You might wish to take a detour; it seems there has been something of an incident down the road and it’s rather clogging traffic on both the street and sidewalk.
Not a big talker? Yeah, I’m kind of like that too.
Oh yeah.. everything’s fine. I just haven’t spoke to him in a long time. Hearing his voice would be nice.
Ah, I am just more of the prefer to have them face to face type, in fact.
That’s quite all right then, miss. Take your time. I will… ah, there at the corner cafe, I will have a cup of tea.
Oh, thank you sir. I mean, are you sure you don’t mind? I promise I’m not calling anything strange. I’m just trying to find my brother.
No, that’s quite all right. I have far more minutes than I use on any given month.
Is everything all right? If it is urgent, I may be able to offer some further assistance….
Mainly, I would suppose, the quiet.
I found it both remarkable and disconcerting just how much solitude a high school library could offer from the outside world.
Of course when I actually get a phone that works, I can’t even call on it.
I have my doubts about its usefulness as a rule, but you can try to make your call on my mobile, if you wish, miss.
That and also you don’t want any nasty surprises when you are walking home at night by yourself, yes? I doubt you have learned all of this just to educate others Mr Giles.
So you tutor a girl in all of this supernatural stuff and she thought it would be funny to release a monster book. Well she seems promising.
Yes that is… an added bonus, most certainly. One can rarely be too careful. Especially with the way things have been of late, would you not agree? And, I would not say just for such reasons, no. I do enjoy learning myself, in fact, and find that my thirst for knowledge has, if such a thing were possible, grown with age.
And… yes. Something of the sorts. Promising — ahh. Yes. Well, then again, in New Orleans, I expect a book wandering about on its own is hardly the strangest of happenstances so we shall hope for… no harm, and no foul.
Oh yes I’ve seen that shop…..ah I see, well I guess it helps knowing absolutely everything about the world before you start telling students where to find their books. I take it this monster book-thing, was something along those lines too.
I would hardly say everything. But it does help to have some degree of awareness about the world around oneself, especially if it is that we hope to educate any others.
Ah, and… yes. One of the young women whom I… tutor, had thought it would be.. comedic. Needless to say, I disagree.
I couldn’t agree more. I think we would all say that about ourselves but given that you work in this place I would have to agree with you.
It’s nice to meet you Rupert Giles, I take it you’re not just a librarian if you know of my brothers and I.
Yes. Proprietor of the Magic Box, of course. And magic, and the inner workings of the supernatural are something of my … bread and water, you could say.
Ah well, I suppose bad rumours are fun to listen to as well.
Hopefully those are the ones I prefer to be remembered by. It depends on what reputation you are referring to. I think their reputations come pretty close although I don’t think there are words to describe my brother Niklaus at times.
Unfortunately, rumours only remain rumours for the uneducated or informed. Call it biased, but I do not think of myself as either.
Forgive me… where are my manners. Rupert Giles.
Oh I’m sure there are more rumours that damage my reputation than those that credit it, still at least I am heard of in this town. I’ve been here before and for a while now so a welcome is a little late but thank you all the same.
Well as you can imagine staying in one city for too long raises questions and gets a little boring, however this time around it’s because of my family actually.
Yes that does tend to be the nature of rumors, in fact.
By some, I suspect, you will always be known. Ah yes. The return of the Mikaelsons. And your brothers, how do their reputations compare to the real thing?