<Sissy> has her toolbox out, working a bit on the sound equipment and replacing a speaker up in the wall. She has it quiet back there, not playing any music despite the radio on the counter as she trims some wires and starts to install the new speaker.
Gavin watched her for moment staying very still. Caution watching someone move around slow about the stage. Tilting his head he studies her movements and smirks to himself.”You finding the Amplification system to specs?”He moves Back toward her Keeping a friendly demeanor watching her expression very carefully not really doing the Whole intensity just subtle tells and looks .”Wiring was bad in here at one point..Do you need anything?”
<Sissy> doesn’t seem to really even notice him till he moves, and then looks at him curiously for a moment. “Huh? Sorry, didn’t catch that.”, she says as she watches him. Then briefly holds up a a hand and reaches back pushing the speaker into place. “That needs to be tested before I put in the backets.”, she watches his lower face as she climbs down from the ladder, her own dark hair
obscuring most of hers.
Gavin Nods to her slowly and Looks at the speaker.”I can Do that, You have time the Stage Amps were blasting back some bad fuzz. Think the Cones were Cracked or something..Give me a second and I’ll try and see if that works good. God where are my manners. “I am Gavin,And you would be?” He asked watching the surprised reaction and Curiosity play off her face Not really reading that much further then that into her expression he motioned to
the speaker. “I may need some of them in the Vip area with Kill switches or routing abilities to redirect a separate system up there. Something basic,Nothing to advanced the acoustics in here are insane.
<Sissy> watches him, seeming to keep her face turned slightly and watching his lower face before she nods. “I can handle that. One of the bands complained, why I am here.”, she smiles a little. “Oh, sorry. I’m Sissy. You must be the new manager, sorry. I do some various handi work, mostly working with the local bands and sound systems. Though I have some pyrotechnic experience as well.”
Gain chuckles to her “I Might need Lights and a sound booth set up In the back room here at some point, you can set those right? “He links a guitar and mic in .”Fire Code prevents pyro in here,and Insurances cost through the roof..Also goths explode in exposed open showers of sparks..they might run away..then I would loose profits and god, MY dark cred Cant loose that.”He teases with a joking smile tuning in. “Let me know when our ready
to test the threshold and tolerance.
Gavin chuckles to her “I Might need Lights and a sound booth set up In the back room here at some point, you can set those right? “He links a guitar and mic in .”Fire Code prevents pyro in here,and Insurances cost through the roof..Also goths explode in exposed open showers of sparks..they might run away..then I would loose profits and god, MY dark cred Cant loose that.”He teases with a joking smile tuning in. “Let me know when our ready
to test the threshold and tolerance. <<repost cause my v key broke>>
<Sissy> nods to him and watches him for a moment. “Oh, you play too? That’s cool.”, she says and then she chuckles. “It’s for outdoor shows. they do that in the park here sometimes.” She makes her way to her toolbox and sits on a folding chair, she picks up an earplug and puts it in her left ear before waving to him to go ahead.
Gac=vin runs down a vocal scale and seems happy with the sound bouncing back and forth , between static and Crashing vocal changes ,But makes a annoyed face looking at his hands and then the Guitar.Looking at her He shakes his head “Its not your system I did something Wrong here..”He looks down and Sings again into the Mic and letting the vocal reach down deeper and lined with a dark smooth tone holding it constant a moment..then his
hands move down the neck of the guitar.”Hmm ,I think I did something here..”He fidgets with the Setting on the guitar and foot petals a few times dialing in and out a little embarrassed I mean he is a humble but damn , That was less then ..not exactly a range of success he could stomach not at this.
Gavin runs down a vocal scale and seems happy with the sound bouncing back and forth , between static and Crashing vocal changes ,But makes a annoyed face looking at his hands and then the Guitar.Looking at her He shakes his head “Its not your system I did something Wrong here..”He looks down and Sings again into the Mic and letting the vocal reach down deeper and lined with a dark smooth tone holding it constant a moment..then his hands
move down the neck of the guitar.”Hmm ,I think I did something here..”He fidgets with the Setting on the guitar and foot petals a few times dialing in and out a little embarrassed I mean he is a humble but damn , That was less then ..not exactly a range of success he could stomach not at this. <<Again RePost >>
<Sissy> watches him and smiles, and takes some readings with a microphone and tablet in her toolbox. She just nods to him a little though not sure what he said. She glances toward the instrument’s readings once before turning her attention back to him and watching.
gavin Laughs to her”I think I fucked up..”He laughs to her Scratching his forehead. Sheepish laugh breaking into a good solid ring..”Let me try that again..Shit..”He laughs a little shaking his head with a smooth smile. “Its like I know it happens to some ..oh god that made this sound like a conversation No one wants to be in “He laughs harder flexing his hands down the neck of the guitar. “Ready I am through screwing around.
<Sissy> strains a little as she watches him, but doesn’t want to invade his space. She hangs back and lets him do whatever it was he was doing. She reaches over and puts her hand against the wall, feeling the vibrations as he tries again.
Gavins Strings Slowly cruise up in a sonic thumps reaching up along the walls serpent climbing in vibrations Coiling around her body moving the music in powerful Slides of Static shaking in sync moving up along her chest Pulsing in a shock wave of Steady building tempo ,rhythm crashing and raising with a emotion feeling like some kind of Coil of emotional up and down shaking and pushing along her arm hitting her body like a dark
Impulsive Draw of a seductive stare when inhibition gets drops like a over paid tip. Grip of his voice seeming like some underlying Beckon holding your hand tight ina intoxicating rush through the soul, Something Familiar, it rattles with daring trembles but resounds with a Bass of mistakes made so damn easy and recoils like a walk of shame the morning after under a hidden smirk. Lyrics seem to get drown out by the Constant Swelling of
god emotions moving through the music creating heat up her neck and cheeks .He stops playing and spins around looking for his lighter haphazardly.
<Sissy> swallows a little and blinks before pulling her hand back from the wall and getting up. She takes out the earplug from ehr left and pockets it before without looking at him climbing up the ladder to install the rest of it. “Hey, you should be aware that there was a fire here at one point and doesn’t look like they replaced everything there were supposed to… probably why you
are having issues now.”, she says and climbs back down, done with that at least.
Gavin Makes a face”Shit your kidding me..You got someone that does that stuff? “He asks looking up where she was under a cloud of smoke .Sense heightening to see closer the damage from where he standing. “How bad does it look.
<Sissy> looks to him and keeps him on her left side. “Not sure, not without opening up the wall, but if it’s structure damage you could have issues. The stud had charring, means they didn’t use all new wood, probably only replaced the really bad pieces to save money.”
Gavin shakes His head”I’ll Do it right, replace the whole damn thing can it be done with out shutting down? I want this thing to be right, you know. Its question of Quality not saving ..I dont like short cuts..Lets get a price tag and we will Go from there and I’ll foot half up front half when you get it done. I’ll work it out with my guys to get you up here..anything else you see screwy ?”
<Sissy> shakes her head as she looks back to him. “No. And yeah I can assist running a crew during the day and checking for problems but that is too big for just me. The sound system though, that I can get set up with just a couple of heavy lifters.”
Gavin nods to her”I’ll get Mike in here. He can help lift heavy shit..Get me a good crew and I’ll get the money just leave the details with Mike,thank you. “He shakes his head and steps back looking up Releasing the strain on his eyes. “And thank you for getting the sound system to spec.”He unhooks the guitar and mics stepping back over looking at the structure. “Do you think we need more acoustic boards up there and Lighting for the Dj
and sound booth?
gavin takes his phone out popping out a few numbers and nods to her”He should be here soon, He handles most stuff like this between the two Clubs. Shit I might have you go by the other one later and look at it.
<Sissy> keeps paying attenion to him watching more than listening and nods. “I can get it taken care of and make sure it’s during the day to avoid issues with your clientelle. Sound seems to be working good. Getting the booth added to also not a problem and couldn’t hurt. Keep these from blowing again… seems to me someone was pretty rough on those poor speakers.”, she says with a
slight smirk. “But I love music, even when I can’t understand the words I still feel it. Why I am still in this line of work.”
gavin Smiles at her”Music is to be felt not heard,Lyrics are Just a skim across the ponds surface sure they hold the image of the music, but man one ripple from the feel causes that water to ripple..Yeah I think abequa and I gave them a sound beating after they sat here For too long. Right so I’ll have my guy show up here in a few minutes to give you a hand,If there is anything you need let him know, and if you need a drink water is
behind the bar , coke and stuff on tap . Thanks again sissy. But i should get to some pressing things I need to deal with. You want to come by sometime feel free.
<Sissy> smiles. “Oh, I know her.”, she makes a little bit of a face. “I’ve seen her really make a wole room stop in stunned silence… though she can be a little… different on a personal level.”, she rubs her neck a little bit and smiles to him. “Sure, no problem. My card honestly should be pinned up in the office somewhere from the last manager. I prefer texts, though I have an app
that will transcribe for me.”
Gavin nods winking to her “I’ll be texting a lot I have a feeling…”He collects up his things and dips his head once to her”catch you on the flip side of the coin . we all got oddities Some where around like bad ex’s clinging around for a pay check.”Gavin heads off down out the area as Mike steps behind the Stage set up looking at her with a Curious grin looking up ..”Christ that the mess? Never use mexicans or cubans again..christ I get
them mixed up..Come on down here and lets talk shop a second.
<Sissy> waves at Gavin and then nods to Mike, walking over. “Looks like the old manager went cheap on repairs. The fire looks old though. But looks like it compromised some stuff inside the walls.”
Mike tugs his jacket off and Looks up and over at the wall “this one?” He asks her and nods back to her”God, guy was a cheap son of a bitch. How he kept his job is beyond me for as long as he did.”He looks over the Wall and Frowns. “went the hella Cheap road, this is not even the right shit here..You need in there?”He looks over and around and grabs a Hammer testing the weight of it”I might have seen you in passing here and there between
these places.” He looks at the wall and drives the hammer into it sending Dust knocking up. “MIght need some light you got any we can use over here?
<Sissy> nods a little bit and steps back, taking one of the flashlights off her belt. “I have a few lights…”, she chuckles faintly. “And yeah, I think I have seen you around… I am kinda all over around here.”, she pauses for a moment. “Oh. Bartender. That’s where I have seen you before.”
mike winks to her Pulling back some plaster. “Yeah I ve done a few jobs..Fuck” he steps back Pulling her polite as he can be away “Fucking stinks,Old burned up wood and god ..goth sadness? shit I have no idea But sweet christ let it air out..Yeah I ve seen you around a few times.Didnt you use to work down at the record town off toulane? I use to stop by there in the mornings for record pick ups and coffee. Funny how screwy and small the
<Sissy> smiles and nods a little bit, keeping her left turned toward him mostly. “Oh, gross.”, she wrinkles her nose. “Yeah, for a while… I have been all over. Gah, that was a while back I think I was in High School when i had that job.”
Mike looks at her “bull shit..your kidding me?” He looks at her “what are you 25 or something..fuck has it been that long really.”He blinks shaking his head. “Don’t answer that..God damn that smells lets get a fucking drink while that airs out..god Swear these asshats have no idea how much work goes into putting this together ..really It was like 8 years ago, I mean Ive seen you in here since then.
<Sissy> laughs a little bit and nods. “Yeah… been a while…”, she nods and backs off to head towad the bar. “There’s not a body stuffed in there right?”, she makes a face. “I know, doesn’t smell bad enough. Unless they sealed them up pretty good…”, she smirks a little saying that in a ghost story kind of voice. “Yeah, I get around between here and New Orleans mostly. Music scene
keeps me busy.”
Mike smirks hopping down after here with his jacket going back on. “Naw they didnt put a body in there,Just a old ass place..God”He laughs you “Sound like that chick who does dead files when you do that.”He crosses him self “What you have hon,What ever is open game..I been around the music scene here and there, I do Private security but did most that shit in hollywood,I been stuck here most of the time. “He shifts his head a little
leaning left to her. “You been in here before “He leans back looking at her Flashing through yards of faces. “Ohhh yeah You been here , make up hidding your face under your hair..Yeah Its drifting Back.”
<Sissy> frowns a little bit as she takes a seat. “Cherry coke.”, she says and nods a little, glancing to the stage and then back again. “Yeah… I used to sing a bit and play with a couple of the bands actually but that was years ago.”
Mike looks at her frown “fuck that , at least you did it..Right?” He grabs a glass making a stupid grin to her flipping the glass around in his palm and Smiles to her winking. Bottle of grenadine slings over his shoulder Pouring the red fluid over the Ice in the glass. “Hon Its about being there and then finding that attachment to it..Them moments “He pops out a can of cherries throwing four of them in the mix and Pouring the coke over
it. Cherry twister going in the glass then he points behind her ear with a wink “got one right there.” He Winks again to her. “hard to let go?”
<Sissy> sighs and pulls her hair back, showing the scars along the right side of her face. “I probably would have kept going but… getting my hearing blasted out on one side and the other is pretty damaged… not to mention my face… kinda put a damper on that. But I did a lot, and still do. I just handle more of the unseen stuff now.”
<Sissy> smiles and takes the drink, sipping it and smiling a little. “This is great, thanks.”
Mike looks at the scar and nods “Its not bad, I ve got a few but Its gonna take more then cherry coke to get me that stupid to start showing off scars.”He teases her laughing. “Your welcome. He pulls the twizzler from behind her ear dropping it in the glass. “tell me about it, Unseen hands moving and handling shit getting 1/8 the Fucking props . I can see how that plays down upsetting..But check it out, I am not gonna be that
dude…that stands here pie filling your head in crap ..go get up there and do it..you need to practice come here and do that,I’ll let you in and lock up just me here nine out of ten times. Do it for yourself you know, girl I am all about self empowerment . ”
<Sissy> smiles a little to him and plays with the twizzler. “I don’t mind doing that stuff. I get to be close to everybody, see everything from points of view others don’t.”
Mike looks at her and makes a your so full of shit face. “Sure and I like sitting behind here cause I like the tips and shitty pick up lines”He winks to her “Just do it..I am most defiantly not saying that the other stuff is horeshit..But you giving that feeling up. Girl..I know how addictive that shit is..Its not even about the music its that reaction.”He grins playing a dumb smile. “You too damn cute to be making a frown like that,You
like the stage, make yourself smile. tell you what you do it one day..one freaking day..and if you dont feel better I’ll drop it hot dead..Wont ever bring it up again.”
<Sissy> nods to him. “Alright. I usually do some to test the sound but usually no one is around to hear it. I was running a bit late this evening though cause of the extend of fuckery that was up in there.”, she smirks and sips her soda. “So, I’ll do it. Just not apt to make a habit of it.”
Mike Smiles wide”See there we go.”He spins a bottle off the shelf behind him and then pours a shot of something brown and puts the bottle back, ” Yup said that shit before ,Never gonna make a habit of this or that”He laughs to her as he Lifted a pierced eyebrow ” Come on,Really..You know Nothing wrong with enjoying things for yourself,I mean its how we learn about our selves.Sometimes we find the more we keep of something to our selves
the more its ours..Much like the sex life of a lot young men. “He chuckles to her.” seriously Though it does sort of work that way..Kinda.
<Sissy> rolls her eyes a little bit. “Someone has to be the stable one. Or the sober one… or whatever. I am about past my adventuring prime.”
Mikes gasps Covering his chest snatching her drink playfully sniffing it and putting it back to her. “Had to make sure I didn’t accidently give you some old ladies tea. “He leans down on the bar”For real you think you lost the adventure. okay that’s it..Whoooa pump the breaks..Sober ohhh , Whatever..Stable..Fuck that..Come on be wild,Why the fuck you want to whimper out when you can rock the fuck out life? Last time you did something
adventurous did you have fun?
<Sissy> laughs at him and shakes her head. “It’s always fun and games till someone loses an eye, or an ear.”, she shakes her head a little bit. “I do have fun. And as for whimpering, I go out it’s fighting. But I don’t know… my cousin is right. No sense drawing that shit right to me. Worse things than dying.”
Mike hops up and over the bar sliding in the bar stool next too her”damn you party hard ears and eyes..well all the people with eyepatches have really bad ass stories,and Ears can be sewn Back on and besides some people it might help, guy in here his ears are so big Damn fool looks like a two handled coffee cup..one ear might do him some justice. Okay check this shit out I have three sick days this month. I am gonna take one..tonight.
You should work with me on this shit here then Go get a shower,Meet me ohh Lets say ..Dinner then ..umm Dancing I so suck at but fuck it or we can go record shopping..fuck yah go get some music ? Shit less you want to roll back here for Dancing and laughing at me..I dance like a drunk taco vendor.
Or a old mexican uncle..Yeah Its that bad..I know a punk venue if you want to go hit some old school digs shake it up and out..vent a little..And Iam driving so no worries about the stupid sober bullshit.
<Sissy> smirks just a little bit. “I am not huge on dancing either unless it’s outside around a campfire. And these goth people… that’s not dancing.”, she looks at them and makes a face at Mike. “These people need color. Seriously. Why they are all so depressed. A little sunlight might help a few of them too.”
<Sissy> “But okay… we’ll at least see what we need to fix back there and then get cleaned up and I’ll hang out with you tonight.”
Mike laughs “Oh you are so right, some of them need a fucking sun tan so bad..You have no idea. “He looks up toward the back side.”Yeah we got some shit to fix back there. Depressed christ I got no idea most of that crap is a front..I be depressed paying 16 bucks for a drink..But they do it.”He shrugs. “Done..Now I think we need a few 2×6 and 2×4..I got a saw in the truck but my table saw is out at a clients house. I had to cut some
sheets of ply wood.I am not great at this shit But I got tools in my truck,Yeah Not picking you up in that thing..asshole hit me..Swear. So yeah wood saw I think We need a impact gun and a few boxes of screws, Gavin said something about heavy Lifting a something for the sound system?
<Sissy> nods a little bit. “Yeah if he wants a new setup in that DJ booth… take me a few days and help lifting some of that stuff.”, she nods. “I have some stuff out in my van but not a saw.”
Mike Looks at the Door” I’ll go grab my saw you show me what you want moved in here. Shouldnt take long and I have new saws all in my truck tool box check and see if there is anything else you want out that mess.
<Sissy> nods and grabs her tablet, rearranging images of some of the stuff inside on it till she gets an idea of where to put everything while he’s gone. Taking a walk around and snapping a few pictures as well.
Mike walks outside and comes back holding the saw and few boxes setting them down Hopping up he grabs the wall and looks at the hole, Not electrical..No telling with this place what the hell caused that. Old ass Place.. Okay where you want to start ?”
<Sissy> “Nothing good, that’s for sure.”, she says as she eyes the marks and then starts to point out stuff and where it should go. Showing Mike the setup on the tablet. “I am used to carrying heavy ass junk all the time but some stuff is just flat a two person job.”
Mike looks over the screen and nods to her .”Yeah Dead lifting bullshit will blow your back inside out. He moves over hauling gear out the boxes and placing it where she Ratchet it into place “If I put something where it doesnt go let me know, we can get it moved back where you want it..Ehh Fires never are good anywhere other then a fireplace..Maybe a beach..Okay few good places for a fire to start..But Yeah I get it. “He hauls more gear
into place rinse repeat till they get into something they cant work around.
<Sissy> chuckles a little and works with him to get it finished, and then stands back to double check everything before the rubling in her stomach starts up. “Ugh. I gotta remember to eat now and then… but then I usually don’t work this late.”, she smirks and looks to Mike. “Alright so… I am gonna swing by my room and get a shower and cleaned up. If you are driving… then just pick
me up outside the Drury Inn hotel.”
Mike nods to her “You got it ,I am not gonna long say about two hours work? I just got to wait on Meghan to get her ass in here and she can run the bar, I mean its monday not friday.”He rolls his eyes. “Bitch has the attention span of a nine year old..”He dusts his hands off and looks around. “I’ll get cleaned up and chill, I think we can find a place nearby that has good food and then we can decide whats up for the rest of the night.
<Sissy> nods to him and gathers up her things to put them in the van. “Okay then. See you in a couple hours.”
Mike Looks around “Christ you gonna watch all night on the monitor you creepy mother fucker..god its like damn sliver in this place..homos ..Ya’ll gonna do get all single white female on me..tell gavin Iam getting a night off..Butter milk biscuits..and gravey..”He shakes his head getting his jacket. And heading to his house to get ready to go out.