Foreboding.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

[02:07] <Chance> ==The S&H Inn, Commons, Morning Day 5==

[02:09] * Chance sits at a table in the corner of the common room, a few pages strewn across the surface. He looks between them carefully, comparing and cross-referencing.

[02:23] * Jay Trots up to Chance, lazily, rubbing her eyes and yawning "Hello Chance. By any chance have you seen a young Pegasus attempting suicide? She was here the other day. I'm just wondering if she finally picked a ledge too high."

[02:24] * Chance looks up at Jay, revealing the dark circles under his eyes. "Ah! Good morning, Jay. How are... I'm sorry, a pegasus attempting suicide? Is everything all right?"

[02:26] * Jay "Well, she was trying to learn how to fly, but it's basically the same. She said she was a human, and you guys arrived, what, a few days ago? You try learning to fly in that time-span." Jay sits down "Have you been up all night?"

[02:30] <Chance> A human? Angel, then... I haven't heard any commotion, but I'd best make sure she's all right. And yes, I have been.

[02:33] <Jay> "Oh? What are you doing?" Jay takes a closer look at the book "Studying for something maybe?"

[02:35] <Chance> ((Not a book, it's loose papers))

[02:37] <Jay> ((Oh, my bad. Sorry.))

[02:38] <Jay> ((Book->Pile of papers))

[02:40] * Chance blinks and hastily begins collecting the scattered pages into a more organized stack. "Nothing, really. Just a few notes and ideas, things that might help us figure out everything. Nothing that's fleshed out and ready to be shared with everypony, of course, just a way of collecting my thoughts, you know."

[02:42] * Jay nods "Alright, I can see how that'd help. But I'm betting some regular sleep would help as well, when did you last... You know, do that?" Jay nudges Chance "I could carry groceries under your eyes."

[02:43] <Chance> It's only been one night, thank you very much! And perhaps a few that have been somewhat lighter than might be ideal.

[02:47] * Jay raises an eyebrow "You sure do want to get out of here? I don't blame you, I'm a fan of bacon as much as anyone, but it's not worth over working yourself for. Why not... See the sighs? Treat it as a holiday."

[02:49] <Chance> But it's not, don't you see? This isn't a holiday, it's a magical disaster with potentially apocalyptic consequences on both of our worlds. There's no telling what's happening, or why, or what will happen if it's not stopped!

[03:01] * Jay "I doubt some dimensional tourists would cause such a thing, have you seen any horsemen around?- Er, aside from the pink squishy ones. There's no telling what's happening, as you said, so, it might just be nothing? Maybe we were subject to a small but very precise worm hole? What ever it is, I'm not mortally wounded, or going mad, and if I am mad, It's a pretty nice place to go mad in. So,...

[03:01] * Jay ...don't push yourself too hard."

[03:01] <Jay> ((Combine))

[03:04] * Chance takes a deep breath. "You're right. I can't afford to let myself get burned out."

[03:06] * Jay pats Chance on the back "Now, for some entertainment. I wonder what else there is to see, I've already seen the theater..."

[03:08] <Chance> That is an excellent question, and certainly one that bears investigation.

[03:12] * Jay "Maybe we should just pick a street and start walking? Not much crime here I'm told, so as long as we know our way back it should be fine!"

[03:16] <Chance> Well, I have acquainted myself with the area sufficiently that I am reasonably confident I can find my way back here...

[03:17] * Jay smiles, and gets up "Right, shall we explore then?"

[03:19] * Chance looks at his pile of notes. "I..." He sighs and begins gathering them up. "Very well. Just let me put these away."

[03:23] * Jay "Ok, I'll just, er... Well, I'll just wait here until you're done. I don't need to put on any cloths or some such thing, quite convenient"

[03:26] * Chance nods, picking up the pile and disappearing up the stairs. A minute later, he trots back down. "All right. I suppose we can go, then."

[03:34] * Jay opens the door for Chance "Lead the way, oh shiny pink one" She chuckles

[03:34] * Chance frowns briefly at Jay before walking past her, muttering "...not pink..."

[03:38] * Jay Looks up and down the street "Right, witch way? Where have you been before?"

[03:43] <Chance> Well, any direction should be fine, as long as we don't go too far.

[03:49] * Jay starts to walk down the street, smiling "Right. Shout if you see anything interesting. You think there's street performers here?"

[03:50] <Chance> Oh, of course. All sorts of them.

[03:54] * Jay "Oh! You think we could find one? I don't have any bits, but it would be good to see how they do it. My hooves aren't really the...Best for slight of hand.' "

[04:00] <Chance> I'm sure we can find one if we keep our eyes open. They can't be too rare.

[04:05] * Jay Hrms "I will." she looks around that the buildings "I wonder what culture created such a place, it's so similar to our world but... I don't think they had a world war one, or such things."

[04:07] <Chance> A world war? No, I don't think so. It's certainly another mystery. I'll have to look into that. Very peculiar.

[04:11] * Jay "Have you been to the library yet? I wonder how they managed to invent the printing press... Maybe a horse split ink on their hoof and got an idea." She shrugs "Lots of history here, if we do get back, or find out a way to transport between worlds... You think it would be a good idea to tell people about it? If we could make a portal between our worlds, should we risk such an un-marked world...

[04:11] * Jay ...being corrupted?"

[04:11] <Jay> ((Combine))

[04:14] <Chance> I'm not sure. There's too much we don't know about what happened. Would it be possible? Even if it is, would it be safe? Those are more important than whether it would be good.

[04:18] * Jay "There's got to be others... Maybe some horses got transported to our world, as replacements." She shudders "I can't imagine what they would be going through. New York is not a very safe place."

[04:19] * Chance shudders. "I hope not. But..."

[04:21] * Jay looks around again "Where do you recon we are?"

[04:24] * Chance looks around. "Not too far away. Just a few blocks that way, and down the street."

[04:32] * Jay "See anything interesting? There has to be something...Maybe an art gallery?"

[04:37] * Chance looks around, his eyes focusing on a sparkle ahead. "Aha! It may not be your sleight of hand, but I think we may be in luck. That looks like a magic show up ahead!"

[04:39] * Jay eyes light up "Really? Quickly! Let's go!" She starts galloping off towards the show, tripping up and stumbling in her hurry

[04:42] * Chance starts and gallops after Jay toward the unicorn performer putting on a show of basic tricks along the street.

[04:45] * Jay slows down at the edge of the crowd, and turns back to Chance "What is he doing? Any idea? Do they have card tricks in this world?"

[04:47] <Chance> It looks like mostly basic illusion magic, maybe a bit of teleportation.

[04:49] * Jay tilts her head "Illusion? Teleportation? They can do that here?!"

[04:51] <Chance> Some unicorns can, anyway. Performers like this need quite a bit of talent with magic to pull off this sort of show.

[04:54] * Jay "Wow! You... You don't think I could ever do anything like that? Do you?"

[05:00] <Chance> Not with magic. Only unicorns get that particular brand of talents. I have, however, seen earth ponies do some remarkable things.

[05:03] * Jay sounds a little disappointed "Oh? Any examples you would tell me?"

[05:07] <Chance> Well, I did see a show like this put on by an earth pony. Not quite so flashy, but all the more impressive for the lack of magic. Unless there was a unicorn backstage...

[05:10] <Jay> You did? When was that? Maybe I could chase them up... I need some way to get income after all, I don't want to be leeching off the inn for too long eh?

[05:15] <Chance> Well, it would have been just a day or two ago, just in passing, of course, I didn't really stop to watch for long, not really even sure what part of town I was in now. Wherever it was, I'm sure they've since moved on. Where there's one, I'm sure there are others, though.

[05:18] * Jay nods "Alright. I'll have to look out for them. Have some fun while you're working our way out of here. I would help but... Well, interdenominational sciences are not my forte

[05:18] <Jay> (("))

[05:20] <Chance> They aren't mine either, really, but I have to do something. I've been in all the right places, met all the right ponies... if not me, then who?

[05:22] * Jay nods "You've done a good job, so far at least. The... The thing a few nights ago, that was quite confusing however. But as you said, it could unlock some new knowledge!"

[05:23] <Chance> ((last night))

[05:24] * Chance sighs. "I only hope it's enough." He looks back up at the performer, at least briefly losing his worries in the spectacle.

[05:27] * Jay looks back to the performer, then claps and cheers a little too loudly at a trick "WhaHoo!" Then, she shrinks back as the gaze of the audience 'shh's' her "Sorry, I just get a bit...Excited." She lets out a nervous chuckle

[05:28] * Chance chuckles at Jay, shaking his head in amusement.

[05:36] * Jay watches the show until it's done, after a few minutes the crowd disperses, and the unicorn starts to pack up. She smiles "That was fun!"

[05:38] * Chance nods. "It certainly was." Pulling out a few bits from his meager supply, he puts them in the performer's hat.

[05:39] <Chance> [As the pair turns away, the performer calls out to them. "Thank you very much for your contribution... and for your enthusiasm. It means a lot having somepony get that excited."]

[05:42] * Jay smiles, a bit of colour in her cheeks. She turns to Chance, giggling whimsically "C'mon Pinky, let's get home!" She stats to prance away, quite upbeat.

[05:43] * Chance grits his teeth. "I'm not—" He sighs heavily, then trots back to the inn after Jay.