Gray Wright
You’re a very busy woman and you haven’t got all day...
Thu Apr 5, 2018 20:53

Had Gray been in slightly different circumstances, a woman checking his temperature by putting an unsolicited hand on his head and generally acting as though inclined to take charge of him would have been expected and not something he would have even thought to object to. Said slightly different circumstances prominently featured his mother. A colleague, however, was a slightly different matter, and said colleague was doing all this before the whole staff in the middle of an important meeting. Mortification on top of illness. Lovely.

“Er - it’s - “ he muttered, but actually making a scene was alien to him. “The board - “ he tried to object when he saw Nathan’s name vanish as abruptly as it had appeared, but someone more authoritative than he was talking and giving directions.

“I do - er - you could just send an elf with - whatever,” he managed. He had not, after all, expected visitors to his bit of the building today - human company in his room was not a thing he often, if ever, had - so his room currently was, well, not precisely in the state he’d want visitors to see - there were books everywhere, papers and pens everywhere, his first-ever rejection letters and acceptance letters in their frames side-by-side on the wall, the three awards he’d won over the course of his first career on another wall...He didn’t think of it that way, but could see how to anyone else, it would probably look as though he was rather self-obsessed. “You should tell them the board - “ he pointed back toward the door they had just departed out of. “Things are appearing and disappearing on the board in there…”

  • Another one bites the dust - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Mar 30 11:26
    Aisha got up from her seat, moving around the outside of the semi-circle, to where Grayson was seated, rubbing his eyes. “Hey, let’s have a look at you,” she said softly to get his attention, placing ... more
    • You’re a very busy woman and you haven’t got all day... - Gray Wright, Thu Apr 5 20:53
      • This is literally my job - Aisha Kapoor, Fri Apr 6 09:38
        “I’m sure they’ll realise. I think they get the idea, anyway,” she assured him, when he started worrying about the board. She wasn’t going to stick her head back into the meeting to add that. “And if ... more
        • Re: This is literally my job - Gray, Tue Apr 10 07:57
          “I don’t think that was me,” said Gray when Aisha confirmed he had, in fact, seen what he’d thought he’d seen in there. He managed a half smile. “I guess you don’t have to worry about job security... more
          • Sleep well - Aisha, Tue Apr 10 10:15
            “Indeed. And here was me worrying I might be bored,” she agreed, when Grayson made a remark about job security. Ok, in truth she was getting slightly bored. It wasn’t like there was a huge variation... more
    • Adding further evidence - Tarquin Fox-Reynolds, Sat Mar 31 07:01
      Tarquin wasn’t especially pleased by the idea of an after work staff meeting. Danny had looked mopey about it when he’d flood home to tell him he’d be late, which meant that they’d be at odds when... more
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