The park is empty, no life in sight. Animals, greenery, even the sun has shied away behind a blockade of grey clouds. It feels eerie as you meet up with your good friend under a deciduous tree.
Alfred clears his throat before saying, "Can we talk?" Despite the smile on his face, you can immediately tell something isn't right.
"Sure." You follow Alfred to a nearby bench and take a seat next to him. It's nearing mid-afternoon on a chilly January day, with a veil of thin snow still covering the earth. Why Alfred wanted to talk to you outside in the cold is beyond you, considering Alfred dislikes the cold, almost as much as he dislikes ghosts and standing on a scale. "What do you want to talk about? A new game you got?"
Able to sense your attempt at lightening the mood, a genuine chuckle escapes Alfred's throat. "No, most of the games I want are coming out later. There's actually this one-" He nearly continues rambling over the subject of upcoming releases, but manages