Mar 9

[03:42] Happy: She had just asked him if he was sure he should be working, and he took that as a confirmation that she was willing to keep him on
[03:43] Wolfbane: (He did? Ah, don't remember that…)
[03:45] Wolfbane: He stays quiet for a moment, letting another wave of the druggy effect pass. "Thanks."
[03:49] Happy: "Why are you so sure you should keep working?"
[03:50] Wolfbane: He sighs. "It's all I know how to do. Besides working at one of the temples as a breeder, but it's best to be able to work as well."
[03:54] Happy: "A… breeder?" O.o
[03:56] Wolfbane: "I'm one of the Breeding Caste. On average, there's around 1-15 to 1-20 males for every female V'traani. It's a bit required."
[03:57] Happy: "Huh. I'm discovering that I really know very little about V'tranni."
[03:59] Wolfbane: He chuckles a bit. "Few people do. We're secretive. You also now know more than 99% of the people who've heard of us."
[04:00] Happy: "So why did you reveal so much to me? Do you know how many gossip columnists I know?"
[04:01] Wolfbane: "You're my client, and I get the feeling you wouldn't spread this around. And the…object kind of made my mind a bit fuzzy. Couldn't keep anything quiet."
[04:02] Happy: "The object… that isn't /really/ a human heart, right?"
[04:02] Wolfbane: "I don't think I'll answer that."
[04:04] Wolfbane: And that's probably answer enough…
[04:05] Happy: "Oh gods…" she looks pale again.
[04:07] Wolfbane: "I'll be sure not to take part in it again while you're near. I /did/ warn you though."
[04:07] Happy: "Not very hard. And if you had asked me to leave, I would have."
[04:08] Wolfbane: "I'll make sure in the future. I really am sorry."
[04:09] Happy: "That can't be legal…"
[04:11] Wolfbane: "It's…hazy. For bounty hunting, the hunter gets all claims to the body and it's effects. And since most assassins, like the one it belonged to, are criminals…"
[04:12] Wolfbane: "And very few people outside of higher end ambassidors to our planet know about this."
[04:18] Happy: Lucia is thinking that he's clearly nuts. He's convinced himself that everyone from his planet does the same thing. "There are some people who might say it means something that you revealed it to me. A cry for help, perhaps?"
[04:19] Wolfbane: "Or I might just be telling you one of the traditions of my homeworld."
[04:20] Wolfbane: "It varies a bit by caste though."
[04:21] Happy: "A tradition that your people keep secret," she says, deciding to humor him. "You didn't try very hard to keep it a secret."
[04:23] Wolfbane: "The contract with your agent was for full disclosure and is supposed to last at least 6 months before renewal. I was told to use my own judgement to decide what you needed to know."
[04:25] Happy: "Do you understand the position I'm in now? You've confessed to me that you're not mentally stable, but you want to continue to do a dangerous job."
[04:27] Wolfbane: "You're perfectly safe. I won't willingly hurt you. And even if Eclipsia wanted to, she /can't/. No substance. But again, she won't either."
[04:27] Wolfbane: won't want to*
[04:28] Wolfbane: "And besides, your agent knows that I was on medical rest when he hired me."
[04:29] Happy: "You won't willingly hurt me, but what if you don't know it's me?"
[04:30] Wolfbane: "What do you mean? I don't /see/ anyone or anything else. Just Eclipsia."
[04:31] Happy: "How can I be sure?"
[04:32] Wolfbane: "The best I can do is give you my word. And I hope that's good enough. I've been doing my job so far without you being hurt."
[04:36] Happy: "You said this job was a sort of trial period for you?"
[04:36] Wolfbane: "Pretty much. I don't think they expected me to have to keep an assassin at bay though."
[04:42] Happy: "I didn't think the Purists would send one."
[04:43] Wolfbane: He frowns, thinking about it. "I'm just not sure how they knew we were headed there…"
[04:46] Happy: "Maybe they send them to all of our homeworlds, on the odds that we'd visit one eventually."
[04:47] Wolfbane: "Possible I guess, just seems a bit unorthadoxed. Mine is likely the safest from them in that case."
[04:48] Happy: "I would imagine so, since you weren't on Phrygian."
[04:48] Happy: She sighs. "Trevenar, I need a straight answer here. What would happen to you if I terminated the contract?"
[04:50] Wolfbane: He sighs. "I'd be sent home and likely unable to do any bodyguard or mercenary work for a year or two as they'd keep testing me. And if they don't find me fit after that…" He leaves the sentance hanging.
[04:51] Wolfbane: "It would likely depend on the reason you terminated it though."
[04:54] Happy: She rubs her shoulder unconsciously. She knows what it's like to be unable to work. "I don't want that. You did stop the assassin, and nearly got yourself killed in the process."
[04:57] Wolfbane: He closes his eyes and sighs. "If you feel unsafe around me, then you shouldn't keep me around. It makes it harder if you don't trust me."
[04:58] Happy: She gives a half smile. "I don't feel unsafe."
[04:59] Happy: "I'm worried about /you/"
[04:59] Wolfbane: "I'll be back on my feet soon enough, don't worry."
[05:00] Happy: "Okay. But I expect you not to push yourself. That's an order." *smiling*
[05:01] Wolfbane: He nods, only smiling a bit in return. "Understood."
[05:05] Happy: And end. finally

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