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Post-Session: 18

A look at what happened during and/or after Session 18.

Story - Yes Toto, This IS Kansas

Game Date: 4/30/2005
Location: Dodge City, Kansas

Who: Knight of Saint Michael

Guillaume sat on the hood of his car in the parking lot of a Jack-in-the-Box in Dodge City, Kansas. He was quite impressed with what he’d seen of the western United States. The Sierra Madres were bigger mountains than those in Wales, and the Rockies dwarfed anything he’d ever seen or even imagined, and that included tales of the mighty Alps. Guillaume resolved to see the Alps one day. He had this thought, and refocused on his journey so far.

Guillaume thought back over the vast salty desolation of southern Utah, and marveled over the determination and toughness of the pioneers who settled the West through that desolation. He marveled that there were people that still lived there. And then he thought of Kansas, with its vast fields of grain. So much grain. So much food. No wonder the people of the United States were fat. With states like Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, he didn’t see how it could be avoided.

Guillaume’s understanding of the vastness, and thus the power, of the United States was dawning. He saw why the American idealists were so ideal and why they had such faith in America.

He saw what Frenchmen could see in such a place.

William went inside and ordered a combo meal. The experience was quite usual, with moderately friendly service, and the meal, a cheeseburger with fries and an A&W Root Beer, was acceptable. It sated William’s hunger. William then turned to contemplate the people around him. One was in a business suit. A few more were in business casual attire. Most were in farming attire. They interacted in a friendly manner with each other, as if they all knew each other. They talked about politics, farming, and the Kansas Jayhawks. William heard the dissatisfaction with the team and marveled at the fanaticism of these people for a basketball team. He resolved to learn more about basketball.

William went to his car, then refocused his attention on discovering the monk. He turned his energies upon finding out more about the figure who had been following him when he was out with Bridie. Who was he, Lord? Why was he following us? Is he following Your Will? Why has he not made himself known to me? William focused upon his thoughts while he drove through the open country outside of Dodge City. Part of him became amused that he was trying to bring order to his life in a place that was known for its lawlessness. He resolved to find out more about Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. He continued to turn his focus to discovering the monk.

So much to learn. So many things to know. And time was a great unknown quantity, for none know how much they have.

William returned to his hotel to sleep, in preparation to continue on his journey. None said anything to him in his presence, but everyone who had taken at least a partial measure of him noticed the splendor and quiet self-possession of the well dressed man with the auburn hair. These western farmer folk wished him well deep down inside, whether they realized it or not, and they respected his need for space and gave it to him.

Record Last Changed Date: 10/14/2007

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