Jordan and Blake
Blake has a last minute counseling appointment. He is wearing something with an 80’s amount of zippers. Jordan is in her office.
Blake arrives the way he normally does.
Jordan is welcoming.
“I don’t actually know who I am.” + babbling + “I have to process a lot of information very quickly and most of it is wrong.” “It keeps me too busy to be confused which I find very relaxing.”
“Let’s start at the beginning.”
Jordan notices there is nothing on his Psiree’s agenda.
Description of what Psiree does.
Tells him where to Scrounge food.
Yesterday there was a bug that was eating people’s happiness
“Mostly I just need to be places to hear things or see things. Mostly pretty boring but it sticks in my head.”
“I imagine my father was a spy and my mother was a scientist and she created a formula that made him super strong and smart and likeable.”
He’s been in and out of the system because every once in a while he has to be in Kansas.
Not a typical case of Freshman Identify Crisis
You Jordan’s mission sense tingles.*
Blake reacts badly to being called a special young man.
Jordan gives Blake a jammy dodger.
Blake starts drawing his mind map.
Psiree is an androgynous slightly feminine mostly featureless glowly green CRT figure.
“No I don’t remember those things yet.”
“Blake, I think I can help you.”
Jordan and Stroud
Interior Stroud’s office
Stroud is working on a grant application or something. Jordan knocks.
Jordan, 5’8”, slim, blond, shoulder length hair in a pony tail.
J – “Professor Stroud I have a matter to discuss with you.”
J – “Before we begin, I’d like you to look at me.”
S – “Oh, I see. Well, then, what can I do for The Host.”
J – “I need your help.”
J – “I’ve been sent to help and protect. You know more about the threats that I need to deal with than I do.”
S – “People can be very confusing… they made you a counselor?”
J – “I have been trained, and I have some skills.”
Shroud asks for an exchange, Jordan offers a favor. From the ineffable, from Jordan and Jordan offers help resisting Darkness.
The door comes slamming open and Constance steam rolls over the conversation.
“Blah blah, and I need to get laid, blah blah blah” (Lisa can’t remember the words)
S – “Jordan is in the know.”
C – “But more importantly a book on summoning dragons has gone missing!”
J – “Perhaps I can be of assistance.”
The scene shifts to the Library
Tea is offered, Stroud points Jordan to the oolong.
J – “I don’t suppose there is a security camera.”
C – “The wards haven’t been tripped, which is tricky.”
Stroud finds some clues that point to a local politician.
S – “He must have made a deal.”
They go eat dinner at Meadhall.
Six hours later
S – “Who knew, I would never have suspected. I think I need to get a new suit.”
C – “The lived in, brimstone smell is in this year.” “Welcome to Boston.”
J – “I already feel at home.”
Stroud offers Jordan a ride back.
Constance flirts unknowingly, Jordan kisses her hand. Constance pinches Stroud’s butt.
Jordan asks Stroud about Constance and their relationship status.
Stroud notices the crush Jordan has.
J – “I am above mortal considerations.”
Stroud needles them.
Jordan rejects the notion summarily and with great nervousness.
“I am not hear to dally with mortal tarts. I’m not here to become entangled with fleshly concerns.”
“Jumped up spell slinger.”
“I’m not experiencing emotions, I’m completely in control.”
Lather, rinse, repeat.
“My mortal body is irrelevant.”
“It really isn’t.”
Lather, rinse, repeat.
“I need to learn not to blow my cover.”
More teasing, then Jordan gets invited to brunch.
Jordan and Lem
Aaron will submit the clues
Frat Party – Alpha Tau
Succubus was leading a frat boy down a tunnel, she smelled of sex but the wind tasted of brimstone. Her lipstick burns. Lem and his cart was stealthily following behind her.
Jordan is hunting the succubus from above and surprises them.
The demon hisses and scurries down the corridor.
Jordan drags the boy out and calls 911.
Lem is confused as to how the trap went wrong.
Jordan sees Lem staggering backwards, fumbling with his overturned janitor’s cart, pulls out an M4 and fires off a solid six round burst straight into the midsection of the onrushing succubus.
Jordan engages the succubus into hand to hand combat.
Lem gets out the 45, shoves Jordan aside and shoots into the succubus.
Jordan grabs the mop, upon Lem’s demand.
Lem hands Jordan a flask of bad alcohol.
“You’re Lem Cooper. You haven’t shown up for any counseling appointments.”
They go get coffee.
Lem mentions that he needs to return a book on Succubus Summoning to the librarian.
Lem also mentions that he wants to ask out Constance.
Jordan isn’t used to drinking yet.
Lem talks about his backstory, the Dreameater.
“There is an evil deeper than what men do to themselves. I was in a position to do something about it, so I do.”
“I don’t think you need counseling, I think you need redemption.”
Lem agrees to counseling as long as the sessions take place at bars and pubs.
Stroud and Blake
Blake is eating a pizza in an alley.
Stroud has tracked a fire monster to the alley, it has already killed three people.
Blake, sitting on the ground is enraptured by his pizza.
Out of the shadows, looming over him, a fiery serpentine form licks it’s lips.
Stroud comes from around the corner “Run.”
Stroud starts chanting, waving his amulet about and a wall of ice appears between Blake and the fire monster.
Blake is not afraid.
But Stroud does barely win.
“You’re late, I saved you a piece.” Blake hands Stroud a piece of pizza.