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The Spider's Web
Pub and Eatery

Pub


The Spider's Web is an infamous pub that is a renowned location for under-the-table deals (and, like any other pub, bar fights). Dilapidated and grimy, the Spider's Web is no five-star hotel, but the menu's cheap, the food's good, and there's plenty of alcohol; it almost always has at least a few drunken customers seated at its traditional sleek oak bar table. The new owner, Elaine Matthews has a don't-ask-don't-tell policy with her customers (the majority of which are engaged in criminal activity), but for a fair price, she can disclose scraps of information she overhears. The very large basement is home to a V.I.P room for those select few allowed, clad with gambling machines, pool tables, a large poker table and a dusty ring in the middle of it all for illegal fighting. Bids are always welcome.

The Spider's Web is currently looking for waiters, waitresses, bartenders and even some live music acts.

 


Employees

Elaine Matthews - Owner
Seunghyun Park - Bartender

Archive


Roleplay

Ebonee & Isaac

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Ebonee Anderson - Illvermorny Dropout - Vigilance Avenger

- "She looked at death right in the eye, and winked at him."
Message Me  - 19:45, June 22, 2018 (UTC)

Ebonee had come here to get a drink or two. She sat at the bar and ordered a beer. While she wait, she fiddled through her phone.



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Isaac Spencer - Horned Serpent Alumnus ✧ Scientist

-Symbols and institutions are important; people need things to believe in.
Message Me – 20:00, June 22, 2018 (UTC)

He needs to avoid making a habit out of drinking in shady places. He's fairly certain there's criminal activity transpiring a few stools down, but he's trying to ignore that (educated) guess in favor of taking another swig of his beer. It had been a long day, during which he'd finally finished one of his many projects, and all he wanted to do was unwind.


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Ebonee Anderson - Illvermorny Dropout - Vigilance Avenger

- "She looked at death right in the eye, and winked at him."
Message Me  - 02:13, June 23, 2018 (UTC)

When she got her drink, she drank a good amount of it in the first sip. She had been pretty stressed lately and she needed a bit of a break. She knew that there was a good amount of criminals who hung around here, but it didn't bother her enough to really care.



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Isaac Spencer - Horned Serpent Alumnus ✧ Scientist

-Symbols and institutions are important; people need things to believe in.
Message Me – 16:44, June 23, 2018 (UTC)

Isaac is fairly amused when he notices the girl to his left is essentially just chugging her drink. He lifts an eyebrow and looks at her properly; she looks stressed and tired. Huh. Although he wants to initiate a conversation of some sort, he doesn't know what topic to broach, so he instead finishes his first beer and orders a second.

Arty and Bella

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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

She slipped in quietly, her jacket causing eyes to drag over to her, but in a place like this, no one was going to ask questions. She headed straight to the bar, ordering a spirit, of course. The only other thing she dared go near was beer. Wine, cocktails. Wasn't worth her time.


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 22:32, May 29, 2018 (UTC)

Isabella slipped into the bar and immediately went for Artemisia, her dark curls swaying against the small of her back with each hurried step. "Leopold's missing," she said with burrowed brows as she expressed her concern for the absent heir. "No one has seen him since Sebastian Cox's cocktail party."


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

The glass was halfway to her lips before she slammed it back onto the table as she heard Bella. "Fuck," she swore, though not too loudly, "you're fucking kidding me. Do you think he was kidnapped or this was voluntary? Tell me I don't have to contact Ambrose."


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 22:48, May 29, 2018 (UTC)

"I don't know," she said in earnest and sat down beside the Serpent leader. "His dorm was surprisingly neat and there was letter left behind." The girl tipped her head, realization dawning upon her. She hadn't even thought about Ambrose. "I can contact him as Leopold's friend."


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

"Don't," she said slowly, "I'm the bloody leader. I'm the bloody sister. My bloody responsibility. Do you have the bloody letter?"


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 23:46, May 29, 2018 (UTC)

Bella slipped Arty the letter which basically outlined the need for a break and to get away. It was rushed and signed with ink, which hand been messily splotched across the entire page. The redhead trained her focus on Artemisia, trying to gauge her reactions.


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

She wanted to crinkle it up, bring her hand into a fist, as her eyes scanned the page. How does he expect to run a gang if he thinks he can just take a break whenever he wants to? She tossed the paper onto the wood and finally took a sip of her drink, but ended up draining it. "Should we consider him a deserter?"


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – {{{time}}}

She looked thoughtful for some time and snagged a handful of prezetels from a bowl on the counter in the meantime. "Well - no. He might just need time," she said softly and took a bite of her snack. "Leopold is loyal to the Serpents."


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

"He doesn't have time," she pointed out, "in eight months, he'll be the leader. We need more than loyalty from him."


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 00:31, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

Isabella stiffened her body and let out a sigh, tugging at her curls. "Well, what are we going go do about it then? Just mark him a deserter and hope for the best that the Serpents survive?" Not that she wasn't an amazing leader - it was just time for tradition and Leopold was their answer.


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

"No," she said with a sigh, "we'll take him back. If he says he'll be back, he'll be back. Just...maybe he doesn't have the guts. Reckon we should ask Dom?"


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 13:23, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

"If you can find him," she said absently and popped another preztel into her mouth, "and find him sober." She vaguely wondered where her partner in crime had run off to and realized he probably had some sort of relapse and was off getting high out of his mind. "Leopold only took the position because Dominick didn't want it. Not a shred of that Kingsley boy will ever want to sit on the throne."


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

She sighed again. Fucking hell, Ambrose, you'd think you'd have spawned some sort of leader. Why was it me who did that? "Don't suppose he's told you how many siblings he has?"


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 21:26, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

Isabella begun to snicker until she noticed Artemisia was being serious. "Oh, you weren't joking. I don't know - one or two others. Both of which are not at all Serpent material and far too young."


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

A small smile bloomed on her face, "no, I was," she said, "maybe we should do a little house call. Suss them out."


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 22:07, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

"As long as we can have a bottle of wine between us first," she suggested with a devious little grin, subconsciously picking at the red polish on her nails.


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

"You're fifteen," she said, "no." She wasn't going to have Aella find out she let the kid drink.


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 22:42, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

"Since when did you give a shit about the laws," she said with a pointed look, "mom." The mock was lighthearted but Bella was still annoyed she wasn't going to get wine out of it.


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

Her muscles tensed at the word and she flicked her eyes over to Bella, frowning. "Exactly, because of your mum," she said smoothly, taking another sip of her own drink.


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – 23:24, May 30, 2018 (UTC)

"I was talking about you," she said snarkily. "I refuse to call that woman mum." She defensively crossed her arms over her chest, lips pursed thoughtfully. "What are we going to do with your heir missing in action?"


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Lilith Kingston - Serpent Queen 🐍

-"I drink to make other people interesting."
Message Me – {{{2}}}

"What I'm going to do? Not sure, ask him what he wants to do when he gets back, I guess," she said with a shrug, "if he doesn't come back? Then we don't have an heir and I guess I'll stick with the role for longer than I should."


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Isabella Gaunt - Fifth Year Slytherin ♔ Serpent & Prefect ♔ Parselmouth

-"She was unstoppable and she took everything she wanted with a smile."
Message Me – {{{time}}}

Bella plucked another preztel from the bowl on the table and let her gaze slide to Artemisia. "Or I could become the new heir," she suggested with a curling smirk.


Apollinariya and Tessa

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apollinariya romanova - ex-slytherin • eye of the storm

-“forget the bull in the china shop, there's a china doll in the bullpen.”
Message Me – 21:53, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

A letter from an esteemed P.I. sits folded neatly on the table, pushed slightly away so she can process the information it reveals – that her brother Vladimir Romanov is indeed dead, but it also includes apologies that they could find little evidence as to who the perpetrator could be. It's not grief she feels, no; indeed, finding out who had killed her brother wasn't and isn't her concern. Being ( as far as she is aware ) the only living member of her blood family doesn't faze her, she just wanted to know for sure if that was the truth. After all, it does leave her as an heiress, which is no reason for complaint. She shakes her head and reaches for her glass of wine.


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 22:02, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

While she's dreaded facing her abduction sister after killing Vlad, it still had to happen. And not being one to run away from her problems, she'd sought her out and wound up finding her here. How lovely. Entering her cousin's establishment after very clearly disregarding the closed sign, Tessa finds herself joining Apollinariya at her table. She doesn't particularly care to have a drink right now, as appealing as it's become. "I've been looking for you," she cuts through the silence without hesitation, her voice sounding eerily disconnected.


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apollinariya romanova - ex-slytherin • eye of the storm

-“forget the bull in the china shop, there's a china doll in the bullpen.”
Message Me – 22:14, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

The brunette glances up from her glass, clinking it softly back down against the table – brown eyes settle on Tessa, who has changed a whole lot since the last time they encountered one another. They both have, really. "I've been hearing that sentence with increasing regularity," Apollinariya hums, pensively. That may well have something to do with her habit of disappearing without notice with the same, increasing, regularity. She regards Tessa a moment later, head leaning just slightly to the side. "You look well."


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 22:21, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

"Either a wonderful or dangerous feat. Which one it is, I wonder," Something akin to a smile begins to pull her lips. Despite the grisly memories Apol causes to resurface, she's grown fond of the brunette. "So do you," she compliments. "It's been some time, hasn't it?"


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apollinariya romanova - ex-slytherin • eye of the storm

-“forget the bull in the china shop, there's a china doll in the bullpen.”
Message Me – 22:25, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

A grin tugs at hers, and she rests her hands on the table. "Would you believe me if I said it was both?" It's the truth, at least, she's dabbled in wondrous and dangerous things alike since their last meet, and heard of many an organisation that might be able to use her skills. The Southside Serpents had been a momentary thought, but they seemed to be a bunch of kids at the given moment, which wasn't the kind of environment Apollinariya would ever thrive in. "It has," she agrees, "how have you been?"


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 22:31, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

"Busy," she answers shortly. "More so now, actually... which is what brings me around tonight, as a matter of fact."


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apollinariya romanova - ex-slytherin • eye of the storm

-“forget the bull in the china shop, there's a china doll in the bullpen.”
Message Me – 22:37, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

An eyebrow raises slightly, and she picks up her glass, briefly flicking her eyes around the place to check for anyone who shouldn't hear. "A business call? I'm listening."


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 22:43, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

"The Black Parade," she says, to kick things off. "I assume you've heard of us?"


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apollinariya romanova - ex-slytherin • eye of the storm

-“forget the bull in the china shop, there's a china doll in the bullpen.”
Message Me – 22:59, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

"How could I not have?" she asks, though a smirk does tug at her lips. "Us. I like that."


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 16:04, May 16, 2018 (UTC)

Her eyebrows lift a little, biting back the amused smile that threatens to split her face. "Who do you think sits at the top?" she quirks an eyebrow. "I want you in it."


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apollinariya romanova - ex-slytherin • eye of the storm

-“forget the bull in the china shop, there's a china doll in the bullpen.”
Message Me – 16:19, May 16, 2018 (UTC)

The truth sinks in slowly, slowly, before an impossible grin spreads across her face. "Merlin's beard," she breathes, hand carding through her hair as she stares at Tessa. "You are amazing. And...of course, you don't even need to ask."


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 23:18, May 16, 2018 (UTC)

Her reaction is one that Tessa didn't anticipate. Someone actually being proud of her feats? What a rare treat. "So I've been told various times, but thank you," she laughs. Crossing a leg over the other daintily, she studies Apollinariya. After a few long moments, she tosses her a coin, with a raven engraved on each side. "It's a portkey. It'll take you to the Citadel of the Lost, until you learn to apparate there on your own," she pauses. "Your new home, I suppose."


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apollinariya romanova - ex-slytherin • eye of the storm

-“forget the bull in the china shop, there's a china doll in the bullpen.”
Message Me – 16:30, May 17, 2018 (UTC)

"I'd hope so." (She'd fight anyone who didn't give Tessa credit for her achievements – she might not be her biological sister, but she's more of a sibling than Vlad had ever been.) Catching the coin between her fingers and inspecting it thoughtfully, she smiles. "A home. What a novelty."


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 20:36, May 20, 2018 (UTC)

Looking over her shoulder, she purses her lips; she'd love a drink. Seeing as the bartender and other waiters are currently busy, she sighs a little and turns back towards Apollinariya. "We've got something massive coming," she pauses. "There's a meeting this coming Saturday. We'll formally discuss things there."


Elaine and Tessa

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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
Message Me

Elaine had closed up the shop for the rest of the afternoon, her sign promptly displaying the typical apology for inconvenience. The baleful form of a brunette stood in the middle of the room, her shoe lodged on the edge of an old wooden chair and between the legs of an unrecognizable male. She finally stepped off the chair and began to circle in a half stalk half excited bounce before she stood before him again. In a split second, Elaine lashed out and popped him in the nose with brass knuckles. She ignored the the blood on her hands as she grabbed a fistful of his hair, holding up his lolling head. "Pay me what you owe me," she snarled into his face with a malicious tone.



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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 16:39, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

Tessa was sitting on the bar's marble tabletop, a leg crossed daintily over the other. She's sitting straight, with a hand extended to the side, also supporting her weight. She's silent as she watches the events unfold. This was on Elaine, not her, and she respected it.


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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
Message Me

Elaine knew full and well that she wasn't ever going to get her money back so she walked toward Tessa, leaned over and snagged an empty bottle beside the blonde. Stalking back, she smashed the bottle on a table so that the jagged ends could be utilized and stabbed it directly into the man's jugular.



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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 16:52, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

Tessa watches her stab the man with an arched eyebrow, waiting until he took his final breath before finally cutting through the heavy silence. "Do you intend to stay true to your word and raid his home?" she questions, with a look of interest.


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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
Message Me

A man from her pack slipped in from the back and joined a few others before Elaine tossed a glance at Tessa. Cracking a smirk, she dropped the bottle and snagged a rag from the tables before idly cleaning off her hands and knuckles. Once her right hand was wiped down, she beckoned with her finger for the man that had recently arrived to step forward.



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Send Me an Owl! - 17:02, May 14, 2018 (UTC)
He moved closer to Elaine with a brief glance in Tessa's direction, unsure of who exactly to speak directly to. Out of respect, he tossed a look between them both. "House was empty. No sign of the money anywhere."


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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 17:13, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

"You've your own minions? Oh, darling, that's adorable," Tessa smirks as she leans back, watching the man closely. She really did create a monster the moment she agreed to have Elaine train as a Parader. Oh how proud of herself she was. "Men like the one beside you don't have money just laying around. If there's one thing I've learned throughout my time as a thief, even as a little girl, it's to look for the key - not the money itself. Inside pots, behind paintings, inside drawers - anywhere is big enough to house a key. That is what you need to find the money," she drawls out.


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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
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Elaine let a twinkle of a laugh escape her mouth, clearly amused. "Yes, I got bored while you were away somewhere." She sat on one of the bar's table, eyes trained on Tessa. "But don't belittle me in my own bar like I'm your child. I sought out Deirdre when you left and she gave me everything you didn't so yeah, I have minions. But my question is - are you truly back? Is the Parade back?" She tipped her head to the side, now curious. "Already went over that as well. Apparently he had a safe full of laundered money but none of it was mine," she glared at the body. "He likely got rid of it."



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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 17:43, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

Tessa's eyes narrow, not appreciating the tone her cousin has decided to adopt. She hadn't been addressing Elaine - she'd been addressing the new arrival. For the second point, anyways. "And yet Deirdre is nowhere to be found," she hums a little. "The Black Parade lives on, yes, and I've reclaimed my throne at the top of it," she pauses, her eyes going over her cousin's shoulders. "I'm afraid this isn't for your ears, gollum. I suggest you run along."


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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
Message Me

She gave the other males a pointed look that suggested they left and turned to face Tessa again, not bothering to watch the bar empty around them. "Along with the majority of the Parade," she pointed out before leaning back. "Plus I got a bar out of it." She slipped from the table and moved to the blonde, her fingers delicately snagging a strand of Tessa's hair to inspect. "I like the blonde. It suits you."



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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 22:02, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

She's almost tempted to point out how the bar's only still alive because of the shady business that goes on here, but doesn't do so if only because she doesn't want the mood to drop any further. "There's a meeting in the Citadel this Saturday. Don't be late, Elaine," she rolls her eyes. At the compliment, she quirks an eyebrow. "I've been blonde for some time now."


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Elaine Matthews - owner of the spider's web ✧ dark witch & assassin for hire

- "She was the type of girl the moon chased and the stars wished for."
Message Me

If Elaine didn't love her cousin the way she did she likely would have thrown her out of the bar by now but she digressed those thoughts and plucked two wine glasses from the counter. Taking out her wand, she summoned an expensive bottle of wine. Unlike Tessa believed, she could afford it. "I haven't seen you for some time," she countered and poured the woman a glass before handing it over.



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Tessa Bellerose - Thief for The Black Parade

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 22:17, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

"I've been busy," she answers, well aware how vague she was being. She takes the glass when offered, and brings it to her lips, taking a long sip of it. "I underestimated the work it took being a criminal mastermind."