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Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 23 2008, 10:19 PM
Sometimes Jochy wondered what the hell he was doing. He had volunteered to go back to get the mirror from the italian precisely because he wanted to give Si a chance to get away. If the ship was leaving anytime soon, chances were it would have left at dawn. If not? Then Si was on her own, he was gonna catch hell as it was over this, there was only so much he could do. Of course she hadn't really asked him to, but hell... in for a penny, in for a bloody pound of flesh.
But no matter how much he didn't look forward to facing Andre again, he still liked that bit a hell of a lot more than brooding about what he had learned. About what his father was planning.
He felt like getting drunk. Hell, he felt like getting drink, getting laid and not coming up for air in a month. Tough luck it seemed.
He supposed it would build character.
So far Jochy had come to the conclusion that he really didn't like building character. In fact, it downright sucked.
And his foot was hurting again. So, he slowed a bit to a hobbling limp as he walked the docks, his mind completely elsewhere.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 23 2008, 10:22 PM
It was difficult to tell if the pale redhead was a slender, slight man, or a tall, muscular woman. Dressed as it was in neat, tailored trousers and coat, the figure was stopped at the head of the docks, looking lost in thought.
It turned to Jochy, frowning, liquid blue eyes unfocused. "Pardon me, but could you direct me to the iron ship?" the person asked in a voice that was youthful and musical fo a man, but low and husky for a woman.
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 23 2008, 10:28 PM
"Oh?" Jochy blinked, taking a moment to realize that yeah, someone was talking to him, and yeah, said someone was hot. Well, really, his mind went there too fast for his fledgling self control to reign it in. Still, thoughts were one thing and... why the hell was he still thinking about this?
"The iron ship? The Verplichting?" Jochy spoke the name with the slightest hint of hesitation, it was an odd name and it had never really sat right in his mouth, the dwarves pronounced it in ways no sane man would.
"Heading there myself actually, yer wanna see the sights or...?" He drifted off, noticing the unfocused eyes. "Or that's a bloody insensitive way to put it I guess. Sorry 'bout that."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 23 2008, 10:52 PM
The redhead laughed, melodiously, and shot the man a grin. "Actually, the problem is more that it is not so sensitive."
There was a little flourish of the hand, and a nod of the head, a tiny nip of a wry smile on thin lips. "Show me the sights, then."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 23 2008, 10:56 PM
"Guess it must be a bot of a novelty really, being a huge chunk of iron and all. Honestly, why the hell someone would build a ship out of metal is beyond me, my only guess it's 'cause there are no forests good for ships that far north. I'm Jochy by the way." He gave the... mmmm man? a look. Yeah, he'd settle for man for now on account of the pants.
He started limping in the direction of the ship, giving the stranger another curious look. "You ain't Cecilian are you? Was here for the festival then?"
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 23 2008, 11:02 PM
The stranger's face brightened. "My parents were Cecilian. But a person raised in no one country...does Cecilian blood make me Cecilian? I am here, alas, not for the festival. For work."
A slender, white hand was extended. "Kataly Artimodaes. Maschiere. And I think a metal ship would be a feat of both science and imagination to behold."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 23 2008, 11:13 PM
Jochy shook the hand with a grin. "Knows what you mean there, but I prefer to think of it like having the whole world for yer home. Then yer can pick the best parts. Much nicer than being confined to one scruffy homeland." He was trying to figure out whether Katalay could see or not, but really... the eyes didn't feel right, but he had no stick.
Perhaps he just saw badly. Jochy could sympathize with that, he had an increasingly hard time to make things out properly at a distance.
"Yer a scientist then?"
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 23 2008, 11:27 PM
"Scientist, artist, philosopher...as you say of the world, it is difficult when one confines oneself to a single discipline when one can embrace them all and come to a better understanding of each. I am not, however, and never will be a priest."
The redhead smoothed out long bangs, revealing a row of tiny white star-shaped scars above each eye, and reached into a pocket, pulling out a pair of bass spectacles. "You must excuse me."
Glasses raised to both eyes for a brief moment, with a thoughtful 'hmm,' Kataly lowered them again. "And you? What are you?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 23 2008, 11:33 PM
"Good riddance there, though the priests around here seems rather neat. Worshipping cats and fish and everything that hops or crawls. I like it." Jochy smirked a bit, then actually laughed. "My aunt would have a heartattack. She was a bishop you see, in the true and scary church where gods and goddesses were pompous and condescending bastards. Give me saint purrsalot or whatever any day of the week."
Really, it was rather neat. He liked it.
As the glasses came out Jochy nodded to himself. Yeah, he did have bad eyesight. That explained a lot. Also, he was well off enough to have something like that. "Me? Just a sailor. Or... well, sailmender's assistant, but that doesn't really sound as interesting."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 23 2008, 11:36 PM
"Really?" the redhead asked, looking rather skeptical. "Your hands are too soft for a sailor. You can't have been long at it. What are you, really?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 23 2008, 11:42 PM
"Well... no, not long. Under a week really, but hey, gotta start somewhere." He gave the man a thin smirk as if pondering what to answer.
"Is it that important what I am? 'cause I am NOT it anymore. So it doesn't matter." He shrugged, a slightly bitter tinge to his words. "Used to be someone, but yer might say I got crippled, and I needed a job. Just a normal job."
He was still torn between missing his magic acutely, and having come to terms with it. Most of the time it was the latter, but when confronted with what he was, it was so hard to find an answer.
He'd been a mage for so long it was hard to think of himself as anything else.
In a way he supposed he still was, in the same way that a warrior with his legs chopped off was still a warrior. Knowledge didn't do you any good if yer couldn't do anything.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 23 2008, 11:48 PM
"And you work on the iron ship?" Kataly asked thoughtfully. "The iron ship uses sails, then, I imagine."
One of those slender, white hands slid though deep orange hair, and the hair shifted, then settled, catching the light.
"When you are born crippled, you do not know you are crippled," the redhead said softly. "You know that there are things that other people do that you do not, but you are also more acutely aware that there are things that you do that are beyond ordinary people's wildest dreams. Becoming a cripple later in life, it is harder to see it, because all you sense is the loss. But if you are born crippled, you never feel the sense of loss because you do not know what you miss. It is only longing, sometimes, the way other people might long to be rich or famous or able to fly. You realize that it is not necessary to life. And that it might, truly, be a hindrance."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 23 2008, 11:55 PM
"That's the ship I work on, yeah, and it's got sails... last I checked anyway." He was trying to be glib there, but was failing rather badly.
"Heh, yer truly a philosopher I guess." Jochy shrugged and chewed on his lip as he limped. "Yer got a point, I admit to that. And I am... well, dealing with it. Just hard when you depend on something all yer life, and suddenly you can't. Maybe it'd work on a good day, but it's nothing that could ever be relied on again. Tell you what, some days I wish it was gone completely, just to get me out of this mess. But with my luck it'd just go away, but leave all the shit and problems behind, and no way to deal with it."
He sighed, running a hand through his hair in an echo of the man's earlier gesture.
"And longing sucks."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 12:01 AM
"I think that I am a philosopher," the redhead responded, rubbing at a whiskerless chin, "because I am alone in the dark with my thoughts much of the time."
There was a slow, soft smile. "And I know how much longing, to use your charmingly vulgar term, 'sucks.' The desperation of emotions that cannot be fulfilled through our own actions churn like a storm inside of us."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 12:05 AM
"Heh, now yer sounding more like a poet than anything else. Knew a poet once, he was also fond of churning storms and whatsnot." Despite the smirk, Jochy was a lot more concerned about these matters than he let on. "But sometimes it's worse if yer can fulfill what yer wish for, you know? It ain't ever gonna be as good as yer imagined it, and if it is? Oh boy, yer in trouble then."
Jochy stuck his hands down his pockets, fingering the mirror there.
Yeah, it had been as good as he imagined it, and it wasn't gonna end well. Nothing ever did.
"Charming and vulgar though... that's me in a nutshell." Another thing he had chosen for himself.
He certainly hadn't been raised that way.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 12:08 AM
The redhead's mouth crinkled in amusement and disbelief. "I can believe it. You sound like you're talking about sex."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 12:13 AM
"Magic ain't that different from sex really..." Jochy chuckled.
Or had he been talking about sex?
Maybe he had. He usually did.
Or maybe he had been talking about relationships.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 12:16 AM
The redhead's mouth formed an interested little 'o' shape. "Oh. So magic? Magic is what we're talking about? How does a man become a thaumaturgical cripple?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 12:21 AM
"It happens." Jochy didn't exactly snap, but he sounded sharp enough to his own ears to shrug in apology. Just 'cause he felt like crap didn't mean he needed to bite anyone else's head off.
"Got... well, a parasite yer might call it. Needed to lock it up to keep it from spreading, and by doing that it also locked up my powers. Still got it... just can't access it. Like having a blindfold and my bloody hands tied behind my back..." He muttered the last angrily.
"Sorry, still a bit bitter."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 12:24 AM
A finger pressed against the redhead's lips. "I was right with you until the last. Some us like being tied up, and don't really sympathize with the blindfold. And you don't need to apologize. Do you tell this story to everyone you meet?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 12:28 AM
"Saves time since certain people I know tend to go and blab about it at the first available opportunity. And trust me, it get's decidedly less pretty hearing it from them." He loved Elaine, but she could be blunt as hell.
"Besides, most of the time it makes people really awkward and they usually stop asking any more questions. If I just tell them a little bit, they just keep on digging and digging and digging..." The smirk he shot him was just slightly short of honeyed.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 12:31 AM
"I don't understand," said the redhead. "Do you want me to stop asking questions, or keep asking more? Or why don't you ask me one?'
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 12:34 AM
"Just made a pointed remark is all." Jochy chuckled. "I don't mind the questions really, guess I ain't that much of a private person. I don't mind conversation. Besides, like I said, better from me than through gossip."
He shot him a smile, then asked "So, why yer fancying the ship? Please don't tell me yer an old girlfriend of Captain Romain's or something..."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 12:41 AM
"Most certainly not," the redhead answered, again, with a light, musical laugh. "I've never met the captain. I've been ordered to sail with you by the Grand Commandeur. I think it's some sort of punishment."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 12:43 AM
"Oh..." Jochy sighed, then looked to the skies. "That figures." A moment later he gave the redhead a look. "Oh, nothing against you. Just that there's been more than a few coincidences lately, and running into you here... just reminded me of them." He finished rather lamely.
"So yer gonna be a sailing man then?"
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 12:53 AM
"Why?" asked the redhead amiably. "Are you sorry to know you are going to have to put up with my company? I don't know the first thing about sailing, I'm afraid."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 12:56 AM
"Nah, you sounds like an interesting enough sort, hell knows there ain't many others to speak to when it comes to more... well, intellectual shit. I might not look it, but it is interesting. Really."
He shrugged, then added. "It's mostly like... you know? You toss a stone in a crowd and hits someone you know. That kinda coincidence."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:02 AM
The redhead smiled. "But you don't know me. So what is the coincidence then? That we happen to be going to the same ship? That I asked you for directions? i would call it convenience more than coincidence."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 01:08 AM
"Yeah, I know.... just that once yer had that done a few times yer start to wonder you know?" Jochy limped ahead, showing the redhead towards the ship.
"So, how the hell did you get involved with the military then?"
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:11 AM
The redhead laughed.
"I got arrested. For conspiracy and murder. For selling a dog-collar."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 01:14 AM
"Wow, think yer might actually be one up on Andre then. So they drafted you too? Hell, they've got to have a bad rep if they keep accusing people of crimes in order to get them to enlist."
That had made him warm up considerably.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:16 AM
"You mean they didn't get you, too?" the redhead asked. "I can hear the way you limp along. I thought for certain you must be a wanted felon accused of such heinous crimes as bleeding on the streets and walking out-of-step."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 01:29 AM
"Nah, I am guilty of everything, but the difference being the authorities never nabs me. I'm way too good at breaking out of things." Jochy shot her a roguish grin.
"Maybe I should have made a career in crime, but it just seems like such hard work you know? Besides, it ain't exactly dignified being a thief."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:30 AM
"Come, now, doesn't that depend on what you steal?" the redhead asked.
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 01:34 AM
"I guess... just never saw it as romantic you know? The only thieves i ever saw was the ones dragged out to be a public spectacle once they were caught. And I ain't exactly keep on being flogged in public or having bits of me lopped off."
He'd done a lot of things in life, but stealing? Well... a bit of looting, but that was different. Everybody did crazy things during a riot.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:35 AM
"I thought you never got caught," the redhead retorted cheerfully. "So why would you be afraid of losing a hand?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 01:39 AM
"I never get caught when breaking people out of shit, not sure i wouldn't get caught stealing stuff. There is a difference. Besides, my luck's been rotten lately. And I like my hands. I do good things with them. A lashing I might be prepared for, but I like my hands and fingers. No way I'd risk them."
He looked down at them, wiggling his fingers.
"Ain't worth the risk."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:42 AM
The redhead's lips pursed. "Do you...deliberately try to make everything you say sound filthy? I-- don't get me wrong, it's not offending me or arousing me. I'm just wondering what kind of effort goes into your vocabulary choice or if it's completely subconscious on your part. In which case, I have to ask whether it's the effect of deprivation or depravation."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 01:49 AM
"Honestly, could just be yer own lewd imagination you know? If yer want details, I like my hands and fingers because I like to draw. About the only bloody thing I do for relaxation these days." He tried to look uptight and stern, but failed after a few seconds.
"Oh fuck, is it that obvious? I mean I swear I ain't trying to be filthy or anything. Seriously. And yer right about the causes. Both of them."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:53 AM
The redhead grinned. "It could be my imagination, but I was right, wasn't I? And you can't exactly fix depravity, but I'm sure a nice-looking young man like you could at least find someone to humor yours and take care of the deprivation."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 01:56 AM
"It's not that easy. And finding people ain't a problem, the problem being that I am trying to not be the shit that keeps sleeping around anymore. Ruined too many relationships, and... well... guess I want to shape up as corny as that sounds."
For Elaine. No, in part, for himself. To see if he could.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 01:58 AM
The redhead grimaced. "Well, I know at least one nice-looking young man who ought to take a lesson from you in that respect. Nicer-looking than you."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 11:06 PM
"Nicer looking than me?" Jochy managed to actually look rather shocked there as he preened, but his look of sad disappointment soon evaporated into a smirk. He was vain, but not that vain.
He just knew he looked good.
He wasn't sure whether he should interpret the comment as the redhead liked men or not, but... he guessed it didn't matter.
He was not sleeping with anyone anyway.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 11:13 PM
The redhead raised the brass glasses again, peering through them at Jochy. "Darker. Less scruffy...or...scruffy in the academic I've-been-up-writing-a-treatise-on-the-nature-of-the-soul sense, and not the whatever-you've-been-scruffed-up-by sense. Grey eyes. Spectacles. Nice bones...like you. Why? You sound envious."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 11:16 PM
"Heh, guess I'm just used to being pretty. Used to be hell of a lot more vain... well, I guess I still am. So yer like academics then? They seem interesting, but in the end you'll always end up playing second fiddle to a bloody book or theory." Jochy scoffed, pushing down his hands deeper into his pockets.
"Academics." He sounded almost like that was a personal insult.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 11:17 PM
The redhead snorted. "My dear fellow...I am an academic."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 11:20 PM
"I know. I know. And I shouldn't rant at you. Just used to be married to one." Jochy scratched his arm, though he couldn't see the scars there.
To be fair it wasn't the books or the theories that had made him this bitter towards seth, but the other bits were not something he would go into details about.
"Used to be. Past tense. Part of the reason for me trying to clean up my act, so there, everything explained."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 11:22 PM
"Ahhh," the redhead replied, as if it all made sense now. "The secret revealed. But I hardly think bitterness in love should make us bitter toward thought. If you bite into an apple and it is full of worms, do you never eat another apple for fear the next one will be as defiled?'
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 11:26 PM
"Honestly I think I'd just switch to pears for a long bloody while to get that squirming feeling out of my mouth. Or maybe I'm just bitter. Which of course I have no right to be since everybody agrees that everything was my fault from the start." That made him laugh, a caustic mocking sound. "That's the part that sucks the most. Just 'cause it -was- my fault, a big part of it, I can't bitch about the parts that wasn't. Because then I'm a hypocrite."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 11:29 PM
The redhead's mouth quirked into a little bow-shape. "You didn't by any chance leave her at the altar and have her barred from her university or anything dramatic like that, did you?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 11:33 PM
"No, just years of sleeping around until it became too much to ignore. I actually did go through with the wedding, despite the fact that I really, really should have run for it. I wanted to, really, but I was in love, and it was all terribly romantic and for a moment there I thought it might work. I was an idiot."
Because he had thought it would work like magic, no changing, no work. Neither of them had really been ready for it.
"Personal experience talking?" He gave the redhead a curious glance, was it a girl? Or did he simply have a friend or a sister or...
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 11:38 PM
"Let's say it's the personal experience of that very nice-looking young man I just told you about and leave it at that?" Cara answered with a wry smile. "Of course, it isn't as if most universities permit women in the first place, at least not in academic robes. If you want to cook or scrub the floors, certainly, but god forbid a lady attempt to out-think a man. I grew up hearing that I should have seen what they did to my mother when she tried to paint at the Accademia."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 11:43 PM
"Yeah, guess anything that's not babies is..." Jochy shrugged, then gave the redhead (who he now thought was a girl) a look. "Where I grew up women weren't supposed to do shit either, but somehow some of them ended up running everything despite that. Think that even when they're oppressed, as long as yer can get powerful enough, the rules stop applying. But even then..." He pondered, then smirked at himself.
"Even then I guess they worked within the system to some extent. Can't say I remember seeing any female intellectuals, magi or otherwise. Religion, sure, but that's different."
He scratched the back of his neck, pausing a moment to take some weight off his foot. "Some places are different. In the Erins it's the women that runs things..."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 24 2008, 11:47 PM
"Religion is the bane of the true intellectual," said the redhead. "Be that as it may, we often have to defer to whatever faith fills our coffers." There was a tiny, quirking smile. "Why does it have to be one or the other? Why only men, or only women? Really, does what dangles or doesn't between your legs make so much of a difference?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 24 2008, 11:52 PM
"There just ain't any way I can answer that without making myself even more lewd in yer eyes, is there?" Jochy smiled a bit, obviously not that uncomfortable with the whole thing.
"It's sex. And power. Someone always has to be on top you know. Because if yer saying that everybody's equal, then yer saying that men can be horribly gay wimps that can be pushed around, and that women can be nasty frigid shrews of bitches that will denounce all family. It's a big thing I think. Guess everybody can just see the slippery slope and nothing else. me? I just don't give a fuck. Never saw much difference in anything but what they expected from me."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 12:28 AM
"Re-a-lly?" The redhead's voice slid up the register. "And what do they expect of you?'
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 12:31 AM
"Men are a lot easier than women. I get them. Women? not so much. It seems that every time I try to do something nice it turns out to be an insult or an oversight or something... but when I look back and tries to think of other alternatives, it seems they are just as fucked up. I just can't win with them, just feels like it'd be easier to admit defeat and confess to being an arse."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 12:40 AM
"Well, obviously, this observation begs the question: are you treating women differently from the way you would treat men?" the redhead asked thoughtfully. "I find that either gender finds the other more difficult to understand simply because they are attempting to understand them."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 12:42 AM
"I never thought I was, but obviously I am supposed to. Hell..." Jochy frowned, trying to think about things impartially. Did he treat them differently?
No. He didn't think so.
"No. I don't think I do. But then again I guess yer could say my manners're equally bad for everyone I guess. I just... it feels like they're expecting things of me I just don't get."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 12:43 AM
"Like respect?" the redhead retorted.
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 12:46 AM
"See that's the thing. What the hell doe respect mean anyway? I mean I do respect them, but how the hell do you show something like that?"
Jochy scratched the back of his neck, honestly puzzled.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 12:48 AM
"You've already attested to being a paragon of vanity," the redhead pointed out with a smirk. "Treat them the way you treat yourself in your head."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 12:49 AM
"Oh, tried -that- and trust me, that didn't work." Jochy seemed vastly amused by the suggestion.
"Apparently I am too weird for that."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 12:53 AM
"Lie yourself out prostrate at their feet and flagellate yourself?" the redhead suggested helpfully.
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 12:54 AM
"Now yer's the one with the lewd imagination... though I guess at least one girl -would- get a kick out of it..." He rubbed his chin thoughtfully as they approached the ship.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 12:56 AM
"How many girls do you have?" the redhead asked interestedly. "And whichever one gets a kick out of it? Is not the one you should be choosing in the long run. Unless that's the one you've left, and then she has nothing but very good sense."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 12:58 AM
"Currently none. Really. There's one I am trying to... well, guess it sounds stupid but... prove myself to. Not sure how that's working out really. It ain't like there's any manuals for stopping being an asshole and get people to trust you."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 01:09 AM
"That's because most of us usually know how not to be," Cara replied. "Being one is usually a proactive decision, you know."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 01:12 AM
"Heh, that's the thing that really bugs me you know? It seems so easy for everybody else, but everytime I think I've got it I screw up. Oh well..." He shrugged, then spotted something and pointed. "There, the ship. And not a moment too soon, my bloody foot is killing me. Though I guess that at least means my captain won't."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 01:24 AM
"Thank you," the redhead replied, head tipping up. "Would you mind pointing me up the-- what do they call that-- the thing you walk up?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 01:26 AM
"The gang?" Jochy limped over to the ship, reaching out to touch her (or his, he was still not entirely sure) shoulder lightly, guiding her aboard. "Good luck with the captain, he's a sweetheart but he's had a pissy few days."
Maybe she would deflect some of the ire from him. Maybe. He hoped.
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 01:30 AM
"Thank you," the redhead replied, feeling for the handrail before starting up the gang. "It's been a lovely conversation, really. I'm looking forward to many more."
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 01:42 AM
"Heh, yer just likes someone you can be snarky to I bet. But that's alright, I don't mind."
Jochy smiled and shrugged, looking around the deck, waving down one of the dwarves. "They might be short, but they're alright and they'll bring you to the captain. Wouldn't want to get you caught in the shouting that will probably ensue once I show up."
Posted by: Cara Artimodaes Apr 25 2008, 01:46 AM
The redhead smirked. "At least I won't be looking down at them, right?"
Posted by: Jochy Melechen Apr 25 2008, 01:49 AM
"Oh you'll fit right in." Jochy laughed and shook his head, reaching into the pocket to make sure the mirror was there.
He'd wait until the redhead had introduced herself, with any luck Andre would be too annoyed at the anvy to be too annoyed with him.
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