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Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: May 13, 2021, 11:13:46 PM »
Ugh!  Aisling didn't even want to Dreamwalk in this horrible world.  The brief images she touched upon were worse than nightmares.

She closed her eyes and tried to concentrate on the much more welcome scent of her ale.  It was still nearly impossible to rest in this place.

Hopefully the others would return soon and the Tavern would slide. 

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: April 23, 2021, 01:47:48 AM »
Aisling gazed out at the horrific, rainy world beyond the Tavern. 

She was conflicted.  She wasn't used to indulging herself and staying comfortably dry inside the Tavern.  On the other hand, she had experienced centuries of jumping to another's orders, so perhaps she was just not used to staying out of other people's business.

That man who had come in to look--he had the unmistakable air of a kind of Hunter.  She should have killed him instead of letting him go, just for being such a cur.  On the other hand--perhaps this horrible world's Hunters hunted even worse? 

She tried to be satisfied with being dry and staying out of trouble.   At least the ale was decent and filling at the Tavern.

She got up and helped refilled her tankard behind the bar.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: April 13, 2021, 05:38:40 AM »
Aisling is surprised that the human only briefly looked around and then left.  She did not like how his eyes searched the room.  He was definitely looking for something-- or someone.  Could one track the human mage and the animals through such a place like this?  Surely the metal carriage and mage would have a magical signature foreign to this world.  But maybe there was some sort of way he could magically track those two who seemed to be running from someone like this man?

Aisling felt a slight urge to follow the man in case he was going to cause trouble...  But then she remembered how much she hated this world.  And she remembered that although the cat had been soft and warm, that was no reason to go out into this poisonous city on a vague hunch.

She got up from under the table and resumed her seat. 

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: April 05, 2021, 07:19:26 PM »
Aisling wondered where the Demoness had gone.  Was she truly the only one looking after the Tavern?

She watched the mechanical world stranger.  Would he end up as another traveler in the Tavern?   It seemed as if he was suspicious and hunting for something-- but Aisling wasn't sure if these humans were beings she could read well.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: March 26, 2021, 01:57:35 AM »
Aisling decided she really hated this world.  She never would have thought she'd come across a world worse than her own.  The poisonous stink of it was strong even inside the Tavern.  It made her skin itch and her lungs ache. 

She continued to watch out the window.  Surprisingly, those passing didn't seem to find the Tavern of much interest.  A few, though, stared at it, but didn't move to approach...  They were not like the loud officials of that other world that seemed too crowded.  The other world was almost pastoral compared to this one, however.  Perhaps there were even worse worlds out there?   Did the Tavern ever appear in worlds of molten lava or unbreathable air?  She supposed she should ask before such a thing happened...

But wait...  someone, a stranger she is sure, begins to walk up to the Tavern.

She disappears into the shadow cast by her table.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: March 12, 2021, 11:01:24 PM »
Aisling stares at the human as he grabs something from behind the bar, leaving one of them on the bar, and tells her he's going off, presumably with the mage. 

Well, she approves of that, but doesn't say anything. 

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: March 08, 2021, 08:14:59 PM »
Aisiing watches as the human mage leaves with the cat and the two tech-world denizens.  She doesn't think it's a very smart move, but humans seem to like to take big risks with their short little lives, so she isn't about to volunteer to help out.  Besides, the very air of this world seems toxic.  She is not going to leave the Tavern if she can at all help it.  She wonders why Red or that other human isn't volunteering to guard the young mage...

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: February 26, 2021, 03:59:18 AM »
Aisling returns Pris's glance, but not the smile.  She looks back out the window and slightly misses the warmth of the cat as he scrambles onto his feet and leaps off the seat towards the door.

She really dislikes this world.  Just looking at the weird flashing lights gives her eerie not-right flash-backs to the fae world, even though they are not in the least alike.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: February 22, 2021, 08:19:44 PM »
Aisling gives the cat a few last scritches as he rolls over and takes her hand back.

She continues looking out the window.

It sounds as if the young mage is planning an expedition in her metal carriage.  Nothing about that appeals to Aisling.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: February 19, 2021, 03:08:33 AM »
Humans needed such strange things to do magic, Aisling thought.

She continued to softly move her hand through the cat's warm fur.  She'd thought he was asleep, but he was obviously listening, and even knew where a leyline might be.  Aisling supposed that was a useful skill for a familiar.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: February 05, 2021, 09:48:20 PM »
Aisling tried rubbing the fur under the cat's chin, but then went back to softly running her fingers over the belly, cupping her hands to keep in what little heat she had. 

She also made sure to check outside and inside the window, to make sure she wasn't totally distracted by the fluffy creature. 

She still wasn't sure how anything could relax while making themselves so vulnerable.  It was just unnatural!  But she felt the cat gradually stop squirming and purring and seem to fall asleep.  The cat ran much warmer than she did.  She could feel the heat even through her leathers.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: February 04, 2021, 01:06:03 AM »
Aisling decided this cat was very odd as it squirmed and rumbled under the strokes of her long, pale fingers.  How could a creature get so much pleasure out of a belly rub?  Under the plush fur and padding, Aisling could feel about where the ribs left the belly open for an easy strike.  Not to mention all that throat revealed when the cat lifted its chin.   This was definitely an animal that was not made for fighting or defending itself well. 

It's little needle-like teeth and claws were kind of sweet, actually.  And its soft belly was very warm.  The sound it made, now that it was barely able to speak, was rather pleasant, too. 

Aisling supposed that was how it was able to survive.  That, and perhaps finding a powerful enough witch to attach itself to.  Himself, she supposed she should say.  It talked, so she should probably consider him a step up from typical cats, which could maybe be used by some fae as spies, but could never do much by their own agency aside from hunt vermin.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: February 03, 2021, 03:40:00 AM »
Aisling looked at the cat for a few seconds.  It's furry belly looked soft and fairly clean.  She wasn't used to animals flopping over and exposing vulnerable areas to her.  Curious, she reached out and let her fingers ruffle through the fur.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: February 02, 2021, 02:36:03 AM »
The human mage chose to look through her odd grimoires in a seat nearby.

Aisling ignored her, watching the weird outside world through the window, and the interior reflected by the glass.

The talking unattached familiar came up and rubbed against her leg.  Was she giving off some sign attracting attention, unbeknownst to her?

She could deflect unwanted attention, but couldn't be bothered.

"Is there something I can do for you?" Aisling asked the cat.

Fantasy / Re: (M) The Sliding Tavern
« on: January 26, 2021, 08:22:17 PM »
Aisling thought she'd prefer Rikerg to any of the others, but dark fae weren't into sexual joinings unless they were getting something else out of if.  Strangely, she often had the urge to pet him, more than anything else.  Of course, she rigidly clamped down on such silly thoughts.

Humph.  So, no show, then...  Probably just as well.

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