Games Children Would Play

Mara is *not* happy with Hannah over the goings-on at the museum.

Date: 2017-03-15
Pose Count: 6
Hannah Sharpe 2017-03-15 16:53:45 73437
One slightly disasterous operation later, and a very pale, very tired looking Miss White is in her office. She's mainlining coffee just to stay awake and get through the pile of reports that's backed up during her frequent health issues as of late.

Otherwise, the office is somewhat serene. For once, she's actually almost restful despite the business of the booming company. Who knows how long that would last.
Mara Brando 2017-03-15 16:58:40 73438
    It is Mara that disturbs the peace that Hannah is trying to enjoy. Mara busts in through the doors almost knocking them off of their hinges.. One of the doors might need to be fixed. Forget the security at the building.. Who wants to try to stop a girl who is holding a great axe..

    Mara looks right to Hannah sitting at her desk and marches right up to the desk.. "What was that mess last night? That was handled horribly! You need to start cutting ties with people who can bring personal feelings into a fight, and drawing yours out as well." She slams a hand on Hannah's desk. She narrows that one good eye, "I may care for some people, but when I am working, I try to get rid of my emotions and try to enjoy myself. What about you? What do you aim for for trying to pull these thefts off?" Mara's face shows that she wants an answer.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-03-15 17:20:17 73439
WHUMP! Hannah's coffee cup falls, spilling some of it on her barrier jacket. A slow frown comes to her face. Part of her wants to yell right back. But she's frankly too tired, and too emotionally drained.

And blast it, if she doesn't have a point. A single hand runs through her hair, and she finally just slumps. One hand props up her head as she leans on the desk. A snap of her fingers, and the remains of the door slam home with a gust of wind.

"Alright, fair enough. You're right. I blew that one. I...didn't expect Gull to be there. I guess I've been a bit of a mess in general. I'm not cutting ties with my girlfriend, Mara." Her voice hardens for just a moment.

"But yeah. I need to keep my emotions in check. My little Witch problem is making me lose my professionalism." A bitter laugh.

"As for what I'm after, I have a lot of very powerful people I'm trying to make happy. Bluntly put, a lot of people are suspicious of me, Mara. My methods and the people I employ are very different from most. I take risks. I use people like Pretty Cure that are often our enemies. So, if I want favors, I have to get what they want. And if I get what they want, in turn, I can grease the right wheels to help make my issues go away."

Streetch. "Tell me, though, Mara. What do /you/ want? You obviously don't like those kinds of missions. And I want people with me to be happy."
Mara Brando 2017-03-15 18:12:32 73440
    Mara looks into Hannah's eyes, "I am afraid you are in the wrong business. You want to make powerful people happy, but you want to keep your girlfriend? Your girlfriend can either be an enemy or an ally? Listen to yourself.."

    "If you are going to be a villain, you can't be half-hearted about it, Hannah Sharp." Mara's gaze is as cold as the surface of a planet of ice right now, and she doesn't show the slightest bit of fear.

    Mara takes in a deep breath, "What I want? I just want to live, but at the same time.. I want to... I will keep that second part to myself. if you want to know evil, I can show you evil, Hannah. Compared to some things I have done, this is nothing but a bunch of games children would play." She then bows softly to Hannah, "Please re-think what you want to do. I doubt you can keep your relationship stitched together with tissue paper for too long."
Hannah Sharpe 2017-03-15 18:22:50 73441
Here, Hannah's fists clench as some of her fire rises. The arms on her chair crack as her eyes narrow.

"I'm not interested in being a 'villain', or a 'good guy', Mara. I'm interested in obtaining my goals. If I have to use a bunch of villains to do it, that's fine. If I have to use a bunch of 'good guys', that's fine too. Stop looking at this like it's a zero-sum game."

But then she just sighs. Tch. "But fine. Show me the 'evil' you're talking about, Mara. The reason I hire you is because you can do the things I can't. And maybe you're right. Maybe I do need to expand my tools a bit more."

She pointedly doesn't mention her relationship. Siiip coffee.
Mara Brando 2017-03-15 18:31:12 73442
    Mara doesn't back off, but instead, she puts a grin across her lips. "Try listening to yourself. You just said you're not interested in being a villain, or a good guy. You may have friends on both sides of the fence and you need to keep that perfectly balance, or both of them will start coming after you."

    Mara leans over onto Hannah's desk, "Make too many mistakes and you will make enemies of everyone on either side of the fence. However, I don't mind having enemies on both sides, that is just me, and it suits my goal. So honestly, I would rather stay employed with you, because it will give me an edge in the long run." Mara stands back upright, "However, you can stop paying me at any time, and I will move on. Also, don't pay me for last night.. I didn't really expend any energy.."