Waiting for the Train Headed South ( Pin / Open to Anyone ) Oct 30, 2013 9:21:31 GMT
Post by Deleted on Oct 30, 2013 9:21:31 GMT
The day was cool and with her things sent on ahead to the small town hotel here, Pin felt the need for shedding her responsibilities for awhile. Hence instead of being set up in a dress, she was long skirt and nice top, her leather duster over it all and buttoned up giving her as close to a normal appearance as she normally ever had. A glance at her pocket watch and she walked the small train trestles (it was the rough; why bother with a train platform for more then a few feet?) and crossed into the small town, choosing the wooden walkway.
She looked more rough rider then lady from the waist up, but missing a horse and the proper footwear it didn't quite work out. She heard her own boots under the long skirt click on the wooden boards. Her one piece of jewelry was slotted into her hair with one, another in the front pocket of the duster. Seeing there was a general grocery, Pin turned in and walked around the inside, her eyes taking in the different things the average settler of the rough needed mixed with a few-- "Oh!" The owner, busy with an obvious local looked up saying "Be right with you, Miss," to which she nodded.
However she saw two things she was interested in!
Using one hand slightly like a bag, she reached into a basket of prickly pears (spines already having been removed and a good purple in coloration) and a pair of almost ripe peaches that looked just too good to pass up. Collecting a basket by the door she put those in and walked around finding one other thing behind the counter which looked interesting. She waited till the man was done and then asked "A half pound of pine nuts, if you please, and I think that will do it for me." As he collected them he asked (talk was half the payment in the rough when purchasing stuff; you had to give people something to talk about after all). "Passing through?" She nodded, handing him a purple cloth bag for the nuts, the peaches going into her deep pockets.
"Train I need isn't here till tomorrow so time to waste I guess." As he handed her the bag of nuts and took the pears from her to weight she chuckled "I'll need the time for those at the least," to which the man smiled. "Ah yes, well there is Rick's tavern down near the end of the street, usually pretty clean and decent food. Where you headed if I may ask?"[/color] She shrugged. "Eventually Dry Post, I have a job there to do. Did I see they had a new set of tracks being laid as we came into town? Where's that headed?" Man smiled, happy to tell that part! "They are building a branch out towards Madil and around the Bend down towards Far Dorest." Her eyebrows went up.
"Enough business to make it worth their time I assume, but I can't imagine what that would be..." They spoke the news they had both heard and then after a minute she left having paid him and walked into the shade of the next porch and stood watching a carriage of very beat up origins passing by.