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  1. [14:26:27] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Okay, so, how far along is it, do you want it to be later in the same day or on Sunday?
  2. [14:26:58] <Mako> Will the post office be open Sunday? :x
  3. [14:27:30] <~Aori_Radidjiu> N.
  4. [14:27:45] <Mako> Then the same day!
  5. [14:27:45] <~Aori_Radidjiu> It'll be open Saturday, though!
  6. [14:27:52] <Mako> Or Saturday!
  7. [14:27:53] <~Aori_Radidjiu> So same day it is, then!
  8. [14:31:04] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Asking around, you find out that the nearest Pelipper Express is a few blocks away, from the helpful girl at the Help Desk that Melanie pointed out before.
  9. [14:33:08] <~Aori_Radidjiu> I can assume you head straight for it, correct?
  10. [14:33:12] * Mako thanks the girl at the desk politely, much more personable without bizarre hangers-on. He heads out of the hotel and makes his way through the streets towards the Pelipper Express.
  11. [14:34:07] <~Aori_Radidjiu> All right~
  12. [14:40:43] <~Aori_Radidjiu> On the way there, the streets are still bustling.  It seems to be about 2 PM, since you were in a postion to get to other things much more quickly after that last mini than the girls were.  You pass by a few fancy restaurants, with all sorts of smells and aromas accosting you, such as fried pork (non-Pokemon animals DO exist, y'know!), eggs of various shapes and sizes being cooked, and
  13. [14:40:43] <~Aori_Radidjiu> lots and lots of fish.  People in Wakino eat LOTS of fish, I mean c'mon, fishing is easy around here, and there's actually pretty strict regulations to prevent overfishing and the like.  After about 10 minutes of walking you reach the Pelipper Express, with the insignia of a Pelipper that has some envelopes poking out of its beak, implying its mouth is FULL of mail.  It actually works
  14. [14:40:43] <~Aori_Radidjiu> surprisingly well, although you hear they have to treat the Pelipper's mouths pretty specially to make sure it doesn't drench the envelope.  It's a pretty involved process, from what you hear, that some say involves very heavy specialized breeding, but THE GM IS OFF TRACK.  The building is pretty small and unassuming, probably becuase it's one o fmany in the town, a white and yellow
  15. [14:40:52] <~Aori_Radidjiu> square building, looking to be two stories, with double doors in front, leading to a nice white carpeted room with some employees behind a yellow counter and some PO Boxes and other mail bins neatly stationed around the same wall the entrance is at.
  16. [14:41:13] <~Aori_Radidjiu> (Attack of the Aoriwords!)
  17. [14:44:33] * Mako pokes his head into the lobby, then makes his way up to the counter. His stomach grumbles after all the delicious food smells, but he ignores it and tries to get the attention of an employee. "Hey, I'm here to rent a mailbox?"
  18. [14:47:45] <~Aori_Radidjiu> You notice there's two men at the counter, in white and yellow uniforms and yellow hats, and one of them is occupied with a...it seems half-wakinese half-kantonese girl wearing a white one-piece dress and a red flower in her black hair, handing over a package to the employee with a smile.  The other, unoccupied one nods at you, he's got a nametag that says "Brent" and he looks...familiar
  19. [14:47:46] <~Aori_Radidjiu> .  Was he at the beach earlier?  If he was, he looks pretty different when he's all dressed up for work compared to just wearing swimtrunks.  Whatever.  "Sure thing!  I'll need an ID and you to fill out some forms, of course."  He pulls out a clipboard with a few papers out from under the counter and a plain white pen that's yellow near the top and bottom to fill things out.  It's black
  20. [14:47:47] <~Aori_Radidjiu> ink, despite the color.
  21. [14:51:37] * Mako taps his chin once, then reaches down and unzips a pocket on the back of his swimsuit. He pulls out a laminated ID and sets it on the counter before clicking the pen and filling out those forms. As he writes, he asks "This is a weird question, but were you at the beach earlier?"
  22. [14:56:41] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "Hyeeeep, you were pretty cool there, bro!  I mess around on the beach before I go to work, since they're not that far away, always gotta' take a shower and clean up in a hurry, though."  He shrugs.  He's a native, black hair and brown eyes, built a bit on the muscular side, chin a bit wide, although not Jay Leno wide.  He's got a single golden earring on his right ear and you remember
  23. [14:56:41] <~Aori_Radidjiu> him along with all those other bros having Mightyenas tattooed on their backs, although you can't see it with the uniform on.
  24. [15:00:52] * Mako chuckles and looks sheepish. "I was just tryin' to show off a bit, took a lot out of me. You're with thoese Mightyena guys, yeah?" He slides the form forward, filled out, then sets the pen over the page.
  25. [15:01:56] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "That I am!"  He points with his thumb to his chest, grinning.  "We're some of the rowdiest partiers on the beach, but of course we've gotta' make a living somehow, even if it's boring!"
  26. [15:04:31] <Mako> "Rowdy? You all seemed pretty tame today..." he rests his arms on the counter and leans there. "I'm actually in town for a new job of my own, some boring government work."
  27. [15:05:04] <~Aori_Radidjiu> The girl with the flower in her hair gives a squeaky "Thanks for being so helpful with delivering Daddy's package, I thought you guys would be hard on a minor handing it in!" to the guy handling her. She looks about high school age, and is actually going barefoot, which isn't that unusual around here, now that you think about it, but it must be a pain for her walking on asphalt.  She
  28. [15:05:04] <~Aori_Radidjiu> walks out the door humming to herself, seeming to be in a pretty good mood.
  29. [15:07:24] * Mako turns his head to watch her leave, curious. He looks down at his own flip flops and considers going shoeless for a bit - but that's inviting broken glass in the street.
  30. [15:07:38] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "We're usually rowdier at night, since then we don't have jobs to worry about being drunk at, y'know?"
  31. [15:08:49] <~Aori_Radidjiu> The other guy on the other side of the counter, a white-skinned slighter man with black hair, seeming to be of foreign descent and bearing a name tag labeled "Ike", walks off with the package from lil' Miss Perky, rolling his eyes as Brent talks.
  32. [15:10:04] <Mako> "Oh, yeah, that'd make sense." He grins at Brent. "I'll try to show up for a drinking night, but drunk me does a lot of falling over and laying down, consider yourself warned."
  33. [15:13:34] <~Aori_Radidjiu> He quirks his eyebrow, grinning.  "Right, then meet us at 9 in the Sleeping Spinda..." He pulls out a sample map that the post office has and draws some directions to it.  "This is how to get to it from here.  Anyway, got that paperwork done?"
  34. [15:15:41] <Mako> "I think so." He pushes the finished paperwork over and picks up the map. Mako flips open his phone and quickly punches in the directions. "Nine? I should be there~"
  35. [15:17:42] <~Aori_Radidjiu> He looks over the paperwork real quick, making sure you signed in all the right spots, and then nods.  "Okay, your rental box is number 731, anything you want to mail out right now?  And it'll be open for a whole week, even though from the look of it you'll be gone before then!"
  36. [15:21:57] <Mako> "Sure, I might as well send this now." Mako takes an envelope out of his duffle bag, addressed to his parents' place in Ark City. The letter isn't very long, but he -did- promise he would write them. Hopefully, he could just email his photos to Shin and have him relay them.
  37. [15:22:52] <~Aori_Radidjiu> He nods, taking your letter.  "Looks like you've got the postage stamp and everything...by the way, you need any more of those?"
  38. [15:24:10] <Mako> "I will, but I don't think I need any now."
  39. [15:27:36] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "All right!  By the way, funny thing about you mentioning you also having a boring government job, all of us Grey Mightyenas actually have pretty boring jobs.  Ray's an accountant at a bank, Don's a security guard, Mike's a legal consultant, and Akamu is a lifeguard!  Well, I guess some of that isn't all that boring..."
  40. [15:29:39] <Mako> "It's a job, right? Before I took this one, I did some tour guide work. Gave the same speeches so many times, -that's- boring."
  41. [15:30:52] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "Oh man, that sounds awful!  Did you have to smile all the time too, you're lucky your face isn't stuck, man!"
  42. [15:33:30] <Mako> "Yeah, got pretty good at faking it on days when I wasn't feelin' it, which was most of them." He pulls at his cheeks and laughs to himself. "I should go, I haven't really eaten since I got in."
  43. [15:35:10] <~Aori_Radidjiu> He nods.  "Yeah, I figure I shouldn't talk to you much longer, or Ikey there might start tattle-taling like the boring guy he is.  Seeya' later!"  He grins, and you notice that one of his teeth has been replaced with a gold tooth, the bottom left canine, specifically.
  44. [15:37:44] * Mako waves as he leaves the post office and gets back on the street, now seriously hungry. He retraces his steps back towards the hotels, looking for delicious lunch to hold him over until the evening~
  45. [15:38:12] <~Aori_Radidjiu> The hotel actually has room service, as a brochure that was in your room informs you.
  46. [15:38:49] <~Aori_Radidjiu> And its pretty nicely discounted for PIRATES candidates staying at the hotel.
  47. [15:40:18] * Mako manages to not buy any street vendor food on the walk back to the hotel, focused on that room service discount!
  48. [15:41:47] <~Aori_Radidjiu> This city has lots of pricy places, like how Ark City did, with the intent of making tourists overpay, whereas the locals will figure out where the cheaper more affordable places are.  Thankfully, the dicounted room service is actually pretty reasonable, still a little high though.  You're only spending fluff monies on food (for now) though, so it technically doesn't matter~
  49. [15:42:40] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Aaaaanywayyyy, fast forward to night?
  50. [15:43:02] <Mako> (Yes)
  51. [15:44:49] <~Aori_Radidjiu> ALL RIGHT.  After a few hours chillin' and eatin', it's about 8!  Time to head over there, it looks like, although there's always other things you could do real quick before you head there.  It's about a half hour walk, from what your phone estimates.  It's getting dark out, but still sort of in twilight,a t the moment.
  52. [15:49:25] * Mako makes sure to take pictures of his room service meal and post them all over the internet. Around 8, he tramps back down to the lobby, actually wearing more clothes than before: a tank top sort of covers his chest now, but he pulls at it now and then when he stands still. He starts to walk to the bar slowly, looking it up on his phone to see what kind of place it is.
  53. [15:51:34] * Vandaeron (Vandaeron@sux-C050DA68.altnpa.east.verizon.net) has joined #YouAreAPirate
  54. [15:53:18] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Your phone saaaays...it's a little more on the shadier side, not like, "wretched hive" shady, more like "oh there's a drug deal here every now and then" shady.  It's still modestly popular, serves mostly margaritas and fruitier drinks, and decently diverse, seems there's meetings for straight and curved orientations alike around there.   It plays mostly trance music, has some dizzying
  55. [15:53:18] <~Aori_Radidjiu> lights and some performers who often have Spinda as backup dancers, some people think the drug rumors are bunk and it's just people getting a little loopy from Teeter Dance.
  56. [15:56:28] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Dress style for patrons is pretty casual, dress style for the workers is scant swimsuits, and lots of swirly body paint reminiscent of Spinda markings.
  57. [15:56:58] * Mako giggles as he walks, glad that he doesn't have to worry much about drug busts unless pirates are involved. He walks to the Sleeping Spinda, ready for a good, probably weird night.
  58. [16:04:35] <~Aori_Radidjiu> The place has a neon sign with a Spinda laying down, snoozing, drooling a little and holding onto a drink with a lemon on the rim of the glass, with the name of the bar in a neon orangish color above it, in kinda' squiggly writing.  There's a bouncer at the front, but only to check if the patrons are 18 or over (drinking age is the same as age of majority), and to pay a small entrance
  59. [16:04:36] <~Aori_Radidjiu> fee.  There's girls in scant dresses, babbling about what kind of guys they might end up staying the night with, some mixed groups of rowdy guys in wear like yours making jokes, and other assorted patrons in the line.  Coming in, the bar is swirling pink and blue lights from the corners right now, some woman in a spinda-colored bikini singing and dancing along wtih backup Spindas flopping
  60. [16:04:37] <~Aori_Radidjiu> about, no band to accompany her, only fast-tempo'd techno, some people dancing in front of the stage, others at the bar, and still others at some booths in the corners.  You find Trent and the other Grey Mightyenas in one of those booths, all of them sipping drinks and talking, some occasional laughs coming from them.
  61. [16:07:07] <~Aori_Radidjiu> (GM's note:  I've never been to an actual club, so I'm making up some crazy ridiculous club off the top of my head, hope it's good~)
  62. [16:07:55] * Mako spots the Mightyenas, but first orders a drink at the bar. Once he has his Salty Snubull in hand, he heads over to the guys and waves. "Hey guys, I made it."
  63. [16:09:55] <~Aori_Radidjiu> There's a chorus of "Hey!"  "It's that guy!"  "You actually got 'im, Trent!"  and various other phrases, Trent motioning you to a seat next to him.  "Glad you could make it, bro!  Some of us were worried you'd get dizzed out by the Spinda, y'know?"
  64. [16:12:00] <Mako> "Oh, I probably will, plenty of time~" he sits next to Trent and sips at his drink. "Glad I met you guys, I could use a fun night after that damn boat ride."
  65. [16:13:36] <~Aori_Radidjiu> The most lean of the guys responds to that pretty quickly.  "You mean you were caught in that storm?  Must've been some kind of ridiculous out there, you've got some balls going out in that kind of weather!"
  66. [16:14:45] * Mako laughs into his vodka. "I didn't have much of a choice! And I'm a magnet for stuff like that, I'm just glad it wasn't any worse."
  67. [16:16:09] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "A real hurricane of a guy, huh?  Not bad, not bad at all!"  "Akamu, you ever do shit like that?" "Pff, I wish, worst I do is rescue people from the undertow!"
  68. [16:18:52] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Rolllll meeeee Chaaaarm
  69. [16:19:05] <Mako> "More like a jinx than a hurricane." He tips his head at the dancefloor. "How is it tonight? This a normal Saturday crowd?"
  70. [16:19:14] <Mako> 5d6+1 Charm
  71. [16:19:15] <DiceMaid-9001> Mako, Charm: 22 [5d6=6,3,6,4,2]
  72. [16:21:00] <~Aori_Radidjiu> They fuckin' love ya', bro.  "Actually a little less than normal, usually way more packed, maybe it's less tourists than usual from that storm?"  "We could always fill the room, guys!  Show 'em how it's done."  "Duuude, I need a few more drinks for that!" "You need a few more drinks for everything man, that's a lousy excuse!"
  73. [16:23:27] <Mako> "If you need more drinks, then get more drinks~" he teases from behind a glass, which he raises and then knocks back the rest at once. He sets it on the table, smacking his lips once before standing. "Dancing, let's do that."
  74. [16:24:20] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Trent grins.  "I like how you think, man!"  He gets up to start following you, as do the rest of the group, the one who "needed a few more drinks" needing a little bit of arm-pulling to get up.
  75. [16:25:36] <~Aori_Radidjiu> TO THE DANCE FLOOR YOU GOOOOOOOOO, roll me Charm and Acrobatics
  76. [16:25:50] <Mako> 5d6+1 Charm
  77. [16:25:50] <DiceMaid-9001> Mako, Charm: 21 [5d6=3,4,5,4,4]
  78. [16:26:01] <Mako> 2d6 Acro
  79. [16:26:02] <DiceMaid-9001> Mako, Acro: 3 [2d6=2,1]
  80. [16:27:17] <~Aori_Radidjiu> You start off a bit goofy, but everyone gives you room and a few start watching at how mesmerizing you are at getting your funky thang on that biznasty florizzle oh my god I should stop.  Anyway, you keep people going, until you trip...and people clap, becuase holy shit you've got the grace of a Spinda and that's perfect here.
  81. [16:28:29] <~Aori_Radidjiu> A few people try stumbling and spinning like you do, but they don't look quite as good doing it~
  82. [16:28:42] * Mako tries to regain his balance - that one drink must have been stronger than he thought. He rights himself, a little pink, but smiling. "Okay, maybe I haven't done this in awhile!"
  83. [16:29:24] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "Well, you're at the perfect place to dance awesomely bad, so I don't think anyone minds!"
  84. [16:29:31] <~Aori_Radidjiu> That's Trent again.
  85. [16:29:47] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Annnnd now an Athletics roll
  86. [16:30:12] <Mako> 2d6 this club is going to kill him
  87. [16:30:12] <DiceMaid-9001> Mako, this club is going to kill him: 8 [2d6=3,5]
  88. [16:31:16] <~Aori_Radidjiu> You manage to go for a good while before you get tired, but eventually you just need to plop over and sit down for a breather, at which point the Grey Mightyenas sit down with you and a few people from the crowd come along wtih them to ask you stuff and try getting your number and the like, mostly girls, but a few guys too.
  89. [16:33:10] * Mako holds up his empty glass and looks at the Mightyenas: "Can one of you get another for me, please?" He handles all the questions as politely as he can, breaking the news to all the girls about his sexuality but giving his number to everyone who asks for it.
  90. [16:34:18] <~Aori_Radidjiu> After a few of them disperse or what have you, and after disappointing quite a few girls, Trent comes back with a drink and hands it over, and then gives you a pat on the shoulder.  "Man, you're really somethin' there, pretty good at getting attention!  Ever use that for anything?"
  91. [16:36:47] * Mako takes the drink with a quick thank you and downs about a third of it. "Well...I've used it to get attention." He snickers at his own joke, if it can even be called as much. "But, not really, just a pretty face, I guess."
  92. [16:40:50] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Another one of the Grey Mightyenas, probably the burliest of the group, pipes up.  "I'm pretty jealous, making people flock to you like that is a talent, man!" Another one pitches in.  "Yeah, you could use that for profit if you got the right job or had the right hobbies."
  93. [16:43:20] * Mako looks down into his glass and turns a bit redder. "I guess so, I don't really know how to do all that, though..."
  94. [16:44:49] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Trent gives a bit of a hmmmmm at this, covering his mouth with his hand, before piping up.  "Hey, do you think the economy is fair?"
  95. [16:46:21] <Mako> "I don't really-" Mako turns to face Trent, giving him an odd look, "No? The rich get richer, right?"
  96. [16:49:13] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "Right.  There are people who work every day, some of which spend their entire waking day doing so, and they get paid shit, while there's those fat cats who run businesses and companies who go golf every weekend and get fat.  And then there's professors at colleges who get paid more than primary school teachers and give less of a shit about their students."
  97. [16:51:24] * Mako giggles. "Aren't you not s'posed to talk about politics or religion on the first date, bro?"
  98. [16:51:54] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "My bad, guess that's putting me on so many shitlists~"
  99. [16:52:44] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "I guess I just get a bit philosophical every now and then, y'know?" "Maybe you'd be happier with your job if you didn't worry about it so much, man!"
  100. [16:54:14] <Mako> "You need another drink." He nods, glad that the other Mightyenas might be trying to bail him out here. "I thought you said you guys get -rowdy- not philosophical."
  101. [16:54:44] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Trent shakes his head.  "Yeah, you're right man, I'mma' go get some vodka, that'll clear me out!  Lemme' know when you're ready to dance again, bro!"
  102. [16:56:21] <Mako> "I just needed to catch my breath, I'll be good to go when you get back."
  103. [16:58:13] * Mako looks at the others. "I should probably ask, what are you guys, exactly? Harmless gang, right?"
  104. [16:58:54] <~Aori_Radidjiu> "Of course.  None of us would hurt a baby yanma, unless the yanma bit first!"
  105. [16:59:58] <Mako> "Didn't think so, you guys all seem pretty sweet. I'd try to join, not sure I have the space for more ink, though."
  106. [17:00:58] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Trent shrugs.  "You won't be in town too long anyway, right?  It's no problem, you can be an honorary member if you want, though~!  Not on the first date though, of course.  Don't go dragging people into commitments on the first date, after all, right~?"
  107. [17:01:03] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Mako
  108. [17:01:08] <~Aori_Radidjiu> I want you to roll me an intuition.
  109. [17:01:32] <Mako> 5d6+1
  110. [17:01:32] <DiceMaid-9001> Mako, 5d6+1: 16 [5d6=6,2,1,3,3]
  111. [17:03:04] <~Aori_Radidjiu> They're all pretty nice, and you can tell they were sincere about not hurting anyone except in self defense...but something about that statement, maybe the way it was intonated, and in context of what Trent said earlier, seemed off.  Maybe their concept of getting bit is...flexible?  Something here is shady, you're not sure what, though.
  112. [17:07:11] <Mako> "Maybe, depends on what work wants me to do. I'll be traveling a lot, but I could still hole up in Conch for a little while." Mako shifts in his seat, not knowing what to do about his danger sense going off. Instead of doing something about that, he stands up to get back to the dance floor.
  113. [17:07:29] <~Aori_Radidjiu> And dance you do
  114. [17:08:25] <~Aori_Radidjiu> The night goes on without any more philosophy or shadiness from the Grey Mightyenas, at least for now.  However late you stay is up to you, of course, but the Mightyenas leave at about 3 in the morning.
  115. [17:10:15] * Mako leaves with the Mightyenas, quite wobbly from a mixture of alcohol, dance fatigue, and watching Spindas move through the club haze, but he's grinning as he stumbles onto the street. "Thas really fun, we should do this again."
  116. [17:11:23] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Trent's helping you along, also occasionally stumbling, but grinning all the same. "Sure thing man!  Gimme your number and I'll let you know when we do anything!"
  117. [17:13:41] <Mako> "Yes! Yes, numbers, yes~" he leans on Trent as he fumbles with his phone, head on the other man's shoulder. He holds his tongue in his teeth as he navigates through his growing contacts list.
  118. [17:15:36] <~Aori_Radidjiu> You two stumble through your phone menus and eventually add each other, then Trent tests your number to make sure it was put in right and ends up waking some old lady, and ends up giving her a drunk prank call before retrying the number and getting it right this time.  The big guy (Akamu, as you found out) seems to be the least phazed, and is helping the others along, with the rare
  119. [17:15:36] <~Aori_Radidjiu> swagger in his step.  He's only a little buzzed, but not outright drunk.
  120. [17:17:32] <~Aori_Radidjiu> The guys help you along to the hotel, since it seems they all live a bit further out, and so you're the first one to leave the group.  There's a "Stay sexy~" from Trent and other assorted goodbyes, some pretty gay like that, others are more normal, as apparently not ALL of the Grey Mightyenas are gay.
  121. [17:20:54] * Mako doesn't quite know what to do at the hotel. He says goodbye to the guy and gets pretty FLUSTERED by Trent, getting too embarrassed to do anything but wave at him.
  122. [17:23:46] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Roll me...I guess intuition.
  123. [17:23:52] <Mako> 5d6+1
  124. [17:23:53] <DiceMaid-9001> Mako, 5d6+1: 17 [5d6=2,6,4,2,2]
  125. [17:24:31] <~Aori_Radidjiu> You stumble around a bit at first, but manage to remember how to get to your room and everything before FLOPping on your bed.
  126. [17:25:43] <~Aori_Radidjiu> And that, unless you want to do something else while drunk, i sthat for this mini~
  127. [17:26:46] * Mako drunks texts Ryan a few pictures from the club with a [Night on the town!]
  128. [17:27:07] <Mako> Because even though he has all these contacts he really only messages like three people.
  129. [17:28:37] <~Aori_Radidjiu> Ryan doesn't reply until the morning, after you've fallen asleep, and you get a "Whoa, that's some club, looks like Conch has some pretty extravagant places, huh?"
  130. [17:30:50] <~Aori_Radidjiu> And a second one with "I prefer quieter places, though!".   Laaaame.
  131. [17:31:05] <~Aori_Radidjiu> So that's that.
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