After the meeting with the Swanna, Leonard was left shaken to say the least. He wasn't sure how long he had spent curled up on the floor of his room, but once he finally found his legs stable enough to allow him to get up, he knew one thing for sure:
He needed a drink.
Preferably, somewhere away from the circus. He'd return - of course he would - but for now, he needed to be somewhere else. Somewhere that made a little more sense.
Fortunately, there was a bar almost next to the circus. It wasn't exactly like the clubs Leonard usually went to, but he was way past caring. Anywhere that served white wine of tolerable quality would be okay. So, he walked in and up to the bartender, ready to place his order.
Once his turn came up he ended up ordering a bottle of red wine.
It was automatic - the brand and the year rolled off his tongue as if they had done so countless times before. It was only after he got the bottle in front of him that he realized his mistake. Why had he ordered red wine? He never drank red, only white - the rule was strong enough for him to hesitate to take a sip from his glass. Not like he could return the bottle anymore, though, so eventually he caved in and tasted what he had bought.
It... wasn't bad at all. In fact, it tasted very familiar.
He had used to drink this same wine often with someone, somewhere... in a place that had felt like home. The reddish color of the drink made Leonard squint as it scratched the corners of his mind. There was something about that particular color and the way it seemed almost black against the bottle that bugged him.
Reds and blacks...
Why was the combo so familiar to him?
Derekari | sketch, flats, shading
1558 | lineart
Memory point for Leonard only!
Leonard you're doing this the wrong way around, alcohol is supposed to make you lose memories, not gain new ones
but hey now he knows he used to have someone to share good drinks with, so maybe it wasn't all bad despite the run-in with the Swanna-
he also gained a new friend!
Helioptile, Alolan Marowak / Pokémon (c) Nintendo
Kleon, text, art (c) me
MMMM LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUFL 😍😍😍😍