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[7/12/2018 6:14:38 PM] Ash: There was some discussion of bandit nicknames!

[7/12/2018 6:16:45 PM] *** Jo grows some cute little horns and a tail by way of matching the name. The horns are very unlike the real ones Jo(e) grew when they were in the cave fighting the teleported demon. ***

[7/12/2018 6:17:19 PM] Ash: Sofia gasps!  Then closes her eyes.

[7/12/2018 6:19:02 PM] Jo: I shall forgo the wings for now.

[7/12/2018 6:20:25 PM] Ash: Sofia makesa cute little grunt of effort -- you suspect she's trying to grow her own.

[7/12/2018 6:24:45 PM] Jo: I think we shall have to stick with fangs for you, darling.

[7/12/2018 6:26:58 PM] Ash: Sofia grows horns.

[7/12/2018 6:28:35 PM] Jo: Or not! That's rather impressive, I didn't know vampires could do that.

[7/12/2018 6:28:57 PM] Ash: She reaches up and feels them.  "Me neither."

[7/12/2018 6:31:54 PM] *** Jo looks at Theo and then Francisco. ***

[7/12/2018 6:33:21 PM] Ash: Theo shrugs!  "Huh.  Can you change your shape, Sofia?"

[7/12/2018 6:33:30 PM] Ash: Sofia:  I've never been able to before.

[7/12/2018 6:49:56 PM] Ash: Sofia feels the horns.  "How do I make them go away?"

[7/12/2018 6:51:18 PM] Jo: I don't know, I just thought about it the last time.

[7/12/2018 7:06:04 PM] Ash: She thinks about it.  The horns grow bigger, and start curling like ram horns.

[7/12/2018 7:07:55 PM] Jo: That's more like the ones I had before.

[7/12/2018 7:14:24 PM] Jo: I don't think they suit you, really.

[7/12/2018 7:15:52 PM] Ash: She thinks more!  He lower lip starts quibbling.

[7/12/2018 7:17:02 PM] Jo: Here, let me try it.

[7/12/2018 7:17:12 PM] *** Jo vanishes her own horns and tail. ***

[7/12/2018 7:17:21 PM] Jo: There. Give it another try, dear.

[7/12/2018 7:20:27 PM] Ash: ((Gime a roll!))

[7/12/2018 7:23:44 PM] Jo: ((5!))

[7/12/2018 7:27:09 PM] Ash: Her horns start becoming antlers!

[7/12/2018 7:28:04 PM] Jo: Now that I rather like on you.

[7/12/2018 7:31:38 PM] Jo: Though it may not be what you intended.

[7/12/2018 7:31:51 PM] Ash: She feels them.

[7/12/2018 7:31:56 PM] Ash: Theo:  Very fae.

[7/12/2018 7:32:47 PM] Jo: Indeed!

[7/12/2018 7:37:52 PM] Jo: I believe female reindeer have antlers.

[7/12/2018 7:45:53 PM] Ash: Gimme another roll!

[7/12/2018 7:46:47 PM] Jo: ((5 again!))

[7/12/2018 7:47:59 PM] Ash: She shrinks the back down to tiny horns again.

[7/12/2018 7:49:34 PM] Jo: Perhaps you ought to be the Devil's Daughter, then!

[7/12/2018 7:49:36 PM] *** Jo smiles at her. ***

[7/12/2018 8:02:44 PM] Ash: Sofia:  They'll never suspect it!

[7/12/2018 8:10:18 PM] Jo: Though that is rather hard on Bruxo. He hardly seemed devilish.

[7/12/2018 8:10:37 PM] Ash: Sofia shrugs.  "IT was very complicated with him."

[7/12/2018 8:10:51 PM] Jo: Why, do you think?

[7/12/2018 8:13:09 PM] Ash: Sofia:  …. he wasn' tlike my father at all.

[7/12/2018 8:13:53 PM] Ash: Sofia:  But he kind of was.

[7/12/2018 8:15:35 PM] Jo: … what was your father like?

[7/12/2018 8:34:04 PM] Ash: Sofia:  he was very kind.

[7/12/2018 8:35:43 PM] Ash: Sofia:  I was a princess.  Not really, but he never let me feel poor.

[7/12/2018 8:36:50 PM] Jo: Did he ever... hurt you?

[7/12/2018 8:38:37 PM] Ash: Sofia shakes her head, vigorously.  “Never ever ever.”

[7/12/2018 8:41:49 PM] Jo: Oh! Oh good.

[7/12/2018 8:42:01 PM] Jo: Some people, when they drink too much, get a bit... well, violent.

[7/12/2018 8:42:34 PM] Ash: Sofia: Papa never drank.  He tended bar.

[7/12/2018 8:44:08 PM] Jo: Oh! That does explain the bottles, then.

[7/12/2018 8:45:21 PM] Ash: Sofia:  yes, he cleaned them out and brought them home for me.  I liked the pretty glass.

[7/12/2018 8:46:05 PM] Jo: Liquor bottles can be very fancy.

[7/12/2018 8:46:09 PM] Ash: She looks at you.  “How did you know?”

[7/12/2018 8:48:51 PM] Jo: I saw it in your head when I had to go in to rescue you.

[7/12/2018 8:58:14 PM] Ash: Sofia:   Ohhhhhh.  What else did you see?

[7/12/2018 8:59:03 PM] *** Jo tells her about the doll and then also about the bit where she was covered with blood later and Bruxo agreed to turn her into a vampire. ***

[7/12/2018 8:59:13 PM] Ash: Sofia:  because I have a lot of questions I’m afraid to ask some times.

[7/12/2018 9:06:00 PM] Ash: Sofia:  where did the blood come from?

[7/12/2018 9:06:57 PM] Jo: I don't know. I did try to stay and find out.

[7/12/2018 9:08:35 PM] Ash: She looks at the floor.  The horns shrink away.   “I hope I didn’t kill papa.” 

[7/12/2018 9:09:26 PM] Jo: It's possible. It's also possible it was an accident, or that someone else did, or that you simply butchered a pig that day.

[7/12/2018 9:16:14 PM] Ash: Sofia:  orrrrr, I killed my papa.

[7/12/2018 9:17:17 PM] Jo: We can probably find out, you know.

[7/12/2018 9:21:20 PM] Ash: Sofia:  I’m scared to.

[7/12/2018 9:21:52 PM] Ash: Sofia plays with a lock of black hair.

[7/12/2018 9:22:58 PM] Jo: Well, whatever it was, it is very far in the past.

[7/12/2018 9:23:06 PM] Jo: So you're not really the same person as you were then. You've grown since.

[7/12/2018 9:24:11 PM] Ash: Sofia:  How do you know?

[7/12/2018 9:25:51 PM] Jo: Because it's been years.

[7/12/2018 9:33:15 PM] Ash: Sofia: But I've been a vampire.  We don't change.

[7/12/2018 9:33:38 PM] Jo: Everybody changes. I think even Bruxo did.

[7/12/2018 9:34:22 PM] Ash: Sofia:  Cause we made him.

[7/12/2018 9:34:53 PM] Jo: He'd changed before that too, or he wouldn't've lived so long.

[7/12/2018 9:36:43 PM] Ash: Sofia:  … maybe.

[7/12/2018 9:36:57 PM] Ash: Sofia:  … let me think about it, okay?

[7/12/2018 9:37:06 PM] Ash: She reaches out and hugs you.

[7/12/2018 9:38:04 PM] *** Jo hugs her back, pat pat! ***

[7/12/2018 9:53:28 PM] Ash: She sniffles.  "So!  Are we to be criminals?"

[7/12/2018 9:53:54 PM] Jo: Oh yes, certainly. Provided our fearless criminal leader agrees.

[7/12/2018 9:53:59 PM] *** Jo smiles winningly at Theo. ***

[7/12/2018 9:56:10 PM] Jo: My sword is quite at your disposal.

[7/12/2018 9:56:24 PM] *** Jo thinks at him: And so are my more interesting bits. ***

[7/12/2018 10:04:57 PM] *** Ash thinks back:  I like your tail. ***

[7/12/2018 10:06:22 PM] *** Jo reddens a little bit and returns: I had not realized how useful they were for balancing. ***

[7/12/2018 10:07:27 PM] Ash: Theo:  Very useful.  Also as a natural weapon.

[7/12/2018 10:08:41 PM] Jo: I suppose it is rather whippy.

[7/12/2018 10:15:02 PM] Jo: I must learn to fight with it. Perhaps you and Anya could teach me.

[7/12/2018 10:20:04 PM] Ash: Theo:  Oh, definitely.

[7/12/2018 10:20:15 PM] Ash: Theo:  I should also teach you to use a whip, too.

[7/12/2018 10:21:00 PM] Jo: Ooh, what do you have in mind?

[7/12/2018 10:21:42 PM] Ash: Theo:  It's unwieldy sometimes, but it can be useful to learn how to use.

[7/12/2018 10:22:36 PM] Jo: "Useful"?

[7/12/2018 10:23:10 PM] Ash: Theo:  You never know.

[7/12/2018 10:26:40 PM] Jo: I was expecting something more along the lines of "fun."

[7/12/2018 10:27:20 PM] Ash: Theo:  That's what it's useful for.  It can tie, and bind, and also... you know.  Be a gentle learning aid.

[7/12/2018 10:28:09 PM] Jo: I think you had better teach me that one personally.

[7/12/2018 10:29:38 PM] Ash: Theo:  I can handle that, I think.

[7/12/2018 10:31:38 PM] Jo: Your people won't object to us, will they? Or... me?

[7/12/2018 10:32:20 PM] Ash: Theo: No.  And if they do, I"m a dragon.

[7/12/2018 10:33:06 PM] Ash: Theo:  New blood is rarely frowned upon, at any rate.

[7/12/2018 10:33:13 PM] Ash: Theo:  Meansless work all around.

[7/12/2018 10:34:00 PM] *** Jo says aloud, "How many of you are there? Is it tents, cabins, caves?" ***

[7/12/2018 10:34:25 PM] Ash: Anya:  There are only 8 of us, counting me and Prometheus.

[7/12/2018 10:37:23 PM] Jo: Then we three do represent a sizeable increase in forces.

[7/12/2018 10:37:55 PM] *** Jo thinks at Theo: Would it be all right if I stayed with you? Or should we try to stay discreet? I am not terribly discreet. ***

[7/12/2018 10:37:55 PM] Ash: Anya:  Aye.  We have some nice caves we've made quite cozy.

[7/12/2018 10:39:04 PM] Ash: Theo:  It'll be fine.  No need to be discreet.

[7/12/2018 10:41:02 PM] *** Jo thinks at him: Pardon, I should not have made the assumption. Do you want me to stay with you? ***

[7/12/2018 10:41:34 PM] Ash: Theo:  ...yes?  Was that not clear?  I don't know how comfy you'll find my cave, but I can make some allowances for it.

[7/12/2018 10:47:49 PM] *** Jo thinks: You were rather more enthusiastic the last time, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything about next time. And of course you will have to put up with my company rather more now. ***

[7/12/2018 10:48:28 PM] Ash: Theo:  Do you want me to chain you in my cave with the rest of my hoard?  I can do that, too.

[7/12/2018 10:53:34 PM] Jo: Promise?

[7/12/2018 10:55:37 PM] Ash: Theo:  If that's what it takes to convince you!

[7/12/2018 10:58:07 PM] Jo: It is full of gadgets isn't it? Your hoard? May I see it?

[7/12/2018 10:58:36 PM] Ash: Theo:  Of course.  That's where I sleep.

[7/12/2018 11:02:40 PM] Jo: Is it on the treasure?

[7/12/2018 11:08:18 PM] Ash: Theo:  That gets a bit uncomfortable.

[7/12/2018 11:08:55 PM] Jo: That isn't a no. Will I have to sleep on top of you?

[7/12/2018 11:11:44 PM] Ash: Theo:  No, I have a bed.

[7/12/2018 11:11:51 PM] Ash: Theo:  So, maybe.

[7/12/2018 11:12:43 PM] Jo: It's probably a very cold cave. We may have to huddle together for warmth.

[7/12/2018 11:19:18 PM] Ash: Theo:  It does get very cold at night.

[7/12/2018 11:24:21 PM] Jo: How dreadful, being held captive by a dragon.

[7/12/2018 11:25:52 PM | Edited 11:25:56 PM] Ash: Theo:  They write stories about it.

[7/12/2018 11:27:19 PM] Jo: Not with nearly enough detail, unfortunately.

[7/12/2018 11:32:52 PM] Ash: Theo:  And they don't end so great for the dragon.

[7/12/2018 11:33:44 PM] Jo: Oh, some of them do, they really do.

[7/12/2018 11:37:53 PM] Jo: … what about the days when I am a man?

[7/12/2018 11:38:13 PM] Ash: Theo:  What about them?

[7/12/2018 11:39:06 PM] Jo: What should I do?

[7/12/2018 11:45:01 PM] Ash: Theo:  Do you think we should change it up?  Does it bother you?

[7/12/2018 11:45:17 PM] Jo: … does what bother me?

[7/12/2018 11:48:22 PM] Ash: Theo:  That you're a man sometimes and I don't have a female seeming.

[7/12/2018 11:49:28 PM] Jo: Why would that bother me? I like both. I'd sleep with you as a dragon if we can figure out how to do it without me getting squashed.

[7/12/2018 11:50:24 PM] Ash: Theo:  Then we don't have a problem.

[7/12/2018 11:52:05 PM] Jo: I thought you preferred women.

[7/12/2018 11:53:12 PM] Ash: Theo:  I never tried anything else.

[7/12/2018 11:53:34 PM] Ash: Theo:  But it's you I like, not whatever shape you're wearing.

[7/12/2018 11:55:09 PM] Jo: Are you trying to seduce me? If so it's working. Really though, that is a very romantic thing to say.

[7/12/2018 11:55:41 PM] Ash: Theo:  Ithought I had seduced you.  I didn't know it wore off.

[7/12/2018 11:56:59 PM] Jo: I really do not think it did.

[7/13/2018 12:00:59 AM] Ash: Theo:  Good.

[7/13/2018 12:02:13 AM] *** Jo stops momentarily and snogs Theo. ***

[7/13/2018 12:03:40 AM] Ash: Sofia blinks! "Oh, are we doing this?"

[7/13/2018 12:03:48 AM] Ash: Sofia:  Do we all get a turn?

[7/13/2018 12:04:03 AM] Ash: She does a little twirl and picks up Francisco and puts a kiss on his skull-grin.

[7/13/2018 12:04:13 AM] Ash: Francisco:  Whillickers!

[7/13/2018 12:04:29 AM] *** Jo beams. ***

[7/13/2018 12:04:46 AM] Jo: Why not. Francisco is the handsomest skull I know, by far.

[7/13/2018 12:04:55 AM] Ash: Anya and Cas look at each other.  "Pass," they both say, almost at once.

[7/13/2018 12:07:50 AM] Jo: I don't think it is compulsory.

[7/13/2018 12:14:03 AM] Ash: Sofia holds Francisco under her bust with a smile.  "Let's go be crooks!"

[7/13/2018 12:14:08 AM] Jo: Yes!