Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe.   Posted by Megaira Kattakara.Group: 0
Kevin Jordan
 Daystar, 74 posts
 My story? You
 wouldn't believe it.
Sun 12 May 2019
at 05:11
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Moving with them, he waits to speak until they're in the Private Dining Room.  There was an obvious change to his stance, his demeanor.  A glance is given towards Bella shifting and wrapping around Meg.  It should bring a smile to his face, but it barely registers on his face.

"Life is precious, being able to safe guard it and give humans a second chance is very admirable.  With all of your ways of doing so."

The last bit is directed to Bill and Darren as well as Meg.  His gaze settling on Bill.

"Your assumption is correct, though as you said, Superhero is a bit grandiose of a term.  I have the training, knowledge and tools in order to help people.  Growing up, I had a lot of role models to learn from and while their teachings stuck with me it was a fictional one that ultimately made it simple to explain.  With great power comes great responsibility."

He laughs, softly, though it seems an empty exercise.  More the laugh you get when you realize something than actually fully being amused by it.

"To call him fictional though, seems inappropriate given the situation I find myself in I suppose.  I do not like to publicly sell the fact I have a double life.  I wear a mask for a reason."
Excelsior
 NPC, 1100 posts
 Superpowers?!
 Awesome!!
Thu 16 May 2019
at 02:53
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Bill nodded. "I'm sorry, I forget about secret identities some times. It's been a while since mine was exposed. And I can empathize with that, The Legacy was a little miffed with us New Age Defenders but they eventually warmed up to us. And I took a lot of inspiration from fictional heroes too. Superman was a big inspiration of mine even before I gained my powers, though I suppose being secretly gay is quite different from being secretly an alien being."
Ethan Sharpe
 NPC, 25 posts
 The immortal formerly
 known as Brigand
Thu 16 May 2019
at 03:04
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Ethan stepped into the cafe, having teleported into the alley behind the cafe, frightening an old homeless woman with two large cats and a dog. Once inside he sought out Lin, guided to her by one of the waitresses who knew him as the owner's uncle.

He smiled as he approached her, wrapping her in a hug. "There you are, where's this person you want me to meet? And what's so hush hush about this ladies night you, Lorelei and, Meg have going on? This better not have anything to do with my birthday. I told her not to bother with it. Lord knows I've had enough to make it not worth mentioning and four hundred and thirty is not even a major number. Maybe at five hundred it'd be worth something."
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 156 posts
 AKA Miss Adventure
Thu 16 May 2019
at 05:16
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Miss Adventure was careful to make sure no one would bump into her portal before opening one just inside the Cafe's front door so she could enter from the crime scene.  Innumerable flashing blue and red lights backlight her as she steps in, giving away that she was recently at a crisis.  By contrast, the fancy black dress and priceless necklace she's wearing does not look the least bit like crime-fighting attire.  Once inside the Cafe, Mits turns to see if Wraith followed.
Maverick Sargas
 Wraith, 112 posts
Thu 16 May 2019
at 05:25
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
---> From The Cirandon Hotel

Wraith follows behind Mittens. To those seeing Mittens and Wraith appear in the cafe through a portal, there is a catgirl (Mittens) followed by a four-and-a-half-foot tall wraith, complete with writhing shadows, billowing ragged cloak, and no perceivable face.

The little wraith looks around at the people in the cafe before turning his hood in Mittens' direction. In a reverse-reverb voice that sounds like Tassadar from Starcraft, he says, "I like this place. It feels relaxing while clearly being a bulwark of terror to all that is evil."
Megaira Kattakara
 NPC, 1766 posts
 Dressed casually
 casually serious.
Fri 17 May 2019
at 00:44
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Kevin Jordan:
Moving with them, he waits to speak until they're in the Private Dining Room.  There was an obvious change to his stance, his demeanor.  A glance is given towards Bella shifting and wrapping around Meg.  It should bring a smile to his face, but it barely registers on his face.

"Life is precious, being able to safe guard it and give humans a second chance is very admirable.  With all of your ways of doing so."

The last bit is directed to Bill and Darren as well as Meg.  His gaze settling on Bill.

"Your assumption is correct, though as you said, Superhero is a bit grandiose of a term.  I have the training, knowledge and tools in order to help people.  Growing up, I had a lot of role models to learn from and while their teachings stuck with me it was a fictional one that ultimately made it simple to explain.  With great power comes great responsibility."

He laughs, softly, though it seems an empty exercise.  More the laugh you get when you realize something than actually fully being amused by it.

"To call him fictional though, seems inappropriate given the situation I find myself in I suppose.  I do not like to publicly sell the fact I have a double life.  I wear a mask for a reason."

Bill nodded. "I'm sorry, I forget about secret identities some times. It's been a while since mine was exposed. And I can empathize with that, The Legacy was a little miffed with us New Age Defenders but they eventually warmed up to us. And I took a lot of inspiration from fictional heroes too. Superman was a big inspiration of mine even before I gained my powers, though I suppose being secretly gay is quite different from being secretly an alien being."


  Meg 'petted' the water-weird that was Bella as she said "Well, it's been a little complicated, but I need to step up building on the Pandora.  I still have some things to get done, but it will probably require a couple trips out of orbit, and over near Mars again.  Since I have Bella, I'll probably take the small ship I already have built to test things out with, since it makes it easier to keep an atmosphere around folks.  Which, as a note, Bill, I will need you to mention to some of your other friends that I need some really super psychologically stable people to crew the Pandora.  I am sure they can help us find them."


  Bella blurbled, and said "Blabia Dada abragh nava kamma urva."
Lin
 NPC, 431 posts
 Meg's Mom.
 Spitting image.
Fri 17 May 2019
at 00:49
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Ethan Sharpe:
Ethan stepped into the cafe, having teleported into the alley behind the cafe, frightening an old homeless woman with two large cats and a dog. Once inside he sought out Lin, guided to her by one of the waitresses who knew him as the owner's uncle.

He smiled as he approached her, wrapping her in a hug. "There you are, where's this person you want me to meet? And what's so hush hush about this ladies night you, Lorelei and, Meg have going on? This better not have anything to do with my birthday. I told her not to bother with it. Lord knows I've had enough to make it not worth mentioning and four hundred and thirty is not even a major number. Maybe at five hundred it'd be worth something."


  Lin hugged him back, and said "You'll be four hundred and thirty three, Ethan, and you STILL have a lot to learn about women.  To Lorelei, who hasn't HAD an eon of birthdays yet, every one is still important, so shut up and take your wife making a big deal of it like a man."  She poked him firmly in the chest to emphasize her point, then added "The fellow you need to meet is in the Cafe with Meg, he's legit, and he did come in from another dimension, although he was born originally in this one.  It gets complicated.  But he is no threat, he's on our side."
Staff
Fri 17 May 2019
at 00:50
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Maverick Sargas:
---> From The Cirandon Hotel

Wraith follows behind Mittens. To those seeing Mittens and Wraith appear in the cafe through a portal, there is a catgirl (Mittens) followed by a four-and-a-half-foot tall wraith, complete with writhing shadows, billowing ragged cloak, and no perceivable face.

The little wraith looks around at the people in the cafe before turning his hood in Mittens' direction. In a reverse-reverb voice that sounds like Tassadar from Starcraft, he says, "I like this place. It feels relaxing while clearly being a bulwark of terror to all that is evil."


  One of the waitresses asked politely "Do you need a table for two, and menus?"
Ethan Sharpe
 NPC, 26 posts
 The immortal formerly
 known as Brigand
Fri 17 May 2019
at 01:59
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
In reply to Lin (msg # 399):

Ethan sighed. "Yes big sister..." He relented. "So is that confirmation that IS what you ladies are up to tonight?" He said with a sly smirk.

He frowned at the mention of other dimensions. "Alternate universe type dimension or different plane of existence type dimension? The last time we went to the realm of darkness was NOT a fun time."

He started down the stairs with Lin in tow. He stopped when he saw Wraith. He leaned in to whisper to LIn "Am I mistaken or is that small person one of us?
Excelsior
 NPC, 1101 posts
 Superpowers?!
 Awesome!!
Fri 17 May 2019
at 02:06
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
In reply to Megaira Kattakara (msg # 398):

Bill nodded. "I can talk to some of my contacts at the UN, I'm sure plenty of countries will want in on this. Or I can arrange for you to speak in front of them if you like?" Bill grinned at Bella and waved at the little water-being.
Daniel Heind
 Divine Wielder, 12 posts
Fri 17 May 2019
at 02:18
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
As Daniel began kept avoiding people while still remaining invisible he felt a grumble in his stomach. He hadn't had any lunch. Daniel couldn't simply go to the Hotle for a meal as the police would probably still be there so he decided to head for the Apokryphos Cafe. Some of his friends at the workplace had recommended him the place and he was jokingly told that he would perfectly fit in there as there was Greek and Chinese themes.

Daniel this time actually checked no one was watching and decided to take off his helmet. "Damn this thing is useful" He said under his breath.

To not be seen by any possible police patrols Daniel entered the place contemplating at the architecture of the place and it's Greek/Chinese theme. Daniel found an empty table with a free seat which Daniel decided to take. The place seemed quite and it would take a short while before he would get any service. Daniel reached into his bag to pull out the book he was reading before he was so awfuly interrupted. He opened the book and continued his reading while waiting for service.
Lin
 NPC, 432 posts
 Meg's Mom.
 Spitting image.
Fri 17 May 2019
at 02:35
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Ethan Sharpe:
In reply to Lin (msg # 399):

Ethan sighed. "Yes big sister..." He relented. "So is that confirmation that IS what you ladies are up to tonight?" He said with a sly smirk.

He frowned at the mention of other dimensions. "Alternate universe type dimension or different plane of existence type dimension? The last time we went to the realm of darkness was NOT a fun time."

He started down the stairs with Lin in tow. He stopped when he saw Wraith. He leaned in to whisper to LIn "Am I mistaken or is that small person one of us?


  Lin answered primly "I shall neither confirm nor deny any possibility on that.  What I can tell you, is that you have a lot to learn about being married."  She poked his shoulder teasingly, then answered serenely "Yes.  To your swashbuckler, he is the spy."
Staff
Fri 17 May 2019
at 02:37
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Daniel Heind:
To not be seen by any possible police patrols Daniel entered the place contemplating at the architecture of the place and it's Greek/Chinese theme. Daniel found an empty table with a free seat which Daniel decided to take. The place seemed quite and it would take a short while before he would get any service. Daniel reached into his bag to pull out the book he was reading before he was so awfuly interrupted. He opened the book and continued his reading while waiting for service.



  The staff at Apokryphos wasn't the type to let anyone wait long for service, and one of the
 staff (awfully young looking) was there in very short order asking him politely "Hello, would you like to order anything?  We have a full coffee and tea selection, as well as food, and I can get you a menu if you like."  The place was definitely a mix of Greek and Chinese, in ways that made it clear the person who did the decor was intimately familiar with both cultures.
Daniel Heind
 Divine Wielder, 13 posts
Fri 17 May 2019
at 02:49
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Daniel suprised upon seeing how quickly service had arrived softly put his book down and looked at the employee. "I would enjoy having some tea and with that may I please know what the special for today is if you have any."
Ethan Sharpe
 NPC, 27 posts
 The immortal formerly
 known as Brigand
Fri 17 May 2019
at 03:20
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
In reply to Lin (msg # 404):

"I should talk to him, best not to find out like I did. You go ahead and let your person know I'll be coming." Ethan entered the cafe proper and all in attendance would recognize him as the Director of the DPA as well as one of the three living members of the Secret Defenders and co author of the book that brought the clasified WW2 superteam to public attention. He approached the boy in the strange clothes (Maverick). "Excuse me young man, could we talk? I think there's something you should know. Unless you already found out but I'm guessing probably not."
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 157 posts
 AKA Miss Adventure
Fri 17 May 2019
at 05:30
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Staff:
  One of the waitresses asked politely "Do you need a table for two, and menus?"


Seeing as Wraith has joined, Mits gives a thumbs-up to the waitress.  Just as she was about to answer Wraith's comment, she hears a familiar voice and looks in Cyclone Sniper's direction.  Upon seeing him, she nearly falls over.

"I agree," Mits answers Wraith in a whisper, "Don't look now, but Grenade Guy from earlier is here."

She pulls a wide-brimmed hat out from hammerspace and puts it on in an attempt to keep Daniel from spotting her.  Far from the most effective disguise, considering that the hat was custom made to allow for her ears to poke through.

But then Secret Defender Ethan addresses Wraith, and Mits stares in slack-jaw shock.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:55, Fri 17 May 2019.

Maverick Sargas
 Wraith, 113 posts
Fri 17 May 2019
at 05:48
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Wraith nodded to the offer for seats, and to Mittens upon her pointing out that the guy from earlier was there. Then Ethan approached.

The faceless hood tilted to indicate he was looking up at Ethan. "I would be honored to speak with one such as yourself, sir. Mittens here needs a friend, however. Would it be possible you could speak openly with her present?"
Ethan Sharpe
 NPC, 28 posts
 The immortal formerly
 known as Brigand
Fri 17 May 2019
at 15:08
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
"It's a personal matter, so it's up to you who knows, and you may want someone you're close to for this revelation anyway." Ethan took a deep breath and looked Wraith right in the eyes, or where the eyes would be were his face not covered in shadows. "Are you aware you are an immortal?"
Daniel Heind
 Divine Wielder, 14 posts
Fri 17 May 2019
at 19:40
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Staff:
quote:
"What Kind of Tea would you like sir?"


Daniel Took a second to think, "Well I'm a simple man so I'll go for some green tea, Also you don't have to tell me the special for today, I have confidence in the quality of this place and before you ask I don't want anything else."


Staff:
quote:
"Right away." The waitress wrote down what Daniel had ordered and walked towards the kitchen.


Daniel feeling more relaxed opened his book again and continued his reading breathing a sigh of relief.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:41, Fri 17 May 2019.

Kevin Jordan
 Daystar, 75 posts
 My story? You
 wouldn't believe it.
Fri 17 May 2019
at 19:48
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Megaira Kattakara:
  Meg 'petted' the water-weird that was Bella as she said "Well, it's been a little complicated, but I need to step up building on the Pandora.  I still have some things to get done, but it will probably require a couple trips out of orbit, and over near Mars again.  Since I have Bella, I'll probably take the small ship I already have built to test things out with, since it makes it easier to keep an atmosphere around folks.  Which, as a note, Bill, I will need you to mention to some of your other friends that I need some really super psychologically stable people to crew the Pandora.  I am sure they can help us find them."


  Bella blurbled, and said "Blabia Dada abragh nava kamma urva."


Kevin smiles a little sadly as Bill speaks about Superman.  He takes a few breaths just to center himself again.  Slowly that mask of stoicism flows over his face.

"Mars is a beautiful planet, it has been years since I saw it.  Frankly, Bill, I was hoping we would not meet.  A new friend of mine spoke highly of you and I do have to say, the comparison between you and Kalů Superman, is very accurate.  And you have out of orbit capabilities for flight, Meg?"

He shakes his head slowly.

"With great power.  There is an avenue of training I have as an option.  An option I was not going to take before I could speak with you, Bill.  There is a tool I can use to help protect against these Ninja Yokaizords.  I did not make the name, but it is catchy.  This tool comes with a risk.  The last member of my family to use it, he gave in to power and fear.  If I go in that same direction, you will need to take me out.  Meg, if you can get me out to where the ships entered our solar system, I may be able to get some readings on the direction they came from.  If you have not done that already.  They may have captives.  All life is precious, no matter what planet it comes from.  We are all in this Universe together."
Staff
Sat 18 May 2019
at 00:39
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Daniel Heind:
Daniel Took a second to think, "Well I'm a simple man so I'll go for some green tea, Also you don't have to tell me the special for today, I have confidence in the quality of this place and before you ask I don't want anything else."

Daniel feeling more relaxed opened his book again and continued his reading breathing a sigh of relief.



  In a few moments, he was delivered a steaming pot of water and a cup with tea-infuser already steeping some green tea that smelled absolutely wonderful.  This stuff was real green tea, clearly from China.  The real deal.  The food came with it, a dish of mixed Greek and Asian origins that was absolutely unique, made from thinly sliced and cooked lamb pieces, fresh (cooked) vegetables that were in season (bamboo shoots, snow peas, baby corn, water chestnuts, carrots and peppers) in a sauce that blended the two cultures amazingly.  This place was like no other restaurant he'd ever seen, with the unique food here.
Megaira Kattakara
 NPC, 1767 posts
 Dressed casually
 casually serious.
Sat 18 May 2019
at 00:47
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Kevin Jordan:
Kevin smiles a little sadly as Bill speaks about Superman.  He takes a few breaths just to center himself again.  Slowly that mask of stoicism flows over his face.

"Mars is a beautiful planet, it has been years since I saw it.  Frankly, Bill, I was hoping we would not meet.  A new friend of mine spoke highly of you and I do have to say, the comparison between you and Kalů Superman, is very accurate.  And you have out of orbit capabilities for flight, Meg?"

He shakes his head slowly.

"With great power.  There is an avenue of training I have as an option.  An option I was not going to take before I could speak with you, Bill.  There is a tool I can use to help protect against these Ninja Yokaizords.  I did not make the name, but it is catchy.  This tool comes with a risk.  The last member of my family to use it, he gave in to power and fear.  If I go in that same direction, you will need to take me out.  Meg, if you can get me out to where the ships entered our solar system, I may be able to get some readings on the direction they came from.  If you have not done that already.  They may have captives.  All life is precious, no matter what planet it comes from.  We are all in this Universe together."



  Bella turned to look at the door as Lin entered, and said happily "Yaya!!"  Which made Meg look, and smile at her mother, he two of them still incredibly alike, to the point it was hard to tell them apart at all from a distance.

  Turning back to Kevin, Meg said "I do have a ship that is capable of traversing the entire solar system and more without difficulty, it was the test for a great deal of the larger versions that will run the Pandora.  I would be happy to take you for a trip in the runabout, if you wish.  And while you take your readings, I can see about doing a GEM scan too."

  Lin smiled, and said "Ethan's here, I told him you were here, and vouched for you, so he'll be in in a few, we found another one like us, and he's making sure they know what they are before, hopefully, they find out the hard way."
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 158 posts
 AKA Miss Adventure
Sat 18 May 2019
at 18:29
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Mits is blown away like a monkey being shown a card trick!  (( https://youtu.be/4ydGVpHoTHM ))

"Oh.  My.  Gosh."

As much as she wants to flip out over how epic and cool it is to know an immortal, her conscious manages to keep her in check.  What if Wraith is the sort to take revelations like this hard?  Does he even have someone he's close to?  Is she going to wind up emotional support for yet another hero going through a huge life-changing event?  The rush of conflicting emotions are not sitting well with the butterflies already break dancing in her tummy.  Miss Adventure vanishes for a moment with a sign that says, "BRB" in her place.

Meanwhile, the question of, "If a crazy catgirl were to scream at the shore of a deserted island, and no one's around to hear it, does it make a sound?" is put to the test.

Moments later, Mittens returns, looking frazzled, the bottom of her fancy dress wet with seawater, and her breath smelling faintly of vomit.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:31, Sat 18 May 2019.

Daniel Heind
 Divine Wielder, 16 posts
Sat 18 May 2019
at 20:59
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Staff:
"Enjoy your meal sir"


"Thanks, you to-" Daniel cuts off what he was going to say before making himself look like an idiot.

The Waitress walked away to attend another customer.

Daniel took a second to contemplate the food, he had probably never seen such quality food, it even seemed to rival what his mom would have cooked for him, though he knew he was probably exaggerating when it came to his moms cooking.

Daniel put his book down and began eating.



Never in his life had Daniel eaten such good food, the tea was at the perfect temperature and the mixture was flawless. The ham was perfectly cooked and the vegetables were perfectly seasoned. Daniel spoke under his breath while still having some food in his mouth, "bloody hell, not even ma would cook this well" a small amount of tears began flowing froms Daniels eyes as what he was eating seemed to be a gift sent from the gods.

Long story short, the meal didn't last long.
Excelsior
 NPC, 1102 posts
 Superpowers?!
 Awesome!!
Sat 18 May 2019
at 21:06
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
In reply to Kevin Jordan (msg # 412):

"While I appreciate the comparison I don't think..." He stopped mid sentence looking very confused. "You sound as if you know him personally"