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Sinbad

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@Lavi | February 14th | Redwood Row, Cascade Bay
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Valentine's Day was a holiday whose premise caught his eye despite his relative disinterest in romance. Despite his theatrics and flirty nature, rapport with another was never a goal of his. Not only was he married to his ambitions, he lacked that integral naivety required to believe in a relationship. It was a luxury he easily lived without. That said, Valentine was something so easily exploitable. Sinbad could recognize that he was a greedy man and that his lust was an itch he never could fully satisfy. Admittedly, it was one of the few comforts he indulged in, alcohol being a second one.

He had begun his day with not one date planned, but two. The first was a treat that he had impulsively signed up for through Crush and Burn. Its program was too enticing to overlook - a randomized date at a dream location? Sinbad didn't have any faith in its algorithms, but at the very least, he'd meet some new individual and enjoy himself. His date was pleasant for what it was, and it gave him an opportunity to go fishing. It had been far too long since he was able to enjoy such a simple past-time, especially at a beach as nice as the one that they had been at. By the time they decided to draw their time together to an end, he had a good basket of fish and a pleasant mood.

His second date was the product of flirting. By this point in his life, it became a part of his regular vernacular to speak under the guise of an amorous persona. It was the one aspect of himself that he never truly lost, as pathetic as that seemed. Alas, it made for good fun and that was all that mattered at the end of the day. If his teases were requited by whatever person that had captured his interest, then that just made it better. Playful words escalated though a relationship never formed beyond the past few days (he always nipped it early in the bud). Regardless, he always enjoyed himself with his little games. What was a surprise, however, was when a redheaded archivist fell to his charms.

Their relationship began innocuously enough, as coworkers who were something akin to friends. Their pleasantries were far more than simple courtesy, and their coteries offered ample opportunity to run into one another. Their encounters evolved from simple small-chat to drawn-out conversations hidden behind some column or another. The small mention of a vacancy on this day in particular was the only invitation that Sinbad needed. What a coincidence that he would be free by dinner-time, right?

They mutually agreed to keep it simple and to simply dine at his apartment. Their meal would be pasta with the fish that he had caught earlier that morning, a result of some minor, off-handed thing that Lavi once mentioned. Why such a tidbit clung to the cobwebs in his mind was beyond him, but at least Sinbad knew that much would impress his newfound friend. It was unusual, but a small part of himself couldn't help but anticipate the other's arrival. When he heard the knocks at his door, he all but jumped to his feet to answer.

 
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Lavi

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For all of his easy-going pleasantries and charisma, this was somewhat new territory. This was where the lines blurred and he never knew where to place intention. It was a lot easier to assume that it was just going to be dinner, but Sinbad was a flirt and flirts usually didn't just invite people over for dinner. Which he was fine with, it wouldn't be the first time by a long shot but the fanfare before it was the new bit.

Actually having someone he considered a true friend was new. Lying was easy, pretending to be someone's friend for information or to gain trust was also easy, but having someone who's company he genuinely enjoyed? Less easy, and that was.... he didn't want to think about it. That was way too much thinking for dinner. It could be just dinner, it could be whatever it was going to be. Releasing that tension in his shoulders would be a good start.

He sighed, trying to clear his thoughts as he reached the door. It was Sin, the archivist could loosen up a bit for a night. When Sinbad answered the door, he gave an easy smile. No more visible tension, just a guy happy to see a friend. "Hey. I'm sorry I'm a little late, Allen needed my help with something and it took longer than I thought it would."


 
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Sinbad

Magi
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66
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Cascade Bay
Age
19
Gender
Male
Race
Human
Occupation
Mercant Coterie Head
Alignment
Chaotic Good
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Sinning
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Sinbad was well aware that he was greedy, that he tended to play games with people and their hearts. It was something his younger self wouldn't approve of... well, his hands were stained with far worse. But, usually, his little dances included far fewer steps. There was no flourish like what he had arranged, he was more upfront about the sort of evening he had in mind.

With their dinner, a part of him wouldn't be disappointed if it ended at just that. While he was far too hesitant to call it a friendship, Lavi's presence was one he appreciated. The smile he wore became easier when the other was around, and their conversations were always pleasant. In simpler words, the man was charming. Hopefully his intentions, on a holiday like this, were clear.

"There's no need to apologize, I understand." He drew the door open for Lavi with a flourish, gesturing inside with a wave of an arm. "Important thing is that you're here now!" Sinbad hadn't been worried when Lavi was running a little late given the fact that the other seemed the sort to be upfront about canceling plans.

Admittedly, his apartment wasn't the grandest in Cascade Bay. It had plenty of room for a single person, but it was spartanly decorated. What furniture he did have was lavish, at least. Their meal was already waiting at his small dining table, alongside two (empty) wine glasses. "Fancy something to drink, Lavi? I have a few options if you're up for it."

 
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