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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 07:26:29 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

The man sighed as he scratched at his rough stubble, and adjusted the bandages around his head slightly, so that they covered his eye a little more. He looked at his watch, and shook his head, awaiting the individual that said they would be there.

"I need to shave after this." he muttered to himself. "Starting to look like a damn street ruffian." he mumbled further.

He then ruffled his coat a little to loosen it up some and turned to the opening of the alley, where an individual showed up, making their way towards him.

Once they were close, they looked at each other.

"How much time as passed?" they asked him.

"...I've lost count. It's pointless to ask now." he replied.

That seemed to be the answer they were expecting, and they handed him a file folder that they produced from inside their own coat. The man accepted it and looked at the contents, narrowing the one eye that was uncovered.

"...and you're sure about this?" he asked.

"100%." they responded.

"...this is troublesome." the man muttered. "But valuable." he finished.

"Thank you." he then said, taking a wad of cash from one of his pockets and handing it to the person. They flipped through it quickly, and whistled slightly, smirking at the amount.

"Thank YOU." they responded. "Always amazes me how much info goes for." they said.

"You get used to it." the man replied. "Now we part ways." he said.

The newcomer nodded and left the alley, with the first one waiting for a minute, and then leaving as well. He walked down the street, before stepping into a local cafe and ordering a coffee. Once he had his drink, he sat down at one of the booths, took out his phone, and called someone.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 07:32:54 )

He was left waiting for the phone to be answered before it finally was. It took longer than he'd like to admit, but at the same time it was something that wasn't extremely long.

"Marcus? I hadn't expected you to call me." The one who answered admitted as a greeting.

"You're also calling my cell phone, so this is more important and time sensitive than the usual anything." She continued.

"So tell me, what's going on."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 07:57:45 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

"I have information." Marcus responded.

"Time-sensitive information, to put it lightly." he told her further.

"You're going to want to see this, and you're going to want to see it ASAP." he continued, telling her where he was.

"You can either come here, or I can meet you elsewhere, but the point is, it needs to be seen, and it needs to be seen as soon as possible. And I mean that." he stressed, before clearing his throat.

"So pick a time and place." he continued.

"Wherever you'd feel the safest looking at it."

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 08:01:47 )

She just sighed before looking across the table to her son.

"I'll be there momentarily. " She said before rolling her eyes and mouthing 'go figure.'

She wasn't going to downplay it all, since she realised that this was very likely something quite serious, but she had just sat down with her son for dinner about ten minutes prior. It wasn't something that was common, either.

"see you soon." Was the last thing that was said before she hung up and looked to her son.

"Sorry about this. I gotta bounce for a few." She then said.

"Keep an eye on what's on the stove, and I'll be back as soon as I can be."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 08:22:40 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Jaden was silent for a moment, before nodding.

"I getcha." he said.

"Trust me, I understand." he told her.

"Go on." he continued.

"I'll keep an eye on things and make sure they don't burn." he went on.

"Whatever it is, it must be important." he added.

"So go on and see what that's about."

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 10:48:58 )

"Thanks Jaden. I'll see you soon, or call if I'm going to be an extended length of time." She said before grabbing her jacket and vanishing from where she was. She appeared in an alleyway before sighing, putting her jacket on and making her way to the location that she was expected to be. Not that it took long, she was just around the corner from it.

Once she made her way in, she looked around, spot the one she was looking for quickly enough, and made her way over. AS she slid into the seat across from him, she sighed.

"All right, what's going on, Marcus?"

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 21:46:20 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Marcus just sighed.

"I can tell I interrupted something." he said.

"Forgive me." he went on.

"But this needs your attention." he went on, withdrawing the file folder from his coat, and sliding it over.

"Take a look." he told her.

"You'll see what I mean." he mumbled, casting an occasional glance around the place.

It wasn't unknown to her that he was a bit on the cautious/paranoid side, but considering the nature of his work, it was understandable.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 23:00:47 )

'It's cool." She told him honestly.

"He knows about my Triad work and the like." She added as she accepted what he slid over and started to take a look. She had no idea what it was that she was going to find in here, but she was definitely concerned and curious enough to find out.

The fact that he thought to bring it directly to her, instead of either of the other two, was a bit alarming as well.

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 23:27:35 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Inside, she found details for a chilling operation.

One that was targeting a very specific individual.

"As you can see, this is serious." Marcus told her.

"And I know this is reliable." he continued. "It came from my 'Viper' informant." he went on. "They're young, but the info they get is ALWAYS accurate." he reminded her.

"And this is going to happen soon." he continued.

"We have a LITTLE bit of preparation time, but not much."

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 23:29:05 )

She sighed lightly as she closed the folder.

"All right, what can you tell me about the target?" She asked.

"If I'm sending someone in to defend her, then I need to make sure that they are someone who she won't run in fear of, or something. Of course." She added.

"Do you have *any* information on the target?"

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/19 23:53:31 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

"............." Marcus was silent as she asked her questions.

"...she's a very special young lady." he said.

"She's shy. She's had a hard past... but she's optimistic and naive." he went on.

"She's a performer, though. A magician." he continued.

"She may open up or trust someone that's also a magician." he reasoned.

"Beyond that... I'm not sure." he lamented.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 00:13:44 )

She nodded as he told her what he did.

"Duly noted." She added before sighing lightly.

"I think I know who I'll sed, then." She then said. "As I would not be an optimal choice."

"But yeah, yeah. Anything else. " She asked. "If not, then I'll head off to do what I need to get this girl saved before trouble befalls her."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 00:29:13 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Marcus shook his head.

"That's all." he said.

"Go quickly." he told her.

"I'll keep my eyes and ears open for anything else." he continued.

"Again, I apologise for interrupting." he then said further.

"But this is urgent. I'm sure you understand."

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 00:34:56 )

"Don't worry, I completely understand." She assured him.

"So does Jaden." She added as she got to her feet.

"I'll keep you posted, Marcus." She added.

"And I will make sure that she's safe." With that, she left the cafe, leaving him to his own devices.

---

She appeared back home and sighed as she apppraoched her son.

"Hey Jaden, wanna do some work fo rme?" She asked as she sat down where she'd been again, and took a drink of the coffee she'd left sitting there.

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 01:08:18 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Marcus watched her go, and sighed.

"..." he was silent, before staring into the coffee that remained in the mug.

"...damn it." he whispered.

"If only I could see you again... but I don't deserve it." he lamented quietly.

---

Jaden looked at her confusedly when she asked her question.

"Been a while since you asked THAT." he commented.

"But... sure? I guess?" he then said.

"What's up?" he asked.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 01:15:29 )

"Long and short of it, is that there's a magician who has a need for some protection." She told him simply, and plainly.

"Considering your current profession, was wondering if you wanted to do do it." She added. "Since I know you are very capable."

As she spoke, she slid the folder she'd brought back over to him.

"Give it a look over, let me know. You're the first person I thought of that could do it."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 01:29:31 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Jaden accepted the folder, and browsed the contents.

As he did, she noticed his eyes widen a little, and she knew what it meant. She'd been around long enough to know surprise and recognition when she saw it. And she also saw... potential attraction.

"...this... this is real?" he asked.

"SHE needs protection?" he asked her.

"I mean, I'll gladly help, but... the fact that someone would want to hurt her is... well... almost unbelievable." he reasoned.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 01:32:40 )

She nodded.

"That's the information I was given." She told him honestly.

"And I assume you can see why it is that I thought you'd be a good choice" She added.

"Because, really? I've seen her perform. She's a sweet girl and I think her and my source hav ea connection... that he doesn't want to admit. They share a name."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 01:53:10 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Jaden was silent for a moment.

"I see." he said.

"And yes, I can see why you thought I'd be a good choice." he went on.

He sighed quietly, and nodded.

"All right." he said.

"I'll do it." he told her.

"We'll need to formulate a plan, though. So this is done as smoothly as possible."

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2020/05/20 02:15:53 )

"Of course. For now, let's worry about dinner." She commented.

"Then afterwards we should start figuring this out. We don't have a huge amount of time, but we do have some." She added.

'Sound good?"

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