James Drink

[23:48] <Yanmei> [It was a foggy night in East Paris-2. -
[23:53] <Yanmei> [The long, somber wail of a saxaphone cut through the mist, drifting from a window that glowed yellow, like so many others. Beyond it was a bar. Not too classy, not too rough. The sort of place where a professionally-dressed dame wouldn't catch a second glance among the regulars.-
[23:56] <Yanmei> [So when someone fitting that description strolled through the doors clutching a black briefcase in hand, she wasn't expecting much of a reaction. She took a stool by the bar and glanced around calmly, as if waiting for someone.]
Session Time: Tue May 22 00:00:00 2012
[00:06] <AdEvaGM> [It was a quiet place, although it was hardly deserted; a low, comfortable murmur floated throughout the room, words never distinct but never too quiet.-
[00:07] <AdEvaGM> [It wouldn't be long, of course, before she'd see… Someone. In his big trenchcoat, missing an arm, sitting by a table, a hat tilted down to cover his face.]
[00:14] <Yanmei> Aha. She waved the bartender down. "One gin and tonic, and club soda on the rocks over at table three, please~" she requested. "I'll foot the bill for both, of course."
[00:35] <AdEvaGM> ["…" He eyed her critically. He knew who Yanmei was, of course, and that just made it worse. "… For the table over there?"]
[00:38] <Yanmei> "Yes, please?" What was that look for? She collected her briefcase and paused. "The club soda's for me," she informed him politely.
[00:41] <AdEvaGM> [The bartender's mouth was a thin disapproving line, but he nodded. "I'll bring them over."]
[00:43] <Yanmei> "Thanks." What was this weird feeling? Like she'd just been scolded without the guy actually saying anything? She tromped over to the table, slightly deflated, now, and cleared her throat.
[00:46] <AdEvaGM> ["'Bout time."]
[00:47] <Yanmei> "It's good to see you too," she said dryly, and sat down, placing the suitcase between them on the table. "Here."
[00:55] <AdEvaGM> [James nodded, taking the case and stowing it under the table. "It's everything?"]
[00:58] <Yanmei> "…there were a lot of clothes left behind too. I'll take care of that, though."
[01:02] <AdEvaGM> ["Right. I guess the new kid's taking her room?"]
[01:03] <Yanmei> "Yeah. HAve you met him yet?"
[01:03] <AdEvaGM> ["Once or twice. You probably know him better though."]
[01:05] <Yanmei> "We're getting to know each other. Think he's working for anyone?"
[01:06] <AdEvaGM> ["I dunno." James shifted uncomfortably. "I did the background checks, and I don't see anything weird. Unless the Pope wants an agent in NERV, that is."]
[01:08] * Yanmei frowned, but now she just looked puzzled. "With him just coming out of the blue like that, I was sure that… Well, nevermind."
[01:10] <AdEvaGM> ["It seems to be an emergency thing. The Committee's spooked after the fuckup with Azrael, and they wanted a 4th Eva on the ground. They didn't have any Ayanamis left, and they're still highly reluctant to use NeoSpartans…"]
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[01:13] <Yanmei> "Whose fault do they think it is?" She grumbled. "I bet that part of the reason why Paris got hit so hard was because they moved that dumb sword here."
[01:17] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, Paris was always gonna be a target anyway."]
[01:19] <Yanmei> "Right, right." She sighed. "NERV has too many weird things in their basement. That can't be their only reason for bringing it here, though?"
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> ["You think they had other reasons?"]
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[01:24] <Yanmei> "It's a sentient weapon that's hostile to all life. Just being near it can be damaging. It bugs me that the same people who ran those experiments at Eden Base also have their hands on something that powerful now."
[01:25] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, y'know, it can hardly be worse than controlling an Eva unit. In any case, according to sis, an Angel that had its hands on the sword would be very powerful, as it'd tap into the power of Adam."]
[01:31] <Yanmei> "Yeah. With the way the Angels were going for it, we pretty figured that it'd pretty much be the end of the world if they got it?"
[01:31] <Yanmei> ^pretty much
[01:31] <AdEvaGM> ["Right."]
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[01:34] <Yanmei> "Well!" Yanmei tossed her hair confidently. "If we screwed up, it would trigger the end of everything anyway? This pressure is nothing new."
[01:34] <AdEvaGM> ["I guess that's one way to look at it."]
[01:38] <Yanmei> "What do you think our chances are?"
[01:39] <AdEvaGM> ["I don't think now's the time for probability." He said wryly.]
[01:42] <Yanmei> "Aren't you bridge guys always kowtowing to the MAGI system? You should be used to probabilty."
[01:43] <AdEvaGM> ["Kowtowing? Now that's cruel, especially coming from a Chinese girl."-
[01:44] <AdEvaGM> [The bartender walked over. "One gin and tonic, and a club soda… on the rocks."]
[01:45] <Yanmei> "Thanks!" YAnmei beamed at him, as if to show that everything was just fine and perfectly normal. Even though, strictly speaking, it was none of his business.
[01:45] <AdEvaGM> [The bartneder walked off.-
[01:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh, thanks." James snatched the gin and tonic towards him.]
[01:50] <Yanmei> "Welcome." Yanmei took a sip from her drink. For a little while, she was quiet.
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[01:52] <AdEvaGM> ["… I think I'm being followed."]
[01:52] <Yanmei> Yanmei's eyes shot up at his. "What?"
[01:54] <AdEvaGM> ["I can't prove it, but it's a hunch. I feel…" He shook his head. "Ever since Nagisa- W-Well, I've been mostly staying in the Geofront where it's safe." He pulled his coat a little tighter over himself, as if to ward off the bad vibes.]
[01:59] <Yanmei> An act? No… probably not. Yanmei swallowed. "If I'd known, I wouldn't have asked you out here. Do you have a hunch on who could have sent them?"
[02:00] <AdEvaGM> ["Could've been anyone. Children of Adam. SEELE."]
[02:04] * Yanmei shifted uncomfortably, trying not to be too obvious about looking around the bar. "Either way, we shouldn't linger here. I just… had one more question. I'll make it brief."
[02:04] <AdEvaGM> ["What is it?"]
[02:05] <Yanmei> "Forgive me for the timing, but… do you know anything about Isaiah's mom? Like, the way she died?"
[02:06] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh? Why would I know anything about that?" Asked James, bewildered.]
[02:12] <Yanmei> "I dunno. You've been doing this stuff for a good long while? I thought you would have heard something. Or that you'd have a better clue of how to follow up than I do." She glanced away sullenly. "I think someone - from NERV or SEELE or Gehirn - had been trying to kill her for a while, and that they might have had a hand in her death. I think she might have even suspected it herself? I just don't have any proof of it."
[02:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, I suppose if you want I could investigate. Do you have anything I can go on? What about Isaiah?"]
[02:18] <Yanmei> "His recollection of what happened have been colored with self-blame for years. He said that she was ill, and that she asked him to bring her medicine, and then she went into cardiac arrest after she'd taken it. Maybe her medical history would be a place to start? Autopsy files?"
[02:19] <AdEvaGM> ["I'll see what I can do." Said James. "… Do note, though, that if she -was- offed by SEELE or whatever, then the MAGI files are likely to not say anything."]
[02:21] <Yanmei> "Yeah…" Yanmei shook her head. "Reports about the really nasty stuff they did, like that business wth Eden Base, have probably all been destroyed as well?"
[02:23] <AdEvaGM> ["Locked. But." He reached out and patted her hand. "Listen. If they -did- have something to do with how she died, then some evidence will show up. What you might want to do is talk to people related to her- friends, family, and then talk to friends and family related to them, like Dr. Gabriel's coworker's maid or something."]
[02:25] * Yanmei nodded slowly. "I'll give it my best. Thank you."
[02:30] <AdEvaGM> ["That's all you can do in times like this." He stands up. "I'd best be off."]
[02:34] <Yanmei> "Take care." Yanmei nodded, half-rising respectfully to see him off. "Next time, drinks are on you, yeah?"
[02:34] <AdEvaGM> ["Heh, sure thing. I'll see you around, kid."]

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