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Postby Mervay » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:32 pm

AHSCA wrote:Satou smiled at Tess assuring she was ready to put up with anything for her and to declare herself an Islander and Satou a Mervayan just filled her with joy. Indeed she was now going to be a citizen of two wonderful lands. "And I'll do my best to keep learning all the great and wonderful things Mervay has to offer. I had so much fun when I visited you and it was so great!" And of course it was indeed what Satou thought it was Tess' proposal, her dowry to her, her request to make Satou her wife. "My wife..." Her eyes filled up with tears of joy as she embraced Tess "I love you so much too!" That hug could have lasted forever but Satou pulled away gently still gazing at her beloved. "Why don't I make us some tea? We can talk a little bit, catch up. I want to know how your trip was down here? Did you fly, did you come by sea?" Satou put on a kettle for them to have a cup of tea together. "How are your parents doing? And your friends? How is Mervay in general doing? I hope it's all great news to report?"


Kitan

"Aaah so you know exactly who it is?" She smiled "Well yes, Satou is a fine young woman and a fine employee of mine. She's found herself a good girl to love, she should be excited. I shall hope to see the wedding myself. I do go out of my way to see the important days of all my ladies who work for me, weddings included. And if I need to travel, well it's a good time I stretch my legs again after so long."

Tess smiled on joy as she could call herself an Islander as her beloved was now an Mervayan. They would be citzens of two wonderful lands and nations as they enjoy their lifes together.

"Then I will be glad to show you more of Mervay, we just were at the capital, I'm still have to show you the rest of the country."

Then the moment came, Satou was right when she thought that was Tess confession and her dowry, her request to make Satou her wife. Indeed she wanted that and she was happy to hear her now beloved fiancé say the yes.
Their eyes were with tears of joy, Satou was now gonna be her wife and so Tess was gonna be Satou's wife, they both loved the other so much and she was happy to hear that.

Their embrace would have lasted but her beloved pulled away gently. And she was right, they needed to get on touch and how things were going back on home too. Alongside having a tea too. And so she nodded.

"Sounds good. I'm on the need of that delicious tea you make." Tess grinned at her beloved as she put the kettle.

"Ohh. Things in home are same as good, nothing to worry about and the business is going fine. And about how I travelled. I came by plane and landed on The Embassy Isle for then get on a ferry, I would have loved to come sailing but the ship I have was an house itself too and that wouldn't work."

She told her smiling as she sat on the bed and looked at her beloved wife, so cute and pretty beautiful girl.

"My friends are fine, living their lives and enjoying autumn. As for mom..." She let a beat pass as she sighed.

"She was supposed to be on Port Aya with my dad but their travel got suspended as soon as it was confirmed The Queen was coming here too... So she now has two weeks added to her vacations for wharever she wants them to spend."

She explained, letting a laugh out as she grinned as she looked at her beloved.

"And you?? How are you doing?? How has been work at The Kitan?? And your grandmather?? Well I have millions of questions, such as when did you bought the hut and if you want me to pay me the half, something I should do. And when did you begun to work at the port??"

The Kitan

"Well, I'am friend of the bride. And she does tell me great things about her." She laughed with a toothy grin too.

"Satou and Tess deserve this wedding, they love so much and that I see on them is pure passion and love. Would love to see them together for all their lives." Her Majesty smiled widely and warm as she said that, happy for her friend to marry now.

"Well if you come to Mervay. I will recive you personally on the port. I can even act as your guide too."

She said winking and giggling too.

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Postby Cartoonia » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:10 pm

AHSCA wrote:"Well, maybe or maybe not, I'll have to feign ignorance at much of the greater world. We're from a fairly small out of the way village on Animalpolis but we do our best to understand things. But I'm glad you're visiting, where are you from?"




Himiko giggled a little with glee, "Yes sir, I did, most of them anyway. There's a few by some other local artists I agree to display and sell for them. But most of them are mine. Anything in particular catching your eye? Maybe you'd like to commission a painting from me? If I can't finish before the end of the Festival I'll ship it to you."





"Oh dear." Midori said with sympathy "A shame you don't have enough. you must understand the rates we charge are to ensure our health and safety here so alas I must deny you a night with any of the lovely ladies. But no need to go completely empty handed we can put on a little dance for you for the amount you have on you."


“I’m from Cartoonia, a country almost similar to here, except that it’s a little more, shall I say, industrialized”.




“Well, let see how much you charge for commissions, then I’ll see if I want a commission, I’m kind of on a budget”. Randy says going through his wallet.

'Oh perhaps I can get some funds transferred over here tomorrow'.




“A dance? I would love to see one”. And without a second thought, again because he’s buzzed, he gave his remaining island credits to the woman”.
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Postby Lux Pulchrae » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:19 am

AHSCA wrote:"All right, sir. Have a pleasant evening with us." She bowed and exited his room to return to the front desk. They returned to her a short time later him asking for the time. "Oh yes sir." She looked at a silver pocket watch of her own "It's just a little past 7 o'clock now, sir."


“Thank you.” Jose said as he set his watch to the correct hour, then turning to Lourdes “So? Dinner?” (OOC: just so I’m clear, it’s 7pm right?)

The small woman shrugged “Well, a rainy night doesn’t leave room for much else does it?”

“No, not really. The only place I can think of is the restaurant at the inn.”

“Besides the inn and the jail do you know any other places?” She smiled cheekily.

This caused him to change his expression from somewhat cheery to frustrated “Watch it! Ok? I’m not in the spirit to bring that up. Now or ever while we’re here. Entiendes?”

Likewise her smile faded too and her cheeks got red “O-ok. Sorry Jose it was only a joke.”

“I don’t joke about your mistakes do I?” Jose stopped and took a breather, walking a couple steps away from her then coming back “Look, let’s just go get some food. I’m hungry too.” They left the inn and off they went arm-in-arm to the Kitan’s restaurant. The rain wasn’t so bad. Certainly doable for walking. As they arrived, closing the umbrella Jose greeted the hostess. “Good evening. How long is the wait for a table for two?”

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Postby Nu Alaska » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:57 am

AHSCA wrote:
Nu Alaska wrote:"She seems nice," Ren commented about Madokami. "Homura must be too. Rain and night and storms are beautiful too."

When the maiden noticed Kiri and asked her name, she replied "I'm Kiri Mori, ma'am, and this is my sister Ren. Our mother's around here somewhere and her name is Sakura."

If Kiri was related by blood to Ren and Sakura, she certainly hadn't inherited any kitsune traits. Perhaps her father was human.

"I... didn't know yūrei could disguise themselves like that. I guess I haven't learned how to do that yet. I'm glad I'm welcome, though. I was worried that people in a holy place like this would think I'm an evil spirit or something..."
Though it was clear that she was worried before, she was much more comfortable now that she had been reassured.

"I definitely want to learn more, miss," Ren said. "Mom says it's important to learn about other religions and cultures. She's a messenger of the kami Inari, so she has to learn lots of things."

The formerly shy girl seemed very eager. Maybe she'd be like her mother someday.


"Yes, they are beautiful aren't they? Life here really is about ebb and flow with the weather and the tides. Anyway, Kiri Mori, A pleasure to meet you and your family. All very common names around here as well, you'd folks would fit right in. Your mother is the Kitsune woman, yes? I think I saw her enter with you. Oh and yes many yurei posses the ability to disguise themselves. Some are mischievous but still friendly, others just look to blend in and yes sadly there are those who mean harm. But I can tell you are a friendly spirit. We welcome spirits to pass through here between planes of existance, even those who might not be as kind but few seem to bother the guests. We make sure the grounds are charmed to protect against wicked forces of The Witches."

"Yeah, that's her," Kiri said. "I think she's trying to find someone to talk to about staying the night." Indeed she was.
She wondered to herself. Would she someday be able to make herself look like when she was alive? Would she even want that? But then the continuing discussion caught her attention.
"W-well, I don't think I'm ready to pass on to any other plane or afterlife or anything yet..." That subject seemed to make her nervous.

Ren was more curious about the witches. "Witches? I assume you don't mean quite like in the Wizard of Oz?"
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Postby AHSCA » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:47 am

Kyrenaia wrote:Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.
Fara smiled with a bit of pride: "Indeed I do!", she said, "I am even Captain of my University's Swimmer Team!" Her smile became beaming. "We are quite successful within Kyrenaia and performed well in some competitions abroad, but we have yet to really break through."
I smiled at the excitement my Lady was talking with.
"I mostly swim breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.", she added.

Ava Shabh.
Outside the Kitan.
I giggled along as Mika had her brain freeze, but in the end, I was silent, maybe for a long time.
"I doubt, that you mother would not be a great woman if you had your eyesight, Pina.", I said afterwards, "Sure, it would have shown itself in a different way, but at the end of the day, she would still be a great woman. I would love to meet her." I let a beat pass, glanced at my watch. "With that being said, I'm afraid, that I must depart your company. I have a date to prepare for!"
It might not (yet) be a romantic date, but I wanted to make it a good time for Ren!

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.
It took all my willpower to not take Marcella as my own here and then, to not ravage her on the cabin floor or within my small sleeping spot, but in the end, we only shared a kiss.
There was a bit of tongue involved.
It had clicked with us, back in the Hammam, and it was still clicking. I would not want to miss that clicking.
As our lips finally separated, I looked into her eyes and found nothing but love, nothing but sweet, tender love and I knew, once more, with whom I wanted to grow old - and why I was fighting for the change in the Marriage Law.
I pecked her on the lips once more and then whispered to her: "I think, that the tea is about ready..."


"That's wonderful!" Noir praised "To be very good and compete, you should be very proud. We're mostly just the free style ourselves just casual fun swimming."

"Yeah we have fun just swimming or splashing around in the ocean."

"Because Milli is still a child."

"oooh Noir, you're so mean! But it is fun!"

Outside the Kitan

"Mmm you're probably right! I don't doubt she'd be just as great at being her, if I had sight." she handed her empty cup over to Amika who could take care of it for her.

"ooh guess it is that time. We should get going too if we want to beat the rain. Have a nice evening, Ava, hope we run into each other again!"

"Have a lovely date. She's a lucky girl!"

Aboard the Harira

"That sounds lovely. Let's have a nice cup." And maybe be able to lift Aurelia's spirits some more by being able to have some pleasant conversation, but if she still just needed to be held and comforted, Marcella would do that too.

The Scarlet Eagle wrote:AURORA
"Thank you very much, replies Daniel to the desk attendant, before his family and him follow her to the change rooms.
Once they are there, the three of them thank once again the attenndant, before changind and stepping in the bath, naked as the day they were born.
-Phew, that's really good, says Henry as he submerges to let the water reach just below his nose. I'm glad you were assigned here dad
-So am I son, so am I, replies thr Ambassador to his son with a smile as he closes his eyes and just enjoys the moment, his wife snuggling next to him.

ANIMALPOLIS
"Well, seeing as how we are responsible for protecting our country's monarch, being prepared is something you learn from day one, replies Patricia with a small chuckle, confirmed by an affirmative bark from Gopnik, who wags his tail as well. We understand that your mother had her hands full after the war, we know what it's like, given the fact we were in a similar situation just 15 years ago. It takes time for things to get back to a semblance of normality, says the brown-haired Lieutenant Colonel with a small sigh as she looks to the ground.
-At least it's good to know the locals you protect are not that troublesome, continues Catherine with a happier tone. Now, before coming here, we did some research in books and such, and we found out that around a decade ago, something strange happened around here. Apparently, some rumors have been talking about a man who was fleeing something, who appeared here one day, only to dissapear again a short time after. Is it true?"
By referring to the raid that was conducted by their friend Ophelia like it was a urban legend, and asking it like she was a total stranger to it, Catherine wanted to hear if the operation was still in the local minds.


AURORA

The family being allowed to be in quiet and solitude with each other the attendants quietly worked outside keeping the area clean and restocking other rooms with fresh towels. The rain outside began, in their room the windows that dotted along the ceiling would show that clearly.

ANIMALPOLIS

They brought up the situation of The Raid. It was common knowledge in this part of the island among their neighboring villages so it wasn't that unlikely they heard it from one of the other villagers somewhere nearby. "Ah yes, yes. My mother could tell you quite a bit about that. That was on her watch, gave her quite a bit of grief back then. I think 10 years later she's a bit over it now but I'm sure it still weighs on her from time to time. Spooked a lot of folks around here. We had real issues with that during and after the war, with citizens being taken prisoner and never returned. I was still a kid when that happened, I remember we made a game out of it. Chant three times and the Ghost Soldiers will come to snatch you away! Hehe well anyway that was a long time ago, I think few are still worried something like that will happen again now with so many folks just looking out for us and being able to modernize our military some more."


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Mervay wrote:Tess smiled on joy as she could call herself an Islander as her beloved was now an Mervayan. They would be citzens of two wonderful lands and nations as they enjoy their lifes together.

"Then I will be glad to show you more of Mervay, we just were at the capital, I'm still have to show you the rest of the country."

Then the moment came, Satou was right when she thought that was Tess confession and her dowry, her request to make Satou her wife. Indeed she wanted that and she was happy to hear her now beloved fiancé say the yes.
Their eyes were with tears of joy, Satou was now gonna be her wife and so Tess was gonna be Satou's wife, they both loved the other so much and she was happy to hear that.

Their embrace would have lasted but her beloved pulled away gently. And she was right, they needed to get on touch and how things were going back on home too. Alongside having a tea too. And so she nodded.

"Sounds good. I'm on the need of that delicious tea you make." Tess grinned at her beloved as she put the kettle.

"Ohh. Things in home are same as good, nothing to worry about and the business is going fine. And about how I travelled. I came by plane and landed on The Embassy Isle for then get on a ferry, I would have loved to come sailing but the ship I have was an house itself too and that wouldn't work."

She told her smiling as she sat on the bed and looked at her beloved wife, so cute and pretty beautiful girl.

"My friends are fine, living their lives and enjoying autumn. As for mom..." She let a beat pass as she sighed.

"She was supposed to be on Port Aya with my dad but their travel got suspended as soon as it was confirmed The Queen was coming here too... So she now has two weeks added to her vacations for wharever she wants them to spend."

She explained, letting a laugh out as she grinned as she looked at her beloved.

"And you?? How are you doing?? How has been work at The Kitan?? And your grandmather?? Well I have millions of questions, such as when did you bought the hut and if you want me to pay me the half, something I should do. And when did you begun to work at the port??"

The Kitan

"Well, I'am friend of the bride. And she does tell me great things about her." She laughed with a toothy grin too.

"Satou and Tess deserve this wedding, they love so much and that I see on them is pure passion and love. Would love to see them together for all their lives." Her Majesty smiled widely and warm as she said that, happy for her friend to marry now.

"Well if you come to Mervay. I will recive you personally on the port. I can even act as your guide too."

She said winking and giggling too.



Satou smiled, it seemed everything was going well for Tess, her family and friends, things in Mevay in general. "That sounds wonderful!" She poured a couple of cups for them of some hot green tea she made. "I'm glad everything is going well. And you said your Queen is here too? She's visiting? That's amazing! I hadn't heard anything in the news regarding official visits and much of the Government are on break as well so something tells me she's like you, hear to enjoy the islands as a vacationer more than an important head of state. And like you, I bet she's gonna really like it here. Maybe not find someone to marry, though I won't say never, but like it a lot! And well as long as I brought it up. I was thinking after your time here, you and I could go back to Mervay again for a visit. I have plenty of money left over I can get us a ship ticket we can sail back together to extend our time even more. Although now if we're going to officially marry each other, maybe that time would be good to have our real Mervay wedding! But only if it can make it work, after all it's your special day too and you deserve to have all those that love you come see it. While here you and I can have our islander wedding and be sealed here and then to Mervay where we do it again. The best of both our countries and our love of each other."

The Kitan
Tsubaki smiled "Why, Agusta, I'd be most honored to be your special guest on a visit to Mervay! Consider it done. I'll make arrangements to keep the Kitan running in my absence and I'll take a trip to Mervay where I'd be delighted to be your special guest. Honestly it's been a long time since I was in a city, maybe a good two-maybe-three-centuries. So I'm sure quite a bit has changed since then!"


Cartoonia wrote:“I’m from Cartoonia, a country almost similar to here, except that it’s a little more, shall I say, industrialized”.



“Well, let see how much you charge for commissions, then I’ll see if I want a commission, I’m kind of on a budget”. Randy says going through his wallet.

'Oh perhaps I can get some funds transferred over here tomorrow'.



“A dance? I would love to see one”. And without a second thought, again because he’s buzzed, he gave his remaining island credits to the woman”.



"Ah, I see. Cartoonia, I think they were in the news recently, having an important election there by the sound of it. I wish it much luck in the future wherever that goes. We have ours every 6-years where we pick our Congress. But anyway that doesn't matter right now. I do imagine it's quite a bit more industrialized than we are, but that's just fine."



Himiko nodded "Depends on type, canvas size and material. Largest I offer is 128 centimeter by 182 centimeters up to five figures. For oil it will be 1,755,000 Island Credits. Smallest canvas size 30 by 40 which will run you for 750,000 Island Credits. For sketch it's cheap, only about 10-25 Credits a apiece. But I would highly encourage oil work, it's guaranteed to last you long. I can always ship it to you if I don't finish it in time. If commissions are bit much then you're still free to pick anything from the gallery."




"All right. One dance it is. Follow me." She lead him back beyond the curtain to a small room with cushions to sit on. She clapped her hands urging the man to take a seat in front of a small stage a few girls lit up the lamps with the bright glowing flames. Emerging from behind the curtain was a young lady who went onto perform a rhythmic belly dance for Homer. She wouldn't approach him or get close but her distance wasn't far and still she would give him a good show.

Lux Pulchrae wrote:“Thank you.” Jose said as he set his watch to the correct hour, then turning to Lourdes “So? Dinner?” (OOC: just so I’m clear, it’s 7pm right?)

The small woman shrugged “Well, a rainy night doesn’t leave room for much else does it?”

“No, not really. The only place I can think of is the restaurant at the inn.”

“Besides the inn and the jail do you know any other places?” She smiled cheekily.

This caused him to change his expression from somewhat cheery to frustrated “Watch it! Ok? I’m not in the spirit to bring that up. Now or ever while we’re here. Entiendes?”

Likewise her smile faded too and her cheeks got red “O-ok. Sorry Jose it was only a joke.”

“I don’t joke about your mistakes do I?” Jose stopped and took a breather, walking a couple steps away from her then coming back “Look, let’s just go get some food. I’m hungry too.” They left the inn and off they went arm-in-arm to the Kitan’s restaurant. The rain wasn’t so bad. Certainly doable for walking. As they arrived, closing the umbrella Jose greeted the hostess. “Good evening. How long is the wait for a table for two?”


(ooc: yes that's correct)

Stephy at the front to greet new arrivals, was asked how long a wait she took a look at her book "Let me see...Ah I can actually seat you two immediately, if you want to follow me." She lead them back to seat them at a table in the middle of the room. "This be all right to your liking?" She handed them menus to look at.

"Our special today is the d Island Trout, Fresh water caught from native streams, cooked to your liking. I can also leave you with your menus a few moments to let you look over some dishes. We also offer desert. For beverages, various kinds of alcohol, water, fresh juice, tea and coffee."


Nu Alaska wrote:"Yeah, that's her," Kiri said. "I think she's trying to find someone to talk to about staying the night." Indeed she was.
She wondered to herself. Would she someday be able to make herself look like when she was alive? Would she even want that? But then the continuing discussion caught her attention.
"W-well, I don't think I'm ready to pass on to any other plane or afterlife or anything yet..." That subject seemed to make her nervous.

Ren was more curious about the witches. "Witches? I assume you don't mean quite like in the Wizard of Oz?"



"Ah if you folks be needing a place, we will offer up a place here for as long as you need to stay with us. Oh and I wouldn't worry about that, young lady. Just stay close to your family or any of us fellow Maidens here and don't wander off by yourself and you'll be just fine. As for the witches, the witches I speak of our from our own canon of faith. You see Witches are not considered gods but high power beings born out of the dark cursed years born as a side-effect of Homura's lasting grief and Madoka's fading light. Witches represent the negative emotions of the world, greed, envy, destruction, wrath and sloth. To associate with the beings of darkness is a true betrayal of Madoka and can archive salvation through her direct purification. But that's a small group of spirits and entities, nothing like normal witches or those who profess to Wicca or Pagan beliefs. And for sure not a friendly yurei as yourself, young Kiri. It's only pure wicked we concern ourselves with. You won't see them here, not as long as Our Goddess blesses us with her light and heart."
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Postby Kyrenaia » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:57 pm

AHSCA wrote:"That's wonderful!" Noir praised "To be very good and compete, you should be very proud. We're mostly just the free style ourselves just casual fun swimming."

"Yeah we have fun just swimming or splashing around in the ocean."

"Because Milli is still a child."

"oooh Noir, you're so mean! But it is fun!"

Outside the Kitan

"Mmm you're probably right! I don't doubt she'd be just as great at being her, if I had sight." she handed her empty cup over to Amika who could take care of it for her.

"ooh guess it is that time. We should get going too if we want to beat the rain. Have a nice evening, Ava, hope we run into each other again!"

"Have a lovely date. She's a lucky girl!"

Aboard the Harira

"That sounds lovely. Let's have a nice cup." And maybe be able to lift Aurelia's spirits some more by being able to have some pleasant conversation, but if she still just needed to be held and comforted, Marcella would do that too.


Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.

Fara smiled and so did I.
"I know, what you mean.", the Princess said to Milhi, "It is very much fun - I would lie if I were to say, that I spent every minute in the water in competition mode and didn't have some playful fun... have to thank my little sister for that. Her name is Fadia." She smiled. "She is mostly the complete opposite to me, but sometimes, I get her into the water. She loves diving and exploring coral reefs. We did a little tour last year."
She let a beat pass.
"Say, would you know nice coral reefs around here?", she asked.

Ava Shabh.
Outside the Kitan.

"Thank you.", I said and then bowed my head lightly: "Moricil's winds brought us together, Moricil's winds drive us apart, but only for the time being. May Sulias be with you." Those were references to the Paganism of the Spiorad, the people I belonged to. They were far less well-known then the Gods of the Selkie. "In other words, we'll see each other again! I'll be buying the ice then!"
A moment later, I departed, a small spring in my step - sure, it was not exactly a romantic date, but maybe Ren and I would spent the night together...? We'd see.
We'd indeed see...

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.

I smiled, knowing, that Marcella would be there for me, just like I would be there for her, when she needed me - and I knew, that Aldhiyb was there for both of us.
I put the bags out of the water and the tea into the cups, a nice aroma soon spreading. A bit minty, a bit lemony.
"It's an lemon balm tea mixture.", I explained as I turned back to Marcella with two tin cups in my hands, giving her one as I sat down on the bed again. "It relaxes, but doesn't make you drowsy. Ideal when you are in stress." I shrugged. "Grandmother also has a secret ingredient, which she never told me, but that's the secret of secret ingredients, I guess..." I raised my cup, my spirits already perking up. "To love?"
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Postby Cartoonia » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:19 pm

AHSCA wrote:"Ah, I see. Cartoonia, I think they were in the news recently, having an important election there by the sound of it. I wish it much luck in the future wherever that goes. We have ours every 6-years where we pick our Congress. But anyway that doesn't matter right now. I do imagine it's quite a bit more industrialized than we are, but that's just fine."




Himiko nodded "Depends on type, canvas size and material. Largest I offer is 128 centimeter by 182 centimeters up to five figures. For oil it will be 1,755,000 Island Credits. Smallest canvas size 30 by 40 which will run you for 750,000 Island Credits. For sketch it's cheap, only about 10-25 Credits a apiece. But I would highly encourage oil work, it's guaranteed to last you long. I can always ship it to you if I don't finish it in time. If commissions are bit much then you're still free to pick anything from the gallery."




"All right. One dance it is. Follow me." She lead him back beyond the curtain to a small room with cushions to sit on. She clapped her hands urging the man to take a seat in front of a small stage a few girls lit up the lamps with the bright glowing flames. Emerging from behind the curtain was a young lady who went onto perform a rhythmic belly dance for Homer. She wouldn't approach him or get close but her distance wasn't far and still she would give him a good show.


“Yeah, it’s been a crazy couple of months with the election going on. It has been a crazy year actually, I just wanted to get away from the madcap world and go somewhere more peaceful, more down to earth. Which is why I’m here”.




Looking through his wallet, Randy finds that maybe he should buy something in the gallery, for his wife.

“Yeah, I might just buy something instead”. He looks around the shop and finds a particular small painting that looks intriguing. Something his wife would love. He doesn’t know what it is, but it has this eye appeal.

“Oh! This one catches my eye. How much is this?”.




The lovely lady has put on a wonderful show for Homer, and he loved it, granted he is still buzzed and will likely forget this, but in the moment he is enjoying it.
“Yeah! This is great” Homer cheers.
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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:34 am

AHSCA wrote:The much older gentlemen who was out enjoying the festivities...


En Route to the Kitan
"Right, right, thank you!" Eglantyne bowed slightly. "A friend of ours recommended it, from his last visit. He said it was a good stay for him — & believe me, he's not an easy person to please." She flipped her hair out, & then shook her head to flourish it again, though her tone of voice indicated intelligence buried underneath an almost overdone facetiousness. "Hope whatever trouble he was involved in here wasn't too bad, but I'm sure a royal penguin like him shouldn't have been too problematic," she said, playing with her hair again. "Anyway, I'm sure I'll be seeing you around somewhere. Goodbye!" Another vain flap, & she was off, followed by Mary. When the two felt that they were out of range of the man, the saintess turned to her partner.

"That was a little excessive, Eglantyne."
"I got a bit nervous, & I'm just really... relaxed, I guess." She stretched her arms towards the sky. "It's good to get out of that boring old city every once & a while not for work obligations."
"Mmm, yeah," Mary replied with her own yawn. "Here's hoping they have a room open."
"Oh, don't worry, Mary. I'm sure someone out there has something available, if we work hard enough. I wouldn't be surprised if a temple or something has got a place open, or something like that." She flipped her hair around again as they neared their destination, with Eglantyne gesturing for Mary to head for the sign-in, while she went to the restaurant for some ice cream. Preferably, a to-go sundae, in a Hong Kong egg waffle cone — something she heard of from the rare Psytrine children — if she could find it, though as she examined the menu, she still kept her eye out for any sort of ice cream.
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Postby Lux Pulchrae » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:55 am

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(ooc: yes that's correct)

Stephy at the front to greet new arrivals, was asked how long a wait she took a look at her book "Let me see...Ah I can actually seat you two immediately, if you want to follow me." She lead them back to seat them at a table in the middle of the room. "This be all right to your liking?" She handed them menus to look at.

"Our special today is the d Island Trout, Fresh water caught from native streams, cooked to your liking. I can also leave you with your menus a few moments to let you look over some dishes. We also offer desert. For beverages, various kinds of alcohol, water, fresh juice, tea and coffee."



"Yes this table is fine, thank you." Jose smiled as he down, taking his jacket off and putting it on the chair. They listened as the waitress explained what they had, then she asked what they would do "Actually, a couple of glasses of water would be nice and we'll take a moment to look around the menu."

"See anything you like?" Lourdes asked as she herself looked through the menu, puckering her lips as she read it "I think I might just get that trout she said."

"I don't know. Good thing I asked for water though, I don't think I've drank anything since we got here. I'll just ask for a salmon I guess." Being from the Spanish Coast, as the name implies, they both have had their fair share of diet in sea food. Fish was always popular like cod, mostly served as bacalao, and salmon. Shrimp was also typical and even octopus.

His eyes looked up from the menu and to Lourdes, who happened to do the same "Wine?"

"Sure" she agreed "When she comes around."

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Postby The Scarlet Eagle » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:59 am

AURORA

The family being allowed to be in quiet and solitude with each other the attendants quietly worked outside keeping the area clean and restocking other rooms with fresh towels. The rain outside began, in their room the windows that dotted along the ceiling would show that clearly.

ANIMALPOLIS

They brought up the situation of The Raid. It was common knowledge in this part of the island among their neighboring villages so it wasn't that unlikely they heard it from one of the other villagers somewhere nearby. "Ah yes, yes. My mother could tell you quite a bit about that. That was on her watch, gave her quite a bit of grief back then. I think 10 years later she's a bit over it now but I'm sure it still weighs on her from time to time. Spooked a lot of folks around here. We had real issues with that during and after the war, with citizens being taken prisoner and never returned. I was still a kid when that happened, I remember we made a game out of it. Chant three times and the Ghost Soldiers will come to snatch you away! Hehe well anyway that was a long time ago, I think few are still worried something like that will happen again now with so many folks just looking out for us and being able to modernize our military some more."


AURORA
When the rain starts pouring down, and the first drops of water hit the ceiling windows, Patricia raises her head to look at it.
"It reminds me a bit of our honeyoon first night, don't you agree Daniel? she asks her husband, still snuggled to him.
-Yeah, we believed we were the only ones in the world, nothing else but us two mattered to us," replies the Ambassador with a small dreamy smile as he kisses his wife on the forehead.

ANIMALPOLIS
When they hear Kiri telling them about the small game of chanting and the ghost soldiers, the two Scarlet American women can't help but laugh.
"Ha ha! That's a funny one indeed! replies Patricia. Anyway, fun aside, it's sad that your compatriots were spooked like that, but given the fact the War was still on your minds, it's couldn't be helped. Say, would you mind if we talked with your mother a bit about it? We have a friend back in the Empire who would like to write a book about local legends from all over the world, and I think this one would be good material for him."
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Kyrenaia wrote:Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.
Fara smiled and so did I.
"I know, what you mean.", the Princess said to Milhi, "It is very much fun - I would lie if I were to say, that I spent every minute in the water in competition mode and didn't have some playful fun... have to thank my little sister for that. Her name is Fadia." She smiled. "She is mostly the complete opposite to me, but sometimes, I get her into the water. She loves diving and exploring coral reefs. We did a little tour last year."
She let a beat pass.
"Say, would you know nice coral reefs around here?", she asked.

Ava Shabh.
Outside the Kitan.
"Thank you.", I said and then bowed my head lightly: "Moricil's winds brought us together, Moricil's winds drive us apart, but only for the time being. May Sulias be with you." Those were references to the Paganism of the Spiorad, the people I belonged to. They were far less well-known then the Gods of the Selkie. "In other words, we'll see each other again! I'll be buying the ice then!"
A moment later, I departed, a small spring in my step - sure, it was not exactly a romantic date, but maybe Ren and I would spent the night together...? We'd see.
We'd indeed see...

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.
I smiled, knowing, that Marcella would be there for me, just like I would be there for her, when she needed me - and I knew, that Aldhiyb was there for both of us.
I put the bags out of the water and the tea into the cups, a nice aroma soon spreading. A bit minty, a bit lemony.
"It's an lemon balm tea mixture.", I explained as I turned back to Marcella with two tin cups in my hands, giving her one as I sat down on the bed again. "It relaxes, but doesn't make you drowsy. Ideal when you are in stress." I shrugged. "Grandmother also has a secret ingredient, which she never told me, but that's the secret of secret ingredients, I guess..." I raised my cup, my spirits already perking up. "To love?"


Tsubaki

"Aww. nice to have a sister! In many ways Noir is like my big sister!"

"See, I tell ya, she's still such a child." Noir patted Milli's head like the good girl she was. "Ah, coral reefs huh? Those are always pretty to explore. There's quite a few of them off our coasts. If you're looking to go to one today or sometime soon, there's a really nice reef just off the beach here. Just head a little bit north and you'll see where many tourists like to flock to see them, so can't miss them."

"They are really pretty. I like them myself."

Kitan

The girls bid farewell to their new friend and let her go on to get ready for her special night. By 6 PM the rain came down in full but it wouldn't deter Ren. Nestled under her little umbrella she made way from home to meet up with Ava in front of the Kitan. She was dressed in a floral print yukata, very classy, her hair tied up in a messy bun with little rope strands encircling. She was a few minutes late now from the time it took her to get ready but she was ready to impress. "Oooh, good evening! Sorry I'm late. Hope I didn't keep you."

Aboard the Harira


"Here here, to love."

She inhaled the tea's aroma and took her first sips "Mmm it's very good! I could see me drinking this in the afternoons for sure if it's as calming as you say, and I already feel it."

her cheeks glowed with the hot tea warming her up inside.

Cartoonia wrote:“Yeah, it’s been a crazy couple of months with the election going on. It has been a crazy year actually, I just wanted to get away from the madcap world and go somewhere more peaceful, more down to earth. Which is why I’m here”.



Looking through his wallet, Randy finds that maybe he should buy something in the gallery, for his wife.

“Yeah, I might just buy something instead”. He looks around the shop and finds a particular small painting that looks intriguing. Something his wife would love. He doesn’t know what it is, but it has this eye appeal.

“Oh! This one catches my eye. How much is this?”.



The lovely lady has put on a wonderful show for Homer, and he loved it, granted he is still buzzed and will likely forget this, but in the moment he is enjoying it.
“Yeah! This is great” Homer cheers.


"Well, I'm sure glad you chose here to come. First night, even with the rain, it's already becoming another great festival."

"All right no trouble." She went over when he looked at another painting this one of a young girl swimming with dolphins. "oh that one, I like this one too. Not one of my own but an artist I sort of discovered one day and offered to hang it in my gallery. This one I can sell to you for 750 Credits as it's not too big. Really pretty."


Homer enjoying the show and Midori smiled

"Glad you're enjoying it, sir."

The girl danced a small time more concluding with a 360 spin and the dance concluded. She took a bow and retreated behind the curtain again. "Hope you enjoyed the show, anything more I can do for you today?"

Shwe Tu Colony wrote:En Route to the Kitan
"Right, right, thank you!" Eglantyne bowed slightly. "A friend of ours recommended it, from his last visit. He said it was a good stay for him — & believe me, he's not an easy person to please." She flipped her hair out, & then shook her head to flourish it again, though her tone of voice indicated intelligence buried underneath an almost overdone facetiousness. "Hope whatever trouble he was involved in here wasn't too bad, but I'm sure a royal penguin like him shouldn't have been too problematic," she said, playing with her hair again. "Anyway, I'm sure I'll be seeing you around somewhere. Goodbye!" Another vain flap, & she was off, followed by Mary. When the two felt that they were out of range of the man, the saintess turned to her partner.

"That was a little excessive, Eglantyne."
"I got a bit nervous, & I'm just really... relaxed, I guess." She stretched her arms towards the sky. "It's good to get out of that boring old city every once & a while not for work obligations."
"Mmm, yeah," Mary replied with her own yawn. "Here's hoping they have a room open."
"Oh, don't worry, Mary. I'm sure someone out there has something available, if we work hard enough. I wouldn't be surprised if a temple or something has got a place open, or something like that." She flipped her hair around again as they neared their destination, with Eglantyne gesturing for Mary to head for the sign-in, while she went to the restaurant for some ice cream. Preferably, a to-go sundae, in a Hong Kong egg waffle cone — something she heard of from the rare Psytrine children — if she could find it, though as she examined the menu, she still kept her eye out for any sort of ice cream.


If the party found themselves at the Kitan they would be again greeted by one of the desk receptionists, Natsume again taking the morning shift at the front before going about cleaning and tending. "Good morning, folks!" She greeted to them, "Looking for a place to stay or place to eat, you've come to the right place. Well let me see if I can find any open rooms." She flipped open the reservation book "Let's see, you're just in luck as we have one more room free if you don't mind sharing. Should be enough space. If you'd rather split I can suggest any nearby inns that might still have space for you. We also have our famous baths and next door is the restaurant and you're welcome there any time, no reservation or stay needed for either."

Next door Mary would also be greeted by one of the attendants on duty that morning. The menu did list ice cream mochi, a delectable that combined the sticky rice with ice cream filling.

"Good morning." The receptionist said after she returned after seating some guests, "Would you like a table, or shall I just leave you to examine the menu a while longer?"

Lux Pulchrae wrote:"Yes this table is fine, thank you." Jose smiled as he down, taking his jacket off and putting it on the chair. They listened as the waitress explained what they had, then she asked what they would do "Actually, a couple of glasses of water would be nice and we'll take a moment to look around the menu."

"See anything you like?" Lourdes asked as she herself looked through the menu, puckering her lips as she read it "I think I might just get that trout she said."

"I don't know. Good thing I asked for water though, I don't think I've drank anything since we got here. I'll just ask for a salmon I guess." Being from the Spanish Coast, as the name implies, they both have had their fair share of diet in sea food. Fish was always popular like cod, mostly served as bacalao, and salmon. Shrimp was also typical and even octopus.

His eyes looked up from the menu and to Lourdes, who happened to do the same "Wine?"

"Sure" she agreed "When she comes around."


"Good evening, folks." Their waitress greeted handing them glasses of fresh water. "I'm Shino who will be your server tonight. Have you made your decision?" She noted down the two salmon dishes and glasses of wine "Red or white?" She noted which they picked "We'll bring that out for you, if you need anything in the meantime, feel free to ask." She took the menus with a bow and left to put in their orders to the kitchen.


The Scarlet Eagle wrote:AURORA
When the rain starts pouring down, and the first drops of water hit the ceiling windows, Patricia raises her head to look at it.
"It reminds me a bit of our honeyoon first night, don't you agree Daniel? she asks her husband, still snuggled to him.
-Yeah, we believed we were the only ones in the world, nothing else but us two mattered to us," replies the Ambassador with a small dreamy smile as he kisses his wife on the forehead.

ANIMALPOLIS
When they hear Kiri telling them about the small game of chanting and the ghost soldiers, the two Scarlet American women can't help but laugh.
"Ha ha! That's a funny one indeed! replies Patricia. Anyway, fun aside, it's sad that your compatriots were spooked like that, but given the fact the War was still on your minds, it's couldn't be helped. Say, would you mind if we talked with your mother a bit about it? We have a friend back in the Empire who would like to write a book about local legends from all over the world, and I think this one would be good material for him."



AURORA

A young small attendant entered the room "Pardon my interruption folks, I just need to replace the lamps so you won't be left in the dark. Won't be long." She went around the room carefully as each handcrafted spout that poured out the hot water had a lamp on them which she pulled out one to replace with a fresh one to make the room a little brighter in the warm glow of flame.

ANIMALPOLIS

Kiri also got in a good laugh "Yup, the silly games we play as children, right? Only wish I could remember what the chant was...Just remember it was three times at night at the pond. The pond being a small little pond of water just off the town path there. Oh you want to speak to her about it huh? Yeah that should be okay. She may give you a grumpy exterior and a few looks but that's just her thing, I wouldn't worry about it. Come with me." She beckoned them to follow her along just back to her place where her mother was still, same place she left her earlier, outside on the porch enjoying the sunshine and breeze. Though now her baby boy was sleeping nestled in a little hand weaved straw bassinet. While he slept she took the time to read the daily news from AHSCA's state ran newspaper. Mostly outlining festival events, political news of the Duchess and Congress, opinions and other typical newspaper news. "Mother."

"Back already thought you were making rounds?" She set her paper down a moment

"I was but these folks wanted to talk with you."

"Oh with me?" she removed her reading glasses and set them into her kimono pocket.

"They're some visitors from The Scarlet Eagle. Wanted to talk about the ghosts,"

"Aaah." She did indeed furrow her brow a little and eye them up and down like she was suspecting they were some of those raiders.

"She does that with everybody who brings it up."

"You know what they say, dear, criminals always return to the scene of the crime."

"Yes, mother but I doubt after a decade. Anyway take some time to tell them about it."

"All right all right, have a seat. " She urged them to sit on a couple of wicker stools wide enough to be comfortable "Oooh right here, that's my grandson, her son. Takuya."

"See you got him to sleep finally."

"Took some doing but he'll be out a little while. Go on, dear, I'll take care of them and him."

"Okay. I'll be seeing you folks a little later, I'll be around town in the meantime." Kiri left them

"So you folks have an interest in our local happenings huh? Well not to worry, I really don't think you're responsible or anything, my daughter is right, I do look at everyone strange that brings it up. So what is it I can tell, you?"
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Postby The Scarlet Eagle » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:58 am

AURORA

A young small attendant entered the room "Pardon my interruption folks, I just need to replace the lamps so you won't be left in the dark. Won't be long." She went around the room carefully as each handcrafted spout that poured out the hot water had a lamp on them which she pulled out one to replace with a fresh one to make the room a little brighter in the warm glow of flame.

ANIMALPOLIS

Kiri also got in a good laugh "Yup, the silly games we play as children, right? Only wish I could remember what the chant was...Just remember it was three times at night at the pond. The pond being a small little pond of water just off the town path there. Oh you want to speak to her about it huh? Yeah that should be okay. She may give you a grumpy exterior and a few looks but that's just her thing, I wouldn't worry about it. Come with me." She beckoned them to follow her along just back to her place where her mother was still, same place she left her earlier, outside on the porch enjoying the sunshine and breeze. Though now her baby boy was sleeping nestled in a little hand weaved straw bassinet. While he slept she took the time to read the daily news from AHSCA's state ran newspaper. Mostly outlining festival events, political news of the Duchess and Congress, opinions and other typical newspaper news. "Mother."

"Back already thought you were making rounds?" She set her paper down a moment

"I was but these folks wanted to talk with you."

"Oh with me?" she removed her reading glasses and set them into her kimono pocket.

"They're some visitors from The Scarlet Eagle. Wanted to talk about the ghosts,"

"Aaah." She did indeed furrow her brow a little and eye them up and down like she was suspecting they were some of those raiders.

"She does that with everybody who brings it up."

"You know what they say, dear, criminals always return to the scene of the crime."

"Yes, mother but I doubt after a decade. Anyway take some time to tell them about it."

"All right all right, have a seat. " She urged them to sit on a couple of wicker stools wide enough to be comfortable "Oooh right here, that's my grandson, her son. Takuya."

"See you got him to sleep finally."

"Took some doing but he'll be out a little while. Go on, dear, I'll take care of them and him."

"Okay. I'll be seeing you folks a little later, I'll be around town in the meantime." Kiri left them

"So you folks have an interest in our local happenings huh? Well not to worry, I really don't think you're responsible or anything, my daughter is right, I do look at everyone strange that brings it up. So what is it I can tell, you?"


AURORA
When the young attendant enters their room, the three members of the Vincao family are a bit startled, enough for Daniel to have his hand move towards the towel underneath which his LAR Grizzly pistol is resting, but since the girl is not a threat, he simply rests his arm on the edge of the tub.
"Thank you Miss," he says with a large smile to the attendant once she has changed the lamps.


ANIMALPOLIS
When Kiri's mother details them, Catherine and Patricia show no reaction at all, although they know that the old wolf-woman is not aware that she is closer to the truth than she knows.
"Thank you for receiving us Madame, reply the two women as they take a seat across from her, while Gopnik lies down next to the baby's crib.
-Concerning this story, continues Catherine, we heard about it through a friend of ours who is researching mystery stories from all over the world, and who heard of this particular tale. We did some research on our own to help him, and since we were suppose to come here for the Festival anyway, he asked us to try and get some first hand accounts by the local population of the story, while he would try to research who was this man that apparently appeared from thin air on your shores one day, and who was apparently fleeing someone or something, only to dissapear after some time here.
-Apparently, from what we know, he was a very discreet person, adds Patricia. So we would like to know what the local population did when he arrived, how was he in his relations with others here, what you did as Sheriff when you found out he was apparently kidnapped, that sort of thing."
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Postby Mervay » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:51 pm

AHSCA wrote:Satou smiled, it seemed everything was going well for Tess, her family and friends, things in Mevay in general. "That sounds wonderful!" She poured a couple of cups for them of some hot green tea she made. "I'm glad everything is going well. And you said your Queen is here too? She's visiting? That's amazing! I hadn't heard anything in the news regarding official visits and much of the Government are on break as well so something tells me she's like you, hear to enjoy the islands as a vacationer more than an important head of state. And like you, I bet she's gonna really like it here. Maybe not find someone to marry, though I won't say never, but like it a lot! And well as long as I brought it up. I was thinking after your time here, you and I could go back to Mervay again for a visit. I have plenty of money left over I can get us a ship ticket we can sail back together to extend our time even more. Although now if we're going to officially marry each other, maybe that time would be good to have our real Mervay wedding! But only if it can make it work, after all it's your special day too and you deserve to have all those that love you come see it. While here you and I can have our islander wedding and be sealed here and then to Mervay where we do it again. The best of both our countries and our love of each other."

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Tsubaki smiled "Why, Agusta, I'd be most honored to be your special guest on a visit to Mervay! Consider it done. I'll make arrangements to keep the Kitan running in my absence and I'll take a trip to Mervay where I'd be delighted to be your special guest. Honestly it's been a long time since I was in a city, maybe a good two-maybe-three-centuries. So I'm sure quite a bit has changed since then!"

Tess grinned as she looked at Satou pouring the green tea on their cups, it was very hot, and something for this stormy evening.
When she heard her excited about The Queen, she smiled as she heard it, clearly everyone was here enjoying their time for leisure and just switch off a bit from the stress or just enjoy out of the modern world. When she heard that Her Majesty might find the true love, she chuckled after having swallowed her tea, Satou said that might not happen, but surely she will have fun here at least and that was clear.

"As you said. She will really enjoy her stay here, can be sure that will relieve all her stress after an long year." She said grinning at her as she swallowed all the remaining tea on her cup. "Thanks sweetie. I really enjoyed the tea, you always make it so good, I love it."

She smiled warmly as she truly loved that tea. Then Satou proposed an great idea, after the time Tess stays here they both travel to Mervay and spend time there and have their white wedding take place there, not only that but to also have their wedding here now along the way.

Clearly that was an great idea and Tess loved it, nodding entirely with it.

"Sounds perfect!! I love it!! Now we can be able to enjoy our time, extend it and have our wedding. Ohh you don't know how long I have been waiting for this Sweetie. I guess we have to prepare for the Islander wedding first then."

She smiled kissing her once again as she remembered to tell her about tomorrow's double date.

"Also I forgot to tell you something. I arranged with Kumiko to have an double date with her and her girlfriend. Hope you don't mind..."

The Kitan

When she heard that Tsubasa wasn't on a modern city since three centuries, she was surprised, not to the level of her jaw dropping but still surprised. Then she smiled and giggled.

"Then I guess we will have fun showing you how much has the cities changed. I think that I can show you an image of example as soon as we leave the bath, you will be surprised how much they changed."

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Postby Cartoonia » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:52 pm

AHSCA wrote:"Well, I'm sure glad you chose here to come. First night, even with the rain, it's already becoming another great festival."

"All right no trouble." She went over when he looked at another painting this one of a young girl swimming with dolphins. "oh that one, I like this one too. Not one of my own but an artist I sort of discovered one day and offered to hang it in my gallery. This one I can sell to you for 750 Credits as it's not too big. Really pretty."


Homer enjoying the show and Midori smiled

"Glad you're enjoying it, sir."

The girl danced a small time more concluding with a 360 spin and the dance concluded. She took a bow and retreated behind the curtain again. "Hope you enjoyed the show, anything more I can do for you today?"


“Yeah! Today has been great. Oh! Where are my manners? My name is Sho. I’m actually going to be staying here at this temple for tonight”.




“750?” Randy says looking through his wallet… only 450 left after the meal.

“Do you mind if I come back tomorrow and purchase the painting. I’m short on credits, so I will have to transfer my currency over here and get that exchanged”.




“I think that’s all my budget can afford” Homer says tipsily as he takes out his wallet and wiggling it to show that he has gone broke.

“But thank you again”.
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Postby Kyrenaia » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:18 am

AHSCA wrote:Tsubaki

"Aww. nice to have a sister! In many ways Noir is like my big sister!"

"See, I tell ya, she's still such a child." Noir patted Milli's head like the good girl she was. "Ah, coral reefs huh? Those are always pretty to explore. There's quite a few of them off our coasts. If you're looking to go to one today or sometime soon, there's a really nice reef just off the beach here. Just head a little bit north and you'll see where many tourists like to flock to see them, so can't miss them."

"They are really pretty. I like them myself."

Kitan

The girls bid farewell to their new friend and let her go on to get ready for her special night. By 6 PM the rain came down in full but it wouldn't deter Ren. Nestled under her little umbrella she made way from home to meet up with Ava in front of the Kitan. She was dressed in a floral print yukata, very classy, her hair tied up in a messy bun with little rope strands encircling. She was a few minutes late now from the time it took her to get ready but she was ready to impress. "Oooh, good evening! Sorry I'm late. Hope I didn't keep you."

Aboard the Harira


"Here here, to love."

She inhaled the tea's aroma and took her first sips "Mmm it's very good! I could see me drinking this in the afternoons for sure if it's as calming as you say, and I already feel it."

her cheeks glowed with the hot tea warming her up inside.


Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.

Fara nodded.
"I'll go to dive there, when I come here with my little sis.", she said, "As a little entrance into the coral reefs of the UIS." She grinned at that. "I'm sure, that she's going to love them!"
She let a beat pass.
"I want to take her along next year, if I manage to come back. Her and my big brother, although he is not much of a diver or swimmer.", she added and I nodded - although one would have to add, that it was not because Prince Okan was a lazy sod.

Ava Shabh.
Outside the Kitan.

Preparing for my date had been a surprisingly quick affair, most likely because the most important preparations had been taken care of already. When I stood at the Kitan's entrance at 6 o'clock, the rain pouring down onto the roof above me, I wore a classic, the Little Black Dress, that seemed to work for every occasion one might run into.
It was a simply cut dress, emphasizing the curves a bit, and a bit short, in neutral black.
When Ren came, though, my breath got caught in my throat.
I watched the little elegant figure, dressed in a floral-patterned Yukata under her yukata. Her hair was in messy, cute little buns. Ready to impress?
More like: Ready to give me a heart attack with how cute she was.
"Oooh, good evening! Sorry I'm late. Hope I didn't keep you.", she said and I was silent for a long moment.
"I would have waited eternities for but a moment to behold a beauty such as you...", I told Ren with a small smile, then offered my arm to link. "Shall we?"

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.

I smiled at Marcella's reaction, watched her cheeks begin to glow. She looked so beautiful... and I knew, that her beauty went deep.
"As said, Grandma Alaina serves that one in her inn in Seabhcóir.", I said and smiled, "The one I worked in as a kid, with the maid uniform." I teased her only slightly, remembering her cute reaction when I told her about it in the Large Hammam. "I have it with me, you know? And adult version, granted, but..."
I hoped, that my teasing would have the desired effect.
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Postby AHSCA » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:32 am

The Scarlet Eagle wrote:AURORA
When the young attendant enters their room, the three members of the Vincao family are a bit startled, enough for Daniel to have his hand move towards the towel underneath which his LAR Grizzly pistol is resting, but since the girl is not a threat, he simply rests his arm on the edge of the tub.
"Thank you Miss," he says with a large smile to the attendant once she has changed the lamps.


ANIMALPOLIS
When Kiri's mother details them, Catherine and Patricia show no reaction at all, although they know that the old wolf-woman is not aware that she is closer to the truth than she knows.
"Thank you for receiving us Madame, reply the two women as they take a seat across from her, while Gopnik lies down next to the baby's crib.
-Concerning this story, continues Catherine, we heard about it through a friend of ours who is researching mystery stories from all over the world, and who heard of this particular tale. We did some research on our own to help him, and since we were suppose to come here for the Festival anyway, he asked us to try and get some first hand accounts by the local population of the story, while he would try to research who was this man that apparently appeared from thin air on your shores one day, and who was apparently fleeing someone or something, only to dissapear after some time here.
-Apparently, from what we know, he was a very discreet person, adds Patricia. So we would like to know what the local population did when he arrived, how was he in his relations with others here, what you did as Sheriff when you found out he was apparently kidnapped, that sort of thing."



AURORA

"My pleasure. Again, apologies for the disturbance, please enjoy the rest of your time." she quietly exited the room to leave them be again.

ANIMALPOLIS

"Aaah I see doing a bit of research. Well good reading is good for the soul I do agree, wouldn't know what makes it so interesting to anyone else but that's only me. Now anyway let me start when he first arrived. If my memory serves, he arrived sometime in oh 2006 or maybe it was 2007 actually. It was a few years after the remaining peacekeeping forces had withdrawn so it was a bit unusual to see a strange man coming. I was still a deputy officer in the village at that time when he first came. We were mostly curious to be honest, you might think more afraid but honestly I think one man wouldn't scare as us much but he was a curiosity as I recall he was a ordinary human, not anthro like us here. Anyway, first year he settled in nicely, didn't seem to make much contact, kept to himself mostly. That's how it was for a while. I became the Sheriff here in 2008 a year before his vanishing. As the time went along, he did become a little more sociable, coming out for some town events, helping out where needed but still was fairly quiet and solitary, but friendly nevertheless. If he was fleeing someone or something, I do not know.

The evening he vanished well, that much is ingrained into my mind because I saw it. Too late to stop it but I saw it. As I mentioned at this time I was the Sheriff, I had been for going onto 3-years now. Late into the night I was stirred awake by sounds, sounds like machinery approaching. Quite odd it was, so I woke to investigate it. His place was at the end of the village near where the jungle lands begin and at that time I didn't have any vehicles so I had to go on foot. There wasn't much noise from the time I was awoken but when I got closer I saw several strange men wearing a great amount of gear. I almost engaged but they had weapons and goggles, so they'd have had a better shot at me than I would at them, given it was a moonless night. I saw them drag the poor man from his home in restraints. It was a very unsettling sight, something I hadn't seen since I was a teen during the war!"

She hadn't meant to raise her voice and her grandson stirred but he remained asleep. "Anyway, in the aftermath of that, there was a lot of people upset. I hadn't been the only one to see something that evening as those who lived close to the shore saw the vehicles coming and going, saw men on the beach. Fisherman out to sea had seen them. Everyone was afraid and I had to calm them down but it still cause a big problem. To have one of our citizens taken on my watch as the protector here. It was a shame, an embarrassment. I was even dragged before the Premier, that's the head of this island, to answer for it. In the end I had no answer, beyond I was outmatched, outgunned. I served in the war, I knew what my limits were, I survived once, I had a child, I wasn't sure I wanted to lay down my life or worse spark another reason for this war weary island to be invaded yet again." She sighed "In the end, The Premier cleared me of wrong doing, I was allowed to keep on being Sheriff here. Took the lessons learned." She sighed "My, my, I'm sorry if I went on that long story. Maybe that was more than what you really wanted or needed? I guess it feels good to talk about it after so many years."


Mervay wrote:Tess grinned as she looked at Satou pouring the green tea on their cups, it was very hot, and something for this stormy evening.
When she heard her excited about The Queen, she smiled as she heard it, clearly everyone was here enjoying their time for leisure and just switch off a bit from the stress or just enjoy out of the modern world. When she heard that Her Majesty might find the true love, she chuckled after having swallowed her tea, Satou said that might not happen, but surely she will have fun here at least and that was clear.

"As you said. She will really enjoy her stay here, can be sure that will relieve all her stress after an long year." She said grinning at her as she swallowed all the remaining tea on her cup. "Thanks sweetie. I really enjoyed the tea, you always make it so good, I love it."

She smiled warmly as she truly loved that tea. Then Satou proposed an great idea, after the time Tess stays here they both travel to Mervay and spend time there and have their white wedding take place there, not only that but to also have their wedding here now along the way.

Clearly that was an great idea and Tess loved it, nodding entirely with it.

"Sounds perfect!! I love it!! Now we can be able to enjoy our time, extend it and have our wedding. Ohh you don't know how long I have been waiting for this Sweetie. I guess we have to prepare for the Islander wedding first then."

She smiled kissing her once again as she remembered to tell her about tomorrow's double date.

"Also I forgot to tell you something. I arranged with Kumiko to have an double date with her and her girlfriend. Hope you don't mind..."

The Kitan

When she heard that Tsubasa wasn't on a modern city since three centuries, she was surprised, not to the level of her jaw dropping but still surprised. Then she smiled and giggled.

"Then I guess we will have fun showing you how much has the cities changed. I think that I can show you an image of example as soon as we leave the bath, you will be surprised how much they changed."


"I can imagine! It's been a long wait but now it's going to happen. You and me, the love of my life. I can't wait. We got plenty of time so we can see the Priestesses to discuss our marriage together and of course get Granny's blessing on it too, and she will. She really warmed up to you when you visited last and she cares about you as much as I do. I think she's really starting to change her mind about things. Ooh, a double date!? What a great idea, Tessy! Ooh and speaking of Kumiko..." She pulled out a book of wedding dresses "I had her bring me this. Mervay girls, wear these amazing white gowns right? So we could look at these and decide which is best for our Mervay wedding! Or maybe I could wear a tuxedo. I always have been bit boyish!" She giggled


Kitan

"Well that sounds like a great idea, then! I'd love for you to show me somethings and then you can show me plenty when I visit. Aah, truly a good vacation, I could use one. My girls will be able to run this place well enough. And Mervay sounds plenty nice."


Cartoonia wrote:“Yeah! Today has been great. Oh! Where are my manners? My name is Sho. I’m actually going to be staying here at this temple for tonight”.



“750?” Randy says looking through his wallet… only 450 left after the meal.

“Do you mind if I come back tomorrow and purchase the painting. I’m short on credits, so I will have to transfer my currency over here and get that exchanged”.



“I think that’s all my budget can afford” Homer says tipsily as he takes out his wallet and wiggling it to show that he has gone broke.

“But thank you again”.


"Sho, nice to meet you, Shoko. Hehe close isn't it? Oh staying here tonight too? So are we. Always a good affordable place. I mean it is free technically but we give a little back to show our gratitude. I try to give 5-each for us all every day we're here, if not then I will work for it."

Himiko nodded "I can set it aside for you and you're welcome to return for it. You can also put some money down now if you wish, but only if you wish, I'm still willing to put it aside for you. I'm sorry if the prices are bit high but it does help pay for supplies for myself or the patrons I take on."

"Very well," Midori nodded "I'm happy you enjoyed the show. Allow us to show you the door then." She escorted Mister Simpson out to the front door. "Have a pleasant day, and enjoy the festival."

Kyrenaia wrote:Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.
Fara nodded.
"I'll go to dive there, when I come here with my little sis.", she said, "As a little entrance into the coral reefs of the UIS." She grinned at that. "I'm sure, that she's going to love them!"
She let a beat pass.
"I want to take her along next year, if I manage to come back. Her and my big brother, although he is not much of a diver or swimmer.", she added and I nodded - although one would have to add, that it was not because Prince Okan was a lazy sod.

Ava Shabh.
Outside the Kitan.
Preparing for my date had been a surprisingly quick affair, most likely because the most important preparations had been taken care of already. When I stood at the Kitan's entrance at 6 o'clock, the rain pouring down onto the roof above me, I wore a classic, the Little Black Dress, that seemed to work for every occasion one might run into.
It was a simply cut dress, emphasizing the curves a bit, and a bit short, in neutral black.
When Ren came, though, my breath got caught in my throat.
I watched the little elegant figure, dressed in a floral-patterned Yukata under her yukata. Her hair was in messy, cute little buns. Ready to impress?
More like: Ready to give me a heart attack with how cute she was.
"Oooh, good evening! Sorry I'm late. Hope I didn't keep you.", she said and I was silent for a long moment.
"I would have waited eternities for but a moment to behold a beauty such as you...", I told Ren with a small smile, then offered my arm to link. "Shall we?"

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.
I smiled at Marcella's reaction, watched her cheeks begin to glow. She looked so beautiful... and I knew, that her beauty went deep.
"As said, Grandma Alaina serves that one in her inn in Seabhcóir.", I said and smiled, "The one I worked in as a kid, with the maid uniform." I teased her only slightly, remembering her cute reaction when I told her about it in the Large Hammam. "I have it with me, you know? And adult version, granted, but..."
I hoped, that my teasing would have the desired effect.


Tsubaki

"Oh for certain you must see them!" Milli concured They're pretty and just so lovely. And pretty much all islands have some coral reefs somewhere so plenty of time and places to explore. Some make up little features that look like underwater castles, others look like overgrown bushes into a mysterious wild land. So much fun to explore them!" Milli's tail wagged in delight

"Yeah for sure. Maybe try to squeeze in some sightseeing of them before you do leave. If you can. But fear not they should still be here next year as well."

The Kitan

Ren blushed and smiled and stiffened her shoulders a bit from being complimented by such a pretty woman. Glad she wasn't upset by her tardiness and she took her arm "Why yes, let's go in." Inside they went and the Hostess greeted them. "Welcome...Oh Ren! I almost didn't recognize you there, look at you so pretty."

"Hi, Yumeha. Uuuh table for two?"

"Let me look. Oh just be a couple minutes more."

"No problem."

Yumeha leaned in and whispered "Saaaay, Ren, how did you pick up a cutie like her?"

"Heheh I -- really just sort of met and well --"

"ok ok, no need to tell the story now. Anyway I'll be back just a moment." Yumeaha excused herself to check on the table. Ren cleared her throat "Yumeha. We work together. Well I mean...We're all pretty close here, and get along well with each other."

Yumeha returned

"Right this way, ladies and I will seat you." She lead the two of them to a free table "Here we are. Why don't we start you off with a beverage."

"I would like some white tea."

"White tea and for you, Ma'am?"

She noted Ava's choice of beverage and excuse herself leaving menus for them to examine. Ren was happy but still a bit nervous. Ava was quite pretty for one and somehow sitting here in front of her was different from when she escorted the lady to a room because now she wasn't just a patron, she was a date!

Aboard the Harira

Marcella had to choke back some of her tea the moment Aurelia mentioned she wore a maid uniform, well she mentioned that before but either way it conjured a very pretty image in her head of her in a cute maid outfit. Was it long and frilly, or short? Maybe it was more like a practical uniform which was still cute. "heehe sorry. The tea is great, just a little hotter than I think expected." She excused herself. "I bet you looked cute."
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Postby Kyrenaia » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:26 pm

AHSCA wrote:[...]

Tsubaki

"Oh for certain you must see them!" Milli concured They're pretty and just so lovely. And pretty much all islands have some coral reefs somewhere so plenty of time and places to explore. Some make up little features that look like underwater castles, others look like overgrown bushes into a mysterious wild land. So much fun to explore them!" Milli's tail wagged in delight

"Yeah for sure. Maybe try to squeeze in some sightseeing of them before you do leave. If you can. But fear not they should still be here next year as well."

The Kitan

Ren blushed and smiled and stiffened her shoulders a bit from being complimented by such a pretty woman. Glad she wasn't upset by her tardiness and she took her arm "Why yes, let's go in." Inside they went and the Hostess greeted them. "Welcome...Oh Ren! I almost didn't recognize you there, look at you so pretty."

"Hi, Yumeha. Uuuh table for two?"

"Let me look. Oh just be a couple minutes more."

"No problem."

Yumeha leaned in and whispered "Saaaay, Ren, how did you pick up a cutie like her?"

"Heheh I -- really just sort of met and well --"

"ok ok, no need to tell the story now. Anyway I'll be back just a moment." Yumeaha excused herself to check on the table. Ren cleared her throat "Yumeha. We work together. Well I mean...We're all pretty close here, and get along well with each other."

Yumeha returned

"Right this way, ladies and I will seat you." She lead the two of them to a free table "Here we are. Why don't we start you off with a beverage."

"I would like some white tea."

"White tea and for you, Ma'am?"

She noted Ava's choice of beverage and excuse herself leaving menus for them to examine. Ren was happy but still a bit nervous. Ava was quite pretty for one and somehow sitting here in front of her was different from when she escorted the lady to a room because now she wasn't just a patron, she was a date!

Aboard the Harira

Marcella had to choke back some of her tea the moment Aurelia mentioned she wore a maid uniform, well she mentioned that before but either way it conjured a very pretty image in her head of her in a cute maid outfit. Was it long and frilly, or short? Maybe it was more like a practical uniform which was still cute. "heehe sorry. The tea is great, just a little hotter than I think expected." She excused herself. "I bet you looked cute."


Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.

"Well, then we'll make a little scouting tour over the next few days!", Fara said with a grin, "It sounds fun." She seemed to think for a moment. "Wanna tag alone, both of you?"
I raised an eyebrow.
This was supposed to be a vacation.
But then again, Fara had not mentioned politics once, so maybe she was in the spirit of things and simply wanted them to tag along because they seemed nice - an opinion, which I shared.
My eyebrow moved down. Indeed, maybe it would do her good.

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.

On second thought, maybe it had been a mistake to go on a date in the Kitan if all of Ren'd colleagues were going to react like that - or if an over-protective older-brother-wannabe-boyfriend appeared, who I would gladly teach his place.
Well, nothing like a little fantasy of violence to pass time while waiting for that table...
Anyway, once we were seated, I of course pulled out the chair, we were asked for our beverage and Ren chose white tea.
"I'll take a White Tea, too.", I said, following her recommendation. As soon as her colleague was out of earshot, I told Ren: "It reminds me a bit of my Wing. We stick together. Let's not hope, that she gets as over-protective as my people with our younger pilots..."

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.

"Indeed I did.", I said with a smile, knowing, what Marcella had thought about, "Got me a lot of tips, too. Bettered up my pocket money quite a bit..."
It had not been a fetish-maid costume, but a very pretty and very functional one, which had suited me just fine. The headdress had been the cutest part.
"After Grandma sent me the current one, as a little reminder, that I'll always have a place with her, my other Grandmother asked me if I didn't want to wait on her for one breakfast. It was fun!", I recounted with a smile, "Since then, I did that just for fun every once in a while - once even in front of guests of state!"
I let a beat pass.
"Speaking of her, I have a message from her to you.", I said.
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Kyrenaia wrote:Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.
"Well, then we'll make a little scouting tour over the next few days!", Fara said with a grin, "It sounds fun." She seemed to think for a moment. "Wanna tag alone, both of you?"
I raised an eyebrow.
This was supposed to be a vacation.
But then again, Fara had not mentioned politics once, so maybe she was in the spirit of things and simply wanted them to tag along because they seemed nice - an opinion, which I shared.
My eyebrow moved down. Indeed, maybe it would do her good.

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.
On second thought, maybe it had been a mistake to go on a date in the Kitan if all of Ren'd colleagues were going to react like that - or if an over-protective older-brother-wannabe-boyfriend appeared, who I would gladly teach his place.
Well, nothing like a little fantasy of violence to pass time while waiting for that table...
Anyway, once we were seated, I of course pulled out the chair, we were asked for our beverage and Ren chose white tea.
"I'll take a White Tea, too.", I said, following her recommendation. As soon as her colleague was out of earshot, I told Ren: "It reminds me a bit of my Wing. We stick together. Let's not hope, that she gets as over-protective as my people with our younger pilots..."

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.
"Indeed I did.", I said with a smile, knowing, what Marcella had thought about, "Got me a lot of tips, too. Bettered up my pocket money quite a bit..."
It had not been a fetish-maid costume, but a very pretty and very functional one, which had suited me just fine. The headdress had been the cutest part.
"After Grandma sent me the current one, as a little reminder, that I'll always have a place with her, my other Grandmother asked me if I didn't want to wait on her for one breakfast. It was fun!", I recounted with a smile, "Since then, I did that just for fun every once in a while - once even in front of guests of state!"
I let a beat pass.
"Speaking of her, I have a message from her to you.", I said.


Tsubaki

"Mmmm..." Noir pondered "What do you think, Millihi, want to join?"

"Yah! That sounds like a lot of fun! You probably overheard me talking earlier, my husband is currently out to sea at the moment so it's kind of lonely to not have him at my side at the festival. But a festival with good friends like Noir and you two! Well that will make it much better!"

"Then it's settled. Consider us your guests. And seeing as we'll be friends on a scouting trip, best be informal. So please, you can call me Noir."

"And you can call me Milli, Millihi or Millhiore! Whatever floats your boat!"

"You can also call her Biscotti but it might make you hungry." Noir joked, maybe a really bad one but she couldn't resist.

"Ooh yeah everyone loves the fact I named myself after a biscuit but in my defense, I was 12 but I'm proud of it!"

"Ah well, we all have our names we are given or names that we pick."

Kitan

"Oh you'll love the white tea, it's delicious here. Ooh wing, like air force? You're in service? I think that's good. I served too, briefly anyway, a conscripted duty but I learned plenty. We all have to give ourselves to service of our state somehow, some military, some religious or some work in office. I guess I felt military duty would be just fine for me but that was a while ago, I just decided my conscription was enough and once finished I was discharged and well I ended up at the Kitan....And I'm starting to ramble. Can I say....You're my first date? I'm 19 so kind of pathetic I know. Just guess I was always too shy really."

Harira

"Good that you got to do something kind of fun and earn some pocket money and have some fun. Oh she has a message for me?"
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Postby Kyrenaia » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:42 pm

AHSCA wrote:Tsubaki

"Mmmm..." Noir pondered "What do you think, Millihi, want to join?"

"Yah! That sounds like a lot of fun! You probably overheard me talking earlier, my husband is currently out to sea at the moment so it's kind of lonely to not have him at my side at the festival. But a festival with good friends like Noir and you two! Well that will make it much better!"

"Then it's settled. Consider us your guests. And seeing as we'll be friends on a scouting trip, best be informal. So please, you can call me Noir."

"And you can call me Milli, Millihi or Millhiore! Whatever floats your boat!"

"You can also call her Biscotti but it might make you hungry." Noir joked, maybe a really bad one but she couldn't resist.

"Ooh yeah everyone loves the fact I named myself after a biscuit but in my defense, I was 12 but I'm proud of it!"

"Ah well, we all have our names we are given or names that we pick."

Kitan

"Oh you'll love the white tea, it's delicious here. Ooh wing, like air force? You're in service? I think that's good. I served too, briefly anyway, a conscripted duty but I learned plenty. We all have to give ourselves to service of our state somehow, some military, some religious or some work in office. I guess I felt military duty would be just fine for me but that was a while ago, I just decided my conscription was enough and once finished I was discharged and well I ended up at the Kitan....And I'm starting to ramble. Can I say....You're my first date? I'm 19 so kind of pathetic I know. Just guess I was always too shy really."

Harira

"Good that you got to do something kind of fun and earn some pocket money and have some fun. Oh she has a message for me?"


Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.

"Milli it is, then!", Fara said with a smile, "I'm Fara, that's Saida."
"Hi!", I said from my spot on my Princess' far side.
"It will be our pleasure to have you both aboard the Nasim", she added, then looked at Milli. "I'm really sorry about your husband not being here in person to celebrate with you. I know, how you feel... my Father often had to work on the days of Festival, he's in politics." Well, that was one way to describe it. "So, one day, before he went to work, he pulled my siblings and me into a hug and told us: I might have to work today, maybe other days, which we should spent together, but we will come together, have fun together, you three, your mother and me. On the calendar, it will not be a special day, but for all of us, it will be." She let a beat pass. "My apologies, I should not interfere."

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.

I smiled.
"This is my first date in a long time as well. Granted, back in those days, 'dating' wasn't exactly a thing, which one really did like we do it today, but it was one!", I smiled, then leaned forward, "Don't be ashamed, though. I am honoured, that I am the first, who awoke this flower's interest..."
I grinned.

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.

I reached over to a small cupboard, which served as my nightstand and pulled out an envelope. It was sealed by a wax-seal, carrying the personal sigil of the Ilkhana of Utica.
It was a personal letter.

To:Marcella Villa.
From: Razia-Sultana Umm Albilad.
Subject:

Dear Marcella,
I hope, that this letter arrives you in good health, just as I hope, that my Granddaughter arrived at your side in good health. How time passes... and how the love of two girls can change even the course of an Old Dreadnought... Love conquers all, they say - I can not say that for certain, but it certainly overcomes an old fossil at times.
I must thank you again, for being there for Aurelia when I could not.

Let's not talk about dark past, though, let us talk about a bright future: First, the most immediate. I hope, that both you and your girlfriend have a wonderful time at the Festival of Holy Light. Eat mochi and other sweets, have a blast dancing, sleep side by side with maybe only Aldhiyb between you, and do not worry about anything.
Secondly, and I'm afraid, that women like us can not do without this topic, the political future. I do not make many state visits anymore, that is true, which means, that those, who I indeed make, count as especially valuable to me. In 2020, I hope, that I finally get to come to the UIS as part of my return visit. We should leave the detailed planning to Miss VinoCacao and Vizier Safir.
Thirdly, the more personal future. It is something, which I need to discuss with your Mother as well, when we finalize eventual plans, which you two might be making soon, having to do with knots and tying two people together... anyway: I want you two to think about having children. Realistically. It might be important one of these days. Have fun!

Please give my best regards to both your parents, especially your Mother, as we still have to meet, and to young Gisella-Amira. I heard, that she made her diplomatic debut and according to my source, she did wonderfully!

Sincerely,
    Razia.
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Postby Danceria » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:43 pm

AHSCA wrote:The hot bath did them good, Fumio and Kaori were relaxed as can be now outside ready to see what to do next. Kaori mumbled "rain...." Noticing the clouding sky

"Mmmm seems our first night here will be a rainy one, my dear. It'll be okay we'll make due! Hey, how about an ice."

Kaiori lifted her puppet up and spoke through him "Yes, that sounds good!" She also nodded silently as well. "One lemon, one lime please." Fumio ordered for herself and her Kaori. Kaori starred up at the man especially when he seemed to offer to pay for them. "Oh, I couldn't impose on you, sir..." she removed her large sunhat a bit bashful herself. like mother like daughter it seemed.

ANIMALPOLIS

Shrines were often places of in-training Priestesses and often shrines to cater to the small out of the way villages. The dedicated would of course make their pilgrimages to the Great Temple down in Tsubaki on the southern coast but that didn't make the Shrines any less important. This paticular shrine was headed by Senko Shiba one in a long line of Matrons who had cared for this shrine for generations. She merrily swept around the stone path that lead upward to it. No job to menial, all Priestess work together, even the Matrons. "Ah, greetings, stranger!" She greeted the Prince when he stepped upon her path. Given he was human it was safe to assume he was probably from another island or another country, though it's not as though Animalpolis didn't have ANY humans among them. "Not from this village I can tell so must be a guest among us. So welcome, if you wish to enter than please pass along, if you need me to speak than I shall."


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Aurora Port
CURRENT FORECAST: Potentially rainy



“It’s fine.” Sabin would reassure the woman. “This is a Festival, no? Festivals are usually times of generosity.” Indeed, Sabin was praised on being slow to make friends, but those who are in need and his close friends couldn’t ask for a better man. Doubly so, when the description Aceus gave of the young girl he saved last year seemed to match with the young child next to the woman.

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Misakichi Village Shrine, Animalopolis


The silver-haired man would bow, and smile at him. “I may be heading to Tsubaki, but any conversation is good.” he would explain. “I mean to honour Yue, though I am uncertain how best to do so.”
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Postby Cartoonia » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:12 pm

AHSCA wrote:"Sho, nice to meet you, Shoko. Hehe close isn't it? Oh staying here tonight too? So are we. Always a good affordable place. I mean it is free technically but we give a little back to show our gratitude. I try to give 5-each for us all every day we're here, if not then I will work for it."

Himiko nodded "I can set it aside for you and you're welcome to return for it. You can also put some money down now if you wish, but only if you wish, I'm still willing to put it aside for you. I'm sorry if the prices are a bit high but it does help pay for supplies for myself or the patrons I take on."

"Very well," Midori nodded "I'm happy you enjoyed the show. Allow us to show you the door then." She escorted Mister Simpson out to the front door. "Have a pleasant day, and enjoy the festival."


“Yeah, I heard that this place let in people to stay for a night. It’s been a long day, I’d like to rest”.




“That would be great, I’ll give you 300 credits now and if you can just save it for me, that would be wonderful” Randy says bringing out his credits.




“Yeah thanks!” Homer says, trying to walk back to the inn he and Randy were staying at, but being tipsy, he cannot walk straight.
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AURORA

"My pleasure. Again, apologies for the disturbance, please enjoy the rest of your time." she quietly exited the room to leave them be again.

ANIMALPOLIS

"Aaah I see doing a bit of research. Well good reading is good for the soul I do agree, wouldn't know what makes it so interesting to anyone else but that's only me. Now anyway let me start when he first arrived. If my memory serves, he arrived sometime in oh 2006 or maybe it was 2007 actually. It was a few years after the remaining peacekeeping forces had withdrawn so it was a bit unusual to see a strange man coming. I was still a deputy officer in the village at that time when he first came. We were mostly curious to be honest, you might think more afraid but honestly I think one man wouldn't scare as us much but he was a curiosity as I recall he was a ordinary human, not anthro like us here. Anyway, first year he settled in nicely, didn't seem to make much contact, kept to himself mostly. That's how it was for a while. I became the Sheriff here in 2008 a year before his vanishing. As the time went along, he did become a little more sociable, coming out for some town events, helping out where needed but still was fairly quiet and solitary, but friendly nevertheless. If he was fleeing someone or something, I do not know.

The evening he vanished well, that much is ingrained into my mind because I saw it. Too late to stop it but I saw it. As I mentioned at this time I was the Sheriff, I had been for going onto 3-years now. Late into the night I was stirred awake by sounds, sounds like machinery approaching. Quite odd it was, so I woke to investigate it. His place was at the end of the village near where the jungle lands begin and at that time I didn't have any vehicles so I had to go on foot. There wasn't much noise from the time I was awoken but when I got closer I saw several strange men wearing a great amount of gear. I almost engaged but they had weapons and goggles, so they'd have had a better shot at me than I would at them, given it was a moonless night. I saw them drag the poor man from his home in restraints. It was a very unsettling sight, something I hadn't seen since I was a teen during the war!"

She hadn't meant to raise her voice and her grandson stirred but he remained asleep. "Anyway, in the aftermath of that, there was a lot of people upset. I hadn't been the only one to see something that evening as those who lived close to the shore saw the vehicles coming and going, saw men on the beach. Fisherman out to sea had seen them. Everyone was afraid and I had to calm them down but it still cause a big problem. To have one of our citizens taken on my watch as the protector here. It was a shame, an embarrassment. I was even dragged before the Premier, that's the head of this island, to answer for it. In the end I had no answer, beyond I was outmatched, outgunned. I served in the war, I knew what my limits were, I survived once, I had a child, I wasn't sure I wanted to lay down my life or worse spark another reason for this war weary island to be invaded yet again." She sighed "In the end, The Premier cleared me of wrong doing, I was allowed to keep on being Sheriff here. Took the lessons learned." She sighed "My, my, I'm sorry if I went on that long story. Maybe that was more than what you really wanted or needed? I guess it feels good to talk about it after so many years."


AURORA
Once the attendant has left the bath, the family get back to resting and enjoying the moment, basking in the quiet light of the lamps, while the tap tap tap of the rain on the windows provides a quiet background sound.

ANIMALPOLIS
The two Scarlet American women listen attentively to the story recalled by the former sheriff, noding at times to show they understand.
Once Kiri's mother has finished her story, Catherine and Patricia look at each other with a very serious look.
"Do we tell her? asks the blonde woman to her friend in French.
-That would be better, replies the brown-haired woman in the same language.

With that said, Catherine sighs, before opening her bagpack and taking out a black folder, bearing the coat of arms of the Scarlet Ranger (an Imperial Scarlet Eagle with a silver skull on its center.), underneath which is written in white letters:
Top Secret
Operation: The Purge
Case: 05-Alpha Tango Charlie- 39
Location: AHSCA
Assigned to: Squad Alpha 4

She then hands the folder to the old wolf woman sitting across from her.

"You do not have to blame yourself for not protecting this man. By interfering with this operation, you would have protected a war criminal.
This man's name was William Wallace, a chemical engineer who joined the rebel side during the Imperial Civil War that plzgued our country from 2005 to 2007. During the war, he was tasked with producing poison gases, such as chlorine and mustard gas. And he did not hesitate to deploy them on civilian and soldier alike, without making any difference between fighters and non-fighters.
In the end, his actions costed the lives of more than 10000 people, mainly civilians whose only crime was of being on the other side of the conflict.

-We lost his track in 2007, continues Patricia, a few months before the war was won and the rebels crushed. After that, he went into hiding here, but left some false leads in his flight for us to follow, which caused that we lost time in locating him.
But we finally did at the start of 2009, when our different squads were hunting the remaining wanted war criminals all over the world. And his tracks led us here to Amurabe. However, due to the fact that your islands were still recovering from a war, which usually means in our experience that the local goverment can not handle everything, High Command decided to conduct a black operation on our own rather than asking the help of the local authorities, because it was clear to us that by the time everything would have been cleared and approved between both parties, Mr Wallace would have surely slipped through our hands again. And none of us wanted that. So our friend and her four squadmates of Alpha 4 were tasked to carry it out. They were only five.

-When after so many time hunting your prey without seeing it, you finally find it again, you do not hesitate and lung at it no matter what, continues Catherine. I'm sure that as a wolf person, you understand this basic hunting instinct.
Now, concerning the fear caused to the local population, please be assured that everyone of our friends back home, including the ones who carried it out, and our Emperor and Empress, are very sorry about it. If you open this file, you will read that Alpha 4 was under strict orders to capture Wallace, not to kill him, and not harm the local population at all, only use non lethal means such as tear gas and such. And that included you. So if you had engaged, the most you would have had would have been a flashbang in return.
Like I said, everyone back home is deeply sorry about it, and part of the reason we're here is a sort of apology. If you want, you can read this file for further information." finishes the blonde woman as her friend and her bow their heads in apology.

Opening the file and reading it would confirm to Kiri's mother what they had say. It contained photos of Mr Wallace at different times before the war, some notes and photos of his crimes (including images of gas corpses), intel about possible locations where he might have fled.
And finally, a map of Amurabe with his house, nltes about the insertion and extraction by submarine and fast boat, and a note marked in red ordering the women who carried the operation to not harm any locals no matter the cost.
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Postby Nu Alaska » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:10 am

AHSCA wrote:
Nu Alaska wrote:"Yeah, that's her," Kiri said. "I think she's trying to find someone to talk to about staying the night." Indeed she was.
She wondered to herself. Would she someday be able to make herself look like when she was alive? Would she even want that? But then the continuing discussion caught her attention.
"W-well, I don't think I'm ready to pass on to any other plane or afterlife or anything yet..." That subject seemed to make her nervous.

Ren was more curious about the witches. "Witches? I assume you don't mean quite like in the Wizard of Oz?"



"Ah if you folks be needing a place, we will offer up a place here for as long as you need to stay with us. Oh and I wouldn't worry about that, young lady. Just stay close to your family or any of us fellow Maidens here and don't wander off by yourself and you'll be just fine. As for the witches, the witches I speak of our from our own canon of faith. You see Witches are not considered gods but high power beings born out of the dark cursed years born as a side-effect of Homura's lasting grief and Madoka's fading light. Witches represent the negative emotions of the world, greed, envy, destruction, wrath and sloth. To associate with the beings of darkness is a true betrayal of Madoka and can archive salvation through her direct purification. But that's a small group of spirits and entities, nothing like normal witches or those who profess to Wicca or Pagan beliefs. And for sure not a friendly yurei as yourself, young Kiri. It's only pure wicked we concern ourselves with. You won't see them here, not as long as Our Goddess blesses us with her light and heart."

Ren nodded. She probably would have been taking notes on all this if she could.

"Well, it's good that they can't come here," Kiri said.

Meanwhile, Sakura approached from behind the two. "Well well, have you two learned some things?" she said with a smile before turning to face the maiden. "I meant to ask. What places in the area would you recommend visiting? I hope to have my daughters enjoy their time here."
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Postby AHSCA » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:29 am

Kyrenaia wrote:Saida Adib.
Tsubaki, Animalpolis.
"Milli it is, then!", Fara said with a smile, "I'm Fara, that's Saida."
"Hi!", I said from my spot on my Princess' far side.
"It will be our pleasure to have you both aboard the Nasim", she added, then looked at Milli. "I'm really sorry about your husband not being here in person to celebrate with you. I know, how you feel... my Father often had to work on the days of Festival, he's in politics." Well, that was one way to describe it. "So, one day, before he went to work, he pulled my siblings and me into a hug and told us: I might have to work today, maybe other days, which we should spent together, but we will come together, have fun together, you three, your mother and me. On the calendar, it will not be a special day, but for all of us, it will be." She let a beat pass. "My apologies, I should not interfere."

Ava Shabh.
Kitan.
I smiled.
"This is my first date in a long time as well. Granted, back in those days, 'dating' wasn't exactly a thing, which one really did like we do it today, but it was one!", I smiled, then leaned forward, "Don't be ashamed, though. I am honoured, that I am the first, who awoke this flower's interest..."
I grinned.

Princess Aurelia bint-Damir.
Port Aurora, cabin of the Harira.
I reached over to a small cupboard, which served as my nightstand and pulled out an envelope. It was sealed by a wax-seal, carrying the personal sigil of the Ilkhana of Utica.
It was a personal letter.

To:Marcella Villa.
From: Razia-Sultana Umm Albilad.
Subject:

Dear Marcella,
I hope, that this letter arrives you in good health, just as I hope, that my Granddaughter arrived at your side in good health. How time passes... and how the love of two girls can change even the course of an Old Dreadnought... Love conquers all, they say - I can not say that for certain, but it certainly overcomes an old fossil at times.
I must thank you again, for being there for Aurelia when I could not.

Let's not talk about dark past, though, let us talk about a bright future: First, the most immediate. I hope, that both you and your girlfriend have a wonderful time at the Festival of Holy Light. Eat mochi and other sweets, have a blast dancing, sleep side by side with maybe only Aldhiyb between you, and do not worry about anything.
Secondly, and I'm afraid, that women like us can not do without this topic, the political future. I do not make many state visits anymore, that is true, which means, that those, who I indeed make, count as especially valuable to me. In 2020, I hope, that I finally get to come to the UIS as part of my return visit. We should leave the detailed planning to Miss VinoCacao and Vizier Safir.
Thirdly, the more personal future. It is something, which I need to discuss with your Mother as well, when we finalize eventual plans, which you two might be making soon, having to do with knots and tying two people together... anyway: I want you two to think about having children. Realistically. It might be important one of these days. Have fun!

Please give my best regards to both your parents, especially your Mother, as we still have to meet, and to young Gisella-Amira. I heard, that she made her diplomatic debut and according to my source, she did wonderfully!

Sincerely,

Razia.


Tsubaki

"Fara and Saida. It's nice to meet you both." Milli responded.

Noir agreed as well. "Awww." Milli's ears slumped a little feeling sympathy for the woman not being able to experience many great events with her father "That's really too bad. But sounds like he still made the most of the time he could with you, so be happy for that a little right? I think..." She mused a small moment, parents were something harder to relate given she was orphaned but still she missed her beloved husband right now. "But on the bright side, Cinque being away means Noir and I get to spend time and hey I already made some new friends."

"The good ladies work wonders at festival time."

A young woman entered still fully dressed her glasses fogging over "Madam Officer! Oooh so glad I found you here."

"Oh, Mono. What on earth are you doing?"

"I'm very sorry, milady but I need to have a moment with you! Something urgent!"

"Just me?"

"Yes, milady!"

"Oh would you ladies excuse me a moment."

"Thank you, Milady. Ooh very begging your pardon ladies to interrupt your time here, wooooah" Poor Mono unable to see clearly through her fogged up spectacles took a tumble in the water.

"Are you okay?" Noir asked.

"I'm just fine....Wet but fine. Uuh once again please excuse me, many apologies." Noir and the young assistant went along outside.

"Hum, wonder what that's all about." Milli pondered "So, anyway, what else you ladies looking to do while here? Planning to island hop or going to stay mostly in one location?"

The Kitan

She smiled and blushed some more but thrilled. Their waitress set down their tea "Here you are, enjoy." She left without bothering them further. "Well how about a toast? I always wanted to do this...To a date!" She grinned tapping her tea cup against Ava's tea cup.

Aboard the Harira

Marcella pushed away a small tear. "Every letter she writes, I swear!" She giggled a little. "Her words hold such power." She also made a mental note to tell Noir next time she saw her to arrange a formal visit with the Sultanate but that could wait until after the festival and after her trip to Global Haraan.

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Sabin Castamir, Prince-Ducal of Figaro

Aurora Port
CURRENT FORECAST: Potentially rainy

“It’s fine.” Sabin would reassure the woman. “This is a Festival, no? Festivals are usually times of generosity.” Indeed, Sabin was praised on being slow to make friends, but those who are in need and his close friends couldn’t ask for a better man. Doubly so, when the description Aceus gave of the young girl he saved last year seemed to match with the young child next to the woman.

Aceus Elurion, King of Danceria

Misakichi Village Shrine, Animalopolis

The silver-haired man would bow, and smile at him. “I may be heading to Tsubaki, but any conversation is good.” he would explain. “I mean to honour Yue, though I am uncertain how best to do so.”



Aurora

"Well spoken, good sir, festivals are the time for generosity." Fumio nodded with a smile.

"Good to be giving and generous." Kaori repeated through the use of her puppet again. Then through her own voice she continued, "It's what the Goddesses ask of us."

Animalpolis

"Oooh you wish to honor Yue do you? Interesting indeed." She set her broom aside "Why not come inside then we can talk it over." she urged him to follow her inside the shrine itself a small building not terribly unlike the Temple but only much smaller. More like a single chapel than a large place for people and clergy to gather. "What is your interest in The Divine One? Pardon my rush to judgement but you don't seem to be a native of the islands."


Cartoonia wrote:“Yeah, I heard that this place let in people to stay for a night. It’s been a long day, I’d like to rest”.



“That would be great, I’ll give you 300 credits now and if you can just save it for me, that would be wonderful” Randy says bringing out his credits.



“Yeah thanks!” Homer says, trying to walk back to the inn he and Randy were staying at, but being tipsy, he cannot walk straight.



"Then I shouldn't keep you any longer. Just ask a Priestess they'll give you a room."




"You got it." She took the money and pulled the painting down from the wall and set it to the side for him. "Thank you for your business."




A drunken stumbling pedestrian was a perfect target for thieves which is one particular woman was looking to do when she saw him. "watch." She uttered to her companion. She intentionally bumped into him "Ooh I'm so sorry." she reached around to grab his wallet, obviously she had no idea he was just cleaned out but she was a pickpocket "I hadn't seen you. Do be careful now."


The Scarlet Eagle wrote:AURORA
Once the attendant has left the bath, the family get back to resting and enjoying the moment, basking in the quiet light of the lamps, while the tap tap tap of the rain on the windows provides a quiet background sound.

ANIMALPOLIS
The two Scarlet American women listen attentively to the story recalled by the former sheriff, noding at times to show they understand.
Once Kiri's mother has finished her story, Catherine and Patricia look at each other with a very serious look.
"Do we tell her? asks the blonde woman to her friend in French.
-That would be better, replies the brown-haired woman in the same language.

With that said, Catherine sighs, before opening her bagpack and taking out a black folder, bearing the coat of arms of the Scarlet Ranger (an Imperial Scarlet Eagle with a silver skull on its center.), underneath which is written in white letters:
Top Secret
Operation: The Purge
Case: 05-Alpha Tango Charlie- 39
Location: AHSCA
Assigned to: Squad Alpha 4

She then hands the folder to the old wolf woman sitting across from her.

"You do not have to blame yourself for not protecting this man. By interfering with this operation, you would have protected a war criminal.
This man's name was William Wallace, a chemical engineer who joined the rebel side during the Imperial Civil War that plzgued our country from 2005 to 2007. During the war, he was tasked with producing poison gases, such as chlorine and mustard gas. And he did not hesitate to deploy them on civilian and soldier alike, without making any difference between fighters and non-fighters.
In the end, his actions costed the lives of more than 10000 people, mainly civilians whose only crime was of being on the other side of the conflict.

-We lost his track in 2007, continues Patricia, a few months before the war was won and the rebels crushed. After that, he went into hiding here, but left some false leads in his flight for us to follow, which caused that we lost time in locating him.
But we finally did at the start of 2009, when our different squads were hunting the remaining wanted war criminals all over the world. And his tracks led us here to Amurabe. However, due to the fact that your islands were still recovering from a war, which usually means in our experience that the local goverment can not handle everything, High Command decided to conduct a black operation on our own rather than asking the help of the local authorities, because it was clear to us that by the time everything would have been cleared and approved between both parties, Mr Wallace would have surely slipped through our hands again. And none of us wanted that. So our friend and her four squadmates of Alpha 4 were tasked to carry it out. They were only five.

-When after so many time hunting your prey without seeing it, you finally find it again, you do not hesitate and lung at it no matter what, continues Catherine. I'm sure that as a wolf person, you understand this basic hunting instinct.
Now, concerning the fear caused to the local population, please be assured that everyone of our friends back home, including the ones who carried it out, and our Emperor and Empress, are very sorry about it. If you open this file, you will read that Alpha 4 was under strict orders to capture Wallace, not to kill him, and not harm the local population at all, only use non lethal means such as tear gas and such. And that included you. So if you had engaged, the most you would have had would have been a flashbang in return.
Like I said, everyone back home is deeply sorry about it, and part of the reason we're here is a sort of apology. If you want, you can read this file for further information." finishes the blonde woman as her friend and her bow their heads in apology.

Opening the file and reading it would confirm to Kiri's mother what they had say. It contained photos of Mr Wallace at different times before the war, some notes and photos of his crimes (including images of gas corpses), intel about possible locations where he might have fled.
And finally, a map of Amurabe with his house, nltes about the insertion and extraction by submarine and fast boat, and a note marked in red ordering the women who carried the operation to not harm any locals no matter the cost.



Kiri listened and she was surprise that before here were two women who were partly responsible, or at least their country was. She was almost set to get very upset and angry but they had more, more stuff to present her about the man who was here all those years ago. She was surprised but she couldn't say she was really THAT surprised, she didn't know who this man really was. She listened, they were apologetic that they caused problems and that they may have made people upset. And well an apology was worth a million words sometimes. "I understand. I think you for telling me, I appreciate the honesty. I guess you never really know who is around here and given the time it happened, I suppose I do understand why it had to happen the way it happened. I'm glad in the end, years later I could put this issue to rest. It had always bothered me. So thank you for that."


Nu Alaska wrote:Ren nodded. She probably would have been taking notes on all this if she could.

"Well, it's good that they can't come here," Kiri said.

Meanwhile, Sakura approached from behind the two. "Well well, have you two learned some things?" she said with a smile before turning to face the maiden. "I meant to ask. What places in the area would you recommend visiting? I hope to have my daughters enjoy their time here."



"Plenty of great places to see, madam. Maybe I can point you to something specific to catch your interest. All the islands have something to offer and show. Here alone there's the Ducal palace, just from the outside it's pretty and large. The Temple has gardens here. Many shrines and villages are around all over the place."
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Postby The Scarlet Eagle » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:28 pm

Kiri listened and she was surprise that before here were two women who were partly responsible, or at least their country was. She was almost set to get very upset and angry but they had more, more stuff to present her about the man who was here all those years ago. She was surprised but she couldn't say she was really THAT surprised, she didn't know who this man really was. She listened, they were apologetic that they caused problems and that they may have made people upset. And well an apology was worth a million words sometimes. "I understand. I think you for telling me, I appreciate the honesty. I guess you never really know who is around here and given the time it happened, I suppose I do understand why it had to happen the way it happened. I'm glad in the end, years later I could put this issue to rest. It had always bothered me. So thank you for that."


"Thank you very much Miss, replies Catherine with a relieved smile as she raises her head back up along with Patricia. And thank you for welcoming us here as well. Now, if you don't mind, we'll take our leave. Your daughter has recommended the bathhouse to us, and we would like to get there before it's too dark outside."
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: 1 Imperial Dollar = 1.86 NSD

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