Another job finished, another day gone. That was the type of life Raven had lead thusfar. It was either work or wandering around, looking for something to do. Most times, he didn’t have the luxury of relaxing. He had to keep his mind busy, or the darkness would ebb closer with each moment, eventually eating away at the rest of his lingering stability. Everything had come and gone so quick. He had allowed people into his life, they found out about the truth behind his disgusting body, he lost the two people he felt closes with, and they were forced to save the world. He didn’t have time to sit and mope about how life didn’t go his way. Not before long, he barely remembered how that was… Then they all split apart again, went to walk their own paths. And that’s when it all sunk in. That no matter what he did in this world, he was alone. He was truly alone now. The Don was gone, and so was Alexei. Now all he had was cold bottles of alcohol to keep him in check. And once again, he needed some of that as he waited for the years to pass while death slowly reached out to him.
Walking into the familiarity of the Sagittarius, he put on his people face, sported a smile and greeted those who did him with the same vim and vigor. It wasn’t until he had fully stepped in the room and people had quieted down a bit before he heard a familiar voice come from the other room. Was he hearing things? This wasn’t possible—He sat there, watched the guy perish before his own eyes, unable to do anything more than hold Harry back. Trying to keep a poker face, he peeked in the other room. Sure enough, there was the rather burly man, looking back at him. For a moment, he was rendered speechless. Was this world kind enough to give one of them back? Or was this someone else’s doing? Peering at his chest, there was no sort of creation embedded in it like there was in his own. Well, that was a relief.
He ducked completely into the room, lounging as he did so. Looking at the familiar, he simply asked, “Ah and here I thought you were just a mirage. So Old Man, what brings ya back ta the world of tha livin’? Or am I just on death’s doorstep already, hallucinatin’ ya?”