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Oran Mini - Wherein the village lacks springable spoinks

Bigwood Sep 24th, 2011 120 Never
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  1. [02:09:39] <Raven> Let's say... Summer 2 - While it's not ucommon to find her at the guard house, Raven's actual residence is a fairly...well, dinky little shack, to say the least.  It's a small little one room house, not far from town square, but extremely easy to pick out.  It's an old house, aged poorly, and was assigned to her cause well, no one else was ever going to live there.
  2. [02:10:39] * Barkeep comes up to the... humble... uh... cozy... shack. He knocks gently on the door, somewhat afraid of knocking it over.
  3. [02:12:34] <Barkeep> "Raven? Are you in?"
  4. [02:13:29] <Raven> From inside, there is a very obvious, startled 'eep!'  A few seconds later, the door opens just barely, and she sticks her head out cautiously.  She's wide eyed with surprise. "Oh...uh, hi, Claud.  Didn't think you knew I lived here, hehe."  A really, really poor lie.
  5. [02:14:27] <Barkeep> "Oh, uh... I did!"
  6. [02:14:39] <Raven> She's...also got a feathery hairpin thing on.
  7. [02:14:42] <Barkeep> "Can I come in? I've got good news."
  8. [02:16:31] <Raven> She bites her lower lip.  "Oh, uh, um...you've caught me at a reallyawkward time."  Cheeks getting red.
  9. [02:16:55] <Barkeep> "Oh, geez, uh... sorry. I didn't... know it wasn't okay."
  10. [02:17:17] * Barkeep is looking away and rubbing the back of his head awkwardly
  11. [02:18:18] <Raven> "No, no! um...You remember that dress I mentioned?  I...figured I'd try it on. I'm wearing it right now...but...I think I found a bit of problemwith it."
  12. [02:19:23] <Barkeep> "Huh? Oh, is it too tigh- I mean uh, too lose, way too lose because... you're really uh skinny and stuff."
  13. [02:19:29] <Barkeep> loose*
  14. [02:21:06] <Raven> She laughs nerviously. "It's uh...okay - just come inside ; I dunno how to say this."  She ducks her head back in, leaves the door cracked open.
  15. [02:21:41] <Barkeep> "Hehe, uh, okay!"
  16. [02:21:53] * Barkeep steps through and closes the door for her.
  17. [02:24:29] <Raven> The inside of the house isn't AS deplorable as the outside.  It's fairly well kept, simple bed, a fireplace, a desk with an oil lamp on it, but that's not really the main focal interest here; Raven is a few steps behind the door, looking to the side, embarrased, arms held behind her back.  The dress is...not much of a 'dress.'  
  18. [02:26:39] <Raven> She's barefoot, wearing a black skirt of sorts that is noticably shorter then what many would consider acceptible, and a top piece of sorts that is equally short and revealing.  
  19. [02:26:52] <Raven> (or, ya know, imagine this thing but black http://gelbooru.com/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=469001 )
  20. [02:27:29] <Barkeep> "As I was gonna say, I went to..."
  21. [02:28:01] <Raven> "...I don't think I can wear this in public.  ever."
  22. [02:28:45] <Barkeep> "Wow."
  23. [02:29:10] <Barkeep> "It's so... exotic." he stares
  24. [02:30:27] <Raven> She crosses her arms, little wristlets jingle.  Nervious smile.  "Well I knew you'd like it!  But...yeah.  A little too exotic I think."
  25. [02:31:01] <Barkeep> "Well certainly not every day but..."
  26. [02:31:17] <Barkeep> "I mean if you felt comfortable wearing it... I don't think anyone would really complain if you wore that to a festival."
  27. [02:31:40] <Barkeep> "But... I guess that's probably not the issue there."
  28. [02:34:20] <Raven> "Yeeeaaah...I don't think anyone would complain, but at the same time I can't wear something like this as the town guard...I'm thinking I should ask Henry to make it a bit more...modest.  Which gave me an idea of sorts, but you said you had news?"
  29. [02:35:02] <Raven> She seems more then eager to change topics away from her, uh, lack of clothing!
  30. [02:37:11] <Barkeep> "Oh! Right, news, yes."
  31. [02:37:30] <Barkeep> "I was going to say I met with Canute in his tower and talked with him a bit.
  32. [02:37:45] <Barkeep> "We bonded a bit over some common ground."
  33. [02:38:12] <Raven> "Mhm," with a nod, inches a little closer.
  34. [02:39:55] <Barkeep> "I got him a bit interested in meeting with Neph. I'm going to try to see if I can get them talking when she goes to pick up the piano from him."
  35. [02:43:20] <Barkeep> "It looks good. He seems like he's going to be very interested in her."
  36. [02:43:30] <Raven> "That's good!  I thought of an idea myself to get her mind off the topic as well," she smiles a bit broader as she explains.  "I'm thinking of dragging her off on a little girl's night out with a few of the older, older girls around town.  Go camping or something; just get her away from the bar for a bit."  She's a liiiitle more closer.
  37. [02:44:10] <Barkeep> "Sounds like fun. Gonna wear that?"
  38. [02:45:04] <Raven> Her face goes blank. "Uh . . ."
  39. [02:46:43] <Barkeep> "I'm just joking... I think you'd probably rather wear something more practical if you're going to be camping in the woods."
  40. [02:46:51] <Raven> She looks down, examining it, frowns objectively.  "I...really hope she doesn't see this thing as is.  Doesn't it kinda make me look like a hussy?"
  41. [02:47:00] <Raven> "Oh. Yeah, that too..."
  42. [02:47:23] <Barkeep> "What? No, of course not! Don't be ridiculous." D:
  43. [02:48:28] <Barkeep> "If anyone called you a hussy I'd... I'd beat them up." :I
  44. [02:48:44] <Barkeep> "... well I probably couldn't beat anyone up... you'd probably have to do it for me." :<
  45. [02:49:54] <Raven> She looks back up, smiles faintly. "Well thank you for offering to defend my honor anyway, but still...I wouldn't mind youseeing me wearing this, but I really think I should get Henry to see if he can...fix it?"
  46. [02:50:15] <Barkeep> "Well... I mean on one hand it is a 'traditional dress of your people'..."
  47. [02:51:57] <Barkeep> "Hmm, maybe he could just sort of... make a part that goes under it or something... so that you don't have to change the whole thing, just sort of add more to the outfit?"
  48. [02:52:11] <Raven> Steps a little closer.
  49. [02:53:39] <Raven> She grins impishly. "That's true, I could ask him if he could do that, but are you suuure it's just not that you don't want Henry to see me wearing it?"
  50. [02:54:26] * Barkeep smiles a bit, "Maybe it's because I want to be able to see you wear it again."
  51. [02:58:14] <Raven> She pretends to ponder this, stepping forward again. Now face-to-face.  "Well I suppose I can simply show it to him, and see if he can think of a way to accessorize it a bit, I'll add a little shopping spree onto that camping trip I guess; granted it's not much a shopping trip with just one store in town.  Nephene seems to like his handiwork."
  52. [02:59:25] <Barkeep> "Just as long as I can see you in it like this again... I think I'll be okay with that."
  53. [03:01:39] <Raven> She laughs. "I never took you for being to type to prefer things on 'the wild side.' " she makes a purring sound and claws at him joyvially.
  54. [03:04:46] * Barkeep flinches a bit from the clawing unconciously and blushes a bit at his display of jumpiness before laughing it off.
  55. [03:09:28] <Raven> She laughs as well, and pats him on the shoulder. "I'm actually really glad this happened now; it doesn't feel awkward to be around you in it anymore..."
  56. [03:10:21] <Barkeep> "Yeah, it doesn't really feel awkward being around you at all."
  57. [03:11:33] <Raven> "Well I'd hope not! We saw enough of each other even before this, hmm...what to call it, sudden elevation in intimacy?"
  58. [03:13:06] * Barkeep chuckles a little, "Sure, that sounds like a good word for it."
  59. [03:17:04] <Raven> She rubs the back of her head.  "This was all really sudden and fast; kinda still in shock about the whole ordeal.  I'd...imagine that doesn't really help matters with Nephene either.  Have you spoke to her yet, about...the uh, 'spoink springing?' "
  60. [03:18:23] <Barkeep> "Oh, no, I haven't."
  61. [03:18:52] <Barkeep> "I... I'll do that next time I see her, I promise."
  62. [03:19:17] <Barkeep> "But I promise, Neph would never think bad of you because of it."
  63. [03:20:29] <Barkeep> "Heck... I probably wouldn't either ever since that near death experience a couple days ago gave me some perspective on how short life really is..."
  64. [03:21:00] <Raven> She shakes her head. "I have to apologize to her myself, but...well it's a lot harder to avoid when you live in the same house."
  65. [03:21:24] <Barkeep> "Years of practice from avoiding dishwashing duty."
  66. [03:21:55] <Raven> She blinks, confused.  "Wouldn't either ever what?" She couldn't help but laugh at the joke, however.
  67. [03:23:53] <Barkeep> "I mean, I wouldn't judge someone for uh... moving fast."
  68. [03:25:29] <Barkeep> "You know. Sudden elevations in intimacy and all that."
  69. [03:31:38] <Raven> "Well, if we feel the same way about it, then yeah...I suppose..sorry, I'm not good at expressing this; years of work as a soldier, not to mention being raised by my father like one, not a lot of room to think about girly things like feelings and such."
  70. [03:32:58] <Raven> "I...do have to ask you though, why me?"  She looks genuially curious.  "I mean, there are a lot of girls around our age in town, and I know I've done enough silly stuff at the inn to give a horrible impression..."
  71. [03:34:15] * Barkeep smiles, "Well... anyone can try haxorus piss on their first day and make a fool out of themselves. But it takes a special kind to come back again to want more."
  72. [03:35:41] <Barkeep> "And when the village was getting attacked, you stepped up to the plate and helped keep our whole town safe."
  73. [03:37:12] <Barkeep> "There's also... I feel like I have some kind of connection with you. I can't really explain it, but you're just sort of... compassionate and kind, and it makes me feel at ease. But you're also really strong and reliable."
  74. [03:37:34] <Barkeep> "And you look better in that outfit than any other girl in the whole town."
  75. [03:39:27] <Raven> She listened intently and thoughtfully up till the last line, which just drove her into a laughing fit.  "Well, you made the right choice then~"
  76. [03:40:08] <Raven> Annnnd followed up with a kiss. a real one, this time.
  77. [03:41:23] * Barkeep puts his arm around her and pulls her a bit closer, returning the kiss. His hat also falls off during it.
  78. [03:44:59] <Raven> "Well, I think we both have some pressing issues to attend to today," she says as this concludes, "and as much as I'd like to talk about how dashing I look in this get up all day, I do got to make my rounds," she says with a peevish grin.  
  79. [03:45:38] <Barkeep> (I thought it was the end of the day)
  80. [03:45:42] <Barkeep> (considering I already went to see canute)
  81. [03:45:44] <Barkeep> (and you're home)
  82. [03:46:06] <Raven> (Oh, true, uuuuh, NONE OF YOU SAW THAT, RETCONBEAMS.)
  83. [03:48:48] <Raven> "Well, I think we both have some pressing issues to attend to today," she says as this concludes, "and as much as I'd like to talk about how dashing I look in this get up,  I think we both need to resolve things with your sister.  Not to mention your job back at the inn," she says with a peevish grin.  
  84. [03:49:59] <Barkeep> "Well, I do have Marcel covering for me."
  85. [03:55:26] <Raven> "Wish my own job was as easy to entrust someone with...Either way I don't want to leave this hanging.  We have all the time in the world to get to know each other more and...like three weeks before assisting in causing her an emotional breakdown."  
  86. [03:56:03] <Barkeep> "That's a very hopeful way to word it."
  87. [03:59:25] <Raven> She mulls about a bit. "I just don't want to rush things toomuch."
  88. [04:00:20] <Barkeep> I'm sure they'll get along..."
  89. [04:00:30] <Barkeep> "Canute's a nice guy who just needs a chance."
  90. [04:00:46] <Barkeep> "And Neph's sweet and caring... I think they'll honestly work great together."
  91. [04:01:25] <Barkeep> "But you're right, we should go see her."
  92. [04:05:02] <Raven> "I..." She steps away a bit, frowns apologetically, "I know I've been a bit aggressive about things so far, but I'm not ready to go...all the way, sorry."
  93. [04:05:43] <Barkeep> "Oh, no, I don't really mind that at all."
  94. [04:06:12] <Barkeep> "I mean uh, to tell the truth... I'm not sure that I'm ready."
  95. [04:06:41] <Barkeep> "I mean I've never really been a couple with anyone before."
  96. [04:06:57] <Barkeep> "Or even really had an interest in that kind of thing."
  97. [04:08:03] <Raven> She looks extremely relieved, and sighs. "Oh, thank Arceus.  I thought you were implying that ya know, we should uh..I'm gonna get changed," she scurries off to a corner and pulls out a changing curtain, and steps behind it.
  98. [04:09:40] <Barkeep> "Huh? Oh, no, I'm sorry. I didn't, I'm sorry."
  99. [04:10:19] * Barkeep looks away even though she has a changing curtain.
  100. [04:12:40] <Raven> "It's okay, it was equally my fault.  I'll try to be a bit...less fiesty, that is, unless you prefer that," she steps back out after about a minute or two, wearing her typical more masculine attire.  She chuckles, seeing Claud looking away."
  101. [04:15:26] <Barkeep> "Well uh, I mean, I don't know. You can just sort of... do what feels right."
  102. [04:19:17] <Raven> "Well, in that case," she grabs one of his hands and leads him to the door. "Let's go to the inn for a bit, and you can explain to me how my tab is going to work now that I'm dating the bar tender!"
  103. [04:21:42] <Barkeep> "Haha, oh boy."
  104. [04:22:20] <Barkeep> (aaaand [/mini]?)
  105. [04:22:24] <Raven> (mhm)
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