Where a moment before there was nothing in a particularly uninteresting spot, two slightly more interesting figures now stood. Distracted passers-by, and even the few who had been looking in the general direction of the now-occupied patch of sidewalk, did not even notice that a man and a woman had materialized out of thin air.
"Phew." The man, who was the very definition of lanky, removed his embroidered tourist hat and used it to mop his brow. "Don't believe I'll be doing that again anytime soon. From this moment on, we use mortal transportation."
"Mortal everything," the woman purred back. "Those are the rules. Although we'll have to make an exception during regis
" She planted her hands on shapely hips and surveyed the bustling street before her; beneath candy-bright sunglasses, she narrowed her eyes. "Wait. Is this where we wanted to be? I don't see the hotel I picked out."
"Bast," the man sighed as he traded his hat for his glasses and began painsta