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A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:52 pm

Now, to be fair, Cila did know some "magic." In fact, bats in general were associated with mystery, mysticism, and the like. But her own specialization was in simple herbal remedies--only considered magic by witless townsfurs--and a few gypsy curses, the true potency of which were questionable at best.

But this vanishing act was something else entirely. Understated as it was, what the oddball had performed was true magic. And backwards though they were when compared with mainstream modern Domish society, even Cila's people considered true sorcery--"like spitting fire or moving water around"--to be the stuff of fairytales. There! He just did it again!

"A-a-aamazing." The joke was lost on her; well, she caught the joke, but was too astounded to laugh. What was he, some kind of spirit from beyond? Cila made sure to keep that option open. Now answer the nice phantom's question.

"Um...vell, nothing shpecial," Great, here comes the shmooth treatment. From a shpecter, no less "it's jusht on the vay. Ve hop from town to town a lot...for, um, vell, ve jusht do. Can't roosht for too long in vun place, you know?" Her eyes shifted, a trademark of her fabricating something. "It gets boring being tied down."
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by evil9731 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:04 am

"it must be fun to travel from place to place, surrounded by family and friends. I vish I could ze same. Ive been traveling alone for six years now, stealing to stay alive, hiding from idiot townfolks zat tink im a ghost from ze afterlife here to haunt zem. If I could find vun place that vouldnt chase me off or be afraid of me, zen maybe i vouldnt have to move as much. But you are alvays on ze move vith such a large family basiclly, I envy zat."

As they continued to speak one police fur had wandered into the square below to search for them.
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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:10 pm

"It's not really all that great," Cila mumbled. Still, even as she said the words she knew that some company was better than none at all. At least she had the three bats who were close to her, but it was still possible to be alone in a crowd. She sighed, getting dangerously close to caring about this weirdo.

"Besides, darling. Vhat bat doesn't have to shteal to survive? It is our vay of life, ever since those--" her political tirade ran out of steam. Nothing escaped the ears of a bat, especially a paranoid one like Cila. She heard Inspector Sellers of the Rennes Police Department come snooping about. Presently, the Inspector noticed the two.

"Vai!" Cila exclaimed, but in that bat-specific voice. "Admit to nothing...of course, you could jusht vanish," she said with a glare that suggested a "gentleman" ought not to. Any other fur, including Inspector Sellers, would have heard nothing more than a faint "-d--t t- --th--g...-f c---s-, --- c---d j--sht ---sh."

"You there!" he called, with an accent thicker than frozen tar pudding. "Do you not know that there is an investigation going on at this present time? We are on the trail of two bats who have assaulted a citizen in the streets just a moment ago! You yourselves might be mistaken for them, if you keep loitering here! Now be off with you!"

Cila's jaws clicked together--the upside down version of a jaw drop. Really? Like, Seriously? She had always mocked the intelligence of dogs, but apparently she had overstated it, in this one's case. Time to play even dumber. "Oh!" she said, keeping her body wrapped and concealed, lest it be identified. "Ve are terribly sorry, Inshpector--"
"CHIEF Inspector! Are you bats blind?"
"Chief Insphector, sorry. Ve are mosht apologetic to be in the vay of official police business. Come along...uh..." Great, he didn't even introduce himself. Make something up. "...Spiritul; ve should get going, yes?" Without another word, Cila gave him a nod and took off, landing on a rooftop across the square, just out of the canine's view, but still in that of her fellow bat.

"Ignorant, nomadic bat swine," Insp--Chief Inspector Sellers snarled as he watched her go. "No regard for the law of the city."
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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by evil9731 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:49 pm

Vincent had heard his comment about 'bat swine' but had caught on to Cila's game. "Terribly sorry to have bozered you officer. I'll just be off."

He let go off the ledge with his feet and dropped a few feet before flying off and to where Cila had gone. He flapped his wings a few times to stop his momentum before landing next to her. He folded his wings back up before turning to her.

"I am sorry, I realize zat i have forgotten to give you my name. My name is Vincent Moloi. Und vhat might yours be?" As he spoke to her he kept his eyes on her eyes, rather than letting them drift lower as she had not crossed her arms again.
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so many knives, so little time.

madness makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. madness makes the world go round, oh the do dah day!

i am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:27 pm

After the other bat took off, Officer Sellers snorted, then resumed looking for the two criminals he was after. They could not be far.

When the ghost bat landed, Cila dipped in greeting. Immediately she noticed something. Now, Cila was used to talking to men who were distracted. In fact, she had come to expect males to look at them instead of her face. Sure, she loathed every male who did, but she accepted it as a cruel fact of life. So to see "Vincent" here trying so hard to look her in the eyes instead of the...um...you get the idea--it was actually kind of refreshing. She immediately liked him more already. In fact, the corners of her mouth curled into a smile just a little bit.

"Pleasure to meet you, Vincent," she conceded, offering a wing. "My name is Difi--erm, my name is Cila." Her full name was too embarrassing to say, so best to give him the shortened version. "You are qvite the gentlebat."
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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by evil9731 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:44 pm

He extended his wing as well and hooked his thumb with hers and shook it, the bat equivalent of a handshake.

He extended his left wing out and pulled it infront of his chest in a small bow, at the same time showing how thin his wing membrane was as the sun shone through it almost un-interrupted. "I am honored to make your acquaintance miss Cila." He folded his wing back up and looked her in the eye again. "Vehre is your camp located? Id be more zan willing to take you back so zat zere are no further mishaps along ze way." As he spoke his tone made it clear that his intentions were good-natured and honest.
what to say what to say?

so many knives, so little time.

madness makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. madness makes the world go round, oh the do dah day!

i am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:01 am

"Hmm..." Cila pondered. She no longer doubted his sincerity, but there were other issues nagging at her. She had gone out to bring back a contribution to the camp. If she came back so early, especially empty-winged, there would be disappointments to answer to. But now that there was an investigation going on, it was best for her to lay low. Besides, she had wanted an excuse to stay home anyway. And if Vincent were telling the truth, well, it just wasn't right for a bat to not have a colony to go to. His presence would cause other questions, but she felt confident in her ability to field them. Even so, Cila wasn't entirely keen on being considered a damsel who needed an escort.

"Vincent, I can take care of myself, you know." And the two bayonets hidden in her blouse would agree with her. "But since my outing vas kind of derailed, the camp is jusht a short flight from the edge of the city, to the easht. Come, let's go shtop by, at leasht until the heat is off." She spread her wings again and took off. "Follow me!"

Just to get the hey out of town, Cila set a brisk pace. As they reached the outlying cottages and farms on the outskirts, however, she let up, slowing to a more relaxed flight pattern and waiting for Vincent to catch up. As he did, she made with the small talk.

"Now I'll prepare you for meeting my clan. Ve are...I'm sorry, but my kind can be prejudiced. Ve have lived too long among ourselves. So you may find us to be a little insulting, I'm afraid. I'll shut them up if they shtart in on you, but know that, even as a bat, you vill shtick out like a broken ving, ok? Any qveshtions about vhere ve're going and vhat vill be there, or you know, vhatever, feel free to ashk on the vay."
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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by evil9731 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:21 am

Vincent spread his wings as well and took off after her, keeping no more or less than 3 feet behind her. When she slowed down he pulled up alongside her and listened as she spoke to him.

"Vell im used to being easy to pick out of a crowd, and it is no problem to me, mean vords are no stranger to me. Accused of being a ghost is probably the lowest on ze list. Vhat are your people like is ze one ting zat i would really vant to know."
what to say what to say?

so many knives, so little time.

madness makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. madness makes the world go round, oh the do dah day!

i am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:44 pm

"Vhat are ve like?" Cila repeated. "Vell, I could give you a qvick hishtory, if you like. In ancient times, ve lived in caves in the mountains. Not dark, cold, vet caves, of course. These had been carved into grand cities inside the mountains, supposedly lit by magical cryshtals, if you believe the old vuns. Anyvay, around the age of cavaliers and mushketeers and all that garbage, the Domish Imperial Mining Company decided our caves vere suitable for mining minerals. They drove us out, the vuns they didn't kill. Since then, ve have shvorn revenge. The canines shtole from us, so ve now live our lives cheating and shtealing from them. Vhen the law closes in, ve pack up our tents and leave for the nexsht town. Vhen ve land, ve take vhat ve can and do our besht not to get caught. If ve do get caught, then the vun who is caught is losht, and ve move on immediately. It sounds cruel, yes, but better to lose vun than rishk all of us being captured, you know?"
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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by evil9731 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:50 pm

Vincent's eyes dulled while he thought for a moment before he replied. "I vould help zem. If ze were caught, I vould help zem. No vun should be left behind."

His stomach growled a bit, and he chuckled in embarrassment. "hehe, sorry about zat. I didn't eat anyting yesterday. I'll be right back." He let out a screech for echolocation and dived down swiftly. He came back up to her level a few moments later, a dead feral rabbit held tight in his feet claws, an obvious bite mark on its neck.
what to say what to say?

so many knives, so little time.

madness makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. madness makes the world go round, oh the do dah day!

i am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:26 pm

Cila cringed at Vincent's reply. The old "It's wrong to leave them behind" sentiment was brought up often in her culture. Just about every teenage bat who was just getting into their ability to have an opinion naively raised that question. But even so, as she had said, the reason they did was to not risk having their entire clan locked up. Sometimes when they got out, the lost ones returned, so it was a necessary evil.

But when the pale bat left, then returned with a dead rabbit, Cila's face turned green. Being a fruit bat, her kind were strict vegetarians. Of course, an all-fruit diet was a luxury enjoyed mostly by ferals. In reality, Cila's kind supplemented with vegetables, breads, even milk and cheese, being mammals and all. But never the once-living musculoskeletal tissue of a freshly slaughtered animal. Cila fought the urge to hurl, glad she hadn't had breakfast yet. When she got her bile under control, she spoke hesitantly.

"Um, I hate to say this, but *urp* ve...don't really...meat...ew. Finish that and clean the blood off of yourself, then ve can go to the camp..." she managed to get all of that out before punctuating the sentence with a dry-heave.
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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by evil9731 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:07 am

He looked at her with a puzzled expression, wondering what was wrong with her. He spent a few moments flying in silence trying to understand why she was saying that and why she was saying it like that. After a few moments he got it. "OH! You are 'fruit' bat? No meat? Very vell, I vill finish my meal and be qvuick about it."

In a few quick moments he finished off his small meal and then preformed his second act of magic that day. His body shimmered and rippled for a moment and he appeared see-through. Any blood or residue that was left on him or his clothes slipped through and off his body before his apperence returned to normal. "Zere ve go, all nice and clean."
what to say what to say?

so many knives, so little time.

madness makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. madness makes the world go round, oh the do dah day!

i am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:05 am

Cila tried to keep her ears forward until the meal was over...not focusing on the carnage behind her. Still, she caught the comment and turned her head back toward him.. "Yes, ve're fruit bats. Vhat about i--?"

The sight she got made her dip about three feet. He just had to be a ghost. Good heavens! No, hold on a moment. What had the oral traditions said? Ghosts don't eat. More magic. She could handle magic, or at least she thought. With a quick toss of the head to flip her long, terra-cotta colored hair out of her face, she remarked,

"Don't think that little trick is going to get you out of regular bathing, darling." What was she saying? She sounded as if she were going to get him into the Rousette clan. Another toss of the head shook her back to her senses.

"Anyvay, ve might as vell land. The clearing is too small to have a good landing area this time." Cila dropped toward the treeline, then reached out with her feet to grab a branch. Most bats would have swung around, tried an aerial somersault or two, then dropped to the ground like a gymnast. Cila's extra chest weight--an unfortunate twenty pounds of it--hindered her agility. Therefore, she merely crept down the tree and began walking. "A bit further and ve'll be there, 'Vincent'."
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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by evil9731 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:24 am

"Vell of course not, zere is noting qvuite like ze feeling of a bath."

He followed her down as she landed. Now if there was one thing that people needed to know about Vincent it was this. Although he's a great flyer, he's horrible with landings. He made to grab a branch with his feet only to run head first into another branch he didnt even see. He tumbled down and crashed onto the ground with a cloud of dust and leaves. He pulled himself to his feet and shook his head. "Vell zat could have gone better." He extended his wings again to check for any damage to the extra thin membranes. When he felt that all was clear he followed after Cila.

When he heard her say that they were almost their he replied with "About how much longer do tink zat it vill take?"
what to say what to say?

so many knives, so little time.

madness makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round. madness makes the world go round, oh the do dah day!

i am the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright!

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Re: A batty encounter (Closed, Larcen)

Post by Larcen » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:08 am

The heavy, dusty THUD made Cila jump. "EEK! Vai, are you all right? Looks like you need some flying...vell, landing lessons." She dusted him off, resisting the urge to check through his pockets like she usually did when dusting someone off.

"Anyvay, ve'll be there riiight abouut..." She passed through a row of trees, into a clearing. "...now."

In the clearing were dozens of tents, each done in bright colors and patterns, all meshed and patched together from various fabrics. Going in, one could have expected to see palm-readers, fortune tellers, and potion salesbats in any one of them. And honestly, stereotypes had to come from somewhere. Probably could find one.

But anyway, back to description. Near each tent, and around the various cooking sites were things that resembled hitching posts, but stood way off the ground--objects that served as chairs, but for the upside down types. Bats wandered to and fro, milling about. Most of them were middle-aged or mere kits, for the more capable and attractive younger bats had all gone to town. Like Cila, the rest of the bats were dressed in bright colors and frilly, loose clothing. Cila herself sported a beige blouse, red-orange calico pants, and a wine-colored sash, accented with a bright orange neckerchief. And she was easily the least flashy of her clan. The older females hung around the campfires, fixing breakfast, while the males collected firewood, tinkered with their tents, and helped keep the kits from destroying something or killing each other.

"My tent is at the other end; let's go," she led on. But as they went, the eyes of the clan focused on Vincent, then Cila, then back to staring at Vincent. Cila glanced to the left and right, giving the others a look that suggested they not meddle--her morning had not been an easy one. Finally they reached a duller-colored tent, done primarily in a midnight blue motif.

"Here ve are...any cuts or shcrapes that need attending to?"
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