Strolling down the Shoppers Boulevard

in Shoppers' Boulevard

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Casually she strolled down the path way, her eyes glances among the shops, strangely enough one particular shop caught her eyes. She looked up to read the sign "Sensuality Palace" of course she was puzzled of this. Velvet turned linger a bit as she reached for the door, it slide open nearly catching her off guard. She was able to step in, glancing around the place seeing several different herbs and things. One particular smell lured her to the corner of the shop, it was sweet smelling almost as if you could taste it on the tips of your tongue. She craved to find out what it was, her fingers slowly reached to the jar,reading the label "Sensual aroma of the mind~~Cherry Blossom Encounter~~ 

She carefully placed it in her hand as a shop keeper moves towards her "Planning a secret affair?" Velvet eyes moved to the keeper "Not yet, but I am planning to." A lazy smile across her face. The shop keeper nods "Aye, one of those moments is it?" Velvet let out a laugh "Of course, wouldn't have it any other way, would you?" Shop keeper " Of course not, but the way if you need any thing else, my name is Yama." As they both exchanged monies. Velvet chuckled as she began to leave. " I will keep that in mind." Yama grinned "Good day, Ms?" "She responded "Velvet, of course." She casually walked out the shop stepping onto the busy boulevard. 
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She casually walked out the shop stepping onto the busy boulevard. 

Coming around the corner, Travis didn't notice as the woman exited the shop; until he had nearly bowled her over. With a cough to cover his embarrassment, Travis said; "Excuse me, Ma'am." 
VelVet
The little bag that held the bottle nearly fall out of her precious hands as she tightly held it and regain her composure, "Ah, its all right accidents do happen." As her light brown eyes flicker up and down his composure. That smile of her , lightly cross her face. 
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Travis smiled back, and replied, "Aye; but I should have been watching where I was going. I'm a pilot, situational awareness is everything in my line of work." 
VelVet
A Pilot ? Hmm that sounds like interesting work. Are you here on business or pleasure? As her body composure relaxed just a bit, seeing a few of her clients walk by.
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"I haven't quite figured that out yet. I thought I'd start with a stroll though" replied Travis with a soft smile of his own, also giving her a once over glance. 
VelVet
Ah, well you might want to check out Hyielt Club for some entertainment , if you like. It can cater to the needs of what ever you choose." The smile of hers turned mischievous as she continued speaking, " If you like that sort of thing." Trying to read his body language to see if he does. 
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Smiling with a bit of mischief Travis replied, "actually, I think of myself as a one woman man." 
VelVet
"Oh?" A disappointing look on her face as she continued "Well that is a shame to hear, I mean what would you go when you get bored with only one woman?" Her eyes flicker with playful thoughts. 
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"Hopefully I won't be bored, when I find the one;' replied Travis, his eyes showing the same playfulness.   Thoughts running through his mind.
VelVet
"Well until then, maybe I could interest you in other ways of having fun? " Her eyes seem a bit serious, yet the playfulness was still there, she wasn't ready for him to see a side of her most could not even touch. For only the purest love, perhaps lust could touch her inner most being. 
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With a mock half bow, Travis replied, "What did you have in mind?" 
VelVet
A soft laugh release from her lips, "Why don't we head on over to the club and find something...or someone to taunt?" Her eyes glance over at the entrance, "it isn't to far of a stroll, you might even find someone interesting to play with." 
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With the thought that he might be laying all his cards on the table a little to soon, Travis replied, "what if I said I already found someone interesting to play with?" 
VelVet
"I would say, could you afford who ever it was?" It seemed to her that game was set into play mode, this was something she enjoy to do and even watch if it really interest her, after all, she is very good at what she does. Her eyes wander away from him for a moment, than back. "What would you do with who ever it was?" 
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Travis' shoulders slumped at her first question. With a sigh, he replied, "Probably not; starting pilots aren't paid much," grinning he continued, "being as respectful as I could, I'd have as much fun as we could." 
VelVet
Chuckling she looked at him, "Well, you would only need to pay for drinks at the club, of course." Than she gave him the once over again, "Oh, you think that I?" Taking a step back giving him a questioning look. 
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Travis returned her look, wondering if he had played the wrong set of cards, and offended her. 
VelVet
She quickly relaxed, "Oh my, I think we have a signals cross, you see" quietly she whispers "Most travelers come to me for help to find their way around," carefully using only a few choice words to comfort him. "Than I make sure that they are well taken care of by my friends." Her eyes than glances over to a pretty red head who casually walked arm in arm with another man. 
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Travis's shoulders slumped slightly, "I see. I guess I'm in the wrong area then; I'm not that kind of person." Turning slightly, he said, "sorry if I said anything wrong." 
VelVet
She stood back briefly a small yet revealing grin on her face as she thought, ~Ah, so that it?~ "No" she replied. " I think you have come to the right place, I mean after all anything can be found here on Shopper's Boulevard." Her eye flickered around, as a young lady in her 20's strolled by, she held her hand out to Velvet, than giving the pilot a rather tempting look. Anna spoke to Velvet, "Here are those papers you requested," Anna's eyes still roaming over the pilot. Velvet chuckled lightly, "Aye yes, thank you." As Anna started to walk away she quickly winked at the pilot, her mouth formed the words "Anytime." As Velvet glanced between the two. 
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Travis raised an eyebrow at the woman's wink, then looked back to in front of him. "So far I've only found one thing I'd like here, but that's about all." 
VelVet
"Oh really?" Her eyes flickered back over to him, " And what would that be?" She tucked those papers safely way in the mist of her 3/4 quarters jacket that was unbutton revealing a very eye catching outfit. 
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Smiling lightly, "Oh, nothing really; just a very attractive woman." 
VelVet
"Well, there are several of ladies around here." As she glanced to the Hyielt Club once more,noticing that several men leaving it. Of course, smoothly her attentions swiftly moved back to him. " 
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Travis glances around himself, before looking back to her, "they don't hold my fancy." 
VelVet
"Than tell me what would you like to do? " Pausing for a moment as she glances over to the Publishing building., "There is so many things we could do." Smiles at him.  "well that sounds like a good plan, who knows what that would lead to." Grins a bit as she makes sure, her plans circle around him for that moment. Glancing again to the building than back to him. "I know of a nice quiet and charming place that is all comfort and the most delicious food is served there." 
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He replied while smiling, "lead the way my dear."  Leaning towards her a bit, stretching out his arm. 
VelVet
She tilted her head a bit and nodded "This way, just follow me." As she slowly walked down the boulevard. Her head full of thoughts, should she leave her client to be un -watched, that would mean becoming a moving target for her client, a smirk crossed her face as she saw the doors to the publishing house open.

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Monty was walking toward the Club when he noticed a familiar figure walking with a young man out of the club. "Velvet! Is that you young lady?" 
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Travis followed with a smile, then looked up at the other voice.
VelVet
Her eyes lite up as she heard a familiar voice that rang through the air, yet she was still a bit uncomfortable for someone bring such attention to her, the way he did, "Oh, my........." as her words drifted off. 
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Monty realized the spectacle he made of himself and felt chagrined, Velvet's passion for privacy was legend. He walked up to the couple quickly and apologized. "Sorry Velvet, you just keep disappearing and I am not the most discreet of friends, Pax?"
VelVet
She glanced at Monty, " Dear friend, you have never change, tell me what brings you around here? " Curious yet all so secretive smile as she made sure that certain articles were still in her pocket but carefully adjusting her jacket.
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Not wanting to interrupt, Travis looked between the two.
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"My dear, you have been gone a while. Tomorrow, I get the keys to that..." Monty gestured to the publishing house. " And I know better to ask what has kept you busy, But may I ask the name of your gentleman friend here?" Monty offered his hand to the young man. 
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Travis extended his hand for a shake, but looked to the woman before replying.
VelVet
Quickly regain her composure, "Ah yes, this is Travis and he is a pilot." Nodding to him, than continues speaking, "I did hear something along the line through the grape wine on what you acquired," glances to the building "Let me know if you need any help on it, " as her brow quickly raised." 
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"At your leisure m'Lady.... Travis I owe you a drink at the place of your choice for bringing Velvet in range." Monty shook his hand and handed him his business card. 
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Taking the card, Travis replied, "A pleasure. And I'll give you a ring before I ship out."
VelVet
She chuckled at Monty's comment about having a drink and watch how that charm of Monty's always gets to her, than smirks at the slip of that business card as she thought never a dull moment when he is around. She glanced in the direction that took Monty's attention away from the three of them for the time being. Speaking to Travis she whispered "Lets go and get something to eat, if Monty needs me, he knows where to find me." She grins. 
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Extending an arm like a gentlemen, Travis smiled; "shall we?" 
VelVet
Nods once as she slips her arm into his, " We shall," grinning at him. Wonders if he knows what he is getting his self into. She casually begins to walk with him, seeing many other too familiar faces. A few casually walk by them, a few turning away as if they are too scared to face her. Though she could , if she really wanted to destroy all that they worked so hard for. That smile of her quickly turns mischievous at the thoughts going through her head. 
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Monty watches as Velvet takes the young man's arms and smiles, thinking to himself, "He has to be a pilot, I remember that swagger before my first major." He nods his head in the signal that he will find her later today and watches the two retreat away. "Young Travis, I would watch your trim for sure." Monty chuckles to himself and turns to resume his journey to the Candy Shop
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"I do that, sir" replied Travis started walking with the lovely woman.

As they continued on, Travis hoped he had brought enough currency, but then remembered about his ID card. With a smile to himself, he hoped they had a ball. Travis nodded as they passed the others.  
VelVet
Velvet glanced up reading several of the signs, some in different writings, others plain as can be. It was all the same to her, to others she was different, yet they accepted her because of things she could accomplished and people she knows. It was because of the people she knew, that practically saved her life, all though at times she wished they didn't. Her eyes moved across one sign , " Here we are at Cafe Carasal," as she glances to him.
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"Sounds wonderful" replied Travis with a smile, glancing at the outdoor mini-menu, while gesturing her onward. 
VelVet
"They have a wonderful pasta dish here, " As the doors open quickly the smell of the cafe lingers out into the street. Guili smiled as she looked up from behind the counter, "Welcome, Welcome Ms. Velvet its nice to see you again." Velvet smiled at Guili, "How is business these days, Guili?" 

Guili nodded, " As good as it gets, especially with all the things going on around here these days, how about a table near the garden?" 

Velvet smiled "That would be nice." As she followed Guili to the table.
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Travis followed the two towards the table, then pulled out one of the seats; "you seat, m'lady." 
VelVet
"Thanks you, " as she seats down while Guili waits for him to seat. Guili places the menu on the table, " Just let me know when your ready." Looking between both of them. 
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Travis took his seat, and nodded to the woman; then looked back to Velvet, "you were mentioning something about the pasta dish?" Opening the menu, he began to scan it for his choices. 
VelVet
Guili smiled "Ah, yes we have the best pasta dishes around, anything you like I can create a meal so delicious, it will melt the very inner being of you, isn't that right, Ms. Velvet?" 

Velvet nodded "That is correct, and on that note, I would like a plate of your chicken pasta salad." She smiled at Travis, "you should try it." 
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Travis looked at the menu for a moment more, "do you have Chicken Alfredo?" 

Guili replies , "Of course, is that what you would like?" Looking at the man Velvet was with. 

"Mozzerilla cheese sticks for an appietizer, with Chicken Alfredo"; replied Travis looking to Velvet with a smile, "rootbeers, or something alittle stronger?" 


VelVet
Guili nodded as she makes mental notes of what to prepare, listening to the two of them. 

"Guili, how about some of that old fashion tea, " Smile on her face. 

Guili nods once more " Tea, and root beer, correct?" 
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"Actually, I'll have the tea also; tell you the truth, I didn't even think about that." Replied Travis with a smile looking to Velvet. 
VelVet
Guili nodded "Two tea's coming up with the first course." 

Velvet laughed as she watch Guili scurry into the kitchen area, than looks to Travis, "So what really brings you here?" 
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Honestly, boredom between flight school and my first deployment. Though I did hope to have a little fun." Replied Travis with a smile, "You?" 
VelVet
Guili returns with the first course as requested, carefully placing the order down and the two tall glasses of tea. She quickly retreats back into the kitchen leaving the two sitting as the breeze of the garden area sweeps over them. 

"Well, I live and work here, my family pretty much is here." A little smile is seen. "Pretty much as long as I can remember."
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Travis nodded, taking a sip of the tea; and one of the cheese sticks. "It's a nice place." 
VelVet
"Yes it is, but it can be a very dangerous place to, "glancing out into the garden area, sighs "Sometimes I wonder why my great great great grandparents ever came here." 
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With a slight shrug, Travis replied; "who knows why, any of our ancestors do anything. All we can do is research, and hope we can figure it out." Finishing a stick, and sipping his tea, "this tea is really good." 
VelVet
"That's the whole thing, when I tried to research it, it would always end up getting blocked, my grandmother before she past , she use to always tell me the history of this family, she kept saying we had royalty in our blood, but I couldn't prove it, " her eyes flicker as if her thoughts drifted else where.


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Travis gulped slightly, glancing up as if he hadn't heard her correctly.  
VelVet
She continued to talk " Apparently is was so long ago, my great 4 times ago grand mother, was some how involved with His Majesty King Charles, there were rumors and things that they had an ongoing affair, but it was covered up. Strangely enough His Majesty gave her everything she could ever need, than the war broke out, His Majesty took her away with him to safety, the child they had together, the child was a boy who than married my great great great great grandmother. Glancing back at him, " Oh I am sorry, I am rambling." She wasn't quite sure why she was rambling, she seemed comfortable enough around him. Picking up the glass of tea, she quietly sipped on it.  Guili came back out with the main course, each plate was steaming out,"Fresh out of the kitchen." Carefully sliding each plate in front of them. "Enjoy," with a smile on her face.


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Smiling to Guili, Travis took his plate, then looked back to Velvet; "no, go ahead," smiling; "it sounds like an interesting history." 
VelVet
She picked up her fork than nodded, " You know what I don't understand about it, is what exactly happened to her, my grandmother said that my great grandmother was very much in love with His Majesty, and would go to the end of the universe with him, I guess its true, yet I have no proof on it." Sighs, " i just wish I could into the Hall of Records." Taking a piece of chicken into her mouth, letting the flavor melt in her mouth, it could clearly been seen on her face, that she enjoyed the food. 
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Travis nodded and smiled, also enjoying his meal; "This is really good, I've never had chicken this moist and the pasta is just limp enough, not too limp." 
VelVet
Smiling, "I think this is the best ever that you made, Guili " as she watch her approach the table. 

Guili smiled "why, thank you Ms. Velvet and I glad to see you and your friend enjoying the meal." 

"Very very delicious, " taking another bite of pasta. 
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"Yes, this is the best I've ever had. Looks like I'll becoming back as often as possible." Said Travis with another grin. 
VelVet
She laughs" I got you hooked to this place , hmm? " than glances to Guili, " looks like you have a regular." 

Guili lets out a heartily laugh and nods to the both of them,"Any time you need a good home cooked meal, let me know," Smiles than says " Excuse me while I tend to other guest." 
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"Aye, the trip is looking better and better, every second" said Travis with a smile to Velvet while sipping his tea in between bites of his meal. 
VelVet
She just couldn't help her self but to laugh as she sat back in the chair taking sips of the tea. "What else would you like to discover after dinner?" 
Location: Shoppers Boulevard
In-Story Timestamp: 02/27/2516
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Keeping himself in check, Travis shrugged; "Any scenic spots, scenic overlooks; etc." 

Well , lets see there a few places that we could check out, like the club, the garden area out there, " As she point directly at the garden entrance. 

"How about we start with the garden, then see where else we can go?" Asked Travis with a smile.

"That sounds like a good plan until something else comes up, " smiles than finishes off the rest of the pasta." 

Travis smiled, wondering what she could mean by something else. "When ever your ready."

Carefully wiping off the corners of her mouth with the napkin. She stood up, nodding to Guili that they were finished with their meal. 

Guili came over to them "Shall i place this on your tab, Ms. Velvet?" 

"No ma'am," replied Travis pulling out his ID and banking information; "this meal is my responsibility." 

Guili nodded "A gentleman?" still nodding, " Why Ms. Velvet where did you find him." Letting out a giggle on the question. 

Velvet laughs at the comment," by all means if he choose to handle it, than let him. "

Guili handles the money exchange. 

Travis smiled looking between them, as Guili worked out the bill, etc. "I always try and pay for meals like this."

Smiles, "that is good to know." 

Guili returns with his information, "Here you go, I have deducted the proper amounts, "handing him all the information plus a receipt for the dinner, "this is for your records and once again, don't be a stranger." As she looks between the two of them once more. 

Taking the offered information, Travis replied, "I'll try not too;" looking to Velvet, "shall we?" 

Velvet smiled as she shook her head at Guili " I won't."glances over to him, "let's .

Travis looked to Velvet, while extending his arm again; "Shall we?" 

Gently placing her arm around his,"It is going to be one nice evening." 

"I'm hoping so" replied Travis with a smile, heading towards the gardens. 

She carefully walks with him into the garden, the breeze still apparent around them, as she speaks "You know a little something about me, and I hardly know you except for you being a pilot, tell me something about you." 

"Like?" asked Travis glancing over at her. 

"Your back ground, family things like that."

"What's there to explain really," Travis smiled before continuing, "My father was a destroyer weapons officer about ten years ago; which is what got me interested in the service. But unlike him, I worked towards becoming a fighter pilot. Having the craft in my own hands, ya know;" taking a breath while looking out at the gardens. "Mom's a nurse back home, then there's my younger sister. Jr. in High school." 

"Sounds like a very normal life you have." As she glances to the near by colorful flowers that line the pathway.

The breeze that swirled around them was light seemed to cool down the very pathway they walked, it was times like this that made her forget the every day worries of this world. She carefully unbuttoned her jacket with her left hand which revealed a very colorful ruby necklace, and a very soft cream color dress, she smiled over at him, "Are you close with your family?" 

Travis smiled back to her, "Aye. Normally a letter a day, one a week at the least." Looking up he took a deep breath of the air, inhaling the smells of the flowers. 

"That is good to hear, I use to hear from my family all the time until my grandmother's passing. I was very close to my cousin, till we had a falling out of sorts." As they walk around a very creative statue in the garden. She lets out "hmm, very interesting art work." 

Nodding in agreement about the statue, Travis looked up, "what happened?" 

Laughs, "She doesn't quite like the line of work I am in." Looking to a colorful flower. 

Chuckling lightly, Travis replied, "oh?" 

"Yes," glances at him, " curious about what I do?

Only if you want to talk about it," Travis replied with as smile glancing at her. 

" I don't think your ready for it, not just yet." 

Smiling Travis replied, "well, when ever you think I am; I'm here, and open-minded." Still looking to her, listens to the sounds of the garden. 

She gave him a strange look seeing if he was actually joking, most people knew of her "colorful" past. Her thoughts shifted to the scenery around them. " "You know this place use to be a little waste land until the volunteers came to plant all these plants and flowers." Trying to get off the very touchy subject of her past as she continued on " it reminds of this place my grandmother use to take me to during the summer months, it one of those places that you could take your shoes off and run through barefoot just because the grass was so green and so soft to the touch, " as a smile appeared on her face as she glanced to a sign that read " Kinesio garden is sponsored by Terra Firma Corporation. " As a thought entered her mind, "How interesting." 

"Waste land, this pretty place; wow. I can't see this as a waste land," replied Travis looking to her, trying to study her; seeing if he can discern her past. 

She nodded in response to him, as they continued to walk along the narrow path way that lead them to a field of tulips that swayed in the breeze, each color danced in motion to the wind, twisting and turning making various patterns for the eyes to see. Off in the distances, a soothing sound enticed ones curiosity as they grew closer and closer.

Travis looked around, then glanced up at the sound; "hmm, what's that?

She smiled as they grew closer and closer, the garden path lead them to the back gates of the Botanical Planet Spa, chuckling to herself , she glanced over to him, " I had forgotten that this pathway leads here, it has been awhile since I took a walk."

She smiled as they grew closer and closer, the garden path lead them to the back gates of the Botanical Planet Spa, chuckling to herself , she glanced over to him, " I had forgotten that this pathway leads here, it has been awhile since I took a walk."

She lets out a soft chuckle," This is definitely one place you need to visit, its the one place I can truly call home ," Her eyes twinkle playfully, "Come let me introduce you to everyone."

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