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Bookkeeper's Memoirs

Postby Winterhawk99 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:10 am

Darias for this last years had been very busy with his new business. Rory had popped by and found him under piles of paperwork. Knowing that his Madam was good with books, Rory offered Her to Darias to clean up his paperwork. Darias Thinking about it figured, if she could run a brothel full of cutthroats and thieves without them stealing everything from the gold paid out to the kitchen sink then doing the paperwork for a small business would be no problem. He reluctantly agreed.

Rory took him to the Peacock to let him meet his new bookkeeper. Darias saw a beautiful middle aged woman of olive skin and strange yellow eyes. Her name was Janine. She was steady and confident a good bookkeeper. Her main job was handling the brothel which took most of her time. They haggled a bit and came to a satisfactory agreement. Janine would work for Darias 3 days a week for 4 to 6 hours. Darias paying her 30 gold a week.

As Rory lounged just within earshot he smiled.

So starts the adventures of Darias and his bookkeeper Janine.
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Re: Bookkeeper's Memoirs

Postby Winterhawk99 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:33 am

Janine was finishing up with the books as Darias came in. She was now a fixture within the office after coming in several weeks always in a timely fashion and quietly working while some of the famous names of Lapis Port discussed various news and adventures with Darias. She had several neat stacks of papers for Darias to read over and sign however today she put one ledger to the side for after she finished the work. When she was done she turned to Darias over at the bar, Curtsied, picked up the ledger and started to leave. Darias raised and eyebrow as he saw her walking out with a ledger as she started speaking, " Your Man Tond will be up in but a moment Lord Darias. He has some news for you." She continued walking out the door with dignified grace and down the hall and stairs to his sales manager Tond.

As she walked past Tond she lifted her left hand and simply dropped the ledger right at his feet. She took a few steps and stopped, Turned her head and flashed a smile. Tond took the ledger and opened it. As he read the ledger his face turned an angry red then purple. As he started throwing insults about her other profession, She turned her head back around, walked out the door waving good-bye with the back of her hand, smiling all the way.

Tond then raced up the stairs finding Darias on his way down to see what the Racket was all about. Tond Preceded to tell Darias, he should fire Janine because she was a whore and Rory's woman. He held the ledger behind his back.

Darias and Tond talked quite a while until Tond finally gave him the ledger and telling him in fact Janine had found 300 in gold missing. Tond admitting he took it to pay a gambling debt in Cleaverness. They discussed things Darias being not to happy about the "borrowed money". Tond retained his job with a rebuking from Darias.
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Re: Bookkeeper's Memoirs

Postby Winterhawk99 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:25 am

Janine walked in to the office this morning to the sweet scent of Anise and whiskey. She Gagged and looked around. The office was trashed a bottle had spilled by Darias. Who was passed out laying across the bar. There were empty bottles about the bar. A man in back leathers with gold fringes and an elegant cloak was passed out on one of the visitor chairs. There was a half filled bottle of Absinth beside him several glasses were at that table. She shook her head and walked up to the stranger.

She had guessed correctly. The ex-shadow thief was in an opium and wormwood stupor. She peaked under the hood that covered his face. What a pretty thing the man was. Llewellyn one of her male entertainers might even be jealous of this one. She had never seen his face. She looked at his midriff for the the red sash and found it in its proper place. Janine thought for a moment and got a mischievous look in her eye. She Got close to him eye to eye. then Quickly clapped her hands together as hard as she could.

Pain seared Velvet's head As the thunderclap reverberated through it. He opened his eyes to Janine nose to nose with him. Her Yellow slitted eyes giving him "The Look" every man knows when they are in deep trouble with a woman. He flipped over in his chair and took off down the hall as fast as his legs would take him.

Darias hears a crack and his head explodes, pain ringing in his head. then a large crash augments the pain in his wounded ears. As he looks up he sees Janine in front of one of the guest chairs with her hand over her mouth giggling. his eyes spy a black cloak rounding the bend quick as a jackrabbit fleeing from a fox.
She looks over to Darias curtsies and says in a soft voice, " Morning my lord Darias what quaint friends you have over."

Darias blinks and looks around, "Janine? Who in the Nine Hells was that?" She starts cleaning the bottles and glasses up then softly says, "THAT I assume was one of your men. The pretty one. Has a taste for poison I see." She holds up a dark bottle, " You didn’t partake of this did you? Its saturated with wormwood and opium.

Darias winces at the volume of her voice, " Might have had a glass......my preferred drink was originally brought for cleaning wounds......burned like hell......."

She eyes Darias up, " Well be careful with that stuff once your hooked it's almost impossible to get you off of it." She finishes cleaning, wipes down the tables, goes to the books and smiles catlike, "I'll scribe quietly."

Darias nods, "Thank you........I'm going to try to find a quiet corner somewhere."
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