William S Lunch

[18:48] <AdEvaGM> [After the brutal smackdown that was Berlin versus Paris, William and Raphael essentially had the rest of the day off, due to the staggering of the broadcasts (as well as other commentators taking the duty). They headed back thusly to a temporary changing room of sorts.-
[18:48] <AdEvaGM> ["That went all rather well." Said William happily.]
[19:21] <Raphael> "If you say so, sir." Raphael says tonelessly, folding his jacket over the back of one of the chairs as he enters the room and heading for the minibar. It's as diplomatic a response as he can muster given the fact that he's just embarrased himself on an international scale yet again.
[19:23] <AdEvaGM> [There's rustling of clothing as William pulls off his jacket and elegantly folds it up. "Is something the matter, Sir Guillory?"]
[19:27] <Raphael> "Why would there be?" He murmurs, emerging from the fridge with a small bottle of wine and a glass.
[19:28] <AdEvaGM> ["I cannot say for certain." He says gently, taking off his shirt, folding it up neatly and pulling on another one. "Let's call it a hunch. You feel agitated- even a little defensive."]
[19:34] <Raphael> "I appreciate your concern, sir, but I'm quite fine." There's a solid-sounding clunk as Raphael sets his handgun down on the table and begins working the straps of his shoulder holster, even as he uses his other hand to pour his wine. "As you said, it all went well."
[19:38] <AdEvaGM> ["I understand. Pardon me for intruding. I was simply hoping I hadn't caused some unintentional offense." There's the metallic click of a gun behind Raphael.]
[19:41] <Raphael> "… Ah." Raphael nods. "Well, I can assure you that if there -did- happen to be an issue, it wouldn't be of your making. Do you drink, Pilot?"
[19:42] <AdEvaGM> ["Not often, although I have no qualms against drinking- in moderation." Another click. William stows his revolver away in his coat.]
[19:49] * Raphael nods again, pausing in his undressing to take a long drink of wine. He lets a long exhale as he finishes, and some of the tension that's been with him since the commentary desk seems to leave with it. "Mmm. Well, if you do happen to want anything…" He makes a vague gesture towards the bar.
[19:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, thank you very much. Do you mind pouring me a glass of what you're having?"]
[20:00] * Raphael fetches and fills another glass and passes it over, giving William a close look. He's beginning to look calmer now, though it was hard to say whether that was anything more than an act. "… So. I suppose we have a better chance to introduce ourselves now that they're not ushering us out onto the stage."
[20:05] <AdEvaGM> ["Indeed we do. Thank you very much." William takes the glass of wine and takes a sip, happily smacking his lips as he does so. "I'm William Weiss-Xylander, the Twenty-Second Child- which I believe you already knew." He smiles.]
[20:14] <Raphael> "Mmm, the word has got around." Raphael says, but despite his smile there's no real indication of whether this is a good or bad thing in his tone. "Group Captain Raphael Guillory, sir. Pleased to meet you."
[20:27] <AdEvaGM> [William holds out his hand. "The pleasure is mine. I've heard a lot about you."]
[20:30] * Raphael gives a quick shake. "… Ah?"
[20:31] <AdEvaGM> ["A highly competent, well-regarded captain of a highly competent, well-regarded body of soldiers."]
[20:34] * Raphael smiles slightly. "Aline, my team… you seem to have us at a disadvantage when it comes to information, sir."
[20:35] <AdEvaGM> ["I made sure to learn as much as I could in my three weeks." Said William cheerfully. "As you can see, it paid off… In some cases a little too well." He adds with a mildly regretful tone.]
[20:38] <Raphael> "Is that right?"
[20:43] <AdEvaGM> ["NERV seems prone to rather scandalous, and untrue, rumour milling."]
[20:45] <Raphael> "Ah." Raphael murmurs, glancing away awkwardly. Which ones had he heard? "Best you found out about that early on, I suppose."
[20:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Indeed." William beams.]
[20:48] <Raphael> "I'll note that the bulk of the ones concerning me are quite untrue."
[20:49] <AdEvaGM> ["Which ones would those be? Just to be sure."]
[20:50] <Raphael> "It would be easier if you arranged them in some sort of list so I could go through them all at once, sir."
[20:50] <AdEvaGM> [William reaches into his coat.]
[20:51] * Raphael sighs, but doesn't move to block him.
[20:52] <AdEvaGM> [William takes out his wallet- shiny black leather- and lets out a little laugh. "Don't worry. I wouldn't bother with such a silly thing. I was simply wondering whether you're up for a lunch?" He waved the wallet back and forth. "I'll shout."]
[20:57] * Raphael considers this for a moment, watching William thoughtfully. "It couldn't hurt, I suppose. I have a few hours until I'm needed elsewhere." He says, quickly finishing unbuttoning his shirt - an objective that had been almost forgotten in his rush for the wine. "I'll just need a moment or two to change into something less formal."
[20:57] <AdEvaGM> ["Quite fine. Take your time."]
[20:59] * Raphael hangs his clothes and hat on a hangar and collects a new set from the clothes rack before disappearing into the bathroom to change.
[21:01] <AdEvaGM> [A few minutes later, the two of them would leave, heading off towards the redoubtable and well-used restaurant that the resort boasted. William found them a table and sat down.]
[21:05] * Raphael took his own seat and glanced around, scanning the area out of habit. "I don't intend to have you paying the whole bill, by the way. I've seen enough of this place in the past few days to know how much it costs."
[21:07] <AdEvaGM> [William laughs. "I shan't stop you from paying if you like."]
[21:09] <Raphael> "Glad to hear it."
[21:10] <AdEvaGM> ["Are you enjoying your time here, then?"]
[21:15] <Raphael> "It's been work for me as much as anything else, but yes, it's been pleasant enough. Having eveyone in one place is a rare thing."
[21:18] <AdEvaGM> ["You must enjoy being able to see your faraway friends."]
[21:21] * Raphael nods. "It is. They certainly seem to be enjoying it."
[21:22] <AdEvaGM> ["I'm glad. There are some delightful people here."]
[21:24] <Raphael> "Mmm, they're a good group. You've been made to feel welcome, I hope?"
[21:25] <AdEvaGM> ["…" William looks aside for a moment before looking back at Raphael. "Mostly. There has been some friction here and there."]
[21:28] <Raphael> "Mmm." Raphael murmurs sympathetically, still watching. "I'm sorry to hear that. Anyone in particular?"
[21:28] <AdEvaGM> ["Pilot de Pteres, as a matter of fact."]
[21:35] * Raphael nods. "He seemed the most likely suspect, yes."
[21:36] <AdEvaGM> ["Is that so? What do you mean?"]
[21:41] <Raphael> "He's not really fond of change or quick to trust." Raphael says lightly, shrugging.
[21:42] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, I see." Said William quietly. "Yes, he did give off that impression rather aggressively."]
[21:44] * Raphael nods. "It's caused problems in the past, so it's hardly an issue restricted to you alone." He says. "Though I'm not fond of talking out of turn, so I hope you'll forgive me if I leave it at that."
[21:45] <AdEvaGM> ["No, quite understandable. To be honest I was intending to do the same."]
[21:48] <Raphael> "It's appreciated, sir." Rapheal says, leaning back in his chair.-
[21:49] <Raphael> "… May I ask something?"
[21:50] <AdEvaGM> ["Of course."]
[22:01] <Raphael> "You said during your duel with Pilot Blanc that it was Commander Ikari who ordered your arrival to be a surprise?"
[22:03] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, that's right. He felt it would be the most expedient way to introduce me without having to 'bother with the details'."]
[22:11] <Raphael> "…" Raphael nodded slowly, though his eyes had narrowed just slightly. "Well, that's his prerogative, I suppose."
[22:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Personally I would've been happy with a nice Parisian dinner."]
[22:14] <Raphael> "Over a virtual robotic cage match? NERV may not be for you, sir."
[22:15] <Raphael> «cage match with robots*»
[22:16] <AdEvaGM> [William laughs- a full and engaged sound. "Touché, sir."]

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