@ReliusClover: SamJaz smiled, stepping out of the winging door.
He needed the air.
He needed to take a lot of deep breaths before he ruined someone else's evening.
He hadn't been joking.
He was glad that Crown took it that way and accepted the apology, but that didn't take away the guilt of past memories.
Memories he refused to lock away incase he made the same mistakes as before.
There was a warm heat in his pocket. FIshing out the source, he saw that Shufflecast had evolved. Now the face was sliced diagonally down the middle, one half bearing the same Jack motif as before, the other half bearing a white-haired Queen figure. The cards that formed the chain now alternated between red and blue.
He clenched it into his fist and punched the wall.
It didn't draw blood, but he definitely did some damage to his fist.
Deep breath... Deep breath...
Pushing the keychain back into his pocket, he walked back inside.
"Sorry about that." SamJaz told the barman, sitting down and placing some money on the surface. "J2O, apple and melon."