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[16:43] <Sachiko> Sunday, 15th of April.-
[16:43] <Sachiko> Sachiko was livid. Normally this would be harder to discern, but she certainly wasn't bothering to hide it when she entered the common room early Sunday morning. Quite the contrary; She looked like a storm cloud in human skin, looking like the fury might arc off her to strike some blameless passerby.
[16:43] <Sachiko> "Miss Asahina," she asked, before she even made it all the way to the box. "Are you there?"
[16:43] <PersonaGM> ["Yeees. What do you want?"]
[16:44] <Sachiko> "How do I find Roy?"
[16:45] <PersonaGM> ["He went out a few hours ago. If you need him that badly, why don't you call for him on your tome?"]
[16:55] <Sachiko> A long, painful pause. "… Thank you."-
[16:57] <Sachiko> She left Asahina to her box and marched out the front door and into their dilapidated courtyard, taking out her tomephone on the way.
[18:15] <PersonaGM> [And about fifteen minutes later, Roy hopped over the outer wall of the courtyard and leapt down in front of her. "Yo, Sachiko. What's up?"]
[18:51] * Sachiko seemed to have cooled off slightly in the time she'd been waiting, but she still looked out-of-sorts. "The mission reports in the fifth floor library. Did you move them?"
[18:52] <PersonaGM> ["No. Why?"]
[18:54] <Sachiko> "They're gone."
[18:54] <PersonaGM> ["Huh."-
[18:55] <PersonaGM> ["Did someone in the dorm take 'em? Anyone else know the damn things exist?"]
[19:06] <Sachiko> "I'm the only person that's actually been in there, though, apart from…"-
[19:07] <Sachiko> Something that was either sudden realization or murderous rage lit up her face. "… apart from Adrien."-
[19:07] <Sachiko> Maybe both, judging from her tone.
[19:19] <PersonaGM> ["Okay." Said Roy. "And he doesn't live at the dorm. So… ooooh, I see."]
[19:23] <Sachiko> "Where can I find him?"
[19:27] <PersonaGM> ["I… Don't know where he lives." Said Roy. "But I know where he'll be today around this time. You ever hear of Satomi Lane?"]
[19:32] <PersonaGM> […-
[19:34] <PersonaGM> [Satomi Lane was one of the older streets in the city. As Sachiko entered it, she'd start seeing heritage signs talking about how Satomi Lane had been the centre of Katashiba's pre-war ukiyo lifestyle. Little plaques marked heritage buildings or, more likely, where those buildings had been before the bombs had levelled the city.-
[19:40] <PersonaGM> [Satomi Lane Cinema was one of these buildings, the plaque noting that it had been only partially damaged during the war. The design gave away its original intent as a kabuki theatre, albeit one that had been expanded and needless to say, heavily modernised.-
[19:40] <PersonaGM> [It was outside of this building that Adrien stood, his arms folded across his chest. He was well-dressed in a long white dress shirt, black trousers and black vest.]
[13:50] <Sachiko> Quite suddenly there was a voice from just inside his blind spot. "We need to talk."-
[13:51] <Sachiko> Sachiko's attire was a lot less formal. Her sunglasses were on, and she wore a light, pleated black jacket over a plain white shirt with "DEEP DOPE" written on it in thick black font (A band shirt…? Impossible to say) along with jeans and a set of very functional-looking boots a little similar to those of her Metagear.
[13:53] <PersonaGM> [Before Sachiko had quite finished talking, Adrien had taken a quick step back and turned to face her. He frowned. "What?"]
[13:58] <Sachiko> "Did you take books from the library?"
[13:59] <PersonaGM> [Adrien sighed. After spending a moment looking around, he looked back to Sachiko. "Which library would this one be?"]
[14:16] <Sachiko> "Guess."
[14:20] <PersonaGM> ["No, tell me like a grown up or else I walk."]
[14:37] <Sachiko> Sachiko's lips pressed a little more tightly together. "Walk if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it."
[14:39] <PersonaGM> [Adrien pinched the bridge of his nose.-
[14:39] <PersonaGM> ["Kurata. I have been and borrowed from four different libraries this week."-
[14:40] <PersonaGM> ["I do not know which one you want me to talk about."-
[14:40] <PersonaGM> ["So tell me, so we can have this desperately important conversation, and then you can go home."]
[14:44] <Sachiko> "Obviously the Soejima library," she said sharply. "What, did you think I was shaking you down for late fees?"
[14:47] <PersonaGM> ["I don't know what you're up to." Said Adrien. "But most of the books I borrowed from those four libraries were about our extracurricular activities in one way or another."-
[14:47] <PersonaGM> ["But yes, I borrowed some books from your dorm study."]
[14:48] <Sachiko> "The old reports?"
[14:48] <PersonaGM> ["The one and the same."]
[18:35] * Sachiko sighed, and made an obvious effort to corral her self control. "Ok, look. I spent all day trying to make that place into something usable, and I was trying to make some sense of those reports as well."
[19:56] <Minaplo> ["See, I wasn't aware of that." Said Adrien. "I didn't know anyone else had even been in there. If I'd known you were doing something and that you could read French I would've left them there."]
[12:47] <Sachiko> "Yeah. I don't speak French."
[12:56] <PersonaGM> [Adrien was quiet for a moment, letting the statement hang in the air.-
[12:56] <Sachiko> "Machine translation and a dictionary," she said simply.
[12:59] <PersonaGM> ["Machine translation and a dictionary." Said Adrien. "Yes, because when the-" he fell into a whisper, "Fate of the world is on our shoulders, we should definitely entrust the translation of sensitive information to Google Translate and a copy of Cambridge's."-
[13:04] <PersonaGM> ["Here's what I don't get." Said Adrien. "We don't have a lot of time to deal with Asaka and his shit. In that limited amount of time we have, we need to gather whatever resources we can and maybe, maybe find an answer to the 'reforming' problem that'll satisfy everyone. So with that in mind, you looked at these books, written in French, looked at the team, and decided to resort to machine translation and a dictionary instead of asking the one fucking member of the team for whom French is their native tongue."-
[13:04] <PersonaGM> ["Sacre. Bleu."]
[13:06] * Sachiko seemed entirely unbothered. "Hm. And where could I have gotten the idea that I was the only one who gave a shit about exploring our options, I wonder…?"
[13:12] <PersonaGM> ["We all agreed that we would discuss the situation before we made any final decisions as a group." Said Adrien. "I made my decision based on the information I had available. If new information presents itself that offers a better one, I'll gladly change that decision."-
[13:13] <PersonaGM> ["So remember that before you try storming over here all high and mighty, grilling me on a decision to take books that you can't even read."]
[13:35] <Sachiko> "You want to talk about memory? When I was disatisfied with the only option we were presented with, you called me a contrarian and a coward. You told Hideki to 'man up'," Her tone expressed absolute contempt with the phrase, "when he did the same."-
[13:35] <Sachiko> "Nothing you've done suggested any willingness to actually consider other options apart from that one minor compromise, and you moved to undercut that at the first opportunity. Maybe if I don't know where you stand it's your own fault."
[13:49] <PersonaGM> ["I apologised for my statements, said I'd do better and went immediately to the study." Said Adrien, his tone harsh. "That very same day, I warned all of us that we couldn't let our personalities get in the way of doing the right thing. All of this you're doing, right here, is exactly what I mean. Yesterday, when I went to the study for the second time, I found those books, realised they were important, and that I could help the team by hand-translating every one of them into English and Japanese, so we could all read it. On realising that I, the French speaker, had taken the French books, instead of putting two and two together, you rushed over here so you could… What? Chew me out for taking books without your permission? Get them back so you could do a worse job? Just… Rail at me? I don't know, but at this point you need to question whether you're letting your petty grudge affect our group's ability to function."]
[16:03] * Sachiko laughed. "No, I don't," she said. "I'd already made arrangements to have them passed on to you."-
[16:03] <Sachiko> "Today was for making sure I had some idea of what was in them before I did."
[16:08] <PersonaGM> [He shook his head. "I haven't read much past flicking through the pages to confirm they were all in French, so I can't help you on that, I'm afraid."]
[16:15] <Sachiko> "Great. So now I just have to take you at your word, and the only avenue I have until you're done with them is to open books at random."
[16:31] <PersonaGM> [He sighed. "So what would you like me to do?"]
[16:39] <Sachiko> "Forget it," she muttered. "I'll make a sign out book and a method to flag books we're working on so this shit doesn't happen again."-
[16:39] <Sachiko> "And the sooner I know what's in those reports the better."
[16:39] <PersonaGM> ["Give me your number, then." Said Adrien shortly. "I'll send you a shot of each page as I finish it."]
[16:42] <Sachiko> There was a momentary, tense pause as Sachiko considered ways out of this.-
[16:42] <Sachiko> She relented, though, and numbers were exchanged.-
[16:42] <Sachiko> "Fine. Great."
[16:46] <PersonaGM> ["Good." Said Adrien.-
[16:47] <PersonaGM> ["Now. I have a date today." Said Adrien. "The date is running late, it seems, so I want things to go extra smoothly once she arrives. If there's anything else I can help you with, make out with it quickly."]
[16:52] * Sachiko made a disdainful snort. "Sure. I found your book."
[16:53] <PersonaGM> ["My-"-
[16:53] <PersonaGM> [He went pale, and his expression fell as though a carefully suppressed anxiety suddenly broke through to the forefront of his mind. "Where? When?"]
[16:54] <Sachiko> "Yesterday and the library, respectively," she said with a shrug. "You might want to be more careful. It seemed like a lot of work."
[16:57] <PersonaGM> ["W-Where is it now?"]
[17:00] <Sachiko> Sachiko's eyes were still hidden, but there was the strong sense that she was watching him with a kind of unblinking interest. "The dorm."
[17:01] <PersonaGM> ["Alright. I'll pick it up later today."]
[17:04] <Sachiko> "Sure," she said, offering a paper-thin smile. "Some of it seemed pretty good."-
[17:04] <Sachiko> "I'll leave it with Asahina."
[17:06] <PersonaGM> ["Thanks…"]
[17:19] <Sachiko> "Keep it," she said flatly. The smile was gone again.-
[17:19] <Sachiko> She turned on her heel and walked away.
[17:24] <PersonaGM> [Adrien watched her go. After a moment, he folded his arms, looked at the time and went back to waiting.]

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