TITLE: Emergence of the Fey
Walking through town, deliberating what to do next, he caught a glimpse of curly blonde hair down the block. His eyes widened as the girl turned to show a face he remembered well. Marian. He quickened his step to go speak to her, see how she fared. Then he saw the bard come up to her.
His chest tightened as Cail kissed Marian and took her arm. They turned down a side street and Jex found himself following them. They entered a tavern down the way. A few minutes later, he pulled his cloak hood up and went in after. He found a seat in a dark corner as they talked to the owner of the establishment. He ordered and ate his meal as he watched them do the same. When they entered a back room, Jex asked a barmaid to keep his mug topped off with a promise to tip well. A couple of drinks passed before they came out. Marian wore a green dress that clung to her subtle curves. His eyes fogged watching her dance.
He kept drinking late into the night, long after both performers and most of the patrons had left. When the barmaid expressed concern, he tossed the money pouch he acquired earlier onto the table and stumbled home. Before passing out on his bed, he barely heard Satu comment about never seeing him so drunk.