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07 July 2008 @ 01:48 pm
Who: Tamell and Heather
When: Early evening
Where: Morpeth Town

Tamell left the small tavern, clutching in her hands a long box. She made gentle shushing sounds as she slipped through the crowd, moving to a more quiet area across the street. She paused when she was out of the way, hoisting herself up to sit on a deep windowsill, balancing the box on her lap.

She reached into her pocket and pulled out a beaten cigarette tin, and pulled out a cigarillo. She normally kept them for after performances, but since she hadn't performed in a while, she figured what the hell. She struck a match on the lid of the box and drew back, blowing a cloud of smoke into the early evening air. She stroked the lid of the box and hummed to herself, savouring the smoke.
heather_dawson on July 10th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Heather followed Tamell, occasionally shooting glances at the box she held. She was curious about it’s contents but didn't know her well enough to be comfortable asking.

As they walked in silence, Heather began to worry. Maybe this carnival had already filled up all the positions and didn’t need anyone new. She didn’t have a backup plan if this didn’t work out.

She was still lost in these thoughts when Tamell spoke up.“Acrobat? Oh, no I never did well with heights. I’m a fire breather.” She paused before adding “Think they’re still looking for people?”
Tamell: Tamell - Quirkymethuselan on July 10th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Tamell thought about the carnivals of her past, and the considerably bare grounds by comparison. She nodded her head.

"Dare say they are," she responded as the lights faded and the noise of the town dissapeared. All around them, Tamell could hear the rustling and scuttling of life. Her worn shoes scuffed the dirt as she walked.

"I've only just arrived, but I can show you round, introduce you to tha man in charge. Might be best to wait till mornin," she added with a glance to the sky.
heather_dawson on July 15th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Heather relaxed a little, "That's good to know."

"If you could," Heather began, responding to Tamell's offer "I'd be real appreciative of your kindness."

She too looked up at the darkening sky. "Morning would probably be best."
Tamell: Tamell - What?methuselan on July 15th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Tamell gave her a smile and continued on, humming to her box. They reached the carnival grounds and Tamell gave Heather a slight wave, signalling her to follow. She made her way back over to her cart, a little ways away from the other tents that were set up. She noticed another new tent set up next to a wagon, the horses hitched not far off. More people were arriving. It would soon feel like a carnival should.

There was a murmur of voices around the tents, and Tamell placed the box on her cart and busied herself for a few moments lighting several oil lamps that she had stored. She hung them in the tree near her bedroll, casting some illumination in the now dark night.

Tamell grabbed the box and sat down on her bedroll, patting a spot beside her for Heather to sit down. She stroked the box a few more times before opening the lid and slipping in a hand.

"Would you like to see my latest act?" she asked, being as friendly as she could.
heather_dawson on July 23rd, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Heather followed Tamell, taking in what she could see of the carnival. It was modest but had a good number of people it seemed. It probably wouldn't put on a bad show once it got going.

When they reached Tamell's cart, Heather watched as she light the oil lamps and continued to soak in the sights of the inhabitants of the carnival settling in for the night.

Heather gladly accepted Tamell's invitation to sit down. They hadn't walked far but Heather felt tired all the same. It had been a rough couple of days.

She set her bag beside her and sat cross legged, idly watching Tamell stroke the box she held.

“Sure!” Heather said perking up when Tamell offered to show her her act. She felt a bit embarrassed that she hadn't thought to ask what Tamell's act consisted of and wondered if it had anything to do with the contents of the box.