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Marianne Delacroix, DoI
Oh, you're the new next door neighbour!
Thu Nov 27, 2014 22:04

Wonderful! Come to think of it, Tomoko was complaining about a banging noise last night; your pizza-nailed-to-the-wall seems to be the explanation.

Don't move, I'll be right over with a housewarming gift.

- - - -

Marianne Delacroix closed her smartphone and placed it on the coffee table, gently pushing aside a copy of Pratchett's Men at Arms as she dis so. The octogenarian agent rose from her armchair while looking around for her grandson. Out of the corner of her eye she spotted the young bowtie-wearing agent in the kitchen, busy preparing vegetables for tonight's soup.

"Gaspard! We have a new neighbour. We should go and greet them properly," said Marianne as she moved towards the door.

"Yes, grandma!" answered her grandson, putting down his knife and quickly storing the vegetables back in the refrigerator. "Shall I bring something?"

"Yes. Please bring about a dozen of your molasses cookies. They were a big hit with the DoI senior staff the last time I brought them to share," said Marianne as she took her pink shawl from the coat hanger by the door and draped it over her shoulders. "Ready?"

"Yes, grandma!" said Gaspard as he dashed up to his grandmother, biscuit tin in hand. "How far is it? I don't think 'neighbour' is halfway across HQ, right?"

"Just next door. Oh, where is Tomoko? I swear she was here a second ago..."

"Left for the gym while you were busy," said Gaspard. "She should be back in an hour."

"Excellent. Off we go."

The pair walked out of the door and walked a few metres down the corridor to their right. Before long, the door to RC 20XX loomed before them. Marianne raised a wrinkled hand and knocked tree times at the door. "Hello, Agent Glocker? It's Marianne from the texts. Are you in there?"

  • Well, I guess?Agent Ashley Glocker, Thu Nov 27 19:30
    Beats me, I dunno what this thing I'm holding is, but it seems to be sending messages and I'm getting them back so hey, that's cool. Still wish I could find my phone. Anyway I'm in room 20XX.
    • Oh, you're the new next door neighbour! — Marianne Delacroix, DoI, Thu Nov 27 22:04
      • Alright.Agent Ashley Glocker, Thu Nov 27 22:53
        Ashley trotted back and forth across the room, crossing his arms behind his back and shaking his head lightly as he tried to clear out the cobwebs in his head... and in his room. It looked like it... more
        • ((Apologies for the delay.))SeaTurtle, Sat Nov 29 22:47
          ((Real life and all of that jazz.)) - - - Marianne and Gaspard sized up their interlocutor. After a quick study of the confused-looking bleary-eyed man in front of them, the senior agent took... more
          • ((No worries~))Agent Ashley Glocker, Sat Nov 29 23:58
            Ashley blinks and takes the biscuit tin. "Uh... thanks." He says as Marianne continues, idly opening the tin and taking out one of the cookies as he listens, and slowly eats one as the elder woman... more
            • "We'll need you to get to Personnel, then."SeaTurtle, Sun Nov 30 12:19
              "Follow me," said Marainne as she turned on her heels and walked down the Generic Grey hallway at an unusually brisk pace for an 85-year-old. Gaspard followed suit, calling to Ashley. "Come along and ... more
              • "I think I lost my phone before that..."Anonymous, Mon Dec 1 03:00
                Ashley taps his chin, quickly setting the tin of cookies aside as he quickly falls in with Gaspard and Marainne, easily keeping the brisk pace. "I think I remember this 'armory' you're talking about. ... more
                • "Departments? Certainly, sir."SeaTurtle, Mon Dec 1 21:59
                  Gaspard cleared his throat. "There are three types of departments in this place: action, infrastructure, or security. Action departments are the ones that venture into the multiverse to fix problems. ... more
                  • "What in the world did I get myself into?"Agent Ashley Glocker, Tue Dec 2 03:44
                    Ash shakes his head, chuckling. "Well, at the very least, I find it pretty amusing that I end up here. Figures it would be after years of -wanting- for something like this to happen, and then when I... more
                    • ((Aaaargh, sorry.))SeaTurtle, Thu Dec 4 21:59
                      ((Exam season is upon us over here, so sorry if my posts are far and few in between.)) "Yes, actual flowers," confirmed Marianne. "Or more specifically, Flowers , note the capital F. They're mostly... more
                      • "Hmmm.. what's D-Ops Again?"Agent Ashley Glocker, Fri Dec 5 01:03
                        Ash rubs his chin, humming lightly. "I was security forces when I was in the Navy. I started in Aviation, and spent a good stint as a life-support equipment maintainer, before becoming a MA and... more
                        • "I have one final piece of advice for you," she said. "When you approach the Marquis for a job, be sure to mention if you intend to return to World One-- Earth, that is. If you say 'yes', they will... more
                          • "That is absolutely not ominous at all."Agent Ashley Glocker, Tue Dec 9 06:37
                            Ash deadpans, looking at the note before giving Marianne a grin. "Thank you for giving me the nickle-tour ma'am. I'll certainly step in to visit at some point." He smiles, giving her a gentle, though ... more
        • Edit-Agent Ashley Glocker, Thu Nov 27 22:55
          ((Whoops, my bad...)) EDIT: The funeral suit had been beyond salvaging and smelled -horrible, and had quickly been discarded to the other side of the room as Ash walked around in his silk boxer... more
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