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A Visit to Remember
« on: March 27, 2020, 03:05:17 PM »
Sam watched the street lights zip by one at a time, illuminating the activities going on in the area, bored from the car ride, peering out the limousine window. Why did this drive seem longer than walking? She could hear Maria's pencil scratching against her note pad, "Everything works out on paper." An annoying truth that was impossible to argue. Sam looked down, concentrating on the gift in her lap, a rectangular blue velvet box, wrapped with a red bow. A small smile crept its way across her face, no matter the choices Ben made to try and win the election, she still called him a friend. Ben was generous enough to check on Sam after the kidnapping, and she did not forget his kind words and gestures.

Sam was sure the receptionist could hear her smiling over the phone, booking an appointment to see Ben put Sam in a good mood. She thought about there visits, there long conversations, ranging from a variety of topics. Thinking about it now, Sam realized how much she missed Ben, and how far they had bonded as friends.

Sam thought about a magical book, one that never runs out of pages. It could be telepathically linked to Ben so he could record his thoughts, similar to voice typing. That was her idea before the kidnapping occurred, then her opinion for his gift changed.

Mitchelletto used blood magic, a ritual to be exact, to weaken the bond between Sam and Jake. It failed to trick Jake, but it resulted in Benny's death, and Sam still struggled with it. It was a twist of fate that the Bone Harp didn't save the assassin against the ring Jake inherited. Dragon fire disabled the Bone Harp. Mitchelletto could still be alive, missing a limb. Sam prayed he died from blood loss after the fight with Jake. No body had been found.

Though Sam continued to experience a dark cloud of emotions from the incident, she did manage to summon a thoughtful idea out of a negative situation.

Inside the box was a magical chain necklace. One that could change shape and colours to match one's outfit. That was not all. Sam had asked Maria's deities to make a chain necklace for Ben, one that would permit him to feel Kerr, like Ben had been fully blood bonded.

Ben and his bond to Kerr crossed her mind numerous times; the countless conversations about what Ben had lost. Sam could not replace the memories, but she could at least give him something back.

Under the weird ritual, Sam's blood bond felt unstable, fractured, watered down, and it infuriated her. Sam had been so use to being connected to Jake, even now Maria had made the final preparations to reverse the spell; the ingredients needed, for one, were hard to find. It had taken valuable time and labour.

Sam could not tell Maria what it was for, even to tell Maria something private Ben had shared with her was wrong, no matter how long Maria and Sam had been comrades. Maria thankfully understood and trusted Sam. It was inspiring to be apart of the process; it had given Sam a deeper appreciation for Maria. No one but Sam and Ben would know what the item could do.

The limousine slowed to a halt. Sam looked up from the gift in her lap. She could not wait to see Ben. Maria thrust her notebook inside her black handbag, exiting the limo first. A long dress with swirls of green and gold scattered across her backless gown, a high neckline that hugged her throat, and cute little flats tinted black.

Gliding around the back of the limo to open Sam's car door, a graceful pull and click, and the door swung open. Sam grabbed her bag, the gift and stepped out. Black boots with silver buckles placed firmly onto the pavement and accompanied with a dark purple fuzzy coat, dark blue jeans, a bright royal blue long-sleeved shirt with a square cut for the neckline. Her hair in a simple braid, thrown over Sams's shoulder. Maria closed the car door, and both proceeded inside.

The people inside hustled and bustled within the foyer, strolling up the receptionist's desk with a big smile on Sams's face. Both ladies looked swamped. One acknowledged Sam, "Mr. Samson is excepting you. Let me check to see if he is finished business for the night."

"Thank you," Sam said politely. She promptly sat down in a chair in the coffee shop, within eyesight of the receptionist, Maria taking another chair beside Sam.

"Thank you again, for letting me be part of the process, and for being understanding," she whispered while grinning at Maria.

"You are the exception," Maria winked at her, which made Sam giggle. How fortunate it was that Sam had a companion like Maria.

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Re: A Visit to Remember
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 11:04:48 PM »
When Ben was told that Sam Rede had arrived in the lobby to see him but wasn't immediately sent up, he wondered why the Luminary staff had hesitated. He trusted them to do their job well so it was strange for them to deviate from his instructions. Something was throwing them. Gregory had offered to bring Sam up to see him but Ben declined. He would go collect her from the lobby himself.

Travelling in the private elevator that only he, Kerr and Cain used, Ben was deposited onto the lobby floor near the Brannigan's corner. He saw Sam immediately upon stepping out of the lift. A smile began to creep into the corners of his mouth until he saw the person she'd brought with her. The saltigue that he'd met in the Brass Quarter a couple of months ago. The one who'd made him feel uneasy and while they'd conversed she'd insulted him openly a couple of times. Why would Sam bring her here?

With a polite smile on his face that was nothing like the natural one Sam would've seen had she come alone, Ben approached the armchairs around the low coffee table that they were seated at. The smell of warm blood nearby only served to wrangle Ben's nerves more.

"Hi, Sam, good to see you." He'd already extended his concern after she'd returned from her abduction. Luckily it had only lasted a week and she'd returned unharmed. He'd offered her time off to recover from her experience but she hadn't taken it and resumed classes as normal. "I thought I'd take you up personally. Your friend is welcome to wait here." He only glanced at Maria, barely making eye contact as he spoke to Sam.

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Re: A Visit to Remember
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 06:35:55 AM »
"Its good to see you too. I've missed you," standing up with a beaming smile that lit up Sams face for Ben. Oblivious of the awkward interaction taking place between Maria and Ben, happier than a pig in mud to see Ben.

"Thank you for the offer, Mr. Samson, but I must politely decline for tonight. I am just here to drop Sam off," rising from the chair, speaking with a smile. Sam was unaware of Bens' sharp glance, but Maria knew Ben did not like her being here. It was best she leaves.

Maria had not informed Sam about the particulars of their encounter in the Brass Quarters. All Sam knew was Maria had encountered Ben that night, she had asked if Ben was comfortable sharing his thoughts, and he did. Maria did not mention the part where she had hit a wrong note or two during the conversation, ending the night. No matter, Maria did not forget Ben's smug remark on how ambitious it was to clean up the Brass Quarter one person at a time, and she did not mention that to Sam either. No good would come of it.

"Call me when you finished Sam. A pleasant evening to both of you." Maria bowed her head a little to both, then promptly departed building, leaving the two vampires alone for their visit.

"That's nice of you to come down, Ben. I didn't want to interrupt in case your night ran a little long. Did you have a good night at work?" Grabbing her bag and the gift for Ben, following him once he decided to move again. Sam wanted to start with some light conversation, before getting to the present tucked in her right hand like a precious jewel.