Characters: Audrey Sean, OPEN Setting: Defarge Winery Content: Worksafe Summary: The Winery is hosting an exclusive wine-tasting party for the public in order to sell their fine wine and showcased vintage wine. A percentage of the sells made that night will go to NanoTech, Audrey's father's company, out of the Defarge's very graciousness. Audrey's alter ego, Shadow Touched, might have done some snooping and discovered stolen wine in the Defarge Winery (and later prompted them to host this Event or some underhanded things might come to light), so expect very unpleasant yet stoically polite Defarge NPCs if you will.
The Winery was an impressive establishment. Audrey, as Shadow Touched, had seen the cellar and that had nearly lost her in her amazement. Like most of the public, she knew of the Defarge's wine room (it was very talked about when it was first built) above ground, a large, climate controlled room with something like 8,000 bottles. It was an amazing thing to behold, and the Defarge Winery was praised for its commitment to its craft. She heard most of the stock had been shipped from a vineyard in France and she wondered briefly how that must have happened, considering how anal they were about the wine's condition and aging. The process must have been tedious.
Audrey mingled with the crowd in the establishment's main showcasing room. The lights were bright and the soft decor alluring. There was a crystal chandelier hanging high above in the middle of the room and Audrey took a second to admire it before a server approached her with a tray and a single glass of shimmery, white wine. She smiled graciously and wrapped her slender fingers around the neck of the glass. Oh well, time to play nice, she thought mischievously and approached the hosts. "Monsieur Defarge," immediately he gave her a wary look, "I'm very appreciative of this.. kind gesture. I--I don't know what to say, except thank you. I wish I could offer you something more besides simple words.. however, I would like to know what prompted this event? If I may be so bold as to ask, I mean no offense."
His face twisted into something confused and he seemed to be backtracking in his head. His wife's mouth opened and closed for a second and finally she spoke with a faint accent. "Oh, oh Miss Sean, it is.. out of the goodness of our hearts. We wish to help, that is all." She sounded nervous and Mister Defarge looked a little edgy as Audrey gave them a hopeful look.
"So you must've heard about our latest project, is that right? I think we've made improvements in our Moletronics department," here she gave them a delighted smile and they nodded stiffly. She shook their hands and thanked them once again and she was on her way again, mingling with guests with her glass in hand. Too bad they didn't bring anything out from their wine cellar..