By the time he took his leave of Solonia he had lingered far longer in the Water Pipe lounge than he had intended to. The sun was already starting to dip towards the horizon and he had promised Ari to meet up with her at the Gather so they could walk it together. Why hadn't he arranged to meet her earlier in the day? He didn't regret his tour of the vendors earlier, now he knew exactly what was being offered and could easily play tour guide for the beautiful Ari. Then they could get a bite to eat and hit the dance floor as the sun gave way to the moons.
Siorbheth was kind enough to let him know where Ari was so he could meet up with her. As soon as he saw her he gave a shout to get her attention. As soon as she was close enough he could talk to her without yelling.
"Ari, I was starting to worry I had missed you," R'mia told her. "Sorry I took so long to track you down, I ended up getting distracted talking with one of the Wherhandlers. It's so rare to have a chance to talk to our nocturnal protectors."