In the shadows across from [The Last Barrel], two specters stood as they viewed the lively bar. People entered the bar with vigor and left with wobbly steps.
"Are you sure they said my toy would be here?" Asked one of the specters with an annoyed, but oddly seductive hiss.
The other specter shied away unconsciously from the first before grunting in response.
"Argh! I knowz what I heardz." With a bit of anger, the other specter defended itself.
At the words of the second specter, the first seemed to drop the matter before turning its gaze back to the happy little bar.
Again the duo waited in silence until the moon reached the middle of the sky. With no luck in finding their target, the two grew angry though for different reasons.
"Enough of this, I want my plaything now! Vlorg we are going with plan b." With irritation in her voice, Elilne activated her mana to cast her spell.
Sweat dripped while she tried to figure out how to escape. The problem was she could not just leave when there were so many people left. She worried that if she managed to escape they would become the angry orcs next targets.
Again Jake's luck stat seemed to help him in the most unusual of ways. Though, this was all unknown to him as he slept the night away after another unsuccessful day of job hunting.
Feeling the warm rays of the morning sun on his face, Jake woke from his rest feeling refreshed. The bright light caused him to shield his eyes as he woke up.
When he was alive on Earth, Jake remembered that he was never a morning person. He dreaded waking up when the sun first rose into the sky. Now, he seemed to be fine waking up in the mornings, though he was not really happy about it in the end.
Wanting to sleep in still, Jake had to force himself out of bed. His life was not yet at the point where he could laze about without a care in the world. No, at the present moment he needed to be on the move to ensure he had a future.
With that in mind, Jake readied himself for the day. He needed to find a job today, one that could secure his future and allow him to enjoy the afterlife.
Hours flew by while he hunted for a job and still no results could be seen.
Stopping to eat lunch, Jake watched the crowds of people as they moved through the streets.
As he ate his meager meal which was some type of burger, Jake sighed as he looked at his remaining funds.
'Two silver... Two frackin silver! What am I going to do? Should I sell one of my gems? It could help me with a few more days of expenses. But if I don't find a job after a month, then I will be saying bye to this world already.'
Thoughts floated in Jake's head as he ate his cheaper burger. Different ideas would form before being thrown aside.
While Jake ate, a group of people walked up to the food stall talking out loud as they prepared to order.
"I can't believe that really happened, I mean she was pretty strong and yet she still ended up like that."
"Yep. Dude, it was crazy like super frightening. Thankfully that orc lets us go, but it is sad that Shelline is now missing. I loved her bar."
"Well, if you asked me that crazy woman got what she deserved. Always acting like she was better than us just because she was an adventurer."
"Dude, that is not even cool. She could be dead right now and you are bashing her."
The group kept on talking, but about some other topic. So, he chose to tune out.
Finishing his meal, Jake disappeared into the crowd heading toward his old job.
An hour later Jake stood in front of the bar, though after only a couple of days it had changed a lot.
The door was no longer there for starters along with all the windows being broken. The sign out front was destroyed and from the inside leaked smoke from a past fire.
All in all the building was ruined. Though, what stood out the most was the words on the outside written in blood.
"Oh Jake, my little toy. Come find me in the shadows that are forgotten by the city. Look for the rulers of death that fly high and prey on lost souls. Else my new found toy may lose her head as we play."
Reading the weird riddle Jake felt fear wash over him. He had only been here for less than a month and the only ones he could think of that he pissed off were the Ravens gang.
"Shit!" Cursed Jake before turning around and leaving. There were many people around and some he had worked with. Not wanting anyone to recognize him, he decided to make himself scarce.
'I need to head home and try to figure out what to do next. That crazy lady is probably after me and there is no way I am walking into that trap, but I can't just leave Shelline in danger. She did save my life the other day. Though she is a biscuit eater for firing me, she does not deserve death.'
Walking as fast as he could to get home, he rubbed his head to ease his headache. Thoughts came and went with no answer showing itself to him.
'I need strength. If I had power, none of this would have happened.'
As the thought entered his head an idea began to grow.
"Didn't those people before say something about adventurers?"
Going back over the conversation he heard prior, Jake recalled that the bar owner had been an adventurer.
Jake was not sure what that meant in this world, but from his world in video games and stories, there was always adventurers.
With that idea came a few others, but the most pressing of them all was to find an adventurers guild and make a quest.
With a new plan in mind, Jake made off towards the closest city guard. They knew the city the best and many times Jake had asked them for directions.
Moments later Jake thanked the guard before running off in another direction. He had found that in Spiritborn, which was the name of the city that Jake now called home, there were four adventurer guild headquarters. This was due to how large the city was. Thankfully because of that he was not too far from the east headquarters and could reach the building in half an hour.
Sprinting away, Jake hoped that adventure guilds were the same in stories from home. He also prayed that his plan would work and that his boss could survive long enough.
Determination grew inside of his heart as he ran. No matter what happened after today, Jake knew he needed strength.