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» into the fire, COURTNEY / quentin
DALEKA JONES
 Posted: Dec 17 2017, 04:26 PM
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DALEKA JONES
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i'm a slythery, mean, goddamn bitch. i always have been
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QUENTIN SMITH

Running late, ugh, this had never happened before.

She was punctual, her gladiators were serious people, they knew this was the only way they could get out of their miserable lives - they never skipped a fight. Not if they wanted to still be able to get in the arena.

And yet, here Daleka was today, frowning beyond recognition as she kept asking around for the fighter that was supposed to be here 10 full minutes ago. Ten minutes in which they would have changed into their armor, gotten a pep-talk and maybe, just maybe, a snack or the promise of a Pink's company as reward if they won the duel.

And yet....."Where the hell is The Fixer??"- Daleka raged through the halls of the Shelter (the place where sponsors and their gladiators resided in before and after fights, roman-architecture heavy), building which could be associated more with a luxurious mansion than an actual stray shelter.

Browns cowered out of her way as she stormed out of her room and barged into The Fixer's supposed one -who actually picks their scene name to be something so Orange-ish and plebish?, she wondered- and looked around for any signs that could tell her that the gladiator actually passed by, but found none. "WHERE?" The woman yelled more to herself than the empty room, and walked up to the vanity shelf, clicked on her middle finger ring to make a hologram screen pop up with the time, only to read that they will soon be late to the arena.

"Fucking amazing..." She muttered to herself, taking a deep breath before smashing down a decorative vase from the vanity shelf in a fit of rage. How dare a miserable gladiator ditch her in the last minute? She had already decided that there would be hell to pay for this, nobody crossed her. Nobody crossed the maniacal bitch, and "The Fixer" should have known better.

Hurriedly, she picked up the man's laid-out armor from on top of his bed and rushed out of the room, platform boots thumping against the marble floor down the halls - until the mansion's doorbell rang. "The fighter!" He was here? Late as shit, but at least there was still some time. Five minutes left to be exact.

The Gold rushed towards the front door, Brown who was about to open the door stumbling backwards and getting out of her way as she yanked the door open. "Finally! You're the Fixer, right? What took you so long?? You're needed NOW, move it." Golds had a way with words and plesantries..

Before she even finished her sentence, she had already extended the armor to the man ahead of her (he looked like he could be a gladiator, so he must be the one, right? she hadn't seen The Fixer before anyway) and snapped her fingers for two Browns to come pick up whatever luggage, serviette and anything he was carrying to empty his hands and start rushing him to his changing quarters. "You're probably not used to working like this, but this is how Golds do it here, so just save everyone their time and do as I say and you'll be fine and ready to go do your job." By that, she meant that gladiators usually had their own armor made, but this time it was something like a representation of colors and blazons rather than an actual, big bad fight, and new armor bases were given, decorated with epaulettes and carved-in models and all the fancy roman-style armor similarities. "The pay will blow your mind though." Representation mattered. Gladiators today were basically paid like big companies paid for their PR - picture Koca Kola, Tepsi, they invested so much just in public image, and so did Daleka. "Can you put this on yourself or do I have to show you how?" She didnt mind helping undress and dress him up, after all, she was notorious for how she didnt have a sense of other people's intimacy or personal space.

Daleka looked up at the man's face finally, having been to frantic until now to actually care to look at him. Damn, those eyes, she'd hate to see him get one of them poked out. But gah, the prettier they were, the dumber, she knew from previous incidents (even though she certainly hoped this wouldnt be the case)"You know what, just lift your arms, I'll show you." Better safe than sorry, and she picked up the chest leather belt that would keep the dominant arm's protection in place, waiting for the man to cooperate.

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QUENTIN SMITH
 Posted: Jan 4 2018, 09:45 AM
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Why did Quentin accept this job? Well, because of the money. It was simple job the opening had emphasized. Show up here at this address and fix this and that. Then off on your way with a decent paycheck direct deposited into your account. Of course, nothing was ever this simple. It would be painfully obvious this was the case as he had shown up to said address with his tools and was greeted by someone incredibly beautiful who had swung open the door with such ferocity that he thought it was going to fly off what hinges remained. He had no idea what this obvious face of authority was talking about as she started yelling about him being late. The only thing to him that made sense was being referred to as the fixer since he tended to fix things.

Quentin couldn't comprehend the seconds that passed that his tools were gone (as they were removed from his person by servants he assumed) and he was holding... armor? Why was he holding armor? What kind of job was this? Despite opening his mouth to question his surroundings he didn't seem to have the time to ask anything as he was rushed from the entrance to a room further into the residence. Honestly, even just became more confused as she spoke. "Why do I need this?" He mustered, pointing at the armor. The listing hadn't said anything about playing dress up in order to fix a broken mechanical door mechanism. Quentin had no idea who this particular lady was, or where he was, or why it may have been necessary that he needed to wear armor.

He felt like a broken record constantly replaying what was going on and attempting to figure out how he had gotten involved in whatever was happening here. She had asked him - well told him - to lift his arms. Quentin lifted his arms without hesitation, not even thinking since everything was happening so fast anyway. Sure, mentally he was asking what the hell was happening but he couldn't muster the words. "Who are you again?" He questioned, since it finally occurred to him to attempt to look for the person who posted the listing. He vaguely remembered a name but he was pretty sure it wasn't a woman's name. He was honestly starting to regret accepting the job listing but it was likely too late to cancel now.

TAG: DALEKA JONES; I WASN'T EXACTLY SURE WHAT TO WRITE SO I HOPE THIS IS OK.
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DALEKA JONES
 Posted: Jan 12 2018, 06:45 PM
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tek
DALEKA JONES
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dysfunctional
i'm a slythery, mean, goddamn bitch. i always have been
if any edits are needed, let me know!
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quentin smith

More often than not, gladiators werent the smartest people in the room. They usually had a background of being lowly mine workers (Reds), with little to no education, or battle machines (Obsidians) trained as soldiers. Hell, sometimes even people from Colors like Green or Brown tried taking up a sidejob as a gladiator, but everyone knows it's survival of the fittest. And because Daleka was used to have to make herself understood even by simpler people, she tried to exercise her patience whenever interacting with them.

But alas, her patience level increased the more alcohol she drank, and she was now sadly sober.

"To look pretty. I know this kind of task shouldnt require a specific attire, but hey, it pleases the eye and it'll get you more money." Sounded simple enough. Unless you were aware that money meant better sponsorships, and it was important to make a good first impression when seen by other Golds.

"I'm Jones, but we can get to the introductions after you're done, Fixer." He was so slowing them down. Almost as if he had no idea what he was supposed to do. Another rookie?

"Yeah, well, you have to take off your shirt for me to be able to put this on you, honey. So do that while I untie this." Finicky piece of sh- the armor had plenty leather strips to take care of, many which got tangled when not worn. Daleka moved towards a small, cushioned feet-rester and kicked it to slide closer to the man, before putting her boot up on it. Then, she rested the armor on her knee and thigh to be able to successfully undo the strips without struggling to keep it in her hands only, and raised it towards the fighter. Not once did it cross her mind that he might be uncomfortable or whatever.

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