected as he had clearly lost track of the rabbit. Seeing the wolf return Creus called Blitz over intending to continue their walk however halfway there Blitz suddenly veered off and trotted straight over to the tent. It was only than that the thief noticed that one of his guests, the one who insisted on sleeping outside in the tent was just sort of standing there?
It was a little odd and he wasn't sure what to think however before he could even think to call Blitz back the wolf had already arrived and after casting a suspicious look at the tent, having smelled the kittens, Blitz approached the man and shoved a cold nose against his hand.
"Blitz come, don't bother him." He finally called the wolf as he walked somewhat hesitantly over. "Sorry about that, he has no sense of personal space. Anyway if you want there is cereal and a coffee maker inside..."
After a rather eventful night Reito was still completely passed out on the couch, snoring loudly with a leg hanging off the edge and an arm propped up against the side of the couch sticking awkwardly up in the air. His shirt sleeve was pushed down and the number thirteen was tattooed on his shoulder in roman numerals. Underneath it the military slogan 'Semper Fi' was also written in ink.
He had no blanket and all the doors, draws and cabinets hung ajar except for the basement which still remained tightly after locking him out the night before. A few other things where off as well, some items where placed rather randomly around the main floor. The toaster for example was in the middle of the floor while six glass cups where placed in a circle around it. Meanwhile there was also a few pillows on the counter, a coffee mug hanging off a door handle among other things. It was a rather odd sight that would be hard to miss for anyone who came across it.
To say Wren wasn’t a morning person was a bit of an understatement, even after enduring 190,165 mornings so far in this world he was still rather sluggish to get started. As a result he lazed around for quite awhile, the warmth of his blankets and Kai Ji snuggled up next to him made him reluctant to move and worse today was an earlier day than usual. Although he had once been quite timely and active in the mornings that was hundreds of years ago when he got up at five am to start training for the day.
When exactly had he started slacking? Surely sometime before he left the forbidden city he had lost interest in the people there long before he left, even coming dislike some of his beloved emperors descendants. For a long time he had been lost, unwilling to leave his home but at the same time feeling trapped. He hadn’t known what to do with his extended life and had fallen into a rut, repeating the same boring patterns day in and day out, watching people come and go while he stayed the same. It wasn’t until the emperor's descendants betrayed him that he had finally come to realize that the home he had been so desperately clinging to was long gone.
Even now, centuries after he realized this and left he still didn’t know what to do with his life thus he had decided to live simply. Enjoy the moment, live day by day and do not fret about the past or future. Thus, he was currently enjoying the moment, the pure bliss of snuggling in a warm bed with a purring cat. Suibien let him enjoy this for awhile before gently reminding him that there was a reason why he set the alarm on his phone and it wasn’t to cuddle his cat.
“Right, right” Wren groaned as he struggled free from the sheets, carefully climbing around his sleeping feline friend as to not disturb the cat. Even though Kai Ji could be quite the grumpy little jerk he was still Wrens beloved little jerk and he was the only one besides Suibien to accompany Wren for all these years. As soon as he got up and the rooms cold air touched his skin Wre glanced longingly back at the bed and muttered. “Do I really have to go to work and find this guy? He is a detective, seems like it might be hard work….and the bed is calling my name. ”
“A little hard never killed anyone.”
“True, but why take the risk?”
Wren could tell that the dragon rolled his eyes at that one and chuckled as he finally started getting ready for the day. He wanted to appear professional while looking for this guy but he didn’t want to go overboard so he chose a nice, form fitting grey shirt with matching black pants. After that he showered and dressed, taking the time to carefully brush out his long wild black hair before tying it back out of his face with a gold ribbon.
“Not overboard right? I look handsome and professional but not like someone who is trying to hard either?”
“Looks good to me, are you intending to try and charm people into giving out information on this guy?”
“You bet, it’s worked before after all and why fix something that's not broken?”
“Well your narcissistic personality could use a bit of fixing and not everyone falls for your charms.”
“Oh, come on there is nothing wrong with taking pride in one’s appearance besides most of the time I wear one of those convenient shirts with the Kai Ji sized pockets on the front and those aren’t pretty, just toasty and useful.” Wren pouted in response to the dragons jeer, though he knew well that Suibien was just teasing.
Joking aside, Wren finished getting ready and set down a plate that contained tinned sardines for Kai Ji who was currently glaring at him for disturbing his slumber and headed out. His first goal was starbucks, once again he planned to ask whomever was working there about the detective, if they didn’t know he would buy something for breakfast and wait for a while to see if the man himself showed up.
The starbucks cafe wasn’t too far from his hotel so he arrived after a short walk and stood back for a moment to study the menu. He wasn’t much of a coffee guy, having grown up with hot teas the stuff had never really appealed to him however he was pleasantly surprised to see a variety of tea’s on the menu. The first time he had stopped by, he hadn’t actually bothered to take a look at the menu. What caught his attention was something called Emperors Cloud and Mist green tea. The name alone was rather appealing to him, even though he had no idea what it tasted like he got in line to order a cup of it and a croissant. The line was rather long and it was headed by a women with short blond hair who was currently holding everyone up as she shouted at someone behind the counter. Several other people muttered in annoyance and it was easy to tell that this woman was probably just stirring up trouble to try and get a free coffee. Rolling his eyes he thought about interrupting the woman when he caught sight of one of the people behind the counter. A dragon?
“Hey is that?”
“Yes, it appears that we have run into another dragon. You should behave yourself.”
Although the situation was probably not the best way to encounter another of his kind it was still kind of nice to run into another dragon. Soon after the staff managed to regain control of the situation and sent the angry women on her way. As soon as the women stepped through the door Wren let out a loud cheer, loud enough for the women to hear as he triumphantly shoved his fist into the air. “Woohoo, way to handle that angry land shark!”
He earned himself a few chuckles from his fellow line goers and an angry glare from the woman as she stomped out the door. Once he got to the counter he grinned at the person behind the counter. His original plan was to try and charm information out of the people here however he chose a slightly different approach on the account of the presence of another dragon. “A person like that could really ruin ones day huh? You guys handled that well though. Anyway, I am quite new to this whole starbucks thing and I am not quite sure I follow the cup sizes? I must say the names are rather unique…”
After the person at the register clarified the cup sizes for him he want on to order a grande emperors cloud and mist green tea and croissant while hoping he understood the menu properly. Thankfully he was the last person in line so after he placed the order he pulled out a picture of the detective and showed it to the staff. “Oh, have any of you seen this man? I am currently looking for him.”