Dillon seemed to get on well with Jalav but that didn’t give Leon the excuse to not bother. He had made the dude part of the Ankh and so it was also up to him to interact, he didn’t need much guidance power wise Jalav had been helping there with the dude, so Leon decided it was time for the two of them to go hang.
Leon found the man lounging downstairs, he looked a bit lost or that could just be Leon’s take on it, but which ever way it was didn’t make a difference. “Right dude grab your jacket let’s get out and cause some trouble.”
Minutes later they were in Leon’s new Porsche Cayenne and heading into the city, the car growled and sped along and Leon pushed it to every limit ever put into the thing.
Post by Dillon Davis on May 1, 2020 10:07:54 GMT -5
Even though it had been a fair while since he'd lived in the Ankh stately home, it never quite felt like home to Dillon. He was used to spartan quarters; not minimalist per se, just he'd never had a lot in the ways of possessions. His time in the Marines had taught him to make the best out of very little, and that was how he lived as a civilian.
So when he moved into the Ankh's sprawling manor, Dillon was not quite used to the opulence in which his new, nocturnal family lived.
Tonight he finds himself sitting in the family lounge, somewhat uncomfortable in the lush leather chair. He's hoping to come upon Jalav; he's not seen her in days, and he's eager to continue his training.
“Right dude grab your jacket let’s get out and cause some trouble.”
The voice catches him off guard. He knows it's Leon, but he's surprised to run into him, what more to have him suggest a night out. Though they lived under the same roof, their paths rarely crossed.
Dillon isn't afforded an opportunity to decline, or even respond to Leon's invitation; the man was already headed to the garage by the time Dillon rises from his uncomfortably comfortable chair.
Minutes later they're both headed into the city in Leon's fancy Porsche.
"Is everyone in the family required to have a fancy car or something?" Dillon asks, half-jokingly. "Because I don't think I can afford more than my beat up sedan on what I make with UBER."
The dude hadn’t realised what being part of the family meant but that was partially his fault, fuck it was all his fault. “You can use any car in the lower Garage, not the upper one cuz some of them are Jared’s and he’d skin you and hang you from the rear view mirror as a ornament if you touch his cars. I need to set you up with a bank account I’ll talk to Jared later about that, but when you rob in the city you bank the coins in the account given you and you can use what you want, but you’ll be given targets to reach soon, but we can chat bout that later on after a drink or 6.”
Leon enjoyed how the car handled and after the first burst of mad speed he settled down to kind of normal speeds, he didn’t want pulling over so early in the night. “If you use a better car you’ll get better reviews and you’ll make more money. Any questions?” There was a difference to Leon when he spoke, the usual funny man had a serious side and that showed when he spoke bout money and targets, nothing heavy but just the funny man took a back seat.
Post by Dillon Davis on May 2, 2020 4:22:13 GMT -5
Leon explains about the cars in the garage, how the ones in the lower garage are fair game, but not Jared's. But when he talks about bank accounts and robbing and targets in the city, Dillon seems perturbed. The rest of Leon's words are lost on him.
"I wasn't complaining," says Dillon, choosing his words carefully. "I don't need more than what I have. Just... you guys have more than what I'm used to, and I don't know if there's a tax bracket I need to hit to be in the family."
Dillon shifts in his seat, visibly more relaxed now that Leon isn't intent on breaking the sound barrier with his Porsche.
"And I don't rob. Not my thing. If I wanted to get rich quick and dirty I'd have been a merc, not drive an UBER."
“There isn’t a tax bracket but you need money, you WILL rob and you'll exceed any thing you think you can do.” Leon gave the car a push, a small touch on the accelerator and it took off again. "You’re in the family dude that requirement was met the day I decided not to kill you but believe me I WILL kill you if you screw up, cuz if you screw up then I screw up.” none of his words were said with meaness but there was no kidding to them he was deadly serious.
“It isn’t about just being rich, money buys every thing and I don’t just mean cars and fancy digs, neat gear or pretty stuff for the wife.” He shrugged and laughed. “But weapons and not just guns, in this city you need holy water and that isn't cheap, it aint true when they say go into a church and empty the font that’s complete bollocks that stuff is just tap water, you need the GEN YOU INE stuff.” He deliberate stated the genuine with a silly accent. “So you WILL rob and you’ll get awesome at it, or I’ll stake you out and fill you up to your teeth with holy water myself.”
The car spun sideways and came to a perfect stop at the curb, Leon had tanked the car left and let the wheels spin it sideways in a skid to park, fun!
“But we have lots of time to figure that all out yet, tonight is for fun! So let’s av at it!” Leon jumped out of the car and waited for Dillon to follow then he blipped the fob and walked into the nearby pub. “First round is on you dude!”
Post by Dillon Davis on May 6, 2020 20:09:05 GMT -5
Leon's insistence that he begin a new career in petty thievery does not sit well with Dillon. He doesn't show it, however, merely responding with a detached, "Sure, you're the boss."
The talk of weapons leaves a sour taste in his mouth. Weapons. Instruments of conflict. He abhors conflict, having spent much of his best years a war dog. He had left that life behind, and he's not all too eager to return to such a life.
Dillon hides his distaste for the conversation at hand rather well, appearing concerned for Leon's reckless need for speed. The car spins into a parking spot as if it's part of a choreographed scene right out of a Fast and Furious movie.
A small smile breaks through Dillon's usually stoic demeanor, as he imagines Leon playing the part of Dominic Toretto or any of the other folliclly-challenged men in the Furious Familia.
Fucker would probably enjoy it too.
Leon declares he - Dillon - would be getting the first round of drinks, which draws a subtle eye-roll from the former Marine.
"Sure, Dom," says Dillon, a ghost of a smile upon his lips as he follows Leon into the pub, to the bar, where he calls for the bartender's attention. He orders a glass of whiskey for himself, before turning to Leon, waiting for the man to pick his poison of choice.
Leon saw the subtle eye thing but ignored it, then the small smile it was good the dude knew how to have a bit of a joke. Leon liked whiskey but he liked to start in on beer and work around to spirits. “A Bud for me. Cold, better be nice and cold!”
The drinks arrived cold bud and whiskey both went down well, neither man spoke till the second round. “So dude tell me some thing bout yourself.” the ball was tossed right into Dillon’s court.
Post by Dillon Davis on May 17, 2020 19:10:37 GMT -5
Their drinks arrive. They drink. Neither man speaks until they both have their second round of drinks in hand. It's Leon who speaks first, with the obligatory, perhaps clichéd, tell-me-about-yourself question.
Dillon knocks back his glass of whiskey, savoring the smooth burn as it goes down.
"Former Marine. Dad was, so figured I'd follow suit," he says with a slight shrug of his shoulders as he stares at his now empty glass. "Then I joined a top secret government outfit and did fucked up shit in service of the country."
Dillon gestures to the bartender with his glass, eager for his third round so he's able to drown the ugly memories now resurfacing.
"Oh, and also, purple. Favorite color, in case you're wondering," he continues with a wry smile, then gestures to Leon with his glass.
Leon smiled to himself a mischievous expression. “Nothing special to tell here, I'm a naughty vampire god!.” He used a line from Blade, a bit edited to make it fit himself but it worked. “But in all seriousness." Leon didn’t sip his beer but drank the bottle, alcohol didn’t effect him much less he drank a lot of it. “I’m a car salesman, I’m married and I have a brother called Jared.” Leon ordered more drinks. “And my favourite colour is blue.”
Post by Dillon Davis on May 22, 2020 14:03:43 GMT -5
Dillon smirks when Leon calls himself a “naughty vampire god” and can’t help but retort, “Yeah, I kinda got that from the whole bringing me back from the dead thing, Vampire Jesus.”
More drinks arrive. Dillon downs his, savoring it, before scoffing at Leon’s claims of being a car salesman.
“Let me guess, those guys who tried to put holes in you the night I picked you up - or should I say saved your ass - they were disgruntled customers?” he says, with a bemused smile. “You ripped them off, didn’t you? Overcharged them on a junker of a deal?”
Leon wiggled his fingers as if they held magic in them and then laughed. “You got it, they bought a prestige car and didn’t like the low warranty so they decided to make a complaint.” The grin didn’t leave his lips even as alcohol passed over them into his mouth.
“Saved my ass, you keep telling yourself that buddy if it makes you feel good, you were just the driver and a meal.” Leon laughed because it was half true and half him teasing Dillon. It was clear with his joking that Dillon wasn’t going to get any serious answers not in public any how.
Just as he was about to crack another joke and take another drink he was knocked sideways, his bottle spun out of his fingers and skidded across the bar and onto the floor and flipped then broke spilling his drink. “Dude careful!!” The man grunted and glared at Leon and Dillon then walked off. Leon shook his head, he could of gone after the man cut his lips off and stuck stuck them to the guy's own ass but he was in a good mood and ignorant pricks were best just ignored. “BAR KEEP another drink!”
Post by Dillon Davis on Jun 4, 2020 5:24:40 GMT -5
Dillon rolls his eyes at Leon’s opinion of him, that he had simply been a driver and a meal. Just some guy at the wrong place at the wrong time.
If only some frumpy soccer mom had taken his booking at the time; the thought of Leon stuck in a family van with a screaming panic-stricken soccer mom as they were shot to bits makes Dillon laugh despite himself.
He waits for another wisecrack from Leon, but it never comes. Instead, some asshole shoulder-checks the man, causing him to drop his drink.
As expected, a staredown ensues, but Dillon simply stares back, unflinching. The asshole eventually leaves, and when it becomes evident that no threat was forthcoming, Dillon finishes his drink, and adds another round following Leon’s.
“So,” he says, just as their drinks arrive. “Any suggestions as to how I can break the news to my little girl? That her daddy can’t take her out to the park on Sunday afternoons anymore?”
Leon watched Dillon’s reaction to the ignorant bumper guy, he huffed as he finished the drink the barman brought him. He’s pleased Dillon didn’t react and cause a scene.
“Strikes me you got a few choices but the major 2 are easy you don’t tell her a thing and learn to lie a LOT.” He doesn’t grin or show any sign of humour but keeps the conversation serious, kids were a serious subject. “Or Just take her to an indoor adventure centre or theme castle, all indoors”
The barman kept the drinks coming and they carried on drinking as they chatted. “After all the park gets boring and kids love money spent on them, take her to the cinema or out for dinner, little girls love their dads taking them out on dad/daughter dates. Its a thing I know cause I read about it on yahoo."
Leon shrugged "But honesty is best with kids, thing is if she grows up and finds out and you've lied all this time she's going to hate you man, so tell her the truth, she might surprise you."
Post by Dillon Davis on Jun 8, 2020 23:37:29 GMT -5
Dillon doesn’t say anything as Leon lays out the 2 major ways of dealing with his newfound state of being. It’s obvious from the subtle change in his expression that he doesn’t love the idea of lying to his own daughter.
“She loves the park though,” he says, when Leon speaks about how parks get boring. “Kid loves playing catch, sometimes I feel like I got a son instead of a babygirl.”
There’s a twinkle in his eye when he mentions her, a smile slowly working its way back to his lips. When Leon mentions his expertise coming from Yahoo, Dillon almost chokes on his drink, sputtering and laughing despite himself.
“Ok so,” he says after composing himself. “What you’re telling me is I gotta sit my babygirl down and go, ‘Honey, daddy drinks blood now and can’t take you to the park anymore because I’ll be deep fried in the sun.’”
He gulps down his latest shot of whiskey, his inhibitions starting to fade a little more, his demeanor much more relaxed. “And then bring her to the mansion and tell her she’s now part of The Munsters, yeah?”
“We have indoor sports facilities so not like she’s gonna miss out on too much. A park with dog crap all over it? yeah I think it’s no biggy.” Leon stayed in semi serious mode. “Don’t they like twilight and other super hero stuff kids these days? Well she has herself a twilight super hero for a dad, she’ll adjust man.”
Leon finished his drink and lifted the glass at the bar man who was already there ready to fill it. “”You don’t have to go hey I drink blood or flash the fangs or make spooky muuwaaah noises dude, you are so old fashioned, I haven’t once gone muuuuwaaah at you!!”
There was some humour in his voice but he didn’t revert to completely messing around. “And we're nothing like the munsters, so you style yourself on what you want munster man! But in all seriousness, you can tell her things have changed and you have to adjust. You can tell her financially and living wise you’re better off and you have the support of family behind you now, you need a solicitor to get more kiddo time? BAM it’s yours dude.”
Casandra: yeah I made it, Celeraty 1 is mine. now time to drink some blood and than cel 2
Jun 25, 2020 14:29:35 GMT -5
Alex Moon Ring: how is erverybody coping with the weather. well here it is HOT.
Jun 24, 2020 10:51:09 GMT -5
Raven de`Valios: lottalead looking for lottalead hoping to get lottalead back. How... odd.
Jun 9, 2020 0:16:55 GMT -5
lottalead: hi folks anyone know if lottalead still plays i had givin him my account a few years ago and just started playing again under raving but would love to get lottalead back
Jun 8, 2020 14:55:31 GMT -5
Leon: Looks like it did!
May 22, 2020 13:13:24 GMT -5
Casandra: ok so I lost 500 pints of blood but I gained Stamina, yeah me. what next?
May 22, 2020 10:39:00 GMT -5
Morgan: thanks Leon, I hope it works now.
May 19, 2020 11:27:26 GMT -5
Leon: Put open on your thread else peoples don't know they can join.
May 19, 2020 10:22:16 GMT -5
Casandra: Your rank is Local Legend - yeah made it to 500 pints, me happy
May 18, 2020 2:30:57 GMT -5
Casandra: yeah only 100 pints to go before i go to my next powers Stamina 1+2 and celerity 1
May 15, 2020 11:08:27 GMT -5
Morgan: Anybody want to join my thread in beyond the city limits?
May 14, 2020 13:42:08 GMT -5
Alex Moon Ring: Thanks to everybody who helped You all are AMAZING.
May 14, 2020 6:33:53 GMT -5
Alex Moon Ring: Update: Just one more vampire needed to go to Qualms and 5th and say Moonring sent me. I am getting more and more nervous.
May 14, 2020 2:51:53 GMT -5
Alex Moon Ring: I need just 2 vampires who can go to the pub at qualms and 5th and say Moonring sent me. Anyone who can help would be appreciated.
May 13, 2020 6:33:44 GMT -5
Casandra: yeah Thiervery 1+2 and Shadows 1+2 now we wait till the guilds have moved and than we see what next
May 13, 2020 0:48:28 GMT -5
Tessa Ashenvale: If I may suggest, try focusing on suction one and two first. You'll gain blood pints faster that way.
May 10, 2020 5:56:45 GMT -5
Casandra: thanks Tessa, I lost 40 pints, I am now barely at 250
May 10, 2020 5:18:34 GMT -5
Tessa Ashenvale: Hunters will go after anyone that wanders into their square. Good luck on your quest!
May 10, 2020 5:17:28 GMT -5
Casandra: I am off to see a guilt, the wonderful guilt of thievery
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