Solari Live at the Skyline [Log]

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Solari Live at the Skyline [Log]

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The Skyline Cafe
[Comfortable]
A circular jewel lofted high above Sector 7, the cafe affords a stunning view
of the urban skyline, ever-changing as the entire floor slowly rotates. Small,
round tables covered in natural white cloth are arranged around the outermost
perimeter, decorated for small groups to sit intimately together. The center of
the floor is occupied by a circular, brushed steel bar with recessed lighting.
A silver slanted marquis scrolls above, describing the premium cocktails served
here. A pair of touch-operated doors part north into the chef's domain, while an
open-air staircase descends into the penthouse floor.

Recently:
(The circular bar in the center of the cafe has been converted on this day into a makeshift stage with a short flight of steps leading downward off either side. A speaker system has been installed throughout the room and a series of holoprojectors can be spied affixed to the ceiling above the stage.)

[ Exits: -north- down ] [ Air exits: none ]
A palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather rests beside Garmven Hayze from its place upon the southern table, projecting a holo-emission of six fair females clustered upon a sofa, watching the debut from afar. (southern edge)
A set of iridescent jade goblets depicting a golden sunrise is resting atop the southern table. (southern edge)
A bar pitcher, filled with a bitters-festooned whiskey sour is resting atop the southern table. (southern edge)
A glass bar pitcher filled with a fragrant minty rum mojito is resting atop the southern table. (southern edge)
A bar pitcher filled with a fruity Planter's Punch cocktail is resting atop the southern table. (southern edge)
A stylish holographic menu is projected over the tables. (center)
A set of tall Skyline smoothie glasses are lit-up with nighttime cityscapes. (northwestern corner)
The southern round table draped in white tablecloth is fixed to the floor. (southern edge)
The western round table draped in white tablecloth is fixed to the floor. (western edge)
The eastern round table draped in white tablecloth is fixed to the floor. (eastern edge)
Warm lights like candles housed in glass bubbles drip from a recessed ceiling. (center) (off)
Heylenne Daubigny is arriving [F][App: 6]
A golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt is sitting in Garmven Hayze's lap.
A male combat veteran in Martian red fatigues is here. [App: 2]
A rugged terran bodyguard with short blond hair is here.[F] [App: 2]
The western round table draped in white tablecloth is fixed to the floor.
A tiny girl with a mushroom cut is here. [App: 2]
She is sitting on a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth.
A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks is here.[F] [App: 2]
She is sitting on a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth.
She appears to be pregnant.
The southern round table draped in white tablecloth is fixed to the floor.
Ossyriss Tamarisk is seated at the table with the others, the new guy on the block. [App: 2]
Garmven Hayze occupies a seat at a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth. With a golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt cradled in one arm, an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise in the other hand, he has angled his chair to face the makeshift stage. [App: 4]
He is sitting on a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth.
He carries a natural, marine masculine scent.
The Exalted One is here, mostly hanging out and relaxing. [F][App: 4]
He is sitting on a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth.
A stage in the center of the cafe is here.
Veronika is upon the stage in the center of the cafe, momentarily hidden from view behind a dark curtain. [App: 5]

A soft drum roll rumbles over the speaker system to signal the start of the show before a calm male tenor echoes out to announce, "And now the moment we've all been waiting for: Miss Veronika Solari paying tribute to the burlesque and aerial dance traditions of old, performing numbers inspired by the vintage holovids 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Burlesque' as well as the timeless story of 'The Great Gatsby.'" [Veronika]

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"It's startin'!" the redhead from Garmven Hayze's communicator squeals quietly.
"Aye, Meggie, we all have workin' eyes," the eldest lass responds, reaching to lay a calming hand on the bouncy girl's shoulder.
"Who gave her sugar?" the chestnut haired lass queries. "Ye ken what sugar does to the brain--"
A series of muted groans greet this statement before Garmven Hayze himself shushes them all with a rather sharp, "Silence!"
Silent do they all fall, their eyes turned toward the stage. Lifting an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise to his lips with one hand, Garmven Hayze adjusts his grasp upon a golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt with the other, freeing his hand so he might caress rhythmic strokes from just behind the tiny ocelot's ears down his spine.

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As the lights dim throughout the Skyline, the curtain about the temporary central stage shushes open to reveal Veronika, her outfit neatly concealed beneath a fashionable, black velvet capelet with a plush fur collar save for a glimpse at her lower half with her pale, slender legs clad in a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads and glossy, black leather tap dance shoes, studded with crystal upon her feet. Gazing out upon those gathered, the delicate Saturni flashes a smile accented by perfectly straight pearly teeth and plush ruby red lips before she begins to sing into the microphone hidden upon her person. [Veronika]

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Action set to:
Veronika is upon the stage in the center of the cafe, putting on a burlesque performance.

[RPXP Gain: Fair] [HP:perfect MV:fresh P:walk] (action)(covered)(bathed)

[Action: The Exalted One is sitting in the southern end of the Skyline, watching Veronika's show. ]

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A smoky alto slips forth past the part of Veronika's lips as she coos into the mic:

"The French are glad to die for love..."
"They delight in fighting duels..."

Sweeping her celeste blue eyes across the audience, she lifts her chin in a small amount to sing:

"But I prefer a man who lives..."
"And gives expensive..."

The lights go dark upon the stage, hiding Veronika from view as she nearly whispers into the mic the word: "Jewels." [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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With his eyes riveted upon Veronika, Garmven Hayze's jade green gaze lights with recognition as a slow smile unfurls across the austere line of his mouth.

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The blare of trumpets and other brass instruments breaks out across the speaker system in a sultry little jazz opening while the stage remains dark, still obscuring Veronika from view for the moment. Only when that opening comes to a close do the spotlights flick back on in full force in time to the petite Saturni throwing off her capelet to reveal the costume beneath: a corseted bodysuit of sleek black satin studded across the breasts with innumerable silver beads with a little crystal-studded bowtie and over-the-elbow black velvet gloves for good measure. [Veronika] [Hood]

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Veronika stops using a fashionable, black velvet capelet with a plush fur collar.

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l veronika
Veronika is upon the stage in the center of the cafe, putting on a burlesque performance.

Delicate in every sense of the word, this young woman is obviously of Saturni
origin. Porcelain skin meets with a cascade of sleek, platinum-hued curls
which wisp about her svelte form and frame her fine-boned features for a
complexion that is utterly ethereal in nature. High cheekbones, an
aristocratic nose, and a pair of plush lips complete her heart-shaped face.

Set beneath her well-groomed eyebrows and framed by long eyelashes made dark
only through the use of cosmetics is a pair of startlingly celestial blue
eyes - crystalline and crisp, like ice shimmering upon some distant moon.

When she speaks, it is with a melodic, feminine lilt that carries tinges of a
decidedly Saturni accent along with it.

Her lips have been colored a deep ruby red, the rich color complementing the pallid coloring of her skin.

Capturing the blush warmth and distinctive scents of roses, her perfume is an
utterly feminine essence. The fragrance opens with a beautiful bouquet of
rose essential and fresh tea rose accords, highlighting the heart that wraps
the fragrance in a luxurious blend of cashmeran, green sap accords, and pink
pepper. The base rests on blush tones of strawberries, violet petals, and
romantic white amber.


Veronika is using:
<worn on head> a fashionable fedora decorated with color-shifting crystals
<worn around neck> a playful black satin bowtie, studded with crystal beadwork
<worn on hands> a plush pair of over-the-elbow black velvet operatic gloves
<worn on torso> a push-up black satin corset, decorated with silver beading
<worn on the groin> the bikini-cut bottoms of a black satin, burlesque bodysuit
<worn on ankles> a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads
<worn on feet> glossy, black leather tap dance shoes, studded with crystal

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"Oh, my." Ossyriss Tamarisk says, going a bit red as the reveal occurs. He shifts in his seat ever so slightly.

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Reaching up with gloved fingers to push a fashionable fedora decorated with color-shifting crystals to a far more rakish angle in its perch, Veronika is then throwing her right arm up into the air above her head while her left stretches out to the side, as though inviting the audience to drink her in while she begins the opening strains of that perhaps familiar retro tune:

"A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend." [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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The very mention of the word 'diamonds' sees the holoprojectors above the stage flickering to life to rain down a shimmer of holo crystals which sparkle like so many stars there in the center of the Skyline. [Veronika]

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The Exalted One offers Ossyriss Tamarisk a small smile to show that he had been paying attention to him and dips his head but otherwise he is quiet now, paying more attention to Veronika. In fact, it seems the Lotus leader has eyes only for her, once his politeness is done with - though it is less of adoration and more of very studious attention to detail, as though, perhaps, he was rating her every movements for one reason or the other.

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Veronika managed to catch all of Heylenne Daubigny's attention: Heylenne Daubigny raises her eybrows as soon as she's visible on stage, her eyes follow each her moves, and she is soon blinking as Veronika disappears from the view, to allow a sparkling smile shine as she discovers the previously hidden outfit. [Heylenne Daubigny]

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Rising up on tiptoe in her glossy tap dance shoes, Veronika twirls about within that shimmer of holo sparkles before then hitting her mark when she faces back toward the front to momentarily pose with a hand upon her right hip, her opposite leg pulled in close toward her body with her knee bent as though in preparation for some future movement. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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"A kiss may be grand," Veronika sings out, a smile upon her ruby-hued lips as she gazes out upon the audience. "But it--"

The little Saturni slips from her pose, glossy, black leather tap dance shoes, studded with crystal striking against the stage with a pleasant ta-ta-ta for emphasis when she dances to the left.

"Won't pay the rental on your humble flat... or help you feed your pussy cat."

A playful kiss is blown to a golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt once that line rings out from her lips. [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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"Wow," a tiny girl with a mushroom cut whispers, her dark little eyes sparkling like two more diamonds in the room. a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks watches with equal amazement, mouth open as she leans her head on her hand.

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Several feminine gasps sound from a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather's holoemitter as the watching females lean toward the unfolding performance.
"Oh, see, now that's lovely," the elder brunette flanking the young redhead breathes. "I needa learn how to do that."
"Shut up, Sorcha..." Garmven Hayze hisses form the corner of his mouth, never once taking his eyes from the little Saturni upon the stage. The lass, thus named Sorcha, sticks out her tongue at him, hooking her fingers into a fall of loose curls as she leans back into the sofa, grinning.
For his part, Garmven Hayze is wholly captivated already and pays his sisters no mind.

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A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks stops using a amber-polished acoustic guitar with dark plastic fittings.
A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks holds a simple communicator with small, round buttons on the side in her hand.

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"Men grow cold as girls grow old," Veronika purrs into her hidden microphone in that smoky alto. "And we all lose our charms in the end... "

Trailing off on those lilting notes, the little Saturni skims her gloved hands down the sides of her form from ribcage to hips as though to draw attention to her natural hourglass within the confines of her corseted bodysuit.

"But square-cut or pear shape, these rocks don't lose their shape..."

Twirling about once more, the various crystals upon her costume flickering within the light, she hits her mark again when she faces the front, her left hand outstretched with a flutter of her fingers to show off her lack of a diamond there when she sings out:

"Diamonds are a girl's best friend." [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

[RPXP Gain: Fair] [HP:perfect MV:fresh P:walk] (action)(bathed)

A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks slowly takes out her comm, careful not to interrupt anything, and snaps a picture before putting it away again.

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A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks stands up.
A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks leaves a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth. [OOC]

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A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks lifts a simple communicator with small, round buttons on the side communicator and snaps a photo of Veronika.

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A tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks sits on a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth.

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[Action: a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks sits with a tiny girl with a mushroom cut. ]

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While the jazzy blare of trumpets and other brass rings out again, Veronika takes to the staircase which leads from the top of that makeshift central stage down to the Skyline's floor. She taps down those stairs, the pleasing ta-ta-ta of her shoes matching in time to the beats of the music. While she moves, she sings out the names of jewelry brands of old in the way of: "Tiffany's!" and "Cartier..."

Only when she reaches the bottom of the stairs does she pause to engage in the dance style known as voguing: striking various poses in quick succession as though during a photoshoot. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

[RPXP Gain: Fair] [HP:perfect MV:fresh P:walk] (action)(bathed)
The Exalted One stops using a Braun electric shaver in faux-chrome and midnight plastic.
The Exalted One holds a small, round communicator with lotus flower buttons on it in his hand.

[RPXP Gain: Fair] [HP:perfect MV:fresh P:walk] (action)(bathed)
The Exalted One puts a Braun electric shaver in faux-chrome and midnight plastic in a beautiful holographic backpack, with a lotus flower motif.

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While she vogues, Veronika sings out two lines from another song entirely, as though switching trains of thought mid-performance. Regardless the words seem to fit in with the spirit of the previous tune as she purrs out:

"'Cause we are living... in a material world..."
"And I am a material... girl."

That final word is punctuated by a kiss blown to the audience before she whirls about upon a heel to begin, with a goodly amount of hip swaying, to dance her way back up the stairs leading to the stage while the jazzy blare of that brass returns to ring out within the Skyline. [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

[RPXP Gain: Fair] [HP:perfect MV:fresh P:walk] (action)(bathed)

A smile plays upon The Exalted One's lips as he watches Veronika and it is quite easy to tell that the man is pleased with her display of talent. Or perhaps he is just pleased in general. Either way he seems to be enjoying himself. [The Exalted One]

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Pausing halfway up the stairs, Veronika whirls back around to face the audience, striking a pose with one hand upon a fashionable fedora decorated with color-shifting crystals, the other upon her hip.

"There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer," she sings, returning to her previous tune about diamonds being a girl's best friend.

"There may come a time when a... hard-boiled employer thinks you're awfully nice..."

She wags at finger at The Exalted One from his place within the audience as though to chide him for something or other before she sings out to him in particular, "But get that ice or else no dice." [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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It sure is something. Ossyriss Tamarisk looks at the relative silence of the crowd and offers a smattering of applause, despite the redness on his features. It's clear that he's enjoying the show, at least, even if he doesn't know how to act.

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The vauguing raises Heylenne Daubigny's enthusiasm, and if she manages to keep quiet until the end of the song, when only remains the music, she is adapting a bit her voice, Heylenne Daubigny manages to whistle in tone with the music to congratulate and encourage Veronika. [Heylenne Daubigny]

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The ta-ta-ta of tap shoes upon stage steps marks the rest of Veronika's ascent, her smoky alto of a singing voice ringing out within the cafe, "He's your guy when stocks are high, but beware when they start to descend..." The sound of Ossyriss Tamarisk's clapping and Heylenne Daubigny's whistling sees her flashing a smile to them both before she continues. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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As though that word 'descend' was a cue of some sort, the curtain about the stage suddenly shushes closed to hide the Saturni performer from view, though surely the song isn't yet over. More jazzy trumpets blare during the downtime while something goes on behind that curtain. [Veronika]

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remove all.blacksuit
wear all.pinksuit
Veronika stops using a fashionable fedora decorated with color-shifting crystals.
Veronika stops using a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads.
Veronika stops using glossy, black leather tap dance shoes, studded with crystal.
Veronika stops using a plush pair of over-the-elbow black velvet operatic gloves.
Veronika stops using the bikini-cut bottoms of a black satin, burlesque bodysuit.
Veronika stops using a push-up black satin corset, decorated with silver beading.
Veronika stops using a playful black satin bowtie, studded with crystal beadwork.

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Veronika wears a push-up pink satin corset, sparkling with crystal beading on her torso.
Veronika wears a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads on her ankles.
Veronika wears crystal-beaded satin pumps sporting sky-high stiletto heels on her feet.
Veronika wears a sleek pair of over-the-elbow ivory-hued silk opera gloves on her hands.
Veronika wears the bikini-cut bottoms of a fashionable pink satin bodysuit on her groin.
Veronika wears a flaring half-circle skirt, comprised of pink feather boas on her legs.

[RPXP Gain: Fair] [HP:perfect MV:fresh P:walk] (action)(bathed)

As Veronika sings 'to him' so to speak, the Lotus leader can't help but quirk a grin towards the fellow Saturni and The Exalted One laughs softly to himself before he offers a playful wink back at her before he places two fingers to his lips and lets out a loud, sharp whistle of approval. [The Exalted One]

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l veronika
Veronika is upon the stage in the center of the cafe, putting on a burlesque performance.

Delicate in every sense of the word, this young woman is obviously of Saturni
origin. Porcelain skin meets with a cascade of sleek, platinum-hued curls
which wisp about her svelte form and frame her fine-boned features for a
complexion that is utterly ethereal in nature. High cheekbones, an
aristocratic nose, and a pair of plush lips complete her heart-shaped face.

Set beneath her well-groomed eyebrows and framed by long eyelashes made dark
only through the use of cosmetics is a pair of startlingly celestial blue
eyes - crystalline and crisp, like ice shimmering upon some distant moon.

When she speaks, it is with a melodic, feminine lilt that carries tinges of a
decidedly Saturni accent along with it.

Her lips have been colored a soft shade of pink, the pretty color complementing the pallid coloring of her skin.

Capturing the blush warmth and distinctive scents of roses, her perfume is an
utterly feminine essence. The fragrance opens with a beautiful bouquet of
rose essential and fresh tea rose accords, highlighting the heart that wraps
the fragrance in a luxurious blend of cashmeran, green sap accords, and pink
pepper. The base rests on blush tones of strawberries, violet petals, and
romantic white amber.


Veronika is using:
<hairstyle> platinum blonde ringlets, cascading over the right shoulder
<worn on hands> a sleek pair of over-the-elbow ivory-hued silk opera gloves
<worn on torso> a push-up pink satin corset, sparkling with crystal beading
<worn on legs> a flaring half-circle skirt, comprised of pink feather boas
<worn on ankles> a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads
<worn on feet> crystal-beaded satin pumps sporting sky-high stiletto heels

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And Heylenne Daubigny to join the public here gathered to applaud Veronika. She adds whistles and old age "Bravo!" to the mix of encouragements. [Heylenne Daubigny]

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When the curtain flies back open, it's to reveal Veronika has undergone a costume change. Gone is her black satin bodysuit and little fedora to be replaced with yet another corseted bodysuit, though this one is in a shade of soft pink with a very showgirl-esque skirt composed entirely of feather boas flaring from her hips in a half-circle, leaving her pale, slender legs on full display in those fishnet stockings of hers. Her lipstick has been changed from a flaming red to a soft pink to match this new ensemble. [Veronika]

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Perched atop crystal-beaded satin pumps sporting sky-high stiletto heels, Veronika sings out to the Skyline's crowd on this day the final line of her first song:

"'Cause that's when those louses go back to their spouses..."
"Diamonds... are a... girl's... best... friend..."

As her voice fades, a final blare of trumpets signals the end of the song before the lights fall upon the stage, casting her in darkness. [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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"WOAH!" a tiny girl with a mushroom cut cries out at the quick costume change. "She's PINK!"
"Sh-shh!" a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks utters through an embarrassed laugh.

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"Oh, -my.-" Ossyriss Tamarisk states to no one in particular. What, exactly, he's surprised about, the Sector may never know. He smiles and looks down at his hands, before applauding loudly, standing up from his seat and grinning broadly. You have to admit... It was one hell of a show.

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Action set to:
Veronika is standing on the stage in the center of the Skyline in darkness during a bit of downtime between the first and second act.

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"Oooooh", comment various people in the public, Heylenne Daubigny amongst them, as they discover the delicious pink outfit. And if Heylenne Daubigny still follow the show with great attention until the end and beyond, her presence becomes more discreete, proof that nothing is impossible on the solar system. [Heylenne Daubigny]

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Heylenne Daubigny leaves a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth. [OOC]
Heylenne Daubigny begins to descend.

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Heylenne Daubigny leaves down.

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An eruption of cheers explodes from a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather's holoemitter. Even Garmven Hayze rends the air with a whoop at the expert costume change all undergone so seamlessly. Beaming up at the stage, Garmven Hayze flicks his gaze over Veronika. Then as the song ends, as Veronika is cast once more in darkness, does Garmven Hayze's cheering along with that of his family reach new heights.
"That was amaaaaaazing!" Meggie, the young redhead screeches.
"That was also me ear!" complains the chestnut haired lass beside her.
"Shut up all of ye," Garmven Hayze laughs. "We've still more to go, but wow. What an openin'! Performances like that usually end shows, nay open them!"
“Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.”
― Pierce Brown, Golden Son
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Re: Solari Live at the Skyline [Log]

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Some vague movement can be spied happening up there on the stage while it's thus cast in darkness. When the lights finally come back up, blooming languidly in time to the opening of a new and yet equally jazzy song, it's to reveal Veronika now perched atop some chair made to look like an opulent throne of old with her legs crossed one over the other. She's still wearing that pink showgirl-esque costume for now. [Veronika]

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Action set to:
Veronika is on the stage in the center of the cafe, putting on a burlesque act.

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"That's a pretty chair," a tiny girl with a mushroom cut says, just loud enough for anyone to hear. "What's it for?"
"I'm guessing it isn't to sit on," a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks comments quietly.

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"No, look, she's sitting in it!" a tiny girl with a mushroom cut points out.
"Okay, okay." [a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks]

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The Exalted One pours alcohol from a bar pitcher, filled with a bitters-festooned whiskey sour into an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise.

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The Exalted One drinks from an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise.

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"The dress is Chanel," Veronika sings of high-end fashion lines of old in a sweet soprano tinged with clearly playful notes as her voice rings out within the Skyline. Gloved hands lifting, she flutters her fingers before her body, drawing attention to the sparkle of the countless crystals upon her pink satin bodysuit before she goes on to sing out:

"The bag YSL... the shoes are Dior... agent Provocateur." [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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Slinking to her feet, Veronika perches her hands upon one arm of her faux throne to place her in a position in which she's leaning forward, drawing emphasis to the way a flaring half-circle skirt, comprised of pink feather boas shushes against her legs while she swirls her hips in a slow figure-eight pattern in time to the next words of her song. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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From his perch upon Garmven Hayze's lap, a golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt licks one tiny paw as Veronika's show goes on--loyal as he is, he appears to be paying his delicate mistress little to no attention. She should feel grateful he has deigned to remain awake, after all, is the air the tiny ocelot is giving off.
Lifting an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise to his lips for a sip, Garmven Hayze casts his gaze about the audience for a brief spell before the sound of music causes that jade green attention to return to Veronika from where she sits perched atop her throne.

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"My address today?" Veronika sings into her hidden microphone in that lilting soprano. "L.A. by the way. Above Sunset Strip; the hills are the way."

Undulating her torso to bring her to a standing position, the little Saturni perches her gloved hands upon her hips when she twirls about to face the front, her chin lifted a touch while she sings:

"The rings are by Webster, it makes their heads twirl..." Her head tumbles back and her neck rolls her head in a circle in emphasis to that line before she goes on to sing out:

"They all say, 'Darling, what did you do for those pearls?'" [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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Garmven Hayze drinks from an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise, gazing warmly at Veronika from above its cut jade rim.

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It seems The Exalted One is quite taken with Veronika's singing and dancing, as those bright eyes of his is on nothing else.... nothing, except maybe when he pours himself a drink but back does his gaze go to Veronika once the task is complete. [The Exalted One]

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No sooner have those words departed past Veronika's plush pink lips than she's suddenly snapping back into her previous perch atop her faux throne, slender legs crossed one over the other, her right hand poised over her mouth as she indulges in a gasp of shock as she gazes out upon the crowd with her pale blue eyes cast wide with sweet Saturni innocence. [Veronika]

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"What?" Veronika sings into her hidden mic in reply, clearly scandalized that anyone would dare question what she might have done to come by all of her nice things.

Pursing her lips into a playful pout, she slowly rises from her throne while she purrs out to the crowd within the Skyline on this day:

"I am a good girl..." [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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A low chuckle issues forth from Garmven Hayze at Veronika's theatrics, jade green eyes alight and dancing with yet more laughter as the delicate Saturni continues to sing.

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A quick wink is flashed toward Garmven Hayze from his place within the audience before Veronika swirls about upon her sky-high stiletto heels, the feather boas of her skirt flaring outward with the movement. Returning to face the front, the little Saturni then begins to descend the stairs with a click of her heels against the stage, those staccato sounds ringing out in time to the blare of jazzy brass instruments ringing out through the Skyline.

When she reaches the floor, she strikes a vogue pose with her right leg outstretched to the side and her left hand perched atop her hip as though she expects cameras to flash at any moment. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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"B.H. I adore," Veronika sings out to the crowd in her playful soprano tones, each word punctuating a slow step as she slinks her way out amongst the tables, abandoning the stage for now. The spotlights follow her as she moves.

"Rodeo l'amour," she directs toward a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks and a tiny girl with a mushroom cut, another wink flashing before she goes on to lilt: "Breakfast Polo Lounge, then poolside for sure." [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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Tilting his head, his expression filled with laughter he does not lend voice to, Garmven Hayze returns Veronika's wink as she continues her performance, before he settles back into simply gazing upon her with awe edging out amusement at her sheer display of talent.

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Reaching to set an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise upon a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth, Garmven Hayze gently adjusts a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather, allowing it to follow Veronika's path so his watching sisters do not lose sight of the ongoing performance.

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Precariously skipping steps thus delivered within her perch atop crystal-beaded satin pumps sporting sky-high stiletto heels sees Veronika slinking further through the press of the tables upon the Skyline floor. Gloved fingers graze in a whisper-soft caress against Ossyriss Tamarisk's shoulder -- assuming he wouldn't jerk away from the sudden and probably unexpected touch -- as she passes him by before a twirl which sends her feather boa skirt to flaring and her crystal-studded bodysuit to sparkling finds her bracing against a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth while she sings out the next lines of her song. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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And, like in -all- the best cartoons, Ossyriss Tamarisk doesn't jerk away - he's shocked, obviously, but his head follows the woman as she passes by. Very nearly falling out of his seat, the poor guy. His face goes beet red, and he touches at his shoulder as the hand leaves it, probably soaking up the residual appearance rating.

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[Action: Ossyriss Tamarisk is seated at the table, enjoying the show. ]

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Garmven Hayze's eyes track Veronika's every movement--watch her he does with the singleminded intensity of one wholly and completely captivated by her. As she draws nearer through the press of tables, passing by one or the other of the watching audience, jade green eyes caress her countenance with an immeasureable amount of tenderness.

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Veronika lifts her voice to sing out amongst her current place within the audience the names of ritzy locales of old with:

"The Chateau for cocktails..."
"The Courtyard at nine..."
"Dan Tana's for dinner; the Helen's divine..."

Lifting a single finger to momentarily tap against her lips in a purely pensive sort of expression, the little Saturni is then melodiously posing to those within the Skyline:

"You know I have found... the word's gone around..."
"They all say..."

And there does she brace her hands behind her upon a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth to momentarily lift herself into the air, stocking-clad legs fluttering when she finishes with:
"...my feet never do touch the ground..."
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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A tiny girl with a mushroom cut actually bends over in her chair to check if the performer is floating.

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Alas, she can't float, it would seem. Perching herself there on the edge of that table with her legs crossing one over the other again, Veronika poses there with her hand above her mouth in another scandalized gasp.

"What?" she poses to the crowd, her expression one of theatrical hurt, her plush lips pursed into another pitiful pout before her mouth suddenly flashes into a smile full of mischief and promise alike.

"I am a good girl..." the delicate creature purrs out before hopping down from the edge of that table to begin to dance her way back toward the stage. [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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Although his eyes do not leave Veronika's form, The Exalted One taps away on a datapad. He is smiling away quite happily, obviously pleased with Veronika's display of talent even though he, for the most part is politely quiet during the show. [The Exalted One]

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In time to the jazzy blare of brass ringing out in punchy emphasis to each of her steps, Veronika twirls and glides her way back toward the stairs leading up to that temporary central stage, the light sparkling off of her crystal-studded costume, a flaring half-circle skirt, comprised of pink feather boas flirting about her legs with each movement. When she finally gains the stairs, a toss of her head sends her platinum curls to rippling down her back in a beauteous shimmer like threads of spun white-gold. Arms lifting above her head while she climbs those steps, the little Saturni caresses the fingers of her left hand down the line of her right arm and then vice versa, her hips swaying while she sings out the final lines of her song in the midst of her climb. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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"I am a good girl..." Veronika continues to insist in her lilting soprano despite all evidence to the contrary, a glance flicked back toward the audience so that she might flash a playful wink their way once she alights from the top of the stairs. Now back on the stage, she sashays her way toward her faux throne and reclaims her previous perch while she sings out again, "I am a good girl..." while the jazzy final notes of her song ring out in time to her words. Falling back against her throne with a soft, "Ah... ooo..." the little Saturni then drapes herself across the piece of prop furniture with her stocking-clad legs dangling over one arm and her head tumbling back against the other to see her hair streaming within the light as she offers up a final, "Yes..." before the lights upon the stage go dim, casting her back into darkness as her song ends. [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be proficient at singing.

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As the song ends, Ossyriss Tamarisk stands from his seat once again, giving a standing ovation and even a little whistle. He might be spurned on to greater heights of adoration because he got a lil' risque shoulder touch, who knows?

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Garmven Hayze's large hands come together in heavy, enthusiastic applause as his sisters cheer wildly from their sofa sectors away, their own hands raining down agilation upon Veronika, a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather's holoemitter managing to capture all the frenetic motion upon that end as heads toss, smiles flash and applause descends.
"Beautiful!" Garmven Hayze calls out, because why not? Truth.

Action set to:
Veronika is on the unlit stage in the center of the cafe, momentarily bathed in darkness while she prepares for her final act.

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The curtain slowly glides shut across the stage, obscuring it from view for now while that calm male tenor from before crackles back over the speaker system to announce: "Due to time constraints, Miss Solari will be cutting out the third planned burlesque number from her show in favor of moving on to the planned aerial performance in tribute to the tragic story of 'The Great Gatsby'. Sit tight during this next costume change. Veronika will be right back for this finale. Don't forget to help yourself to the provided cocktails if you're feeling a bit thirsty after that last number." [Veronika]

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Garmven Hayze meant adulation, not agilation... what the hell is that?

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A tiny girl with a mushroom cut stands up on her chair and claps briefly along with a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks before climbing down to start for the ocelot. a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks catches her and puts her back on the chair with a grunt. "So-oa, kos'k kosktal ototo, lak..."

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remove all.pinksuit
wear all.danceleotard
Veronika stops using a push-up pink satin corset, sparkling with crystal beading.
Veronika stops using a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads.
Veronika stops using crystal-beaded satin pumps sporting sky-high stiletto heels.
Veronika stops using a sleek pair of over-the-elbow ivory-hued silk opera gloves.
Veronika stops using the bikini-cut bottoms of a fashionable pink satin bodysuit.
Veronika stops using a flaring half-circle skirt, comprised of pink feather boas.

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Veronika wears a pair of bikini-cut leotard bottoms inset with mesh panels on her groin.
Veronika wears satin ballet slippers, tied at the ankles with silk ribbons on her feet.
Veronika wears a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads on her legs.
Veronika wears a sleeveless clingy leotard inset with alluring mesh panels on her torso.

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l veronika
Veronika is on the unlit stage in the center of the cafe, momentarily bathed in darkness while she prepares for her final act.

Delicate in every sense of the word, this young woman is obviously of Saturni
origin. Porcelain skin meets with a cascade of sleek, platinum-hued curls
which wisp about her svelte form and frame her fine-boned features for a
complexion that is utterly ethereal in nature. High cheekbones, an
aristocratic nose, and a pair of plush lips complete her heart-shaped face.

Set beneath her well-groomed eyebrows and framed by long eyelashes made dark
only through the use of cosmetics is a pair of startlingly celestial blue
eyes - crystalline and crisp, like ice shimmering upon some distant moon.

When she speaks, it is with a melodic, feminine lilt that carries tinges of a
decidedly Saturni accent along with it.

Capturing the blush warmth and distinctive scents of roses, her perfume is an
utterly feminine essence. The fragrance opens with a beautiful bouquet of
rose essential and fresh tea rose accords, highlighting the heart that wraps
the fragrance in a luxurious blend of cashmeran, green sap accords, and pink
pepper. The base rests on blush tones of strawberries, violet petals, and
romantic white amber.


Veronika is using:
<hairstyle> platinum blonde ringlets, cascading over the right shoulder
<worn on torso> a sleeveless clingy leotard inset with alluring mesh panels
<worn on legs> a pair of fishnet stockings sparkling with metallic threads
<worn on feet> satin ballet slippers, tied at the ankles with silk ribbons

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"I dare say you are one of the most beautiful women this side of the Sol System, Veronika, my Heart!" The Exalted One calls out cheerfully and he chuckles softly. "Just don't tell Zack I said that!" [The Exalted One]

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A bubbly bit of laughter rings out from behind the curtain currently obscuring the stage from view. [Veronika]

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"Boooo!"
Unashamed at announcing their displeasure to the room at the announcement that Veronika will actually be omitting a number are Garmven Hayze's sisters before they descend into chattering amongst themselves, adulation raining down upon Veronika as they discuss the little Saturni's performance thus far with great enthusiasm.
For his own part, Garmven Hayze looks rather disappointed as well, though he does not lend voice to it but merely sips silently from an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise.
“Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.”
― Pierce Brown, Golden Son
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Re: Solari Live at the Skyline [Log]

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When the curtain shushes back open and the lights slowly bloom into existence, it is to reveal all extravagant costuming gone from the scene to leave Veronika clad in only a dance leotard, a pair of fishnet stockings, and satin ballet slippers, tied at the ankles with silk ribbons. The stage is bare of props save for an aerial sling of navy blue silk which slowly descends from the ceiling to come to a pause behind her, resting just above her head. Standing with her head lowered, her right hand upon her hip, her left knee bent and her toes of that particular foot on pointe, the delicate creature remains silent while the first haunting notes of a recorded song begin to coo out across the sound system. [Veronika]

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Action set to:
Veronika is on the stage in the center of the cafe, performing an aerial dance finale.

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The Exalted One drinks from an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise.

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"I've seen the world, done it all, had my cake now..."

That recorded song rings out in a feminine alto to fill the Skyline with its eerie opening notes and with it comes the lift of Veronika's head as she moves at last. Rising up onto the very tip of her toes with both feet -- on pointe like a proper prima ballerina -- the young Saturni dances backward by just two steps to see her right hand grasping at the aerial sling hanging overhead.

While she moves, the words, "Diamonds, brilliant, in Bel-Air now," ring out in that smoky purr over the speaker system. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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All talk subsides from a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather as Garmven Hayze's sisters fall quiet. Leaning forward himself, Garmven Hayze's eyes find Veronika once more, drawn to her like a magnet to a lodestone.
"I've been waitin' for this one," Garmven Hayze remarks quietly, probably to a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather and his sisters, they being the closest beings... without actually being near.

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"Hot summer nights... mid July... when you and I were forever wild..." the recorded song coos to the Skyline, each word bringing with it an elegant twirl of Veronika's lithe body. Remaining firmly in place upon the stage, she spins there on the tips of her toes within satin ballet slippers, tied at the ankles with silk ribbons, adding an extra twist to the fabric of her aerial sling with each movement.

"The crazy days... city lights... the way you'd play with me like a child..." [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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As the music playing within the Skyline begins to crescendo, Veronika's aerial sling slowly begins to lift to render her airborne; and as her feet depart from the safety of the stage, her sling untwists itself, sending her spinning through the air faster and faster, her platinum curls whipping about her form with each spin while the recorded song continues with the next haunting verse of:

"Will you still love me, when I'm no longer young and beautiful?"
"Will you still love me, when I've got nothing but my aching soul?" [Veronika]
Veronika appears to be capable at acrobatics.

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"Me gods..." Garmven Hayze breathes out the words as gasps are loosed from his watching sisters, from others unnamed throughout the Skyline as Veronika's delicate form is lifted into the air, rendering suddenly her act an otherworldly beauty. To those who think in such ways, of course.

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Only once her aerial sling has righted itself, her spinning ceased, does Veronika lift her left hand to grasp at that navy blue silk alongside her right. Gripping the fabric, the little Saturni slowly flips herself up into the air to see her perching within that hammock as though she were sitting in a swing rather than merely dangling there in the air above the stage. Her right arm raises into the air, fingers gently swirling as though they were weaving their way through an unseen layer of smoke.

The music continues, the smoky alto voice yearning when it calls out:

"I know you will... I know you will... I know that you will..."
"Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful?" [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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Keeping her left hand firmly grasped upon the edge of her sling, Veronika shifts her weight forward and to the side while her right hand flits back to wrap the opposite edge of that aerial silk around her right foot. Thus secured in that precarious way, she allows herself to tumble forward, her sling catching her at the last moment by that singular point. Her right leg stretched behind her, her left before her reaching out into naught but thin air as though she is in the midst of a dancer's leap, the delicate Saturni stretches the slender fingers of her left hand into that nothingness, as though attempting to grasp at something unseen while the recorded song calls out into the background:

"I've seen the world, lit it up as my stage now..."
"Channeling angels in a new age now..." [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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During Veronika's aerial dancing, The Exalted One's attention is once more of quiet study. [The Exalted One]

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The song clearly strikes a chord with Ossyriss Tamarisk, and the man goes from stumbling over himself to listening intently. He doesn't seem willing to look at Veronika as she performs, instead looking down at his gloved hands and frowning ever so slightly. It's a pretty haunting song, it might follow that it makes some folks in the crowd have a bit of a sad.

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Veronika shifts yet again, a flex of her right leg and a return of her right hand to the opposite side of her sling seeing her standing in midair while she unhooks her foot from the safety of the aerial silk. And then she's tumbling forward yet again, her upper half bent over one side of her sling with her lower half dangling off the other; her hands remain upon the silk throughout, holding her there in that upside down position while the alto voice of the recorded song purrs:

"Hot summer days... rock and roll... the way you play for me at your show..."
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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Arching her back, Veronika rights herself just enough to see her right leg flashing up and over her head before she is then straddling that aerial sling. Still gripping at either side with her hands, she twirls herself through the silk in time to the music ringing forth with:

"And all the ways I got to know... your pretty face and electric soul..."

It is a bit of a sad song and the little Saturni seems to be just as thoughtful while she performs. There are no smiles. Indeed, she doesn't even look at the crowd, as though this number was one she was performing for herself alone. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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From a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather, someone sniffles, a fair-haired lass nestled against a raven-haired girl already brushing tears from her cheeks as her eyes remain fixed upon Veronika.
Garmven Hayze's own are riveted, and the man appears barely to be breathing as his face cycles through a myriad of expressions--awe, wonder, sadness.

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Disentangling herself from her silk, Veronika is then bracing her right foot against the sling, hands secure upon either side while she suddenly leans backward. Her back arcing in an elegant curve, platinum curls streaming behind her, she holds that pose so precariously suspended above the stage during which the chorus of that haunting melody rings out with:

"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?"
"Will you still love me when I've got nothing but my aching soul?"
"I know you will... I know you will..." [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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"Mae, she's flying," a tiny girl with a mushroom cut remarks to a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks reverently.

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Jade green eyes follow the fluid motions of Veronika through the air, a measure of tension creeping into his shoulders as she so precariously balances herself. The brawny Terran looks as though he might leap to catch her at any moment should she fall. Remain in his seat he does for now, a somber expression casting austere features far from glowing adulation. Pensive is the gaze he lifts to Veronika, aching almost. Then does it cut to the side, to his sisters clustered so close yet so far, seeking out the little redhead in their midst, gazing upon her with so much sorrow in his eyes before that gaze drifts back upward, inexorably drawn to Veronika's graceful form. [Garmven Hayze]

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From her current precarious position, Veronika is then twirling her right leg through her aerial sling until that slender appendage is thoroughly wrapped up in the silk. Only then does she let go entirely to fall backward, her body arching while she's thus suspended from that singular point. Arms stretching behind, she flies through the air for those potentially tense moments for a few within the audience, the sleek tumble of her hair catching the light.

"Dear Lord, when I get to heaven," the recorded song coos.
"Please let me bring my man..." [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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Catching a golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt up in one arm, Garmven Hayze is half out of his chair as Veronika falls... flies... soars. From a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather, several females draw in sharp breaths as the motion, at the accompanying words, at the sheer beauty of it all blending as one.

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Veronika is oblivious to any tension within the crowd in response to some of her more daring poses. So it is that she rights herself with a flex of her abdominal muscles, swinging back up so that she might grasp at her sling and free her leg from the cling of that navy blue silk; and then she's tumbling once more, swirling through the air as she strikes several more of those selfsame daring poses in quick succession while the smoky feminine alto continues to sing out through the speaker system:

"When he comes, tell me that you'll let him in..."
"Father tell me if you can..."
"All that grace... all that body... all that face... makes me want to party..."
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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Leaning forward, a tiny Venusian lady with rosy cheeks watches attentively, a hand over her mouth and eyes thoughtful.

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From a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather, the fair haired lass in the middle of the little cluster weeps harder, wholly consumed by the witnessed dance, an evidently tender heart immeasurably moved by Veronika's act. For his part, Garmven Hayze is on his feet at this point, watching with emotions that war--tension battles against the quiet sense of awed sadness that has stolen over much of the unnamed crowd.

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As the song rings out with: "He's my sun... he makes me shine like diamonds..." Veronika is suddenly grasping at her aerial sling once more with both hands as she flips herself upside down yet again, though this time it is to enact the splits midair in that inverted position. She holds the pose for the span of several heartbeats.

When the music drops in preparation for the chorus, so does she to fall through the nothingness of thin air in a true freefall for a brief heart-rending moment before her legs catch against the loop of her aerial silk to see her hanging by that singular point, her back arching yet again as she swings above the stage, her arms stretching behind her down toward the floor. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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"Oh!" Meggie's voice rings out, a sharp ejection of awe and fear for Veronika's safety. She has clearly leant voice to Garmven Hayze's own fear, jade green eyes flying wide, complexion paling at those moments in which Veronika is free falling. As she catches herself then, a tremulous breath of relief issues past his lips. Closer does Garmven Hayze cradle a golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt, slowly lowering himself back into his seat, perched upon its edge as though he may need to launch himself forward from it at any moment.

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That clear climax is met by the sweet cry of violins over the speaker system before the song begins to slow; and as the song slows, Veronika finally rights herself, her hands on either side of her silk while she perches upon it as though she were merely sitting within a playground swing. With the chorus purring out in that haunting melody of, "Will you still love me...", the sling slowly descends, bringing the little Saturni back to the stage so that her feet might finally touch back upon terra firma while the Skyline echoes with that eerie, mournful cry of, "Will you still love me...?" [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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Ossyriss Tamarisk pours alcohol from a bar pitcher, filled with a bitters-festooned whiskey sour into an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise.

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The Exalted One drinks from an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise.
The Exalted One discards an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise as empty.

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Shifting ever so slightly in his seat as Veronika performs, Ossyriss Tamarisk finally looks up and watches her perform her bit - he seems to recognize that these sorts of things are professional and well-rehearsed acts, so the terror of her falling is probably lessened for him. He reaches across the table and gets a glass of booze - his eyes land for a moment on The Exalted One, as though to ask for permission for such a thing. This -is- his house, after all. Or, if not his house, his sponsored performance.

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Down Veronika goes, descending in time to the slow decrescendo of the music until her petite body is lowering further upon the stage, legs gliding to either side as she sinks down into the splits. There does she end, her hold upon her sling finally relinquished while she bends herself in half to lie flush atop the line of her right leg. As the final notes of the song fade into nothingness, the lights upon the stage dim until Veronika is cloaked in darkness, her performance for the evening having concluded on that potentially thoughtful or perhaps even heart-breaking note, depending. [Veronika]
She appears to be competent at dancing.

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Silence. Silence from a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather as Veronika's feet alight upon solid stage once more. Silence from Garmven Hayze as the haunting query rings out through the Skyline, lingers, begs an answer that does not come. Silence.
And then silence is rent, sundered, obliterated by a rising roar of cheers, from Garmven Hayze, from a palm-sized communication unit encased in obsidian leather's holoemitter where six females have gained their feet and are leaping up and down, whistling, whooping and showering praise upon Veronika from sectors away. Feet stomp, hands clap, unnamed voices rise in utter adulation for the performance they have all just witnessed.
Again and again do Garmven Hayze's palms collide, a golden-eyed, domesticated space ocelot with a soft, spotted pelt having fled from the brawny Terran's arms at the sudden eruption of sound, taking sanctuary beneath a small round table draped in white linen hemstitched cloth only to peer out balefully at Garmven Hayze's feet, as though the entire commotion were the fault of the auburn haired Terran.

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The Exalted One finishes off his drink as he watches Veronika, for that split second he does seem to have a look of worry, but he seems well able to keep such fears free from being acted upon, likely well-practiced in keeping a cool head and more so in the understanding it is likely part of the show - he is an actor after all. He stands up, clapping his hands in a joyful display of pleasure from having watched Veronika.

His attention is drawn to Ossyriss Tamarisk long enough to nod his head, showing his agreement and says, "that's what they're there for." He grins a bit and then to Veronika he returns.

"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night," he says over to her, dipping down into a graceful bow towards the fellow performer.
The Exalted One appears to be proficient at acting.

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From his place in the crowd, Ossyriss Tamarisk applauds loudly - there's none of the whistling from before, but the man clearly appreciates the performance! He gives Veronika a sad-looking smile if she looks over his way, but otherwise Ossyriss Tamarisk just joins in with what must be a decent crowd-sized mess of adoration!

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Ossyriss Tamarisk drinks from an iridescent goblet of cut jade depicting a golden sunrise.

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As the lights come back up on the stage, Veronika rolls herself back to her feet, a fine sheen of sweat from her various exertions shimmering upon her pale skin. A small smile curls her lips as she flourishes a bow to the crowd. Into her hidden microphone does she speak to offer up in her melodic lilt: "Thank you all for coming. I hope you enjoyed yourselves!" [Veronika]
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Re: Solari Live at the Skyline [Log]

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The costuming in the first two acts was inspired by Satine from the 2001 movie Moulin Rouge. The first song was Sparkling Diamonds from that same movie, which is a combination of Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend and Material Girl. The second song was But I Am a Good Girl from the movie Burlesque. The aerial dance performance was inspired by the very talented aerial performer Selkie Hom and was set to the song Young & Beautiful as performed by Lana Del Rey.
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