joker's always wild
but I just can't smile without you
Alright! This was her moment! Time to prove herself!
As good-natured as she was, Emi didn't hold any sentiment for religion. If someone believed in something, she respected them for it, to be sure, but the arcane trickster rogue wasn't the type to go on some religious crusade for or against a religion. She was on her own for 5 years. Religion didn't help her feel better from hunger; getting up and using her powers did, as did running the hell away afterwards. Emi wasn't without beliefs though; she believed in one thing and that was doing what it takes to survive and being successful, without harming innocent people, of course. Still, if a certain handsome-looking criminal that she happened to steal from gave her the opportunity to pay him back by working for him, then Emi was all set to prove herself that she was the girl for the job! Emi hadn't told the authorities about what she had discovered either. Keeping Wes' criminal activity a secret and playing along with the little act of the bakery was all too easy for Emi; it was almost second nature. All the circus performances might've had something to do with that, and probably also the fact that she wasn't exactly on the legal side of things herself. Unfortunately, she was not wearing a costume, or her regular orange and green outfit for that matter. For these extreme cold temperatures, she was tromping through the snow in her black boots, wearing an oversized ill-fitting greenish-gray coat, two scarves on top of each other, and a striped knitted hat atop of her orange bandana that she wore over her mint green hair. All stolen previously before this venture, of course, but that was another story to tell.
"...Ff-ffff...!" Emi was all set on proving just how resilient she was in the snow to the tough criminal men she hung out with, but while she was blowing into her leather gloves in hopes of warming it up enough to warm her face, eyeing those two handsome distractions (and possibly licking her dry lips in the process) caused her to hold her gloved hands too close to her face, allowing the metal from her brass knuckles that looped around her fingers on top of her gloves to stick onto her lower lip with a cold sting. "...kkkk!...aheheh!" Emi flinched at the minor pain before she emitted a giggle that emitted a cold smoky breath, wiggling her lower lip around by lightly shaking her hand and finding it absolutely hilarious. Then she quickly exhaled a warm breath, which allowed her to unstick the metal onto her lip. Given that she had never spent time in cold temperatures, as the tight-wearing circus probably avoided this place like the plague and she purposely moved to warmer temperatures during the winter, Emi had never seen this effect of cold metal on skin before. Good to know!
A reminiscent smile curved across her lips upon hearing Wes mutter his desperation about wanting a smoke. The way he talked was so cute, but even more so was that the smell of smoke kind of reminded her of "home" in a weird way. She couldn't place why, but she figured it had something to do with the fire and gunpowder that they used in performances at the circus. Either way, the comment made her thoughts return to the circus instead of the cold, and if only for a fleeting moment, she felt warm.
“Can’t believe I forgot them– You two got any?”
Dark green eyes glimpsed over at the taller guy named Kiigan with a smirk playing along her lips. Let the record show that Emi did give the handsome blue-haired hot head a few seconds worth of answering.
“You know, that aren’t stolen by any chance?”
Emi covered her lips with her finger tips to stifle a giggle at the adorable blue-eyed glare that Wes gave her in that moment as he accused her of stealing, much like she did to his "baked" goods. It was funny because it was true to her nature! She might not be interested in smoking, but she would steal cigarettes just to watch him look for some. Still, that glare only sparked the mischievous smile to grow more. "Hmm...!" Emi thought loudly with a gloved finger placed on her lip in mock thought. "Let's see.. nothing up my sleeves.." She slid up the sleeves of her over sized jacket to see if there was anything there, then smiled as she checked her coat pockets. "Better check my pockets!" In an instant, Emi comically began to pull out various objects from her small coat pockets. "Smoke bomb, smoke signal, smoke detector... smoked salmon?" She blinked at it in her hands in bewilderment with a smile of amusement, then placed it back in her small pockets and allowing it to disappear from her hands into hammerspace. Then, she began to feign pondering some more. "Hmm.. we'll need someone smoking hot for this to work.." Emi narrowed her eyebrows and bit her lower lip to stifle a giggle as she turned her attention over to Kiigan and instantly jumped, with a hand placed on his shoulder balance herself up as she used the other hand to apparently pull something out of his ear with her hammerspace spell. "AHA!" Emi exclaimed as dropped back down and glanced at it, "Aw.. it's just a smoking tobacco pipe," A sigh escaped her lips as she waved the tobacco smoke pipe in her hands, knowing that Wes was looking for a cigarette, "Looks like another pipe dream..oh well.. close, but no cigar! Hahahahaha!" Emi delivered the punchline before bursting into laughter at her own comical joke, causing smoky breaths being exhaled by the cold. She could have used her powers of laughter to make them laugh as part of the laughing in her audience, but she was trying to prove herself in order to be accepted as part of the team, so she wasn't going to do it just yet. Not when they only just started! Of course, that could all change depending on whether they were going to take their anger on her. They could always smile more.