He was in the local bar in town, playing against three other strangers, bending low to the table, positioning the cue to hit the white ball just right. It was the shot of the game and he needed to hit the eight ball into the net to win. His lips cocked as he drew his arm back, hitting the ball, and leaned back as the black ball spun into the hole. Turning to look at the other, who all groaned in unison, he leant on the cue, using it as if it was a walking stick, "that'd be a hundred dollars, my friends."
After a long day, Jasper need to relax - release some stress and for the night, forget the past. Before he knew it, Jasper was pushing the door open to the bar and making himself deep into the room. It was then that his eyes landed on his twin brother, not having seen him in a long while. "Still the same as ever Jace." Jasper voiced as he came from one side and leaned against the pool table.
He turned to shoot his brother a lazy smile, not expecting to see him but took it in stride, he would have gone to see him but thought the boy might be asleep. It was quite late. "I should put a bell on you, so I know when you appear. You have a tendency to sneak around..." he trailed off as his competitors handed him crisp hundred dollar bills, "Merci beaucoup, mes amis, do not be downhearted, I am quite willing to go for another game," he offered but was given nothing but scoffs and shaking of heads, all of them walking off, parting ways. "Shame," he muttered, stuffing the money into his pockets, "I don't suppose you'll have a game? I'll only bet $25 since it's you, I usually bet $50."
Jasper watched as the men reluctantly handed over the money to Jace, pushing himself up to walk over to his brother before saying anything. "Were dukes, do you really need to take their money. We have enough of our own don't you think." He voiced but, instead of waiting for a responce he just walked past his brother, towards the bar. "Drinks are on you tonight..."
He shrugged slowly, smirking whilst doing so, "they shouldn't have been so confident in their abilities, arrogant assholes deserve to have their money ripped off of them," he protested and turned to follow him, lifting the pole back onto the wall as he walked, "and really? On me? I thought you had enough money of your own."
"A punishment for taking their money." Jasper stated while giving his twin a sly smirk. "A plus, i left my wallet in the car and i'm too lazy to go back and get it." He said as they finally reached the bar and Jasper plopped down on one of the stools.
"Well it's a good thing you are here then." Jasper waved over the the bartender who walked over to take their order. Of course he was hesitant but, after a few convincing fake I.Ds he agreed to give them drinks. "So, hows the traveling going? this just one of your stops or are you planning on coming to the academy?"
"Why would i have a problem with it?" Jasper asked with a raised eyebrow. "If anything i'm glad your finally deciding to stay in one place, travel isn't good for you." Jasper added before running a hand through his hair and taking a sip of his drink.
"I'm sure were pretty popular." Jasper replied, swirling his cup in his hand and as a result the liquid inside swirling also. "Two hot twin brothers seems to be something everyone already know about." He chuckled, not knowing if it were true or not but, he had already met a lot of people who seemed to know about Jace without meeting him.
"Well of course, I've become quite famous, being the twin that actually goes to the academy." Jasper joked, taking a sip of his drink after a while. "Guess it'll die down though if your going to be going there too."
"Well no, it'd be like fucking your daddy." The subject was humorous to Jasper but, seemed to be serious for Jace. "Whatever though, not like anyone would call me daddy anyways." He smiled softly before finishing off the rest of his drink. "So, been to the doctors lately?"
His lips had been on the edge of a smile, beginning to go back to joking with him, then it froze and quickly disappeared as the question sprung up. "Oh, um, yeah, yeah, of course I have. I've been slotted with one doctor here, making me a regular."
He looked over with a raised eyebrow. "Mind sending me his information then? Last time i checked you were avoiding it to go on your travels." Jasper responded, not meaning to start anything - just worried about his brother.
He hesitated, not sure if he wanted to really let Jasper into it...he was probably the only person who'd make him go to the appointments. "Yeah," he said eventually, "yeah, I'll do that. Do you want, uh, a background check? See if he was in prison?" He joked.