Yea, I moved again. Things get stale if you stay too long. I decided to rent out this little bedroom at what people call the haunted house. It's not much ...
... but it offered a garage for my old Ford.
If you don't know, my name's Nathaniel Drake (Uncharted). Most everyone calls me Drake, and I am a PI, a private investigator. This is my account of living "In Harmony".
My first stop was the local PD to give the good ole boys a heads-up. I got heckled and given the run-around, but nothing I ain't used to.
I have a snitch in this town that goes by the name of Twallan. I've never seen his face but his tips are always reliable. While waiting for him, or preferably a PAYING customer, to contact me, I took a cruise around the town to see what I could get into.
Hmmm, I'm thinking a working girl. Might have to go look her up soon. I parked the truck then headed to the gossip hot spots to find out the major players in this town.
The salon proved to be busy. I found some sisters there contemplating a make-over. I concur, those wenches needed some serious help.
I soon learned from this young man that those two were considered "hot pieces" and would I please move my keester out of the way so he could keep looking. More power to him.
While I was heading to my next stop, I got a text from Twallan. The Clumsy Girls all got jobs. This poor girl here is Fel. And she was mighty upset with her new job at the local PD. Can't say that I blame her.
This is Bina. A happy go lucky sort who got hired at the Movie Cineplex.
The last of my tips was on Early, who is apparently afraid of ... everything. And she will be working down at the Sacred Spleen. I erased those messages as I headed into the laundro-mat.
Met an interesting woman named Phebes. I did a quick people search on my phone.
Damn, married. To Mark who is currently employed at the military base.
I went ahead and introduced myself. (It's good to get your name out when you're looking for new jobs to take on.) We chatted for a bit.
But apparently she felt I was being too forward when I asked what her sign was. Really, Lady? You got two kids, I'm not into home wrecking. But I got the hell outta dodge anyway.
Twallan (aka T) shot me some pictures of the townsfolk. This is Brandi. He says she is engaged to a Skip Broke but that their relationship is rocky.
He also sent this picture of Jolee. He included the description "single" just for me. Funny guy.
Apparently some trouble is brewing on T's side of town. I got a new text saying L and Ryder were not getting along. L is a self-employed painter. I sent those pictures to my home computer then deleted the messages.
I made it to the Irish Green right at happy hour. I was joined at the bar by Mrs Harns, a single mother of a teenage daughter. Too much baggage for my taste.
I sat enjoying my drink until I heard the door swing open. Wowzer! I jumped from my seat and followed her upstairs.
Her name is Chloe, she is an Aquarius, she's single, and is currently living in the suburbs with her roommate, Nani. Nani is a teacher and also single. Jackpot!! I didn't want to press too hard so I got her number and went back downstairs.
I found this hot number warming my seat. I offered to buy her a drink.
I think a "No, thank you" would have sufficed. I took a seat at the other end and thumbed through the multiple texts T had sent while I was chatting up Ms Chloe.
Simsgal, currently a dishwasher at the diner, was seen getting flirty with Don Lothario outside the public library. He is a known womanizer, hardly worth the the girl's time.
L and Jolee were seen at each other's throat. T was unsure what prompted the argument.
Kay was spotted coming out of the theater, bragging about her new home.
Nate shared that his wife, Ashpie, was expecting again. That would make bambino number three.
And Gunther Goth shared just a little too much at the public pool!
And the last update was a picture of our very own celebrity living in Harmony. A Lacey Thibedeaux. She is a retired model and the only four star celebrity in town. It was getting close to closing time, so I paid for my drinks and headed home.
I fixed myself a bowl of cold soup, then just stood at the window. It's amazing really. At 1 am and the city was still lit up light with neon lights.
I headed upstairs and checked out my website. A hit! I had a job. I was to meet a Roarke Cunningham in the morning. He gave no other details, just that I be punctual. I saved the email to a folder on my computer then shut it down.
I was busy brushing my teeth and thinking about having to spend the night alone, when my phone beeped. I guess T was gonna give me one more update before I hit the sack.
Skip and Brandi have officially ended their engagement. And Fel and Clay have just started one. What a way to end the day.