The Prey.   Posted by Fatemaker.Group: 0
Wren
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 04:30
The Prey
In reply to Kaylee (msg # 117):

"Seems." Wren emphasized her previous statement.

"Those crazies who preach about her say that she 'speaks the Truth,'" she said, and brushed a strand of hair behind her ear absently, "Sure sounds like some pre-Calamity religious bullshit to me."
Barry
 Reckoner, 373 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 04:35
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 119):

"They're crazy alright."

"Have they ever done much other than preach the ideals of Reverie?"
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 310 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 05:19
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 120):

Kaylee doesn't remember much pre-Calamity, but she takes Wren's word for it. She asks of Reverie's preachers, "Do you think they really believe what they're saying?"
Wren
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 05:24
The Prey
In reply to Kaylee (msg # 121):

Wren shrugged.

"Who knows. Not me. But she promised power to her followers, and look at what happened with Discord," she said.

"One day he's a preaching crazy, the next day he's an Epic."
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 311 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 05:40
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 122):

Kaylee's eyes widen, "You think Reverie gave him that power somehow?"
Barry
 Reckoner, 374 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 05:41
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 122):

"That is rather concerning and it's not of the question.Know one truly knows how Epics work. If she can somehow manipulate whether or not someone becomes an Epic, she has a lot of potential to flip Ozymandias on its side in terms of power."

"We'll have to keep a close on her followers to learn more."
Wren
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 05:48
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 124):

"Yeah, but you can't do that if you're dead, asshat," Wren sneered at Barry, "Or in some scientist's sample collection. So I wouldn't go shooting up her minions and making a big show of yourself unless you really want to get her attention in a bad way."

She glared at Barry and Kaylee, but this seems like less of an insult, despite her word choice, and more of a warning.
Barry
 Reckoner, 375 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 05:52
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 125):

"Yeah we are aware. We've been a little reckless lately and we plan to do better about knowing our limits."

"I'm assuming we'll hear from you guys again if we manage to appear valuable enough to Kestrel, right?"
Wren
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 05:56
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 126):

"She doesn't think too highly of you, so I don't know. I don't think many people here think highly of you, honestly. You didn't make a very good first impression," she exclaimed haughtily, then added slyly, "How's the ear doing?"
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 312 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 06:16
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 127):

"'M not the best with first impressions," Kaylee admits. Or second. Or third. Kaylee just isn't really a people person, truth be told.

The slender girl tries to hide her amusement when she's reminded of Barry's ear. To be totally honest, he'd acted like a dipshit during that whole interrogation and Kaylee's still not pleased with him about the fake identity thing. So she doesn't exactly find herself feeling too sympathetic when Wren brings it up.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:18, Wed 03 Aug 2016.

Barry
 Reckoner, 376 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 07:14
The Prey
In reply to Kaylee (msg # 128):

"it's healed up!... Kind of..."

He shrugs. "Honestly, after the mess we went through with Moreau, the ear feels more like a scratch," he adds. "At least an ear wound won't prevent move from moving properly and from breathing."
Wren
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 07:20
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 129):

The girl's mouth quirked to the side and she raised her eyebrows.

"I suppose so. Wouldn't want to be on the recieving end of his powers," she said, and then glanced over the clean-picked platters with a slightly exasperated expression.

"So I assume we're done? Unless you want to see if Crane's schedule is free," she asked pointedly at Barry.

 "I've seen how you look at her, though I doubt your budget is big enough to satisfy her. Probably isn't the only thing, either..."
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 313 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 07:31
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 130):

Kaylee can't help but snicker at Wren's final comment. "I think... we're done," Kaylee glances at Barry in case he'd like to interject.
Barry
 Reckoner, 377 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 07:42
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 130):

Barry is taken aback by the comment, "what?... No..." Barry awkwardly looks around and takes a second to realize the insult that Wren just shot him.He brings his head back and looks Wren at the eye.

 "Hey! I'm perfectly suited to satisfy her!" From this point he just gives off an upset grin. And, after a bit of a pause he realizes that he's reacting to a child.

 "...But again, we're just heading out."
Wren
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 07:47
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 132):

"I'll see you out then," she grinned at Barry's discomfort, a bright emotion on a face that you've only seen scowl and sneer.

She took short-legged strides to the door and opened it, gesturing for the Reckoners to go through.
Barry
 Reckoner, 378 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 07:48
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 133):

He follows along but can't help but look ticked off at the whole endeavor.
Wren
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 17:56
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 134):

Wren finished whispering to Kaylee, then let go of her arm and brushed past Barry to lead the Reckoners out of the Aerie.

Crane had left her post, though the red-haired woman remained. She was joined by a quiet, dark man who returned your weapons and coats to you from the back room.

Wren vanished back into the building without a goodbye, leaving the two Reckoners to the cold, bright Ozymandias afternoon.
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 314 posts
Wed 3 Aug 2016
at 20:57
The Prey
In reply to Wren (msg # 135):

She's worried about me.

Kaylee hasn't had anyone worry about her since her mom and brother and the idea that this cute - albeit cranky - girl might be concerned makes Kaylee feel warm all over. She gives Wren a lopsided smile and tucks the slip of paper into her pocket as inconspicuously as she can.

Kaylee doesn't have time to reply before Wren has overtaken both her and Barry and is leading the two Reckoners through the Aerie. The slender girl isn't entirely sure what she'd say anyway; this is a dangerous job and it's certainly a possibility that she'll end up dead by the end of the week. And anyway, Kaylee can take care of herself.

Still, the young Reckoner appreciates Wren's sentiment and, despite everything that has come to light in the past hour, Kaylee leaves the Aerie in a good mood.
Barry
 Reckoner, 379 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 01:25
The Prey
In reply to Kaylee (msg # 136):

As Barry walks out he can't help but notice that Kaylee looks awfully happy for having dealt with an unsuccesful meeting at the Aerie. He thinks it has to do with the whispered conversation.

"You sure seem awfully happy." Barry comments
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 315 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 02:09
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 137):

Kaylee gives Barry a sidelong glance and disagrees, "Not really..."

She bites at the inside of her cheek in thought for a second before she adds, trying to cover, "The food was fucking fantastic."
Barry
 Reckoner, 380 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 02:35
The Prey
In reply to Kaylee (msg # 138):

"Sure, the food good," Barry replies. "...But you still seem a little too happy."

"What did she say to get you, of all people, so cheery looking?" he says.
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 316 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 03:26
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 139):

Kaylee scowls, but the expression is hidden under her bandana, "Nothing. It's none of your business anyway."
Fatemaker
 GM, 101 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 03:48
The Prey
In reply to Kaylee (msg # 140):

You hear the hiss of air through stiff feathers, and notice that you have the attention of the birds again, now that you have left the vicinity of the Aerie. A raven peers down at you, and you hear a soft peeping from several small, puffy songbirds sitting along the rooftops.
Barry
 Reckoner, 381 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 04:07
The Prey
In reply to Fatemaker (msg # 141):

Barry scans the area and sees the birds around once more. Whatever Wren had said to Kaylee, it was probably better not to mention anything about the Aerie around the birds.

He just just stops prying as he takes on a couldn't care less demeanor. "Yeah whatever."
Kaylee
 Reckoner, 317 posts
Thu 4 Aug 2016
at 06:19
The Prey
In reply to Barry (msg # 142):

Kaylee's scowl deepens as she notices that the Reckoners have been rejoined by the nosy birds.

Grateful that Barry has dropped the conversation about Wren, she tries her very best not to think about the pretty girl as she and Barry make their way back toward the Tradepost.