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Atlas Hensley

What'll it be for you today?

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a character in “Veritas Isle”, as played by Rari

Description

ImageName: Atlas Hensley

Age: 26 years old.

Race: Human.

Gender: Male

Sexual orientation: Atlas does not prefer one gender over the other.

Occupation: Owner and pastry chef/master barista of Cloud Top Cafe and Bakery.

Family: None on Veritas Island. Parents are long deceased. Has a sister named Marguerite who lives very far away.

Appearance: Atlas is a tall and slender man. He stands at 6ft 3 inches tall. Atlas has short, wavy, chocolate brown hair that just barely curls at the end, and always looks a tad bit messy. He has narrow and charming deep amber colored eyes and pale skin. His slender build leads others to believe that he isnt very strong, but he is actually quite toned due to lifting heavy trays full of baked goods. Atlas wears a long sleeved, white shirt underneath a collared red vest. He also wears a large gold and red amulet that was passed down to him by his father. He also wears a black apron when he is at work.

Personality: Atlas is an easygoing young man, he manages to stay calm and collected during times of stress. He does not dwell on the past, as he prefers to live in the moment. Atlas is very focused and swift when he is at work, as he takes his job very seriously. Besides baking, Atlas also loves to read, and can often bee seen wandering about town, his nose buried in a new book.

History: Atlas grew up far away from Veritas in a small farming town. He had a normal life as the son of two farmers, but always wanted bigger better things, though he never found a good enough reason to break away from the small town life he had grown tired of. Atlas worked on his families farm and at the local bakery where he gained a love for baking and candy making, until he was twenty three years old. His parents had died and his sister married and moved away, and so Atlas sold the farm and set out to find a new, exciting place to set up his own cafe. He found it on Veritas Isle. He opened up shop, and business has been booming ever since. Recently Atlas was able to employ a store manager, and now only works in-store every other day. Now he seeks to gain friendship and build a more solid life for himself to settle into, maybe find a partner and have a few little ones, should he be so lucky.

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So begins...

Atlas Hensley's Story

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin watched as Atlas took a taste and blushed when he said he liked it and that it would go well with the lemon. "Yup, tastes pretty good to me. Should pair nicely with the lemon cake. You're doing really well, especially for someone who doesn't know how to bake...Uh, so we have a little time before we can take the cakes out of the oven, then we have to wait for them to cool off...So...What would you like to do until then?" Atlas asked.

Kiss, but like hell that would happen. He thought, but smiled and shook his head. "I know you have work to do and making these cakes for my family took up enough time. If you need me to do anything for you I am happy to help. Roshia says I am a great helper..." He looked down at his hands. Maybe I was never really a good helper after all. I can't feel anything from her. Not a damn thing.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas gave Elwin a chuckle. "Aww what a boring answer..I was hoping youd find something to keep me from having to work" He winked and then turned around and grabbed a tray of cookies and began decorating them with patterns and designs in icing, working on a few with one color then switching to the next tray with another color until they were finished. By the time Atlas had finished with the massive hoard of cookies it was time to take the cakes out and set them to cool. Atlas did just that, carefully setting them on cooling trays. "Well, did you think of anything yet?" He asked Elwin.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin watched as Atlas again. He was beginning to feel like he watched the guy way too much and wondered if he was bothering Atlas. He moved away and looked at the empty cafe. It looked peaceful. He looked around the kitchen and stepped aside for him to get the cakes. "Uhm," He looked around, a bit nervous. "D-Do you have a book where you keep your recipes?" He asked.

D-Do you have a book where you keep your recipes? Elwin mocked himself for sounding so stupid. Ugh, I don't know what to do. I thought he would make me make cakes and like...put things in places. I don't know what to do!

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas smiled and shook his head. "Nope, they all live in my brain. Sometimes i forget them, but then i just end up making something new, so im not worried about it. I only write the big sellers down so that the part time pastry chef can make them if im not going to be stopping into the kitchen" He said. Elwin seemed bored so Atlas started thinking of things he could have him do. "Cream horns!" Atlas said. He ran to the fridge and picked up a huge piping bag full of cream and gave it to Elwin, then walked away and returned with cream horn shells. "Here, just pipe these full of cream and put a little swirl at the top and then sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top of the cream. If you need help just yell at me." He said before he crossed the kitchen to put a basket weave of dough on top of some pies that needed to get baked.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin jumped back as Atlas exclaimed about his cream horns. Elwin watched as he walked around grabbing things. Elwin looked nervously at him, but nodded. "Uhm," I will cream your horns as best as I can."[/b][/color] He grabbed a horn and slowly filled it, giving it a little swirl and putting chocolate shavings on top. It was pretty simple and after a couple he was smiling. This was actually pretty fun, though he started craving for one.

Elwin these are not for you. These are for paying customers. But in all seriousness... who the hell came up with the name cream horns?

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas hadnt looked at Elwin in a while to see how he was doing. But he knew he could never resist a cream horn when he was piping the cream into them. "You can take a break and have a cream horn, if you would like" He said as he took a row of about 8 pies on a tray in one hand and walked across the kitchen with it, using the other hand to open the oven, he set them in and made note of the time again. "Mmm...Cakes should be cool enough now." Atlas walked over to where the cakes were cooling and touched the top of one. "Yup" He mumbled as he brought them back over to a counter. First, he cut each of the cakes in half then using a large cookie cutter he cut out the shape for each of the little mini cakes, making sure he had a mini cake for every member of elwins family. Then he layered them with frosting and put on the crumb layer of icing, and then the final smooth layers. "Well. now its time to decorate" He walked away and brought back about ten different colors of icing in piping bags and multiple metal piping tips. He started to decorate the cakes simply "I'm sure you have a steady hand, so this shouldnt be too hard for you, but if you need help let me know" He said to Elwin as he worked.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin was so into his work when Atlas said he could have one. Elwin took one and placed it on a napkin, the placed it to the side for later. He was happy he could have one, they looked delicious. He turned around and watched Atlas work smoothly around him for someone so tall he moved with grace. Blushing he looked down till he felt his face looked normal again. He took his place by Atlas and worked on his cake, but came to a stop when he realized he needed help.

He peeked over to Atlas who was so into his work that he felt bad for disturbing him. "Uhm, hey Atlas... could you help me make baby's breath? They are Roshia's favorite flower." His voice was soft and small. He didn't want to disturb him.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas was working along quietly when he heard Elwin ask him to show him how to make babies breath. Atlas nodded and took Elwins hands into his own and showed him the motions of making the babies breath. "There. Now you try by yourself." Atlas smiled and went back to his work, glancing at Elwins cake every now and then. Atlas finished up decorating the cakes he had in front of him rather quickly and set them in the fridge so that the icing wouldnt melt and moved onto getting the pies out of the oven. The aroma of the apple and cinnamon pies filled the entire kitchen as Atlas set them out on cooling racks. "Well, thats all I really had to do today, everything else is super easy work that my employees can do. Uhhh, you keep working on that and I'll get that list ready for your father." He said before disappearing into the cafe for a moment to grab a pencil and a pen. He returned a few moments later after turning the lights on in the cafe and making sure the chairs were pushed in and ready for opening time. He walked back into the kitchen and pulled a stool up to the counter and started writing his list.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin watched him walk over and was caught off guard when Atlas took his hands in his own and showed him. Elwin blushed head to toe, but nodded when given the reigns again. He couldn't speak, he didn't know what to say. So he just carefully crafted the flowers on the cake. He held my hands, no man... has ever done that. Elwin swallowed hard and let Atlas go about his business. He needed to focus on the flowers, which was hard when all he could think about was the warmth around his hands. Elwin shook his head and tried to refuse going there. Atlas was just a nice guy. That all he was. Nothing more."Nothing more." He whispered to himself.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas was busy writing his list up when he swore he heard Elwin say something. "Hmm? What was that?" He asked as he looked up at Elwin. "Did you need help with something?" He asked as he finished up his list. He walked over to Elwin and looked at his cake, studying it for a moment. "Yup it looks really nice, she should love it" He said, though he still wasnt sure what had happened between Elwin and his sister that would cause physical altercations. He decided not pry into the matter. "What time is a good time to take these over to your family?" He asked as he looked at the time, they had been working for a few hours and it was now past sunrise.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin turned his head,"No... I am good..." He watched and moved aside so he could look at the cake. "Well..." He thought about it. Roshia wouldn't be home for a while and he didn't know if he should go into her home right now... but maybe he could leave a letter with the cake. "We can go now, if you would want. Father will probably be in the field with Bel, but most of them should be around the houses." He looked up at him, pressing himself as far away from Atlas that didn't look like he didn't want to be near him, but where he also wasn't too close to him.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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"Sure, lets get going then. " Atlas went to the fridge and got carying cases for the cake and then loaded them up on a cart and walked out the store with them. He walked along with Elwin till they reached the village again. "I bet your little brothers been going nuts waiting for cake" He chuckled. "Hope they like it" He said with a stretch. "Did you need to take Roshias cake to her house first?" He asked quietly.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Roshia Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley Character Portrait: Rowan Todd

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Elwin walked with Atlas not really saying anything. His mind was on what he could write in the letter to Roshia. It seemed like no time when they got to the village. "I bet your little brothers been going nuts waiting for cake" Atlas chuckled. Elwin looked up and smiled, "Probably, they are lovers of sweets. Kind of funny since my sisters like them, but won't eat a lot of it. I remember stashing sweets from my brothers and saving them for later. I am sure they will love it." He laughed at the memory. "Did you need to take Roshia's cake to her house first?" He asked quietly. Elwin nodded, "How about you go over to my parent's and I will be there in a bit. Want to write her a note by the cake." He pointed towards his parent's house. "Just in case you forgot." He smiled before walking towards Roshia's house.

Elwin hoped she wouldn't be home. It would be awkward if he just walked in and there she was. He had peeked in the window and saw nothing. Slowly opening the door he looked around, "Roshia, are you here?" He asked. Waiting a few moments he decided she was still out when he placed the cake on the table and searched for a pen and paper. It took a lot longer than he would have liked, but he found one and sat down to write.

Dear Roshia, my dearest twin,

I have no words to describe on how sorry I am for hurting you last night. It was uncalled for. I wish I could have explained it better to you when I could have, but I was so afraid of making you angry that in the end I made you hate me. It is the worst thing to have you completely cut me off. What I wanted to do, and maybe save was a bad word, was protect you the way you have protected me all my life. I knew that if you continued down the road with Nasir that it would end badly. Father had a hard time accepting me and I was afraid of what he would do if he found out that you and Nasir... anyway, your secret is safe with me. I know you can't trust me, I have become the thing you hate the most. I stabbed you in the back while you stood in front of me to protect you, but I am so damn sorry. I never wanted you to get hurt. I never wanted any of this to happen. I just wanted you to be safe and to not experience the hurt I had to endure... and yet I did just that. I was the one to hurt you the most. I know it is selfish to ask you to forgive me, so I won't. I baked you a cake and decorated it with your favorite flower, I did it all by myself and I promise it isn't poisoned, Atlas showed me what to do. I hope you enjoy.

Your twin, even if I am dead,
Elwin


He placed the note next to the cake and whipped the tears that rolled down his cheeks before leaving the house. He closed the door, trying to compose himself, and walked over to his parent's house.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas wandered over to Elwins parents house and waited for Elwin since he didnt figure it would take super long, and he felt weird showing up at Elwins parent's home alone since he was still technically a stranger. As he waited he hoped that Elwin wasnt having a super hard time with the note and that Roshia would accept his letter and gift of cake. "It was a pretty tasty cake" He thought to himself. Atlas sat down in the grass in the shade near the home and waited for Elwin to come along. When he did, he got up and knocked on the door and waited for an answer.

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Character Portrait: Penelo Keavaris Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Agis Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin got to Atlas and smiled, "All done, you ready to go in?" He knocked on the door and his mother answered.

"Elwin! It is great to see you and you brought your friend again." She gave him a wink and let him in. They walked in. "What brings you two here? Missed me already?" She joked.

"We brought cake for you all." He said.

"CAKE!" Agis yelled from his room. The sound of feet hitting the floor echoed and he ran into the kitchen.

"Calm down, boy. Bel and my husbands are in the fields and won't be back for sometime, but they will be so happy to have cake when they get back. Thank you so much." His mother said.

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Character Portrait: Penelo Keavaris Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Agis Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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"Its good to see you again, Mrs. Keavaris" Atlas said as he greeted the woman and entered the home. He chuckled as Agis yelled about cake and ran into the kitchen. "Yes, cake! Are you ready?" Atlas asked Agis as he set the cakes out in their boxes on the table. He counted them out, making sure he had all of them. "Yup, theyre all here. Theres a few different flavors, so just pick whatever you like, the boxes have the flavors written on top. Oh and I brought the list for your husband" Atlas said to Elwins mother.

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Character Portrait: Penelo Keavaris Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Agis Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin looked at Atlas, "I can put that in his study and mom can let him know when he gets back." He said as he got the list from Atlas and left to go to his father's office and placing it on his desk before returning. "Well we wanted to deliver the cake. I will show him around." Everyone said their goodbye, Agis tried to with a mouthful of cake and the walked out the door.

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Character Portrait: Penelo Keavaris Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Agis Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas stopped Elwin before they walked too far from the house by grabbing his hand and stopping. "Elwin, I'd love to stay and get shown around, but I have to go back and open the cafe, I'm already a little late, which is fine since no one that lives in the city is up this early...But I really should be going. I had fun with you this morning, we gotta do that again soon. Next time we can do something of your choosing okay?" Atlas smiled then flashed quite the evil smirk before pecking Elwin on the cheek before stepping away. "You better come visit me at the cafe!" He said as he flashed a huge grin at Elwin before he turned and jogged away down the path leading up to the city. He ran back to the cafe and opened everything up, ready for the day ahead of him.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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"I am so sorry, I completely forgot." He said, blushing. He was embarrassed. Elwin nodded he was going to wave Atlas goodbye when he got a kiss on the cheek. He froze, "S-Sure." The blushed fire haired man watched as the guy he was crushing on jogged away. His hand covered the cheek that Atlas kissed and smiled before walking to his house.

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Character Portrait: River Jensen Character Portrait: Tathyldras "Tate" Smith Character Portrait: Ofelia Taryn Character Portrait: Roshia Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley Character Portrait: Kelvhan Ravenmane Character Portrait: Rowan Todd

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{{{Okay We are going to skip ahead about three weeks in story to the day before the summer festival, to get some things moving along! So as of this post it is now the day before the summer festival. Thanks - Fauna}}}

Ofelia

Ofelia was hard at work making sure her song for the summer festival was perfect, she had been practicing the song say and night in between her other duties. Today was a huge day for her business as he offered more trips to the island than she usually did, since her business was not open on the actual day of the festival so that she could enjoy the festivities. Ofelia didnt find herself quite as lonely as she usually did because in the past weeks she would often chit chat with Nasir when she brought dragons for Agis to play with. Even the friendly chit chat was an improvement in social skills for her, she started chit chatting with her customers more and seemed to be doing business better now that she was getting used to speaking in front of people, so when the mayors son came and asked her to sing at the festival before the fireworks, Ofelia felt she might actually be able to do it. So she had been practicing every day since.





Rowan


It was finally the day before the festival and Rowan was busier than ever, he had places to run, people to see, and plans to finalize and check over before the day was done. Luckily there hadnt been any snares in planning yet and most of his check ins went smoothly. The cafe was providing hot drinks and sweets, the tavern was providing alcoholic beverages for the adults attending, and the dragon girl had agreed to sing a the ceremony before the fireworks were to start. The local fire station would be on hand to control any accidents as well. The various shops around the island agree to open shops for a short time where they offered discounted prices for their wares, and he had people arriving in the morning to set up games and prizes that the tourists would absolutely love. Rowan decided it was about time for a break around four in the evening and went over to papoa lake to do some fishing.

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Character Portrait: Filarion Keavaris Character Portrait: Penelo Keavaris Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Agis Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas had been busy all morning packing up and decorating different cookies and other small treats and pre-making any syrups he needed for drinks for the festival. Atlas wouldnt be working the booth though, he had planned on going to the Festival with Elwin, who he had been spending a lot more time with in the past few weeks. He finished packing things up and writing out a list for his store manager to look over before loading up A large paper bag with treats that he had made to bring Elwins family at the village when he planned on surprising Elwin with a visit, and coffee of course. He took the treats and walked down to the village with them, knocking on Elwins parents door first to deliver the cookies and say hello to everyone since it had been about a week since he had been able to visit due to a busy week at the Cafe preparing for the festival.

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin felt like progressed being made in the weeks that passed. He had started courting Atlas, which was something he would have never imagined doing in all of his years. He was happy and then Roshia had started talking to him, well sort of. It was a progress he was willing to take. The village had been busy, like usual during that time, and Elwin had felt like his fingers were going to fall off. He had made banners, dresses, and helped make jewelry with Nasir. In those past weeks they had actually grown a little closer. He had went to apologize for everything and they go to talking. In some ways they were alike.

Now Elwin took a break. He was sitting outside, taking in the breeze in the shade when realized he hadn't seen Atlas in a week. A part of him was sad, he hadn't thought he would feel so lonely since he had never really had been with anyone to begin with, but he felt it now. He was just about to go back inside when he saw Atlas come into the village. Smiling he got up and walked over to him "Well I didn't order this handsome man, but hell I will take it."

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Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Atlas heard a familiar voice just after he knocked at the door. "Well, you didnt order coffee either, but I brought that too, your favorite even." Atlas said as he smiled at Elwin. "Sorry its been a week since ive been able to come around, the festival keeps me really busy. But! I took tomorrow off, so we can go to the festival together, my store manager agreed to work the Cafe's booth." He said as he handed him his cup of coffee.

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Character Portrait: Penelo Keavaris Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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Elwin took his coffee with delight. "Ohh, coffee. I needed this like you wouldn't believe. I am going to have to pay you later." He took a sip and smirked up at him. "I look forward to spending the day with you there. Just... expect stares. People aren't as friendly as I would like them to be." He said softly.

His mother open the door, "Today is just full of surprises! Come in come in." She ushered them in. "What brings you two love birds here? I actually welcome you all with open arms. It has been real busy. Everyone is out and about. Just me here..."

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Character Portrait: Penelo Keavaris Character Portrait: Elwin Keavaris Character Portrait: Atlas Hensley

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"Ahh i wouldnt worry about it, let them stare. Theyll wake up dazed and confused on the ground if they try anything physical." Atlas said. "Its nice to see you again Mrs. Keavaris" Atlas said with a smile. "I brought treats for the family, cookies for the kiddos and chocolate truffles for the adults." He said as he walked in and set the treats down at the table. "How has everyone been?" He asked once he had gotten the boxes of goodies out.