17th Feb 2020, 10:56 PM
Accept the invitation

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Accept the invitation
it's Kate's mom it's weird

you barely know her

but tea though

and it was a long walk

and it'll be a long walk back

"S-sure," you manage to force out.

You follow Kate's mom into her house.

"How long have you known Kate?," her mom asks on her way toward (you presume) the kitchen.

"I, uh--" don't mention running from the cops "Just... since yesterday, actually." don't mention drugs don't mention the mayor

Her TV displays a show about a group of men searching for Bigfoot.

She returns with a cup of tea for you and herself.

"Oh, did you meet at the concert?," she asks.

You give a small nod, and take a drink of your tea.

It definitely has a... different taste, though it may just be that you were expecting cold tea. This is more the kind of tea you drink if you have congestion, or a monarchy.

Kate's mom smiles. "I wanna see Kate play, but I don't wanna embarrass her by having her mom show up, y'know?" She takes a drink of her own tea, slightly alleviating your irrational fear that it could be poisoned.

She takes a seat on the couch, as do you.

There are a lot of pictures of Kate in here.

The Bigfoot hunters are not doing particularly well, though the swells of dramatic music make even their most minor discoveries feel really dramatic.

oh god you are bad at making polite conversation with strangers

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17th Feb 2020, 11:03 PM
Snervalton
Ask for some stories about Kate!
17th Feb 2020, 11:11 PM
17th Feb 2020, 11:15 PM
18th Feb 2020, 8:55 AM
17th Feb 2020, 11:05 PM
Aak where kate works
18th Feb 2020, 8:04 AM
17th Feb 2020, 11:11 PM
Hari_Seldon
Decide between asking where Kate works and asking for Kate's phone number. Or do both.
17th Feb 2020, 11:16 PM
+1 to the 3rd option
18th Feb 2020, 9:27 AM
17th Feb 2020, 11:12 PM
Macheman7
Compliment the interior decoration, I guess?
don't mention the television show, this is a path that leads to having your ear chewed off
17th Feb 2020, 11:14 PM
Hari_Seldon
Maybe tell Kate's mom that you met a fellow supernatural enthusiast called Franklin, a friend of Maria's? If Kate's mom knows him we would like to be his friend like we are Kate's friend. Plaire needs to ask Franklin about her spooky house.
18th Feb 2020, 11:10 AM
We don't know that she's actually even a supernatural enthusiast-- she might just have the TV on for background noise. It's also kinda weird to ask a friend's mom, whom we just met, how to get in contact with a homeless guy just cuz he lives in the same city.

We can get in touch with Franklin easily via the bus, anyways.
17th Feb 2020, 11:23 PM
YetAnother
Comment on Bigfoot searching show.
18th Feb 2020, 9:24 AM
Actually she might be a good person to talk to about Infohazard, as it seems like the kind of thing she would enjoy.
18th Feb 2020, 12:02 AM
Kate's mom seems lovely, and I think we could do well by telling her that we're new in town (that will also cover for our nervousness, she might understand better since we just moved and all that) and that it was really nice to meet Kate and start making friends. That will naturally prompt topics of conversation (such as recommendations for places to go) while also being complimentary.

Alao, we should probably introduce ourselves by name and ask what to call her, because "Mrs. Kate's Mom" probably doesn't work very well XD
18th Feb 2020, 8:03 AM
18th Feb 2020, 8:16 AM
18th Feb 2020, 5:30 PM
Heroshima
+1. maybe she knows something about the previous owner of the nightmare house?
18th Feb 2020, 8:23 AM
Kate's mom is a mom who seems to really care about her daughter. We might not have much experience with those but take it from me: she wouldn't care if you were stiff as a board the whole time. We're her daughter's friend, and that's all that matters. There are some things we shouldn't mention, but she'd probably listen to anything we wanted too talk about.
18th Feb 2020, 11:28 AM
Compliment Kate's guitar playing ability.
18th Feb 2020, 5:12 PM
pkrankow
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Follow with a run-on about her daughter's playing, out of context parkour, spending the night at Cici's, that we live in the so called "spooky house", cop to our anxiety and troubles making smalltalk, having Cici over, inviting Kate, thank you for the tea, I have a party to get ready for.
18th Feb 2020, 6:03 PM
Ask to see pictures!

On the one hand, it'll put the ball in Kate's mom's court to talk and allow us to just nod politely and drink tea.
On the other hand, it can also be a trap to end up here for hours while Kate's mom talks.