(Continuing directly on from the previous session, with the pack in the Vellvet Gown Nightclub)
Denton springs forward and struggles with Lila, deliberately ripping her dress, and then steps backwards to block the door.
“What the hell do you want?” demands Lila in shock, keeping her distance from Denton and maintaining a stance poised to fight or run.
“Just to talk. I figure that that now that you are having a wardrobe malfunction you won’t be so quick to run off back into the club. Besides, it was you who lead me into here, remember”.
“Not so that you could tear up my dress!”, she pauses for a moment and then continues, “At least, not in the hasty way that you seem to intend. And I hadn’t expected to you turn out to be a werewolf!”
“Well, you didn’t tell me that you are a vampire either”. Walking over to the mini-bar in the corner of the room, but with his eyes locked on Lila, Denton continues, “Would you like a drink? That’s what you came in here for, isn’t it?”. Denton begins pouring a drink, and speculates aloud, “Perhaps a martini? But I wonder are you shaken, or perhaps stirred?”
“Neither”, she replies curtly, regaining her composure and attempting to straighten her torn dress. “What do you hope to achieve with these antics? If you think that a torn dress will stop me from walking out that door, you are mistaken. I could shout that you attacked me”.
“Perhaps. But it looks like it was good plan from where I’m standing”, replies Denton unperturbed, looing her up and down as he steps forward to offer her a glass.
“I don’t drink… martini”, she retorts with a scowl. Nevertheless, she subtly adjusts her posture, shifting her weight to enhance the shape of her figure, instinctively latching on to Denton’s gaze as a sign of an exploitable weakness.
“No?” Denton shrugs and throws the contents of the cocktail glasses over his shoulder, splashing the flammable liquid over the door and drapes. “Then perhaps a different drink…”
He takes a penknife from his pocket and cuts his arm with it, catching the blood in the cocktail glass.
“What are you proposing?”, asks Lila cautiously, with her eyes locked on the red liquid seeping into the glass.
“A drinking game. For each question of mine that you answer fully and truthfully, you take a drink”, he says, handing her the glass of his blood. “For each of your questions that I answer, you give me a drink.” He hands her the empty glass.
“Call it curiosity”.
She pauses to consider, swirling the liquid in her glass and inhaling its aroma. Then she smiles sweetly and replies, “Very well. Ask away”.
“Good evening”, says Lucinda Rutherford, as she glides into the rooms behind Vellum. “You would be Mr Grey, I presume?”
“Yes, and good evening… Ms Rutherford?” Vellum replied, turning round to face her with a carefully blank face and positioning himself in front the box of suspicious leaves that he had just finished examining.
“Indeed. I believe that you and your associates would like to speak to me? I have half an hour spare, if you would care to gather them”, says Lucinda, apparently oblivious to Vellum’s previous searching.
“Certainly. Summer and Denton are in the club and I was just looking for Lewis”.
“Then let us find him”.
[Summary from here on, as this is taking ages. Player input greatly appreciated.]
L: What is your business here?
D: what do you know about Lucinda?
Exchange of blood, “good vintage” comment from Denton.
Both get a rush from the unfamiliar brand of mystic energy.
Meet up with Lewis
Vellum heads off to find Summer & Denton
Lewis has a brief, private word with Lucinda
L: what do you know about vampires?
D: tell me about vampires
Lila probes for what Denton knows of the addictive properties of the blood.
Denton finds the second drink tasty, and possessed of a subtle power beyond the essence he gains. Lila’s pupils dilate and her inhibitions start to weaken as the primal and vital essence of werewolf blood takes effect.
Vellum meets up with Summer and the two of then head off to get Denton, finding themselves in the quiet side corridor with a choice of several doors.
L: tell me about lycans
D: what do you know about what is going on here?
Lila starts being alluring and seductive, ensnaring Denton to complete the viniculum (third time’s the charm…) as her own lusts are enhanced by Denton’s potent blood.
Denton finds the blood supernaturally delicous and begins to become aware of its mystical power.
Vellum and Summer find the correct door but it is locked.
Denton calls out that he will just be a minute.
Summer & Vellum exchange embarassed glances and wait in uncomfortable silence.
L: Your friends are waiting
D: I shan’t be long
Lila turns on her charm (and majesty discipline), its effects enhanced by the blood-bond.
Denton is just about able to resist.
Door opens, (torn clothes provoking embarrassed glances, scent of blood provoking curiosity) attempts of charm the group (with some success on Vellum, who chalks her down as a powerful distraction)
Head off to Lucinda’s office
Lewis – water
Vellum – hot chocolate
Denton – hot chocolate with a dash of something (blows bubbles)
Summer – scotch on the rocks, to Lucinda’s silent appreciation.
Lucinda gives exposition, detailing political situation, and the threat of another vamp faction called the Belialans, and discusses ghouls and the mystical addictive power of vampire blood (to interest and Denton’s concern)
Lucinda seems to focus most on Summer, and also on Lewis.
On the way out, Lila (quite intoxicated and rash as a consequence of the werewolf blood high) attempts charm all round, but is resisted. (Smoothly by Denton, distantly by Vellum (who tries to avoid her, in order to maintain a clear head), and politely but firmly by Summer (who isn’t falling for any of her feminine/vampire wiles).