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Post by Gilbert Beildschmidt on Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:49 pm

Gilbert was standing proudly in front of his "house". Well, it didn't look like a mansion or anything, but it did protect him against the wind and rain or whatever bad weather there could be. To him, this house was awesome; a good start. It wasn't big at all and only had one room, but was perfect to him. He even managed to make himself a sort of door, though it had no windows (he didn't know how to make glass and would rather learn that later on once he had some sort of roof, it was his main priority after all.)

He had made it all out of wood, learning some stuff from one of the books borrowed in the main room back at the base, and did a good job out of it; once he stopped being lazy he actually was pretty capable. He pushed the door open, it all went well, good point... He had had some hardship making said door; he didn't have any sort of binges, didn't know how to work metal, and didn't know where to find any either. So for now he only dug a rail in his floor (he had managed to cover it with wood too, might as well make it comfortable and not all muddy) and one in his ceiling, making himself some sort of sliding door. It was the best option there.

He mostly was thankful someone thought of providing them nails, in a rather big quantity; He needed to find a way to get more metal soon though. He looked inside his house; he had dug a small corner where he planned on making fires to cook and warm up his house (though he needed to find a way to not have the smoke in-- it'd come later as well) and another corner where the main structure of a bed was. Might as well get comfortable. Now all he needed was as mattress Natalia was meant to sew him.

Which meant he was pretty much set for a good start there. And also meant he was supposed to start working for Madeline now, since he promised her he would if she helped a bit (and she did, even if it wasn't a lot, she was there to cut down some trees with him so.)

He decided to start on working on more stuff soon, like a bench in front of said house to sit on and observe the sea; he did make it facing it... For now though he sat down in the future place of his bench and used one of his discarded branches to work on a fishing rod. Always useful; beside he found some thread in the base earlier on and could use it. Food was very much important. Sometime, he'd need to get beer too, but once again, that wasn't a priority (though high on his to-do list).


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Post by Natalia Arlovskaya on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:02 pm

Natalia walked hastily trough the damp morning grass, with Gilbert's finished matress in one hand and a sickle in the other. She was heading to the newly built structure Gilbert called his house. It wasn't very impressive, the girl was sure her brother could have done something much more spectacular in a shorter period of time, but sadly he wasn't awake yet. She had to admit the house was the best thing done here though, Natalia could appreciate it at least a bit.

Getting the mattress done now was excellent timing as well, he'll be wanting it more than ever now, leaving room for more negotiations. The thing wasn't all that special and was made rather hastily (not that anyone without a trained eye could see) but Natalia desperately needed floors and there's no way she could do it herself.

"Hey! You there!" she shouted out to Gilbert the second he was in sight, stretching out her arm with the mattress.
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Post by Gilbert Beildschmidt on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:08 pm

Gilbert looked up from his rod, now almost done (he just needed to put the thread thing in it and make it stay on there, and then he could probably find a way to go fish!), noticing who it was. Well, still not polite, but whatever, he was more interested in what she had in hands. That was his mattress! He needed to stuff it himself of course, it was the deal, but whatever.

"Yo. I see you're done with your end of our deal."

Which meant he could spend tonight with a good meal and a nice bed. Probably invite Madeline too, he did say she could come stay over for the time being. No bad intent-- He was sure she'd run away the moment he gave her an odd look, if he wanted to bed her he'd have to be a bit more smooth, beside it was cool to have friends too. But back on tracks; He needed to get that mattress first or all, standing up to go to her and extending his hand to have it.
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Post by Natalia Arlovskaya on Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:46 pm

Just as Gilbert was about to take the item for himself Natalia pulled her arm back. "I need you to do something for me first though." She didn't want to patronize him much, an angry Gilbert would be bad for negotiations, so the girl put on the most pleasant attitude she could manage and with little delay started speaking again. "Listen, I need to get flooring for my tent, anything that's waterproof. And I ask you to do it." She raised the sickle and pointed it to the mattress. "If you do, in exchange I will get this thing stuffed for you."

The terms were surely unequal, but hopefully he was dumb enough not to notice. That or he wouldn't know how to use a sickle and stuff the thing himself. Either opinion suited her just fine, as long as she didn't need to beg for some help. There was always that other guy, what was his name again? Lovino? But Natalia couldn't really tell his mood swings, one second he's nice the other he's all upset about whatever. Getting him to do something for her would be such a hassle, though undoubtedly it would need to be done if Gilbert would't sign up with her idea.
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Post by Gilbert Beildschmidt on Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:01 pm

He raised an eyebrow at her. Well, that wouldn't work. Like hell he'd let her do as she pleased.

"No look, the deal was, I showed you how to cut your tree, you made me this. I'm stuffing it myself. If you want something else, you do something else, and we have a new deal."

He wasn't stupid enough not to know how to pick up grass and put it inside some big bag thing. Which was exactly what his mattress looked like right now. And he sure as hell wouldn't do stuff for her for free, she was a crazy b*tch, if the deal wasn't at least a little bit good for him, she could suck it up and deal with it.

He thought a little about what he could need she could provide. She knew how to do stuff related to sewing... so perhaps a curtain to put over his door, or some sheets for his bed. he'd make his own blanket out of some animal skin later, he had decided, so he could get food, probably share with Madeline and exchange it for other goods, and something nice to get warm.

"BUT I do need something else myself. So if you were willing to make me some sort of sheet to go over that mattress, or some curtain and pillow... you chose, one of the two options would be worth what you're asking of me."
He grinned a little at her, waiting for her answer,if it was a yes it'd be perfect for them both.
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Post by Natalia Arlovskaya on Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:18 pm

Natalia frowned when things started to go not as planned. Okay so Gilbert wasn't stupid, fine then. She could go ahead with his idea. Sowing a pillow wasn't anything too difficult anyway, she'd get it done within an hour or so, he was definitely overestimating the difficulty of it. Natalia still felt as having an upper hand in this deal.

"Fine then, I'll make you a pillow to go with the mattress, but you're not getting any of them back until I have a floor in my tent." She said while throwing the item in question on her shoulder. This way it would get done much quicker. In fact if he wanted to get a nice sleep in his house tonight, her floor would be done by the end of the day.

Feeling pleased with her idea Natalia stretched out her arm for a shake. "Deal?"
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Post by Gilbert Beildschmidt on Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:49 pm

He shook his head, no way it'd go this way.
"That mattress was the result of another deal, I'm not doing anything for you until I actually have it. Beside, I said TWO options, it's a pillow AND a curtain, they're not so hard to do, unless you really suck at it..."

He thought that a small jab at her ego could help his side of the deal; if anything he was stubborn and didn't mind being rude. That was how it worked, he wouldn't let anyone, not even some girl fool him. No way. Too awesome for that.
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Post by Natalia Arlovskaya on Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:49 pm

A slight smirk appeared on her face, this was definitely a challenge, wasn't it? Oh there's no way Natalia would give up now. She closed her eyes and started recite the lines in a very business like manner.

"The last deal was that I would finish it by the end of the week, and as you see it is finished. It said nothing about me giving it to you, that was your fault for assuming so. And another thing, the week is not yet over so I can technically be still working on it. Considering the curtains well, fine I can make them, like you said their not hard to make. However, you will still not be getting them until my flooring is in place. That is my side of the deal."

Natalia looked rather tough, holding her hands on her hips, not ready to back down on this deal.
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Post by Gilbert Beildschmidt on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:32 am

He frowned a little now.
"The last deal was that you made me a mattress and finished it in the week. You made it for me, therefore had to give it to me. I'm not doing your flooring until you finished our previous deal by giving me my mattress."

Sucked for her really but he didn't have to have her do it, he could very well learn or ask Madeline, who was sweet and nice and wouldn't try to use him. And Natalia could take any kind of threatening positions, he wouldn't cave in. He would even have the privilege to escort her out of HIS lands.
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Post by Natalia Arlovskaya on Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:32 pm

Natalia grunted in frustration, she hated not getting her own way, especially to someone like him. Yet this time there was no way out. She knew her demands were unreasonable and the worst part Gilbert knew it as well.

"Fine then!" she dropped the mattress down on the grass. "Just make sure you have it done soon!"

Hopefully Gilbert would just comply. The girl didn't want to spend another night in the pod. It was disturbingly eery having to sleep in a room full of many other unconscious people. Felt somewhat like a morgue. And despite Natalia's tough and uncaring demeanor, it really fazed her.
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Post by Gilbert Beildschmidt on Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:56 pm

He went to take his mattress, grinning at her. Well, there, now they were talking. He looked at it, well good enough for him. That was a fair job she did. Not perfect but well. He looked at her.

"I'm stuffing my mattress and coming. Don't try to order me around, it only makes me want to be lazy."

It was a simple warning before he went off to put it inside, using his door with a gleeful expressions clear on his face; he loved it, oh god did he love this door. He would go grab some of those grasses and flowers to stuff it afterward. He'd go make her flooring once done, it was all good, nice planning for today work wise. Then probably go see Madeline to see if she needed anything done, or would do stuff for him.
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Post by Natalia Arlovskaya on Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:15 pm

Natalia frowned. She just lost and that was annoying as hell. It did't help that Gilbert was grinning right to her face, acting all superior. The girl made no effort to hide her being agitated with all this.

"Just do it." She said in full resentment and walked away towards the plains. Natalia was planning to get some grass cut and dried today, even if Gilbert didn't want to have his mattress stuffed. She needed some for herself. After he'll get the floors done Natalia planned to make a huge soft mattress covering the whole thing. Even if it's for a while her new home will be comfortable.
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Post by Madeline Williams on Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:45 pm

Meanwhile Madeline had managed to stumble upon the end of their interaction, already feeling tension emanating from the angered Belarusian. She had originally come out just for a walk and to visit Gilbert but passed by Natalia, feeling empathetic towards her. "Hello Natalia, how are you doing?" As an afterthought she added, "Do you need help with anything?"
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