[7/24/2013 8:15:09 PM] Khiro: I think that Kate was going to go talk to Ebenezer about the translation.
[7/24/2013 8:15:42 PM] Josie: Josie was!
[7/24/2013 8:15:46 PM] Josie: Josie does that.
[7/24/2013 8:16:09 PM] Khiro: He's in his shop!
[7/24/2013 8:18:52 PM] Josie: Hey, Eben.
[7/24/2013 8:20:01 PM] Khiro: He looks up and smiles at you.  "Hello, Kate."
[7/24/2013 8:24:08 PM] Josie: Made any progress on the journal?
[7/24/2013 8:25:56 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, some.  I got the first half of it translated.  The code becomes more and more complex and time consuming to translate.
[7/24/2013 8:26:18 PM] Khiro: he hands over a stack of papers that have his translated notes.
[7/24/2013 8:28:58 PM] Josie: Josie takes it, and starts looking at it. "Bought a horse."
[7/24/2013 8:29:08 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Man was led by his dreams to search for Excalibur most of his adult life, it seems.
[7/24/2013 8:29:11 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Oh?
[7/24/2013 8:31:11 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[7/24/2013 8:31:15 PM] Josie: Centaur fella outside of town.
[7/24/2013 8:32:33 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Right.  He's a strange one.
[7/24/2013 8:33:23 PM] Josie: Real strange.
[7/24/2013 8:33:30 PM] Josie: ... two of the horses said I smelled *too* good.
[7/24/2013 8:34:26 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, I could see that.
[7/24/2013 8:34:55 PM] Josie: Josie blushes.
[7/24/2013 8:36:51 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ...still not sure where he found Excalibur hiding, though.  Hopefully that'll be later in the journal.
[7/24/2013 8:38:10 PM] Josie: Josie shrugs.
[7/24/2013 8:38:26 PM] Josie: Less concerned on that, more concerned on who was huntin' him an' if he identifies who killed 'im in there.
[7/24/2013 8:38:45 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I'm just curious.  Being an englishman and all.
[7/24/2013 8:39:07 PM] Josie: ... huh. Suppose you're descended from King Arthur. Maybe you should be carryin' the gun.
[7/24/2013 8:40:28 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Just because I'm british?  No, I'm not descended from anyone.  I assume you're descended from Thomas Jefferson, being american?
[7/24/2013 8:41:08 PM] Josie: ... could be. Ain't too likely though. Just thought all the aristocracy was related.
[7/24/2013 8:44:43 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Nah.  Chances are Arthur was a Roman centurion or a Celt battlechief.  Some mystics think there were many Arthurs, that he's just kind of a repeating... archetype.
[7/24/2013 8:46:18 PM] Josie: ... *caused* by the sword?
[7/24/2013 8:46:39 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Hmm.  That's a possiblity.  Maybe you're the next.
[7/24/2013 8:47:01 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Dibs on being Sir Bedevere.
[7/24/2013 8:47:34 PM] Josie: ... wasn't he the one chasin' the dragon?
[7/24/2013 8:50:51 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Hmm.  Don't know if I read that story.
[7/24/2013 8:52:55 PM] Josie: Which one was he, then?
[7/24/2013 8:54:09 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Bedivere was Arthur's right hand.  Very learned.
[7/24/2013 8:54:58 PM] Josie: Oh. Well, seems to fit well enough, you're prob'ly the best educated person in town.
[7/24/2013 8:55:07 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I don't know about that.
[7/24/2013 8:56:43 PM] Josie: Who else'd be more so?
[7/24/2013 8:59:17 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Rivers.  The girl in the telegraph office.  The mayor.  The Preacher.  Miss Marta.
[7/24/2013 9:00:46 PM] Josie: Miss Marta's pretty smart. Preacher speaks Latin. Rivers can't keep a thought straight for more'n'a few minutes, he says. Miss Crafter's... interestin'. M'surprised you didn't take to her 'stead o' me.
[7/24/2013 9:02:06 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Miss Crafter?  She's nice, but I'm not her type.
[7/24/2013 9:03:01 PM] Josie: ... reckon you don't explode often enough.
[7/24/2013 9:03:37 PM] Khiro: EBenezer:  ...well, that, and I'm... well, a gent.
[7/24/2013 9:04:45 PM] Josie: *Oh.* She likes.... *oh*. Well, some folks're wired strange, I guess.
[7/24/2013 9:05:22 PM] Khiro: EBenezer shrugs.  "To be fair, though, I think her first love is her science.
[7/24/2013 9:06:05 PM] Josie: Even stranger, I guess.
[7/24/2013 9:09:24 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer shrugs again!
[7/24/2013 9:12:33 PM] Josie: Josie does too.
[7/24/2013 9:12:45 PM] Josie: Well. I'll start readin' this if that's all right with you. ... mind if I set here an' do that?
[7/24/2013 9:13:46 PM] Khiro: He smiles.  "Not at all.  Want some coffee?"
[7/24/2013 9:14:22 PM] Josie: Sure, if you got some made.
[7/24/2013 9:14:31 PM] Josie: ((I gotta swap over the laundry! I totally forgot about it.))
[7/24/2013 9:15:36 PM] Khiro: ((okay!))
[7/24/2013 9:15:47 PM] Khiro: He nods, and goes to get a couple of cups of coffee.
[7/24/2013 9:18:32 PM] Josie: ((back!))
[7/24/2013 9:18:35 PM] Josie: Josie starts reading!
[7/24/2013 9:19:28 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer returns with a couple cups of coffee.  His handwriting is not the best!
[7/24/2013 9:19:42 PM] Josie: ... shoulda been a doctor...
[7/24/2013 9:20:00 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Hmm?
[7/24/2013 9:21:19 PM] Josie: Your writin's hard to read.
[7/24/2013 9:24:11 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Oh. Sorry about that.  I was scribbling so fast.
[7/24/2013 9:24:22 PM] Josie: Maybe you could interpret.
[7/24/2013 9:24:35 PM] Josie: Josie hands him the writing.
[7/24/2013 9:24:39 PM] Khiro: He comes up behind your chair, putting his hands on your shoulders.  "Interpret what?"
[7/24/2013 9:26:11 PM] Josie: Josie startles a bit, but then relaxes, and sets the papers down, pointing to the word(?) in question.
[7/24/2013 9:26:34 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  "Cornwall".
[7/24/2013 9:27:55 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  The gentlemen describes tracking down clues in an old tin mine.
[7/24/2013 9:29:38 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Most of the entries involve his pursuing clues he perceived in some old rhyme or text.  Generally to no avail.
[7/24/2013 9:30:09 PM] Josie: Huh. Has he started seein' people followin' him in this part yet?
[7/24/2013 9:31:15 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  He thought was being followed from the outset, from the first time he started having dreams.  Hard to tell if it was a legitmate concern or just a symptom of his increasing paranoia.
[7/24/2013 9:33:15 PM] Josie: ... you think he was crazy? The murder victim, I mean? An' does he have a name that you know of yet?
[7/24/2013 9:34:09 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  haven't found a name.  Or really any references to him, personally, but that does make sense.  And I don't know about crazy.  Definitely obsessed.
[7/24/2013 9:36:50 PM] Josie: ... interestin'.
[7/24/2013 9:37:44 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  This struck me as a journal meant to be read only by the man writing it, so.  Mostly academic studies.
[7/24/2013 9:37:59 PM] Khiro: ((Like the Grail Diary n Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.))
[7/24/2013 9:39:46 PM] Josie: ... that's interestin' too.
[7/24/2013 9:40:51 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  And considering how he ended up, his paranoia wasn't unjustified.
[7/24/2013 9:43:06 PM] Josie: I'd say not. At least *one* person was out to get 'im, all right.
[7/24/2013 9:43:36 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ...with a silver bullet, no less.
[7/24/2013 9:45:00 PM] Josie: Yeah, 'bout that. Any indication of him bein' an otherworlder?
[7/24/2013 9:45:59 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Nothing I've read so far.
[7/24/2013 9:51:42 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  But if he were a werewolf, it'd be obvious.
[7/24/2013 9:53:06 PM] Josie: Writin' would change every month? Or you'd be able to smell it? ... or his body would change after he died?
[7/24/2013 9:58:53 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I would've smelled it on him.  And we change into wolves when we die.
[7/24/2013 9:59:20 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ..that's why the skeleton in Rivers' house bugged me so much.
[7/24/2013 9:59:41 PM] Josie: Asked him about it, he said he didn't know if she was a Christian or not. ... makes burial awkward.
[7/24/2013 10:00:22 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well... it shouldn't have looked like that.  It was a fake.  It should have looked like a wolf skeleton.
[7/24/2013 10:01:06 PM] Josie: Oh! ... well that's a relief, anyhow. Didn't want to press 'im too much on it, but I was tryin' to figure out a way to get 'im to take 'er down anyhow.
[7/24/2013 10:01:38 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  It was probably someone doctoring a bunch of remains.
[7/24/2013 10:04:00 PM] Josie: Combinin' 'em. Like you might do with taxidermy. ... though that means some of 'em were human, an' some of 'em are missin' altogether.
[7/24/2013 10:04:29 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer nods!
[7/24/2013 10:05:47 PM] Josie: ... be a fine way to hide a crime, in plain sight like that.
[7/24/2013 10:06:23 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I suppose it would.
[7/24/2013 10:08:59 PM] Josie: ... might have to ask him 'bout it. Reckon it wouldn't've been somethin' he did, but the fella he bought the skeleton from.
[7/24/2013 10:10:33 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Could just be a fiji mermaid situation, too.
[7/24/2013 10:12:19 PM] Josie: Still a dead body. ... maybe he's got a provenance for it might be checkable.
[7/24/2013 10:12:33 PM] Josie: Oh well, anyhow. What 'bout the rest of this translation?
[7/24/2013 10:13:42 PM | Edited 10:14:14 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  So far all I've uncovered is a bibliography, and the results of several expeditions he made in the British Isles hunting for Excalibur.
[7/24/2013 10:16:08 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Lots of cross-referencing various texts.
[7/24/2013 10:16:09 PM] Josie: ...what were the dreams like? Did he say?
[7/24/2013 10:16:47 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  He only mentions them at the start.  A beautiful woman appears to him in the dream, presenting him with sword.
[7/24/2013 10:18:26 PM] Josie: Huh. Well, don't remember my dream too well, but I *did* dream 'bout Camelot. An' it was nice.
[7/24/2013 10:18:49 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Better than the killing-in-cold-blood dreams, I'd wager.
[7/24/2013 10:19:21 PM] Josie: A *whole* lot better'n'that.
[7/24/2013 10:20:43 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, good.  No sword-presenting women?
[7/24/2013 10:21:04 PM] Josie: Nope, nothin' like that, an' I don't think I was queen, neither.
[7/24/2013 10:23:44 PM] Khiro: Ebeezer:  No?
[7/24/2013 10:27:01 PM] Josie: No.
[7/24/2013 10:27:11 PM] Josie: There was dancin' an' singin', and folks were happy, though.
[7/24/2013 10:31:44 PM] Josie: Seemed like a fair 'mount of brotherhood goin' on. Folks cooperatin'. This town could use somethin' like that.
[7/24/2013 10:34:48 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I think the world coudl use something like that.  Those same scholars who say that Arthur is a repeating archetype say that Camelot is the same way.  There've been many Camelots.
[7/24/2013 10:35:34 PM] Josie: Doubt I could do anythin'.
[7/24/2013 10:37:23 PM] Josie: Not like that.
[7/24/2013 10:37:27 PM] Josie: ... but it'd sure be nice.
[7/24/2013 10:37:35 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer smiles.
[7/24/2013 10:37:41 PM] Josie: Josie takes his hand and squeezes it, remembering the dream and smiling a bit.
[7/24/2013 10:38:49 PM] Khiro: He squeezes it back!
[7/24/2013 10:40:18 PM] Josie: Doubt I'd be able to make it happen, though.
[7/24/2013 10:40:56 PM] Khiro: EBenezer:  One never knows.
[7/24/2013 10:42:45 PM | Edited 10:42:52 PM] Josie: Well. Best focus on makin' things better as best we can with what we got.
[7/24/2013 10:43:13 PM] Josie: If you got specific locations of places he visited, I'll send a wire on to 'em, see if I can get some clues as to who 'e was.
[7/24/2013 10:47:32 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  So far most of them are in England.  But I might be able to help there.
[7/24/2013 10:49:11 PM] Josie: Really?
[7/24/2013 10:50:23 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Sure.  I still correspond with folks back in England.
[7/24/2013 10:53:45 PM] Josie: ... thanks.
[7/24/2013 10:53:50 PM] Josie: Josie turns a bit to kiss him!
[7/24/2013 10:55:15 PM] Khiro: He kisses her back!

Josie was, yep! ... she forgets what she was going to do next.
[7/25/2013 8:15:52 PM] Khiro: I don't know!
[7/25/2013 8:20:47 PM] Josie: Josie smiles a bit at Eben. "Well. Maybe I'll go talk t'Rivers 'bout that skeleton."
[7/25/2013 8:21:24 PM] Khiro: He smiles.  "I'll continue working on this journal for you.  Hey, do you have the bullet that killed the man?"
[7/25/2013 8:22:41 PM] Josie: Sure.
[7/25/2013 8:22:52 PM] Josie: Josie digs it out of her pocket and sets it on the table.
[7/25/2013 8:24:38 PM] Khiro: He looks at it warily.  "Well, if you're going to see Rivers, maybe he can tell you if it's magical."
[7/25/2013 8:25:31 PM] Josie: ... that's a good idea.
[7/25/2013 8:25:48 PM] Josie: Josie pockets that, too.
[7/25/2013 8:28:44 PM] Josie: ... all right, guess I'd better get movin'.
[7/25/2013 8:29:18 PM] Khiro: He smiles.  "Okay.  I'll... get to work on this."
[7/25/2013 8:30:52 PM] Josie: ... try to write neater, 'case I have to send that.
[7/25/2013 8:31:17 PM] Khiro: He raises an eyebrow.  "Send it where?"
[7/25/2013 8:31:32 PM] Josie: Headquarters. Ain't likely but you never know.
[7/25/2013 8:32:11 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I'll try.
[7/25/2013 8:34:35 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I'll write slower.
[7/25/2013 8:35:24 PM] Josie: Not *too* slow.
[7/25/2013 8:35:30 PM] Josie: Josie kisses him again.
[7/25/2013 8:35:54 PM] Khiro: He kisses her back!
[7/25/2013 8:36:18 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat and heads out, taking the bullet.
[7/25/2013 8:38:51 PM] Khiro: Okay!  Riding to the Winters estate, then?
[7/25/2013 8:39:20 PM] Josie: Josie does! On Delphine.
[7/25/2013 8:42:42 PM] Khiro: ((brb!  Phone.))
[7/25/2013 8:53:41 PM] Khiro: ((Back!  Yappity yap yap yap.))
[7/25/2013 8:55:07 PM] Josie: ((Hee.))
[7/25/2013 8:55:36 PM] Khiro: (I was efficient and made a sandwich at the same time, though!))
[7/25/2013 8:57:12 PM] Josie: ((... we're obviously on the same wavelength, because I did too.))
[7/25/2013 8:57:52 PM] Khiro: ((SAMMICH!))
[7/25/2013 9:01:56 PM] Josie: Josie saddles up Delphine and heads to the Rivers place!
[7/25/2013 9:02:54 PM] Khiro: Okay!  She likes the ride.
[7/25/2013 9:05:09 PM] Josie: Josie lets her go fast for a little if she wants. Or not if she doesn't feel like it.
[7/25/2013 9:06:32 PM] Khiro: She's happy to go fast!
[7/25/2013 9:07:44 PM] Josie: Josie tries to make sure she doesn't tire herself out, though, and when she gets to the Rivers place, she makes sure she has some water.
[7/25/2013 9:09:33 PM] Khiro: Okay!  Easy enough.  There's a post and a trough near the front door.
[7/25/2013 9:09:54 PM] Josie: Josie gives her a sugarcube too, and then knocks on the door.
[7/25/2013 9:10:22 PM] Khiro: There's a pause, and the door opens!
[7/25/2013 9:11:03 PM] Josie: ... Mr. Rivers?
[7/25/2013 9:11:25 PM] Khiro: You hear his voice echoing through the halls.  "Yes?  Come on up."
[7/25/2013 9:11:56 PM] Josie: Josie heads upstairs.
[7/25/2013 9:12:47 PM] Khiro: You find the library pretty easily.
[7/25/2013 9:13:56 PM] Josie: ... Mr. Rivers?
[7/25/2013 9:14:31 PM] Khiro: He's standing on a stepladder going through some books.  "Yes, marshal Kate Candlemas?"
[7/25/2013 9:15:34 PM] Josie: Couple of things. Could you tell me if there's anythin' magic about this bullet?
[7/25/2013 9:15:38 PM] Josie: Josie holds it up.
[7/25/2013 9:16:27 PM] Khiro: He hops off the stepladder.  "WEll, let's see."  He goes over to his desk and puts on a pair of glasses.  "Nope, not magic.  None at all.  Just silver."
[7/25/2013 9:16:57 PM] Josie: Figured.
[7/25/2013 9:17:03 PM] Josie: Second, you want some ectoplasm?
[7/25/2013 9:17:16 PM] Khiro: He claps his hands together.  "Oh, yes, very much."
[7/25/2013 9:17:35 PM] Josie: Josie hands him the snotty-gooed handkerchiefs. Ew.
[7/25/2013 9:18:00 PM] Josie: Don't think much of it myself.
[7/25/2013 9:18:20 PM] Josie: Third, Mr. Dingo says your werewolf ain't real.
[7/25/2013 9:18:54 PM] Khiro: He turns and grabs a big mason jar full of what look like teeth, dumping them all over the floor.  "Put it in here."
[7/25/2013 9:19:32 PM] Josie: Josie puts the hankies in there.
[7/25/2013 9:21:20 PM] Khiro: He nods, screwing the top back on the jar.  "Well, I suppose Mr. Dingo would know, wouldn't he?"
[7/25/2013 9:23:42 PM] Josie: Bein' a taxidermist.
[7/25/2013 9:23:44 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[7/25/2013 9:32:58 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Being a werewolf.
[7/25/2013 9:33:31 PM] Josie: .... oh?
[7/25/2013 9:33:50 PM] Khiro: He taps his glasses!
[7/25/2013 9:34:58 PM] Josie: M'sure he appreciates you not spreadin' that around.
[7/25/2013 9:35:20 PM] Khiro: Rivers shrugs.  "Who would I tell?  And why?"
[7/25/2013 9:37:05 PM] Josie: Some folks aren't too kind.
[7/25/2013 9:38:30 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Oh.  Well, it's none of my business, way I figure it.  So its not real?  The skeleton?
[7/25/2013 9:39:08 PM] Josie: Nope.
[7/25/2013 9:39:21 PM] Josie: Says it might be a Fiji mermaid, where more'n'one skeleton was put together.
[7/25/2013 9:39:31 PM] Khiro: River:  Huh.
[7/25/2013 9:40:06 PM] Josie: .... but that means you might have an illegally procured skeleton. Might be a murder victim hidin' in plain sight or the like, an' in any case, we got part of a person up there who ain't got a head.
[7/25/2013 9:40:44 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well, you want it?  It's not genuine, so I'm not interested in it at all.
[7/25/2013 9:42:18 PM] Josie: I do. Got any information 'bout the provenance? Or who sold it to ya?
[7/25/2013 9:42:49 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Fella I know back east named McGivens.
[7/25/2013 9:43:16 PM] Josie: Where, when, an' under what circumstances?
[7/25/2013 9:43:46 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  About two months ago, on a business trip to New York.
[7/25/2013 9:45:08 PM] Josie: Good, means I can get 'em for transportin' over state lines. That's Marshal jurisdiction.
[7/25/2013 9:47:43 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  ... wait, what?
[7/25/2013 9:49:03 PM] Josie: Well *somebody* been defrauded. Mighta been just you, mighta been McGivins.
[7/25/2013 9:51:23 PM] Josie: How much didja pay for it?
[7/25/2013 9:51:57 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I traded for it!
[7/25/2013 9:52:22 PM] Josie: What'd you trade for it, an' how much was *that* worth?
[7/25/2013 9:53:10 PM] Khiro: Rivers shrugs.  "An old oil lamp."
[7/25/2013 9:54:51 PM] Josie: No Djinn?
[7/25/2013 9:55:23 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  No djinn.  I think he mostly wanted the oil, which came from Jerusalem.
[7/25/2013 9:55:51 PM] Khiro: ((Brb!))
[7/25/2013 9:57:45 PM] Josie: ... huh. What d'you value that at?
[7/25/2013 10:08:06 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well, I got the oil lantern in exchange for a train dining car.
[7/25/2013 10:08:30 PM] Josie: ... just tell me what the monetary value is, estimated. What could you sell it for on the black market?
[7/25/2013 10:08:48 PM] Khiro: River:  The train dining car?
[7/25/2013 10:09:08 PM] Josie: Either of 'em, the lantern or the dinin' car.
[7/25/2013 10:09:48 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Um.  I'm not good at estimating.
[7/25/2013 10:10:02 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  500 dollars?
[7/25/2013 10:11:08 PM] Josie: ... prob'ly more'n that, but that'll do. You got an address or location I could find McGivens at? He mighta been taken in, or might be the perpetrator, it's too early to say.
[7/25/2013 10:11:52 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  He has offices in New York.  I'll write it down for you.
[7/25/2013 10:12:42 PM] Josie: Thanks.
[7/25/2013 10:12:59 PM] Josie: ... sorry about all of it. How come the glasses didn't show it?
[7/25/2013 10:14:14 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  They only show magic.  Bones aren't magic, even if the creature was magical.
[7/25/2013 10:14:26 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Unless they were animated by magic.
[7/25/2013 10:14:33 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Then they'd show they were magic.
[7/25/2013 10:15:29 PM] Josie: Disturbin' thought.
[7/25/2013 10:18:39 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Is it?  I can't even tell aymore.
[7/25/2013 10:18:48 PM] Josie: You can't?
[7/25/2013 10:19:11 PM] Khiro: Rivers shrugs.
[7/25/2013 10:19:31 PM] Josie: ... might be worryin'.
[7/25/2013 10:22:29 PM] Josie: You should spend more time 'round people.
[7/25/2013 10:24:08 PM] Khiro: Rivers shrugs!
[7/25/2013 10:24:41 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Eh.  Don't worry, I don't plan on animating anything.
[7/25/2013 10:25:10 PM] Josie: I mean for yer own good.
[7/25/2013 10:25:44 PM] Khiro: RIvers:  Why?
[7/25/2013 10:26:01 PM] Josie: Keeps you human.
[7/25/2013 10:26:58 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Overrated!
[7/25/2013 10:29:38 PM] Josie: Surely you got *somebody* you don't mind spendin' time with.
[7/25/2013 10:30:23 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I dno't mind spending time with anyone.  But I don't mind being here with my books and artifacts, either.
[7/25/2013 10:31:47 PM] Josie: ... interested in magic. Are y'interested in science at all? Mixin' the two?
[7/25/2013 10:31:59 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Not really.
[7/25/2013 10:32:30 PM] Josie: Hm.
[7/25/2013 10:32:41 PM] Josie: ... guess I can keep visitin'.
[7/25/2013 10:33:07 PM] Khiro: Rivers shrugs.  "If you want."
[7/25/2013 10:35:27 PM] Josie: You object 't'all?
[7/25/2013 10:36:07 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Not really, I suppose.
[7/25/2013 10:36:31 PM] Josie: ... worry about ya, livin' out here by yourself.
[7/25/2013 10:36:37 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Why?
[7/25/2013 10:37:20 PM] Josie: Plenty of bad folks around. Viskav wasn't the only one.
[7/25/2013 10:37:41 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I've been fine.
[7/25/2013 10:37:58 PM] Josie: You been lucky.
[7/25/2013 10:38:11 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I've been fine.
[7/25/2013 10:38:18 PM] Josie: Reckon folks mostly leave you be 'cause they think you're a wizard.
[7/25/2013 10:38:38 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well, don't tell them I'm *not*.  That would ruin it.
[7/25/2013 10:42:43 PM] Josie: When they ask I'll say you *say* you ain't. An' look skeptical. 'cause I ain't entirely sure myself. When's my wizard gettin' here?
[7/25/2013 10:43:18 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I wouldn't call him 'your wizard'.  Wizards are cranky.  Should be coming in two days.
[7/25/2013 10:46:01 PM] Josie: Well, I call m'doctor my doctor. Don't see how it's different.
[7/25/2013 10:46:14 PM] Josie: ... say, when's the next full moon?
[7/25/2013 10:46:26 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  One week from now.
[7/25/2013 10:47:44 PM] Josie: Got some time, then. All right.
[7/25/2013 10:48:34 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Some time for what?
[7/25/2013 10:50:10 PM] Josie: ... nothin', ain't important.
[7/25/2013 10:50:34 PM] Josie: Got any advice for me on talkin' to the wizard?
[7/25/2013 10:50:46 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Don't look him in the eye!
[7/25/2013 10:52:15 PM] Josie: .... really?
[7/25/2013 10:52:19 PM] Josie: Josie looks at him doubtfully.
[7/25/2013 10:52:46 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Yeah.  Also don't stare at his feet.  Try and keep things at neck level.
[7/25/2013 10:55:00 PM] Josie: ... you sure? That sounds crazy.
[7/25/2013 11:00:09 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Didn't you ever hear that song?  How does it go.... "Wizards can be touchy and they don't have many fans; they're tight-lipped about their secrets and they're stingy with their plans.  But if you wind up all scorched you only have yourself to blame; I don't recommend you push 'em when their hands are full of flame."
[7/25/2013 11:03:55 PM] Josie: ... I'm a marshal. Flame me an' you got a whole government agency breathin' down your neck.
[7/25/2013 11:04:00 PM] Josie: Ain't worth it even to wizards.
[7/25/2013 11:04:44 PM] Khiro: Rivers shrugs.  "I just liked the song."
[7/25/2013 11:07:10 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  But really, dont' look in his eyes.
[7/25/2013 11:10:30 PM] Josie: ... got to, I'm a representative of the U.S. Marshals an' we can't be seen bein' afraid.
[7/25/2013 11:11:17 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well, dont' say I didn't warn you.
[7/25/2013 11:17:47 PM] Josie: I won't.
[7/25/2013 11:17:54 PM] Josie: Well. You need anythin', all the way out here?
[7/25/2013 11:18:49 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Of course not!
[7/25/2013 11:20:32 PM] Josie: All right. Well, you let me know.
[7/25/2013 11:20:36 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat and heads out!