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Week 92: Catching Up

Post  Fenris on Mon May 04, 2015 9:32 pm

Still stuck in Hospital, and at the tail end of her "What's In That Box?" binge. Some Ai Jinn woman had just won a copy of Ride The Lightning with a ton of merchandise, which reminded her, She'd not spoken to Hugo since he got them all ticked to the Mega-party on the Yacht. Well, there's no time like the present to rectify that, especially since he was supposed to go on a trip round the solar system. Once the episode finished, she made the video call.
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Post  Hugo on Mon May 04, 2015 9:52 pm

After about thirty seconds, Hugo answered. He was dressed in a flowing shirt with a shimmery pattern, his short hair shaped into a series of fins along his head. It wasn't so much more different from everything else he had been wearing on the more softball of morning talk shows. He was looking off camera, but grinned when he looked down into his handheld phone and saw Fenris. "Fenrir, my friend! It's good to see you... ..In.. the hospital? Oh no, what happened now?" His voice changed from teasing to worried. "Wait, is everyone okay? Are you all alright?" Behind him, there was movement; people and camera droids; he was behind a stage, somewhere.
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Post  Fenris on Mon May 04, 2015 10:13 pm

Fenris smiled, certainly not looking any worse for wear, she'd made sure of that. "Everyone's fine. Or at least we will be when I get out of here. Turn's out the Overdrive Net is really fucking up my insides, but I've hired the best doctors in Seoul, so I'm sure they figure something out." Fenris seemed far more frustrated than worried. "I mean, sure, they had warned me this could happen, but I didn't have a lot of choice. Silvia was taking a beating from an entire division, and there was a Cyberframe between me and her."
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Post  Hugo on Mon May 04, 2015 10:21 pm

Hugo's beautiful made up face frowned deeply. "Fuck, that's not something I miss, worrying about Silvia taking on half the Ai Jinn at once." He sighed, reaching his hand up to rub his temple. "Though, I guess it's not like it's not happening, I just don't know about it to worry about it, huh?" He smiled a bit weakly. "I'm glad you were there, Fenrir. But... I don't know, should I even bother to tell you to leave, hire a private team to do what you want, and leave the dangerous theft to someone else, or will you give me the same corporate loyalty rant Silvia did?" He knew this was a joke; Fenris had never bought into that, but his worry was obvious.
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Post  Fenris on Mon May 04, 2015 10:33 pm

"Thanks for your concern, but I can't leave yet. Oracle can do things no-one else can. I need them, for now at least. But when I don't, then sure, I'll leave." Her face suddenly turned a lot more serious. "Though if I leave, who's gonna watch Silvia's back? She does seem to have a talent for getting into trouble." She sighed. "I guess leaving might be more difficult that I thought. If I even make it that far! I have some pretty dangerous stuff planned, nevermind what Oracle will throw at us."
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Post  Hugo on Mon May 04, 2015 11:05 pm

Hugo's shoulders tensed, and he looked... unhappy. He went back to frowning at Fenris down the screen. He breathed deeply a few times, trying to calm down. "She loves the fight. She just needs to think she's doing it for someone she loves, and it's.. it's Oracle, for her. She motherfucking loves it." He seemed less than satisfied about this, obviously still upset. "I just.. There's nothing I can do about that, Fenrir. It's not my party any more. And as for you... I don't know, leaving's been nothing but lucrative for me, but.. Hell, if Lee's got the magic you need then do it, I know you have important stuff to do. If I'm around I'm.. still down to help with that. You know that, right?" Focusing on someone he could actually kill, that was a way to relax his boundless concern for his suicidally risking, murder loving ex.
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Post  Fenris on Wed May 06, 2015 5:46 pm

"I know." Fenris was quiet for a moment. "Though, it... Might not help your new career that much." It was obvious she was struggling to put it into words that weren't too incriminating. "Speaking of which, how's being world famous treating you?"
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Post  Hugo on Wed May 06, 2015 7:25 pm

Hugo shrugged into the camera, laughing a little. He jumped a little as someone came up behind him and, it looked like, slapped him on the ass. "I think my career only gets better with bloodshed. The private sector seems to enjoy it, too." He chuckled a little more, only the faintest of wrinkles around his eyes to betray the serious nature of their previous conversation. "It's... it's just like I thought it'd be, with even more prep time than missions. Parties, drugs... I met Clark Dungaree! The actual Clark Dungaree! It's just.." He exhaled, puffing out his cheeks. "You should try it. I have an album deal lined up as well as a weekly song subscription going out. I'm headlining this years Nuke-lear Awards. Just, Fenrir, I've met so many people and we've had so much fun.." He smiled, shaking his head with his eyes closed. "I miss fighting, but I don't miss much else. And there's always people who want to fight me."
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Post  Fenris on Wed May 06, 2015 8:05 pm

The Oracle Agent shrugged. "It's not the same if you're not fighting for something, even if it's just for the rest of the team." It was nice to see that things were going well for Hugo. He certainly seemed a lot happier than he had been for a while, but then being accused of murder rarely helps your mood. "But is sounds great! I'll have to come and hang out sometime. You know, when I'm not stuck in hospital after doing the impossible. Which reminds me, I have a video you should watch." Fenris shifted around to get comfortable, being bed ridden sucked. "And you met Dungaree? You do realize that they let him win right? No-ones ever gone through all twelve for real." It was hard to tell whether she was teasing or not.
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Re: Week 92: Catching Up

Post  Hugo on Sat May 09, 2015 10:01 pm

"I don't know, Fenrir. He's charming and FAST, you don't know how fast he is until you're next to him. It's like he teleports, I swear." He raised his eyebrows convincingly, nodding a little. Behind him, a half handful of camera droids floated by someone's head as they talked past. "...There's something about him.. I don't know about the conspiracies, and plus!" He took a brief pause to laugh, "His parties are incredible! Just, best of the best, tons of entertainment, amazing food, they even got all the music people to do a jam session. The video'll be out next week, you can see me play guitar, it's just... They're so rich, so doing their own thing, they don't even care about Oracle really. It's.. weird. But kinda nice too."
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Post  Fenris on Sun May 10, 2015 12:26 am

Fenris still wasn't convinced, she'd read some pretty convincing arguments to back up her theories, and Hugo was very.. trusting. But it didn't really matter. "I guess they don't care about Oracle cause we've never really targeted any of them. The corps will always have more money than any one person, so it's not really worth it." In a way, it was sort of odd, to see someone be so happy after leaving their Corp, though she really hadn't seen many people survive the process. "You mentioned an album deal, does that mean you have a band?"
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Post  Hugo on Sun May 10, 2015 12:36 am

"It's mostly me, a couple AIs, and some hired players. So, no real band yet." He shrugged, obviously a little sad by that. "It's nothing too hard, but hopefully it should get people interested, and it's all the stuff I was working on when I was working in Oracle." He smiled a little, moving the camera close, conspiratorially. "If--When you ever get out of Oracle, though, we can start one up."
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Post  Fenris on Sun May 10, 2015 12:47 am

Fenris burst out laughing at the idea of her being in a band. "Thanks for the offer, but I'm a lot happier not being seen." She stretched her arm out to try and relieve the cramp in it. "Besides, I don't think we would want to make the same music, metal's never really been my thing. You should talk to Han about that one, he seems to like anything from Dreddoth."
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Post  Hugo on Sun May 10, 2015 1:06 am

"Dredcore? That's not really melodic enough for me... Weird, though." His brow furrowed, and he shrugged. "I never pictured him as a Dredcore man. And I understand not being, you know, famous. It's a lot of work. Not hard work but.. busy work, you know?" He smiled, though, as he didn't seem too unhappy about it. He looked healthy, too. Less muscular, back to his merely human limits of strength, with good clothes, and cheerful too.
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Post  Fenris on Wed May 13, 2015 9:45 pm

She waved a hand dismissively. "Ugh! That is really not my kind of work! I think I'll just stick to being super rich with famous friends. I get a bit more peace when I want it, more action too." There was the taletale hum of a Sirhelpsalot running around the room, it certainly looked like Fenris was just as much of a slob here as she was at home. "So besides getting to hang out on the World View, what busy work have they got you doing?"
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Post  Carmen on Wed May 13, 2015 9:55 pm

"Funny you mentioned that plus.. busy..." He grinned sheepishly, moving the camera closer so Fenris was all of a sudden speaking intimately to his eyeball. "..I'm starting a new company. The Juice Company. I'm gonna steal stuff. And if I'm famous and I get caught, I'll give them a prize. And if I steal it, I sell it, and they can hire me to steal it back. I get money, fame, books, invited to parties..." He pulled the camera back, grinning, laughing, amused at his own brilliance. "Maybe I'll film it! Go on after the WITB timeslot on the Home Invasion channel, right?"
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Post  Fenris on Wed May 13, 2015 10:19 pm

Fenris beemed. That was a great idea! And hugo's enthusiasm was kind of infectious. "Now that's something I can do! If you need someone to make a mockery out of someones security, give me a call." Her face dropped into mock seriousness. "Though, try not to get us framed for murder this time, OK?"
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Post  Carmen on Wed May 13, 2015 10:29 pm

Hugo laughed, hard, his eyebrows raising defensively. "Hey! That was only me! YOU were fine, and besides, it would only make me more money." He chuckled dryly, grinning... Before realizing something and his face got more serious. "But we'd be innocent, you know, like last time. I don't want to kill anyone." The nuke looked around, out of view of the camera. "I don't kill people, you hear that?"

His serious expression cleared, as whoever he was talking to seemed to respond in a disarming manner. He looked mock offended for a second, and turned back to the screen before whipping his head back to someone to his side. "Well fine, only a little bit. Not often... Look Fenrir, I think I gotta go. But yeah, when ever you want, the job is yours. We're gonna launch in six weeks, eight maybe. I'll talk to you before then..."

A brief pause. He looked back at the screen, smiling gently at his ex-coworker. "Take care of Silvia for me, okay? I know she doesn't make it easy, but.. try?"
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Post  Fenris on Wed May 13, 2015 10:42 pm

"I will Hugo. I'll make sure she's OK. Fenris knew how much this mattered, and was very serious. "Well, if you've gotta go, you've gotta go. But be sure to get in touch when you get back to Earth, we can go hang out somewhere."
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Post  Carmen on Wed May 13, 2015 10:48 pm

"Thanks, Fenrir. We'll see you when we land." The 'we' was ambiguous, but to be honest, he almost certainly mean he and Una. He blew Fenris an affectionate kiss--friendly, not romantic--and ended the call, his face disappearing with an end call click.
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