Protector of the Wilds
Mai Sato + Eri Maeda
[21:02:23] Mai Sato: "She was trying to protect the wood and brought a dull axe to a gun fight.. I'm hoping she relaxes a little." Her tone casual, almost uncaring, but that's how Mai spoke most of the time. Her even commenting about Penny meant she actually cared for her well being without trying to sound like it. She'd lift up one of the tiles and give it a look. The *White Dragon*. She set it down and brought up her cigarette again for a drag. "Eri, you and some of your girls want a job?"
[21:03:47] Eri Maeda: "What's the job?" Eri asked, sipping her drink again and looking over to Mai. Since the spirits seemed to lower all around the room, she didn't press or tease for marriage details for now.
[21:04:40] Mai Sato: She made a waving gesture for Eri to come over to the Mahjong table to talk. She didn't want to speak up too loud about it. She fished her phone out of her pocket and gave it a look, only to then settle it down beside both her lighter and pack of smokes on top of the green table.
[21:06:18] Eri Maeda: Eri had a wave of hand for Bailey when she spotted the archmage, then was taking her drink with her over to the mahjong table where she sat down, idly looking at the tiles.
[21:10:50] Mai Sato: "Know how to play?" Not looking to do anything close to play for the time being, but she did pick at the tiles to give them looks before setting them down. *North Wind*, *East Wind*. Those two settling down beside the white dragon tile. She looked up from the three pieces and across the table to Eri. A light smile on her lips. "Sure you've heard about it," It's being brought up right now. "The wood north-east of the city.. the *Wilds*, some of the locals use a Y instead of an I, but that's mostly just random trivia.. But, the locals are the ones looking for help. Which is where you and some of your girls come in." The three tiles found the tips of three fingers that saw them pushed forward. "They're looking to trade.. items of the wood for some protection services. You help them, they pay you. Pretty simple. I'll take a small cut, since I'd be handling the whole business part of it.. Interested?"
[21:12:28] Eri Maeda: Eri considered for a moment, nodding to the query about whether she played. She toyed with a few of the tiles as well as she thought it over. Then her head nodded. "Yes, we'll do that. I like the woods. I don't want them to be disburbed more than necessary"
[21:14:17] Mai Sato: "So we have a deal.. Another thing, keep this from your sister? The whole me bringing this to you and setting it up.. I wouldn't want to worry her that I'm sending her *imouto* out on a job, she's supposed to be prepping up for the wedding -- not getting into trouble. " Cigarette pretty much done with. She'd snuff what remained out into an ash try and bring her hands together; all so her chin could rest against curled knuckles as she looked across the table a Eri.
[21:16:07] Eri Maeda: "Sure" Eri agreed. "I don't want to put any strain on her good time, enjoying getting ready for her wedding" she added with a smile, spirits raised again at that subject. "She wouldn't be all that interested I don't think. She never wanted to come along when I was exploring and finding fishing spots"
[21:19:25] Mai Sato: "So you're saying I should set up a camping trip with her?" There's a grin there. Mai took up her pack of cigarettes, tapped it against the table a few times, then pocketed it. Lighter and phone soon followed after it, though the phone slid into the inside pocket of her jacket. "We'll have to play sometime. All four of us.. Here's hoping that wife of yours knows her *Ron's* from her *Pon's*, right?" it's then that she rose up and reached over to press a few buttons on the device at the middle of the table. It'd lift, proving space for her to push tiles into it so they could get sorted inside the table once more. "I'll set up a meeting and call you in the morning, alright?"
[21:21:58] Eri Maeda: "You definitely should" Eri agreed gleefully. "Show her what she's been missing out on the outdoors" She put the tiles she held back and nodded. "Saori plays pretty well. Just don't play Izumi. I don't think she's ever lost" The sukeban stretched her back and popped it. "Sure, I'll pick a few interested delinquents as recruits in the meantime"
Life's simple, you make choices and you don't look back.