The Daily Grind (RP)

Gemini had just finished filling up gas in her little green car when she checked her watch. She still had some extra time before she had to leave for work.  

 

She had in mind to go inside and grab a coffee and a sweet roll before heading to work. When she did the usual, going to the coffee area and mixing what exactly she wanted before grabbing a sugar filled breakfast roll to go with it.

 

While in line to pay she became distracted a moment by the colorful lotto scratch tickets until she was next in line.

 

“Heyyyyy. Good morning,” she smiled at the cashier. She leaned over the counter a little to get a better look at the lotto tickets,  “Can I have one of those blue five dollar tickets? Thanks!”

 

As the cashier retrieved what ticket Gemini asked for, the agent saw someone familiar come in to the gas station, “Oh! Hi there!”

    • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
      Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

      Feliciana walked from work, she used to take the magic serape her papá gave her until one day Gryzzlikoff got on her tail about it due to safety purposes so she walked now to and from work. Wasit a far distance? Absolutely, but the young woman was always full of energy so it didn't exhaust or bother her at all. She would walk to work in her uniform and if she was to sweat through it- she would use her magic to get rid of the stains.

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      The blue jay looked at her watch- she had plenty of time left and the office wasn't too much further, so she decided to go into the gas station and purchase a bottle of water when she heard someone familiar- turning her head she saw an agent from S.H.U.S.H. that she had bumped into once or twice, but they never spoke. "Ciao!" She greeted the other in her native language- italian.

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      "Are you working today?"

      • Agent Gemini
        Agent Gemini

        “Yep! Heading into the office soon. Just been desk jockeying this whole time though. I wonder how long I'd have to wait to be out on the field,” Gemini explained a little exasperatedly. She did understand S.H.U.S.H. not wanting someone that was new to them in the field right away. However, she was also getting bored and knew her skill set could be used in a much better way.

         

        She signaled to the cashier with two fingers that she wanted to more of the scratch card she just picked out, “I guess you're headed that way too? If you’re grabbing something small just add in into my stuff so you don't have to wait in line.”

        • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
          Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

          "The only time I am called to the field is if there is magia involved or if they need a translator." The bird informing with a shrug of her shoulders. "Maybe they are waiting until a mission best suits specialities?"

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          "Si, I am." She answered with a nod, smiling gently. "Ever since Gryzzlikoff told me not to use mi serape to fly to work, I have been walking to and from work everyday." She wasn't complaining, she seemed rather happy with it- but then again, the bird was always happy.

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          "Grazie!" She smiled happily at the offer, putting her water bottle on the counter. "I do not believe we have been properly introduced? My apologies! I am Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles!"

          • Agent Gemini
            Agent Gemini

            “Yeah, I do have a pretty peculiar skill set so maybe that is why,” Gemini shrugged before paying for the items. She was amused by Feliciana’s very positive energy.

             

            The agent did not seem surprised at a mention of a flying g carpet, “Since you’re walking, I can give you a ride. I'm Gemini. Nice to meet you! I work with paranormal too. I guess I could do translation too but don’t let the office know that. I mean, I don't mind translating documents but there is an amount of patience I don't have to do it in real time.”

            • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
              Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

              "That is so kind of you to be offering me a ride, amico!" The blue jay smiled happily, taking the other's hand and shaking it rather enthusiastically. Seems this bird was nothing but enthusiasm and positivity.

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              Getting her water bottle, she followed her co-worker to her car. "I quite enjoy being in the linguistics department, it's always fun and exciting to speak and read in other languages! I really love it when someone sends in something from a dead language that needs translating!"

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              Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles had to be the only agent in all of S.H.U.S.H. who enjoyed her work this much.

              • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
                Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

                "That is so kind of you to be offering me a ride, amico!" The blue jay smiled happily, taking the other's hand and shaking it rather enthusiastically. Seems this bird was nothing but enthusiasm and positivity.

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                Getting her water bottle, she followed her co-worker to her car. "I quite enjoy being in the linguistics department, it's always fun and exciting to speak and read in other languages! I really love it when someone sends in something from a dead language that needs translating!"

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                Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles had to be the only agent in all of S.H.U.S.H. who enjoyed her work this much.

                • Agent Gemini
                  Agent Gemini

                  Gemini shook Feliciana’s hand in return. She was entertained by the other bird's excitement. She could imagine there were a few characters at the office that would be put off by it but she didn't mind.

                   

                  "Dead languages are amazing,” she genuinely stated but not with as much enthusiasm as Feliciana. She then chuckled lightly, “If my eyes go bad before I'm fourty it'll from reading too much cuneiform in poor light. Do you have a favorite?”

                   

                  Gemini walked over to a small green car, built much like a Mini Cooper. On the outside of the roof it had the bars associated with mounting bicycles on top. She hit a button on her keyring to open the car with a small beep.

                   

                  “Let me get the door, they open in a weird direction,” Gemini said as she opened the passenger side door for Feliciana. The door was reversed hinged and lifted upwards like scissor doors on a sports car.

                  • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
                    Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

                    Feliciana's eyes lit up when hearing Gemini loved dead languages as well. Nobody else in her department liked it-- or even enjoying their work like she did. "It's so rare when we get them, but every time we do they give it to me! Guess it's because they know I love it so much!"

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                    Of course she had no idea that the real reason why was because everyone else hated having to translate such an old language nobody used anymore. "I cannot choose really! Old Norse, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek...You name it, I know it!"

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                    "Stupefacente!" She exclained me awe at the car in her native language, her eyes widening and sparkling in amazement as she watched how it opened. 

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                    This is the coolest car I've ever seen, Gemini!"

                     

                    • Agent Gemini
                      Agent Gemini

                      “Yeah, it is hard to choose a favorite. Well, if they ever give you anything to translate that stumps you I'll be glad to help. I know I'd like help too sometimes. It's good to get a fresh set of eyes on things,” Gemini then chuckled at Feliciana’s reaction to her car.

                       

                      “I wouldn't say it's the coolest car, but thank you! It does what I need it to do, and been through a lot too. It is kinda low so watch your head getting in,” she added just in case.

                      • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
                        Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

                        "Oh, I definitely will!" The smile never left her face as she got into the car, ducking her head as the other had instructed. "It's bellissimo on the inside!"

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                        As they both got in and buckled, Feliciana looked to her co-worker. "What is your favorite dead language?" 

                        • Agent Gemini
                          Agent Gemini

                          “Thanks!” Gemini replied to the compliment on the inside of her car, clearly understanding what Feliciana had said. She walked around and got inside the driver’s side of the car, “I've added a lot of custom work to it. They're a switch for inside for special lights come on to double check for ghosts. I mean, ghosts don’t worry me that much but all those stories as a kid about hitchhiking ghosts….”

                           

                          “My favorite dead language?” she put her coffee and packaged roll into one of the cup holders before putting a key into the ignition, “There are so many supposedly dead languages in South America that are beautiful. Brazil has about twenty five on it's own. Truka is listed as a dead language even though it still has thirteen hundred speakers. And they just started having cell phone towers there in the last decade so there is literally a group of people with a supposed dead language texting it to each other on the latest smart phone.”

                          • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
                            Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

                            Feliciana's eyes glistened in amazement as she listened to her co-worker. She was about the coolest person she's met in her time at S.H.U.S.H.!

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                            "I do know Truka, but I had no idea about people still using it! You learn something new everyday as the saying goes, si?"

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                            The jay looked around the car curiously, amazed at how a car could look so much cooler on the inside than on the outside!

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                            "Fantasmi?" She repeated in her native language, leaning closer to look at all the switches in the vehicle. "Do you find any?

                            • Agent Gemini
                              Agent Gemini

                              “That's so cool that you know Truka too!,” Gemini started the car and begin to pull out of the gas station, “I guess if we need to talk behind coworkers backs we can use it… haaa…  joking though. I've like all my coworkers so far.”

                               

                              Gemini smiled, amused by how Feliciana was looking over the inside her car. She would show off some things the car could do if they weren't going to be in morning traffic.

                               

                              “Oh no, I don't deal with ghosts much. I mean, other paranormal stuff sure. But I learned early on I kinda always side with ghosts because well when people want them out of a house I mean it was there house too before and /possession/ is nine-tenths of the law,” Gemini chuckled at her own cheesy joke as she turned onto the road, “Why, have you dealt with ghosts?”

                              • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
                                Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

                                Feliciana giggled at her joke. "Though we could do that as a prank though! Or would that be too mean?"

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                                "Oh no." She dismissed with a wave of her hand. "I just assumed that since you had a device for them that you deal with them. Many apologies for the assumption, amico. Though mio Papai sees and talks to them, so I do know they are around."

                                • Agent Gemini
                                  Agent Gemini

                                  “I would be fine with that prank, maybe once I get to know the people in my department a bit more,” Gemini mused.

                                   

                                  “Oh, I rarely deal with ghosts but I have had to. I just don't go ghost hunting... I mean, they're technically still people,” she shrugged a little as she drove and stopped at the next red light, “That's neat that your Dad talks to them. You mentioned you're called to the field for magic related things too?”

                                  • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
                                    Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

                                    "We could always use it around Grizzlikoff!" She joked with a giggle. 

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                                    "Si, but that doesn't happen a lot as there are so very few people that use magia." The blue jay answered, looking out the window at the sights. "Last time I was called out, it was a month ago?" She shrugged. "Someone in Asia's S.H.U.S.H. division brought in an item that caused a bunch of mysterious and bad things to happen- turns out it was cursed with magia oscura."

                                    • Agent Gemini
                                      Agent Gemini

                                      “I'm not sure it would work around Grizzlikoff. I just get a vibe that he knows more languages than just English and Russian….,” Gemini stated while she kept her eyes on the road.

                                       

                                      “See, that's what I don't get with the ‘few people use magia’ around here. I specifically asked to get transferred between organizations to this city because it was a hot spot for magic, even had an elder god here once. And then instead I'm just doing desk work. It doesn't make sense. Maybe SHUSH just doesn't trust us with the hard stuff because we’re under thirty,” she made a little frustrated duck noise at her own statement, “Sorry if I'm wrong assuming you're under thirty. I'm just assuming you're around my age.”

                                      • Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles
                                        Feliciana Carioca-Pistoles

                                        "Si, that probably is true." She agreed.

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                                        "You wanted to be transferred here because of magia?" The blue jay repeated curiously. "Do you also use it?"

                                        '

                                        Feliciana waved her and dismissively. "It is alright! I am not even twenty myself, so I am under thirty."

                                        • Agent Gemini
                                          Agent Gemini

                                          “I don’t really think what I do is considered magic. I have an artifact gun that is attuned to me that casts magic. And I know defense things,” Gemini shrugged as the red light turned green, “purifying that kind of thing. And not through me. Through objects. What kinda magic do you do?”

                                           

                                          “Under twenty? Okay I guess that's why they don’t want on the field yet. I wonder if they have a test that's like the physical one but magic related,” Gemini mused.