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‘Cuffs’ Book of Wagers: Brother Lapis

Sunday night a well-dressed gentleman with beady eyes and a foreign air about him sat in ‘Cuffs among the regulars and inquired as to the whereabouts of a man of the Church. He did not even know his name, but wanted to simply meet with him. After confessing he was being paid well for his errand, the man shared the only other details he had about his quarry: the man had a military record and liked the company of women.

The regulars did not give away any specific information other than Scottie pointing the gentleman towards Clockhaven for the Church. As the man quickly walked in the wrong direction as given, Scottie sent Brother Lapis the note of forewarning.

Then the speculations began: What did this man really want with Lapis? He did not travel all of that way and be paid handsomely for a simple conversation. Possibilities were listed off and discussed. A few called for a new page in the wager book be opened.

Late that night the Melniks opened the wager book to a new page where Sky wrote in slanted hand: What does the foreigner want with Brother Lapis?

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  1. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying May 15, 2012

    *begins to wonder if Lapis is some kind of Man of Mystery secret agent*  He does seem to always have something on his plate.

  2. Brother Lapis Brother Lapis May 15, 2012

    *thanks the skinny lapine girl who brought him the message still curled from the p-mail cannister without so much as looking up*

    Foreigner by name of Aluveaux asking questions that lead to you. Sent him on wild goose chase.
    -S. M.

  3. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger May 15, 2012

    *an entry in the wager book, written in a fine boilerplate hand*

    In the matter of Br. Lapis

    50 qt Illegitimate child

    25 qt Outstanding debt

    25 qt Scorned lover

  4. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse May 15, 2012

    *Thinks about it some more…*

    What Ianone said.


    • Ianone Constantine Ianone Constantine May 15, 2012

      *Hand hovers a moment, considering whether or not to cross out the word Child, then lets it go and goes back to polishing the glassware. *

  5. Osric Worbridge Osric Worbridge May 15, 2012

    *Adds a wager entry*

    50 qt – Br. Lapis has been named in a court of Chancery.

  6. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse May 15, 2012

    100 qt – angry father

    100 qt – process server

    5 qt – long lost brother


  7. Brother Rudyard Brother Rudyard May 15, 2012

    150 qt – This is not the droid he’s looking for. 

    • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger May 15, 2012

      *goes about her business and moves along*

  8. Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs May 15, 2012

    50 qt – A demand to return the lawn-care implement he borrowed.

  9. Brother Elim Brother Elim May 15, 2012

    20 qt – Overdue library book.

    40 qt – “Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.”

  10. Sister Loxely Sister Loxely May 15, 2012

    29 qt – Foreign military is in need of a calculating General.

  11. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer May 15, 2012

    500 qt: Your Wager Could Be Seen By Millions If You Rented This Billboard. Serious Inquiries Only.

  12. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington May 15, 2012

    100qt – Conscription to a foreign army

    50qt – had an affair with a woman and vengeance is being sought

  13. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg May 15, 2012

    *taps her chin with the end of the pen, not realizing she’s getting ink on her face, then scribbles artfully*

    100 qt.  Foreign dignitary in need of assistance with a particularly challenging game of Sudoku

    300 qt.  Hungarians

    — Juniper

    • Etienne Aluveaux Etienne Aluveaux May 21, 2012

      Puts his finger on the word “Hungarians” and thinks he may have found his man. 

  14. Mumsy Abigail Mumsy Abigail May 15, 2012

    50 qt.   You killed his father.  Prepare to die.

  15. Cadmus Lupindo Cadmus Lupindo May 15, 2012

    2000 qt. – Lapis and Lighthouse are wanted by the Bolivian Government for bank robbery.

    • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger May 15, 2012

      Think you used enough dynamite there Butch?

  16. Sky Melnik Sky Melnik May 15, 2012

    Last night as the crowd grew thick in ‘Cuffs and Brother Lapis sat to discuss the stranger, Sky artfully covered up the open wager book with some nearby papers and got herself some more cocoa. Scottie grinned as he watched over Lapis’ shoulder. The Melniks believed they had a right to run business as they did, but if they could spare Lapis getting upset, all the better. He was their friend, after all.

  17. Galactic Baroque Galactic Baroque May 16, 2012

    50 qt.  High-end AP Calculus coach for MIT hopeful.  

  18. Kristos Sonnerstein Kristos Sonnerstein May 18, 2012

    50 qt. military recruitment

    50 qt. military advisement

    100 qt. child support

  19. Etienne Aluveaux Etienne Aluveaux May 20, 2012

    *notices someone writing in a book on the side table and goes to leaf through it after he is finished*


    *leafs through deeper to glean what he may*

    • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger May 21, 2012

      *makes a note about blind squirrels and broken clocks*

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