Date Night (Part 1)

 Part One: Dinner

Brigette: *sighs while waiting outside for everyone*

Etharas: *walks up and stops short at the sight of her* Ummm, hi. You look, amazing.

Brigette: *glances up* As do you.

Etharas: Why thank you. *smiles*

Chakor: *walks up*

Etharas: Gods, why is he here?!

Brigette: I don’t know… Why are you here, Chakor?

Chakor: Jesu invited me and Letarri to join the festivities.

*Jesu and Jenna approach the group, walking arm in arm*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Etharas: *clenches fist*

Brigette: *wince* I should have told you I invited Jenna and Jesu. Though I didn’t think they would invite MORE people.

Etharas: *smiles* No, no. I’m not upset about that. Yes, the MORE people… *sigh*

Jesu: *looking sheepish* Ah, hello

Chakor: Hello. Where is Letarri?

Jenna: Yeah, where is she?

Letarri: Right behind you.

Chakor: *puts hand over heart* Whoa.

Jenna: *jaw drops*

Letarri: *blushes and giggles*

Jesu: *whistles*

Etharas: *holds breath*

Brigette: Um, you look lovely Letarri

Letarri: Thank you Brigette. You do too!

Chakor: *stares and forgets to breath*

Brigette: Let’s go inside…

Etharas: *shakes self* Yes, let’s. I’m famished. *wraps arm around Brigette’s waist and leads her inside*

Jesu: Breath, Chakor, breath!

Chakor: Of course. Ahem. *holds arm out to Letarri* Ready to eat?

Letarri: *hooks arm with his* Yes. *smiles*

Jesu: Jenna?

Jenna: Yup, let’s go.

Letarri: Jenna, I love that dress. It looks lovely on you.

*a hostess shows them to their seat, a large booth in the back*

Jenna: Oh thanks. I don’t usually dress up. Yours is … wow. Is it heavy?

Letarri: *whispers to Jenna* It’s a traditional dress of Lizak, where Chakor is from. Oh no. It’s very comfortable and light.

Jenna: Oh no wonder Chakor nearly passed out, besides you looking drop-dead gorgeous in it! I love your hair too

Letarri: *giggles* Thanks. Anastasia did my hair for me. I normally don’t wear it up like this.

Brigette: *looks at the menu*

Chakor: So what is good to eat here? *opens a menu*

Etharas: *mutters* Some punch.

Jesu: *watches Jenna*

Brigette: *giggles* I assure you, none of you will get blood in your drinks unless you ask for it..

Letarri: *sighs in relief* No offense.

Brigette: None taken.

Jenna: *glances and menu and makes a face* I doubt it matters what I order, it will all taste the same to me, won’t it?

Jesu: Yes.

Letarri: I’m sorry Jenna.

Jenna: *sigh* It’s okay. I just miss the way food taste. I can still remember what it’s like to have big juicy burger.

Letarri: Would it make you feel better if I ordered my food with no spices?

Jenna: *laugh* Oh no, you don’t have to do that! You enjoy your food, get whatever you want

Letarri: *laugh* Okay.

Brigette: *orders a strawberry daiquiri with “bite”*

Letarri: What is a daiquiri?

Brigette: An alcoholic drink the humans made up.

Letarri: Oh. *ponders* I think I might try one. *orders a strawberry daiquiri*

Chakor: I’ll just have a beer or ale to drink, please.

Etharas: *grumbles* I’ll have the same.

Jesu: *orders a bloody mary, hold the liquor*

Brigette: *traces Etharas’ pecks with her fingertip* So how are things?

Etharas: *smirks* Better now.

Chakor: Really. We are the table.

Brigette: *Grins*

at*

Etharas: Back off Chakor. I’m on a date.

Jenna: How are things in the faery lands?

Etharas & Chakor: Fine.

Jenna: Uh … I was talking to Lettari.

Letarri: *nervous giggle* They are well Jenna. Anastasia is still editing book 1 but it’s coming along nicely.

Jenna: Oh good

Letarri: How are things for you? I hear JD is finished with the editing for your book?

Jenna: Yes, and she plans to write the 2nd installment in November. We’re very excited. And nervous.

Letarri: Yes. I think Anastasia will still write book 2 in November also, even if Book 1 isn’t fully completed.

Jenna: That’s great!

Letarri: Why nervous? Is JD as evil as Anastasia?

Jesu: *chuckles* I’m afraid so. I worry about what she has planned for Jenna… *takes Jenna’s hand*

Letarri: I’m nervous too. But I already know what happens in book 2.

Jesu: You never know, Ana could change things

Letarri: Oh I hope not! I love what happens. *smiles*

Chakor: Well what happens that is so great?

Letarri: *smiles* Nothing.

Jenna: And I am still in the dark about what happens. I don’t understand why J.D. won’t tell me…

Chakor: I don’t believe you.

Jesu: You’ll find out soon enough.

Letarri: Well I found out by accident. I happened to see her notes the other day as she was cleaning her desk.

Jenna: That’s not fair though.

Jenna: I want to be prepared for whatever hellish nightmare she throws at me.

Letarri: Don’t think of it as a hellish nightmare – more of ….an adventure. *smiles*

Jesu: Do not worry about it, I will be there to save you always…

Letarri: Um, Jesu. I don’t think that type of statement puts her mind as ease.

Brigette: *whispers to no one* I’m gonna puke if they keep taking like that.

Jenna: Yeah, Jesu, what do I need saving from?

Etharas: *whispers to Brigette* If you do puke, just aim over there. *points away from himself then smiles*

Jesu: I just meant that you need not worry, that’s all

Brigette: *rolls her eyes* *sips her drink*

Chakor: *leans toward Letarri’s ear* You look stunning in that dress.

Letarri: *blushes* Thank you. You are very handsome as well.

Jenna: *heard* Aww

Etharas: *fake chokes*

Brigette: Lean that way *points* not on the dress, please.

Jesu: And Jenna, you do look … stunning.

Etharas: *fake chokes on Brigette then laughs*

Brigette: *mocking voice* Etharas, did I tell you how utterly pretty you look?

Etharas: *bats eyelashes, wistful voice* Oh really? Why thank you! That just made my day!

Chakor: *quirks brow*

Brigette: That dress, it brings out you eyes perfectly! If I wasn’t such a gentlemen, I’d ravage you right about now

Etharas: *high pitched voice and silly giggle* Oh you nasty beast!

Jenna: What the ….?

Letarri: I don’t know.

Brigette: lol

Letarri: *shifts in seat*

Etharas: *laughs*

Jenna: ….?

Etharas: *wipes tear from eye* Brigette that was great. I needed a laugh like that.

Brigette: *nods* any time

Jesu: *raises an eyebrow*

Brigette: *takes a deep breath* So Etharas, what do you do?

Etharas: I’m a Prince, but I won’t inherit the throne. In my land, the oldest daughter in herits so my sister will become Queen.

Brigette: Really? Are females the dominate gender there?

Etharas: It’s not that they are dominate. It’s just our law. My land is the only one like that though. The other thrones are all inherited by the oldest son.

Brigette: What about daughters of common families, do they inherit their fathers’ money and property? Or should I say, their mother’s?

Etharas: No. The only time the oldest daughter inherits anything is Princess to Queen.

Brigette: Oh.

Etharas: And it really just means her husband rules the kingdom. It’s very backwards. *nods* But, it’s the way we live.

Brigette: Ah, I see.

Etharas: She can be Queen but she can’t really own her own land. Extra care is taken to choose a husband for the Princess in order to have a good King.

Jenna: *whispers to Letarri* That explains a lot … his “backward” morels about women…

Letarri: *whispers back* I don’t know. That might be part of it. But I think something goes much deeper, something personal.

Jesu: Does the princess get to choose who she marries?

Etharas: No. Her parents choose for her.

Jesu: Oh.

Etharas: In fact, most women don’t get to choose where we are from.

Jenna: Sounds barbaric.

Letarri: It’s really not Jenna. And that rule doesn’t start until a woman is 50 years old. Etharas left that part out.

 Jesu: Many human cultures follow that rule as well

Etharas: Yes, but how many faena’s do you know Letarri that married before their 50th birthday? Hmm?

Letarri: One. My sister. *nods*

Jenna: I don’t understand. Are they allowed to marry before they are 50?

And then what? They have to divorce the guy when it’s time for the parents to choose?

Letarri: Oh yes. But most don’t. We have much schooling to master our powers so much of our time is spent learning and studying – not real time for a relationship. Oh no! Once they are married, that is a final decision and the parents no longer have a say. The parents only choose a husband for their daughters if they are not yet married by the time they reach age

Jenna: Oh, I get it now. There’s a time cap to choose their own husband.

Letarri: Yes, exactly.

Jenna: But wow, that’s a lot of pressure! Sure 50 years is a long time, but I bet it’s nothing when trying to find the ONE

Letarri: *laugh* It is a long time, Jenna. And so many things happen in that amount of time. But you’re right. The pressure is there. That is why it is still rare to find a woman who marries a man she chose.

Jenna: I’m glad I didn’t grow up any place that required me to choose a husband. No offense.

Letarri: None taken. *shrug* It is how we live and so we see nothing wrong with it. Especially when we do have a choice – at least for a time. It’s our own fault if we don’t use it.

Brigette: *sips her drink*

Chakor: I’d lock my daughter up until her 50th birthday. That why I can be certain she is with the right man. *laugh*

Jenna: *wince* That’s horrible!

Letarri: *swats Chakor’s shoulder* Oh stop it! That’s just silly. It was just a joke Jenna.

Jenna: Oh god, okay good.

Etharas: *sighs and leans back against the booth, resting his arm across the back*

Jesu: Vampires laws are very different from the fae it seems

Brigette: *glances at Etharas*

Etharas: *quirks eyebrow at Brigette in question*

Brigette: *licks her lips*

Etharas: *lightly rubs thumb across the back of Brigettes neck*

Brigette: *leans into Etharas slightly*

Jesu: *bites his lip*

Etharas: *tilts head toward Brigette and quirks brow again*

Chakor: Gods…

Jenna: Ah …. right …

Brigette: *blushes slightly and glances at her hands*

Etharas: *smirks, pulls Brigette close his side with one arm and plants a harsh kiss on her lips*

Brigette: *glances at Jesu out the corner of her eye brifly, then kisses Etharas back*

Chakor: Honestly!

Letarri: *blushes and turns away*

Jenna: Wow … *looks away*

Chakor: We are in a public place for crying out loud.

Etharas: *leans back with Brigette still close to his side* Jealous Chakor?

Chakor: *scoffs*

Brigette: *lets her hand rest on Etharas’ thigh

Letarri: Ahem *nervous giggle* So when does this movie start?

Brigette: Oh right … in an hour.

Letarri: *shifts in chair* Umm, Jenna. I need to how do you say, power my nose? Would you like to join me?

Jenna: Not sure I want to be in a dark room with those two. Yes, I think I would.

Letarri: Great. Let’s go.

*Letarri and Jenna head to the restrooms*

Jesu: *watches Jenna go*

Chakor: *stands as Letarri leaves the table, then sits down again once she walks away*

Brigette: what a gentleman

Etharas: What is the strongest alcohol you have?

Brigette: *looks at the menu* Looks like that would be tequila, why?

Etharas: This beer is only serving to upset me. *waves the server over and orders a bottle of tequila*

Brigette: Lol. A round of shots for all?

Etharas: Well, I guess I could share.

Brigette: Are human drinks just as weak for you as they are for us?

Etharas: I’m beginning to think so.

Brigette: In that case, we should order a second bottle

Etharas: *raises eyebrows* Really?

Brigette: It takes a lot to get a vampire buzzed. *shrug*

Etharas: Ahh yes. *orders another bottle*

Jesu: Is there a reason you too feel the need to drink that much?

Etharas: We need a reason?

Chakor: *rolls eyes*

Jesu: I was only curious.

Brigette: *shrugs* My date wants to drink, I’ll drink with him

Etharas: *uncaps both bottles and hands one to Brigette* A toast to you and that devilish dress you are wearing.

Brigette: Oh, this old thing? I’d rather be back in uniform, wielding a sword to tell you the truth. *Takes a swig*

Etharas: A sword? Perhaps after the movie you can come back with me and I’ll show you the broad sword my Mother gave me to me.

Brigette: I would love to.

Chakor: *sighes and looks toward the restrooms*

Jesu: *also looks to the restrooms* Do think something happened?

Chakor: *shakes head* No. Probably having some girl talk or something like that.

Brigette: Honestly, Jesu, what in gods name is going to happen to her in a restroom?

*Letarri and Jenna return laughing as they sit down*

Chakor: Everything all right?

Letarri: *smiles* Of course.

Jenna: *giggling* Did we miss anything?

Jesu: Etharas is going to show Brig his sword later…

Chakor: Not really. Etharas and Brigette are having a bottle of tequila – each.

Jenna: *frowns* What?

Etharas: *holds up bottle* Tequila

Brigette: *snorts* I’m sure he’ll see a few of my “things” later too.

Etharas: *smirks and takes a drink*

Jenna: Right. That’s um … good for you.

Etharas: Why thank you. I think so too.

Letarri: *coughs* So should we head to the movie to make sure we get seats?

Jesu: Brig, that may not be a good idea.

Etharas: Why not?

Brigette: *frowns* Let me finish my drink first.

Jesu: Do you want to become a vampire, Etharas? Because that very well might happen … drunk and wanting for fornicate with a VAMPIRE.

Brigette: I do have some self control, Jesu!

Etharas: *blinks* Fornicate? Umm, I was only going to show her the sword my mother gave to me. What a dirty mind you have!

Jesu: Right.

Brigette: What do you care, anyway, Jesu?

Etharas: You go ahead and think I’m cheap and easy. But remember, I couldn’t do what I do if they weren’t willing too. *swigs tequila*

Jenna: ‘couldn’t do what I do’?

Etharas: *smirks* Show off my sword.

Jesu: Oh, I am not worried about Brig not being “willing”. I’m sure she is very willing

Brigette: Jesu!

Letarri: *leans into Chakor and whispers* I’m not comfortable with this conversation.

Jenna: I think we should have powdered our noses for 5 more minutes

Letarri: *chuckles* Yes.

Brigette: *sulks* I have no intention of biting him…

Chakor: *says to Letarri in a low voice* We’ll be at the movies in a little while. It’ll be okay.

Etharas: Not even a little bit? *chuckles*

Brigette: *smiles*

Etharas: *whispers in Brigettes ear* How bout I just bite you instead.

Brigette: *perks up and bites her lip*

Etharas: *nips playfully at her neck before sitting up again and taking a sip of tequila*

Chakor: *rolls eyes and mumbles* So glad I decided not to eat.

Brigette: *face gets all flushed and she takes a swig of her own drink*

Letarri: *looks down at lap and twiddles thumbs*

Jesu: I think I warn Ana that one of her fearies might be a vampire soon.

should*

Etharas: But you don’t know for certain that I will – I am not human after all.

Jenna: Oh stop, Jesu. Etharas and Brigette get along. That’s great.

Brigette: Thank you, Jenna.

Etharas: *raises his bottle to Jenna in thanks*

Jesu: You’re right Etharas, you might not become a vampire. You might just die instead.

Etharas: *shrug* Then I’ll die happy.

Brigette: I would not let you die. You’re too sexy to lay in a grave rotting.

Etharas: *charming smile* Why thank you.

Chakor: *sighs and sips his beer* Do we know what movie we are watching?

Brigette: *twirls a strand of Etharas’ hair around her finger*

Jesu: And shouldn’t we get going to it?

Letarri: Yes. I think so.

Brigette: We’re going to see Avatar

Chakor: Well, I vote for going before we are late. *stands and holds hand out to Letarri*

Letarri: Oh! Anastasia says that’s a great movie.

Jesu: Yes, I agree.

Letarri: *takes Chakor’s hand*

*Jenna and Jesu get up from the table*

Brigette: *quickly finishes off the bottle of tequila then stands*

Etharas: *stands and dramatically bows to Brigette* May I escort you to the movies?*

Brigette: *hooks her arm in Etharas’* Please.

Chakor: *rolls eyes and steers Letarri toward the door with a hand on the small of her back*

Brigette: Dear sir, what ever would I do without you holding my hand? *bats her eyelashes*

Etharas: *pats her hand* It’s okay dearie. I’m here to help you.

Brigette: *scoffs* A feary helping a vampire …

Etharas: *frowns and walks with Brigette to the door*

Brigette: Sorry, I didn’t mean that you couldn’t. I’m just not used to men “escorting” me around like I made of glass.

Etharas: It was merely a joke. To make fun of them *points to the others*

Brigette: But I worried I might have offended you with my comment.

Etharas: I don’t offend easily. *smiles*

Brigette: Good. *smiles back*

 ***Continued next week!***

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Pool Hall Party: Jesu and Chakor

Ana: Hello Hello.

J.D.: Hello.

Chakor: Hello ladies. So wonderful to be out and about tonight.

Jesu: Good evening, Ana. Hello Chakor.

Ana: Hello Jesu

J.D.: Hi Chakor.

Chakor: Jesu, greetings.

Jesu: *grabes a pool stick*

Chakor: *gets the pool table set up* Do you play this game often Jesu?

Jesu: On ocation. You?

J.D.: Chackor knows how to play pool?

Chakor: We have a similar type of game where I am from but I dug into Anastasia’s head for the official rules. Apparently, according to her memories, she used to play quite a bit.

Ana:  You know I don’t like it when you go digging around, Chakor.

J.D.: I don’t think he cares, lol.

Chakor: I really don’t. *charming smile*

Ana: *rolls eyes* You’re charming smile doesn’t work on me.

Chakor: Of course it does. Otherwise I wouldn’t be here at all.

J.D.: Well I suck at this game, so count me out.

Jesu: Ah, Jen, where’s your sense of adventure?

Chakor: Aww, come over here, I’ll teach you.

J.D.: That’s very um … tempting. But I’m fine, really.

Ana:  Chakor, are you just trying to rub up against Jen?

Chakor: Who me? I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Jesu: *chuckles*

Ana: *rolls eyes*

Chakor: Would you like to break, Jesu?

Jesu: Sure. *proceeds to align the cue ball*

Chakor: *leans against pool stick* So I hear Brigette and Etharas are going on a date? Poor girl.

Jesu: *winces* Make that Brigette, Etharas, Jenna, and I.

Chakor: Really? Why the wince? Jenna seems like a nice girl and beautiful too.

Jesu: *grins* She is. But Brig and I have … a history. I was too thrilled Jenna wanted to go with me I did not stop to consider what might happen.

Chakor: Ahh, I see. Does Jenna know of this history?

Jesu: No. And only because Jen forbids me and Brig from telling her just yet.

Chakor: Ahh. *whistles* I bet that will be awkward.

J.D.:  Ah that’s not exactly true. Thanks to Ana and Zoe, I think Jenna has some idea of how you and Brigette know each other … It’s an Archie, Bettie, and Veronica triangle at the moment.

Chakor: Still be awkward though yes? *slaps Jesu on the shoulder* I feel for you my friend.

Ana:  Thanks to US? Why is it OUR fault!?

J.D.: LOL. Um remember the slumber party when you blurt it out?

Ana: I said I was kidding!

J.D.: Yeah, but Jenna’s not dumb …

Ana: Sowwy.

J.D.: ‘Tis okay! I still love ya!

Chakor: You two are mad.

Jesu: *sigh* Great. So I can expect lots of tension?

Chakor: Isn’t it obvious? I mean, you have the ex-lady with the new-lady — bound to be awkward.

J.D.: Yes … to both of you lol.

Jesu: *takes a shot and misses* I don’t suppose you would do me a favor…

Chakor: *steps up to the table and lines up shot* Depends on what it is. Three ball, corner pocket.

Jesu: Jenna and Brig get along great with Lettari. If she was there, it might take the edge off … distract them from each other. Do you think you could …?

Chakor: *ball sinks into corner pocket* So, what are you saying? *lines up another shot*

Jesu: *rolls his eyes* I know you heard me.

Chakor: *cue ball flies off the table*

Ana:  *ducks*

Jesu: *catches the ball in his fist*

Chakor: *clears throat* Well, um, I don’t know. You remember how much Etharas and I hate each other correct?

Jesu: Look, if I know Brig, she’ll be all over Etharas, trying to make me jealous. Etharas will be plenty distracted by her. We both know how he swings.

Chakor: *hisses* True.

Jesu: I just need Lettari to keep the girls from talking their way into a cat fight, you know?

Chakor: I just don’t know…

Ana:  Letarri would love to go I’m sure Chakor, if that’s what you’re worried about.

J.D.: Yeah … you would get to do a little romancing of your own, Chakor

Chakor: *smiles* I don’t need a date to do that. Well, if Brig is all over Etharas, why would there be a cat fight at all? I mean in a sense she’d be distracted too correct?

Jesu: She’ll be doing it to get to me though. I couldn’t care less who she’s with and once she realizes that, it might set her off. It would ruin my chances with Jenna.

Chakor: I see. *sigh* All right. But you owe me one.

Jesu: *smiles* Of course.

Chakor: *sighs, sits down and rubs hand down his face* This will not end well.

Jesu: It will end better than Jenna and Brig focusing on each other all night.

Chakor: *snorts* I meant me and Etharas. Brig might have him distracted, but all it takes is one second of him looking at Letarri and bam…

Jesu: *shrug* Maybe, maybe he’ll be too into Brig to notice.

Chakor: I hope so. Maybe he’ll stop chasing Letarri all together! *perks up* That would be wonderful.

Jesu: *nods* Yes, and maybe Brigette will leave me alone.

Ana: That is why we set those two up you know…. part of it anyway

J.D.: Yeah

Ana: So YOU’RE WELCOME. Hehehe

Jesu: *grins* praise thy gods, they are being NICE to us!

Chakor: *squints eyes* That usually means they are hiding something awful.

J.D.: *rolls eyes*

Jesu: *shrug* Jen is always hiding something awful.

Ana: Oh please. We do not purposely plot against you. It’s the way the story goes. We don’t have a choice either.

J.D.: Yeah we don’t have a choi — Hahahaha. Sorry, I just couldn’t say it!

Ana: Tsk tsk Jen. I said it, with a straight face even!

Jesu: *makes a face*

J.D.:  LOL

Chakor: Mad – completely mad.

J.D.: Yeah, but it’s your guys’ fault we’re mad.

Ana:  Exactly.

Ana:  Chakor: *gasp* I’m offended!

Ana:  Big baby.

J.D.: lol

Jesu: So you and Letarri are coming, right?

Chakor: *sigh* Yes.

Jesu: Thank you.

Chakor: I’m serious. You owe me for this. *stands and re-racks the balls for a new game*

Jesu: Anything you want. I can even torch Etharas after.

J.D.:  Jesu!

Chakor: Really!? *stares off into space with a funny grin*

Ana:  Oh chill out Chakor. You know you are ecstatic to go out with Letarri.

Jesu: lol

J.D.: Brother … *rolls eyes*

Ana: Chakor, you need to be nice to Etharas. He is very nice to…well you…in book 2

Chakor: But I’m not in book 2.

Ana:  Well, he’s nice to Letarri and thus…nice to you…

J.D.: Aww. Does he help take care of her …. ?

Ana: Chakor: *squints eyes* Is that sweat I see on your forehead, Anastasia?

Ana:   Ummm….Yes, Jen. And Umm…I don’t know what you’re talking about Chakor. *nervous giggle*

Chakor: *quirks eyebrow* Right.

J.D.: Her … URGES. I mean … wait no…

Ana:  Urges!?!

Chakor: HE DOES WHAT!?!?!

Ana:  Oh boy, see what you did?

J.D.: Her ah …Ah…

Chakor: Excuse me for a moment. *stomps back into Anastasia’s head*

J.D.: Help me out please?

Ana:  Chakor! Don’t you dare kill him! That’s not what she meant.

Chakor: *returns* Then what did she mean?

J.D.: Yeah, Chakor, I was totally kidding!!!!

Chakor: No you weren’t. What did you mean to say?

J.D.: Etharas helps her with her ah … teaching.

Ana: She was talking about a umm bad reaction has to a plant in the elfin world.

Chakor: That’s it. I’m going to kill him.

Ana:  No no no!

J.D.: Wait!!!!!!!  I meant teaching about plant reactions!?!?!?!

Chakor: *crosses arms over chest* Do you think I am a simpleton?

Ana:  Umm, no…

Jesu: *cracks up laughing*

Ana: (whispers to Jen) I think he thinks “urges” is like…sexual urges….not…cravings…

J.D.: (to Ana) ah yeah, I know. The word just kind of slipped…

Ana: (whispers to Jen) I don’t know how to salvage this without actually tell him!

Chakor: This is NOT funny – and I hate it when you whisper!

J.D.: (whispers back)Um, ah, I’ll handle it..

J.D.:  Chakor, I was really just messing with you. I really have NO idea what happens in book 2

Chakor: Humph. Not funny, Jen. And YOU Anastasia, just go along with it? I thought you liked me?

Ana:  Aww Chakor, I love you!

Chakor: HA! *sinks into chair and puts head in his hands*

J.D.: We’re mad, remember?

Ana: *makes pouty face* I’m sorry Chakor. Didn’t mean to upset you.

J.D.: Yeah, me either. Just wanted to have some fun, that’s all.

Chakor: Pshh

Ana:  *whispers* I think he’s hurt.

J.D.:      😦

Jesu: Ignore them, my friend.

Chakor: No, I feel ill. Just the thought of him…of her…of them…*slams fits on table*

Ana: Be at peace Chakor! They don’t do anything like that — ever.

Chakor: I try to Jesu. I really do. Just sometimes….

J.D.:  Be at peace? Ana, you’ve been hanging out with the fea too much..

Ana:  Hahaha. You may be right.

Jesu: I know Letarri enough know she is an angel. She will never hurt you. And soon Etharas will be preoccupied with Brigette … Why does some part of me feel guilty about handing Brigette off to Etharas??

Chakor: I’m more afraid of hurting her.

Jesu: Why would you fear as such, Chakor?

Chakor: *sigh* My power. It… amplifies feelings and emotions. I usually have it in check, but sometimes, it leaks out. I can turn a slight attraction into full blown lust, the kind that makes you ache – in a matter of seconds. Which means, in a woman – I can make her begging to fall into bed with me, whenever I want. And I don’t want to do that to Letarri. I want her to want me – for real. Not because my power made her.

Jesu: I completely understand that. Jenna is the same way after she drinks blood. She thinks she wants me, but the truth is the blood makes her ache for anyone to do the deed. I refuse to take her when she is under the influence like that.

Chakor: Yes. I could never live with myself.

Jesu: Nor I. She would surely regret it once the blood wears off.

Chakor: That is my fear also.

Jesu: *nods*

J.D.: God, lighten up!

Ana:  Seriously, you guys are so depressing sometimes.

Chakor: *shakes self* So, where are we going on this date?

Jesu: *gives Jen and Ana a look* Dinner and then a movie.

Chakor: We’re are depressing because you allowed the events to happen that made us such…..  Dinner and a movie ay? What are we watching? Or eating for that matter?

Ana:  Well it’s a vampire restaurant and we didn’t decide on a movie I don’t think.

J.D.: Yeah we didn’t

Chakor: I see. A vampire restaurant? What are those like?

Jesu: Um, it’s not a vampire restaurant – it’s a vampire-owned restaurant. It’s just like any other regular resturant, only the owner will slip some blood under the counter to their vampire guest.

Chakor: Yes. Is there a certain dress code for such a place?

J.D.: Brigette said the place is semi-formal I think?

Ana:  Well I think it was that her dress was semi-formal.

J.D.:  Right

Ana: Chakor: So I should get out my best tunic then? *sigh* If I must.

Ana:  Oh yeah, like it really hurts you Chakor. *rolls eyes*

Jesu: I wonder what Jenna will wear.

J.D.: Not a dress lol.

Chakor: Something sassy I’m sure. She seems like a spunky one.

Jesu: Yeah she’s more modern-day jeans and T type.  But I would love to see her in a dress again…

Chakor: Letarri will wear something long and flow-y I think…

Ana: Maybe we can talk Jen into wearing a dress.

J.D.: Good luck. She MIGHT agree to a skirt.

Ana:  She wouldn’t wear one even for Jesu?

Jesu: *perks up* A skirt works.

Ana:  I mean, she wore that black skimpy number on her outing with Jalmari.

J.D.:  Ahh … she was FORCED to wear it, remember?

Jesu: *growls*

Ana: *thinks* I don’t remember that part of it — but still. She wore it.

J.D.: *giggles* yeah she did like it a little. But she never would have picked it out on her own.

Ana: Give her some blood first — it’ll be easy to get her into a dress then BAHAHAH.

J.D.: LOL OMG.

Chakor: Evil woman!

Jesu: *glares at Ana and Jen* Don’t you dare. I want her sober for this event!

Ana:   No no, she’ll be sober. We’ll just get her drunk to agree to wear the dress.

Chakor: Well, just a thought. If she was drunk, would it help her be distracted about the tension with Brigette?

Jesu: No. She’s too venerable in that state. I will not allow it!

Chakor: Of course.

J.D.: *rolls eyes* Settle down, hot shot. I know better than to let Jenna drink blood without you holding her hand.

Ana:  Or without her trying to jump him. Hehehehe.

J.D.:  I was just  thinking that! LOL

Jesu: *glares*

Chakor: *chuckles* You two scare me sometimes.

J.D.:  Schizophrenia with a plot, Chakor…

Chakor: I know. That’s the scary part. Along with the fact that you have the same thoughts at the same time.

Ana:  It’s not scary, it’s awesome!

J.D.:  Yeah dude. We’re best friends, it’s totally normal.

Chakor: Heh. I don’t do that with my best friend.

Jesu: *scoffs* Normal. Yeah right

Ana:   Well, one you’re a guy, and two, you don’t have a best friend.

Chakor: I don’t only because you won’t let me have one.

Ana:  I can’t have any more people running around in my head okay!?

Jesu: At least she didn’t give you an ex … oh wait, she sort of did..

Chakor: Yes, just not MY ex. AND Anastasia is thinking of brining my brother into the story. *grumbles*

J.D.:  ??

Chakor: It’s really Letarri’s ex sort of..right? Not mine.

Jesu: I meant that girl fairy with the silver skin. Jalmari told me about her.

Chakor: Sefiya?

Jesu: yeah.

Chakor: Oh her. Well, she is an ex of a sort. But our relationship wasn’t long enough for it to really mean anything…

Jesu: Ah okay.

Chakor: Besides, she’s only good for…certain things, anyway *ahem*

J.D.:  Men.

Chakor: What?

J.D.:  Just what “things” hmm?

Chakor: Bedroom things.

J.D.:  Exactly.

Chakor: Exactly what? It’s true! She is not a great conversationalist and she didn’t make my heart swell with pride that she chose me nor did she excite me in any emotional or mental way.

Jesu: *sigh* We all agree to meet at the restaurant next Saturday, right?

J.D.:  Yes, Jesu.

Chakor: I’ll be there.

Jesu: *nods* Good. I should go check on Jenna.

Chakor: *chuckles* Okay my friend.

Jesu: Chakor, Ana, it was lovely seeing both of you.

Chakor: So long. *waves*

Ana:  Good to see you too Jesu. Behave.

Jesu: Of course. Why wouldn’t I?

Ana:  (18:53:20): *quirks eyebrow*

Jesu: What?

J.D.: It was sarcasm, Jesu.

Ana: Oh nothing. Be nice to Jen too. She is writing your story and all that.

Jesu: Always. *Jesu leaves*

J.D.:  *sigh*

Chakor: *bows then leaves*

J.D.:  … bye, Chakor.

Ana: That was a quick exit by Jesu…

J.D.:  I think he’s nervous. Or irritated

Ana:  Ahhh. Gotcha. So I’ll see ya later?

J.D.: Yup. No sense in staying if the boys are gone.

Ana: Right. See ya.

J.D.: Bye.

The Middle Child

Since this week we have an open topic so to speak, I decided to talk about what it’s like being the middle child.

I am the middle of five! Farien and Rosyani are older, then  two younger sisters, Soraya and Bel. I guess really, it was three against two. Farien and Rosyani are so much other than the rest of us, that they were always off in their own world, with the three of us sticking together.

Being the middle child in this dynamic is much different than in a typical family, I suppose. Rosyani and Farien were over there, and I was basically the oldest of the younger trio. After our Father died and Farien began helping more with the Kingdom, and Rosyani having her troubles, the distance between us grew.

I tried for a time to keep the peace between the two sides, the way a middle child usually acts. It was too soon though, that I joined the side of my younger sisters. Rosyani drifted further away from us until finally, it was almost like she wasn’t part of the family at all. Which was our fault entirely, I don’t blame Rosyani at all. But, with the two older siblings gone in a sense, I was the one that had to take up the role of ‘big sister’.

I felt an enormous amount of pressure from this new role. Being a teacher, one would think I could handle the pressures of others looking up to me and relying on me. It is a completely different matter when it concerns family opposed to students in a classroom setting. I became a perfectionist. Every thing I did or said had to be exactly right or I felt that I had failed in some way.

Too late I realized how much I needed Rosyani, my big sister. But I had pushed her away. I suddenly felt alone. Between our Mother still painful grieving the death of our father, Rosyani’s struggles with no powers, Farien’s stress to fill our father’s shoes, and my younger sister’s apparant lack of compassion for others, I felt our family had fallen apart – and it was my fault. I had failed in someway to hold everyone together. As a middle child, wasn’t that my role? To keep the peace and hold everyone together?

It wasn’t until recently that I realized no one should bear such a heavy responsibility. I missed out on a lot of things – fun adventures and even trouble –  I wanted to do in order to keep at this vain attempt to hold our family together. But, things just became worse the more time that passed. I wonder now if any thing I did ever made a difference at all. Was my sacrifice really worth it?

Graphic Scenes for the Faeries

Hello readers. Drache here to talk about graphic scenes in my story. Anastasia, originally kept to our wishes and did not show any of these wonderful, yet private scenes with the world. However, she changed her mind and has added these scenes into the story.

You see, in our world, sex is a very private matter. In fact, I’m writing this post under sever protest and frankly, I feel extremely uncomfortable. But, Anastasia said it was a good idea, so I’m writing this.

Private matter – so private in fact that parents do not really tell their children much about it beyond the rule of not doing so until marriage. It is a part of our culture and who we are. Women in our world hold to this rule like no other. Are their women who sell their bodies for money? Yes, but it is a rare thing to find and even then, one would only find it in the seediest of taverns.

Having said that, you might wonder why there is so much sex and love scenes in our story. (There are  a total of three at the current moment in Book 1.) Well, one scene…*ahem* tells about myself and my wife. So, it is mostly only bad for us to share the scene with the readers as to us, that is something that should be left in private and never spoken about. Upon Anastasia’s insistence that the scene had to be in the story, Rosyani and I reluctantly agreed.

Another scene tells about Etharas and one of his many exploits. He is one of a few men in our world that do not hold sex as a private thing. Men do know passions outside of marriage more often than not, however, it is still often a private matter that they do not discuss. Etharas might seem to be loose in his morals, but at least he does not go around bragging about his conquests.

The third graphic scene is about Chakor and Letarri realizing they love each other and don’t want to part with one another. Do I agree with Letarri’s actions as they are not married? Yes and no. I understand her point of view but I still hold to the ideal that one should wait until marriage. I don’t judge her or Chakor for their actions, but I do worry what affect it might have on the both of them later in life when they do marry.

Now, that I have shared all of these embarassing details with you, let’s move on. Jen has said she wants MORE of these types of scenes in the story, or at least to make them more ‘juicy’ as she says. Anastasia thinks the scenes are just fine the way they are and all of us are grateful she thinks so. It was hard enough for us to share the details with her the first time! Of course, since Anastasia considers every idea Jen has seriously, we must come to the realization that she might want still more detail about such private matters.

The real question comes down to how much we, as characters, are willing to share. Anastasia may well decide to make these scenes more intense and graphic. Well, I wish her luck. I speak for all of us faeries when I say, we just can’t share anymore details about this. Etharas might be willing, but I know at least for me and my wife, we just can’t do this.

Shopping Trip Party

Here are the girls in a fun shopping trip! The guys just had to crash the party toward the end, but we couldn’t get them to let us dress them up too!

As always, we lost track of time – so it’s a bit longer than our normal posts. Enjoy!

Jen: Hey babes

Anastasia:  Heylo

Brigette: Hi Anastasia

Anastasia: Hey Brigette. How are you doing?

Jen: Nah, just Jenna and Brig

Rosyani: Hello ladies.

Brigette: I’m good, you?

Jenna: Hi

Anastasia: Not bad.

Letarri: Hello all. Yea, she’s having too much fun with the Sims.

Jen: Hi Rosyani and Lettari

Jen: Lol. Awesome

Jenna: *takes Brigette and Rosyani’s arms and links them with hers* Let’s go shopping!

Letarri: I love shopping!

Jenna: I love it now that I have money!

Rosyani: Are you excited about your date Brigette?

Brigette: Er … I’m more nervous

Letarri: Don’t be. Etharas is a bit rough around the edges, but he really has a good heart.

Rosyani: Somewhere…

Jen: Wow, I didn’t expect that from Letarri lol

Letarri: I don’t HATE him. He was a jerk to ME doesn’t mean he will be to HER

Jen: You’re just trying to get his attention off you, aren’t you, Letarri? 😉

Letarri: Perhaps…

Brigette: Oh thanks guys … setting me up with a jerk. I see..

Anastasia: Aww, he’s not really a jerk just … misunderstood?

Jen: LOL. I think you’ll like him, Brig

Brigette: *shrug*He looks cute

Anastasia: Yes. We wouldn’t have set you both up if we didn’t think you’d like each other.

Letarri: He is quite handsome. I saw him with out his shirt on. *blush*

Jen: lol

Brigette: Hehe

Rosyani: I had to endure the site as well. *sigh* *shrug* He has taken care of himself.

Jenna: … This is a cute skirt …

Rosyani: Let me see.

Jenna: Wait, I’m looking for a top to go with it…

Brigette: So … he’s in shape?

Anastasia: Yes, very much so.

Brigette: *spaces out a bit* Hmmm

Anastasia: He’s 6’5. How tall are you Brig?

Jen: She’s your height, Anastasia. lol

Anastasia: Oh wow

Brigette: Good. I don’t go for short guys

Rosyani: I do not like short faens either. I am glad my husband is so tall. Makes me feel safe.

Brigette: Well … I don’t see how it would work, romantically, with a guy shorter than me.

Anastasia: How so?

Brigette: *Looks through the racks of clothing* Well I mean … I would always have to be on top I would think…

Anastasia: HAHAHA No, not really. My first husband was shorter than me and we didn’t have any issues.

Brigette: Heehee, yeah I guess not. But still. Tall guys are more my thing

Anastasia: Mine too. Which is why most of my characters do too. Heck, all my male characters are always over 6 feet tall.

Jen: *Nods* yup. The tall ones are hot. Funny cuz I am so short you would think it wouldn’t matter to me but … it does lol

Anastasia: It matters to me too. My husband now is 5’10 and that’s as short as I’ll go LOL

Jen, Brig and Jenna: giggles

Jenna: My ex was 6’2. *sigh*

Anastasia: Awww

Rosyani: Now THAT guy was a jerk.

Letarri: I agree.

Jenna: *blushes* I’d rather not talk about him.

Rosyani: So is Brig going to try anything on or just browse?

Brigette: I found a top I like … let me find a fitting room.

Letarri: Where are you going on your date?

Jenna: Take this skirt too!

Anastasia: I wonder what Etharas would wear…..

Brigette: OMG I don’t know! Etharas just said “out” and I didn’t ask!

Anastasia: Might have to make HIM play dress up hehehe

Jen: YES! and WE get to dress him! LOL

Anastasia: Do you want me to bring him here to ask him?

Brigette: Ah … you could just call him maybe?

Anastasia: OH! If he comes now, we could make his dress up teheee LOL Okay Brig

Jenna: No, then it wouldn’t be a surprise when they meet up!

Jen: Lol, Jenna…

Jenna: What?

Anastasia: Etharas doesn’t know and says he’ll do whatever you like Brig.

Brigette: Erm…

Letarri: What about one of those movies?

Brigette: *Looks at the other faeries for help* What do you guys think?

Rosyani: No, dinner would be better for a first date.

Jen: Rosyani … Brig is a vampire. Dinner might be weird…

Rosyani: Vampires can’t eat?

Brigette: lol, Jen, I can order a stake…

Jen: and what? Stare at it?

Anastasia: I think you mean steak — a stake would kill you right?

Jen: Ooh yeah, steak lol You know you won’t like how it taste.

Anastasia: Even if she ordered it rare?

Brigette: I would have to order RAW lol.

Anastasia: Well, yea. But at least you could still eat something

Jenna: Yeah, everything non bloody taste like an ash tray. Yech

Anastasia: Then order a salad with Type O Dressing BAHAHAHAH

Jen: LOL

Brigette: We could go to a vampire-owned restaurant. *shrug*

Anastasia: Oh Brig, Etharas just called and wondered if you wanted him to wear his normal tunic and leggings or wear something like you?

Rosyani: Would Etharas have an issue with the food there?

Jenna: O.O OMG, they have those?

Brigette: Anastasia, he can wear whatever he’s comfortable in. Rosy, no, they have normal food. They just slip some blood into their vampire customer’s food

Rosyani: Interesting

Jenna: Let me guess, Jalmari owns those restaurants too? *rolls her eyes*

Letarri: How do they know who is a vampire or not? Or do the customers just say so?

Brigette: Well, Jenna, he started them …

Anastasia: Poor Jenna.

Brigette: Ah, Letarri, we smell differently … and look different too.

Letarri: Of course. Forgot about the looks.

Jenna: Yeah, we smell like death…

Anastasia: Really?

Brigette: LOL. No.

Anastasia: Oh. lol

Jen: LOL

Jenna: Don’t lie. We smell like … I don’t know. But if YOU could smell it you’d freak out

Anastasia: Who me?

Brigette: Okay … I’m coming out of the fitting room…

Rosyani: Finally

Jenna: Yes you, and maybe even the faeries too, I don’t know.

Letarri: *leans into Jenna’s neck and inhales* I smell maybe a hint of like…earth? But not death

Jenna: *sniffs herself* Really?!

Brigette: So what do you think?

Rosyani: Oh goodness, look at that skirt.

Anastasia: Looks hot Brig

Rosyani: Umm, if that is something you like, then I suppose it looks good.

Jenna: I don’t know, I think you look like you’re asking for it, Brigette

Anastasia: BAHAHAHAH

Brigette: Um, maybe I am?

Anastasia: Well, Etharas doesn’t need an invitation. You could wear a zip up parka and some overalls…..

Jen: LOL

Rosyani: Anastasia, don’t lie about him like that. He DOES have some standards.

Jen: He does?

Anastasia: Well, yea he does. I mean, he does have certain thing he’s attracted to and other things he’s not

Brigette: *goes into dressing room and changes* What about this?

Anastasia: Hot stuff again. I think the skirt is the wrong color for your skin tone though.

Brigette: *looks down at skirt and makes a face* Yeah, maybe

Jenna: Like what kinds of things? Big boobs? Long legs? Etc…

Anastasia: Ummm…He likes…umm..I don’t know. Rosyani was the one that said he had standards in the first place!

Jenna: lol. Well, Rosyani?

Rosyani: Well, I think he prefers athletic types with a bit of spunk. Etharas loves to fight.

Anastasia: And then make up! lol

Jen: Lol

Anastasia: Yea, he needs a girl that can keep up with him physically and mentally.

Jenna: Brigette, I still think you’re showing a little too much skin. Try a dress. Here… *hands her a dress*

Rosyani: I agree. Too much skin.

Brigette: *snickers* I wonder if he can keep up with a vampire?

Anastasia: He’ll die trying.

Brigette: *takes the dress and goes back into the dressing room.

Jen: LOL

Brigette: Hmm… this dress really isn’t ‘me’.

Rosyani: Too bad. We want to see it.

Brigette: *walks out*

Anastasia: That is so cute! I love it

Letarri: I like the sleeves on that one. Really classy. To me that says, I’m sexy but I’m not trashy

Jen: I agree, Brig, it cute, sexy, and classy

Jenna: *crosses her arms and grins* You’re welcome lol

Rosyani: I still think the skirt is far too short….

Letarri: You really need to relax.

Jenna: Oh Rosyani! You act like a mother. Have some fun and chill.

Rosyani: *crosses arms over chest* I can have fun and wear long skirts, thank you very much.

Brigette: How about this, Rosyani? …..

Rosyani: Well, it’s still a bit short for my taste, but I do like the design.

Anastasia: Anything above your knees will be a bit short to Rosyani, just so you know

Jenna: You like that it’s baggy and stripped?

Rosyani: I like that it seems to form fit without choking her, yes

Brigette: Lol. I was messing with her Anastasia … it’s just a big shirt, not even a dress

Rosyani: *gasp*

Brig and Jenna: LOL

Jen: Okay, let’s vote on it. All in favor of the outfit #3?

Anastasia: Yes

Jenna: *raises her hand*

Letarri: Definitely.

Rosyani: I suppose. It is the best out of all three.

Jen:  It is!

Anastasia: *chuckles* Etharas will be pleased

Brigette: *frowns* I liked the first one…

Anastasia: Will you wear a jacket or something? I just seems like it was a dress that wasn’t finished. Besides, Etharas will really like you in Outfit #3.

Brigette: The first one? And what does a vamp need a jacket for??

Anastasia: Style? I wear jackets just for the look sometimes

Jen: Yeah I do too.

Brigette: *frowns* Jackets are annoying.

Anastasia: Oh ya know what it is. Your black hair blends into the black top for outfit #1 and messes up the flow of the outfit

Brigette: Why would I be buying new clothes if not to show them off?

Anastasia: For outfit #1 can you find that same shirt in just a different color or something? I don’t know.

Brigette: Maybe …

Jenna: NO! We already voted!

Jen: Yeah, I agree with Jenna. The dress is uber cute on you

Letarri: I agree.

Brigette: Oh, fine! *changes back into her normal clothes* I can’t believe I’m doing this….

Rosyani: Doing what? Do you not want to go on a date with Etharas?

Brigette: Practically going on a blind date with a faery … no offense.

Rosyani: Is there something wrong with that? I knew my husband for only a week before we united.

Letarri: Yes, so a date is harmless.

Brigette: *wince* Ah … sorry, I shouldn’t have said faery. It’s more the fact that I’m dating again…

Rosyani: Oh no, not the faery part. I meant the blind date part.

Jenna: A week? Jesus Christ!

Rosyani: What? He had to save me from his father. His father tried to kill me but he could not act against a holy union.

Rosyani: So he convinced me to marry him to save my life.

Jenna: Well … I guess that’s different then

Letarri: It really is rather sweet.

Jenna: Ah … yeah. I hope everything works out. You know. In the long term…

Jen: Oh shush, Jenna.

Anastasia: What does that mean? Oh wait, never mind.

Jen: Ignore her, Rosy, she had a bad break up.

Rosyani: I see. Well, I pray he does not get tired of having me around or regrets uniting to me. *shrug*

Letarri: Oh stop it. He loves you and would never tire of you. Puhlease. *rolls eyes*

Rosyani: *blush*

Brigette: You’re very lucky, Rosyani. I wish … I wish … well… I’m sure you know…

Rosyani: It will happen for you one day too Brig. I promise.

Jen: You do, Rosy?

Rosyani: I do what? Am I misunderstanding something?

Jen: Haha, sorry, I had an image of Rosyani writing the book to give Brig a happy ending

Anastasia: LOL

Brigette: Jen is going all psycho-writer on us.

Jen: 😛

Anastasia: I had the idea to bring “Brigette” into the story, just not as the vamp she is – but as something else that would be in Etharas’ world HAHAH

Jen: lol Nice

Jenna: I heard she’s thinking about writing Book 2 for National Novel Writer’s Month, so I’m happy

Letarri: Anastasia is writing Book 2 of our story too. I’m really nervous about it.

Jenna: Yeah, I’m nervous too, but at least she’s continuing the story!

Letarri: Yes.

Jenna: After what? Like 6 months of editing?

Brigette: Well I got my dress. What now? *stares into space*

Rosyani: They are doing their secret talk again…..

Jenna: Yeah

Letarri: Usually spells trouble for us.

Jenna: I would say ice cream or coffee time, but um. I don’t eat food anymore

Brigette: Oh damn it, what if we get carried away and I bite him?!?!?!

Jenna: What?

Brigette: You know … *smiles and points at teeth*

Anastasia: Umm, what could make you get carried away like THAT?

Brigette: *Looks at Anastasia* After dinner … if he wants to, ah, do something

Anastasia: But you’ve been a vamp for a while though right?

Rosyani: Do something?

Anastasia: *giggles* Rosyani, You don’t want to know.

Rosyani: Oh THAT. *blushes*

Brigette: *giggles* I’m wouldn’t drain him or anything

Anastasia: I am suddenly afraid. I mean, I can’t have Etharas the vampy fae in my head.

Brigette: But the bite might hurt and might freak him out

Anastasia, Letarri, and Rosyani: *LAUGH*

Brigette: What? He’s not a vampire, he might think I’m crazy

Anastasia: It would definitely NOT freak him out.

Brigette: Yeah, right.

Anastasia: We are talking about Etharas here, okay? He’s a freak and will try anything once – maybe twice.

Letarri: And he knows you’re a vampire too. It won’t be a shock to him.

Brigette: I wonder what faery blood taste like …

Rosyani: Sugary sweet with a bit of metallic to it.

Anastasia: Wait!? How do you know that?

Brigette: It’s not just that though it’s … well … when a male and female vampire do it, it’s…

Jen: Yeah, Rosyani?

Jenna: *leans in with interest*

Rosyani: What? You’ve never tasted your own blood before? I mean, when I was stoned I was covered in it remember? And then there was a beast attack…kind of hard not to taste it.

Jen: Right. I think you take a swig from your necklace when no one’s looking LOL

Rosyani: *gasp*

Anastasia: *gasp too*

Jen: Hahahaha. I’m just kidding

Anastasia: When a male and female vamp do it, it’s what Brig?

Jenna: Yeah, that’s what I want to know!

Brigette: Well … it’s very erotic. It can be embarrassing sometimes … for the guy.

Anastasia: We are still talking about Etharas right?

Brigette: Well see that’s the thing, I don’t know how it would affect a faery. He might like it, he might not, he might turn into a … vampire.

Jen: Ah … Brigette … you could try NOT biting Etharas, how ’bout that?

Anastasia: I was going to say that, but didn’t want to offend anyone LOL

Brigette: *shakes her head* Someone has to come with me … Lettari?

Letarri: HA No thanks.

Brigette: Please? You have to make sure we don’t go further than dinner!

Letarri: Having me around will not make that difference. Trust me.

Brigette: You can bring Chakor. It will be a double date.

Jen: Brig, I think that would be a disaster.

Letarri: Really. Chakor and Etharas HATE each other.

Anastasia: Seriously, it would ruin the whole date.

Brigette: Well … how about Rosyani and Drache?

Rosyani: Oh no. Do not drag me into this. I do not wish to be a chaperone. I have enough problems with dates…and other things.

Jen: Rosy, you’re married. How do you have problems with dates??

Brigette: Oh come on, Rosyani! I’m sure Drache would love to see you all dolled up for him.

Jenna: *mumbles* Maybe I can go?

Rosyani: Well, it is not the date part per se Jen. It’s the ‘afterwards’….I am sure he would too, but…

Brigette: You don’t have to be a chaperone, just come hang out as friends … and make sure I don’t leave with Etharas. That’s all.

Rosyani: Well Jenna volunteered. So, why do you not take her along?

Jenna: I guess Jesu wouldn’t want to…

Brigette: Um …

Anastasia: Why not?

Jen: *whispers to Anastasia* same reason why Letarri and Chakor would be a bad idea.

Anastasia: Oh…right

Jenna: *shrug* I don’t think he likes me like that.

Anastasia: Well then just go as friends to chaperone — your other friend. Or something

Jenna: He’d probably agree just cause he’s so polite but…

Brigette: *makes a face* Might be better to risk Etharas becoming a vampire…

Anastasia: Umm, no. It wouldn’t. Etharas cannot become a vampire

Brigette: Than I shouldn’t be alone with him. All the guys I’ve been with have been vamps, so I didn’t have to worry about biting

Anastasia: So difficult!

Jen: Oy! Jenna, just go with them. I’ll tell Jesu if you want me too.

Jenna: *bounces excitedly* Oh Letarri, you have to come too!

Letarri: O.O

Jenna: It’s more fun with more people!

Letarri: Chakor would not want to go. I think that would be too much weird tension between Chakor and Etharas.

Jen: And it wouldn’t be any tension between Jenna and Brigette?

Letarri: Why add to it?

Brigette: *shuffles nervously*

Jen: Good point

Jenna: I want to go though! This is only time I get out of your head.

Anastasia:  Is it really that bad for you?

Jen: Thanks.

Anastasia: Awww. I’d live in your head Jen.

Jen: 🙂

Jenna: Yeah right. Try living with a bunch of thousand-year-old vampires. Pssh

Rosyani: What about faeries and elves that number in the 50’s? As in 50 different people in Anastasia’s head?

Jenna: Everything is always ‘Blood this’ and ‘blood that’.

Anastasia: Aww poor Jenna.

Jenna: *mocking Jesu’s voice* ‘you have to learn to defend yourself because danger is everywhere’

Rosyani: He’s right.

Brigette: LOL

Jenna: Oh please, not you too!

Jen: Anastasia, I think we should bring the guys in here. 😉

Rosyani: What? You should learn to protect yourself – as a woman. It is important. My brother made sure all of us knew how to defend ourselves in a physical fight.

Brigette: I agree with Rosyani.

Anastasia: Right now? Really? Why?

Jen: Well Jesu is dieing to come in here and tell Jenna he wants to take her to dinner. LOL

Anastasia: AWWWW okay

Brigette: He does?

Jenna: O.O

Drache:*kisses Rosyani’s cheek* Hello, love.

Jesu: *enters the room*

Rosyani: *blushes and giggles*

Jenna: *blushes and freezes*

Anastasia: *laughs*

Chakor: Hello everyone. *kisses Letarri’s cheek* And hello to you.

Jesu: *Takes Jenna’s hand and gets on one knee* Jenna, I would be honored to escort you to dinner

Anastasia: AWWWWWW!!!!

Letarri: If you say no to that, we might have to fight.

Jenna: *blushes* Ok.

Brigette: *looks away and bites her lip*

Jesu: *grins* Good.

Anastasia: *whispers to Jen* I don’t think we thought all of this through really…..

Jen: *whispers back* I know. I forget they have their own minds and such

Chakor: *sigh* They are whispering again.

Jesu: *continues to hold Jenna’s hand and grin* Who cares.

Anastasia: *laugh*

Drache:*chuckles*

Jenna: *blushes*

Chakor: So, what have you ladies been doing today?

Brigette: Shopping

Chakor: Sounds lovely.

Jenna: I helped her pick out a dress for her date with Etharas

Chakor: WHY would you be that mean to her?

Anastasia: *sigh* Chakor, really. He’s not that bad.

Jenna: What?

Chakor: Setting her up with the likes of him.

Brigette: *laughs* I can handle him. *wink*

Anastasia: *laughs*

Chakor: *eye brows raise* Really? Well, then, by all means. *blinks*

Brigette: Honestly, I’m more worried about him.

Anastasia: As long as he doesn’t turn into a vampy, there is nothing to worry about. I mean, I thought there was a special bite anyway that would turn someone? Or had to be blood sharing or something?

Jenna: *snorsts* I wish. A bite turns any human into a vampire, so long as they don’t die from it

Anastasia: Well Etharas isn’t a human so…

Jesu: But … *looks at Brigette* … I don’t know what it does to faeries.

Etharas: Would it make me more powerful so I can beat Chakor?

Anastasia: *rolls eyes* OH! And you weren’t supposed to be here ANYWAY mister.

Brigette: *Shys away* Don’t look at me like that.

Jen: Yeah um … Hi Etharas lol

Etharas: Hello Jen. *wink*

Brigette: He knows what I am and he asked ME.

Etharas: Yes.

Jesu: *glares a little*

Etharas: *looks bored*

Brigette: Whatever. *sits down and crosses her legs*

Anastasia: Why did you want to bring the guys in here again? LOL

Jen: Um … because Jesu wanted to take Jenna to dinner?

Anastasia: LOL I know, just being sarcastic 😛

Jen: I know 😛

Anastasia: I mean, did you FEEL the temperature degree drop?!

Drache:*shakes head* I’m so glad I’m married.

Jen: Yeah. I mean, heck, they are all silent and staring each other down now

Anastasia: Ahh silence. It’s a rare thing to NOT hear voices in my head. Kind of freaking me out.

Jesu: Jenna, I could buy you something while we are still in the store?

Jenna: Um … like what?

Anastasia: Oh yea! Jenna needs clothes now too

Jesu: Excellent. Clothes it is. Go. Pick out anything you like.

Jenna: *blushing* Ah … okay

Chakor: Making us look bad! Letarri would you like anything?

Letarri: *giggles* No thanks.

Jen: LOL

Chakor: Are you sure? You can get anything you like.

Letarri: *blush* No, really. I’m fine.

Brigette: *seethes in her seat and fidgets with the her bag*

Etharas: *flops down next to Brigette and glares at Chakor’s back*

Brigette: *grumbles in German to herself*

Drache:*look around at the group then laughs* Seriously glad I’m married. Come on, love. Let’s leave before things turn ugly.

Rosyani: *giggles* Okay. So long! See you later!

*Drache and Rosyani walk away*

Jen: Aww. Okay, by Rosy and Drache

Jenna: Bye *waves*

Jesu: *follows Jenna around the store*

Brigette: UGH!

Etharas: I know.

Brigette: That could have been …. whatever. It’s not.

Etharas: *sigh* I know.

Brigette: But … It was, once. *sigh*

Etharas: Look, Brigette. I know that I’m not who you really want, but I would still enjoy taking you to dinner. If you want.

Anastasia: Aww Etharas! That was actually sweet!

Etharas: *coughs*

Brigette: *blushes* I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be acting like this. *takes a deep breath to calm down* I would love to go to dinner with you.

Etharas: *smiles*

Brigette: *glances at the bag and bites her lip*

Etharas: Did you find something you like?

Brigette: *laughs* well I found something the girls like on me.

Etharas: But do YOU like it? Because if you don’t, why did you buy it?

Brigette: *shrug* They said you would like it.

Etharas: *raise eyebrows* Really? *glances at Letarri with creased eyebrows*

Brigette: *laughs* Yeah. What?

Etharas: *deep breath* Well, I’m sure I will then. Nothing. Focus on the present right? Not the past.

Brigette: *kicks the floor with her boot* Yeah. The present.

Anastasia: *whispers to Jen* He’s being SOO sweet!

Jen: *whispers to Anastasia* I know! They are so cute together 🙂

Etharas: How should I dress to match? Is it formal or semi formal? Casual?

Brigette: *blinks* Semi, I guess

Etharas: *nods* I’m sure Anastasia will pick out something for me. *rolls eyes*

Brigette: I hope you don’t mind going to a vampire-owned restaurant

Etharas: No, I don’t mind.

Brigette: Good.

Jen: *whisperes to you*This is making me want to write a short story about them!*

Anastasia: *whispers back* I know right!?

Jenna: *comes running out of the store* Check out these diamond earrings Jesu bought me!!

Anastasia: OMG

Brigette: *winces* Er … yeah … nice.

Etharas: *pats the top of Brigettes hand*

Jenna: *runs back into the store*

Brigette: You wanna get out of here?

Etharas: Definitely. Where we going?

Brigette: Anywhere. Walk me back to Jen’s head. I don’t care.

Etharas: *chuckle* My pleasure. *holds arm out to Brigette*

Brigette: *smiles and takes Etharas’s hand*

Dark Heirloom the Movie: J.D.’s Dream Cast Part 1

J.D. walks into her room carrying a folder under her arm. Jenna, Brigette, and Maria are seated on the bed giggling, but fall silent as J.D. enters and plops down between Jenna and Brigette.

Jenna eyes the folder:  What do you have?

J.D.:  Clippings of actresses.

Brigette leans over J.D.’s shoulder: Who did you pick for me?

J.D. hugs the folder to her chest: Back off you greedy vultures and I’ll show you.

The girls giggle and sit back.

Maria: What are we discussing, again?

Jenna: We’re picking actresses to play you guys a pretend film version of Dark Heirloom.

Maria: This should be interesting.

J.D.: How about you guys start by saying who you want to play you and we’ll compare with who I picked for you.

Jenna: Me first. Hmm. She should be someone cute, like Penelope Cruz.

J.D.: Penelope Cruz?!?!?!?!

Jenna: What? I like Penelope.

Brigette: Penelope Cruz doesn’t look anything like you.

J.D.: Yeah, really.

Jenna: Fine, who would you pick?

Brigette: To play you? Probably that girl from Wizards of Waverly place.

J.D.:  Selena Gomez?

Jenna: No way! She’s not even old enough. Besides, she looks more like you, Brigette.

J.D.: Actually, you’re right, Jenna. Gomez does look like a younger version of Brigette.

Brigette shrugs: Whatever. So who did you pick to play Jenna?

J.D.:  Genelia D’Souza.

Jenna, Brigette, and Maria: Who???

J.D.: She’s a Hindi actress, very hot right now. And absolutely perfect for your part, Jenna. Look …

Genelia D'Sauza

Jenna: I’m not from India, J.D.

J.D.: I know that. But her Hindi features make her look like a Romany. And with a little Hollywood makeup, she’d be your twin.

Brigette: J.D.’s right. Heck, even without paling out, she looks just like you, Jenna.

Jenna: Yeah, I see you’re point. That’s actually a little creepy.

All the girls laugh.

Jenna: Now you, Maria.

Maria: Oh, I do not care who plays me. What ever J.D. chose is fine.

Brigette: Pssh. We’ll see about that. J.D.? Who’d you pick for Maria?

J.D., looking sheepish: Actually I couldn’t really decide. I narrowed it down to my top three choices for her.

Jenna: And they are …?

J.D. pulls out clippings from the folder: Roselyn Sanchez, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.

Roselyn Sanchez

Salma Hyek

Angelina Jolie

Maria: They are all very pretty.

Jenna: They are all very sexy.

J.D.: Well originally I had this vision of a slightly older Angelina …

Brigette holds the picture next to Maria’s face: I see it. Angelina with gray hairs and a few wrinkles.

Maria: I beg your pardon?

Brigette laughs: Oh come on, Maria. You’re stunning for a creature born before written language.

Jenna: I think Maria looks more like Roselyn Sanchez.

Brigette: Yeah, I’d say it’s a tie between Sanchez and Jolie.

J.D.: Okay, so that eliminates Hayek, at least.

Brigette: So who’s it going to be?

J.D.: It’s your call, Maria.

Maria: Hmm. I pick Roselyn.

Jenna: Good choice. Jolie is too much of a bad-ass anyway. Sanchez has more of your personality type, I think.

J.D.: Yeah, I agree.

Maria: Well, actually darling, I think Ms. Jolie would be perfect for Leena’s role.

J.D.: Gosh you’re right. I didn’t even think about who would play Leena.

Jenna: Did you pick someone for Brigette? Or are we only doing the cast of the first book?

Brigette looks hopeful.

J.D.: Of course I picked someone for Brigette!

Brigette: Is it Jessica Alba?

J.D.: Um, no. No way. Not even close.

Jenna: Than who?

J.D. grins and holds out two pictures:  It’s Michelle Rodriguez.

Brigette: Wow. But she doesn’t look like me. Not really.

J.D.: Sure she does. She just needs some hair-extension and some Hollywood makeup to make her pale. But she’s totally you. Besides, you don’t want to know how many hours it took me to think of some worth of your um …

Jenna: … Sex appeal?

Maria: … Attitude?

J.D.: How about both?

Brigette laughs: Okay, I’ll admit it. That picture of Rodriguez with the sword is me on a normal day doing my thing at the training center.

J.D.: Exactly.

Brigette: What movie is that from anyway?

J.D. looks at the picture: I have no idea. You can thank Google for finding it for me.

Jenna: What about the boys? Did you decide who would play them yet?

J.D. makes a face: No. It took me all night just to get this far.

Jenna: Tom Cruz and Brad Pitt?

J.D.: Ah … no. No way am I even going there.

Jenna: It was just a joke. You know, Interview with a Vampire? Haha.

J.D. rolls her eyes: Right.

Brigette: You’d better get started. You have more men in your novels than women.

J.D.: Thank you, Brigette for pointing that out. I don’t suppose you girls have any suggestions?

Jenna, Brigette, and Maria shake their heads.

J.D.: Right. Well I’m out of here, seeing as I have my work already cut out for me.

Jenna: Ah, J.D.? You can’t really leave us, remember?

J.D.: Yeah, yeah. Discussion’s over, back in my head with you.

The girls smile and then disappear into J.D.’s brain.

The Faens

This week we are talking about what actors would play us if our story was made into a movie. It has been hard to decide but I think we finally came up with a few that would work. All the male characters in Anastasia’s series will be mentioned here, not just myself and Etharas. Also, I need you to forget how we look based on our Avatars shown on this blog. While they are close, they do nothing to really convey face shape and such like that. Really, the only thing Anastasia could depict accurately was hair and eyes.

For myself, Jen says Heath Ledger, based on his role in A Knight’s Tale. I have to agree with her there. Sadly, since Health has passed on, he could not play me in a movie. So, I began to think of who else. While watching The Princess Bride, Anastasia thought Carey Elwes could play my role. I agree to a point. I think by now Mr. Elwes is a little too old to play me in a movie, but he would be a good person based on his role of Wesley.

In the end, I did not come up with anyone to play me! Part of the reason why this post is so late. Anastasia, Jen, and I wracked our brains trying to come up with someone, but to no avail. Maybe by the end of this post, we will think of something.

Chakor was an easy choice! Johnny Depp would be the perfect actor to play him. It was an easy decision based on Mr. Depp’s many wonderful roles and his looks. I think Mr. Depp is a little shorter than Chakor actually is, but with movie magic that wouldn’t matter much.

Etharas is still a bit undecided. Anastasia thinks Orlando Bloom, as Legolas in Lord of the Rings is the perfect fit. In truth, Etharas’ looks were based on Legolas (the long hair mostly). However, Jen over there, thinks Etharas deserves a better actor as she doesn’t like Orlando Bloom that much. But beyond Mr. Bloom, none of us know who would be good to portray Etharas. I personally think Mr. Bloom is the perfect choice.

Farien (Rosyani’s younger brother, the main character in Book 3), could be played by Micheal Weatherby, based on his role in the TV series Dark Angel. Some of you might know him from the show NCIS. But the way he can portray his character in Dark Angel and his looks fit well with Farien I think. Another person who could be good, would be Shawn Ashmore who plays Iceman/Bobby Drake in the X-men movies. His gentle nature works perfectly with Farien. But looks, it’s Micheal Weatherby all the way.

Sir Isiss (the wolf) is Sean Connery. The way his voice sounds in Anastasia’s head, is definitely Mr. Connery’s voice. Kelsey Grammar who played the Beast/Dr. Hank McCoy in the X-Men movies would also work well. In fact, Beast was part of the inspiration behind the character of Sir Isiss.

Shezar (an elf in Book 2), at first was chosen to be played by Johnny Depp based on looks. However, since Mr. Depp fit Chakor so perfectly all the way around, it was chosen that Shezar could be played by Micheal Sheen, who plays Lucian in the Underworld movies.

Azael (Shezar’s best friend, Book 2) could be played by Orlando Bloom also, just because he played Legolas – the elf thing. However, we also think that Hugh Jackman, based on looks, could play Azael rather well.

Micheal (a Human guard in Book 4) is a gentle and guilt ridden sort of character that could easily be played by James Marsden. He played Cyclops in the X-Men movies, but it’s mostly from his acting in The Last Stand that makes him fit the role for Micheal.

Issac (the villian in Book 4) could easily be played by Ian McKellan for looks and attitude but for voice it would be Patrick Stewart.

Mordecai (Rosyani’s father) is definitely Patrick Stewart. His commanding but gentle presence that he portrays is perfect for Mordecai. Mr. Stewart really fits in all aspects here.

Tarmon (villian in Book 3) – Robert Pattinson from Twilight

Kaelin (Book 3) Wenthworth Miller from Prison Break

And now we come back round to me. Anastasia suddenly thought that Brad Pitt could play me in a movie because of his looks. I do think he is a great actor and I would like to see how he would portray me, but I can’t say for certain that it’s a right fit there. Time will tell I suppose.

A Character’s Burden

Hello, humans.

My name is Brigette and I am, perhaps, one of the newest characters on the blog. You may have seen me around, as J.D. and Ana let me participate in the Character Chat Parties. But you won’t meet me formally until J.D. writes Dark Liaison, book two of the Dark Heirloom series.

At any rate, I am writing this blog today to let off a little steam. Let me tell you, there’s nothing nice about seeing you’re ex-lover again. Especially when he is in love with another woman. A woman who doesn’t even want him. Or know what to do with him.

I know you haven’t read the book yet because it’s not published, but if you couldn’t already guess, I am talking about Jesu and Jenna. As the only character here that knows what J.D. has planned for the second book … well … my heart aches just thinking about what’s coming.

J.D. is not evil. I know she loves me and is also in pain over what I must go through. But I ask, is there no merci for an unwanted female vampire?

Oh gods … and to think of the dangers I will expose Jenna to! Living in J.D.’s head, Jenna and I have actually become close friends. Of course, if she knew what I am going to do in the next book, she would probably refuse to speak to me. I couldn’t blame her.

And Jesu? I can’t even bear to think about how he will loath me.

I bear witness to all this and keep it locked inside because J.D. asks me to. She wants … she needs a raw expression from them when the time is right. So she can write it down properly. So hard to be a character sometimes. I want to weep. I may be a warrior, but I am still female and with feelings.

J.D. is exploring these feelings with me. Watching, never missing anything, remembering anything she might need later. There is little privacy in her head. This makes carrying the burden that much harder. However, I am honored to be a part of the story. Even if I am used as a decoy.

Stay tuned, darlings. You will see me again in this Saturday’s Chat Party.

With Love,
~ Brigette ~

P.S.    We have a very fun week lined up. The authors are going to talk about actors and actresses to play us in hypothetical movies. I can’t wait to see who J.D. picks to play me! I hope it’s Jessica Alba!

Strip Club Chat Party

**This week’s Character Chat Party is rated “R” for adult situations and adult language.**

Okay, this week we took Jalmari, Etharas, and Noah to a strip club for a little fun chatting. Why did we think this was a good idea? I don’t know. Because it probably really wasn’t a good idea. It just seemed fitting for these … deeply depressed, yet deeply arrogant … male characters. Anyways, here’s the result. **Don’t read this if you are easily offended.**

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Dawn Embers and Noah enter the club. J.D. waves at them.

J.D.: Hey.

Dawn: Hi.

J.D.: We’re waiting for Anastasia and Etharas. She said she might be a couple minutes late.

Dawn: Okay, no worries.

J.D.: Noah can take a seat with Jalmari if he wants. He found a table right up front, go figure.

Dawn: Lol.

Noah takes a minute to look around, then takes a seat near Jalmari.

Jalmari: Greetings … um … Noah, is it?

Noah: Yeah. Hi.. how do you pronounce your name?

Jalmari: Yall-mar-EE.

Noah: Okay. Never would have guessed that, but that’s cool.

Jalmari: It’s Finnish.

Noah: Interesting. Don’t hear many Finnish names where I’m from but I don’t get around much either. Right now the less people the better.

Jalmari: And where are you from, Noah?

Noah: I don’t have a set place right now. I’m heading to North soon, close to the arctic. I think it used to be called Canada but things are a bit unsettled still after the wars and fallouts. Are you from Finland then? Or is your name just from that origin?

Jalmari: My castle is near the artic, but on the other side of the ocean.*chuckles* I was born in Finland, yes. However, my mother is from Sweden.

Noah: Good part about the cold is electricity doesn’t conduct as far as it does in warmer climates. Not that I can do much right now, with how I feel. But if I get angry, that’s another story. Where do you live now, then?

Jalmari: Finland is still my home, but I travel often. You can manipulate electricity?

Noah: Okay. I’ve done a lot of traveling over the past few years. I can. Manipulate, control, create, destroy… it’s part of my genetic mutation.

Jalmari: You are human though, right?

Noah: *checks around for IP spies* Think this is safe, I’m sort of a rogue at this point. Umm, I guess compared to others I might be called human, but the normal humans don’t agree.

Anastasia and Etharas enter the club.

Dawn: Hi Anastasia. 🙂

J.D.: *waves* Hey Ana.

Anastasia: *Walks up to the table with Etharas following behind* Hey guys! Sorry we’re late.

Etharas: Yes, I have to be late because she is, sadly.

Noah: Hello. We are just doing an introduction conversation.

Etharas: Ahh yes. I think I have met you before Noah. At least, I know you from digging around Anastasia’s head. Jalmari, how are you doing? Ahh and the lovely Jen. Wonderful to see you again.

Jalmari: *Stares up at the dancers* Excellent. Yourself?

Etharas: *looks at the dancers* Much better now that we are finally here.

J.D.: Hi Etharas.

Noah: I was at the party after March, if that helps, though a lot has happened since then. *glances at dancers, blushes and looks down at table*

Etharas: Ahh. Yes I remember. Dawn, nice to see you again also.

Dawn: Hello Etharas. Nice to see you too.

Etharas: *snaps his fingers at the waitress and orders a drink*

Jalmari: *sticks a Euro into a blond’s bakini bottom*

J.D.: Oh god … *looks away*

Etharas: The brunette is better I think. *slides a 5 dollar bill into the brunette’s cleavage*

J.D.: *blush*

Dawn: Noah, I’ll get you a drink.

Etharas: Jen, why don’t you get up there and dance? *wiggles eyebrows*

Anastasia: *gasp!*

J.D.: Ahahaha. You’re funny. Not.

Noah: I’ll need more than one to sit through this.

Etharas: Oh come on! Jalmari wants you to go too right?

Jalmari: Hmm? Yeah, sure. *smiles at the blond*

Etharas: *rolls eyes* Do you even now what I just asked?

Jalmari: Etharas, buddy, get me a Bloody Marry, will you?

Etharas: *grumbles and snaps fingers at the waitress*

J.D.: What is with the finger snapping?

Etharas: Gets their attention, of course.

Noah: *to J.D. as his drink arrives* Are straight men always like this in one of these places?

J.D.: No Noah, we had to bring the bad ones…

Noah: Hmm, okay. At least there are drinks.

Anastasia: Yes. These two are the worst. The other guys would look sure, but not to this level.

J.D.: I apologize for their behavior.

Anastasia: I don’t even think Drache would pay much attention. I mean, he’d look but then be bored of it I think…

Jalmari: Hey, just because I’m looking doesn’t mean I’m not still grieving.

Etharas: Ha! That’s a lie. He’d be oogling the girls too. Not like his wife is satisfying him at the moment. He’s gotta get it from somehwere.

Noah: I don’t mind, not quite the place for lengthy conversations, it seems. Just didn’t know what to expect. This will be an experience at least. Ephram keeps getting at me for secluding myself too much. *stares at Etharas for a few seconds*

Etharas: Yes, seclusion is a terrible thing.

Noah: Less people get hurt in seclusion.

Jalmari: Where’s the fun in that, Noah? I plan on “hurting” at least one of these talented humans… Perhaps Drache is not into ladies.

J.D.: Jalmari you will NOT bring any of these women into my head. Ew.

Etharas: *laughs*

Anastasia: Hey! Now that’s not nice. Drache is happily married.

Etharas: Happily? Pfft. Noah, would you be happy if the person you were with didn’t want sex?

Dawn: Well, married doesn’t always mean… but so far I haven’t gotten that impression from him.

Etharas: I wonder what being with a human would feel like. Any different than a faery I wonder…hrmmm.

Jalmari: They are more delicate, which can be fun and annoying at the same time.

Etharas: Annoying? Well, it’s only for one night right? I can handle annoying for a little while.

Anastasia: Etharas, seriously. You are terrible.

Noah: *stares at counter* Sex with me isn’t easy cause of the electricity. Not to mention the fact that my boyfriend dumped me and the other one I fell in love with died less than a month ago. *goes silent*

Jalmari: *makes a face* My Leena died recently…

Etharas: And my love left me for another. *frowns*

J.D.: Oh boy, here we go…

Anastasia: *sigh* Yup. Ya know Etharas, Jen and I thought to hook you up with Brigette.

Etharas: Really? *ponders the idea*

Noah: Sorry to hear that, both of you. I think that’s why Dawn brought me instead of Lucas. She thinks hanging out here with you all might cheer things up

Jalmari: *Stares at the floor*

Noah: Not that I’ll find someone here *almost smiles*

Etharas: I’m sure there are some male dancers around.

Jalmari: Etharas will shake it for you.

Anastasia: *COUGH*

Jalmari: *chuckles*

Dawn: *giggles*

Noah: I’m okay with being alone right now. Plus I don’t have to apologize for every electic shock that happens. Though, if I tried who knows ‘cause it gets messed up when I’m depressed.

Jalmari: You should learn better control of your powers.

Noah: I have full control as long as I’m not depressed or super angry.

Etharas: *Smiles up at the brunnete and slips another 5 dollar bill into her bikini*

Jalmari: I can do some neat tricks with my powers.

Noah: Depression makes it less powerful at least. Wouldn’t hurt much to anyone, just might mess up a light bulb. Angry is the one that I have to be careful about.

Jalmari: While in bed, that is.

Anastasia: Really!? *ponders the possibilities*

Noah: *Smiles and has a slight blush*

Etharas: And you think I’m sick Anastasia? *shakes head*

Jalmari: *Flashes a smile* Really, Ana. Don’t think too hard, darling.

Anastasia: Meh.

Etharas: *Whispers into the Brunette’s ear*

J.D.: *Kicks Jalmari under the table*

Jalmari: *Frowns*

Etharas: *The brunette giggles and walks off stage* *Ethara’s smirks and turns to Noah* She’s getting a male dancer to come out here for ya, my friend. *wink*

Noah: *full red faced* You really didn’t have to do that.

Jalmari: That is not where my mind went at all.

Etharas: Well, don’t want you to feel left out.

J.D.: Aww, how sweet.

Etharas: What? You don’t think I’ll get a priate show later? HA, you bet I will.

Noah: Guess it doesn’t hurt to look.

J.D.: *whispers* A priate show??

Anastasia: *shrug*

Anastasia: Etharas, you aren’t going to bring that brunette into my head are you?

Etharas: Umm…no?

Anastasia: Exactly.

Noah: You should see in Dawn’s head. With the erotica romance characters and all.

Dawn: I’m easily distracted with different characters, it’s true.

Anastasia: NO Etharas you can’t go look.

Etharas: I didn’t say anything!

Anastasia: But you were thinking it.

Etharas: Humph.

J.D.: Look at what?

Anastasia: Inside Dawn’s head.

Dawn: But they are all male/male couples, just so you know 😉

Anastasia: AHAHHA then by all means Etharas go look if you like.

Etharas: No offense, but no thanks.

Anastasia: ROFLMAO

Dawn: lol

Jalmari: Sex is sex. *shrug*

Noah: *snickers*

Anastasia: *gasp* Really Jalmari? Never would have guessed it.

Jalmari: I prefer females, but remember I grew up in the year 400 BC. No one really cared then.

Etharas: *Brunette plants herself in his lap* Uh huh. Sure.

Noah: *watches for a sec out of curiosity* Okay then.

Anastasia: Ya know Etharas. You sit here and say you want Lettari so bad, but umm what would she say if she knew you had another in your lap?

Etharas: How is she going to know?

Anastasia: *sigh*

J.D.: She could be watching right now. In Ana’s head… Using Ana’s eyes….

Etharas: *grumbles*

J.D.: I’m such an instigator. *Evil grin*

Jalmari: Yes, Jen, you like to tourtur us. We know.

Etharas: *gently shoves the brunette from his lap* Happy now you two? I hate you both.

Anastasia: Hey! That’s not nice. What did Jen ever do to you?

Noah: Isn’t the goal of these places just to get away a little bit, even if you have someone waiting at home? It’s not a big deal unless they do something in the private rooms. I tried to research beforehand to know what I was getting into.

J.D.: True Noah, but Etharas had the girl in his lap.

Etharas: Normally yes Noah. That is the case. However, with this being stored in Anastasia’s memory bank, Letarri is sure to find out. And while normally I wouldn’t care, I am trying to convince her to leave that horrible Chakor fellow and come back to me. So — I have to do what Letarri would want. *sigh*

Noah: Aren’t those called lap dances?

J.D.: I thought this place had a “no touch” policy?

Etharas: I was getting a special exception to the rule. But you ruined it.

J.D.: You’re welcome.

Dawn: Maybe he can make up for it later 😉

Anastasia: lol

Etharas: Better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission! *pulls brunette back into his lap*

Anastasia: *shakes head* I think it’s a lost cause Jen.

Dawn: Oops.

Jalmari: *glances at the blond’s neck as she tosses her hair back*

Anastasia: It’s okay Dawn. He would have found any excuse.

Noah: *Has his own slight distraction and a second drink*

Jalmari: Since my mate is dead …*shrug* Who cares?

Noah: Only if you’re ready.

Dawn: Noah, still planning on the celibacy or are you changing your mind?

Noah: It’s not a plan. It’s what I need to do

Jalmari: *coughs* CELIBACY?

Dawn: yeah. Noah’s sworn off sex or so he says.

Etharas: *chokes* CELIBACY!? WHAT!?

Noah: What? It’s not that big of a deal or anything.

Jalmari: Etharas, another drink from the bar.

Etharas: Am I your servant or something?

Jalmari: I can’t stand up right now if you get my drift.

Anastasia: OMG So did not need to know that.

Dawn: *avoids looking at Jalmari for the moment*

Etharas: Of course. *snaps fingers at the waitress* Another Bloody Mary and another pint of ale for me please.

Etharas: *to Noah* Not that big of a deal? I have to strongly disagree with you there.

Noah: It’s just sex. And I don’t want to deal with the drama and hurting anyone right now. Besides, the only one going up north with me is Ephram. He’s gay and all but umm, it’s awkward. He was with the one that passed away that I fell for.

Etharas: That does complicate things a bit I suppose but just to swear off it entirely? I’d rather die.

Noah: There might be weak moments but I survived before it, so I’m sure I can survive without.

Etharas: AHAHAH I know I CAN survive without it too. My point is that I don’t WANT to.

Dawn: *holds the secrets* what if Bastian comes back?

Noah: … I’m going to ignore that. I want it sometimes it’s just… I feel bad for not being able to control the electricity in that moment; there is just no way to control because that is the point in some ways.

Etharas: I see. Well I wish you luck with that. *returns his attention to the brunette in his lap*

Noah: umm, thanks I guess. Can’t be that hard… I hope.

Jalmari: That’s a shame. My powers are quite useful in that area.

J.D.: You should teach some of those “tricks” to Jenna. Poor girl.

Jalmari: Would she listen to me?

J.D.: Good point.

Noah: I’m thinking of having something made to block the elecricity. Don’t know if it will work 100% but should help. Though I doubt that will end the celibacy.

Jalmari: You want to block your powers too?

Noah: Yes. It’s too dangerous and I think I’d be better off without them all the time. Then I can’t be used as long as I can avoid the government.

Jalmari: Your life would be terribly lonesome.

Etharas: Can you make something to block Chakor’s powers? That would be fantastic. Maybe then Letarri would come to her senses.

Jalmari: My relationship with Leena was no easy feat … but then … she died to save me. You know what, you’re right, being alone IS safer.

Noah: I can’t make anything. I’m hoping Ephram will make the band for me. He’s young but that guy is smart.

Dawn: He isn’t going to like that Noah.

J.D.: I’m confused, I thought Ephram died?

Dawn: It’s hard after a loss, and being alone at first can be better but don’t let it take over the rest of your life.

Noah: No. His boyfriend died. I didn’t give the other’s name. I don’t know if I can even say it right now.

J.D.: Oh, okay, gotcha. No problem.

Anastasia: And Etharas, considering that Letarri left you because you slept with another girl…it has nothing to do with Chakor.

Jalmari: *Laughs* That’s classic.

Noah: The reason for loss doesn’t make it easier.

Etharas: Right. He used his powers to manipulate her into going back to him. Sure, it might have been a little my fault she left, but going to HIM was his fault.

Anastasia: *shakes head*

Noah: Manipulation?

Jalmari: Etharas, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Why not choose another?

Etharas: Jalmari but you should have seen his faena. Silver, sparkly skin, pure white hair, and the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen!

Noah: I slept with someone else but my relationship had been crumbling for years before it happened.

Jalmari: Yes but she wasn’t special, was she?

Etharas: Nope. I mean, besides the fact I’d never been with her type before…

Jalmari: Seems to me, your chance with Lettari is shot. Find another special lady.

Etharas: *frowns and gulps his drink*

Jalmari: *chuckles* Lying with a silver fairy does sound like fun.What do you do with the wings?

Etharas: What do you mean? They just fold down our backs when we aren’t using them.

Dawn: Depends on the type of wings and such, I’m guessing. No Noah, you don’t get to meet the wood fae, he’s taken anyways.

Noah: I didn’t…

Jalmari: Can you lie on your backs or does that hurt?

Etharas: Some faena’s like it when you massage their wings but otherwise… Oh no it doesn’t hurt. It’s much like leaning against her hair or something. Doesn’t hurt until you move the wrong way. But we are used to having them there, so it doesn’t happen too often.

Jalmari: Are the wings … ticklish?

Etharas: *chuckles* Some are, yes. They have feelings just like an arm or a leg. Just a part of us. *shrug*

Jalmari: How perfect.

J.D.: Jalmari, whatever you’re thinking of doing, don’t!

Anastasia: Should I hide my faeries from him?

J.D.: Probably.

Jalmari: Jen, you ruin all the fun.

Etharas: Just the females right?

Anastasia: Umm, I don’t think Jalmari really cares either way, Etharas.

Jalmari: *laughs*

Dawn: Maybe just the ones that couldn’t teach him a lesson… lol.

Anastasia: HA!

Jalmari: Like a faery would have anything on me…

Dawn: Depends on the type. They can be strong and have abilities.

Jalmari: And I can turn into a cloud of smoke at will …

Etharas: Nice. I can read minds. Can be rather useful at times.

Jalmari: I am only touched when I want to be touched. *wink*

Dawn: The fire ones would have fun with a cloud of smoke. Lol.

Anastasia: Or Air.

Jalmari: *grumbles* My brother pulls that fire shit on me.

Etharas: So glad I don’t have a brother.

Noah: *finishes drink* I don’t know much about any fae, that’s Dawn’s stuff with the umm steampunk ones, right?

Dawn: Right Noah.

Noah: I have a brother. He’s just really really strong, like dad.

Etharas: Anastasia has a bunch of them living in her head – faeries, elves, dragons…

J.D.: Steampunk faeries? How awesome!

Anastasia: I know!

Dawn: Yep. Steampunk fae with the less used elemental system.

J.D.: Nice. I want to read that one.

Anastasia: I had an idea for steampunk elves…. But not sure yet…

Dawn: I’m world building first, first time ever, but I hope to write it soon.

Etharas: MORE elves? Anastasia really. There are enough beings living in your head.

J.D.: lol.

Dawn: I still need to do the elf novel, it was my real dream for writing. Then the mutants took over.

Noah: But you love us.

J.D.: I have an idea for a cyber punk series. *nods*

Anastasia: Oooo. Is that the siren one?

J.D.: No, the siren one will be urban fantasy.

Dawn: Hijacking the boys night out with novel chat? Lol.

Anastasia: They are paying attention to the dancers anyway. LOL.

Noah: Well, I don’t know anyting about faeries and that other stuff. We don’t have them in the world she put me in.

Jalmari: Hmm what? *glides his hand along a female’s leg*

Etharas: We don’t have vampires or mutants in ours either, but I know a little from meeting you two.*whispers into brunette’s ear and chuckles*

Anastasia: *rolls eyes* Jen, why did we think it was good idea to bring them here?

J.D.: I have no idea. I thought they would talk a bit more.

Noah: Oh vampire. I wasn’t going to ask but I couldn’t quite plce him…

Anastasia: And Etharas, you do have vampires in your world, you just haven’t met them.

Jamlari: Shh. You’ll scare away the ladies.

Etharas: Uh, huh, okay. *massages the dancer’s neck*

Noah: She put the vampires in a different world.

Dawn: They aren’t exactly vampires.You know that. I leave them to the boyfriend to write.

Jalmari: Etharas, while you are waiting for Lettari to come to her senses, you should try sleeping with a vampire female. They are unlike no other.

Etharas: Really? Well Anastasia did say they wanted to hook me up with Brigette. Might have to seriously consider that.

Jalmari: Think about it. We never get tired …

J.D.: Your bf writes vampire stories?

Dawn: Yeah he does. He loves vampires.

J.D.: Romantic kind or horror kind?

Dawn: I don’t know. Not my taste so I haven’t pushed the issue further (no offense cause you all are fine, just others I’ve tried to read or watch).

J.D.: No problem, I was just curious.

Etharas: Jalmari do you know this Brigette person? What is she like?

Noah: You’re not thinking of setting me up with anyone, are you?

Dawn: You’ll find out later.

Anastasia: LOL.

Jalmari: *Snickers* She’s German. She’s wild.

Etharas: Wild huh? Excellent.

Noah: Hmm. Wild? What constitutes as wild?

Jalmari: *Nods* She does some pretty hot stuff with a sword.

Etharas: I wonder if I could read a vampires mind…. might have to try it with her.

Jalmari: Do you know German?

Etharas: No. But I can learn it. Anastasia used to speak it so it’s in her head somewhere.

J.D.: LOL.

Noah: Violence is a bit… unattractive. Or is that just my taste?

Anastasia: Violence? Where?

Jalmari: She’s not really violent, but she can kick your ass well enough.

Etharas: Nice.

Dawn: No where, just the mention of weapons made him think of it.

Anastasia: Gotcha.

Jalmari: She trains new vampires. Also, Etharas, she’s a bit desperate, if you catch my drift…

Dawn: …

Etharas: Really? How come?

J.D.: Ah, Jalmari, you’re leaving out one detail Etharas might want to know about.

Etharas: And what’s that?

Jalmari: *Shrugs* Let’s just say she’s been in your tight spot before. Watching a man she loved run off…

Etharas: Ahh I see.

Anastasia: Would Brigette even be willing to be with a faery? Since she’s a vamp and all would she think Etharas is benath her something?

J.D.: I don’t know but it’s not like she’s rich and snooty.

Etharas: *sips ale and thinks about being with a vamp*

Anastasia: LOL, she was checking out Chakor when he raided their slumber party.

J.D.: Hahaha. True. Noah, are you still there?

Noah: Yeah. Just listening to the conversation.

Jalmari: We never sleep. We can go on and on and on …

Noah: Quite the set up going on

Etharas: She was checking out Chakor!?!?

Anastasia: Umm..well..umm…

J.D.: Well not really. She asked if he had a brother.

Etharas: *growls*

Jalmari: All the more reason to go after her, right? You know, before Chakor steals them both…

Etharas: Yes. I will not lose any more to Chakor. *slams fist on the table*

Anastasia: Me thinks Jalmari is instigating here….

J.D.: Oh Jalmari, you always take things too far.

Jalmari: I have no idea what you’re talking about. *angelic smile*

Anastasia: No offense, but you really don’t pull off the angelic smile thing, Jalmari.

J.D.: Yeah, especially with the fangs, dude.

Noah: Have I met Chakor?

Anastasia: No you haven’t, Noah. He’s a newer character.

Etharas: He’s a cheater! So be glad you have not met him.

Noah: Oh okay.

J.D.: And so is Brigette. A new character, that is. Not a cheater.

Anastasia: LOL

Dawn: I think Lucas met him.

Jalmari: *grins to himself while tucking another bill into a woman’s top*

Etharas: *gives brunette a 100 dollar bill and sends her away, more interested in Brigette and the possiblities now*

Anastasia: Etharas — where are you getting this money from?

J.D.: LOL

Etharas: Umm… I exchanged my yantas and herties…yea, that’s what I did.

J.D.: ROFL

Dawn: So… Etharas, still think you’re irrisistible? *wink*

Etharas: Of cousre I’m irrisistable! Not my fault other people can’t see it.

Dawn: lol… okay then.

J.D.: You had to ask, Dawn? LOL

Dawn: Changes convo focus.

Noah: *looks* Really?

J.D.: BAHAHAHA!!

Anastasia: ROFLMAO

Noah: *shrugs*

Etharas: *coughs*

Anastasia: So umm, how bout them Yankees? Hehehe.

Jalmari: *pays a redhead for a lapdance*

Noah: No offense man, just not my type. Though I doubt that breaks your heart. *wink*

Etharas: I respect your honesty at least.

J.D.: *whispers* Does he think Lettari is not being honest? LOL.

Etharas: I can hear you. And no, I do think Letarri is being honest – but her honesty is clouded. She might truly believe what she feels is true, but with Chakor maniupating her feelings, even she doesnt’ now it’s a lie.

Noah: Though I know a female mutant who would consider you. *wink*

Etharas: Really? Mutant and a vampire… hrmm…

Noah: Yeah. She’s not walk in the park, easy female. But you seem like her type. Just watch out for that wind if you get her temper up.

Jalmari: Screw the human. Vampire babes are better.

Etharas: Hahaha.

Anastasia: Jalmari, if he screwed the human wouldn’t he have umm…screwed the human anyway?

Noah: Well, kinda human but not exact. You might offend the normal ones putting us together with them.

Jalmari: *Shrug* Who cares as long as he experiences a vampire too. Have both, if you must, but be smart about it. Don’t get caught AGAIN.

Anastasia: Ouch!

Noah: *grins to himself* Good luck.

Etharas: Humph *gulps the last bit of his ale*

J.D.: What’s with the grin, Noah?

Dawn: When did this become a hookup planning session? Lol.

Noah: Oh, nothing.

Etharas: *blinks* I feel like I’ve just been set up, on purpose.

Jalmari: It was either hook the man up or let him bring home the stripper.

Etharas: Can’t I do both?

Jalmari: Ask Ana, it’s her head

Anastasia: No you can’t. And when you are with Brigette, you can’t do the nasty in my head either. You can go to Jen’s head for that. *grin*

J.D.: Wait…

Noah: And were you looking for something tonight Jalmari?

Jalmari: *shakes his head*

Etharas: Don’t worry Jen. I’ll make sure you like it too. *Wink*

J.D.: Oh god. Thanks Ana. *frown*

Anastasia: *giggles* You’re welcome!

J.D.: Like it’s not bad enough I have dreams about Jalmari…

Etharas: I promise you’ll like it. Don’t fight the inevitable Jen. You know you want it.

Dawn: You want some of my dreams? Lol. I don’t need any more novel ideas from them.

J.D.: Really, Etharas, I don’t need a threesome in my head.

Noah: And don’t even think of adding any of that junk in my next book. I don’t want it.

J.D.: Oh that is so wrong!

Dawn: *whispers* Oh but you don’t know what is coming. Hehehe

J.D.: lol.

Anastasia: *giggles*

Noah: *grumbles* Hasn’t the revolution been enough? Course not. Why am I asking?

Etharas: You don’t know that they live to torture us? They plot and scheme together for other nasty horrible stuff to do to us.

Dawn: Depends on what is called torture. I prefer he find a love but he’s being stubborn about that.

Noah: And you know why!

Jalmari: And for the record, I’m doing this for both Etharas AND Brigette.

Etharas: Well, I thank you Jalmari.

J.D.: They are always so stubborn. *sigh*

Noah: I guess things could be worse. So… are you going to finish book 1 so you can get to this point some time soon. I mean, we’re after book 3 here and all you’ve got is book 1.

Dawn: Yes, hold on. I’ve got to get Ephram through his story too so he can be an adult when you all meet.

Anastasia: They are always so impatient.

Dawn: Yeah, they can be but it doesn’t help I have too many going at once.

Noah: *nods*

Etharas: Well, you don’t write fast enough.

Anastasia: *Frown* I can quit working on your story all together, Etharas, and work on another project.

Etharas: Umm, please don’t do that.

Anastasia: That’s what I thought.

Dawn: Besides, I am not going to write the rest in the series ‘till I have book one queried.

Noah: Yeah, yeah.

Dawn: Hard to believe it has been like 2 hours.

Anastasia: Oh yea, the slumber party I think was for like 3 or 4.

J.D.: Hehe yeah

Anastasia: But we had what? 11 people there?

J.D.: We never quite know how to end these things.

Dawn: Well you had the pajama stuff going on and stuff.

Noah: No dress up here, thankfull. Even I can’t handle that stuff.

J.D.: Yeah the boys are kind of boring ‘cause we can’t dress them up in cute outfits.

Etharas: Yes. Thank the Gods. I’d get irritated mighty fast if they wanted to dress us up.

Jalmari: *rolls his eyes*

Anastasia: But the boys have fights.

Etharas: You just had to bring that up didn’t you? *sigh*

Anastasia: Hey, it’s not my fault. You did it to yourself.

Noah: *plays with light near him* *it flickers in a pattern* Maybe I’ve got it… *random light in back goes off* Oh never mind. *stops*

Jalmari: Ah that’s better. Darker… I’d rather dress down. Down to a silk sheet against my loins and nothing more.

Anastasia: *blinks*

Dawn: *blinks in different direction*

Noah: *stares at ceiling*

Etharas: Silk is nice, but I prefer velvet against my nether regions.

Anastasia: *blinks again*

Noah: *blushes again*

Jalmari: *cocks an eyebrow* Does it feel like …?

Etharas: A little bit, yes.

Jalmari: Excellent.

Dawn: I don’t want to know.

J.D.: This is the most awkward chat party ever.

Anastasia: Sad thing is, I do know. In detail. He lives in my head and all that. ROFLMAO

J.D.: No more strip clubs. lol.

Noah: It is a little umm awkward.

Anastasia: I agree. I don’t know why we thought this was a good idea in the first place.

Jalmari: Am I making you blush, Jen?

Dawn: Though most of it had nothing to do with the dancers being there, so don’t know if limiting that would help.

Anastasia: You have a point there Dawn.

J.D.: Yeah, I think it’s just Jalmari and Etharas being together in same room. Bad idea.

Noah: They seem fun. As long as you don’t bring that one in ‘cause I’m not getting near a fight.

Anastasia: Who, Chakor?

J.D.: That one?

Noah: The one he doesn’t like *points*

Anastasia: Chakor.

J.D.: Yeah, Chakor.

Noah: Yeah. Wait for Lucas for that stuff. Demons might like fights more.

Anastasia: I try not to let them fight, but there have been a few hits in there before I could stop them.

Dawn: Umm Noah, you punched guys in the past.

Jalmari: So Etharas, you want Brigette’s number or what? *slips him a napkin with her number on it anyway*

Etharas: *slips napkin into his pocket* Thanks.

Noah: He kidnapped my bf and was using me. That was deserved.

Dawn: Just saying. You aren’t 100% no violence like you act sometimes.

J.D.: Is any man?

Noah: Maybe you’re right. Still, don’t like it.

Etharas: Well Chakor deserves it too.

Jalmari: I need to um … walk this off or something. *looks down at his lap*

Noah: Yeah, walking is the method. I mean… I didn’t say that.

Anastasia: OH MY GAWD!!

Jalmari: Hehe, yeah. That’s what you’ll say later.

Anastasia: *hides eyes* Pfft puhlease. If you invade my dreams Jalmari, we are going to fight.

J.D.: *face palm* Why?

Anastasia: Why what?

Jalmari: Is that a promise? I love when they struggle a little.

Anastasia: You have issues.

J.D.: Why can’t Jalmari stop embarrassing me!

Anastasia: It’s how he shows he loves you Jen? *shrug*

Noah: Guess this helps practice being around guys and not doing anything. Awkward but okay.

Etharas: You said I wasn’t your type anyway Noah. *chuckle*

Noah: There’s more than one guy here.

Etharas: *chuckles*

Jalmari: *raises his eyebrow at Noah and grins*

Noah: More the situation. I’m not used to it cause I used to spend my time with Bastian but now, he moved on so.

Anastasia: Goodness.

Dawn: I don’t think Noah’s blushed this much before. Lol.

J.D.: I don’t think Jalmari has ever been this naughty before!

Anastasia: I’m sure he has. He just didn’t tell you.

Jalmari: Well Jen, I had a mate before.

Anastasia: That too.

Noah: It’s good that having a mate affected it.

J.D. *sigh* I know – blame me for killing her.

Jalmari: Or Jenna…

J.D.: *wince*

Anastasia: Umm, wasn’t it Leena’s idea in the first place?

Jalmari: *eyes flash* If Jenna had just DIED like she was supposed to, none of this would have happened!

Anastasia: It was just a question. Gaw…

Noah: I still wonder why it wasn’t me… *settles back in chair*

Anastasia: Why what wasn’t you?

Noah: The one that dies in the last book. It should have been.

Anastasia: Ahh.

Dawn: Without you stopping the machine, they would have won and all mutants would be in danger.

Noah: He could walk through people. How does a knife get someone who can do that? Sorry *realizes he’s brought the mood down* Umm… Another round of drinks anyone?

Etharas: I’ll take another pint.

Anastasia: You’re not going to be stumbling around my brain later are you?

Etharas: Probably.

Anastasia: *sigh*

Jalmari: I’ll take something stronger. Rum.

Noah: Does liquor affect you the same as a human?

Dawn: Rum isn’t all tha strong, is it? I could go for some though. I’ll get the drinks. *does so*

Etharas: Yes. Faeries liquor does anyway. Human beer doesn’t do much – takes A LOT to have an effect.

Jalmari: The entire bottle, please?

Dawn: Ahh, bottle. Okay.*delivers the drinks*

J.D.: *sigh* Don’t do that to yourself, boys.

Etharas: *ignores Jen and takes a swig of the ale* Thank you Dawn.

Noah: True, we shouldn’t over do it too much.

Jalmari: *Drinks straight from the bottle*

Anastasia: This will not end well.

Noah: I don’t like the aftermath from drinking too much. Dizzyness and electricity don’t mix well. Lol.

Anastasia: Perhaps we should end this before they get drunk ay?

J.D.: Well the good thing is it takes a LOT to get a 2 thousand year old vampire drunk…Yes I agree. Jalmari, dearest, let’s go.

Etharas: But this party is just getting started.

Dawn: Yeah. I have some homework to do. Though this is fun. And Noah has a blog post to get ready.

Noah: Yeah. I know.

Jalmari: Fine by me, but I’m bringing the Rum with.

Etharas: Yea, I’m taking the ale.

Anastasia: *sigh* Fine.

Jalmari: Noah, Etharas. Been nice.

Etharas: *stands* Jalmari, Noah, nice to see you. Jen and Dawn – extra lovely to see you.

Noah: I hope to see you again soon, both of you. *smiles*

Dawn: Lovely to see you too Etharas and Jalmari.

Jalmari: *winks at Noah* Like wise.

Etharas: *picks up pint and walks out the door*

J.D.: *kicks Jalmari*

Noah: *still grinning* Bye.

J.D.: Dawn, Noah, thanks for coming. Bye.

Anastasia: Yes, it was great fun.

Dawn: It was fun.

Anastasia: *waves*

J.D.: Ana, I’ll see you later?

Anastasia: Yes indeedy ma’am.

10 Things I Miss From the Year 400 B.C.

10 Things I Miss From the Year 400 B.C.
By Jalmari ta Korento

1. Eating raw meat wasn’t abnormal.

2. Politics was much easier. Fights were easier to settle. Eye for an eye, or death.

3. Humans knew we existed. No need to hide … or not as much as we do now.

4. Doing most everything with your bare hands, no technology.

5. Humans were much more gullible and respectful. Tell them you were a god, and they’d worship you. Or call you a demon. Either way, they knew better than to mess with my kind.

6. No modern weapons. We had the upper hand in battles.

7. Open, undeveloped land. Space to breathe.

8. Public Greek bathing houses. I don’t think that needs an explanation.

9. Women were easier to please. Didn’t expect much, didn’t complain as much.

10. Food was easy to come by, lots of defenseless humans. Lots of causalities from battles. Also, more large animals.