You walk into the Mexican themed pub, and take a seat at the bar. The smells from the kitchen waft over you. It smells like spice and other exotic smells. There are performers playing various types of music on the stage. There's a bar stocked with various types of Mexican beer. The chefs will make any meal... as long as it's a traditional Mexican meal.
It is right after the big lunch rush that Hailey arrives at El Rincon del Diablo. She'd had to move her schedule around a bit to be able to satisfy her craving for Mexican food, seeing as she'd developed a deep hate for lunch rush. As soon as she walks in, she takes a turn for one of the stools. It's too early for alcohol, so she settles for a coke until she decides on what food to get.
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 18:15, December 5, 2019 (UTC)
Regan's sitting further down the bar, since she didn't need a whole table to herself. She has an empty plate in front of her, and she's paging through the latest issue of Witch Weekly.
Hailey has yet to notice Regan, so rather than being friendly, she pulls out her phone, unlocks it, and open Witchagram, keen on finishing setting up her profile so she can browse through other vloggers' accounts.
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 19:26, December 5, 2019 (UTC)
The waiter asked Regan if she was going to order anything else in kind of a tired, slightly irritated voice. "There's all of..." Regan scanned the room and noticed the girl she'd met in Lincliff that one time... Poe or something like that. "One person in here," she said to the bartender. "I've paid for my food... why can't I just sit here? It's not as though there's people queued up for my place."
The mild commotion catches Poe's attention, if only because she's been priming herself to be more conscious of her surroundings. Blame it on her paranoia. She looks up, towards the source of the noises, and immediately frowns. It's the girl from the memorial. "Is everything okay over there?" she asks, loudly and firmly, looking between the waiter and Regan with a furrowed brow.
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 19:32, December 5, 2019 (UTC)
The waiter rolled his eyes and moved further down the bar with an irritated huff and some comment Regan couldn't make out under his breath. She smiled brightly to Poe. "Just fine. Fancy seeing you here."
Poe's eyes narrow into a glare as she waiter turns away from Regan. It only melts away because Regan is talking to her now, and being rude towards someone who doesn't deserve it isn't her thing. "I could say the same," she nods and smiles. "How are you?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 13:23, December 6, 2019 (UTC)
"I'm alright, you?" She asked. She considered sliding over, but wasn't sure yet if the conversation was going to move past simple pleasantries.
Hailey looks at her skeptically. The bottom line was that they probably didn't see her as a good fit anymore, and she'd just have to come to terms with it. "I appreciate the idea, but..." she trails off, and shrugs. "What about you? Where do you work?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 02:26, December 11, 2019 (UTC)
"I'm working on getting some art into galleries," she said, looking down. She glanced back over at Poe. "I... never heard back from the Three Broomsticks about my old waitressing job when I came back from... everything."
"Art, huh? That sounds cool. I don't know much about it, but I know there's a couple types... what do you do? Abstract, orrrr?" Poe asks, genuinely interested. Though as Regan continues, her face falls and she frowns. "I'm sorry," she sighs. "Honestly, it feels like the government isn't even trying to help everyone affected."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 01:52, December 18, 2019 (UTC)
"Because they aren't," she said rolling her eyes. "Mostly abstract," she said nodding slowly. "I can do portraits and stuff.... and some of that sort of thing is in my newer pieces. But mostly abstract."
She nods. Right around then, the waiter returns, so she looks towards him to order. "One burrito elefante. Water's fine," she smiles politely. She returns the menu and waits for him to head out before she turns back to Regan. "Remember how I mentioned I wasn't sure where I'd find a place I'd be comfortable in?" Poe smiles, "I found one. Moved in this week."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 18:22, December 19, 2019 (UTC)
"Congrats!" She said with a smile. "Where's it located?"
"Believe it or not, Lincliff," she admits. "It's right around the corner of Lupin Boulevard. That new place in Cornelia Street. I'm still a little wary, but I've been around a couple weeks now, and... I don't see any reason to believe the country will go to hell again."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 18:36, December 19, 2019 (UTC)
She nodded. "I'm familiar with the area. That's a good one. I'm glad you're comfortable," she said.