[9/12/2013 8:53:56 PM] Felix: Well then!  Wilde!  Kate had learned how to dowse for TRAYSURE.

[9/12/2013 8:55:10 PM] Kate: Kate will not be looking for treasure!

[9/12/2013 8:55:47 PM] Felix: And she doesn't even need a stick.

[9/12/2013 8:56:19 PM] Felix: Just be careful you don't acciently dig up the still-living heads of ancient warlocks.  Cause that's trouble.

[9/12/2013 8:58:17 PM] Kate: Kate hopes not to do that, yes!

[9/12/2013 8:58:48 PM] Kate: Kate thanks Codex and heads to town to buy supplies!

[9/12/2013 8:59:58 PM] Felix: It wasn't as draining as learning the first spell, of course.  It took awhile, but not as long and you don't feel like you've been running a day and a half.

[9/12/2013 9:00:38 PM] Kate: Kate thinks this is gonna come in handy!

[9/12/2013 9:01:23 PM] Felix: ((YER A WIZZARD HARRY))

[9/12/2013 9:09:16 PM] Felix: Yep!  So.  Ebenezer has been busy getting ready to close up his shop for as long as it takes.

[9/12/2013 9:11:16 PM] Kate: ((Sorry, helping my brother again.))

[9/12/2013 9:11:31 PM] Kate: Kate brings him all the groceries.

[9/12/2013 9:13:09 PM] Felix: You guys spend some time packing before the night starts to drop on you!

[9/12/2013 9:13:57 PM] Kate: Shoot. Reckon my reputation'll stand me stayin' here one more time?

[9/12/2013 9:17:19 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I think so.  Espeically if people know we're leaving tomorrow and want to get an early start.

[9/12/2013 9:20:15 PM] Kate: All right.

[9/12/2013 9:20:17 PM] Kate: Kate shrugs.

[9/12/2013 9:21:12 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  If you think so.  I'm not opposed to staying in your room tonight, either, if it would make you feel better.

[9/12/2013 9:23:23 PM] Kate: Miz Merril's suspicious.

[9/12/2013 9:25:39 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, she's a sharp one.

[9/12/2013 9:26:13 PM] Kate: Said the town's got wards against magic creatures.

[9/12/2013 9:27:08 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, the way I heard it,the wards are against wild, violent creatures.

[9/12/2013 9:28:16 PM] Kate: She just said creatures.

[9/12/2013 9:32:14 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  When I first breezed into town and was asking about monsters and such for my book, the sheriff said the wards protected against dangerous and violent creatures.

[9/12/2013 9:34:01 PM] Felix: Ebenezer shrugs.  " don't have to stay with me all night, either, Kate.  We'll be leaving in the morning and will be spending plenty of time with each other for the next little bit."

[9/12/2013 9:35:18 PM] Kate: I'd like to stay.

[9/12/2013 9:35:29 PM] Kate: ... it's nice havin' company, an' somebody warm.

[9/12/2013 9:35:47 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, all right, then.

[9/12/2013 9:36:00 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  *I'd* like you to stay.

[9/12/2013 9:38:28 PM] Kate: Your fur's real nice, too.

[9/12/2013 9:40:46 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Is it?

[9/12/2013 9:41:06 PM] Kate: Sure. Feels nice on the skin, an' it's real soft.

[9/12/2013 9:41:44 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well... obviously I've never felt it myself.

[9/12/2013 9:42:19 PM] Kate: 'cept from the other side.

[9/12/2013 9:46:45 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, yeah.  But you can't really feel your own skin when you are on all fours.

[9/12/2013 9:46:55 PM] Felix: ((BROWNIES.))

[9/12/2013 9:47:48 PM] Kate: Makes sense.

[9/12/2013 9:47:57 PM] Kate: ((NOM. Save them from Wennie!))

[9/12/2013 9:48:13 PM] Felix: ((Oh, she's not getting her greedy paws on these.))

[9/12/2013 9:50:23 PM] Kate: ((What about her  murderous brownie-killin' paws?))

[9/12/2013 9:50:36 PM] Kate: Well. What kinda food you got around?

[9/12/2013 9:52:48 PM] Felix: ((ALL of her paws!  I stuck them in the fridge, where she cannot trespass.))

[9/12/2013 9:53:16 PM] Kate: ((Yet!))

[9/12/2013 9:53:33 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Hmm, not much.  I could make some stew.

[9/12/2013 9:54:24 PM] Felix: Ebenezer: Might as well, a lot of this stuff won't keep well while we're gone.

[9/12/2013 9:55:46 PM] Kate: That sounds good. The last batch you made tasted great.

[9/12/2013 9:56:43 PM] Felix: He gets to cooking!

[9/12/2013 9:56:51 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  What kind of magic did you learn?

[9/12/2013 10:00:06 PM] Kate: Findin' things.

[9/12/2013 10:00:12 PM] Kate: Not just water, anything. But not people.

[9/12/2013 10:01:15 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  What's that called? Downing?  Something like that?

[9/12/2013 10:01:39 PM] Kate: Dowsin'.

[9/12/2013 10:01:49 PM] Kate: Only ever heard of that word used for water.

[9/12/2013 10:03:02 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  That's right.  Well.  You can find objects, then?

[9/12/2013 10:05:06 PM] Kate: Yep, I sure can.

[9/12/2013 10:05:19 PM] Kate: Would come in useful if'n'I knew an object Winnow'd have. But I don't.

[9/12/2013 10:05:31 PM] Kate: ((  ZIGGY LIVES.))

[9/12/2013 10:06:54 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Still, I can imagine that coming in handy on some of your investigations.

[9/12/2013 10:09:38 PM] Kate: Exactly.

[9/12/2013 10:09:44 PM] Kate: Seemed to come more natural today.

[9/12/2013 10:12:29 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  What?  learning and casting a spell?  I imagine that would be the case.   Once you learn to do a thing, it gets easier and easier.

[9/12/2013 10:15:38 PM] Kate: ... I just don't wanna turn into my pa, that's all.

[9/12/2013 10:18:04 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well.  Who does?  But I think that would take more than a couple of spells.  Probably a big spell to change your gender, for one.

[9/12/2013 10:18:22 PM] Kate: I don't mean *literal*.

[9/12/2013 10:18:34 PM] Kate: ... well, I guess I *also* mean literal.

[9/12/2013 10:22:02 PM] Kate: Definitely wouldn't be real keen on bein' a man.

[9/12/2013 10:24:37 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, I wouldn't be keen on you being a man either.

[9/12/2013 10:24:43 PM] Felix: Ebenezer stirs the stew!

[9/12/2013 10:26:29 PM] Kate: Kate watches him.

[9/12/2013 10:26:42 PM] Kate: Heh. Bet not. Wouldn't be as different as I'd like.

[9/12/2013 10:29:48 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Hmm?  How do you mean?

[9/12/2013 10:30:35 PM] Kate: Kate blushes, making the tracts of land gesture again!

[9/12/2013 10:34:10 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You talk like that's the only thing that indicates that you're a woman.

[9/12/2013 10:34:47 PM] Kate: Well, I *also* ain't got hips.

[9/12/2013 10:35:13 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Of course you do.  you wouldn't be able to stand without them.

[9/12/2013 10:35:35 PM] Kate: Not *much* of 'em, anyhow.

[9/12/2013 10:41:10 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Your voice, too.  and your eyes.  Feminine.

[9/12/2013 10:42:35 PM] Kate: Well, that's real nice of you to say.

[9/12/2013 10:45:21 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, it's true.

[9/12/2013 10:46:29 PM] Kate: Kate takes a moment to kiss him while he stirs.

[9/12/2013 10:46:57 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Also, your lips are soft and your mouth is stubble-free.

[9/12/2013 10:48:02 PM] Kate: Only 'cause I shave daily.

[9/12/2013 10:48:08 PM] Kate: Kate is, of course, teasing.

[9/12/2013 10:52:24 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, thanks for that, at least.

[9/12/2013 10:52:43 PM] Felix: ((Ow ow ow, stubbed my toe bad.))

[9/12/2013 10:52:51 PM] Kate: Kate giggles.

[9/12/2013 10:52:55 PM] Kate: ((Awww, you poor thing.))

[9/12/2013 10:55:49 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  See!  Men don't giggle like that.

[9/12/2013 10:56:00 PM] Felix: ((bleeding under my toenail!  Ow.))

[9/12/2013 10:56:51 PM] Kate: Maybe you just don't know 'em an' they do.

[9/12/2013 10:56:59 PM] Kate: Kate hugs him from behind while he cooks.

[9/12/2013 10:58:01 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, I've never heard a man giggle like that.  I don't giggle because it makes me sound a nutter.

[9/12/2013 10:58:31 PM] Kate: Reckon it would at that.

[9/12/2013 11:02:55 PM] Felix: HE tries it, and he's right... it makes him sound like a MADMAN.  ((Iiiiiiiiiice.))

[9/12/2013 11:03:13 PM] Kate: ... laugh like that in public an' folks'll send you right to Bedlam.

[9/12/2013 11:04:47 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  And thus, I don't try to giggle.

[9/12/2013 11:09:05 PM] Kate: Reckon that's just smart o' ya.

[9/12/2013 11:10:00 PM] Felix: Ebenezer ladles out some stew for you to try!  "How's that?"

[9/12/2013 11:11:03 PM] Kate: Kate tastes it!

[9/12/2013 11:12:34 PM] Felix: It's a bit spicy!  But tasty.

[9/12/2013 11:14:31 PM] Kate: Hey, that's real good, I like it. Now, you gonna have time to set an' eat with me or will you be wolfin' real soon.

[9/12/2013 11:16:05 PM] Felix: He nods!  "Yeah, good idea."

[9/12/2013 11:16:48 PM] Felix: He sets the table, setting a couple of bowls out and some crusty bread.

[9/12/2013 11:18:24 PM] Kate: Kate sits.

[9/12/2013 11:18:37 PM] Kate: Feels like we're celebratin' somethin'.

[9/12/2013 11:19:19 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Does it?  Why?

[9/12/2013 11:19:46 PM] Kate: Don't rightly know. What d'you think?

[9/12/2013 11:20:36 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Just seems like we're sitting down to dinner to me.  Maybe you're anticipating our trip?

[9/12/2013 11:22:04 PM] Kate: Could be.

[9/12/2013 11:22:09 PM] Kate: Kate digs in! She's hungry, as always.

[9/12/2013 11:28:27 PM] Felix: He eats too.  "I wonder how long it's going to take to find them."

[9/12/2013 11:29:54 PM] Kate: Reckon we'll be able to understand 'em?

[9/12/2013 11:31:12 PM] Felix: He frowns.  "I was thinking about that.  I'm hoping that at least they speak the universal language of werewolves.  And i hope that there is such a thing."

[9/12/2013 11:32:00 PM] Kate: ... might be like wolves, in which case, it's fightin'.

[9/12/2013 11:33:33 PM] Felix: EBenezer:  Well, I guess we'll see.

[9/12/2013 11:34:58 PM] Kate: Don't go borrowin' trouble.

[9/12/2013 11:35:07 PM] Kate: Kate probably eats two or three bowls of stew. mmm.

[9/12/2013 11:37:10 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I don't plan on it.

[9/12/2013 11:37:19 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I hope that this works out.

[9/12/2013 11:37:29 PM] Kate: It'll work out fine.

[9/12/2013 11:37:54 PM] Kate: 'course we might get et by monsters or ambushed by three notorious outlaws an' their bands, or taken up an' dropped by winged monsters, or bit up by werewolves...

[9/12/2013 11:39:20 PM] Felix: EBenezer: Well, I'm already a werweolf, so we have one advantage there.

[9/12/2013 11:41:10 PM] Kate: An' what if they tell you you're betrayin' the species an' got to settle down with a nice werewolf girl?

[9/12/2013 11:42:14 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:   Well, I'll just explain that you're a werebird and hope that's close enough.

[9/12/2013 11:43:30 PM] Kate: Kate smiles.

[9/12/2013 11:43:55 PM] Kate: I ain't, though. But it's all right, we'll work it out somehow. Now I *do* still got some o' that book left to read to ya.

[9/12/2013 11:47:28 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I'm eager to hear how it all ends.

[9/12/2013 11:47:59 PM] Kate: Well I'm *pretty* sure she'll get cured o' vammpirism. Or else die a noble death helpin' fight the vampire lord or whatever.

[9/12/2013 11:50:58 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Or she'll be in charge of the vampires after her master gets killed.  Jack of Blades' romantic interests usually end up pyrrhic.  They can't be together for one reason or another.

[9/12/2013 11:52:55 PM] Kate: Makes sense, brings 'em back to a status quo.

[9/12/2013 11:53:04 PM] Kate: That's the problem with a series right there, I guess.

[9/12/2013 11:56:47 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Yeah, well.  They're not terribly complicated books.  and I don't think the author wanted folks to have to read them in order or anything.

[9/12/2013 11:59:18 PM] Kate: I like the book, though.

[9/13/2013 12:01:24 AM] Felix: Ebenezer:  They're great fun, definitely.

[9/13/2013 9:33:28 PM] Felix: Okay then.  Kate and Ebenezer were enjoying some stew!

[9/13/2013 9:35:30 PM] Kate: Kate is.

[9/13/2013 9:35:56 PM | Edited 9:36:06 PM] Kate: Kate kisses him first, before he becomes a werewolf in wolfish form.

[9/13/2013 9:38:02 PM] Felix: Yep!  he finishes eating, gives Kate a kiss, and then heads into the bedroom to change.

[9/13/2013 9:39:07 PM] Kate: Kate pulls her own shirt off again while she waits. Fair is fair.

[9/13/2013 9:39:16 PM] Kate: ((Still has the undershirt on beneath, mind you.))

[9/13/2013 9:39:59 PM] Felix: He pads out of the bedroom!  "Wuf."

[9/13/2013 9:42:00 PM] Kate: Feelin' all right?

[9/13/2013 9:42:23 PM] Kate: Kate gives him a snuggle!

[9/13/2013 9:42:48 PM] Felix: He ducks his head in an affirmative.

[9/13/2013 9:44:49 PM] Kate: Good. Don't know if the poison makes it hard on yer wolf body too, or what.

[9/13/2013 9:45:41 PM] Kate: Kate rubs him good! Unless he gets all wiggy. Either way, she goes to start doing the dishes again.

[9/13/2013 9:46:27 PM] Felix: He doesn't get wiggy!

[9/13/2013 9:48:23 PM] Kate: You sure picked a strange girl t'court, Eben. I don't mind doin' kitchen work but I ain't much on cookin'. Reckon a good wife ought to know that kinda thing.

[9/13/2013 9:49:04 PM] Felix: EbenezeR:  Wof.

[9/13/2013 9:49:46 PM] Kate: Ma tried to teach me, but I mostly wouldn't sit down enough.

[9/13/2013 9:50:13 PM] Kate: Most o' the time I spent in the kitchen was gettin' my hand bonked with a spoon fer tryin' to get food before it was done.

[9/13/2013 9:59:54 PM] Felix: EBenezer:  Wf.

[9/13/2013 10:00:05 PM] Felix: ((Conversation is not Wolf-Form Ebenezer's strength.))

[9/13/2013 10:00:19 PM] Kate: ((Poor guy. Maybe that's why she talks so much more this way.))

[9/13/2013 10:00:34 PM] Kate: Ma didn't believe in whippin's, so that was about the worst it got.

[9/13/2013 10:00:40 PM] Kate: She had a much worse punishment.

[9/13/2013 10:01:46 PM] Kate: Takin' my books away, that was *heartless* cruel.

[9/13/2013 10:01:51 PM] Kate: Kate washwashwashes the dishes.

[9/13/2013 10:02:43 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Whine.

[9/13/2013 10:03:38 PM] Kate: Now here's a question you got to remind me I asked later.

[9/13/2013 10:04:08 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wuf?

[9/13/2013 10:04:08 PM] Kate: Your pa's a hunter, right?

[9/13/2013 10:04:18 PM] Felix: EBenezer bows his head affirmatively.

[9/13/2013 10:04:26 PM] Kate: I woulda thought he'd be happy you're a werewolf. Ain't wolves *real* keen hunters?

[9/13/2013 10:05:38 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wrf.

[9/13/2013 10:06:48 PM] Felix: Ebenezer's father is of the 'use giant guns to shoot beautiful exotic animals with minimal damage so that you can bring them home, stuff them, and display them'.

[9/13/2013 10:06:57 PM] Felix: Type of hunter.

[9/13/2013 10:07:15 PM] Kate: Coupla nips to the throat ain't much damage.

[9/13/2013 10:08:01 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wrf.

[9/13/2013 10:08:16 PM] Felix: ((Of course, he didn't answer, that was the DM explaining!))

[9/13/2013 10:08:34 PM] Kate: To the *hide* I mean. Or is it? You'd sure know better'n'me.

[9/13/2013 10:08:43 PM] Kate: Though I guess you prob'ly wouldn't do it that way neither.

[9/13/2013 10:10:21 PM] Kate: I *do* hunt, Eben. I hope that don't bother you. ... never took a trophy, though, just needed the food.

[9/13/2013 10:10:37 PM] Felix: He gives his big head a shake.

[9/13/2013 10:11:36 PM] Kate: Got to eat.

[9/13/2013 10:12:05 PM] Kate: Kate puts the dishes away, and then gives him a snuggle again. "Now, what would you do if folks came by lookin' for you?"

[9/13/2013 10:12:29 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wf?

[9/13/2013 10:13:33 PM] Kate: An' you all wolf-shaped?

[9/13/2013 10:13:39 PM] Kate: That ever happen?

[9/13/2013 10:14:28 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wf.  Wrf.

[9/13/2013 10:15:09 PM] Felix: ((It's like when the dentist asks you questions while he's up to his elbows in your mouth!))

[9/13/2013 10:15:25 PM] Kate: Shoot, Eben. Nod your head or shake it.

[9/13/2013 10:15:54 PM] Felix: Ebenezer nods.  "Wf."

[9/13/2013 10:19:06 PM] Kate: Huh. Who was it?

[9/13/2013 10:19:10 PM] Kate: Kate starts listing off people.

[9/13/2013 10:20:49 PM] Felix: What people?

[9/13/2013 10:21:30 PM] Kate: ((People she knows in town.))

[9/13/2013 10:21:46 PM] Felix: None of them!

[9/13/2013 10:22:13 PM] Kate: Somebody else, huh? What'd you do, just stay quiet?

[9/13/2013 10:22:17 PM] Kate: Kate heads into the bedroom.

[9/13/2013 10:22:25 PM] Felix: He nods in the affirmative.

[9/13/2013 10:22:57 PM] Kate: Couldn't do that with me in here, folks'd think we were dead or somethin'.

[9/13/2013 10:23:47 PM] Felix: He follows you into the bedroom.  "Wuf?"

[9/13/2013 10:26:16 PM] Kate: If'n'they knew I was here an' I didn't answer.

[9/13/2013 10:29:26 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wuf.

[9/13/2013 10:29:31 PM] Felix: He watches you!

[9/13/2013 10:29:47 PM] Kate: Kate grabs the book.

[9/13/2013 10:29:59 PM] Kate: Well, come on an' lie down next to me, an' I'll read.

[9/13/2013 10:30:09 PM] Felix: He gets on the bed!

[9/13/2013 10:30:33 PM] Kate: Kate reads until she falls asleep again!

[9/13/2013 10:31:36 PM] Felix: You fniish the book!  The girl dies saving Jack of Blades life.

[9/13/2013 10:33:00 PM] Kate: Well, that's real sad.

[9/13/2013 10:35:00 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wf.

[9/13/2013 10:36:12 PM] Kate: You don't think they had a chance, huh?

[9/13/2013 10:36:58 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Wrf.

[9/13/2013 10:38:44 PM] Kate: Think we do?

[9/13/2013 10:39:06 PM] Felix: Ebenezer nods his head.  "Wf."

[9/13/2013 10:40:00 PM] Kate: Well, I'll try not to get turned into a vampire, then.

[9/13/2013 10:40:51 PM] Felix: Ebenezer woofs solemnly!

[9/13/2013 10:43:07 PM] Kate: An' you better not too.

[9/13/2013 10:43:16 PM] Kate: I like you how you are.

[9/13/2013 10:43:38 PM] Kate: Kate snuggles into him.

[9/13/2013 10:43:59 PM] Felix: Ebenezer woofs. ((Vampire Werewolf!  The most delicious of Mary Sue characters!))

[9/13/2013 10:44:13 PM] Kate: ((Filled with awkwardness.))

[9/13/2013 10:44:19 PM] Kate: Kate goes to sleep!

[9/13/2013 10:52:20 PM] Felix: Thankfully, this morning, he does wake up first!  And you wake up to teh smell of breakfast cooking.

[9/13/2013 10:52:58 PM] Kate: Last real breakfast in a while.

[9/13/2013 10:53:12 PM] Kate: Kate puts her shirt back on, fixes her hair and wanders into the kitchen.

[9/13/2013 10:56:42 PM] Kate: Mornin' Eben. How you feelin'?

[9/13/2013 10:57:51 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I'm fine.  No terribly bad coughing fits.

[9/13/2013 10:59:34 PM] Kate: Good.

[9/13/2013 10:59:38 PM] Kate: Kate kisses him on the cheek.

[9/13/2013 10:59:41 PM] Kate: Cookin'?

[9/13/2013 11:04:10 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Figured we should have a decent breakfast, at least.

[9/13/2013 11:05:01 PM] Kate: Startin' us out right.

[9/13/2013 11:05:14 PM] Kate: I'll be huntin' along the way best I can, stretchin' out our supplies.

[9/13/2013 11:06:02 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Makes sense.  Plenty of small game to be found.

[9/13/2013 11:06:21 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I have no problems with hunting.  Just trophy hunting.

[9/13/2013 11:07:19 PM] Kate: Well, won't be any o' those 'round. Reckon we won't even keep hides, which seems a waste but we'll be movin'.

[9/13/2013 11:09:25 PM] Felix: Ebenezer nods.  "Right."

[9/13/2013 11:10:30 PM] Kate: Got plenty o' coffee, an' a pot, an' two tin mugs.

[9/13/2013 11:10:53 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  That will definitely keep us allve.

[9/13/2013 11:14:58 PM] Kate: Kate grins.

[9/13/2013 11:15:01 PM] Kate: Knew you'd say that.

[9/13/2013 11:15:22 PM] Kate: Now what woulda happened if you was a proper Englishman an' liked tea?

[9/13/2013 11:15:30 PM] Felix: Ebenezer chuckles, then starts coughing.

[9/13/2013 11:18:03 PM] Kate: ... hope we didn't wait too long.

[9/13/2013 11:18:24 PM] Felix: He stops.

[9/13/2013 11:18:35 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Don't feel like I'm dying yet.

[9/13/2013 11:19:48 PM] Kate: Good.

[9/13/2013 11:19:51 PM] Kate: Kate hugs him tightly.

[9/13/2013 11:19:55 PM] Kate: Now what's to eat?

[9/13/2013 11:21:48 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  I made some bacon and eggs.

[9/13/2013 11:23:08 PM] Kate: When you're in that shape, you still don't eat much in the way of vegetables, I notice.

[9/13/2013 11:24:01 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, not really.  Some.

[9/13/2013 11:25:47 PM] Kate: That taste, or do they give ya indigestion?

[9/13/2013 11:26:40 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  And to answer your question from last night... high society safari hunts tend to be done in groups where you're surrounded by your wealthy and influential friends.  Hard to explain your giant shapeshifting son in that case.

[9/13/2013 11:27:01 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Yeah, indigestiion, basically.  Wolves are largely carnivorous.

[9/13/2013 11:28:51 PM] Kate: Sure, but it'd be real normal to *appreciate* a wolfish son, even if you wouldn't go huntin' with him.

[9/13/2013 11:30:20 PM] Felix: Ebenezer shrugs!

[9/13/2013 11:32:53 PM] Kate: Kate sits down to breakfast with the wolfie!

[9/13/2013 11:33:13 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  You going to tell the sheriff you'll be leaving?

[9/13/2013 11:34:20 PM] Kate: I guess I'd better, huh?

[9/13/2013 11:35:02 PM] Felix: Ebenezer:  Well, yeah.

[9/13/2013 11:37:47 PM] Kate: Kate eats her breakfast and then goes to do that!

[9/13/2013 11:39:02 PM] Felix: Okay!  He's in his office.

[9/13/2013 11:39:56 PM] Kate: Hey sheriff. I'm goin' after Winnow. I don't know how long I'll be, but Eben's goin' with me.

[9/13/2013 11:40:38 PM | Edited 11:43:53 PM] Felix: Statler:  You expect to need a lot of taxidermy done?

[9/13/2013 11:40:56 PM] Kate: He's a good shot, an' I can't take you away from town.

[9/13/2013 11:44:06 PM] Felix: Statler:  Well, I reckon you can't.

[9/13/2013 11:45:33 PM] Kate: So he's my best shot. An' we get along all right, so he'll go. But I just wanted to warn you as I was leavin'.

[9/13/2013 11:49:17 PM] Felix: Statler:  Appreciate it.  Got any clue when you'll be back?

[9/13/2013 11:50:13 PM] Kate: I'm hopin' not more'n'a week.

[9/13/2013 11:51:25 PM] Felix: Statler:  All right,t hen.

[9/13/2013 11:54:05 PM] Kate: Thanks for alla your help. In case I get killed.

[9/13/2013 11:54:06 PM] Kate: Kate smiles.

[9/13/2013 11:54:43 PM] Felix: STatler:  No need for that kinda talk.

[9/13/2013 11:57:03 PM] Felix: Statler:  ... reckon you oughta go say g'bye to miss Marta.  Girl considers you a friend.

[9/13/2013 11:59:33 PM] Kate: You're right. I'll go an' do that. ... an' if I survive, there's a chance we might get a marshal's office here. It'd be a privilege to follow yer lead some more, sheriff.

[12:01:26 AM] Felix: Statler:  Huh, that so?  Definitely wouldn't object to havin' more law in town.

[12:02:38 AM] Kate: Well. Headquarters was thinkin' on puttin' it in Crescent City, but I'm arguin' fer here's best I can.

[12:05:25 AM] Felix: Statler:  Huh.  Yeah, I'll see what I can do.

[12:07:02 AM] Kate: That'd sure be 'preciated.

[12:07:05 AM] Kate: ... I hope to see you again, sheriff.

[12:07:10 AM] Kate: Kate tips her hat and heads out to the brothel!

[12:07:45 AM] Felix: Statler:  Take care, marshal.

[12:09:02 AM] Kate: Kate heads over to find Miss Marta!

[12:22:00 AM] Felix: Okay!  You head into the Lamplight.

[12:22:57 AM] Kate: Kate waits at the front desk. She's still never been mistaken for a worker *or* a patron! Wearing clothes probably helps.

[12:23:16 AM] Felix: ((It does!))

[12:25:08 AM] Felix: Miss Kiska is working the front.

[12:25:43 AM] Kate: Hey, Miz Kiska. Miz Marta around?

[12:28:57 AM] Felix: Kiska:  Hmm, I think she's working on the ledger.  Head on back, straight to the end, that's where the office is.

[12:29:37 AM] Kate: Kate nods.

[12:29:39 AM] Kate: All right.

[12:29:59 AM] Kate: Headin' out for a week or more, an' I wanted to say g'bye. An' I hope I don't get killed. Goin' after Winnow.

[12:32:48 AM] Felix: Kiska:  Winnow?  That little weasel.

[12:34:13 AM] Kate: Dangerous one, though. Got any weak points that you know of?

[12:34:58 AM] Felix: Kiska:  He's real cold.  Real calculating.  Only one of that lot that didn't take what he wanted off the girls.

[12:35:41 AM] Kate: Didn't seem like he liked girls t'all.

[12:36:54 AM] Felix: Kiska:  Could be.

[12:38:57 AM] Kate: Well. 'case I don't see you, I really appreciated all your help all these times. Not too many folks're so kind to the law.

[12:39:48 AM] Felix: Kiska:  Well, you rode into town after Fennick, that buys you somep oints with me.

[12:41:56 AM] Kate: Still. Been real kind.

[12:42:10 AM] Kate: Kate tips her hat and goes down the hall to find Miss Marta!

[12:44:58 AM] Felix: You find the office!  Marta is poring over the ledger.

[12:47:20 AM] Kate: Hey, Miz Marta.

[12:47:34 AM] Kate: Come to say g'bye, at least for now. I'm goin' after Winnow with Eben.

[12:51:49 AM] Felix: Marta:  ... you're coming back, right?

[12:52:26 AM] Kate: 'less I get killed.

[12:52:48 AM] Felix: She goes pale!

[12:53:50 AM] Kate: I'm hopin' it goes all right.

[12:54:12 AM] Kate: But it sounds like pretty unfriendly territory. We're goin' to ask some o' the local Indians for help, as it used to be their place.

[12:57:42 AM] Felix: She gulps.  "You don't really think you're gonna die though, do you?"

[12:58:52 AM] Kate: Well. Winnow's holed up with a whole gang o' folks.

[1:00:03 AM] Felix: MArta:  You're gonna be careful though, right?  And Mr. Dingo is going with?

[1:00:33 AM] Kate: Yeah. He's a real good shot. An' I'll be careful.

[1:00:44 AM] Kate: Still, wouldn't be the first marshal got killed in the line o' duty.

[1:02:51 AM] Felix: Marta:  Wish you wouldn't speak like that.

[1:03:45 AM] Kate: Well I'm not *aimin'* to get killed, Marta.

[1:04:01 AM] Kate: Fact, there might be a chance of gettin' a marshal's office here in town, an' I'd like to stay.

[1:05:13 AM] Felix: She beams!  "Really?"

[1:06:18 AM] Kate: Yeah. This is a real... funny town. Plenty o' folk not quite human in it, but they're real acceptin' of folks who don't look like they maybe should.

[1:07:05 AM] Felix: Marta:  It's a great place.  Good to have a place to belong.

[1:10:22 AM] Kate: How'd you an' yer ma get here, anyhow?

[1:17:51 AM] Kate: No 'fense, but you both look pretty human t'me.

[1:19:06 AM] Felix: Marta:  Mother found out she was pregnant back when Viskav and them were running the Lamplight and it wasn't so elegant.  Before that, she came here with my grandparents from Crescent City because they were Jewish and weren't welcomed warmly there.

[1:21:06 AM] Kate: Well... reckon it's time I told you too. Only Eben an' the wizard helpin' me know, but I'm half fae my own self. I'm passin'.

[1:23:34 AM] Felix: Marta:  Oh.  Well, this isn't a place where you need to pass.

[1:24:29 AM] Kate: Maybe someday I won't.

[1:35:25 AM] Felix: Marta:  You dont' look half-fae.

[1:35:29 AM] Felix: ((getting ready for bed!))

[1:36:29 AM] Kate: ((Ahh!))

[1:36:41 AM] Kate: Kate reaches up, plucks a stray feather, and hands it to Marta.

[1:36:48 AM] Kate: I make sure I don't.

[1:36:59 AM] Felix: Marta smiles.  "feathers?"

[1:38:56 AM] Kate: They'd be in my hair all over if I let 'em grow.

[1:39:28 AM] Felix: Marta looks at you, trying to imagine you with feathers!

[1:41:03 AM] Kate: Maybe I'll let 'em grow while we're out on the trail.

[1:47:02 AM] Kate: Kate smiles.

[1:47:15 AM] Kate: I'm sure Eben'll take care o' me.

[1:47:36 AM] Felix: Marta:  So things are going well?

[1:49:34 AM] Kate: Yeah. Only I keep stayin' too late at his house an' sleepin' on his couch. You reckon folks'll start to talk?

[1:51:34 AM] Felix: Marta:  Hmmm.  Well, maybe.  But I was raised in a brothel, I'm not a good judge of what most folks consider 'decent'.

[1:55:30 AM] Kate: Well, maybe my best hope is that a unicorn comes along, then.

[1:56:01 AM] Felix: Marta:  Hmm?  How do you mean?

[1:57:27 AM] Kate: Only pure folks can wrangle it. Reckon I could.

[1:58:23 AM] Kate: Way I hear it, you use a hair as a halter. I'd have to braid 'em or somethin', my hair ain't long enough.

[1:58:54 AM] Felix: Marta:  Oh.  Sorry, I don't know much about unicorns.

[2:01:05 AM] Kate: Doubt they'd be in this *general* vicinity anyhow.