Oran Mini - Shipping so ghetto, they did it on a boat

Oct 21st, 2011
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  1. [23:28:03] <Raven> Summer 9, it's near dusk, around 4-5 PM. Raven stops by the Lazing Slaking after work. She enters quietly, "Claud? You here?" She's stopped wearing her jacket, but her usual attire is much the same aside from that.
  2. [23:35:08] <Barkeep> "Oh! Hey, Raven. I was just helping clean up a bit. How are you doing?"
  3. [23:37:00] * Barkeep is in his usual dress, and is certainly cleaning up, but Marcel seems to be working much much faster and more efficiently than him. He's clearly not mimicing Barkeep's half-hearted attempts at dishwashery.
  4. [23:38:04] <Raven> She shuffles a rucksack around as she walks over to him. "Stressed," she says with a sigh. "You think you could sneak away from here tonight? We haven't really had a chance to uh..." She seems stuck on the last part, looking for the right words.
  5. [23:39:15] * Barkeep looks a bit surprised and blushes lightly, "Oh... are you really asking me to...?"
  6. [23:39:43] * Barkeep fiddles with his tie nervously
  7. [23:39:46] <Raven> "Hang out or go on a date or - wait, huh?"
  8. [23:40:11] <Barkeep> "O-Oh! Yeah, we haven't! Haha!"
  9. [23:41:07] <Barkeep> "Ahahaha... sure I'd love to go somewhere with you!" He says, trying to steer the conversation back on course desperately
  10. [23:42:06] * Raven raises an eyebrow and smirks. "I'm sure that's what you were thinking. I was thinking of heading toward Lake Tyrian and the Iris Hill for a bit."
  11. [23:45:21] <Raven> "It's that or scaling Mount Amaranth...and campin' out there for the night. It'd take us a while to get up there and such."
  12. [23:45:24] * Barkeep lightens up, "Oh, that sounds great! I've got a boat out there."
  13. [23:45:36] <Barkeep> "Maybe you'd like to try fishing with me?"
  14. [23:46:53] <Raven> "A boat? I didn't know that, huh. I knew you liked fishin' but didn't know you had a boat out there."
  15. [23:49:12] <Raven> She shrugs. "I'd be happy with either choice. Which would you prefer?"
  16. [23:49:52] * Barkeep grns like a fool, "I love fishing! It's great, just sitting out there on the lake. So peaceful... great place to think, you know?"
  17. [23:50:11] <Barkeep> "I usually go alone, but I think I'd really enjoy fishing with you, Raven."
  18. [23:50:21] <Barkeep> "If you'd like to, I mean."
  19. [23:50:35] <Raven> "I'm horrible at fishing, but it's fun. So sure, let's go then!"
  20. [23:53:21] <Raven> She shuffles the bag around. "We could scale Mount Amaranth another day. I was actually gonna suggest fishing at the lake as well but...well ya beat me to it."
  21. [23:55:28] <Raven> "Only problem with this is I don't own a fishing pole."
  22. [23:59:09] * Barkeep smiles, "Well you can share mine if you don't mind."
  23. [23:59:48] <Barkeep> "Although... now that I think about it, I think I do have a spare that neph uses sometimes when we go together. She doesn't like it all that much though."
  24. [00:01:39] <Raven> "Let's take both then? I uh, also brought some snacks," she gestures to the bag.
  25. [00:02:32] <Barkeep> "Oh? Did you cook them yourself?"
  26. [00:03:55] <Raven> "nnnnnnn - yes. sorta," she says, reddening around the cheeks a bit, crossing her arms and darting her eyes to the side. "I made sandwiches."
  27. [00:04:36] <Barkeep> "Uhh, well if we're lucky, we might have some fish to go with them."
  28. [00:05:03] <Barkeep> "You've got a lot of wilderness training, right?"
  29. [00:06:54] <Raven> "You could call it that," she says, relaxing a bit again. "If we catch anything edible I could work something out of it."
  30. [00:07:31] <Barkeep> "Sounds like it could be fun..."
  31. [00:09:30] <Raven> "Let's snag the rods and head over to this boat then. I had no idea you had a boat!"
  32. [00:09:45] * Barkeep looks to marcel and winks, giving a little salute. "Cover for me, okay?" Marcel mimics the gesture, and Barkeep picks up a satchel before stuffing it with some supplies and slinging it over his shoulder, picking up David from the counter.
  33. [00:10:58] * Barkeep leaves the two minccino to handle the cleaning duties, and says "Be right back, Raven." heading upstairs and coming down a couple minutes later with a pair of fishing rods.
  34. [00:12:30] <Raven> "Right! Let's go then!" She grabs at his free hand and heads toward the door.
  35. [00:12:52] <Barkeep> One of the rods shows some definite signs of use, but is a fairly good looking rod that seems to be well taken care of. The other is of a bit lower quality, but mostly untouched. "All right, I'm ready."
  36. [00:13:28] * Barkeep follows her with a bit more spring in his step than usual. He seems excited to spend some time with her at the lake.
  37. [00:14:42] <Raven> (fast forward to the lake then? :3c)
  38. [00:14:48] <Barkeep> (sure)
  39. [00:16:04] <Raven> "So where's this boat of yours at exactly..?"
  40. [00:17:04] <Barkeep> "It's docked just around here..." he says, leading her around the side to his humble little fishing boat. "It's not much, but it's a good little boat."
  41. [00:18:39] <Raven> She scampers into it, putting her bag down at her feet. "Not like you need something large and magnificent out here though."
  42. [00:20:06] <Raven> "Did you purchase it from one of the fishermen in town? Or build it or?"
  43. [00:20:07] <Barkeep> "Yeah, if you stay out of the deep parts you can avoid hooking a gyarados."
  44. [00:21:24] <Barkeep> "Got it from a guy who didn't use it that much. Managed to convince him to sell it for a very reasonable price."
  45. [00:23:52] * Barkeep climbs in the boat and sets off into the lake.
  46. [00:24:11] <Barkeep> "Just look at the water... it's so calming, being out on a huge lake like this."
  47. [00:24:47] <Raven> "Not a poor investment at all," she says, looking over into the lake.
  48. [00:25:17] * Barkeep leans over and dips a finger into the water, leaving little ripples as the boat floats along.
  49. [00:28:03] <Raven> She mimics this action. "I feel the same; when I got my assignment to be stationed out here, it was one of the best days of my life. It's just so peaceful."
  50. [00:29:31] * Barkeep lets his hand go and watches the ripples fade away. "Life has a way of throwing complications your way even in a peaceful place like this though."
  51. [00:30:09] <Raven> She snickers. "Truth be told I was gonna pull a little prank on you when heading out here, but you mentioning a boat threw that off."
  52. [00:30:50] * Barkeep grins, "Really? What were you gonna do?"
  53. [00:32:53] <Raven> She points eastward, off into the distance. "Plan was to try to drag you down into the barrens, and make a little scene about that if you didn't catch me a Garchomp, I wouldn't consider you a man. Least to see your response before coming back this way."
  54. [00:33:37] <Barkeep> "Hah, I managed to get pretty close to taking them all down thanks to david."
  55. [00:34:02] <Barkeep> "It's definitely not an experience I want to repeat though."
  56. [00:34:32] <Barkeep> "Least not without a big strong girl to protect me." he grins, pushing her shoulder a bit.
  57. [00:36:12] <Raven> (bluh distractions!)
  60. [00:37:44] <Raven> She pushes back, slightly harder. "Hey! I got pretty worried when I heard you'd run off to do something like that without telling anyone! Still a little mad about it..." She frowns slightly with a slight blush.
  61. [00:38:17] <Barkeep> "H-Hey... it's not like I knew it'd be anything like that..."
  62. [00:39:46] <Barkeep> "I just thought it'd be a nice little outing... of course every time I try to go somewhere without neph it ends upbeing something terrifying like that."
  63. [00:39:50] <Barkeep> "I..."
  64. [00:40:03] <Raven> "I know. I's just if something had happened, we'd of had no idea where you went and..." She sighs and puts a hand to her forehead.
  65. [00:40:15] * Barkeep looks down, "... I didn't really get out much before you came to town."
  66. [00:41:53] * Barkeep sounds a bit ashamed about admitting this.
  67. [00:42:55] <Raven> "I dunno how to say it. Afraid you'd get hurt, or worse."
  68. [00:45:05] <Barkeep> "Yeah... yeah, I know."
  69. [00:45:28] <Barkeep> "I never really used to get in dangerous situations like this."
  70. [00:45:49] <Barkeep> "And even this... I didn't think it'd be dangerous at all."
  71. [00:46:03] <Raven> She folds her arms and gets totally red and flustered. "But I know I can't always be there to protect you, even if I want to be so...ah why am I saying this?" She looks away in embarrassment
  72. [00:46:29] * Barkeep smiles, "Thanks though. For well, worrying about me."
  73. [00:50:39] <Raven> "...I'd like to teach you some self defense techniques later, but least tell your sister or me next time where you're going."
  74. [00:52:29] <Barkeep> "I... yeah. You're right."
  75. [00:52:42] * Barkeep seems a bit uncomfortable though.
  76. [00:54:50] <Raven> She leans over and swings her arms around him in a tight hug, "Sorry for being a bit of a bitch about this; I just don't want anything bad to happen to you."
  77. [00:56:52] <Barkeep> "No, I was being stupid. You're right."
  78. [00:57:46] <Barkeep> "I spent most of my life sitting around reading books and working at the bar. Every time I go out somewhere without my sister, something like this happens. I... guess I'm not really ready for this kind of thing."
  79. [00:59:31] <Raven> "Well, that's what I'm here for. Hehe," she rustles his head as she whispers in his ear. "I'm still not wearing 'the dress' for a week though as punishment." :3c
  80. [01:00:30] <Barkeep> "I should probably just stay home from now on..."
  81. [01:01:55] * Barkeep is looking down with a sort of dejected expression.
  82. [01:03:23] <Raven> She shakes him a bit. "Hey, come on! Don't be like that...I didn't drag you out here to scold you or put you down...why do I always screw this up..."
  83. [01:05:59] * Barkeep sighs, "I just... I don't know. I'm not used to really going anywhere but this lake."
  84. [01:06:30] <Barkeep> "I've always been relying on my sister. I feel like I'm holding her back sometimes... I don't want that."
  85. [01:11:11] <Raven> She moves over to sit beside him, still hugging tightly. "Listen, I don't want you to feel like I don't want you to ever do anything without my permission, or to feel like you can'tgo anywhere. I'm being a bit unreasonable maybe? I really scared when I heard about the whole Garchomp thing."
  86. [01:14:04] <Barkeep> "I know, but... I don't want to make you feel that way either." he says, giving her a bit of a hug back.
  87. [01:17:23] <Barkeep> "I think I do want you to teach me some time."
  88. [01:18:07] <Raven> She pauses for a second. "There's a lot of places I want to explore around this place. With you. I wasn't kidding about spending the night together ontop of Mount Amaranth, ya know."
  89. [01:18:32] <Barkeep> "I want you to know I can take care of myself, and I think it'd make me feel better too, knowing thta I can."
  90. [01:18:52] <Barkeep> "So I don't always have to rely on others to protect me anymore."
  91. [01:21:32] <Raven> "And far as the money situation is with the inn.." she bites her lip "nnnnn -" she hesitates.
  92. [01:22:14] <Barkeep> "I'm trying to come up with ways to make more."
  93. [01:22:24] <Barkeep> "I think the tournament is going to help, once I get that underway."
  94. [01:22:49] <Raven> "No, it's not that...uh...oh jeez I totally didn't expect for this to come up till a bit...later."
  95. [01:22:56] <Barkeep> "Huh?"
  96. [01:23:04] <Barkeep> "I don't think I understand..."
  97. [01:26:07] <Raven> She lowers her hands, placing them in her lap. "I'd...just been thinking that I make a pretty decent salary, and..."
  98. [01:26:42] <Barkeep> "Oh..."
  99. [01:27:03] <Barkeep> "As much as it'd help... I'm kind of worried about what Sis would think."
  100. [01:27:10] <Raven> "If I moved in to live with your family...and...split the expenses.."
  101. [01:27:37] * Barkeep suddenly looks surprised
  102. [01:27:42] <Barkeep> "Wait, you mean like that?"
  103. [01:28:07] <Raven> She looks equally surprised. "What did YOU think I was going to say?"
  104. [01:28:34] <Barkeep> "I just thought you were going to kind of give us some of your salary as sort of well... charity."
  105. [01:28:50] <Barkeep> "Which neph would have probably felt bad about accepting."
  106. [01:29:16] <Barkeep> "But I mean, if you're talking about something like that..."
  107. [01:30:20] <Raven> She shakes her head. "I'd been planning to ask about this after her birthday...ugh I'm so dumb why did I say all those cruel things to you," she sighs and lowers her head.
  108. [01:30:46] * Barkeep hugs Raven tight. "It's okay, don't worry about it."
  109. [01:30:56] <Barkeep> "Just look at the lake."
  110. [01:31:13] <Barkeep> "Always makes me feel better."
  111. [01:32:50] * Barkeep squeezes her hand and tilts her chin up to look out at the quiet lake.
  112. [01:33:26] <Raven> "Like we haven't even a couple for two weeks and I've already bit your head off over wanting to just live your life, and I'm already talking about wanting to move in with yo-" it doesn't take much to make her look toward the lake.
  113. [01:34:39] <Barkeep> "It's okay though, Raven. I'm glad a little that you actually care about me enough to worry."
  114. [01:35:07] <Barkeep> "That's really what you were trying to tell me, right?"
  115. [01:38:57] <Raven> She quites down, just sitting there for a bit, then leans up against him. "...Yes," she says meekly. "I was just raised to be stoic, brave, masculine. But...around you all that just sorta goes away, I don't know what I'm doing."
  116. [01:42:29] * Barkeep leans back and nods. "I was kind of... I still am kind of distant with a lot of people. I never felt like I can really be close with anyone but my sister. But around you, that goes away. Because I..." he pauses almost unnoticably as though the word got caught in his throat, "trust you."
  117. [01:45:23] <Raven> "...Well now I just feel worse about my plot to get you drunk one day," she says with a faint laugh.
  118. [01:46:22] <Barkeep> "Like I'd mind getting drunk with you."
  119. [01:48:05] <Raven> "Well you're always so prim and propper while I'm drunk as a monkey. Was curious what you'relike at your worst."
  120. [01:50:06] * Barkeep grins and puts an arm around her giving a kiss.
  121. [01:52:00] <Raven> She kisses back, getting nice and snuggly against him.
  122. [01:52:41] <Barkeep> "Come on, let's get fishing."
  123. [01:53:28] <Raven> "...I almost forgot we were on a boat," she admits.
  124. [01:53:31] * Barkeep spends a bit of time showing her the ropes, just going over a few quick basics before casting their lines. It's probably a while before they catch anything though.
  125. [01:53:57] <Barkeep> 1d100 using the example table :3
  126. [01:53:57] <DiceMaid-9001> Barkeep, using the example table :3: 33 [1d100=33]
  127. [01:54:11] * Barkeep gets a bite eventually :3
  128. [01:54:14] <Barkeep> 1d100+5
  129. [01:54:15] <DiceMaid-9001> Barkeep, 1d100+5: 78 [1d100=73]
  130. [01:56:41] <Barkeep> (... I have no idea how this calculation works.)
  131. [01:56:51] <Raven> She watches observently. She's fished plenty before, but is sort of bad at it. "Fishing wasn't exactly a covered topic at the military academy Guard...heh," she casts a rod.
  132. [01:56:55] <Raven> (I DON'T EITHER.)
  133. [02:00:14] * Barkeep catches a magikarp :D
  134. [02:01:05] * Barkeep waits a bit for raven to catch something. It's taking some time but... barkeep rubs the lucky coin in his pocket and she feels a tug soon after.
  135. [02:01:51] <Raven> "Oh!" She jerks the rod up to snag the hook, and reels enthusiastically.
  136. [02:02:15] <Raven> "This is a lot tricker then just waiting around to shoot something! hnnnng!"
  137. [02:02:47] <Barkeep> "That's good! Just let it think it's going where it wants, then reel it in!"
  138. [02:04:41] <Raven> She continues to reel, meeting resistence here and there, bobbing around as the rod contorts to the hooked creature moving around. She leans into Claud while sticking to it. "Hehe, I'll get this sonofabitch."
  139. [02:05:38] <Barkeep> "You're doing great, Raven! You got him right where you want him!"
  140. [02:07:03] <Raven> She gives an exaggerated 'HNNN!' as she brings the creature up, and reaches out to snag it! (did you have something in mind?)
  141. [02:07:36] <Barkeep> She snags a nice goldeen!
  142. [02:08:06] * Barkeep pats her on the back. "Nice, Raven."
  143. [02:11:30] <Raven> "Got ya!" she says, bringing it into the boat and removing the hook. She puts it down with the Magikarp for now, as she turns to Claud. "Couldn't of done it without ya! I depend on you too, ya know!"
  144. [02:12:43] * Barkeep chuckles. "Sun's setting soon. Wanna try to make a campfire and roast these two up?"
  145. [02:13:18] <Raven> "Sounds good. Much longer and I'd probably get a little to enthusiastic and tip us over anyway." :3c
  146. [02:18:42] <Raven> On the way back to shore, she takes a seat across from Claud again, and makes quick work of the fishies with a hunting knife. She guts them slightly, intending to stick them on a stick for roasting. She's careful in her work, not getting any blood or guts anywhere too hard to clean with a little water.
  147. [02:19:09] <Barkeep> "You're pretty good at that."
  148. [02:20:26] <Barkeep> "You sure you've never done this before?"
  149. [02:20:44] <Raven> "One of the first practical lessons my father taught me was how to prep a carcass for cooking," she says as she cleans up the mess. "Fish are...not THAT much different from some other things."
  150. [02:21:59] * Barkeep nods as he docks the boat and walks onto the shore, offering a hand to help her out.
  151. [02:23:11] <Raven> "I said I'm bad at fishing, I'm more then handy with a blade," she says as she twirls it and sheaths it on a legstrap. She drabs her hands in the water quickly to get the blood and such off, grabs the fish with one hand and takes Claud's with the other.
  152. [02:23:28] <OmegaX> (Did anise ever take down the FISH ARE FRIENDS Signs?)
  153. [02:25:12] * Barkeep takes her over to find somewhere to get a campfire set up, helping her set it up, but a bit inexperienced with it.
  154. [02:26:38] * Raven simply finds a tree with a low hanging branch, scurries up it and starts snapping off limbs. "Annd...well I don't think we're going to have a terribly hard time lighting these," she says as she hands them down to Claud. "Did you bring David with you?"
  155. [02:27:05] * Barkeep nods and lets him out.
  156. [02:28:51] <Raven> "I mean, he's a cute little dragon and all, imagine he could help us with that." She says as she hops down to make a little pile of treelimbs, saving two to skewer the fish.
  157. [02:29:32] <Barkeep> David spews a tiny little stream of flame, igniting the twigs.
  158. [02:31:10] <Raven> It doesn't take her terribly long to make the other two limbs into little skewers, and get the fish positioned over the flames. She sighs as she collaspses in the grass beside the fire, sprawling out. "And nooow, we just wait."
  159. [02:36:01] <Raven> " never really said what you thought about me wanting to move in with you," she says, gazing toward Claud
  160. [02:36:07] * Barkeep lays next to her.
  161. [02:36:19] <Barkeep> "Well... why on earth would I mind it." he grins.
  162. [02:39:38] <Raven> "I could think of a few reasons, buuuuuut...I don't think Nephene is going to like the idea very much."
  163. [02:42:12] <Barkeep> "Why? Do you think... it'd make her feel worse about herself?
  164. [02:46:05] <Raven> "I don't know whatshe'd think. She's very hard to read," she says while watching the flames. "But she might think me trying to pitch in with my own money is some kind of charity, yeah."
  165. [02:46:27] <Barkeep> "If it was something like this... I don't think she'd mind the money too much."
  166. [02:48:35] <Barkeep> "But... I do think we should wait a bit."
  167. [02:50:24] <Raven> She turns on her side, toward Claud. "Don't get me wrong though, I was gonna ask about this reguardless later. I hate living alone, and...I want to stay with the two of you."
  168. [02:51:36] <OmegaX> (I thought Clarity lived with you.)
  169. [02:51:42] <Raven> (nope.)
  170. [02:52:13] <castfromhp> (Clarity probably stays at the library more often than most places, I'd think)
  171. [02:52:35] * Barkeep smiles and puts his arm around her.
  172. [02:52:43] <Barkeep> "I'd be happy to live with you too."
  173. [02:53:31] <Raven> "This is way earlier then I intended to bring it up. It just sorta slipped with..." she sighs and rolls her eyes. "Fine I'll not go through with 'the dress' punishment. This time."
  174. [02:54:49] * Barkeep grins. "I'll make sure to tell someone before I go off with some people. Don't worry."
  175. [02:55:22] <Giantree> (Clarity lives with everyone.)
  176. [02:58:06] <Raven> "And I'll be sure to drag you on as many adventures as I can," she says, smiling as well. "Oh, the fish look done!" She sits up.
  177. [02:58:35] <Barkeep> "Ooh, looks good."
  178. [02:59:56] <Raven> She picks the two sticks with the grilled fishies away from the flames. "And wish do want, your own catch," she jostles the magikarp slightly. "Or mine?"
  179. [03:05:20] <Barkeep> "I think... yours looks better."
  180. [03:05:36] <Barkeep> "So you should have it."
  181. [03:07:14] <Raven> "okay, but I'm not sharing," she says impishly as she offers him the magikarp stick, and begins to nibble on the goldeen.
  182. [03:07:55] * Barkeep eats his magikarp. Not the most exquisite fish, but it's not that bad.
  183. [03:08:06] <Barkeep> "Mmm. I'm glad you asked me out here."
  184. [03:08:12] <Barkeep> "I've been having a great time today."
  185. [03:09:11] <Raven> "I feel bad about harassing you over the whole gible hunting thing, though," she says. "Well, my next little trip idea should make up for that."
  186. [03:10:29] <Barkeep> "Oh, really?"
  187. [03:12:00] <Raven> "You're not getting any details out of me on that one," she teases. "The whole wanting to live together thing was jumping the gun enough for today~"
  188. [03:12:15] * Barkeep grins, "Well I await with bated breath~."
  189. [03:12:35] <Barkeep> "Speaking of sleeping arrangements though..."
  190. [03:12:43] <Barkeep> "I'm kind of tired. Want to just sleep out here?"
  191. [03:14:33] <Raven> She snickers. "I wasprepared for this, ya know," she reaches for her rucksack, and pulls out a large blanket.
  192. [03:15:14] * Barkeep laughs heartily, "Well well, you really are used to this kind of thing."
  193. [03:15:32] * Barkeep crawls closer along the ground and reaches out to hug her.
  194. [03:15:58] * Barkeep yawns and smiles, "Good thing we don't have to worry about getting cold."
  195. [03:18:08] <Raven> She tosses it over the two of them and snuggles on up. "Nope, just Ol' Pincher," she says
  196. [03:18:27] * Barkeep holds her gently as he closes his eyes. "Night, Raven."
  197. [03:20:09] * Raven gives him a quick kiss, "Good night, Claud." She watches the fire for a bit before nodding off herself.
  198. [03:20:17] <Barkeep> [/mini]
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