From his right, an older gentleman smiling as he watched the kids play around the fountain and to his left a couple fighting about something or other. Kurtz noticed the man who'd been yelling at his partner, a woman at least two feet taller than him, had begun to ball his fists in what looked like anger. Kurtz could feel a single drop of sweat beading down the side of his face and we beginning to get nervous. Was this guy going to hit her? She was way larger and more intimidating though...He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. As soon as they opened, the woman and her tiny man were kissing intensely as if nothing had happened. Kurtz let out a deep breath and felt VERY stupid. It wasn't even any of his business anyways. She could have taken him if it came to blows, for sure. He turned his head from it's not so subtle position watching the people sitting in the cafe around him and focused again on the paper before him. He began to write.
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Firstly, as always, i'm fine.
I'm still travelling and training and i'm sure you've done your research on the topic since I have been gone. I still want to be a professional hunter. It is dangerous and it is extremely competitive but it will eventually pay off for all of us...both figuratively and literally. You are adept at finding things like this out so I won't go into detail as to why and how it will pay off for us but please give me the benefit of the doubt. I already told you about J. Kuma and the list, I even sent you a transcript of it as he said it, there IS something real about all this. It's not some whim I have been following for a year.
I did get into a few fights and it was rather terrifying at times i'll admit...but I have visited three continents now and more places that are wildly different from home than I can count. I've learned quite a but about people and I have gained confidence. It's the big thing I was lacking remember? You and my father told me enough only a year ago. I'm not going to become a musician or a scholar but in the end something better. See? My words in action. I have gained some confidence.
I'm writing to you in the form of a letter because I know if we talked on the phone as usual, my words wouldn't hold as much weight and I wouldn't say what I really mean. I'm in the Esanian Continent at the city at the base of the Heaven's Arena you see on tv; at an outdoor cafe. No, I'm not going to enter the arena but it does sound interesting for a bit of extra money for a professional hunter, huh? (This is where Kurtz would laugh when his mother gasped in alarm)
This town reminds me of home in some certain ways that I can't seem to shake off. It reminds me of the week when father was working and you and I went to a different restaurant we'd never been to every day that week. I've found myself rather nostalgic when I eat at some of these places for that week in particular. It was when you told me it was alright for me to take some time to decide what I was going to do. I...want to do that again when I become a hunter and this time, i'll treat you. Dessert included.
I love you and I don't want to disappoint you. I will come home and see you sometime sooner rather than later. I promise. Several lines in the letter are skipped and the writing begins again on a fresh line. (This is the part I can't easily tell you on the phone because we both know how it would go. I'm sorry I can't say it easily to you in person but I mean it. Thank you for everything.)
Happy Mother's day,
Kurtz folded the letter and surprisingly found himself smiling. He missed his parents? Who knew? He sealed the letter into a simple envelope and in his clear handwriting wrote 'MOTHER' in all capital letters next to the destination address. She'd know it was from him in an instant, she'd trained in identifying handwriting after all. He took in a deep breath and slid the letter into a nearby mailbox then heaved his bag, baseball bat attached and all, and carried on.
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Kurtz 'Nero' Radel
2 SP, 500,000 Jenni, 5 RP
.3 SP, 75,000 Jenni
.4 SP, 100,000 Jenni
3SP, 675,000 Jenni, 8 RP
Intriguing! J. Kuma and the list?!
MORE PLEASE. So cool and mysterious! Another enjoyable aspect was Nero's personality shining through in his words and topics. This event is a unique way of seeing characters for the first time. Thank you for putting so much effort into your posts here.