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    “Yes, then we can look into these Carthians,” Anna said.

    She thought about the names Annalise and Maxwell Stone, and whether she’d ever heard of either of them.
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    "I like the sense of chaos this game provides. OOC, I like that I cannot know every available avenue, but that I can pursue whatever avenue I so choose. IC, I like that what I am doing has consequences. It's very very real." --Noedig

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    Lucy looks up, at first a panicked expression spreading across her face, which she quickly hides with an apologetic smile. "Oh hey," she says as she takes a deep breath in and sighs, "sorry... I guess you startled me a little." She takes a moment to compose herself before answering Rachel's question, "It's been fine. Shift's almost closing. You know the library closes soon, right?" She looks down and closes the book that she was looking at, placing it in one of two piles to her left. The anxiety quickly melts away from Lucy's face and she offers a more sincere smile this time, saying, "What brings you in so late? Can I get you anything?"

    (OOC: I know Rachel was using Blush of Life before, but she would have to reactivate it here... if you want)

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    "Thanks Leech," Anna said, "nobody will know you talked to us, since nobody will know we were here tonight, right?"

    "If you think of anything else, or if you see anything interesting, my Pulse is always open to you," Anna added.
    Leech nods his head vigorously, sincerely. "Of course," he says, "trust me, I won't bring this up to anyone. Promise." He even raises a hand as if he were swearing before a court, or giving scout's honor. He reaches a hand in his pocket, to pull out an old and very cracked smartphone and says, "Will do." He watches anxiously as the two Hounds depart for their car.

    Anna mulls over the names. Both Carthians sound familiar enough. (OOC: Please give me Int + Politics + any Status (Carthians) or similar merits that may help)

    Alejandro replies that he is glad to hear from you both, and that he is just finishing something up. Can you meet him at Elysium in 30 minutes?
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    Karl looks to Anna, if she doesn't have a problem with it, he replies in the affirmative and starts heading towards Elysium.
    "No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." -John Donne-
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    Rachel grinned at Lucy's reaction. 'Were you expecting someone else?' She wasn't trying to move quietly and a vampire would have been aware of her immediately, but sometimes she forgot to make allowances for someone who was still human.

    'Had dinner with some friends.' Rachel replied to Lucy's question thinking of the meeting at the Castro. 'I might as well drop these books off before I go home. I have the car if you need a lift anywhere?'

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    Karl looks to Anna, if she doesn't have a problem with it, he replies in the affirmative and starts heading towards Elysium.
    “Better go see what he wants…” Anna said.
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    Anna and Karl drive out to Tommy's Joynt. By now it's almost midnight, and the mortal's floor is near packed. It's the usual motley crew of freaks, geeks and outcasts filling the main hall. The two vampires push their way through the crowd of warm bodies, two shadows completely separate from the lively scene. At the back they meet one of the ghoul bouncers who ushers them upstairs.

    Through the upstairs door, Karl and Anna find themselves, as always, greeted by Lady Stardust. His black hair is styled and combed back, a mourner's veil covering her pale face down to the nose. Sauntering over in a gauzy black dress made to look like spider webs, Stardust kisses both Kindred on the cheek. "Darlings, how good it is to see you two. The Prince, may he reign for a thousand years, keeps you both too busy. It feels like ages since you last came by. What can I do for you," Lady Stardust asks, his lipstick leaving a small smudge on both Anna and Karl's cheeks.

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    "I wasn't expecting anyone," Lucy chuckles, blushing just slightly. She stifles a yawn then adds, "But it is good to see you."

    Lucy takes the books almost automatically. Her eyes quickly pour over the titles and she off handedly asks, "Anything interesting?" But her gaze returns to Rachel at the offer, and she blushes again. "Oh, well, you don't have to," she says, before quickly shifting to, "Any chance you'd want to grab a cup of coffee or something?"

    (OOC: Rachel is back down to 9 blood points)
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    Rachel smiled at Lucy wondering what she was thinking about. Had she met someone? On the books, 'Depends on how you feel about Chaucer, but I quite enjoyed it.'

    On coffee, 'Of course I'll get coffee. You know I'm usually awake for a while anyway. I did agree to meet someone later though so I might have to leave early.'

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    Anna Wu

    “It’s always a pleasure to see you, Lady Stardust,” Anna replied.
    “Do you have anything on tap tonight?” Anna asked.

    If they’re serving, Anna will request a small glass (1 bp worth).

    “Other than that, just a booth for a private conversation,” Anna said.
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    Karl nods respectfully at Stardust. He'd never been fully... comfortable with the strange man, but he respected the service provided a great deal.
    "No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." -John Donne-
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    Lucy's eyes go wide momentarily at the mention of Chaucer, but the impressed look is quickly replaced with a smirk. "I just finished reading an old manuscript by Furnivall," she replied, referring to the scholar who started the Chaucer society, "Maybe I will take a look." She finishes scanning the pile of books, placing them in a stack on the side of her desk.

    In reply to Rachel's coffee talk, "Good. Just... give me a half hour to finish closing up and all." Then she adds, "Meet someone later? You really are a night owl!"

    ... Later Rachel drives her mortal infatuation to Stella's, a local "all night" coffee shop that the two have made a regular haunt. Rachel orders an uncaffeinated tea, and when the two have sat down (finding a pair of comfy chairs in a small nook of the small space, she says, "Thanks for joining me. I hate going home straight after a night of work. Always too awake to fall asleep... if you know what I mean."

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    Lady Stardust laughs merrily at Anna's request. "I wish dear, I wish. But I don't know of any Spear members who would be willing to gift me of all people, with such a treat. Neither saintly, nor devilish enough for the lot, if you know what I mean." She tilts her head sideways and gives Anna a mischievous grin, "But if you are able to muscle someone into providing, I'll be happy to start serving. God knows it would be a boost to business."

    (OOC: as opposed to Masquerade where preserved blood is very much a thing, it's really something only available through a Rite of the Lancea Sanctum.. and is much less widely seen)

    Taking on a more serious tone, Stardust says, "Can I help you two tonight? Private table, or are you meeting someone?"
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    Karl looks around as he answers the question, "The latter, Alejandro specifically, is he already here?"
    "No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." -John Donne-
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    On Furnivall, 'I think I read about the rowing club thing. I really should have a look at the Special Collections at some point, but at the moment it'd just be for curiosity's sake.' In theory Rachel had the time to get to it eventually.

    On her meeting, 'Oh he's worse then I am.' She meant that Alejandro in every way. 'Might be a job opportunity though.'

    In the coffee shop Rachel will make the same order. The smell of the tea made her nostalgic. She agreed with Lucy's point, 'You need to take some time for yourself, but what you really need is a job with better hours. Imagine being able to get out of work while it's still daylight.'

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    “Actually I might,” Anna replied, “how much storage space do you have?”
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    "Alejandro?? Stardust asks with an infectious grin, "No he's not here yet. Let me get you both a table and I will escort him your way when he is ready." To Anna she replies, "Well I suppose it depends. What are you looking to store? As you know, no weapons are allowed in Elysium." Lady Stardust gives Anna a grin and a wink, then looks briefly over her shoulder as if she could see through the strange fog at various available tables.

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    In the coffee shop Rachel will make the same order. The smell of the tea made her nostalgic. She agreed with Lucy's point, 'You need to take some time for yourself, but what you really need is a job with better hours. Imagine being able to get out of work while it's still daylight.'
    Lucy shakes her head and chuckles. "Wouldn't that be nice," she says almost wistfully. "But there's no jobs anywhere these days. And the city's so expensive I have to commute all the way from Daly City just to come here," she shakes her head again but this time her words are colored with frustration and she shrugs to take a sip of her tea. She raises an eyebrow and with a slightly mischievous look says, "Why? You offering me a job or something?"
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    “Umm. Blood, lady stardust,” Anna said, “I think I might be able to bring in a supply, if you’re interested, but I’d need to know how much you can store. As you know, it doesn’t last.”
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    'Well I certainly couldn't be bothered with that traffic.' Rachel had driven down there on one ocasion just to see where Lucy lived. 'I'd recommend finding a place up here but I had a hard enough time finding my apartment. The prices are almost as bad as back home.'

    After the last comment Rachel will grin back at Lucy as she sips her tea, 'Me personally? No. I'm not sure what I'd need you for even if I could afford to pay you. At best I could lend you some money in an emergency. I am looking into it though.' What was the point in being Kindred if you couldn't exercise some power on your friends behalf. 'I've met a lot of people since I came to San Francisco, and some of them have money. I suppose the question is what do you want to do with your life?'

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