Neil Ruzgar - Chapter 38Chapter 38: Ruins, City, Library
After some time, Hal opened his mouth, took a deep breath, and suggested "Is there a downtown area in this city? That sounds like it might be fun."
"Um, Hal, in case you didn't notice, we're not from Uran, so I doubt we would know," Lespi said, folding his arms across his chest.
"We could go out into the desert!" Eachtra suggested. "There's supposed to be all kinds of interesting people out there... animals, too. And ruins."
"Do you want to do that, Hal?" Neil asked softly.
"I'm a city boy," Hal shrugged. "So let's have a good time in town first before we consider heading out into the desert."
Hal looked around and went up to a man wearing a suit, his jacket hanging off his arm from the heat.
"Excuse me. Do you know where the downtown area is in this city?"
"... I wouldn't really know, son, sorry."
Hal felt stupid. The gentleman certainly didn't look like he lived in Uran; he had to find someone who looked less like Neil.
He looked and saw two me
Neil Ruzgar - Chapter 37Chapter 37: Ruins, Library, Downtown
Enterente led them all to Uran Card Bar, which touted itself as the best place to play Twilight Tavern in all the city, nay on all of Haruka itself. It had not yet gone for best in Warudo or best in the world quite yet. Like most places with that sort of claim as a slogan, Neil and company highly doubted it, but they went in anyway, believing Enterente when he said the place was good.
The whole establishment was busy, with a decent pianist and guitarist on a stage. The air wasn't too smoky, and it didn't reek of booze. Nearly every table had a too-intense game of Twilight Tavern going on, so the sound of cards shuffling and the specific lingo used for the game filled the air instead, mixing with the light rock music being played.
A dark-skinned, blond-haired Harukan wearing a golden vest-much like Neil's only much gaudier-led them to a square-shaped table, Destral hastily pushing some chairs around the table.
"I'll be back to get you fine you
Neil Ruzgar Chapter 36Chapter 36: Wood
Michael lurched forward in his seat, his glasses flying off his face and being caught just in time by Chrichton.
"Good God," he exclaimed.
Tortoga threw up over the edge of the car.
"Dammit!" Matka shouted. "The thing's wrecked, and it's got turtle-boy's vomit all over the side of it, and worst of all, I can't get it fixed anywhere in this entire country..."
She stepped out of the car and looked over the damage.
"For that matter, it may be irreparable," she said. She motioned towards the three in the car. "Come on, then, get out."
Lespi stepped forward and happily yelled Matka's name. He didn't show it, but he was livid that Michael got to spend some personal time with her... he should have asked to help go get her from the lab.
"Huh? Oh-it's you guys. ... did you come help me save my baby?"
"You mean Hal?" Neil asked. My baby?
"Of COURSE I mean Hally," Matka shouted, rolling her eyes.
Everyone ran towards Matka, and eagerly began to ask her questions abo