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PLAYERS INVOLVED: RaeHavoc and Elffri3nd

SETTING: Mau, Arcadia (Ristell)

WEATHER: The weather is clear and sunny, hot as a desert is regularly.

TIME: 1 day behind current

CHARACTERS INVOLVED: Fabio and Astian

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On the cold pavement of a cellar build under the sand, behind many scrolls of colorful cloths and silks, lay hidden a black coffin. Its inhabitant had rested peacefully for several hours in the wooden box but now he seemed awake with newfound energy. Slowly, the lid of the coffin was pushed open by the inhabitant, who's red eyes now shone in the darkness. With a groan, Fabio stood out of his uncomfortable resting place and looked back down at it scornfully. He had always thought that coffins in general would be comfortable, but the stereotypes were wrong. He could almost swear on his life that sleeping on the cold ground was more comfortable as there was more space to move.

The red eyes looked around in the darkness quickly finding what their owner was looking for. A little hissing sound was heard as a wooden match came into contact with some stone and the first sign of light appeared for the day in Fabio's little shoppe. Quickly, albeit frantically in order to not burn himself, the vampire lit all of the candles around his workplace and home. Happily, he bathed in the light that did not burn him.

"What time is it?" He asked no-one in particular as he whipped around to look at the large clock on the side of one of his many working tables. 2 pm just after Midday, the busiest time of day for shoppers and their salespeople. A big grin slowly painted itself onto the young vampire's face as he could hear the excited bustle of people come from outside. It sounded like the perfect time to open the shoppe. With a light step, Fabio grabbed his nearby yellow umbrella and after climbing up the stairs to the outside, unlocked the large doors to his fabulous under-the sand tailoring attraction. In doing so, several of his neighbors, all working peasants like him, greeted him with smiles.

It was going to be a beautiful day to hide from the sun, again.

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The hot sun was beating down on the city and when Astian wasn't in the shadows he could feel it's heat on his back. He was doing his best to stay in the shadows of the buildings to remain undetected. Most people got suspicious seeing a fox like him wandering around town since they weren't exactly common.


Astian was currently in his fox form so that no one would know who he really was and it was easier for him to sneak around. He needed those things because he was going around looting things, mostly from shops. He was low on rent. Astian would love it if he could sell his flowers but most people didn't want them. They tended to wither and die in the dessert heat. They weren't meant for the type of environment that they we're in.

As he rounded a corner he noticed that another shop was opening. It seemed kind of late in the day for it to be opening buy he wasn't one to judge. He waited just out of sight as someone was walking towards it and then followed quietly behind them as they opened the door. Once inside he broke away and began to look around for anything of value.

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-Blazeh defeated the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Mav was obliterated by the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Elf's mom was destroyed by the JPG 4/20/1997 yay time travel-
-Elf got his revenge on JPG 6/12/18-
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Shortly after opening shop, much to Fabio's surprise and pleasure, a male customer walked right in. The vampire smiled welcomingly as he greeted him, not noticing the creature that slipped in right after him. The gentleman seemed to want to order clothes for his late wife, who despite sick, he still cherished. It was unfortunate. A man of riches who had it all but the health of his one true love. The sentiment made Fabio prompt the man towards a cloth of red, with stunning golden laced roses. "It is beautiful, and I'm certain it would compliment your wife's strength." He told the customer with a sad smile. The gentleman returned the smile and nodded. "If you deliver a sheet with her measurements to me by tomorrow, I can try having it done in three days." Words of thanks were exchanged, and the vampire sighed before looking back down at the suggested material. It was an expensive Elven cloth which one of his friends had brought back from an exploring adventure.

Yet another sad smile took over the vampire's face as he ran his fingers through the glorious cloth. A cluttering noise however pricked Fabio's attention. A curious glint flashed through his red eyes as he looked around. "Kitty? Is it you again?" He asked, assuming it was that black cat that always seemed to stop by during this hour. He sighed. "I told you many times, I don't have food for you." Fabio continued talking as he looked around for the familiar feline. Usually she would've showed up by now, or he would've at least heard mewing. At the lack of either of those factors, the diseased sol'tera could feel his hairs stand on end. There was something else in his shop with him...

"Show yourself creature! Or, or face my wwrath!" The vampire stuttered out, grabbing the nearby umbrella with a shaking hand. Whatever it was, no matter how nervous or scared he was, Fabio would protect his shoppe.

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The fox had wandered around the shop but he hadn't yet found anything that he would know to be valuable. He didn't really know how much the fabric was worth. He also didn't think he could get far trying to carry a large cluster of fabric in his mouth. The owner would spot him without a doubt.

Instead, Astian was looking for something smaller and less noticeable. He was hoping that he could find a coin purse and had been making his way around the back of the shop. Trying to find where the owner might of set one down.

Astian didn't even notice when the customer had left but he heard the vampire shout at him. He didn't know if he had been seen but he was panicking. He heart was racing and he slipped as he darted forward trying to find a place to hide. He fell hard on the floor making a audible thud. As quickly as he could he got up and attempted to hide in the fabric.

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-Blazeh defeated the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Mav was obliterated by the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Elf's mom was destroyed by the JPG 4/20/1997 yay time travel-
-Elf got his revenge on JPG 6/12/18-
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An audible thud was heard and Fabio's eyes began searching for the direction from which the sound came from. He was indeed shaking, but now that he had an umbrella in his hand, he was certain that he could at least put up a good fight before his shop was lost. He knew how to swing his umbrella, and if all else failed, he could use one of the matchsticks in the store to burn the cloth, himself and the beast, and thus die a glorious death.

As he walked past one of the many tables in his shoppe, the tailor finally saw where the intruder was. Shaking, Fabio approached a blue cloth, behind which hid his potential endgame. With one swift movement, he moved the cloth aside and pointed the umbrella at the creature on the other side. When his red eyes met what had hid from him, however, every opinion of a monster escaped his mind and the shivers of his body quieted. A fox. He crouched down where he stood, surprise and awe painting itself all over his face. He had never really seen one before.

"Hello."

He greeted it the way he would treat the cat that walked in normally. He may have never seen a fox before, but he definitely wasn't going to treat it as an everyday occurrence. Foxes were rare in Mau.

"Are you lost?"

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Astian had backed him in a corner and could only hope that he wouldn't be found. He could hear the vampire walking around the shop looking for him. All he could do was try to hid deeper in the cloth but it was no use.

The vampire removed the cloth that concealed the druid. His bright red eyes staring into Astian's own green eyes. At first the man had held the fox at umbrella point until he had seen what he was but Astian was still terrified. It was never good to be caught in the act and he had no idea what to do. As far as the vampire knew the fox was just a normal fox. If he spoke he didn't know how the vampire would do.

Astian simply backed up further from the vampire and looked around him trying to find a good escape. After a moment he took a step forward and dashed pasted the vampire hoping to make an escape. As he attempted to make his escape he ran to the closed door and looked at it at in horror. He didn't know if he could open it in his current form but it wouldn't matter because in that moment it swung open as another customer came in.

The door slammed into his side and he slide back a few feet. He wasn't hurt to bad but he had the breath knocked out of him and he accidentally slipped out of his fox form.

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-Blazeh defeated the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Mav was obliterated by the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Elf's mom was destroyed by the JPG 4/20/1997 yay time travel-
-Elf got his revenge on JPG 6/12/18-
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Fabio wanted to reach out to the animal, as he had never quite seen one before quite like that, but he restrained himself as he saw the fox back up even further. A small smile rose upon the vampire's face as he was certain that there was no way the animal could back anymore into that wall than that.

"I won't hurt you."

He tried to say, but the fox had dashed away from him before he could finish his sentence. It was a fast little critter, that one. Fabio followed after it, without trying to catch it. In fact, he would've opened the door for it when it tried to go out, he could understand why any creature would want to run away...he was sick, after all. The male paused for a second, a couple of darker thoughts of his situation passing through his mind. Fortunately he didn't have too much time to dwell on them as the door to his shoppe was rammed open by a customer, hitting the fox next to it.

With a concerned look on his face, the handsome vampire greeted the customer, looking down at the fox. He had to pause halfway through his greeting however as his eyes saw the fox transform??? Into a boy ??? Fabio met the customer's eyes and they seemed to hold a similar confusion to his own. "Perhaps I should come back another time?" They inquired, earning a sad smile and nod from the male. "I will await you eagerly."

The moment that the customer was out of the door, Fabio turned to look at his surprising visitor on the ground and knelt down next to him. Carefully, he ran his cold, tan hand over the clothed boy and smiled at him concernedly. "Are you alright cutie? Any bruises? That must've hurt..." He asked as he helped his guest up. "I can make a mean bandage if you're bleeding?" He offered as he ripped a piece of cloth from the many around his shoppe. "What brings you to my tailoring house anyways? Eh foxy?" He inquired with a little smile.

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At first Astian was scare and then he was confused. He didn't really understand what was going on at first. He had expected the man to try to hurt him or something because had been trying to steal form him but instead the man was trying to help him. Astian felt as though the man must have realized that but the man when up to some fabric and tore it, offering to make a bandage.

When Fabio tore the fabric Astian touched his side letting out a gasp due to the pain. He hadn't broken anything but it was probably going to bruise. He leaned up against the wall and watched Fabio trying to figure out his angle. He couldn't be certain but it sounded like the man had flirted with him. He didn't mind it but it was strange considering the circumstances.

"Excuse me but why are you helping me? I tried to rob you." He sounded ashamed of what he had done. He didn't liked stealing from people and he felt bad for trying to steal from such a nice man.

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-Blazeh defeated the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Mav was obliterated by the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Elf's mom was destroyed by the JPG 4/20/1997 yay time travel-
-Elf got his revenge on JPG 6/12/18-
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Fabio moved around the boy quickly, trying to figure out where the pain was. When the red-head touched his side and let out a groan of pain, the site which needed a bandage was evident. He gently pulled the boy away from the wall and towards him, and leaned forwards carefully as he made a tight and precise bandage. It was clear he wasn't bleeding, but blood or no blood, he was injured, and may Azcen smite him if he didn't help someone in need. As his tailor-hands moved fast, he was done in a mere minute. It was then when the injured cutie revealed his true reason for being here. The vampire paused for a second, not moving away from his already close distance with the boy. His red eyes glowed for a second as he studied the perpetrator's face. The foxy didn't seem happy with what he was doing.

Slowly, Fabio released a sigh and pulled away from the injured foxy. One of his hands went up and ruffled the red hair, which was surprisingly soft. "Robber or no robber, I have the knowledge to help, and Azcen would disapprove if I didn't do anything to act on that which I know." The vampire glanced away from the fox, looking around his shoppe briefly in thought before a his favorite tea set came into view. "How about a cup of Mau-brewed tea? The herbs are all local." He asked, and without really needing an answer, quickly went off to brew the wonderful drink. As he waited for the water to heat up, he turned to the boy and quietly pointed a chair by a table which wasn't a mess with tailoring supplies. "So.." He started as he looked at the boy, one side of his lips raising up into a crooked smile smirk, "...what's your name Foxy?" He asked before before turning to pour the water into the mix of dry herbs. "What are you?"



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Astian's side felt a lot better having a bandage on it. The Vampire had expertly warped it around him but he still didn't understand why the man was helping him. The answer that the man had provided him didn't satisfy him. To make it worse, the man kept flirting with him and Astian kept blushing in response. He found Fabio mildly attractive and it was strange for him to be treated in such a way after what he had just done.

He looked at the vampire considering his response. No matter how kindly the vampire was treating him, he was shy and felt nervous talking to the man. Normally if he were caught in the act of attempting to steal something, the response was for the owner to attack Astian. After a brief moment, Astian mustered up the courage. to answer the man's questions. His heart was racing when he did. He was having some social anxiety. "My name is Astian and I am a Druid," he said as he sat down in the chair.

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-Blazeh defeated the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Mav was obliterated by the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Elf's mom was destroyed by the JPG 4/20/1997 yay time travel-
-Elf got his revenge on JPG 6/12/18-
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Fabio chuckled to himself as he watched the boy's face flush at his actions. He knew that he had to stop being so playful with a creature that just tried to rob him. It felt wrong but he couldn't resist teasing the cute, green eyed foxy. He closed his crimson eyes as he sighed, ran a hand through his white hair and took out the residue of tea leaves from the kettle. As the boy finally spilled what he was and who he was, the vampire turned to watch him sit down on the chair.

"Well, I've never met a druid before..."

Fabio's eyes sparkled with curiosity as he sat down in front of Astian, placing a cup of his best Mau brew in front of him. He looked down at his own cup in thought before glancing up at the magic-user. "So why is someone as powerful as a druid a thief?" He asked, his interest getting the better of him as he leaned forwards, placing his chin on his hand. As he waited for the answer he was hit with the realization that he hadn't exactly introduced himself either. "My apologies Astian, I'm Fabio, a tailor here in Mau. " He wasn't sure if the druid had noticed the features that had made him stand out as a vampire, namely his glowing red eyes or fangs, but assumed to leave that out of the conversation for the time being. The boy seemed frightened enough already. For now, it would be best to refrain from having the guest potentially injure himself further. Fabio casually took a sip of his tea as he listened.

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Astian was starting to feel really uncomfortable. He hadn't yet noticed that Fabio was a vampire but he knew that the man had was being kind to him. He seemed really nice and Astian felt really bad about what he did. It was eating him up. He couldn't believe that he had tried to rob such a nice man. The entire time that Fabio was speaking to him he was attempting to avoid eye contact.

He coughed when the man said that he was powerful. He was far from. He was only a druid. That didn't mean a thing. There a ton of other people where far more powerful who weren't druids or anything special like that. "I am really not that powerful. But to be honest I don't want to be a thief. I would love to sell flowers and the such but they don't do well out here."



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-Blazeh defeated the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Mav was obliterated by the elffri3nd 1/19/18-
-Elf's mom was destroyed by the JPG 4/20/1997 yay time travel-
-Elf got his revenge on JPG 6/12/18-
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