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"Just follow the red lady, just a matter of if your eyes are fast enough, lady and gentlemen." 'Z' addressed the small crowd in front of him and his folding table, as he flipped a trio of playing cards back and forth. He gave a flourish and showed the red queen for a moment before slipping it back into the mix. "She's not smart enough to get away for long. Can't be that smart if she named both her sons 'Jack'." He displayed the Jacks of Clubs and Spades without falling out of rhythm, before letting all three cards into their final place with a gently audible slap of coated paper on plastic.

Sure, these people were getting what would have been a 500 an hour treatment at any private engagement Zach attended, but it was always important to keep his skills sharp. He could have made the game foolproof with even the most basic illusion, but where's the glory in that? He was every bit the stage magician that Zanna was, after all, and that included the cosmetics he was currently sporting. Lightening the hair, making the cheeks a little more gaunt, and shabby-chic clothes. The perfect vision of a reasonably competent busker; not starving, but probably hadn't seen steak in a while. The growing stack of singles on the table looked like a very great achievement (and would make a nice addition to the charitable donations pile when he did his taxes next).

Date: 2017-01-31 10:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] first_lightning
It had taken some doing to track down either of the living Zataras, despite their high profile. Zatanna was, according to her agent, vacationing on some island that Jay couldn't pronounce forwards or backwards - which left Zachary.

In some ways, this might be a lot easier, as he wouldn't have to worry about whether or not the younger Zatara remembered him - as far as Jay could recall, they'd never met.

The elder speedster was in plain clothes now, observing the young master at work with the cards from a distance.

Date: 2017-02-02 11:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] planetaryguide
Ghost of the Desert lingers in the shadows. He has been in major cities before, particularly Dubai,and he knew the language of rooftops and fire escapes. He knows how to be practically invisible amid the glare and din of neon and automobiles. It's not his favorite.

He knows the one on the plane, The Drummer, is tracking him, but still he follows in Jay Garrick's footsteps, as best he can. He can't keep up, but he can follow the trail, and the pattern of his movement.

"Zachary Zatara," he thinks. He wonders about the boy: A teen wizard. He's not sure how he feels about that. Not for the first time, he wonders about the road that providence has put him on.

Date: 2017-02-03 03:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] first_lightning
Jay moves nearer the table, with a friendly smile on his face, watching the play and trying not to distract Zachary while a game is ongoing.

"You're pretty fast with those cards, son. I bet that takes a good bit of practice."

Date: 2017-02-09 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] first_lightning
Jay thinks a moment, and an impish glimmer appears in his eyes.

"Actually, I've been watching you for a few rounds, how about we turn it around and make it a little more interesting? We'll see if I've been able to pick it up."

He holds out his hand for the cards, smiling.

Date: 2017-02-14 12:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] planetaryguide
The Ghost watches from the rooftops, unseen by the crowd below. He had thought they were seeking a real magician, not some street card shark, but he trusts that Garrick knows what he's doing.

Date: 2017-02-21 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Jay takes his position behind the table, and lays out the three cards in play, turning each one face up briefly to show the initial positions, before he begins.

"I think this game might be older than I am - which is sort of a comforting thought for me."

Jay's no magician, but he knows that talking is an expected part of the art of distraction, so he extemporizes as his hands maneuver the cards with the agility and dexterity of a much younger man.

"Then again, I suppose most card tricks have been around since the 19th century, and there aren't too many new things you can do with them."

All it takes is one little burst of super-speed, one little hand movement faster than the human eye can follow, to move the lady one last time as he finishes up.

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Date: 2017-03-23 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Jay follows, a little more cautiously.

"This is a very impressive home you have here, Zachary - I guess I never realized how much money a professional magician can make."

He glances back towards the portal - Abdullah will probably be fine to follow on his own. Worst case scenario, Jay can burn ten minutes to run and get him, provided this house was actually on the earthly plane.

"So, where are we, exactly?"

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Date: 2017-03-24 11:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] planetaryguide
Nope. Abdullah is not Ok with this, and with a start, he is across the street and in the portal before it's gone.

He doesn't make a threatening move on Zachary, but it's clear he considers this situation hostile.

"Mr. Garrick," he says, looking at his surroundings. "I sensed dimensions warp ... My king ordered me to stay by your side."

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Date: 2017-03-24 12:15 pm (UTC)
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"I didn't mean to leave you behind, son - magic always throws me for a bit of a loop. Zachary, I didn't get the chance to introduce you to my new friend here - he's friendly, or friendly enough, in any case."

"Abdullah, this is Zachary Zatara."

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Date: 2017-03-24 01:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] planetaryguide
Abdullah regards the young wizard appraisingly, and it's clear he's wary of him. But for the moment, he is bound to Garrick, and so he'll behave ... unless provoked.

After a moment, he nods politely at Zatara.
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Date: 2017-03-27 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] first_lightning
Jay is in between Abdullah and Zachary in a .. well, flash.

"This is my fault, Zachary - I didn't realize the warp would be taking us inside the place, and neglected to ask Abdullah to wait. I know how upset Kent would get if he'd had an uninvited visitor, but please - don't take it out on my friend, here."

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Date: 2017-03-28 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Abdullah bristles, and his fists clench and unclench.

"I can sense and manipulate bleed energy," he says levelly. "All I knew was that you were leaving this dimension with Mr. Garrick. For all I knew, you were abducting him."

And then, Abdullah does something he's not done this entire affair. He smiles.

"Now that I am close enough to use my other ability, though, I can see no evil in you. Of course, if you still feel dishonored, you have every right to challenge me to a duel."

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Somewhere on the coast of America

Date: 2017-04-11 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Since the attack on himself for Fate's Helm had happened, Constantine had placed a couple more powerful protection and cloaking spells onto the House of Mystery so that he could begin to find the others he had seen in his vision that were apparently supposed to help him in finding the newest Dr Fate.

But it seemed that the house had other plans as usual and instead of keeping itself hidden, uncloaked to show the Victorian Gothic style building sitting right on top of a lone cliff upon feeling some very familiar magics trying to find it and it's owner inside. The owner that was currently loudly cursing in a strong Liverpudlian accent before calming upon realizing that the building wouldn't have shown itself for just anyone other than the other mystical and magical members of the Justice League Dark.

"I've got a bloody phone, ya could've called Zee," John called out after yanking the vintage looking door open thinking it was the older and better looking Zatara, in his opinion.
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Re: Somewhere on the coast of America

Date: 2017-04-12 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Jay turns towards the door - he hadn't thought the ritual would be this quick, or direct.

"Are you John Constantine? The 'Laughing Magician'?"

Date: 2017-04-12 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Magic might be quick and direct but it comes at a cost, a price that most times is too high for the caster.

"I could be John Constantine, don't know about the Laughing Magician part though, mate." Constantine leans against the door frame as he looks over the older man. "I guess it all depends; are you the Lightning or the Sentinel?"

Date: 2017-04-14 12:28 pm (UTC)
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Abdullah was raised in a City of the Gods that existed between worlds, so the act of shifting between planes was familiar to him, but it was still exhilarating. He looked on at the Englishman, and instinctively found himself distrusting him. There was darkness in his soul. Not like the terrorists who were his prey, no, but there were some stains that only came from acts of evil, even those done in the name of the greater good. This man, more than any he'd met so far, made him afraid. Casually, he rested his hand on the hilt of his revolver, in case he should be forced to draw.

Date: 2017-04-14 03:56 pm (UTC)
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There was a lot of darkness within John's soul, he wouldn't deny that nor the fact that he was doing his best to change it but sometimes the price for the magic he used was just too high and added to that darkness.

While Abdullah was looking him over, the warlock was doing exactly the same with a smug smile and a small shake of his head not wanting to get into a fight of any kind especially when it could be very dangerous to his health.

"And only your cousin gets to call me a reprobate, kid." John ran a hand through his dirty blond hair before running to over his face. "You're not in league with a knife happy shadowy male figure, are you?"

Date: 2017-04-14 04:00 pm (UTC)
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At least this was going along more smoothly than Abdullah and Zach's introduction.

"I take it, Mr. Constantine, that you had a vision similar to the one that I was shown - we are definitely not in league with the people trying to kill you for the Helm, and if I was to hazard a guess, I'd say I'm the Lightning you're looking for."

He steps forward, extending a hand.

"Jay Garrick, founding member of the Justice Society - and longtime colleague of Kent Nelson, the former Doctor Fate."

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