Tuesday 13th August 11:05
31 Ebor Street, Heaton
"Maybe it wasn't Michael Tannen. Maybe it was someone else,"
"I'm not sure who it was, but I think they were affiliated with the King's Head Pub."
"At least, that's what I hear. I wasn't there myself--the person who knows stepped outside to take a phone call."
"Look,I'm just an average bloke, an accountant who goes to work one morning to discover that, whoops, the company he works for is gone. Vanished. Not just the company--the entire building."
"Apparently there's a secret war, or at least a power struggle, going on between the various pub owners and highway engineers and McDonald's managers of the world,"
"and you, my gel," he points to Miss Pissy McIrritated, "have the remains of what can only be described as a clockwork snake protruding from your toilet downstairs."
"I have no idea what any of it means, only that I have been sent by..." he snaps his fingers. "Percy, Ron Percy, that's the name, to help Miss Moonshadow and escort her back to the King's Head. I assume that if I do this, then things will be explained to me."
"I'm with him, and yeah, the name you're looking for is Ron Percy."
"And considering that yeah, you guys did have a mechanical snake, did you not call anybody about that? Because someone called somebody, damn it"
As Norm and Miyo talk there are constant glances from the students to the floating girl to see her various nods and shakes of the head.
"It's gone!" James queries, looking very worried, when Norm's comment about the clockwork snake is met with a shake of the head but Prissy McIrritated, the girl who introduced herself as Raven, cuts him off with prissy irritation "Of course not. Her issue is with the can only be described as."
She drums her fingers on her side for a moment then takes a step back to keep everyone in her line of sight. After each statement she glances to check there's a nod - each one is indeed met with a nod.
"There are more attackers in this house" Check
"There are things in this house that are dangerous if disturbed" Check
"The attackers could disturb things" Check
"Leaving this house prevents us from preventing that" Check
She nods, the nod of self-satisfaction given by someone who is generally right about things being right about things.
"I think it would be easiest if you two checked the hot water tank above while I closed down rituals." She glances at the floating girl and frowns when she sees that statement is met with a nod then smiles as realisation strikes.
"I think it would be easiest for me
if you two checked the hot water tank above while I closed down rituals." She smiles and nods to herself when this slightly reworded statement gets the nod of approval.
Tuesday 13th August 11:00
En route to Chez Jessica
"Sure, sure, address" He nods enthusiastically and twitches a bit, tapping the spine of his book with his index finger quickly. "It's over in Studentland. Errrr. I'm just going to open this door. Need a bit of fresh air."
He does so and leans out, not leaving the car, to take a few deep breaths. When he looks back at you he gives an embarrassed laugh. "I can't even remember if my memory is what it used to be. It's York Street. Or... Or something like that. Not York. Jorvik? Ouse? Something...Ebor! It's Ebor street. I don't remember the number but I'll know it when I see it."