viced: (Everyone breaks into Gracie mansion)
U.S. Sᴇɴᴀᴛᴏʀ Mɪᴛᴄʜᴇʟʟ Hᴜɴᴅʀᴇᴅ ([personal profile] viced) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2015-08-16 02:16 pm


Yesterday was not the first time that a swear-in has been attacked.

It is, however, the first time that it's been taken to the point that people have been hurt so gravely; physically, emotionally, or even psychologically. People were hurt. Not just natives, or imports, but both camps. I trusted that something will be done, and I trust that something will still be done, soon. But, as imports, we should be able to take a stand, and do something to catch the people who won't play along as they should.

I can't speak for any other city than De Chima, but I will do what I can for my city -- [ He calls it his, with that sort of fierce determination, pride, and possessiveness that could only be shown by not just an ambassador, but an executive level. He might not hold the position, but he still holds that sound in his voice. ] -- And what we can do is prevent future attacks. Any means necessary.

This is an open invitation. Anyone with the technological know how, please contact me. I'd like to talk about a contract -- something to be done as quickly, and as efficiently as possible. I'd also like to talk to someone from RISE, if I could.

[ A pause, then. ]

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's people like our attacker yesterday -- who thrive on chaos -- who can't act like a decent human being for one moment of the day, and who've gone out of their way to hurt not just one person, dozens. If not more. Where I come from -- and I'm sure it's the same here -- we call those terrorists. And I hope that like any terrorrist, he is found swiftly, and brought to trial properly. And whoever's out there who's going to hunt him down, police, or otherwise, please offer them your full support. Nobody can catch people like this alone -- I'd know, we dealt with this in New York, too -- but if we all collaborate, we'll come out of this okay.

And please, in the future, if you ever see something that gives you pause, anything, please report it. In my experiences, there's always evidence, if we look. I know I'm going to commit to never turning a blind-eye, when something seems off. I'd like to hope everyone else will too.
superposition: (And here is mine)

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-16 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[Qubit looks pretty ragged - the swear-in kind of beat the shit out of him emotionally, and he's taken it extremely personally. So he cuts right to the chase.]

I have technical know-how. What's your proposition.
superposition: (So what difference does it make?)

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-16 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[He rubs his forehead and starts tapping at something computery-sounding just offscreen, apparently sitting next to his comm on the desk.]

Oh, is it not normally like this? I'd hate to see what the place looks like on a bad day. [Oh, deadpan gallows humor, where would he be without you. Looking back at the comm-] I can make your scanners, just give me a general idea what you need.

[... No sooner has he said that than he starts feeling paranoid about it. He doesn't know this guy. Unconsciously, he starts tapping the desk with his fingernail.]

Who's RISE?
superposition: ((crossed arms))

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-16 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[A paramilitary super-team, allegedly incorruptible... That's a strong recommendation to make. In real life, no one's above reproach. How do you know? he wants to ask, but ... how much of this is legitimate concern, and how much is it still the poison working through his system?

Tap tap tap tap tap.]

"This" being your security measures?
superposition: (For idle hands to do)

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-17 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
Right. Right. Of course.

[He squeezes his eyes shut for a second. It's still hard to think, which he hates, since basically everything about him relies on thinking.]

You're right. I can help with that, too, though. [beat] I want to say something about working with the event planners, but for all we know they may have had a hand in the attack.
superposition: (And you must be looking very old tonight)

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-23 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
I know the feeling. I just hope reasonable measures will be enough.
superposition: (So what difference does it make?)

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-23 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
... Point. [Showing being the operative term. Gotta love wrangling public opinion.]

You know, I should have asked this five minutes ago, but who are you? [Besides your name, obviously.]
superposition: ((tight-lipped))

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-23 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
You'll have to fill me in on what that position entails. I don't imagine you have more pull than the imPort liaison.
superposition: ((the implications))

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[personal profile] superposition 2015-08-24 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Qubit puts a hand to his chin, visibly intrigued. Hello Mr. Hundred, you might actually be useful.]

Well, that last one's just an occupational hazard. [Voice of experience. Hey remember that time he almost got bludgeoned to death by farmers?] But - correct me if I'm wrong - that means you're the one we should actually be talking to about our concerns?