William S First Day

[07:21] <AdEvaGM> [[Session 58: NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Date: 7th of August, 2017. Episode Title: William's First Day.-
[07:22] <AdEvaGM> [Wide, clean pathways of concrete, manicured grass lawns, tall, appealing white and blue buildings, half of which now went empty…-
[07:23] <AdEvaGM> [It had to be St. Louis. It was a minute before homeroom was to commence- William had come along with Yanmei, but had stayed behind at the office to sort out a few details, telling her to go on. Old friends (And enemies) were quietly flocking to their rooms…]
[07:26] * Aline found herself as she was… supposed to be, as it were. In uniform, seated in her homeroom class, calmly waiting. All seemingly in order.
[07:27] * Sept was taking it as business as usual, modestly greeting old acquaintances, but mostly refraining from making detours on his way to class.
[07:29] * Yanmei flounced her way towards homeroom, shooting smiles and waving and stopping to swap words with people she knew. With luck, she would make it to the classroom as the final bell rang.
[07:30] <AdEvaGM> [It was a close thing, but she managed it.-
[07:32] <AdEvaGM> [Mr. Martin was waiting already, as he usually did- he arrived well before the bell every day. He smiled at the class- nearly fully assembled, as it were- as he took out the roll. "I trust everyone's good today? No headaches or colds?"]
[07:34] <Sept> Sera's response was limited to a brief, slight raising of eyebrows.
[07:35] * Aline was similarly terse, though she made hers with a smile and a shake of her head.
[07:35] * Yanmei smiled sweetly from her seat.
[07:38] <AdEvaGM> [Malachi looked up nonchalantly, fiddling with his eyepatch. "Why? Is it going around?"-
[07:39] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, a little. Half of the lower grades are sniffly to the brim." Said Martin, silently ticking off his chart as he went. "… Hm? Has anyone seen Elena today?"]
[07:41] * Aline frowned slightly, but decided to reply. "I don't recall having seen her…"
[07:41] * Sept couldn't stop himself from looking around in surprise at that. He tapped on his desk silently in thought.
[07:42] <Yanmei> "Maybe someone caught a cold after all?" Yanmei pulled out a day planner, unconcerned.
[07:43] <AdEvaGM> ["Hm." Martin went back to marking. "Say, Zhang. Weren't we supposed to be getting a new kid today? I was told you'd be bringing him- what gives?"]
[07:45] <Yanmei> "He'll be along shortly. They were just giving him a little extra paperwork in the office."
[07:45] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, of course."-
[07:45] <AdEvaGM> […-
[07:45] <AdEvaGM> [A phone started to ring, in class.]
[07:47] * Aline blinked suddenly, and looked either way, before reaching for her phone… hers was the one that was ringing! "Ah, sorry, I…" She picked up. "Hello?"
[07:49] * Sept quietly shifted his bag a little closer, as if getting ready to leave. Yet at the same time, he was staring idly out of the window, head tilted.
[07:50] * Yanmei looked disappointed, hands falling away from her bag where her own phones rested.
[07:51] * Aline then looked around furtively, and sighed. "…I'll do what I can." She said into the phone, before turning towards Mr. Martin. "Ah… said new kid is having trouble with the hall monitors. Can I be briefly dismissed to go help sort that out? It's an ID-verification sorta thing."
[07:51] <AdEvaGM> [Martin quirked an eyebrow. "Go ahead."]
[07:53] * Sept let the bag be, and relaxed again.
[07:54] * Aline stood up, and perhaps borrowing a tic from having a Japanese boyfriend, bowed slightly. "I'll try not to spend too long." …And she began to head out the door, commenting into her phone again. "Okay, let me know where you are? I'm on my way." Clomp, clomp went her shoes…
[07:56] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, the drama begins, huh?" Martin chuckles to himself. "This new kid. You know him, right, Zhang?"-
[07:59] <AdEvaGM> [Lillian stretched and leaned over to Sera. "Hey, this brings the class back to double digits again, huh?" She cast an eye around the half-empty classroom.]
[08:00] * Aline made her way outwards and onwards, following the hallways with a quick "Got it." in response to the answer she got. The phone connection would only go dead when she came upon…!
[08:00] <Yanmei> "I do, yes. Do you have a question about him, Mr. Martin~?"
[08:01] <AdEvaGM> ["Of course. What can you tell us about him?" Asked Martin.-
[08:01] <Sept> "Yep. I'm sure you'll get along well. He's a good kid," Sera replied with a little smile.
[08:02] <AdEvaGM> [Aline would eventually come upon William, backed up against the wall, his arms held up somewhat defensively, being accosted by a vicious Elena. He looked at her with a look of clear relief. "See? Look, here she comes, Miss Clement, I'm sure-"-
[08:03] <AdEvaGM> [Elena turned. "This guy's walking around with a fully loaded gun! And he claims he's a pilot! Is it true?"]
[08:03] <AdEvaGM> ["A good kid, huh? And he knows Aline? Innnteresting~" Murmured Lillian.]
[08:06] * Aline sighed a bit as she put away her phone. "…William, did you forget your NERV ID or something?" But then a slow nod at Elena. "Oh, yeah, he is. I distinctly remember the surprise introduction at the Thunderdome event - I was involved in it, actually. But yeah, sudden as it is, he's the fourth Paris-2 pilot."
[08:06] <Sept> "Well… I wouldn't be so sure about the interesting part. You might be setting yourself up for a letdown later. Though who knows?"
[08:06] <Yanmei> "Well, he was born in Germany, and has done a lot of traveling. Speaks fluent French, has a generally pleasant disposition, is athletic, and has an accomplished singing voice. And," she winked, not at Martin, but at the rest of the class "He's also a fellow co-worker~"
[08:06] <AdEvaGM> ["Of course not. I have it right here." Said William, flashing his ID.-
[08:07] <AdEvaGM> [Elena looked at him sternly, flushing nevertheless in embarrassment, before stepping backwards. "I thought- I mean, a fourth pilot- it seemed incredulous…"-
[08:07] <AdEvaGM> ["No harm done." Said William happily, pocketing it once more before heading over to Aline's side. "Thanks." He whispered out of the corner of his mouth.-
[08:10] <AdEvaGM> ["I dunno. A singing voice seems preeeetty cool." Says Lillian, nudging Sera. "Hey, you know, I know a pretty awesome karaoke place in town- I should abduct you all and see how -that- goes."-
[08:10] <AdEvaGM> [Malachi instead slyly leans towards Yanmei, his missing eye diminishing not at all his ability to slide like a snake. "… He cute?"]
[08:12] <Yanmei> "Eh? He's all right. What, are you interested?" She smirked.
[08:13] * Aline smiled a bit, seeming to have properly Accomplished Mission, and folded her arms confidently. "No worries, it's a bit of a /turnabout/ for all of us. There were mouthfuls had and shocked looks everywhere. Anyway, maybe we should all get back to class, huh?"
[08:13] * Sept fiddled with his glasses in an attempt to hide how adverse he was to the suggestion. "Yeah, I… don't sing. Really. That's -not- an invitation to get me to."
[08:14] <AdEvaGM> ["Maybe." Says Malachi. "Better or worse than Gabriel-Wei?"-
[08:14] <AdEvaGM> ["Don't sing or -can'-t?" Asked Lillian, grinning.-
[08:15] <AdEvaGM> ["If you would be so kind as to lead on." Said William smartly, adjusting his coat. Elena rushed on after them.]
[08:15] <Yanmei> "I'm not going to rate them. That's just rude." Yanmei flipped her hair.
[08:16] * Aline so totally /did/ lead on, unfolding her arms and walking calmly~
[08:16] <AdEvaGM> ["So who was that?" Asked William curiously.-
[08:16] <AdEvaGM> ["Aw. And I had such a lovely little gem of gossip as well. A pity." Sighed Malachi theatrically.]
[08:17] <Sept> "Wherever your mind is headed with this, stop it." Sera tapped on the desk irritably.
[08:19] * Yanmei eyed Malachi mistrustfully. "And what's -that- supposed to mean?"
[08:20] <AdEvaGM> [Malachi smiled and said nothing.-
[08:20] * Aline didn't miss a beat, and went into description mode. If brief, because the girl was close by. "Elena Clement. But don't worry, that was just a halfway-awkward first impression."
[08:20] <AdEvaGM> ["Awww." Whined Lillian. "Fine. We'll see~"-
[08:21] <AdEvaGM> ["Quite." Said William wryly. "Her heart's in the right place, at least. Safety first!"]
[08:24] <Aline> "Right~" Aline chirped, moving closer and closer to homeroom again.
[08:27] <Sept> "You're welcome to try with the others. I don't mind watching. That's not a promise."
[08:28] <AdEvaGM> ["See, that's alright! Just come along and lend your support!" Said Lillian, who knew that the first step of getting someone to do something they didn't want to do was to expose them to it in small doses.-
[08:30] <AdEvaGM> ["So. What -is- the class like? As a whole." Asked William, a tad nervously.]
[08:32] * Aline waved a hand nigh-dismissively. "Oh, the usual. A few quiet types, some boisterous types, social engineering nuts, used to be some more types but… ah~"
[08:33] <AdEvaGM> ["The usual?" William stared at her in polite puzzlement. "I've never been to a school before."]
[08:35] * Aline smirked. "It's better experienced than told of, but the typecasts do it well enough. Kids. Some 'normal', some not. You technically fit the not. I mean, sure there's something to be said about not knowing what normal means in an unfamiliar context, but I don't think they're anything to worry about. Just think of your environment and the kinds of people it produces, eh?"
[08:41] <AdEvaGM> ["I see. Alright." Says William quietly.]
[08:45] * Yanmei continued to watch Malachi, that same mistrustful look in her eye, before turning to face the front of the classroom with a "Hmph. Like I care?"
[08:46] <Aline> "Right, yeah. Sorry I can't be of further help, but it's a bit hard to explain from where I stand…"
[08:46] <AdEvaGM> ["No, that's alright."-
[08:47] <AdEvaGM> [Malachi smirked. "Oh, but you do care… But I guess you can see me when you want to stop being out of that loop."]
[08:48] <Yanmei> "Whatever you say," she said dryly. There were better things to sell her soul for.
[08:51] <AdEvaGM> [It wasn't long before Elena returned, flustered, slipping into a chair, followed by William and Aline. William was introduced to the class- who, it goes without saying, found him deeply interesting.-
[08:51] <AdEvaGM> [Whether this speaks of William's personality or the class's deep gossipy tradition is a mystery.-
[08:51] <AdEvaGM> [They broke up for classes, lovely early morning Monday classes- before meeting up again for the first lunch break. William was nowhere to be found again, leaving the pilots to…?]
[08:53] <Aline> …eat, of course. What else? Aline had a lovely little sandwich she was chowing down on, in fact!
[08:55] <Sept> Sera was only glad to join Aline. Lunch was the most important part of the day, they said. "So, what happened? With William, back there."
[08:56] * Yanmei messed around with her phone all too happily, rising from her seat and wandering off somewhere.
[08:58] * Aline leaned an elbow on the table, cradling her sandwich in a hand between bites. "Welll. Elena didn't seem to believe he was a pilot at first, and noticed he had a gun, so was doing a whole safety-patrol thing. Granted, I imagine there was all of no way of her knowing, and a fourth pilot is a bit of a surprise in /general/, so…" An open shrug. And a bite.
[09:02] <Sept> "Ahh. It's good to know people still pay attention." Munch, munch.
[09:05] <Aline> "Yeah. I was sorta surprised that they didn't clear it up without my help, though…" Another bite.
[09:08] <Sept> "Hmm. Yeah. You'd think they could do that."
[09:09] <Yanmei> A pause near the classroom door. Yanmei frowned and doubled back, more than a little restlessness kicking in. "Where the hell did he go, anyway?" she grumbled.
[09:09] * Aline looked about briefly, but then back at Sera. "…Oh well. Maybe it was just one thing or another."
[09:12] <Sept> "Yep. I might talk to her about it later. I wouldn't blame her for still being on edge. But it isn't healthy."
[09:13] * Aline focused her gaze a bit closer on Sera. "I'm… not sure it's that big a deal? Like, I think it might not be as systemic as you're implying."
[09:14] <Sept> "Oh. Um. Sorry. Maybe I got carried away."
[09:16] * Aline smiled calmly. "Best practice that, huh? Reining things in, I mean."
[09:17] <Sept> "It's that noticable, huh."
[09:20] * Aline had by now finished her sandwich - indeed, exactly that second - and now used the hand freed by it to drum on the table. "Well, more like that one thing was pretty strange, enough to make me notice."
[09:23] <Sept> "Mmh. It's a habit. I'll try to keep it to myself a bit more. Thanks."
[09:26] * Aline nodded once, quickly. "Mmhm. Yeah, it's something to watch for, I guess."
[09:28] <Yanmei> With more texts sent and recieved, Yanmei made an appearance by her fellow pilots, frowning faintly. "Right. So. My usual informants have let me down. Have you two heard anything yet?"
[09:30] <Sept> "You'll have to be a bit more specific, Yanmei..?"
[09:32] * Aline on the other hand remembered. "I think I overheard something about it being about… what, where William is? Well, we've just been talking here, so…"
[09:34] <Yanmei> "No, no. It's…" A glance over her shoulder to take stock of who else was left in the classroom. She lowered her voice. "There's some news about Weiss that's floating around school. But, weirdly, I can't figure out what the specifics are. I messaged a couple of reliable sources, but even they weren't able to help."
[09:38] * Sept shook his head. "I can't say I could help. If it's a rumor no one knows about, does it really matter, though..?"
[09:39] * Aline wagged a hand. "I don't really know anything. It might be artificial, though. Or something we might consider mundane."
[09:43] <Sept> "Did you have lunch yet, Yanmei? Maybe if you take a break, something will turn up."
[09:46] <Yanmei> "I'm not that hungry? And," she made a vague hand gesture, "aren't you guys the least bit curious about how weirdly this information is spreading? If it isn't just a false one - yes, fine, I acknowledge that that's a possibility." -
[09:48] <Yanmei> "If something stays off the usual grid for a while, and then suddenly pops into the public eye and becomes a widespread rumor, it's such a departure from the normal way that these things develop that it's worth noting and paying attention to."
[09:50] * Aline had a very 'eh?' look on her face. "I… really don't play in that game, Yanmei. I mean, I'll keep an ear out, but I don't really have any contacts that I can use for that, nor do I… want to. Besides. Investigating it is going to disturb the pool. Heisen-rumor."
[09:53] <Sept> "It's true, but if we really want to find out, surely the, um, school authorities would know if it was something serious? He's our colleague, so…"
[09:56] <Yanmei> "Oh, Sera. You're really overestimating the competency of the school's administration when it comes to these things. Besides, without investigating, how will you determine the source of the rumor?"
[09:57] <Sept> "…I see. Is there… any way we can help?" Sera looked like he regretted asking that even as he was doing so.
[09:58] * Aline shrugged widely. "Well, push too hard and you move it. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, writ large. But in all honesty, I'm worried that if it /is/ a fake rumor, the source will escalate once they know someone took the bait, or if they feel cornered."
[10:00] <Yanmei> "Well~ I haven't come up with a clear plan aside from asking around, and I have to be careful about -that- because if a rumor goes around that there's a rumor going around, then an actual rumor is probably going to develop."
[10:00] <AdEvaGM> [A phone began to beep- a text message!]
[10:00] <Yanmei> "One moment." She checked her phone.
[10:04] <Yanmei> "There's been a break in the case!" She said cheerfully, standing. "I'll be back in a bit, okay?"
[10:05] * Aline blinked, but then smiled calmly. Again. "Okay~"
[10:07] * Sept breathed in relief. "Just call us if you need… You know." Sera most certainly didn't.
[10:08] <Yanmei> "…" Another arriving text Yanmei blinked at it. "Actually…? I might need to take you up on that. I've been asked to 'bring help'."
[10:13] <Sept> "I see. What are we getting into…"
[10:14] <Yanmei> "We'll see when we get there. Shall we take a little trip to the cafeteria? Blanc, you're in, right?"
[10:15] * Aline paused, and bit back something… "Er. '
[10:15] <Aline> *Sure."
[10:16] <Yanmei> "Then let's go."
[10:18] <AdEvaGM> [Yanmei knew the place. It was a bit of a walk- they were headed to the lunch area given over to the ninth grade students. Specifically, they were looking for a student…]
[10:20] <Yanmei> "Her name's Amelie, class 9B. Dark hair with pink dye in it. Tall, thin." She took a subtle look around, trying to spot her.
[10:21] * Aline peered about, trying to conceal her distrust of the whole situation a little bit…
[10:22] <Aline> …before pointing surreptitiously towards the girl.
[10:23] <Sept> "What now?" Sera asked while eyeing the rest of the place casually.
[10:26] <Yanmei> "Well, we smile, first of all. And…" Yanmei tossed her hair, and strode up to the table where the girl sat. "Hi! Amelie, right?"
[10:28] <AdEvaGM> [Amelie had been tapping away on her mobile when the three approached. She looked up, momentarily dumbstruck, staring at Sera first and foremost. She sort of looked at Yanmei as an afterthought. "Er, oh yeah! That's me!" She giggled shrilly.]
[10:29] * Aline was, for her part, helpfully /looming/ in the background. Not that she was really tall enough to loom, but she had a sort of air about her. Even though her /face/ was smiling…
[10:30] * Sept waved in a way that could be construed as a greeting, but couldn't quite muster an actual smile to the stranger.
[10:32] <Yanmei> "How's it going?" A quick glance from Sera to the empty seat right next to the girl. "Mind if we take a quick seat?"
[10:34] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, sure!" She clapped up her mobile and fixed her full attention on Sera… And Yanmei.]
[10:36] * Aline actually even looked at Sera, seemingly /amused/ at the younger girl's behavior enough to evaluate him just /because/.
[10:37] <Yanmei> "Thanks~" Yanmei took a chair directly across from her. Gave another pointed look between Sera and the chair next to Amelie. "We're a member short today. You've probably heard about the new guy, right?"
[10:37] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, I have! I hear he's cute as hell~"]
[10:38] * Sept took the seat with the slightest hint of hesitation and proceeded with silent steepling.
[10:38] <Yanmei> "He seriously is! Good eye."
[10:39] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah! Shame he's too old for me though…"]
[10:39] * Aline seemed less amused now, but was still looming aruond like some kind of hired muscle - the thought of which made her amused all over again.
[10:43] <Yanmei> "Even so, it's not like he'd give you the brush-off if you said hello to him in the hallways or something?"
[10:44] <Sept> "He's very polite, isn't he? He'd definitely entertain the possibility to not offend you."
[10:44] <Yanmei> "Not just polite. He's a genuinely nice guy."
[10:45] * Aline nodded. "Yeah, he tries." Oops, bouncers don't talk much! Quick! Loom some more.
[10:48] <AdEvaGM> ["W-well, I haven't been -that- close." Said Amelie self-consciously. "But I hear that that politeness is more than just… Politeness. He's gotten into a bit of trouble, I heard." Her voice dropped to a whisper.]
[10:49] <Yanmei> "Ah? Trouble?" Yanmei dropped her own voice to about the same level. "That doesn't sound like him. Are you sure?"
[10:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, I heard it from Anne over in 9C that he got into a fight. Something involving a little kid near the lunch shop."]
[10:55] <Sept> "When was this, Amelie?"
[10:55] <AdEvaGM> ["Er, a little while ago."]
[10:55] <Yanmei> "Don't suppose you know which kid it was?"
[10:55] <AdEvaGM> ["Sorry."]
[10:56] * Aline hmmed a bit. "Suspicious…"
[10:57] <Yanmei> "Heh. Don't sweat it. If he was in a fight, he was probably taken away to be deciplined, huh?"
[10:57] <AdEvaGM> ["I dunno. Maybe you wanna go talk to Anne about it? Or you could go check it out yourself I guess."]
[10:58] <Yanmei> "May as well?" Yanmei grinned. "Thanks for the tip."
[10:59] <Sept> "Mmh. Thanks for the time."
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[11:17] <Yanmei> The suggestion to split up came soon after that. And so, Yanmei found herself lingering in the ninth-grade cafeteria, searching for a certain student named "Anne".
[11:19] <AdEvaGM> [One student posed her the difficult question: "Do you mean Anne Dechat or Anne Laforet?"]
[11:20] <Yanmei> "Whichever one of them is in class 9C."
[11:20] <AdEvaGM> ["Er, they're both in 9C."]
[11:21] <Yanmei> "Eh? Seriously?" Yanmei frowned. "I guess I'll have to talk with both of them."
[11:22] <AdEvaGM> ["Dechat's up with the Social Justice club, and Laforet's over there." The student pointed at a short, vaguely chubby girl with brown hair.]
[11:23] <Yanmei> "That makes it easy to know who to start with. Thanks~ I owe ya!" And with that, she sauntered to Laforet's table. "Hi!"
[11:25] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh?!" Laforet looked up, blinking. "H-Huh, hi…"]
[11:26] <Yanmei> "Could I join you for a minute? There's something I wanted to ask."
[11:27] <AdEvaGM> ["S-Sure."]
[11:29] <Yanmei> "Did you see the new eleventh grade student around here somewhere? Handsome blonde kid?"
[11:31] <Yanmei> ^twelfth grade
[11:31] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, hm. The one with the posh voice, right?"]
[11:32] <Yanmei> "Posh? Hm, yeah, he does have an accent, doesn't he?"
[11:33] <AdEvaGM> ["A nice one."]
[11:36] <Yanmei> "Was he up to anything unusual for a posh gentleman like himself?"
[11:36] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh?"]
[11:42] <Yanmei> "Well, I heard he was assisting a little kid by the lunch shop, and it got a little noisy and stuff."
[11:45] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, er… I heard he was beaten up."]
[11:46] <Yanmei> "W-what? Really?"
[11:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, or something like that. He got into a fight over a girl?"]
[11:48] <Yanmei> "Ooo~ Totally chivalrous! I hope he's okay, though."
[11:49] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, I was told this by Ansel, so…"]
[11:50] <Yanmei> "Ansel? -Malachi- Ansel?" Yanmei threw a hasty look around the cafeteria as if expecting him to be right there somewhere.
[11:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah. I think he went off to the publishing office for the school newspaper."]
[11:52] * Yanmei stood up quickly - but remembered her manners enough to pause. "Thanks for the information. Think I'll have a quick talk with him."
[11:53] <AdEvaGM> ["Right! Oh, er… Is it ok if I get a picture of you for my friends?"]
[11:54] <Yanmei> A glittery, glamourous smile emerged, and Yanmei tossed her hair, urgency forgotten. "Sure~! I don't mind."
[11:55] <AdEvaGM> [Snap~!]
[11:59] <Yanmei> "See you later~" Yanmei twirled away. Now what had she been so worked up over before - ah. Malachi! She picked up the pace a bit. If he was heading back to his lair in the newspaper room, was he getting ready to publish something?
[12:03] <AdEvaGM> [Who knew? His office was essentially a cleared out classroom handed over to him and his gang- he himself was perched on his desk, the printers at work. He was slowly eating from a box of double chocolate chip cookies.]
[12:05] * Yanmei tossed the door open, hair and uniform skirt rustling in an appropriately dramatic breeze from an open hallway window. "Malachi Ansel! Give yourself up!"
[12:11] <AdEvaGM> ["Give myself up? What?"]
[12:14] <Yanmei> "What did you have to do with the fight Weiss-Xylander had at the lunch shop today? And do you intend to publish? Some tell-all tabloid story, no doubt! Give it up!"
[12:15] <AdEvaGM> ["Fight?"]
[12:17] <Yanmei> "There's news circulating around about him being beaten up. News that I tracked back to you as the source!"
[12:17] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, damn." Malachi grinned. "Yeah, I heard he got his ass -kicked- by Damien Lestrange."]
[12:19] <Yanmei> "Why? What's going on between them? Someone said something about a little kid, and another person said something about a girl being involved."
[12:25] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, I heard that he was getting into a fight with Lestrange's kid brother, then Lestrange showed up. I -also- heard that there was a little girl involved too."]
[12:28] <Yanmei> "Lestrange has a kid brother? What else did you hear?"
[12:28] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, that's about it. Oh! And Weiss pulled a gun. But I dunno about that one. Do you think he's the sort to know how to use a gun?"]
[12:31] <Yanmei> "He uses them in cobat. But there's no way he'd do something like bringing one to school. That's just silly!"
[12:31] <Yanmei> ^combat
[12:31] <AdEvaGM> ["Combat?"]
[12:32] <Yanmei> "He's an Eva pilot, you know? So of course he knows at least a little combat that can be applied to those huge battles."
[12:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Think he could beat you in a gunfight?"]
[12:35] <Yanmei> "Hah. I'm sure he'd come close, but I'm hardly a pushover~"
[12:36] <AdEvaGM> ["Uh-huh. Hey, you know pilots are allowed to take weapons to school, right?"]
[12:36] <Yanmei> "Now, how would you know that?"
[12:37] <AdEvaGM> ["Are you saying you -don't- come to school armed?"]
[12:41] <Yanmei> "Who, me? Not specifically?"
[12:41] <AdEvaGM> ["That's one thing to add to my report on Weiss-Xy, then. 'Knows better than Zhang'."]
[12:43] <Yanmei> "What?! What report? What are-! *ahem*." Yanmei tossed her hair. "Whatever. Like I care?"
[12:45] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, come on. No need to lie here. No one's watching. Admit it, you're -dying- to know…" He took a sheaf of paper from the top of his desk. "Especially if I run this old report I had on you."]
[12:48] <Yanmei> "-Why- do you have a report on me? Who are you working for? Is it Mazarin?"
[12:49] <AdEvaGM> ["What? No. I'm working for the good people who want to know more about their heroine." He beamed. "To see if she… Measures up to their mental image."]
[12:50] <Yanmei> "Well, in that case, make all the reports you want~" Yanmei preened.
[12:50] <AdEvaGM> ["Without a delay." He, too, preened.]
[12:53] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei cleared her throat. "In any case? I still have a missing classmate to find."
[12:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, I suppose I could tell you where he is. For a price."]
[12:55] <Yanmei> "Oh?"
[12:55] <AdEvaGM> ["Let's say… I tell you where he is, and you guarantee that you will pass me information on him as I request it."]
[12:59] <Yanmei> "No. I could just bypass you and track him down without strings. If you want information, how about trading something more substantial for it? Like, say, a report or two?"
[12:59] <AdEvaGM> ["Hold on." He crossed his arms. "Alright, what are you willing to give -me-, then?"]
[13:02] <Yanmei> "What are you looking for? I'm not a mind reader."
[13:03] <AdEvaGM> ["Information is my business. I trade info from one person and sell it to another."]
[13:05] <Yanmei> "So you want something that would be profitable?"
[13:06] <AdEvaGM> ["Exactly."]
[13:09] <Yanmei> "Difficult. He's 100% innocent. The only thing you could really get are maybe pictures for his fans? He's already building a following. But I'm sure that's something you've considered already."
[13:10] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, then any information will suffice. About Blanc, or de Pteres. Even yourself."]
[13:12] <Yanmei> "Selling information about myself would defeat the point. And-" Her phone beeped, and she peeked down at it. "Hm. Weiss-Xylander has been found~ So much for this." She started to turn away. "Heh. Good luck with your, business, then."
[13:13] <AdEvaGM> [He smirked. "Luck's for those who aren't succeeding. Goodbye, Yanmei. Say hi to Isaiah for me…"]

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