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Post by *Lady* Beverly and Ghost on Mar 24, 2016 2:57:59 GMT
Beverly pondered for a few moments, arms crossed as she looked to the side. Ghost also looked at her during this time, awaiting Bev's reaction, either verbally or mentally. But after those moments, she spoke again.
"So, you say you may be of use to me... what use are you?
Certainly you're not suggesting to work in Caritas... I'd expect a more direct job inquiry and less politics.
So, speak plainly and sell me on what you think you can offer me. Perhaps treat this as a... non-standard interview. Keep in mind, though, that I've no intention of making any major changes to Whitewater for my sake, so I probably won't 'change the entire game'.
And do not worry, Luke... being called an "upstart" is no fur off my back."
"Straight to the point, aren't you? Yup. Definitely not a politician." Giving a wide, toothy grin and a small chuckle, the wolf noted as the conversation proceeded as smoothly as ever. Indeed, it appeared that this Beverly was quite the agreeable fellow, though he did give a nod at the point that she wasn't looking for any major changes.
As Beverly assured Luke, his heart started again, giving a silent nod, color returning to his face.
"Hm... guess he's not used to the latent presence of a super-mega..." Muttering that under his breath, he cleared his throat. "Ah, excuse me. Well, there's a few things I could offer you: at the very least, I'm a capable bit of muscle that can stand up for himself. But that's probably not what you're looking for... well. Why don't you think of me as a 'signal boost'?"
He let that thought sink in for a second, before explaining his point: "Visibility is key. Having another on-board who can echo your sentiment, and even understand a little bit of the politics of each underlying situation, might make you more palatable to the average Digimon. As I'm sure you know, most never proceed past their Champion forms. Someone closer to their level, who is also familiar with the workings of the city, may be better at making a connection.
"Of course. I may have my own recommendation every now and then... but I'd promise to stick to your general image of this city."
Iko's hand was on the table, so to speak. But would Beverly take?
Post by *Lady* Beverly and Ghost on Mar 25, 2016 1:23:57 GMT
Once more, Beverly listened intently to Iko, thinking about his words and what services he offered her. It was an interesting offer, at least.
"I have to be straight to the point. I run a business, I have connections, I've massive amounts of paperwork coming my way dealing with this place. I don't have the time nor the patience to regularly practice double-talk.
You'd be right... I'm in no real need of extra muscle. Not to say that I'm merely 'strong enough', but outside of Ghost and Garm, I've several other allies to rely upon if need be.
As for visibility... I admit, I'm on the fence. I understand the need for visibility but... no offense to you, there are others I've known longer than you that can potentially do more than you. I know lots of the ones here in this city.
However... while I do not wish to get too steeped in politics, I wouldn't mind another head to bounce ideas to and from.
Anyway, what examples would you give to help 'boost my signal', aside from the docks?
"Of course, that's a valid concern." It was something that Iko knew that he would run into: the fact that Beverly likely had contacts in the city. But even if this little escapade failed, if the wolf remained respectful and level-headed, at least he could keep Beverly as... well, as an acquaintance, at the very least. Or maybe he just had to prove himself somewhere down the line, before the Super Mega would allow him any sway in the ranks.
That wasn't to say that Iko wasn't going to speak his case, however: "Well, my ideal role would be as one of your speakers to the city. And I would very much like to continue bouncing ideas off of you, or one of your - shall I say, 'family'? - to debate what's best for the city. I'll have much more time available than you to intermingle and see what's going on in the city... and perhaps the best advantage?"
Iko gave a pause.
"I'm an outsider. Known somewhat in Whitewater, but not known as a current member of your group. The appearance of someone outside, in a trusted role - even if it is just one in appearance only - will do wonders to show your connected nature to the city at hand."
"Iko," Luke cut in, "Why go so far for this? I mean-"
"Luke." Iko's voice cut over, tone changing a level sharper. Though a political light existed in his eyes before, the tone now seemed more... 'serious'. 'Sincere'.
"I've spent my entire last life in the dank stretches of the Dark Area. I had no influence, no pack, only the primal need for survival. To pluck me out of that... hell, as your partner? I owe this world a greater debt than most."
He gave a small grin. "And Whitewater? Well... what better to do then work with a new home?"
Post by *Lady* Beverly and Ghost on Mar 25, 2016 16:58:02 GMT
Beverly snapped her fingers, grinning a bit as she seemed to have made a decision.
"Well, there's a lot for me to think about... as far as potential goes. So how about this...
I will take some advice from you should I need it. You may also share advice with Saibot or Ghost, and they will relay it to me if I am not available but either of them are. And I would hope that you will remain in touch...
Depending on how things go, your role may expand in the future. But as of now, your only 'official' role that I give to you is for advice.
Now... as for Luke... what can he do? And I'd like to hear it from his mouth, if you do not mind, Iko..."
"Hm... that's more than fair, considering the spontaneity of my arrival. If I can consider that a contract, I'll accept." It obviously wasn't Iko's stated objective, but he couldn't expect much. Besides, with such a lax role, it did give him more freedom to move outside the city as well, and gave him time to get his own feel for this. Yes, there were advantages for such a low-risk role: if it didn't pan out, the feeling would be far less tense between all parties involved.
The next bit, however, made Luke raise his brow a bit. "W-well... I don't have Iko's... talking sense, but,"
"Luke, Luke. Just go with what you can do." Iko smirked. "Its honestly something impressive to must of us in this 'magical' world."
"Don't drum it up so much..." Luke sighed. Somehow, Iko's assurance made him a bit calmer. "Simply put, I'm an engineer. My focus is in electrical circuitry and computer chips, but I've enough training for architectural work as well... and all the skills behind that. I guess you could consider me somewhat of a designer... someone good with blueprints."
A specialized skill, to be sure. But that didn't make it useless.
"Well, and if nothing else, he can make me digivolve." Iko gave a dry chuckle, earning a glare from his partner.
The Galacllivamon nodded when Iko accepted the verbal contract. She had her own reaso for sticking Iko to just an advisory role, but it was largely due to the fact that advice is what she needed most, not a speaker or muscle. And some of his suggestions has given her ideas, indeed.
Luke finally gave his skills. It was obvious that, as he said, Luke wasn't much of a speaker like Iko was.
"Interesting skillset. I've no immediate use for it... not when I Burst on speed dial. However, it could be a skill applied to someone else's business... depending if you're up for it. I could put in a good word for you, Luke.
So, is there anything else you'd like to say to me?"
"Well... if there's ever an individual job that needs handled or something, sure..."
"Better than expected, eh?" The wolf didn't expect much from Beverly for Luke's craft, but at the very least the human was able to come across as at least a little more than useless. But it seemed like the conversations were winding down. There was at least one hole here left to cover:
"Well. My only remaining question, then, is what would be the best way to keep in contact with you? And, well, I can always be on call for you, but I assume that you're busy enough that I can't just always walk in like I did today... I'm sure we can work out a schedule of some kind. I'll adapt to whatever suits your preferences."
Post by *Lady* Beverly and Ghost on Mar 25, 2016 22:32:50 GMT
And with a wave of her hand, 2 business cards appeared in her claws, as if demonstrating a magic trick. Ghost took them, and handed both Iko and Luke a card. The card had the basic info for Caritas. Not too flashy, but it got the job done.
"There's usually someone here, if not myself. If you need to, you only have to come and knock, and someone will tend to you.
My schedule tends to vary, and I'm not always here to run the place, in which case Saibot stands in for me along with his wife."
Beverly also had her personal cellphone, but that's only for certain Digimon to call.
"Ah, that will do... Luke, hold onto this. You're the one with the pockets." The wolf flicked the card, Luke catching it between his fingers, adding it to the one he already had. Well, good to have a spare, right? But this just looked to be the store address, hours, and some sort of store contact number.
Not surprising, considering the low level of work Beverly was trusting Iko with at this time.
"Yes, a good talk. Well, I'll keep in touch. Expect something within the week, after I give more time to mull it over. Luke, shall we return to the bar?"
"... I guess. So long as you don't try and murder me with a Devi Bomb again."