Dance Dance Collocution (RP)

Gemini entered the Coatl Club and with a quick look around she headed over to the bar. She assumed it would be easier to spot her sitting on one of the stools there. She was in a powder blue lace flower patterned dress.The shoulder straps were dark blue ribbons tied up as bows on each side. Her belt was dark blue with a light blue stripe in the center as described in her e-mail.

 

From her tiny purse that matched her belt she pulled out her cell phone. She gave the bartender her full attention while making a drink order before checking her e-mail on her device. It wasn’t one of those newer touch screen smart phone, but one of the old school full tactile keyboard ones that business people were known for using over a decade ago.

 

Gemini didn't find meeting at a place like this to be too unusual. However, if any other position applying asked to meet here she would have said no. The Adventurer position she had to build more trust with and felt obligated to meet where he preferred. She hoped she would be lucky enough that the first person that applied  for this position would work out and everything else would easily fall into place.

    • DarkwingPsycho
      DarkwingPsycho

       After a while, a smooth, gravelly voice came from behind her, just over her left shoulder.  "Miss Esposito, I presume?"

      If she turned and confirmed her identity, he would slide easily into the stool next to her as if he came here all of the time.  Which...was generally the case.  He held out his hand for hers and if she gave it, he would give it a charming kiss.  "Mallard.  Jacob Mallard.  Pleased to make your acquaintance."

      When the bartender came with her drink, he glanced toward her.  "Put hers on my tab, and when you get a moment, bring my usual - please."

      • Agent Gemini
        Agent Gemini

        Gemini acknowledged the name Jacob said. She did give her hand and was amused by the kiss.

         

        “Nice to meets you as well. You really didn't  need to pay for my drink but thank you very much,”  Gemini replied with genuine appreciation, “Thank you for taking time out of your day for this interview. Any reason this job peaked your interest?”

        • DarkwingPsycho
          DarkwingPsycho

          Jacob shrugged.  "Generally my work keeps me pretty busy, but I must admit I'm in a bit of a lamentable lull and some excitement would be most welcome."  He might have asked what about his response had made her request an interview, but he could already surmise that.  "Venice isn't my favorite destination, but it does have its charms."

          With a thank you to the bartender, he plucked up the drink that had been set in front of him - a double shot of bourbon.  "Cheers," he said, holding out his glass to clink it with hers before swallowing a mouthful.

          "What is there, exactly, that got you on to this mission in the first place?"

          • Agent Gemini
            Agent Gemini

            Gemini clinked her pink raspberry mojito to Jacob’s drink for the cheers. She only took a small sip from her tall narrow glass.

             

            “There is some old intellectual property there that belongs to a school. The school asked me to retrieve it. They're not interested in the monetary items that are there so that's free for the rest of us to take,” She then casually shrugged, “As for personally… it's an area that needs a lot of help and long story short this is just another step to help with that whole issue. I want to clear up the area but that's a whole other long project.”

             

            She took another sip of her drink, “Since you said Venice isn't for favorite place, have you had any interesting jobs or adventuring related things in cities you liked more?”

            • DarkwingPsycho
              DarkwingPsycho

              "What sort of 'intellectual property' gets itself lost in an underground ruin?"  At least he assumed it was a ruin from her emailed descriptions of what they'd be doing.  "What about the site intrigues you so much that it inspires not only your courage but your generosity as well?"

              He leaned back, swirling the bourbon lightly in his hand.  "Ah...that is a question that could take up an entire week, my dear.  Suffice it to say, I imagine I've been globetrotting longer than you've been alive.  My favorite city is Berlin.  Once torn, now united, a hub of old world and new."  He shrugged.  "I suppose it could give one some measure of hope that things can always change for the better."

              He took another drink, watching his drink in silence for a few moments as he reminisced to himself, then he leaned in toward her slightly.  "Are you still in need of a projectile specialist, Miss Esposito?"

              • Agent Gemini
                Agent Gemini

                “Intellectual property that was originally a part of the Library of Alexandria,” Gemini answered like it wasn't an unusual thing to say, “As for why I want to help the site? A lot of unfair things happened there in the past. It is just right to fix it. Places like this get forgotten and no one else is going to do anything about it. And its it's been so long since I fixed something bigger like this. I mean, first of all I'm doing it because its it's the right thing to do but honestly I do get bored if I'm not fixing something. ”

                 

                “Wow, I like that positive view of Berlin. I've never thought of it that way before but I understand how it can be seen that way. As a symbol of hope,” Gemini spoke before she took another sip of her drink. She then nodded to Jacob’s question, “Yes, I still need one. It's It's been kinda hard to find one. There is supposedly areas that modern technology doesn't work including guns for some reason. And based on other areas built at the same time this one was, there is probably going to be a target based puzzle, I'm certain. Also good for setting off traps from a safe distance away."

                • DarkwingPsycho
                  DarkwingPsycho

                  Jacob nodded with both admiration and suspicion, although his face revealed neither emotion.  Good, honest, sincere people were hard to come by - was this "Esposito" one of them or simply putting up a front to get this team down there for some other purpose?  Questions to be answered later, he supposed.

                  He finished the bourbon and tapped the glass with a look at the bartender.  While she refilled it, he commented, "You mean to say you've 'fixed' other sites?  Any I'd know?"

                  "As for your projectile specialist, I believe I have just the mallard for you.  I've worked with him on a few other missions, and he's quite a shot."  He pulled a white-to-blue ombre card out of his wallet and handed it to the woman.  "Highly recommended."

                  • Agent Gemini
                    Agent Gemini

                    “I don’t know if it would be well known. I mean, a lot of people don't admit something weird is going on so there is no announcement that the something weird stopped. Several abandoned areas in Quiet Knoll Pennsylvania and pretty much all of Dairy Michigan are my two biggest ones in the States. Those I didn't do alone though. I had some former coworkers of sorts from my first job with me,” Gemini paused to take a longer sip of her drink before speaking more, “This mission I'm hiring for now isnt for a clean up like that though. This step will help it but there is still a lot of work ahead of me.”

                     

                    Gemini took the card and read over it curiously. She let out a faint chuckle, “Based on the card alone this looks rather promising. So from what you mentioned in your e-mail you've led teams before? Adventuring? Or more organized military style things?”