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 right where it begins, kate!
alias: kate
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Sep 22 2016, 04:48 PM
leone glanced around them, though no one of importance seemed to notice the shop girl and her tears, which he supposed was probably a relief to her. he doubted her employer would like her crying around the customers. if he'd been anyone else, any of the other customers she dealt with, things might not have ended well for her. he was sure any of them might have complained about their shop girl breaking down into tears, but he didn't plan on saying a word to anyone. he nodded as she spoke, relieved then that her mother was not dead. the mail was just too slow. he'd been too young when his parents came here, so he didn't remember the journey by ship, but he knew it had taken some time. his mother liked to talk about what it'd been like, especially as she'd been preegnant at the time. she liked telling his younger brother how difficult he'd been, even while still in the womb. "well, you have to consider how long it takes to get here. but your letter has to get to them first, as well," he pointed out gently. "i'm sure in just a few more days you'll have your letter from them." he hoped he was being comforting, as he wasn't entirely sure what to say. "so you came here alone?"
alias: kate
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Sep 23 2016, 03:16 PM
he couldn't imagine what it was like to move to a new place knowing nothing about it and knowing no one. things must not have been well back home, for her father to have sent her here. perhaps she sent money home? would they join her eventually? or would she return to them? there were a lot of questions on his mind, but he wasn't sure it was appropriate to ask them, even if she had been the one to start crying in front of him. and maybe it was better not to ask, anyway, because the last thing leone wanted was for her to get worked up again. he shook his head quickly, though, when she apologized for ruining his visit. "no, no. you haven't ruined anything," he assured her, offering a smile. he realized that now maybe he could introduce himself. she'd shared something with him; it only seemed appropriate. he stuck out his hand then, "i'm leone, by the way," he hesitated before continuing, perhaps getting a bit ahead of himself, but his mother had always said he was too charming for his own good. "i like to consider myself a bit of an expert in the city, so if you ever need someone to show you around to new places..."
alias: kate
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Sep 24 2016, 07:33 PM
her eagerness was pleasing, as part of leone worried that her kindness was entirely part of her job, but now he thought she was an entirely genuine and kind person. a young woman in a new country alone. his mother would have a fit over her if she were to hear her story, and perhaps mother her until fi decided she'd had too much of it. he smiled a little as she talked about this sally girl, who clearly enjoyed making girls feel envious, without offering to take the other girls out anywhere. obviously that would ruin her importance if the other girls were aware of all the excitement. "well, after you've been around the city with me, you'll have plenty to tell the girls. maybe you'll even have better stories than sally," he told her with a laugh. he wasn't sure what else girls talked about, but he thought he might be a subject of conversation, which he definitely didn't mind. he considered the options she laid out for him. monday and then saturday morning. it didn't leave much, but he decided he could work around monday, if he worked a few extra shifts to have the day free. "we'll do a monday then. next monday?"
alias: kate
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Sep 25 2016, 07:27 PM
he couldn't help the sudden laugh that burst from him when she said sally only spoke about snogging her boyfriend... and then she quickly stammered through more words to make sure he didn't think that they needed to do any snogging. he wasn't exactly familiar with the term, but he could make a guess to its meaning. "snogging isn't fun?" he asked her, teasing, because he enjoyed the way her face turned red. he wondered if she'd ever actually kissed a boy. not that it mattered. not that he should care. sure, she was a pretty girl, but he didn't have any ulterior motive in offering to show her around the city. "monday it is. should i meet you here?" he asked her, as he was taken by the arm again to go by the blue scarf for his mother. he was glad she seemed bubbly now, the sadness having evaporated.
alias: kate
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Sep 26 2016, 08:37 AM
"you don't need to do that," he said immediately, as she said she could bring breakfast. he didn't want her to go to the trouble, and he certainly didn't want her to feel she needed to spend any amount of money on him. he glanced at the poor girl helping a rather demanding woman, and he imagined that was what a majority of the clients here were like. from his own experiences, those with money usually expected those around them to read their minds or have magic to get things done in seconds.

he let himself be guided through the store, now to the checkout counter where he was introduced to lorelai. he gave her a smile, though he didn't think he could have ever passed as fi's cousin. but he went along with it. he turned his attention back to the girl beside him, "monday at ten," he confirmed, "thank you for your help."

as expected, his mother wasn't entirely thrilled with the gift, or that was how she made it appear, but she still began to wear the scarf daily, and leone had seen her stroking the soft material shortly after he'd given it to her (though she hadn't realized he'd been watching her). the days to follow passed slowly, perhaps because he was looking forward to monday. it couldn't come soon enough, and when the day finally came, he'd already planned out the day. they had a lot they needed to accomplish. he stood outside the store a bit early, his hands in his pockets, cap on his head, as he waited for her.

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Sep 27 2016, 08:19 PM
"hush, leone, and accept my offer of breakfast," fi scolded lightly. she made decent money after all, and she would spend it on him if she wanted to. she was a strong, independent woman living the american dream, and if her dream included baking him a coffee cake, then so be it. "you are most welcome. tell your mother happy birthday and give her a tight squeeze," she replied after lorelai had rung him up and given him her staff discount. it felt good to help someone else. especially when that someone else was a handsome gentleman.

why did monday have to be so far off? it felt like ages as her days fell back into the familiar pattern of waking, working, crying herself to sleep and repeating it all the next day. but then the letters came. three lengthy, beautiful letters from her mam, da and mattie. they were all doing well, which she fully expected, but they missed her dearly. fi had sobbed reading mattie's letter when her sister revealed that she was expecting a little one with her husband in six months. she was going to be an aunt! once she received the letters, the rest of the week rushed by in a blur of relieved excitement. she may not be able to hug her family, but she knew everything would be all right now.

carefully balancing the paper bag containing a few large slices of homemade coffee cake in her arm, fiona rushed down the street to work. but instead of her basic black frock uniform, she was dressed in a worn gray wool skirt and a bright blue blouse. unfortunately, she was running late, because the coffee cake had taken longer than expected. "leone!" she called out, waving her free hand once she caught sight of him from afar. sliding to a halt in front of him, she greeted him with a broad smile as she offered him the cake-filled bag. "i made irish coffee cake. i brought extra in case you wanted to bring some home for your ma."

alias: kate
age: 26
pronouns: she/her
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timezone: CST
mature: yes
contact: PM/AIM
member group: moana
status: Online
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Sep 29 2016, 05:20 AM
more than a few people gave leone lingering looks as he hovered around outside the store, waiting for fiona to arrive. maybe he shouldn't have shown up so early. no one approached him though to ask what business he had standing around there. he thought about taking a walk around the block, after glancing at the time. she was late... or maybe she wouldn't show up at all. but finally, he heard his name. he looked up quickly, smiling when he saw fiona hurrying toward him, not wearing what he'd last seen her in. though he supposed that made sense, considering she wasn't working today. he lifted his hand to acknowledge he'd heard her before he started to make his way toward her as well. he was a little worried she'd trip and fall flat with how fast she was hurrying toward him. he took the bag, peeking inside. "have you already had some? we could walk to central park and share some, if you'd like."
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