Cassandra kept close to Equiste for it was quite a while since she has left the residence, still with Equiste by her side she didn't feel as alienated being outside. Here they could both see a waitress outside helping guests get seated. Noticing Equiste and Cassandra she the waitress rang a small bell and smiled towards the two.
Soon after the ring Cheng came out of the establishment with his arms wide open. "Cassandra my dear girl! I was so worried about you! You really should have at least sent a letter or something to tell me you were alright. Still seeing you up and about means you are doing well then?" Cheng was about to ask even more questions, but quickly stopped himself seeing Equiste. "Oh! Summoner Equiste great to see you again."
Cassandra smiled softly at Cheng and calmly replied to a few of his questions. "Yes, I am terribly sorry for not keeping in touch...things have been quite rough. Still I am doing much better now and I wanted to ask if you happened to have a room?"
Cheng hearing the request motioned them into the Drifting Lotus. As he walked them inside two waitresses joined behind Equiste and Cassadra. As they passed the stalls, both of them could see a number of different people here. Some looked quite shady, but everyone looked like they were here to have a good time and didn't disrupt anyone around them. Cheng led them to a private room like last time. Cheng bowed and stated that he would be back with the menu. As Cassandra and Equiste toke a seat in the room the waitresses brought in some complimentary green tea and poured each of them a cup before leaving.
Cheng returning with the menu's motioned for the door to be closed behind. As soon as the door closed Cheng looked at Cassandra while passing both them the menu's. "Cassandra since you are here could you later tell Hinderance that the preparations are nearly complete for his little trip? I have to say I never expected Hinderance to be a likely investor, but my has it helped." Cheng toke a look at Equiste with a smile. "Alright, well seeing as how you have a strong young man with you I will take my leave, just tell the waitress what you wish to order." With that Cheng left the room quietly leaving Equiste and Cassandra to their own devices.
Cassandra nodded to Cheng before he left and opened up her menu. "Hrmmm....."