Isao definitely wasn't the type to drink. He had intended to wander around Blackridge, exploring a few things before heading home, yet here he was, inside of a bar. His cat like eyes scanned the room, and he exhaled softly. It was a bad idea to have come here, but after hearing a loud fight in front of the bar, he was quite curious. The first thing he noticed when he stepped into the bar, was the loud arguing of a group of men near the back. With a roll of his eyes, he turned his attention to someone that approached him. It was a woman a bit shorter than him, who seemed like she was up to something. She held out a hand for him to shake, which Isao did hesitantly. "Are you a member of the White Fang?" The strange woman asked, voice smooth like silk. Isao shook his head, "Um- no?" He muttered. She introduced her self with the name Lucille, before handing him a cheap looking card. "Think it over, doll." She said, before turning on her heel.Isao furrowed his brows at the card, and folded it up. He doubted that he'd join the White Fang, but he kept it in case. He was standing against the wall, clearly looking a bit uncomfortable. Was he going to leave though? Not at all. Isao observed his surroundings, taking in the atmosphere. Being here gave him a good idea of what the more violent side of Blackridge was like.((first post feat. my girl lucille)
Isao side eyed the male, catlike eyes narrowing ever so slightly. He clearly wasn't impressed with the other male's flirting. "So what if I don't belong here?" He asked voice soft, yet firm. His tone was somewhat assertive, and filled with slight annoyance.Isao shifted from one foot to the other, and looked away from Thane. Sure, he acknowledged the latter's attractiveness, but he kept it to himself. He noticed people eyed Thane, and raised an eyebrow. "Are you popular here?" Isao asked, not even looking at him. He might've been a little harsh, as he wasn't eve looking at the other.
Isao's body leaned against the wall now, as he locked eyes with him. Now, he was pissed. It didn't take much to anger him, as he barely had any control over it. While he wasn't violent, he tended to lose his temper to the point where he couldn't refrain from saying hurtful things, snapping at others, etc. While he usually got angry over little things, being in this situation was serious. Even if his mind was focused on relationships, he could tell that the male in front of him wouldn't want something serious. Isao found that irritating. "Watch it, jackass." Isao spat, a fiery glare lighting up in his eyes. He crossed his arms in an almost defensive manner. "If anything, you're the irritating one. I would much rather become friends with a stray cat than you." Isao said, clearly upset. What made him even angrier, was the fact that so many people were staring. They should mind their own business, but their gazes were unwavering.
What Thane said didn't register until after he blurted out his name angrily. Shuddering ever so slightly, he put a delicate looking hand on his chest to push him away. It wasn't a rough push, but it created some distance between them. "It's Isao." He said coldly, and raised an eyebrow. "What's yours? Unless you want me to keep calling you jackass." Isao grumbled. He didn't know what time it was, but with a few people trickling out of the bar every so often, he guessed it was late. He'd probably never go to this specific bar, despite a part of him wanting to do so. The other male was intriguing, sure- the confidence that radiated off of him, the way he was assertive with his actions, of course, Isao would never dare to say any of that out loud.
Isao looked up at him, turning his gaze to the other person who merely said a word. In a matter of seconds, whether or not he was trying to make Thane jealous or annoyed, he sent an interested look in the stranger's direction. It seemed to do nothing though, as the male pinning him was intimidating the stranger- well, they were both strangers, obviously. Isao's eyes widened ever so slightly, as the male in front of him suddenly changed his behavior. Whoever "Jazz" was, they must've been important. He grumbled under his breath, and fixed his hair. "Who was that?" Isao asked, more so to himself than anyone else. It felt like he was in some sort of romantic novel, but with a bit more drama. He wondered if things like that happened often in Blackridge. He decided that he should probably go home too, so that's what he did. Isao walked towards the door, feeling exhausted despite only having a conversation.
Shigeru smiled in relief, glad that they had finally gotten there. The journey was long, but it seemed worth it. Thankfully, they had even met who Shigeru could only guess was Jasper's old friend. He squirmed a little, so Jasper would let go. "C'mon, Jass. We're here, remember?" Shigeru said softly, and hopped down when Jasper got off. His big curious eyes looked around, taking in everything. Where were they even? Shigeru walked over to the two of them. He didn't want to interrupt their reunion or anything, but he felt the need to interject quickly. "I don't know if he's alright. He was taking a medicine of sorts for his arm, but his condition doesn't seem good at all." Shigeru said. He was stating the obvious, but he figured filling the stranger in would be a decent thing to do. "Who are you?" Shigeru asked Thane. His gaze was on him for a second, before he turned back to Jasper, concerned for him.
Shigeru's breath caught in his throat, eyes widening in fear. "My..My name is Shigeru!" He began, completely and utterly shook. His earlier fears seemed to be confirmed as he was held up against the wall by his collar. "Jasper's boyfriend!" The last part was mentioned quickly, as if he were a bit shy about it. Despite the situation he was in, the love struck flash in his eyes was enough to prove that he definitely wasn't lying about that. He went quiet after that, unsure of what else to say. Anxiety bubbled in his stomach. Not only was Jasper gone, taken to god knows where, but Shigeru was still pinned against the wall. Would he die there? Exhaling shakily, he spoke again. "If.. If you kill me here, please take care of Jasper." His voice wasn't as shaky when he said this. It was very dramatic, yes, but what else would you expect from a person completely new to Blackridge? His first assumption was that he was going to be killed, mainly because of the rumors.
Shigeru stood there for a minute, frozen. Realizing that the male wasn't waiting, he chased after him. "Um- Okay." He said, thinking over everything that had happened. He started at the beginning, stating the most important things. "So, basically, Jasper's dad is trying to get him killed, and he framed Jasper for killing my..my parents. Despite being the one who did it himself." Shigeru mentioned Jasper's father with disgust in his voice, and a scrunch of his nose. Bringing up what had happened out aloud definitely hurt him, but the past was the past. He needed to focus on his future.
Shigeru furrowed his eyebrows slightly. "Um-" He began, stumbling over his words for a few seconds. He didn't quite catch what he had said, but he had a good idea of it. "I know that. He said I shouldn't be concerned about coming to Blackridge, but I think he's trying too hard to protect me." Shigeru grumbled a bit. He wasn't the greatest at protecting himself, but if it kept Jasper safe as well, he'd try his absolute best. "Oh! Can you train me?" Shigeru asked, a dazzled look in his eyes. The other male was definitely strong, and Shigeru was sure he could help him.
Shigeru frowned slightly, and crossed his arms. "Fine, I will ask him to do it then." He said, having to walk quickly to keep up with Thane. He ran a hand through his fluffy blonde hair, and sighed. "Where is he, by the way?" Shigeru asked. He frowned at the air-quotations the male did, and looked around. He was visibly uncomfortable in Blackridge, despite trying his best to act natural. Compared to everyone else, he clearly didn't belong.
Shigeru nodded, pleased with knowing at least that. The solemn expression that was initially on Shigeru's face seemed to disappear, replaced with an innocent blush that dusted his cheeks. "Well- Um.. We've kissed." Shigeru said, bringing his hand up so his fingertips touched his lips as he smiled. He honestly looked like a school girl gushing over a crush she had- except, Jasper and Shigeru were already an item. He definitely wasn't the type of person to kiss and tell, but with such a direct question from the person that didn't seem to trust him at all, Shigeru felt the need to answer honestly.
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