27 April 2012
The Snake Pit
"The house wins."
God, she hated that phrase. She forfeited the bet to the pot and threw down her hand. After that loss, she needed a break, so she retreated to the bar. It'd been a long time since Dru got outta the house, and of all places she could go, she ended up at the Snake Pit? It was just that too, a god damn pit, a creepy little dive bar that ran plenty of games under the government radars, but she didn’t care. She could apparate the hell out of here if things went south.
Teague said he liked this place so she would grin and bear it for him, since he was high profile now, he probably wouldn't want to be seen in a swanky club or bar. The drinks were decently priced at least, so that softened the blow. Dru wasn't too high maintenance in that regard, either. She loved her dark rum, and she could drink it straight, but tonight she opted for some dark soda on the rocks with it too. She hadn't had any sugar this weekend so she'd treat herself. Her main concern now was that her owl reached Puxley, without being intercepted. Not that she had anything to hide, she just wanted to make sure the message was delivered and that she didn't waste the time in this dive any more than she needed to.
Dru took the seat at the end of the bar and just watched everyone. The bartender was balding but he was in denial, as she could see the patch of his scalp over his well-teased mop. He was chatting up some redhead on the other end of the bar, who was wearing a low-cut top to show off her fake set of...ugh. Dru rolled her eyes as she took another sip of her drink. The man sitting about three seats over was almost falling asleep in his glass. She'd keep an eye on him, in case anyone tried anything on him, like take his wallet or try to beat up the poor old fop.
That was the trouble being small-town in the capital. She had to keep her defenses high and strangers at arms length. Her residence in Aldergrove was peaceful, and for a second she missed it but she'd be back soon enough, especially if work was going to call him away or something was to come up, or if it just naturally resolved into a time for them to part ways. Dru just thought it would be good to see him, regardless.