It had not been a matter of liking the Lion-Shifter more than the Gifted girl, but a matter of Baba Violette being asked to look after her by Nik; this made Lucia part of the family while Halle was still a gadje. The old woman was a traditionalist taking her time coming into modern customs. Outsiders could be okay, Orion's father had been one, but the old woman kept a wary eye on them for sake of safety. Orion knew it was a matter of time before Baba warmed up to his friend.
Watching the little blonde move into the building, Orion smiled softly before following her into the dark. His species did not need a lot of light to see making the dark back rooms they had to move through to get to the patron area easy to maneuver in.
The green glow of the tiled ceilings and walls gave the shadowy rooms a magical look to them. Tanks made to look like hanging pictures on the walls stepped them out of a typical aquarium into a Wonderland-esque environment. Such a building would have fit well into the Cirque. Halle basking in the coloured light made her look simultaneously magical and impish.
"It would upset me too. The only time I flame up is when I die, and then what would we do," he replied in a nonchalant tone. Orion walked up to the wall and touched the stone tiles. "This is cool."