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PostSubject: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:10 pm

City of Voile
Nine months ago


Another peaceful day in Voile looks to be in order, if what Koakuma sees is any indicator.  Her many eyes watch the citizens and visitors in town just going about their daily agendas, seeing the sights and traversing the town and just living their lives.  Koakuma spots a few minor technical problems throughout the city, but nothing major or in need of immediate attention.  Later, she'd send for repairmen to make them good as new.  So for now, it's okay for Koakuma to breathe easily, offering smiles and light conversation to all the passerbys.

That easy breath, however, is delayed slightly as Koakuma spies a young woman with pink hair and glasses, no older than 15 or 16, with her eyes seemingly transfixed on one of the large monitors belonging to the mayor and used to broadcast daily news and his announcements.  Koakuma silently decides to keep an eye on this woman, and that decision quickly pays off as the woman reaches the monitor's console and pries off its cover, exposing the wiring and circuitry inside.  Koakuma quickly steps toward the woman with a hand out as she seemingly reaches inside the machine with both hands, arms and hands working at a feverish pace.

"Excuse me, but you can't just... um..." Koakuma hesitates as she reaches the pink-haired woman, because the seemingly destructive actions of the woman belie her true intentions.  The woman's face is one of utter focus as her bare hands touch wires and circuits, connecting and rerouting circuits at near-lightning speeds.  Koakuma, and indeed a fair number of people nearby, can only stand by and watch as the woman works tirelessly, without the aid of even a single tool.  And indeed, within a matter of seconds, the once broken monitor displaying only static comes to life, displaying properly.  The woman takes a deep breath and steps back from the device, taking a moment to wipe her brow on the sleeve of her dark grey jacket.

"Wow..." Koakuma can't help but say, reaching out to the woman and putting a hand on her shoulder.  "I should be upset with you for tampering with public property, but fact is, you fixed that broken monitor in under thirty seconds with no tools and no replacement parts!"

"It'll operate 32% more efficiently also, and this one can be used as a two-way communication device now," the woman replies, causing a blink from Koakuma and a slight, but friendly, smile from the woman that Koakuma quickly returns.

"What's your name?"

"...Sage."

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:24 pm

When House's image is fully restored to the monitor, within seconds his voice is heard through the speakers. "Well! I see this monitor was repaired ahead of schedule! I was going to send someone in an hour, but I see there's no need. I'm looking at the status board now...it seems to be consuming less power than before. A thirty two percent increase in efficiency by my estimate. To whomever can claim responsibility for this, please stand in front of the screen."

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:37 pm

Sage sends a quick glance up at the face now dominating the screen, then back at Koakuma, who gives her an encouraging pat on the shoulder and a bright smile before stepping slightly back, adjusting her dress a bit.  Sage thinks for just a minute, then steps into the center ring of the monitor's attention.  
"I am.  I'm Sage.  I just arrived in town and I saw this wasn't working, so I thought I would fix it to help out."  Nervousness affects her tone enough to be noticeable, but Sage isn't outright scared as she looks up at the monitor.  More like defensive and planning a possible escape route.  Another short glance backwards though puts any thought of escape to rest, as in that short time the number of Koakumas on the scene has increased to five, none of which she could likely beat in a race or a game of tag.  Resigned, Sage's eyes now rest firmly on the monitor.

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:11 pm

The machine is silent for a few seconds before speaking again. "...I apologize, I was caught off guard for a moment. Most of my other monitors do not yet possess the hardware for two-way communication. I was planning to include just such a feature in the Mark 3 upgrade, but I see you beat me to it. I'm not upset about this by the way. Quite the opposite really, so you don't need to look so nervous. I'm quite impressed actually."

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Sage shows a combination of slight pride and slight bashfulness at the compliments of the man in the monitor.  "...Thanks.  It's, um... Well, it's a long story.  But I'm really skilled with machinery and electronics.  Like... unnaturally skilled." Sage's face sours ever so slightly at that comment before continuing.  Or she would have continued, if not for the stepping-in of the fiery-haired, bedevilwinged Koakuma.

"Honey, it'll interest you to know that Sage here did this to your monitor in just shy of half a minute, with not a single tool or replacement part used.  Her bare hands were all she used.  It was really impressive."

"I rarely seem to need advanced tools," Sage admits, glancing off to the side a bit and still partly nervous about the whole situation.  "I just, um... see a machine, and I... know it.  It's hard to explain."

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:34 pm

"Truly? How unusual...yet highly fascinating. There's a lot I'd like for us to discuss, though I believe we should do so face to face. Would that be alright with you?"

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:47 pm

"Face... to face? Um, well I just got here, and I just have... well, um..." Clearly Sage hadn't expected quite this level of attention from her escapade as her mind starts to spin on itself with thoughts and scenarios. "I realized I don't know who you are. I'm not a citizen of this city, but you seem important. Can I ask who you are, at least?"

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:02 pm

"I am Robert Edwin House. Mayor of Voile, and I'm also the founder and CEO of RobCo Industries."

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:02 am

"And I'm Koakuma House, his wife and official Voile... uh, helper.  Do I have a title?  I don't know.  Anyway, I can offer you a personal escort to the Lucky 38 Casino, that's where Robert and I live and work out of.  You two can talk there.  Is that alright?"

"...Yes, that should be okay.  It's clear you're not mad at me, and I really... um, don't have any other prospects as to where to go.  It's a long story."

"I'm sure we'll be happy to hear it.  Let's get going then, shall we?"

"Yeah.  And, thanks."

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:37 pm

"Oh, before you go! Grab that printout spooling from the console there. When you arrive at the Lucky 38, you may present it to one of my cashiers and they'll redeem it for you. Payment for services rendered, as well as a generous bonus for the quality work you performed. I believe you'll find it to be more than adequate. You have a very bright future ahead of you, which we can discuss in person."

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:13 am

"O-Oh, payment?" Sage says, surprised as she takes the printed ledger from the machine.  Well, thank you very much.  I was afraid you'd all be upset at me for tampering with your machines.  In fact, even looking around, there's a few things I could..."  Sage's eyes wander for a few moments before she snaps back into reality.  "R-Right though!  See you first!  I'll be there as quick as I can!"

"WE will be!" Koakuma sprightly adds to the conversation, the five of her forming ranks around the hapless but nevertheless smiling Sage.  "Make way folks, we've got official mayoral business going on!  We've got to get this girl to the 38 right away!  Make way, make way!"  And the people do make way, recognizing the telltale voice of Koakuma and her cries of imminent business.  And just like that the group is off, heading from the south gate up towards the circular tower in the distance.  The Lucky 38 Casino.

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:07 pm

The area is just as bustling as ever with tourists and locals alike enjoying all the district has to offer. The Lucky 38 in particular is a hotspot of activity, though Koakuma and Sage should have no trouble getting in despite the crowds given who Koakuma is.

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:25 am

And up the private elevator goes Sage, after a sendoff from Koakuma and promise to meet up with her at the top. And just so, as a Koakuma in a different outfit than the others greets her at the top floor. "Welcome to the penthouse, Sage," Koakuma says with a slight bow. "This is where Robert and I live, and where his office is. He's waiting for you right through that door there, so head on in and I'll be sure to back you up."

"O-Okay," Sage replies, momentarily distracted by the luxury of the place. No doubt Mayor House and his wife live comfortably here. A quick glance around before she gives Koakuma a nod and heads to the office door, quietly opening it.

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PostSubject: Re: A Brand New House   Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:48 am

Behind the door is a neatly organized office space with two comfortable looking visitor's chairs in front of House's desk. Behind the desk other than the man himself is a large console connected to a few smaller monitors depicting various areas around the city. The screens appear to change location every twenty seconds. The console itself looks complicated with various buttons and knobs and dials. House turns from his monitors upon hearing the door open. "Ah yes, just the person I wanted to see. I trust you found the place alright. Not that there's any reason to doubt; Koakuma has a more intimate knowledge of this city than even I do. You'd be hard pressed to find a better guide."

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