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 [open] luck be a lady

Denizen

Cowboy Bebop

27

Bounty Hunter

0

6

as played by Roswell
I felt like I was watching a dream I’d never wake up from…
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Jun 22 2018, 05:22 AM
The casino across town was a little too rich for his blood at the moment, but a shady little gambling den? Yeah, he could afford that. More or less. The most important rule? Don't gamble what you can't afford to lose, and with a little sleight of hand, that added up to a comfortable sum. He'd already doubled his money.

Sometimes, living half in the past could be an advantage, too. It made it easier to count cards, that was for sure. The others at the table hadn't had half the lucky streak he'd been having, but Spike wasn't stupid. He lost just often enough to avoid drawing any real suspicion. It wasn't like he needed to strike it rich in a night, he just wanted to ensure he had a bit of a buffer until he could snag a decent bounty again.

Leaning back in his seat with a chuckle, he flipped his face-down card to reveal another winning hand, "What can I say, fellas, Lady Luck's on my side tonight." Grinning, he reached for his drink; Luck may be a fickle mistress, but if you knew how to sweet talk her, she could be good company for a night.

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Xephyr

naruto

18

bodyguard

545

8

as played by Hippo
no one will ever tame this animal i have become help me believe it's not the real me
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Player Age 29

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Jul 19 2018, 04:02 PM
Spike Spiegel

Though Gaara was not part of the bad element anymore, at least not if he could help it, he often spent time in the darker Ipsum district. Normally it was for his line of work. The young sand shinobi had taken up a job as a bodyguard for people of import traveling to and from any part of the city but mostly to Malesuada. Especially the Red Light District. Things of ill repute went on here and most of the time they were looking for someone to keep them safe from muggings. Gaara didn't really have to worry about being hurt in such things. Most people here used normal weapons when they mugged someone, if they had powers beyond that they normally had a way to make money that didn't require such things.

Gaara's abilities would protect him from anyone trying to harm him that was a natural being and supernatural ones had to move extremely fast to get past his sand protection. So really this type of work was perfect for him, though it partially felt a bit wrong. After all, he was trying to build a life where violence wasn't always the answer and this life tended to lead to such violence. Still, at least he was helping people, not hurting them.

The man he was tending to today was at the casino trying his luck and had dismissed Gaara for the time being. The sand ninja had heard him say something to two friends that he thought Gaara had missed. Something about the red-head being a good bodyguard but being extremely creepy to spend any time around. It made Gaara laugh inwardly, honestly, though laughing outwardly wasn't something he did often. He knew the man was just being honest, and he couldn't truly blame him for his opinion.

Gaara had been watching a man that he was pretty sure was cheating. Sure people in the casino might not notice but Gaara was a trained ninja and he'd probably be considered blind if he missed something like that. His people had trained their ninja to be completely deadly, to always see when something was amiss. He still wondered how so many of his father's right hand men had missed Orochimaru taking his place. Still, he didn't blame himself for that one, after all he'd been away, hadn't been anywhere near his father. Not the type of relationship he had with him. Rasa had killed that chance the night Yashimaru had tried to kill him.

Gaara smirked slightly at the man's words and said just loud enough to be heard. "Luck can be a dangerous mistress to trust."

Denizen

Cowboy Bebop

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Bounty Hunter

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6

as played by Roswell
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Jul 24 2018, 06:53 AM
If he hadn't been confident in his skills, he wouldn't have bothered trying to get away with what he was doing. Especially not in such a shady place. People got shot for cheating in shady places. Not that he couldn't hold his own, because he could, but that was a really good way to ruin an otherwise nice night. So he was careful, kept it subtle, but he couldn't account for any exceptionally trained people that might have been milling around.

The comment from behind earned a chuckle, "Don't I know it." No, he didn't trust luck, that was why he was making his own. If he'd learned anything from watching Jet and Faye gamble with each other it was to tweak the odds whenever possible. Still, he made sure to lose the next hand, then finally turned to find out who it was that spoke up.

"Looking to join? Room for one more." it wasn't a full table, and if his gut feeling was right and the guy had caught on to his tricks, he might actually be interesting to play against. If he was as creative a player as Spike himself was, it might actually be like real gambling again. He had a comfortable pile of winnings, he could afford to actually play for a while.

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