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Subject: Playtime! [Gabe] Wed May 25, 2016 11:28 am
Though he never left his work address to Brittany, it wasn't hard for her to locate Gabriel's place. First, because you can always ask around. Second, because it's easy to look up on the internet. Very easy. And being a modern girl with access to technology facilities, that was not a hard at all. This time, however, she made sure to work on her outer image and make one reasonable (and favorable!) impression. So if Gabe stuck to the first impression of a sweaty, hurried cheerleader girl, this time he'd see a well-dressed, trim young lady. Sadly (or not) for him, the effusive happy-go-lucky behavior would remain, even if her outfit demands a different demeanor, as well the Casino's behavior norms. In any event, the girl addressed herself to the reception counter, with a large smile.
"Hiii! Can you tell me if someone named Gabe works here? He's, like, a friend of mine!"
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Wed May 25, 2016 1:22 pm
The stern, but handsome man would nod his head in a respectful bow as he watched the girl. A smile would escape his lips afterwards.
"Welcome to lucky clover, but before you enter the premises, i would need the proper identification if you are to enter any further, due to the suggestive adult themes, source of alcohol, and the constant traffic of currency that you may or may not have have the right amount of luck in hindsight of indulging in. " After that, the man would bow. Lucky clover was a very established place, and they needed this woman's id if anything. There would be no problems being caused for the casino, and they required a certain age limit to be met or passed to gamble.
That was the way it was, and after Brittany showed her identification to prove her legal age, the man would direct the girl to Gabe's table. "Head on over to table 6, Mr Gatsby will be there.
Over by table 6, Brittany would see an older male fixing Gabe's tie with a smile. Afterwards, the man would walk away, other individuals bowing to him with respect as he walked by. " Gabe would give a sigh with relief as he stayed at the end, shuffling a deck of playing cards. The air of the place, it was different if she could tell. The very atmosphere, was it only a casino? Was there more to the special club?
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Wed May 25, 2016 2:54 pm
Brittany nodded to the man, checking her purse immediately for her ID. "Hang in there a bit, mmkay? I have to find my ID...oh my Gosh, a woman's purse is like a labyrinth!", she gave him a thin smile. The receptionist was sure a good-looking man, which of course helped Brittany to be friendlier, though she was naturally amicable to anyone. Once she found the small ID card, the girl readily offered it to him. "Brittany Wilson. That's me".
Past this prior contact, it wasn't really hard to spot Gabe sat by one of the countless tables disposed. Brittany raised her arm, intending to wave and yell his name to drag his attention, but...she remembered she was at a seemingly high class place. In other words, she had to behave, even if she was sort of opposed to the idea of changing who you are and form a different self because of society protocols. She did notice, however, two things: how Gabe was revered as someone distinct from others, despite all of them being impeccably well-dressed; and how he looks different with glasses on. With a few quick steps, she reached his table rather easily. "Can I sit? Or are you on your own?".
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Fri May 27, 2016 4:57 pm
Gabe would look to Brittany with an amused look on his face. "Interesting, it came over me that i haven't given the address to this place. On top of that, i wasn't expecting you to come. Though, as you can see, its not as bad as it looks, right?" Gabe would then proceed to sit down. "I seemed to be placed on a small break as well, so of course have a seat...oh......" Gabe would snap his fingers and call a waitress over. "Sasha, if you will, please bring the guess any sort of refreshment she desires, i'll pay for it. " Gabe would then look back to Brittany. "It's the least i can do for the trouble, i hope it wasn't hard to get over here.
Gabe would then eye her with a somewhat mischievous look.
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Fri May 27, 2016 5:29 pm
"I know, right?? You have not. BUT", she said, sitting down at the chair right in front of his once the man gave his permission and lifting her pink modern cellphone, proudly. "I have this! It wasn't truly hard, with a GPS function. I'm smarter than you think, ha!" The girl winked to Gabe in a playful fashion before setting the device back to the purse on her lap.
"Oooh, can I ask for anything? You know, I'd like...hmm...wine! I could probably ask for vodka or something, but I don't know... Is it too strong? If not, wine will do! Oh my gosh, I've never had wine before, I feel so rich!" Brittany giggled, perhaps a bit too excited over the possibility of drinking. She was an adult right now, and yet she never truly ventured into things and habits that are allowed once you're not underage anymore. "My day was fine, but let's talk about you! Is it me or are you just too popular and important here? Are you, like, the owner of this place or something?"
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Sat May 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Wine then..." The waitress nodded and quickly went to get a bottle and glass of wine. After the glass was poured for Brittany, the waitress would leave the bottle next to the table. She gave a sharp bow and continued onto her duties. Hmmm.." Gabe moved an empty glass across and began to pour some wine for himself. ""I wouldnt say i'm popular, i was raised by the chairman for the past five years. Well, maybe not raised, but he took great care and looking after me after the great divide. Ever heard of a man named Guak Huang San?" Gabe would say as he tipped his glasses. " Not the best of reputations, not so good things surrounds him, word gets around quick as if he's some kind of bogeyman that owns people. "
Gabe would then laugh. " If you would look around, they're is either a handsome man or a beautiful woman, having the looks and being efficient at their jobs. We run that kind of establishment where the appearance matches the expertise.
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Sun May 29, 2016 1:26 pm
So, the Great Divide affect him, hm? Yes, he could see that happening. Though, unlike her, Gabe apparently was took under the wings of this man-with-a-chinese-name and she could tell, by the way he spoke, his guardian seemed like a generous, caring person. As far as generous and caring go when you hear the same one has an awful reputation surrounding his character. Regardless, once he asked Brittany if she ever heard of him, she shook her head, denying any possibility and limiting herself to the listener, spectator position.
"I see. Is it important for you that people here must be attractive and good-looking? I mean... Appearance isn't everything, they must be good at what they do, don't they?", she frowned like a child confused asking for answers from an older tutor. Appearance was important to a degree, but weren't they, by making it a criterion, taking it to a whole new shallow level?
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Sun May 29, 2016 2:26 pm
It's not my rules, you keep people here, well invested, well entertained in having a nice time. Whenever you win or lose, you always end up coming back, due to the fact that we don't even use the word customers, you are our guests. This is his house, and we are the people that dwell here, in order to make your stay at our lovely casino a little more comfortable. "Gabe would then give Brittany an uplifting smile. "Anything but the sort, this is all for you in a way. Believe it or not, atmosphere is a part of the service. " Taking a sip of the wine glass. Gabe would take out his deck of cards. " How about a little trick to lighten the mood, we can also talk in the meantime. i like to keep my hands moving. " Gabe would say as he shuffled. " How's the modeling bit going for yout?
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Sun May 29, 2016 2:49 pm
Brittany took a sip of her wine, and it felt...good, because of the grape flavor, but the presence of alcohol was something she was not accustomed to, and so she grimaced a bit. Curiously enough, her model friends were into alcohol and certain habits that, although not so healthy, were far more acceptable than a regular eating. Like drinking and doing drugs. Albeit she was part of the modeling environment, Brittany has not changed her manners and tastes to fit in.
"So, I'm the boss in a way? Good, I'll keep that in mind", she chuckled mischievously, watching as Gabe shuffled his small deck. Was it time for another of his games? "It's...okay. There isn't much to tell, I'm just more or less new to the job. Like, I'm not that new, but I don't also get the most relevant photoshoots. I think I've gotten just one, for a perfume merchandising. You know those new seven perfume releases based on the seven sins? I was the one advertising for Lust! I think I have a picture on my phone, wanna check it?" It was funny talking about her job. Specially a job she wasn't truly fond of. Should Gabe ask affirmatively, Wilson girl would show him her pink-colored device's screen, exposing a picture of naked Brittany with a snake around her neck and shoulders. Her position allowed her to cover her breasts with one arm, at the same time she held one hand down her crotch, a small apple-shaped red flask alluding to the Biblical tale of Eve and the Snake. A bit of a scandalous poster, and perhaps even more scandalous to show it to him in his work place. Then again, it was advertised nation-wide, he might have already seen it on the street outdoors.
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Mon May 30, 2016 2:12 pm
To a certain degree, you are in fact "the boss". As far as the sense of the word can take you. "Gabe would chuckle a bit as he continued shuffling. He thought of what trick he wanted to show her this time around, something simple or something flashy?" Oh, the seven deadly sins, how interesting. Of course you would be the face for something describing lust, i'm pretty sure that it would of been a successful photo shoot. Sure, i would like to take a look. Gabe took a look and smiled "At least you aren't shy about your body. One thing that you have to be sure of is the contract dispute, every time the poster is displayed or any sort of commercial, i hope that you are making the appropriate amount of revenue from it. "
Gabe would then wonder something. "Why do you do it? Sometimes the answer for things is that...they do it because they are good at it...i that the same reason why you model? Or is it something a little more complex than natural talent? " As she answered, Gabe decided on a trick to show her. Gabe glimpsed the bottom card and shuffled the deck, retaining the bottom card in place. "I need you to pick cards out of the deck without looking at them, can you do that for me? When you draw the top card, put it face down on the table. "
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Mon May 30, 2016 2:52 pm
Was she shy about her body? Definitely she wasn't. But there was some weird gleam in her eyes everytime she mentioned the modeling career and this specific fashion campaign, even though she willingly showed it to the man ahead. For that same reason, when posed to a question as to "why did she choose modeling", Brittany's stare went blank for some moment, too quick to pay much mind to it, but not as much as to be unnoticed. She had no immediate response, but the way her empty eyes stared at Gabe were pretty much a giveaway. Still, she recovered quite soon, the wide grin returning to her lips as if it was nothing. "Because I like it. A job that you like is 10 times better than a job that's forced upon you, right?", she said, pondering for a moment, eyes shifting to his deck. What was his game this time? In the end, she picked one card as suggested and did exactly what she was told to: place the one she chose and put it face down on the table.
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Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Mon May 30, 2016 4:28 pm
Gabe started to concentrate and call out the card. It's the 3 of diamonds..." Gabe would say as he picked up the card and looked at it, not showing it to Brittany. " I was right.....or was i?." Gabe would then smile and place the card face down on the table once more and picked up the deck, skillfully sliding the deck into a circle around that one card. " The conditions are set, lets say, this card represents your answer just now. Right? Fear of the unknown, you have no idea if this is the 3 of diamonds or not, very card centered around this one point are the bridges of your life. Everything that's circled around that one point. Regardless of what they are, these are events that matter in your life, but lets say.... no.." Gabe stopped for a moment.
Lets handle this first.... what you take of me and what i claimed it to be, is it really what i say it is...? Gabe let the tension build up for a minute before continuing. There was something in her eyes that unsettled him a bit, and it made him worry
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Mon May 30, 2016 4:53 pm
For the majority of Gabe's "game", Brittany said barely anything at all, too concentrated and rather say, a bit tense at it. It seemed more like a fortune telling session than a simple game, frankly, and she prayed that this little interaction between both wouldn't lead its way in a direction she was not affording to go... "So...the game is, like, you check the card I pick and it tells you something about me? Are you some sort of psychic?", she giggled a bit, jokingly referring to Gabe as such. Up to this point, she wasn't taking it seriously even though fortune telling triggered some interest from her. "What do you think? Is it really as you say it is?" She responded to him not with a firm answer but a smiling question thrown back. The girl was still amicable as always, but despite the happy look on face, the kind of unsettling glare in her eyes remained, as odd as it may sound.
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Mon May 30, 2016 5:18 pm
Nothing of the sort, you claim it to be what you say, and i just so happened to pick a card. They might be related, might not. I would say no...." Gabe would then flip the top of the card in the middle, it was actually the 2 of diamonds. Swerving his hand around the circle of cards, it was a full row of the d of diamonds. Not so much a circle of the deck itself, but a few to make it quite a circle. "Three, that number is rather peculiar..... mind, body and spirit.... the three things that should be a strong representation of what makes a human being. OR even so, all living things to some degree, am i right?" Gabe would point at the two diamond in the middle. " In a deck of 3's, you picked a two after answering the question of "Why?" In terms of mind , body and spirit, in relation to your modeling career... humor me for a moment... what is missing?"
Gabe then tried to play it off. "It's all hypothetical, so bear with me.
—Strength Name: House of Cards —Description: Because of Gabe's upbringing and the need to do things with his hands, the one thing that he always liked to do and seemed to master was card tricks. He's quite advanced and seems to pull them out of anywhere, as well as be accustomed to some sort of unique style involving his tricks and soul bound.
—Strength Name: Dexterous Rate —Description: Gabe's contains a high level of adroitness involving his hands.
Subject: Re: Playtime! [Gabe] Mon May 30, 2016 5:41 pm
...What is missing, he asked? The girl looked at him for a moment, unconvinced about it all being "hypothetical" or "a game". She didn't really feel like answering and didn't really feel like venting inner concerns to someone deemed as a stranger. She has met this guy and she liked his company so far, but this was a territory she hardly would allow him to venture on. "What if everything is missing?", she retorted back, eye contact fixed at him as she remained smiling. And smiling she would forever be.