"Is it that obvious?" Emeline laughed and shook her head. Some ladies were made for finery, but then, you had to have all the trappings to go with them, pretty house, fancy furniture...Emeline was more than happy as she was, simple, level-headed, and she knew that that was what Barnabas knew of her, so he wasn't expecting frills and frippery...not that that excluded a future trip to St. Louis, or even San Francisco one day, but then, the setting would match the clothes...and besides, anything like that was a long way off.
"I'm fine for breakfast, may as well keep this on for a while, considering the trouble it was to get it all hooked up just right." She laughed. "Such finery is for ladies who have nothing else to do than spend half the day dressing, and then don't have anything to do that will make a mess! Heavens, I can't imagine having to change from this into something similar." Of course, he may well not know all the layers and pinnings that went into ladies' things!
"Sit and have breakfast." She waved to the table, "When we're done we can move to the parlor." Grinning, she gestured to the padded chairs set before the fireplace. Save for the bedroom, her apartment was just one big room separated by furniture!
"Oh, certainly," Jonah agreed as he led the way to the kitchen, then motioned to the table there -- he wasn't in the mood for the formal dining room, and besides, that was too big and impersonal. "He has far more experience and knowledge in the specifics to the area, and I'm sure he'd have good ideas."
He poured them both coffee, then sat across from her at the small table. "And you are right, he has a stellar reputation, and many patients who respect him, so having him with us will give detractors more to have to push against." And maybe he'd have some good ideas for what we need?"
With a bit of content Jay watched the previously stand offish girl surrender to her fathers wishes. She made a nice bed for him on the floor, which seemed to be his place lately. Although Jay didn't mind sleeping there, he wouldn't mind a real bed for a change.
Maybe he'd use some of his secret stash for a room at the saloon.
"Thank you, Clara. I appreciate it. Those are nice blankets and I'm used to the ground. Slept there for a while now...in Adelaides barn where I worked before."
Looking around he asked. "May I use your bathroom, perhaps you could provide some warm water from.the kettle?"
Jay laughed out loud about her comment about her pipe cleaner legs. "That sound hilarious. I'm sure they are fine...let's try those legs of yours."
He encouraged the girl by holding out his hand for a dance. "As a proper Englisman I know how to walz...do me the favour."
Jay pulled took her hand and kept a proper distance when the turned and twisted around chairs and tables in the empty saloon.
"I'd go to France anytime. Sounds like my kind of place." Again he laughed. Jay never expected to have such a good time on a fine afternoon as the only customer of an underage bartenderess.
"So where is the actual owner really? Did you just make him up?" His tongue had gotten a little loose thanks to the tree shots of whiskey.
"Give me a hand?" Jay took some rope out off his saddle bags to bind the animals legs together. "My horse can carry the deer." Then with Addys help hauled it up onto his horse. The fast motion jarred his side just a little too much making him hiss and hold on to the horn for a long moment until it subsided.
"Damn...takes longer than I thought. When I'm healed, I'll be on my way, promise." He'd be sad to leave this winderful woman but it was better this way for her and his sake.
The deer would leave a trail behind them. "I hope we won't attract any bears and bring em to your doorstep."
Jay decided to lead the horse to a tree, that they'd cut down instead if riding.
He found a small but straight one and looked at the brunette on her horse.
"What do you say?"
Sagas of the WIld West is a roleplaying game set in a fictionalized version of the town of Kalispell in Montana territory. Our stories begin in 1875 and are set against the backdrop of actual historical events.Sagas was inspired by the classic television and movie westerns. Our focus is on writing, storytelling and character development.
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