Coffee With Detective Anderson

[Neda Stevic] “It was nice to see you again. Goodnight, Detective.” She slides out and stands up too.

[Derek Anderson] He nodded “All right, guess, I’ll see you around”He doesn’t say call or text despite the fact they each have the other’s number

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She looking fairly irritated when she pushes into the diner, flicking a cigarette out on the street as she does. It’s warm enough that people don’t have to bundle up, and so the Strider is dressed in something a bit more her style. The duster covers a tank top and jeans, with cowboy boots replacing the usual heavy steel-toed ones. She’s a country girl, this one. Who’da thunk it, considering that she has a tendancy to rock out to the most annoying pappy crap she can find.

She takes a look as she slips inside, seeking out a table. When she sees Derek she smiles a little, the irritation fading just a bit as she makes her way in that direction.

[Derek Anderson] He felt and saw Sarita coming and his lips curled into a smile that not Izzy, Neda or Sasha had gotten tonight. Tey had been at the end of small, warm, friendly, even charming smiles,but Sarita receive one few has gotten in the coty. It wasn’t a lvoer’s smile, or a lustful one. It was a Hey, I missed you smile.

He did missed her. Their drunken night had been broken up the other time and he felt liek there was so much they could have talked about. Maybe tonight was gonig to be that moment. Sarita looked liek she might need it

“Hello beautiful lady, how are you?”He say with a plauful smile now, teasing her

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Hey there Detective Anderson.” She grins and walks over, moving to take a seat. “What’s shakin’, eggs and bacon?”

She seems to be in a good mood, despite the irritation that she showed when she entered. Maybe it’s a front, or maybe Derek just lifted her mood. Hard to say, really.

[Derek Anderson] He grinned at her “I’ve been good. Just getting acquinted with someone I mgiht end up working with once in a while. Sarita, meet Neda” He say with smile. He didn’t ask Sarita how she was, not now anyway. Later, if they are jsut the two of them. Then he might get an honest answer. Now, he would probably just get a fake answer.

“By the way, I spoke with Montoya today..word of advice, tell Amunet ot stay away form her”He shay shaking his head “I owuldn’t want anything to happen to her..or to Montoya in retaliation”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She frowns. “Are you fucking serious? One wrong word and the bitch has it out for her?” She sighs and shakes her head, before looking to Neda. The woman is offered a smile and a hand.

“Hey there. I’m Sarita. He already said that though.”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] [[Empathy For Another Scene]]
Dice Rolled:[ 4 d10 ] 2, 3, 3, 8 (Success x 2 at target 6) [WP]
to Neda Stevic

[Derek Anderson] He shrugh “Might be more than that, but that’s none of my business. I thought I’d give you the heads up. I like you and have nothing against your sister. And I”m actually getting along ok with Montoya. Don’t want her to do something foolish and then get hurt because she hurt Amunet and by association you”

He shrugh “Anyway, want something to eat? I jsut ate but could stay. Or feel like having a drink?”

[Neda Stevic] She smiles and offers her hand “Neda Stevic. I was just on my way out, actually. I have an early morning.”

[Neda Stevic] (And the record stands! WOO!)

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Nice to meet you Nada.” The handshake is warm and friendly. “Have a good one. Chat atcha later, I’m sure.”

She looks at Derek. “I could have a drink. Ain’t up for eating, though.”

[Derek Anderson] He offered her hand to help her up “Then let’s not stay in a dinner. We could find a quiet bar, have them play some classic rock and have a few drink while wechat. How’s that sound?”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “That sounds peachier than a peach.” She grins. “A-let’s do it.”

[Neda Stevic] She nods to the two and heads back home to sleep

[Derek Anderson] He nodded “All right, let’s go”He head out with her, leaving the staff wonder how the hell that guy ended up surrounded by 3 beautiful women at one time, exchanging numbers with them and then leave with a 4th one. He suddenly and irrevocably became a legend to the male staff of that dinner. Maybe even a fantasy to the women there. Not that he’d care about it if he ever learn it.

He walked beside Sarita, having let go of her hand as soon as she was up in the dinner, now putting them in his pockets. “What have you been up to?”He ask her as they walk

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Oh, you know…the usual. Hanging out, making my rounds, earning some cash, yelling at morons.”

She looks at him, grinning. “There’s a lof of each of those things. Rounds and morons.”

[Derek Anderson] He chuckled “Yeah, well I don’t know about rounds, but I certainly about morons”She should know..if she remember his story from the other night. He stopped a nearby bar “How about this one? Or you want to drive somewhere you already know?”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Oh, I remember.” She grins at the memory. “It’s still a fuckin’ classic, days later.” A grin, and she chucks his shoulder lightly. It’s a friendly gesture.

When he points out a bar, she looks it over and then shrugs. “Naah, fuck it. This one’s as good as any. Don’t matter if everyone don’t know your name.”

[Derek Anderson] He had smiled at her gesture. It felt weird but in a good way to be so easilly friendly with a true born. Sarita certanly wasone of a kind: gorgeous, smart, fun and down to earth. He opened the door for her “No it doesn’t matter, as long as you’re in good company”

e let her in and stepped in after her “Should we start..liek the other night or more slowly?”He ask her, unzipping his jacket and taking it off, revealing a darl long sleeve shirt, fitting nicely on him

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Fuck starting slowly. I wanna get a little sloshy tonight.” She grins, looking at him as she makes her way to the bar. “I’ll even help you carry shit this time. See how nice I am?”

[Derek Anderson] He smiled “You’re the nicest, but I can handle the carrying, if you don’t mind finding a place.”He ask very politly, not about to give any order to a Garou, even a friendly one “What do you want ot drink? Shots? Beer? Jack?”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Shots. José Cuervo por favor, señor policía.” She grins and walks over to the jukebox, programming a few tracks in. The first to come up is “Behind Blue Eyes” by the Who. Then she picks the table right next to the box, settling down.

[Derek Anderson] He smiled and went to the bar. After a few minutes, he came back with a 26 oz bottle, salt, two shot glasses, limes and a knife “All right, I hink we’re set for the next 10 minutes”He say in a playful tone, seating near Sarita, sideways to her like the other time, not opposite the table. He placed his coat on the back of his chair

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Probably about that.” She grins and nods to him. “Set us up, partner. Let’s get our booze on.”

[Derek Anderson] He put the salt between them on the table, cut the limes, almsot all of them already. He didn’t trust himself with a blade later, then poured the tequila in the glasses. “All right”He licked his hand, poured some salt, waited for her to the same and raised his glass “What do you feel liek dedicating tonight to?”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Mmmm….men.” She grins and nods, picking up a shot. She does the salt, but not the lime it seems. “No offense, I don’t count you as a man…” She says it with a wink, clearly joking. “…but rather all men who stupid, hormone-ridden jackholes who wouldn’t know how to fix a problem if the answer smacked them right in the fucking head.”

“God, love ’em.” Or not. She does the salt and then the shot.

[Derek Anderson] He listened to her “All irght, I can live with that” He licked the salt, drink his shotand bit the lime. He iddn’t need it, but kinda liked the feeling. He poured them eac another shot “Want ot talk about what’s been troubling you the other night..and tonight?”He ask, picking his shot up, watching her with his kind blue eyes

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Ehh…kind of.” She shrugs, lighting up a cigarette. “I don’t really feel right talking about it to people not familiar. It’s not really fair to those involved. Let’s just say that a woman who was the victim of something bad is getting shit made worse by her stupid fucking boyfriend who doesn’t realize how much he sounds like an abusive spouse.”

[Derek Anderson] He watched her for a moment “Damn, I”m really sorry for that woman”HE said and meant it “Anything Ican do to help? Talk to her maybe? Put the guy in jail? Unles..well..if he’s true…I can’t do that. I can always find a way to mess with him, if it makes you feel better?”He say with a playful smile. He licked his hand, poured salt and when she was ready, drank down the shot and bit the lime, looking at her, though never meeting her eyes

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She grins. “Thanks, you’re sweet for being willing to abuse your power for me.” She winks at him and shakes her head. “Nah, he’s True, and don’t worry. He does right, or I will use my many, varied and vast resources, wit, contacts and bootheels to put him into the worst living hell he can imagine.”

She’s joking. Mostly. But she’s way too gleeful about it, whether she’s joking or not. She takes a shot and shrugs. “Truth tell, I like the guy. Other than him being a walking cock.”

[Derek Anderson] He laughed. “I don’t want to sound petty…but aren’t most true that way? All rage and hormones? I mean, you take regular men and most are that, for true, it seem amplified”he shrugh “Not trying to find xcuses, but, let’s face it…msot men are pretty desen. I’d include myself in that group sometime”

HE smiled “I ain’t perfect after all” He pured them more tequila “And I wouldn’t liek to be that guy if he mess up. Having you as an enemy msut be as bad a curse as having you as a friend is a blessing..or Isuppose..about both”He say, running a hand through his hair. He didn’t want to assume she was thinking of him as a friend.

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Okay, most of us are heavy on the anger, yes.” She pause. “Okay all of us, in varying degrees. But that don’t mean we’re rampant sex fiends. Thing about this–and don’t ever, EVER tell her I said this–Katheine’s pretty high with the righteous anger of Gaia, right? Do you really think she gets down in an uncontrollable way every time Luna’s half-full?

“Or Lukas. Dude, he almost makes ~me~ uncomfortable that way.” She grins. “But I don’t see him as that type. Our Rage is an excuse. It makes it harder, but if we can’t control it, maybe we shouldn’t be dipping our pens in someone else’s inkwells, y’know?”

[Derek Anderson] He nodded “Lukas has a better grip because he’s experienced maybe? I don’t know. I think it mgiht dpeend on your moon phase. Though most of it can probably be related to the individual. Some people are just looking for excuses to do bad things. I see it all the time.”

He look at his shot “If you think that guy could be harmful to thatwoman, maybe you should step in and break it up before it gets worst. I know ome good people, really stand up firends, that I would never present a girl to because I know they would treat her badly. It doesn’t make them bad people..just bad boyfriends you know?”

He shrugh, pured salt and downed the third shot

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She nods. “I’m keeping an eye on it. Girl in question’s in a dangerous state right now. Separating could make ’em worse…but we’ll see.” She shrugs a little bit. “Love Detective Sarita is on the case!”

A grin and wink, and she takes another shot.

[Derek Anderson] He chuckled “All right. Just saying. Be careful, maybe all the bad things should happen one shot than let something dark crawl and fester, destroying everything that person was rebuilting at a later date.”

He poured them another round “So beside you friend being are you feeling? How’s your new association going?”He ask with a smile

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Not too much to it yet.” She gives a shrug. “It’s still prospective, not all official yet. But it’s…good. I’m looking forward to it.” She smiles.

“It’s weird as shit, ’cause I ain’t had but one person to rely on for a long time and no one for even longer before that. But good weird, you know?”

[Derek Anderson] He smiled “I’m glad you’re excited. I’d sayI understand the feeling..since I have family and friends to rely to, but from what I’ve heard, the hmm association mentality is very different from that. I can just kinda relate.”He shrugh. He seemed comfortable with his limitations as kin.

“At least you should have interesting times with them. Katherine, Sinclair and Lukas seem special, each in their own way”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She grins. “Yeah, they seem really cool. And if you want special…just wait till you mean Asha.” The way she’s grinning means she wants to see the expression on his face when he does.

[Derek Anderson] Hechuckled “The one with the herald right?” He say, remembering the conversation from the other night. “From what you all were talking about…she seem singular to say the least.” He smiled holding the salt up to pour it on her hand before doing the same for himself.

“So any big plans beside fitting in with your new group?’

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She nods and raises her hand for the salt. “Keep all my kin safe. I think somehow I’m kind of the de facto leader of the Striders here. On account of possibly being the only Strider Full in the city. And oddly, even though there’s only three of them…it’s a full-time job in and of itself.”

[Derek Anderson] He poured the salt on her hand “Well from what I heard, your sister seem to be a handful, don’t know the others but I guess some kins might be hard to keep an eye on, especially for one person”

He poured salt on his hand and went to lick it and down another shot “It’s a wonder you get some time to relax”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Kinda hard, yeah.” She nods a bit. “Amy’s a bit of a handful, Kyle’s in and out all the time so it’s hard to keep track of him and Gina…hates our tribe. For good reason.”

[Derek Anderson] He frown “Gina? Cue, caramel skin, talk so weird you need a translator? Not entirely..the most law abidding citizen?” He was with a raised brow

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “That’s her, yes.” She nods. “Why, what’d she do?”

[Derek Anderson] He chuckled “Nothing..except she see to be running from people and not pay her drink bills”He say with a chuckle, picking up the bottle moer slowly, before pouring the shots “Nothing major”

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Oh, that’s not so bad.” She gives a ‘psssh.’ “If I had a dollar for every meal and wheel I did…well, I could probably actually have paid for them.”

[Derek Anderson] (* she seem to be..)

[Derek Anderson] He laughed “Like I said, nothing major. But she might end up in some serious trouble eventually though”He say with a light shrugh

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “Maybe. I can help them so much. Let ’em fall but be there to catch ’em, you know?” She takes another shot.

[Derek Anderson] He nodded, drinking the shot, skipping the salt and the lime “Well, like everyone, they need ot be responsaible for themselves. Doesn’t mean they don’t need or deserve some help” HE say with a soft smile

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “And I’m always here to offer help to my kin.” She nods. “But yeah, they gotta walk when they’re ready to try.”

[Derek Anderson] He smiled “Well they’re lucky to have you watching over them” He say with a nod, picking up his new shot.

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] The grin becomes more of a smile, and she nods. “Yeah, thanks. I can only hope I’ll be able to look after ’em right.” She runs her finger idly over the rim of a shotglass.

[Derek Anderson] He smiled, watching her “If you need some help, let me know all right? I’ll do what I can” He said leaning into hischar, eyes not leaving her face

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She shrugs, still looking at the glass. “Thanks. I think this one’s on me though. She takes the shot, knocking it back and then looking at him. Her head cocks to the side when he sees her watching him. “What?”

[Derek Anderson] He blink “A well you’re..”He shut his’re getting drunk..drunk is never the tiem to say anything more than empty words..shut up, shut up, shut up….got it “Nothing” He shook his head and downed his shot, trying to look away

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] Her mouth opens, and she smiles then. “Ahh.” She grins a little. “You’re sweet, amigo. Maybe someday.” She sighs. “For now though, I need to get home. Long week ahead of me, I think.”

[Derek Anderson] He blinked “What?”He looked uncomfortable “Sorry..didn’t mean anything”He say, shaking his head

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] She grins. “I know. You didn’t mean to say anything, and you didn’t. I’m just smarter than your average bear.” She gets up and leans in, kissing his cheek. “And you didn’t do shit wrong, so don’t feel embarrassed. Have a good good, Detective.”

[Derek Anderson] He nodded to her “All right. Take care of yourself Sarita”He say, staying seated as she left.

[Sarita Ecos de la Risa] “You too.” She gives him a little smile and makes her way out.

[Derek Anderson] He stayed there for some time, jsut letting hte liquor filter out of hissystem a little. Then he picked his coat and left, hailing a cab as he exit.