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April 5th, 1889 — Padmore Park
Hurling thread: ACAB, 20+
With February very much pregnant, there wasn't much else that January heard about. Most of her peers seemed intent on discussing it and speculating what the baby would be. She didn't know why people expected her to share anything more than information the one carrying the babe was interested in providing. She wasn't a secret teller, she was a secret keeper.

Within January news, she had gotten a cute little dog for herself and was now walking said dog in Padmore Park. It was nice to have something to do that wasn't just idle flitting about. Well, it was nice. That was soon tarnished when her dog suddenly bolted behind a man's legs and then behind hers, tangling both of their legs up and causing her to fall over. "I'm so sorry, I do not know what has gotten into her," she said, cheeks pink with mortification as she tried to free herself.


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Ben didn't have any business in the park that day. He was only using it as a convenient shortcut to get from a "friend's" house to the club (and since that "friend" was actually a purveyor of slightly less than legal goods working out of a shack in the slums, it also happened to be a safer and far less conspicuous path back home as well). At any rate, it wasn't a bad day for a stroll through the park, and Ben was enjoying the walk, at least until a small furry creature darted between his legs.

The girl on the other end of the dog's leash was in his face for a split second before she was on the ground, and Ben didn't really get a chance to look at her while he was struggling to keep his own balance.

"No harm done," he said as he reached down for the leash and stepped out of it. He eyed the dog quickly to ensure that it was only playful energy that had sent it after him and it wasn't inclined to test its teeth out on his pant leg, then turned his attention to its owner. "Unless you're hurt?" he asked, offering a hand to help her stand.
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The cocker spaniel that January was in possession off was utterly unapologetic about its shenanigans, it would seem. "She is a new pet and seems quite energetic," January said, feeling an odd need to explain herself as she accepted the mans help to her feet. "Not hurt at all, just embarrassed," she said candidly as she tried to set the leash to rights.


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Ben perked slightly when she said the dog was a new pet. Adult dogs were a mixed bag — some were great, and some seemed to have been trained to protect their owners from anyone who looked vaguely like him, which he tended not to appreciate. Puppies, however, were unequivocally delightful, in his experience. Puppies loved everyone.

"Is this your first time owning a dog?" he asked, kneeling to pet the top of the cocker spaniel's head. "I know how to teach them a few tricks," he offered. He'd been able to do it years ago, at any rate, when he'd been living and working on the Walsh's farm in America. Hopefully it was one of those skills that didn't go away with time. "It's a lot of fun — and then they're less likely to bound through people's legs, I think," he continued lightly.


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