Topic: Phantasm - Deck 5

--Editing the first 9 posts in this thread to be set 'last night', as per post 10 in this thread--

OOC: Open this window and have it playing in the background as you read Deck 5! ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIPWYF_G15M

Here's the entrance to Phantasm (with Kris as doorstaff):

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Alex meeting with someone (Alliance? Ysvek? Notice the earpiece she's wearing) in the main bar when it's closed to the public, while Kris looks on from the bar:

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Kris (standing) behind Ginger (sat with her back to us) facing some girl across the table. Alex is stood to Kris' left, wearing his hair long. A bouncer and a member of the barstaff look on from the bar:

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The view across the room from the bar when empty:

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There are other rooms in the building: themed nightclub rooms each with their own sound and sights, a licenced 'dungeon', private rooms for erotic dancing, and an office.


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Phantasm was in full swing.

Alex was sat in the ground floor's main room, watching the professional dancers and party-goers, his legs spread wide and his fingers steepled. He looked over at the bar and caught Kris' attention.

- Alex Northman

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It was a reasonably busy night. The bar was full, with no free seats, and the tables were filling.

That didn't mean Alex wouldn't have a problem with something though, even if things were going well. His attention span was very short.

She walked over to him, and raised an eyebrow, enquiringly.

~Kristin

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"Kris," he greeted her, his voice somehow carrying despite the music.

- Alex

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"The beer's cold. The barmaids are smiling. The acts have all turned up and they aren't too stoned. Is there something else you'd like me to check?"

~Kris

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"Tarry with me a moment, Kris, and enjoy the sweet sound and associated sights of success," he said, surprisingly. He was clearly in a good mood.

- Alex

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She didn't argue, but smiled and acquiesced, standing at his shoulder as the clubbers mingled around them.

She'd built the business with him every step of the way, put more hours in on the shop floor than he had, and he'd taught her a lot along the way. It was a comfortable silence between them for a moment as she did as he suggested, noting afresh the world they'd created and enjoyed it.

But she was the practical one of the pair, and she had things to do.

"That was lovely. Thanks for sharing. Can I go now? The accountant's coming later to look over the month's numbers and I want to be on top of things."

~Kris

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"I'm sure you do," Alex replied waggishly. He had sat back as she approached, and was now almost reclining languidly in his chair, though his eyes were no less intense as they searched the room.

Then they narrowed and he turned to look at her.

"Why's Chow coming tonight, the kuh-ooh duh lao bao jurn?" (OOC transl: "horrible old tyrant") he asked.

- Alex

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"Because this way he gets to appreciate the full nature and scope of our business. Much less likely to overlook something we can claim back the tax on," she explained.

"And he's not a tyrant. He's a perfectly good accountant, so play nice tonight, okay?"

She frowned playfully before turning to head towards the office behind the bar.

~Kris

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"Don't I always?" he replied, but realised she was too far away to hear. "Kvinno-tyrann," he muttered in Swedish. (OOC transl: "female tyrant"! He'd called Chow a tyrant in Mandarin, though.)

- Alex

---TIMELINE CUT---

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OOC: Hey guys I am pretty sure it isn't "night time" I thought it was closer to noon but not sure.

Jay

Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty! Let's annihilate them, for justice, and for... the safety of puppies... and Christmas, right? -Spike (from Doomed)

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OOC: I had been thinking the same, but can roll with whatever folks think is fair. Certainly anyone on Deck 5 could easily lose track. The party never ends....

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Samuel Arkwright walked into the club and took a look around to see where the owners were.

- Samuel Arkwright

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OOC: Sorry guys, our bad.

Maybe the best thing is to make these posts last night game time, for the sake of character building background.

So Silent's post would need to be the day after the last post - to bring it into line with everyone else.

Ash will edit his last post to show a timeline cut. Hope that works for everyone.

~ Deborah

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OOC: I was just going by the "Sport Town - Deck 5" thread. I don't remember noting the time anywhere else, just that in the Sport Town thread people were saying it was evening. Alex wouldn't be confused, and I don't imagine Kris would be, either, so like Deborah says I've redacted the first nine posts in this thread to be set 'last night'.

I'll reply to Silent's post as if it's midday. I'll do that tomorrow real time.

I don't know what you all (Amanda, Kevin, and Silent) want to do with your posts in the "Sport Town - Deck 5" thread regarding the temporal confusion!

Ash

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Josie strode on in, smirking at how uncomfortable she made the gentleman in the derby. No doubt he was going to be doing something shady, or saying something threatening to the man who was obviously new to this station. Sometimes the sheer audacity of the Rim world criminals made the woman want to laugh or cry or get really damn drunk. It was the same feeling she had though when she explained to her superiors the necessary means it would take to make a place like this civilized and they just nodded in that way that she knew they weren't going to be doing a gorram thing about what she said.

Sometimes she wondered if it wouldn't be easier to just lose herself to the persona, to Josie Holliday, star poker player and shock value minor celebrity. Mid-day at the Fetish club wasn't the time or the place to contemplate the meaning of her existence.

"So you're a kinky sex before 5 PM sort of man?" Josie asked unabashedly of Sam. "I should definitely get your name then."

Josie smiled, looking around for somewhere to get a glass of alcohol.

-Josie

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Sam turned scarlet at the comment - he didn't really know how to answer that without a. lying or b. embarrassing his dead wife. He chose to dodge the answer.

"Lieutenant Sam Arkwright", he said, "I'm just taking a look round this place".

- Sam

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OOC: Amanda, do Alex and 'Josie' know one another? Not necessarily in the biblical sense of the word.

Ash

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"And we're always happy to entertain an officer of the law," said a tall blonde man who rose up from behind the bar like he'd come up through the floor itself.

"Alex Northman, co-owner," he introduced himself. "Though I should add, if you're here for the try-outs, you've just missed the boat."

- Alex

OOC: This is not safe for work, and obviously includes references to vampires and so on, but otherwise something very similar to this has just finished before Arkwright and Josie arrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLrIKpYeivM

Ash

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OOC: Josie is a regular on the party scene on the Space Station. Her life, as far as people know, basically consists of 'play cards for eight hours a day, win a bunch of money for the House, and then go party for the rest of the night'.  They would definitely know each other and it's possible that they know each other in the Biblical sense, although Josie would definitely flirt with Kris more than Alex if she could get away with it.

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The blush told Josie quite a bit, namely that he was probably a good man. "Welcome to Greenleaf Skyplex, Lieutenant." 

"When I can't win at the tables I'll come dance for you," the card shark said with a smile towards Alex, who knew she was prone to dancing with the go go dancers anyways regardless of being employed or not. "And tell me you hired the fat hairy guy that always auditions? Oh and what does a girl got to do to get a drink in this place?"  She sat down in a seat, crossing her legs in a demure fashion which merely served to show off how little the buckle dress covered. Out of respect for the bar owner though she took off the sunglasses. It was a dangerous move of course, allowing him to see her actual expression in her eyes, but it was a risk she was willing to take.

-Josie

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Sam decided to consider the offer about entertainment - he couldn't do it on duty, of course, but it had been ages since a woman had danced about in a skimpy outfit for him.

"Not at the moment, I'm afraid", he said, "I'm on duty".

- Samuel

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Amanda Bond wrote:

OOC: Josie is a regular on the party scene on the Space Station. Her life, as far as people know, basically consists of 'play cards for eight hours a day, win a bunch of money for the House, and then go party for the rest of the night'.  They would definitely know each other and it's possible that they know each other in the Biblical sense, although Josie would definitely flirt with Kris more than Alex if she could get away with it.

OOC: Received and understood!

Amanda Bond wrote:

The blush told Josie quite a bit, namely that he was probably a good man. "Welcome to Greenleaf Skyplex, Lieutenant." 

"When I can't win at the tables I'll come dance for you," the card shark said with a smile towards Alex, who knew she was prone to dancing with the go go dancers anyways regardless of being employed or not. "And tell me you hired the fat hairy guy that always auditions? Oh and what does a girl got to do to get a drink in this place?"  She sat down in a seat, crossing her legs in a demure fashion which merely served to show off how little the buckle dress covered. Out of respect for the bar owner though she took off the sunglasses. It was a dangerous move of course, allowing him to see her actual expression in her eyes, but it was a risk she was willing to take.

-Josie

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Alex leant on the bar so he could see a little more of her. He checked her out quite unashamedly, bringing his eyes to meet her's only after they'd run the length of her body, toes to face.

"Tell me what your preference is today and you'll find us most accomodating." He didn't respond regarding the hairy guy. Kris really didn't like that act, and actually Alex had a fair few reservations regarding it as well. As for Josie dancing, he knew he'd pursue that topic another time.

"Can we get anything for you, Lieutenant Arkwright?" he asked. "That offer's not restricted to drinks, either."

Silent Hunter wrote:

Sam decided to consider the offer about entertainment - he couldn't do it on duty, of course, but it had been ages since a woman had danced about in a skimpy outfit for him.

"Not at the moment, I'm afraid", he said, "I'm on duty".

- Samuel

"And so you are," Alex replied. He looked to Josie so she could place her order.

- Alex

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Josie of course knew Alex would check her out - what was the point of wearing a dress that took an hour to get into if one wasn't getting checked out?

"Whiskey sour, straight," Josie said with a smile towards Alex. It was wrong to like him, considering what he was potentially involved with of but the man was intelligent, charming, and ran a good business. People always needed vices, it was merely how much collateral damage came about because of them and it seemed that Alex could control things to keep issues to a minimum. Perhaps it was a jaded view of the world, but Josie firmly believed that a certain amount of shady deals would always happen - it was merely the Alliance's job to keep them away from the innocent citizens who wanted nothing to do with the pursuit of narcotics or flesh.

Besides, Josie reasoned, she had no direct proof of anything that would require further investigation and to investigate further than her own indulgences would risk the very cover she worked so hard to maintain. Justification was such a wonderful coping mechanism.

"Where is Kris? Filing a cease and desist order against Fat Hairy Dancing Man?"  Josie had to admit, the act was awful but the guy was so enthusiastic about it that one couldn't help but watch. It was like watching a speeding train heading for a cow that was on the track and knowing full well what came next was going to be awful and messy and being unable to look away.

-Josie

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Sam Arkwright had yet to see Fat Hairy Dancing Man, but he'd seen enough talent contests to imagine what it would have been like and inwardly shuddered.

- Sam

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"You might well be right," Alex replied as he poured Josie's whiskey. (OOC: Also assume he charges her here, however much a straight whiskey sour would cost in Serenity money!) He didn't add that the successful try-out, a woman named Yvetta, was still currently in one of the other rooms in the club, a little tied up. He'd finish her interview later - he intended to be very thorough - but she had needed a recess anyway when he'd heard the front door go.

Meanwhile, he kept his attention, outwardly casually, on the new lawman. He didn't say anything more to either of them, and wasn't staring in Arkwright's direction at all; it was far more normal for customers to talk amongst themselves than involve him unless they were specifically after a barman's advice, but that kind of tedium Alex usually delegated to Kris or one of their employees. However, the Lieutenant had stated he was on duty, so Alex was anticipating him expanding on why his feet had led him into Phantasm in a professional capacity.

- Alex

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Josie paid the man, leaving a tip like she always did and looked to the lieutenant. It was his show now as they say, she was just here to be nosy.

-Josie

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"May I take a look around?", Sam asked, "I need to be as familiar as possible with this club in the event of a crime taking place inside - it might save us valuable time if we know quick ways in and out of this place.

He tried to keep a straight face as he asked - there was more than professional curiosity here.

- Samuel Arkwright