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The Crystal District is where the finest restaurants, bars and clubs are located. It is normal to see the lines rounding the corner or to need a reservation to even get inside one of these places. It's also rumored that the restaurants here are known to turn away poorer folk and those who look less than pristine. Having a good name or a far checkbook can take you places. This is where you go on your first date, when you are trying to impress a foreign dignitary or you are trying to buy something you cannot find anyplace else. While some things may not necessarily be legal that can be purchased, when done with class it just does not seem quite so bad.

Upper Class Shopping Area.

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Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:26 pm

The thing about rejoining society after years of isolation in a form that was barely solid was that socialization was proving to be a slight challenge. So far the number of people that she had met was limited and precise. Kasen hardly, if ever, came into the village and when she did it was always either the hospital, or the outer skirts of the village. It seemed upper management wanted her to spend more time inside the village instead of toeing the line between an actual citizen and a squatter. Kasen, not to be discouraged, was going to try her best. She had spent a lot of time walking through the lower districts of the village, trying to work on getting her volunteer hours in for the hospital in order to return to active duty as a medical practitioner. However, she would not find herself there on this particular day. Kasen wanted to try to develop actual connections with people. Ones that involved more personal connections with others. It didn't take her long to assess that the only real relationships she ever had with people was her brother, Akujin, her old mentor, the girl from the hospital she met long ago, and Same, her shark beast and Same's consort, Kaiyotero. She felt it was...concerning that she could count on one hand the number of social interactions she had.

Today though, she found herself in the upper districts of the village. It gleamed and spoke highly of wealth and commotion as people walked by her laughing and talking. Stores lined the streets, all displaying things that were probably way too expensive for her to own, lest she consider actually going into one of them. The air was filled with the many wonderful smells of food and the promise of warmth and comfort of a quite evening. And then the sounds of roaring celebration spilled out from many of the local bars. Kasen was curious what it would be like. She had never partaken in just being a normal person. She spent all of her time on the beach or in the water, and anything else usually involved personal or medical advancement. She had spent much of her younger years doing research on prosthetics and digging up information on "Father". While that had made some progress, she could easily say she was no father along than she was before. She had lost a lot of her life from the parasitic plant and from Same going on her rampage. That needed to change. Kasen needed to expand her reaches and build connections. Those things were important. Making up her mind, the blue haired woman quickly turned into one of the bars.

Inside the bar, the noise hit her like a loud wall of sound. It was different. Typically the waves were loud and thunderous as well, but this was different. This spoke of debauchery and a good time. Kasen was eyed by some as she entered, but the lithe woman slipped her way past people and eventually made it to the bar. A bartender stood behind it, cleaning a glass. "What can I get for you?" Having never been in a bar, nor really drank alcohol, Kasen wasn't sure what to pick. Luckily it seemed there was a drink menu nearby. She quickly scanned it, as not to be unveiled as an amateur. There was one that caught her eye and she gave a small smile at the bartender. "Uh, I'll have a sex on the beach" The bartender rolled his eyes her, but started to make the brightly colored beverage. Kasen took a seat on one of the bar stools; her drink quickly followed. Kasen took a sip, enjoying the taste of the delightful drink. Her eyes looked on at the crowd around her. Perhaps a bar was not the best location to pick, but it had been the closest and she had made up her mind to go in. She wondered if anyone interesting would catch her eye.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:53 pm

If Kasen was looking for someone that would stand out enough to catch her attention, Akazukin was likely the person for her to notice. Akazukin looks exceptionally young for her age, around late teens at the most. It is believed that this is due to the influence of the demon’s corruption that she maintain such a youthful appearance. However in an establishment such as this one she would appear to be someone that did not belong here. It also did not help how she was dressed; she wore a uniform like some sort of high school student. She had long black hair tied in twin tails and for some reason she seems to be using her hair to cover her one eye.

She was sitting at a table with three other men apparently drunk by how she giggles and sways in her chair. It seems this little student was caught in a dangerous situation. Everyone at the table were playing cards. One guy seems to be trying to impress the seemingly young girl as he does some fancy shuffling, while another goes to grab her upper leg not affectionately. The girl fights him off. “Hey now -hic- we had a deal. You can have your feels after you beat me in a game. Not what was wild again?” The other two guys agree with protest. Each guy wanted the girl for there own and who ever wins gets her as a prize.

Unknown to the three men trying to get lucky, she knew exactly what she was doing. She knows how to hold her liquor and she does not really play fair when it comes to gambling. As a Temporal Strider reading fate was a talent of hers and every action a person does creates a ripple. She can even manipulate these ripples to an extent to tip luck into her favor. They have played three rounds already and she has came out on top every single time. She was hustling them, but they were too blind to see it.
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:41 am

It didn't seem like much time had passed from the time that Kasen had gotten her drink that she noted a few individuals of interest. For the most part the crowd seemed like one giant blur of people falling over each other drunk or dancing off beat to the music. However, there was a rather skilled dart player that seemed to be enjoying their time. Kasen wondered if she should approach. She started making her way across the bar, no easy task mind you, but she stopped dead in her tracks as something else caught her attention. There was a gambling table that was currently occupied by 3 fairly large men, and a girl that most definitely did not look like she should be in here. Now, Kasen wasn't exactly well adjusted to what many would call a "normal" lifestyle, nor was she acquisitioned to "normal" behavior, but she was pretty sure that something was off about this scene.

It didn't take but another moment before the men started getting handsy. Suddenly, Kasen felt incredibly uncomfortable. The dark haired girl seemed to take it in a light hearted manner, but Kasen couldn't sit by and watch it. The tall blue haired woman may try to avoid most confrontations if at all possible, but sometimes it was unavoidably necessary. Taken a big swig of her drink, Kasen headed over to the table. She reached into the pockets of her black shorts, glad for once that she had so many layers it all just sort of looked like it merged into a single piece. She laid down a small, but generous stack of money and smiled almost too sweetly at the men. "Hello gentlemen, I hope you aren't giving this young lady any trouble now, are you?" Inside her head, Samebizu was snickering at her. The nerve of this shark! Apparently Kasen wasn't very good at this sort of thing. The men appeared annoyed with her presence. They already had a deal going without some new broad stepping into their little arrangement. Kasen's eyes drifted over to the rather fair bit of money that the other girl had accumulated. Kasen's eyebrow quirked up for a moment before looking back at the three men who seemed only to grumble at her question. "Listen, how about I buy you all a round of drinks and let me take a turn, hm?" The men, having lost quite a lot of their money already seemed to perk up at the offer of free alcohol and shuffled away.

Kasen was smarter than to believe they wouldn't be back. It had probably only bought them some time, but it would give her enough time to at least talk to the woman in front of her. "Sorry about that, I thought you could use a hand. I hope they weren't giving you too much grief, but based on the money you have there I would say you may have been the one giving their pockets some grief. My name's Kasen, I'm....new, in the village you could say. Care if I play a few hands?" Kasen gave the girl a large smile, her razor sharp teeth only slightly visible in the dark. Her appearance may have changed a lot since her younger years, but that was something that never changed. Between her and her brother, it was one of the more obvious factors that they were related. Kasen took one of the now open chairs and crossed her hand, hoping the girl was ok with the new company.
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