|Location: Main Office Lobby|
Task: To stay unnoticed and discover what’s the conversation is about.
Auris was certain he'd already checked everywhere. He'd searched the dormitory, the library, the training grounds themselves and every other corner of the area -- yet the whereabouts of his most recently written notes remained unknown to him.
They couldn't be anywhere else.. they had to be somewhere here. Unless a fellow soldier had stolen them, there was no way for the several sheets of paper to leave the training grounds by themselves.
The soldier sighed, frustrated, as his amber eyes globally scanned the floor near the main building when he walked past it for probably the fifth time by now. But this time, suddenly, they caught sight of something.
There was a single piece of paper lying in front of the office entrance. A faint hope sprang to life as his attention locked onto it.
Had it been there before? Auris thought, but he couldn't be bothered with the answer to this question before he quickly made his way over. As he approached the paper, he was just in time to hear hurried footsteps fade into the office; and could quickly catch a glimpse of someone entering the building.
The soldier didn't pay it much mind, though. It didn't feel relevant. Aching to find out if the paper was one of his notes, he picked it up and turned it over -- only to, much to his annoyance, find out it was something else completely.
Oh, come on! Auris growled quietly, knowing this meant that his search wasn't over yet. Where could his notes BE? He knew he wasn't the most organised person, but this just felt unfair to him.
Just as he was about to turn around and leave again, however, something else struck him. His eyes shifted back over to the office door, and now for the first time the answer to his earlier question occured to him.
No. This paper had not been here before.
Quickly connecting the dots, Auris figured that whoever had just entered the building had probably dropped it. And experiencing right now how frustrating losing your documents could be, it didn't take the soldier long to decide what to do with it.
Fine. He'd return it. Just head in quickly, give it back, build up some good karma and then perhaps finally find his own.
Taking the paper with him, he thus followed into the office shortly after. It took him a few moments to get a guess on where the individual had headed, but eventually he turned around a corner to see her standing in the far end of the lobby. It was Nadya, and apparently.. she was whispering?
Auris hesitated, halting his pace for a moment as he was struck with the fact she could be in the midst of an important conversation with the man standing opposed of her -- Andrei of the Flaming Forge, as he identified the figure.
He had no intentions of interrupting anything important, and thus considered just leaving the paper here and heading out again.. Yet he had barely turned back around the corner when one word in particular caught his attention.
And yet again, he halted -- straining his ears to try and figure out the context.
Demons? What about them? Was there a nearby outbreak of sorts? Clearly it was something they weren't allowed to know about, however, for else the two wouldn't have been whispering. But what could they be hiding about a topic that was this important?
Auris frowned, uncertain of what was going on here. And without even realising that he was about to eavesdrop a conversation, he remained still around the corner while trying to pick up more words from the exchange.
Something about this was fishy.