Monday, 4 April 2011


Unfortunately Kei was not having the best of days; a new spirit had taken up residence in the student dormitories and after begrudgingly listening to her bemoan her situation and curse her boyfriend for daring to move on with his life (apparently they had been childhood sweethearts and she had been dead for a good four years now) he had not been able to turn in until the very wee hours of the morning… and so he had overslept… by two whole hours thus missing not only his much-needed first cigarette of the morning but also the first half of an important lecture. Wonderful. Throughout the course of the day there was little in the way of improvement; he had gotten a soaking transferring between buildings and subsequently missed the best food on offer in the university cafeteria after spending a good forty-five minutes fixing his hair in the bathroom and then despite the gnawing hunger he managed to fall asleep during his second lecture that had been just as important if not moreso than his first. He never did manage more than a few puffs on a lonely cigarette. Needless to say knowing what awaited him back at the dorms and after the utterly dreadful day he had already endured he was in no hurry to return and deal with another earful from that pain in the a.s.s spirit. He needed a stiff drink to take the edge off his bad day but it was student night and his usual haunts were heaving with the types of people that he was in no mood to deal with right there and then. This was what led to him meandering aimlessly throughout the city streets. That was when he stumbled upon the underground bar purely by chance; hidden away in a less than desirable part of the neighbourhood – granted the bouncer-type guy at the door had seemed a little odd but a bar was a bar and he was parched so he ventured down into the dark, smoky depths… and got the shock of his life. Spirits…! Spirits everywhere! Dancing on the tables to surprisingly trendy music, warming the barstools, mixing the d.a.m.n dayglow-coloured drinks…! There were even a pair of spirits having a fight in the middle of the bar! He would never become accustomed to the world of spirits – NEVER!


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