Currently the scene is: Trill in Bar and it is night ( socials (Set by: arrna) )
Currently the scene is: bar in Trill and it is night ( socials (Set by: arrna) )
<Devon> enters and heads to the bar, getting his usual before grabbing a empty table, and taking a seat.
Jacob walks over to the Trill and walks into the bar. He looks around to see if anyone interesting to talk to shows up and makes various notes and things while he waits.
<Devon> notices the guy, and looks him over, smiling to him, and even winking at him.
::Rhonwen comes bounding into the Trill with a smile, she has her flutes on her hips, wearing baggy fitness pants with a cinched cuff and a tight black sleeveless sports shirt, she has a few visible bug bites on her but she seems otherwise okay, she walks over to the bar and grabs herself a beer then smiles as she walks over to Devons table and settles in.:: “Heya, how are things?”
<Henry> slips into the door and holds it open behind him, “You will love the people here, trust me… ” The bookish looking man wasn’t exactly what would be expected in the bar, by Henry didn’t mind. He was smiling brightly and he even managed to look a little less nervous tonight. though that was probably because his attention was focused on the person following him.
<Devon> smiles to her. “Not bad, got patched up from last night, and feeling ok, other then last night being all for nothing, ya know.”
::Rhonwen nods and sips her beer but tilts her head.:: “Whatdya mean nothing? We got valuable information, we know things we didn’t know before, and keep in mind, you never beat the badguy on the first major fight, that’s intrinsicly part of how adventuring work.”
<Bai> follows in after Henry, expression a cheerfully amused smile. Asian, and about 6 feet tall, he’s a little more buff than people tend to think of asians, though it’s not immediately obvious given the robe he’s wearing. He’s actually wearing robes, though he’s in a casual off-white pair of slacks and the robe top only hits to his mid-thighs. He’s good looking (3) and moves like someone used
to either dance or fighting. He’s focused on Henry, though he does stop just inside the door to take in the bar and the people present.
<Devon> nods,and looks to the door, hearing Henry speaking. HE waves to Henry, and smiles waving him over. He looks back to Rhonwen. “Yeah, but I still think it could have gone better. Yes, we took out some minions, but those are a dime a dozen, more so when they are created minions.”
<Regina> makes her way into the Trill, giving Devon a wave and taking a seat near him.
::Rhonwen tilts her head.:: “Created minions? You were in a different fight, we took on Hellhounds and something called a Davoro..Devoro..some falen angel, and bugs, lots of bugs.”
<Henry> looked utterly delighted when Bai stepped in and took the man’s arm in… excitement? and started usher Bai inside, “It’s a touch loud inside, but I assure you everyone here is a friend. Just… er… don’t let anyone goad you into a fight. No bar room brawls allowed.” Henry chuckles and smiles brightly to Devon, “Oh! A few friends are here as well. That gentleman is Devon, he’s a mage. And Rhonwen is the very excited young woman…. Jacob,
is the studious one at the Bar, he’s… the same as my mentor and a superior to me.”
<Devon> chuckles and smiles to Regina. “So, having a good weekend so far?”
Jacob moves over and sits next to Henry.
<Altaryn> paid a visit to some of his favourite kine before heading to the Trill. Once again he was wearing one of his suits and moved with self confidence and dignity. After stepping inside, he sanned the room to see who was around this evening.
<Bai> chuckles softly as Henry’s so excited, but willingly lets himself be pulled into the room. He give the people pointed out a cheerful grin and a nod. Jacob gets a slightly more considering look, but that’s partially because the fellow joins them at the table Henry leads him to. Still, he’s cheerfully polite as he settles into a seat and looks about the room.
Jacob waves to the other fellows and looks over to Henry,”Hello Henry, how are you? Anything exciting lately?
<Regina> gives Devon a little smile as she sits down. “It’s been okay so far.”
<Henry> settles into a seat between Bai and Jacob, giving a nod to Altaryn as he does so, “Jacob, it’s good to see you. Might I introduce you to my friend, Bai? He is new in town.” Henry turned a little red and cleared his throat, “Er… yes… very exciting.”
<Devon> smiles to Henry, and winks to him. “Caught ya one huh? Ya lucky ya saw him first.” HE turns to reguard Jacob,a nd extends his hand. “Devon Medeis, pleased to mett you ………..?”
<Bai> grins as henry turns red and leans closer to nibble at Henry’s ear. Nope the man’s not shy at all.
<Bai> notices Altaryn then, around teasing poor Henry, and arches both brows sharply in surprise. One hand lifts in a light wave of greeting,
Jacob smiles and takes Devon’s hand,”I am Jacob, it’s a pleasure.” Jacob watches the interaction between Bai and Henry. He feigns the emotional response that he believed he would have felt while living. He makes a fake cough,”I mean with work Henry. Anything exciting?”
<Devon> coughs a bit deeply, and his eyes start to water a bit.
::Rhonwen looks around between everyone and see’s Bai nibble on Henry’s ear, and her face goes wide and she smiled, but then she remembered a very important part about the man and her face just closed up and became this, content and happy smile.:: “Well good evening Henry, and hello Bai, it’s quite a pleasure to meet a new face such as yours brought in by our good friend Henry.” ::she was being about as polite and not overly excited about
Henry having someone as possible.:: “So how long have you two been….Fonduing?”
<Bai> grins broadly at the reference and winks to the lady, “Well, I’ve been stealing his bacon for some time now… I actually don’t like cheese.” Pauses then, his expression turning thoughtful, “But those chocolate fondues might be fun. That’s an idea.”
Jacob raises an eyebrow at the potential euphamisms and unsure whether or not he wants to know.He shakes his head,”Henry, if I can have your attention for a few seconds please.”
<Altaryn> gave a curious expression at Bai’s wave and he gave a slow nod. But the he heared Rhonwen and he turned his gaze upon her next. Stoically, he advanced to the table he usually claimed and sat down by himself.
<Devon> wipes his eyes, and coughs once more after shaking hands with Jacob. He nods to Bai. “A pleasure, and you got a good friend of ours there, so dont fuck him over.”
<Bai> in a very serious tone to Devon, “well, that’s a problem.”
<Henry> had been trying to be subtle, but he was just turning redder and redder as Bai started nibbling, until he was squirming, “Er… yes… work… I…. work.” Henry leaned closer to Bai because well, that was nice, if embarrassing and tried to collect himself, “I have been busy with my studies and developing some psychic abilities under isabo’s guidance.” He smiles when Bai greeted Altaryn, “Oh? Do you know Altaryn? And… It is recent
development.” but then Jacob was requesting his full attention and the bond he had to Cassian compelled him to comply. His expression focusing entirely on Jacob, “Yes, sir?”
<Henry> nearly choked at the statement from Devon, but he was focusing on Jacob, damn it. Still, he snuck a hand onto Bai’s thigh, just… to make sure he was still there, yes.
<Bai> was about to tease more, but graciously behaves as Henry turns serious. To the question about Altaryn, Bai makes a small motion with one hand. “I’ve met him in passing.” Bai stays where he is, though one hand does reach down to pat Henry’s hand lightly in a reassuring motion.
Jacob smiles for a moment,”Thank you. I have been working on trying to get someone under my ’employment’ similar to yourself. I am hoping I could get your assistance.” Jacob places extra emphasis on the word employment before handing over a small folder with some documents inside.
::Rhonwen looked up, she felt something, a disturbance in the air, some kind of….force, and as she looked around she saw Altaryn, the stoic, the stone faced, the very starey guy, her eyes met his and she tilted her head.:: “You gonna come over and hang? We’re all friends here.” ::she smiled at him, she really had no idea why he was staring at her like that.::
<Regina> watches the others quietly, ordering herself a club soda.
<Devon> titls his head to Bai. “And how is that going to be a problem? Henry has alot of friends around these parts, and manu of them have the ability to make folks vanish without a trace.”
Jacob continues,”The candidate has displayed an interest in ancient philosophies and seemed to pick up some of the basic ideas behind our studies. He might become useful, but I don’t want to reveal too much.
<Bai> gives Devon an innocent look, “Because fucking is most assuredly in the plans.”
<bai> Continues in that same innocent tone and expression, “Though I don’t mind letting him top if that avoids the ‘fucking over’ scenario.”
<Devon> nods, and smirks. “Just letting you know, we are kinda tight knit around here, and we look out for each other.” He looks to Jacob, and sighs wistfully before looking to Talyn and waving to the man.”
<Henry> accepts the folder from Jacob with a nod, “I see… and might I ask what you’d like me to help you with? You seem to already know the candidate?” He nodded to the folders, “And you seem to have acquired informati-urk.” Henry tries not to choke again, but just gives up and doubles over the table as he literally starts to choke on his air as he makes a very vague wavy motion to Bai.
<Bai> grins broadly and lifts his hand away from henry’s to rub his back, waiting until Henry can breathe again before making more sex references.
<Devon> looks to Henry again. “I also have need of your help, when your finished your discussion with Jacob here.”
The door opens and a young man steps in. William scans the room taking in the scene.
Jacob looks nonplussed for a moment for the interruption, his eyes narrow. He pauses and waits for Christopher’s attention back.”Obviously we are both aware of my ‘condition’ and I would prefer to have a few other people help me. Besides I’ve left him a message implying that there is a secret club for ancient philosphies and try to start with that. I may push us to be an extension of Isabo’s
little class. What do you think? This isn’t my specialty here.”
<Altaryn> nods in greeting to Devon in reply as he settles into his chair and calmly folds his hands in his lap as he listens to the others. For the moment, he keeps his thoughts to himself.
::Rhonwens eye lofts and she looks at Bai and then at Henry, she looks back to Bai.:: “Dude.” ::she gestures to the choking Henry.:: “I don’t mind talking sex but, come on.” ::she looks at Devon and then at the others, and holds her gesture to Henry.::
<Regina> watches with bemusement, sipping her drink.
<bai> sounds a little amused, but not at all repentant, “Yes, well. I suppose I should have warned him better that my kind are fairly … mmmm.” He shrugs as the word doesn’t come to him, “openly flirty? Suggestive?”
<bai> has an accent, though it’s slight and his english mostly good (at least when he’s calm).
<Devon> looks to Bai, and quirks an eyebrow. “And jsut what exactly is your kind, sir?”
<Bai> tilts his head and would make another joke… but Henry already told him Devon was a mage, so… “Kitsune and Shinto monk. Between the two, most conversations stay so deep in the gutter you will need oxygen tanks unless we’re being terribly well behaved.”
<Henry> finally manages to lift his head and nod to Devon before turning his attention to Jacob, “I see… As long as Cassian doesn’t mind me working on this for you, I can try and speak with him.” He didn’t know how he felt about the idea of undermining his own position within the chantry, but it wasn’t his place to question it. “As to what you plan to do at the University, it isn’t my place to suggest anything, Sir. I am sure your plans will be
::Rhonwen shakes her head and smirks a bit.:: “Sounds like a Satyr.” ::she gives a little chuckle as she sips her tequila, and pulls her flute from the sheath, twirling it in her hand like a drummer would do with a drumstick.::
<Devon> nods, as if he understodd, and just smiles.
<Bai> grins to Rhonwen and winks, but also adds a clarification for Devon, “Most people consider us shifters.”
<Devon> nods and smiles. “Ok, that clears it up some.” HE turns to Regina. “I am going to talk to Henry about getting you some tutelage in yoru untapped abilities, ok?”
<Henry> leans against Bai to whisper before giving a curious look to Devon, “Untapped abilities?”
<Altaryn> sets his attention on the young man William still standing at the door. He had never seen the man before. Luckily the supernatural discussion at the table next to him wasn’t like to travel to the front door.
!whisper Henry Bai #ae_rm1 You are going to give me a heart attack… can I have a massage later in apology?
Henry whispers You are going to give me a heart attack… can I have a massage later in apology?
<Henry> leans back looking very sheepish
<Bai> listens to the whisper and grins. He leans into Henry and nuzzles into Henry’s neck just a little before murmuring his reply in a silky soft tone
William walks across the room to an empty booth and takes a seat.
!whisper bai Henry #ae_RM1 Of course. Where and where? All over?
bai whispers Of course. Where and where? All over?
<Regina> looks at Devon. “Oh…sure, I guess. If he wants to?”
Jacob makes a grimace face as if he heard something he really wish he did not.He gets up to move to another part of the bar and notices that William has walked in and taken a seat.He moves over to sit by him,”Anyone sitting here?”
<Devon> nods and looks to Henry. “Knowing what I know about you, I need you to help me find her a teacher, she has a untapped abality, according to KAtie, but I am not sure which direction it is, sorc or spyc.”
<Bai> gives the retreating Jacob a sly look, but doesn’t comment.
“By all means” Will replies, gestuing to the empty space.
<Henry> just continued to smile sheepishly and nodded emphatically to Bai as he mouthed the words, ‘yes’. He can’t help but wilt when Jacob walks away though Devon soon takes his attention, “Isabo teaches a class for psychics at the local university. She can join that class? Otherwise, short of knowing if she’s manifested any odd talents, there is little I can do.”
::Rhonwen sips her Tequila and looks at Devon.:: “Untapped what?” ::she looks between everyone, and quirks a brow.::
<Devon> looks to Regina, and smiles. “You catch all that?”
<Bai> will move his hand again now that henry can breathe once more. He settles on a half hug, arm wrapped gently behind Henry in a supportive motion that coincidentally allows him to rest a hand on Henry’s hip.
::Rhonwen sits back and keeps twirling her flute in her hand, one leg crossed over the other as she sips her drink, the conversations had become a swirling torrent of chaos, and she was in the middle of it, listening now, she was bobbing her head to music that was in her head now, as she listened to words that were spoken around her.::
<Regina> “Yeah, I got whatever he said. But…there’s a class for psychics? Really?”
<Devon> chuckles. “Its New Oleans, there is a class for everything around here. I have even thought about opening up on a weekday night to teach magic.”
Jacob takes the seat next to him.”So what brings you here? Did you find the place on Yelp?”
<Henry> chuckled and nodded as he rested his head on Bai’s shoulder, enjoying the affectionate display more than he should, “Yes… I can speak with Isabo about it.”
<Devon> “Thanks Henry, knew you were the right one to talk to.” He chuckles and looks around and winks to Rhonwen. “We do keep some unusual company around this place, dont we.”
“You might say I’m looking for someone. I picked up a clue they might be here.” he says with a hint of a smirk.
::Rhonwen smiled with a nod.:: “Unusual? dude, understatement of the day.” ::she smirks and drinks some more tequila.:: “The different topics of conversation based on lineages, upbringings, types, races…could you imagine if some purist racist walked in on this? their heads would implode.” ::she makes a suck in and then explosion motion with her hands along with a.:: “PPSSHHHHOOOOMMM”
Jacob pretends to ponder for a moment and looks through his bag.”You don’t happen to be looking for the Philosphy Club meeting?”
<Devon> chuckles. “No, would be more funny to see him try to go off on someone in this place. Would be a fight to see who got to whip his ass.”
::Rhonwen giggles.:: “Hey I’d put Jackie in, that girl can bring it.” ::Rhonwen nodded with a smile.::
<Bai> tilts his head a little at Rhonwen and Devon, expression a bit amused, “Well, I didn’t bring my fighting staff, so I think I’ll leave it to the bodyguard types at the door.”
“I am, actually, yes.” he says with a brief nod.
<Devon> chuckles. “Im not even sure what they are, and I’m not in a hurry to find out either.”
<Regina> “Sure, I guess that works. And good luck, I guess?”
::Rhonwen looks at the door guards.:: “Honestly, I’m really interested to find out, but I want someone else to do it, preferably someone who’s lookin for all the wrong trouble.” ::she giggles and gives Devon a nudge.:: “i’m not sayin you perse, but someone.”
<Devon> smiels to Regina. “IF you have potential your not using, then its best to learn waht it is, and learn about it, right? Moreso with your line of regular work and all?”
<Henry> groans as his phone buzzes and he looks down at it, “I’m sorry…. I need to head into work for a few minutes.” He turns his head to look up at Bai and fishes in his pocket to pull out a key on a simple leather keychain, “In case you get back to the house before me?” He offers with a little uncertainty. He wasn’t sure if the fox planned to come back to his house tonight or not.
<Bai> grins at Regina, but alllllsssso stays where he is.
Jacob nods,”Well the meeting ended a while ago but I can give you a copy of some notes later. What types of philosophy are you studying?”
<Bai> blinks and then accepts the key with a broad smile, “Certainly. I’ll be by later, and we can talk schedules, since I’ll be needed at the Temple sooner or later.”
<Bai> will let go of Henry… but has the key so whoohoo. He grins and winks at Henry, “I owe you another massage or two, remember. Have a good evening at work then.”
“I’m inclined to say I study all of pholosphy. Currently I’m exploring logical conclusion of the potential objective properties of the universe under the presumption of the presence of divinity and the like.”
::Rhonwen pats Devon on the shoulder as she stands up, slipping her flute into it’s sheath.:: “I gotta roll, I wanna talk a little shop with you later in regards to last night, we really need to have some discussions.” ::she looked around the table.:: “See y’all later, good meeting you Bai.” ::she nodded her head to him with a smile.::
<Henry> blushed, “Er. Yes. And… we should discuss some other things as well. I have obligations as well.” He stood and leaned close to give Bai a chaste little peck on the cheek. “I… I will… uh… yes.” He flusters, but happily, and waves to the others before heading out.
<Bai> smiles and nods to Rhonwen, tilting his head forwards in a more formal style almost-bow.
<bai> … totally gooses Henry on his way out.
<Devon> nods to her, and pulls out a card and hands it to her. “Heres my number and the address to the shop and all, find me when ha ready to talk.”
<Bai> then does the innocent smile.
<Henry> hops and yelps as he’s goosed and mentally plots sweet sweet revenge for later
<Devon> calls out to Henry. “Just call me when ya ready Henry.”
<Henry> nods, “I will leave a message for Isabo tonight.”
Jacob’s eyes roll for a second at the mentino of divinity.”Yes, well we believe that the Philosophers knew alot of these principles more than even the modern person does. I am sure you have read of the Hermetics right? The group that alchemists and the first scientists derived from?”
<Regina> “Yeah, I gotcha. More knowledge the better, right?”
::Rhonwen nods and takes the card with a smile, giving him a quick salute and then makes her way to the door, she slips out into the night with a skip in her step.::
<Devon> nods and smiles. “And might prevent… unwanted advances in the future.”
<Altaryn> and never ordered a drink nor food. Not to mention wearing a suit in a biker bar already marked him as an oddball. He hadn’t even said a word while he was here, just a stoic nod to a select few before sitting by himself. And now? Without a word he stood up and started for the door.
<Devon> looks to Bai. “Got a friend you should meet, well, two actually. While they are not monks like I think you are, they are monks in thier own right.”
“I’d think they would. Classic Theology has ‘fallen out of vogue’, so to speak, in the last century. The common perspective of modern philosophy is drastically different from what it has been historically. And I have heard of the Hermetics. Their observations are actually the current specific focus of my study. There’s a lot there to unravel.”
Jacob nods,”So one of the important questions we ask people in our group… are you familiar with Einstein and the Atomic Bomb first of all?”
<Bai> arches a brow to Devon, though his attention slides to Altaryn briefly
Bai speaks in Japanese: Have a good evening, Voss-san
<Bai> looks back to Devon, and tilts his head, “Yes, I’m a monk. I’ve been recently assigned to help at the local temple and rebuilding it some, along with a few other duties. Who are your friends?”
<Devon> smiles. “One is Hong, a unique lady in her own right, but a devout beleiver in her arts. The OTher is Ashe, a good friend and resident craftman with steel.”
William’s brow furrows. “Do you mean relativity? Or that letter he wrote? I’d say to a degree. Not extensively by any means. Does that answer your question?”
<Altaryn> turned back to look at Bai, mildly curious. He holds his gaze on the man, really looking him closely. And then just as quietly as they rest of his visit, he gives a slow nod. With that, he turns and leaves.
<Regina> finishes her drink, ordering some food and listening to the group talk, though some of their words still confuse her somewhat.
::Hong stepped into the biker bar through the open door, she was wearing her typical clothing, as though that clothing never changed, mostly because it never did, her hair was gone, just a bald scalp, she wasn’t wearing monks clothing perse, but she was wearing a martial type outfit, all white, aside from age, she looked around the place with a calm presence and a smile on her face.::
<Devon> laughs adn waves to Hong. “Speak of the devil, Hong jsut arrived.”
<Bai> nods slowly to Devon, “I haven’t heard of Hong, but I’ve been told by the Temple Master to meet with the local blacksmith.” Does look up at the pause from Altaryn and will dip his head forwards in another seated half-bow, but since Altaryn leaves, he focuses again on Devon. “I brought my monk’s staff, but the temple master thought the blacksmith might appreciate our meeting, so he is on
my list. I have only been here a couple of days.”
<Devon> motions for Hong to join them, and waves down a waitress, and orders a coke for himself, a coke for Regina, and a oj for Hong.
Jacob shakes his head,”It’s obvious that you’re familiar with Einstein and the Atomic Bomb of course, but what I am getting at, is what he said afterwards. Einstein regretted having shared such powerful information with the world and starting the Nuclear Arms race. Knowledge does not fare well in isolation, but knowledge is also power. Those with the knowledge should be careful with the power
that it brings. If you were given such knowledge, would you keep it secret?”
<Regina> takes the coke with a nod of thanks and a little smile.
::Hong smiled to Devon and made her way through the club, her hands were clasped behind her back as she made her way towards the table the man was waving from, her wooden sandals clipping on the floor, essentially quiet in the loud din of the bar.:: “It is a pleasant sight to see a friendly face such as yours Devon.” ::she bowed to him as she settled into a chair, already knowing that he would want her there, as he ordered her favorite
drink.:: “And thank you again for such a wonderful treat.” ::she would look around the table and smiled, but once seeing the other monk there she stood up immediately and bowed deeply to him.:: “It is with a profound sense of humility that this meeting happens, Hong Feng Shu of the Akasha, Tao-te Wúsī.” ::she had a closed fist that was pressed against the palm of her opposing hand, which had the fingers pointing straight up as she
<Bai> would rise silently and gracefully, and return the greeting with the same deep bow and motion. “Bai Zenji, Messenger of Inari, allied with Shinto and Hiei-sanji’s Koyasan sects. It is an honor to greet you, Hong-boshi.” There were some language hitches there, of course, Chinese versus Japanese, but the term boshi was reconizible as monk honorific.
<Devon> smiles. “Ok, so that was easy.” He chuckles and sips his drink.
::She smiled and would slowly stand straight and then settle at the table across from the man.:: “A happiness is felt in many ways, but none so much as when found is friend of Te.” ::she grined widely, and looked to Devon.:: “Bai-Boshi, belongs to a monk sect that is renowned for endurance, stamina, and a fervent enjoyment of happiness through personal pleasures.” ::she bowed her head in respect.:: “the selfless acknowledge all life, and
all actions as a method of enlightenment.”
A smile breaks across his face. “The right answer is yes. A more honest answer is that secrets should be shared when it benefits the holder. As always, it’s risk versus reward.”
<Devon> stifles a yawn, and looks to the two monks. “While I hate to Greet and run, I am starting to feel a bit tired. But I am happy I could introduce you to each other.” He stands and looks to Regina. “Need a lift home?”
Jacob ponders for a moment,”Right. Well if you will give me your phone number I can notify you of any future meetings and developments if you would like to join our club that is.”
<Bai> straightens as well, and retakes his seat, then laughs brightly at Hong’s very careful explination. “Among other things, yes!” He grins, “I’m afraid poor Henry did not realize what he was getting into when we started flirting.”
<Regina> looks at Devon, nodding. “That sounds good. Thanks.”
<Devon> nods to the two monks, and smiles. “I should see you both at a later time, Bai, nice meeting you, Hong, good seeing you again. Now you two behave, no martial arts demos in the Trill.” He chuckles and motions for Regina to lead him out of the bar.
<Regina> finishes her meal and leaves with Devon.
<Bai> nods to Devon, “Have a good evening then.”
“I’ll give it a try.” he replies, leaning forward on his arm across the table, hand on his neck.
::Hong smiles and stands as Devon does.:: “The orange juice is appreciated again Devon, and thank you for all the materials and tools that were purchased, they will be put to good use.” ::she grinned and bowed humbly again, then turned back to Bai as she retook her seat.:: “There are many things that life presents at times, not all have warnings.” ::she smiled and looked at Devon.:: “there will be no demonstrations of skill here.” ::she
grinned widely and then looked at Bai.:: “There are many rumours of Koyasan, but rumours do not tell truth, there is much to learn from many ways, so that one may grow in relation to their own.”
William pulls a pen and paper from his bag and scratches down his number, handing it forward.
“What did you say your name was?”
<Bai> laughs brightly, “My god is a god of fertility. So the temple sects he allies with… well. They probably match those rumors! Mostly.” He lifts one hand, “Some claim we sleep with even children, and this is not true. But exploration does happen once adulthood is reached.” Makes no promises about demonstrating skills in the bar, because there have been only a few bars he’s been in where
sex hasn’t happened somewhere, and sex ranks among the things he considers a ‘skill’.
Jacob takes the number,”You can call me Jake. Anyway, see you later. I have places to go.” Jacob grabs his stuff and leaves.
::Hong took a sip of her Orange Juice, she was like a kid in a Candy store, there was a monk that to her, was representative of indulging in vibrancy, even while her path was one of selfeless acts with no Ego, she wanted to learn.:: “It is good to know, so was the one named Bai Zenji born into the sect?”
William leans out of the booth and watches Jacob as he walks away.
<Bai> taps his chest, “In a way. I am kitsune… huli jing.” he adds the chinese version for clarity, “So it is the sects my father, aunts, and uncles brought me to.”
::Hong nodded with a large amount of interest.:: “I see, and so the life that is lead is one that was a part of the self since birth.” ::she sounded in awe of it.:: “life is not such in all manners, and to the few, the way is found by stumbling, but finding the way is a moment unto itself in many respects.”
He runs his hand through his hair and look up at the ceiling, and lets out a deep sigh, reflecting on that interaction. He rises from the booth and heads out the door.
<Bai> has to focus carefully on Hong. English is his second language, and Hong took some focus to understand anyway. He finally decides on what he thinks she is saying, “Yes. And many of my kind are lost for a long time before finding their paths. I am gifted by the spirits that my mother and father were both present to guide me”