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Private Want Some Gossip with Those Fries?

Discussion in 'Ark City' started by Stiles Stilinski, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Stiles Stilinski

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    September 10th, Year 109
    @Toby Daye

    Stiles took a bite out of the curly fry as he kept his gaze to the street.

    It had been a while since Stiles was on a stakeout case. It was a plus he had Roscoe, though the Jeep wasn’t that...subtle. But he could always use the excuse he was a teenager, waiting for his BFFs to come...or was doing something that made sense for the Jeep to stay here.

    But he was on a stakeout...with, Toby. It had been a while since they did a case together; a woman hired them to see if her husband was doing illegal stuff, as well as cheating on her. Honestly, you’d think that some dudes would just not cheat—if you don’t like your relationship, just break up. Don’t be a douche, dude.

    So, they just observed. For a long while...maybe almost close to an hour before Stiles decided to get food. And that’s how they’re having burgers with curly fries and some drinks in his car, while on a stakeout.

    “Okay—this is boring. So, how’s it going?”
     
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    It had been awhile since Toby had been on a stakeout. There was something wholesome in the feeling for Toby, oddly. It was grounding. Compared to all the things that Toby managed on a day to day basis lately. The entire company had grown and it was exploding all over the place. So was her gigs as Toby D. The move. Oz's death. All of it was draining on Toby's soul in so many ways. She felt tired, but sitting here with Stiles reminded her of old times. When Daye Investigations had just been the two of them and well, it was nice to sit here with him.

    Even if nothing was happening. Even if she couldn't help but feel like they were wasting their time a little bit. Toby had been prone to way more action since getting her aura. Less sneaking around and waiting, more busting down doors and fighting. She knew that. The brunette wasn't sure what that meant but she had been called violent... not the first time in her life she had been called that though. She'd live.

    But they had gotten food. Which always made a stake out better. A small smirk appeared on her lips when Stiles admitted he was just as bored as she was. So, how's it going? Small talk, was it? "It's going. You get your stuff packed up for the move?" Toby was curious on what Stiles thought about that. They had already moved once in the last year. Now they were moving a second time. How was Stiles adapting to everything?
     
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    Stiles took a bite from the burger as Toby replied to what he asked; he nodded—both to her words and to the taste. It was a bit spicy but the tomato and the pickles gave it a nice balance to it.

    “Yeah, I did. Kind of annoying that the office went to shit with what happened, but what can you do? Weird shit happens all the time in Pandora.”

    He grabbed the cup from the cup holder and sipped it before he wiped his hands and grabbed the binoculars. He hummed as he looked at the window of the apartment the dude was in. “Not sure if he’s doing anything illegal, but he’s definitely cheating on her.”

    The young man leaned back in the car seat. “How’s Gilly? Are things good with her? You had Sans babysit her while you were recovering, right?”
     
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    The office had certainly gone to shit. There was a bit of a stain on the ground from where Toby had nearly bled out and it was something she was certain would need to be replaced after they had all moved out. Insurance had covered almost all of the damage but that was because Toby had made sure their insurance would cover just about anything. She had upped it a long time ago, figuring something like this was going to happen sooner or later. She just hadn't been prepared for what had happened on a couple of different levels.

    "Weird shit does happen all the time." There was a little bit of a smirk on her lips as she agreed with Stiles. If there was one thing that Pandora was good for, it was the weird stuff. She did nod in agreement that their target was cheating on his wife. Terrible shit, Toby certainly had opinions on the subject, but she knew that saying anything that bordered on personal opinion around Stiles would wind up being read into... correctly. So Toby kept her mouth shut.

    "Yeah, Sans was living with us for awhile with everything that was going on in space." A civil war in space. How crazy was that? "But she's doing good. Didn't really understand what happened because she's a bit too young but that's alright." Toby was sure Gilly would piece together more when she was older and she'd be ready for any questions that her daughter might have had. "You got any questions?" They hadn't really talked about things since Toby had gotten out the hospital and she knew that she had been heavily drugged when he had shown up. So maybe... maybe now was a good time to talk about it all.
     
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    One would think that Pandora would take a break once in a while, but that was a fat chance. “I don’t think we’ll ever get used to this place, even if we’ve been here for years. You heard that there’s this extra hour going on, right?” Apparently, it was more like a nightmare hour, if anything; trying to run for your life from a monster and if you were in a room? That was even worse.

    The cheating was stupid; again, if you’re tired of a relationship, then get out of it. If there was no love between them, then why date or get married at all? Love was weird. Sometimes, he wished it was simpler. Or it didn’t hurt.

    Changing the subject was best. He’s talked with Sans here and there; it was still weird seeing him as a human when he was...a skeleton. Which is basically a person, but with no skin. But he thinks he’s been told it’s a monster thing? He had no idea, to be honest.

    He nodded but blinked a few times when she asked if he had any questions. He didn’t really have any, but he was curious about what had happened. “Uh, I dunno. Maybe what happened? Like what attacked us? Cause if we did learn what or who it was, never got the memo. Unless it’s not important.”
     
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    Stiles brought up that extra hour and Toby grunted in response. She had heard rumors of it, whatever it was, but hadn't quite put everything together yet. It was a miracle that Toby hadn't experienced it yet with how she had a habit of being up around midnight, but since Sans had moved back out and had vanished into space again... well, Toby no longer had a live in babysitter. She was getting back into a routine with Gilly. Which was what every kid needed, right?

    "I've heard a little bit about it." There weren't as many eye witness stories out yet but if this was like anything else in Pandora, the accounts would grow as more time passed. Toby couldn't be certain if it was one of Pandora's things or if it was something that a rogue mage was doing to be a bit of a jackass. Some people thought the most twisted things were fun. "You get a client asking about it or something?" It would make sense if someone wanted the situation investigated. Doubly if they had experienced it themselves. Hiring Daye Investigations wouldn't have been too far out of the norm these days. Not for something as weird as that.

    But Stiles had a few questions and Toby... winced inwardly for a moment. She couldn't tell Stiles everything without giving up too much information about Lena, which was something she didn't want to do either. Maybe bringing up this subject hadn't been the smartest thing that Toby had ever done. Toby knew she was a clever person from time to time but she was not the smartest cookie in the box on an average day.

    "It's a monster I've run into before. Not the same one, just the same kind. Got in its head, nothing but a twisted killing machine that wants to inflict damage." Which was true. She'd also let Stiles make a few assumptions as to why the monster was there. Like the fact that it might have come after Toby because Toby had "tangled" with the other. "It might happen again but it might not. That's why I got us security." If anyone could handle that shit, besides Lena, it was Godzilla. "It's blood is straight poison and most people die within seconds of contact. Anything like that pops up hon, I'm gunna need you to hit the panic room." There was a part in the knowe that would keep out intruders as much as it possibly could. There was also a lotus flower there for an escape route, which meant anyone could zap themselves to the old office in Blackhaven at any time. Toby took another drink and glanced over in Stiles' direction, trying to see how he was processing this.
     
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    He ate a few more curly fries when Toby asked if a client was asking about it. He shrugged, “One did, but it was more like in passing. I’d be interested in checking it out, but I’ll ask Red to come with me if I figure out a clear day. At least it lasts for one hour, so that’s a plus.” It’d be super annoying if it lasted all night.

    Stiles got the feeling that asking about the attack might have...caught Toby off guard. He hadn’t been at the office that day and got the memo of them being attacked the other day. So, he listened to her explanation, lips pursed that she didn’t tell him about it. But he knows Toby: didn’t want to get others involved, wanted to make sure the others were safe. He understood but wanted her to realize that she wasn’t alone in this.

    Stiles nodded at her words, frowning a bit. “Okay...how does it look like? Nobody really described it to me.” How was he supposed to know which one had the poisonous blood if he had no clue what to look for? Like, it was intimidating, but what was the reason for the attack: revenge? Probably. But how would this new monster know that Toby had fought one like it?

    Something wasn’t adding up...

    Stiles finished his burger and wiped his hands. He looked through the binoculars and perked up from his seat when he saw the man and his lover on the window. He pulled out the camera, zoomed in and snapped a few photos—they were pretty incriminating since he was all but cuddling his lover and kissing her neck. The wife was gonna be sad, but it was better than living a lie.

    He looked over at Toby, “Got enough evidence. I can drive us home unless you wanna do something else first in Ark City?”
     
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