Tuesday, March 13, 2007
“Strippers? You must be kidding. I didn’t even know such a thing existed.” I said after closing my gaping mouth.
“Don’t be silly. Its tradition where I come from and one I am sure JenJen will love you for including in her party. I will be happy to interview men to find the best. I’ll search all of Ragnarok if I have to.” Willowkarr grinned as her tail swished anxiously.
“Thank you Willow. You’re expertise is greatly appreciated. What would I do without you?” I could tell by her eyes that she was delighted to have a task and I set out to make sure all the ThumbMonkey woman knew about the event.
I was in Whitegate when Beldin spun from around a corner to step in my path. “Alison! I’m so glad you came to find me.” He wrapped his arms around my shoulders and squeezed tightly. It was a little unnerving. “I heard all about the party and I think it’s an excellent idea. I have my best subligar all ready to go. Just tell me where and when and I’ll put on the best show you ladies have ever seen.” That said he started to put on a little demonstration with some hip circling.
My words came to me after a moment of shock. “You want to be the dancer? That doesn’t seem like what Willowkarr described to me. You’re the groom remember?”
“Don’t let Willowkarr tell you what to do. This is my wedding after all and you’re doing a fantastic job. I even bought a gift for you.” Beldin pulled out a small sack of ginger snaps and opened them to me.
Bushing off the rush from the smell of the cookies I resisted tasting them knowing it would dampen my ability to think clearly and I had a feeling Jenjen needed me to be careful with this situation. “Willowkarr is in charge of that tradition. You need to take it up with her.”
Dang woman. Always sticking together even when I only have your best interests in mind.” Scowling Belding closed the sack of cookies and walked away.
“See you at the wedding!” I shouted with a smile and a wave.
Without even turning around, Beldin raised his hand in a half hearted wave. I was surprised he gave up so easily.
Crackling slightly before turning on, Willowkarr spoke through the friend pearl. “I found him! He’s perfect: Hume, experienced, and very talented. You’re going to love me forever.”
“Anyone I know?”
“No, I don’t think so. He’s a friend of a friend. A summoner named Zerokb. I can hardly wait. This is going to be the best party ever!” Willowkarr shouted and then settled into an endless purr.
“Well I have Kammy in charge of food and drinks and I made a linkpearl just for the event. I think our guest list looks like about 6-8 woman. I will not disclose the location until hours before the event to avoid it leaking out to the male members of the linkshell who seem to be a bit upset about being left out. I don’t know why they can’t just have a party among themselves. But forget them! This should be a night none of us will ever forget!”