Post by isis on Jul 26, 2010 23:14:56 GMT -8
Saturday, June 11, 2011
It had been a long night, and finally the crowds were beginning to dwindle down in the small wizarding pub. While many of the shadier patrons took residence at The Hog's Head halfway through the night, Isis still hated working closing shift. It was always a hassle to get the last drunk out of the place, especially if he wasn't done spilling all his deep, dark secrets to her or wasn't done flirting with her. She flirted back and listened as much as possible, of course, in hopes of a generous tip or two, but when it was five minutes to closing time, honestly, there was nothing more that she wanted to do than to walk over to the door and lock it, flip the sign to close, and sit over by the fireplace for a few moments before starting the cleaning process.
Stifling a yawn, Isis leaned against the bar counter, giving a weary smile as the man set down his finished beverage. "One more, lass."
"Sorry, Ian. No can do. About time for you to go home, no?"
With a sigh, the man nodded. "Aye. Reckon yer right. G'night."
"See you tomorrow!" she called after the man in her friendliest voice as he walked towards the door. Horace was a regular here at The Three Broomsticks, and he was interesting, too. Sometimes when he got drunk enough, he'd go on sharing stories of his glory days as an auror in the 70s, fighting evil, righting wrongs, and the whole shebang. Of course, she was pretty sure the man was making up the whole double agent thing, but hey, the stories were interesting, and listening always paid well. Got her sixteen sickles tonight. She picked the money up and put it in her apron pocket before taking Horace's glass and washing it before setting it to dry and turning to clean the bartop. It was two 'til the hour now. Maybe if she just pushed herself to clean fast. The pub was empty now. She could lock up.
So, that's what she did. She set the rag down on the counter and walked over to the door. Just as she had locked the lock and flipped the sign, however, she jumped as....