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"Oh! You... Would not mind sharing the room, would you?"
She closes her eyes and nods
“We could share a room. I am... less sure there would be room on the bed for a pony and myself, though, if that bed is made for ponies”
"Well, there is only one way for us to find out."
She opens the door for Meadows so they can head back.
They walk down the half-lit, mostly empty streets, down two blocks, then three blocks, back to the tavern. When they enter, Meadows makes a special note
“What will happen to them?”
She points a hoof at Mala, Undertoe, Khoi and Keskoo
Midnight pauses before walking over to the small group
"Did the others give you all a room?"
So having determined the location(?) of the incident that led to Zu Lang turning into a wtf? along with company, Brie would first want to ascertain anyone else's interest in stabbing things in the face. :3
This means checking with Spark, Onyx, the smol Lings, the bigger Lings, etc
The nymphs are somewhat cowed - Kerr included, and remain in the carriage. Kerr is in a corner, while Wesley hides under a blanket. Fun and Seb don't fair much better, trying to stay down low on the carriage seats and floorboards respectively>>126957
ONYX HAS BEEN SUMMONED>>126957
Johann is the first to answer: "The representatives of the Blackhooves were supposed to give e a room. They've stepped out for a moment"
Mala sits down, looking at Midnight
Khoi shakes her head
Undertoe does not look at Midnight as she answers, but says
"I can buy a hotel room if you will let me go"
Spark would be just returning from the train station towards the pit.
"Go with Meadows to the room. I will be up soon."
Midnight then walks over to Meadows, explains, and then goes to ask if she can get more blankets and pillows.>Onyx
Yes, hello. He is indeed alive.
Brie is skipping ahead some time to the next morning>>126961
She nods, and smiles, opening the door, and looking around
Glistening glass answers
"Uh... Sure, I think I can find some"
Does he go inside the carriage that is full of Changelings, or outside where there are totally no eldritch abominations?
I guess he could look for accommodations elsewhere
Ah. Then he should be back with the changeling friends.
Snug as a bug in a rug, even if it is very crowded>>126963
He carries the big set of pillows, blocking out his face
"Here ya' go"
And places them on the bar
Onyx is sleeping under the carriage. Best of both worlds....>>126966
Midnight nods as she loads herself up with pillows, stacking some on her back to be stabilized with her wings before heading towards the room.
"Splendid! Spark, are you busy? I have a hunch that the Gendarme's situation has a local cause and I wanted to go
address any evident culprits."
And so Onyx finds a place that is safe from from both the drones and the unknown horrors of the forest... unless the Carriage is swiped out fro over him by a mighty, alien claw, or if the nymphs come down to feed on him like massive, parasitic wasps... best not to think about it, and get some sleep. It's more than a little cold though>>126967
Midnight goes through the door, and though she does not know the room number, one upstairs has a door open. Inside, Meadows is looking around with a single bedstand, dresser, and one double bed that could maybe
snugly fit both Meadows and Midnight, but certainly not without them touching
"Not busy at the moment. What do you suppose is going on here then?"
Midnight dumps the small mountain of pillows on the floor.
"You can have the bed Meadows. I will sleep the others on the floor. I've survived worse."
She smiles and yawns as she says this.
"Are you sure? Is that really fair to them?"
"It is fine Meadows. You just rest."
She lays don on her belly, her head between her legs, popping over the end of the bed as she looks back to Midnight
Midnight goes to fetch the others after she organizes the pillows into a sort of pad.
Soon, Midnight has a trail of creatures behind her
She leads her little parade back to the room, and she helps them get comfortable on the pillows.
"I can go to a hotel"
"Hmmm... I think I will wait for the return of the representatives"
"Oh, you can't let males sleep in the same room as females. Especially that one, the gnoll" Pointing to Mala
If anypony paid close enough attention, they would notice one of Midnight's eyelids twitch and a very quiet snort.
"Mala will not be any trouble, I assure you. As for the representatives, I can promise you they are either asleep or... preoccupied by now."
"Hard to say really, but it seems something that can transform changelings into abominations of sorts. I am wanting to conclude the report at that, but I feel an inspection is in order, and if my suspicions are correct then there will be necessary stabbing."
"I can go to the hotel"
"I've been told there are accommodations with the Blackhooves"
Mala pants and sits down
Khoi rolls out a blanket
"But... unmarried males and females can't be in the same room together..."
"Ut luna det mihi patientia... Fine, go find a hotel. Anypony not wishing to stay here can travel with you."
"Got any ideas on where to start looking?"
Undertoe gets up, as does Johann. Mala does not, nor does Khoi
"Didn't the zebra say he would keep track of her?">>126980https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icvRDSzB7Dc
"Indeed! I've got a fair idea of a map that gets us to the very site the problem seems to have originated from. Feeling,... venturesome?" He says with a twinkle in his eye, inadverdently flashing a few concealed throwing-knives.
"If he did, he is not doing a very good job of it. But no matter, the question is how to arrange this mess..."
Midnight trudges to the bar once again.
She goes back down to the bar, where Glistening Glass is cleaning up
"I am sorry to bother you again. But how much is a room for one night?"
Midnight looks very tired at this point, her wings dragging on the ground beside her.
"For one night?"
He looks up, then around
"I ca do it for 30 bits. Also my bartender hasn't shown back up and claimed his room. I can loan that one out">>126988https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ssIi80nvk
Somewhere, Onyx's ear twitches for a reason he doesn't know.
"That will do, thank you."
She reaches in and produces 30 bits, but pauses before closing her bag
"and how much more for a glass of wine?"
"Sure, as long as you lead the way."
He bows a bit excessively "Naturally,">>126990
Can Onyx come out to play?
Onyx awakes from under his carriage. It's still dark out, but he feels less awful>>126991
He takes the bits
"You know, you are the second lady to request wine tonight. I should start carrying it... But I don't have any"
"Hello? Anypony awake out there that ain't a bug?"
"I understand, thank you for the room though."
She marches back to the other room to see what kind of Tartarus has happened in the brief time she was gone.
"Ah, there you are. Feel like maybe stabbing
"Why not, I'm not doing anything worthwhile at the moment."
Not too bad, could be worse. Undertoe is marching downstairs and can be encountered on the way up. Johann is standing on the upper railing, and inside the room Meadows seems to be afraid of Mala as Mala pants and Khoi pets Meadows
"We now have a second room. I will take Mala there."
She nods towards him before turning around and making her way to the room
Hi bat pony!
New thread >>127000 →
Let’s see what Brie’s plan is