It is something I wanted to try and would appreciate any possible feedback. If you came across an extract from a book like this would you be interested in reading it further? All comments are welcome.
“Shall I bring another beer sir?” asked the waiter upon approaching a table of three.
“Yes please and keep them coming, it looks like this conversation will take a while.” replied Magni with a hint of excitement.
“Are you really trying to tell me you are more than 2000 years old? and your friend here is similar age?” said Farah
“Well 2438 to be exact since you are asking and my friend is a lot younger than me yet still very old a mere millennium behind his belt. Plus you know magic exist but you don’t believe we can live so long?”
“Oy! you don’t have to talk as if I’m not here” said Mithra after downing a whole beer. “Ahh, thirsty I was indeed”
“Magic was a lot for me to take, but all this now complicates everything even more. Did you really spot me in that crowd yesterday? was it that obvious?” Asked Farah
“He actually didn’t, it was my keen eye” said Mithra with a grin “You were quiet subtle but I also noticed that injured bird on the side of the road yet I also noticed a small movement of your wrist and then it flew away. To be honest I wasn’t sure if I maybe just imagined it so I followed you for a while and you did it again that’s when I was sure and told Magni about you then he tracked you down and you know the rest.” explained Mithra
“Keen eye indeed, I realised I was able to heal others about 2 years ago but never told anyone since I was scare I will be taken for some witch or a freak so I walk around town and in front of hospitals or vet clinics and help others from a safe distance so nobody will realise what happened. I never knew who to turn to and that there are others like me.”
“You were right to keep it a secret, every doctor in the world would hate you for stealing their jobs” joked Magni. “Yes there are others like you but not many left today and not literally the same, I possess a wide range of skills and knowledge due to my age but for example I can’t heal anyone I can apply a plaster at best. I am more likely to cause the wounds than take care of them.” said Magni
“Pardon for asking in such a crude way, but what are you? a mage, god or something else?” asked Farah. At this point a lot of surrounding people looked at them with interest waiting for the answer with anticipation.
“I was called many things over the time, I might tell you one day.” said Magni increasing in tone “But lets not ruin a secret” remarked now loudly giving everyone around a harsh look and instantly everyone returned to their business.
“Do they.. do they fear you? they know about you?” asked Farah not hiding her great curiosity and excitement.
“Yes and they should. Oh I didn’t tell you, this bar is mostly for more.. gifted people and I happen to be a proud owner of it.” exclaimed Magni “You see that number over the front door? can you guess what it means?”
“Is it a number of free seats?” asked Farah, but that can’t be right, it says 6 but the place is mostly empty and there a lots of free tables.
“That is a number of ordinary humans in the bar” explained Magni
“That is rude” snapped Farah
“It is but it helps others to stay in line and not expose themselves, you should see this place when the counter hits zero.” joined in Mithr.