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 Just to Be Us, Attn Fiona
Reverie Splendor
 Posted on: Feb 8 2018, 09:18 PM
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Each year there were new set of kids that were all wanting to be part of the elite set of victors in the best district in Panem. Some were great, but most would fall to the wayside by the end of their training. It was a rat race and it was only the first step to success. It had to be hard. However, with the recent losses, Reverie was thinking that maybe it wasn't hard enough. And the best person to talk to it about was the one success he had had.

A note was left for Fiona to meet him at his family's winery for a tour and tasting of the wines that they had been making that year. It was an exclusive trip and one of the best that the district had to offer. Or maybe it was the best.

Reverie waited at the entrance with a glass of light white pinched between his fingers. It was just a small amount, just enough to get the taste. He paused his nose over and took in the aroma closing his eyes for just a moment. He hoped that Fiona would accept his invitation. She would be the only one around even brave enough to turn the Victor down anyhow.
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Fiona Lovett
 Posted on: Feb 9 2018, 12:23 AM
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Fiona had actually considered ignoring the note when she found it. Not because she didn't like Reverie, but simply because sometimes the princess couldn't be bothered to go out. Sometimes she just wanted to snuggle up in her big, comfy bed with a bottle of wine. Actually going out took effort to make sure she looked nice and that was generally just a pain in the ass to deal with.

If Reverie was inviting her to some super exclusive wine tour at his family's winery then maybe there was something important that he wanted to talk about. Which meant games talk and that was another factor in her decision. Was she up for that kind of talk right now? She figured it would have to happen sooner or later. She couldn't avoid him forever.

The deciding factor ended up being the wine though. Whatever they would get on the tour would taste much better than what she had here at home, she knew that for a fact because one of her favorite's came from his family and what she had right now was not that. Plus it meant she could save this one for later.

Once she finally made the decision to go she got herself all dressed up. Once she was satisfied she made her way from the Victor's village to the Winery. His eyes were closed and he was taking in the scent of some wine when she approached. "Started without me I see." she commented, raising an eyebrow as she stopped in front of him and crossed her arms over her chest.
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Reverie Splendor
 Posted on: Feb 9 2018, 06:29 PM
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His eyes flit open when he could feel the deep stare coming off of his fellow victor. They hadn't worked together for long, but that was long enough to know they had gone without a win for far too long. But, not long enough to get along seamlessly. Reverie had been used to being the center of attention, even if he knew that her win had boosted his popularity. His lips moved into a thin and sly grin as she came closer and closer.

Finally, he leaned forward and pressed his cheek to one side kissing air and then did the same to the other side. It was a rich sort of greeting for the richest taste in the world. Reverie looked down at the sweet white wine that was in his hand. He lifted the matching glass from the table and handed it towards her with a slight twitch to the right corner of his lips.

"Never. But, glad to see you came and I can finally take a sip." The small amount of golden liquid was rotated within the glass as he lifted it to his lips and took a sip of the wine now that she was there to enjoy it with him. It was pulled away and he gave a shrug of his shoulders. "Definitely like it dryer." He finished it off and set it to the table.

"Shall we?" He gestured to go to the hall where they could continue down the hall to see some of the barrels and take their next taste. This winery went all out. There was no sitting and simply drinking. No, they would get the whole experience. "Have you met the potential tributes for this year?" He rose a brow and came to the next. The first had been the equivalent to a Moscato... and now they were coming upon a riesling.
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Fiona Lovett
 Posted on: Feb 11 2018, 06:50 PM
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When Reverie leaned forward for the air kisses she did the same, kissing air on the opposite sides to return the annoying little greeting. It wasn't a big enough deal to make a fuss over, but it was a greeting that Fiona herself wouldn't have chosen. No matter, it seemed to fit Reverie very well and thus she was not at all surprised by it. She was actually surprised to hear that he hadn't started without her.

She took the glass of wine she was handed, allowing herself just a moment to take in its scent. "What a gentleman you are, waiting for me to start." she said with a bit of a grin. Not that she honestly would have cared if he actually had started without her. She was the one who had been considering not even showing up. She moved the glass to her lips and took a sip to properly taste it before she drank the rest of it and placed her empty glass beside his. "Not surprised. I like it sweet." She shrugged a bit. It seemed their tastes fit them pretty well.

Fiona gave a nod and a smile. "We shall. You weren't lying about this being an actual wine tour." she commented. She was expecting to maybe just sit and talk here over wine. This was much more interesting, but of course it was almost immediate that he brought up the tributes. She gave a tired sigh, but she did actually answer him. "Yes I have. I've spent time with some more than others, but I have." she shrugged a bit. She hung around the training center often. She was actually pretty involved with the whole thing. Sometimes she just needed a break and left it up to the trainers.
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Reverie Splendor
 Posted on: Feb 17 2018, 11:17 AM
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Reverie walked through and looked at the barrel room. The wine had been sitting for years and years as it fermented to the perfect quality. There were still some from the year that he won the games, that was a special one that only the Splendor family thought of keeping. It was all the best for this family. And he actually hadn't taken the fellow victor on a tour yet, which was surprising considering how much he liked to show off himself and his family.

They paused at another table that had a blush colored wine. It was another sweet wine. A pink moscato or something like that. Something that Fiona would probably like. It was just the way to taste. They would start with the light and sweet and end with the dark and dry. He gave a nod and sipped at the glass as he took a moment to enjoy it.

"I wouldn't lie to you. And you haven't done it before. Figured it was about time." He could have done it earlier. But, Reverie always found himself caught up in something. Whether it was illicit affairs or just standing on a pedestal for people to appreciate, he was always up to something. He had even been training the tribute more and more lately. He needed to do something after so many losses.

"Any names to note?" He raised a brow as he finished off the last of the rose colored wine before gesturing to follow to the next one. "We need a win. We need a plan." He spoke bluntly and not really in questions, but it was Reverie's own way of asking if she had ideas to go forward.
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Fiona Lovett
 Posted on: Feb 18 2018, 09:06 PM
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Fiona walked along with Reverie, pretending to be interested as she looked around the barrel room. They had a lot. There were a lot of dates, but it wasn't really much of a surprise. It wasn't like Reverie ever tried to be incredibly humble about all his family had. Not that there was any reason he should be. if you had it, you might as well flaunt it to anyone and everyone. Such was the way with people in district one.

She picked up the next glass of wine and swirled it around a bit before she looked up to Reverie and gave a bit of a smile. "Well thank you." she said simply. She would have been fine without the tour honestly, especially considering he was only doing it now because he wanted to discuss tributes. She definitely would have been better off staying curled up in bed with her own wine, but here she was.

She took a drink of the wine as he asked his question, but as she was pondering he continued to speak. "We need a change." She added onto it. "But we both know that's not going to come easy." They needed to do a better job of picking which tributes were going to go into the games and making sure they stuck to that. Clearly basing it all on who could be the most likable was not working for them. "I've been trying to get to know them more outside of the training center..."

Fiona finished the wine and set the empty glass down. "I'm liking Theodore Havilliard currently." she added, to answer his question. Girls she wasn't ready to pick from, but Theo was one she had been getting to know quite well.
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Reverie Splendor
 Posted on: Feb 20 2018, 12:10 PM
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Nobody likes change. Especially this victor. He had overreacted when it came to Antiope skipping the rules and volunteering herself before Phaedra had been able to. It looked like a joke and Reverie took it as a slap to his own integrity. But, sometimes, when they went enough years without a victor, they needed to reinvent what they were going to do.

Getting to know the tributes on a personal level was not something that Reverie was interested in doing. He didn't want to get attached to the ones that were going to die. Not that he had a heart to begin with, but he didn't need any of them falling in love with him or misinterpreting the sentiment. Reverie always had a habit of sleeping with a number of his past tributes and even some of the trainers.

"Theodore Havilliard." He repeated the name as he swished the blush colored wine around in the glass before finishing it off. Reverie didn't think that it rang a bell, but if Fiona thought he was worth looking at and perhaps the front runner when they would hold the panel... well, he would maybe attempt to meet with the boy before the Reaping. The flute was put back to the tray.

"Shall we?" He gestured to the door that lead out into the vineyards. At least it was a beautiful day. The majority of their grapes were shipped in from District Eleven, but there were a few special hybrid varieties that they grew a few vines in the back. They were for the really expensive flavors. "Have you thought about what we would do to change?" She stated that they needed to... but did she have ideas?
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Fiona Lovett
 Posted on: Feb 21 2018, 01:20 AM
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Fiona had sort of known that even Reverie wouldn't be excited at the prospect of change, but when something wasn't working...that was what had to be done. Their current tactic clearly was not working and Reverie at least saw that and knew something needed to be done whether he liked it or not. She finished the wine she had in her hand a lot quicker than he did, not really bothered by savoring and tasting it that much at this point.

She nodded as he repeated the boy's name, but he didn't say anymore so he either was holding back for some reason or he didn't really know much about him. Fiona knew. Fiona had watched him train. She had taken care of him. Had invited him into her home and cared for him when it seemed that he had no one who actually cared about him. She had done some digging after that to see what else she could find out.

"Of course." She said softly, moving out the door that he had gestured to. It was nice out and the vineyards were at least a pleasant sort of scenery. She had admired them from afar before on her walks, but she'd never been so close. Her mind was more focused on the conversation than the grapes though. "I have. I think we are basing things too much on who can charm their way into our favor. In the process, ignoring key details." she explained.

She crossed her arms over her chest and looked around for a moment. "A tribute needs more than what we are looking at..." she said quietly. "Take Theodore for example. He has already endured so much pain in his life. He is stronger for it. He isn't full of himself. He isn't cocky, but I have watched him train. He has the right skills. The right drive. The right fire." she started, thinking for a moment though as she walked along with him.

She thought back to the evening that she had come across Theo, crying alone in the shadows. Everything she had seen in him at that moment. "He has the story that will capture the hearts of the Capitolites. He is the complete package in every way. Yet, he could very easily be overlooked by the panel for the more...in your face tributes trying to weasel their way into the spot." She stopped and turned to look at him.

"We need to start looking harder. Deeper. We need to consider everything about these potentials before we make a decision." Fiona finished. It was why she liked getting to know them on a more personal level. Attachments would fade. She was no stranger to death and losing someone she loved dearly. Losing a tribute who she was slightly attached to was nothing.
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