Drinker of coffees
Ink or Sink
The sun climbed higher into the sky, reaching its midday peak and baking the city below in heat and light. Inkopolis continued to be busy, despite the uncomfortable weather, pedestrians keeping to the shady sidewalks and crowding underneath café awnings during the lunch rush. City workers rested in the shade of the scaffolding as they ate lunch, the decorations for the Festival of Color not quite finished being put up just yet. If Raymond concentrated hard enough, he could hear the music blasting from the speakers in the plaza, but only just barely. A ten minute walk wasn't that far of a distance, and initially he was surprised at how cheap the apartment he'd found was, given its location.
It wasn't until he arrived at the place that it started to make sense. The building, while tall enough to rise above the surrounding buildings, was entirely unsightly, nothing but plain concrete squares and iron railings on tiny balconies. The staircase was located outside the building, a small iron gate keeping it locked off from public access. The ground floor of the building seemed to be an office space, complete with grungy tinted windows and dull tiling inside. There was a small side room for the mailboxes, and an elevator off in the corner.
Raymond had arrived earlier that morning to make sure the movers knew where to put the furniture and his small amount of belongings, and frankly he hadn't been impressed with what he'd seen of the apartment. Typically one would do a tour of a place before signing the lease, but in Ray-Ray's excitement and eagerness, he'd simply bypassed all that and took the place based on its location and price alone. He didn't have that much furniture put in, but it was still amazing that it all fit regardless. He now stood just outside the building lobby, in the shade of the building, waiting for his new teammates to arrive. He couldn't shake the sinking feeling in his stomach, that they'd take one look at the place and simply decide to be on his team anymore. Then he'd be back to square one, and signups were only a couple weeks out...
Ray-Ray took a deep breath, and exhaled slowly. Things will be fine. Everything will be okay. He continued to tell himself that, while nervously eyeing every passerby, as if expecting his teammates to come out of nowhere and splat him on the spot.
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