Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:11 pm
ladyfirestarter: (in the dark)
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The phone rings three times before Charlie manages to lift her hand to the receiver and fumble it towards her, tilting her head sideways so she can rest the receiver on the pillow instead of holding it up.


Date: 2009-06-03 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Charlie. How are you doing?"

Date: 2009-06-03 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Me too," she agrees. "Although I can't imagine--"

Date: 2009-06-03 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"That's right," she says. "Thank you, Charlie. For getting rid of it. And for--"

"That took a lot of courage."

Date: 2009-06-03 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I'm all right," she confirms. "How are you doing? Any ill effects?"

Date: 2009-06-03 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I can't imagine," she says.

"I had a long talk with Armin yesterday," she says. "The board isn't very pleased. I don't really blame them."

Weary: "I'm sorry, Charlie."

Date: 2009-06-03 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

"I was, though," she says. "That's the trouble."

Date: 2009-06-03 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

"I'm stepping down," she says. "I'm signing my shares of Tet over to Rose."

Date: 2009-06-03 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"She passed her trial," Susannah says. "In all the things that happened that night, that was part of it."

"This... it's time."

Date: 2009-06-03 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Well, she'll own more than half the stock in Tet. With all the authority that gives her. As for the Irina Foundation--"

"I think it would be better if you were a little more independent. I hope you can work well together, of course, but I'm going to transfer the endowment for the Foundation to you and Ted and Irene officially and legally."

Date: 2009-06-03 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I know I can count on you. Now more than ever."

Date: 2009-06-03 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She winces.

What did I ever do to deserve this kind of loyalty?

"She'll need support getting started, I think. Cochrane isn't going to be very friendly."

Although Rose can handle the likes of him.

Date: 2009-06-03 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Susannah barks a weary laugh.

"I should let you rest." And she has other calls to make.

Date: 2009-06-03 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"She will," Susannah says.

"You rest now, sug. Goodbye."



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