Kallis shook his head, trying to make sense of what was happening, in the process, Ironically becoming deaf to the antics of the various odd applicants in the process.
There weren't many people still about at this point, most of them having lost patience, or moved off to the cafe to rest. The only ones still nearby were the other, and the pale older gentleman with the sunglasses, who hadn't moved from his spot.
"Nngh," Grunted a frustrated kallis as he paced. " This CANNOT be a hoax..The information was spread through several corporations simultaneously, besides the fliers and the net. These people do their homework, they wouldn't have put it out if it wasn't confirmed... not to mention I dont think Lunatic Inc wouldnt notice either..."
The pale man grunted unintelligibly in what could have been response. Kallis ignored him, looking back towards the lamppost, trying to see what everyone could be missing. How could so many people, with so many methods have found nothing?
It was about that point that the troop of strange girls strolled up and ripped the flier from the lamp pole, prompting the feline looking man to totally overreact and flip out like a psycho, attacking one of them with hidden bladed claws. "
"Tch." Kallis' eyes narrowed as he pulled the sword hilt from around his neck, and pointed it in Milan's direction. In less then a second, a swirling motes of deep black began to form in front of the hilt, rapidly becoming a dense mass which shot off like a lightning bolt, extending from the hilt towards Milan.
Before he could react, the dark wave had wrapped around his torso, pinning his arms to his sides as it sent him slamming roughly but safely into the opposite wall and holding him there. It was like being wrapped in a mass of writhing, living cement. Perhaps even worse then the discomfort was the strange weak feeling slowly spreading through Milan's body from where the substance touched his flesh...
" Lets at least try to act a little professional, okay?" Cautioned Kallis, sounding a bit annoyed as he approached the pole, the length of swirling blackness shortening according to distance. He looked sidelong at the lamp post where the flier had hung. The space was bare, save for some residue from the tape. Kallis sighed, a bit disappointed. That's one theory down the drai-.
He stopped in mid-thought as something caught his eye while he turned to look at the strange girls, and more importantly, the flier they were holding.
"...'scuse me." mumbled Kallis as he snatched the flier from the girls hand, looking a little dazedly at the back. " No way," mumbled Kallis suddenly, slapping a hand across his eyes. " No freaking way..." He turned toward the pale man, and the others, looking bleakly out at them with eyes caught in a expression that made it seems as if he didnt know whether to laugh or cry.
"People have been here for days, combed the area with a fine toothed comb, scanned that pole with X-rays, and probably T and U rays too, " He said slowly, as he held up the paper and slowly turned it around so everyone could see. " But not ONE person, not one, Thought to pull up the flier, and look at the back? Seriously?" he said, as he pointed to the back of the flier, whereupon there was printed a set of Coordinates, in large bold print no less, plain to see.
The man in the sunglasses chuckled, finally coming out of his lean. " Clever." He said, enigmatically as he scratched his chin, grinning.
"HOW IS THIS CLEVER?!" Exclaimed Kallis on the verge of throwing a fit. This seemed like the opposite of clever to him, it seemed simple, and it made him feel like maybe himself and the rest of the applicants were a bit simple for not figuring it out sooner.
The man chuckled again as he approached Kallis, taking the flier out of the young man's unresisting grip. He turned it over, reading a few lines before chuckling agin and reading aloud," -After arriving at the specified location, you shall receive further instructions. Well then," He said with a grin, slapping the paper pointedly, " Further instructions received."
He patted Kallis shoulder consolingly while the young man glowered at him. " Dont take it so hard kid, Im willingly to bet this whole thing was planned to work out like this. You're in the business too long, your start relying on the abnormal, start missing the simple things. All the spells and and tech in the world wont help ya if ya got no common sense." he looked around, noting the dwindling number of applicants remaining nearby. " Patience probably got something to do with it too... I was kinda waitin for someone to figure it out myself, let someone else do the legwork. Looks like you got lucky with that."
The man looked at the coordinates again, scratching his chin in thought. " Yeah... I know where this is, not too far from here. Kind of a confusin' warren of a place though. I could lead you there, you know, save you a bit of time, me knowing the way in all." he said, looking at Kallis. Young man sighed, running a hand through is hair in exasperation. " Sure why not," he said tiredly. " Im kinda just ready to get this over with." he looked at the other applicants still gathered about."What about them?"
The man shrugged." They can come if they want. Not going to bend over trying to get em to though." he said, as he started walking. "Liable to get lost without me though, less one of em owns a personal satellite." He waved a finger into the sky. "Active port, no fly zone for the orbits ya know."
With that said the man and Kallis began making their way off, Kallis looking back quizzically to see if any of the others followed.