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"Of course." Azra replied a bit sulkily, but not all that surprised, paying for her drink with the money from the man in the alleyway. This isn't Rusty's Tavern she reminded herself. At least the alcohol was cheaper. She pressed the grayish rag to her face, trying to staunch the bleeding a bit. Her cut stung as the rag touched it, but she tried to ignore it. No doubt the she would have to clean it properly when she returned home, she figured the rag had been white once. She wasn't quite sure where she was, which bothered her. This part of the city was not a good place to be lost in. She tried to act as though she could care less, but she kept trying to retrace her steps to figure out how to get back.

She glanced around the bar, trying to decide what to make of the other people. It probably should have been the first thing she should have done upon entering, but she had been a bit preoccupied. She noticed a man siting away from everyone in the corner of the bar, eating a steak. He was missing a hand it appeared. Suddenly she noticed his grey, metallic eyes. She quickly looked away. More metal than man I suppose, she thought a little uneasily, until she remembered her own hand. She almost smiled at that. When the bartender returned with her beer she downed a big gulp, trying to ignore the slightly metallic taste of the beer as it washed down her throat.
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Only one eyebrow went up this time and Lucien’s lips quirked into an easy smile, “As you wish,” he said, dipping his head in a bow. Normally he preferred to set his own wardrobe but it wouldn’t hurt to humor the birthday girl. And besides, he did like that shirt. “So six it is. At Ruzty’s you said?” while they’d talked he’d finished his breakfast and was now sitting back with coffee in hand.

Enor had just confirmed his guess when his clock chimed the half hour and he glanced over, a bit surprised to see that it was ten thirty and not nine showing on the clock face.
“I’m sure you had better things to do today than to sit around talking to me,” he said, putting his empty cup on the tray and standing. “If nothing else I am sure your friends back at the tavern will be worrying about you by now since you didn’t return last night,” taking the tray with one hand he offered her the other up out of the chair, not that she needed it but it was reflexive. Half his mind was on whether or not he could finish Vinny’s hand before the party that evening while half of what remained was making a mental note that he needed to get the shirt Enor was wearing to the cleaners if he wanted it done by that evening. Not that she was dirty or anything but it would be incredibly rude of him not to come in clean clothes.
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        ωhich η ø ω shows ą ℓ ℓ beauty of the Suη

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                                                  Location: Lucien’s House

                                                  Taking his hand, she stood up, letting the cape fall to the floor, and shook her head. Infact, there was one thing she had to do before the day was out. She did not mean to request for a particular color, but with that in mind she now had a great reason to go shopping and get the gown she saw in the window not far from here. The shopping district was somewhere close by. So when she did not pull her hand from his grasp right away, she smiled and spoke again.

                                                  " No, nothing of much importance that needs to be done this very moment. However, if you'd like, perhaps a bit of shopping? I have a few things to get before the party and....unless your busy yourself?"

                                                  Taking her eyes from his eyes to the hand in his, and stared a moment and felt her cheeks flush. What was going on? She never got nervous, and usually played the sky coy one, coming on to men she was interested in so easily. But that was usually for one thing or another, wanting something from him or wanting him to do something for her. But not Lucien. Why in the name of anything holy was she pulled to this man? Speaking of which....was she leaning closer to him?

                                                  Enor cleared her throat and stepped back, letting her hand remain in his as she waited for him to respond.

                                                  "My friends...they will be expecting me, but as long as I am not too late then all should be fine. Besides....is it...such a bad thing to have a morning walk with a gentleman."



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Lucien dismissed the other thoughts crowding his brain as he realized Enor was asking him a question, “Well actually…” his eyes flickered to his workroom for a moment before coming back to meet Enor’s. Technically he wasn’t busy he supposed though part of him knew he should be but… “No, I’m not busy,” he decided. The work would still get done and he was further along than he had anticipated the night before so he wasn’t really ending up behind in the grand scheme of things.

“And it is hardly a bad thing,” replied Lucien with a warm smile, “I should be honored to escort you, Miss Enor.” So saying he bowed and brushed a kiss over the back of her hand before starting towards the kitchen to drop off the tray, before he could get more than a few steps though a loud pounding sounded at the door. Frowning slightly, he was just moving towards it when it opened – understandably Vinny had been unable to lock the door after himself – and there in the doorway stood Theodore, positively bristling with excitement.

“Theodore,” sighed Lucien – this had happened once before with another gizmo he honestly couldn’t really remember. When the mood took the young man he tended to ignore propriety…and things like doors. And unfortunately since the man was technically the police there wasn’t really anyone he could complain to. He was annoyed but obviously not alarmed, “What are you doing barging into my ho-“ apparently the agent was too enthusiastic to wait for the tinker to finish the thought and fairly bounced into the living room, “Lucien, this refit is amazing. You have got to tell me…” he trailed off, only just realizing that it wasn’t just the two of them in the room.

Looking Enor up and down he obviously approved of what he saw and he gave her what he believed to be his most winning smile after throwing Lucien a knowing smirk,
“Well now, what happened with the other one? Elise Something, wasn’t it? Needed another doxy so soon? Must have, she’s got your shirt…” Lucien put down the tray sharply so the tableware rattled, “Mind your tongue, Corporal,” snapped the tinker, green eyes blazing, “I will not have a lady maligned in my house, especially in my presence.” The agent’s eyes met his and there was a short silent battle of wills before Theodore looked away. The man needed Lucien more than vice-versa and they both knew it.
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Vinny continued to eat, ignoring most others in the place. His meal was priority right now.

The bartender noticed her glance and decided to pipe in a comment before she had any unwanted ideas. "That'd be our bouncer miss. If I were you, I'd not bother to admit his existence until he's finished his meal. He hates when anyone interrupts it, and is generally violent about it."

At that moment a drunk and smelly individual stumbled up to the bar holding a half empty bottle and a copper penny in the other. "Hey bahkeeep..*hic*.. Got any of dat bacun in de backsh?" He stood and waited while the bartender slinked off to the back of the room. After a moment, he noticed the girl there. "Heeeyyyy...pretty ladshy. Wanna go outs fer a drunk? *hic* Uh...I meantsh drinkin'. Yeah, dat'sh de one."
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"Good to know," Azra said a bit uneasily, managing a halfhearted smile. The last thing she wanted was to start another fight, especially one that she was bound to lose. She tried to focus on her beer instead. This place wasn't half bad, being in the lower city. Sure, she had nearly been robbed outside, and there was a half mechanical bouncer a few tables down, but at least she had a cold drink, metallic tasting as it was. She noticed that her cheek had finally stopped bleeding.

Azra heard the sound of the door opening and someone stumbling up to the bar. She turned her attention to the haggard man who had just stumbled in. He was standing right next to her, and reeked overpoweringly of stale alcohol. She frowned as he gave her a drunken smile. She felt far more annoyed than uncomfortable.

"No I would not like to go "outs fer a drunk," something you've clearly had one too many of. As articulate as you are, frankly I'd much rather that you'd leave me alone," Azra retorted sourly. She turned back to her beer, trying to ignore him.
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Oh , - - - - - - - -
                                          how this spring of love resembleth
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xxxxxThe u η c э я ą i η glory of an ąpriℓ d a yxxx ❁ ❁

        ωhich η ø ω shows ą ℓ ℓ beauty of the Suη

AndXXXX βy and βy XXX a cloud takes all away
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                                                  Location: Lucien’s House

                                                  [[ O.O.C. Hey guys, sorry for the long absence. I had some things come up in life as well as a new job to fit into my life. It took some getting used to, but now that it's the weekend I think i'll be able to play again and be on long enough before my body crashes. ]]


                                                  A smile played at Enor's lips form the touch upon her hand. She could not help but make a little curtsy as well in response to him, but it was the knock on the door so suddenly that had any warm feelings vanish. Before anyone of them could make a reply or say a word, the door opened and the man from the night before wondered in. The paragon agent, Theodore as it was, just had to return this morning and praise Lucien for the weapon upgrade. granted, it was a wonderful piece of work but at the same time it needed to be said that the man seemed to hold no manners.

                                                  Holding the bottom of the shirt down, she tried to slowly bend with her knees and lift the cape off the floor. But the look in the agents eyes kept her from doing that. he leered at her in a way that felt like his hands were on her skin. Touching, caressing and groping. It made her stomach churn and the hair on the back of her neck stick up so she had goosebumps all over her legs and arms. To say the least, Enor felt the disturbing presence of a creeper. One of those night stalkers that would often come into the bar and harass someone. The guys that, more often then not, would try a hand at getting to one of the entertainers and end up with a face full of sludge from Simon and Monty tossing them out.

                                                  Just as she did not like the way he spoke to her, nor did Lucien. But he was more vocal about it. Enor jumped a little from the sound of the rattling dishes on the tray he handled roughly then his tone, because this time it was not focused on her. It was in her defense. She could not help but stare at Lucien a moment before her wits got about her and the gathered the cloak and wrapped it about herself so nothing more was seen but her feet. It was long on her, but not overly so to be bothersome. It wouldn't take long before she moved towards Lucien again, just to be closer to him then the Corporal was a comfort.

                                                  Theodore did not seem like the type to take what Lucien said to heart for very long, and Enor soon looked away from the paragon agent and to her new found friend. He still held a bit of the anger in his voice as he motioned for her to return upstairs, so it could not be held against her when she did not speak and left the room. The two talked below, discussing things that seemed to have some significance to each other and not to her at all. Hence why there was a long few moment before Enor took a small rest on the bed. The voices died down and foot steps came closer tot the door. She started, half expecting Lucien and half the agent.



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In the background, a small table of haggard looking drunks all burst out laughing. The drunkard at the bar drooped and fled back to his table as the others continued laughing and having a jolly time at their friend's expense. The drunkard slammed his head on the table, then promptly passed out.

Vinny watched the drunkard get denied for the third time this week and mildly chuckled to himself as he downed the last of his whiskey. "Poor Yagger. Old fool never could get a girl," he whispered to himself. Vinny then looked over the bar to see what regulars were about and if anyone was doing something stupid that needed taking care of. As usual, it was quiet. Information brokers in the back corner, the drunkards with Yagger in the center, and the new girl. There were others, but he didn't bother to note them.

The bartender returned with the slice of bacon and noticed that Yagger had fled. "Hah! Denied again I see. Third time this week. I'd have to say the more odd thing is that there's been three people he bothered to ask about." The bartender ate the slice of bacon and returned to washing glasses. Never could keep them clean, but that was no reason to leave them dirty. Drinks never tasted good with another's spit in it.
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(( started a new job down in the OC so i'll not be on as long or often as I used to be. weekends for sure if not plans are made, but at night as always. I got home tonight after work, so expect me on about past 6pm pacific time. =3 Love ya'll ))
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Lucien maintained his glare on Theodore as Enor left the room, making sure the agent’s eyes didn’t stray from him while she made her exit. “Now, Corporal, why did you come barging into my house? Again might I add,” he asked pointedly. He’d given the agent an earful the first time it happened but obviously it hadn’t stuck. Things rarely did with Theodore now that he thought about it. “Why else?” asked the agent, “We want to know how you did it,” he indicated the gun on his hip with a wave of his hand, “You could make good money selling us the schematics.” Lucien frowned, “You know my answer already. I won’t draw up blueprints for anyone. I’m alright with constructing them for you but my secrets are my own and I won’t sell them, no matter your price.” Part of it was his tetchiness about the designs being his but at least part was that he didn’t fully trust the Paragon any more than he did the Rebels.

The agent seemed about to argue but stopped himself, he had known what the answer would be even before he came in – it was always the same after all – but it had been worth a shot,
“If you insist.” “I do,” came the somewhat frosty reply to which the Corporal nodded and opened the door, “I’ll see myself out then,” he said, offering Lucien a last nod before closing the door behind himself. Theodore didn’t move for a moment, staring at the door deep in thought. He knew the man thought him a bit dim – and perhaps compared to the tinker he was – but he wasn’t so stupid he didn’t recognize the woman he had seen in the living room. After all, most of the population of Paragon had passed through Ruzty’s at some time or another so to identify its proprietress was hardly some astounding feat. His superiors would be interested to hear this. Very interested indeed. Chuckling to himself he jammed his hands into his pockets and set off down the street.

The footsteps stopped outside the door and there was a short pause before a knock sounded, indicating Enor could relax. Obviously Theodore would not have had the manners to do so. Getting permission to enter, Lucien pushed the door open.
“He’s gone,” he reported, seeing Enor visibly relax at the news, “I’m sorry you had to be subjected to that; he, like many of his comrades, can be rather…coarse.” He trailed off sourly, “Anyway. You said you wanted to get some shopping done?”
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xxxxxThe u η c э я ą i η glory of an ąpriℓ d a yxxx ❁ ❁

        ωhich η ø ω shows ą ℓ ℓ beauty of the Suη

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                                                  Location: Lucien’s House

                                                  A sigh of relief past her lips as Lucien walked in. She felt the tension ease from her body slowly just from the knock alone, it did not seem like it was within the being of the agent to knock for Lucien so he would not for her if it was in fact him on the other side. But it was seeing Lucien that affirmed her assumption and her relief. An apprehensive chuckle and smirk ghosted to her lips so when he spoke again, it changed into one of interest.

                                                  Perhaps it was the knowledge that they both were in his bedroom and she wore not but a shirt of his. Perhaps it was the reminder of shopping, but in total that feeling of being as shy as a school girl returned. Was she twirling her hair? Enor cleared her throat and grasped her hands in front of her. She reminded herself of who she was!! THE Enor Whinton Anleel!!! How could she be shy and nervous in front of a man she had not even been with beyond cordial conversations?!

                                                  Inside, half of her mind and body were in turmoil while the other half was as cool as a new brass ring.

                                                  "There is no need to apologize. You have done thing wrong. However, yes, I believe that was what we had originally intended. If you are not other wise busy suddenly?"



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Azra couldn't help but let a grin spread over her lips. She relaxed, vaguely paying attention to the conversations around her as she finished off the rest of her beer. She glanced up at the bartender.

"Could you tell me a short way to get to Cog Street? I'm meeting a friend there in a half hour."

Azra said, giving the white lie easily. She didn't want to appear out of place or lost. Maybe she wasn't all that out of place after all. She couldn't be more than a few blocks away from her shoddy apartment, most of the people here were just as broke as she was, besides of course those who made their money through less than legal means. In fact, this seemed to be the right part of town for her. She was a pirate after all, airship or no airship. Perhaps she would return to this bar, as long as the drunk didn't bother her too often.
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Lucien shook his head, apparently ignorant of Enor’s internal confusion, ”No, Theodore didn’t have a job for me, so nothing has come up of a sudden.” He still hadn’t entered the room but was leaning against the doorframe, ”However…” he trailed off, uncertain if maybe his question might be construed as rude, ”How had you been intending to go shopping? Your own clothes aren’t particularly ideal and charming though it is you can’t very well go in my clothes.” It was true too, even if she had been of a mind to do it he was far too tall for his clothes to fit her…which was perhaps lucky, or else wearing just his shirt might have been rather scandalous on her part.

She seemed to be thinking it over when Lucien spoke again,
”At any rate, I’m sure you would like to freshen up,” he turned so she could see down the hallway behind him and pointed as he explained, ”Just go past the stairs and it will be the second door on the left. The towels are in the cabinet just inside the door and a clean bath robe is on a hook next to it.” Though he didn’t say as much he was silently thankful he’d just done laundry the day before. Also, while Enor was taking care of that he’d be able to grab some new clothes, he was already feeling rather slovenly in his dress clothes from last evening.
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                                          how this spring of love resembleth
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xxxxxThe u η c э я ą i η glory of an ąpriℓ d a yxxx ❁ ❁

        ωhich η ø ω shows ą ℓ ℓ beauty of the Suη

AndXXXX βy and βy XXX a cloud takes all away
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                                                  Location: Lucien’s House

                                                  A shower?

                                                  Enor doubted that she had a stench that was very over powering to the nose, but it did entice her none the less. What person didn't like a nice hot steamy shower in the morning to start their day? Hence, with a smile, she walked over to stand close to Lucien. Little did she know of his thoughts about her current attire, for if she had perhaps more could have been done. Still, that school girl nervousness did not cease. Hence why she merely stood on her tip toes to place a gentle kiss to the underside of his chin. He was a tall man, and she was not short, per say, but still that was as high as she could reach since he was leaning. A gentle smile crossed her lips as they settled along the skin of his chin for a long moment. He did not move or make any sounds of protest, hence why she did not stop there.

                                                  A hand raised and settled at his chest to keep her from falling over. A person on their toes more often then not would eventually tip over. It seemed like a whole ten minuets passed before she moved away. Not entirely, but enough to look into his eyes and speak. Keeping her hand on his chest as she did.

                                                  "Thank you...you must have read my mind, for a hot steaming shower in the mornings makes even the emotional strain get carried away. Should you wish to shower as well?"



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Lucien hadn’t reacted because he’d frozen up; not that he minded Enor’s advances, not at all, he was just very, very surprised. “Um…right, ok,” he mumbled, clearing his throat nervously and taking her hand as he straightened up so she wasn’t leaning into him, “Well like I said it’s just down the hall, you’ll find everything you’ll need in there.” So saying, he turned and guided her out through the hand still held in his, closing the door behind her once she started down the hall.

”Hoo boy…” he sighed, leaning against the closed door, ”What have you gotten yourself into now?” Lucien could tell that unlike the night before this had been genuine on her part but…well this complicated matters. He suddenly seemed to realize that his hand was touching his chin where Enor had kissed him and removed it, waving it back and forth near his face as if he could swat away his thoughts like gnats. Pulling the tie from his hair he crossed to the dresser and started picking out clothes for the day, deep in thought as to what to get Enor as a gift.

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