[8/24/2013 7:40:06 PM] Felix: You had just had a meeting with Codex the wizard.
[8/24/2013 7:42:01 PM] Josie: Josie may be shedding pheromones. or something.
[8/24/2013 7:43:09 PM] Josie: Well. I got to go buy some things an' then go get beat up.
[8/24/2013 7:43:17 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ..what?
[8/24/2013 7:48:03 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Beat up?
[8/24/2013 7:48:16 PM] Josie: ((Back. Sorry, went to get a drink and also made a sandwich.))
[8/24/2013 7:48:38 PM] Josie: Well, Rupert's a sight bigger'n'me, there ain't no way I'm gettin' on teachin' him without some bruises, I reckon.
[8/24/2013 7:51:36 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Oh.  Well.  Try not to hurt yourself too badly.
[8/24/2013 7:52:47 PM] Josie: I got hope of keepin' my teeth.
[8/24/2013 7:52:56 PM] Josie: Josie kisses him and heads off to find Rupert at the bookshop!
[8/24/2013 7:56:19 PM] Felix: Okay!  He's there.
[8/24/2013 7:56:24 PM] Felix: His mom made some cookies.
[8/24/2013 7:57:42 PM] Josie: Josie nods to her.
[8/24/2013 7:57:57 PM] Josie: Hey, ma'am. ... shamed to say it, but I forgot your name.
[8/24/2013 7:59:48 PM] Felix: Rupert's mom:  Oh!  I'm Sarah.
[8/24/2013 8:00:17 PM] Josie: ... Should I just call you Miz Sarah, ma'am?
[8/24/2013 8:00:42 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Just Sarah is fine, marshal.
[8/24/2013 8:02:06 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat. "An' I'm Kate."
[8/24/2013 8:02:20 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Well, have a cookie, Kate.
[8/24/2013 8:02:57 PM] Josie: Josie takes one.
[8/24/2013 8:03:21 PM] Josie: I'm hopin' to teach Rupert somethin' 'bout bein' a marshal this afternoon, if you don't mind me borrowin' him for an hour or so.
[8/24/2013 8:04:19 PM] Felix: Sarah:  .... how do you mean?
[8/24/2013 8:06:18 PM] Josie: Well, he was interested in learnin' what the job entails.
[8/24/2013 8:07:51 PM] Josie: Josie shrugs.
[8/24/2013 8:08:18 PM] Felix: Sarah keeps her mouth level, buty ou can tell she kinda wants to frown.  "Well.. no guns, okay?"
[8/24/2013 8:12:35 PM] Josie: Wasn't plannin' on it, provided he knows how to pick one up an' put it back down again 'thout shootin' himself by accident.
[8/24/2013 8:14:02 PM] Felix: Sarah nods.  "Okay, good."
[8/24/2013 8:14:18 PM] Josie: Reckon everybody should know that much.
[8/24/2013 8:15:39 PM] Josie: Rupert's a good kid, ma'am.
[8/24/2013 8:16:45 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Oh, I know he is.
[8/24/2013 8:17:47 PM] Josie: He'll be safe with me.
[8/24/2013 8:18:13 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Where are you taking him?
[8/24/2013 8:19:22 PM] Josie: Not too sure. I was thinkin' to the fishin' pond.
[8/24/2013 8:19:48 PM] Josie: I never been there, though; is it is easy to find?
[8/24/2013 8:20:33 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Oh, sure, just to the south, near Lysander's ranch.
[8/24/2013 8:20:35 PM] Felix: ((Brb.))
[8/24/2013 8:21:17 PM] Josie: Is it real popular or like to be quiet on a day like this?
[8/24/2013 8:21:33 PM] Josie: ((Mark Lenard on Mission: Impossible. YEAH!))
[8/24/2013 8:30:32 PM] Felix: Sarah:  AT this time of day, the only folks likely to be there are some school children playin' hookie.
[8/24/2013 8:31:46 PM] Josie: Josie snorts.
[8/24/2013 8:31:54 PM] Josie: Never even tried that. My ma was the schoolteacher.
[8/24/2013 8:32:58 PM] Felix: Sarah smiles.  "That would make it a bit tricky, it would.  Rupert says that you're spending time with Mr. Dingo."
[8/24/2013 8:34:38 PM] Josie: He's courtin' me some.
[8/24/2013 8:35:32 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Well, good.  He's a nice man, well-learned.  He has donated many books to teh shop for us to sell.
[8/24/2013 8:38:55 PM] Josie: Says he reads too much, but I don't see as how that's possible.
[8/24/2013 8:39:08 PM] Josie: You got any o' his here now?
[8/24/2013 8:40:25 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Oh, sure, quite a few.   looking for any in particular?
[8/24/2013 8:41:49 PM] Josie: Mmm, nothin' much, but I gotta pick just *one* today, I bought two yesterday I ain't finished yet.
[8/24/2013 8:49:44 PM] Felix: Sarah smiles.  "Well.  Here's another Jack of Blades book.  Rupert says you got one already."
[8/24/2013 8:52:07 PM] Josie: Yeah, Eben recommended 'em to me.
[8/24/2013 8:52:19 PM] Felix: Sarah hands it over.  "That one's about vampires."
[8/24/2013 8:53:57 PM] Josie: I'll take that one, then, I guess.
[8/24/2013 8:54:58 PM] Josie: Where's Rupert?
[8/24/2013 8:55:25 PM] Felix: Sarah:  Eating lunch, I think, I'll go get him and tell him you're here."
[8/24/2013 8:55:58 PM] Josie: All right. Thank you ma'am. How much do I owe ya?
[8/24/2013 8:56:52 PM] Felix: Sarah:   Fifty cents.
[8/24/2013 8:57:03 PM] Josie: Josie hands her the money.
[8/24/2013 8:57:12 PM] Felix: She takes it, and heads upstairs!
[8/24/2013 8:59:00 PM] Josie: Josie browses while she's there!
[8/24/2013 8:59:51 PM] Felix: Rupert comes on down a few minutes later.  "Hi, marshal."
[8/24/2013 9:00:39 PM] Josie: Hey, Rupert. C'mon.
[8/24/2013 9:01:18 PM] Felix: He nods!  He's nervous.
[8/24/2013 9:01:43 PM] Josie: Josie stops at the Imperial again and grabs a bagful of stuff she bought this morning, and then starts heading for the fishin' hole.
[8/24/2013 9:02:00 PM] Josie: Don't worry, told yer mom where we were headin' 'case anything happens.
[8/24/2013 9:02:47 PM] Felix: He follows her.  "What would happen?"
[8/24/2013 9:03:38 PM] Josie: I don't know. Somethin' they'd have to come get me for, maybe.
[8/24/2013 9:04:28 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Oh!  Okay.
[8/24/2013 9:07:28 PM] Josie: Bank robbery or the like.
[8/24/2013 9:07:41 PM] Josie: Though really, that's Statler's jurisdiction.
[8/24/2013 9:09:00 PM] Felix: Rupert:  So... how does this work, then?
[8/24/2013 9:09:21 PM] Josie: I told yer ma you were learnin' bout how to be a marshal. Which ain't wrong. What *do* you wanna do for a livin'?
[8/24/2013 9:09:47 PM] Felix: Rupert:  I always figured I'd run the bookshop.  I like working around books.  Maybe I'll even write some.
[8/24/2013 9:10:41 PM] Josie: Good. Y'can tell yer ma that's one o' the reasons you're spendin' time with me.
[8/24/2013 9:12:10 PM] Josie: Won't be wrong, neither. Reckon I got a few good stories.
[8/24/2013 9:12:25 PM] Felix: Rupert nods.
[8/24/2013 9:14:15 PM] Felix: You get to the fishin' hole!
[8/24/2013 9:15:51 PM] Josie: All right.
[8/24/2013 9:16:04 PM] Josie: Now you ain't an ass, Rupert, so I'm guessin' you got some scruples 'bout hittin' a girl.
[8/24/2013 9:16:47 PM] Felix: Rupert:  ...yeah, kinda.
[8/24/2013 9:17:11 PM] Josie: Josie punches him in the stomach. Fortunately, she doesn't hit very hard.
[8/24/2013 9:17:36 PM] Felix: He 'oofs'! and steps back surprised.
[8/24/2013 9:17:59 PM] Josie: Still feelin' scrupulous?
[8/24/2013 9:19:46 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Mostly just surprised.
[8/24/2013 9:19:58 PM] Josie: Good.
[8/24/2013 9:20:10 PM] Josie: Now if you did that t'me, I might be sportin' a broken rib.
[8/24/2013 9:20:49 PM] Josie: So I brought some bandages an' such for when we start gettin' into it, but first, lemme tell ya what I'm thinkin'.
[8/24/2013 9:21:18 PM] Josie: Mostly, I figure, you got to make it not worth it to them to beat on you.
[8/24/2013 9:22:04 PM] Josie: Now y'could do that by doin' real damage, I'll admit. Takin' teeth an' makin' cuts or uppin' the ante with weapons, but in my view that don't pay in the long run. Somebody's liable to get real hurt that way.
[8/24/2013 9:23:45 PM] Felix: Rupert:  so... what do I do?
[8/24/2013 9:25:18 PM] Josie: Well I don't 'prove of that, bein' the law an' all.
[8/24/2013 9:25:32 PM] Josie: Reckon the other way's to just cause 'em a real shit-ton o' pain.
[8/24/2013 9:26:00 PM] Josie: Make it not worth it that way, 'cause whoever's first an' maybe second to come after ya's gonna be feelin' it for a while.
[8/24/2013 9:27:13 PM] Felix: Rupert:  How do I do that?
[8/24/2013 9:27:39 PM] Josie: Depends. They all boys?
[8/24/2013 9:27:56 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Yeah.
[8/24/2013 9:28:38 PM] Josie: Good. Women got different vulnerable spots.
[8/24/2013 9:29:49 PM] Josie: C'mere.
[8/24/2013 9:30:18 PM] Felix: He does so!
[8/24/2013 9:31:16 PM] Josie: Josie reaches behind his ear, carefully, and puts a little light pressure on the mastoid back there, but not too much.
[8/24/2013 9:31:41 PM] Josie: You put pressure there an' they won't forget it. An' most folks don't think to guard against that neither.
[8/24/2013 9:32:58 PM] Felix: Rupert:  how do I do that?
[8/24/2013 9:33:05 PM] Josie: Push up with a couple fingers.
[8/24/2013 9:33:38 PM] Felix: Rupert Are they gonna let me get close enough for that?
[8/24/2013 9:33:40 PM] Josie: If one of 'em's holdin' onto you an' you got an arm free, that's prob'ly the quickest way to get 'em off.
[8/24/2013 9:33:48 PM] Josie: Well, that's if one's holdin' an' the other one's punchin'.
[8/24/2013 9:35:12 PM] Josie: Most o' the other vulnerable spots are more obvious. Eyes is dangerous, 'cause it might 'cause real damage, so save that for when you reckon you're 'bout to die. Which won't be these boys, 'less I miss my guess.
[8/24/2013 9:35:44 PM] Josie: The *unmentionables* is better, 'cause it's real hard to do permanent damage on those through clothes. Downside o' that is that most fellas know to protect themselves there, so they'll be watchin' for it.
[8/24/2013 9:36:09 PM] Josie: Equivalent on a woman's a punch to the breast, by the way. I guess it ain't the same but it'll leave 'em gaspin' all the same.
[8/24/2013 9:36:36 PM] Felix: Rupert blushes!
[8/24/2013 9:36:54 PM] Josie: ... y'feel that one *deep.*
[8/24/2013 9:37:53 PM] Josie: Kidneys is another one, that's if they ain't facin' ya.
[8/24/2013 9:38:03 PM] Josie: Josie points to where they are.
[8/24/2013 9:38:55 PM] Josie: A good punch there hurts like nobody's business.
[8/24/2013 9:39:33 PM] Josie: Another one's the *solar plexus.* Which is a fancy word for this part right 'bout here.
[8/24/2013 9:40:13 PM] Josie: Josie points to the center of her own abdomen, a bit below her tiny boobs.
[8/24/2013 9:41:26 PM] Josie: Now unless somebody's an experienced fighter, they prob'ly don't know to protect that, but a sharp blow there'll knock the wind right outta ya an' it hurts like hell, too.
[8/24/2013 9:41:36 PM] Felix: He blushes again!
[8/24/2013 9:41:45 PM] Josie: ... what's wrong?
[8/24/2013 9:43:19 PM] Felix: Rupert:  oh... nothin'.  Sorry.
[8/24/2013 9:44:13 PM] Josie: S'all right.
[8/24/2013 9:44:17 PM] Felix: ((Brb!))
[8/24/2013 9:44:36 PM] Josie: Noses, noses cause a whole lotta pain too if you hit 'em, but they'll be guardin' that one too.
[8/24/2013 9:49:48 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Should I be taking notes?
[8/24/2013 9:50:30 PM] Josie: Think you'll forget anything?
[8/24/2013 9:51:41 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Well... if I'm getting beaten up, it might be tough to remember.  But it'll also probably be tough to check my notes, so...
[8/24/2013 9:54:26 PM] Josie: You'll be all right.
[8/24/2013 9:54:37 PM] Josie: How do they normally come at you?
[8/24/2013 9:58:06 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Sometimes they just spot me and chase after me if there's no one else around.  Once or twice they laid ambushes.
[8/24/2013 10:01:45 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[8/24/2013 10:01:54 PM | Edited 10:01:59 PM] Josie: How many of 'em, an' do they grab you an' hold you or punch?
[8/24/2013 10:04:07 PM] Felix: Rupert:  So far I've been able to run.
[8/24/2013 10:08:17 PM] Josie: You must be real fast. I envy ya.
[8/24/2013 10:08:56 PM] Felix: Rupert:  I'm just good at running.
[8/24/2013 10:10:19 PM] Josie: Well. You an' me're different.
[8/24/2013 10:10:38 PM] Josie: Like I said before, I'm little, so I got to use speed an' make sure I don't get hit.
[8/24/2013 10:11:26 PM] Felix: Rupert:  I reckon you don't get beat on anymore.
[8/24/2013 10:13:09 PM | Edited 10:13:15 PM] Josie: Josie snorts.
[8/24/2013 10:13:20 PM] Josie: Sometimes.
[8/24/2013 10:15:56 PM] Josie: Not too often no more, though.
[8/24/2013 10:16:05 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Well, that's a 'line of duty' type thing, right?
[8/24/2013 10:17:21 PM] Josie: Yeah, it is.
[8/24/2013 10:19:12 PM] Josie: Josie opens up the bag she brought and starts girding herself with padding.
[8/24/2013 10:19:30 PM] Josie: I got more options, now, though, 'cause usually when folks hit me now it's life an' death.
[8/24/2013 10:21:14 PM] Josie: So I don't feel too shy 'bout breakin' bones.
[8/24/2013 10:22:50 PM] Felix: He eyes you suspciously!
[8/24/2013 10:24:28 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Now I have to hit you?
[8/24/2013 10:26:19 PM] Josie: You have to try, yeah.
[8/24/2013 10:26:30 PM] Josie: Josie grins.
[8/24/2013 10:34:02 PM] Felix: Rupert looks at you skeptically!  "I have never done this sort of thing!"
[8/24/2013 10:34:43 PM] Josie: Well, I'll give you a nickel if you hit me. C'mon, give it a shot.
[8/24/2013 10:35:33 PM] Felix: He tosses a punch at your midsection!  He's not very good at it, he drops his shoulder and telegraphs the punch.
[8/24/2013 10:35:57 PM] Josie: Josie dodges it easily, and tells him what he did wrong! ... training montage time?
[8/24/2013 10:36:12 PM] Felix: Pretty much!
[8/24/2013 10:36:25 PM] Felix: Felix queues up 'The Best Around'.
[8/24/2013 10:37:29 PM] Josie: Josie teaches him the basics first! Gotta learn the fundamentals!
[8/24/2013 10:37:58 PM] Josie: Josie if he's a fast learner will then drill him in one or two of her patented dirty-painful-tricks.
[8/24/2013 10:38:58 PM] Felix: He's really not.  He's got a fighter's build, but no fighter's instinct.
[8/24/2013 10:39:22 PM] Josie: Josie doesn't believe in instinct!
[8/24/2013 10:39:36 PM] Josie: Josie if she did would have to be a dancing frivolous music-lovin' no-good spongin' fey!
[8/24/2013 10:41:51 PM] Josie: Josie will just DRILL it into him!
[8/24/2013 10:42:14 PM] Josie: Josie probably does get hit more than she'd like, and she hits the kid a fair amount too, to get him used to the idea that seriously, if a girl is hitting you it is *really okay* to hit them.
[8/24/2013 10:45:19 PM] Felix:
[8/24/2013 10:50:18 PM] Josie: ((Yeah!))
[8/24/2013 10:55:57 PM] Felix: ((Ice creaaaam.))
[8/24/2013 10:58:43 PM] Josie: ((ICE CREEEEEEEEAM))
[8/24/2013 10:59:01 PM] Josie: Josie will after a *ridiculously* long time, let him stop!
[8/24/2013 10:59:06 PM] Josie: .... got any questions?
[8/24/2013 11:00:22 PM] Felix: He pants.  "Um... no, ma'am."
[8/24/2013 11:03:06 PM] Josie: Reckon we'd better head back now.
[8/24/2013 11:03:29 PM] Josie: Shame you're a boy or we could take a swim. Reckon the place might be too well-known for it anyhow, though.
[8/24/2013 11:05:13 PM] Felix: Rupert blushes!  "Well, there's another pond not far from here that folk use for swimming.  And some hotsprings north east."
[8/24/2013 11:07:34 PM] Josie: We still ain't the right genders, son. Though hot springs *do* sound awful nice.
[8/24/2013 11:10:47 PM] Felix: Rupert:  I wasn't invitin' you or nothin!  Just... sayin.
[8/24/2013 11:12:32 PM] Josie: Josie turns bright red! This is because she had a stray werewolf-related thought.
[8/24/2013 11:13:09 PM] Josie: ... right, well, still worth thinkin' on for later. If'n'I ever get one o' them fancy bathin' costumes ladies wear on the beach back home.
[8/24/2013 11:15:45 PM] Josie: An' I won't tell your ma if you go an' get one o' your friends an' go. Hot springs especially, that'll relax the muscles.
[8/24/2013 11:15:49 PM] Josie: Give 'em a chance to build.
[8/24/2013 11:20:46 PM] Felix: Rupert blushes again! "...thanks, Marhsal."
[8/24/2013 11:21:16 PM] Josie: Sure.
[8/24/2013 11:22:04 PM] Josie: ... if'n you don't mind my askin'... was your pa a demon o' some kind, or a fae? Don't make too much difference either way, I'm just curious. Horns ain't that common, must make hats real aggravatin'.
[8/24/2013 11:24:45 PM] Felix: Rupert:  I don't rightly know.   How do you tell the difference?
[8/24/2013 11:25:50 PM] Josie: Don't know. Prob'ly doesn't matter too much altogether, neither.
[8/24/2013 11:26:19 PM] Josie: Half-fae m'self, it just don't show much an' I try to keep it quiet.
[8/24/2013 11:27:32 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Oh!  Didn't know that.
[8/24/2013 11:28:46 PM] Josie: Haven't told anybody else in town.
[8/24/2013 11:29:37 PM] Josie: My hair's had the white in it all my life, an' if I didn't pluck 'em I'd have feathers in it too.
[8/24/2013 11:31:42 PM] Felix: Rupert looks at you with that familiar look of someone trying to picture what you'd look like with feathers!
[8/24/2013 11:31:59 PM] Josie: ... they're kinda grey an' white.
[8/24/2013 11:32:07 PM] Josie: Kids at school used to call me Crow.
[8/24/2013 11:32:24 PM] Josie: Still ain't as obvious as horns, though.
[8/24/2013 11:33:04 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Aren't crows black?
[8/24/2013 11:33:26 PM] Josie: So's most of my hair.
[8/24/2013 11:33:27 PM] Josie: Josie shrugs.
[8/24/2013 11:33:33 PM] Josie: Kids ain't real good on logic.
[8/24/2013 11:37:05 PM] Josie: Guess I'm lucky I wasn't Pigeon.
[8/24/2013 11:37:42 PM] Josie: Josie has no idea that "Crow" also referred to her forbidding, gloomy demeanor, actually! Probably best no one tells her.
[8/24/2013 11:44:13 PM] Felix: ((hee!))
[8/24/2013 11:44:28 PM] Felix: Rupert:  Thanks for the help, marshal.  I should get back before mom starts worrying.
[8/24/2013 11:45:18 PM] Josie: All right.
[8/24/2013 11:45:21 PM] Josie: Josie walks back with him!
[8/24/2013 11:45:36 PM] Josie: Josie then heads to the Imperial for a baaaaaaaath.
[8/24/2013 11:46:21 PM] Felix: Easy enough!
[8/24/2013 11:49:13 PM] Josie: Josie bathes and reads a book in the tub for a while! And then cleans up and goes to see Eben while she's smelling all nice and clean.
[8/24/2013 11:56:07 PM] Josie: Josie needs some werewolf lovin'.
[8/24/2013 11:56:40 PM] Felix: Okay!  Hmm.  The town probably has a bathhouse, too, of the non-filthy variety.
[8/24/2013 11:57:01 PM] Felix: Remembering the ending of Maverick.
[8/24/2013 11:58:07 PM] Josie: ((Hee! Indeed.))
[8/24/2013 11:58:24 PM] Josie: Josie just wants to catch him while she smells all nice and fresh.
[8/24/2013 11:58:35 PM] Felix: He's in his shop!
[8/25/2013 12:00:09 AM] Josie: Hey, Eben.
[8/25/2013 12:00:20 AM] Felix: He smiles!  "How was your fighting?"
[8/25/2013 12:01:41 AM] Josie: Real good, once he figured out it was okay to try an' hit me.
[8/25/2013 12:01:46 AM] Josie: Josie kisses her warwilf!
[8/25/2013 12:02:39 AM] Josie: Josie just wants to drive him crazy, as this is a power hitherto unprecedented for her!
[8/25/2013 12:04:19 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  how did he do?
[8/25/2013 12:05:39 AM] Josie: Pretty good. Sent him home pretty wore out.
[8/25/2013 12:05:52 AM] Josie: He mentioned there were springs somewhere near town. Hot ones, I mean.
[8/25/2013 12:06:25 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Sure.
[8/25/2013 12:06:56 AM] Felix: Ebenezer: Maybe  a couple hours out of town.
[8/25/2013 12:07:36 AM] Josie: I'd need a bathin' costume to go to one of 'em.
[8/25/2013 12:08:35 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Probably, yeah.
[8/25/2013 12:10:45 AM] Josie: Josie is disappointed! No amorous werewolf! Damn. She decides she reads too many romance novels, and gives up.
[8/25/2013 12:10:56 AM] Josie: What've you been up to t'day? Any customers?
[8/25/2013 12:11:28 AM] Felix: ((Did I miss something?  My internet cut out there, so maybe I literally missed something!))
[8/25/2013 12:12:44 AM] Josie: ((I don't... think so? I dunno, go back and read the conversation again?))
[8/25/2013 12:13:00 AM] Josie: ((It's all gone through, it says.))
[8/25/2013 12:14:35 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wait.  Are you saying you want to go up there with me?
[8/25/2013 12:14:37 AM] Felix: Felix blushes!
[8/25/2013 12:17:10 AM] Josie: .... maybe if we ever get 'round to bein' married, or if I get one o' those bathin' costumes ladies wear out east. Otherwise it wouldn't be right.
[8/25/2013 12:19:26 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  of course.
[8/25/2013 12:22:08 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, Jonah came back in with some more pelts.  And I got an order for a stuffed mountain lion.
[8/25/2013 12:22:24 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I was thinking I'd make him a pirate.
[8/25/2013 12:22:32 AM] Josie: Josie laughs, and hugs him again!
[8/25/2013 12:22:59 AM] Josie: Eyepatch an' a pegleg?
[8/25/2013 12:23:54 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  No pegleg, but I think I can put together a good fake parrot.
[8/25/2013 12:25:07 AM] Josie: You oughtta do a museum someday.
[8/25/2013 12:27:40 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You think so?  I don't think anyone would show up.
[8/25/2013 12:32:05 AM] Josie: Bet they would if you made it interestin' enough.
[8/25/2013 12:32:34 AM] Josie: Lil' groups of mice at a country dance, or hamsters goin' to church, or a cat givin' a speech.
[8/25/2013 12:33:05 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  A cat giving a speech to a church full of hamsters!
[8/25/2013 12:35:31 AM] Josie: With a priest's collar an' everythin'.
[8/25/2013 12:36:10 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  It'll be a touching monument to forebearance and fortitude.
[8/25/2013 12:36:30 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  As the cat would love to pounce upon his flock, but he doesn't.
[8/25/2013 12:38:29 AM] Josie: Josie smiles.
[8/25/2013 12:38:57 AM] Josie: Reckon that ain't a problem for Preacher Wilde.
[8/25/2013 12:40:58 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Nah.  I think I would of heard about that by now if it was.
[8/25/2013 12:44:13 AM] Josie: He's a nice fella.
[8/25/2013 12:45:26 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Never judge a man by the number of limbs he has.
[8/25/2013 12:47:03 AM] Josie: I never did! Though I expect that number o' hands might be useful sometimes.

[8/27/2013 9:03:12 PM] Kate: Kate had a nice bath first, and then went to see her warwilf.
[8/27/2013 9:04:26 PM] Felix: Indeed.  and he was pondering what to do with this order for a stuffed mountian lion.
[8/27/2013 9:04:57 PM] Kate: Reckon I better go after Winnow.
[8/27/2013 9:06:20 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Do you know where to start looking for him?
[8/27/2013 9:07:05 PM] Kate: East o' towm, I guess he had a job out there. ...but I gotta stay here to watch for the Georges.
[8/27/2013 9:08:42 PM] Felix: Hmm.  Have you learned how to split yourself in two yet?
[8/27/2013 9:09:41 PM] Kate: 'course not.
[8/27/2013 9:12:42 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well.  The way I see it, Winnow is your official type job, right?
[8/27/2013 9:14:07 PM] Kate: Both of 'em are.
[8/27/2013 9:14:20 PM] Kate: They crossed state lines to kill Weissman, an' they might even be foreign nationals.
[8/27/2013 9:18:50 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Statler's men know who they're looking for now, though.
[8/27/2013 9:20:35 PM] Kate: They *were* good likenesses...
[8/27/2013 9:22:17 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Thank you.
[8/27/2013 9:23:32 PM] Kate: .. yer right. Reckon I'll start out tomorrow mornin'. I don't know how long I'll be gone.
[8/27/2013 9:28:04 PM] Felix: Ebenezer smiles.  "Well, where are you going to start?"
[8/27/2013 9:29:43 PM] Kate: East o' town, there's a ranch or somethin' he was workin' security for.
[8/27/2013 9:31:48 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Hmm.  I wish I could go with you.
[8/27/2013 9:32:11 PM] Kate: I wish y'could too.
[8/27/2013 9:33:45 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I have to work on this mountain lion.  Full moon is in two days.  That tends to cut down on the amount of work I can get done.
[8/27/2013 9:34:52 PM] Kate: I bet. ... if it's two days, I might not be here for it.
[8/27/2013 9:36:02 PM] Kate: Maybe I oughtta stay after all.
[8/27/2013 9:39:41 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: have a job to do.
[8/27/2013 9:40:19 PM] Kate: Got a job in both places, Eben. ... an' I ain't sure if the curse is makin' me go after Winnow first.
[8/27/2013 9:41:00 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I thought Excalibur was shielding you from the curse?
[8/27/2013 9:42:07 PM] Kate: All of it or part of it? Can't say for sure. ... I better go. I'm gonna go tonight, try to get it done as quick as I can so I can come back.
[8/27/2013 9:42:41 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  all right.
[8/27/2013 9:45:41 PM] Kate: Kate grabs him and kisses him first.
[8/27/2013 9:45:59 PM] Felix: He kisses her back!
[8/27/2013 9:47:00 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Closest city east of here is Crescent City.  There are a few towns here and there, though, the closest is Colton.
[8/27/2013 9:47:38 PM] Kate: How long's it take to get to Crescent City?
[8/27/2013 9:48:56 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Maybe a day and a half's ride.
[8/27/2013 9:49:26 PM] Kate: Kate is crestfallen. "... I'm missin' it for sure, then."
[8/27/2013 9:49:34 PM] Felix: EBenezer:  Colton, if you rode now, you could probably hit by tomorrow morning.
[8/27/2013 9:50:22 PM] Kate: Kate tries not to let her disappointment show!
[8/27/2013 9:50:41 PM] Kate: All right. Got to get started, then. I'll see you, Eben. ... m'sorry I got to go.
[8/27/2013 9:52:11 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  ... you could check the train.  Cresent is the next eastern stop.
[8/27/2013 9:53:08 PM] Kate: How often the train run?
[8/27/2013 9:54:49 PM] Felix: Ebenezer frowns.  "I don't know.  You'd probably have to wait for the morning, though."
[8/27/2013 9:55:16 PM] Kate: How long's it take to get to Crescent City on the train?
[8/27/2013 9:56:41 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You'd have to ask the man at the station.... I really don't know.
[8/27/2013 9:57:30 PM] Kate: ... I'll go ask.
[8/27/2013 9:57:36 PM] Kate: Kate runs to the train station!
[8/27/2013 9:58:54 PM] Felix: Okay!  There's an old guy there.
[8/27/2013 9:59:45 PM] Kate: Hey, how long's it take to get to Crescent City on the train, an' can you make it there an' back in two days?
[8/27/2013 10:03:34 PM] Felix: Old guy:  Well, we got the Northwest bound coming back through tomorrow morning and headed back east.  It's mostly a freight, so you'd be in Crescent by tomorrow afternoon.
[8/27/2013 10:03:38 PM] Felix: He checks his books!
[8/27/2013 10:04:02 PM] Felix: Old guy:  Then the Westbound heads out of Crescent the following morning, with a layover here that night.
[8/27/2013 10:05:19 PM] Kate: Kate beams. "How much fer a ticket?"
[8/27/2013 10:06:32 PM] Felix: Old guy:  Well, like I said, the train tomorrow's a freight, so it ain't exactly deluxe accomdations.  A dollar.  You'll probably pay three for the passenger coming through from Cresent, though.
[8/27/2013 10:06:56 PM] Kate: Cheap at twice the price. What time do I got to be here tomorrow mornin'?
[8/27/2013 10:07:13 PM] Felix: Old guy:  Five.
[8/27/2013 10:09:17 PM] Kate: Kate nods.
[8/27/2013 10:09:23 PM] Kate: I'll be here. Thanks, mister.
[8/27/2013 10:11:03 PM] Felix: Old guy:  Glad to be of help, little lady.
[8/27/2013 10:11:48 PM] Kate: Kate tips her hat to him and runs back to Eben!
[8/27/2013 10:13:57 PM] Felix: ((You just met the secret main villain of the campaign!))
[8/27/2013 10:14:32 PM] Kate: ((Hey, at least it's not Tae Li.))
[8/27/2013 10:17:02 PM] Felix: ((True!  There's still time to seduce him.00
[8/27/2013 10:17:27 PM] Kate: Kate couldn't even if she wanted to.
[8/27/2013 10:17:34 PM] Kate: Kate does hug Eben when she gets back, though.
[8/27/2013 10:19:35 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  So, what did he say?
[8/27/2013 10:20:13 PM] Kate: Train leaves tomorrow mornin', an' I can catch another one back the next day.
[8/27/2013 10:20:21 PM] Kate: Means I got a better chance at makin' it back, anyhow.
[8/27/2013 10:20:54 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Will that you leave you enough to to investigate?
[8/27/2013 10:21:37 PM] Kate: Might not, I might miss the first day.
[8/27/2013 10:22:04 PM] Kate: Or is it just one day?
[8/27/2013 10:22:41 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  When does the train tomorrow get to Crescent?
[8/27/2013 10:22:57 PM] Kate: Kate tells him!
[8/27/2013 10:24:20 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Hmm.  Well, that leaves you some time.  Then the next day, you leave in the morning and get back in the evening.  Just in time for me to wolf out.
[8/27/2013 10:25:39 PM] Kate: That what you call it, wolfin' out?
[8/27/2013 10:27:10 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, not really.
[8/27/2013 10:28:15 PM] Kate: Means we got all night.
[8/27/2013 10:30:31 PM] Felix: Ebenezer fishes around in his pockets!
[8/27/2013 10:30:46 PM] Felix: He pulls something out and hands it to you.  "Here, take this key."
[8/27/2013 10:35:02 PM] Kate: What's it do?
[8/27/2013 10:35:56 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  It unlocks my door.  In case I change before you get back.  I lock myself in.
[8/27/2013 10:36:39 PM] Kate: Oh, right.
[8/27/2013 10:36:41 PM] Kate: Kate smiles.
[8/27/2013 10:36:51 PM] Kate: You want me to help you out with anythin'?
[8/27/2013 10:39:39 PM] Felix: He smiles back.  "I think I'll be fine.
[8/27/2013 10:40:04 PM] Kate: Sure, but I been takin' you away from your work.
[8/27/2013 10:40:54 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I think I've been keeping you from yours, so it's all fair.
[8/27/2013 10:41:15 PM] Kate: You been helpin' me with mine.
[8/27/2013 10:45:44 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Thanks.  I really mean it.  But if we're not gonna see each other for a couple of days, we're gonig to go have dinner.
[8/27/2013 10:46:55 PM] Kate: Now?
[8/27/2013 10:47:30 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Why not now?
[8/27/2013 10:48:28 PM] Kate: Kate smiles.
[8/27/2013 10:48:29 PM] Kate: All right.
[8/27/2013 10:55:15 PM] Kate: Kate takes his arm!
[8/27/2013 10:55:34 PM] Felix: And they go back to the Imperial for a nice dinner!
[8/27/2013 10:57:27 PM] Kate: Kate devours her food, as usual.
[8/27/2013 11:02:16 PM] Felix: Ebenezer tends not to eat a lot of veggies, she notices!
[8/27/2013 11:02:49 PM] Kate: Vegetables bother your stomach?
[8/27/2013 11:08:59 PM | Edited 11:09:07 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Kind of.  I just don't digest them well.
[8/27/2013 11:14:45 PM] Kate: Well shoot, that's a shame.
[8/27/2013 11:15:02 PM] Kate: What 'bout candy?
[8/27/2013 11:15:44 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I don't seem to have a lot of problems with candy.
[8/27/2013 11:16:20 PM] Kate: Good. Wouldn't wanna make you sick somehow.