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Old 01-12-2021, 04:51 PM   #1
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Slurpuff XXIV - Charity's Embrace

Charity’s Embrace-

Nestled in the Hanged Man’s Plaza stands a small two-story building. The outside of the first floor was made entirely of red brick, and the second floor’s exterior a painted yellow wood. Two small windows looked out from the top floor, while an entire storefront’s display greeted passerby. A wooden sign hung above the store with the name Charity’s Embrace, as well as the numeral XXIV, or 24. Underneath the first floor’s windows were various potted flowers and shrubs, and a few benches were placed in front for guests wishing to eat outside. A small sign stating daily specials, as well as hours, could be seen near the green door acting as the place’s entrance. Often, a Granbull can be seen sleeping outside, keeping watch in case shady customers come near.

Entering the establishment, guests are treated to rows of rustic, wooden tables adorned with various flower vases containing evergreens. Each table has between two to four chairs each, depending on the size. Each chair is different, seeming to be hand-painted based on the table they are placed at. In total, there are about 22 different tables in this spacious first story, which looked big enough to contain the entirety of the first floor of the building.

Adorning the white mortar walls were various art pieces from members of the community. Small price tags could be seen hanging underneath each piece of art, and in addition to the artwork were more houseplants hanging across the ceiling. A Ribombee can often be seen vigorously working on making sure that the plants stay healthy alive. The floor was wooden and seemed impervious to the wear and tear of the everyday foot traffic.

In the far right corner of the building looked to be an entire library nook, created for customers who wanted a more comfortable area while they partook in the cafe’s offerings. A brick fireplace was along the back wall, which was constantly lit to keep the building warm without having to rely on artificial heat. Considering the constant rain and cold ocean winds from the docks, it was a place of warmth for those who ventured inside.

Though, despite all of this sitting area, a long counter that took up the rest of what seemed to be the back of the building was easily accessible from the front entrance. A giant display case with a variety of fresh baked goods could be seen, with names and price tags visible in white chalk on small chalkboards. A larger menu hung above a half walled area that gave customers a peek into the kitchen area. Here were the daily offerings of the cafe that customers could order and have fun with their Pokemon.

The L-shaped counter also led into a coffee area, where various machines could be seen operated by the staff of the establishment. The aroma of the coffee machines, as well as the baked goods, proved quite popular with customers, and a constant stream of them could be seen waiting at the pick-up counter to receive their take out orders.

There were two small bathrooms on the bottom floor, towards the middle of the right side of the floor nestled underneath a wooden staircase. The staircase had no sign to it, but a few different Pokemon hung out there during operating hours that prevented uninvited guests from ascending the stairs. Luckily for customers, the stairs weren’t often used during operation hours.

If one was lucky enough to be invited upstairs, the first thing they’d be greeted with was a mahogany door with a simplistic iron doorknob. Turning it, they’d be greeted by a small entryway where shoes were to be placed. Turning left, ahead of them was a comfortable living room with a black L-shaped three-piece sectional. A few fleece blankets hung from the backs of the couch, and adorably designed throw pillows sat at the ends of each couch. A small flat-screen TV hung from the wall, and a wooden entertainment center underneath kept a variety of devices for the residents of the place could enjoy. In the middle of this arrangement was a wooden coffee table of Alolan origins, a seeming reminder of one of the resident’s home region.

Making a left from there showed the kitchen area. A pantry stood in the wall corner there, and it was flanked by black granite countertops. A black, electric range was in the middle of the left side cabinets, and the fridge capped off that side. On the right side was the sink as well as the dishwasher. The kitchen overall was neat a tidy, and a small bar island served as the separator for the kitchen and living room. A few bookshelves could be seen filling in the area, as well as a small dining room table that could comfortably seat about four people.

On the far end of the room was a hallway with about four doorways. The first door on the left was a small bathroom with a bath shower combo, a small toilet, and a sink cabinet. The mirror extended across most of the sink wall, and various bathroom supplies were littered across the room. The first door on the right opened up into the washer dryer combo, and a few cleaning supplies were stored within the closet as well.

The farthest door on the left was a plain white one, with nothing adorning it. Entering it was a bit risky, as the scent of a baked good candle immediately assaulted the nose. Currently, it’s a vanilla sugar cookie, and the scent is certainly powerful. While the bedroom itself was plain, it was also extremely messy. Flour and sugar covered clothes were piled up in the left corner near the closet, begging to be taken to the wash. A green Alolan floral rug was gently laid out over the floor, the colors muted with age. It was obvious this was a hand-me-down that had been raided from the resident’s house in Po Town. A small TV and a retro Gamecube sat on the far end of the rug, as well as a black beanbag that was nestled up next to the queen-sized bed. The sheets were a dark black, but stained in various places from soft drinks and take out. The bed itself was pushed up against the wall, with only a headboard to make sure the resident didn’t hit their head constantly while sleeping.

At the foot of this bed was a small trash bag filled with take-out that needed to be taken down. Speaking of trash, the room was an overall mess, despite the best efforts of the trainer’s Pokemon to keep it clean. Old habits died hard, as they said. The only places that were extremely clean were the desk and, strangely enough, the inside of the closet. On the desk sat a plain white head mannequin, with a Team Skull cap and Team Skull Bandana adorning the mannequin. Next to it sat three picture frames. One of the residents as a grunt, surrounded by their closest friends, one of a young boy holding a Togepi, and one of a young baby being lovingly held by its parents. Next to this was a black gaming laptop covered in stickers of various areas of Fizzytopia that they had visited. The closet contained a few shirts, as well as a gorgeous yukata, a pristine Team Skull outfit, and a few hoodies with Skulls on the shoulder.


AS for the furthest right door, the room was completely different. It was neat and pristine, with no trash insight and everything neatly put away. The walls were painted black, causing the room to feel smaller and comfier. Though it was only an illusion, and its true colors brought out in the dark. An entire starry night could be seen painted into the walls, with clear constellations that changed with the time of year. An old Astrologian once took up residence in this building and used the room as a mage’s workshop. The latent magics prevent huge messes from being made but also caused the beautiful observatory to continue to function.

The bed was also tucked against the wall in this room, but more for fully taking advantage of the room instead of for preference. The desk here was littered with journals, carefully and meticulously organized by topic. A computer was also in this room, a fancy rig set up for streaming and serious gaming, but seemed to be devoid of any information that was within the journals. Each journal was marked by a name, and had a table of context for chapters called “memories”. Though, a few of the books were guides on training Pokemon and the Occult. A few tarot decks were stacked next to the monitor, and more things were within the closet. A few handheld gaming devices were neatly organized here, including a few owned by the other resident. The strange thing about this room was the lack of any past memorabilia. Nothing hinted at the resident’s past in this room, as these memories journals were from a different person’s perspective altogether.
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Today's Specials:

Honey Lavender Ribombee Malasadas

Lemon Chiffon Latte

Bouffalant Mozzarella Margharita Pizza with Housemade No-mato Sauce.

All products are Nightshade Free! Products with a V are Vegetarian Friendly. Products with a GF are Gluten Free. If you are unsure please inquire and staff will be able to tell you!

Today's Staff:
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Custard
Honey
Meringue
Spencer
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Kita
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Charity's Embrace is currently open for Business Hours!
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"Oh- um... th-this place looks nice."

Terri Alph stopped, turning to look at what her girlfriend was pointing out- a small, two-story building. "Ooh- this might be that new cafe I'd heard about," Terri murmured. "Charity's... Embrace, I think it's called?" She and her girlfriend had been out for a nice walk, the better to enjoy the rarity that is a winter day with actually nice weather and tolerable temperatures, and as the midpoint of the day drew near, they had stumbled upon this small cafe neither of them could claim to have seen before.

"Yes, this is it, I see the sign," replied the one who had spoken up in the first place- a Froslass, with whom Terri was holding hands. She spoke softly, but undeniably in human language. "This... this could be a nice place to stop for lunch, maybe?" she asked Terri.

Terri looked over at the Froslass, smiling. "I say we find out together, Laugh," she replied.

Laugh smiled back, happy about her suggestion going over so well. "I'd like that," she said in response.

"I'll probably also send out my Pokémon if this place is OK with that," Terri added, adjusting the bag on her shoulder containing the Poké Balls she had on hand. "They could all stand to have something to eat as well."

"Of course," Laugh nodded. And hand in hand, the couple went in through the door.
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