>>41561153<There were a number of different things they judged all candidates on when they decided who would be the new guardians. You were the best fit for Cloud out of everyone they could find.
""Hmm, well I suppose a cloud is even better than a bird, and I guess I might not be ordinary in that sense at least."
"Not that I can really see the title particularly suiting you, unless we're talking about storm clouds maybe."
>Quinn stretches a bit before continuing.
"So they're looking for someone unaligned to avoid seeming like they're picking favorites then. Not letting you just handle it probably means things getting messy would just play into the other faction's hands as well.
>The way the youth speaks about the situation doesn't seem like they're asking for confirmation, just sorting out the information so far on their own.
<But you interest me, so I've decided to play along.
"Well, I can't say I'm particularly thrilled to have caught the eye of the kind of guy my master seems like she was probably warning me about, but I suppose the job itself sounds legit enough and with how loose of a leash they seem to keep you on, it shouldn't impinge on my freedom too much."
"Still there's one remaining question...and, sorry if this sounds a bit callous, though I suppose you don't seem like the sort to buy into that whole hero of justice spiel completely either."
"Why should I get involved? It's an internal dispute after all, even if ends up affecting others eventually. Sure I'd rather innocent people not get hurt, but even if I refused to put myself into danger for their sake whatever happens wouldn't be my fault. I'm not really interested in fighting just to prove my strength either, so hopefully this family of yours can do better than that."
>Quinn glances between Hibari and the bird on his shoulder.
"That said, someone who fights the way you do probably understands that living as freely as you want doesn't always come cheap. Though your partner probably costs a lot less to feed than mine. Can't really get anywhere without him though, so if I'm doing a job I need to know that our needs will be met as well."