[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)   Posted by Mr. Johnson.Group: 0
Mr. Johnson
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Sun 13 Mar 2022
at 02:55
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
”Oh of course,” she says with a perfect smile. ”Let me get that for you right away and I’ll make the arrangements with one of our consultants. I believe Ruis is free this morning.”

You’re left alone… no telling for how long… could be seconds, could be minutes…

This message was last updated by the GM at 02:35, Tue 15 Mar.

Bailey
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Sun 13 Mar 2022
at 15:16
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
Bailey waits, inspecting her manicure as she does. God, expense accounts were great. Look at those things. Glossy, shifting chromatic paints. Little waves of color rolling up their inch long span. They cost nearly half her rent. But just look at them. And they fit right in here. And Yorinobo was paying. This was a legitimate part of a disguise!

But the big thing was to convince everyone here she was just a normal aspiring model. Someone who would like some work... But might need to talk with their officers about setting up a line of finance.
Mr. Johnson
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Sun 13 Mar 2022
at 19:56
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
Your patience pays off. The receptionist is only gone for a few brief minutes before returning with a young man with delicate features and tiger striped hair who she introduces as Ruis.

”Oh very nice,” Ruis coos. ”Such beauty already, but always room for improvement. What did you have in mind? Some dermal rejuvenation around the eyes? A bit of genetic modification to minimize pores and prevent blemishes?”
Bailey
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Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 00:15
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
"Actually, I was hoping you could help out with my little," Bailey pushes a hand up into her hair. Twisting her head to the side as she lifts her hair. Showing the distinct almond-point of her ear. "Problem? Not the whole thing. Just a little more... Subtle?" she grin. Knowing that there was nothing about her that could possibly be described as subtle. At least not for this conversation.
Mr. Johnson
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Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 02:31
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
It's a tricky gambit. Sure they want your cred, but they could be less than accepting of your elven heritage...

Manipulate 19:19, Today: Mr. Johnson, on behalf of Bailey, rolled 5 using 2d6+1 ((2,2)).  Work the Angles +1 = 6 FAIL Take 1XP

...Ruis gasps, perhaps a tad over dramatically, and says "I'm very sorry, but all of our cosmetic alterations specialists are booked well in advance. Perhaps you should consider a less exclusive facility."

or... edge bump WEAK SUCCESS

...Ruis gasps, perhaps a tad over dramatically, and says "I think we can arrange something, but that kind of procedure is... very popular... we've recently had to double the consultation fees."
Bailey
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Tue 15 Mar 2022
at 21:16
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
OOC: Let's bump that up because I don't want to have to break in here. But, as a question, should that be a +2 instead of a +1? +1 for Work the Angles, +1 for Presence?

"I think we can figure something out. Maybe I should speak with someone in your financing?" Bailey suggests, letting her hair drop back into place.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:17, Tue 15 Mar.

Mr. Johnson
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Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 01:55
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
”A very reasonable request,” Ruiz replies with an annoying smirk, probably feeling quite proud of himself. ”If you will follow me.”

He leads you out of the cream walls and blue accents of the reception area into a small consultation room a short way down the hall.  It looks like there are three more of these private meeting rooms clustered around a fifth door marked ‘restricted access - patients and employees only’.  Inside the meeting room, he takes a seat in a comfortable looking leather lounge chair.

”Please sit,” he says indicating a second lounge chair. Pulling out a small tablet he projects a catalogue of cosmetic surgery options onto the wall. ”Now let’s see what kind of options we have for a better you.”
Mr. Johnson
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Thu 17 Mar 2022
at 14:46
Re: [December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
forgot to answer…

Bailey:
as a question, should that be a +2 instead of a +1? +1 for Work the Angles, +1 for Presence?


2D6+1 covers the Presence modifier to the roll, then +1 for a Work the Angles… does that make sense?
Bailey
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Fri 18 Mar 2022
at 19:29
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
OOC: Yup! Sounds good to me!

Bailey has had this conversation before. Or, at least, versions of this conversation. She sits down, legs crossing. Leaning forward a bit, her hand on her chin, elbow on the chair. "Well, so, there's obviously the big thing. But I think there's some other stuff that might be nice to have. Y'know. While we're in there playing around with stuff," she smiles.
Mr. Johnson
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Sun 20 Mar 2022
at 16:36
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
"That's the spirit." Ruis coos excitedly. "I'm sure we can find something. OUr financial department has a very reasonable payment plan."

After a few moments of paging though information on sonic massage, micro dermal rejuvenation and cartilage ablation, Ruis presents you with a final sum. It is not insignificant, and contains a very generous 15% commission.

"If I could get your credstick, we'll be all set to start setting up financial aid and repayment schedules."

Slot your cred? Your ID is solid enough and Uchicha did put on an expense account, but this might be tough to explain, especially if you want to keep Hiroko out of it.

He is completely at ease. You could probably take him quickly... but would you have enough time to get past that door and find the chip?

Threats are always an option too. Normal folks usually respond pretty predictably when you stuff Morrisey Elite in their face.

If you have a good line, maybe you can scam your way into the back.

Or something else?

Bailey
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Tue 22 Mar 2022
at 20:43
[May 2058] The Good The Bad and The Pretty (Prelude: Bailey)
OOC: Is there an access card or anything I'll need to get into the Employees Only areas?
Mr. Johnson
 GM, 820 posts
Wed 23 Mar 2022
at 02:10
[May 2058] The Good The Bad and The Pretty (Prelude: Bailey)
Hmmm… it seems reasonable that there would be some sort of access control… you only got a quick look at the door, but you’re pretty sure you saw a thumbprint scanner
Bailey
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Sun 27 Mar 2022
at 14:38
[May 2058] The Good The Bad and The Pretty (Prelude: Bailey)
Bailey has trouble not reacting to the number. Her eyebrows lift. Sure, she'd had some work done, but... Not that kind of work. Even she couldn't imagine that expense getting waived. Or possibly working off the kind of debt that would require. She smiles, "Um... Wow, ok," she struggles, head swimming for just a moment.

Right. Ok. New plan. New plan. What should she say? She could try something. After all, it wasn't like a throat chop was going to become a less appealing option because she wasn't able to lie to him first. "Look, I... Actually just need to get back to the finance office. I think my boyfriend is cheating on me."
Mr. Johnson
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Sun 27 Mar 2022
at 16:20
[May 2058] The Good The Bad and The Pretty (Prelude: Bailey)
It's a risky play, switching up stories like this...

Stay Frosty w/ Ethereal 09:17, Today: Mr. Johnson, on behalf of Bailey, rolled 4 using 2d6+1.  boosted WEAK SUCCESS

...but it looks like he is buying it.

"Oh girl, he's a dog." Ruis says sympathetically. "But why do you need to get in the back?"
Bailey
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Sun 27 Mar 2022
at 18:11
[May 2058] The Good The Bad and The Pretty (Prelude: Bailey)
"There's some evidence," she says, leaning against a table. "I- He keeps all his private passcodes and stuff on this drive he takes with him to work. If I can get back there and grab it? I'll be able to out what a creep he is to all his friends." The vengeful, jilted lover. Ruis seems like a guy who enjoys a bit of drama.
Mr. Johnson
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Mon 28 Mar 2022
at 20:27
[May 2058] The Good The Bad and The Pretty (Prelude: Bailey)
Ruis is the kind of guy who enjoys a bit of drama. Hold 1

"You gotta do what you gotta do." Ruis says balefully, escorting you into the back of the clinic.

The door lets you through into a large open concept workspace where there are a couple of network terminals and a few plastic office chairs. Through a large glass panel you can see the surgical pods and a few medical staff, but its just you and Ruis in the office.

The office is pretty much paperless, which makes the envelope marked with a pink cherry blossom sitting on a nearby desk very noticeable.
Bailey
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Tue 29 Mar 2022
at 00:06
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
"Oh my God, can you believe this?" Bailey's eyes roll as she walks to the desk and snatches up the envelope. "Hey, what're your social handles? I'd love to loop you in to the big reveal." She asks, already on her way out of the office.
Mr. Johnson
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Wed 30 Mar 2022
at 00:28
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
Ruis spends a brief moment looking stunned before it dawns on him that he may have been had.  You're on the way out of the office, but he is right on your tail. "Hang on just a sec." he calls out as you are exiting, "I ... uh ... I could get into a lot of trouble for this."
Bailey
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Thu 31 Mar 2022
at 23:48
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
"Bummer! Then you probably shouldn't tell anyone!" Bailey calls back over her shoulder. Eager to get out with her prize. "I know I won't!"
Mr. Johnson
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Sat 2 Apr 2022
at 19:37
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
"Hey, stop! Ruis calls out loudly.

In the lobby, the receptionist moves a bit uncertainly to block your path.
Bailey
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Tue 5 Apr 2022
at 21:18
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
The receptionist. Petite. Dark haired. Supposed to appear Japanese, though Bailey doubted that was natural. Bailey. Tall. Fiery bombshell. Oh, and ninja. Who will win? As the receptionist moves, uncertain and confused, Bailey simply steps to a side. She rolls past the poor young women with a twirl. On her way out the door, simply breezing past.
Mr. Johnson
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Fri 8 Apr 2022
at 03:13
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
"Stop!" Ruis calls again fruitlessly, "Stop her!"

The receptionist seems like she is about to make an effort, but your side step has her completely outclassed. She twists and trips over her heels while you breeze past and out the door.  Ruis follows close behind, about to chase you out into the street.
Bailey
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Sat 9 Apr 2022
at 16:14
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
Once they're outside, Bailey spins again. Her hand goes out, catching Ruis' on the shoulder. She smiles, "Sweetie. Think this through. What are you gonna do? Turn me in and you'll have to tell them what happened. And you'll definitely get fired. Like, definitely. Let me out, and I'm gone. I don't want to get caught. You just don't give them a reason to go looking. Tell your little friend in there we're fighting over a guy or something. Or," Bailey pauses, and looks the consultant up and down, "Maybe that he cheated on you with me? That feels more realistic?"
Mr. Johnson
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Sat 16 Apr 2022
at 19:18
[December 2059] Blood and Cherry Blossoms (Solo: Bailey)
The cosmetic modification consultant struggles briefly, before coming to the quick realization that he is outclassed. The mental gymnastics take only a moment and you know that the fight is going out of him. "They'll fire me for this." he says dejectedly. "It'll be all over the office before lunchtime, I'm gone unless I can figure out some way to cover this up."
Bailey
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Sun 1 May 2022
at 01:23
[May 2058] The Good The Bad and The Pretty (Prelude: Bailey)
"Honey, seriously. Your options today were figuring that out or me breaking your leg. You got off light. And this shit? Is not my problem. You're lucky I'm the one who got hired for this," Bailey pauses, sighs, and sets a hand on her waist. "But I guess if you wanted, you could try to to convince whoever is watching the recording that you're more valuable to them being blackmailed than being fired."