“Hello! Welcome to the circus! I’m Asha, who might you be?” She asked with a cheerful smile.
“Nikolas Darcy…” He grumbled, looking around apprehensively. Man he was not a fan of circuses They made him feel really uneasy. Too many people putting on fake smiles to grub around for money most like.
“Oh! You’re Alice’s husband! It’s lovely to meet you, she’s spoken very highly of you!” She replied happily, however, her smile faulted slightly, sensing his unease. “Is something troubling you..?” She asked with concern.
His posture straightened up the minute his wife’s name was mentioned. “Ah. Aye, that’s me. He needed to make a decent impression on Alive’s friends. Especially after being way from so long. He waved off her question, though he was still a bit tense. “Eh, not really. Ah’m foine.” He waved her off. “So yeh work here then? What’s yer job?” He asked.
“You are sure?” She asked once more, just to make sure. She didn’t like causing others discomfort. As he spoke again she nodded. “Indeed I do, I am one of the silk dancers here.” She replied, smiling again. “What is it you do? Or should I not ask..?” The dancer inquired curiously. She could sense this man was not usually very open about himself and she did not want to make a bad impression on her friend’s husband. Gods know what might come of that.
He nodded, trying to steer the conversation away from an uncomfortable one, but it seemed to be fated to happen. At the subject of career he looked a bit thoughtful .He really wasn’t supposed to talk about the evergoing war with the Mann brothers. It was supposed to be classified. He wondered how much Alice had told. “Oi work fer a pretty large company, doin surveillance.” He replied. It was the truth, he did spend most of his days observing. Just the end of that sentence was ‘An Oi put a bullet between any REDS that show their ugly mugs.’ He didn’t think that was needed.
“So how’d you na Alice meet then, eh? Truth be told Oi’m not the best at keepin track a her friends, she’s a real social queen at toimes. Everyone’s delighted with her.” He laughed, but fondly. It was only when the men had interest that there was an issue with him.