07.17.3013: The Revelation
Summary: Zaniyah and Matt encounters each other in the park, and there's things revealed.
Date: 17 July 2013
Related: Autograph
Zaniyah Matt 

Menagerie and Terrace Park
This park is most aptly named due to the various tiers and terraces that are neatly stacked with one another to create a rather pleasing aesthetic. It is accessed through a series of pathways leading from the Statuary Forum. It encompasses about two square kilometers of space that, when combined with the various ups and downs of the tiers, means for quite a march for those trying to explore every inch of it. Built within the parks architecture is a stream that burbles along and cascades over the tiers. Each tier varies in its ratio to lawn, trees, and flower beds. Some have stone bench seating, while others encourage sprawls across the plush grasses.
Tucked in the center of the park is a modest zoo and aquarium that is always open to the public and contains a wide range of animal life from all over Haven.
17 July 3013

Near the zoo, though not too close. As today, it's Zani who has found a nice spot to sit, and play music. Her keyboard, portable as it is, has been plugged into a solar panel of some sort, and she looks like she might have been there for hours. There is a case open, and some folks have thrown in some coins perhaps. Though Zani seems to be ignoring that, at the moment. She smiles a thank you to anyone who does, though mostly, she's just wanting to play in the sunlight, never mind busking.

Having taken a walk, Matt is making his way through the park. Without really noticing it, his steps has taken him over in the direction of the music now. Whistling a little bit, also quite sub-consciously, something that can fit well with the music played on the keyboard.

Zani continues to play, though she watches as a couple kids go zooming by, pell mell racing to the zoo. Their parents follow a little more slowly. Zani's attention comes back, as they pass, and she catches sight of Matt, and sound. As she gets to the end of that song, she lets the music fade, reaching for her water bottle and taking a big drink. "Hey, Warriner," she calls out. "How are ya doing?"

As he hears his name mentioned, Matt pauses for a few moments, his own whistling stopping as well. "Ah, the lovely keyboardist. Zaniyah, wasn't it?" He offers this with a smile, before he shrugs a little bit. "Quite well, I believe. Just trying to get some inspiration, you know. How about you? Aside from giving people lovely music here, that is."

Zani grins. "Just enjoying the day," she says, softly. "A new friend suggested that it was a good thing to do every so often, ya know." She pauses and then says, "My parents said thanks for the autographs, by the way. Though you'll never guess." She shakes her head, laughing a bit. "My mother comes up with the craziest ideas. Guess I come by it naturally, at least." She gets to her feet, so she can stretch a bit.

Matt smiles a bit as he hears that, "A wise person, that friend of yours," he remarks, before he smiles, "I'm glad to hear they appreciated the autographs." Her next words makes him pause for a few moments though. "I'll never guess what?" he asks, before he adds, "After all, if I'll never guess, you should probably tell me, if it's something you'd want me to know, right?"

Zani laughs, shrugging a bit. "You'll think I'm crazy, you will. But do you happen to know someone named Chase? Chase Warriner?" she asks. Might as well get it over with, right? Cause after all, someone's got to be able to tell Zani's mom that she's got rocks in her head. She steps over to where she and Matt can chat, though she's got a hand on her keyboard at all times. Precious thing that it is.

"I do," Matt replies, raising an eyebrow as he hears that. "That's my father. Why do you ask?" Looking a bit curious now. "What has the old man done this time?"

Zani sort of freezes and stares at Matt. "You're joking, right?" she asks, sounding a bit faint. She blinks a time or two, and then she takes a step back. "That - I was expecting you to tell me you'd never heard of any such - " Babbling now, shut up, Zani. She closes her mouth, and then says, "Must be two of them, that's it. My mother tells me that Chase Warriner is /my/ father. But surely it's not the same one?"

Matt blinks a bit as he hears that. "What…?" Looking a bit confused for a few moments. "Well, my father's name is Chase Warriner. Musician from Nubilus. I'm not sure if there's more of them, but maybe. He and my mother has always been married, though."

That gets a shrug from Zani. "Well, I can safely tell you that my parents were not married, but - my mother is now married to my step father, But - it's not usually something that we talk about. I just - " She pauses, as she thinks things through. "Well, maybe you don't want to check with your father. I am pretty sure my mother never told him." She shrugs, and then adds, "And I don't think she seriously expected you to be related to him." Pause. Stare. "Did she send you a message or something? Get you to play along with her in some sort of trick?"

"I can assure you, I have never met, spoken to, or had any other kind of contact with your mother. I don't even know who she is," Matt replies, before he sighs a little. "Does your mother play any instruments?" Sounding a bit curious, before he adds, "And maybe he should get to know, at some point. I think he'd want to know, after all." Going silent again now.

"No," Zani says, with a shake of her head. "My mother can't carry a tune in a bucket." She might even have that analogy right, for a change. She sort of blinks and then shakes her head. "Wait, that would make you - " her eyes widen a bit, and she shakes her head again. "You know, I think I should have kept my mouth shut."

Matt nods a bit as he hears that first part. "Maybe that's proof that you got that from my… your… our… I don't know, at least from father?" A brief pause now as he hears that next part, "That would make me… your half-brother, I believe. Seems that way." A shake of his head as he hears that last part. "It's probably a good thing that you didn't, no matter how confusing and chaotic things might seem now." A brief pause, before he adds, "Of course, I could be wrong, I don't know."

Zani thinks about that, still a bit stunned. "Well, I am sure there'd be ways to prove it, if we really wanted to." She's still not sure at all if she wants to know. She's spent her whole life with a father named Chase who was off in nevernever land, really. Why change things now? "If we want to, that is. Or we could just pretend it never happened."

"True…" Matt replies to the first part, before he offers a bit of a smile. "I'm not sure if pretending it never happened would work well. After all, it would probably be somewhere in our minds, gnawing on said minds." Shaking his head a little bit, before he adds, "But I don't think we should make any decisions now, while we might both be a bit in shock." A momentary smile, before he adds, "But if it's true that you are my sister, I'm glad to have found out."

Zani just gives Matt a shell shocked look. "I - never actually thought about having a relative. Dang, wait until Drake and Roxy find out." She laughs, and then says, "I suppose for an old guy, you're not too bad as a brother." A hint of teasing there, along with a big smile. At least she's relaxing a bit.

"I thought about it, back when I was just a kid, but that was what… thirty years ago?" Matt offers, before he offers a smile as he hears the rest. "Thanks. And I guess for being just a kid, you're not too bad as a sister either," offered a bit lightly now.

Zani shakes her head, moving to get her keyboard, and pack it up. "Somehow, I don't much feel like playing any more. Guess I should go - get some sleep or something." Anything, but stay here? "Call my mother and tell her that I might have a brother - do you have any brothers and sisters?" she asks, all of a sudden, stopping cold.

Matt nods a little as he hears that, nodding a little bit. "I can understand that. I guess we both has quite a bit to think through, after all." He shakes his head at the last part, "No, at least I didn't think so until now." A brief pause, before he adds, "If, or when, you feel like talking about this at some point, just let me know, okay?"

Zani smiles at that, and she nods. "Okay, that - sure, I can do that." She pauses, and then says, "Thanks, Warriner." She bites her lip and then changes that to, "Matt." Her keyboard case is hefted up, she waves and then she heads off, deep in thought now. Or else just totally shocked.

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