IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

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IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:13 am

Queensway, Bayswater- London, England
7:00 AM - Sunday, September 8, 1940

It was hard to find her way around due to the fact that all street signs had been removed months ago due to fear of invasion, but Anna had lived in London long enough to know that Bayswater was north of Kensington Gardens, along the northern edge of which was Queensway. In fact, there was an Underground station called Queensway that was on it, on the Central Line. At first she went to Bethnal Green Station, which was not too far away, but she found out the hard way that the eastern extension of the Central Line was not yet complete, and the rails had not been laid there yet - nor were they likely to be for the duration of the war. This meant a long walk to Liverpool Street Station, currently the eastern terminus of the Central Line. The line had not been damaged by the bombing and was in good service, so she took it to Queensway Station and emerged onto the surface. However, at this point she was unable to locate the exact address due to the lack of signage.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:28 am

Anna looked around, and then realised that she forgot to ask for directions. With a sigh, she knew that it's not going to be particularly easy to find directions. She looked around for an address book, normally, there should be something like this being sold at a newspaper agency. Failing that, she'll probably just ask a passerby on the streets for directions.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:41 am

It being Sunday morning, the newspaper agencies and stores were closed, and the streets seemed deserted.

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Anna, please roll Luck.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:25 am

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Luck 80%,
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:40 am

Unfortunately, there was absolutely nobody in the area to ask for directions.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:19 am

Anna was hopelessly lost, and there was no pedestrians around that could possibly help her. She cursed, and attempted to find a nearby hotel or some equivalent to stay at for a while and perhaps reorganise her plans a little before going off into the unknown.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:11 pm

This was a neighborhood that had some decent hotels, so Anna walked into the lobby of one of them. There was a fiftyish man at the front desk. "Can I help you, Miss?" he asked.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:57 pm

"Hello, do you mind if I rent a room here for a while? I'm actually slightly lost." Anna said with a smile.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:34 am

"You're welcome to stay here, Miss," said the man. "We do have some vacancies, but it is too early to check in. We could have a room ready for you by noon, I think."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:42 am

Anna nodded. "Sure. No worries. I don't suppose you have a phone or a phone book that I could borrow?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:52 am

"Of course, Miss," he said, gesturing to a telephone attached to the wall behind her, near the front doors. "There is a public telephone in the lobby with a directory, and you are welcome to use it."
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:58 am

Anna intends to look for the name, address, and the contact number of Catherine Exter's daughter within the huge tome. Failing that, she'll just call her boss and...ask for directions. She shivered slightly at the prospect.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:17 am

Anna already knew Madeline Steadman's name and address, so it was easy for her to locate the entry for M. Steadman in the phone book and confirm that it was hers. The telephone number was listed there as well.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:30 am

Anna called Mrs. Steadman.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:09 am

A woman answered the phone. "Hello, Mrs. Steadman here," she said.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:49 am

"Hello miss, my name is Anna Jerkins, I work at Maxwell's sanitarium. Do you mind if I come around to ask a few questions?" Anna said bluntly and to the point.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:16 am

"Maxwell's Sanitarium?" repeated Mrs. Steadman. "Is this about my mother?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:02 pm

"Yes. We are going to visit your residence within the next days. Maybe even as recently as today of happened to have the time. Mrs. Steadman, I will need the address and some directions to have a visit since we here at the sanitarium believes that your mother may be a danger to both herself and your family." Anna said.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 am

"Of course," she replied. She gave Anna the address, which matched the one she already had. "The nearest Underground station is Queensway." She gave her directions from it. "Is there anything else?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-Family Ties(Anna Jerkins only)

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:39 pm

"Thank you for your time. We at Maxwell's Sanitarium appreciate your efforts to be cooperative, Mrs. Steadman. No, I don't believe there is anything else that we need to talk about. There's only a need to confirm that we'll come around to visit shortly to confirm a few facts in person. Again, we appreciate you for taking the time out of your day to cooperate." Anna said professionally, as she waited for Mrs. Steadman to respond.
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