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Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 104 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 02:14
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"No soap!" Oscar demanded.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1477 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 02:17
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"We'll need the soap to get you clean, but we'll let you soak a good long while so you don't have to worry about it taking your skin off. I want to see what handsome young man lurks beneath all that grime."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 105 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 02:18
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"No soap!" Oscar insisted again. "I'm 'andsome enough already."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1478 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 02:26
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"Oh, Oscar, you'll feel so much better once that grime is off. You have no idea how much better. I promise it won't hurt you, every bit of your skin will still be there." She thought for a moment. "I'll get Mama to find you a cookie to go with that sandwich."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 106 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 02:38
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"No soap! I'll run hammer and tack to Portside! Oi!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1479 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 03:25
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Sileas looked at Wulfsen helplessly. If an offer of a cookie wouldn't change his mind, she had no idea what would. "Three cookies and a cup of milk?"
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 107 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 03:31
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"No. Soap." Oscar said stubbornly.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1480 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 11:38
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Sileas sighed. "Mama just simply won't allow a grimy, stinky young man in the kitchen or dining hall. It wouldn't surprise me if she asks Wulfsen to post a guard to keep such people out.  Six cookies and two glasses of milk."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 108 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 16:09
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"I'm bloody well keepin' me skin! Struth! No soap! Blimey!"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1481 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 21:09
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"And I promised it won't steal your skin." Sileas stood and turned to Wulfsen. "I don't know what else to do. Mama and Papa never had to bribe me to do anything."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 109 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 21:34
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"Soap eats skin! Honest guv!" Oscar insisted.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 685 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 21:35
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Wulfsen frowns. "It sounds like the boy had never touched soap in his life."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1482 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 22:13
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"He probably hasn't. Oscar, I promise that soap does not eat skin. I still have all of mine." Sileas feared she had made a mistake. Maybe it was naive of her to believe all these children would want homes.
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 110 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 22:16
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"Yor lyin'!" Oscar protested.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1483 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 22:33
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"Oscar, you can come out and look for yourself. There is skin on me, everywhere it belongs."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 111 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 22:47
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"Yer can't fool me! Right!" Oscar shouted.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1484 posts
Sat 27 Aug 2016
at 22:55
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"I'm sorry that you think I'm trying to fool you. I'm sorry I was mistaken that you'd like a home and a good life. I'm..." Sileas lowered her head, "I'm sorry I tried to force my dream for a family on you. We'll return you to Portside tomorrow unless you want to train to be a squire." Her shoulders slumped. "You don't need to worry about taking a bath or me forcing any sort of attention on you."
Oscar the Knife
 NPC, 112 posts
 Pickpocket Oscar
 Pancake Oscar
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 00:24
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"I want ter keep me skin! Blimey!" Oscar said, sounding miserable.
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1485 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 00:42
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"As I said, you do not have to worry about me trying to impose being a family on you any longer. I gave you your two choices. Unfortunately for you, being part of a family requires being clean." She glanced at Wulfsen, "Why don't you take him to bed down with the squires and all, and I will see you in the morning. I'm bone tired and looking forward to a comfortable stationary bed."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 686 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 00:56
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"Sileas..." Wulfsen frowned. "Maybe things are moving too fast for the boy."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1486 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 01:00
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"Forcing what I want for him is no better than what was done to me when I was his age. I won't lower myself to that level. It needs to be his choice, his decision."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 687 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 01:20
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Wulfsen's frown deepened. "The Spensers did not force a decision out of you either. When they adopted you, weren't there some things you were not used to that they had to be patient about? Like your habit of stealing food?"
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1487 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 01:32
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"I know they didn't force a decision, and yes, they had to be patient with my penchant for stealing. But Oscar needs a bath so he's not full of grime and stench. Mama gave me a bath right away, so he's already had longer than I did. Who knows what critters are on him right now?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 PLAYER, 688 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 03:18
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"If he's only afraid of soap maybe we can just dunk him in the pond for now." Wulfsen said. "He's from Portside, he must know how to swim."
Sileas
 PLAYER, 1488 posts
Sun 28 Aug 2016
at 12:41
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"The Mermen..." she reminded Wulfsen. "That's why I didn't mention the pond." Just the idea of one of those horrible men getting close to Oscar sent shivers down her spine.