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Dawn's place

A derelict double decker red bus leaning against some collapsed masonry in a vaguely defined part of the Town. Outside is a very deep hole, about big enough for a person, a sign by it claims that it's a work in progress.
Obscurejones

Thokk walks up to the bus.
Wow.  Just... Wow...
Who

Aurora floats in and begins moving stuff onto the upper deck.
Obscurejones

So how we divvying this place up?
As Thokk speaks Al floats shuffles up to the bus and laughs.
Not exactly "the finest room in the inn" is it?
Who

((Deadtime))
Who

"I'll move Dawn's junk upstairs Just put your stuff down here, oh and watch out for the hole out the front."
Obscurejones

Thokk raises an eyebrow.
Why is there a hole out front?
Who

"John's gonna go dolally at somepoint, so Dawn had me dig that hole to put him in."
Obscurejones

Thokk glowers.
Let your sister know that if she lays a hand on that boy in anything resembling malice I'll have her guts for garters.
Then he perks up.
So we each get one half of the lower deck or how does this work?
Who

"I'm sure she's quaking in her 80's throw back boots."

And to answer the actual question.

"Just put your stuff anywhere down here, it doesn't really matter...at least until Dawn turns up."
Obscurejones

Hoom. Thokk begins by hopping over the hole and moving to the back of the bus.  Throwing up his cape he makes a makeshift wall between the front and back.  Al follows and begins throwing up runes and sigils over the back half of the bus.
Who

"Al, what are you doing?"
Obscurejones

Al glances over but doesn't pause.
Non-detection, masking and some simple inter-dimensional transport.
As he finishes the last sigil the rear of the bus glows and Thokk can no longer be seen through the windows.
Who

"Is he using this place as hideout? Loving the hat by the way."
Obscurejones

Half a smile peaks out from under the mask.
Sort of.  The old man made a lot of enemies when he was young.  It's one of the reasons he's kept moving.
 He doesn't like to hide but he does like to be left alone.  So I help him magic up his domiciles.
Who

"It's not going to cause any like, run off or anything is it?"
Obscurejones

Magically there shouldn't be any problem.  If anything it'll probably make it easier to ignore him if he gets annoying.
I heard that.
Who

"Wonderful. Oh just so you know, shower's upstairs but we haven't got any hot water."
Obscurejones

It should be fine.  He's got a shower in his little section as well.
Who

"Wizard, plumber, snappy dresser, is there no end to your talent?"
Obscurejones

Al laughs.
I can't do healing and I can't cook worth a damn.
As Al speaks Thokk appears in the front of the bus and then walks out into the street and takes a spot next to Al.  He's traded in his old kilt and chain shirt for a well cut black suit and has pulled his mane back into a ponytail.
Who

"Everything alright in there?"
Obscurejones

Thokk adjusts his cuffs.
Should be fine.  He tosses a small brass object to Aurora.
Here's the key to my section, if you need to get a hold of me for anything while I'm in there..
Who

"Great...I'll put it in my pockets..."
Obscurejones

Hoom.  Sorry wasn't thinking.  As he ponders this conundrum deadtime sets in.
Who

After some pondering Aurora comes up with a solution, how good a solution it is up for debate however. She floats in and comes back out after some rummaging with a door mat, under which she slips what I assume is a key. With that done she sets about moving Dawn's stuff.
Obscurejones

Thokk shakes off deadtime and begins to move towards the tavern.
Come on Al.  I feel like singing.
Who

Aurora quickly floats in grabbing a small cube and dashing back out again.
Obscurejones

Thokk walks up to the bus and laughs.
Once we were kings and fought for valor.  Now we hide and mourn.  Isn't that right?  As he speaks Al slips out of a nearby shadow.
To be fair nothing happened that didn't need to happen.
She should have lived.
Al shrugs and floats away.  Thokk sighs and moves into the bus disappearing into his section.  After a few hours Thokk exits the bus.
Obscurejones

Squee comes running towards the bus at a pace that could be considered loony tunes-esque.  Without hesitation he dives towards the back of the bus and disappears into the wards and spells of nondetection that cloak Thokk's apartment.
Who

The brand new Aurora cheerful walks in, heading up stairs to rummage through Dawn's possessions.
Obscurejones

Thokk hobbles out of his section of the bus wearing a fuzzy bathrobe.  He sits down on one of the benches and begins to read a rather large book.
Who

Having grabbed some clothes from Dawn's wardrobe Aurora heads out again, waving to Thokk as she does.
Obscurejones

Thokk walks back into the hidden area of the bus and then emerges in his usual kilt and shirt and makes for the tavern.
Who

Dawn storms toward her home, avoiding the hole and surveying the lower deck.

"Where's my stuff!?"
Obscurejones

Thokk skips in behind her.
Actually there wasn't anything of note when I moved in.
Who

Ignoring Thokk she storms up stairs and screams...what? You'd scream too if you saw your exact double asleep on your bed/pile of cushions and blankets.
Obscurejones

Thokk follows.
Aurora I don't mean to meddle but sleeping by yourself at your age is rather poor form.
Who

Aurora stirs and stands up.

"Give me a break, I'm like a week old."

"Who the hell is that?"

Yep, the sound the same too, I have no idea how this going to work.
Obscurejones

That shouldn't stop you.  Your mind's old enough to know the dance.  And get this unpleasantly hysterical woman to stop yelling at me.
Who

"Calm down. Look all your stuff is still here."

She looks around, and indeed it is.

"Okay, so who the hell are you?"

"You know when you needed that futon moved?"

"Ohh...."
Obscurejones

Thokk flops down on some cushions, puts his hands behind his head, and closes his eyes.
It's slow going in stereo.  With unfortunate celibacy as the opening cartoon.
Who

"And why is he staying here?"

"Because I was bored. I need someone around here."

"Give me one reason you should stay."


And I'm not sure how clear that is so the last question is Thokk's
Obscurejones

Thokk doesn't open his eyes.
I'll pay rent if I must, I'm a conscientious house guest, I'm rarely boring, and I can make John go away forever.
Who

"That's blackmail."
Obscurejones

He opens one eye and glares.
You kids these days could learn a thing or two about blackmail.
He closes his eyes again and grumbles something about rap music and the "hippity hoppity"
Who

"Fine then, you can stay."

She starts rummaging around in a corner.

"Whatcha looking for?"

"Your off switch."

And as could be expected, Aurora's eyes go wide.
Obscurejones

Thokk growls.
I can run you through 13 lives in a minute little girl.  The nice you stays.
Who

Dawn doesn't look up.

"What? She's just a hologram."

Hypocrisy ladies and gents. it was on my word of the day calendar this morning.
Obscurejones

Maybe I wasn't clear...
In a blur Thokk is standing and his roar shakes the walls of the bus.
No.
Who

"Fine...if you're so attached to her take her."

She throws a remote at Thokk.
Obscurejones

He glances at the remote.
Who

It's a remote alright, safe bet it's Aurora's.
Obscurejones

Razz

After a moment He looks to Aurora.
Do you require this device to function?
Who

"Kinda, only if I get a virus or something."
Obscurejones

I see.
He clears his throat and bellows.
Squee!
Who

"So what? I'm running a hostel for people I hate now?"
Obscurejones

Squee appears in a streak of black and white.  Thokk grins with a bit of an evil gleam in his eye.
I need a mechanic.
Squee chuckles with a noise like a wind-chime and then whistles a distinct three note sequence.
Who

"Stupid hologram...why the hell did you say he could live here? This isn't even your house!"

"Hey, I dug that hole, I've earned my place here."

"No, you've earned that hole."
Obscurejones

In a puff of smoke and steam A figure in full welding gear steps out of the air into the bus.
I swear to Davros this is the last time I'll fix that shoddy Galifre shell for you.
Oh you know you love me.  Aurora?  I'll need to borrow your projector for a few moments.
Who

"Long time no see, see you dropped the whisk and plunger look."

"You like her?"

"No, but as long as they keep a firm grip on her choke chain what can see do?"


With that momentary banding together against a common foe done, Aurora spits up her cube and collapses into a puddle on the floor.

"Okay...so not a hologram any more."
Obscurejones

Steve takes the cube and the remote.  After a few moments work the remote is gone and the cube is slightly larger.
Honestly it's like trying to re-engineer a stone wheel.  The base technology's so far gone it's not worth fixing.
I know, I know.  See you this evening?
Wouldn't miss it.
With a quick peck on Thokk's check Steve disappears.  Thokk tosses the cube back into the goo.
Who

And the goo reforms into Aurora leaving both her and Dawn staring at Thokk in disbelief.

"You're not...."

They both say that, at like the exact same time, I figured I could save myself the effort of writing it out twice. Though this has taken longer then it would have done to just type that out....damn.
Obscurejones

Thokk collapses back into the cushions with a satisfied look on his face.  Squee shakes his head ruefully.
Not what?
Who

"Involved with....that thing?"

That's coming from Aurora, the bus's resident font of Dalek hatred.
Obscurejones

Thokk laughs.
She's a woman not a thing.  No different from Dawn really.
Who

"She's a monster! Not a person!"

Aurora again, someone please give me an IC reason to change her voice so can stop typing this stuff.
Obscurejones

Thokk tuts.
Racism doesn't suit you dear.
Who

"Do you have any idea what they did!? How many people they killed!?"

Seems they can't be in the same room without one of them being in hysterics.
Obscurejones

A lot less than some.  I don't yell at John for dating a time lord.
Who

"The Time Lords never harmed anyone, they observed."

And Dawn steps up to the plate.
Obscurejones

Thokk shrugs.
That's not necessarily true is it?
As he talks he begins to move down the stairs towards his part of the bus.
Who

"Anything the rogues did is not on the head of the high council."

She's just reciting that from memory. The memory of her trial.
Obscurejones

Ah, Yes, I see.
He moves behind his curtain and rummaging noises can be heard.
And Steve is responsible for all other Dalek's?
Who

"That's different, all Daleks followed the same orders, what one did they're all accountable for."
Obscurejones

Ah, So you've had many a talk with Steve then about her part in the war?
The rummaging ceases but there is still the dull clank of some metal contraption being assembled.
Who

"It's a Dalek, they all did the same."

Her voice is sounding more and more agitated as this conversation goes on.
Obscurejones

Ah, So it's like how all orcs are bloody savages who kill, rape, and steal?
The noise has ceased but and Thokk can be heard exiting his section of the bus.
Who

No response, just the sound of Dawn storming off to the upper floor.

"Must you aggravate her like that?"
Obscurejones

Thokk now dressed in a slim black suit, chuckles.
A man shouldn't have to put up with having his granddaughter abused.
Who

"I'm sorry, are we reading off the same page here?"
Obscurejones

Thokk looks mock appalled.
Surely you didn't think my interest in Steve was of a romantic nature?
Who

"Well....yeah."
Obscurejones

Thokk laughs.
I may be accused of many a debauchery, but incest is far outside the line of my interest.
Who

"But...it's a...how can you be related?"
Obscurejones

I already told you, daft girl.
He grabs the rail of the stairs and yells upstairs.
John will be at the tavern in a few minutes.
Who

"Hear that!? Your boyfriend's going to be at Trog's in like 10 minutes!"

And a blur that was probably Dawn zips out the door.
Obscurejones

Heh.
Thokk checks his watch.
Care to join us?  Should be a delightful evening.
Who

"Sure, I got nothing better to do. Thanks for helping me earlier by the way."
Obscurejones

Thokk shrugs.
I like you.  You remind me of her.
Who

"Of the Dalek?"
Obscurejones

Thokk shakes his head.
No.  Of Steve's grandmother.
Who

"But wait...I'm completely lost, how are you two related?"
Obscurejones

Thokk nods out towards the Tavern.
John.
Who

"Now I'm more lost, explain simply."
Obscurejones

Steve's his daughter.  He used a mixture of Dawn and his' Dna to full her first regeneration.
Who

"So that makes Dawn...."
Obscurejones

I suppose she must be included but like any teenager I think Steve revels in Dawn's disapproval.
Who

Aurora grins.

"So do you wanna break the news or should I?"
Obscurejones

Thokk grins.
I hardly think it's my place.

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