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 Actress or Model?, 28 July 2167 | @Len
Vels Kruger
 Posted: Jun 21 2018, 06:04 PM
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Focused in soundwaves creation and manipulation, Vels can make sounds loud enough to break glass or even bones, or he can make perfect silence. He can hear every conversation in the city at every moment of every day (but he's gotten damn good at finding the ones that matter). His suppressants push his abilities down to a 100 yard diameter, so ... that's better, right?
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Vels had some good days and some bad days now. Today was a good day. (Which wasn't in any way to say that Vels was acting normally, but he was closer to himself than the days he stared in silence like a lion calculating a kill.) He had a tuning fork in his hand, and had since he'd left the DEA's custody. It settled him, a smooth, even set of sound waves that he could focus on. For someone who didn't have his ability, it might have been like drawing a beautiful spiraling pattern and then coloring it in. Vels did it with sound.

The room was filled with high ranked cartel members, or had been until a few moments before when three of them had ducked into the next room with the women that they had brought to the gathering. A poker game in the belly of someone's party boat, or boat house -- in truth, Vels had no idea what it was called...

Vels had not brought an escort (in any sense of the word), and so when the three men and their companions had ducked out; and the man who had been sitting beside Len the whole night had ducked out, they were left alone. He looked from his hand of cards to Len and then back to the cards. He was trying to place her face. When he started talking, he sounded the way he had since he had learned to talk -- excited, as if every word was an epiphany.

"I'm pretty sure we know each other." he chimed. He hit the tuning fork against the table. If it was a frightening gesture, he didn't notice. The hand that held the tuning fork rested on his knee as it hummed. "I can't place you, but I'm pretty sure. Maybe-- oh!" He barely stopped for breaths. (None of the other cartel members had cut him off when he spoke. They waited, as if interrupting Vels Kruger was a death sentence.) "Are you an actress? Or a model? I bet you're a model. Did you know that models don't have to be exceptionally pretty? Not that you're not. I'm engaged." (He wasn't. At least, no officially.) "I'm just saying, sometimes they look just like normal people. But you'd make a good actress. I mean -- Lyle's buying this whole thing." He motioned towards the man whose side she had been at. (He didn't seem to understand what her occupation was.) He grinned. "Do you want a drink? I think we're done with cards for a while. Sometimes they go talk to their friends for hours on end." He said seriously, as if escorts hadn't been ushered into separate rooms for more than talking.

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Lenox Levandi
 Posted: Jun 25 2018, 04:04 AM
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Lenox has the ability to manipulate alcohol, both on a molecular level and kinetically. This means fancy bar tricks for one thing, but the flipside is that she can increase and decrease blood alcohol levels,and intoxication/sobriety levels in others if they have alcohol in their system. She can cause them to black-out drunk, and likewise ‘wake’ someone up who is in that state with a sobering effect. Suppressant modifies her abilities so that she needs to be touching someone skin to skin in order to effect them.
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The tuning fork was a little strange.

Given she hadn't actually been playing a hand in the poker game, and simply been serving as a 'good luck charm' of arguable effectiveness, Len had plenty of time to look around and take note of her surroundings without seeming to. That was kind of the trick, not to seem too interested, but the tuning fork was different enough that it got a second and third glances. As for Lyle, the man had nibbled her ear before he'd left, and whispered obscene promises which had Lenox mentally making calculations. Hell, she might even give him a discount.

Except no, she wouldn't.

And then Tuning Fork was talking to her, which might have been fine except he also hit his little tool against the table top and Len eyed it as it sang out, not sure quite what to make of that. If he was evo, maybe it had something to do with his power? Or it could be an affectation either way. Maybe he was a musician? Did they know each other? She'd been about to open her mouth and suggest he'd seen her around, when he just... he kept talking. Her mouth opened and closed again with a snap. She hadn't heard that right, had she? That implication.... which he immediately reeled back in though it still had her doing a mental double take. And followed with.... oh he was engaged. Great. Excellent. She absolutely completely had not asked, but now she was honestly wondering about whoever that was. Excitable, wasn't he? Did he.... did he really not know? Really not realise what was... going on here? Talk to their friends?

"He is buying this whole thing." Len cut in, in regard to Lyle. If Tuning Fork just took her words at face value then that was fine too. But... now that she though about it, there was an air of familiarity about him, in a distant sort of way that she couldn't really grasp.

"I'm Lenox. A drink sounds good," And the more people around with alcohol in their systems, the more at ease she felt, really. "And given I'm not a model or an actress, how about you tell me your name and maybe we can figure out how you think you know me."

And... she could figure out what the deal with the tuning fork was while she waited for Lyle to come back.

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Vels Kruger
 Posted: Jul 8 2018, 11:31 AM
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27 YEARS
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Focused in soundwaves creation and manipulation, Vels can make sounds loud enough to break glass or even bones, or he can make perfect silence. He can hear every conversation in the city at every moment of every day (but he's gotten damn good at finding the ones that matter). His suppressants push his abilities down to a 100 yard diameter, so ... that's better, right?
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Vels didn't seem vacant. In fact, someone might have argued he seemed too engaged, but the difference was that Vels didn't seem to understand. He didn't seem to process what she was even in the vaguest sense. He blinked when she confirmed that he was buying it. She could not have possibly meant that he had purchased a person. Lyle was a good guy -- he wore bow ties sometimes. "Yes. Yes, exactly!" he chimed. "That's what I was saying! Really good at acting -- unless you're not acting."

He frowned. Who could possibly like Lyle? He considered for a moment. Maybe this girl was more than his friend. They were probably engaged. He decided that it was true in his head without saying anything aloud, making a mental note to congratulate Lyle on such a beautiful wife. Lyle changed wives fairly often, Vels recalled. In fact, a lot of the members of the Cartel seemed to. Maybe she wasn't a wife after all. Girlfriend. That would work.

He leaned forward. when she said her name, whacked the tuning fork against the table again, and stood to go get them something to drink. This time, the sound washed, as if they were in a pool and he was causing a title wave. The sounds in the room for a moment didn't come from the correct direction. The ticking of the clock was louder than the footsteps. A breathy whisper from the next room was easily heard. Then the tuning fork's hum drowned everything out.

Vels looked over and (from the way he said it) repeated himself. "Vels. Kruger." He offered as he grabbed her a drink, paused, looked back, and then grabbed something for himself.

The hum of the tuning fork was still alarmingly loud, and then he pressed the fork to his leg. The fork stopped humming but the drone of noise remained for a bit longer. "Lenox." he repeated. "Lenox. That's a fun name. What's your last name? Or is it a secret?" He asked with the gleam of a child, excited by the idea of a secret, instead of an adult who teased about minor information or made threats.

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