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    Jennifer thought as she strolled along the reserve. "You only live once," She said to herself quietly, smiling at the irony. Had Dirt Nap thought that, as well, or was it an isolated place that they didn't need to mince words? Jennifer wore knee high water proof boots, jeans, a grey T shirt with the words San Janero, a mythical city in a novel for young adults, and an average hip length coat she had seen a college student wearing. She was doing her 'college student' impression with her wardrobe.

    Dirt Nap had said that he would find her, so she enjoyed a slow, purposeful walk. She was keeping an eye out for any nasties that might see her as prey. She wore her grey messenger bag - with her flash light in her hand, her gift from Conner Greyson and her emergency tool that she had shared with Martha Villiers, former Keeper, hidden in the bag.
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    Nosferatu Curse: Jennifer's voice withers like a snake sneaking through the grass, plummeted like an old man's nearing his demise.

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    After she’s been strolling along for a quarter of an hour or so, Jennifer senses a Beast, a weak one, somewhere nearby, and then it’s gone. A few minutes later, Dirt Nap comes ambling down the trail in working clothes, dungarees, worn boots a gingham work shirt open at the collar and a worn, black cowboy hat.

    Eve’ning, Ma’am.” Dirt Nap says. “I’m much obliged to you for meeting up with me. Thank you.”
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    Jennifer pauses as she feels the Beast, her flash light searching until she finds Dirt Nap. She turns the light off so that they can adjust and not attract the Kine.
    "Of course," Jennifer's expression was pleasant and welcoming, her voice a course rustle of a serpent.
    ["I am glad to get to know you better, Dirt Nap. It sounded like you had something that you wanted to discuss with the Bishop. I have been gone awhile, and I wouldn't mind hearing what has been happening in town."
    Nosferatu Curse: Jennifer's voice withers like a snake sneaking through the grass, plummeted like an old man's nearing his demise.

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    Dirt Nap nods. He begins speaking in a tone softer than a whisper, without an sibilant sounds to carry, "I did, Ma'am, thank you kindly. I am of group that is all about learning and study, you might not have heard; as far as I know I'm the only one in town at the moment. I have been powerful curious about the Underground in this city, the tunnels and such." He 'explains'.

    "I was told that before I go poking around into it too far, I should ought to check with the Priscus of your Clan, that your Clan had a claim to the Underground as territory." Dirt Nap continues softly, too softly for mortal ears. "And also that there's been Brood there, and I should learn what I can before possibly poking up a hornets' nest down there in the tunnels."
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    Jennifer listens with interest.

    "Mr. McCairn in St. Louis was of the same group," She replies. "- he even maintained his own lab in the estate. Apparently, there are many experiments that you conduct? But I did not know you are the only one. Surely not for long." She assures.
    "Ahh," A bit of warning stroked her spine. The Noseratu warrens and underground had long been a point of pride. Dirge had kept them - but Alice had said that Dirge had conspired with enemies. Yet Dillon Connery had been down in there, hadn't he? Had he been Sheriff then?
    " - you were wise to come to me." She nodded. "A tale or two has been told of young ones let to explore and learn valuable lessons that had to be fetched out on apron strings. Its' quite expansive, and one not familiar could become lost." She put emphasis on this strongly.

    "I may know of a friend who was allowed in, escorted." Jennifer allows after several minutes of silence as she strummed her memories. Torpor shook things up.

    "Your interest is... academic?" She inquired. She tilted her head, a bit bird like as she scrutinized Dirt Nap. She found him a pleasant conversationalist. He did not start and gasp at her Curse. Yet the catacombs were Nosferatu territory.
    Nosferatu Curse: Jennifer's voice withers like a snake sneaking through the grass, plummeted like an old man's nearing his demise.

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    Yes Ma’am,” Dirt Nap says agreeably, “There’s a bunch of experimenting. I suppose it’s not much trouble to me though, being on my own, seeing as I always did do my experimenting strictly on myself. Which works the best, you understand, seeing as it’s really just me I care whether something works on properly or no.” He explains.

    At Jennifer Hazelton’s description of the dangers and prerogative of her clan over the Underground, Dirt Nap looks moderately embarrassed. After a long awkward pause he says, “Well, now. I’m powerfully sorry, Ma’am. I didn’t know. You see, I got a pretty good direction sense and the advantage of talking to rats and such an being able to be part of the ground to rest or be a few types of animals if need be...so... I already done gone into the tunnels once or twice. I lived down there a while and generally found it to be safe so long as I stay on the biggest and busiest passageways. Gettin’ from one place to another strictly through the tunnels might take up to twice as long as it would on the surface, but I been getting there alright.”

    Dirt Nap pauses and says, “I had no intentions on trespassing, Ma’a. Could I offer a boon? To cover the offense to your clan?” He asks. And then with a tone of almost hunger, he says softly, “I’d really appreciate it if I could work it out somehow to be privileged to learn the ways properly...if that’s not a offense to say, Ma’am. Pardon me for saying.”
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    "Your willingness to offer presentation speaks well of you." Jennifer said quietly. "I require nothing for hearing of plans that you respectfully brought forth to the correct person. "

    She studied Dirt Nap for several minutes in silence as she processed what he had told her. The Nosferatu is comfortable with the silence. She listens as well, for anyone who may be lurking about. In the silence, she studies Dirt Nap with a practiced eye. Jennifer seems to be studying him in a very direct, forward way, as though measuring.

    " As you are forthright and honest about your deeds, which is something I personally respect, I shall take your request under consideration. It is not a hard leap for someone of your skill set to challenge oneself with exploration. I was just told from a mentor of another who trained in an abandoned train tunnel. A harrowing account, but what was taught was a method of conducting oneself just as much as personal growth ..."

    She paused. It could not be properly discussed here. An eavesdropper - or a high-tech device cleverly so expensive Kindred could not hear respiration or its mechanics could easily be capturing words. Lady Chappelle had told her of the fate of the Casino, and she would not risk such an occurrence.

    "A boon shall be given, yet not to me. It shall be bestowed to another, the other one of my Family. I find your claim to have merit, and would argue that you be permitted exploration under guide from one of my Family. I shall confer with her over what you have shared and your request. It may take some time." She cautioned. "I am sure you know, that these matters must be examined from every possible angle. I give no assurances that your request will be permitted. There will be conditions, you can be assured - private matters must remain private. I am sure you understand."
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    Dirt Nap is unnaturally still and silent while Jennifer Hazelton speaks, and for some minutes longer and he notices her cautiously listening and observing the area and makes no comments about it.


    That’s...a pretty valuable parcel of learning, and more, if it would mean I could actually use what I learned, now I know it’s private property, not just for anyone to just go and explore!” Dirt Nap’s grateful exclamation is nonetheless as quietly spoken as a mouse whisper.

    I would definitely be in your Clans debt and be really grateful to boot! I can wait as long as it takes. There’s a particular kind of place, I am hoping to find; it’s worth a title and some authority in my Group, enough to do my own thing without any one nudging my shoulder in my Group if I find one... I heard of that kind of place maybe being underground this city.” Dirt Nap confesses.
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    "Yes, now you know it is private property." Jennifer smiled a bit at the enthusiasm. An eagerness for learning that she whole heartedly approved of. That Dirt Nap had to be made aware that it was private property pointed out a vulnerability that the Nosferatu could now tend to.
    "Is it simply the discovery of the place that confers the title? Or a scientific write up, or a journal submitted or some sort?" She inquired. She followed up on certain journals and respected peer review as a means of keeping researchers on track and science truthful.

    "I am curious about one thing, before we continue to discuss your plans. And how I might be able to help with those." She kept her friendly smile. "You chose to approach myself. Not Madame Hart." She emphasized the Kine safe title for the Seneschal, to emphasis she did not want other terms used. His care in his speech indicated he knew exactly why she had been cautious earlier. Yes, he was clever. Her own voice, her Curse tended to make recording her a nightmare. That had been discovered when she had taped her research into the Blood Devotions. She could grow to like him. If he proved trustworthy.

    "Was it something about needing to approach a leader in the family?" Had he known she had formerly been Priscus? Or something else, perhaps something related to Alice Hart?
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    Dirt Nap nods in acknowledgement of the truth, that he does now acknowledge the tunnels are the property of Jennifer's Clan, not open to him without invitation.

    He chuckles softly and says, "Well. I am not really sure to tell you the truth, with our current situation, but I can tell you no doubt that there wouldn't be a publishing outside my group." He says. "I would document and report...possibly in person, making a trip outside the city."

    Dirt Nap nods and listens to the question as to his motive in approaching Jennifer. "Well, to be honest, Ma'am, I figured with the Bishop unavailable, it might not matter so much who. no matter what position they might have outside the Clan, and the Madam's attention seemed to be wanted by people well above my pay grade, and generally it seemed like I might avoid some confusion about what I was looking to talk about if I asked to talk to you instead, since you didn't yet seem to have another Position folks might think I was looking to see you about for official business."

    He smiles, slightly, "And to be totally honest, and maybe a little naive and young on my part, you seemed friendly enough. Approachable, I might say, if it's not too presumptuous. I have a weakness for that, the appearance of kindness, being perhaps more trusting than I should." He confesses.
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