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Vikarion > Mr. Hakatain?
Stitcher > Good morning, Vikarion
Vikarion > Good morning.
Vikarion > I've heard a few rumors going around, and I saw that our little "project" was leaked. I never did hear about what happened with that after I gave Ixiris the components from my Phantasm
Vikarion > I was wondering exactly what happened, and what the consequences were?
Stitcher > discontinued as non-viable. the IFF implants turned out to contain failsafes that ensured that they wouldn't boot unless the brain they were implanted in was fully alive and conscious
Vikarion > So there were no consequences to the revelation?
Stitcher > None pertaining to the Incursions, no. The True Slave was given a funeral and cremation.
Stitcher > the project was closed. You should have found the parts from your Phantasm were returned to your staff for storage or reintegration
Vikarion > I see. Interesting. And no worries, there.
Vikarion > I've also heard through the grapevine that you've been talking with Miss Roth. Is she well?
Stitcher > She's expecting twins, and quite looking forward to meeting them
Vikarion > That's wonderful.
Vikarion > How did she react to your involvement in the project?
Stitcher > She... didn't take it well, but I don't think she hates me too much, considering I was round her place the other night.
Stitcher > Camille's been learning Tastoitsu and I sparred with her, for instructional purposes
Vikarion > I rather suspected. I've been trying to find a way to tell her I'm sorry, but it's difficult to convey my sincerity, or even if I should try
Stitcher > I had a hell of a job convincing Amieta to let me talk to her.
Stitcher > And no offense, but I've not quite made the same blunder you once did. She was ice cold with me, I think you'd be in danger of frostbite.
Vikarion > Amieta? I don't think Amieta would be my problem.
Stitcher > She sees herself as Cia's protector
Stitcher > and with that attitude and those arms, you can't really argue
Vikarion > Hmm.
Vikarion > What would you do, in my position?
Vikarion > Ignoring the problem is not in my nature
Stitcher > I tell you what, how about I contact Commander Invelen and discuss the matter with her. She might be marginally less hostile to the idea if it comes from me.
Stitcher > No promises though, I can't imagine the suggestion would be too popular with her even under ideal circumstances
Vikarion > Please don't do that.
Vikarion > I think it would be better to handle the problem with the party involved.
Stitcher > I'm not about to take it to Cia
Vikarion > I think I should simply write her a letter of apology
Vikarion > She can take it from there, if she wants to contact me.
Vikarion > What do you think?
Stitcher > my very strong recommendation is that you contact Commander Invelen first
Vikarion > I see. Well, thank you for your advice.
Stitcher > for the simple reason that if you go behind her back, she'd quite likely be out to rip your arms off
Vikarion > Oh, she's had that attitude towards me pretty much ever since she's known me, I'm afraid.
Stitcher > right, right. Not a good idea to make it worse then
Vikarion > Indeed.
Vikarion > On the other hand, if that is the case, there is no point to the effort at all.
Stitcher > well, you either come up against an unreceptive but not unreasonable guardian
Stitcher > or you REALLY piss her off.
Stitcher > look, Ami was furious with me immediately after the release, but she got over it
Stitcher > and for all you know, she may be filtering Cia's messages
Vikarion > That's true
Vikarion > Well, I will do as you suggest.
Stitcher > probably for the best
Vikarion > She was never caught up in the Sansha thing as much as I was, and we were never that deep.
Vikarion > But I can see her blaming herself for it. She blamed herself for quite a few things while she was still at White Rose.
Vikarion > Thank you for your help, Mr. Hakatain
Stitcher > you're welcome.
Vikarion > Uaaka