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    Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Lilac on Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:58 am

    It was funny how everything Claes had worked for had been taken away in one single sweep. From being doubted as a capable officer due to her age and inexperience, she had to claw to the top to gain the respect she eventually did after only a few years in the force. While she had been only a junior officer at the time, her superiors had trusted her enough with important tasks and heck, she had gotten several medals thanks to her accomplishments. All it took was one single messed up mission thanks to the new guy and Liseran. She should have known better. Every instinct in her body had told her not to go through with it, but Liseran just had to beg and pout and be unreasonable.

    Now several weeks later, she was just getting out of probation and many of the tasks she had been doing in the meantime included paperwork and pencil pushing. Oh, and cleaning. She couldn't forget that. While no one dared jeer and tease her in person, she did hear them joking now and then. She could feel her grandfather turning in his grave. But! Now proved a time to actually redeem herself. Or at the very least, start back from scratch. She had been assigned to, well, the non-glamourous job of handing out fines on the streets and rotating around checkpoints where Walpurgis were checked for papers.

    The only problem was McCrae was also being given the same job. Odd how they decided to lump them together again considering the chaos that happened with both unsupervised. Or perhaps it was because no one really wanted to deal with Claes and McCrae. Claes, for all the respect she had gained, was "too serious" for some. They could never joke around and they'd get reprimanded if they didn't follow the rules. As for McCrae, well he was too good-natured. In fact, Claes didn't understand why McCrae was felt to be a good fit. Probably his ability with tech and firearms, but he was such a softie!

    Scowling, she geared up in her typical Expiate attire: a blue coat over a black-vested blouse and tights. Her cutlass rested at her side and her firearms were kept in their holsters. Tying back her copper hair in a bun, she looked around for McCrae, hoping he wasn't going to be late.


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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Silverion on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:44 am

    "Ahoooy, Officer Alfson!" In the distance, she would get to hear a familiar voice, as a man with a similar uniform, a curly orange moustache, and familiar small antlers approaching her. Indeed, it was none other than Goibniu McCrae, her assigned partner for today's operation. Unlike Claes, who most likely held him partially responsible for a sudden fall from grace, Goibniu was actually holding nothing against his fellow officer. Claes was a professional and methodical Expiate officer, and to share another job with her after the last one was a prospect he was definitely looking forward to, especially how lately his assignments have been rather... boring, if he had to be honest.

    Paperwork after paperwork after paperwork. He was no stranger to desk jobs, but he always to take care of his posture too, you know?

    Which is why he was clearly in a good mood as he approached the moody officer. "Quite a fantastic day we have for joint operation, eh? It is great to see you again." He said, putting his hand forward for a handshake in the most amicable way. Either he was completely ignoring her air, or he was actually trying to infect her with good mood so that she can have a better performance today. The latter was debatable, but he wanted to believe as much.
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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Lilac on Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:12 am

    Claes had been standing against the doorway and seeing Goibniu chirper as ever forced her to repress the urge to scowl. When he extended his hand to shake hers, Claes merely stared at it.

    "Ah...Officer McCrae..." she said, hesitantly extending her own hand. She'd briefly shake his before retreating it back to its place. "It seems we're finally going to be doing some outside work for once. I suppose we could benefit from a little sunlight. Granted, can we agree to not stray off from our tasks this time? The last thing we'd want is to be assigned to toilet duty next, would we? Come now. We have to meet our senior officer."

    Claes would lead the way as they headed out of the Expiate headquarters and into the streets. The city of Leiger was stunning as always. Bright skies, glistening windows of tall buildings, people bustling around the streets and shops opened. It was as if nothing had happened here several weeks prior.

    The two would walk along the road until they came across one of the Walpurgis checkpoints. Checkpoints in themselves weren't all that fancy. Normally it consisted of a blocked street to the mainroad with a boomstick. One officer sat at the table registering names while the other stood and asked for papers.

    Much like other areas in Esterelf, Walpurgis were forbidden from living in the main city districts and often lived near the backstreets or city edges. This ensured that any illegal Walpurgis activity was easily within the reach of Expiate officers and also made citizens feel "safer" because of not being within close proximity to them. The senior officer in question was a light-haired young man with bright blue eyes. He seemed to only be a few years older than Goibniu and Claes and he had an extra pin on his uniform that signified his rank. Turning around and seeing them, he waved in a friendly and rather casual manner.

    "Ah, Alfson! You're here!" he said. "And you've brought McCrae."

    Claes would stop two feet short of the man and make a swift salute.

    "Greetings, Officer Eis!" she said. "Reporting for duty, sir!"

    The man chuckled and scratched his cheek.

    "Oh, come now, Alfson, no need for all that," he said. "I'm only a few years older than you two."

    Lowering her hand and placing it behind her arms, she stared harshly at him.

    "On the contrary, I think it's important to sohw professionalism at all time, Kalt," she said mockingly.

    The man smirked before shaking his head. He then turned to Goibniu.

    "Greetings, McCrae. I hope Alfson hasn't been such a sore loser, has she?" he said.

    At this Claes scowled and turned her face away, the lightest blush rising to her cheeks. Ignoring her, he continued speaking.

    "Paperwork hasn't been challenging, I take it? How do you feel being back on the field?"

    The man seemed genuinely concerned and quite friendly for that matter. His partner, another woman with short brown hair didn't rise from her seat and instead continued to check the papers of what looked like a lower class female factory worker.



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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Silverion on Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:56 am

    The handshake was not immediate, but it eventually was, as Goibniu's smile did not falter due to Claes' serious demeanor. "Quite indeed! This time we will manage to get out assignment done in perfect shape and form. Lead on Officer!" He said, as the two made their way across the city, in search for this senior officer. Their first stop would be one of the many checkpoints around the city, with its respective officer at the helm, controlling the path for any and all Walpurgis.

    As soon as Claes stopped to salute him, Goibniu halted his steps next to her, replicating the same greeting she made, albeit with his chipper smile still present. "On the contrary, Officer Eis! To have Officer Alfson use her past experience to strengthen her future endeavors, and it definitely shows." Unlike Claes' objective and emotionless professionalism, Goibniu's enthusiasm was still rather visible in his person and voice, despite the fact that he was addressing someone with more experience. His own remark didn't appear to have a hint of backhanded compliments or anything, and it sounded like he was being... honest. Or maybe he was playing mind games with everyone and thoroughly enjoying it.

    "Ah, it was rather meddlesome. Don't get me wrong, I am used to sitting on a desk for hours with nothing but a quill, some eraser, and a good cup of coffee, but I am also more than glad to stretch my legs and perform some good ol' legwork for the team." He added, tapping the ground a bit with the toe end of his boots, before noticing the other officer still at her desk. Expiate ladies are serious! "How about you, Officer Eis? Keeping the homefront safe giving you and your partner any issues?"
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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Lilac on Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:09 am

    The officer named Kalt let out a hearty laugh upon hearing Goibniu defend Claes. If Goibniu looked at Claes, he'd see that her straight face was slowly turning into a pout. With that said, Kalt went on to answer his second question.

    "Ah, no need to worry about us," he said. "Things have been smooth so far. Granted, there's always a slippery one trying to get past, but seals are ensured to be visible by enforcers. There are people who try to conceal them with hoods or gloves, but we inspect anyways. Gretchen here has been doing a wonderful job, haven't you, Gretch?"

    "Do not call me that," the officer retorted without facing them.

    Kalt merely grinned. Rolling her eyes, Claes sighed and crossed her arms.

    "Can we get on with the briefing?" Claes asked. "McCrae and I don't have all day."

    "Ah, right."

    Kalt scratched his cheek before reaching for a few notepads and pens on the table where Gretchen was.

    "The two of you will be taking Checkpoint 8 near the market area," he said. "You're to ask for papers for all who enter. Those who are Walpurgis will require several forms: Identification Form, Criminal Record Form, and Seal of Approval for Entry. You're to inspect to make sure the images and names match one another, the stamps are legitimate, and that the description matches the individual as well. You will also prompt them to show their seals. And worry not, McCrae, leave Officer Alfson for verifying if the seal is legitimate.

    "You're to start at the seventh hour and take a small break at lunch for when someone will temporarily take over for you," he said. "You then resume at the thirteenth hour and end around dusk for the next shift. Any questions?"

    "No," Claes said curtly.

    Kalt nodded and then handed them their equipment.

    "Then get headed to your table then," he said. [color=#ffbb00]"Report back to me when you're done. How about you, McCrae, any questions?"


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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Silverion on Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:18 am

    The young man was too busy to notice the pout Claes was giving her, but he could already imagine she felt a bit more at ease for the current objective if she didn't feel pressured. "Ah, some can be rather troublesome, yes. As long as none use any sort of concealing magic, you two will do just fine." He said, as Goibniu let out a small chuckle at the other officer's answer. Indeed, all Expiate ladies seemed be no-nonsense.

    But eventually, the greetings were over, as Claes asked for the briefing. Their current task seemed to be watching over a Checkpoint, and making sure no Walpurgis enter unchecked. Goibniu looked at the officer attentively, as Kalt lay down the standard procedure for inspection; one which he had already memorized, as it was usually the same for every checkpoint.

    And once all the instructions were explained, it was question time. It wasn't to veer on the side of caution, so Goibniu spoke up. "Is there something we should keep in mind about the market area in particular? Any strange sighting as of late mayhaps?" He walked the market streets plenty of times before, but given how populated and diverse the area was, there was always something new to look out for.
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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Lilac on Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:56 am

    When asked about other things to look out for, Kalt rubbed his chin thoughtfully.

    "Well, now that I think about it," he said. "There have been a few concerns about some youngsters."

    "Youngsters?" Claes asked.

    The man nodded.

    "It's nothing necessarily criminal, but some stall owners have been talking about some kids loitering near alleyways. They appear to be your typical rambunctious youths, talking politics and whatnot, trying to rally up a crowd with their anti-government speeches," he said. "Not that it's anything. That usually happens. If it does, just tell them to stand down or they'll be taken to the station for causing public disturbances, but I'm sure they'll scatter once they see you guys around. Other than that, there's nothing really. Just do your job, and you should be fine. Just your job."

    There seemed to be heavier emphasis on the last line, obviously acting as a jab to their past misconduct. At this, Claes flushed and then saluted.

    "Right, of course," she said. She looked briefly at Goibniu before nodding. "Come on, McCrae."

    ***

    The two would walk a bit before they reached the said station. They'd meet with two other officers just finishing up. Along with them was what seemed to be a Walpurgis caught without the papers for admission.

    "You have to let me in!" the Walpurgis said. It was a girl with orange hair and green eyes. She seemed only about fourteen. "I have to see my Mama in the hospital."

    "We've heard it before, you're not very funny," the officer at the station said. "You're coming to the station for questioning."

    As the other officer tugged the Walpurgis away, the other one spoke to Claes about the post, mostly about what had happened. Afterwards, the two would be left alone with their papers and the empty post. Claes sighed.

    "We have a long way ahead of us, McCrae," she sighed. "Long, boring, and humiliating. Keep your ears open for people who try to sneak by, will you? You Enkidu have better hearing right? Or is that just if you transform?"


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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Silverion on Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:14 am

    His jolly look simmered down a bit as Kalt explained that, apparently, there has been some unusual activity lately, about some young people stirring up concern with alley meeting and sensitive topics. Such topics about wanting to disrupt to government were rather concerning, and Goibniu knew that he should definitely try to stop them if he sees them. "Worry not, we shall take care of the checkpoint with efficiency." He reassured the suddenly serious Kalt, as Claes motioning him to follow her. With a nod and a goodbye, he followed his fellow officer.

    Once they were close to the checkpoint, they were able to witness a scene of a very young looking girl getting escorted away with another officer. Goibniu's face soured a bit, hearing how she seemingly needed to see her mother, which while rather unfortunate, one couldn't be too sure about a Walpurgis' intentions. Such sights weren't things he enjoyed experiencing, and all he could hope for was that she was in the clear, and is able to tend to her business in a timely fashion. But in the meantime, he and Claes had a station to man, and he was definitely going to make sure this time it wasn't a fluke.

    "Don't forget, Officer Alfson, that every job is important in the grand scheme of things." He said, giving her a reassuring smile to keep her from feeling more negative. "And, uuuh... I believe our hearing is in par with humans'. I am sure if it changes when transformed, as it is something I haven't experienced yet. Maybe it is?"
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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Lilac on Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:25 pm

    Claes resisted the urge to groan at Goibniu's optimism. Sure it wasn't a big loss to him, but to someone like her who had been working so hard to reach the top of the ladder and gain approval, this was devastating. When Goibniu mentioned his hearing was standard, Claes sighed. She had to hide the fact she was embarrassed at asking a rather generalized assumption about his species, so she looked away and cleared her throat.

    "W-well, keep your eyes peeled then," she said. "We can't afford to let one person in--not after what happened last time."

    As Claes said this, a person coming from the corner appeared. She definitely wasn't dressed like a Walpurgis. Most Walpurgis were of the lower class and dressed in commoner or worker's clothes. The young woman in question wore an intricate green dress with a narrow skirt, a beige inner dress, and gold-like trimmings along the edge of the fabric. Her blouse had a small white cravat up to her neck, and on her head was a wide-brimmed hat adorned with fall flowers. The woman herself seemed young with a peaches-and-cream complexion, short curly brown hair in the style of a bob, and caramel-colored eyes. In her left hand was a black cane with an amber handle in the shape of a rose.

    "Good day," she said rather cheerfully, her voice soft and sing-songy.

    Claes straightened up in her seat.

    "Yes, how may we help you?"

    The woman placed both hands on the handle of her cane.

    "Oh, just seeking passage," she said brightly. "I'm afraid I got lost and wandered into the bordered territories. Silly me, hm?"

    "From the borders or not, we'll need to see your papers," she said.

    At this, the girl seemed to frown, but shrugged.

    "Well, fair is fair," she said. Tapping her cane again, a few papers shot out from the inner pocket of her dress and laid themselves out in front of them, the Cartic marks for summoning and placement still barely glittering from being cast.

    In front of Goibniu was a paper that had the name: Arabella Sphynx. The papers noted that she was, by birth, a Walpurgis, but had been sealed as necessary.

    "And here's my seal," she said removing her short lace glove. She opened her palm to show the Expiate seal on it.

    When Claes hovered her own hand and sensed the seal being active, she sighed.

    "She's good. How are her papers, McCrae?" she asked.

    Upon hearing his name, the woman's interest seemed piqued.

    "Oh, I only noticed now," she said staring at Goibniu. She pinched her chin. "You're an Enkidu, aren't you? I think you're the first Enkidu officer I've ever seen. Are there more of you?"

    The question was, insensitive, true, but the woman seemed genuinely candid and well-meaning in her curiosity.


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    Re: Voodoopunk [Closed- Goibniu/Claes the BEST COP TEAM EVER]

    Post by Silverion on Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:06 am

    "Understood." And just when she mentioned not letting anyone in, his eyes went straight towards the entrace, where a rather refined looking woman was making her way there. "Ah, such timing!" He announced to Claes, as he motioned towards the lady at his fellow officer.

    "Good day to you too, madam." He greeted the lady, showing a similar upright pose as Claes, only with a visible smile underneath his moustache. Claes didn't miss a beat in asking for papers as the lady mentioned her predicament, and Goibniu nodded in agreement. "It won't take long, and if everything is in order, you will be free to go." And in a rather unorthodox manner, she made her papers manifest for both officers to revise.

    The name didn't seem familiar to him, but something he noticed was her status as a Walpurgis at birth, one which made his eyes widen for a brief moment, before reading that she was sealed. "Mmmh..." He observed the papers thoughtfully, making sure he wasn't missing something. "It appears that her papers seem to be in order, Officer Alfson." He replied, as he shot her a smile and a nod, before the woman spoke up about his race.

    "Why yes madam, the antlers are indeed genuine." He answered cheerfully, as he tapped one of his antlers. "And as far as I know, I appear to be the only Enkidu that has officially been registered. I know, it might appear rather odd, but we also seek to keep the peace." A small chuckle escaped his lips, the indirect racist undertone apparently missed on him.

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