Aquarius sighed and stared at the water. It was shiny. That was all.
He had been asked by Airis to become a teacher earlier that day but he really couldn't be bothered with all that. It was lame.
All he really wanted to do then was go to the bar and rant at Nise about how dumb his sisters were. And names. Why names? Aquarius had no idea. He just wanted to rant at someone about something- and Nise was the only smart on who listens.
"I'm bored." He groaned, lying back on the grass.
No one was even there with him, what was the purpose in saying all the out loud? He wondered if someone out there was thinking of him. Airis probably was, that little...
He stared up at the sky, clouds covered it like a wall. He wanted to stare at the clouds. That's why this town sucked- you never really got to see anything interesting. He was planning on heading back to the city when he remembered a legend of a creature living in the bottomless pond.
He wanted to see it. To punch it. To defeat it.
Those goals weren't weird nowadays. He stood up slowly. Maybe he'd agree to becoming a teacher and just be some swimming instructor or something. Whatever he did, it wouldn't really matter. There was no point in thinking about these sort of things. Airis would get him drunk eventually and he'd agree by accident.
Airis always did that. She was sneaky. Evil. Like a snake or something.
So he stumbled along the path back the way he came from, wondering what other people were doing at the moment. Probably nothing interesting. The world was bland and boring as it was. Being a teacher would give him something to do until he died. After all, his species only lived up till 5,000 or something. Airis had told him. Perhaps it was 10,000?? He wasn't even sure of that anymore.
But what if she had lied and they never die?! That would be even worse!
"...How the fuck did I get back to the bar!?" He yelled loudly, throwing down his notepad.
"You okay, Aquarius?" Asked Nise, poking his head out the door.
"I'm good." Aquarius nodded. "How bout you, Stitchy?"
"Don't call me that." Nise sighed.
"Do you want to come into the bar or what?"
"Too bad. You're still banned."
"What?!" Aquarius yelled. "How am I banned?!"
"Remember, last night!?" Nise snapped.
"Good God, how drunk were you!?" Nise looked horrified. "You broke your leg last night and everything!"
"Oh, I was wondering when that happened." He looked at his legs. "How weird."
"...You nearly killed a man because he broke your leg." Nise said.
"I did?" Aquarius pouted. "Only nearly??"
"...Aquarius, you are one weird little shit."
"Why thank you, Nise."
Nise then closed the bar door. Aquarius pouted and sat down on the ground. He stared up at the cloudy night sky and rain began to drop down onto him.
"Perfect." He groaned.
After a little while, his snarky sister- Cordelia- showed up.
"My, my." She sneered. "Are you still banned from the bar?"
"Buy me a bottle of beer and I'll love you forever." He said, burying his head in his knees and holding up some money.
"...Fine." She took the money. "But if Nise gets mad at you because you're drunk again, don't blame me."
She went inside of the bar and- not too long later- came out, handing him an umbrella and a bottle of beer.
"Thanks, sis." He took them both, put up the umbrella and opened the beer.
A few hours passed, a party was starting in the bar. Then he noticed someone go running down a street. A young girl- being chased by five creatures made of darkness.
"HEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP" She screamed, sprinting past him.
Aquarius took another drink of beer and then ran after the girl and the creatures. She was clearly new around there- because she took a turn towards a dead end.
He ran right up a wall and dropped down, landing in front of her at the dead end. Then he aimed the umbrella at the enemies and handed her the bottle of beer.
She stared at it. for a moment then looked back up.
"You leave this lovely lady alone." He said, slightly drunk.
"Or what, you'll hit us with an umbrella?" One of the creatures sneered.
"See," He slurred. "I really hate when there's you guys being little dicks. You know? Lurkers like you look real cool but when you talk to one, it's rude and stuff."
"Well excuuuuuuuuse us." One scoffed.
"But." He said. "I wanna know why you are chasing this, er, little girl."
"Hey, I'm not little! I'm eighteen!" The girl yelled.
"This girl has a bounty on her head, moron." A lurker told him.
The other lurkers looked surprised by this.
"Don't lie to me." He snapped. "Why are you hunting down this girl?!"
They couldn't really think of a reason. Instead, they burst into violence. One of them shot forward at Aquarius, claws out. He slammed the umbrella into it' head hard enough to knock it out. The next came at him even faster- he sent a sudden wave of water forward. It struck the lurker- while he was busy with that one, another one attacked him.
"Watch out, guy!" Yelled the girl as she shot forward and slammed a baseball bat into the lurker's face.
She stepped backwards and pressed her hands together, summoning up a load of monsters. Aquarius smirked.
He found this interesting.
The two of them took out the lurkers then ran back to the bar. The girl handed him his beer back and he let her stand under the umbrella.
"Thanks for your help." She smiled. "I'm Skylar."
"I'm Aquarius." He smiled back.
"Hey, um, are some pieces of magic blocked out here?" She asked.
"No, why?" Aquarius said.
"Right, cause I use teleportation magic..." She explained. "And it wasn't working."
"That's strange..." Aquarius said, thinking for a moment. "It must be parasites. They'll go away once they get bored of you."
"I see..." She said. "That's very interesting..."
"Right." He looked up at the sky briefly.
"I have to go." She smiled and began to walk away. "See you around, Aquarius!"
"Right, bye!" He said, noticing an enrollment form sticking out of her back pocket.
An enrollment form for Airis' school.
"AIRIS!" He yelled, throwing the doors to the bar open. "I HAVE DECIDED THAT I WANT TO BE A TEACHER!"
But then he was kicked out by Nise and it turned out Airis wasn't even in the bar.