Yanmei S Responsibility

[22:53] <Yanmei> The Operations Director's office. Yanmei straightened her jacket and hair before gliding through the doors. Best to pretend that everything had gone smoothly. Although with as many cameras as there were around here…-
[22:53] <Yanmei> She knocked on the way in. "Marianne?"
[22:54] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne's face was pale and her lips were a thin line- a sure sign of anger.-
[22:54] <AdEvaGM> ["-What happened-?"]
[22:57] <Yanmei> …so she -had- heard. "Um. There was an accident?"
[22:57] <AdEvaGM> ["Elene in the med district! Bleeding! She needed biogel!"]
[23:02] * Yanmei winced a little. Biogel? She hadn't thought it would be that bad. "Let me explain. There was this sparring match, and…"
[23:03] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne was staring stony-faced at Yanmei as she waited.]
[23:08] <Yanmei> "There was some tension among the pilots. I thought it would be a good way to release some of it? And to make them a tighter group?" What was that word they were always using? "Espirit d'corps? They were only using practice gear! And they were wearing protection! I didn't think one of them would actually get hurt."
[23:16] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne shook her head. "Ikari's also booked himself int othe medical district. He's covered in massive bruises…"]
[23:18] <Yanmei> "…they haven't given them the same room, have they?" Yanmei looked suddenly worried. "He was the one who gave Elene that wound. They both went a little overboard?"
[23:18] <AdEvaGM> ["You don't say." Said Marianne, sighing. "Alright, let's start from the beginning. There was tension?"]
[23:24] <Yanmei> "The two of them were bickering during the briefing. Ikari hasn't been in the best state of mind, for obvious reasons, and Elene snapped at him. Seemed like it would escalate if left alone, so I thought that they could spar it out, like rational people and reach an understanding."
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[23:34] <AdEvaGM> ["I see." Said Marianne, frowning. "I can see your logic there, at least. A bit of sparring before a battle can be a good way to reduce tension and form bonds between soldiers. But…" She sighed. "I can't really blame you here, but good Lord, did they have to do so much damage? Did you let Elene use her hands and feet?"]
[23:36] <Yanmei> "Y-yeah. She's a really good martial artist, but Ikari was a match for he when he was armed."
[23:37] <AdEvaGM> ["So it seems. Urgh." Marianne buried her face in her hands. "What a mess."]
[23:40] <Yanmei> "What did the doctors say about tomorrow? Will they be okay by then?"
[23:44] <AdEvaGM> ["They should be good enough. A little sore, though."]
[23:46] * Yanmei exhaled and then grinned. "That's great, then! And you know, I spent some time talking to Ikari afterward. He seems like he's a little more with it now, so some good came of this after all?"
[23:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Don't push your luck." Said Marianne, although a tiny smile was on her face. "Still, you had a talk with him, then? How is he now?"]
[23:52] <Yanmei> "He's felt pretty powerless, between 05's berserking and his uncertainty over what happened to Blanc until now. I don't think that's been resolved, but he's still going to try his best regardless?"
[23:53] <AdEvaGM> ["That's good to hear."-
[23:53] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne sighed, stared down at the folders in front of her. "What do you think of our chances?"]
[23:57] <Yanmei> "It won't be easy." Yanmei looked down at the folders herself. "But we don't have a choice. We'll just have to fight our hardest?"
[23:57] <AdEvaGM> [A nod. "We will. Speaking of which, Surov's team have finished with Excalibur."]
[23:59] <Yanmei> "They did?" She looked up again quickly. "What did they do to it, exactly?"
Session Time: Sun Aug 05 00:00:00 2012
[00:06] <AdEvaGM> ["There wasn't a lot they could do, in the end, but they assured me they've done the best they can. They analysed it and created a manual of use, they attuned it to EVA-04 as best they could, which they say will hopefully take an edge off some of the feedback, and they've beefed up the F-Type Armour's buffer systems."]
[00:07] <Yanmei> "They… made a manual for it?"
[00:09] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes." She opened the folder and took out the manual, handing it to Yanmei. It was essentially about fifty pages stapled together.]
[00:10] <Yanmei> "Ah. This isn't as thick as I thought it'd be. Want me to read it before the battle?"
[00:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Absolutely. In fact, we can go over it now."]
[00:15] <Yanmei> "All right." She flipped to the first page and peered down at it like a good little scholar.
[00:18] <AdEvaGM> [A technical diagram of the sword shone up at her…-
[00:21] <AdEvaGM> [A few hours passed as they studied through the document. The work was not nearly as tedious as expected, mainly because the content was distinctly alarming.-
[00:21] <AdEvaGM> ["… So. Any questions?"]
[00:26] * Yanmei mutely shook her head and kept her eyes on the back cover of the manual, trying hard to pick through the information for something that wasn't scary or hopeless.
[00:27] <AdEvaGM> ["It's an entirely different kind of weapon, huh?" Murmured Marianne.]
[00:30] <Yanmei> "Well… now we know for sure that we can probably beat him with it. Something's been bothering me for a while now, though? If Big Brother is part Angel, won't he be… ah, highly attracted to Excalibur during the battle?"
[00:31] <AdEvaGM> ["In the sense that he'll try to take it?"]
[00:36] <Yanmei> "Yeah. Or at least aim a lot of attacks at the EVA carrying it?" She frowned. "Granted, the others will be there to interfere, but it could really change the flow of the battle."
[00:37] <AdEvaGM> ["It could. But if he's aiming attacks at you it means he's ignoring the others, to his detriment. It's a lot of pressure on you, but I trust you to handle it."-
[00:38] <AdEvaGM> ["Furthermore, we won't exactly be alone in this operation, as I think you've picked up on."]
[00:39] <Yanmei> "…?" She remembered the locker room and training room. "There are a lot more soldiers around here today…"
[00:41] <AdEvaGM> ["We're receiving support. Air forces from Germany, the UK, France and Russia are all being pooled to help the attack."]
[00:43] <Yanmei> "All those people?" She blinked. "But we're going up against something that's Angel-scale? The casualty rate will be awful…"
[00:54] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes." Said Marianne quietly. "They're tasked with handling the Brother auxiliaries, not to attack the main entity itself, but it'll be a mess of a fight."]
[00:57] <Yanmei> "When the auxilliaries are eliminated, they'll withdraw, right?"
[00:59] <AdEvaGM> ["Possibly- it depends." Said Marianne. "These counties want Big Brother -gone-. He's too much of a threat, if he's willing to drop N2 Mines."]
[01:00] <Yanmei> "I guess so," she murmured. For a little while, she was quiet. Thoughtful.
[01:01] <AdEvaGM> ["What's up?"]
[01:07] <Yanmei> "It feels like I've messed up a lot lately, and caused you a lot of stress. The um… aftermath of the first battle, and now this business with Ikari and Elene. So I'm really sorry for that, and if there's any fallout for it, I'll go ahead and take it. I want to be responsible about my role in the next battle too and make sure as many of those pilots walk away as possible, and I'm still figuring out how."
[01:09] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne reached out and took Yanmei's hand with her own, squeezing it gently. "You've really grown into a fine, intelligent adult, Yanmei. Look- all I ask of you is to do your very best, alright? This wasn't your fault."]
[01:12] <Yanmei> "Maybe, maybe not. But…" she didn't know where to go with that, so she didn't say anything else, just trailing off into a frowny silence.
[01:15] <AdEvaGM> ["If you can keep the pilots coordinated and under control, then this battle is won."]
[01:18] <Yanmei> "…Yes," she said firmly after a moment's pause, and nodded. "I'll definitely do that. Thank you."
[01:32] <AdEvaGM> [Marianne smiled.-
[01:32] <AdEvaGM> ["So, what's your opinion on the new girls?"]
[01:35] <Yanmei> "W-well, they're something." Yanmei laughed. "I was worried about them at first, but it's obvious that they can take care of themselves just fine. Lizzie also seems to like them~"
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[01:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Take care of themselves indeed. Have they told you about their history?"]
[01:40] <Yanmei> "They were with the mafia, right?"
[01:45] <AdEvaGM> ["Sort of. Think of them as independent contractors."]
[01:46] * Yanmei nodded slowly. "They said they did it to protect themselves and their mother, and to make enough money to survive."
[01:48] <AdEvaGM> ["That's right. They were quite talented at it, too, as you've seen…"]
[01:50] <Yanmei> "Oh! You have to talk to one of them before she goes back. Sophia? She's the mechanic of the duo, and she's a big fan of the First Superheavy Regiment. Maybe if you could coax a few of its members into saying hello to her as well…"
[01:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Hmm." Marianne tapped her chin. "Think it'd be funny if I sent Raphael around to her?"]
[01:51] <Yanmei> "Funny? Whatever do you mean, Colonel~? I think it's a neat idea."
[01:53] <AdEvaGM> ["You know how girls are around him~"]
[01:55] <Yanmei> "Hehehe… Well, most girls, anyway. There's no guarantee that she'll like him~"
[01:56] <AdEvaGM> ["But he's the pilot of the T-RIDEN-T! He's the fantasy of every girl with a love of machines."]
[02:00] <Yanmei> "Oh~?" She peered at Marianne closely. "Does this include certain car and computer enthusiasts?"
[02:02] <AdEvaGM> ["What? Oh, come off it."]
[02:07] <Yanmei> "Hehehe, I'm joking, I'm joking." She winked. "But, I do think she has her hopes up to chat with someone about that stuff. If it weren't for this terrorist alert, we could take her over to see those scientists and everything."
[02:10] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah…" Marianne sighed.-
[02:11] <AdEvaGM> ["I'm rather sick of it myself, but I suspect finding myself cornered by a Brother in our apartment would end badly for me, so."]
[02:13] <Yanmei> "Will things go back to normal after we beat them? It'd be nice to get a few extra changes in clothing."
[02:22] <AdEvaGM> ["I dunno. I definitely hope so."]
[02:30] <Yanmei> "…we're not in danger in here, are we?" Troubled. Thinking back to the absurd things that had been said about her mother and conditioning.
[02:39] * Nanashi is now known as Zack
[02:50] <AdEvaGM> ["We're always in danger, but at least here the danger's reduced."]
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[03:05] <Yanmei> "I guess so," said Yanmei, and then calmly tossed her hair. "Well, we can't really worry about it now? I guess I should go to the med division to check up on a few people. Want to grab dinner with me later on?"
[03:05] * Minaplo|Out is now known as AdEvaGM
[03:05] <AdEvaGM> ["Sure. Want me to tell someone to bring something down from the topside?"]
[03:05] <Yanmei> "Sure, that'd be nice!"
[03:06] <AdEvaGM> ["I'll get on it."]
[03:07] <Yanmei> "Thanks." Yanmei grinned, backing toward the door. "In that case, I'll see you later~"
[03:08] <AdEvaGM> ["Goodbye, Yanmei!"]

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