[6/9/2013 9:19:35 PM] Khiro: Okay!  The hooker meets you at the appointed time.  She's a pretty girl, probably around eighteen, red hair, pale, human, as far as Josie can tell, wearing a nice, demure dress.
[6/9/2013 9:20:57 PM] Josie: ((Kate!))
[6/9/2013 9:21:08 PM] Josie: ... hey.
[6/9/2013 9:21:20 PM] Khiro: ((Kate?))
[6/9/2013 9:21:44 PM] Khiro: Girl:  Miss Kiska said you needed help getting dressed?
[6/9/2013 9:27:18 PM] Josie: ((Yeah, she's Kate, not Josie?))
[6/9/2013 9:27:25 PM] Josie: Yeah, I do. ... haven't worn a dress since I was six.
[6/9/2013 9:28:09 PM] Josie: What's your name?
[6/9/2013 9:28:56 PM] Khiro: ((Oh, right.  sorry, automatic, since the only name it gives me for you is Josie.))
[6/9/2013 9:29:14 PM | Edited 9:29:45 PM] Khiro: The girl smiles.  "Marta.  Well, I can help you with that."
[6/9/2013 9:30:09 PM] Josie: ... good. Hope I'm not stoppin' you from other work.
[6/9/2013 9:31:54 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Oh, no, of course not.  Let's see this dress?
[6/9/2013 9:35:18 PM] Josie: Josie pulls it out of the closet!
[6/9/2013 9:35:23 PM] Josie: Josie pulls the underwear out from under her bed.
[6/9/2013 9:35:42 PM] Josie: Josie tries to unpack the undergarments, hopelessly. "It's got... all straps and things."
[6/9/2013 9:35:57 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Oh, the dress is lovely.
[6/9/2013 9:37:52 PM] Josie: Take your word for it. Just another cross to bear.
[6/9/2013 9:39:17 PM] Khiro: Marta:  You don't think so?
[6/9/2013 9:40:54 PM] Josie: Won't be able to do a thing in it, and I'm not sure where to put my gun.
[6/9/2013 9:41:43 PM] Khiro: Marta smiles.  "I can definitely help you with that."  She starts taking the underwear out and arranging it on the bed like an assembly line!
[6/9/2013 9:42:24 PM] Josie: Josie stares.
[6/9/2013 9:42:29 PM] Josie: How d'you know how it all works?
[6/9/2013 9:43:17 PM] Khiro: Marta:  You have to when you wear dresses on a daily basis.
[6/9/2013 9:44:35 PM] Josie: Well, I sure don't. Glad to have your expertise.
[6/9/2013 9:45:22 PM] Khiro: Marta:  So.  Do you... um... need me to show you how to put this stuff on?
[6/9/2013 9:45:58 PM] Josie: ... yeah.
[6/9/2013 9:46:11 PM] Josie: Josie shifts, a little bit embarassed.
[6/9/2013 9:47:24 PM] Khiro: She blushes!
[6/9/2013 9:48:05 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Well, okay.  I guess, get undressed.
[6/9/2013 9:48:07 PM] Josie: ... you new at this kinda thing?
[6/9/2013 9:48:51 PM] Khiro: Marta:  .... I'm not a prostitute, if that's what you mean.  I do accounting for my mother.
[6/9/2013 9:49:21 PM] Josie: Oh! Oh good.
[6/9/2013 9:49:37 PM] Josie: Okay, I never done anything like this either. And I *don't* like girls. Like that.
[6/9/2013 9:49:58 PM] Josie: Josie ... at least *thinks* she's telling the truth.
[6/9/2013 9:50:46 PM] Josie: Josie strips down to her bottom layer--men's drawers and a shirt. She doesn't even have enough up top there to really need any support edifice.
[6/9/2013 9:52:18 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Well... you probably have to take those off, too, or your gonna be uncomfortable....
[6/9/2013 9:52:28 PM] Josie: All right.
[6/9/2013 9:53:31 PM] Josie: Josie does, standing there awkwardly. She's pretty skinny, but she's tan-looking all over--it's actually her natural skin color and she's careful to keep a hat on outdoors because she burns very easily out there.
[6/9/2013 9:56:39 PM] Khiro: Marta tries to be all business, not making eye contact, blushing furiously as she shows you the ropes to women's fashion!
[6/9/2013 9:57:28 PM] Josie: Josie gets a little less self-conscious as the process goes on, as she's interested to see how it all fits together.
[6/9/2013 9:57:44 PM] Josie: How the do you go to the outhouse with all this rigging on?
[6/9/2013 9:58:12 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Mostly you go before you put it on and hold it until you can get it off.
[6/9/2013 10:00:19 PM] Josie: Lord. Well, good thing I did. I'll remember not to drink anything.
[6/9/2013 10:00:50 PM] Josie: Uff. Is it supposed to be tight like that?
[6/9/2013 10:01:09 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Yes, yes it is.  Not meant for riding or fighting, marshal.
[6/9/2013 10:02:17 PM] Josie: You can call me Kate if you want.
[6/9/2013 10:02:30 PM] Josie: What *is* it meant for?
[6/9/2013 10:03:18 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Looking pretty, mostly.  Ornamental.
[6/9/2013 10:03:36 PM] Josie: Huh, well, that's why there ain't no point in puttin' it on me.
[6/9/2013 10:03:50 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Youll look very pretty.
[6/9/2013 10:05:52 PM] Josie: ... don't think I'm capable of that. Capable of a lot else, but not that.
[6/9/2013 10:07:50 PM] Khiro: Marta:  You might be surprised.
[6/9/2013 10:07:57 PM] Khiro: Finally you're done with the underwear layers!

[6/12/2013 5:49:16 PM] Khiro: Kate was getting dressed with Marta, who is Miss Kiska's daughter.
[6/12/2013 5:49:51 PM] Josie: Josie has got all the bottom layers on now! ... finally!
[6/12/2013 5:49:59 PM] Josie: ... sure feels like dressed to me.
[6/12/2013 5:50:13 PM] Josie: More dressed than bein' dressed is.
[6/12/2013 5:50:24 PM] Khiro: Marta:  well, prepare to be even more dressed.
[6/12/2013 5:50:51 PM] Khiro: Marta:  If it's not too personal, who are you going to the festival with, marshal?
[6/12/2013 5:52:49 PM] Josie: Mr. Rivers.
[6/12/2013 5:53:21 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Oh!  Really?  Don't recallh im ever coming to one of these things.
[6/12/2013 5:54:25 PM] Josie: ... huh.
[6/12/2013 5:54:37 PM] Josie: Well, maybe he won't.
[6/12/2013 5:55:21 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Was it him who sent over this stuff?
[6/12/2013 5:56:40 PM] Josie: Yeah.
[6/12/2013 5:57:25 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Maybe he decided to make an appearance this year.  Ready for the dress?
[6/12/2013 5:58:15 PM] Josie: Yeah.
[6/12/2013 5:58:41 PM] Josie: Josie sounds like she feels exactly the same way about it as she would about saying she was ready for the plague.
[6/12/2013 5:59:02 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Oh, it won't be so bad.
[6/12/2013 5:59:30 PM] Khiro: Marta  helps her into it, a slow and exacting process!
[6/12/2013 6:00:59 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Okay, you can exhale now.
[6/12/2013 6:02:31 PM] Josie: Josie does.
[6/12/2013 6:02:41 PM] Josie: ... it's on? It fits?
[6/12/2013 6:02:45 PM] Josie: ... how'd he know what would fit?
[6/12/2013 6:02:52 PM] Khiro: Marta:  They say he's a wizard.
[6/12/2013 6:03:04 PM] Josie: He says not.
[6/12/2013 6:03:15 PM] Khiro: Marta:  ... well, it fits perfectly.
[6/12/2013 6:03:24 PM] Khiro: It fits *very* well, like it was made for Kate.
[6/12/2013 6:04:04 PM] Josie: ... he must've been *lookin'.*
[6/12/2013 6:05:53 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Most likely.  Now give me that gun belt.
[6/12/2013 6:06:13 PM] Josie: Josie reddens a bit and hands it to her.
[6/12/2013 6:08:39 PM] Khiro: She starts adjusting it to sling it around your hips.  "How's that sit?"
[6/12/2013 6:09:56 PM] Josie: Feels weird, but it's probably about the best that *can* be done. You sure it'll be okay to wear it on there?
[6/12/2013 6:10:01 PM] Josie: Won't fall off?
[6/12/2013 6:10:33 PM] Khiro: Marta shakes her head.  "It'll feel loose, but it'll stay on."
[6/12/2013 6:12:19 PM] Khiro: Marta:  And it doesn't look too bad, honestly.  An odd way to accessorize, but... I can see it catching on.
[6/12/2013 6:13:01 PM] Josie: Ha.
[6/12/2013 6:13:07 PM] Josie: Well, it'd be safer.
[6/12/2013 6:13:16 PM] Josie: ... now what?
[6/12/2013 6:14:31 PM] Khiro: Marta takes a step back and looks you up and down.  "Well, I should probably comb your hair out a bit.
[6/12/2013 6:15:27 PM] Josie: Y'all wear it all piled up on your head.
[6/12/2013 6:16:00 PM] Khiro: Marta:  YEah, but you can't just pile it up without combing it first, it'll get all tangled and snarled.
[6/12/2013 6:18:48 PM] Khiro: She pulls out a brush from her bag.  "Where you from originally, marshal?"
[6/12/2013 6:19:50 PM] Josie: Josie normally just always has a ponytail in!
[6/12/2013 6:19:57 PM] Josie: New York. Not the city part.
[6/12/2013 6:24:26 PM] Josie: Grew up in a farming community.
[6/12/2013 6:28:55 PM] Khiro: Marta undoes the ponytail and starts running a brush through it.  "Hmm.  thought you were from back east." ((Sorry, door got knocked upon.))
[6/12/2013 6:30:04 PM] Josie: ((I figured it was somethin' like that!))
[6/12/2013 6:30:19 PM] Josie: Mostly haven't been back in a long time, though.
[6/12/2013 6:31:27 PM] Khiro: Marta:  No?  Where were you before you came to Wilde?
[6/12/2013 6:31:55 PM] Josie: 'bout everywhere. I go wherever the job takes me.
[6/12/2013 6:35:09 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Has the job taken you anywhere interesting?
[6/12/2013 6:36:48 PM] Josie: Yeah. Been to Alaska and back.
[6/12/2013 6:36:59 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Really?  What's it like?
[6/12/2013 6:37:22 PM] Josie: Cold. Real pretty, though.
[6/12/2013 6:37:37 PM] Josie: Stays dark most of the time in the winter.
[6/12/2013 6:37:45 PM] Khiro: Marta:  I can't imagine that.
[6/12/2013 6:38:35 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Going to bed in the dark, waking up in the dark, working through the dark...
[6/12/2013 6:39:35 PM] Josie: Wears on ya.
[6/12/2013 6:39:51 PM] Josie: Summers're nice, though--stays light out most of the time.
[6/12/2013 6:40:29 PM] Khiro: Marta:  That would wear on me, too, I think...
[6/12/2013 6:42:12 PM] Khiro: She finishes combing out your hair!  "Okay, now to put it up."
[6/12/2013 6:43:24 PM] Josie: Josie is relieved she didn't find any stray featherfluff in there.
[6/12/2013 6:43:47 PM] Josie: Don't know how to do that anymore either. I seem to remember there were lots of hairpins, though.
[6/12/2013 6:44:22 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Pretty much.  Lucky I do have a lot of em.
[6/12/2013 6:46:37 PM] Khiro: Marta begins constructing an elaborate up-do!  Gimme a roll.
[6/12/2013 6:48:12 PM] Josie: ((8.))
[6/12/2013 6:48:33 PM] Josie: I've got... a few. Sometimes I stuff my hair into my hat.
[6/12/2013 6:50:00 PM] Khiro: She nods, and you watch her work in the vanity mirror.  out of the corner of your eye, you think you see someone behind *her*, someone that's gone when you look at her reflection directly.
[6/12/2013 6:50:52 PM] Josie: ... did you see that?
[6/12/2013 6:51:07 PM] Khiro: Marta:  See what?
[6/12/2013 6:51:23 PM] Josie: Just... thought I saw somethin' in the mirror.
[6/12/2013 6:51:51 PM] Josie: Pro'bly my imagination.
[6/12/2013 6:55:40 PM] Khiro: Marta:  What did you see?
[6/12/2013 6:55:58 PM] Josie: Person. Maybe.
[6/12/2013 6:56:51 PM] Khiro: Marta: You being haunted?
[6/12/2013 6:57:48 PM] Josie: Kinda feel like it.
[6/12/2013 6:57:49 PM] Josie: Josie shrugs.
[6/12/2013 6:58:24 PM] Khiro: Marta:  You tried talking to the Preacher about it?
[6/12/2013 6:59:52 PM] Josie: Probably my own imagination. I'm handlin' it.
[6/12/2013 7:05:01 PM] Khiro: Marta nods, and finishes.  "There!  What do you think?  Do you like it?"
[6/12/2013 7:06:59 PM] Josie: Josie peers at her reflection in the mirror.
[6/12/2013 7:07:11 PM] Josie: ... did a real good job, it doesn't even look like me.
[6/12/2013 7:08:54 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Of course it looks like you.  Just you... in a dress, with your hair all done up.
[6/12/2013 7:09:39 PM] Josie: Me doesn't wear a dress with her hair all done up. ... how'd you get it to stick, anyhow?
[6/12/2013 7:10:36 PM] Khiro: MArta:  Just hairpins.
[6/12/2013 7:12:08 PM] Khiro: Marta:  And besides, folk are more than what they wear.  Believe it or not, you're still you, dress or not.
[6/12/2013 7:12:09 PM] Josie: Huh.
[6/12/2013 7:13:57 PM] Josie: Well, that's true.
[6/12/2013 7:14:08 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Now, getting out of it is going to be a lot easier than getting into it, so I don't hink you'll need help there.
[6/12/2013 7:15:40 PM] Josie: You sure?
[6/12/2013 7:16:12 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Positive.  You need any more help?  I've got to get back and get ready myself.
[6/12/2013 7:17:17 PM] Josie: Nah, I think I'm good. Long's'I don't touch anything it'll all stay on, right?
[6/12/2013 7:17:56 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Oh, it'll stay on, you needn't worry about it.
[6/12/2013 7:18:48 PM] Khiro: Marta:  ...that said, try not to fiddle with it *too* much.
[6/12/2013 7:20:10 PM] Josie: Won't dare!
[6/12/2013 7:20:40 PM] Khiro: Marta smiles.  "Then you're probably good!"
[6/12/2013 7:21:33 PM] Josie: Josie smiles back!
[6/12/2013 7:21:41 PM] Josie: Thank you so much. How much do I owe ya?
[6/12/2013 7:22:25 PM] Khiro: MArta:  oh, no charge, marshal, it was my pleasure.
[6/12/2013 7:23:45 PM] Josie: You sure did do a nice job.
[6/12/2013 7:24:33 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Well, I helped my mama with her clothes and makeup and hair back... when I was younger.
[6/12/2013 7:25:15 PM] Josie: Not anymore?
[6/12/2013 7:25:50 PM] Khiro: Marta:  No, now I mostly keep the Lamplight's books
[6/12/2013 7:27:27 PM] Josie: Well, you do a real nice job.
[6/12/2013 7:28:28 PM] Khiro: Marta:  Well, I do help a lot of the girls out with their clothes.  But after Viskav got run out of town, mama sent me back east to get some schooling so I wouldn't end up doing what she had to do.
[6/12/2013 7:30:05 PM] Josie: Your mama's smart, and a good woman.
[6/12/2013 7:30:22 PM] Khiro: Marta:  She is.
[6/12/2013 7:31:01 PM] Josie: Ain't easy raising a daughter without a man in the house.
[6/12/2013 7:32:05 PM] Khiro: Marta:  I never knew my daddy.  I think he died when Viskav was in power.
[6/12/2013 7:33:41 PM] Josie: A lot of folk did, the way it sounds.
[6/12/2013 7:34:22 PM] Khiro: Marta:  It wasn't a good time.  I was young, but I remember mama was sad all the time.
[6/12/2013 7:35:20 PM] Josie: I grew up without a father too, so. Sometimes folks tried to make hay of it.
[6/12/2013 7:36:32 PM] Khiro: Marta:  What did you do?
[6/12/2013 7:37:30 PM] Josie: Hit 'em 'til they said they were sorry.
[6/12/2013 7:37:50 PM] Khiro: Marta smiles.  "I'll be you did, marshal."
[6/12/2013 7:38:12 PM] Josie: Sometimes I lost. Usually stopped anyhow, though.
[6/12/2013 7:38:21 PM] Josie: Josie developed a reputation as a schoolyard berserker, actually.
[6/12/2013 7:39:22 PM] Khiro: Marta packs up her stuff.  "It was real nice meeting you, marshal.  Maybe I'll see you tonight?"
[6/12/2013 7:39:30 PM] Josie: Sure.
[6/12/2013 7:39:39 PM] Josie: Josie smiles again, a bit.
[6/12/2013 7:39:42 PM] Josie: Thanks.
[6/12/2013 7:39:58 PM] Khiro: Marta:  You're welcome!
[6/12/2013 7:41:28 PM] Josie: Josie sees her out, and then stares at the mirror, balefully.
[6/12/2013 7:42:50 PM] Khiro: Your reflection stares back!  You look pretty.
[6/12/2013 7:45:25 PM] Josie: You in there?
[6/12/2013 7:46:03 PM] Khiro: No response!  Just your reflection mimicing you in real time.
[6/12/2013 7:48:41 PM] Josie: Ain't amused. Come out and talk like a man.
[6/12/2013 7:48:47 PM] Josie: Josie probably looks like a crazy person right now.
[6/12/2013 7:50:39 PM] Khiro: In a nice dress!
[6/12/2013 7:52:17 PM] Josie: Hmph.
[6/12/2013 7:52:20 PM] Josie: Josie heads out!

Josie was dressed and about to go downstairs!
[6/16/2013 8:49:36 PM] Khiro: Yep!  All dressed and armed.
[6/16/2013 8:51:15 PM] Josie: Josie puts her hand on the doorknob and stops!
[6/16/2013 8:51:32 PM] Khiro: Okay?  Nothing stops you.
[6/16/2013 8:53:00 PM] Josie: Josie spends a moment thinking: I can't go out there! I look like an idiot!
[6/16/2013 8:54:55 PM] Khiro: Hee!  Actually, she looks rather nice.
[6/16/2013 8:54:59 PM] Josie: Josie doesn't agree, though!
[6/16/2013 8:55:05 PM] Josie: Josie goes back to the mirror and glowers at it!
[6/16/2013 8:55:33 PM] Khiro: Nothin in that mirror except for her reflection.
[6/16/2013 8:56:22 PM] Josie: ... well I ain't cowerin' in here either.
[6/16/2013 8:56:28 PM] Josie: Josie stomps out, looking very determined!
[6/16/2013 8:58:17 PM] Khiro: Okay!  You see well dressed people to and fro-ing, and you can hear the music out in the town square as night falls.
[6/16/2013 8:59:45 PM] Josie: Josie has to wait for her escort, she decides, but keeps a sharp eye out for evildoers right here in the hotel!
[6/16/2013 9:02:35 PM] Khiro: Nope!  No one.  Only a few people in here, mostly eating dinner before they head off to the festival.
[6/16/2013 9:02:51 PM] Khiro: Merrill looks at you. "Lookin' good, marshal."
[6/16/2013 9:03:16 PM] Josie: Josie turns bright red.
[6/16/2013 9:03:58 PM] Josie: ... thanks. You seen Walter Rivers?
[6/16/2013 9:04:25 PM] Khiro: Merrill:  No, ma'am.  Can I get you a drink before you head out?
[6/16/2013 9:04:52 PM] Josie: .... better not, I'm on duty.
[6/16/2013 9:05:13 PM] Khiro: Merrill:  Coffee, then?
[6/16/2013 9:06:15 PM] Josie: ... I better not. Don't know how to get all this rig off.
[6/16/2013 9:06:41 PM] Khiro: Merrill:  Something to eat?
[6/16/2013 9:07:16 PM] Josie: ... might spill somethin'.
[6/16/2013 9:07:21 PM] Josie: Better not.
[6/16/2013 9:09:34 PM] Khiro: She smiles.  "Well, I gotta go get ready myself.  Can you mind the front here?  Kitchen's closed, just make sure no one gets rowdy?"
[6/16/2013 9:10:20 PM] Josie: ... sure, 'less my... until Mr. Rivers gets here anyhow.
[6/16/2013 9:10:24 PM] Josie: Josie does not add "And I kill him."
[6/16/2013 9:11:06 PM] Khiro: Merrill nods.  "I won't be a few minutes, anyhow."  She ducks into the back!
[6/16/2013 9:11:48 PM] Josie: Josie waits at the bar, nervous.
[6/16/2013 9:12:38 PM] Khiro: Kate gets a couple extra smiles from gentleman, but for the most part, no one seems to be making a big deal out of her frippery.
[6/16/2013 9:14:08 PM] Josie: Josie GLOWERS at them!
[6/16/2013 9:14:55 PM] Khiro: That *does* deter the smiles.
[6/16/2013 9:15:38 PM] Josie: Josie feels apologetic after the first one and is nicer after that!
[6/16/2013 9:17:45 PM] Khiro: Merrill comes back an obnoxiously short amount of time later, dressed in her own finery.
[6/16/2013 9:18:16 PM] Josie: ... how'd you do that?
[6/16/2013 9:18:35 PM] Khiro: Merrill:  Do what?
[6/16/2013 9:18:51 PM] Josie: ... nothin', it ain't important.
[6/16/2013 9:19:11 PM] Josie: You look real nice.
[6/16/2013 9:20:04 PM] Khiro: Merrill smiles.  "Why, thank you marshal.  I've got it from here if you'd like to get to the festival."
[6/16/2013 9:24:14 PM] Josie: Nah, I got to wait for Mr. Rivers.
[6/16/2013 9:24:35 PM] Khiro: Merrill:  Oh, is he meeting you here?
[6/16/2013 9:25:06 PM] Josie: ... think so.
[6/16/2013 9:26:30 PM] Josie: Josie is gettin' nervous!
[6/16/2013 9:26:51 PM] Khiro: Sure enough, he rolls up a few minutes later, all dressed very nicely.
[6/16/2013 9:27:24 PM] Josie: Hey.
[6/16/2013 9:27:29 PM] Josie: Josie waves, uncomfortably.
[6/16/2013 9:27:48 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Ah, marshal Kate.  Everything fit okay?
[6/16/2013 9:28:18 PM] Josie: Yeah, reckon so. ... feels weird.
[6/16/2013 9:30:22 PM] Josie: ... still not sure what you mean by it.
[6/16/2013 9:30:42 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Mean by what?  I got you flowers, but the horse ate them.
[6/16/2013 9:32:56 PM] Josie: Makin' me wear all this.
[6/16/2013 9:33:55 PM] Josie: Josie shifts uncomfortably!
[6/16/2013 9:34:18 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well, it's an important festival.  you can't go wearing your range gear.  People would think you're weird.
[6/16/2013 9:34:30 PM] Khiro: He scratches his ear.
[6/16/2013 9:34:53 PM] Josie: Always dress that way, don't they always think that?
[6/16/2013 9:35:37 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I don't know.  Ic an't read minds yet.
[6/16/2013 9:37:24 PM] Josie: ... yet?
[6/16/2013 9:37:56 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I'll probably learn how eventually.  It's right behind 'Italian' and 'the piano'.
[6/16/2013 9:38:15 PM] Josie: Altogether too many people play the piano already.
[6/16/2013 9:39:09 PM] Khiro: Rivers: Do they?  I hadn't noticed.
[6/16/2013 9:39:45 PM] Josie: I did.
[6/16/2013 9:40:36 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well, still, I want to learn.
[6/16/2013 9:40:44 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I own like three of them.
[6/16/2013 9:41:21 PM] Josie: What for, if you don't play 'em?
[6/16/2013 9:41:46 PM] Khiro: He shrugs non-commitally.  "Well, shall we?"
[6/16/2013 9:42:23 PM] Josie: Shall we what?
[6/16/2013 9:42:54 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Go?  To the festval?  It's tonight, right?
[6/16/2013 9:43:22 PM] Josie: Oh! ... sure, yeah, I guess.
[6/16/2013 9:43:39 PM] Josie: Might have to shoot someone.
[6/16/2013 9:43:51 PM] Josie: Josie gets considerably cheerier at the thought.
[6/16/2013 9:44:14 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Why would you have to shoot someone?
[6/16/2013 9:45:07 PM] Josie: If they don't behave.
[6/16/2013 9:45:28 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Why do you want to shoot someone?
[6/16/2013 9:45:55 PM] Josie: ... won't have to think about things I don't want to think about then.
[6/16/2013 9:46:29 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  ...what?
[6/16/2013 9:47:26 PM] Josie: Wouldn't have to think about how I'm a pigeon with a bunch of peacock feathers stuffed up its... indelicates.
[6/16/2013 9:47:50 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Oh.
[6/16/2013 9:48:27 PM] Josie: ... don't mind it too much, just don't like *thinkin'* about it.
[6/16/2013 9:49:08 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Now, when we get to the square, I'm gonna have to mingle a bit.  You'll be okay on your own, right?
[6/16/2013 9:50:21 PM] Josie: ... all this fuss an' you're *leavin'* me anyhow? Lord. Fine, all right.
[6/16/2013 9:51:51 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well, I don't dance, cause I"m small and uncoordinated.  And I'm pretty lousy company.
[6/16/2013 9:52:52 PM] Josie: ... how come you think that?
[6/16/2013 9:53:36 PM] Josie: An' I don't dance either.
[6/16/2013 9:54:26 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Because I"m weird, distractable, and not really interested in anything.
[6/16/2013 9:54:55 PM] Josie: Weird isn't always bad. And everybody's interested in *something.*
[6/16/2013 9:55:47 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  For about five minutes. Then in something else.  I'm barely interested in you!
[6/16/2013 9:56:51 PM] Josie: ... barely?
[6/16/2013 9:57:21 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I didn't even remember asking you out until I was reminded this morning.
[6/16/2013 9:57:56 PM] Josie: Askin' me *what*?
[6/16/2013 9:58:19 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Out?  As my companion for the festival?
[6/16/2013 9:59:40 PM] Josie: Oh! Well you weren't hardly serious on that anyway.
[6/16/2013 10:01:41 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I probably was.  Anyway!  Sorry about the flowers.
[6/16/2013 10:02:01 PM] Josie: No, you *weren't*. ... wouldn't know what to do with flowers anyhow.
[6/16/2013 10:06:39 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Well then!  I would like to eat some pie at the festival.
[6/16/2013 10:06:55 PM] Josie: ... how much did this dress cost?
[6/16/2013 10:07:13 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Um.  A hundred dollars.
[6/16/2013 10:08:08 PM] Josie: Pie. All right.
[6/16/2013 10:10:43 PM] Khiro: YOu head out of the Imperial!  You walk with a bunch of other folks toward the town square, where you hear festive music.
[6/16/2013 10:11:03 PM] Josie: Josie sticks with her definitely-not-date.
[6/16/2013 10:15:20 PM] Khiro: It's a festival!  Music, dancing, food.  Apparently there will be fireworks later on.
[6/16/2013 10:16:56 PM] Josie: Josie hates music and dancing and can't eat any food! GAH.
[6/16/2013 10:17:11 PM] Khiro: Well, there's the fireworks, then.
[6/16/2013 10:19:14 PM] Josie: Josie does like those! Patriotic frippery is a-okay!
[6/16/2013 10:19:59 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Oooh, pie.  You want some?
[6/16/2013 10:20:07 PM] Josie: ... might spill it if I do.
[6/16/2013 10:20:17 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  ...and?
[6/16/2013 10:20:28 PM] Josie: Might ruin a hundred-dollar dress.
[6/16/2013 10:22:11 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  ...but, pie.
[6/16/2013 10:22:47 PM] Josie: I know, but I don't *have* a hundred dollars just sittin' around.
[6/16/2013 10:23:13 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I do.  It's my dress, anyway.
[6/16/2013 10:23:53 PM] Josie: Have to pay for it if I ruined it.
[6/16/2013 10:24:06 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Eat the pie.
[6/16/2013 10:24:32 PM] Josie: ... well, all right, since you say so.
[6/16/2013 10:24:42 PM] Josie: Josie takes some pie, and eats it. ... but very, very carefully.
[6/16/2013 10:25:02 PM] Khiro: It is delcious pie.  And you manage to not get any on your dress.
[6/16/2013 10:25:04 PM] Josie: Josie *does* have a sweet tooth.
[6/16/2013 10:27:19 PM] Josie: ... thanks.
[6/16/2013 10:27:47 PM] Josie: Dunno, you don't seem too bad to be 'round. What're you thinkin' of in this five minutes?
[6/16/2013 10:28:18 PM | Edited 10:29:15 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Rhinoceros.
[6/16/2013 10:29:29 PM] Josie: They got horns, don't they?
[6/16/2013 10:29:51 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Big ones, on their faces.
[6/16/2013 10:30:21 PM] Josie: What made you think of them?
[6/16/2013 10:30:34 PM] Khiro: Rivers shrugs.  "My brain, I think."
[6/16/2013 10:31:08 PM] Josie: They don't seem too nice. Prob'ly wouldn't make good pets.
[6/16/2013 10:33:00 PM] Josie: If that's what you were thinkin'.
[6/16/2013 10:39:09 PM] Khiro: ((Back!  Sorry, phone call.))
[6/16/2013 10:40:13 PM] Khiro: rivers:  .... well, it's what I'm thinking NOW.
[6/16/2013 10:40:40 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Should ask the taxidermist.  His father was a big big game hunter back in britain.
[6/16/2013 10:42:18 PM] Josie: They musta not got along.
[6/16/2013 10:43:11 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Don't imagine so.  Left all that money behind when he moved here.
[6/16/2013 10:43:48 PM] Josie: He was rich, huh?
[6/16/2013 10:46:26 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Pretty loaded, yeah.
[6/16/2013 10:46:58 PM] Josie: Richer'n'you?
[6/16/2013 10:47:19 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Maybe.  I don't know.  Am I rich?
[6/16/2013 10:47:50 PM] Josie: 'cordin' to most folks here, yes.
[6/16/2013 10:49:09 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Oh.  Huh, neat.
[6/16/2013 10:49:28 PM] Josie: You don't think so?
[6/16/2013 10:49:50 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I have a bunch of stuff my daddy left me when he died.
[6/16/2013 10:49:59 PM] Josie: Oh, you inherited, huh?
[6/16/2013 10:51:52 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Of course.  Do I seem like I have a very good work ethic?
[6/16/2013 10:53:17 PM] Josie: You could.
[6/16/2013 10:53:20 PM] Josie: Josie shrugs.
[6/16/2013 10:53:30 PM] Josie: Business folks don't make much sense to me, but they work their own way.
[6/16/2013 10:55:21 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  I'm not a business folk.
[6/16/2013 10:55:42 PM] Khiro: Rivers looks across the square.  "There's the mayor.  Better go rub elbows."
[6/16/2013 10:56:04 PM] Josie: I'll go too. Ain't been introduced.
[6/16/2013 10:57:23 PM] Khiro: You go and meet the mayor, then, an older portly, silver-bearded man with a dapper top hat.
[6/16/2013 10:59:21 PM] Josie: Josie smiles at him, a little bit.
[6/16/2013 10:59:46 PM] Josie: Hey.
[6/16/2013 11:01:51 PM] Khiro: Rivers:  Mayor.  I'm here, just like you asked.  This is my date, Marshal Kate.
[6/16/2013 11:02:02 PM] Josie: Candlemas.
[6/16/2013 11:02:34 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  Ah!  I've heard about you.  Good to meet you, marshal.  Mayor Deckland, at your service.
[6/16/2013 11:02:44 PM] Josie: Josie shakes his hand! Manly handshake!
[6/16/2013 11:04:28 PM] Josie: Just here to help.
[6/16/2013 11:05:19 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  Well, I"ve heard you've already more than done your share.
[6/16/2013 11:06:17 PM] Josie: Wouldn't say that. Mr. Statler's got things well under control.
[6/16/2013 11:07:41 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  Oh, that he does, I was referring to your dealing with that Fennick character.
[6/16/2013 11:08:57 PM] Josie: Wasn't a real good man.
[6/16/2013 11:09:19 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  None of those Viskav boys were.
[6/16/2013 11:09:52 PM] Josie: What if they came back?
[6/16/2013 11:10:53 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  With Viskav gone, they won't find much here for them.
[6/16/2013 11:11:19 PM] Josie: An' if he came back?
[6/16/2013 11:11:48 PM] Khiro: The mayor narrows his eyes.  "I would watch that kinda talk around here.  You don't want to panic folk."
[6/16/2013 11:12:24 PM] Josie: Don't want 'em relaxed, either.
[6/16/2013 11:13:02 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  Viskav's dead, marshall.
[6/16/2013 11:13:34 PM] Josie: Saw the body?
[6/16/2013 11:14:10 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  Seen him get riddled with bullets.
[6/16/2013 11:16:19 PM] Josie: Well I sure hope you're right.
[6/16/2013 11:16:58 PM] Khiro: Mayor:  Me too, marshall.  Now, you enjoy the festival.
[6/16/2013 11:17:05 PM] Khiro: He moves on to a group of people behind you!
[6/16/2013 11:17:11 PM] Khiro: Rivers has disappeared.
[6/16/2013 11:18:28 PM] Josie: Josie curses!
[6/16/2013 11:19:47 PM] Josie: Josie looks for people she knows, like the taxidermist!
[6/16/2013 11:21:28 PM] Khiro: You see him near the band, eating some meat on a stick.
[6/16/2013 11:22:42 PM] Josie: Josie wanders over to him, eyeing the band with disapproval.
[6/16/2013 11:22:43 PM] Josie: Hey.
[6/16/2013 11:25:18 PM] Khiro: He nods at you.  He's waiting a bowler hat!  Fancy.  He cleans up pretty well.  "Marshall."
[6/16/2013 11:25:46 PM] Josie: ... you stole that hat from the bear.
[6/16/2013 11:31:19 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Maybe.
[6/16/2013 11:31:48 PM] Khiro: ((Actually, I read that bowler type hats were very common on cowboy-types.))
[6/16/2013 11:32:07 PM] Josie: ((They are!))
[6/16/2013 11:32:17 PM] Josie: ... looks better on a human.
[6/16/2013 11:34:54 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I left him the monocle.  I don't think I can pull it off.
[6/16/2013 11:35:13 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  You look very fine, marshall, if you don't mind me saying.
[6/16/2013 11:36:00 PM] Josie: Josie reddens a bit.
[6/16/2013 11:36:08 PM] Josie: Monocle's hard to wear, don't think many folks can wear that.
[6/16/2013 11:36:56 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I imagine so.
[6/16/2013 11:36:58 PM] Josie: An' I ain't too sure I don't look like a lunatic wearin' all this.
[6/16/2013 11:37:19 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Not at all.  Though I'm guessing you feel like one.
[6/16/2013 11:38:17 PM] Josie: Yeah, some.
[6/16/2013 11:40:50 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, just remember, if people are looking at you, it's not because you look stupid, it's because you look nice.
[6/16/2013 11:41:02 PM] Josie: Josie turns bright red again.
[6/16/2013 11:41:16 PM] Josie: No, it's 'cause I got a nose like a rhinoceros horn.
[6/16/2013 11:42:14 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  It gives you character.  And rhino horns are much bigger.
[6/16/2013 11:42:36 PM] Josie: Ever stuffed one?
[6/16/2013 11:42:51 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Yeah, back before I left home.
[6/16/2013 11:43:46 PM] Josie: Monocle?
[6/16/2013 11:46:36 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  No, he got a pipe.  My father's Peterson Dublin Castle Fishtail.
[6/16/2013 11:46:43 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Father was quite upset.
[6/16/2013 11:48:16 PM] Josie: Your pa didn't have much of a sense of humor, huh?
[6/16/2013 11:51:18 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Not at all.
[6/16/2013 11:52:20 PM] Josie: Such a thing as too much, of course. But none ain't enough.
[6/16/2013 11:54:48 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  My father is a rich man who spends his money killing beautiful things in Africa.
[6/16/2013 11:55:33 PM] Josie: Mine likes to dance.
[6/16/2013 11:55:48 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  That doesn't sound so bad.
[6/16/2013 11:56:19 PM] Josie: It ain't good.
[6/16/2013 11:56:46 PM] Khiro: He raises an eyebrow.  "Why not?"
[6/16/2013 11:57:07 PM] Josie: Didn't have any consideration for anybody but himself.
[6/16/2013 11:57:48 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Ah.
[6/16/2013 11:59:03 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  That why you're making faces at the band?
[6/17/2013 12:00:30 AM] Josie: Ain't makin'... am I makin' faces?
[6/17/2013 12:00:30 AM] Josie: ... sorry.
[6/17/2013 12:00:39 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I'm not offended.
[6/17/2013 12:02:16 AM] Josie: They might be, though.
[6/17/2013 12:02:28 AM] Josie: Josie tries smiling a little bit.
[6/17/2013 12:04:10 AM] Khiro: He smiles back.  "I don't know.  They seem pretty into the music.  Suppose I shouldn't ask you to dance.  You're likely to shoot me."
[6/17/2013 12:04:41 AM] Josie: Won't shootcha. ... I don't know how to dance.
[6/17/2013 12:07:46 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I'm not terribly good at it myself, you know.
[6/17/2013 12:09:19 AM] Josie: How come you want to, then?
[6/17/2013 12:10:00 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ... cause it's the kind of thing you do at things like this?
[6/17/2013 12:10:56 AM] Josie: It is?
[6/17/2013 12:11:13 AM] Khiro: He points to a bunch of people dancing in front of the bandstand.
[6/17/2013 12:12:32 AM] Josie: ... usually I find a drink an' just watch to make sure nothin' wrong happens.
[6/17/2013 12:13:38 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Oh.  Well, us civilians usually dance and make merry and all that.
[6/17/2013 12:15:31 AM] Josie: Merry?
[6/17/2013 12:17:54 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  That is traditionally what one does at a festival.  You... be festive.
[6/17/2013 12:19:58 AM] Josie: ... well, all right.
[6/17/2013 12:20:54 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ... all right, yes you'll dance?
[6/17/2013 12:22:48 AM] Josie: Sure!
[6/17/2013 12:23:01 AM] Josie: ((Ran into another one fo those "say no and NEVER FIND THE OPS BUTTON AGAIN" problems...))
[6/17/2013 12:23:14 AM] Khiro: ((Those are annoying.))
[6/17/2013 12:23:56 AM] Josie: ... don't look that hard.
[6/17/2013 12:24:04 AM] Josie: Josie ... should actually have some natural ability, but.
[6/17/2013 12:24:18 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  And if anyone laughs, you can just shoot them.
[6/17/2013 12:24:58 AM] Josie: Ain't that violent, Mr. Dingo.
[6/17/2013 12:26:20 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Wasn't being serious, marshall.  Thought it might help you relax.
[6/17/2013 12:28:12 AM] Josie: Don't know how to relax.
[6/17/2013 12:28:53 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Hmm.  Have you tried a hobby?
[6/17/2013 12:30:05 AM] Josie: ... puttin' criminals in jail?
[6/17/2013 12:30:21 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  That's more of a career.
[6/17/2013 12:30:31 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  You must have something beyond the job?
[6/17/2013 12:33:39 AM] Josie: ... write my mother every week?
[6/17/2013 12:35:56 AM] Khiro: EBenezer:  Something you do for fun?
[6/17/2013 12:36:05 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  You know, to unwind.
[6/17/2013 12:36:37 AM] Josie: Josie stares at him, baffled.
[6/17/2013 12:36:57 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ... let's dance.
[6/17/2013 12:38:31 AM] Josie: Okay.
[6/17/2013 12:39:15 AM] Josie: Josie doesn't make any moves.
[6/17/2013 12:39:23 AM] Josie: Josie ... will have to be brought.
[6/17/2013 12:40:26 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer brings her!
[6/17/2013 12:40:35 AM] Khiro: ((Neeeeed sleeeeep.))
[6/17/2013 12:41:12 AM] Khiro: EBenezer is not a good dancer.
[6/17/2013 12:42:56 AM] Josie: Josie is, actually! Surprisingly!
[6/17/2013 12:43:47 AM] Josie: Josie doesn't know the steps but picks them up very quickly.
[6/17/2013 12:44:05 AM] Khiro: Dancin fae blood!
[6/17/2013 12:44:34 AM] Josie: Josie actually starts enjoying herself, against her will!
[6/17/2013 12:44:53 AM] Khiro: Nooooooo! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!
[6/17/2013 12:46:48 AM] Josie: Josie hates fun!
[6/17/2013 12:46:52 AM] Josie: Josie can't help herself, though!
[6/17/2013 12:46:58 AM] Josie: Josie even starts *smiling.*
[6/17/2013 12:47:17 AM] Khiro: *GASP*
[6/17/2013 12:49:42 AM] Khiro: She will have to scourge herself.
[6/17/2013 12:50:26 AM] Josie: Josie will probably just glare a lot later!
[6/17/2013 12:52:44 AM] Khiro: Well, that's like scourging.

Josie was dancing and having a great time!!
[6/20/2013 12:39:40 AM] Josie: Josie will feel so bad about this tomorrow!
[6/20/2013 12:40:06 AM] Josie: Josie is probably also *quite* good looking now, less due to the ministrations of Marta and more because she's actually *smiling.*
[6/20/2013 12:40:15 AM] Khiro: SCOURGING THE FUN OUT.
[6/20/2013 12:40:36 AM] Khiro: Yep!  She was dancing with the weirdo taxidermist, Ebenezer.
[6/20/2013 12:41:42 AM] Josie: Josie started with him! She'll dance with anyone, though. Except Fennick. She shot him.
[6/20/2013 12:42:08 AM] Khiro: Yep!  He 's also dead, so.
[6/20/2013 12:42:35 AM] Josie: Josie does not dance with bad guys!
[6/20/2013 12:43:11 AM] Khiro: Well, it's one of those old timey dances where everyone dances with everyone else!
[6/20/2013 12:43:45 AM] Josie: Josie likes that, too! ... she'll probably stick with Ebenezer generally though, unless someone else asks.
[6/20/2013 12:45:22 AM] Khiro: She spots Rivers occasionally, talking to various folks around town.
[6/20/2013 12:46:15 AM] Josie: Josie wonders what his deal is!
[6/20/2013 12:47:54 AM] Khiro: You're not sure.  He walks up, engages the person in conversation, occasionally shaking or a kissing a hand,a nd moves on to the next person.  PRobably 'hob-nobbing'.
[6/20/2013 12:49:32 AM] Josie: Josie waves to him at some point!
[6/20/2013 12:49:58 AM] Khiro: He waves back, unsure!
[6/20/2013 12:51:39 AM] Josie: Josie is smiling!
[6/20/2013 12:52:31 AM] Khiro: He goes back to doing whatever he's doing!
[6/20/2013 12:52:46 AM | Edited 12:54:59 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Wow, you're tiring me out.  Mind if I bow out for a few?
[6/20/2013 12:54:47 AM] Josie: Sure! Thanks!
[6/20/2013 12:55:14 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer smiles.  "You look good with a smile on your face."
[6/20/2013 12:56:08 AM] Josie: Josie reddens a bit, though she's probably already flushed from the dancing. "Thanks, I guess. See you 'round."
[6/20/2013 12:56:44 AM] Khiro: He points to the table with the drinks.  "Probably, I'm just stepping over there to wet my whistle."
[6/20/2013 12:57:45 AM] Josie: ... guess I will too, then.
[6/20/2013 12:57:55 AM] Josie: Josie reluctantly heads off the dance floor with him.
[6/20/2013 12:58:31 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer shakes his head.  "You can stay and dance, if you'd like.  You look like you're having a good time."
[6/20/2013 1:00:24 AM] Josie: You sure? Don't know anybody out there...
[6/20/2013 1:01:19 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  It's a town dance.  You don't have to.  And I'll be right back.  You are a damn fine dancer.
[6/20/2013 1:01:51 AM] Josie: Josie blushes a bit more. "Well, all right, then."
[6/20/2013 1:01:54 AM] Josie: Josie goes back to dancing.
[6/20/2013 1:07:08 AM] Khiro: There are still folks dancing!  Ebenezer goes off and to the drinks table.  YOu do spot a few folks you know... there's Phoebe, and Sheriff STatler is dancing with Miss Merrill, and Miss Kiska is chatting with Marta, who is eyeing a young man you're not familiar with...
[6/20/2013 1:08:40 AM] Josie: Josie takes careful note of said young man.
[6/20/2013 1:08:58 AM] Josie: Josie also keeps an eye out for trouble.
[6/20/2013 1:11:30 AM] Josie: Josie probably will not know what to do if anyone actually *does* hit on her.
[6/20/2013 1:13:05 AM] Khiro: Hee!  For the post part, people are very polite.
[6/20/2013 1:13:40 AM] Josie: Josie will keep going until everyone else gives up! probably.
[6/20/2013 1:14:34 AM] Khiro: Well, people keep dropping out and joining in, so there is a constant supply of partners.  You also don't really notice any troublemakers.
[6/20/2013 1:15:03 AM] Josie: Josie just keeps on having fun!
[6/20/2013 1:19:20 AM] Khiro: Eventually, Ebenezer rejoins you!  You also notice the young man that Marta was watching stealing glances at you occasionally.
[6/20/2013 1:22:13 AM] Josie: Say, Mr. Dingo, who's that young fella over there?
[6/20/2013 1:22:59 AM] Khiro: He looks over.  "Can't say as I know, Marshal.  I don't recognize him."
[6/20/2013 1:23:31 AM] Khiro: The guy in question looks to be in his early to mid-twenties, with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes and a tanned complexion.
[6/20/2013 1:23:44 AM] Josie: Keeps lookin' at me odd. I got somethin' on my face?
[6/20/2013 1:24:51 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Not at all, Marshal.  Maybe he fancies you?
[6/20/2013 1:25:33 AM] Josie: How much you had to drink?
[6/20/2013 1:25:56 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Nothing but water.
[6/20/2013 1:27:20 AM] Josie: Maybe that's the problem, then! Nobody *fancies* me.
[6/20/2013 1:29:03 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  That doesn't seem quite possible.
[6/20/2013 1:31:02 AM] Josie: Why d'you say that?
[6/20/2013 1:33:21 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, you're rather lovely when you smile.  Not to speak out of turn.
[6/20/2013 1:33:46 AM] Josie: Yer just sayin' that to be nice.
[6/20/2013 1:34:08 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I'm polite, but I'm not really *nice*.
[6/20/2013 1:35:30 AM] Josie: ...then how come you said that?
[6/20/2013 1:37:15 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, it's true.
[6/20/2013 1:38:05 AM] Josie: ... now I know I look like a damn fool but that don't call for mockin' me.
[6/20/2013 1:38:42 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I'm not mocking you.  You don't look like a fool, you look very nice and you're lovely when you smile.  Honest to god.
[6/20/2013 1:39:37 AM] Josie: ... you sure you got all your marbles?
[6/20/2013 1:40:40 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Possibly debatable.
[6/20/2013 1:42:21 AM] Josie: It'd explain a few things.
[6/20/2013 1:42:59 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  According to my father, I'm certifiable.
[6/20/2013 1:43:09 AM] Josie: Well you did ask *me* to dance.
[6/20/2013 1:43:47 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Apparently I chose wisely.
[6/20/2013 1:45:22 AM] Josie: ... meanin' what?
[6/20/2013 1:45:49 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Just that you're a great dancer?
[6/20/2013 1:47:25 AM] Josie: ... never done it before.
[6/20/2013 1:47:29 AM] Josie: Josie eyes him warily.
[6/20/2013 1:49:25 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  What's that look for?
[6/20/2013 1:49:40 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Did I say something wrong?
[6/20/2013 1:49:55 AM] Josie: ... not sure. Tryin' to work out what you mean.
[6/20/2013 1:50:23 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Nothing except that I saw a pretty girl and decided to ask her to dance.
[6/20/2013 1:51:11 AM] Josie: Josie narrows her eyes.
[6/20/2013 1:51:12 AM] Josie: I can still shoot you.
[6/20/2013 1:52:35 AM] Khiro: He looks alarmed!  "You accusing me of something?"
[6/20/2013 1:54:06 AM] Josie: Don't.... think so....
[6/20/2013 1:55:03 AM] Josie: Josie looks alarmed too.
[6/20/2013 1:56:58 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, before you shoot me, maybe tell me what I said or did?"
[6/20/2013 1:57:52 AM] Josie: ... well you haven't broke any *laws*.
[6/20/2013 1:58:38 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I asked you to dance.  And up until an alarming turn a few seconds ago, you seemed to be enjoying it.
[6/20/2013 1:59:40 AM] Josie: Well... yeah... shouldn't, though...
[6/20/2013 1:59:49 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Why not?
[6/20/2013 2:00:59 AM] Josie: Well... it's frivolous.
[6/20/2013 2:01:16 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  So?  Are you a puritan?
[6/20/2013 2:01:38 AM] Josie: No, but I ain't silly either.
[6/20/2013 2:02:50 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  WHo said you were?
[6/20/2013 2:03:02 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Nothing wrong with enjoying yourself.
[6/20/2013 2:04:52 AM] Josie: Well... not the kind of thing I do, is all.
[6/20/2013 2:05:34 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Why not?
[6/20/2013 2:07:15 AM] Josie: Well 'cause it's frivolous, an' silly.
[6/20/2013 2:08:00 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  You must hate me.  I put monocles on bears.
[6/20/2013 2:08:59 AM] Josie: Art.
[6/20/2013 2:09:41 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Art is frivoulous.
[6/20/2013 2:09:49 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:   And my art is silly.
[6/20/2013 2:10:25 AM] Josie: Not *all* art. Besides, it makes people think. People need to think.
[6/20/2013 2:11:44 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  My father thought art was frivolous.  He only ever bought it as an investment.
[6/20/2013 2:12:20 AM] Josie: Sometimes things bein' beautiful is enough. Just that the rest of us got to work on other things.
[6/20/2013 2:13:08 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Like what?
[6/20/2013 2:13:20 AM] Josie: Catchin' crooks, mostly.
[6/20/2013 2:14:21 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  What do you do when you're not doing that?
[6/20/2013 2:14:42 AM] Josie: ... sleep?
[6/20/2013 2:15:19 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  You sure you have all *your* marbles?
[6/20/2013 2:16:29 AM] Josie: Well what's that supposed to mean?
[6/20/2013 2:17:19 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  You're telling me that all you do is work and sleep.
[6/20/2013 2:18:55 AM] Josie: ... well, mostly, yeah. Sometimes I write my ma.
[6/20/2013 2:21:01 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I suppose that's something.  But really, that's it?
[6/20/2013 2:21:51 AM] Josie: .... sure, what else *should* I be doin'.
[6/20/2013 2:22:06 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Most people do *something* for fun.
[6/20/2013 2:22:35 AM] Josie: Catchin' criminals *is* fun.
[6/20/2013 2:23:14 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  You don't draw, you don't sing, you don't do needlepoint or anything?
[6/20/2013 2:25:09 AM] Josie: ... too clumsy for all that stuff.
[6/20/2013 2:25:54 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Doesn't matter if you do it well or not, you do it because it's fun.
[6/20/2013 2:27:19 AM] Josie: Well isn't taxidermy fun?
[6/20/2013 2:27:53 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Sure.  But that's not alll I do.
[6/20/2013 2:28:02 AM] Khiro: ((neeed sleeeeeeep.))
[6/20/2013 2:28:56 AM] Josie: ((Ditto!))
[6/20/2013 2:28:59 AM] Josie: What else?
[6/20/2013 2:29:34 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I shoot.
[6/20/2013 2:33:15 AM] Josie: ... you shoot but you don't hunt an' you eat meat but you don't kill animals an' you stuff 'em but you don't skin 'em.
[6/20/2013 2:35:03 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I don't need to hunt for food because the folks that bring me the hides often bring me meat.  I shoot for fun.  I was raised around guns.
[6/20/2013 2:35:38 AM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  But I suppose I am full of contradictions.
[6/20/2013 2:35:58 AM] Josie: Good way to put it.

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