Meiro finds trouble too easily for Xero's liking, indeed he is known to invite it on occassion, but that doesn't mean that the bartender won't jump straight into a fight in order to defend his lover. However, do not be fooled by that seemingly protective hand. No, despite his looks, Meiro certainly does not need anyone's protection. That hand is a simply a warning, a gesture that says 'Keep out of this. These bastards are mine.'
Simply put, don't f**k with the bartender.
You mess with his wine, you mess with his bar, you mess with his boyfriend... Well, it was nice knowing you.
Xero and Meiro from the days before they acquired the Fang and Thief. Not much was different back then - Xero was still angry and Meiro still favoured leg-baring, feminine clothes. And, as usual, trouble was lurking around every corner. Because Meiro just couldn't help himself.
I'm not really sure what's happened here. Meiro probably picked a fight in order to have Xero come to his rescue, not that he needs it of course but he likes witnessing Xero's expressions of love. Getting into a brawl with two incredibly large men just for the sake of your lover is a perfect example of this. However, one of Xero's precious wine bottles got smashed somewhere along the way so the rules have changed entirely now...
Painted over a number of days. Because I am slow and easily distracted by Ameba Pigg.
--Xero & Meiro
In Fang and Thief / Boys Over Faeries © Laura Hunt / Gasarasrevolution