"With r-respect, ma'am..."
Sat Oct 31, 2015 00:33

"...out of the t-two of us, you are the one with the post prestige in Headquarters. That s-sort of thing must be acknowledged. You know, like, er... um, respect, from a lower-echelon staff member towards a higher-up."

  • "Sounds nice."Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 00:25
    "Don't know if I'd be able to do it, though. Too used to being on the move." The Aviator peered at Gaspard. "And you don't have to call me ma'am, this ain't the military."
    • "With r-respect, ma'am..." — SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 00:33
      • "You kidding?"Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 00:42
        The Aviator leaned against the table and picked up a strange looking fruit that vaguely resembled a pomegranate, if pomegranates were supposed to be a violent shade of magenta. She broke it open and... more
        • Gaspard shrugged...SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 00:52
          ...or more specifically, the suit 's shoulders shrugged, meaning Gaspard made his elbows move up and down to reproduce the effect. "T-the fact remains that you're still one of HQ's most popular... more
          • "Gotta say, I'm jealous."Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 01:06
            The Aviator ignored Gaspard's stammering in favor of plucking out more seeds. "Must be nice to have a quiet life. Or at least one where not everyone knows every intimate detail of your life."
            • "W-well, I, er..."SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 15:38
              Don't say something cringey. Don't say something cringey . "I, um, I suppose, ma'am. B-but it's just that, sometimes, y'know, er..." He bit off the rest of his sentence before he mentioned that being ... more
              • The Aviator gave Gaspard a worried look.Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 16:10
                "Something the matter? You sound nervous." ((Dude, are you sure you didn't go rooting around in my head to create Gaspard? This is some scary stuff.))
                • "N-nervous?"SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 20:18
                  "Oh, it's probably my anxiety acting up. No w-worries," said Gaspard while trying to put on a reassuring smile. No. Don't smile. You look like a creep when you smile. He let the smile fade. "But... more
                  • "Huh?"Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 20:26
                    The Aviator looked down at herself. "Oh. Princess Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender . It was my partner's idea. Not exactly my first choice, but hey, whatever makes him happy, you know?"
                    • "Zeb, I believe?"SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 20:42
                      "Ah, y-yes. He's a Luxray, isn't he? I've never met your partner in person, see. I only know what the DoI gossip mill digs up about him. Is he here tonight? I'd think a electric lion would be hard to ... more
                      • "Yeah, he is."Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 20:48
                        The Aviator looked around, then pointed out the teenager who was dressed almost identically to her. "He only used the disguise generator to go to his default human form; neither of us like using the... more
                        • "Um." SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 21:13
                          "I have it on good authority that Zeb doesn't, er, um. Like girls, ma'am. As in, um. you know." He shuffled awkwardly, dragging a heavy boot across the ground. "Well, yep. Or so Madam's sources say."
                          • The Aviator waved a hand.Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 21:16
                            "Meh, doesn't matter, does it? He's never shown any inclination either way, so what the hell do I know?" She paused and scowled. "This is the same Madam Tacitus reports to?"
                            • Gaspard cleared his throat. SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 21:23
                              "Er, I thought you knew. Tacitus is merely in the employ of Madam-- he's not a free agent. There are dozens like him all over the place, collecting and selling information. It's, er. Commonplace. And ... more
                              • "Well that's just great."Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 21:25
                                The Aviator looked disgruntled. "There go my plans to ever drink at Rudi's again. Ever. Thanks for the heads-up."
                                • "Um... you're welcome...?"SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 21:48
                                  "I guess?" Gaspard looked away. He had the feeling that he had ruined someone's day. "So, uh... read any good books lately?"
                                  • "A couple hundred."Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 21:51
                                    The Aviator checked her watch and sighed restlessly. "I'm a bit more anxious to see how tonight's episode of Doctor Who plays out, to be honest. What about you?"
                                    • "I've seen it," said Gaspard...SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 23:31
                                      ...pointing at a holographic screen next to his right cheek. "It's... okay, I guess. Series nine has been pretty good so far but this one was sort of 'meh' in my opinion." He fell silent and looked... more
                                      • "Nah, not at all."Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 23:35
                                        The Aviator gave him a faint smile. "Nice to talk to someone who's not trying to get me out of an angstfest, or bugging me about my personal life. 'Sides, you seem pretty smart. Makes sense, since... more
                                        • "U-um, er, if you want to."SeaTurtle, Sat Oct 31 23:41
                                          "It's just that, er, my intel team has got the early shift tomorrow and I'm not sure if I'll be around but if you really do want to talk, er, I'll be around. I think you'll find me quite easily,... more
                                          • ...walked up and flicked the Aviator's shoulder. "Oi, Time Lady," she said. "Greenie says it's time," The kid had her on messenger duty now. At least he wasn't sending her out for a pumpkin spice... more
                                            • The Aviator gritted her teeth.Iximaz, Sat Oct 31 23:54
                                              "Knew I shouldn't have mentioned it. Figures the Narrative Laws were paying attention," she muttered. She sighed and looked at Gaspard. "I'll message you, alright? It was nice talking." She gave him... more
                                              • "Greenie has you under the desserts," she said. "He'll announce the thing in a minute and I'll pull up the tablecloth." She spent a moment elbowing her way through a clot of people before they came... more
                                                • The Aviator sighed.Iximaz, Sun Nov 1 00:14
                                                  Resigned to her promise to Zeb, she crawled under the table and stretched out on her back, putting her arms behind her head. Maybe she'd take a nap, make the time go faster. She was bored already.... more
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