[IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

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[IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby coffee demon » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:07 pm

June 15, 1937 - A small cottage outside of Kenosha, Wisconsin - several hours outside of Chicago.

One month ago, Helen Mussida (the late Jack Ciccote's assistant*), helped the two of you break out of an insane asylum, where the doctors repeatedly told you that you hallucinated the events that led up to the explosion at the Union Theatre, in 1931. Max was seriously wounded during the breakout, but Eddie escaped and hijacked a truck at a farm. Helen was likely apprehended by the police. (*Jack Ciccote was Eddie's brother, and Max's partner in a Private Investigation firm. Helen knows both of you well.)

During their time in the asylum, Max can recall lying sedated on a table with doctors and suited men standing above him. The suited men were asking Max about a carved cross. Max recalls grabbing this strange cross in the basement of the Union Theatre. It was an upside-down cross, made of some dense wood, and covered in intricate depictions of tentacled beasts. These incidents felt like odd dreams that contradicted the story the doctors were telling him. Max doesn't recall whether he admitted to seeing the cross or not.

...

After the breakout, Max woke up in a hospital in downtown Chicago He was attended by an undercover police officer (Tom Brown) who eventually admitted that he was there for Max's own protection. Officer Brown seemed to be operating under different orders than the rest of the police force, and told Max not to trust the police. Brown -did- call his superior at one point to let him know you were awake, though. Whether that superior was another police officer or not is uncertain.

Max also learned that Jimmy Collins had become mayor sometime over the last six years. Jimmy Collins was a powerful mob boss during the events of King of Chicago, and you previously believed that he summoned the (entity/phenomenae?) at the Union Theatre in 1931.

Eddie helped Max escape from the hospital. As they left, police officers were chasing them. In the lobby, some men in plain clothes may have been watching the events unfold, and stared at Max intently. Or did he just imagine this? Perhaps more than one party was interested in the whereabouts of Max and Eddie...


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After finally escaping the police (including Tom Brown), Max and Eddie reunite with Helen Mussida. She takes them to her family's cottage in Wisconsin, far from the excitement of the city and hopefully away from prying eyes until things cool off.

The cottage is small and simple. Bees buzz in the flowers outside, there is comfortable shade under two huge maple trees, and a long hill behind the cottage leading to a copse of trees and a brook. From that height, you can see Lake Michigan, and you can almost hear laughter from the beaches along the lake.

Helen comes on the weekends to deliver you news from the city. Two weeks ago, she handed you a newspaper article that read:

MAYOR TOM COLLINS VACATIONING IN ASIA
Mayor Tom Collins has left for his extended vacation in Asia. While
constituents are concerned that a one-month leave is not befitting
of the Mayor, he has assured everyone that he is able to return quite
quickly if the need arises. Collins informed the public that he will
be traveling using his own funds, and not those of taxpayers. He will
be taking Pan-American Airways' Transpacific Flight - leaving San Francisco Bay,
and travelling to Shanghai after stopovers in Hawaii, Midway Island, Wake Island,
Guam, Manila, and Macau. Pan-American Airways has only been flying across the
Pacific since April, but there have been no accidents since the flight began, and
we can be assured that the Mayor will be in good hands until his return.


OOC:   Before we get into the action, let me know what Max and Eddie have been doing for the last month. Feel free to talk to each other about what you want to do next, etc. I will be springing something on you almost immediately, but lets get a picture of the characters first.  
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby DSIGFUSS » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:57 am

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Eddie wakes up and hurls into a white stained porcelain piss pot he had found in the cottage can. He had gotten good at it. He could hit it from a few yards away at least now. He had called it his "knucklechuck"

Batter Up chuck knuckle fuck! he says and laugh out loud hysterically.

You hear that fats! Eddie called to Max.

Knuckle up...... Chuckles.... Ha! ha!


.......... Duckies on the pond.


Then Eddie fell over.

Every day had been the same. Some days he'd fall. Some days he didn't. Every day he'd drink though. No running from that devil. If Eddie didn't have liquor, he'd make his way to the beach and find some. One way or another.

By noon he was right corked. Just like the day before that. He always managed to find his cleats though and make his way to the back woods. There he'd set up a pitching mound and a scare-crow that looked just like Shoeless Joe Jackson. In actuality, it looked nothing like Shoeless Joe but Eddie had painted the word Joe on a white sweatshirt and stuffed it with hay and old rags, propped it up with a pitchfork.

How you like that Joe? Is that too pitchy forky for yah? Ha! Ha!

Eddie would pitch at Joe for most of the afternoon. Pitch til Rose said it was A- Ok to stop.

Still chuckin' heat doll.... You know it!

Then Eddie would sob for a spell and make the Fatman a sandwhich. That's when the real drinkin' started. Rinse/ Repeat.

Til Rose came by one day with the paper.

Eddie read it over three times before handing it to Max.

You believe this prick! Hey Fats?

Own funds... Mother Fucker....

Fats? You believe this prick?
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Postby Basketvector » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:47 am

What? What Eddie?
Max looks up from his book. He hasn't looked up in an hour. He stretches and cracks his neck.

Damn. This is getting me nowhere. Where'd Helen find these books, juvenile fiction?
He slams the book shut. On the cover there's an 12th Century Celtic cross and a stamp from the University of Chicago.

That broad don't know Dewey Decimal from dewey britches. I gotta be in there myself Eddie, you hear me? I wont know what book i need till i see it. How long's it been anyway? Maybe its safe to make a trip into town.

These last few weeks have brought some renewed purpose to Max. He's starting to feel like his old self, like he was on a case again with Jack. Except instead of the sleuth brother now he's got the souse.

Asia huh? Now we'll never get him. Might as well be on the moon.
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby coffee demon » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:39 pm

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OOC:   I was going to jump to something that would move the plot forward in a specific way, but if you wanted to sneak into Chicago to do some research, we could quickly do that first. It would only take a few posts. It's a cheap bus ride into Chicago and easily possible. We'd still roll for the outside possibility that you're recognized, so there would be a risk...

You two can post once more, and let me know (OC or IC) if you'd like to do some research before we move forward.  
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby coffee demon » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:17 am

Saturday, June 22, 1937 - A small cottage outside of Kenosha, Wisconsin - several hours outside of Chicago.

Another week passes. The weather is hot and humid. Flies buzz around the inside of the cottage.

Helen's car rumbles up the road. She lurches up the steps of the cottage, hefting two bags of groceries. Noticeably, she is not carrying any booze this time. Eddie always orders booze, and up until now she has delivered.

She wrinkles her nose as she enters and surveys the litter of bottles and unclean dishes.

"You two are destroying this home! I told you last time - if you don't keep the place clean, you can't stay here. Come on then! Help me pick this crap up!"

She lays the groceries on the table and starts piling bottles into a bag.
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Postby DSIGFUSS » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:36 am

Eddie had played this game with Rose so many times over the years. Every time he had come home for a stretch she would bark and call bloody murder about the chores or the kids. Eddie knew the truth. Rose just wanted some quality time.

Eddie moved in a little closer and began to help Rose put the groceries away. He was glad he hadn't hit the bottle quite so hard this morning. Rose hated the drink and Eddie liked to hide it from her.

OK doll face.... We'll tidy up real nice before we head into town.


Eddie smiles his wry devilish grin and pauses before beginning to fill the sink with dirty dishes.
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Postby Basketvector » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:36 am

When the cottage is clean to Helen's satisfaction, Max gets ready to head into town. He pauses for a moment as he recognizes a briefcase with "J.C." stamped on it. He fills it with the books on loan from the library, a few dinner rolls, ink, blotter and a pen, and a sketch he made of the cross he saw at the Union Theatre. He puts Helen's 38 revolver in his jacket pocket.
I'm taking this heater Helen - them gam's all you need anyway... heh..

Helen's car sinks by 10 inches when max squeezes into the passenger seat.
Get the lead out knuckles!
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby coffee demon » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:20 pm

1:45 PM Saturday, June 22, 1937 - Helen's Car, Outskirts of Chicago, en route to the Library.

The lakeside road into Chicago is bumpy and slow for the first hour, until you hit the new paving about an hour north of the big city. Lots of weekend drivers out enjoying the sunshine. Helen's demeanor isn't very summery, however.

"Eddie, there's a letter for you."

Keeping her eyes on the road, Helen indicates the glove compartment.

"I don't know who got the idea to send you a letter to my house, but I don't like it. That means people are attaching me to you, and... all this business. Listen, I want to help you two, but I don't think I can take this much more. I feel like something's going to come down on me. Does that sound crazy? I'm afraid people are following me now. It's all making me paranoid."

The Letter:

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Spoiler:
Dan, can you adjust Eddie's equipment to reflect what he's carrying now? You have a policeman's .38 revolver with 5 bullets. No baseball bat currently. Max, can you adjust your Equipment to reflect what you brought from the house as well?
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby DSIGFUSS » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:22 pm

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Comin' Fats!!!

After the clean-up. Eddie gets dressed in his room. He put on his best suit he had tailored by Max's guy in Chicago way back when........

The Tailor was a little handsy on the junk Eddie thought, but his pops had always said " All tailors are queers Eddie.. "

Eddie caps off the ensemble with his old ratty black trench coat. It had seen better days for sure but Eddie always felt tough in that trench and he remembered why as the familiar hollow sound of wood on bone tapped gently at his shins. He straightened the collar and then parted the coat aside to reveal his Louisville Slugger looped in like an old shoelace. There was still a touch of blood on the "O" in Louisville from when he caved in that mook's skull outside a diner in Chicago. Everyone knows that's the sweet spot. "Hit paint" baby Joe used to say. Paint meaning the Louisville Stamp on front face of the bat. The sweet spot. "Hit paint and let god do the rest. " Eddie looks at the blood on the bat again.

How do yah like the paint now there Joe. Is that paint enough for yah?

He reaches into the trench coat pocket and fingers three familiar items. A large pearl decorated to look like a baseball. His good luck charm. It was worth a pretty penny at the pawn shop, but Eddie couldn't part with it. A silver flask which Eddie shook over his open ear. There was still something left in it so Eddie drained it back. Good Bourbon... Very Good. He couldn't remember which high profile gangster ass-hole Eddie had swiped it from but he sure was an ass-hole for letting this sauce slip through his fingers. Lastly was his 0.38 which Eddie opened up the barrel and checked to see that he was still loaded. 5 in the chamber and one missing. Eddie wondered for a brief moment if that missing bullet had murdered some poor soul but Eddie couldn't remember. Funny... you think that would be the sort of thing a man should remember. If the last shot you fired had killed or not..

Hmmm...
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby DSIGFUSS » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:36 pm

Ditsy Bird! Eddie thinks to himself.

Of course their gonna send a letter to your place if their looking for me. We've been married for 10 god damn years Rose. For Christs sake Rose. Where else they gonna send it.

Eddie grabs the letter, puts it in his pocket and shakes his head. He didn't want to get into it with Rose in front of the Fatman. All men have to eat crow at some point and Eddie wasn't any different. He knew he owed Rose some time tween the sheets for this one for sure. Maybe a basket of fancy buns from France's. She loves them French Croissant rolls. They ain't half bad!

Eddie plans to read the letter at the library. It looked official. And official always meant someone's gettin' paid. These days that someone was some other smuck but Eddie didn't mind.

Joe whispered something in his ear about a comeback and Eddie smiled and leaned back in his seat.
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby Basketvector » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:55 pm

oc. if eddy's not going to read the letter yet then you might as well advance us demon.

Max ponders out the window.
You think those birds ever electrocute themselves?
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby coffee demon » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:20 pm

2:30 PM Saturday, June 22, 1937 - Chicago Public Library

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Helen pulls as close to the front door as possible. Cars drive by slowly, and the sidewalks are fairly busy with weekend shoppers and tourists.

"You be careful out there. You two don't exactly blend in, you know."

She looks in the rear view mirror.

"I'll be back at 5 PM, closing time. I'll meet you right here, okay?"

Spoiler:
Give me a Group Luck roll. That means, whoever has the lowest Luck, please roll under it.


...

The inside of the library is warm, but cooler than the heat of the road and the sidewalk. It smells like old books. The book shelves are high, and surround a large seating and reading area.

A middle-aged woman glances up from a desk as you enter. She stares at Max's massive girth for a moment too long.

"Good afternoon. Is there anything I can help you with, or do you know your way around the library?"

Spoiler:
Max,after you post, roll Library Use. Depending on what you're looking for, I might ask for a Hard Success (half your skill) or an Extreme Success (1/5 of your skill). Hard and Extreme successes are new to 7th Edition as well.

After you roll, there are two ways of possibly improving your roll, but I'll get into that in the next post. This is kinda like a Tutorial intro mission. :)
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby DSIGFUSS » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:38 pm

Spoiler:
Luck Roll
DSIGFUSS rolled 1d100 and got a total of 32.
- Luck roll for Max and Eddie. Max has 60 Luck and Eddie has 70 - Pass


Eddie walks past the librarian waving a hand dismissively and sits down at one of the cubicles.

Let me know if you need anything Fats. I got some light reading to take care of.

Eddie takes out the letter that Helen handed him and begins to read it over.
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby Basketvector » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:49 am

luck 60
library use 50


Max brushes past the librarian with a grunt.

OC. He starts his research with the microfiche, looking over the Tribune archives for any mention of the specter in the sky six years ago or the incident at the Union Theater. He'll also look through Johnny's rise to prominence starting with the mayoral election. He'll keep up with that for a couple hours unless he finds a lead. Then he'll switch to anthropology, religion and occult looking for a trace of that cross or the tentacle motif.
Basketvector rolled 1d100:
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Basketvector rolled 1d100:
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby coffee demon » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:13 pm

4:32 PM Saturday, June 22, 1937 - Chicago Public Library

After couple hours, Max has unearthed a mass of articles about Johnny Collins' election race, and starts to piece things together:

Collins was a prominent socialite before the Union Theatre explosion, with reclusive tendencies and obvious ties to organized crime. Some articles call him the King of Chicago. After the Union Theatre explosion, Collins completely disappears from the news for three years. When he shows up again, he immediately announces a desire to run for Mayor. He wins because several prominent politicians and celebrities vouch for him. Some of these politicians were staunchly against Collins in the past, and there was a great deal of surprise that they would suddenly change their mind and support Collins.

Mayor Collins' policies are all obviously intended to support his business interests. Gambling and casinos are almost unregulated in Chicago now. Federal representatives openly condemn what Collins has done to Chicago, and some have complained that he has "the whole State of Illinois in his back pocket." Collins was re-elected last year, this time with the support of Harold Humes, a California-based American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, and philanthropist, known as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. Again, the sudden alliance of Humes with Collins was a surprise to reporters.

The strange events at the Union Theater are not mentioned in any newspaper articles... However: There are articles about the Theatre Burning down, and a massive explosion, and suspects being detained. There are numerous articles that source a 'leak' in the police probe that suggest Eddie Cicotte, and "An Extremely Obese Man named Max O'Malley" were the perpetrators of the crime at Union Theatre. There are no pictures of Max, but there is a an old baseball photo of Eddie in a couple articles.

OOC:   There is some information about the cross as well, but I want to know if you want to spend Luck to turn your roll into an Extreme Success. Also, mark a successful roll for Library Use, for future advancement!  


Spoiler:
Max rocked his Library Use roll. Your 14 is 4 points from an Extreme Success (1/5th of your total skill of 50%). With an Extreme Success, I'd give you some info beyond what you're looking for, that could be a future resource.

In 7th Edition, you can lower your die roll by decreasing your Luck, on a 1:1 ratio. Luck can go up and down! So if you spend 4 of your 60 Luck, you'd have an Extreme Success. Let me know if you decide to do this and spend the Luck.


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After Eddie finishes reading the letter, he hears a phone ringing.

He's not sure how long it's been ringing for.

It's at an empty librarian's desk, quite near to him.

There are no librarians around, and strangely, no one seems to be disturbed by the sound of the phone in the library.
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Postby DSIGFUSS » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:17 pm

Eddie jerks his head in the direction of the ringing phone with a wide shit eating grin on his face. He hadn't been this excited about about anything since god damn Joe and his fucking shoes or lack there of.

You hear that Joe? Big Time Oriental Contract! Eddie says aloud.

Eddie pumps his fist and even goes so far as to do a little dance. He stops, having risen from his chair and squints again at the terrible noise coming from that blasted telephone.

Jesus lady! You gonna pick that up?

Noticing that the desk is empty, Eddie slowly creeps towards it, craning his neck in search of the absent Librarian. He looks back towards the rest of the patrons of the Library and squints again when the phone rings.

You Eggheads don't hear that? Buncha Queers!

Eddie raps a knuckle on the librarian's desk and jerks suddenly when the phone rings a fourth time. The noise was really grinding his gears.

Ah for fucks sake lady. A fine time to be takin' a squirt on the company dime. This sqwuaker sings one more damn note....
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Postby Basketvector » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:33 pm

Max leans back in his chair in astonishment.
Extremely obese. Who in the fuck do they think they are?

oc sure, max will spend 4 luck to get a better library use. noted on sheet
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Postby DSIGFUSS » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:33 pm

Eddie leans over the Librarians desk to see if she is passed out or giving some lucky feller a humm-dinger on the down low.

Close your eyes Joe.

When the phone rings a fifth time, Eddie can't help himself but to pick it up.

Public Library... Offering a wide variety of super shitty selections, boring books and missing Librarians. My name is Eddie Cicotte and as it seems.. I'll be here all fucking day.
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Postby coffee demon » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:20 pm

4:33 PM Saturday, June 22, 1937 - Chicago Public Library

Max discovers nothing about the changed stars in 1931, or the strange cross that he found, until he moves to the far rear corner of the library, where the Occult section, and other esoteric publications, are kept:

- He discovers a series of pamphlets by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a small Chicago-based group, who mention 'portentous shifts in the night sky over our foul city', which culminate on the evening of the Union Theatre explosion: "The stars themselves are showing themselves foul - twisting in the ways I have foretold in my dreams. I do not dare to look directly upon them for more than a glance, that I might be stricken mad by what I see." The author of these pamphlets is one H. T. Gunn, who lives in a low-income area of Chicago.

- In a collection of nautical legends called Witches of the Sea, he discovers a story from the 1700's wherein a 'sailor from Ottomans boarded our ship, the Merganser, who was later found to be carrying a Crosse which was upside-downe. Carved unto the Crosse were a stunning and odious array of sea creatures, such as no one aboard our ship has seene. The Captaine ordered the sailor to leave the Merganser, for the Crosse did appear to be the Toole of the Devil himself. The man from the Ottomans claimed the cross was a Sign of Protection against beasts that lie 'neath the waves, and in the stars above. He warned the Captaine that he might Damn the ship to Dread if he left, and threatened to draw Beasts from the Aether into being, using the Crosse. The Captaine did set the man free in Maine, and I left the ship then as well. As far I I know, the Merganser was ne'er heard of again after leaving port, and leaving the man and his Crosse behind.'

- Perhaps coincidentally, the very next story in Witches of the Sea talks about something called the Star Mirror, carrying similar properties as the Ottoman Sign of Protection, which was used by a famous pirate ship in ancient Shanghai.

Some other things you discover but don't have the time to read right now:

- A thirteen-volume cyclopedia called The Golden Bough, published 1911-1915. The volumes are a work of anthropology exploring the evolution of magical, religious, and scientific thought. [OC: You can't take this out from the library, but studying it here over 1-2 weeks would improve your Occult skill, and maybe impact your SAN]

- A single book called Nameless Cults, published 1909 by Golden Goblin Press, NY. This is the translation of a German man (Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt), who maintained connections with various cults and secret societies. Even at a glance, the book is somewhat horrific - describing various awful rituals and gatherings, and including some terrifying engravings. [OC: This book is not permitted to be taken out of the library, but if you spent 30 total weeks studying it, your Cthulhu Mythos skill would go up 3-6% (which is pretty good), and your SAN would drop. You can also use this book to find Mythos references, with a 27% success rate. There may be actual spell(s) in this book as well, but you'd need the time to read it.]

- A volume of poems called People of the Monolith, bound in dark red buckram at Erebus Press, Monmouth, Illinois, in an edition of 1200 copies. These are odd poems about the transitive nature of the stars, and omens found within them. [OC: This book is not permitted to be taken out of the library, but if you spent 1 week studying it, your Cthulhu Mythos skill would go up 1-2%, and your SAN would drop slightly. You can also use this book to find Mythos references, with a 9% success rate.


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The people reading around Eddie are clearly staring at him now.

Eddie picks up the phone, and there is a raspy static sound on the phone for a minute. Then there is Rose. Her voice sounds far away, and hollow, and also interpersed with static (or is it a breath?) occasionally.

"Eddie? It's me, Eddie. Rose. Listen, I know what you're thinkin' about travelin', but you can't do that no more. You can't leave me an' the kids behind like that. It will split this family - I just can't take it any more, Eddie. All the traveling, you bein' away, me never knowin' where you are, waitin' up at night for you to call like you promised, and not hearin' from you. Don't do this to me, Eddie. Eddie, are you listening?"
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Re: [IC Chap 1 - The Alameda Kono All Star Team]

Postby DSIGFUSS » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:06 am

Eddie stares wide eyed at the rest of the people in the Library, frozen like a possum caught in the head lights of an oncoming Hearse.

He snaps back to it and turns away suddenly covering his mouth with a hand in hopes of keeping his voice down and his conversation with his wife private.

Jesus Rose! I'm working here... I'll be sending you some dough soon baby! Just like I promised. Got a new gig coming up! Gonna be rolling in it all over again baby! You wait and see! How are the kids?

Eddie wipes a large bead of swet from his brow and glances around looking for Max. He whisper into the phone.

They saying their prayers Rose?
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