Jazzy Undertones!


Hannah-chan and Haruna-chan discuss bussiness and also why the hell is Haruna working with WPS anyways!? Well lotsa reasons!

Date: 2015-11-04
Pose Count: 17
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 00:19:52 13499
The Blue Note is a popular Jazz lounge, host to some of the better musicians in Tokyo. It might be a niche genre, but the club has thrived, and in no small part to Kasagami White's patronage. She's given a call to her newest employee to come down to the club, as they both no doubt need some time to relax.

The interior is all polished wood, blue lights, a large stage where a jazz band plays, and a nice, private area for parties such as Hannah. She's currently sipping on some sort of fruity drink, thankfully devoid of any alcohol.

From the bandages on her, however, she could probably use it. The fight with the youma was a painful one for her! Every now and then, she moves, groaning as her ribs shift uncomfortably.
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 00:23:30 13500
Haruna Kurosawa has come along! She is not old enough for alchohol and doesn't understand what bribing people is to get stuff she's WAY too young for still. She needs more bad influences in her life maybe. Oh- right- Hannah-chan is here and she seats herself at the table. She is not dressed ritzy. Corvus is with her- he is silverly and white as always!

"I'm...uh. Really sorry. About the monster. I mean. My big attack destroys them if they're unhealable n' stuff- I didn't know you wanted it in a box and everyone looked at me funny and I'm sorry, and everyone made fun of me and i'm sorry!..."

"I'm sorry, you know that right- White-chan are you okay?" she asks concernedly.

"Should you still be in the hospital?" she asks softly leaning forward.
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 00:35:34 13502
"Hey there you two." Starts Hannah, before there's suddenly a barrage of apologies!

She sighs a bit, and takes out something from her pocket! It's a bag of sunflower seeds! The pre-shelled kind too! It's offered over to Corvus' general direction.

Then the young woman leans up, reaches over the table, and gropes a bit until she finds Haruna's shoulders. Squeeeze!

"Gull-chan. Deep. Breath. Calm down. It's okay." A ruffle to the head!

Then she sits back down.

"Don't worry about it. I still managed to get a little bit of whatever goop it was made out of. You were kinda thrown into the whole situation, didn't have time to give you the employee orientation anyway. I should've filled you in. Sorry kiddo, this 'working with PreCure' is new to me too. So we'll have to feel each other out."

A small sigh. "Anyway, I'm fine with you choosing to just destroy them, just check with me first before you do, okay? And on that note, speak up if you're not comfortable with things. Open door policy for my magical employees. I'm a big girl, I can take criticism and advice."

Siiiip.

"I'll be fine. If I'm in the hospital too much, people start asking questions. Oh, right, remind me to show you the lab and the 'no questions asked' medical ward back at HQ. Besides, time, money, et cetera."

A brow rises.

"I am still curious though. What made you join up? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to have you, but it seems a strange choice."
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 00:43:07 13503
Haruna Kurosawa listens and makes a series of nods. She knows what to except of what is effectivly still an Eclipse operation. She's seen these things. She's been behind the scenes. Haruna hasn't seemed to be particularly intrested in 'ratting' her former friends out. She owes Eclipse that much for effectivly protecting her--- right?

Even if some of them are thoughly upset at her for personal reasons.

She sort of looks down. "This Suit PreCard." she says softly. "No one else has it." she says. "Blue made it special for me because he knew no matter how much he insisted, he wasn't going to make me think otherwise on a point." she says. "That----I owed you a lot and I wanted to help you." she says.

"I know some of your friends are jerks. Like that---jerk who stole the pool and I had Corvus throw a donut at." she insists. "But--- I also want to help." she says softly.

"...and you're helping me get my sister back... right? so...I mean....I can't just....." she says. "Keep taking and not giving back, right?" she says.
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 00:52:45 13505
Hannah smiles a bit. "It works for you, I think! From what Boris said, anyway."

Then she rubs the back of her head.

"Yeeesh, that guy really /is/ too soft hearted. I can't say his suspicion isn't warranted, but he should at least know I'm not the type to throw employees under the bus, magical or otherwise." Shrug.

"Wait...stole a...pool?" Pause. "Nevermind, I don't think I want to know."

Miss White laughs, warmly, all of her better side on the forefront.

"You'd really risk that much for me? Well, don't feel obligated. But that kind of trust, that kind of loyalty..I can respect that. I think you'll find your niche. So do what you want. Thank you, Gull-chan." Hannah looks honestly touched.

"Still, you should know what we're after. How much do you know about what we do at WPS?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 00:56:57 13506
Haruna Kurosawa says. "Probably trying to research things to punch monsters for money and also your global domination over the world." she says. "I mean. That's like mostly right? Right? I mean. Desparia taught me a lot and that seemed to be common around..." she murmurs.

"Am I right?" she asks meekly.
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 01:11:41 13508
There's a smirk from Miss White.

"Yep, that's a large part of it in...layman's terms." Cough.

"But I meant more from WPS' perspective. You see, the company was originally built to funnel money into my research projects. Namely, into anti-Witch weaponry and unravelling the mysteries around Puella Magi. I'm not content with /just/ ruling the world, Gull-chan or getting money."

A wink. "Don't go spreading this around. This is for the people I trust."

"I don't just want to rule. I want to change the world. Everything that I hate in this sick, twisted world, I'm going to get the kind of power it takes to make it all stop. All the violence in the mundane world, little girls getting sold dreams in turn for a lifetime of fighting as little ticking time bombs, youma, all those jerks who keep coming in from other places and trying to act like the world's theirs to yank all the magic and energy from?"

Her arms cross, and the confidence on her face is nearly complete. What's worse, there's this edge of greed and horrible ambition to it all. It's like looking at a rabid wolf.

"I want all of that to stop. That's why I started this little company. So I could do something about the things I hate."

Then she laughs. "The money and priviledge is a nice bonus though."
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 01:22:06 13511
Haruna Kurosawa is too used to this look. Also, she thinks Riventon is hot enough to ask out on a date so maybe Gull's priorities are skewed. Blue trusts her though- and that's enough to know she isn't going to be following Hannah-chan down into any despair pits so she can try to kill herself so she can become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

"Like that Witch Seed thing...." she says softly. "That night. Right?" she asks softly. "That kind of thing... just don't do that. Please don't kill yourself for it." she begs and pleads with Hannah-chan.

"I guess I can get this though...." she admits softly and looks down. "I don't want anyone elses sisters... or brothers or friends or anything to be taken away by some sort of hot red hair jerk." she huffs!

Wait she thinks Phantom is hot!?
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 01:33:18 13512
Miss White actually /blushes/ as that whole mess is brought up.

"Yeeeeeah, about that. Believe it or not, the whole 'almost killing me and nearly ripped out a bunch of magic from a good friend' thing was accidental. Don't worry, next time, I'm having one of the robo-youma try it first before I go and doing something dumb." One might start to question Hannah's safety procedures. Then again, it's called 'mad science' for a reason.

Squint.

"Darn right! We'll punish that pretty-boy Eclipse-brand pop-band wannabe headline....huh?"

Hannah's head tilts.

"So, wait. You /like/ that kind of guy? I mean, obviously not /him/! What with the sister thing and all. And honestly it's a little creepy, capturing all the Pretty Cure like that."

She pauses, sips for dramatic effect, and then squints again.

"Do you actually like the stoic pretty boy type? I mean, don't you want someone more down to earth? That's so cliche! You should go find some, I don't know, hot scientist bookish type! They're always the ones that end up with hearts of gold and really, really awesome manga to read!"
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 01:41:21 13514
Haruna Kurosawa eyes wide. "Riventon-chan, right!?" she asks at Hannah, she blushes! "Mrf!? I.. lots of Pretty Cures think Phantom is kinda cute even if he's evil- and... a lot of us..." she sort of grates her teeth. "Phantom is hard for us because sometimes we feel something from him... like. Knightly? Good? Like he used to be something else- but he never responds to questions about this because he just goes back to talking about..." she eyes roles. "'Mirage-sama'." she says.

"None of the other Phantom Empire Generals are like that. Not really..." she says.

She head tilts. She nods at Hannah. "That guy was a jerk." she says. "I'm glad he's gone." she says.

"I mean the guy who was bossing you around before." she says.

She's still not clear on what happened to her- she was TOTALLY looking the other way when that guy was offed.
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 01:52:34 13516
"Riv...wait, wait, wait! What are you talking about!? It's not like Riv-kun is ambitious, strong, caring when he's not being a jerk, brilliant, ho..." Suddenly Hannah clams up.

A long, awkward silence.

"...You heard nothing Gull-chan. Nothing."

Cough. "Eh. Chivalry's dead anyway! Besides, people don't change all that much. You're one of the rare ones." Another casual shrug as she tries to tone down her blushing. She fails utterly.

"Still. On the off-chance you guys aren't reading way too much into it, wouldn't it make sense to not bother with this Phantom guy, and go after Mirage or whoever? Get her out of the picture, and suddenly Mister Phantom has nothing anchoring him. Heck, maybe he'll give up entirely and release the Pretty Cure."

She swishes her drink.

"Just a thought."

It's her turn to grit her teeth.

"Yeah. Jerk. Tried to kill me /and/ Ao-chan." That seems to be all that she's willing to say, the woman soon brooding over it all.

Sigh. "So, anyway, what are you looking to get out of WPS. And I don't mean just 'repay White-chan'. What are /you/ looking for out of it? I don't like limp-wristed ambitiously shifters in my company."
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 02:03:50 13518
Haruna Kurosawa shakes her head. "We can't. Blue can send us to The Blue Sky Kingdom, but we're powerless there. Precure powers don't work, neither do other powers. It's where she is right now, she took over that world- and just filled it with mosfortune and Terribads." she says softly.

"Phantom's her right hand- and then she has a bunch of Generals all over the world." she says.

"What...no I mean. Riventon-chan is like.. the bookish type right!?" she asks with wide eyes. "Like the type you suggested!" she says.

"Ermg---I do admit that um. Like. Some girls are pretty neat too I guess- but.. like---" oh yay other stuff to talk about!

"Well.. that's the primary driver." she insists....

"....also I like pretty dresses!...." she says...

"...and um. Things are just gonna go south finacilally for me really when Aki comes back. I mean... well."

"... I support myself on her insurance payout." she admits finally. "When she comes back I imagine that stops or at least pauses for investigation..." she says.

"I'd rather have my sister back you know? but I still need a paycheck now rather than later." she crosses her arms insistently.
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 02:16:57 13520
Miss White taps her head thoughtfully.

"I get it. So you either need to draw her out, or defeated everyone she has until she /has/ to come fight on your terms, or somehow figure out what about the Blue Sky Kingdom is nullifying your powers. Tough corner to be in. I'll do some thinking. Guys like that don't help me either."

Just another roadblock.

"Erm...yeah. Yeah, he kinda is." She's loosening her collar here. Poor Hannah looks more off-footed and nervous than perhaps ever has good Gull-chan seen her.

A smile. "...Huh, really?" Cough. Right. New topic.

/Oh/.

"Not the usual thing, but eh, it's fine until you figure out what you really want out of life. Trust me, I've been there. Oh God, what, fourteen by now? Eye surgeries aren't cheap, so I get it."

Then, she smirks. "Oh, and once we get her out..." There's finality to that statement. It's an inevitability in Hannah's mind, and she lets it ring true for the poor girl's confidence.

"Just let me know when people come calling. You're an employee, so that means you get my company's legal representation. We'll...negotiate that little problem." Cue a shark-toothed grin.

Then she chuckles. "Don't worry, first paycheck's this friday." Hannah can't /wait/ to get poor Haruna's reaction.
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 02:34:28 13521
Haruna Kurosawa sometimes forgets that Hannah is blind. She feels bad, but she head tilts. "Well..." she says softly. "All the goodness and hope and happiness is sucked out of that world. It means a lot of well... magic doesn't work there. Blue can operate there because he's strong in a lot of ways, but not in the ways that can help anything. He sometimes talks of a way- but he's afraid and won't talk about it." he says softly.

She looks down and nods a bit at Hannah. Why is she looking down!? Oh a phone of some sort. She looks back up!

"I'm not meaning to bother you about the boy...girl... dating..stuff or something. You're blushing!" she insists.
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 02:45:02 13522
One eye closes, and she honestly looks horrified. "Now, some people call me evil, buuut..."

"Who wants to live like that!? I don't get it." Shrug.

Though that last bit gets Hannah's attention. She makes a mental note to try to shake it out of the man some time.

Hannah finishes off her drink, and suddenly wishes she had more.

"No, no, it's okay."

Ugh. "My first girlfriend dumped me, and I haven't had luck since. The first guy I thought of well...turned out he wasn't my type, and then, well..." Gulp. It's /Riventon/! She couldn't even think of it! No, it's unprofessional, and seems like perhaps...Gull-chan likes him!?

"Uhh, right. Hey. Let me get you dinner, okay, Gull-chan?" She laughs nervously. OH, what a night.
Haruna Kurosawa 2015-11-04 02:48:21 13523
Haruna Kurosawa blinks. "Well..if you like Riventon-chan I should find someone else, right!?" she says. "I dun't wanna like- ask him out and then you secretly hate me." she says.

She beams. "Sure! Food sounds good, let's do that!" she beams at her.
Hannah Sharpe 2015-11-04 02:51:21 13524
Frown! Scowl!

Hannah points her finger out, and then pokes Gull on the nose!

"You, my pretty little Gull..."

She smiles. "Thought of it first. So! You get first dibs. I'm not going to hate you just because you like the guy, okay? I can find plenty more people. Besides. Would probably cross a few professional lines. You're saving me from myself."

She walks over, and just hugs the other girl.

"I mean it. No hard feelings. Actually, I think you could do him a lot of good, and that means a lot to me. He's my friend too. So don't worry, okay?"

Then she lets go, and back she goes.

"Darn right! HEY WAITER! GET ME SOME GRITS!" God help this poor waiter.