“Eh? But getting plastered’s the best part. Arkin would agree.”
But, you can’t make people drink differently from how they normally do. Elyss doubts she could sway Murasaki anyhow. Maybe if she had Arkin or someone else as backup, but with the promise of heading out and doing other things, it’s probably best to not get lost at a bar. Murasaki probably doesn’t want to see the redhead that drunk anyhow. Elyss’ reputation is already a wonky thing. With a wave of her hand, she’d get the attention of the bartender. It wasn’t hard either considering she knows the old man personally. “Yo, two drinks. Plum sake for her and-”
“Now, is that anyway to speak after so long, young lady.” The old man would interrupt her, causing Elyss to stutter a bit and make a really exaggerated oopsie face. Then, she’d sigh and shake her head, looking almost apologetic and dismayed. Right after, her eyes would glow definitely as if she wanted to say something, but, instead of saying something, she just sighed, defeated and dejected. “Hello, papi.”
The old man would smirk at hearing that, his sandy skin seeming to lighten a bit just from hearing Elyss speak those words. “Gone for months on end and lost all your manners. Don’t forget who took care of you for so long.” His words seem a bit harsh, but it’s hard to miss the care that his tone is full of. Then, his eyes would train on Murasaki. Of course he recognizes the woman as one of the Captains of the Gotei, but he doesn’t make a show of expressing such knowledge and simply gives her a large smile as well.
“And I assume this is your date Ely? Dropped that big guy? What was his name again? Arkin? Well, at least it seems you’re into the tall and fair.” He’d chuckle as Elyss’ gaze would harden slightly, but it quickly softened as she groaned and rubbed at her cheeks. At least she’s able to keep from blushing or anything. “No, she’s not my date. She’s an acq… She’s my friend… And I wasn’t dating Arkin either! Just get us some plum sake already.”
She wasn’t reprimanded for that outburst, everyone already knowing how easy it is for her to get volatile even if she’s not particularly angry. The old man would oblige though, passing over two bottles and two tokkuri. Of course he poured their first drinks for them, but Elyss has a tendency to refill as she seems fit, so he just leaves it up to them to keep refilling if they get thirsty again. He goes off to take care of other customers, leaving Elyss and Murasaki alone once more. Elyss is busy grumbling to herself about how annoying everything is before downing her flask in seconds and pouring another. She’s that kind of drinker.