026 Credit Cards Are Evil (UNFINISHED!)

Evangeline talks to Meri about money and credit card debt!

[Evangeline is sipping tea in the cafeteria and emptying out the contents of her pockets on the table!] -11:09 Nov 27
[Vlamerias is watching all the stuff her Mommy fits in her pockets!] -11:11 Nov 27
Vlamerias: Mommy! You have so much shiny stuff in your pockets! *Meri reached out and poked at a small cat’s eye marble!* -11:12 Nov 27
Evangeline: *If they were going to get ice cream and maybe something to play with, there needed to be enough money. So she was fishing crumbles dollars and change from various pockets, along with candy, rocks, and other things she stuffs in there…* I have a habit of stashing things, but, ah.. I think that’s it. *…now if she could figure out which dollar was which. Worse, because it was american dollars instead of pounds!* -11:13 Nov 27
Vlamerias: Mommy, why don’t you use the other kinds of money the other humans use? *Oohh … The marble was rolling! She knocked it back and forth between her two palms with her hands on the table!* -11:15 Nov 27
Evangeline: The other…? Oh! Well, many places refuse to take checks. And Gabriel took away all of my credit cards! *Plucking all the bills and change out of the mess, she took the rest of the items to go back in her pockets.* I think he forgets how much I need them, sometimes. -11:19 Nov 27
Vlamerias: *Her eyes went wide! That was a first … at least for her! Her Glaër denied her Mommy something as important!* Why did he do that, Mommy? -11:21 Nov 27
Evangeline: *Evangeline paused a minute to think about it, then frowned.* …It was shortly after a Collections Agent came to see me. They wanted me to pay off one of my cards by the end of the month or they would send me to jail. And signed by Anthony Carnatelli too. Gabriel said he even had his own prison. -11:28 Nov 27
Vlamerias: Oohh! I heard of these cards. They’re very valuable in the human world. I heard some hunters saying you could get all kinds of stuff with them but you have to pay after awhile. My Glaër must have rescued you quickly from that place! -11:31 Nov 27
Evangeline: Thankfully I didn’t have to go. I’d never want to find out what a prison is like, especially one of Anthony’s. Gabriel said he would like to pay me for services since I had helped him, but that was just silly since he had done so much for me already. *She tilted her head, thinking.* Now that I think about it, I haven’t heard a thing from any of my credit cards since then. -11:36 Nov 27
Vlamerias: *Meri decided not to mention the reputation Anthony Carnatelli had in the Underworld!* Did you have many credit cards, Mommy? -11:42 Nov 27
Evangeline: *She nodded, now flattening out the crumpled bills on the table and ordering the change.* I had a few… Um… maybe more than a few. It’s so much easier using credit cards instead of cash like this, and I used to have to travel every other month so they were convenient! -11:46 Nov 27

Gabriel: Unfortunately convenience comes at a high price nowadays. *He said from behind Evangeline. He put his hands on her shoulders and lowered his head to kiss her cheek.*

Evangeline: I was making payments on them every month just like I was supposed to. *She blinked, shifting only so she could pull his arms down and around her shoulders.* I am certain it’s illegal for them to demand money all at once like that. -11:50 Nov 27
Vlamerias: Hello, Glaër! Mommy was telling me how you kept her from Anthony Carnatelli’s prison and she had lots of credit cards! And she used to travel the world and I know she helped people do lots of things when she did! Isn’t it exciting?! -11:50 Nov 27

Gabriel: *He willingly obliged when she put his arms around her shoulders.* Contracts are much the same whether signed for credit or for magic. No doubt there were a few loopholes they took advantage of. But you need not worry about financial debts anymore.

Vlamerias: *Perhaps it was just her but there was always something about what her Glaër said or how he said them. It was hard not to believe that everything would be alright when he said it would be! But she knew he could be very wicked and when he threatened you, you had good reason to take it to heart!* -11:57 Nov 27
Evangeline: *With just a slight frown, she tilted her head.* I suspected you did get them… How much were they all together? maybe a few thousand, yes? -12:12 Nov 28

Gabriel: Does it matter? *He let go of her shoulders to stand and ran a hand over Meri’s hair before settling down beside Evangeline.*

Evangeline: Yes! I need to give that money back to you. I get more from Ms. Grey and Oracle now, and without having to pay so much for travel costs I can take care of it! -12:15 Nov 28

Gabriel: It is taken care of, Evangeline. You need not worry that you put me into debt while taking you out.

Vlamerias: *Sniff! Sniff! Oohh … Something smelled divine … She inched a bit closer to Mommy’s big bag of treats! Was it coming from there? There were delicious things everywhere! It was hard to pinpoint where it was coming from! But she had to try … for the chocolate pudding!* -12:18 Nov 28
Evangeline: *She blinked.* ….How much money do you have, if you are not so worried? I don’t think you’ve ever said no to me for anything. *She moved her foot to push her bag under the table and close to Meri. Everything in there was evangeline-approved!* -12:20 Nov 28
Vlamerias: *Meri sneeeaakked in a little closer! Stop. Glance from side to side! Duck under the table! The smell! It was definitely coming from Mommy’s bag! She opened the zipper slowly so as not to alert anyone! She had learned early on that if you just pulled the zipper real fast, it made a loud noise!* -12:22 Nov 28
Vlamerias: It is quite enough, I assure you. I realized, soon after learning to tolerate the human race, that I would need to acquire money. You humans placed so much value in it. I hunted, skinned, sold fur and meat, collected things from my travels and found places to store them. With the arrival of the stock market, bonds, assets, I found a few competent contacts I could trust not to betray me in matters of finances and have been doing that ever since. -12:28 Nov 28

Gabriel: It is quite enough, I assure you. I realized, soon after learning to tolerate the human race, that I would need to acquire money. You humans placed so much value in it. I hunted, skinned, sold fur and meat, collected things from my travels and found places to store them. With the arrival of the stock market, bonds, assets, I found a few competent contacts I could trust not to betray me in matters of finances and have been doing that ever since.

Evangeline: So there was enough to pay my credit cards and still have plenty left over? *It had to be a lot, if he says she shouldn’t worry… but the more she tried to add all of that stuff up in her head, the more it sounded like.* Kind of like Ms. Grey I suppose. -12:33 Nov 28

Gabriel: *Gabriel smirked. He leaned toward her and captured her chin in two fingers gently.* You may take “financial debt” off of your list of worries. Your biggest concern is tolerating me for the rest of eternity. *He said those last words in a low voice. His purr just for her!*

Evangeline: Only for eternity? That doesn’t sound long enough. *So cute…! Not that any normal people would think that was cute.* You always make my worries vanish! -12:42 Nov 28
Vlamerias: Hmphh! That is … so cute! *Meri said from under the table but her voice was muffled! She was definitely eating something!* -12:43 Nov 28

Gabriel: I would like to make something else vanish. *He kissed her on the lips then.* For instance, your clothes. *He murmured against her lips.*

Evangeline: *Naughty temptations! And in public too! This time she wasn’t going to forget where they were… still she smiled wide, tilting her head to kiss his cheek.* Do you really? After it took me an hour to get dressed this morning. -12:47 Nov 28

Gabriel: *He leaned back, smirking.* I would make it well worth the trouble.

Evangeline: And what about me taking Meri for Ice Cream and a toy? With very hard to manage American money. *Evangeline turned in her chair push slide dollar bills and change to him.* I’m not sure how much this is! -12:56 Nov 28

Gabriel: *Gabriel looked at the money.* You have forty dollars and fifty-seven cents. Two ten dollar bills, two five dollar bills, and ten one dollar bills. You have four dimes, two nickels and seven pennies.

Vlamerias: *Yummy chocolate pudding! It was a good thing Mommy kept plastic spoons and forks and lots of napkins and tissue in her bag!* -01:08 Nov 28
Evangeline: I see. …Why don’t you give me a card that I am allowed to use? That would be so much easier! *She swept the change in to her hand first. At least those she could tell the differences between. They had different sizes and people on each coin!* -01:11 Nov 28
Vlamerias: A prepaid card. That is a good idea. And then you may put as little or as much money into the card as you desire. -01:21 Nov 28

Gabriel: *Yummy chocolate pudding! It was a good thing Mommy kept plastic spoons and forks and lots of napkins and tissue in her bag!*

Vlamerias: (Damn wrong post. XD) -01:21 Nov 28

Gabriel: A prepaid card. That is a good idea. And then you may put as little or as much money into the card as you desire.

Evangeline: They have those now? *That was indeed a good idea! She had no ideas there was things like that, and it really would make doing errands easier! She took the paper bills to folder up neatly and tuck away in to a jacket pocket.* Then lets get me one of those. Then you will not worry about me spending you in to oblivion and I will behave while shopping. -01:24 Nov 28

Gabriel: And this time you learn to say no to Vlamerias on excessive, unnecessary items.

Evangeline: *Evangeline bit her lip. Had she gotten caught spoiling Meri?* She is small and it doesn’t hurt to get her a few things to play with… -01:33 Nov 28

Gabriel: *He raised an eyebrow.* I arrived home and there was pony in the living room.

Gabriel: *a

Evangeline: It wasn’t a real pony, and Lily said that every little girl should have one! *She was trying to refrain from having a guilty expression. …had she a place to PUT a real pony..well… COugh!* -01:38 Nov 28
[Vlamerias logged out of the chat.] -((10:48 Nov 28))
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[Evangeline is wearing a long green velvet dress and has mistletoe clipped in her hair! So how come no one will give her a kiss? It\’s bad luck!] -08:45 Dec 11
[Gabriel knows full well why no one will give her a kiss … and it makes him smirk. Just a bit!] -08:50 Dec 11
Gabriel: *Gabriel walked up from behind her.* What troubles you now, Seer. -08:58 Dec 11
Evangeline: I am not troubled.. maybe curious, but it doesn’t matter much! *Standing at the drinks table and pouring herself some cider, maybe she should go kiss people herself. Oracle hunters were so shy!* -09:00 Dec 11
Gabriel: I trust you realize why the hunters are giving you a wide berth. *His head tilted slightly as he watched her. To any paying attention, it was much like a cat studying a mouse or a little bird as it sang. It was no wonder they thought she was Gabriel’s snack.* -09:02 Dec 11
Evangeline: I suppose I have cooties. But Leon actually has cooties and he has been getting kisses all night! Luckily I am not too superstitious, but it does hurt a girl’s feelings, though! *She huffed softly, taking a drink. Apparently she is only edible!* -09:08 Dec 11
Gabriel: *He watched as she drank, huffing softly. He had heard some of the hunters whispering some things about her. Good things. But they would never follow through with it. They liked Evangeline, they liked her very much. They just feared the vampire who had become her shadow in almost every sense.* … You look lovely tonight. -09:11 Dec 11
Evangeline: *She blinked, then cast a wide smile. He was so very sweet!* Really? I’ve not been to a lot of parties, so I wanted to wear a pretty Christmas dress! It’s fuzzy too – feel it! *Evangeline held out an arm so he could touch the sleeve.* -09:13 Dec 11
Gabriel: *Gabriel found that the material was indeed fuzzy.* You are uncomfortable here. -09:18 Dec 11
Evangeline: Oh no, everything is really nice here. But I would like a dance or a kiss before I miss the chance. Maybe everyone has jealous dates. *That might be it! She heard Ms. Grey threaten Leon about girls earlier!* -09:25 Dec 11
[Gabriel The DJ announces a special song for all those lovebirds out there! He starts up Air Supply’s “I Can’t Believe”.] -09:32 Dec 11

The DJ announces a special song for all those lovebirds out there! He starts up Air Supply’s “I Can’t Believe”.

Gabriel: … May I have this dance. -09:34 Dec 11
Evangeline: *She didn’t want to be suspicious, but normally she had to drag him for dancing!* Are you sure you want to dance with me? I know you don’t like to! -09:36 Dec 11
Gabriel: I will make an exception. *He raised an eyebrow at her.* Just this once. -09:36 Dec 11
Evangeline: Just this once, hmm? All right! *She took his hand to pull him towards the dance floor. There was no way she would pass up an opportunity to dance with Gabriel! That was her current favorite daydream!* -09:39 Dec 11
Gabriel: *Gabriel found himself pulled onto the dance floor and watched as Evangeline turned. She arranged his hands, one on her waist and she clasped the other in one of hers.* -09:42 Dec 11
Evangeline: It’s different from the tango. Much softer, and this time we have real music to dance to! *And it was so hard not to be grinning silly! He really had no idea how much she loved dancing!* -09:45 Dec 11
Gabriel: You humans enjoy your music. *He said, remembering he had to lead and stepping slowly and softly.* -09:54 Dec 11
Evangeline: Music is a wonderful way to express things that are not so easily said. Vampires can like music too! *She paused only long enough to spin herself under his arm, and then was right back to sneaking her arm around his waist. He had taken a bath with her urging, and now he smelled like that really nice soap!* -09:59 Dec 11
Gabriel: I am aware of that. *He paused as she spun herself under his arm and then moved back toward him.* -10:12 Dec 11
Evangeline: Have you really not ever cared for music or dancing? Not even once? If you closed your eyes and listened, you could experience all kinds of things! *No dancing, no music! There was probably not a person in the world that needed her as much as he did! Gabriel was missing out on so much!* -10:16 Dec 11
Gabriel: That is the way of things. And before you ask, no, I do not sing and I do not have a talent for such. -10:18 Dec 11
Evangeline: I can’t sing very well either, but that doesn’t stop me. *How stubborn. It was a miracle he was even dancing with her right now! Evangeline leaned forward to rest her head against his shoulder.* You might like things if you tried them. Dancing with me isn’t too bad, right? -10:25 Dec 11
Gabriel: I would not dance with anyone … but you. -10:36 Dec 11
Evangeline: *How did he do that, rendering her speechless! Evangeline hoped she wasn’t flushing, and just in case she made sure to hide her face from view somewhere at his shoulder. Maybe he didn’t mean it that way, but it was knee-weakeningly sweet!* We’ll have lots of opportunities to dance, then. I’ll make sure! -10:39 Dec 11
Gabriel: *He was tilting his head at her again.* Do you miss London. -10:49 Dec 11
Evangeline: *Evangeline shrugged her shoulders softly.* I do sometimes. I lived there my whole life, so it’s familiar. But, I am liking her better with you and all of the people in Oracle. It’s not so lonely. -10:53 Dec 11
Gabriel: That is well. You are doing a lot of good here. -10:58 Dec 11
Evangeline: *Evangeline tilted back to grin at him.* Is this your subtle way of making sure I’m not taking any more trips and leaving you alone with Brutus? -11:00 Dec 11
Gabriel: I am merely ensuring you are provided for. You are my Seer. -11:06 Dec 11
Evangeline: *She loved the way that sounded, and it took some discipline not to have a wistful look!* You really don’t have to do so much for me, I’m always happy to stay and help you. -11:13 Dec 11
Gabriel: Indeed. I … appreciate that but you still require things. There is food, water, and shelter to consider. Then the secondary needs of companionship, clothing, luxuries. -11:22 Dec 11
Evangeline: *Evangeline laughed softly.* You give me more than you should. People will tease you and say you are my boyfriend! -11:26 Dec 11
Gabriel: They will not say to my face or to yours. They fear me. -11:43 Dec 11
Evangeline: They couldn’t be that afraid could they? I don’t think you’re very scary. *There was nothing terrifying about him… but maybe she was a bit biased!* -11:49 Dec 11
Gabriel: They are. *And he said it without a hint of pride or remorse.* You do not think I am scary because since the moment we met, I have protected and cared for you. It is uncharacteristic of me to do so. -11:53 Dec 11
Evangeline: *Evangeline grinned!* It’s uncharacteristic for you… You are always helping people. Even if you do have moments of harassing those poor newbie hunters. I think you’e very kind and sweet. -12:04 Dec 12
[Evangeline thinks Gabriel is sweet!] -12:10 Dec 12
Gabriel: That is not an opinion others share. You did not know me until we met at the warehouse, Seer. Many others have had to deal with my having been placed on the list of those to kill upon sight. -12:14 Dec 12
Evangeline: I don’t see how that matters. ….well, I suppose you might seem a little scary at first. But even mercenaries and slayers can get to know what someone is really like. *Sometimes she wondered if he preffered it with everyone being terrified of him!* … Would it be better if I were afraid of you too? -12:17 Dec 12
Gabriel: *He tilted his head slightly at her. It was a question he pondered as well.* … No. I find that I like that about you. -12:24 Dec 12
Evangeline: That’s good! Because I am not sure how easy it would be to share a bed with you and pretend like that’s scary! *It would be like screaming because a mouse was in the room! The thought was funny! Evangeline moved to rest her head against his shoulder again.* Hmm. …Gabriel, can I have a request? -12:31 Dec 12
Gabriel: A request. -12:39 Dec 12
Evangeline: Yes. Just a small one. *Well… maybe a big one, but she was trying not to be goofy about it!* Since I can not even get Christmas kisses, even though they are even more harmless than every day kisses.. Um… Would you give me another? It will be the last time I ask, I promise! -12:42 Dec 12
Gabriel: *Gabriel nodded. He tilted her head up slightly to make her mouth more accessible and leaned forward to kiss her lips.* -12:48 Dec 12
Evangeline: *She was holding her breath and trying not to slip in to a fit of nervous giggling! He had kissed her once before, so she knew what to expect this time! ….but despite it, she still had that rush of warm fuzzies the moment his mouth met hers!* -12:52 Dec 12
Gabriel: *He continued the kiss a little longer, knowing this would indeed possibly be the only Christmas kiss she would receive.* -12:56 Dec 12
Evangeline: *If it would be like this to kiss Gabriel every time, she never wanted to stop! Not even to breathe! Evangeline leaned up on her toes, so she could make sure he had a good Christmas kiss too!* -01:03 Dec 12
Gabriel: *He leaned a bit forward so she wouldn’t have to lean up so much.* -01:15 Dec 12
Evangeline: *She sighed, deciding this was what heaven was like! But she did have to breathe, so it was with a great deal of regret to break away… she shouldn’t have promised she wouldn’t ask for anymore! Drats! Evangeline cleared her throat.* ahem… Thank you! -01:19 Dec 12

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