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There Will be Tears
(2013-06-08 - 2013-06-08)
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Minette Odam "Kid, I think you've had enough."

"I'll TELL YOU when I've had enough!" Minette slurs out at the bartender, pointing a damning finger up at the bartender. "Now you keep those rootbeer floats coming and don't you dare skimp on the float!" After the man holds up his hands in surrender and moves off to make another 'drink', Minette folds her arms on the bar and buries her head in them. This almost sends the half dozen or so empty glasses (formerly containing rootbeer floats) scattering, but blind merciful luck prevents it from happening.

"And then..." Minette says to her companion sitting next to her. "And THEN I bumped into Kamon right here in Narshe, but I toooootally dorked it up! I totally did. Waugh!"
Thirza Ingersleben Thirza pats Minette on the back. "Oh, I'm sure Kamon thinks you're great," Thirza says reassuringly, "because you are. He was probably nervous too! I doubt you dorked it up /that/ badly." She smiles pleasantly, adjusting her glasses a little bit. "And it's not like you can't make it up to him later, I mean, he seems like a cool guy."

"Minette, are you sure you should drink this many root beer floats? I don't want you to get sick," Thirza frowns.
Minette Odam "Oi oi oi, don't /you/ start, I get enough of that from the barkeep." Minette replies, pursing her lips into a frown. "But he does think I'm a dork! I didn't know what to say, so I started talking about the business deal, and talking and talk and talking..." A pause, and thoughtful frown. "I might have violated my NDA there a little... shhh."

Minette waves her arms about expressively. The man to her left has to duck to avoid being whacked. He gives Minette a dirty look in reply before moving a stool further down; Minette doesn't notice. "But he thinks I'm a total spaz! The first thing I did was fall on my butt!"
Thirza Ingersleben Thirza frowns more, then tries to smile sympathetically. "It's true though...I mean, if you're sure you can handle it." She purses her lips slightly when Minette elaborates a little more. "I don't know, you had a lot to say! I'm sure he understand."

Thirza gives an apologetic wave to the man down the bar. He ignores her. She turns her attention back to Minette, dejected. "--oh, um. How did that happen?"
Minette Odam "I don't know, I looked up, he was there, and suddenly WHAMM-O!" People look over at Minette's outburst; there is mild grumbling from the disturbance of the peace. "I think the ground jumped up and hit me. On the butt. And I've been to the HR sessions, that 'harassment'. But... oh, Thirza, he helped me up!" She holds up her right hand with her left. "He touched my hand, eeeeeeeeeeeee!"

But then a plaintive wail follows. "But then I dorked it up like a dorking dork... sharkfarrrrrtssssssssss." She slumps, her shoulders sagging. "If only I knew what to say."
Thirza Ingersleben "Oh, well, I guess that can't be help then," Thirza frowns again. She looks around anxiously when Minette has her outburst and gets the whole room looking at her. Once things have settled she turns her attention back to the story. When Minette talks about Kamon helping her up, Thirza applauds giddily--but in a way that's subdued enough it doesn't draw nearly as much attention.

"Oh that's /awesome/, I--" Thirza droops when Minette finishes. "Well...maybe he thought it was cute! You know?" Pause. "I never know what to say either."
Minette Odam "Uouou.... if only there was some way of knowing what to say..." Minette says with a frown. "If I knew him better I could talk about things he likes, but how can I find out what he likes without being a huge dork? Augh." Minette sips at her newest rootbeer float. Loudly. "And if I get clingy then it's scare him away and and and..."

Minette's eyes widen.

"Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Hey, hey Thirza." Minette turns to her friend with that devious little smile she sometimes get, and that glint her eye that suggests 'I have an idea'.
Thirza Ingersleben "Well...if you get to--" Thirza stops and lets Minette react that idea on her own, because this is a thing that frequently happens with Minette and Thirza. They operate on the same wavelengths sometimes. "That's a great idea, I mean, if you figure out what he likes," Thirza compliments, as though the thought never crossed her own mind.

"Um...yes, Minette?" Thirza asks, looking a little nervous. There has clearly been more than one time where she's had such an idea.
Minette Odam Minette points a finger at Thirza's chest. "/You/ could find out what he likes safely!"
Thirza Ingersleben "I...I could?" Thirza asks, pointing at her own chest incredulously.
Minette Odam "YES!" Minette exclaims exuberantly, thrusting her arm forwards and poking Thirza in the chest. "You could!"
Thirza Ingersleben Thirza sinks in her seat, so much as she can do so with her plush toush. She almost tilts backward off of the stool when Minette's pokes her. "Well um," Thirza kicks her feet a little, nervously. "I suppose I could try at least, Minette."
Minette Odam "It'll be easy for you, Thirza." Minette explains. "Because you don't have anything to lose, right? Win-win situation. Besides, you're the best scout in the syndicate, riiiiiight?" Minette pushes a knuckle against Thirza's arm gently, as if to say, 'eh, eh?' "And you can find anything."
Thirza Ingersleben "S-sure, Minette. I'm not sure I'm the /best/, scout, but I think I do okay. I'll see what I can do." She smiles happily, tugging a little at her ponytail. She puts her hand on Minette's and gives it a squeeze. "--you said he's pretty nice, right?" Thirza tugs a little at her shirt.
Minette Odam "You are the best scout!" Minette doesn't mention that on the current Zaibatsu roster Thirza is the only scout, thus the winner by default. Also, by the same technicality, the worst scout.

"Oh, yeah, yeah, he's super-nice. And handsome. Heeeeee." She places both hands on Thirza's shoulders. "Don't worry, I know you can spy on him successfully, you're doing it for true love!" There's like five things wrong with that statement; Minette sees none of them.
Thirza Ingersleben "T-thanks Minette. I appreciate it." Thirza blushes a little. People don't compliment very often, though it seems much more common these days. Seldom is it her scouting ability, however.

Ooh," Thirza says, "Well, in that case..." Thirza smiles brightly for Minette. She doesn't really see too much wrong either, and instead takes Minette's word for it. She wrings her hands a little.

"Hey, um, Minette? Do we have the budget for me to get something, while we're here?" Or several somethings, as is always the case when Thirza wants food.
Minette Odam "Totally do." Minette replies with a broad smile. "You forget... I'm senior management now! VP in charge of accounting! My expense account? Huge like a behemoth." She slurps mostly air through her straw, producing a long, annoying sound. "Bartender, another round on me!" She turns and gives Thirza a thumbs up.
Thirza Ingersleben "Yayness," Thirza says, doing another little clap. "...but what do I want? Something big..." She ponders for several moments, then finally asks.

"Hey Minette," she says, "how long have you liked Kamon?"
Minette Odam "How long?" Minette places a finger on her chin, leaning back in thought. "I guess it was... sometime after I realized that I didn't have a chance with S...omeone else, so I'd better move on. And I don't know, Kamon was kind of there, and he never told me how I should dress, or do things, or not do things, or anything like that... and I guess I like that. So maybe... two, three years now? I've just never... told him. It's harrrrrdddddddd."
Thirza Ingersleben Thirza's eyes widen a little when Minette lingers on the "S" there, but it's clearly Someone Else Who is Not Souji. She smiles. "Oh, yeah...I guess that is nice! I hadn't really thought about it, a whole lot, because well--" Thirza trails off a little bit. "I was just so happy to have a chance to have something better than I did I was too focused on doing well at that."
Minette Odam Minette mentally plays back Thirza's sentence in her head a couple of times to sluce out the meaning. 'I was just so happy to have a chance to have something bettern then I did I was too focused on doing well at that'. Her lips purse into a slow frown and her brow knits and she mentally turns this statement over in her head.

"Oh. Okay!" Sigh. "But... c'mon, there's got to be someone /you/ like, right?" She gives Thirza a couple of prodding pokes. "Eh, eh, eh? I'm right, right? It's okay, you can tell Big Sis Minette." The fact that Minette is both shorter and younger does not matter in the self application of this title.
Thirza Ingersleben Thirza kicks her feet a little again. She squirms when she's poked, swatting at Minette's hand playfully. "Oh, well," She stretches the 'well' out for quite a while. "Um, well, there's several boys that I think are cute," Thirza says, she taps her cheek thoughtfully. "Buuut I can't think of someone"
Minette Odam "Oh yeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh?" Minette responds cheekily. She wiggles in her chair a little. "Like who, huh? Huhhhhh?" Nudge nudge.
Thirza Ingersleben "Well, there was Jean from some of my blue mage classes," Thirza says, "but I haven't seen him since...stuff happened." Thirza sighs. "I think Mr. Murasame is really handsome too, but don't tell anybody..." she whispers, looking down at her feet as she does. "Nik keeps hitting on me, but I think he does that with everyone...and he's just so loud."
Minette Odam Minette leans in conspiratorially, glancing left and right to make sure that no other employees are listening in. There aren't even any in the pub. "Mr. Murasame really is kind of a hottie, isn't he?" She giggles conspiratorially, then leans back.

"Dragonius is a /total jerk/." Minette insists. "He's only doing it to get in your skirt, so don't fall for his tricks. He hits on /every/ girl." Minette does not add 'except me'. "And he's really shameless about it, too!"
Thirza Ingersleben "Thirza blushes brightly when Minette confirms her thoughts about their boss. It seems so scandalous! She wrings her hands again, then occupies herself with her rootbeer float, newly arrived.

"Yeah," Thirza says, "that's what everyone seems to say." Siiip. "Maybe I should start looking around for people outside of the school...I mean, can you think of anyone who would fit me that we, still?"
Minette Odam "Fmehhhh, I don't know." Minette minces as she slurps down her own rootbeer float. "It's like... outsides, man. They're like... /weird/, Thirza. Like all /kinds/ of strange. It might be best to just hold off for a while. But... if I find anyone, I'll definately let you know. I totally will." She probably won't, she's forgetful. And can't even get herself a date, let alone someone else.
Thirza Ingersleben "Yeah, I guess...oh. OH." Thirza suddenly remembers something. "You got my note about that guy from ShinRa coming by and wanting to talk to you, right? That was weird. He seemed pretty nice though. Sammy Colt or something?"

"Um, thanks. I appreciate it, Minette," she adds, in regards to dates.
Minette Odam "Note?" Minette asks. This one sentence and the tone it's asked in speaks volumes.
Thirza Ingersleben "Oh, I guess not. He wanted to ask a little about Murasame and Alexander Academy on behalf of ShinRa. I wasn't sure how much they'd talked to Mr. Murasame yet, so I didn't want to say too much," Thirza tugs at her ponytail again. It's a nervous habit. Siiiip goes the rootbeer float. "And it was the kind of stuff you know a lot better than I do."
Minette Odam Minette blows bubbles in her rootbeer in thought. "Hm. I'll add it to my schedual. Hm. Do you think I should get a secretary? I hear all the cool VPs have a secretary."
Thirza Ingersleben "Umm, that could be nice," Thirza says, "if we've got the budget, of course. Since you'd have to pay a secretary..." Thirza tilts her head slightly, draining the rest of her float in short order. She pauses for a long moment.

And then clutches her head. "Aaaaaaah!"
Minette Odam Minette is a sympathetic screamer, "AAAAAH!" She replies, not understanding what's going on.
Thirza Ingersleben "Brain freeze!" Thirza pouts. "It--it's okay.'s okay Minette. Owww." She rubs her temples.
Minette Odam Minette is just all like :O except with glasses. Extrapolous words that add noting to the pose and take away from it's impact for the purpose of the discrimatory auto-logger picking it up.
Thirza Ingersleben "Ow...okay, I think it's gone now," Thirza says. "...and now I want another float. I don't know how you put so many of them away Minette! You're so skinny. It makes me a little jealous, sometimes."
Minette Odam "Ah ha... ha..." Minette gives a helpless shrug. "Just lucky, I guess. Well, I'd better go and file my daily report to Mr. Murasame. You feel free to order as much as you want, just charge it to my expense account."
Thirza Ingersleben Thirza gets this devious look in her eye. "--okay!" she says cheerfully. "Good luck with your report. Just call me if you need anything, alrighty?"

What kind of monster have you unleashed, Minette? What have you done?

This scene contained 38 poses. The players who were present were: Minette Odam, Thirza Ingersleben