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May. 2nd, 2015 09:11 pm
kersen: (drag: lovely)
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CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS had read a sign on Jazzmin's front door for over a month, and it had been lifted less than a week ago. There hadn't actually been any renovations, though Kersen had had someone slap on a new coat of paint and brought in some new furniture to keep up appearances.

The real reason the bar had been closed was that Kersen had been gone. Out of the city, out of England, out of Europe. He'd been through Tibet, Japan, Korea. Following rumors like a ghost. Except a ghost with a trail of dead bodies. And in the end, he had not had any success finding Garrett. His maker had apparently reemerged in the world, and he was leaving a sporadic trail of death behind him. But he would be active for a time and then slip deep underground, and by the time Kersen had his scent, he was gone again.

He had come back to London feeling defeated and on edge and very unlike himself. And so he made an attempt to force himself back into some degree of normalcy, and even more so, the part of him that felt the farthest away from being a vampire. This was all that got him to the bar and into drag.

He wore a red hooded gown, not even bothering with a wig since for the most part the hood stayed down. And when he lowered it, his natural hair was of less interest than red lips and dark eyes anyway.

He was shorthanded, so could be found that evening behind the bar, at the door, making rounds, and at the piano. But there was a good crowd, and the music from inside was welcoming through the open door of the bar.

Date: 2015-05-03 10:44 am (UTC)
anamusebouche: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anamusebouche
Kersen had left a message saying he would be gone for a while, which Hannibal appreciated. He would have considered it quite rude if the vampire had left without a single word.

There were no details mentioned in the message, but that didn't matter. Hannibal respected Kersen's privacy.

When he heard the Jazzmin opened again, he did decide to pay his friend a visit. He came near closing time, as he was there to speak to his friend, not see the performance.

There was something sober about the gown. It said something about the flamboyant man's mood.

He approached the bar and sat down. "Hello, Kersen. It's good to see you again. I hope you're well?"

Date: 2015-05-04 05:42 am (UTC)
anamusebouche: (Default)
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Hannibal repaid Kersen's good manners by not asking him where he had been. That too would have been rude. "A beautiful gown as always. Was tonight a themed night?"

Date: 2015-05-04 01:43 pm (UTC)
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"Quite alright," Hannibal assured, though he was pleased with Kersen's apology. "I didn't mean to impose." A beat. "I still don't. But... you will tell me if something is the matter? I can't help thinking something happened."

Date: 2015-05-04 01:54 pm (UTC)
anamusebouche: (Default)
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Hannibal enjoyed this private therapist relation he had with Kersen. He enjoyed the world of vampires, from a distance. There was a classical quality to it that appealed to him; feuds and wars and rising to power.

He knew of Kersen's maker, and of his fear to embrace his true nature as his maker had done. He knew the two were connected in Kersen's mind. That was a pity. It prevented him from embracing his truer self.

"Let's," he agreed, and followed Kersen into his office - their private therapy room. In many ways.

Date: 2015-05-04 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Hannibal nodded carefully. "You went to stop him?"

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Date: 2015-05-04 03:20 pm (UTC)
hollow_moon: (unsure)
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It was absolutely not Valentine's scene at all. The music wasn't his taste, and the atmosphere didn't suit him at all... In fact, he'd only come because a friend of his had nudged him in this direction.

Valentine was always searching for answers, answers about who he was- About what it meant to be the wolf. ...Or simply to be different.

He'd never met a vampire before, but his friend- The charming Vera Taligh, a fellow collector of the strange and wonderful- had suggested that he might find one here. ...It hit him as soon as he stepped inside, the scent of something different. Something not at all human. However, the bar was too full, and the scents all mingled together, making it hard to pinpoint who was what without getting close to people one at a time.

Sighing, he decided to start at the bar.

"Can I get a pint please? Whatever the house favours."

Date: 2015-05-04 04:05 pm (UTC)
hollow_moon: (coat neutral)
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"That'll be perfect, mate. Thanks," Val nodded, looking the man over curiously, then looking back out at the crowd.

It wasn't until the man came closer with his drink that he singled out his scent, and his gaze sharpened slightly as he studied him. His curiosity was obvious, his brow slightly creased as he tilted his head slightly and studied the barman.

"Sorry, this is probably very forward of me, but- Are you..."

He trailed off, wetting his lips as he tried to think of a delicate way to ask if the man was mortal or not.

Date: 2015-05-04 04:26 pm (UTC)
hollow_moon: (oh?)
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"No, I can't say jazz is really my sort of thing," Val confessed, offering a soft laugh, then his hand.

"I'm Valentine Collingwood," he said, introducing himself with the ease of someone who did so often, usually in much more formal settings. He also dropped his last name like a brick. Not rudely, but as if it meant something. After all, the Collingwood name was well known in England, even if Valentine himself was not.

Date: 2015-05-04 04:47 pm (UTC)
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"There are other wolves who come in?" Val asked, perking up slightly at that. Had he been in wolf form, his ears would have stood straight up, and his tail might have shook with enthusiasm. As it was, however, he simply seemed to brighten slightly. Sharp eyes grew warmer, and a hint of a smile tugged at his lips.

"I've never had a chance to meet one of my own before," he confessed. "A friend suggested I might have some luck here, but- Well, she's not always the most reliable source."

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Date: 2015-05-04 05:45 pm (UTC)
trustearned: (sharp gaze)
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Michael had been waiting for the club to reopen - and not for the jazz. But either his employer had lost his mind, or there was an entire class of dangers that Michael had not known about, and this club was, apparently, his best chance at figuring that out. He had the silver dagger Cesare had given him with him, of course, and he had dressed just well enough to go unnoticed in a club like this one. Blending in was one of the best skills someone of his profession ought to muster.

He had claimed a seat at the bar and a glass of red wine sat in front of him. And he was watching the man in the red dress singing at the piano. Not only did he fit the picture Cesare had described of his 'vampire', but Michael knew that he had seen him before, although he could not pinpoint where, yet. He could have been watching him a lot more discreetly, but he decided against it, doing so openly during his performance.

Date: 2015-05-04 06:50 pm (UTC)
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If Michael had had any doubt that they had met before, that brief expression would have settled it. The surprise didn't seem to be a pleasant one, so he went back over his jobs, trying to place the man and still, for now, failing.

You'd think he'd remember having met a vampire.

He turned back to his glass and took a sip, remaining focused on his peripheral vision to keep an eye on the man.

Date: 2015-05-04 07:34 pm (UTC)
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Michael sat up a little straighter on his stool when the man walked behind the bar, once again doing nothing to hide the fact that he was looking at him, although he kept his expression neutral.

"You recognised me," he stated once he was within earshot. A statement, since he had no intention of letting on that he hadn't been able to place him yet.

Date: 2015-05-04 08:11 pm (UTC)
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And just like that, things clicked into place. The club, that evening, the tattoos, Strength and Control. Michael shook his head at the offer, raising his mostly full glass slightly. "I've got a drink. Thank you." He saw no reason to address the rest of his words. "But we can start again. I'm Michael."

He didn't remember if they'd exchanged names last time; he didn't make a habit of it, but he was after something different than anonymous sex right now.

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