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A most motley of crews.
Sun May 31, 2015 21:58

Two women and a man paused upon entering the bar.

"Y'see him anywhere, Liese?" one of the women said in a Scottish accent. She mumbled something inaudible through the short tusks protruding from beneath her lower lip as she rubbed the back of her neck. "Please say no, so I can go back to my RC and sleep. I've been runnin' ragged thanks to all these flippin' modern AUs."

The man gave her a sour look before scanning the room. "There." He pointed at the two men huddled together. "I believe that is who we came to see."

"'Believe' is a long way from 'know.'"

Liese folded his arms into the sleeves of his black robes. "He fits the description, from what I can tell."

The second woman said nothing as she looked over at the bar itself. Her gray hair dangled in front of her face and her ragged clothes hung awkwardly on her thin frame. She awkwardly scraped the long claws on her fingers together.

The other woman gave her a pat on the shoulder. "It's all right, Hazel," she said. "Liese and me will take care of the gabbin'. Keep easy and I'll get you a sundae for afters. Sound good?" She smiled as the expression on the thin woman's face brightened slightly. "Aces."

They ambled over to the two men. "Gaspard de Grasse?" Liese asked as the three drew within conversation distance.

  • Two Spies huddled together at the bar.SeaTurtle, Sat May 30 22:36
    " that's how it ends," concluded Gaspard, fiddling with his teacup. "Naturally, I think you want to come out of this alive so we need to start thinking of a way to save your bacon." Harris toyed ... more
    • A most motley of crews. — PoorCynic, Sun May 31 21:58
      • Gaspard and Harris froze.SeaTurtle, Mon Jun 1 08:17
        The two quickly glanced at each other. Stupid, stupid, stupid. If these people had overheard the conversation, this was an embarrassing slip-up. News of the Triple Prime had to be kept secret from... more
        • The man gave Gaspard a curt nod.PoorCynic, Mon Jun 1 09:18
          "Liese Aulvenic, Department of Temporal Offenses. The Historical Inaccuracies Division, to be precise." He glanced over at his companions. "This is Dona Carruthers—” The stocky woman with the tusks... more
          • Gaspard sighed.SeaTurtle, Mon Jun 1 12:53
            "Take a seat," he said, sweeping an arm towards the empty barstools to his right. "Just one thing though. This place? Y'know, HQ? It's a melting pot of timelines. What's true for one agent's future... more
            • Liese shakes his head.PoorCynic, Mon Jun 1 14:43
              "Just the fact that you compared this to a chess game shows how little you actually understand," he said. "You cannot—” "What my dickish Jedi friend means is that this sort of alternate timeline... more
              • "I can't do that."SeaTurtle, Mon Jun 1 16:53
                "Sorry." Gaspard folded his arms on the counter. "See, this is exactly the thing that I was warned of. The... 'bad future' happens specifically because someone reported the visitors to the Flowers.... more
                • Deegee arched one of her eyebrows.PoorCynic, Tue Jun 2 16:04
                  "What makes you think the Flowers don't already know?" she asked. "I mean, in a general sense. We didn't exactly come down here for a pint and a bit of chatter with you and, ah, your lucky ladies man ... more
                  • "Well, that fills me with hope."SeaTurtle, Tue Jun 2 22:26
                    "And dread. Mostly dread." Gaspard drummed his fingers on the table. "All right. To heck with this. I need help anyways." He looked at Harris, who shrugged. "Right. So, from the top. The visitors... more
                    • Deegee grimaced.PoorCynic, Wed Jun 3 17:59
                      "The Sundering. Great. Always good for a laugh, that is." Liese stroked his pointed grey beard. "It sounds like the Paladins could have come from either DF-109C or 109D. Or possibly some new... more
                      • "Neither, sir," replied Gaspard.SeaTurtle, Wed Jun 3 22:04
                        Harris leaned past his colleague to look at Liese. "I feel obligated to add that in the DTOM timeline there were organized Mary Sue invasions of HQ. Maybe they're your third group? Like, reappearing... more
                        • "No, it was the Sues," Liese replied.PoorCynic, Thu Jun 4 13:22
                          "I am speaking of a third faction within the PPC itself, fighting against both the Loyalists and the Efficient. This Centurion is tied to it. This is not a constant development across all timelines;... more
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