A New Face

"Hello, stranger. I don't recall ever seeing you in here before. I'm the owner and proprietor of this establishment, Allyson Porter, but everyone in here calls me the Diamond Raven. Hence the name of the bar. We have a few rules here at the Diamond Raven. Oh don't get worried, they're nothing outrageous. The first rule is that a newcomer's very first round is always on the house. It's our way of saying welcome. The second rule is that you're to allow everyone in here his or her space. That goes for the staff as well as the clientele. The moment you poke your nose into someone else's business when they don't want you to, you're gone. This rule is always strictly enforced. However, in all honesty, no one has ever been thrown out of here for that one, as most of the people in here are fairly open about their business and quite willing to talk about their troubles if asked. But there are those rare times that people just remain tight-lipped about their problems. So butt out if you aren't wanted. The third rule is as simple as the first two. Don't do anything that will harm the Diamond Raven, either physically or socially. Well, now that you know the rules, I hope you'll relax and enjoy yourself. What's my story? That's a secret. Remember rule number two. Why don't you try asking that person over there?"

To be continued…