IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Story and his friends investigate and soon identify those behind the monster's appearance, which leads to a deadly confrontation for Brook and Eugene and the arrival of something truly horrific.

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IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:52 am

Queensway, Bayswater- London, England
5:30 PM - Sunday, September 8, 1940

After a brief stop at Charles Davis's general store to collect supplies, the group took the Central Line to Queensway and made its way to the Steadman house, which was one of several similar-looking two-story houses in a row on a side street. It was on the left side of the street, and the blackout curtains covered the windows, though there was still daylight remaining. Accompanying Charles were Story, Elizabeth, Brook, Archie, Phyllis, Maggie, Benjamin, Seamus, and Anna. Story and his companions recognized the house from their earlier visit to London.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby aine » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:39 pm

Phyllis points her large umbrella at the house. "That's the one. And Doris lives in the one next door. Mrs Duncan and I could go and see if she's seen anything this afternoon?" She vaguely addresses the old man who, even though he makes even Phyllis seem young in comparison, seems to be in charge.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby yockenthwaite » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:18 pm

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I'm looking back in the old Terror Out of Time thread. Am I right that this is the Exeter house we saw before? I think that's been explained to the other TARDIS folks in this game, but not Elizabeth. Thanks!
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:19 am

"Aye, that sounds like a good idea," agreed Maggie with a nod.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby yockenthwaite » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:28 am

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Thank you :)


Turning to Story and Brook Elizabeth says quietly "That's the Exeters' house that we knew isn't it?" She looks at the house with interest, curious to assess what has changed since their last visit. At least from the outside.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:18 pm

The only differences Elizabeth noticed from the outside were the addition of the blackout curtains, which prevented her from seeing inside, and the absence of wrought-iron railings on the stairs leading up to the front door. Those had probably been salvaged for the war effort.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Thorn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:19 pm

Brook nods. "That's the one. Do you think anybody's home?" She looks at the black curtains, wondering if anyone is looking back out at them right now.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:11 am

Seamus looks at the big house and then hears Brook's concern.

"I'm wondering the same, we should be careful with how we tackle this" He then proceeds to walk a few steps in each direction, trying to scan the surroundings.

"Are we going the stealthy route?" he said with his signature crooked grin and confident eyes.

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Do I see anything in particular? Perhaps should I roll a Spot Hidden or Listen?
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Shelfunit » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:55 am

Charles looks around "We're a large group of people, in daylight, people could have seen us" He shuffles uncomfortably as the idea of law breaking slinks its way into his thoughts "Perhaps we should wait until after dark, or until Lord Colville is with us, in case one of the neighbours calls the police?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby aine » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:08 pm

"The house looks much the same as it did earlier, so they are probably still not there." Phyllis Cruckshank makes a decision, "Well we can't stand here all day like lemons. Only one way to find out, come on Maggie!" The old lady adjusts her large hat and then bustles purposely across the street to the house next door. She climbs the steps, uses the door knocker and then waits, listening intently. "I hope Doris is in." She says to Maggie Duncan.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby HelplessBystander » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:41 pm

Anna trails after Phllyis, interested in helping the older woman, she shook her head slightly, somewhat out of it.

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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:26 am

Seamus looks at the old ladies going to the house next door and smiles at their enthusiasm, just before turning to Anna.

"Hey there missy, do you know why these ladies are going to that house? I got distracted thinking about how to break into the first one and suddenly we switched targets." He said with a confident crooked smirk, looking straight at Anna's eyes.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby HelplessBystander » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:23 am

“Well, I suppose a look around the neighbourhood did no harm to anyone.” Anna said evenly, making eye contact with Seamus.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Shelfunit » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:23 am

Charles tentatively nudges Seamus "I say, Mr O' Leary, you seem...accustomed to this sort of endeavour, how would you suggest we, um, proceed in gaining entry?". To anyone paying even vague attention to Charles, he is clearly nervous, but at the same time gives the impression of contained excitement at doing something so new, and dangerous.
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby DrkRoxas » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:04 am

Seamus looks at Anna with a puzzled look, just before feeling a nudge. As he turns around he sees Charles speaking to him in a weird voice that's a mix of excitement and fear, kinda ringing some bells from when Seamus started his... liberal ways, the rush and thrill were the best part of it.

He then remembers how adamant Charles was before when talking about this monster thing being a farce, which made Seamus pissed at the moment, but he kept it together and answered with a crooked smile in his face.

"I'm still surprised you tagged along, since you really didn't believe much of this situation, what happened sir?" He said as he laid one hand on Charles's shoulder gently, as if they were close pals.

"Well, I think we should gather some intel on the surroundings of the house before we make any moves, when we have some intel, if possible, I could try breaking in through some door or window, piece of cake!"

Seamus then points backwards in Anna's direction and says: "Although it seems some of our friends are going to the house next door" just before turning and speaking to her: "Are you going with them or staying here, love?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby HelplessBystander » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:47 pm

"I'm going with them for a look, there's nothing quite so reassuring as an alienist at the side to calm any residual fears." Anna grinned, casting a sideways glance at the house, "Besides, you never know, maybe we could persuade the neighbours to not look out the window, should something happen, you know?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:45 am

Maggie and Anna followed Phyllis up to the front door of Doris Spangler's house. Shortly after Phyllis knocked, it was opened by a short woman with curly gray hair, around fifty years old. "Mrs. Cruckshank, Mrs. Duncan, welcome back!" she said. "Who's your young friend?"

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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby HelplessBystander » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:21 am

Anna smiled, and made a small curtsy, Anna Jerkins, practising alienist from a sanatorium a few street-corners down. Pleasure to meet you, miss.”
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby aine » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:12 am

"Oh, Doris, I'm glad you are at home and well. This young lady is also looking for Mrs Steadman's mother. She's a kind of nurse." Phyllis explains, looking over her shoulder and speaking quietly, knowing how well neighbours' ears can twitch. "has there been anyone home nextdoor this afternoon?"
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Re: IC-Ep 2-House of Secrets(Everyone)

Postby Shelfunit » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:07 pm

Charles hides a grin from seeing Seamus shot down so expertly, waiting until Anna has wandered away before clearing his throat, and speaking again. "Well, Mr O'Leary, I'm sure that something is amiss - the man from the Government said so - but monsters?" Charles looks from side to side as if looking for something " Have you seen any monsters around, really?".
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