Wormwood¦ Darkling Tunnelgrub ¦ Winter Courtier ¦ Mantle 2 ¦ ¦ ¦ Defense: 3¦ Glamour : 5/10 ¦ Willpower: 4/4¦ Health : 7/7 ¦ Wyrd:1 ¦ Speed 11¦"Hm.."
said Wormwood thoughtfully, rubbing his chin. High profile target, at the very least decent protection, some details unclear yet. Sounds like unusual, but not too uncommon or even unprecedented work. Seems
. This is the Queen of the Winter Court, after all. So... is this a test? Is this purely coincidental?
Meh, he won't back down anyway. This could prove a great oppurtunity to garner a favour from the Winter Court, maybe the Queen herself. That alone would be worth almost any danger. Wormwood looked her straight in the eye: "Well, you can count me in. However, I need to know a few things."
He started calculating. Getting in via the bureaucratic route? Possible. He should have an old identity on the shelf somewhere he could modify to fit the bill. Sneaking in? Would need some observation first. Hm... Pizzaboy-cover? Works like a charm usually. People never catch on to that one. Security was another matter. At the very least, he'd have to deal with people and security systems, maybe dogs.... maybe more?
You could see the gears working. Then he realized, he had been silent for a while. As had the Quee- Kaito.
Something was nagging him about this. Something about her tone..."First of, how much time do I have? I could pull that job alone, but that would take a few weeks to months min. From what you said, this seems rather urgent. So what's my window?
Secondly, do you have additional information where that book is kept?
Thirdly, the book: Can it be handled safely, or do I need special equipment to carry it around? Any advice on handlin', like, is it safe to touch?
And finally... What's innit for me?"
He gave her a quizzical look, not really sure what to expect. Or why his tongue was quicker than his head.
He blamed his haggling habit.