Aline S Search

[11:18] * Aline would find herself deciding to root out a bit more information, in perhaps the most awkward way she could imagine - asking about fights from the school authorities… whichever one she'd run into first, anyway.
[11:24] <AdEvaGM> [Of course, this meant going to the office- its quiet foyer and the reception desk, staffed by Hugh Dupont, a bookish man of average height and a mousy disposition…]
[11:26] * Aline smiled a bit at him, and looked over at him. "Ah, hello, I was wondering if I could ask about something?"
[11:27] <AdEvaGM> ["What is it, er…" He looked down at his books and computers. "Miss Blanc?"]
[11:30] * Aline raised a brow at not being IDed from fame alone, but let it slide pretty easily. "I was just wondering if you've seen William Weiss-Xylander around? Blonde hair, new arrival? I've been wondering where he is, and the other students are talking but don't know."
[11:32] <AdEvaGM> ["Uh…" He looked down at his books and computers again. Clearly Dupont wasn't a man who trusted his own memory. "Oh, I know who you mean, yes…"]
[11:34] * Aline wrung her hands together, down below her waist, and swayed back and forth a little. "Well, have you seen him around other than when he filed his entry paperwork? I know he was there then…"
[11:34] <AdEvaGM> ["Uh…" He stared at her blankly. "Is he in trouble?"]
[11:36] * Aline leaned forwards. "I don't know, it's just, we were supposed to help him adjust to the school and I can't find him anywhere. If you haven't seen him at all then that's fine, it's just… mm. I suppose I'm hoping he hasn't gotten into trouble without me knowing."
[11:37] <AdEvaGM> ["I, uh, I could call him to the office if you like."]
[11:39] * Aline shook her head. "Oh no, that's a bit too much, and that'd make him feel like he /was/ in trouble. I'm just making the rounds… I mean, we'll eventually run into him again, I just got worried a bit. Thanks for the offer, though. "
[11:41] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, alright."-
[11:41] <AdEvaGM> [An intern peeked in. "Hey, did I hear you talking about Weiss-Xylander?"]
[11:42] * Aline peeeered over. "Ah! Yes, yes you did. Whyever do you ask?~"
[11:44] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, I heard that Damien Lestrange was pulled in for fighting, and he said Weiss-Xylander started it."]
[11:45] * Aline scratched her chin, as if appraising a sudden change in the investigation. "Huh. I didn't expect him to get into a mess that soon. Maybe it's just poor adjustment, but… Thanks."
[11:47] <AdEvaGM> ["I think it was Cartre who pulled Lestrange in, and Cartre's covering the sports grounds and cafeteria, so he might be around there."]
[11:49] * Aline smiled widely. "Okay, thanks again~" …And she was off!
[11:51] <AdEvaGM> [The cafeteria. Bustling with students and smelling faintly of hot pastry…]
[11:53] * Aline actually stopped to take a small whiff, before heading over to find where Cartre was. Hopefully he was close enough by~
[11:56] <AdEvaGM> [Cartre was nearby, a thin, aging man with a clipboard in hand…]
[11:59] * Aline approached him calmly, and at first quietly. "Hello… I was wondering if I could ask you about a recent incident?…"
[12:00] <AdEvaGM> ["Hm? Ah, young Miss Blanc. What is it?" His voice was gentle and slow.]
[12:01] * Aline folded her hands behind her back, leaning back as well. "Oh, I had heard from the office that William Weiss-Xylander had been involved in a fight. See, I'm trying to help him adjust to school life and was wondering if you could help me out with a bit about that…?"
[12:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh. Do you want to know what happened?"]
[12:15] <Aline> "If you wouldn't mind." Aline said calmly, smile remaining on her face.
[12:17] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, young lady, all I know is that when I arrived, Weiss-Xylander had Damien Lestrange on the ground, looking innocent as could be as though Lestrange had merely tripped. I don't really know the details, but Weiss-Xylander is over there on the field." He pointed to a clump of primary kids, who were milling about Weiss-Xylander. He towered over them all.]
[12:20] * Aline nodded politely. "Thank you for your time." And, well. let's cut straight to the source! Aline made her way over towards the man of the hour~
[12:27] <AdEvaGM> [He was speaking to the kids, who were laughing and generally mobbing him for attention. He looked up at Aline and waved as she approached.]
[12:28] * Aline waved back. "Hi! I hope I'm not interrupting too much…"
[12:29] <AdEvaGM> ["No, of course not." He chuckled. "Children, do you know who this is?"-
[12:29] <AdEvaGM> [They cried out in affirmative.-
[12:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, that's right. Why don't we all give Miss Blanc a thank-you hug?"-
[12:30] <AdEvaGM> [If Aline protested, it didn't matter. She would soon be mobbed by William's army.]
[12:34] * Aline did protest, at least slightly! Mostly just in the cutesy-whimpering way. "Eeeeep~"
[12:36] <AdEvaGM> ["The joy and blind love of a child is one of God's miracles." Said William, chuckling. "Were you looking for me? I meant to arrive for lunch, but there were incidents."]
[12:37] * Aline seemed a bit amused by that, but… nodded. "Yeah. Yanmei went all-out on a rumor investigation quest based on those. I wouldn't mind knowing the truth, though."
[12:38] <Sept> "We heard about the incidents, yeah. You've been making a name for yourself," Sera interrupted, arriving on scene to the athletics ellipse.
[12:42] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh dear. News travels fast in this school." Said William, sounding rather off-kilter. "Well, this is what happened- I arrived at the cafeteria, and was waiting in line when I saw a little girl- named Padma- being pushed about by a rather bellicose boy. I chastised the boy and told him to be kind to the girl, but he refused and called upon his brother- a large, strong young man. The young
[12:42] <AdEvaGM> man threatened me with violence, so I pacified him a little."]
[12:44] * Aline mouthed the word, before repeating it. "…Pacified."
[12:44] <AdEvaGM> ["He swung at me and I tripped him."]
[12:47] <Sept> "Good job with that, anyway. I guess you don't mind the attention, so… keep it up as you will, I suppose."
[12:48] * Aline seemed to not take it quite the same way Sera did. "Just be mindful, but… yeah, I can't really blame you…"
[12:48] <AdEvaGM> ["In truth, I don't really care either way regarding the attention, but if you would rather I try-" he stressed the word- "to minimise it…"]
[12:53] * Sept raised his hands in indifference. "It's all on you. Do what you want to do."
[12:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Alright. Nevertheless, I'll try to make sure that it doesn't result in undue issues for either of you."]
[12:55] * Aline smiled softly. "That'd be for the best, yes."
[12:59] <Sept> "Fine with me. What's the time? Should we head back?"
[13:09] * Aline tilted her head a bit. "Why not, huh? Here, let me text Yanmei, she's still out there…" It was a quick message, but she pointed out they found William.
[13:16] <Yanmei> It would not be long before they got a reply in the form of Yanmei showing up, striding toward the field. "Hii~"
[13:17] <AdEvaGM> [William waved. "Hello! Time to head back?"]
[13:18] <Sept> "Yeah. Enjoy your lunch break, Yanmei?"
[13:18] <Yanmei> "Enjoy's one way to put it. Did you know that Malachi Ansel is building secret reports on all of us?"
[13:20] <Sept> "Hmmh. I do now."
[13:20] <AdEvaGM> ["Why?"]
[13:21] * Aline smirked. "Social engineering nuts, what did I say?"
[13:22] <Yanmei> "Not unless 'social engineering nuts' are selling the information that they dig up."
[13:25] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah…"]
[13:26] <Sept> "You know of him now. That helps a lot to avoid getting caught up in his schemes."
[13:26] <Yanmei> "Unless he gets clever and starts setting hidden traps."
[13:28] * Aline nodded. "Or something like that…"
[13:28] * Sept shrugged. "It keeps us on our toes, if anything."
[13:29] <AdEvaGM> ["I'm sure it won't be too harmful." He beamed. "Let's head back."]
[13:30] <Sept> "…right." Sera wasn't convinced, but class, at least, was inevitable.
[13:30] * Yanmei nodded promptly. "Shall we~?"
[13:31] <Aline> "Let's shall~"

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