[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)   Posted by Aeternitas.Group: 0
Larry Slate
 NPC, 17 posts
 Wind Turbine
 Maintenance Man
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 01:35
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"I'll ask around a bit. Won't pay very well, but there oughta be something around you can do. Especially if you'll take cash. We're coming up on the church now, so no more making out you two," Larry teases.

To be continued when I have something other than my phone to post with.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 256 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 18:18
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Thanks for the warning Larry, I guess I should check my makeup before we get there," 聲gel jokingly responds. "But, yeah, I can take cash. I just want to get a phone and some spending money. I was thinking about trying to earn enough to visit home for Christmas, but I doubt that's possible.

"Are you from around here Larry?"

Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 219 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 19:35
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
Tammy doesn't say a word in response to Larry's jest, sitting back down properly in her seat with a wry smile.
Larry Slate
 NPC, 18 posts
 Wind Turbine
 Maintenance Man
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 19:39
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Originally, yea," Larry answers.

The church is a large and modern looking building with white walls and plenty of stained glass windows. It's got a nice angled roof, such that the back end is much shorter than the front, allowing the windows to be rather large indeed. More windows cascade down the sides of the building, ensuring that there is plenty of light inside. A second, plainer and boxier building with fewer windows is not far away. The parking lot is pretty full, but not to capacity. There are easily a three digit number of people here for services if most of the cars had two to four occupants.
Aeternitas
 GM, 135 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 19:43
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
Larry finds a parking spot readily enough, although it's a bit of a walk. This makes sense when you consider that his truck sticks out of both sides of the standard parking space.

People are filing in slowly but surely, stopping for a moment to talk to the pastor, who is greeting each and every one of them personally at the door. It's not long, all in all, before the trio gets their turn.
Father Marcus
 NPC, 1 post
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 19:50
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
The pastor greets Larry with a broad smile, "Larry! Good to see you, as always. How's the business doing?"
Larry Slate
 NPC, 19 posts
 Wind Turbine
 Maintenance Man
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 19:53
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Pretty good, Father, pretty good. The contract with the school is really helpful. Ah, and these are the two I mentioned. Father Marcus, this is Angel, and this is Tamera," Larry says, indicating them in turn.
Father Marcus
 NPC, 2 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 19:55
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Oh... Oh, so you're..."

The pastor shakes his head clear of his hesitation and extends his hand to 聲gel, "Sorry. You're just not quite what I expected when Larry told me that two of the kids from that school would be coming."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 259 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 20:35
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"A pleasure to meet you Father. Yes, my mother was Hispanic but my father was Irish. Shocking I know, but I hope it won't be held against me," 聲gel says as he takes the priest's hand and shakes it gently. He sighs. "But I suspect you're actually more concerned about us being a mutants. If you're uncomfortable with us being here, we can leave."
Father Marcus
 NPC, 3 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 20:37
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"N-n-no, that's fine, very fine, I was just... Well, please forgive my ignorance, I was just expecting people with more... obvious, differences," the Father says nervously.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 220 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 20:39
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
Tammy chuckles softly and presents her hand to the pastor with a warm smile, sparing him a lengthy period of awkwardness, "It's nice to meet you, Father. I hope you don't mind, I'm not really up to speed on what's going to go on here."
Father Marcus
 NPC, 4 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 20:41
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"That's no trouble, no trouble at all. I'm sure Larry can fill you in on the details if you need to know anything, but for the most part, just do what the people around you are doing."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 262 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 21:16
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Thank you for accepting us Father. I haven't been to mass since my change around two years ago. I've been missing the community of faith. Do you take confession after the service?" 聲gel asks.
Father Marcus
 NPC, 5 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 21:19
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"There is a small break and some simple refreshments are offered, then I take confessions for a while, and then after lunch, some of the community events usually start," the Father says, then gestures for the trio to make their way inside, since there are plenty of people behind them still.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 263 posts
 Unbreakable
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 22:39
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
聲gel makes his way inside and glances around briefly. "Where do you normally sit Larry?" he asks.
Larry Slate
 NPC, 20 posts
 Wind Turbine
 Maintenance Man
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 02:55
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Wherever is open when I get in. Looks like there's room over there," Larry says as he points to a pew near the front.
Aeternitas
 GM, 139 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 03:00
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
The service is fairly uneventful and quiet, with the pastor giving a sermon about judgment - specifically, that the right to do so belongs solely to God, except for one person being obnoxious. 聲gel notices at some point that the pew across from the one he is sitting in has a large Asian family in it, and that the eldest woman in the family jeeps muttering something to the eldest man, who is sitting next to her. He can hear the words if he tries, but he doesn't understand the language. As the service goes on, 聲gel realizes that the woman keeps glancing at him.
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 264 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 19:05
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
聲gel participates properly during the service. He listens to the sermon carefully trying to get a good feel for the priest's intent. When he notices the woman glancing at him, he initially ignores her behavior but eventually returns her glance with a friendly smile.
Aeternitas
 GM, 149 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 19:20
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
That causes her to stop glancing at 聲gel sidelong, but she continues muttering to the man next to her. The man, for his part, ignores her completely aside from small placating hand gestures.

聲gel believes that the pastor is being sincere, without any significant or specific agenda, and could be just as easily talking about gay marriage, mutants, islamophobia, or any other prejudice.

As the service finishes, some people take off quickly while others linger in the area, forming small clumps of folks talking in friendly tones. These groups are largely comprised of people of the same gender, although there is some mixing.
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 223 posts
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 19:22
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
Tammy gets up quietly and waits in the aisle between the pews for the Asian family to start passing by.

[Chinese] "You shouldn't assume that nobody knows what you're saying when you talk bad about people," she says in a clear voice as the elderly lady who was glancing at 聲gel passes by.
Aeternitas
 GM, 150 posts
 Teller of Tales
 Herder of Cats
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 19:24
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
The woman in questions eyebrows shoot halfway up her forehead as her eyes widen, and she doesn't say anything else as the family proceeds to leave the church. The man she was talking to, probably her husband, all things considered, busts up laughing and continues to chuckle all the way out the door.
Larry Slate
 NPC, 21 posts
 Wind Turbine
 Maintenance Man
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 19:25
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
Larry can't wipe the grin from his face, "I don't now what you said to Mrs. Wong to get that kind of reaction, but oh man, has she had it coming for a long time."
Angel Quinones Castellano
 Student, 265 posts
 Unbreakable
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 20:01
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Looks like her husband agrees," 聲gel replies. "Do you have time to stay for confession Larry?"
Larry Slate
 NPC, 22 posts
 Wind Turbine
 Maintenance Man
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 20:37
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"Sure thing. How about we mingle a bit while your boyfriend is in the box, Tammy?"
Tamera Bradford
 NPC, 224 posts
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 20:39
[Side] Sunday Best (Sunday 8-30-15 Morning)
"He's not..."

Tammy sighs and gives 聲gel a funny look, a sort of faux scowling, as she says, "Going to be long, dear?"