Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe.   Posted by Megaira Kattakara.Group: 0
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 2 posts
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 02:13
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
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Marcus stepped into the cafe, straightening his suit jacket. He was a little overdressed for a place like this but he didn't care. He scanned the interior with a smile on his face, "it looks nice, don't you think?" Marcus glanced to his right and remembered he was by himself.

Marcus sighed and got the attention of the nearest waitress, "excuse us, ma'am, may we seat ourself or should we wait?" He gave her his prize-winning smile.
Kevin Jordan
 Daystar, 93 posts
 My story? You
 wouldn't believe it.
Thu 27 Jun 2019
at 17:46
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
** In the Back Room **

Kevin gives an attempt to smile but it doesn't even get close to his lips, let alone bringing any light to his eyes.

"It is fine, and I am sure you will be seeing me around."

A small bandana is pulled up from under his shirt, dark and undecorated to cover most of his face.  From the neckline of his jacket, a small hood is stretched up and over his head to shadow his eyes.  Just because he did not shield his identity from those that entered the room doesn't mean he wanted some lucky glance from a satellite or someone stargazing to see obviously 'Kevin' soaring out of a portal.  A glance is given to Lorelei, though no response follows.  Two wires are pulled from the grappling device, one being attached to his left shoe and the other hooking to his belt.  Setting his right foot over the left he exhales as the sound of gas and wire escaping the grapple as it is fired can be heard.  Shortly after it passes through the portal there is the sense something cloaked soars past it, confirmed with a quiet 'chunk' of metal on metal.  Almost immediately he is lifted off the ground and carried quickly through the portal by the invisible Osprey.

The grapple beginning to reel him towards the ship even as it continues its path back to the city.  He fades completely from side as a port opens in the bottom of the craft, allowing him entrance.

>>>> Downtown Weston >>>>
Staff
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 00:22
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
quote:
Marcus sighed and got the attention of the nearest waitress, "excuse us, ma'am, may we seat ourself or should we wait?" He gave her his prize-winning smile.


  The waitress answered sweetly "Sit anywhere you like, this is a self-seat place, unless one calls ahead and reserves one of the private dining rooms.  The menus are brought once you sit down.  Welcome to Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse."
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 3 posts
Fri 28 Jun 2019
at 22:07
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Marcus smiled to her kindly, "thank you very much. We'll just sit here then." He made his way over to one of the empty tables and sighed, relieved to be taking some weight off. Marcus had resigned himself to do something that he had wanted to since he arrived at the city. He was going to finally register. He wasn't sure what had made him want to but he knew that if he had these gifts he might as well use them.
Staff
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 15:28
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
The waitress smiled, and said "Just wave to one of us when you are ready to order, we'll get you."
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 4 posts
Sat 6 Jul 2019
at 01:40
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Marcus smiled kindly, "Thank you very much. Oh, we do have a question for you. Where is the governmental building in this area? We were hoping to get on the registry but we're fairly new in town."
Staff
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 00:49
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
  The waitress gave him directions to the local police Department, the Weston Police, adding "They handle all para registration.  The process, from what I hear, is quick and painless too."
Marcus McMann
 Mob, 5 posts
Mon 15 Jul 2019
at 23:20
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Marcus nodded, "thank you, we appreciate the information."

Marcus placed his order and sat back to relax. It was going to be a big night for him and he might as well not rush it.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:21, Mon 15 July 2019.

Staff
Sun 4 Aug 2019
at 23:09
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
The food was delivered to his table in fairly short order, freshly made and delicious smelling.  The portions were generous and he clearly wasn't paying for imitation quisine.
Justice
 GM, 1224 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Sun 18 Oct 2020
at 09:11
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Outside of the door to Apokryphos was a sign that read. "Closed for private party, friends of the owner welcome". From inside a refined British voice can be heard. " I told him, George, we need to cross that river and I think this is the only way to do it."
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 233 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Tue 20 Oct 2020
at 04:27
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Some may call it fate.  Others a superpower.  Whatever the case may be, Mittens has this knack for being at the wrong place at the right time.  Today, with two sets of badguys in other scenes, this strange knack lands her outside the Cafe... where nothing is happening that looks like a job for a superhero.  Doh!

"Does Mittens count as a friend?  Friendly acquaintance, at least.  But then there was that time when she was let in on secret meeting.  And also secret project.  So... trusted ally for sure.  But 'friend?'  Unsure.  If I knock and door is answered, person will be put in awkward position of having to turn away the kitty.  Aha!  Lightbulb!  Mittens came by to deliver a gift!  Not to invite self to private party.  If uninvited, will simply hand over gift and wish the party goers well.  No need for anyone to feel bad!"

Poof!  Mittens has a present in one hand, and with the other, she knocks on the door shave-and-a-haircut style.
Staff
Tue 20 Oct 2020
at 21:14
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
  One of the wait staff answered the door, one who knew Mittens (she'd been working for Megs for several years now) and she said "Come on in, Mittens.  You're one of Miss Meg's regulars, and I know it."  She swung the door wide enough to let Mittens inside the cafe.  Almost all the long term staff were also residents of the apartments above, which was one reason they were staff.  Runaways, refugees, all of them had reasons to not want to go 'home', and Megs had set that up a long time ago to give those people chances to be respectable again.
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 234 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Thu 22 Oct 2020
at 07:13
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
"Thankieees!" the kitty lady answers in a cheerful, sing-song tone.

She steps inside, taking in the scene with more than just the usual senses.  She's been nonstop practicing the aura sight taught to her by Andy the other day, so there's that.  Not to mention the more tried-and-true Space Samurai 6th sense she's always got going.  Between all that, maybe she'll get a feel for what kinda awesome folks are being hosted here.

"Was seized by the random urge to give a gift to boss lady.  Saw the sign outside.  Now curious about the partay mentioned on the sign outside!"

Mits mutters, "Can't shake this uneasy feeling like someone I care about is in danger..."

Double-checking the phone for new texts or voice messages doesn't solve that mystery, though.
Justice
 GM, 1225 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Fri 23 Oct 2020
at 01:02
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Upon entering Mittens saw banners stating "Happy 435th Ethan!" There was a variety of food and drink set up, and a crowd of eclectic looking people. Mittens recognized Mr. Hurt and Machine smith, there was also m any she does not recognize including an elderly nun and what looks like a 12 years old girl wearing a Victorian era dress and sipping a glass of whine. Ethan stood at the center of attention, with a dark haired woman of Greek descent on his arm.
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 235 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Sun 25 Oct 2020
at 17:46
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Ah the adventures Mittens could have in over four centuries.  But Mittens knew a person who wasn't so happy about eternal youth, so there's that.  Its not the years in your life, its the life in your years, as the saying goes.  Oh... oops!  Mittens said gift for boss lady.  This'll require two gifts!  But most guys are pretty easy to get a gift for.  Just get 'em some favorite or exotic drink.  Poof.  Mittens now haz two gifts to give.

Upon seeing the eclectic gathering of familiar and unfamiliar, Mittens grins ear-to-ear.  So many awesome stories to hear!  Tucking the gifts under an arm, Mits uses the other to wave to the birthday boy as she approaches.

♫ "Happy Birthday to you!
Breaks copyright, this tune.
But Mittens so scofflaw,
She sings it anyhoo" ♬

This message was last edited by the player at 17:47, Sun 25 Oct.

Ethan Sharpe
 NPC, 45 posts
 The immortal formerly
 known as Brigand
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 13:11
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
 Ethan waved back at Mittens. "Ah, Miss Adventure, pleasure to see you again. May I offer you a drink? Perhaps a bite to eat." He waved a hand at the catering table with food and drink set out, with his other hand he sipped his glass of rum. "Did you get a chance to speak with the folks at Department 7* perchance? Brief them on the state of space and such?"


*the para warfare unit of the millitary

This message was last edited by the player at 13:12, Thu 29 Oct.

Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 236 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 18:22
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Many character flaws go into Mittens using minor telekinesis to grab a bite and a drink while she offers Ethan the gift she picked out for him.  Impatience with the doing one thing at a time, for one.  A childish instinct to want to impress the cool people present, especially Ethan, for another.  The foolishness to fail to realize she may be seen as showing off for a third.  And so on.  But Mittens is not one to let her character flaws get in the way of acting on impulse!

"Thankies!  Aand... Probably.  It was a joint thing with so many Men in Black from so many different agencies that it made my head spin.  Hard to tell who's who when they're all in BSL-5 biohazard suits."

Flashback:
"Aren't we done scanning me yet?!  What's this scan do that the dozen others before it didn't do?"

"That's classified.  And... you probably wouldn't want to know anyway.  It's pretty nightmarish."

"Oh.  Checking for chest-burster embryos or somesuch, then.  Well Mittens is happy to say that for all her many misadventures, the only time she ever experienced that unpleasant sort of thing was due to a hallucination, and not from an actual infestation.  Unless you count the flesh-eating fly that stung me here on Earth.  Super gross.  Locals kinda shrugged about it.  I swear the kinda nasties we have here on Earth rival most everything else in the Galaxy."


"Speaking of aliens, I hope you like this.  It's not from Earth, so probably something new even for Mr. Seenitall?"

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 18:42, Thu 29 Oct.

Ethan Sharpe
 NPC, 46 posts
 The immortal formerly
 known as Brigand
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 20:31
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
He smiled as he took the bottle. "Oh, thank you very much. I can't wait to try it."

The girl in the antique dress walked up. "Ethan old boy, who's our new guest? Friend of your darling niece?" She asked in a posh British accent.

Ethan smiled. "Yes, Joan this is Miss Adventure, one of the local heroes. Mittens this is Dr. Joan Dee, former advisor to Queen Elizabeth the first."
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 238 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 08:09
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
The bottle is very sleek, and the contents a deep purple.  ( Like this: https://thecandyperfumeboy.fil...com/2011/10/1581.jpg )

"You're welcome!  From Malchior VII.  Despite appearances, it doesn't taste like grape juice.  'Least not to me, it doesn't.  Safe for Earthlings who don't have a severe tree nut allergy."

Mits smiles and offers a handshake to Dr. Dee, restraining herself from laughing or making any references to Dirty Dee.  "Nice to meetcha!  Sounds like you've got a ton of interesting stories to tell!"
Justice
 GM, 1237 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Thu 5 Nov 2020
at 01:25
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Joan smiled a sultry smile that looked rather out of place on her young looking body. "Oh, a few. I'm not the " action type" like dear Ethan here. I much prefer the comfort of my lab to field work, and I tend to stay in the background."
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 242 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Thu 5 Nov 2020
at 19:37
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Mittens smiles a youthful smile that seems strangely fitting for her youthful face.  "Far be it from Mittens to dismiss background or lab work as uninteresting.  One of my favorite scenes of The Great Mouse Detective was in the lab.  Sadly, Mittens is only just smart enough to barely get a passing grade in forensics class."

Is it technically cheating that the alien A.I. computer implanted in her skull grants her near perfect recall?  Probably.  Which is why she chose to temporarily disable that feature for the test.  Hence getting a C- instead of an A+.

"So I'm afraid you'll have to dumb things down to layperson's terms for me if any of your interesting stories include smart people stuff."
Justice
 GM, 1240 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Fri 6 Nov 2020
at 14:02
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
"Well what I do doesn't exactly line up with modern science dear. I'm an alchemist and a spiritualist." She drew a small cylinder from her sleeve., extended it, then unfolded it into a small hand fan. She fanned herself elegantly as she sipped her wine. "A d yourself? I stay rather isolated so I'm afraid not terribly familiar with current famous personages. What sort of adventures do you get up to?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:03, Fri 06 Nov.

Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 243 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Sun 8 Nov 2020
at 06:14
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Mits loves the fan up the sleeve trick.  And manages to restrain herself from making puns about who is her biggest fan.

She lights up at the prospect of turning lead into chocolate.  "Oooh!  Alchemy!  Neat!  Hope it's not the kind unwittingly fueled by the tormented souls of an alternate timeline.  As for Spiritualism, Mittens just learned how to see spirit auras from a half-demon holy warrior!  And nonsense statements like that are the story of her life.  You may downplay your lack of knowledge, but you were able to deduce that Miss Adventure is famous.  Due to being on camera when the Alien Invaders attacked our fair city.  Super proud of the fact that I coined the term, 'Yokai Zords,' that's become the fallback title of our unannounced guests.

"Outside that?  Well, until recently, I'd get up to all sorts of weird adventures in outer space.  Mostly in the Milky Way, but sometimes in galaxies far far away.  Such as the time when the retro space fascists filed suit against the neo space fascists for trademark infringement, and Mittens was subpoenaed as a witness because she had combated them both.  'They copy absolutely everything, changing only their name and size of their planet-smasher, and think nobody notices!?  We demand they pay compensation!'  I can only hope my testimony in some way inconvenienced them both."

Justice
 GM, 1242 posts
 Justice isn't blind
 its crosseyed
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 01:28
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
"I don't think it sounds like nonsense at all dear. I've met a few unholy beings fighting for the light, there seems to be at least one in every age."

 She laughed lightly at Mits' comment on her 'deduction. "You're clearly para human, you've been trained in sword play, and you know Ethan. That you are some form of champion is an easy thing to deduce.

She listened to Kits' story with a glint in her eye. " oh outer space! How exciting!"
Mittens
 Miss. Adventure, 245 posts
 Attention Deficit
 Ooh Shiny!
Wed 18 Nov 2020
at 06:23
Re: Apokryphos Cafe and Coffeehouse - The Cafe
Mittens slides her foot and blushes bashfully upon being called a champion.  Then blink-blinks in surprise.  "How did she know Mittens knows sword stuff?  Is there some tell-tale posture?  Or maybe Mittens walks in a sword fighter sorta way?"

To the reaction about being a space woman, Mits looks apologetic.  "For someone who can teleport, Mittens spent entirely too much time cooped up inside one space-ship or another."

Flashback:
"I've been cooped up in this ship for far too long!"

"We've been flying for less than 10 minutes, Mittens."

"ENTIRELY TOO LONG!"  Poof!

"Hope she hasn't forgotten where we were going."


"This might surprise you, but Earth has most of the stuff that the rest of our Galaxy does, and plenty that it doesn't, just not to the same scale.  So excitement can be had aplenty right here at home."