While normally Jhimas would have been the first to the meeting place everyone had agreed on he decided today he would try taking his time. He had been out that day, making sure all this equipment was sturdy and he had enough supplies for their mission. Many people in town either had umbrellas or were hurrying to find shelter from the wind and rain. Not Jhimas though, the cold and wet of the day reminded him of home, reminded him of Kholmos, the best friend that he couldn't protect.
The thing about crying underwater was that you couldn't feel the tears stream down your face, but on the surface you felt all of it. Right now Jhimas felt a tear going down his face, even with all the rain. But right now he had a small smirk on his face, thinking of his friend from long ago. He was in a better place now, watching down on him, probably mocking Jhimas whenever he missed his mark with a blade. "Lucky bastard, not like you have to fight anymore," Jhimas may have seemed like he was talking to himself, but he knew Kholmos was with him.
Jhimas then made his way to the tavern and dried himself off as best he could be going in. He wasn't the best when it came to understanding the ways of humans and the like on the surface but he knew that walking in to a place completely drenched was generally not appreciated. A man came stumbling out the door, clearly intoxicated, and eyed Jhimas before asking him, "hey buddy, why do you look like you're ready for a fight?"
It wasn't an uncommon question, Jhimas spent all his waking hours in his armour with his weapons on hand. "You never know when evil will rear its ugly head, I'm most comfortable when I'm able to defend those who need defending."
The man just scoffed and continued on his way, and Jhimas entered the tavern. It was a busy evening, that was no surprise given the weather. Jhimas wasn't the most observant person, so it took him a moment to notice Lin's music among all the other tavern sounds. But he did hear her and followed the music to find her sitting at a table right next to the portal, appropriate. "Good evening friends," Jhimas said as he took a seat opposite Lauk, "Lin your music is wonderful as always. Lauk...good to see you too." Jhimas always felt like he had no idea how to compliment Lauk, it didn't help that they weren't always on the most friendly of terms. He didn't know the whole story but he knew Lauk had a not so great experience with a demon of some sort and the end result was he didn't like cheese or fish. Good thing Jhimas was only a fish person or else that might have been awkward. They've warmed up to each other now, but Jhimas still felt like Lauk was a bit uneasy around him.