Chapter 4 - A Surfeit of Karma

Vegas... the ultimate City of Dreams. Or nightmares, if one of your parents happens to be a god. Closed game - Fenris & Cass MacLarney.

Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Fenris » Mon May 20, 2013 11:15 am

Fenris got up and went to the rolling tray, pulling up it's cloth to check the bottom out of curiosity, then pulling the lids off the two plates to see what there was to see.
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Cass MacLarney » Mon May 20, 2013 11:15 am

The steaks were large, served with creamed potatoes, green beans and mushrooms, and the delicious scent of chargrilled beef filled the room. Cass almost regretted not ordering something herself.
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Fenris » Mon May 20, 2013 11:16 am

Fenris sniffed the steaks, just to be certain, grabbed two things of silverware and came back to Cass, handing her one of the plates. "First portion of the kill to the highest in rank," he mentioned casually as he sat down, balanced the plate on his knee and started cutting up the steak entirely for uninterrupted consumption. He stopped then and raised his head slowly to regard the man who'd rolled it in. "Leave."
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Cass MacLarney » Mon May 20, 2013 11:16 am

Enjoying the view as Fenris strolled over to the cart, his walk confident and almost predatory, returning with his two steaks, and two sets of silverware. Cass looked at him in confusion as he handed her a plate, and commented on the reasons for giving it to her. "You really do take this whole 'wolf' thing seriously, don't you," she grinned, only half joking. She had never come across anyone like him before, and it was difficult to know how to take him.

The waiter blinked, a rabbit in the headlights, as Fenris barked at him to leave, and he did precisely as he was told. Looking at the steak for a few seconds, as though deciding what to do, Cass eventually smiled up at Fenris. "Thank you," she said simply, slicing off a tender sliver of beef. Slightly more rare than she would have liked, she chewed it anyway, savouring its rich flavour.
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Fenris » Mon May 20, 2013 11:17 am

Fenris took a bite and chewed, his steak knife off to the side in his hand absently while he used the fork to eat. He looked at her, as sober as the pope, and said. "I am a wolf." He pulled his jacket collar aside once again, showing his neck where that knotted tattoo past the heavy torc he never took off. "I'm just chained down." He took another bite and chewed, glancing around the others. "You're welcome."
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Cass MacLarney » Mon May 20, 2013 11:19 am

Cass gazed soberly at Fenris for a few seconds, taking in what he said. She never really understood how Scions worked, not really - some of them seemed to be direct incarnations of figures from mythology, others - like herself - completely original and individual. Her eyes trailed over the tattoo and the torc, and she finally nodded. "And what happens when the chains break," she murmured, her voice husky and quiet. She couldn't see a man like Fenris being beholden to anyone for very long, even his own father.
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Fenris » Tue May 21, 2013 11:06 am

"Don't know, never broke any... Ragnarok I suppose. Maybe nothing." Fenris wasn't certain anybody knew for sure what would happen if his human body broke the bonds set on it. His true body, a massive wolf, was and would probably remain chained in a cave on some gods forsaken (literally) island in the realm of the Aesir. Fenris had never really progressed toward ascension either and had started to wonder if he even could. "Probably nothing."
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Cass MacLarney » Tue May 21, 2013 11:06 am

Cass sliced off another piece of steak, the blood oozing out onto her plate, and glanced at Fenris as he mused over what might happen if he ever broke his chains. "I gotta admit, I don't know that much about the Aesir," she said simply. "Probably a fucking stupid question, but... why are you chained in the first place?"
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Fenris » Tue May 21, 2013 11:07 am

"It's complicated." He snorted. "No, it ain't. They're terrified I'm gonna kill a few of 'em. So they went did something that inspires me to kill a few of 'em. Funny how Fate works, ain't it?" He stuffed two pieces of steak in his mouth at once, chewing with a sneer as he stared at the double doors.
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Re: A Surfeit of Karma

Postby Cass MacLarney » Tue May 21, 2013 11:07 am

And Cass thought that she had it rough with her father. In his way, although he seemed to have some sort of grudging respect or even love between himself and Loki, the bitterness was so strong that she could almost taste it. "And what, precisely, stops you from killing them," she asked, a light frown in place. "Well, at least from trying, anyway." Of course, gods were no easy mark, but one thing that Loki was known for was his cunning, and she was almost certain that Fenris must have inherited at least some measure of that.
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