[7/23/2013 6:25:00 PM] Khiro: No, we can!
[7/23/2013 6:28:47 PM] Khiro: I believe Kate was headed back to Ebenezer's after meeting with the Preacher.
[7/23/2013 6:28:52 PM] Josie: Josie was!
[7/23/2013 6:29:07 PM] Josie: Josie just wants to assure him she's still alive; she then plans to go to bed.
[7/23/2013 6:31:39 PM] Khiro: Well, he's still up when she comes by!
[7/23/2013 6:33:26 PM] Josie: Josie knocks!
[7/23/2013 6:39:20 PM] Khiro: He opens it!  "How was your meeting?"
[7/23/2013 6:42:02 PM] Josie: Good. Had me talk to a ghost, though it didn't do much good. He tried to help, though.
[7/23/2013 6:42:52 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer raises an eyebrow.  "You have... something... under your chin."  He points to the area on his own face.
[7/23/2013 6:43:05 PM] Josie: Oh lord. Yeah, it slimed me.
[7/23/2013 6:43:17 PM] Josie: Josie takes out another handkerchief and wipes it off.
[7/23/2013 6:43:45 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Ahhh.  Ectoplasm.
[7/23/2013 6:45:34 PM] Josie: Tried to kill me.
[7/23/2013 6:45:43 PM] Josie: Think it's pickin' up on Fennick's curse.
[7/23/2013 6:46:02 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ....and that was helpful?
[7/23/2013 6:46:47 PM] Josie: ... wasn't much, no.
[7/23/2013 6:48:15 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I would burn that hankerchief.
[7/23/2013 6:49:03 PM] Josie: Josie blinks.
[7/23/2013 6:49:06 PM] Josie: Really?
[7/23/2013 6:50:40 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer nods.  "It can act as a magnet for strangeness.  Ectoplasm can, anyway.  Used to be a lot of blokes back in London who would sell it after a seance, which was a thriving cottage industry until people realized side effects a jar of the stuff sitting on a mantle could cause."
[7/23/2013 6:52:14 PM] Josie: Lord. Last thing I want is *more* strangeness. So far the only good strange's been meetin' you.
[7/23/2013 6:53:02 PM] Khiro: He smiles.  ((He's also secretly Jack the Ripper!))
[7/23/2013 6:54:34 PM] Josie: ((Meep!))
[7/23/2013 6:54:41 PM] Josie: Josie does too, slightly.
[7/23/2013 6:55:11 PM] Josie: ... suppose I better be gettin' back. Got to sleep some time.
[7/23/2013 6:56:42 PM] Khiro: He nods.  "I suppose you do.  I wouldn't sleep with that gun under your pillow."
[7/23/2013 6:57:13 PM] Josie: No?
[7/23/2013 6:58:17 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Well, seems like you'd just be begging for King Arthur-related dreams.
[7/23/2013 6:59:02 PM] Josie: ... that might be a relief.
[7/23/2013 7:00:08 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  Oh.  Well, then, do in that case.
[7/23/2013 7:01:08 PM] Josie: ... don't like dreams where I shoot somebody in cold blood.
[7/23/2013 7:01:40 PM] Josie: (( By the way: ))
[7/23/2013 7:01:50 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  And that's what you've been dreaming about?
[7/23/2013 7:02:26 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[7/23/2013 7:02:30 PM] Josie: Like I said. Viskav.
[7/23/2013 7:02:46 PM] Josie: Or fella I think is him, anyhow. I s'pose I don't know, really.
[7/23/2013 7:03:10 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ... sounds like someone's trying to get you used to the idea of killing him in cold blood.
[7/23/2013 7:03:52 PM] Josie: Well I'm *not* doin' that.
[7/23/2013 7:06:01 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  I know you wouldn't.
[7/23/2013 7:07:50 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  ... maybe Excalibur will help you fight the curse that that snake put on you.
[7/23/2013 7:09:06 PM] Josie: Yeah, that'd be real good.
[7/23/2013 7:09:19 PM] Josie: Josie yawns. "... I better go."
[7/23/2013 7:09:45 PM] Khiro: He nods and leans forward, giving you a kiss!
[7/23/2013 7:11:24 PM] Josie: Josie kisses him back, and probably blushes a bit again.
[7/23/2013 7:12:10 PM] Khiro: Ebenezer:  G'night, Kate.
[7/23/2013 7:13:40 PM] Josie: 'night, Eben.
[7/23/2013 7:13:50 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat, and heads back to the inn and to bed!
[7/23/2013 7:17:18 PM] Khiro: What do you do with the gun?
[7/23/2013 7:18:10 PM] Josie: Josie hesitates, but *does* put it under her pillow.
[7/23/2013 7:20:29 PM] Khiro: She dreams of CAMELOT.
[7/23/2013 7:20:34 PM] Khiro: ((It's only a model.))
[7/23/2013 7:23:31 PM] Josie: ((Mwhahah!))
[7/23/2013 7:24:30 PM] Khiro: Well, she does.  It's all very vague, but fairly pleasant, and inspiring!
[7/23/2013 7:26:33 PM] Josie: Josie feels *much* better when she wakes up.
[7/23/2013 7:30:48 PM] Khiro: Justice!  Togetherness!  Brotherhood!  Singing and dancing and all that good stuff!
[7/23/2013 7:31:02 PM] Josie: Josie feels *much* better.
[7/23/2013 7:33:01 PM] Khiro: Another bright sunny day.  What does she do?
[7/23/2013 7:34:49 PM] Josie: Josie hops up, washes up, and gets dressed!
[7/23/2013 7:35:13 PM] Khiro: She has no problems with that!
[7/23/2013 7:37:05 PM] Josie: Josie heads downstairs for coffeeeeee.
[7/23/2013 7:37:47 PM] Khiro: The coffee is fresh!  Merril has a cup ready for you.
[7/23/2013 7:39:20 PM] Josie: Hey, thanks.
[7/23/2013 7:39:24 PM] Josie: Josie smiles at her a tiny bit.
[7/23/2013 7:40:07 PM] Khiro: Merril:  Got some bacon and grits this morning.  Hungry?
[7/23/2013 7:41:28 PM] Josie: Sure am, Miss Merril. Thanks.
[7/23/2013 7:42:05 PM] Khiro: She ducks into the back!
[7/23/2013 7:43:52 PM] Josie: Josie sips her coffee quietly.
[7/23/2013 7:45:34 PM] Khiro: It's a pretty quiet morning in the Inn.
[7/23/2013 7:47:39 PM] Khiro: Merril comes out after a minute with your food!
[7/23/2013 7:47:46 PM] Josie: Josie devours it happily.
[7/23/2013 7:50:49 PM] Josie: Josie then... what *was* she going to do today?
[7/23/2013 7:53:21 PM] Khiro: I don't know!  The Marshal office had telegraphed that they were going to send her some information on another member of Viskav gang, but she hasn't gotten it yet.  And Ebenezer was working on translating that journal.
[7/23/2013 7:54:46 PM] Josie: Josie goes to Statler's first to check in!
[7/23/2013 7:56:12 PM] Khiro: He's not in there!  Probably walking the town.
[7/23/2013 7:56:31 PM] Josie: Josie checks the telegraph/motorcycle office.
[7/23/2013 7:57:28 PM] Khiro: Well, the marshal office was going to send the information by courier.  But there's nothing for her at the telegraph office.  Phoebe is there sketching something out.
[7/23/2013 7:58:05 PM] Josie: Hey. Anythin' interestin'?
[7/23/2013 7:58:51 PM] Khiro: Phoebe:  'fraid not, marshal.
[7/23/2013 7:59:54 PM] Josie: Shame. Well. Have a nice day.
[7/23/2013 7:59:59 PM] Josie: Josie tips her hat, and heads out.
[7/23/2013 8:03:35 PM] Josie: Josie pauses. Where would she go to buy a horse in town?
[7/23/2013 8:06:23 PM] Khiro: ((Pizza!))
[7/23/2013 8:07:07 PM] Josie: ((I'm full!))
[7/23/2013 8:07:15 PM] Khiro: Hmm.  If you ask around, there's a ranch just outside of town that sells horses.
[7/23/2013 8:08:13 PM] Josie: Josie heads out there!
[7/23/2013 8:14:30 PM] Khiro: Okay!  you find it!  There are a bunch of horses here, and an old timer sitting on the porch, in a rocking chair!
[7/23/2013 8:17:02 PM] Josie: Hey.
[7/23/2013 8:17:28 PM] Khiro: Old-timer:  What?
[7/23/2013 8:18:09 PM] Josie: Lookin' to buy a horse.
[7/23/2013 8:18:34 PM] Khiro: He's got almost no hair on his head, and a long grey/blonde beard.  He takes off his broad-brimmed hat and holds it to his ear in your direction.  "Of course?  What of course?"
[7/23/2013 8:18:54 PM] Khiro: ((Yes, this joke is soooooo olllllllld.  But it makes me laugh.))
[7/23/2013 8:19:44 PM] Josie: Josie shakes her head.
[7/23/2013 8:19:47 PM] Josie: Nah, a horse.
[7/23/2013 8:20:39 PM] Khiro: Old-timer:  All we got are horses here, young lady.
[7/23/2013 8:21:36 PM] Josie: Yeah, exactly. One of them.
[7/23/2013 8:22:22 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Arright.  C'mon.
[7/23/2013 8:23:04 PM] Khiro: He doesn't move from his chair for a few moments.
[7/23/2013 8:23:20 PM] Josie: ... sir?
[7/23/2013 8:23:34 PM | Edited 8:23:50 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Oh, right.
[7/23/2013 8:24:06 PM] Khiro: He gets up very slowly.
[7/23/2013 8:25:47 PM] Khiro: There's some visual trickery.  He wasn't ever actually sitting on a chair...he's a centaur, who had a crocheted blanket covering his horsey parts.
[7/23/2013 8:26:20 PM] Josie: Josie blinks.
[7/23/2013 8:26:29 PM] Josie: ... huh.
[7/23/2013 8:26:33 PM] Josie: Nice blanket.
[7/23/2013 8:27:00 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Thanks.  Daugher made it for me.   C'mon, let's see the horses.
[7/23/2013 8:27:18 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  WHat're you lookin' for?  Mare?  Gelding?
[7/23/2013 8:28:34 PM] Josie: Don't got a preference per se. Nothin' too tame, but nothin' that'll kill me soon's look at me either.
[7/23/2013 8:30:20 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Percy?  Percy's too old to get ridden, I have him out to stud these days.
[7/23/2013 8:31:27 PM] Josie: Josie blinks.
[7/23/2013 8:31:39 PM] Josie: ... got to stop talkin' like the taxidermist.
[7/23/2013 8:31:48 PM] Josie: Nothin' too tame, but nothin' murderous.
[7/23/2013 8:32:23 PM] Josie: Josie ... actually has not met an animal murderous to her. They usually like her.
[7/23/2013 8:32:47 PM] Khiro: He takes you around the ranch house to the pasture out back.
[7/23/2013 8:33:57 PM] Khiro: He whistles in an odd way and about five horses lift their heads and start toward the fence where you are!
[7/23/2013 8:35:18 PM] Josie: ... wow, they like you.
[7/23/2013 8:35:36 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  You just gotta know how to talk to 'em.
[7/23/2013 8:36:49 PM] Josie: Can't say as I do.
[7/23/2013 8:39:57 PM] Josie: Josie holds her hand out to the horses once they get there.
[7/23/2013 8:40:28 PM] Khiro: Old Timer:  Well, this here's Delphine, Abigail, Josephine, Esther, and Ruth.
[7/23/2013 8:40:32 PM] Khiro: He watches carefully!
[7/23/2013 8:40:54 PM] Josie: All gals.
[7/23/2013 8:41:51 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Yeah, these are the mares.  Ill take you to the geldings next if we need.
[7/23/2013 8:42:36 PM] Josie: Need?
[7/23/2013 8:44:27 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Well, you're not the only one choosin', here.
[7/23/2013 8:45:08 PM] Josie: Oh, I see.
[7/23/2013 8:45:10 PM] Josie: Josie waits quietly.
[7/23/2013 8:46:03 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  go ahead and offer them your hand, pet 'em, that's how they'll get a sense for you.  ((Roll a d10!))
[7/23/2013 8:46:49 PM] Josie: ((1. Urgh.))
[7/23/2013 8:48:06 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Delphine likes you.
[7/23/2013 8:50:38 PM] Josie: Delphine, huh? Pretty name.
[7/23/2013 8:50:45 PM] Josie: Josie does pet Delphine!
[7/23/2013 8:51:22 PM] Khiro: She nuzzles your hand.
[7/23/2013 8:51:42 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Abigail and Esther think you smell too good.
[7/23/2013 8:51:58 PM] Josie: ... *Too* good?
[7/23/2013 8:52:11 PM] Josie: Josie blushes.
[7/23/2013 8:52:35 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Josephine is a bit standoffish, don't take it personally.
[7/23/2013 8:52:56 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  And Ruth... well, she's a bit rude.
[7/23/2013 8:53:15 PM] Josie: .... 'bout what?
[7/23/2013 8:54:14 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Oh, don't worry about it none.
[7/23/2013 8:54:23 PM] Khiro: He whistles and the other four horses run off!
[7/23/2013 8:57:08 PM] Josie: Thanks!
[7/23/2013 8:57:11 PM] Josie: Josie waves at them.
[7/23/2013 8:59:26 PM] Khiro: They gallop off!  The old-timer starts pulling out saddle and tack.  "Let's have you take her out for a quick ride, see how it works."
[7/23/2013 9:01:54 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[7/23/2013 9:02:08 PM] Josie: Josie saddles up the horse. She *is* pretty gentle and she mostly knows what she's doing.
[7/23/2013 9:07:21 PM] Khiro: Delphine is very patient!
[7/23/2013 9:08:46 PM] Josie: Josie hops on and pats her on the neck.
[7/23/2013 9:09:44 PM] Khiro: She does pretty much everything you want her to!  Seems like a good match.
[7/23/2013 9:10:38 PM] Josie: ... hope you don't mind canines too much.
[7/23/2013 9:11:35 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Yeah, I'd say that's a good partnership you got there.
[7/23/2013 9:13:26 PM] Josie: Delphine, huh?
[7/23/2013 9:16:52 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  She's only three years old.  I'll throw in the saddle and tack, too, since I reckon you don't got one?
[7/23/2013 9:17:14 PM] Josie: I don't, you're right. She got any other likes'n'dislikes I should know 'bout?
[7/23/2013 9:18:27 PM] Khiro: Old-TImer:  RIght, figured, you're that Marshal came in on the train.  She likes apples and carrots, and getting her mane brushed.
[7/23/2013 9:19:19 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[7/23/2013 9:19:21 PM] Josie: Any dislikes?
[7/23/2013 9:19:45 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Rats.  She ain't a fan of rats.
[7/23/2013 9:20:24 PM] Josie: Can't say I am neither, though I met a rat-man was kind once.
[7/23/2013 9:21:12 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Don't know how she feels about rat-men.
[7/23/2013 9:22:10 PM] Josie: We'll find out, I reckon.
[7/23/2013 9:25:09 PM] Josie: How much you askin'?
[7/23/2013 9:28:56 PM] Khiro: he pets the horse, seeming to have some sub-verbal communication.  "Well, since she likes you, I reckon, with the saddle and tack, thirty bucks."
[7/23/2013 9:29:08 PM] Josie: Josie nods.
[7/23/2013 9:29:11 PM] Josie: More'n'reasonable.
[7/23/2013 9:29:18 PM] Josie: Josie hands over the money.
[7/23/2013 9:30:17 PM] Khiro: He takes it, and puts it into his shirt pocket.  "You can bring her in whenever you want, too, if you need to stable her for a good while or you want her to run with her sisters a bit.
[7/23/2013 9:33:23 PM] Josie: Josie smiles.
[7/23/2013 9:33:35 PM] Josie: Hey, that'd be nice. They're real smart, huh? All of 'em.
[7/23/2013 9:34:44 PM] Khiro: Old-Timer:  Oh, sure.  Just a different kind of smart than most folk have.
[7/23/2013 9:35:55 PM] Josie: Still counts. Well, thanks.
[7/23/2013 9:36:04 PM] Josie: Josie smiles at the guy.
[7/23/2013 9:36:36 PM] Khiro: He gives a toothless smile!
[7/23/2013 9:39:30 PM] Josie: Josie hops onto Delphine, and heads out!
[7/23/2013 9:39:53 PM] Khiro: You ride her back to town!  She's a chestnut mare.
[7/23/2013 9:40:55 PM] Josie: Josie on the way, makes sure to warn her.
[7/23/2013 9:41:32 PM] Josie: Well, don't spread this around, but I got a real good friend who's a werewolf, so if you smell one on me, don't get scared. All right?
[7/23/2013 9:41:40 PM] Khiro: She neighs!
[7/23/2013 9:41:59 PM] Khiro: ((THough to be fare, Ebenezer *does* have a horse and rides her perfectly well.))
[7/23/2013 9:42:25 PM] Josie: ((Indeed! Spoiled English lordling that he is!))
[7/23/2013 9:42:39 PM] Josie: Good.
[7/23/2013 9:47:32 PM] Khiro: You ride back into town, then.  She's a very well behaved horse, no fighting you at all.
[7/23/2013 9:48:49 PM] Josie: Josie stables her up, ensures she's fed, and stops by the store for some horse related supplies, such as a brush and sugar cubes and, if there are any, apples.
[7/23/2013 9:49:09 PM] Khiro: You can get all that stuff!
[7/23/2013 9:52:32 PM] Khiro: And some candy, too.
[7/23/2013 9:52:46 PM] Josie: Josie does, and goes back and gives the horse a couple of apples and brushes her mane, humming a bit while she does.
[7/23/2013 9:53:07 PM] Khiro: She neighs happily!
[7/23/2013 9:54:34 PM] Josie: ... thanks, Delphine.
[7/23/2013 9:54:59 PM] Josie: Josie pats her a bit, and heads out to check to see if Eben has solved the journal yet!