::Kat approached the shop, the darkness gathering around them, the store was special
in that it was open at night. They had signed the lease, got things in and finally
were getting ready to open, she unlocked it and stepped inside,
an unecessary breath taken as she inhaled deeply::
::The Big Easy had welcomed them, as all cities did, wherever they went, this
was simply the next stop in their quest for World Domination ((lol))::
-up the street came Taty, her black lace skirt swirling around her ankles, silver
bells jingled on a chain around her ankle, she wore a crimson bustier, that let
a bit of her tummy show, a silver chain with moonstones circled it,
her sandles made a soft clopping sound
XvTatyanna(9:59:27PM): as she approached
the door and climbed the small stair case--there were rings on all of her fingers,
it was the quarter, she fit in perfect as she waved to the LARP'rs in costume
heading into Marie Laveau Occult Shop just up the street from them--
::She flipped on the lights, music, lit the incense, they were open for business::
-entered the store, the karma bells ringing on the door---it looks fantastic,
XvTatyanna(10:00:46PM): have outdone yourself.
::She abhored shoes, she was barefoot, the long gypsy skirt in bright colors hiked
up as she climbed up on the counter, she smiled benignly at her twin::
I have, haven't I?
NyteEternal(10:01:07PM): ::laughing as she looked around::
NyteEternal(10:01:43PM): ::There was a rasied stage, table and
large pillows thrown around:: That is for you to read at
its perfect... - turns slowly taking in all the merchandize--
::part of the atmosphere was for show, the tourists ate it up, part of it was
actually for them, where the line crossed was sometimes hard to tell::
::the store was built to order, several alcoves so dark, one would wonder why
they were there at all. The scents of the herbs, oils, and strange concoctions
with foreigh names wafted thru the air and swirled around them. Books
some old, some new lined the walls. Rune stones, karma oils and whatnot on the
NyteEternal(10:05:38PM): :: a large wishing well type
fountain near the register, the new age music was piped in thru a Bose stereo.
Very little expense had been spared, for only the best brought in money::
::picked up a rubber band and pingedher sister in the back of the head::
-slips out of her sandles and steps up on the stage.. the low table and the beautiful
textiles...she loved the inlaided burl wood antique table hexgon shapped drapped
in a runner over the top the color of the summer night sky with its starry constallations
a Scarlette candle scented with ginger sat on a pewter pedestal, ---
:Dustin move along the streets of New Orleans, his eyes moving around every so
often. His back pack kept on his back. The zipped left open abit at the top. He
brushed the gravel dust from his shirt as he crossed the street heading
to the magic shop. Slowly stepping inside::
girls proceeded him inside by seconds, looking for a spell book to make the objects
of their desire fall madly in love with them::
::Kat was ever the consumate actress, and she played gypsy exceptionalolly well,
greeting them, taking the prettiest by the hnd, her fingers stroking the young
girls inner wrist as she led the trio to the area they were looking for:
::Seperating the young girl from her friends by leading them to Tat, offereing
a discounted reading, since it was their grand opening and all::
::there were a few people filtering in, she barely noticed the man as he came
in, so interested was she in the girls::
before the girls opened the door Taty turned firing back a rubber band that had
bound a set of tarot cards the clients could handle--
::her tongue had been stuck out at her sister, then licked plump lips as the girls
NyteEternal(10:10:50PM): ((now we are all caught up. LOL))
::He moved around the shop slowly, tittering here and there, obviously his interest
in the hop was more than just a...standard curiosity...He would put an earbud
from his iPod into his left ear, as he moved about the shop::
::She put aside her hunting, since there were too many people in here now, but
instead set about enticing the girl, walking up behind her, whispering in her
ear:: a special boy perhaps?
XvTatyanna(10:12:08PM): -gives Kat a sly look
and a wink-- (lol) she remained quiet, letting Kat greet her customers-- she sat
on the sofa and sank into the pillows-
NyteEternal(10:12:45PM): ::her voice
soft and husky, her hands settling on the girls hips, a strangely intimate gesture,
but then again, Kat was an intimate type of person::
::the girl nodded slowly. Kat reached past her, fingers brushing her breast as
she pulled a spell book down, and placed it in the girls hands:: this, my little
one. He will fall madly in love with you.
was a standard printed by the dozens book about love, lust and desire. But it
was what she wanted and she smiled as she held her new prize, joining her friends
near Taty, to find out her fortune. Kat moved back to the counter
to ring up a middle aged woman who was buying incense by the bulk::
(is anything in this room truely magical?)
have to check and find out IC, you are a mage, you should know that))
::As the woman chattered about her grandchidren back in Des Moines, she nodded
in the appropriate areas, her eyes finally landing on the young man::
-taty sat up her table, moving the crystal ball to the northern part of the table
and lighting a candle-- Taty licked her red lips and rubbed her hand over the
small crystal ball that rested on the head of three dragons--
-- She patted the sofa next to her-- come little one... lets see if he's the right
one for you? -glancing to her friends- come sit down.. don't be shy-
::She picked up three stones and placed them in the woman's hand:: this is for
the children, they will be protected by them. Thank you for coming
::the woman beamed, and left the store, Kat approached the man:: is there something
you are looking for perhaps?
TheNewXtremeWW(10:23:38PM): ::He would turn
almost too quickly smiling, his long black hair framing his face:: Ahh, nothing
NyteEternal(10:24:27PM): ::She leaned back against a set
of shelves, watching him::
NyteEternal(10:24:37PM): Everyone wants something
sir. It's part of our nature.
TheNewXtremeWW(10:25:38PM): ::He smiled alittle::
Well, now that you mention it...I need ingredients...do you sell those? ::Not
expecting her to be persistant, and expecting to be shown to kiddie shit::
::She pushed off the shelves, taking his hand::
TheNewXtremeWW(10:27:07PM): ::touchy folk here...::
NyteEternal rolled 7 10-sided dice: 4 10 7 9 9 2 1
--the teens sat down on the sofa and scooted up close to Kat-- she shuffled an
ancient deck of tarot cards--- You want to know if this is the one? -she touched
the girl's jean clad thigh-and she nodded yes--
and she turned up the first card-- we shall soon find out-- she turned up the
ace of hearts-- a very good sign
NyteEternal(10:27:37PM): ::damn near saw
into his very soul::
XvTatyanna(10:27:42PM): ... -and taty told the girl
what she wanted to hear-- the star was next then the King of Spades followed by
the King of hearts-
NyteEternal(10:29:07PM): ::She had been leading him
toward the side of the store with run of the mill stuff, and suddenly she stopped,
looking up at him::
NyteEternal(10:29:40PM): We have........special stock.......if
you are interested?
TheNewXtremeWW(10:30:46PM): ::He blinked a moment at
her pause, then he tilted his head. his eyes watching hers:: Ahh, sure.
--the girls were giggling with taty hanging on her every word, taty was mysterious,
pausing just long enough--
XvTatyanna(10:33:46PM): -- the cards did not
lie and Taty spoke softly-- ahh he is beautiful....-canting her head, holding
the card up for the girls to see- he's blond and his birthday falls in the summer...
he is confident..perhaps on the football team...yes?
::it was in the back corner, odd boxes, bowls, containers of every shape and type,
some obviously very old, some newer. It was subdued lighting here, strong light
would take away from the power of the some of the items, she did let
go of his hand as she stopped::
NyteEternal(10:34:57PM): Now, what do you
need? ::a quick glance at her sister::
NyteEternal(10:35:43PM): ::She pulled
her hair back up off her neck, and tied the bottom of her blouse tight around
TheNewXtremeWW(10:36:16PM): ::He watched her for a few moments::
Roots of a tree that feeds off of the ground in a cemetary...
American or European soil?
NyteEternal(10:37:33PM): ::she stated this like
asking if he wanted creamin his coffee::
TheNewXtremeWW(10:38:21PM): I don't
think it will matter...Price difference?
smiled, fingers reaching to drag on his jawline:: You are very attractive. For
you...we will work a deal.
XvTatyanna(10:40:25PM): -- the girls giggled
and hugged Taty when they were finished --Taty walked them to the counter and
took their money and placed it in the till--
ground? Or full roots?
XvTatyanna(10:40:27PM): good luck with your young
man, Sara.... come again -warm seductive smile, that sent a shimmer of gold through
her amber eyes--
NyteEternal(10:40:55PM): :: a look to her twin again, a
sly smile to her::
TheNewXtremeWW(10:41:02PM): Full roots...i'll need to
stew them...::She looked like she knew something, then a gently Mrowl? from his
backpack was heard::
NyteEternal(10:42:03PM): ::She bent over and pulled
out a long low box, opening it::
NyteEternal(10:42:46PM): These, they came
from a cemetary here in town. Before katrina. They are very powerful. ::a smile
at the cat's protest, she lifted two roots out to him, wrapped in tissue paper::
::He smiled alittle:: Those will do...*Mrowl* ::The little head of the orange
and black tabby poked through the hole in the bag left by the zipper::
NyteEternal(10:45:32PM): A kitty
::She resisted the urge to pet the creature, cats and vampires as a rule didn't
NyteEternal(10:46:31PM): What's her name?
His name is Henry...and he is hungry. You have someplace I can put him to eat?
-her expression mirrored her twin-- awww.. -okay maybe he wasn't so bad, any man
that really liked cats generally wasnt, but hey he was still um prey--
Taty walked behind him and petted the cat's head-- then walked back to the reading
corner and straighted it up, placeing a gorgeous amber filled geode next to the
box the cards were kept in--
NyteEternal(10:50:07PM): umm, we have a back
room. Or the kitchen.
NyteEternal(10:50:37PM): ::the kitchen was for the
mortals who may one day work there, personally they didn't need a kitchen or bathroom,
but the mortals were silly things::
XvTatyanna(10:50:51PM): -gives her sister
that "damn you are GOOD look--
TheNewXtremeWW(10:51:29PM): ::He would
nod alittle. His eyes trailed after her sister:: twins? Really? ::He brought the
backpack around taking Henry out of it setting him to the ground::
I am allergic, you may want to carry him to the kitchen.
::She started back and just expected him to follow:: I have some tuna. Cream?
::her skirts rustling as she moved, the cat would be attracted by the sound and
XvTatyanna(10:54:13PM): --identical twins -even-- busied herself
with tourists that came into the shop, opened mouth and awed at all the different
occult stuff-- Taty let them look a while, smiling inwardly---
:She looked down as the cat pounced her ankles;: or he can come on his own
::He would smirk alittle:: I have some dry food for him...::He would move with
her. the cat following, giving him such a dirty look at the mention of dry food::
::the kitchen with the same subdued lighting and small, but cozy, she found a
bowl and a can of tuna and opened it, dumping it in. Another bowl with some cream
and then she looked at him:: A soda?
NyteEternal(10:56:09PM): Oh, I am Katarina.
::no last name, just Katarina:: My sister is Tatyanna
::He shook his head:: No..I'm fine...::Henry would not want to leave:: ahh, I'm
NyteEternal(10:57:05PM): ::She squatted and placed the bowls in
front of her, holding a piece of tuna to the cat::
::Henry was all too trusting, for some reason unaffected by them being vampires.
He would begin eating the tuna::
TheNewXtremeWW(10:58:00PM): He does like
NyteEternal(10:58:20PM): ::She looked up, pushing a piece of
hair behind her ears:: most cats do.
NyteEternal(10:58:46PM): ::she licked
the oil from her fingers:: Shall we finish your shopping? He'll be perfectly safe
in here, if we shut the door.
TheNewXtremeWW(11:01:17PM): ::He blinked a
moment, then looked from the cat, then back to her, then he nodded. As he walked
he paused and looked to the cat:: hmm...::He then walked out to leave him to eat::
::She followed, walking out and smiling broadly to Tat::
::She pointed to his butt silently and flashed an ok sign, foredinger meeting
::He would look back to her:: So how much.
else do you need?
TheNewXtremeWW(11:05:12PM): mmm...not sure yet...it's
all very...trial and error?
NyteEternal(11:06:07PM): You will come back?
We could run a tab.
NyteEternal(11:06:24PM): ::She very much wanted him
to come back::
TheNewXtremeWW(11:06:55PM): ::He smirks:: depends on the
NyteEternal(11:07:35PM): They are very powerful, and will work
well for you. They will last a long time, you dont need much. $25.
::He nods:: Then I will be back...idiots on the edge of the city wanted 100 for
XvTatyanna(11:09:11PM): --taty joined them, on the other side of the
mage, very very close, her scent that of jasmine and vanilla--
Theirs is more for tourists.
NyteEternal(11:09:30PM): Who have that kind
NyteEternal(11:10:15PM): Taty, this is Dustin.
hello Dustin --the little bells jingled as she moved--
::He grins:: Hello...Taty...::Then looked to Kat:: and Kat...
::he was obviously...nervous::
NyteEternal(11:12:24PM): He's going to run
TheNewXtremeWW(11:12:50PM): No I actually have cash on me...
oh I am so sorry.
NyteEternal(11:13:22PM): I misunderstood.
::He would look between them both, now reaching for his pocket, to take out his
NyteEternal(11:15:29PM): ::her eyes again sought out her sisters,
they had business to take care of, and had to figure out who the prince of the
city was, more importantly, where he was::
thought a moment, then turned and walked toward the register with the roots::
-- so close his arm brushed up against her--
To Be Continued