[12:16:46 PM] ST: Everyone met Snow White and her Seven Cyclopes at the Horseshoe Tavern on Chestnut Street in San Francisco. Currently Malif/Grumps is keeping watch with Doc and Lazy, and Sanura is with the main woman herself, who has suddenly fallen madly in love with the daughter of Bastet. It must be her animal magnetism.
[12:20:00 PM] Sanura: Sanura looks to Jan and smiles gently, she felt a little guilty now but.. it had been for the greater good that she’d acted. She hopes that her actions don’t get her under the wrath of a woman scorned and all that.
[12:22:46 PM] Malif: Malif will try to sift through Grumps’s phone surrepetiously to see if he can narrow down which cyclops is which. He has a list of nicknames and a list of real names, wants to try to match them up.
[12:22:54 PM] Malif: (also whichreal name is Grumps?)
[12:23:44 PM] Victor: (Caelius)
[12:25:37 PM] ST: Jan catches sight of Sanura’s smile and one of her own emerges unbidden. “Ever been to Canada?” she asks. Her food is set down before her and she pushes it between her and Sanura, inviting her to eat with a wave of a french fry.
[12:27:38 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles softly “Not yet, I do have some business keeping me in town for now though” she accepts the offer and nibbles on a fry. Sipping her drink after. “I’m not sure I could keep up with your crew anyway, they’re so.. burly” she chuckles softly.
[12:28:23 PM] Mike: ((FUCKING A! I can’t… I can’t… Mark Mike. I can’t stand this headache. I need to find SOME way to get rid of it!))
[12:28:48 PM] Malif: (Has Majin tried tylenol?)
[12:29:04 PM] Victor: (advil works wonders)
[12:29:16 PM] Mike: ((That’s why I said I needed to find a way. I don’t know if we have any sort of Ibuprofen or anything like it.))
[12:30:23 PM] ST: She sends a glance at the cyclopes. “Oh, you don’t need to worry about them. They know who’s in charge.” Her laugh, though mild in this case, has a tinge of harshness to it.
[12:30:34 PM] ST: (( Where’s Mike and Victor? ))
[12:30:57 PM] Victor: (victor is on the roof of the Bar watching after making “Grumps” Look like the man)
[12:31:25 PM | Edited 12:33:03 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles a little to that and relaxes as she sips at her drink, hoping that the boys got the message, and that they’ve got a plan to continue this without anyone getting punted through the ceiling or some such thing.
[12:32:40 PM] Mike: ((Advil downed. I’m gonna lay down and wait for it to kick in…))
[12:33:00 PM] Victor: ((and mike was watching by the door))
[12:33:22 PM] ST: (( Okay. Any attempts to stay hidden? ))
[12:34:04 PM] Mike: (( Not really. Mike’s just there waiting for the rest of his band. In essence, it’s the truth. If asked, that’s what he’s doing. As I said before, Mark Mike.))
[12:34:14 PM] Victor: ((me im attempting to stay as hidden as possible but I also dont know how tall this building but im sure its not 7 stories so my jump up there was fine just not sure how high it is for being hidden )
[12:35:01 PM] ST: (( Roll Dex + Stealth, with 2 bonus dice for being on the roof ))
[12:35:25 PM] Victor: ((EEK I HAS NO STEALTH!!!))
[12:36:14 PM] Victor: ((2 successes)
[12:36:29 PM] Victor: ((from a single 10 woot))
[12:38:30 PM] ST: (( Wow, Fate doesn’t seem to like you today. ))
[12:38:54 PM] Victor: ((looks like Victors bout to fight lol)
[12:44:28 PM] ST: As Doc scans the landscape, he pauses and narrows his eye. Lazy, whose gaze ends up in the same direction, straightens, moving his foot a little. There is a faint scrape of metal on pavement as he does so. Doc speaks, his voice lowered. “Keep an eye on that fellow on the roof there.” He says to Malif, nodding slightly in Victor’s direction. He looks to Lazy. “Esquilinus, I want you to keep looking around for others. I’m going in to tell Jan. Understood?” Lazy offers a single not-quite-dismissive nod.
[12:45:26 PM] Victor: ((would victor notice the look and the nod?))
[12:45:48 PM] ST: (( Per + Awareness ))
[12:45:54 PM] Malif: GRumps puts the cellphone away and looks up towards the roof, seeing Sy there. He nods to Doc.
[12:46:40 PM] Victor: (1 success and Sy’s not in at the moment to take your call but if you leave your name and number im sure VIC will call you back shortly)
[12:47:16 PM] Victor: (fate is hating me today)
[12:48:30 PM] ST: The one introduced as Happy is bouncing his knees restlessly and looking around. “I hate bars in the daytime. No drunks around to punch. When can we get moving again, Miss Jan?”
[12:49:43 PM] Malif: hehe
[12:51:09 PM] Sanura: Sanura glances lazily to the ‘clops as he asks when they’re departing.
[12:52:53 PM] ST: “Try to contain yourself, Happy. We’ll leave when I say so.” Jan’s tone is firm, falling only just short of snappishness, making Happy fall silent once more. His food is placed before him shortly thereafter, however, and he attacks it vigorously.
[12:53:57 PM] ST: (( Yeah, Victor doesn’t catch sight of the nod ))
[12:56:02 PM] Sanura: Sanura gives a little chuckle. “How did you manage to engage such.. robust companions?” her tone leaning towards robust meaning strange.
[12:56:26 PM] Victor: *Victor stands watch on the roof keeping an eye on the Group not aware he has been made he mumbles to himself* “This is taking so long…We were supposed to follow them….This is why I dont talk.”
[12:57:02 PM] ST: Doc straightens, stretches a little, takes off his leather jacket, slings the hunting rifle across his back, and puts the jacket back on. After that he heads inside, ducking under the doorway.
[12:57:18 PM] Victor: (notice that?)
[12:57:34 PM] ST: (( For the rifle you’ll have to roll, but it’s not hard to notice him going back inside. ))
[12:58:15 PM] Victor: (4 successes)
[1:00:59 PM] ST: Jan considers Sanura’s question a moment. “Fate. Each of them needed help getting on their feet when I met them, so that’s what I did.”
[1:01:14 PM] ST: (( Yeah, you spot the rifle as it’s being slung over his back ))
[1:01:46 PM] ST: Doc’s heavy booted footsteps clop against the floor of the tavern as he approaches Jan. “Miss Jan, a word.”
[1:02:44 PM] ST: Jan looks at Doc, then her eyes flick to Sanura. After brief consideration, she nods and says, “Excuse me.” She rises and follows Doc to the back of the tavern.
[1:03:03 PM] Victor: *Victor Spots “Doc” hiding the rifle and making his way back inside, he heads to the back of the roof and checks to see if anyone is around if not he will jump down if so he will walk around to a clear section and then jump down. Then look for a rear entrance to the bar*
[1:05:17 PM] Malif: Grumps continues to keep up the appearance of watching Sy, but fails to report him vanishing, instead keeping watch ont he rooftop he used to be on.
[1:06:08 PM] ST: There’s an unoccupied alley that Victor can jump down in, and a side entrance that seems to lead into the kitchen. The chef is standing just outside having a smoke.
[1:06:38 PM] Victor: ((this is gonna sound racist is he spanish? mexican? anything?)
[1:07:05 PM] Sanura: Sanura’s brows furrow slightly “don’t you worry about their .. loyaties.. due to.. well.. this might sound bad but.. due to liniage?”
[1:08:28 PM] ST: (( I see where you’re going with that. And I’ll say yes. ))
[1:08:54 PM] ST: (( Is that said upon Jan’s return, Mel? Because currently she’s in private conference with Doc ))
[1:10:02 PM] ST: Lazy doesn’t seem to notice Victor’s departure. He yawns.
[1:10:04 PM] Sanura: [oh yes then sorry ]
[1:10:37 PM] Victor: ((im not going to type it in spanish cause well then noone will understand lol)) *Victor approaches the Smoking Chef and do a small wave* “Oye Pai, Got to go see my cousin give him some money 2 seconds” *without really waiting on a response he is going to attempt to keep on walking*
[1:11:39 PM] Victor: (only doing this cause its worked for me in the past in real life Let the fates be kind)
[1:13:17 PM] ST: (( Manip + Empathy, with 2 bonus dice ))
[1:13:29 PM] Victor: (oh lord….lol)
[1:13:56 PM] Victor: (1 success)
[1:15:50 PM] ST: The chef eyes Victor. “Your cousin isn’t here. I’m the only one on this shift. Come back later.”
[1:18:02 PM] Victor: “Damn he lied then….” *Victor then pulls out the remaining cash (400 dollars) and walks up to the Chef* “You mind giving it to him when you see him I gotta go outta town” *if the Chef accepts the money Vic is goint to attempt to head butt the man in order to knock him out *
[1:18:51 PM] ST: After a brief conference with Doc, Jan returns to her seat and begins eating her food with greater purpose. Between mouthfuls she responds to Sanura. “Nope. My boys are very loyal. Aren’t you?” She sends them a sidelong glance.
[1:19:30 PM] ST: “You know it, Miss Jan!” says Happy. Dumbass nods vigorously.
[1:19:38 PM] Sanura: [brb gonna see ROnnie for five seconds before he heads out to work]
[1:20:33 PM] ST: Doc heads back outside. Once he spots that Victor’s gone, his attention snaps to Grumps. “Caelius! When did he leave?”
[1:22:43 PM] ST: “Nah, man.” The chef reaches out to accept the money.
[1:22:46 PM] ST: (( Dex + Brawl ))
[1:22:51 PM] Malif: Grumsp shakes his head. “Just a second ago. I’m trying to see where he’s gonna pop back out again.”
[1:23:50 PM] Victor: 6 successes
[1:25:00 PM] Victor: ((oh wait im supposed to roll one less die to not do leathal damage….unless you dont care…))
[1:27:04 PM] ST: Jan smirks at Sanura. “Faithful as hunting hounds.” She glances around the bar. “You sure you wouldn’t like to visit Canada? It’s definitely worth ditching work for.”
[1:27:24 PM] ST: (( Let’s call it a light unarmed attack, which takes care of that one less die ))
[1:27:34 PM] Victor: ((kk))
[1:28:52 PM] ST: WHAM! Victor’s head comes down right above the chef’s brow. His eyes cross briefly before he collapses to the ground. His cigarette falls on the pavement, smoke still drifting from its cherry.
[1:29:37 PM] ST: Doc curses under his breath. “Seen anything else, Esquilinus?”
[1:29:45 PM] ST: Lazy shakes his head.
[1:30:00 PM] ST: Doc rummages about on his bike.
[1:30:43 PM | Edited 1:31:03 PM] Victor: “Fucking Baboso, *Victor pockets his money again * Who trusts someone hading out free money..” *Vic then enters through the kitchen and takes a seat at the bar Furthest from Jan and Sanura but also one that has a decent view of their table as well.*
[1:31:47 PM] ST: He pulls out a helmet and tosses it to Grumps. “Miss Jan wants us to be ready to head out when she gives the order. You’ll be riding with me.”
[1:32:15 PM] Victor: *He would look around noticing he missed “Doc” but keeps his eye on Jan just in case*
[1:32:26 PM] ST: Lazy grumbles and pulls out his own skullcap, plopping it on his head and not bothering to strap it to his chin.
[1:35:01 PM] Malif: Grumps catches the helmet, and shrugs. “Sure, whatever. Anyone spot that little sneak yet?”
[1:36:43 PM] ST: Doc glances at the roof and then looks around. “Not yet.”
“Nope,” Lazy confirms, not at all seeming worried.
[1:38:16 PM] Sanura: [back]
[1:38:21 PM] Malif: Grumps shrugs, poking at the cell phone again. “Probably just some loser anyway.”
[1:38:52 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles a little “I’m sure it is but I’ve got a once in a life time deal going down, maybe another time though. Do you pass through these parts often?”
[1:39:56 PM] ST: (( Malif, roll Wits + Awareness. Not a JB roll ))
[1:40:53 PM] Malif: 4
[1:43:05 PM] ST: Jan’s smile fades a little in disappointment. But she doesn’t lose it entirely. “No… but we could. Can I get some contact info or something? Like a phone number?” She reaches into her jacket and pulls out her phone.
[1:44:27 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles almost reasuringly “Sure if I can get yours in return” she rattles off her number and takes her own phone out to take Jans.
[1:45:17 PM] ST: Jan’s smile brightens a little. She taps the number in and briefly calls Sanura. “Now you’ve got it.”
[1:46:14 PM] Sanura: Sanura grins “Lovely” She taps in the name to save it properly. “I take it your boys are restless and I’m to be left on my own for the evening hmm?” she teases gently.
[1:49:43 PM] ST: Doc snatches the phone from Grumps’s hand and draws close. “Pay attention! Loser or not, Miss Jan put us out here to keep watch. Even Lazy’s doing a better job than you!” he growls.
[1:51:27 PM] ST: Jan chuckles guiltily. “Something… pressing came up. We have to head out now.” She waves the bartender over. “Can I get the bill? For all of us.” She makes a sweeping motion to indicate all the cyclopes.
[1:51:46 PM] Malif: Grumps frowns, and crosses his arms. “Yeah, whatever. Me watch! Miss my bike…..”
[1:52:00 PM] ST: “Finally!” says Happy through a mouthful of food.
“But I’m not done eating!” laments Sneezy.
[1:52:42 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles still “I’ll look forward to hearing from you then, maybe once your trip is over. Thanks for the company sweetie”
[1:54:00 PM] ST: “It’s your own damn fault it’s gone.” With that Doc shoves the phone back in Grumps’s hands.
[1:55:58 PM] Malif: Grumps puts the phone in his pocket, scowling. “When we go to… where was going again?”
[1:56:00 PM] ST: Jan takes a moment to give Sanura a warm smile. It’s clear that’s not a thing she’s used to doing. “Yeah. Sure. No problem.” Then the bill comes around and Jan places a wad of cash on the counter. She motions to the cyclopes to get going. They rise and begin to head out.
[1:56:26 PM] ST: Sneezy stuffs as much food in his face as he can before leaving.
[1:56:51 PM] Sanura: Sanura heaves a soft sigh and sits back as if casually texting ’they’re heading out’ is what she sends to the band.
[1:56:57 PM | Edited 1:57:05 PM] Victor: *Victor once noticing the group rise would head out towards the kitchen again exit the bar and head toward his bike*
[1:59:47 PM] Sanura: Sanura finishes her drink, not knowing what the hell she should do at this point.
[2:03:24 PM] ST: Doc growls in exasperation, not bothering to answer Grumps. As the cyclopes file out the door, he quickly puts on his helmet.
[2:03:39 PM] Malif: (Does Malif know where the cyclops corpse was dumped?)
[2:04:34 PM] ST: Jan stops in the doorway and just stands there a moment.
[2:04:36 PM] Victor: (Just that Victor took it to the sea the wallet wasnt on the body in the water)
[2:07:34 PM] Victor: *Victor would reach his bike Parked away from the bar but not to far would take off the shirt put it away and sit on the bike and wait for the roar of the other bikes before starting his own, obviously not concerned with Sanura or Mike at this moment*
[2:08:34 PM] Sanura: Sanura glances up to Jan as she pauses. “Forget something?” she murmurs softly in question.
[2:13:41 PM] ST: “I… ah…” Jan begins.
The cyclopes all proceed onwards, donning their helmets and hopping on their bikes. Doc, however, notices Jan’s hesitation. He refrains from getting on his bike, waiting to see what’s going on.
[2:14:05 PM] Victor: ((RUN SANURA!!))
[2:14:25 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles encouragingly “What is it lovely?” she questions as she lowers her phone giving the woman her full attention.
[2:15:43 PM] Malif: Grumps stands by Doc, looking around. “Wat?”
[2:17:04 PM] ST: Jan takes a deep breath, looks over to Doc, and says, “Go on ahead. I’ll meet up with you in Eureka.”
[2:17:22 PM] ST: Confusion overtakes Doc’s face. “Miss Jan!”
[2:18:17 PM] Sanura: Sanura’s brows arch softly and she bites her lower lip, she’s unable to help a faint grin, purely at the impressive nature of the bespelled love. It was .. quite amazing in her opinion.
[2:22:08 PM] ST: “Do as I say,” she says quietly.
The resolve in her voice spurs Doc into action. “Yes, ma’am.” He looks around. “I’ll leave Venator under your bike.” She nods once and turns back to face Sanura.
“Change of plans. Looks like I’ll be sticking around for a while.” She smiles a little and approaches.
[2:23:14 PM] Sanura: Sanura grins softly though she’s not sure how this is going to affect the others plans. She rises and though and fires off a text ‘Jan is staying’ pocketing her phone after. “Oh sweetie, you’re going to stay for little ol’ me?” she teases softly.
[2:24:18 PM] Victor: *Victor whistles for Cyril*
[2:25:02 PM] Malif: Grumps looks confused. “Why she no come?”
[2:25:27 PM | Edited 2:25:44 PM] ST: “You heard Miss Jan! Let’s move out!” says Doc as he turns to the rest. He heads over to Jan’s bike but stops as Grumps addresses him, sending a glare his way. “That’s her business.”
[2:26:11 PM] ST: “I figure Canada’s not going anywhere,” replies Jan. She seats herself beside Sanura again.
[2:27:08 PM] Malif: Grumps shrugs and follows Doc.
[2:27:18 PM] Sanura: Sanura laughs softly and leans over to take Jan’s hand lightly in hers. “that’s true” her thumb stroking the other womans hand. “Another drink then?” she murmurs softly, keeping the other ladies gaze.
[2:27:41 PM] ST: Cyril lands near Victor, but at a high enough perch so as not to be attacked again.
[2:29:25 PM] ST: Jan lets out a little breath and says, “Yeah, I think so.”
The bartender is clearly trying not to stare too rudely at this tableau, focusing on cleaning up the food the cyclopes left behind.
[2:29:26 PM] Victor: *Victor looks up* "Change of plans….They seem to be heading out. The Cyclops we killed is being impersonated by one of ours. Keep your eye on him, if he needs an exit, well you know what to do. Ill try and follow the Ducati on my own, but we shouldnt leave a soldier alone. "
[2:30:27 PM] ST: Cyril looks around warily as Victor speaks. He squawks distractedly in response.
[2:31:15 PM | Edited 2:31:21 PM] Victor: *nods* “I know your mad…When your done…whatever you want…it’s your’s within reason of course”
[2:31:26 PM] Sanura: Sanura grins softly “Sounds great, you know you’ve really brightened up my night” She glances to the tender. “refills over here please” her attention returning to Jan a moment later though.
[2:32:39 PM] ST: Doc returns from the Ducati and swings his leg over his custom cruiser, straightening it out and kicking up the kickstand. “Hop on,” he says to Grumps.
[2:33:33 PM] Malif: Grumps climbs on behind Doc, glad ‘his’ bike was trashed, so he wouldnt be forced to drive himself.
[2:34:09 PM] ST: Cyril keeps looking around and chirps, just as distracted, but doesn’t take off.
[2:35:04 PM] ST: Jan’s eyes drop to the bartop as she tries to stifle her smile. “You know… I’ve never met anyone like you before.”
[2:35:15 PM] Victor: *Victor attempts to look around to see if he notices what has his friend so agitated.*
[2:36:14 PM] Victor: *Victor mutters* “Damn cat….”
[2:36:19 PM] Sanura: Sanura chuckles softly “I can definitely say the same.., you’re not at all what I expected to find this evening, but I’m glad I did” She draws little circles on Jans palm with her thumb.
[2:38:49 PM] ST: Cyril hops to about face, his feathers ruffling in alarm.
[2:39:39 PM | Edited 2:39:47 PM] Victor: *looks up* “Your good for now…Just hate the damn thing…next time maybe I will let you just eat the damn thing.”
[2:39:47 PM] ST: The motorcycles roar to life.
[2:40:04 PM] Victor: *Victor Upon hearing the Roar starts up his bike as well*
[2:40:32 PM] ST: “Yeah… me… me too,” says Jan.
[2:40:38 PM] Sanura: Sanura bites her lower lip and leans closer. “I’d love to here more about your adventures .. it’s so.. exciting” she murmurs. "I don’t suppose you could talk about it here though.. "
[2:40:54 PM] ST: Cyril calms a little, his feathers settling as he turns back to face Victor.
[2:40:57 PM] Victor: *He keeps his eye on the road waiting for the Ducati* (obviously not realizing she is staying behind)
[2:41:14 PM] Sanura: [Sanura texted the group with ‘Jan is staying’]
[2:41:33 PM] Victor: (Vic has no phone only Cigs)
[2:41:34 PM] ST: After a moment, he squawks again.
[2:41:40 PM] Sanura: [>< ]
[2:42:28 PM] ST: The eagle takes off, his wings catching the afternoon sunlight before he disappears behind the rooftops.
[2:43:06 PM] Victor: *Looks up again watching him fly whether Cyril hears him or not he whispers* “Stay safe my friend. Come back to me in one piece please.”
[2:43:14 PM] ST: The cyclopes motorcycle gang rumbles down the street, Malif in tow.
[2:44:16 PM] Victor: *Victor waits for the Ducati for a few moments before looking back toward the Bar noticing it hasnt left*
[2:45:13 PM] Harry: (And I am apparently -still- in transit.)
[2:45:40 PM] Victor: (you were like 30 minutes out right shouldnt you be arriving about now?)
[2:45:56 PM] ST: (( He was an hour out. You’re not far, though. ))
[2:47:03 PM] ST: A bit of a blush rises to Jan’s pale cheeks, but she remains composed otherwise. “Did you have a place in mind?” she asks coolly.
[2:47:57 PM] Sanura: Sanura grins softly “We could just get a room someplace” a soft laugh “just to talk and get to know each other, I’m really not that kind of girl” she winks playfully.
[2:47:59 PM] Victor: *Victor shuts down the bike grabs his shirt again huffs, as if he hates being restricted by it, and puts it back on then heads back to the bar*
[2:51:05 PM] ST: She laughs a little too, but it’s a laugh of relief more than anything else. “I could take you down 35 to Sweeney Ridge. It’s not far and it’s a lovely ride. Very scenic.”
[2:52:07 PM] Sanura: She gives Jans fingers a little squeeze “sounds wonderful, but.. are you alright to drive?” she questions as she motions to the barman to settle up.
[2:52:18 PM] ST: (( Where’s Harry heading, for the record? I know he got a text about the group being at the Horseshoe Tavern or some such. ))
[2:53:15 PM] ST: “Divine metabolism,” replies Jan with a smile.
[2:53:28 PM] Sanura: [He should have gotten All Sanura’s texts updating on the current situation.]
[2:56:14 PM] Sanura: She grins “That’s got to be a real perk” she blushes lightly “I need to powder my nose.. give me a few I’ll be right back” she rises and then leans over to kiss Jan on the cheek, leaving a little red set of lips there. “Don’t leave with out me” she whispers softly, as she strokes the other womans cheek lightly with the backs of her fingers. She then turns and makes her way to the restroom, no need to add a sway to her hips with the heels she was wearing. Once inside she texts the group [Jan wants to go for a ride to Sweeney Ridge, what do I do?" ] that done she does go about refreshing her make-up and fixing her hair as she awaits -some- kind of response hopefully.
[2:56:52 PM] Sanura: [I should not that Alejo is getting these texts as well btw]
[2:57:07 PM] Victor: *Victor walks up to Mike hopefully when he is recieving these texts.*
[2:57:52 PM] Sanura: [Majin did say to mark him.. so if megs wants to allow that info shared?]
[2:58:00 PM] Victor: *If so he would tell Mike to respond to her To ask exactly where and to tell her vic would meet her there for support*
[2:58:02 PM] ST: (( Yeah, he’d probably share it anyway ))
[2:59:39 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly, she was starting to feel really bad about this ruse.. Jan seemed like a nice girl.. more or less. She fires back [Leaving GPS on my phone.. you can find me, I .. think Jan is a good one, Alejo, please advise]
[2:59:59 PM] ST: Jan lets out another breath as Sanura leaves. Her eyes settle on the bartender, who’s clearly avoiding being too nosy. She clears her throat and turns away from the bartender and polishes off her drink.
[3:01:05 PM] Sanura: Sanura takes the time to loosen the laces on her corset while shes in there, she might need to be able to move more freely than it would allow. Her clothes put to rights as she awaits a response.
[3:01:57 PM] Victor: *Vic awaits the responce from Sanura watching over Mikes shoulder*
[3:04:22 PM] Victor: *Vic would read the text and head to his bike and head back to the Warehouse as quickly as he could to request a phone from Alejandro to track Sanura telling mike to take the Car and wait for the sports star and follow when they could*
[3:05:23 PM] ST: Text from Alejo: “I’ll meet you there. Maybe we can convince her to join the team.”
[3:05:30 PM] Harry: Actually, once Harry hits San Fran, he just runs up a wall, onto a roof, and stops. Brandishing his cell, he just -calls- Sanura.
[3:05:54 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles softly "Great " she then opens up her phone as it rings. “Sanura speaking..”
[3:06:55 PM] Harry: “Okay, I’m back in town. What’s going on, where am I going, and do I come in as Speed Demon, or not?”
[3:07:38 PM] Sanura: “Good, I’m with the leader of the bikers, she’s a .. complex lady.. we’re going for a romantic bike ride and Alejo is going to meet up with us.. she might be joining our little.. family”
[3:07:53 PM] ST: (( Hold up, let’s get the timing worked out ))
[3:08:07 PM] Sanura: [*holds*]
[3:08:52 PM | Edited 3:08:58 PM] Victor: ((*Victor freezes on his motorcycle and looks around at the magnificent time freeze *))
[3:10:20 PM] Harry: (Yep, I’m -that- fast.)
[3:10:30 PM] Harry: (LOL, not yet.)
[3:11:09 PM] Harry: (Barring teleportation, that’s like, Ultimate Dexterity)
[3:12:44 PM] ST: (( 40 minutes from the tavern to Sweeney Ridge. Harry and Angela are 10 minutes out. For simplicity’s sake, let’s say Sanura fills him in and they hit Sweeney Ridge before Sanura and Jan. Mike and Victor are following the Ducati. Poor Malif is headed north across the Golden Gate bridge. ))
[3:12:49 PM] ST: (( Sound good to everyone? ))
[3:13:16 PM] Sanura: [sounds good to me]
[3:13:21 PM] Victor: (Sounds good to me)
[3:13:34 PM] Harry: (I’m not sure, but I’ll sign off on it)
[3:13:56 PM] Malif: Sure.
[3:15:14 PM] Harry: “Okay, just remember, even Carnage is sweet on Shriek, and Joker on Harley. Till they’re not. Love does not erase villainy, only pick other targets. So, what do you want me to do?”
[3:16:36 PM] Sanura: She sighs “just be there in case things go sideways, I think Alejo can handle the heavy lifting here. Stay safe” she murmurs before ringing off and heading out to meet Jan. “I.. think I’m ready” she gives an uncertain laugh “Never ridden a bike before”
[3:16:57 PM] ST: (( Where’s Sanura having this phone call? ))
[3:17:05 PM] Sanura: [bathroom XD]
[3:17:17 PM] Victor: ((that was the phone call in the bathroom before the time laps that now places us at sweeny ridge))
[3:17:30 PM] Harry: Harry sighs. "That was absolutely and utterly uninformative. “Just be there.” I’m not fucking Superman…well, yet."
[3:18:07 PM] Harry: He calls Alejandro next.
[3:19:47 PM] ST: (( Is Sanura wearing a skirt? ))
[3:19:53 PM] Sanura: [yes ><]
[3:19:59 PM] Victor: ((FUN FUN!!!))
[3:19:59 PM] ST: (( LOL this should be fun ))
[3:20:16 PM] Victor: ((one girl did that once on my bike…I found it utterly hilarious
[3:24:17 PM] ST: Jan grins. “You’ll love it, trust me.” She looks down at Sanura’s skirt briefly before taking her by the hand and leading her to the bike. “Your skirt’s going to ride up, though… would you like to borrow my spare pair of shorts?”
[3:26:51 PM | Edited 3:27:10 PM] Sanura: Sanura smiles, actually sort of looking forward to it. She blushes and then gives a little laugh. “I guess we don’t want to give the passing moterists a show huh? I’d appreciate the loan” she’d accept the shorts and slip them on under the skirt. Then take the skirt off and folds it carefully, hopefully it’s stuffed in a saddlebag?
[3:34:37 PM] Sanura: [Say this was her outfit http://prntscr.com/1n0mkc it’s now that top with whatever shorts she was provided]
[3:38:58 PM] ST: Jan opens up the magnetic pack attached to her tank to pull out the shorts and a pair of riding goggles, and put away the skirt. As Sanura changes, she covertly reaches under her bike, quickly takes apart the rifle, and stuffs it in various parts of her jacket. “All right. I don’t really have a passenger seat, but if you lean close to me you should be fine. You can put your feet here,” she taps a part on her bike that clearly isn’t designed to be a foothold but will do. “It’ll be fine,” she reassures with a smile. “Just lean into the turns, not away, and don’t hop on or off until I tell you.” Jan offers her helmet to Sanura, not having a spare.
[3:39:58 PM] Sanura: Sanura listens closely and nods her head softly. “Oh… ok.. I’ve got it” she nods firmly and then would ruin her hair with the helmet and wait for Jan’s ok to climb onto the bike.
[3:41:55 PM] ST: Jan helps her strap the helmet on firmly before kicking her leg over her bike, putting up the stand, turning it on, and nodding to Sanura. After she gets on and is secure, Jan zips off.
[3:42:34 PM] Sanura: Sanura is a pretty quick study and soon is riding along, having a pretty good time!
[3:42:41 PM] ST: (( Okay! ))
[3:44:51 PM] ST: (( Harry, Angela, and Alejandro arrive first. ))
[3:45:05 PM] Victor: ((If alejandro came….whos watching the children?))
[3:45:36 PM] ST: (( He put Naomi and Miss Simon in charge, with the assistance of the three non-drugged kids. Only two kids are conscious, anyway. ))
[3:54:57 PM] ST: Sweeney Ridge is a collection of large, tree-covered hills, criss-crossed with hiking trails.
Alejandro parks the car. “Once Ms. Menmatre gets here, I’m going to lay low and keep an eye on her and this Jan.” He looks to Harry and Angela. “I advise you two do to the same. We still don’t know what this chosen of Artemis is like.”
[3:56:02 PM] Harry: “Well, this isn’t Highlander, it’s not like she can -sense- us. I’m gonna stretch my legs, don’t want to cramp after that run.”
[3:56:21 PM] Sanura: Sanura is breathless and windblown by the time they arrive, a laugh leaving her lips as she holds tight to Jan and waits for her ok to disembark.
[3:59:11 PM] ST: “I wouldn’t be so sure of that if I were you,” cautions Alejandro. With that he checks on Sanura’s current location.
[3:59:41 PM] Harry: He gets out, and does some warm-ups, stretches, lunges, to keep limber.
[4:02:08 PM] ST: Angela does much the same. “You know… I think I prefer this whole not wearing shoes thing.” She holds a foot out, examining it. The wing tattoo along the side shifts as her tendons do, almost giving it the illusion of life. “Cheaper that way.”
[4:03:27 PM] Harry: Once that’s done, he fishes in his little gym bag for a water bottle, and looks at the hiking trail.
[4:05:57 PM | Edited 4:06:14 PM] ST: “Ah. Here she is,” says Alejandro, not long afterwards. He heads over to Harry and Angela, showing them the map of the area on his phone. “She’s stopped here. We’re here. This trail should lead to them. I’m going to head this way from this point in the trail” he points it out to them, “into the woods.”
[4:06:37 PM] Harry: “How about we come up along the path?”
[4:07:28 PM] Harry: He waves Angela along, and takes off at a mortal jogger’s pace.
[4:10:01 PM] ST: Alejandro nods just before Harry takes off. Angela quickly picks up on his plan and falls into step alongside him.
[4:10:40 PM] Harry: As they’re going, he looks over at his sister. “So, is it as annoying to you to go this slow, or is that just me?”
[4:11:39 PM] ST: She lets out an exasperated yet cathartic groan. “Gods, I feel like a snail.”
[4:12:56 PM] Sanura: When Sanura is given the ok she climbs off the bike and takes the helmet off. Immediately trying to repair the damage to her hair, at least having it look.. windblown rather than smooshed by a helmet.
[4:16:28 PM] ST: Jan takes the helmet back and turns the bike off, stowing her keys into a zippered pocket in her leather jacket. She leads Sanura down a leisurely trail and says, “What’d you think? Fun, huh?”
[4:18:21 PM] Sanura: Sanura laughs softly “it was exhilerating to say the least, thanks” she walks slowly with her along the path. Quiet for a few minutes. “So.. you were going to regale me with your exploits weren’t you?” she smiles lightly as she takes Jans hand in hers.
[4:21:11 PM] ST: Jan looks around the area, her eyes expertly scanning the woods. Her only response to Sanura’s question is to smile. Once the bike is out of sight, she stops and turns to face Sanura. “Sure… but first…” Her expression turns serious. “Who are you really, ‘Kitten’?”
[4:21:44 PM] Malif: OH SNAP
[4:21:53 PM] Harry: He laughs. “Do you have any idea how hard it is to hold six human speed records, and know you could have done it at 8 times that fast without breaking a sweat?”
[4:22:30 PM] Sanura: Sanura halts with her and faces her with a smile “Are you asking if that’s my real name?” she murmurs still quiet and calm for the moment. “It is.. just in english” she tilts her head lightly to one side.
[4:23:23 PM] ST: “No, but I know I couldn’t stand it,” says Angela. “That’s part of the reason why I teamed up with Naomi and… the others.” Her demeanor turns a little grim.
[4:27:03 PM] ST: Anger flashes through Jan’s eyes. “Don’t play coy with me.” She calms herself and places her hands on Sanura’s shoulders. “Please. I heard your little phone call. There’s something going on here.” He expression is steely, but with tinges of pleading.
[4:29:06 PM] Sanura: Sanura stiffens a moment and then sighs “damn of course you did” she shakes her head and then smiles again. “It’s .. well firstly.. my name is Sanura and.. I’m a daughter of Bastet.” She lets that sink in a moment. “We had a run in with one of your loyal hounds.. and we thought you were a threat to the city.” she licks her lips wondering how much she should tell. “I think you’re not a threat and could be an ally.. I really hope I’m right about that” she half whispers.
[4:32:19 PM] ST: “I don’t appreciate being misled,” Jan threatens. Still, she doesn’t move, intently searching Sanura’s face for any hint of deception.
[4:33:06 PM] Sanura: Sanura sighs softly at that and nods “I’m really sorry about that, I’m pretty new to all this and I was just trying to facilitate the best outcome for this meeting.. I hope you’ll forgive me” and she’s quite sincere about that.
[4:36:05 PM] ST: It’s at this point that Harry and Angela come jogging up the trail and Mike and Victor begin to park… and four black-clad, white-eyed humanoid figures soundlessly jump out of the shadows, surrounding Sanura and Jan. Jan, despite her ability to overhear phone conversations going on across a room or two, seems quite surprised.
The Hunters and the Hunted, Part One
In which a not-so-romantic outing turns into an ambush
[12:16:46 PM] ST: Everyone met Snow White and her Seven Cyclopes at the Horseshoe Tavern on Chestnut Street in San Francisco. Currently Malif/Grumps is keeping watch with Doc and Lazy, and Sanura is with the main woman herself, who has suddenly fallen madly in love with the daughter of Bastet. It must be her animal magnetism.