It was for the best that Mereel hadn't seen or heard her reaction. Otherwise he probably would have busted out laughing as soon as he had lept from the roof.
Instead of laughing himself headfirst into the office building three stories below, Mereel's thoughts remained focused as he fell. He was able to transfer the momentum of his fall with a combination of tapping into the force to slow his fall and tucking into a roll as he landed.
As he recovered from his roll, he turned to face the building he just jumped from and looked up to where he had last seen Seo. With a smirk on his face, he gave the deepest, most elegant bow he could muster before turning around to accomplish his objective.
Thankfully, Theron city was tightly packed, and he didn't have to risk breaking his neck as he stepped his way across to the next rooftop. The lack of danger, and more importantly the lack of company, gave him some time to cool down and collect his thoughts as he made his way for the hovering light.
It occurred to him that he was being extremely reckless tonight. While brash decisions were par the course for him on battlefields, he hadn't done anything so risky at a social gathering in ages. He wasn't sure whether he was doing what he was doing because he was with Seo specifically, or if it was because the city provided him many more opportunities for stupid activities than any party at a Jedi temple or mansion could.
So long as he wasn't a slave to his emotions neither possibility scared him, but he had budged for his emotions - at least a little. He had been the first to compromise on the reading of the journal after all.
As his hand reached for the blue lantern now floating directly in front of him, he decided that the best course of action he could take for the night was just to cut back on his stupid stunts. There probably wasn't anything left to cut back on though, he doubted he could top jumping off of a building without committing at least a few felonies. He would save the real introspection for later, when he didn't have a friend on the roof of a building waiting for him to come back.
About a minute or so later, he found himself standing back in the middle of the alleyway that he and Seo had ducked into prior to taking to the roof. Blue-tinted sky lantern in hand. He had forgotten to take the spike launcher with him before he had jumped off the roof, but she had taught him an easy fix to his predicament. He could sense Seo in the force, so he reached out to her telepathically.
Got a present. Mind tossing the spike launcher?
Edited by Mereel Vaun, 23 July 2018 - 07:27 PM.