Kenzo S Cooperation

[07:53] * Aline was heading towards medical for… for a reason different from her usual. She had been fresh off of reviewing legal paperwork from their adopted case, and now was actually heading out to gather assets - as opposed to her normal visiting-Shinji purpose. So, she asked to meet Dr. Kenzo when she reached the medical ward of the battleship, and would patiently wait for him to be available.
[07:53] * Aline Her dark blue dress was prim and proper, but had a slightly casual air to it.
[08:01] <Minaplo> [About ten minutes would pass, and then Aline would be informed that Doctor Kenzo was waiting for her in his office.]
[08:03] * Aline would, naturally, respond relatively quickly, entering his office with practiced steps. "Greetings, Doctor Kenzo. Thanks for giving me some time to talk with you."
[08:11] <Minaplo> [Kenzo sat behind his desk, looking calm and at ease. He smiled. "That's alright, Aline. I'm always happy to help you. What do you need?"]
[08:13] * Aline went and pulled out a chair in front of the desk, smiling softly. "Well, then I'll get to the point. I'm working with the defense for Rei's court-martial, and was looking for evidence towards our case you could provide, as well as possibly your cooperation as a witness in regards to her behavior under your care."
[08:17] <Minaplo> [Kenzo straightened up, his eyes widening and his brows rising in surprise. "Is that so? I see… What do you need from me in that regard, exactly?"]
[08:21] * Aline waved a hand, still smiling that same gentle smile. "It's relatively simple. You were in charge of NERV medical during the entirety of Doctor Clement's recovery, no?"
[08:22] <Minaplo> ["That's right."]
[08:25] * Aline let the hand rest at her side. "Basically, during your tenure she was recovering from an attack. As head of medical at the time, you would've known about her condition and activities… the salient point iiiiiis, though, that she tried to escape a number of times - including successfully - in spite of her injuries, to save Alphonse Wellesely from the clutches of the Parisian Mafia.
[08:25] * Aline Those attempts are fairly relevant to the kind of case we're trying to build up."
[08:28] <Minaplo> ["Ah, I see. What case would that be, out of curiosity?"]
[08:37] <Aline> "Ah, that's, well…" Aline folded her hands a little. "We're trying to establish - for this facet anyway - that the conditioning Rei was under that helps regulate her emotions without normal coping measures is breaking down, and she's been driven to emotional extremes both in the actual incident, and more importantly, previously."
[08:50] <Minaplo> ["Hm." He placed a hand on his smooth chin. "You want me to establish precedent."]
[08:55] * Aline nodded slowly. "That'd be correct." She said calmly. "If you were willing, anyway."
[08:58] <Minaplo> ["I admit, when I heard about Rei's actions and subsequent court-martial… Well, she's a good girl- she's come around to help me more than a few times, and I got to know her and her sisters back in Tokyo-2. For her to snap like that, so violently, made me upset and disappointed. But when you explain it like that, I can understand what's going on- and I'd help Rei even if I am disappointed
[08:58] <Minaplo> in her. I don't see any reason to say no to you."]
[09:02] * Aline smiled a bit lighter. "Yeah. She's been pretty upset about the whole thing, for what it matters. And thank you, I assure you we'll do our level best to not make this a bad decision on your part."
[09:02] <Minaplo> ["Hahaha. I appreciate that!"]
[09:04] * Aline tilted her head once. "Did you have any questions, though? I probably can't necessarily go into /everything/ in one sitting, but I can try to point out things you may have missed in my relatively-brief description."
[09:08] <Minaplo> ["Do you need me to put together any specific files for evidence?"]
[09:12] <Aline> "Oh, yes, that'd be good. Specifically, the reports surrounding Rei's escape attempts and her condition both mental and physical during and immediately around such."
[09:13] <Minaplo> ["I can do that."]
[09:17] <Aline> "Thank you again, Doctor. If you agree to be a witness, you may mostly be used for expert testimony… but there might be some character-establishment questions too. Yanmei and William are, for the most part, going to be doing the questioning."
[09:20] <Minaplo> ["I understand."]
[09:26] * Aline nodded again. "Was there anything else? If you wanted to just converse on things other than business, I wouldn't be adverse to it~"
[09:32] <Minaplo> ["Well, I wouldn't mind myself. Are you going alright?"]
[09:41] * Aline tilted her head the direction opposite of the last time she did that. "Okay enough? I've got a lot on my plate now, between Shinji and the battles and so on, but… that hasn't changed over the last week too significantly other than Shinji? And… honestly, I've been through worse before."
[09:51] <Minaplo> ["I see. No, that's understandable. You're holding it together well, Aline."]
[09:59] <Aline> "Ah, thanks." Aline scratched the back of her neck absently. "How about you, though?"
[10:01] <Minaplo> ["I'm busy!" He laughed. "Not as busy as I used to be, but still busy. It's a different kind of busy."-
[10:01] <Minaplo> ["I'm grateful that this new Angel doesn't seem overly fond of collateral damage, though."]
[10:03] <Aline> "Oh? So that you'd avoid your own set of dead and injured to deal with, huh?… Yeah. He is like that, though. Reluctant to kill and uninterested in carnage."
[10:04] <Minaplo> ["Strangely careful about it too. Different to the other Angels…"]
[10:06] * Aline nodded her head again. "Yup. Really, a lot of the later ones have had more… sophisticated attitudes, whether like this, or even if just in being dangerous in more 'interesting' ways."
[10:08] <Minaplo> ["That's an insightful way to put it."]
[10:16] <Aline> "Thanks. But… I have had more insight on them than most anyone else would, so I suppose that makes sense."
[10:35] <Minaplo> [He nodded.-
[10:35] <Minaplo> ["Say, are you doing anything right now?"]
[10:37] * Aline has quit IRC (Connection reset by peer)
[10:40] * Aline has joined #nervfrance2
[10:41] <Minaplo> [00:34] <Minaplo> [He nodded.-
[10:41] <Minaplo> [00:34] <Minaplo> ["Say, are you doing anything right now?"]
[10:41] * Aline blinked once or twice. "No? I honestly expected to spend more time talking. What's up?"
[10:42] <Minaplo> ["Do you want to go grab something to eat? I haven't eaten since 7 AM."]
[10:43] * Aline clasped her hands and smiled. "Ah, sure, that'd be fine."
[10:48] <Minaplo> [And so he got up, leaving the office with Aline in tow, locking the door behind him.]

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