Millersport: Little Italy.   Posted by Chronicler.Group: 0
Chronicler
 GM, 9 posts
 There is a Book
 With all secrets within
Sun 17 Jun 2018
at 04:02
Millersport: Little Italy
This section of the city is where most of the Italian and Greek immigrants have settled, with a liberal sprinkling of Portuguese and Spanish.  There are a variety of housing types here, ranging from the crackerbox houses to some palatial estates on the edges of town where the noveau riche, or rising powers, have their nice places.
Folks
Wed 20 Jun 2018
at 21:44
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
  The two men in white shirts, sleeves rolled up, and pants with black suspenders, entered the little bakery on the corner, and asked to speak to the owner, mister De Brescii.  When he came out, one of them was leaning against the brass cash register, and his compatriot was lounging against the door, holding it shut.

  "Signore De Brescii, you are late on your insurance premium.  My compatriot, Tommy, and I, we're here to give you one chance to pay it  . . . before something unfortunate happens.  So if you could go ahead and come up with that hundred dollars in cash . . ."
Jeremiah Randall MD
 Hero, 4 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 02:27
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
In reply to Folks (msg # 2):

Jeremiah walked briskly through the streets of Little Italy, headed for his favorite Italian bakery, Brescii’s. Generally he was among the first customers, but today he was working later into the evening, so his breakfast was delayed a bit.

He reached the right block, and rounded the corner to find the door to the bakery blocked by a man holding the door from the inside, while another, he could see through the glass door, was speaking to Brescii himself.

Brescii did not looked pleased to see these men.

Jeremiah frowned, and, sensing something was amiss, gave the door handle a twist and a shove, attempting to dislodge the man standing and blocking customers from entering.

“Excuse me!” He said, affecting a cheery smile he did not feel. “I say, you are quite blocking the door. Could you stand aside? That’s a good chap.”
Folks
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 04:58
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
  Tommy, the fellow leaning against the door, gave Jeremiah a curt shake of his head, and said "Bakery ain't open yet , go somewhere's else.  Yer disrupting a serious business discussion."

  Meanwhile Signore De Brescii was speaking hurriedly to the other fellow, his expression one of dismay and alarm.  Jeremiah couldn't make out what he was saying, but the clear fear in his eyes said that whatever they were talking about, it wasn't some sort of large bakery order.
Imogen Hughes
 Hero, 3 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 06:55
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
Imogen had been walking through town to catch a wiff of breakfast. His walking stick stretched out before him as he used the sound to maneuver through his surroundings. He was in the city looking for work since none had deemed it neccessary to call upon his talents personally. It wasn't like those calls came along all that often anyways so this was basically the way Imogen made a living. Imposing his abilities on people who would need them. He also worked once and a while with the police when they decided his "crackpot" theories could be of use. Imogen was able to smell the scent of freshly baked goods and that was his call to head that direction.

Once he arrived on the scene he heard the door groaning under the weight of two grown men who couldn't decide wether the door should be opened or closed. Imogen walked up to them and spoke up, "Excuse me sir's. I know that you're having a great time seeing which one of you is more adept at the art of using a door but," he said turning his blindfolded attention to the man on the other side of the door addressing him without looking directly at him as the blind generally do, "I kinda left my umbrella in the stand yesterday he said generally gesturing inside the store. I'll keep this fella out here if you would just help me out." he said with a casual smile. Addressing Jeremiah he says, "I'm sorry for the inconvenience but I don't really have money for a new one and it my neighbor told me it might rain soon. It would not help to be stuck in it with no umbrella." he said apologetically waiting for the sound of the fella leaning against the to leave as he maneuvered himself a little between the door and this other guy who was strangely strong.
Jeremiah Randall MD
 Hero, 5 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 12:04
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
Jeremiah looked at the blind-folded man curiously, and then took a step back, allowing him access to the door.

"Oh, do excuse me."

Then a pause as he stepped back, and then he offered, slightly more softly, and with a note of concern, "I say, friend, there seems to be a bit of a situation inside the bakery. Mister Brescii is being accosted by two young toughs from the neighborhood. I was just on my way inside to have what I hoped would be a polite conversation, consisting of a civil exchange of views, after which they would exit the bakery, never to return."

A glance inside, and then, "In short, you have inadvertently stumbled into a tense situation, and your apparently blindness will not be your ally here. So if you simply intend to retrieve your umbrella, I suggest you wait a moment until the shop clears. However, if your intentions are more ambitious than that, well, then by all means, spot on, as they say."
Folks
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 14:14
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
  Tommy still had himself planted squarely against the door, and he repeated "Go away, this is a business matter and you two ain't involved."

  Signore De Brescii was still speaking quickly, his hands gesturing as he did, and the other guy shook his head and said something in return, then turned to Tommy and made a gesture, and as Tommy moved, both men outside heard the comment "Be a shame, De Brescii, if you ain't able to open for business tomorrow, won't it?"
Imogen Hughes
 Hero, 4 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 19:02
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
"Well that's a crying shame. They say "good things come to those who wait" so I guess I'll just stand here." commented Imogen in response to the words of the two men before him. No common courtesy in this day and age, he thought to himself. He listened to what was happening inside. With his enhanced hearing he heard the man at the counter continue his more than one sided conversation with the store owner. And with the way they were talking they were going to have to move fast.

Imogen thought about what he'd felt when he bumped into the man next to him. The shove was harder than he'd felt from other people so he knew that this guy either went to the gym a lot or he was one of the more "capable" members of society. Immediately as Tommy's muscles began to prepare to shift lessening the strain on the door, Imogen turned to Jeremiah saying quickly, "I've heard that when opportunity knocks, you should open the door..." He shouldn't have tried to explain his point using a quote but he couldn't help it. Even if it lead to many misunderstandings. Though he was confident this one would be clear enough for the gentleman.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:34, Thu 21 June 2018.

Jeremiah Randall MD
 Hero, 6 posts
Thu 21 Jun 2018
at 19:25
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
Jeremiah was confused by the blindfolded man next to him, but was more focused on Tommy, so when Tommy moved away from the door, Jeremiah pushed the door open and walked in.

He walked directly over to the counter, and said, "That will be quite enough of that. You two!" to the two young toughs. "Get out. Immediately. And if I see either of you back here again, if will not go well for you."

He was calm, his stance relaxed, but his tone was firm, and with a note of steel in it.
Folks
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 01:39
Millersport: Little Italy Brescii Bakery
  The two men gave Jeremiah a derisive look, and Tommy's compatriot said "People who go poking their noses uninvited into other people's business can end up shorter by a head."  Collecting Tommy, he looked back at the bakery owner, and said "We do know where you live.  And your wife, and your three children.  Shame if something happened to one of them too."

  And with that, the two men headed out, clearly leaving Signore De Brescii in a bit of a dither as he literally wrung his hands for a moment, then asked, his voice heavily accented with his native Italian in it "Please, may I help you signores?"