One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

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Postby Laura Kinney » Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:08 pm

"You wouldn't happen to know how to get in contact with her? Or Yukio, I suppose." she adds reluctantly. Admittedly she'd be their best bet, especially if they were looking to leverage Logan's reputation, but she's never met the woman who raised Logan's adoptive daughter, a fact that drags along all kind of emotions Laura does not particularly feels like dealing with right now. Or at all.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:41 pm

Tereza turns away, scanning the room with her drink to see who else is paying an inordinate amount of attention to the conversation.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:44 pm

"The Russian isn't in town much. Yukio you can usually find fleecing people with more money than sense in the casinos."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:48 pm

"Great. Here, next one's on me." she says as she pulls out a couple of dollars and slaps them on the counter to pay for the two whiskey and whatever Patch's 'friend' is having.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:57 pm

Tereza relaxes fractionally as the conversation seems to conclude on good terms.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:29 pm

"That's about how Patch would end it, too." He chuckles, making his way back over to his table.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:53 pm

"So far so good. Time for some gambling, I suppose." she says, still not sounding particularly happy as she hops down from the barstool.
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Postby Tereza Rozanov » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:43 pm

Tereza hops down as well, "I'm a lousy gambler."
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Postby Laura Kinney » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:49 pm

"Well at least you'll have an easy time making friends then." she smirks as they head out the door and make for one of the casinos.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:44 am

They have a few near-misses as they make their way from casino to casino. Yukio is apparently making the rounds. She's cleaned a couple tables out, skipped out on some checks if she was having a losing hand, but she does seem to be building to something. Eventually they're right on the edge of Hightown in a casino that, amazingly enough, doesn't smell of stale booze and crushed dreams. Out on the floor there seems to be a small crowd gathered around one of the tables.
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Postby Tereza Rozanov » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:14 pm

"Looks like we're just in time," Tereza says, eyeing the group of people as she slows her approach.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:22 pm

"Seems that way." she says, pushing her way through some of the outliers around the table so she can actually get a look at what's going on.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:42 pm

A spiky-haired Japanese woman is at the center of it all, flattering the men around her and playing naive at spots. The pot has escalated quite a bit, by the look of the chips in the center.
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Postby Tereza Rozanov » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:07 pm

Tereza sticks near Laura's right shoulder. "Looks like a lucrative pot," she comments to no one in particular. Her nails have lengthened slightly with the proximity of this many unknown people, but she's keeping it under control at the moment.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:12 pm

"Yeah. Get ready for things to get ugly no matter who wins it."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:20 pm

The woman is chatting up one of the gamblers next to her at the moment.

"Oh, I don't know if I should... but it's all in fun, right? Might as well live a little."

She pushes the rest of her chips in. The man, emboldened, does the same.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:27 pm

Tereza edges to the right around the group, keeping a close eye on the table as things come to a head.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:27 pm

After everyone ups the ante and the last cards are dealt, the remaining players turn over their cards.

The first is feeling pretty good about himself as he turns over a full house. The Asian woman's expression doesn't waver.

The second man grins broadly after he turns over four of a kind. It's the same one the woman was talking to over. He goes to rake in the pot, but the woman clears her throat...

...and turns over a royal flush.

The blood drains from his face as she starts raking in the pot.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:44 pm

Laura tenses up in anticipation of punches being thrown and some of the spectators closer to the players suddenly find themselves being slowly but firmly shoved aside by a small woman with the insistence of a brick wall.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:49 pm

Tereza moves in as well. What she lacks in Laura's brick-wallishness, she makes up for in that 'animal about to escape' presence behind her eyes.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:58 pm

The man's expression turns from shock to anger. He grabs the woman's wrist.

"...I'd let go if you want to keep it," the woman says calmly, her whole demeanor changed.
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Postby Tereza Rozanov » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:54 pm

Tereza pushes forward a bit, placing herself so that anyone thinking to give the man some assistance would be within easy reach. Up one of her sleeves, a slender icicle forms.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:18 pm

The man tries to wrench the woman's hand up, not relenting. The woman responds with a precise strike to his throat that leaves him choking, eyes bulging. His grip loosens on her wrist.

"Am I going to have any more trouble from you?" She asks, leaning towards him.

The man shakes his head, still struggling to breathe. She makes another quick strike and he finally sucks in a wheezing breath as he slumps.

The woman finishes raking in the pot, most of the gawkers backing away slowly.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:19 pm

Laura seems almost surprised that things don't devolve into a full-blown brawl and suddenly all her plans for the immediate future are useless. "Lucky hand."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm

"It's only at the nicer casinos that I can afford to be this lucky."

The woman looks up from her haul and peers first at Laura, then at Tereza, her eyes narrowing as the wheels turn.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:18 pm

Tereza tilts her head as the wraps around her arm inside her jacket, "May we have a word? Buy you a drink maybe?"
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:30 pm

"Both of you rather look like two people I know, so something funny's going on here, isn't it?"
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Postby Tereza Rozanov » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:46 pm

"That would entirely depend on your definition of 'funny', I would think." Tereza smiles, "But I suppose we could all have a good laugh about it under the right circumstances."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:04 pm

"China's not the only one making cheap knock-off products, it seems."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:20 pm

"You said it, not me."

"I think I'm buying at this point, though."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:24 pm

Tereza looks at the pot, "You did just have quite the windfall. Far be it from me to argue."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:41 pm

"That and they tend to overlook some things if you spend some of it," she says with a look to the recovering man as she makes her way over to one of the bars.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:19 am

"Hard to say no to free booze." she says, following her to the bar.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Tereza nods, following as well, "So while we're getting them to overlook some things, maybe we could have a discussion about the Russian."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:27 pm

"How about you two tell me why I should trust you with that, first."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 pm

Tereza looks at her for a long moment and decides to go all-in. "Because a young woman needs to talk to her mother on occasion and she might be the best hope we have of getting more information on the garbage that Russia is doing."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:22 pm

"There's a lot of people sniffing around after her. More after that stunt she pulled in Crimea."

"And some of the people pounding pavement for her look as much like her as you do."
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Tereza Rozanov » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:09 pm

"I'd be willing to bet that these impostors didn't have her with them," she gestures at Laura.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Laura Kinney » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:05 pm

Laura gives an awkward thumbs-up. She's not quite use to having a reputation that isn't founded on people being afraid of her.

"Hi. I'm the kid he didn't pawn off on somebody else." she says in what might possibly be the worst introduction in the history of bad first impressions.
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Re: One night in Madripoor makes a hard man humble

Postby Narrator » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:19 pm

"...you're lucky she's not here to hear you say that," the woman says, narrowing her eyes.
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