Session Start: Mon Mar 13 00:00:00 2017
Session Ident: #Aeons_Daylight

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “We both know we’re betting on Cornel.” * he grins.

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Unless we can cheat and tie up Arthur.”

<+MichaelM> “Alright, fair point,” Kara concedes.

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ smirks. “It is hard to think on what to do with Arthur. Like how to get through to him at all. At this point I ponder lying to him and twisting things in his weird way so he will see and somehow do things the way he needs to in order to live.”

<+MichaelM> “I hate to say it,” Kara admits, “but that might actually be our best option.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Yeah, I don’t tend to lie to those closest to me unless I really have to and in his case, it seems like if we don’t, he’s either going to get himself fucked up or us all messed up.”

<+MichaelM> “I suppose we have a few days to get our stories straight, then,” Kara sighs. “It feels like it’s going to be a long week.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Yeah probably. Any ideas on what a new job you could do is? Will the FBI maybe assign you to something else?”

<+MichaelM> “Well,” Kara replies, “considering I worked for a megalomaniac in a department that didn’t officially exist, likely not. I might be able to get a job working for the local PD. I have friends on the force, and I used to contract out to their labs anyway.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “That could be a good idea too. It might help if we started finding weird stuff. You’d have a lab to use to investigate a lot.”

<+MichaelM>  “I can certainly try and pass on anything that seems out of place,” Kara nods. “That’s how I got mixed up in all this to begin with.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I can pass you weird stuff I see on the streets too.”

<+MichaelM> “Sounds good to me, though the boys in blue probably aren’t the ones we want to send in after those kinds of leads.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Yeah, you might have to figure a way to do things around that sometimes.”

<+MichaelM> “Don’t worry,” Kara says, a faint grin on her face, “I know someone who can help. Have you ever visited a bar called the Devil’s Trill?”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ nods. “Yeah, I met Zane. He’s a brujah vampire. Kinda funny, where I’m from, Brujah means ‘witch’.”

<+MichaelM> “Well,” Kara offers, “that might not be too far off the mark considering what our sanguinary friends are capable of.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “They did say we can borrow a boat and stuff to investigate the waters and the spirit who killed me.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Zane has been pretty awesome. I told him if they needed something I’d help them out too. I just need to learn more of what I can actually do.”

<+MichaelM> “That would probably be for the best,” Kara agrees. “I can practice freely in my apartment, but this place should work for most of us.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “So in our sections, we can make sanctums?”

<+MichaelM> “I don’t know,” Kara says with a shrug, “probably. I don’t know how I made my apartment into a safe place for magic. It just, kind of…happened? I certainly don’t know what kind of a process would be behind that.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I’m going to try for in the basement. If it works, I can do various things around maybe for protections and make it so spirits will go down there instead of…everywhere.”

<+MichaelM> “That would be appreciated, thank you.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Though Hollow is different.”

<+MichaelM> “I understand,” Kara says diplomatically, “I just hope you understand that I do have a tolerance level for being tolled by spirits.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “You are my friend. I am not out to piss you off. i’ll respect your work and all and you respect mine and we’re cool, right?”

<+MichaelM> “Yeah,” Kara nods, “we’re fine. We have to be. We’re the only two responsible ones here, aren’t we?”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “It’s so weird being responsible like that. And we come from opposite sides of the law even.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I haven’t talked much to some of the others. I don’t know much about them.”

<+MichaelM> “I like to think we pick up where the law leaves off,” Kara says with a wry grin. “I don’t think they cover the kind of stuff we deal with in academy training. As for the others, I know Jesse and Aaron the most. They’re a nice couple. Ruth’s a bit of a wildcard, and I heard some stories about Katie when we both worked in the same lab. I’ve known Arthur the longest, and I understand him less than anyone.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Katie’s kinda nutty but in a good way mostly, unless she blows us up.” * he snickers. “Angela and Aaron are both pretty cool. I don’t know Jesse much. She seems interesting and Ruth seems okay too so far.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Arthur.. makes me want to punch him in the head sometimes, but at the same time, I kind of feel sorry for him.”

<+MichaelM> “Well considering what I had to clean out of her lungs, she’d better be doing more than okay,” Kara says, only half-jokingly before her tone sobers. “But yeah. Arthur’s like that for me too. I kind of whish I did understand him better, just to know what he’s going through. It’s hard to piece together what’s running through his mind at any moment, though.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I’m not sure he knows what reality is anymore.”

<+MichaelM> “Really?” Kara raises an eyebrow, “I don’t know if he understands the concept of reality.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I don’t either. He even talks out loud like he wants to scheme…and make things conform to his plans.”

<+MichaelM> “It’s a lot to take it at once, yeah,” Kara nods. “I don’t think it’s something you get used to, either.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Yeah, I’ve seen weird shit… some very trippy stuff.. but just hearing how he talks is bizarre.”

<+MichaelM> “At first, it didn’t seem to be much more out there than your average drama club member,” Kara exposits, “but after a while, it just didn’t let up. If anything, when things started to get dangerous or confusing, he just doubled down.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Yeah.. he apparently doesn’t know anything about a twin either.”

<+MichaelM> “Well, either he or Katie are mistake,” Kara says thoughtfully, “and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think Katie’s the more mentally sound of the two.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I think I agree with you totally. Katie hasn’t done anything to make me not believe her.”

<+MichaelM> “Her story also makes more sense with what we know,” Kara states. “Arthur’s is not only out there, it’s inconsistent.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Yeah, her story matches other threads we have. I don’t know if we will be able to wring Arthur in to get truth from him.”

<+MichaelM> “I don’t think so. If he feels threatened, he’s probably just going to cut and run again, and then we might lose him.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “ if you see me acting all chummer with him and stuff to try to get things done with him… know I’m like still on this side of things.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I’m just going to try to get him to see some things if I can and well, figure him out.”

<+MichaelM> “I understand,” Kara says with a half-smile, “you be good cop, I’ll be stern cop.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ nods. “Yeah, let’s see if we can beat this that way.”

<+MichaelM> “It’s as good a plan as any, I suppose.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Maybe we’ll get somewhere. We’re going to have to find somewhere else for him to go though besides that theater. I will see if maybe I can get someone to let me get some apartment to use for a bit to hide someone.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “I just don’t want Arthur messing up my contacts.”

<+MichaelM> “I can understand that,” Kara nods affirmatively, “I’ll see what I can do to set him up as well. Worst comes to it, he can stay in my place.”

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ “Alright. I’m going to go get some rest and then see about what he’s up to tomorrow. Have a good night, Kara.”

<+MichaelM> “You too, Ramirez,” Kara says with a slight wave. She waits until Ramirez is out of sight, then pulls her phone back out of her pocket. She smiles faintly, then types and sends a quick reply to an earlier message. That done, she turns off her phone and heads in search of rest as well.

<@Death> ~*Ramirez*~ heads downstairs to set up stuff in the basement and nap.

Session Close: Tue Mar 14 00:00:00 2017