it was kind of surreal in a way, to look up at a giant electrical billboard on the side of a tall skyscraper and see his face. idly, he wondered if this was how pyrrha had felt every time she was in advertisements boasting about the golden hero. he certainly liked looking at her face everywhere, that was for sure. it was just kind of dreamlike to see himself in the clothes they'd put him in, on a billboard feet in the air, advertising fashion brands. he hadn't gotten into modeling on purpose, despite how often he bragged that he liked to look good. neptune was a little bit self-conscious in the long run and modeling was difficult here, but not impossible. all he had to do was keep in shape enough to remain fitted in the clothes they gave him, and that wasn't hard since he was so used to a training regiment back in remnant anyway. you had to stay in shape if you were going to bea hunter; you couldn't fight grimm if you didn't have the ability. then again, he knew a few professors people would call 'out of shape' that were more than capable. but he had to keep in shape now for the aesthetic value, which was fine, he'd hate to not be in shape and healthy anyway. the image flickered on the board and changed, and neptune had to let out a quiet laugh to himself and sipped his coffee quaintly.
he was friends with most of the other models he worked with, but he never worked too closely with any of them unless they were as 'exotic' as he was. he had to admit that, yeah, blue hair and dark skin would be considered somewhat exotic to some people, but he'd seen plenty of others with bright hair and crazy fashion senses. so, peering up at the ad, he propped his elbow on the table. bokuto he'd been around enough to know they got along well, but they were never put on shoots together because their aesthetics didn't meld. bokuto was taller, more athletic, but more than that, he could put on a much better 'heated' look than neptune could. maybe that's why neptune was most often modeling alone, while bokuto usually had dark haired girls around him. something about sex being able to sell or whatever, neptune didn't pay too much attention to specifics. what he did know was that, yeah, sure, bokuto looked a lot better than he would with pretty girls on him. even still, it was kind of amusing for him to look at, since he knew number one how obsessed bokuto was with his boyfriend, and number two, what an exuberant and excitable person he was. how anyone managed to get him to look serious was beyond him.
turning his gaze away from the billboards, he watched people walk by. it was nice today, not really super hot, and there was a pleasant breeze that sometimes picked up into a small gust. neptune would have missed the other person had he not been actually watching them as they shifted something around and some papers fluttered to the ground. a few more people brushed past them, otherwise neptune would have spoken up immediately. gathering himself and his coffee, he picked up the few little papers and held them carefully as he took long strides to try and catch up with the other individual. "hey!" he chirped, trying to be as non-threatening as possible, which was easy because no one could really accuse neptune of being dangerous. "hey sorry, you dropped these."
open | basically he's a big nerd and needs more friends. he's very friendly and all that, so yanno. do your thing.