"Koal!" Lunai scolds as she reaches out to grab the back of his shirt. "Mel please, he just doesn't know when to shut up..." She looks from one to the other almost helplessly, they were not two people she wanted to step between.
Dropping Mel's jacket on a nearby barstool, Bane does what Lunai won't and steps between the arguing two. With a hand raised toward each of their chests to keep them out, one would almost swear they could see his tattoos moving like vines in the breeze.
"We have enough to worry about without fighting amongst ourselves."
Turning his covered gaze to Koal he continues.
"Master Koal, you know that the Ganymede family is a sore subject and you should use care when speaking about them to her. You are correct in that we have entered into our lady's service, but that also means that we need to take her orders without question."
He then turns to Mel.
"Lady Mel, I understand your frustration over his questions but that is no reason to lose your temper with him completely. We are only trying to help you. You need to learn to accept it."
"I only take orders from her."
Koal snaps at Bane, nodding in Mel's direction. As suddenly as his anger had flared up, he brings it in check.
"I apologize Mel, I was out of line. But you are a little stubborn sometimes, you know that?"
When he is about to take his seat again, he finally notices Lunai clinging to the back of his shirt.
"Umm...what are you doing?"
"Trying to stop you from getting killed?" She all but whispers her reply to Koal as a faint pink tinge appears on her cheeks. Releasing the handful of shirt she had, she settles back onto her barstool and looks away from her companions muttering as she does. Her musings sound like a babbling brook. "We are kind of causing a scene on top of it..."
Mel replies, waving off Koal's comment like it was nothing. Her good humor is returning and she chuckles quietly seeing Lunai attempting to restrain Koal. Looking around the bar, she address the others in the room for the first time. "Please excuse us, it has been a long couple of days."
Her tone is polite and civil, a direct contrast to how she was speaking with her companions; she was a bartender here after all, no need to freak out the patrons. At Bane's words she glances down. "Huh? Oh."
Passing her hand over her midsection, the black blood vanishes.
Koal shakes his head.
"Do you honestly think you could have held me back Lunai? Because that I would have liked to see."
He smiles at the seemingly flustered mari-morgen, knowing that she is far stronger than she lets on most of the time. It would've gotten messy fast if he would have actually started fighting with her and Mel. Speaking of...
"Mel, are you just now noticing that?"
"I would certainly have tried." Replies Lunai sweetly. She suddenly tilts her head to the side and, raising her palm, creates what appears to be a crystal ball; though it's made entirely of water. Blue runes scroll across the surface and after reading through them she sighs. "Bane you and I are being requested back at the manor. Milady, Koal, please try not to kill each other..." Casting a worried look at Mel and Koal, Lunai slides off her stool and heads for the door, leaving only the sound of rain fading away behind her.
Bane raises an eyebrow beneath the band over his eyes. A part of him was surprised that Lunai had so willingly accepted a summons anywhere with him. Deciding not to question it, he allows her a head start before rising and following the young woman.
"No promises Lunai."
Mel replies with a grin. "We'll be there shortly."
Pulling a cell phone out of her pocket, she quickly scrolls through her messages and sighs. They really did have to get going. Pity. Collecting her jacket from the spot Bane had so recently vacated, Mel waves Koal out ahead of her. "Go, I'm coming, I just have to do one thing real quick."
Turning back toward the bar, Mel grins in her old Cheshire-like way. Reaching over the counter she lightly traces her fingers across Kenji's cheek. "Long time no see stranger...we'll have to catch up soon."
Chuckling to herself, Mel turns again and walks away, out into the night.