[18:56:46] * Asraniel It appears to be a cheery morning. Laughing mothers on their way to fetch the day's bread. Children running to school. Merchants heading to market.... And a commotion from one house on this market-town lane...
[18:57:31] <Asraniel> *With a screech, a young maid runs out the door and down the lane. An older man burst out after, begging her to stay*
[18:57:55] <Asraniel> Willem: Nala! Come back! I'll double your pay!
[18:58:09] <Asraniel> Nala: Never for that haunted place!
[18:58:37] <Asraniel> Willem: *smacks his forehead and sighs* I'll never get a maid to stay in this house... By the gods...
[18:59:32] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *walks by* Hm..*walks up to Willem* You need help?
[19:00:05] <Asraniel> Willem: *turns to her, face caught between emotions for a moment before he brightens considerably* You don't do housework, do you?
[19:01:18] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *shrugs* Not usually, but I kind of need work...
[19:01:47] <Asraniel> Willam: *claps his hands together* Great! I'll give you twenty rupees an hour, does that sound fair?
[19:02:35] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *nods* More then I get from playing music...
[19:02:55] <Asraniel> Willem: *pauses* You're a musician?
[19:03:43] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *points to Violin on back* What is this for? *smiles*
[19:04:23] <Asraniel> Willem: *regards her seriously* I may have a job for you after all, and not doing housework. But it could get a little.... dicey.
[19:04:50] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *tilts head* What?
[19:05:49] <Asraniel> Willem: *looks uncomfortable* Well... my house is haunted. My grandmother kind of committed suicide and now chases out any lady that comes in, including the hired help.
[19:07:24] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *eyes grow wide* Um..I don't know any magic songs... So..See ya...*starts to walk away*
[19:07:41] <Asraniel> Willem: No, wait! *hands out, looking and sounding desperate* That's okay!
[19:08:27] <Asraniel> Willem: You don't need to know any magic songs! Music makes her angry and makes her show herself! Then she could be put to rest or something!
[19:09:11] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *looks back* Um..Ok..I'll do it.
[19:09:46] <Asraniel> Willem: *claps his hands together gratefully* Thank you so much! I had a fighter come in to try, but he couldn't get her to show, so...
[19:10:42] <Asraniel> Willem: Does 200 rupees sound fair, miss...? I'm sorry, what's your name? I'm Willem...
[19:11:25] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: Um..My name is Harlan...Nice to meet you...
[19:11:59] <Asraniel> Willem: *offers his hand to shake* It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Miss Harlan. *smiling broadly*
[19:12:56] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *Nervously shakes hands*
[19:13:22] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *watching the deal having just arrived* .....Haunted? :&lt; ..... *shrugs* Eh...
[19:13:46] <Asraniel> Willem: Well, I asked him to come back for another attempt today, so this should work out! *excited at the thought* See, my grandmother tried to outplay this one girl to gain the love of a suitor and, well, the other lady beat her, badly.... with a violin... *frowns* Oh... this could get dicey - ah! Mister Tarrin! *waves*
[19:14:21] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Oh- Oh.. You're... *trying to remember*
[19:14:39] <Asraniel> Willem: *helpfully* The man paying you to kill a poe....
[19:14:48] <Asraniel> Willem: Willem....
[19:15:08] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *scared out of her mind*
[19:17:32] <Asraniel> Willem: *smiling broadly* Well then! Let's get to business! *walks back to his front door, calling* Ganny Ana! I've got some guests to meet!
[19:18:20] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Oh! :| Right! *Shoot.. |D*
[19:18:56] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *walks inside, mouth still wide open in fear*
[19:19:03] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *walks over*
[19:19:30] <Asraniel> Willem: *pats her shoulder* It's okay, you'll be fine. Would you please prepare a piece to play?
[19:35:37] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *Ung... I didn't think there really would be a poe... |D*
[19:36:21] * Asraniel An unnatural breeze blows through the entry hall, not blown from outside.
[19:36:53] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: WAH!
[19:37:07] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *tenses* Hihh!! o__o;
[19:37:22] <Asraniel> Willem: *chuckles nervously* C'mon, Ganny Ana, it'd be nice of you to come hear this young lady play.... *to Harlan* It's okay, you'll be fine. See, this young man here is going to do all the fighting....
[19:38:35] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *holding his wooden sword tightly* .... :| *...Who hire's kids to kill poes...*
[19:39:06] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *stares at nothingness* ...
[19:40:33] * Asraniel A soft glow appears up near the ceiling, bobbing a little.
[19:40:49] <Asraniel> Willem: C'mon, Miss Harlan, please play something.
[19:40:57] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: .... *looks up* =___= *Is that..*
[19:41:12] * Asraniel A bookshelf falls over and a voice hisses, "Don't you dare."
[19:41:51] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *narrowly avoids being smushed by a bookshelf* !!! I... Think she's here! *Why didn't I take Avi with me today.. |D *
[19:43:14] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *sits down and pulls out violin*
[19:43:47] * Asraniel The glow brightens, giving the impression of a lantern, and dances more violently. "Don't you dare!"
[19:44:02] <Asraniel> Willem: It's okay, miss...
[19:44:22] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: I don't fancy being squashed by your furniture Mister! ||D
[19:45:32] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *sighs* Um..*looks at lantern* Any requests?
[19:45:33] <Asraniel> Willem: Sorry, Tarrin, she can get a little... testy... *looking extremely apologetic*
[19:45:51] <Asraniel> Willem: 'Lillies on the Water', miss, if you know it.
[19:46:04] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *sighs* ....Well... *whispers* I guess it's the only way to get her to become corporal...
[19:46:29] * Asraniel The lantern shakes from the poe's rage. "Not a note, hussy!"
[19:46:48] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: I think I know the song...*starts to play*
[19:46:53] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *takes a fighting stance* ...
[19:47:42] * Asraniel The lantern, followed by a ragged, cloaked figure, swoops down at the trio with a banshee screech. "He'll never love you, you brazen harlot! Put it down!"
[19:48:04] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *slashes the sword at the poe* Who said he did!
[19:48:48] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *whirls backwards, a silver flute appearing to swipe at Tarrin* He chose her! She must die!
[19:49:27] <Asraniel> Willem: *ducks and whimpers something about flutes in his nightmares*
[19:49:29] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *holds the sword to block the flute* He chose her to exorcise you, not to marry him!
[19:49:35] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *still plays* I..I'm..I'm not scared...
[19:50:03] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: She's going to steal him from me! *dives again*
[19:50:30] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *aims a vertical slash this time* Hn!!
[19:50:51] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: If you're so upset about who he's around, why did you take your own life?
[19:51:29] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *screeches, the flute falling harmlessly to the floor* I never! How could I die and let her win? I won't! Stop playing that, you wench!
[19:51:54] <Asraniel> Willem: *grabs the flute and encourages Harlan* Keep playing, you're doing great!
[19:51:58] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *glares at Ana Poe* How did you die?
[19:52:13] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: I'm not dead you little-! *screeches and dives again*
[19:52:24] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *moves to Harlan to protect her* .....! *slash!*
[19:52:54] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Look at yourself! You're floating, your soul is in a lantern... You're dead!
[19:52:55] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *gives a much more deafening shriek; her lantern falls to the floor and cracks* You impudent child-!
[19:53:17] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *slowly looks at Williem* You said she killed herself.
[19:53:40] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: .....*smirks* Looks can be deceiving, 'young lady'. *whispering* *grabs the lantern* Take a look! This is where your soul lies!
[19:53:44] <Asraniel> Willem: *apologetically* She did.
[19:54:20] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *shaking violently* Lies! All lies! You're trying to keep me away from him! *swoops at Tarrin again*
[19:54:42] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *stops playing and looks at Ana* I'm sorry.
[19:54:43] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *moves lantern out of the way, blocking with the sword* Tch!
[19:55:44] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *hisses and seems to fade a bit* You dare mock me, wench?
[19:56:25] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: No. Not mocking. Really.
[19:56:31] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Tch! .... Don't you disappear now! *holds lantern* I'll smash this if I have to! *I didn't want to until I found out exactly why she was here... 'Else she might actually come back..*
[19:57:09] <Asraniel> Willem: Please keep playing!
[19:57:40] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Now... I got that she doesn't like the music, but just a question Mister... WHY are we playing something she HATES to put her to REST? ||D
[19:57:46] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *sniffs and circles around the trio* A dirty trick... you really are brazen, Medla....
[19:57:58] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *looks at Ana Poe* Any songs you would like?
[19:58:05] <Asraniel> Willem: She's not going to rest! It's a euphemism!
[19:58:06] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *holds the lantern close* .....
[19:58:28] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: The rattle from your death! *dives at Harlan*
[19:58:48] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: ....Tch! *blocks in front of Harlan again*
[19:59:22] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: What do you mean a euphemism? I'm serious, this won't work unless her final regrets are fulfilled!! I get you want her to appear, but even just killing her ghost won't work!! D:
[19:59:43] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *puts violin down on ground*
[19:59:51] <Asraniel> Willem: ...oh....
[20:00:10] <Asraniel> Willem: Well that would explain why Uncle Alain couldn't get rid of her....
[20:00:20] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *to Harlan* What are you doing?
[20:00:46] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: ...Uncle? =A= What, she's been here longer than you have? ....*shakes head* Sorry wait... What did he do? =A=;;
[20:02:00] <Asraniel> Willem: Well, he tried fire and silver and a number of other unpleasant things I think... *pulls out the flute and holds it up* Ganny Ana, here's your flute back... we'd like to hear you play...
[20:02:04] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *looks at Ana Poe* What do you think. Look at my violin or break it to bits. It is my most precious possession.
[20:02:27] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: .... *looks at the poe* ....
[20:02:47] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *taking the flute and regarding the girl suspiciously* Most precious? More than Dannen?
[20:03:13] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *....She must have been a very good musician in life- * ...Dannen? o_O Who's Dannen? :/
[20:03:28] <Asraniel> Willem: That guy she liked, I think....
[20:03:44] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *nods but is unsure* You liked him more?
[20:04:15] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *sniffs* Of course I did... *begins to play a sweet tune on the flute*
[20:04:45] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: ....Know anything else about him? |/ .... Ooh... *listens to the music* :3 Heh. I bet even Fado couldn't compose something better than this. :3
[20:05:39] <Asraniel> Willem: *winces* Same song, every night....
[20:05:57] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: ....o_O What's your problem? It's a great song.
[20:06:15] <Asraniel> Willem: Not when you hear it every night for almost your whole life.
[20:06:16] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Good for sleeping too. ^_^ It's nice and calming. ^_^
[20:06:34] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *finishes* Well? Who plays better?
[20:07:00] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Hnn... If I had to say... You on the flute. Girl's not to bad, but she needs more practice. ^_^
[20:07:08] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *looks at Ana* You, I'm sad to admit..
[20:07:36] <Asraniel> Willem: *preferred the violin but won't say it* You, of course, Ana...
[20:07:39] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *looks at Harlan* Hey, don't feel bad- Didn't say you were terrible, just not as good. ^_^ Practice ah?
[20:08:05] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *nods* I need way more practice.
[20:08:07] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *holds lantern to Ana* Here- I think maybe you just needed a willing audience, am I right? :3
[20:08:24] <Asraniel> Ana Poe: *twirls, the glow of the lantern fading* I knew I could outplay that hussy. You'll never have him now.... *fades away*
[20:08:50] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: Course she won't. ^__^ *watching the glow fade*
[20:08:59] * Asraniel Noise from the market can be heard, but little else.
[20:09:18] <Asraniel> Willem: ...well... that was easy.... *frowns* Wish we'd thought of that years ago.
[20:09:23] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *gets up* Weird last word..
[20:10:11] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: ..... She's gone now. *holding an empty lantern* Here- *gives it to Willem* *turns to Harlan* Eh... Poes are pretty much rage in a bucket, so really, her last words make sense.. Wish I knew exactly who Dannen was though..
[20:10:36] <Asraniel> Willem: *takes the lantern* I'll... dispose of this- oh, right! Payment! *disappears into the study a moment before returning with a small box. From it he produces three golden rupees for both Harlan and Tarrin* Thank you so much!
[20:11:41] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: *whistles* Wow... *takes them* This is... Wow. Thanks mister. oAo;; *This is a lot of money... *3* *
[20:12:08] <Asraniel> Willem: Trust me, it's worth it. *his eyes sparkle* I can get a maid.... I can date!
[20:12:22] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: ||D Granny overprotective then? ||D
[20:12:52] <Asraniel> Willem: Heh, more like misplacedly jealous.
[20:13:19] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: ||D
[20:13:48] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *take payment* Well, good luck. *walks outside*
[20:14:16] <Asraniel> Willem: *waves brightly to her* Have a great day, miss, and thank you! I'll tell my friends about your violin skills!
[20:14:44] <Tali-Espeon> Tarrin: See yah! *walks off as well* *Wooooooo what do I do with all this!! |D*
[20:15:06] <Pinkcatninja> Harlan: *waves back* Thanks!