Prior to heading to the City of Light to fully recover from the terrible beating he had just recently received William Cadmus Helios journeyed across Asia to relax and recuperate mentally. While still in pain and battered and bruised he was not exactly aiming to interact with anyone else on this little field trip of his and kept to himself when possible while also taking the safest known routes. Choosing to meander a bit into nature occasionally kept him grounded and calm with such isolation having long since become the norm for him.
Walking through a wooded area, though by all accounts perfectly safe for tourists and wanderers alike, William signed and leaned his head back to let the sun's warmth bake his skin like it had for most of his life in Namibia. Somewhat dreading the oceanic cold of the Pacific the City of Light sat on William was grateful for the heat reminiscent of his previous home. Though the Skeleton Coast had it's fair share of cool nights, some even freezing cold due to the desert climate, brutal heat had been the name of the game there. As an isolated adolescent William never felt truly alone there so long as he could look up and see the mighty ball of gas and fire millions of miles away. Though he could never explain it he always felt a special connection to the sun and had grown accustomed to it's presence.
Looking straight on William continued making his way across the foliage-strewn forest floor the dull ache where his arm should be doing little to break his focus. Vowing to never be caught off guard again he worked to remain ever-aware of his surroundings and thus quickly noticed the haphazard movement of a stranger in the distance. Whoever it was clearly was dealing with issues of their own as they sluggishly moved through the woods before exiting from the trees into what seemed to be a small clearing of sorts. Thinking they may be wounded or need help William slowly and cautiously made his way over while keeping as hidden as possible eventually making it to the edge of the clearing. William kept an eye on the stranger from behind a particularly wide tree and waited to see what he'd do next.