Title: In Need of a Bartender
Description: Antonio Flynn| For Marle
Akida_Wolf - June 26, 2010 07:55 PM (GMT)
Toni brushed the sweat from his brow as he made his way towards where he had been told the local bar was. He hadn't wanted to export the wine he was planning on making if he didn't have to, some of it might go out but he wanted to keep it local brew since there was money to be made in being the only vineyard on the island.
The hot summer heat beat down on him and Toni was grateful for the up coming autumn season hopefully it would cool down. He had removed his blue over shirt while working on the house and had never put it back on, he was walking around now in his gray sleeveless muscle shirt and black pants as he made his way into the bar. The cool air that brushed up against him was a godsend as he closed his eyes and sighed deeply. As his hazel eyes opened back up he looked around the bar, even it still looked slightly run down, but not nearly as bad as what the Vineyard had been. There were a few stools pulled up to the counter and a few table scattered about the rest of the building.
Toni made his way up to the counter and looked around. It seemed rather empty... had he been misinformed? Was there actually no bartender? Clearing his throat lightly he looked around the dimly lit bar. "Hello? Anyone around?" he called out in a clear calm voice as he waited for an answer.
The Mint Pen - June 26, 2010 10:58 PM (GMT)
Sensing a slight down period about half an hour ago, Marle had begun to start cleaning the floors, sure it was kind of the most disgusting job, but she was really the only one here right now to do it, so it might as well be done. She had started with underneath the counter and couldn't help but gag a little at the sight of all the dust an cobwebs, but a quick sweep of the broom had given Marle enough partially clean space to wipe down the floor. It had been while she was underneath the counter that she had heard someone approach the bar. Frowning the thought crossed her mind that it was really only mid-afternoon, what person in this town was so dry at this time of day? Figuring they might go away if she didn't say or do anything she continued to kneel under the counter and clean.
When a male voice called out though, one that sounded clear not desperate, Marle got up from her kneeling position as quickly and swiftly as she could and hopped up behind the counter, and found herself decently face-to-face with the man. Giving him a small smile, she asked, "Can I help you with something?"
Akida_Wolf - June 26, 2010 11:17 PM (GMT)
Blinking his hazel eyes as he came face to face with a woman who suddenly popped up from behind the counter he drew back slightly to give her a bit of space as he could see a few cobwebs stuck in her hair. "I must've interrupted her cleaning... at least that means this place is operational though." he thought to himself for just a moment before casting her a wide smile.
"Sorry to interrupt ya ma'am, I hope it's not too bad of a time. I just thought I'd find out if you needed any wine suppliers for your bar? I just moved into the Vineyard and plan on starting to make wine and grape juice just as soon as possible." He was trying to make it brief since she looked busy. Realizing his bad manners he gave a slightly embarrassed laugh. "Pardon my manners. My names Antonio Flynn, but if it makes it easier just call me Toni." he would have extended his hand as well but he didn't want to seem any more rude, quite obviously noticing the rag that was held in the woman's hand.
Looking around briefly he smiled a small smile now. "It looks like a nice sturdy bar, I bet it was a lively place not so long ago." he commented admiring the building before looking back to the woman.
The Mint Pen - June 27, 2010 06:22 PM (GMT)
Marle shook her head a little before saying, "No, it's not a bad time, I really wasn't doing much of anything." As she listened to him talk, she couldn't help the relief that began to fill her. A supplier! It was a good day! After had had finished once again she smiled as she said, "If I wasn't covered in dust and cobwebs right now, I would seriously hug you." Marle gestured her free hand around the perimeter of the counter, "As you can probably tell, these are barely full as it is, and the storeroom isn't much better, so it would really take a huge weight off of my shoulders if I could supplies." Marle smiled once again as he introduced himself, "It's nice to meet you Toni, I'm Marle James."
She nodded as Toni commented about the bar, "Yeah, it would have been nice to see it when it was full of people every night. Now, it's usually me, a drink, and some cleaning supplies."
Akida_Wolf - June 29, 2010 01:04 AM (GMT)
Toni laughed a hearty laugh as she said she would hug him. A grin spread from ear to ear, honestly he wanted to hug her too. He was worried about having no one to supply wine to. Obviously he could sell it right out of the vineyard but he had so much work as it was selling stuff would have to fall to Dellila and he knew she wasn't the right person for that job. Looking as she gestured he gave his head a nod. "I'm probably just as glad to meet you Marle, I wasn't sure if i'd have anyone to supply for. If you'd like while I'm still trying to get the Vineyard up and running, my parents are actually Vineyard owners as well. I can have them ship some of their wines and grape juices out this way so that you have more stock." He offered knowing that his mom would gladly help get him up and running, she had offered to send them off with a little more money to start off with but both he and Dellila had declined.
The Mint Pen - July 11, 2010 10:09 PM (GMT)
While Toni was talking, Marle walked over to the counter and set the filthy rag in the sink to wash later, there was already a decent pile from her cleaning excursion earlier in the day so, what was one more? She washed her hands of all the dirt and grime that she could, before turning around to face Toni again. Leaning against the counter as she dried her hands, she listened intently at his proposition.
"That would be great," she said raising her eyebrows, "that way I wouldn't start out totally in debt." she joked. It was already a big possibility with this place, thankfully she hadn't done anything to major to the place yet. She was hoping to talk to the carpenters sometime later. Maybe draw up some sort of the plan this winter. "Even just a small box of both of them would be plenty, I just would like it so this place isn't completely dry. I would feel horrible if I had to turn someone away from their favorite drink because I didn't have any, especially with all the suits walking around this place now." Thankfully, she hadn't been directly affected by anything they did, but then she wondered about the vineyard. Hadn't they closed off most of the farmland? So, what did that mean for them?
Akida_Wolf - July 17, 2010 10:22 AM (GMT)
"Yes those people are a bit... irritating for who they are, but in a business you have to cater to whoever is willing to buy... Toni frowned darkly now as his thoughts turned inward to his personal situation with the "official" people that were not swarming around the island. He had just started to take baby steps to revive the grapes that were in the vineyard and now [this.. Snapping out of his thoughts not wanting to trouble the bartender with those as he looked to Marle with a wide smile again trying to keep his cheerful disposition. "Well anyways, I'll see what I can do, although it might be some of last years left over stock, they are business people after all so I don't think I can get any of this years for free." well she did have a right to know after all that it wouldn't exactly be the freshest stock his family had but it would be good none-the-less.
Looking around Toni observed the bar growing thoughtful. He had nothing to do at the moment since his own home was now out of his reach thanks to the papers the Mayor had signed. "Erm... I really don't have anything to do, I mean work wise at the moment. Can I be of any help at all getting this place cleaned up?" he offered in a light tone as he grinned again. He seemed like such a happy person even in the worst times, it was a gift of his to be able to hide his other emotions and just stay cheerful even if he was worried.
The Mint Pen - September 2, 2010 04:41 AM (GMT)
"That would be so much better than nothing." She answered to him saying it might be leftovers, it's not wine ever went bad.
She thought about Toni's offer, thinking if there was any tougher manual labor to do, she had got most of the muscle work done, but now that she remembered a few crates in the back that needed to be moved to a higher shelf. She could not for the life of her find enough strength to lift them by herself. "Well, if you really would like to help, I have a few wine crates in the back that I need some help lifting them to a higher shelf."
She motioned to the back and stood in front of about three crates. Marle called back to him, "I just need some help getting them off the ground mostly."
(LATE AND SUCKY. MINTY IS SOOOOOOORY. D8)