Mirja mingled, not that she was really into the whole idea, but still, she was forced to do it for the sake of not looking like a tool, apparently. She wanted to just get to the auction, but no, there was wine and stinky cheeses first. Fine, she thought, I'll hang around and be the best dam mingler these people have ever seen! And it was this mingling were she was acosted by a man, in a tuxedo. He looked pretty dashing, if his gender was Mirja's type, she might even go home with him tonight, but unfortunately, it was one."Such a lupian beauty, I am enamored. Doctor Caanan, pleasure to make your acquaintance
" he said, a gentleman so that he lifted Mirja's hand and kissed it softly, before frowning softly and lifting her hand a few more times. "Your hands, so slender and elegant, yet have a weight I would not expect from a girl thrice your size"
he mused. Mirja smiled and gave him the best curtsy she could manage.
"Trade secret, I am afraid, Doctor Caanan. But it is lovely to meet you, I am Mirja Eeola" she replied. The man was clearly enticed by her, staring into her eyes, and watching her ears twitch, it was a bit flattering after Arianda to have some flirt rather than just take. It didn't go much further, however, as they were invited into the auction proper, to begin a bid on many different items.
It was anarchy, to Mirja. Everyone throwing their money at useless baubles, nothing of any good at all. But then, Mirja saw what she was coming for, the Damos Gem. She could see the aura surrounding it, and gave a broad grin. Trying to bid for it, she was far from the only person why wanted it, and eventually it went to Doctor Caanan, of all people. The fates were fickle, but maybe she could work them out, none the less.The auction ended eventually, and then came the after-party. She mingled a little, before the good doctor found her, and they chatted. He was suave, civilized, and knew how to talk to a woman. Come the end of the night, she was invited back to his for the night, and she couldn't help but accept. She knew were it would lead her, but really wanted the gem, so she made sure to follow.
Mirja's foresight was pretty solid. It turned out the night ended exactly how she thought. A few glasses of wine, some more smooth talk, and some well made ice cream, and Mirja was in the bedroom, being very careful not to break him. Unfortunately he turned out to be human, so his stamina could not hope to compete with hers, and he collapsed, somewhere between the sixth and eighth shot. he was quite a stallion but Mirja was a girl who could go all month. With Doctor Caanan out of the picture, she could focus on finding were he had hidden his little gem. The dress on the floor was beautiful, but the gem was priority, she'd come back for it if she had the Gem. She could sense it's fiery presence, and let it lead her into a basement, tucked neatly under the house.
Following it led her to a large, heavy vault door, almost taunting her with it's perceived indestructibility. Mirja put that notion to rest very quickly, but it set off alarms all over the shop. They were shrill and piercing, and she was going to call down everyone in this dam place, so she needed to get out fast. The Gem she had come for was on a pedestal, in a glass cabinet, which she smashed and grabbed the gem. The door behind her slammed shut and locked itself, before several vents dotted around the vault hummed to life and started to suck the air out of the underground storage. Which would have worked better if there wasn't a large hole in the door. A large hole she left through rapidly, ascending up the not-so-secret enterence to the basement, punching the two guys who seemed to be standing guard waiting for her to come out, and then Flash Stepping through a wall and out to freedom.
It was a shame to leave behind such a beautiful dress, but she had what she needed. Returning to the room she had been renting to gather Beowulf and her Shunshakusho, Mirja quickly dressed and then left the country by foot. A good cross-country run would do her good, and now she had this fire gem, things were looking up in a big way. She couldn't wait to try out their supposed fire powers. She knew there was something about it, but wasn't entirely sure what, exactly....
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