damncompass: concerned face (oh dear)
Joshua Donovan ([personal profile] damncompass) wrote2013-06-08 05:51 pm

June 2012, Geneva, Swizerland

The morning sun is breaking through Joshua's windows, reflecting even more off of the five feet of snow that's starting to melt in the June heat.

Inside, Joshua is snuggled up to the woman beside him, sleeping with a smile on his face.
timelessinventor: assessing a problem ([w12] this may take a moment)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-08 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
To be quite honest, this is the best night's sleep Helena's had in years (over a century, if we're being honest). It lasts until something vibrates and falls to the floor, causing her to sit up; Joshua's Artifact detector appears to have made a break for it once again. She frowns, wondering what might have caused that, and turns over.

And then she sits bolt upright. "Mrs. Frederic?" Without waiting for a response, she turns to shake Joshua's shoulder.
timelessinventor: ([w13] serious face)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-08 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
"We've got company, darling," says a voice that distinctly does not belong to his sister. And then its owner drops a shirt on his head. "You may want that."
timelessinventor: ([w13] nose wrinkle)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-08 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"I... do hope this isn't about me," Helena says (she wouldn't be surprised if it is; she's been contentious since she was hired, after all).

Mrs. Frederic, however, shakes her head. "No, actually. I came to speak to Mr. Donovan."
k39zzz: (Mrs. Frederick)

[personal profile] k39zzz 2013-06-08 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"If I were, you would already be dead and I'd be halfway to breakfast."
She's not one to waste her time.
k39zzz: (Mrs. Frederick)

[personal profile] k39zzz 2013-06-08 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"My... supervisors, if you will, have decided that you would be a good fit for their end of things."
Honestly, she's quite glad they chose that over bronzing him. That would not have gone over well with Claudia.
timelessinventor: Grinning at people ([w13] smile)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-08 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, I sincerely doubt she's mad," Helena says. And (just in the spirit of helping him rule out the second possibility, you understand) she pinches his arm, while she's at it. "Besides, I can see it."
Edited 2013-06-08 23:47 (UTC)
timelessinventor: time machine box ([W13] inventor)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-08 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"But you do study the sort of science we usually end up collecting." Then she turns her gaze to her lap and mutters, "At least, I hope it's still 'we.'"

"And you would be able to pursue certain projects in a rather safer environment," Mrs. Frederic adds, with a not insignificant glance at Joshua's desk.
k39zzz: (Mrs. Frederick)

[personal profile] k39zzz 2013-06-09 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
Up goes an eyebrow. "Why do you think you're poorly suited to the job, Mr. Donovan?"
k39zzz: (Mrs. Frederick)

[personal profile] k39zzz 2013-06-09 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
"Whatever may have come of your prior experiences, you are not as poorly suited to leadership as you might think. Besides, you're the first person to study Artifacts since Isaac Newton. We do not waste that kind of resource."
timelessinventor: ([w13] With Claudia)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-09 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
"As though Claudia won't be glad to have you there, darling. Besides, the next closest scientist I can think of who spent time in the field is Dr. Franklin, and that's hardly going to make you feel any better. I believe he spent more time making Artifacts than examining them anyway."

While Joshua's head is still in his hands, something occurs to Helena (given the state of things when they went to Egypt, did they...?); she glances at Mrs. Frederic, who nods. Well then. That's rather interesting.
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k39zzz: (Mrs. Frederick)

[personal profile] k39zzz 2013-06-09 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
That may be the ghost of a smile. Maybe. Possibly. (Twice in three days; someone should make note.)
"Far from it. However, the timing is rather delicate, for a number of reasons."
timelessinventor: ([w13] nose wrinkle)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-09 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
"In that regard," Helena says, "I believe your sister would say she's trolling you." (She has yet to understand that co-opting of the word, but it's definitely what Claudia would use.)

This is Mrs. Frederic's innocent face! It's actually quite good.
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timelessinventor: ([w13] serious face)

[personal profile] timelessinventor 2013-06-09 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Why do you think that, though? If they've decided to extend the offer to you rather than simply bring you in as a consultant, they have faith in you." The Regents, in Helena's experience, are better judges of character than that.

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