[9/22/2013 6:42:44 PM] Felix: Kate had just had an interesting sojourn into Fairyland!
[9/22/2013 6:44:59 PM] Kate: Kate had! And is now snuggling with her werewolf.
[9/22/2013 6:46:16 PM] Felix: She's a bit more feathery now!
[9/22/2013 6:47:05 PM] Kate: Kate is quite a bit more feathery! But determined to ignore it.
[9/22/2013 6:48:02 PM] Felix: Three days growth! And according to EBenezer, she's been gone for roughly three hours.
[9/22/2013 6:50:19 PM] Kate: Kate hadn't intended to pluck them anyway.
[9/22/2013 6:51:01 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: So... what did you see? I just sat in the fog until it receded, and you were gone.
[9/22/2013 6:52:15 PM] Kate: Didn't see much.
[9/22/2013 6:52:28 PM] Kate: Just a tower, an' some winged things attackin' it. Probably demons.
[9/22/2013 6:58:08 PM] Kate: If the tower was fae, it'd have to be demons.
[9/22/2013 7:00:14 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Do you feel any different?
[9/22/2013 7:01:52 PM] Kate: Kate thinks about this.
[9/22/2013 7:01:56 PM] Kate: Nope. Should I?
[9/22/2013 7:02:41 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I don't know. I don't think so.
[9/22/2013 7:05:02 PM] Kate: Good.
[9/22/2013 7:05:11 PM] Kate: ... You eaten already? I'm half-starvin'.
[9/22/2013 7:06:48 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Not yet. I was waiting to see if you came back.
[9/22/2013 7:07:10 PM] Kate: 'course I'd come back. Had to do some mighty funny things to get here, but I did.
[9/22/2013 7:07:22 PM] Kate: Kate describes all the weird hopping, skipping, widdershins-walking and so forth.
[9/22/2013 7:07:26 PM] Kate: ((Grabbing laundry.))
[9/22/2013 7:08:15 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: ... my pants, you say?
[9/22/2013 7:10:16 PM] Kate: Kate turns bright red.
[9/22/2013 7:10:28 PM] Kate: Well, y'don't wear jewelry that I know of.
[9/22/2013 7:10:59 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Welll... whatever works, I suppose, and it brought you back to me.
[9/22/2013 7:13:48 PM] Kate: Sure did.
[9/22/2013 7:13:50 PM] Kate: Kate smiles.
[9/22/2013 7:14:17 PM] Kate: Wish you *did* have somethin' you could wear all the time so I could find you better.
[9/22/2013 7:16:27 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Well, there's my hat. And i do have my gun here with me.
[9/22/2013 7:16:41 PM] Felix: He sets to cooking!
[9/22/2013 7:18:11 PM] Kate: You take off the hat sometimes.
[9/22/2013 7:18:25 PM] Kate: An' you don't have the gun *all* the time...
[9/22/2013 7:18:44 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Well, good point.
[9/22/2013 7:19:14 PM] Kate: Kate fiddles with her hair for a minute, breaking off a few strands. Then she braids them together into a ring, and hands it to Eben. "Here."
[9/22/2013 7:21:24 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Hmm, that should work. Still, I've never heard of a dowsing spell providing instructions for traveling between worlds.
[9/22/2013 7:21:48 PM] Kate: Reckon it wouldn't've worked here.
[9/22/2013 7:21:59 PM] Kate: An' I also guess most folks doin' it ain't half fae either.
[9/22/2013 7:23:42 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: True.
[9/22/2013 7:25:08 PM] Kate: 'bout time it came in useful.
[9/22/2013 7:26:34 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: So, what I heard is that these storms of wild magic are the result of conflicts between Demon and Fae. So we walked into one, and you got swept up to the conflict itself.
[9/22/2013 7:29:55 PM] Kate: Sounds like it.
[9/22/2013 7:30:00 PM] Kate: Don't know how to avoid 'em in the future.
[9/22/2013 7:30:43 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Next time it happens, I'll toss you a rope or cord or something.
[9/22/2013 7:31:32 PM] Kate: Good. Ain't interested in visitin' Faerie.
[9/22/2013 7:34:38 PM] Kate: ((I am, but she's not!))
[9/22/2013 7:34:44 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Me neither. One of the best parts of visiting foreign lands is to try new foods. And you can't eat anything in Faerie without being trapped there.
[9/22/2013 7:35:25 PM] Kate: Doubt that applies to me either. An' I bet there's ways 'round it anyhow.
[9/22/2013 7:36:22 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Sure, it's called 'carrying plenty of jerky'.
[9/22/2013 7:36:37 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Still, I'd rather end up at Faerie than Hell.
[9/22/2013 7:39:06 PM] Kate: Yeah, don't reckon I'd get outta there so well.
[9/22/2013 7:40:25 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I don't think anyone gets out of there so well.
[9/22/2013 7:41:42 PM] Kate: Reckon Fennick might have somethin' to say on that, but I ain't lettin' him talk either.
[9/22/2013 7:43:36 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I read something that says that the Demons we're talking about when we're talking about Half-Demons like Fennick and his ilk aren't the same demons that the churchmen talk about.
[9/22/2013 7:43:42 PM] Felix: ((I need to reboot real quick.))
[9/22/2013 7:44:38 PM] Kate: ((Okay!))
[9/22/2013 7:44:47 PM] Kate: Makes sense.
[9/22/2013 7:52:38 PM] Felix: ((Sorry, my computer was really chugging along for some reason.))
[9/22/2013 7:54:53 PM] Kate: ((No worries!))
[9/22/2013 8:00:22 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: So they don't actually come from Hell. Still, I wouldn't want to go where they come from.
[9/22/2013 8:05:08 PM] Kate: No. Prob'ly ain't a real nice place.
[9/22/2013 8:07:43 PM] Felix: Ebenezer hands you a plate of food! "Here you go. Eat up."
[9/22/2013 8:08:14 PM] Kate: Kate devours it, pretty much regardless of what it is!
[9/22/2013 8:08:23 PM] Kate: What would you've done if I didn't come back?
[9/22/2013 8:14:45 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I probably would have ridden back to the Rivers' place and grabbed that wizard.
[9/22/2013 8:19:22 PM] Kate: Kate smiles at him, and cleans up her plate, putting it away again.
[9/22/2013 8:19:26 PM] Kate: That's real smart, Eben.
[9/22/2013 8:20:47 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Well, as much as I would love to ride into Faerie or Hell or wherever after you, I just don't know how to get there.
[9/22/2013 8:22:20 PM] Kate: Kate smiles.
[9/22/2013 8:22:29 PM] Kate: An' I wouldn't want you to get lost either.
[9/22/2013 8:22:41 PM] Kate: Kate starts laying out her bedroll.
[9/22/2013 8:23:43 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Metaphysical geography is such a barrier to thrilling heroics.
[9/22/2013 8:24:49 PM] Kate: Yeah, ain't too sure how Janet did it in Tam Lin.
[9/22/2013 8:27:04 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: She probably had a map, or something.
[9/22/2013 8:29:36 PM] Kate: Could be.
[9/22/2013 8:29:44 PM] Kate: We stayin' together again tonight?
[9/22/2013 8:33:10 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Seems safer that way. Practical, you know?
[9/22/2013 8:34:21 PM] Kate: Don't know if it's practical, I jus' know I like it.
[9/22/2013 8:36:05 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Oh, well if that's reason enough, okay then.
[9/22/2013 8:38:26 PM] Kate: Ain't foolin' myself.
[9/22/2013 8:38:35 PM] Kate: Kate gets into the bedroll and makes room!
[9/22/2013 8:40:15 PM] Felix: He slides in beside you!
[9/22/2013 8:41:09 PM] Kate: Kate snuggles up next to him.
[9/22/2013 8:41:18 PM] Kate: Eben?
[9/22/2013 8:41:24 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Yeah?
[9/22/2013 8:41:40 PM] Kate: We're gonna get married someday, right?
[9/22/2013 8:43:14 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Well, yeah. Once I know I'm going to live longer than the next month.
[9/22/2013 8:43:33 PM] Kate: Good.
[9/22/2013 8:43:37 PM] Kate: Kate squeezes him a bit.
[9/22/2013 8:44:56 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Especially if you're staying in town. The town's only gotten better since you ended up here.
[9/22/2013 8:46:41 PM] Kate: Hopin' to. Might end up bein' in Crescent City, but even that's a sight better'n'goin'.
[9/22/2013 8:47:17 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I could move my shop there easy.
[9/22/2013 8:47:43 PM] Felix: ((brb.))
[9/22/2013 8:52:20 PM] Kate: ((BSOD!))
[9/22/2013 8:52:26 PM] Kate: ((Haven't seen one of those in a while.))
[9/22/2013 8:56:26 PM] Felix: ((BSOD?))
[9/22/2013 8:56:41 PM] Kate: ((Blue Screen of Death.))
[9/22/2013 8:56:59 PM] Kate: (("Wouldn’t it be amazing if Funky Winkerbean turned out to be a forty-year prequel to Arkham Asylum?" -- suddenly, all of it makes sense!))
[9/22/2013 8:57:26 PM] Felix: ((heh!))
[9/22/2013 8:59:15 PM] Kate: Don't think you should have to do that. We'll figure somethin' out.
[9/22/2013 8:59:30 PM] Kate: I just... I like this too much t'give it up when we hit civilization, Eben.
[9/22/2013 9:00:59 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Me too.
[9/22/2013 9:01:10 PM] Kate: Good.
[9/22/2013 9:05:04 PM] Kate: Kate kisses him on the cheek.
[9/22/2013 9:05:59 PM] Felix: Ebenezer smiles, putting his arms around you.
[9/22/2013 9:07:41 PM] Kate: Can't do that as a wolf.
[9/22/2013 9:10:47 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: No. Well, I could, but it's tricky and awkward.
[9/22/2013 9:13:27 PM] Kate: Y'don't have to. I like all the fur'n'all that way too.
[9/22/2013 9:18:44 PM] Kate: Be especially nice in the winter.
[9/22/2013 9:20:55 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Well, I suppose.
[9/22/2013 9:22:22 PM] Kate: Got to work out some things we could do when you're that way.
[9/22/2013 9:23:50 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I liked you reading to me.
[9/22/2013 9:24:07 PM] Kate: Me too! We can keep doin' that.
[9/22/2013 9:25:45 PM] Kate: Could go swimmin', once we're married. Or maybe go for a walk.
[9/22/2013 9:26:34 PM] Kate: (( http://comicsalliance.com/funkywatch-novembers-most-depressing-funky-winkerbean-and-c/ The thing is, no school would ever do this, because cancelling all the sports would lead kids to open-enroll out to other districts. And kids are worth something like $8K-10K a head in tax dollars, soooo....))
[9/22/2013 9:31:36 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: That doesnt' sound so bad. And... once I'm free and clear, I do intend to propose to you all proper-like.
[9/22/2013 9:32:48 PM] Kate: I just want you to be all right.
[9/22/2013 9:35:51 PM] Felix: Ebenezer smiles. "Me too!"
[9/22/2013 9:36:07 PM] Kate: An' after this trip, you will be.
[9/22/2013 9:36:13 PM] Kate: Kate kisses him on the cheek again.
[9/22/2013 9:42:40 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Good night, Kate.
[9/22/2013 9:45:19 PM] Kate: G'night, Eben.
[9/22/2013 9:45:24 PM] Kate: Kate falls asleep on him.
[9/22/2013 9:47:19 PM] Felix: He wakes up before you again!
[9/22/2013 9:47:46 PM] Kate: Kate sits up and looks for Eben. And sniffs for coffee-smell.
[9/22/2013 9:48:14 PM] Felix: He made it again!
[9/22/2013 9:50:05 PM] Kate: Kate beams.
[9/22/2013 9:50:09 PM] Kate: Mornin', Eben.
[9/22/2013 9:51:16 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Morning Kate. Coffee?
[9/22/2013 9:53:49 PM] Kate: Yeah! You must not sleep much.
[9/22/2013 9:57:43 PM] Felix: He pours you a cup. "Not terribly much, no. Never have."
[9/22/2013 10:00:05 PM] Kate: Kate takes it, and takes a grateful sip.
[9/22/2013 10:00:24 PM] Kate: Think that's you, or bein' a wolf sometimes? Aren't they nocturnal?
[9/22/2013 10:01:11 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I'm not really sure, honestly.
[9/22/2013 10:02:30 PM] Kate: Well, maybe we'll get to find out.
[9/22/2013 10:02:38 PM] Kate: An' hey, ain't seen any giant scorpions yet.
[9/22/2013 10:04:30 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I'd quite like to see one at a distance.
[9/22/2013 10:07:10 PM] Kate: A *big* distance.
[9/22/2013 10:07:15 PM] Kate: Kate looks around, just in case!
[9/22/2013 10:07:41 PM] Felix: No giant scorpions in sight!
[9/22/2013 10:11:48 PM] Kate: ... don't see anythin' odd out there at all.
[9/22/2013 10:11:56 PM] Kate: Kate looks for breakfast, hopefully.
[9/22/2013 10:13:24 PM] Felix: He made more simple cakes! "Here you go."
[9/22/2013 10:14:26 PM] Kate: Kate takes one and nibbles it.
[9/22/2013 10:14:40 PM] Kate: Y'know, I *can* cook some. If you want. 'course I wake up later, so it'd slow us down more.
[9/22/2013 10:16:39 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Oh, I know, just seemed more efficient this way.
[9/22/2013 10:17:05 PM] Kate: Prob'ly better eatin' too.
[9/22/2013 10:21:55 PM] Kate: Kate nibbles.
[9/22/2013 10:22:08 PM] Kate: So, what've you been able to find out 'bout your real ma?
[9/22/2013 10:22:38 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Not much. Just what the other servants could tell me about her. She was clever and fiery and very lovely..
[9/22/2013 10:24:10 PM] Kate: You ain't too fiery. But you're clever an' handsome, so I guess you took after her some.
[9/22/2013 10:27:33 PM] Kate: (( http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2012/10/familycircusoct31.jpg ... This.... this happened. THIS IS NOT A PHOTOSHOP.))
[9/22/2013 10:29:11 PM] Felix: ((... wow, that's surreal. It's like Bill Amend came in to ghost write for them.))
[9/22/2013 10:31:33 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: one of the cooks swore up and down that she was a gypsy. Or, she had gypsy blood.
[9/22/2013 10:31:35 PM] Kate: ((I don't EVEN KNOW.))
[9/22/2013 10:33:15 PM] Kate: You feel like a gypsy? Here, read my palm.
[9/22/2013 10:33:19 PM] Kate: Kate offers him her hand.
[9/22/2013 10:33:49 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: It's got lines all over it. It might be a treasure map.
[9/22/2013 10:36:05 PM] Kate: Kate snrks.
[9/22/2013 10:36:10 PM] Kate: Don't sound like a gypsy to me.
[9/22/2013 10:37:24 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Well, we won't know until we go to this place and see if there's treasure buried there.
[9/22/2013 10:39:45 PM] Kate: Which place exactly?
[9/22/2013 10:42:56 PM] Felix: He points to a spot on your palm! "Here. Between this line and and this line."
[9/22/2013 10:43:59 PM] Kate: Sure, but where is it in the real world?
[9/22/2013 10:44:42 PM] Felix: Ebenezer looks around! "Over there, by the horses."
[9/22/2013 10:48:00 PM] Kate: Right over there?
[9/22/2013 10:48:15 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: That's what your hand says.
[9/22/2013 10:51:22 PM] Kate: Kate stands up, shaking her head, and goes to check on the horses. Why not!
[9/22/2013 10:51:39 PM] Felix: The horses are fine!
[9/22/2013 10:53:24 PM] Felix: Acadine stamps her hoof, and you catch a glimpse of something glinting in the sun, half buried in the ground!
[9/22/2013 10:54:52 PM] Kate: Kate kneels and picks it up.
[9/22/2013 10:55:43 PM] Felix: It's a pendant!
[9/22/2013 10:55:58 PM] Felix: Looks like a catholic medallion of some kind.
[9/22/2013 10:56:06 PM] Kate: ... huh.
[9/22/2013 10:56:18 PM] Kate: Kate brings it back to Eben, with a puzzled look.
[9/22/2013 10:56:34 PM] Felix: Ebenezer blinks! "Wait, what?"
[9/22/2013 10:58:43 PM] Kate: Found this where you said it'd be.
[9/22/2013 10:59:31 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: ... really? I was just playing.
[9/22/2013 11:00:27 PM] Kate: Well, maybe you *do* have gypsy blood.
[9/22/2013 11:00:31 PM] Kate: Kate examines the thing.
[9/22/2013 11:00:39 PM] Kate: Looks like one o' them Catholic medal things.
[9/22/2013 11:02:20 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Huh.
[9/22/2013 11:02:31 PM] Kate: Kate hands it to Eben.
[9/22/2013 11:03:13 PM] Felix: He looks at it!
[9/22/2013 11:03:48 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: ... I don't really know what to make of that.
[9/22/2013 11:07:19 PM] Kate: Me either. What's written 'round the outside? It don't look like Latin.
[9/24/2013 7:51:17 PM] Felix: So you ride along beside Ebenezer. he has a length of rope to throw you if you get surrounded by magicfog again.
[9/24/2013 7:52:27 PM] Kate: Kate is much more vigilant again today!
[9/24/2013 7:56:28 PM] Felix: You ride along. You spot a rider coming your way from the west!
[9/24/2013 7:58:05 PM] Kate: Hey, there's a person.
[9/24/2013 7:58:34 PM] Kate: Kate waves. Hoping it's not an enemy.
[9/24/2013 8:02:24 PM] Felix: He holds his hand up! As he gets closer you notice you can't really see his face, he's wearing a scarf and a widebrimmed hat.
[9/24/2013 8:03:35 PM] Kate: ((Ah, Chekhov's Powder.))
[9/24/2013 8:04:12 PM] Kate: ... can't see his face, Eben. What d'you see?
[9/24/2013 8:05:36 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: .... looks like he just rode out of a sandstorm.
[9/24/2013 8:06:48 PM] Kate: Huh.
[9/24/2013 8:06:52 PM] Kate: Kate stays on her guard.
[9/24/2013 8:07:09 PM] Kate: ((I hate to say it, but I do not like the Katrina character.))
[9/24/2013 8:08:47 PM] Kate: ((Although I can get behind the sister being Linda Hamilton.))
[9/24/2013 8:11:29 PM] Felix: He gets closer and closer. Ebenezer's not wrong; the rider's clothes are very worn and sandy. His horse looks pretty emaciated, too.
[9/24/2013 8:13:21 PM] Kate: ... huh. Ain't too sure somethin' ain't wrong here, Eben...
[9/24/2013 8:15:54 PM] Felix: Ebenezer nods, his hand on the grip of his shotgun. As you watch the rider get closer, it's like you're watching his horse waste away... it gets skinner and skinnier, until it's skin and bones... and then just bones....
[9/24/2013 8:18:01 PM] Kate: ... that thing's a skeleton.
[9/24/2013 8:18:19 PM] Kate: ... or that man is. Reckon it ain't necessarily a bad thing...
[9/24/2013 8:18:42 PM] Felix: He gets closer and closer! Doesn't seem to be slowing down.
[9/24/2013 8:19:46 PM] Kate: Kate watches him for any aggressive-looking movements until they get within shouting range!
[9/24/2013 8:21:48 PM] Felix: He doesn't! He just keeps riding. You're within 50 feet now.
[9/24/2013 8:21:59 PM] Kate: Hey.
[9/24/2013 8:23:35 PM] Felix: He keeps riding! Yeah, his horse, fully a skeleton by now.
[9/24/2013 8:25:12 PM] Kate: Kate just keeps going past him, then. Hey, if he isn't friendly enough to talk but also isn't unfriendly enough to kill us, we'll leave 'im alone.
[9/24/2013 8:26:26 PM] Felix: He rides in between you and Ebenezer... and the horse skeleton falls apart, dropping the rider to the ground on a pile of bones and rags.
[9/24/2013 8:27:15 PM] Kate: Kate jumps.
[9/24/2013 8:27:20 PM] Kate: ....hey, are you all right?
[9/24/2013 8:28:17 PM] Felix: The rider holds something out to you! It's a sachel, about the size of a book.
[9/24/2013 8:28:51 PM] Kate: What's that?
[9/24/2013 8:28:54 PM] Kate: Kate doesn't touch it yet!
[9/24/2013 8:30:21 PM] Felix: Rider: Kate.... Candlemas....
[9/24/2013 8:30:37 PM] Kate: Y... yeah?
[9/24/2013 8:30:50 PM] Felix: His voice is the worst. Like nails on a chalkboard made of ice!
[9/24/2013 8:31:17 PM] Kate: What is it? I touched enough things that I don't wanna get cursed by touchin' another one.
[9/24/2013 8:32:42 PM] Kate: You dead? ... there anythin' we can do for you, sir?
[9/24/2013 8:32:50 PM] Kate: Or, well... ma'am?
[9/24/2013 8:33:51 PM] Felix: He crumbles into a pile of old clothes!
[9/24/2013 8:35:10 PM] Kate: Kate jumps, and takes the case, feeling a bit guilty.
[9/24/2013 8:36:23 PM] Felix: In the sachel is a scroll. All the bones of the horse and rider disintegrate into dust, which is blown away by a sudden an unexpected wind.
[9/24/2013 8:37:21 PM] Kate: Kate winces.
[9/24/2013 8:37:36 PM] Kate: Kate takes a moment to say the Lord's Prayer over the bones.
[9/24/2013 8:39:45 PM] Kate: Kate then opens the scroll.
[9/24/2013 8:40:26 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: You sure you should read that?
[9/24/2013 8:41:28 PM] Kate: Don't know what else *to* do, Eben.
[9/24/2013 8:41:41 PM] Kate: Kate reads it, in defiance of all CoC rules!
[9/24/2013 8:45:12 PM] Felix: If this was CoC, you'd be fine because it would be in Sumerian or something. THis is a letter written in impeccable handwriting. The parchment is yellowed but strong and thick.
[9/24/2013 8:46:52 PM] Kate: Kate reads it, then!
[9/24/2013 8:49:47 PM] Felix: "Dearest Marshal Candlemas,
We have never met, but tales of your deeds have reached me, even in my current remote environs. I do not doubt that by now, you have heard much about me, but allow me to introduce myself more formally. My name is Luca Viskav."
[9/24/2013 8:50:50 PM] Kate: Hell.
[9/24/2013 8:51:02 PM] Kate: Eben, if I finish readin' this an' start actin' funny, shoot me, all right?
[9/24/2013 8:51:13 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: ...what? What is it?
[9/24/2013 8:51:38 PM] Kate: Letter from Viskav.
[9/24/2013 8:51:55 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Hell, Kate, why read it? Let's burn the thing.
[9/24/2013 8:52:38 PM] Kate: Could be useful, an' I don't want to throw away anythin' I can get that might help me fight 'im.
[9/24/2013 8:52:54 PM] Kate: Sounds like he's still dead at the moment, an' that ain't bad.
[9/24/2013 8:53:14 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: He sent a letter from hell, I'm sure it's not just to say 'hi'.
[9/24/2013 8:54:12 PM] Kate: Could be t'try an' intimidate me. I *got* to read it.
[9/24/2013 8:54:14 PM] Kate: Kate does.
[9/24/2013 8:55:59 PM] Felix: He frowns. "I'm not going to shoot you."
[9/24/2013 8:59:50 PM | Edited 8:59:52 PM] Kate: Kate reads it!
[9/24/2013 9:06:43 PM] Kate: ((Well, that's interesting. The "hero" just stone cold stabbed an unarmed guy in the neck. Rethinking the whole "hero" aspect of the character.))
[9/24/2013 9:09:34 PM] Kate: ((Watching "The Blacklist." I'm not nearly as impressed as the reviewers. So far it's a ripoff of Silence of the Lambs with spies instead of a serial killer. And I seem to be the only one in the world, but I'm having a hard time taking James Spader seriously as a big bad.))
[9/24/2013 9:10:40 PM] Kate: ((I can't shake the image of the nebbishy scientist from Stargate. And yes, I know he's gonna be Ultron or whatever. Maybe at that point he'll be scary.))
[9/24/2013 9:14:02 PM] Felix: "I understand that what you have heard of me is uncomplimentary. I write to you now not to defend myself to you. I wish to ask you to leave Wilde. Leave Wilde with your handsome suitor. Do not interfere in what is going to happen. Understand that I can make things very uncomfortable for you and those you care about. I do not wish to.
"Fennick was a liar and a snake, the most disloyal of all my prodigies. He hated me and would tell you anything to work against my return. I am simply asking that you do not interfere. There are things about Wilde you have not been told. Find the basement of the boarding house, and go lower, and you will see, if you wish evidence of this."
"Once more, I beseech you to turn from this path. Leave Wilde. Live a long and happy life."
"Yours, Luca Viskav."
[9/24/2013 9:15:11 PM] Kate: Mostly a threat. Called you handsome, though, so it ain't entirely inaccurate.
[9/24/2013 9:16:57 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: So he sent you a letter. From hell.
[9/24/2013 9:17:57 PM] Kate: Tellin' me to give up, an' that he wasn't *that* awful, Fennick was lyin' all along.
[9/24/2013 9:19:57 PM] Kate: He wasn't the only one who told me 'bout Viskav, either.
[9/24/2013 9:24:18 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Most of the townsfolk have things to say about Viskav. But one thing I have always heard about him was that from his perspective, he was the most reasonable person in the world. Because he was polite when he said 'you give me what I want, or bad things will happen.' He probably doesn't even think he belongs in Hell.
[9/24/2013 9:28:38 PM] Kate: He threatened folks I care about. But I reckon he'd hurt folks I care about if he came back, too.
[9/24/2013 9:32:27 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Most likely.
[9/24/2013 9:32:39 PM] Felix: The letter crumbles into dust!
[9/24/2013 9:33:02 PM] Kate: C'mon, let's go.
[9/24/2013 9:34:14 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Gladly.
[9/24/2013 9:37:01 PM] Kate: Kate goes!
[9/24/2013 9:37:20 PM] Kate: Thing is, I can see the look on Miz Kiska's face when she talks on 'im.
[9/24/2013 9:37:29 PM] Felix: You ride on!
[9/24/2013 9:37:48 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: He wasn't a good man. He was a monster, by every account.
[9/24/2013 9:38:53 PM] Kate: Ain't leavin' Wilde.
[9/24/2013 9:39:04 PM] Kate: An' if somethin' happens to me, he's got to know it'll get worse for him, anyhow.
[9/24/2013 9:39:17 PM] Kate: One marshal ain't much, but when one marshal gets killed...
[9/24/2013 9:40:26 PM] Kate: (( http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/24/4768170/commissioner-gordon-is-getting-his-own-television-series-with-gotham !!!!))
[9/24/2013 9:41:11 PM] Kate: ((WHERE THE FUCK IS MY BLACK WIDOW SHOW??? WHERE IS WONDER WOMAN??? WHAT THE HELL, TELEVISION?! WHERE ARE THE WIMMINZ!!!))
[9/24/2013 9:46:59 PM] Felix: Ebenezer nods. "I hope you didn't get cursed again reading that thing."
[9/24/2013 9:50:24 PM] Kate: I hope not either. Wouldn't put it past 'im.
[9/24/2013 9:51:43 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: You're a curse-magnet.
[9/24/2013 9:56:18 PM] Kate: I know. Sorry.
[9/24/2013 9:58:30 PM] Felix: Ebenezer smiles. "Well. I can think of worse things for you to be."
[9/24/2013 9:59:23 PM] Kate: Dead, for example.
[9/24/2013 9:59:27 PM] Kate: Kate keeps an eye out again!
[9/24/2013 10:03:45 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Dead. Lupine intolerant. Stupid.
[9/24/2013 10:07:58 PM] Kate: I like most animals.
[9/24/2013 10:09:06 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: And men who are also animals.
[9/24/2013 10:11:07 PM] Kate: Well, one of 'em anyhow.
[9/24/2013 10:14:10 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: That's just enough for me.
[9/24/2013 10:14:12 PM] Felix: ((Brb.))
[9/24/2013 10:15:37 PM] Kate: *Exactly* enough fer you.
[9/24/2013 10:25:58 PM] Kate: (( I started up again. http://handwritingonthe4thwall.tumblr.com/ ))
[9/24/2013 10:28:00 PM] Felix: ((Agents of SHIELD was interesting. It was very piloty. But I wasn't expecting to see Shepherd Book and Gunn, so that was a pleasant surprise. Back now, too. Mom came by and dropped off the laundry I left yesterday.))
[9/24/2013 10:29:26 PM] Kate: ((Shepherd Book! Really?! Does he survive? Is he a good guy?))
[9/24/2013 10:30:21 PM] Felix: ((He was a SHIELD doctor. Dont' know if he's recurring, but I hope so.))
[9/24/2013 10:33:50 PM] Felix: The rest of that day's ride is pretty uneventful after the skeleton mailman from hell.
[9/24/2013 10:38:11 PM] Kate: (( <3 That was my favorite character.))
[9/24/2013 10:38:27 PM] Kate: Kate doesn't let her guard down, though.
[9/24/2013 10:38:39 PM] Kate: Reckon we should take turns sleepin' tonight?
[9/24/2013 10:40:33 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Probably a good idea.
[9/24/2013 10:43:44 PM] Kate: Hate to say it, but. There it is.
[9/24/2013 10:47:22 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I figured we'd have to start sleeping in shifts sooner or later.
[9/24/2013 10:48:17 PM] Kate: Yeah. Still, ain't gettin' too far from you. You want to go first or should I?
[9/24/2013 10:48:44 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: You tired?
[9/24/2013 10:50:38 PM] Kate: Nah. Got too many thoughts.
[9/24/2013 10:51:43 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Well. Let's find a place to camp and get settled in first.
[9/24/2013 10:52:49 PM] Kate: Kate looks around.
[9/24/2013 10:53:17 PM] Felix: You find a decent spot to camp at the base of a small hill!
[9/24/2013 10:55:27 PM] Kate: Should we stick at the bottom o' the hill? The top might give us a better lookout.
[9/24/2013 10:56:01 PM] Felix: ((It looks like it would be tricky to get the horses up there.))
[9/24/2013 10:57:49 PM] Kate: Could leave the horses below.
[9/24/2013 10:58:21 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: ... I don't like the idea of that. I'd rather keep them close.
[9/24/2013 10:59:23 PM] Kate: All right, we'll stay down here.
[9/24/2013 10:59:37 PM] Kate: Kate starts unsaddling Delphine, humming at her happily.
[9/24/2013 11:00:55 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I once heard of horses getting scooped up by baby rocs out here.
[9/24/2013 11:01:35 PM] Kate: Well we sure as hell ain't lettin' that happen.
[9/24/2013 11:01:44 PM] Kate: Not my Delphine. An' not Acadine either.
[9/24/2013 11:02:13 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: no. I got Acadine when I first came to the states and realized I'd have to head west.
[9/24/2013 11:03:48 PM] Kate: She seems real sweet.
[9/24/2013 11:04:49 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: she was the only horse there that would let me ride her.
[9/24/2013 11:06:51 PM] Kate: Well, t'be fair you prob'ly *do* smell like werewolf to 'em.
[9/24/2013 11:07:07 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: That's what I figured.
[9/24/2013 11:08:52 PM] Kate: Kate snuggles Delphine and brushes her mane, and digs out a sugar cube for her. Yes, she brought them for her horse. She loves her horse.
[9/24/2013 11:09:12 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Have you ever had a horse before?
[9/24/2013 11:11:17 PM] Kate: Nope.
[9/24/2013 11:11:22 PM] Kate: Just borrowed 'em. Why?
[9/24/2013 11:12:27 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I just always thought that marshals just had horses.
[9/24/2013 11:12:52 PM] Kate: Well, most of 'em that have fixed bases do.
[9/24/2013 11:13:00 PM] Kate: Me, I take a lotta trains.
[9/24/2013 11:15:40 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: I always loved trains. That might just be a british male thing.
[9/24/2013 11:15:52 PM] Kate: I don't mind 'em.
[9/24/2013 11:16:02 PM] Kate: Robberies liven things up some, an' in between you get to read.
[9/24/2013 11:16:14 PM] Kate: But there's somethin' about havin' a horse, too.
[9/24/2013 11:16:22 PM] Kate: Kate hugs Delphine around the neck.
[9/24/2013 11:19:02 PM] Felix: Ebenezer makes a fire! Delphine gives a happy snort.
[9/24/2013 11:20:23 PM] Kate: Kate pats Acadine a bit too. "Don't rightly know what you like, Acadine. Can't understand horses myself--sorry 'bout that."
[9/24/2013 11:21:05 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Acadine is a fan of apples.
[9/24/2013 11:22:10 PM] Felix: ((My stomach hurrrrrrts.))0
[9/24/2013 11:22:43 PM] Kate: ((Awww.))
[9/24/2013 11:22:51 PM] Kate: So is Delphine, but I figured those'd be too heavy. Sorry, girls.
[9/24/2013 11:29:48 PM] Felix: Delphine whinnies understandingly. ((Can we stop here? I need to lie down. :(