Litia and I are stretching in a corner of the room, our lesson is over but other have replaced us. The loud music and the teacher voices are covering our conversation. I stare at the women for a moment, thinking about the phone calls I received in the morning.
"I am going to have a chat with Miss Saeba, it seems she has some information we need..." I took a deep breath "... and then we have to wait for someone to get us to this mysterious man who keeps showing up." It got me frustrated, I have not knowing who I am dealing with, especially when they seem to know so much about my activities.
I could feel her eyes on me and glanced at her. She slowly smiled and nodded. "I doubt she would make you drive all the way across the valley if she didn't. Unless she has a job for you."
I sat next to her, wishing I had time to go swim before I had to go, but I was going to be short on time. "Maybe."
Litia seemed amused "Well I am going to be free for a few hours, so I will stick around for a bit. Maybe spend some time in the spa."
"Don't stay too long in there, you will be all wrinkled~" I teased her.
We heard the faint noise of someone tripping behind us, this one was certainly going back home with some bruises. We kept going, heading to the lockers.
"I can get there by myself, there is a golf course close by. Or I could just lay down and get a tan."
Probably more relaxing than my own afternoon was promising to be.
Some things you just have to deal with as they come.
"How do you feel about vacations once all of this mess is sorted out?"
I had other projects, like investing, but this could wait. Still, I had seen a bar on sale
It seemed as if I had her attention again. Our eyes met in the reflection of the mirror.
"That sounds great actually, being out of town for a while. I know a place where we can get the equipment we need."
I grinned, finishing to get dressed.
"I will call you after the meeting is done to let you know what I find out."
She smiled and waved me off.
"Welcome miss Reid, you are right on time."
"It's a pleasure to see you again miss Saeba."
I was starting to feel seriously hungry, between the gym and the smell of the food.
"Enjoy your meal" she said in her quiet voice. I think I never heard her being upset in the past, no matter the situation.
I grabbed the pair of chopsticks next to my dish.
There was no point in rushing her, whatever she had to tell me she would say when she thought the time was right. I knew her enough to know that much at least.
"Right." I had to retrieve an item for them, something that belonged to them a long time ago.
We took our time, and the most sensitive subject we talked about was probably the weather. The dishes were taken away and a waitress brought in a tea pot and two cups.
"They are called the HK Corp, they have a building downtown but it has heavy security." She paused and pointed at the male picture I was looking at, the male I had seen that Halloween night in the graveyard. "This man is head of a special section. Their agents real names are kept secret, even to their employees, but he is known as Dracklore."
I slowly drank my tea before bowing "Thank you for your trouble. I will owe you"
She smiled, almost a grin. I might have gotten myself into more trouble, but it was worth it.
"Listen, she is my partner. So either she comes with us, or you go on your own."
He stepped away to call his boss on the phone before making a sign to follow him.
He stopped in front of an old building to call again "We're coming in"
Through the stain glass I could see some guards. They had been spot on for the address.
I couldn't say her voice was very friendly, more... professional actually. We sat down on the couch as they were moving around the room, finding a place to stand as there wasn't enough seats for everyone.
Funny the way he had said that, but I wasn't going to contradict him.
"I am Dracklore, and this is my partner Ravness" he pointed to the woman sitting next to him, I had been right.
From the notes I had gathered Ryan was the youngest and newest agent of the team, still in training. Eliane smiled at me, even though she didn't seem completely at ease. None of them were actually.
Somehow I didn't like the sound of that. But I had wanted to know the truth, and I was going to get an explanation. Truth or not, you cannot completely trust this kind of people, but at least it was going to help me understand.
Somehow the look on Ravness face was telling me I might not want to know...