((time wise this is taking place sometime on the everning of Thursday but I wasn't able to actually do it.))
-On hearing the shot Riddick quickly flattens himself against the wall and peers through the rain to see if he can see anything. When he can't he walks quickly to the first door number 627 and knocks fairly loudly.-
::The butler looks at you with a puzzled expression.::
"I do not believe I follow your line of thought, constable. If you are inquiring as to previous guests of the Madam, that is a difficult question to answer. She has seen the Ambassador of Japan, a Colonel Hoxie of Her Majesty's Royal Army, Lady Agatha, and Mr. Dorian Gray this week alone."
::There is no answer at 628. This is known to be the home of the eccentric Professor Litteken, an aviation theorist. While a fully working flying machine has yet to be built, the promise of flight is enough to make money on the notion alone in a city built on big dreams.::
-Riddick listens at the door for a while before turning and moving on to the last house. Muttering under his breath.- "So my friend Hoxie survived the guards thinking he was me, pity might have to do something more about him if he gets too close."
::This house is also authentically Victorian, although mostly drawing on Gothic architecture for its base design, but is most notable for the hedge statues in the relatively Hellenic garden; the hedge creations are in the likeness of the Statue of David and Venus de Milo, respectively, and stand in the middle of the yard on either side of a brick pathway leading up to the door, which itself is lined on both sides by a row of hedge knights, standing at attention.
A handsome blonde gentleman answers the door in a smoke gray bathrobe with a glittering flower pattern embroidered thereupon. He smiles pleasantly as he opens the door a bit wider and steps aside.::
"Good evening, constable. The weather out there looks dreadful; won't you come inside for a moment?"
::He motions at an upward angle with his left hand to acknowledge the comment as he walks down the red-carpeted wooden hall and turns right, entering the room just beyond. It is a spacious, round, red-carpeted room with with high wooden walls lined with portraits of (almost exclusively) beautiful women in period dresses, a large wine cabinet to the right, and a marble staircase on the left leading up to an oak-railed balcony that seems to sink back into an eternity of bookshelves overlooking a fireplace in the back of the room with golden statues of man-sized cats on either side, and a mirror just above that. Before the fireplace is seated two large, comfortable crimson armchairs.::
::Pouring himself a drink at the wine cabinet, Dorian lifts an empty glass in Riddick's direction.:: "May I offer you a drink, constable? It is uncustomary for a guard to drink while on duty in England, but I am still unsure of the policy in Queen's Reign."
"Ah, so Queen's Reign is more akin to Ireland with respect to alcohol tolerance." ::Dorian pours a second glass of chianti for the officer and takes it over to him as he himself sits in one of the armchairs and motions to the one across from him.::
"Curiously, did you happen to hear a loud bang a few moments ago? I had just settled down to sleep when it startled me awake, and then you came knocking..."
-Taking the seat and drink, taking a sip.- "I wouldn't know, I've never been to Ireland." -Pausing for a moment- "Yes I did hear the bang, that was the reason I knocked, I was wondering if you could tell me anything about it."
::The young man raised his glass in a toast with a forthright smile.::
"I do what I can to aid the city. Incidentally, I should have a package arriving from Paris this week, which will no doubt be quite the sensation when I donate it to the Museum of Art."
::After shutting the door behind him, Dorian collapses back against it inside his home and lets out a deep breath.::"That went well..."
::Standing uneasily, and lumbering down the hall toward the mirror above the fireplace, he looks into it and smiles wearily.::
"Chin up, old boy. You just need a drink..."