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Post  Liv on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:16 pm

Liv nods. "Of course! We should have thought of that first off. Maybe you'll be missing that trip to the hospital after all."
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Post  Dunstfinkler on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:18 pm

i look at it in disgust "but its all shrivelled and gross".

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Post  Liam on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:20 pm

"it is that or be a lawn ornament?" I reply " and it is dried not rotten for crying out loud" rolling my eyes
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Post  Dunstfinkler on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:26 pm

i grimace and say "fine" as i take the fruit and start chewing.

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Post  Liam on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:54 pm

I tilt my head as the sound of crystal chiming on crystal fills the air, a few of the segments chipping off as mobility returns to are friend "well at least if you light yourself on fire it will be a heat burn instead of a flame burn i guess
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:03 am

I cock my head as Ignacy stands. "How does it feel?"
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Post  Djehuty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:05 am

"Not sure how he feels, but he looks like a damned beetle from this angle." Lily quips.
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Post  Dunstfinkler on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:06 am

i stretch "actually im feeling fine thanks".

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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:10 am

"Well, if you're moving come on into the kitchen and get something in you." I say, turning away. "Maybe the rest will wear off, if not we'll find someone to sort it tonight. I have to busk anyway; we're running low on a few things and Lily needs new clothes, though I suppose the apartment could see to that..."
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Post  Dunstfinkler on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:12 am

the spiders chime in sitting on my shoulder "Cor blimey! what bout us? were hungry too!" i sigh and throw them a couple bullets "il need more ammo if this keeps up".

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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:15 am

Soon enough, we are back out on the hot neon streets of the Nightside.
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Post  Liam on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:42 am

the bustle and flow of the nightside is refreshing and disconcerning, seeing a shrine to whinny the pooh was odd, i wonder how long before someone either burns it or steals the teddy bear "so what is the plan folks,"
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:24 pm

"Well I don't know about you," I say, tightening the strap of my satchel, "But I plan to sing and earn our rent money.Possibly the fee for a doctor too, in case Ignacy takes a turn for the worse and begins to do statue impersonations again." I'm still tired, but I can manage a few songs at least.
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Post  Djehuty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:00 pm

Muttering, a previously chastised Lily watches a Roman centurion with a heavy money belt weave her way through the crowds. "Wouldn't have to sing if you let me do it my way."
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:15 pm

"Lilly, I can earn four hundred dollars in two hours on a good night. And it doesn't get anyone grief. Lay off the slit purse routine." I say arily. Finding a corner, I draw in my audience with a rousing and somewhat bawdy sea shanty.
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Post  Djehuty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:25 pm

Lily sits watching with the others as a grunge-coated man with a greasy, braided black hair hanging lifelessly from beneath a tattered tricorn hat begins singing along brassily, a wicker wrapped fifth of rum clutched like an infant to his breast. His antics inspire glowers of disapproval from more cultured ears in the crowd, but he continues on, oblivious.
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:33 pm

Grinning at the laughing crowd, I fall into a classic drinking song.
"Oh the grass is growing water flowing in a free and easy way
But the rarest thing is the fine potcheen made near Galway Bay." It's an old song and a little threadbare around the edges, but with a little power even an old doggerel can become lively. I keep a wary eye on Lily where she stands, her hands in her pockets. The crowd is warming up now. I smile, They're ready for a little more exciting fare I think. Calling up a song I'd garnered from a few cd's rented from the library, I begin a joyful ditty, "Pour your brother one more round, pick each other off the ground, let another chorus sound! Pour your brother one more round!"
In the middle of the song, I spin, letting my joy free in my voice. But the joy fades near the end of the song, as I realize that Lilly is no longer beside me. Dia Danu, where has she gotten to?
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Post  Djehuty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:53 pm

Emerging from the fringe, Lily looks left and right; Liv's disproving glare causes her to hunch her shoulders when they meet eyes, but she contritely returns to the group, hands in pockets.
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:56 pm

I study Lily, but she gives nothing away, and I get back to my work until the crowd moves on. "Lily?" I ask as we walk, "You say you'd like to help us earn our bread?"
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Post  Djehuty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:02 pm

Smirking, Lily stoops and comes up with no fewer then seven necklaces of varying value twined around her wrist along with the white serpent. "I thought Eve and I where. Look what I found!"
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:05 pm

I stare at the glittering gems...and sigh. "You know, I've known pixies, bright borrowers and ravens who were less thieving than you."
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Post  Djehuty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:07 pm

"I didn't take them! They were just lying there on the ground!"
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:16 pm

"Right. And river rocks are diamonds under the mud." I sigh...but lecturing her does nothing. I change the subject. "I was wondering if you might like to go busking. Can you sing? Or, perhaps, do card tricks or something of the like?"
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Post  Djehuty on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:20 pm

"Never tried; twern't no percentage in it." She lifts her hand, "Sides, ya gotta play to your strengths. You sing and do so well... I open latches and locks."
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Post  Liv on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:28 pm

I shrug. "Do as you like then."
After one more busking session, there's enough in my pockets for our needs. I glance at Ignacy; aside from the fact that he looks as if he's wearing dull armor under his clothes, he seems all right. "How are you?" I ask.
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