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« Reply #120 on: September 25, 2008, 12:21:24 PM »
"Oh...I'm sorry," Kristen apologized, and then stood a moment wondering what to say next.

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« Reply #121 on: September 25, 2008, 02:33:21 PM »
Harrison felt a little satisfaction that she finally didn't have anything to say, but also guilt for making her feel bad.

"It ain't so bad," he said casually. "So hey, I uh, I gotta get back to this," Harrison showed her the mostly empty platter.
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« Reply #122 on: September 27, 2008, 12:45:34 PM »
Kristen, to Harrison's surprise, looked happy to have a reason to excuse herself.

"Ok, hope to talk to you again soon eh?" With a small curtsy, she walked back into the crowd of guests.

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« Reply #123 on: September 27, 2008, 01:08:42 PM »
Harrison decided to take a last scan of the pompous guests, wondering if a return trip to the kitchen was really worth it.

A few moments of observing their total lack of consideration to the children around them was all he needed. He wasn't surprised to find that most of the guests had finally satisfied their gluttony. They no longer were paying much attention to the delicacies. They stood about the ground floor of the grande hall in their individual circles and continued to drink, talk and laugh.

The older kids serving the wine were still very busy.

He hadn't seen the angelic form of his Emma for half a hand and thought it was for the best. There was quite a bit of movement on the upper balcony though. It appeared that an orchestra was setting up. As he watched servants setting chairs and music stands, he saw the subject of his anger for the first time that evening.

Fresenius appeared at the edge of the balcony, away from the center where Emma had been standing awhile ago. His long white robes, tall hat and taller staff made him look quite regal.






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« Reply #124 on: September 29, 2008, 09:56:37 AM »
Harrison's mother had always told him that there was kindness in everyone. Since his stay in town he questioned if perhaps she'd been mistaken.

Almost didn't matter, he decided. Even if someone was ridiculously kind in one form or another, you don't beat a child. Harrison looked forward to the time when revenge could be possible. For now, he would wait.

He wondered how Emma would feel if Harrison were to kill her father. Sure, she said she hated him, but if Harrison had learned nothing else in his short stay at the orphanage, it was that girls were weird.

He decided he'd keep thoughts of killing people to himself.

Still glaring at the unaware Fresenius, Harrison decided that he would need to find a way to get close to Emma's father, observe him and learn about him.

Perhaps there was a job he could attain in the church.
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« Reply #125 on: October 28, 2008, 01:26:15 AM »
/me clears his throat... *ahem*

PERHAPS THERE WAS A JOB HE COULD ATTAIN IN THE CHURCH.
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« Reply #126 on: November 10, 2008, 09:40:37 AM »
As Harrison became lost in his thoughts he was forgotten by the satiated guests of the grand ball. He stood for many turns as the guests milled about and talked about things they thought important while sipping their wine. Harrison’s attention was finally reclaimed when Fresenius made his way to the balcony that his daughter had stood upon.

He raised his hands for attention and immediately received it from the devout followers of Kaine.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome once again to the final celebration of Ascension Day.” He began as he lowered his arms to each side, taking hold of a tall ornamented staff his altar boy had held for him.

Harrison sensed a very boring speech forthcoming. Although this was the closest he had ever been to the highest priest of the church, his enemy, he wasn’t sure he could endure the pain of a long diatribe.

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« Reply #127 on: November 10, 2008, 06:40:17 PM »
As disinteresting as this speach promised to be, Harrison forced himself to listen, to hang on every word. Like a wolf stalking his prey, Harrison listened, and studied.

Unfortunately, this speach was very charasimatic. It was wordsmithed so as to please the masses. Harrison decided that he would not find much if anything of use in this speach, but he'd continue to listen. He realized now that it may be many years before he found what he was looking for.

He could wait.
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« Reply #128 on: November 11, 2008, 07:29:36 PM »
The speech was once again the religious dogma of Ascension Day, the day in history that the Lord Kaine ascended to the heaven above to battle with the Kark’Thul spirits for all of mankind. The day he ascended to reclaim the glory of heaven for the souls of every man and woman in Safe-Haven.

It was a long but incredibly eloquent speech. Fresenius was obviously not a high priest by mistake, for the man could weave the tale (familiar to every man, woman and child in that Hall) like no other person could. By its’ end, an end that Harrison himself had heard at least a hundred times, many of the guests stood crying silently as they looked up at the holy man.

There was then a burst of applause and praises to Kaine from the audience that was almost frightening in it’s strength.

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« Reply #129 on: November 12, 2008, 11:23:12 PM »
Harrison's face remained blank as he watched the people in the room, child and adult applaud. He had the wrapped around his child-beating fingers. Didn't seem to his advantage to look out of the ordinary, so he clapped along with the group.

Harrison wondered where Clive was.
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« Reply #130 on: November 14, 2008, 12:43:32 PM »
As the applause died and the guests turned back to their conversations the floor of the church hall became alive with servants.

As guests and servers alike backed away, a flurry of teenage boys and girls quickly transferred the orchestra to the main floor, moving chairs, music stands, instruments and the conductors podium. The orchestra formed a half circle around the northern end of the hall.

In only a few turns the task was complete. The orchestra, conducted by a very short and stout man with a squirrely beard, started anew with music composed for a third-step-glide (a waltz). The guests took their queue and immediate started pairing off as dance partners on the middle of the floor.




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« Reply #131 on: November 14, 2008, 04:40:27 PM »
Harrison's lip curled a bit. Dancing? he thought. His distasteful sneer went quickly to wide eyed shock as he realized that Kristen's comment that Emma wanted to dance might actually be true! He'd dismissed it as a miscommunication. He'd thought that perhaps Kristen misunderstood something, or that she was talking in code... he didn't consider that Emma would actually expect him do literally dance with her.

What was it with girls and dancing? Harrison really didn't see a point to it, other than to spend energy. He could think of all sorts of excersize he'd rather spend energy on.
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« Reply #132 on: November 14, 2008, 05:01:10 PM »
The music played on and yet there was no sign of Emma. Finally, nerves a bit more relaxed, Harrison went back to the kitchen to get a full tray of cheese.

When he returned, his heart leapt into his throat. Emma was at the edge of the dancers looking for him. She was still beautifully dorned in the eloquent garb of an angel, silver make-up covering all of her bare skin.

She spotted him and slowly started making her way over.

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« Reply #133 on: November 14, 2008, 05:08:42 PM »
Harrison's shoulders slumped as he realized all he could do was stand there like a deer in the wagonlights. The feeling of failure washed over him, as he realized he could have made himself scarce and avoided this... but there was nothing left to do but ... dance.

He was happy to be in the company of Emma again at least.

His ears burned and the hairs on the back of his neck stood up. He really didn't want to dance.
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« Reply #134 on: November 15, 2008, 07:03:03 AM »
Emma worked her way around and through the guests, not trying to make a direct line for him lest she be too obvious.

Harrison now noted that none of the guests stopped her to talk or exchange any pleasantries. She was however, smiled and nodded at, and he noticed that recognition of who she was underneath the costume was in the eyes of some.

Myrtle intercepted Harrison almost a turn before Emma reached him, blocking his view of her.

“You have earned a 15 turn break my boy, work well done,” she said as she took the tray from him. “Do with your break as you wish,” she finished with a smile and a wink. She walked away before he could get a word in edge-wise.