Recommendation? Oh, Elias knew plenty of pubs on the Muggle side of London that would give them the right amount of buzz they wanted after dealing with that idiot. But he wasn't sure if his partner would want to sit amongst the unmagical rabble. However, there was
one that was actually a wizarding one that played off being Muggle to accomodate both worlds. Elias didn't blame the owner. He did the same thing himself with making sure to currency in both worlds in order to survive. It was the smart way to do business, if he had to be frank. And it wasn't as if the goblins didn't like money in any currency."I know a few places we can venture. Actually, there's one that isn't much father from us now. About four streets down this way."
Elias pointed to their right. "We could pop in there and have a few pints amongst other drinks and a bite to eat if you're feeling a bit hungry."
He started walking down the street before turning around the corner to the right. When his soon to be drinking companion caught up, he continued down the street at a steady pace, artfully dodging around the rush hour Muggles that were making their way home or to Kings Cross. Elias stopped at a corner and looked around the intersection to see where he was exactly. It was when he looked down the street to the left that he saw his destination. Turning his body toward the correct direction, he waited for the crosswalk to allow pedestrians to walk before signaling to his companion to walk along with him. He wasn't sure if being in the Wizarding world so long made the other man less aware of cars and how much they hurt when you're hit by them...not to mention that magic wouldn't exactly hurt
the mechanical contraptions either. 'He isn't stupid, Elias, for Merlin's sake. He just doesn't know his way around London.'
the man berated himself as he rolled his eyes.
Finally, he stopped in front of a pub that wasn't exactly obscure but it was hidden away on a side street. Outside were a couple of tables for those wishing to spend their time enjoying the outside breeze and people watching while having a relaxing drink. Inside were more tables set up in a similar fashion as the outside and further inside was the bar with stools set up in front of it for those patrons who just wished to hang out near the bartender. Elias turned to his companion and with a flair, waved his arms while saying, "Welcome to The Conductor!"
Heading inside, he greeted the bartender, a good looking young woman who couldn't be any older than twenty-four. She had a brother about about same age as Elias and who happened to own the place as well. "Felicia! Long time no see!"
The young woman rolled her eyes and scowled at Elias. "You better be here to pay that tab of yours, Pri-"
she stopped short as she saw that Elias had company ands he narrowed her eyes. "Redgrave."
She then pointed her rag that she was cleaning the bar top with at Elias and sternly said, "You better be paying that tab tonight, Eli. Don't make me have my brother come by your flat to collect again.""Ah, Felicia, you know I'll take care of it. Monetarily or in...other ways if you wanted. Like last time."
He said with a sly wink making the woman blush furiously. "Anyway, you mind starting us off with two pints of your best? We'll be over in the corner there."
Elias pointed to a secluded corner and moved to sit there. Once comfortable, he decided to answer the other man's question that was asked while they were walking. He hadn't forgotten about the question. He just wasn't keen on answering it at the time. As it were, Elias was wary of even telling this guy...who was pretty much a stranger to him about what work he did. Ministry officials wouldn't appreciate Elias trying, for the last ten years or so, to combine the magical and muggle worlds together via magic and technology. But he would give the man an answer all the same that would hopefully satisfy his interests. "I own my own business. I've had it since I was about fourteen or fifteen. At first it was difficult, trying to make something for myself to...get away from my father's influence, but I had help from a friend and managed to make a name for myself. Now I just build things and sell them in bulk to companies for profit and gain more profit when the companies sell my products to smaller companies who then use the products to make smaller items to sell to the public. If any of that made sense, of course."
Elias explained as best as he could without giving away the fact that the majority of his technology was sold within the muggle world. The small amount of items he made in the Wizarding one dealt with making adjustments to something already made or tricking the Wizarding buyer that the new item they just bought was something exclusive. In fact, it was most likely that Elias took the broken item and replaced it with a muggle one that he managed to tweak and fix so that it could work in both worlds.
Soon, Elias will be able to say he managed to combine the two worlds into one.
Technology wise at least.