"so... why are we taken er ta Gabriel fer this?" Lucret asks he pat's his new Khajiit friend on the back as she retches into a bucket in the back of Randy's Volkswagen bus as it comes to a stop.
"because Despite what you, or anyone else for that matter... May think of Gabriel, he's really good at what he does. helping people Kick their addiction just so happens to be one of those things." Feisty says from atop Pixie's head. "It's a strange talent of his, but I don't care. as long as he helps us with situations like this, he could have learned it in Vietnam for all I Care."
Pixie shakes her head as Randy opens the back doors of the van, offering his hand to help them out. "you should really think about going to a museum, Lucret. there's a lot to learn about how the real world works, compared to your universe."
Oblivious, Lucret scratches his head, then stands up and helps Wi' Shragera out of the vehicle. every movement she makes is shaky, and the light of day burns her blood shot eyes.
"you..." She leans forward and spits on the ground, trying to rid herself of the horrid taste in the back of her throat. "you all speak of this... Gabriel in such a way..." she mutters, pulling her large jacket around herself a little more, feeling cold despite it being a warm summers afternoon. "With me being new here... are you sure I should stay with him? can't I just stay with Lucret and his family for a few more days? they seem so nice, and I've got other Khajiit by my side..."
"Ah'm sorry Miss. Ah'd love ta keep ya with us... but we just ain't got no room fer ya." he pats her shoulder gently. "Gabriel'll take good care of ya. trust me."
"Gabe's a little on the... eccentric side, but deep down, he's a good man" the little white ferret says, finishing up her cigarette and tossing it down a sewer grate.
"though.... I wouldn't take anything he says to heart. anything that isn't important, I mean." Pixie adds in, stepping out of the Van last, due to her size.
The Khajiit bites her lip, having second thoughts about asking for help.
inside his apartment flat, Gabriel sits at the cluttered Kitchen table. goggles pulled over his eyes and welder in hand, he's in the middle of another project. trying to weld together two Coffee machines and a toaster this time. just as he's about to lay on some soldering Iron, he hears a knock on he door. looking over his shoulder, he pops a cig in his mouth and stands up from the table. Taking a quick peak through the peep hole in the door, he sees Lucret standing next to Pixie along with Feisty and some new person he's never seen before.
"well~ this is interesting." he says opening the door and facing the group in front of him. "If I knew I was gonna have company, I would have put pants on."
Lucret sighs and pinches the bridge of his nose, not believing, but also not surprised that the Wastelander answered the door wearing nothing aside from Goggles, boots and boxers. "Afta noon gabriel..."
"how's it going Lukey boy? Pixie, Feisty." he makes eye contact with Wi' Shragera, making her look back down at the floor as her head and Stomach bounce around like boots in a washer. "I'm going to assume you're new, right?"
before she can answer, Pixie pipes up. "yes, she is. that's why we've brought her to you actually."
Gabriel lifts his welder up to his cigarette, lights it, then tosses it over his shoulder after turning it off. "alright... and why should I care about miss...?" Before Gabriel can continue and make a pussy joke, The Khajiit lurches forward and vomits, getting some of the puke on Gabe's bare legs and boots. Looking down at his legs and lifting his goggles off of his eyes, he sighs and shakes his head. "this is what you get for answering the door Gabriel. you should have just stayed in and watched a porno, but no. you had to answer the fucking door..."
"Gabriel, we brought her to you because She needs your help." Feisty says, crossing her short arms over her chest. "Ever heard of Skooma?"
Gabe looks back up at the ferret after shaking some sick off of his boot. "Look, Me and Lucret may both be from Bethesda, but there's a big ass difference between Fallout and Elder scrolls. I don't know how shit works in that backwards ass universe you two are from."
"....So is that a yes or?...."
The scruffy looking man steps towards the Khajiit and pulls the hood on her jacket down, getting a good look at her blood shot eyes. "a thing or two, yeah." he pulls on the tip of her ear and moves it from side to side, soaking in as much information as he can at once.
her skin already crawling, Wi' Shragera pulls her head back and lays her ears down. "It'd be nice if you asked before laying your hands on me..." this hardly dissuades him, as he continues to look at her like she's not a person.
"how long have you been hooked?"
She pulls tighter on her coat, still feeling cold. "Since I was very young..."
"and you're in your mid twenties now, so that's not good." he turns around and walks back into his apartment with his hand on his chin.
Wi' Shragera turns and looks at the others. "how did he know that about me?"
"Gabriel's got this thing with numbers." Pixie says, resting one of her tails on the scared girl's shoulder. "all he has to do is look at something, and he can tell how long it is, or what distances are... he probably just did that and figured out your age."
"or, it could be because we're all in our mid twenties." Lucret says, crossing his arms. "eva notice that?" the Ninetales and the Ferret think on it for a few seconds, but don't come to any conclusions before Gabe reappears at the door.
"I've got no clue what Skooma withdraws do to people, and I sure as fuck don't know a damn thing about Cat streets."
"um... we're Called Khajiits.. not cat.."
"Don't care." he says, quickly cutting her off. "Lucret, go get me some dirt on Skooma, as well as a full copy of the Lusty Argonian maid."
"Gabriel... why the hell do you want a copy of that book?" Pixie asks.
Lucret rolls his eyes, then shrugs. "Fine. Ah'll pick up a copy."
Gabriel waves his finger at him a few times. "First edition~"
the Imperial lets his shoulders slouch. "Damn it Gabriel!"
he turns his attention to the two animals. "and you two~ I want three things."
"You're not getting your own Jet, and we're not changing the city's name to the Bureaucracy of Bus, Gabriel. we've been over this." Feisty says as Gabriel holds up three fingers to begin counting off his demands.
Immediately losing a lot of interest, Gabriel lets his arm fall limply to his side. "Jesus you two are boring! fine... I want a box of Monticristo #2 Cigars." he smirks at the stumped over seers. "better be fresh too."
"What the.... how the hell are we supposed to..." Pixie begins before feeling Feisty tap the top of her head with her tail.
"Deal. just Help her." the Ferret points over at the trembling Khajiit. "She needs your help."
having been by Feisty's side for years, She might actually be one of the few people that Gabriel holds any amount of respect for. he runs his tongue over his teeth under his lips, then nods and holds out his hand for the Khajiit to take.
Reluctant to take his hand, Wi' Shragera squeezes the sides of her coat with her aching hands.
"Wi." Lucret says, patting her shoulder. "you can trust em. E'll elp ya git betta. Ah Promise."
having spend the last week living under Lucret's roof back in their home universe, She's come trust the imperial with just about anything. swallowing hard, She takes a step towards Gabriel and reaches out, setting her sweaty hand in his. She steps over her puddle of puke, and walks through the thresh hold of his apartment.
"sweety, if you need anything, dont' hesitate to come find us." Pixie encourages with a friendly smile. "I live in this apartment complex as well, so i'll always be close by."
the khajiit nods, then looks down at the floor, scared of what's to come next.
"hay! Less talk, more fetching my God Damn Cigars!" Gabriel half yells with a smirk. "Later bitches~!" He slams the door, turns on his heel and looks at the teary eyed Khajiit. "Hi."
With an explosion of wails, tears erupt from her eyes and she wraps her arms around him, burying her face into his chest. not used to this kind of contact, Gabe lifts up his arms as if he's afraid to touch her and catch cooties. "alright." he says with an agitated sigh. "enough of that."
She doesn't move. She just continues to cry and tremble.
"God damn it..." Gabriel mutters to himself. "Should have asked for two boxes..."
Randy opens the back doors of the Blue Van and steps out of the way so his passengers can enter.
"Ah Really hope that was the right thing ta do..." Lucret thinks out loud as he enters the Van. "Tsavari'd kill me if She knew anythin bad appened to that girl an Ah didn't do anythin ta stop it."
Pixie hopes in, then lays down along the wall. "actually... that's something i've been thinking about Lucret." She settles herself in and locks eyes with the Imperial. "I though your house was big enough for you to take in a few more people. what have you and your kin taken in to fill up that huge house of yours?"
Lucret scratches the back of his head, but doesn't get the chance to answer. "Sayer got jealous that there was another woman in the house... Didn't she?" Feisty asked with a familiar smirk on her long face.