mightthinkthat: Francis is cloaked in darkness. (concerned)
Francis Ewan Urquhart ([personal profile] mightthinkthat) wrote2014-02-25 05:17 pm

Video 4 ♔ Demotion

 [Private to Self]

Nothing inflames my impatience than a promotion denied. To be knocked back. I'm really starting to understand why people have elected to find patterns in this. Always terribly comforting: patterns. Meanings and points. 

You and I know that there's very little of any of that. But that doesn't mean, in typical human fashion, we can't make patterns. I have new relationships to capitalise on and new paths to take. We must move forward.

[Public]

I'm afraid I've seemed to have lost my bet. Still, despite its... difficulties, it was an interesting flood. Steph did well enough out of it. [He smiles genuinely.] Anyone else experience good news.

[Private to Scorpius]

My future warden self is no doubt deeply disappointed, Scorpius.
keeps_a_cool_head: (can't wait for this)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[From down below in Zero, Scorpius answers the call]

It is not your future warden self I am primarily concerned about offending, Francis.
keeps_a_cool_head: (broken head)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope that you won't be attempting to emulate any sort of warden-like control over me, if you're indeed preparing for that inevitable occurrence. I'd hate to tarnish our relationship.
keeps_a_cool_head: (on my throne)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Then what do you mean by mentioning it?
keeps_a_cool_head: (getting to my feelt)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Everything I do is a necessary step towards my goals, Francis. I have not asked for your assistance or your support or even your blessing. You are free to stay well out of range of what I do.
keeps_a_cool_head: (the chair)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
A penchant for giving wardens whatever they want. Crichton and I have a history that predates the Barge by some time. If I am to make the transition from inmate to warden, my goals will undoubtedly change.

Your advice is appreciated [not especially] but I have made my decision. It's far too early to say who now has the upper hand, but don't discount my chances.
keeps_a_cool_head: (surprised and a little anxious)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
They will not survive the infusion of morality because my goal is not moral to begin with. You cannot graduate and still entertain the concept of genocide. The two ideas are completely incompatible.

I suppose you're right.

[But it's so, so enjoyable to watch Crichton squirm]

Even when Crichton breaks, there is still the matter of my escape.
keeps_a_cool_head: (on my throne)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I would prefer to act before Aeryn Sun graduates or before John graduates an inmate of his own. Aeryn is his leverage; his deal could potentially decide my own fate.
keeps_a_cool_head: (let's share a pistol john)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-25 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Is this your attempt at being condescending, Francis? If you're entirely sincere, I offer my apologies for misunderstanding.
keeps_a_cool_head: (on my throne)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-26 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I appreciate your concern. But there are larger things at stake than my graduation and Crichton is the key.
keeps_a_cool_head: (getting to my feelt)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-26 01:49 pm (UTC)(link)
My graduation will answer it, but not in the way I'd prefer. Crichton is important so long as I assume that there is a method of my getting out of here with my plan intact.
keeps_a_cool_head: (chinstrap)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-26 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
A wise man does not rely on assumptions but plans accordingly for every eventuality even as he gently slides pieces to meet his most preferred outcome.
keeps_a_cool_head: (adoring)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-27 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
On the Barge? Certainly not.
keeps_a_cool_head: (on my throne)

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[personal profile] keeps_a_cool_head 2014-02-27 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
And you with yours, Francis.
notdreaming: smile, shy, happy (friendship!)

[personal profile] notdreaming 2014-02-25 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
You're going to graduate. I think that's good news.
notdreaming: smile, affectionate, (I love babysitting)

[personal profile] notdreaming 2014-02-25 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Well it made me feel good, and that's all that matters, isn't it? At least the future isn't grim for everyone.
notdreaming: smile, neutral, (question)

[personal profile] notdreaming 2014-02-26 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
That's important to keep in mind, I think. When things fall apart it seems like it could never get better, but sometimes it does.
notdreaming: smile, stare, neutral, affectionate, (friendly smile)

[personal profile] notdreaming 2014-02-26 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I'm going to have to practice that, I think.
notdreaming: smile, shy, happy (friendship!)

[personal profile] notdreaming 2014-02-27 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks. And the same to you.