[10/16/2016 9:44:59 PM] Quill: You make your way over to the Silver Sunset casino!
[10/24/2016 9:54:39 PM] Quill: Okay, so Leni was about to try and win some money to put her over the top of the entry fee for the tournament.
[10/24/2016 9:57:17 PM] *** Leni was heading to the Silver Sunset! ***
[10/24/2016 9:58:34 PM] Quill: Indeed. So you head in there. There's a light crowd in there today, the tables are kind of quiet.
[10/24/2016 10:01:41 PM] *** Leni is disappointed in this! She heads for a game with multiple people if she can find one, though. ***
[10/24/2016 10:05:14 PM] Quill: Easy enough. There's a Pazaak table set up, that seems to have the most folks clustered around it.
[10/24/2016 10:05:45 PM] *** Leni heads over there! ***
[10/24/2016 10:08:04 PM] Quill: Okay! You belly up to the table. Go ahead and gimme a roll to see how good you do.
[10/24/2016 10:08:29 PM] Leni: ((9!))
[10/24/2016 10:09:40 PM] Quill: Very nice. YOu win a total of 400 credits over the course of an hour. YOu can keep going at that table, or you can move to a different one.
[10/24/2016 10:10:04 PM] *** Leni is a superstitious gambler and stays there! ***
[10/24/2016 10:10:48 PM] Quill: Okay, gimme another roll.
[10/24/2016 10:11:08 PM] Leni: ((10!!!))
[10/24/2016 10:13:29 PM] Quill: Superstition pays off! You double your money, you're up to 800 now.
[10/24/2016 10:14:34 PM] *** Leni actually stops there, and heads for Bex's, after tipping the servers. ***
[10/24/2016 10:14:56 PM] Quill: Okay! You go to Bex's bar.
[10/24/2016 10:15:45 PM] *** Leni checks how full it is! ***
[10/24/2016 10:17:19 PM] Quill: Decently. It's not full by any means, but it's definitely doing better than the ghost town it was a couple days ago.
[10/24/2016 10:18:32 PM] *** Leni goes to fetch another party! ***
[10/24/2016 10:21:38 PM] Quill: Hmm, okay. Gimme a roll.
[10/24/2016 10:21:47 PM] Leni: ((5!))
[10/24/2016 10:22:21 PM] Quill: Okay, it takes you a few hours of carousing and 100 credits to work up a semi-decent group.
[10/24/2016 10:22:41 PM] *** Leni definitely does it! And brings 'em back to Bex's. ***
[10/24/2016 10:25:35 PM] Quill: Okay! You do so. It's about 5 in the afternoon at this point.
[10/24/2016 10:27:30 PM] *** Leni goes somewhere else to gamble for a bit. ***
[10/24/2016 10:31:44 PM] Quill: Okay! As it gets later the casinos are getting busier, so it's easier to find bigger games. Gimme another roll!
[10/24/2016 10:32:38 PM] Leni: ((1, eek.))
[10/24/2016 10:33:36 PM] Quill: The table is definitely unfriendly. You lose 300 credits.
[10/24/2016 10:34:06 PM] *** Leni switches and keeps going! ***
[10/24/2016 10:35:13 PM] Quill: Roll again!
[10/24/2016 10:35:18 PM] Leni: ((10!))
[10/24/2016 10:36:08 PM] Quill: Much better! You win your 300 back and win another 500 on top of it.
[10/24/2016 10:36:21 PM] *** Leni heads back to Bex's again! ***
[10/24/2016 10:36:37 PM] Quill: Okay, the place is still pretty busy!
[10/24/2016 10:38:36 PM] *** Leni just hangs out a bit and flirts and drinks with a lot of people. ***
[10/24/2016 10:42:28 PM] Quill: Easy enough!
[10/24/2016 10:44:50 PM] *** Leni waits until near the end of the night to go and lurk around Bex. ***
[10/24/2016 10:47:11 PM] Quill: He's there! He's been pretty busy all night.
[10/24/2016 10:49:40 PM] Leni: Things are looking up.
[10/24/2016 10:50:41 PM] Quill: Bex: YEah, I never got a chance to thank you.
[10/24/2016 10:52:13 PM] Leni: For what?
[10/24/2016 10:52:55 PM] Quill: Bex: For bringin' all these folks in?
[10/24/2016 10:53:07 PM] Quill: He gestures to the people still lingering.
[10/24/2016 10:55:42 PM] Leni: That was fun!
[10/24/2016 10:55:56 PM] Leni: Don't you like bringing people to places you like?
[10/24/2016 10:58:07 PM] Quill: Bex: But it was still helpful to me, and I think you know that, and I appreciate it.
[10/24/2016 11:00:21 PM] Leni: No problem. Sometimes you just need a little nudge in the right direction.
[10/24/2016 11:00:39 PM] Leni: And that's all it took, since it's a good place and you're a great cook.
[10/24/2016 11:01:54 PM] Quill: Bex: Heck, with the money I've made from the past couple days, I'll be able to buy a service droid to help with waiting tables.
[10/24/2016 11:03:09 PM] Leni: I'm sure it'll keep on this way, too.
[10/24/2016 11:09:05 PM] Quill: Bex: That'd definitely be nice. So why'd you do it, anyway?
[10/24/2016 11:09:16 PM] Leni: Well, this is my place.
[10/24/2016 11:09:50 PM] Leni: On this planet, anyway.
[10/24/2016 11:11:47 PM] Quill: Bex looks at her skeptically.
[10/24/2016 11:11:58 PM] Leni: ... I like it here.
[10/24/2016 11:12:08 PM] Leni: I won a really neat speeder bike here once.
[10/24/2016 11:13:34 PM] Quill: Bex: Sorry. I'm a Hutta boy... Just not used to people doing things for me without strings attached.
[10/24/2016 11:14:54 PM] Leni: Nah, you don't owe me anything.
[10/24/2016 11:18:14 PM] Leni: You're from Hutta, huh?
[10/24/2016 11:21:40 PM] Quill: Bex: Yep. My parents were slaves, but bought their freedom from Vurno.
[10/24/2016 11:21:52 PM] Leni: What do they do?
[10/24/2016 11:23:56 PM] Quill: he shrugs. "Dad cooked. Mom was a gladiator. When they got freed, dad cooked, mom did freelance work."
[10/24/2016 11:24:49 PM] Leni: They're not still around?
[10/24/2016 11:25:39 PM] Quill: He shakes his head. "Nah."
[10/24/2016 11:26:54 PM] Leni: Sad. Uncomplicated, but sad.
[10/24/2016 11:28:09 PM] Quill: Bex: That's the way I tend to like things.
[10/24/2016 11:28:16 PM] Quill: Bex: Er. Uncomplicated. Not sad.
[10/24/2016 11:28:47 PM] Leni: Complicated can be fun, but uh, it does usually end with angry people shouting and sometimes pointing weapons.
[10/24/2016 11:30:53 PM] Quill: Bex: True.
[10/24/2016 11:36:02 PM] Leni: Uncomplicated, huh?
[10/24/2016 11:37:25 PM] Quill: Bex: I'm a pretty simple guy when you get right to it.
[10/24/2016 11:38:03 PM] Leni: And cute. And a great cook.
[10/24/2016 11:42:02 PM] Quill: Bex gives a grin. "Now what're you after?"
[10/24/2016 11:43:57 PM] Leni: Well, you, obviously.
[10/24/2016 11:44:18 PM] Leni: Also more of those little crunchy things with that weird spicy sauce, those are good.
[10/24/2016 11:45:28 PM] Quill: Bex gets you a basket, and starts shooing stragglers out of the place so he can close!
[10/24/2016 11:47:45 PM] *** Leni nibbles, and helps tidy up in a vague way. This is all she ever does at home, because XD does all the actual cleaning, but she likes having tidy piles of things. ***
[10/25/2016 12:05:21 AM] Quill: Easy enough! So he closes up successfully, and takes Leni up to his apartment upstairs, and that should be a curtain, I think?
[10/25/2016 12:07:51 AM] *** Leni does not even need to go upstairs if he fancies the bar or somewhere in the kitchen, but yes! ***
[10/25/2016 12:08:53 AM] Quill: He would prefer the apartment! Gotta keep the bar and kitchen sanitary!
[10/25/2016 12:09:39 AM] *** Leni appreciates this! And stairs don't feel good, so apartment it is! ***
[10/31/2016 6:58:22 PM] Quill: Yes. Here we are.
[10/31/2016 7:01:13 PM] Quill: Anyhoo, there was some moderate debauchery. It's the following morning!
[10/31/2016 7:01:53 PM] *** Rune wakes up, probably later than she should! Normal for her, though. ***
[10/31/2016 7:06:27 PM] *** Leni looks for the boy. ***
[10/31/2016 7:07:33 PM] Quill: HE is not there! THough you can hear him puttering around downstairs in the pub proper.
[10/31/2016 7:09:08 PM] Leni: I do like that boy.
[10/31/2016 7:09:12 PM] *** Leni checks in with XD! ***
[10/31/2016 7:13:37 PM] Quill: Okay! You call him up. "Sleep well?"
[10/31/2016 7:14:00 PM] Leni: Yeah! Just checking in like normal. Everything all right?
[10/31/2016 7:17:57 PM] Quill: XD: Everything is normal. Have you secured the remaining money to get into the tournament?
[10/31/2016 7:19:46 PM] Leni: Um, not quite, but I'm close.
[10/31/2016 7:20:09 PM] Leni: Had pretty good luck last night!
[10/31/2016 7:20:12 PM] Quill: XD: One day left.
[10/31/2016 7:20:53 PM] Leni: Already? Damn. Well, I'll get it done somehow. See you later, XD!
[10/31/2016 7:20:59 PM] *** Leni checks how much she still needs! ***
[10/31/2016 7:21:19 PM] Quill: I think it was like, 1000.
[10/31/2016 7:23:28 PM] Leni: .... man, I might not make it.
[10/31/2016 7:23:33 PM] Leni: Oh well, it'll be fun trying!
[10/31/2016 7:23:56 PM] *** Leni puts some clothes on, smooshes her hair back into place and heads downstairs. ***
[10/31/2016 7:26:48 PM] Quill: Okay! You find Bex getting stuff set up.
[10/31/2016 7:28:08 PM] *** Leni kisses him on the cheek. "Thanks! Last night was fun." ***
[10/31/2016 7:32:36 PM] Quill: He smiles. "That it was. How much longer you stickin' around Nar Shaddaa?"
[10/31/2016 7:34:20 PM] Leni: Probably a couple more days at least. I neeeeeed to come up with another thousand credits for that tournament by the end of the day though, so I've got work to do for sure.
[10/31/2016 7:38:39 PM] Quill: Bex nods. "Well then, good luck. And hey, you always got an open door here."
[10/31/2016 7:40:21 PM] *** Leni grins. "Aww, you're so cute. Thanks! See you later, maybe." ***
[10/31/2016 7:40:30 PM] *** Leni heads out to look for a game! ***
[10/31/2016 7:42:30 PM | Edited 7:43:42 PM] Quill: Okay! It's easy enough, though it's early in the day.
[10/31/2016 7:44:11 PM] *** Leni doesn't mind that! ***
[10/31/2016 7:49:37 PM] Quill: Generally, the payouts aren't as high earlier in the day, but that probably doesn't matter much at the moment. Gimme a roll!
[10/31/2016 7:49:59 PM] Leni: ((5!))
[10/31/2016 7:54:01 PM] Quill: After a couple of hours, you're only up by 100.
[10/31/2016 7:54:55 PM] *** Leni hrms, and changes her venue and game! ***
[10/31/2016 7:54:57 PM] Quill: You can stay in this table, or move to another casino and find another game, maybe... you're not really feelin it here.
[10/31/2016 7:57:06 PM] Quill: Okay, you move to another casino, and find another game. Gimme a roll.
[10/31/2016 7:57:17 PM] Leni: ((7!))
[10/31/2016 8:02:17 PM] Quill: You're doing a bit better, after a couple hours, and you're up to 400. It's about 2 in the afternoon at this point.
[10/31/2016 8:03:01 PM] *** Leni takes a break for food! And a drink. ***
[10/31/2016 8:06:07 PM] Quill: Easy enough, the casinos have plenty of both.
[10/31/2016 8:06:29 PM] *** Leni then goes back to the tables! She's determined! ***
[10/31/2016 8:14:31 PM] Quill: Okay. So you make your way over to a table that has a small crowd around it, apparently they are cheering on a dashing looking human who's on a bit of a tear.
[10/31/2016 8:15:24 PM] *** Leni cheers him on too! ***
[10/31/2016 8:24:12 PM] Quill: Gimme a roll!
[10/31/2016 8:24:38 PM] Leni: ((5!))
[10/31/2016 8:28:11 PM] Quill: Indeed! He is super good, and everyone kinds gets caught up in his success. You know how it is, Leni herself has been at the center of such a crowd on a regular basis.
[10/31/2016 8:28:42 PM] *** Leni also thinks he's cute! ***
[10/31/2016 8:29:32 PM] Quill: he is very cute! Eventually his run comes to an end, and there's an opportunity for you to come onto the table.
[10/31/2016 8:29:54 PM] *** Leni does! ***
[10/31/2016 8:29:59 PM] Leni: Hey, nice run there!
[10/31/2016 8:31:10 PM] Quill: He smiles at you winningly. He's dressed fairly fashionably, and he even has an eyepatch. "Thanks. Aren't you sweet, what's your name?"
[10/31/2016 8:32:31 PM] Leni: Well, I wouldn't say sweet. I'm Leni. You?
[10/31/2016 8:34:35 PM] Quill: Human: I'm Talin. Truth is, I'm tryin' to get me into a big 'ol tournament tomorrow.
[10/31/2016 8:34:59 PM] Leni: Oho, you too, huh?
[10/31/2016 8:36:19 PM] Quill: He winks. You think. he just has the one eye, but you're intuitive enough to pick up that it was a wink. "That I am. Gonna be a good one, I hear. Besides the cash, there's a 'secret prize'. Somethin' sittin' in that Hutt's vault for awhile.
[10/31/2016 8:37:02 PM] Leni: Reeeeeeally. Now where did you pick up that little tidbit?
[10/31/2016 8:38:04 PM] Quill: Talin: Ahh,t he usual. I know a guy who knows a gal who works in the Hutt's court.
[10/31/2016 8:40:12 PM] Leni: Iiiiiinteresting. Well, that should make for a fun game.
[10/31/2016 8:40:31 PM] Quill: Gimme a roll as the gambling starts up again!
[10/31/2016 8:40:51 PM] Leni: ((7!))
[10/31/2016 8:41:35 PM] Quill: Nice! ABout an hour goes by. You keep pace with Talin, but he pulls ahead with an amazing bluff. You're up 200, but he's up 500.
[10/31/2016 8:43:38 PM] Leni: Nice!
[10/31/2016 8:44:41 PM] Quill: He grins confidently! Are you gonna keep going?
[10/31/2016 8:44:47 PM] *** Leni needs 400 more! Yeah! ***
[10/31/2016 8:45:47 PM] Leni: Where'd you get that outfit? It's natty.
[10/31/2016 8:46:53 PM] Quill: ((It is. He's got a multicolored ruffles and poofy sleeves with half-cape thing goin on.))
[10/31/2016 8:47:34 PM] Leni: Not sure about that cape though. Last time I had a cape I almost got sucked into the engine.
[10/31/2016 8:49:06 PM] Quill: Talin: My tailor is secluded in a hidden monastery, I'm afraid.
[10/31/2016 8:49:17 PM] Quill: He gives another grin. Gimme a roll!
[10/31/2016 8:49:40 PM] Leni: ((7 again!))
[10/31/2016 8:49:46 PM] Leni: Now you're just playing coy!
[10/31/2016 8:50:40 PM] Quill: Another 200 for you! Another 400 for him. "Damn straight I am! Gotta build a mystery, you know?"
[10/31/2016 8:54:18 PM] Leni: Do ya? Does it help?
[10/31/2016 8:57:23 PM] Quill: Talin: Still not terrible sure, to be honest, but it is super-fun.
[10/31/2016 8:57:29 PM] Quill: Gimme another roll!
[10/31/2016 8:58:42 PM] Leni: ((4!))
[10/31/2016 8:58:53 PM] Leni: I never bother with any of that, usually!
[10/31/2016 8:59:36 PM] Quill: You manage to just break even over the next couple of hands. Talin cleans up, though, winning 700, a lot of it from you. He is VERY hard to read.
[10/31/2016 8:59:54 PM] Quill: Talin chuckles. "And how's that workin' out for you?"
[10/31/2016 9:00:31 PM] Leni: Pretty good so far! Though I think you're chillin' the table for me.
[10/31/2016 9:01:26 PM] Quill: Talin. "Could well be. C'mon, one more hand? Loser goes, winner stays. Or whatever permutation of that works for them."
[10/31/2016 9:02:33 PM] Leni: .... fair enough, but I look forward to playin' you in the tournament.
[10/31/2016 9:04:22 PM] Quill: Talin: Should be fun!
[10/31/2016 9:04:25 PM] Quill: Gimme a roll.
[10/31/2016 9:04:55 PM] Leni: ((6!))
[10/31/2016 9:06:40 PM] Quill: Okay! You win 100, and he loses the hand. HE gives you a grin. "You're good. It should be fun."
[10/31/2016 9:07:54 PM] Leni: Oh, we'll meet again, I'm pretty sure.
[10/31/2016 9:08:56 PM] Quill: He grins and kisses your hand, if you let him, before he wanders to another table. Gimme another roll.
[10/31/2016 9:09:06 PM] Leni: ((9!))
[10/31/2016 9:09:09 PM] *** Leni does let him! ***
[10/31/2016 9:10:30 PM] Quill: There is definitely something about him that's different than other humans. You get the feeling he might have some kind of empathy or telepathy working for him.
[10/31/2016 9:11:07 PM] *** Leni suspects implants! Or unusual heritage. ***
[10/31/2016 9:11:55 PM] Quill: It could be either one of those! You're not sure. He just has some kind of advantage he's making use of.
[10/31/2016 9:12:26 PM] *** Leni is positive it is not the cape! ***
[10/31/2016 9:13:29 PM] Quill: No, the cape does not seem to be the source of any powers.
[10/31/2016 9:13:45 PM] Quill: Anyway, he makes his way to another table, leaving you at the one you're at. Gonna stay there, or move on?
[10/31/2016 9:13:53 PM] *** Leni stays there! ***
[10/31/2016 9:16:08 PM] Quill: Okay, roll again!
[10/31/2016 9:16:28 PM] Leni: ((9 again, woot!))
[10/31/2016 9:19:23 PM] Quill: Niiiiice. Yeah, once Talin is gone, you start cleaning up for whatever reason! THings seem to start going your way again, and before you know it, you're 700 credits richer!
[10/31/2016 9:20:00 PM] *** Leni is just willing to stop at that! Normally she'd keep going but TOURNAMENT. ***
[10/31/2016 9:20:17 PM] *** Leni tips the waiter and checks how Talin's doing. ***
[10/31/2016 9:23:34 PM] Quill: He's doing pretty well, he's got another small crowd around him. HE seems to get a lot of attention no matter where he goes!
[10/31/2016 9:23:57 PM] Leni: You gonna make it?
[10/31/2016 9:25:44 PM] Quill: Talin grins. "Of course. I already got my entry fee. This is just for fun."
[10/31/2016 9:39:07 PM] Leni: Gooooooood.
[10/31/2016 9:42:31 PM] *** Leni kisses him on the cheek and heads out! ***
[10/31/2016 9:43:07 PM] Quill: Okay! You head back to your ship, I assume?
[10/31/2016 9:44:07 PM] *** Leni does! ***
[10/31/2016 9:44:31 PM] Quill: XD is there, waiting. "I assume you have finished working up the entry fee?"
[10/31/2016 9:45:33 PM] Leni: I have! And I met one of my opponents. A dandy named Talin, I think he's got augments running or something, he looked human but he definitely had something else going on.
[10/31/2016 9:47:17 PM | Edited 9:47:32 PM] Quill: XD: Did he give a last name? I can check to see if there are any notices out on him.
[10/31/2016 9:47:45 PM] Leni: Alas, no, but I have a description.
[10/31/2016 9:47:56 PM] *** Leni tells him all about the guy's outfit, including the eyepatch. ***
[10/31/2016 9:49:30 PM] Quill: XD: Well, I cannot find any information about him on any networks. No warrants, no death marks, nothing.
[10/31/2016 9:50:06 PM] Leni: Probably a fake name, then.
[10/31/2016 9:50:09 PM] Leni: Well, we'll have to see.
[10/31/2016 9:50:31 PM] Leni: Hmm.
[10/31/2016 9:52:41 PM] Quill: XD: Well, do you believe he is dangerous? Or simply a worthy appointment? I can eliminate him if you feel he's a threat.
[10/31/2016 9:53:46 PM] Leni: Oh man, no, no, no. That is definitely not necessary, XD. You know how I feel about killing people.
[10/31/2016 9:54:48 PM] Quill: XD: Yes, yes, I know, I'm just reminding you that it is ever an option.
[10/31/2016 9:57:30 PM] Leni: He might be all right. I mean, it's kind of cheating, but not really--he's just trying to be like a Zeltron. Or like Darro and his delicious chocolatey voice.
[10/31/2016 10:02:26 PM] Quill: XD: .... chocolatey?
[10/31/2016 10:03:54 PM] Leni: Yeah! You know, rich and dark and sexy. ... wonder if he's busy tonight. I should check. He could read random numbers out loud and it would sound hot.
[10/31/2016 10:08:02 PM] Quill: XD gives the expressionless droid equivalent of a shrug. "Shall I prepare the credit entry fee for tomorrow, then?"
[10/31/2016 10:09:57 PM] Leni: Yeah! Thanks. Feel free to sock some of the leftovers aside for necessities or anything you want.
[10/31/2016 10:12:46 PM] Quill: He nods, and moves to take care of that. You know from experience that he will put the remainders toward necessities for keeping the ship flying.
[10/31/2016 10:13:29 PM] Leni: ... you should buy something for yourself.
[10/31/2016 10:15:17 PM] Quill: XD: My expenses are figured into the budget already.
[10/31/2016 10:18:18 PM] Leni: I mean something fun! Like, a new gun or something? Upgrades?
[10/31/2016 10:19:16 PM] Quill: XD: Well, I suppose some upgrades might help me perform my duties better.
[10/31/2016 10:19:43 PM] Leni: Or they might just be cool and fun?
[10/31/2016 10:23:58 PM] Quill: XD: T hat's not really in my lexicon, as you know. But the thought is appreciated.
[10/31/2016 10:25:36 PM] Leni: Yeah. ... I don't know, I just want you to be happy.
[10/31/2016 10:26:44 PM] Quill: XD: I am quite satisfied being able to do my duties. YOu know this.
[10/31/2016 10:27:43 PM] Leni: Yeah. ... sorry, I don't mean to pressure you or anything either.
[10/31/2016 10:31:13 PM] Quill: XD: Do not worry about me so much. I am quite fulfilled in my life with you.
[10/31/2016 10:31:26 PM] Quill: He reaches out with his metal hand and awkwardly pats you on you the shoulder.
[10/31/2016 10:31:55 PM] Leni: Okay. Well, if you ever do want anything you just let me know.
[10/31/2016 10:32:27 PM] Quill: XD: I am much more likely to just take it and tell you afterwards. I do the budgeting, after all.
[10/31/2016 10:32:51 PM] Leni: Point! Well, feel free.
[10/31/2016 10:32:55 PM] *** Leni kisses him on the (cold, metal) cheek. ***
[10/31/2016 10:37:46 PM] Quill: It's cold and metal, and then he gets back to his business!
[10/31/2016 10:38:05 PM] *** Leni gives Darro a call. ***
[10/31/2016 10:39:32 PM] Quill: DArro: Yeah? What sounds like a blaster bolt hitting a nearby wall.
[10/31/2016 10:40:16 PM] Leni: Ooh, didn't mean to call ya at work. I was going to ask if you were busy tonight.
[10/31/2016 10:41:19 PM] Quill: Darro: Ahh, I shouldn't be. Just have to deal with something here and I was going to head back to the hotel afterwards, if you want to meet there.
[10/31/2016 10:43:45 PM] Leni: Will do. I'll bring supper, too. Let me know if you need a hand with anything.
[10/31/2016 10:44:06 PM] Leni: Or, you know. A spare blaster.
[10/31/2016 10:44:44 PM] Quill: Darro: I've got it pretty locked down. I'm just waiting them to blow through their ammo. I see you soon. Oh, bring a blindfold.
[10/31/2016 10:45:35 PM] Leni: Ooh, will do.
[10/31/2016 10:46:21 PM] *** Leni disconnects cheerfully. ***
[11/6/2016 4:59:25 PM] *** Quill assumed you meant SW. ***
[11/6/2016 5:00:12 PM] *** Leni does! ***
[11/6/2016 5:04:12 PM] Quill: So, you had a nice evening with Darro, and it's the next morning.
[11/6/2016 5:06:29 PM] *** Leni wonders where he gets the energy! And how he can stretch so far. It must be the martial arts, probably? Maybe she'll ask! After coffee is had. ***
[11/6/2016 5:07:39 PM] Quill: Almost certainly the martial arts!
[11/6/2016 5:09:47 PM] *** Leni is still very impressed! And also appreciated the aftercare. He does things right. ***
[11/6/2016 5:13:49 PM] *** Leni sits up and looks for coffee! And also Darro. ***
[11/6/2016 5:15:53 PM] Quill: Yep. You get the impression talking to him that these kinds of relationships aren't uncommon in his culture! Maybe basic BDSM education is just part of their sex ed.
[11/6/2016 5:16:23 PM] Quill: But you find him in the little kitchenette of his hotel. It's a different hotel then last time, by the way.
[11/6/2016 5:17:21 PM] Quill: And yeah, it is very easy to do what he says. He knows exactly the effect his voice has, and he knows how to use it.
[11/6/2016 5:17:38 PM] Leni: How much sleep do you need?
[11/6/2016 5:18:01 PM] Quill: Not as much as you, apparently.
[11/6/2016 5:18:31 PM] Quill: I can usually get by with six hours a night.
[11/6/2016 5:19:08 PM] Leni: Six hours. That is definitely not enough for me. Are you sure you're not a Jedi or something?
[11/6/2016 5:20:03 PM] Quill: Almost positive. Though I've always wanted one of those lightsabers.
[11/6/2016 5:21:38 PM] Leni: I don't think they just give those out.
[11/6/2016 5:22:18 PM] Quill: Alas. There's coffee over there.
[11/6/2016 5:25:14 PM] Leni: Well, if I ever win one, I'll send it your way, Ooh, coffee.
[11/6/2016 5:25:30 PM] *** Leni pours herself a mug of coffee. ***
[11/6/2016 5:26:05 PM] Quill: Darro: Really? That's really thoughtful.
[11/6/2016 5:27:35 PM] Leni: Sure, it's not like I can use it.
[11/6/2016 5:27:52 PM] Leni: XD probably could, but uh... we have an agreement about the killy-killy murdering thing he can do.
[11/6/2016 5:28:54 PM] Quill: Darro: Is the agreement that he just doesn't do it?
[11/6/2016 5:29:52 PM] Leni: Well, no.
[11/6/2016 5:30:14 PM] Leni: It was more of a "only if absolutely necessary" kind of thing.
[11/6/2016 5:34:01 PM] Leni: So far it's never actually been absolutely necessary!
[11/6/2016 5:34:15 PM] Leni: Although we did also agree that toes and fingers and sometimes knees are negotiable.
[11/6/2016 5:35:20 PM] Quill: Darro: Oh, definitely. No one NEEDS those all the time.
[11/6/2016 5:36:25 PM] Leni: I don't think we ever did come to an agreement on kidneys, though.
[11/6/2016 5:39:03 PM] Quill: Darro: Most humanoids have an abundance of those.
[11/6/2016 5:40:33 PM] Leni: Yeah, but you can't just chop them off, so there's going to be blood loss.
[11/6/2016 5:40:53 PM | Edited 5:41:01 PM] Quill: Darro: Well, that's true.
[11/6/2016 5:42:45 PM] Leni: ... I don't know, it just seems more invasive. What do you think?
[11/6/2016 5:43:39 PM] Quill: Darro: It's definitely messier.
[11/6/2016 5:45:00 PM] Leni: Yeah, but it's not the mess I worry about, you know?
[11/6/2016 5:45:24 PM] Leni: It's ethics. And stuff.
[11/6/2016 5:48:41 PM] Quill: Darro: GEnerally, in every situation where you might want to take a kidney, taking a digit would do just as well.
[11/6/2016 5:56:04 PM] Leni: Right!! That's what I thought!
[11/6/2016 5:56:36 PM] Leni: XD said there were times when it was appropriate to be more emphatic.
[11/6/2016 5:58:18 PM] Quill: Darro: Maybe for intimidation tactics, but as a practical matter, it's just not that feasible.
[11/6/2016 5:59:09 PM] Leni: Right! Exactly! I am definitely gonna pass that along. Thanks.
[11/6/2016 6:06:29 PM] Quill: He nods helpfully, and points out some breakfast pastries. "So, today's your tournament, right?"
[11/6/2016 6:07:20 PM] Leni: Yesssssssss.
[11/6/2016 6:07:57 PM] Leni: Well, it starts tonight, anyway. There's a reception.
[11/6/2016 6:09:55 PM] Quill: Darro: What do you think your chances are?
[11/6/2016 6:10:54 PM] Leni: Oh, pretty bad.
[11/6/2016 6:10:58 PM] Leni: But it'll be a lot of fun.
[11/6/2016 6:11:23 PM] Leni: The players for something like this are usually really, really top-flight.
[11/6/2016 6:13:42 PM] Quill: Darro: And you aren't?
[11/6/2016 6:14:19 PM] Leni: I'm okay.
[11/6/2016 6:14:48 PM] Quill: Darro: Don't you do this for a living?
[11/6/2016 6:15:53 PM] Leni: I sure do!
[11/6/2016 6:19:02 PM] Leni: But you wouldn't go around saying you were better than all the other bounty hunters, would you?
[11/6/2016 6:19:35 PM] Quill: Darro: It's practically in the job description. You kind of always have to present yourself as such.
[11/6/2016 6:20:00 PM] Leni: Huh. I didn't know that! When you're a gambler doing that is just asking for trouble.
[11/6/2016 6:21:43 PM] Quill: Darro: How so?
[11/6/2016 6:22:09 PM] Leni: Oh, they'll gun for you to show you what's what. Gamblers can be very competitive.
[11/6/2016 6:23:15 PM] Quill: Darro: So can Bounty Hunters. With literal guns.
[11/6/2016 6:25:17 PM] Leni: Yes, that is also a thing that can happen. There are pretty strong ties to various underworlds in gambling, so... you know, things happen.
[11/6/2016 6:25:21 PM] Leni: I usually keep a low profile.
[11/6/2016 6:26:50 PM] Quill: Darro: Okay, that does make sense, then.
[11/6/2016 6:27:45 PM] Leni: People usually get a certain image of me in their heads when they hear about me, too.
[11/6/2016 6:28:20 PM] Quill: Darro: What do you mean?
[11/6/2016 6:30:18 PM] Leni: The whole "ooh, Zeltron girl" thing.
[11/6/2016 6:32:14 PM] Quill: Darro: Oh yeah, I guess that's true. And you can either play it down, or take advantage of it, I suppose.
[11/6/2016 6:33:13 PM] Quill: Darro: And that probably stops being useful after a little bit.
[11/6/2016 6:33:27 PM] Leni: ... honestly, I just got tired of the double-sided sticky tape.
[11/6/2016 6:33:50 PM] Leni: It doesn't feel good coming off your skin. At all.
[11/6/2016 6:34:33 PM] Leni: So I stole one of my dad's formal outfits one day, and it was so comfortable.
[11/6/2016 6:36:32 PM] Quill: Darro thinks. "Well, that makes sense, and it definitely gives you a certain style, which is also important.
[11/6/2016 6:37:32 PM] Leni: Right! And you can have like a hundred vests, and if you want to be a bit more normal you can just wear a vest on top, no jacket and no shirt.
[11/6/2016 6:38:33 PM] Leni: ((dad is yelling at me, hang on.))
[11/6/2016 6:48:17 PM] Leni: Or even a vest and a short little skirt, if you want to really blend in.
[11/6/2016 6:48:25 PM] Leni: And no taping oneself required!
[11/6/2016 6:51:14 PM] Quill: Darro: It is very important that one be comfortable in their skin, I quite agree.
[11/6/2016 6:52:32 PM] Leni: For some reason most people back home are.
[11/6/2016 6:52:43 PM] Leni: ... I don't know why I'm not.
[11/6/2016 6:53:12 PM] Quill: Darro: Well you seem to be now.
[11/6/2016 6:54:45 PM] Leni: It's easier with aliens. I'm not very pretty back home.
[11/6/2016 6:55:03 PM] Leni: (Plus it's nice and warm in here.)
[11/6/2016 6:56:14 PM] Quill: Darro: I find that extremely hard to believe.
[11/6/2016 6:57:43 PM] Leni: Oh believe it. I'm pretty frumpy and dress like a nun by normal standards. And haven't you noticed what a complete prude I am?
[11/6/2016 6:58:25 PM] Quill: Darro: I have not.
[11/6/2016 7:00:21 PM] Leni: ... huh. Well, different standards, I suppose.
[11/6/2016 7:03:46 PM] Quill: Darro shrugs. "I suppose so. When did you leave your world?"
[11/6/2016 7:04:22 PM] Leni: Oh, about five years ago, I suppose. Before that I was going back and forth.
[11/6/2016 7:10:22 PM] Quill: Darro raises an eyebrow. "Why is that? What changed to make you decide not to go back?"
[11/6/2016 7:12:09 PM] Leni: A relationship kind of went sour in a major way, and some people got shot, so I figured it was best to clear out for a while.
[11/6/2016 7:16:31 PM] Quill: Darro: Shooting is always a good signal.
[11/6/2016 7:17:26 PM] Leni: To be fair, I did do some of the shooting. But then he got hauled off to jail anyway, so it was fine.
[11/6/2016 7:17:59 PM] Quill: Darro: How good a shot are you?
[11/6/2016 7:18:46 PM] Leni: Not great. But the alternative was knives and he was a lot bigger than me.
[11/6/2016 7:24:44 PM] Quill: Darro: Huh. Knives aren't about size.
[11/6/2016 7:25:55 PM] Leni: Well, no, but letting him get that close ... wouldn't've been a good idea.
[11/6/2016 7:27:22 PM] Quill: Darro: Fair enough. I could teach you some knife moves, if you want.
[11/6/2016 7:27:41 PM] Quill: He says, as he polishes a fairly extensive collection of knives.
[11/6/2016 7:28:22 PM] Leni: Ooh. I do want. Those are all so shiny and pretty. ... just don't expect too much of me, I'm very out of practice.
[11/6/2016 7:37:52 PM] Quill: He teaches you some simple moves! Reversals, evasions. Ways to disarm, ways to use your flexibility to disarm and evade.
[11/6/2016 7:40:52 PM] *** Leni has clearly had some training in this before, but it's also clear that it hasn't been for a very long time and it was fairly elementary even then. How to hold the knife, general stances, that sort of thing. ***
[11/6/2016 7:45:31 PM] Quill: He's a good teacher! And she has some experience following his orders. A few hours go by, and you've worked up a decent sweat!
[11/6/2016 7:46:41 PM] Leni: Whew. That's probably enough for now--I didn't realize I was so out of shape. I'm gonna have to get XD to make a new calisthenics routine for me.
[11/6/2016 7:48:46 PM] Quill: Darro presents you with a knife! A nice one, with a curving, slender blade. "Here. A gift. Hopefully you never need it."
[11/6/2016 7:49:26 PM] Leni: Really? It's so pretty! Are you sure?
[11/6/2016 7:50:05 PM] Quill: Darro: I'm not exactly hurting for knives here, am I?
[11/6/2016 7:51:29 PM] Leni: Well, no. But this one is the prettiest.
[11/6/2016 7:52:57 PM | Edited 7:53:06 PM] Quill: Darro shrugs. "It's good for your build and fighting style. You're more of a slasher, not a stabber.
[11/6/2016 7:53:13 PM] Leni: Which are you?
[11/6/2016 7:54:43 PM] Quill: Darro: Both, but I've been at this for awhile.
[11/6/2016 7:56:13 PM] Leni: How'd you get into it?
[11/6/2016 7:58:53 PM] Quill: Darro: I was a spy for a bit. Sent away by my people to spy on the rest of the galaxy. Really, I was just looking for a way off world.
[11/6/2016 7:59:27 PM] Leni: Ooh, a spy, that sounds exciting! Was it?
[11/6/2016 8:00:43 PM] Quill: Darro: Not really, I pretty much was just supposed to do what I'm doing now, but with more paperwork. Reports sent home, that sort of thing.
[11/6/2016 8:01:55 PM] Leni: Why'd you stop?
[11/6/2016 8:02:56 PM] Quill: Darro: Like I said, I was just trying to get offworld. Once I got that chance, well, that was it. Who likes paperwork?
[11/6/2016 8:03:34 PM] Leni: XD pretends to. But I don't think even he does.
[11/6/2016 8:09:08 PM] Quill: Darro: There you go. I wanted offworld, and i got it. I don't particularly like or have any loyalty to my government, so.
[11/6/2016 8:10:03 PM] *** Leni makes a face. ***
[11/6/2016 8:10:20 PM] Quill: Darro: What?
[11/6/2016 8:10:26 PM] Leni: Governments are the worst.
[11/6/2016 8:10:58 PM] Quill: Darro: Well, yeah. They sent me out here to see how ripe the people here are for conquering.
[11/6/2016 8:12:43 PM] Leni: ... and not in the fun way, I assume. I mean, I'm ripe for being conquered by you specifically. That's fun!
[11/6/2016 8:13:41 PM] Quill: Darro: Most likely not, no.
[11/6/2016 8:14:32 PM] Leni: ... a lot of our diplomacy involves sex, but I gather that's not the norm, so.
[11/6/2016 8:14:45 PM] Quill: Darro: I don't believe so.
[11/6/2016 8:15:41 PM] Leni: It does work. ... not all the time, but it does work. Especially if they do research properly first. Other species sometimes have that monogamy thing which can lead to complications.
[11/6/2016 8:22:47 PM] Quill: Darro: Generally, I think it would just be a lot of work that way.
[11/6/2016 8:23:42 PM] Leni: Oh, it can be. Zeltrons are pretty good with people usually, though.
[11/6/2016 8:24:09 PM] Leni: Hey, if you're not busy tonight, do you want to come with me to the reception tonight? I know it's short notice.
[11/6/2016 8:24:52 PM] Quill: Darro: Hmm, no, I'm not busy. Should be interesting, I'd love to go.
[11/6/2016 8:26:27 PM] Leni: Awesome! It's formalwear. I might actually wear a dress this time.
[11/6/2016 8:27:15 PM] Leni: ... double-sided stickytape is fine on special occasions, just not all the time.
[11/6/2016 8:28:43 PM] Quill: Darro: I've got something I can wear. I have to dress up for some of the Hutt courts.
[11/6/2016 8:29:11 PM] Quill: Darro: And you'd look good in a dress. Or a suit. Or nothing. But I know this already.
[11/6/2016 8:29:41 PM] Leni: Aww, thanks! You're very sweet. And also incredibly good-looking.
[11/6/2016 8:31:56 PM] Quill: Darro winks.
[11/6/2016 8:32:46 PM] Leni: We should wash up. I'm all sweaty, anyway. Do Nagai even sweat?
[11/6/2016 8:37:47 PM] Quill: DArro: Of course we do.
[11/6/2016 8:40:32 PM] Quill: Darro: I don't think we're that far apart physiologically.
[11/6/2016 8:40:55 PM] Leni: Maybe I'm just that out of shape. Well, you can join me in there anyway if you feel like it.
[11/6/2016 8:41:05 PM] *** Leni grins and waggles her eyebrows. ***
[11/6/2016 8:41:31 PM] Quill: Darro: Almost certainly.
[11/6/2016 8:43:02 PM] *** Leni heads for the washroom, pulling off her clothes along the way! Probably another curtain there. ***
[11/6/2016 8:45:40 PM] Quill: Indeeeed.