Work was as chaotic as usual for Dalton. People running in and out of the zoo at the same pace as usual and he'd keep up with every bit of the action. Dressed in a mascot suit during work he'd greet each person enthusiastically and when the day was over with he still had all the energy in the world to burn. Due to this he would often take trips into town. To various places to watch and to meet people as they came and went.
On this day it was that very reason that he'd come to the mall to begin with. At some point he'd met a group of younger people along the way and he'd spent some time at the food court. Chatting it up and laughing away with people he had not even known. Then they'd go along their way and he'd move on as usual. Dalton wasn't one to linger on how much it sucked being the only one with nowhere else to be. No, instead he'd watch people walk the length of the mall and greet people as they passed.
Dalton always found a great deal of amusement in talking to older people as well as the youth. Senior citzens were almost as much fun to hang around with in the mall because they were still very young at heart and thought hey had much more life experience they were still people he could get along with. Though there wasn't really anyone Dalton didn't like so long as they weren't hurting anyone else. While he wouldn't immediately step into a fight, if there was a clear disadvantage he would, especially if the person was smaller than those bothering them.
Dalton had just said farewell to a few people that had joined him near the mall Santa and he began to walk down toward some of the gaming stores. Walking with a cheerful expression and his thumbs hooked into the edge of his pockets; Dalton would make his way through the mall. The black and white fabric of his print t-shirt held the logo of one of his favorite old bands--Malice Mizer. Old groups were still treasured to him no matter the fate that had come of them and the worn-out print image on his shirt was evidence to how long he held onto the things he did enjoyed.
Life was to short to give up on the things you enjoyed just because they were out dated. You had to make things timeless. Dalton felt this way about a lot of things in life. He had no idea what was in store for the rest of his evening, but he'd take it as it came. For now he searched the crowds for someone new to talk to. Preferably someone attractive at least this time. The last group he'd run into were all much older and had many grand kids that were probably his age, but they were still nice to talk to. Older generations were so much easier to make smile.
Today had been a great day so far, at least according to the small Japanese man that was roaming through the mall. Why exactly? Well it had been his day off and he had been able to talk to his brothers, if even for a few minutes. There was one thing that Aki had hated about leaving his family, leaving his brothers. He adored the two of them, partially because he had helped raised them basically. Either way it had cheered him up a great deal to know they were both doing good. One could almost say he actually had a spring to his step he was feeling that amazing.
He had grown bored just hanging out with his kitten though and had decided to explore the town which had led to him roaming the mall. Nothing particularly unusual in that fact, at least for him. It had been common enough in other towns he had lived in. Today was a bit different since he was actually looking to get some items. Perhaps some early presents for his little brothers? It sounded good to him, it was just a matter of this mall had anything that his brothers might like.
He had been roaming for some time. Well, it felt like a long time to him since he hadn't been very successful with finding anything yet. Aki's former mood was starting to dampen a little bit. What sort of big brother would be if he couldn't find something for them? One of his hands ran through neatly combed silver hair, mussing it up a bit. Well, perhaps he would just to have to try another time or place? He muttered under his breath before looking up when a flash of color caught his eyes. He smiled faintly, slipping into line so he could order a strawberry-banana smoothie before heading on his way.
Feeling heartened by his discovery of a decent smoothie he continued wandering through the mall hoping that something would catch his eyes. It didn't take long before he started to get bored window shopping though and started stealing glances trough the crowd. It had occurred to him that he should likely to be more friendly towards people. Some of them could be his neighbors. He shrugged that thought off rather quickly, remembering he was friendly enough at his job. It wasn't that he didn't like talking to people, but he would only feign interest in some random person who had to gripe about all about minor things while he tried to work. Not to say all of his clients were like that, just enough that he didn't mind handling it but it still left him wanting for a stimulating conversation with someone that wasn't paying him. It wasn't too much to ask for now was it?
There was one thing Aki wasn't paying attention to, which he really should have been, and that was where he was walking. All he knew was one moment he was walking, and the next he had moved around a slower moving group and nearly run into someone. He yelped, mostly in surprise as he stopped short in his tracks. He was starting to flush, realizing his yelp likely would have been audible to a fair few people. "S-sorry" Aki said softly, his gaze drifting upwards, wanting to see if the other had actually stopped or kept going. He tugged lightly at the bottom of his shirt, a little irritated with himself.
(ooc: sorry this is....bleh x__x I kinda fail at open/intros sometimes x__x)