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Eve Eve sits behind her desk, hard at work. She's wearing a smart gray suit and her black glasses are perched ont he end of her nose. She hears her door open, and she reaches down to her leg, checking to make sure her revolver is still within reach. She gazes up, spots Tabitha and gestures her in more. "Come in Tabitha, have a seat." She nods to one of the chairs.
Tabitha Tabitha 's not savy enough (yet?) to recognize the gesture, but does sneak in. "I.. ..just had a talk with James.." She moves to one of the chairs and settles in, shoes landing on the floor as bare feet vanish under her. She never seems to sit in a chair properly. "...really bucket of warmth and warm fuzzies, that one."
Eve Eve glances up at Tabitha and for a moment she looks sympathetic. "Yes, from what Emma told me, he's been through a lot in the past few weeks." She shakes her head and gazes back at her laptop resuming her typing. "What did he say? You don't have to tell me if you don't want, but he'll be dropping off a briefing on my desk eventually."
Tabitha Tabitha rakes fingers through her hair.. "that I should stay away from Emma. That I should hide.. then he sorta caved and said I could keep working. He doesn't trust me", taking a deep breath.. "and he pointed out that i'm pretty much a whiney brat. He didn't have to say it, but I felt it."
Eve "His job is to make sure we're safe, sometimes he's ..very vigilant about that." Eve says, her eyes flicking up to study Tabitha. "To be honest, I already had someone following you." She shakes her head slowly. "I haven't seen anything that worries me." She murmurs, offering Tabitha a grin. "I'll tell Emma as much, I don't see her expecting you to stay away."
Tabitha Tabitha blinks. "You had someone following me?" hand moving to her forehead. "if I didn't notice that, then whats the point-- *sigh* Hand raking through her hair again.. "Look. What do you guys want me to do? I'm told the less I know the better. Then james gets all wary. I.. I get the feeling i'm up to my eyeballs in _something_ but i'm not sure what. I'm sorta floundering and I feel like additional baggage."
Eve "My job, first and foremost is to make sure Emma is safe." Eve says, leaning back in her chair. "That is the only reason I would nose into your privacy." She doesn't look apologetic, but when the words continue it's clear that she wants to be reassuring. She leans forward, her eyes meeting Tabitha's. "Listen, you are up to your eyeballs in something. That's why Emma told you to stay here, to be safe. James, by nature, is wary. So am I, but if either of us thought you were a real threat..well we probably wouldn't be speaking right now." A beat. "I'm not trying to threaten you, just make you understand the seriousness of the situation." She sighs and gets up, getting a bottle of juice from the tiny fridge. She pours Tabitha a cup of coffee, doctors it, and hands it off to Tabitha. "Do you have any questions I can help with right now?"
Tabitha Tabitha nods as she listens. "I'm slowly getting a grasp of the situation, though mainly in bits and pieces. And I dont mind you doing what you need to in order to protect Emma. I want her safe too." She takes the cup, lifting and sipping.. a bit thankful for something other than straight back she is too lazy to add anything to herself. "Other than covering for her at the hosptial, is there anything I can do to help?"
Eve "Be wary. If you feel like you need help, ask." Eve says, sitting down on the edge of her desk. "Trust your instinct, if you think something feels bad or seems off, leave. Come here." She takes a drink of her juice and leans over, jotting a number on a piece of paper. "This is my phone number, if you ever feel in over your head, call. I don't care if it's a false alarm, I'd rather be safe than sorry. If I can't get security there, I'll come myself. Alright?"
Tabitha Tabitha smiles and takes the card, glancing at it before tucking into a pocket. "gotcha. Hopefully, I wont be need to to call, ever. If things get wonky at the hospital, then we have really big problems. Other than that, I can try to keep my ears open. I'm pretty clueless though. If I didn't spot your guy following me, I'm sure I'm not gonna see someone sent by Umbrella. "
Eve "You're not wrong." Eve says, shaking her head. "Just..be careful, all right?" She says, getting to her feet and settling back in her chair. "And if you think of any questions, I will answer them if I can. Don't be afraid to talk to me."
Tabitha Tabitha nods tossing back her coffee. "I will. and yes, I'm afraid of you", she says with a smile. "I'm afraid for anyone that gets on your bad side. You dont seem the type to do anything by half-measures. And, thank you. I will call if anything seems hinkey.. but, let me know if there's something I can do, too, okay?" She retrieves her shoes and wiggles feet into them. "I'm prolly going to be here, or at the hospital, or somewhere in between."
Eve "Don't be afraid of me, Tabitha. I'm simply a paper pusher with confidence." Eve jokes, a smile bringing out her dimples. "I'll still have someone following you, by the way, one of mine. He's security and if you see him..well..that only means you're trusting your gut, yeah?"
Tabitha Tabitha smiles. "NOpe. I trust _your_ gut, and Thanks. I actually feel better with someone looking out for me", She fetches her coat and moves to the door. "Oh, did Emma make her plane okay?":
Eve "Emma is busy at the moment, which is why I'm still here." Eve says, offering Tabitha a smile. "She's leaving tomorrow, I believe..late." She snaps her laptop closed and reclines her chair, settling her feet on her desk, crossing her legs at the ankle. "How are things at the hospital?"
Tabitha Tabitha smiles. "Boring, thankfully. Though I've grabbed just about every staff member who can speak some smattering of english and made myself a nusance. Other than that, it's not that different from home. Coffee is better. "
Eve Eve's laptop beeps and she jumps, pulling her feet off the desk as she opens the machine. She grins at Tabitha and her tongue darts out to wet her lips slightly. "Yeah, better that it's boring for now, a few weeks ago it was insane there." She opens an email and her face goes pale. "Oh sweet Jesus.." She murmurs, picking up her phone. "One moment." She says to Tabitha, tapping out a text on her phone.
Tabitha Tabitha freezes, blinking.. "what is it?", pausing by the door, head cocking to the side.
Eve "I just got something back on some worms I sent out." Eve says, pulling up some information, a frown on her face. "This....this can't be." She whispers, picking up her phone again. "One moment." She says to Tabitha, making a phone call.
Tabitha Tabitha smiles and moves back over to her seat, settling down, feet tucking beneath her once again as she listens quetly. Eve nervous is enough to make her veritably paniced.
Eve Eve stares at the door, as if she is waiting for someone. She glances at the computer again and her eyes narrow slightly. She glances at Tabitha and notices that she's a bit spooked. "Sorry Tabitha, just..something I wasn't expecting to see." She says, her voice trying for soothing. "I just..I need a minute. Esa is on his way."
Tabitha Tabitha supresses a shiver, curled up into one of the chairs in front of Eve's desk. A bit of a sheepish smile curls her lips. Tabitha relaxes with Eve's consoling.. She looks over her shoulder to the door, following Eve's gaze. "Should I leave?"
Eve "Unnecessary." Eve responds, and then she blinks and smiles at Tabitha. "No, you can stay, if you're who you say you are...what I'll be saying to Esa won't really..mean much to you."
Esa Twenty minutes later the dot, in walks Esa into Eves office. He sports his black gabardine trench coat, a dark blue polo short sleeve shirt underneath that is tucked into black slacks. He limps on his right leg as he enters and his hand reaches up to knock on the door as it opens completely. "Eve?" He calls out.
Eve Eve looks relieved as Esa walks in and she gestures him closer. "I've a question for you." She glances down at her laptop and then back to the man in the trench coat. "Does the name.. Morgan Lansdale, mean anything to you?" She watches him carefully as she says the name, slowly getting up from her office chair.
Tabitha Tabitha turns in her chair a bit, offering a silent wave to Esa as he steps in, but otherwise remains quiet, snuggled into her chair.
Esa Esa looks to Eve quietly. "Why?" He asks calmly; his face placid like in response to her question. Hands find the pockets to the trench coat as he looks at her.
Eve "I got a hit on some information regarding him, something you might want to see." Eve says, her tone overly polite. "I will be telling Emma about this, of course, but otherwise..it will stay in this office." She says softly, gesturing for Esa to come closer.
Esa Esa nods slightly and walks over to the desk to look at the information she has quietly; still neither confirming, nor denying that he knows of the person in question.

He reads quietly and the placid look gives way to a heavy frown. "Mother fucker." He whispers faintly. He leans back and sighs. "When are you planning on telling Emma?" He asks, looking to Eve quietly.
Tabitha Tabitha watches quietly. She looks at her empty coffee mug and goes to get her own refill while the other two are busy. She tries hard not to be nosey, but coffee is a wonderful distraction. Esa curse has her looking to Eve for some point of reference. Coffee fixed, she moves back to her chair.
Eve Eve doesn't look at Esa as she answers, her eyes are locked on the door across the office. "Soon as I see her, of course, Esa. I can't sit on this or pretend that I didn't see it." She finally glances over at him and her head cants slightly. "Unless you can give me a real good damn reason not to. A real good one. I tell her *everything*."
Esa Esa looks to Eve quietly and shakes his head. "No secrets." He says calmly. "But." He gestures the data. "I have more that I need to get to her. Please let me know when you meet with her."
Tabitha Tabitha sips coffee quietly.. watching.. listening.. She tucks her feet up beneath her once more.. watching the two over the steam rising from her cup
Eve "This isn't the only thing I have to tell her, and some of the things I have to disclose ..well it's private." Eve says, closing her laptop. "I'll let you know when I'm meeting with her, but it's likely that you won't be able to be present." She settles her gaze on Esa and she looks slightly angry. "If someone finds this out and turns it into the media..." She says, letting the rest go unsaid.
Esa "I'm sure arrangements can be made." Esa replies in kind to Eve. "And yes, I know what can happen." He adds quietly.
Tabitha Tabitha watches the reflection of Eve and Esa dance across the top of her coffee.. wondering what's turned up. Another sip before she watches Eve's expression.
Eve Eve nods, picking up her laptop and sliding it into her cache. "Lets hope it doesn't, because if *I* found it, Esa. Someone else surely will."
Esa Esa nods back to Eve "I know, I know." He sighs and pinches the bridge of his nose. "Thank-you Eve for bringing this to my attention."
Tabitha Tabitha finally pipes up. "How bad is it?" If she cant know details, at least she can maybe get a hint as to upcoming bad weather.
Eve Eve glances at Tabitha, offering her a smile. "It's pretty bad, not sure what Emma is going to say." She gestures for Esa to take a seat, pulling out a carafe of whiskey. "Have a seat Esa, this might help." She sets down three tumblers, puts a few cubes of ice in each and pours two fingers.
Esa Esa looks to the drinks and shakes his head "I shouldn't. Haven't slept right in a while." He replies kindly as he holds a hand up to pass on the drink.
Tabitha Tabitha sets down her coffee, takes one of the tumbers. "I've not slept right since I got here. Only thing that does help me sleep is this.. and maybe a melatonin and benedryl cocktail" she eyes the glass curiously before taking a sip. She coughs a bit, clearing her throat.
Eve "It will help settle you a bit Esa, but nobody is going to make you drink it." Eve says quietly, a smile on her face. "If you don't want it, I'm sure Tabitha will help me keep it from going to waste.
Esa Esa nods as he takes the tumbler. "One for the road. I should get back home here soon anyways." He replies before taking swig of the liquid. "Thank-you, Eve." He adds after swallowing the drink.
Tabitha Tabitha takes another sip of hers. She pauses to use her coffee as a chaser.. "..what .. is this?", looking at the glass and licking her lips.
Eve "Whiskey, the good kind." Eve says, decanting the carafe and placing it back on her desk. She picks up her glass, takes drink and sits back down in her chair. "It will warm us up, and settle us down a little bit, I'm certain."
Esa After getting acquainted to the taste of the alcohol, Esa swallows the rest in two easy gulps and gently hands it back to Eve. "Thank-you, again Eve." He replies as he steps back and heads for the door. Pausing, he looks to Tabitha and says "Sorry for not saying hi earlier. It is good seeing you again Tabitha." He gives her a soft smile before proceeding back out the door.
Tabitha Tabitha nods to Esa. "A lot has been going on. Lots on people's minds" She looks to Eve.. "I've not had the good stuff.. maybe i'm not good enough for it", taking another sip
Eve Eve chuckles at Tabitha and she shakes her head slowly. "Shouldn't say things like that about yourself." She chides, looking quite amused. "You're a Doctor, don't you think that's important?"
Tabitha Tabitha smiles and giggles. "Good enough to fix people.. but this is probably a whole specialty higher than my level." She takes another ship before setting the emtpy glass down with a rattle of ice.. "...works just like the cheap stuff though", smiling softly.
Celeste Celeste wanders into the office, she had been busy as of late on sick leave. She softly says "Is someone hurt? I could take a look at em if need be." Her usual gothic lolita attire upon her form and she looks very young given the fact she is now a medical doctor. She then adds on "Assuming I am not interrupting anything of course..."
Eve Eve nods at Tabitha and she giggles softly. "I haven't tried the cheap stuff, so I will take your word for it." She shifts her chair behind her desk back and forth for a bit until Celeste walks in. "You're not interrupting anything, we're just talking business for a bit. You are.." She pauses to look at the personnel files before she gets to her feet and extends her hand. "Celeste? Good to meet you, I'm Eve Magnusson, Emma's personal assistant."
Tabitha Tabitha turns in her chair, offering a hand to the small woman. "Tabitha Marshall", her accent draped in something from the deep southern U.S. "I think we're in the process of getting snockered"
Celeste Celeste smiles as she says "Yes Celeste. Things have been hectic for me as of late. And Celeste Roberts or Doctor Roberts now." Her attention flitting between the two as she says "Pleasure to meet you both." She continues to say to them "Though I can not partake of the drinking. Not for a few more months at atleast if not longer."
Eve Eve gestures to the other chair, next to Tabitha and smiles at Celeste. "You can sit though, can't you? I can make you some tea if you would like." She moves over to the kettle bubbling on top of the hutch and pulls out a basket full of tea bags. "Or juice, I have a few options that would appeal, I hope."
Tabitha Tabitha retreives her coffee from Eve's desk where it nestled obediently next to her now empty tumbler. Feet tuck beneath her once more as she smiles to Celeste. "Medical practitioner?", asking of Celeste.
Celeste Celeste walks over to the chair and climbs up into it as she sits and says "I think tea should be fine thank you. But I think juice would be best. I need to watch my caffiene intake too right now." Her attention then looks to Tabitha as she says "I am yes." Her legs shifting so that she can sit indian style in the chair rather easily.
Eve "I have caffeine free tea if you would like that more. Juice it is though." Eve says, grabbing an orange juice from her tiny fridge. She hands it over to Celeste with a smile and takes a seat at her desk again. "Just to catch you up a bit, Tabitha here is staying with us and so is Miss Isabel Welsh." She takes a moment to think and then adds. "If it seems a bit harder to get inside the building, let me know and I'll have a talk with our security"
Tabitha Tabitha smiles to Eve. "I've been made to feel quite welcome. and looked after whether I realize it or not" She takes another sip of her coffee. "just finished up my Residency before moving here. You?", asking of Celecste.
Celeste Celeste continues to smile as she takes the juice amd says "Thank you Eve. And I should be fine getting in. But if I have trouble I will indeed let you know." She opens her orange juice and drinks a small bit of it before twisting the cap back on it. Her attention then looks to Tabitha as she says "I was studying and helping abroad. Actually met my boyfriend here so rather glad I was sent out this way. Though if he moves I may just transfer to one out where he is going."
Eve Eve gets to her feet and picks up her cache, slinging it over her shoulder. "You ladies stay and talk for a bit, I've got to run an errand and meet with someone." She offers a dimpled smile at Celeste. "It was truly a pleasure to meet you, Miss, I hope to see more of you around the office." Turning to Tabitha she winks. "Remember what I said, I'll have an eye on you. Okay?"
Tabitha Tabitha nods to Eve and smiles, lifting her coffee cup. "Definitely. I'll pull the curtains before picking my nose.", said with a chuckle. "Take care, and when you see Her, tell her to be careful. NOt that it'll do much good."
Celeste Celeste offers a warm smile to Eve as she says "I hope so. See you soon." Her attention then looks to Tabitha and asks "So how long have you been in Paris?"
Tabitha Tabitha smiles. "Just about a week or two, tops. It has been a mad few days. Still trying not to get lost at every corner. You?"
Celeste Celeste blushes as she says "Oh um.... a few months now. Didn't meet Buck until maybe two or three months ago now. If I recall correctly." She giggles a bit and sips on more of her orange juice.
Tabitha Tabitha cocks her head to the side. "Buck? your boyfriend?".. she does a bit of math.. looks at the juice and her empty whiskey tumlber. she pauses and offers.. "...congratulations...?"
Celeste Celeste giggles and blushes at Tabitha's reaction as she says "Yeah... he is my boyfriend and thank you. Oh both count though... I suspect not many know I am expecting." Which sooo explains her declining alcohol
Tabitha Tabitha says, "well, granted you seem the type more interested in Absynthe than whiskey.. but.. I dont think you will be first person to fall in love in Paris. I'm happy for you. I've never even had a boyfriend since I started school. I have to get my romance vicariously.""
Celeste Celeste giggles a bit and says "That is a very true statement indeed. I am not the fondest of whiskey but I am not picky when celebrating things usually to be honest. And I wasn't even looking. I was in the Quarantine Zone when he found me. Got lucky, could have been zombie food. One thing led to another and well... now I am pregnant." She laughs a bit.
Tabitha Tabitha smiles warmly. "so, he was your knight in shining armor? Sounds romantic, if it wasn't for the zombies", she lifts her coffee cup. "I'm not sure i'd know what to do with a boyfriend."
Celeste Celeste giggles a bit and says "I could give suggestions but... then you might get blessed with my condition and worry about bringing a child into this world filled with zombies.... yeah..... so not like... freaking out about that... or anything..." Only she totally was!
Tabitha Tabitha cocks her head to the side.. "...you know they have medicines for that.. well, for not getting that. As far as relationships.. I"m a bit green on that topic. I think I sorta had a boyfriend in highschool, but it didn't work out. He kept accusing me of using big words to confuse him. I think some of them were 'shower' and 'hygene'."
Celeste Celeste shrugs a bit and says "It was all kind fast and I love him far too much to even though about stopping it. And... your ex boyfriend sounds like a jerk. I am sure you can find someone here in Paris. It is the city of Love if I remember the tour guide stuff right."
Tabitha Tabitha smiles.. "My ex was a jock, and was before either of us could drive. No big loss. And med school didn't offer much in the way of options. Or time. Now? I'm more worried about someone coming after me. I dont see my prospects getting any better. But, who knows", taking a sip of her coffee, "I may get rescued from zombies one day too", a giggle coloring her words
Celeste Celeste giggles along with Tabitha as she says "Maybe one day, who knows. I wasn't exactly looking when I fond Buck. And didn't think he would like someone as teeny as I am but he adores me. You should see him carry me around. I look like a little doll compared to him. I think it is hilarious and cute."
Tabitha Tabitha giggles and smiles over her cup. "Sounds delightful", giggling and imaginging the image.. "You going to be helping out at the hospital any? and.. do you have an OB doctor yet?"
Celeste Celeste smiles as she says "I am going to be when I can and not yet. But I will soon enough. Only recently confirmed I am even pregnant. I was convinced it was only the flu for weeks." She giggles a toucj and then covers her mouth as she yawns.
Tabitha Tabitha eyes the yawn. "See, already your new larva is sapping all of your energy", sitting up and setting her cup down. "and, now my Responsible Side is telling me i'm goofing off to long and need to get back to the hospital. If you want a check-up, come by. And we dont have to tell anyone what it's for if you dont want to."
Celeste Celeste laughs at the words and says "Perhaps they are. Though I think it is a little girl. And I may just do that. Though I should get back home before Buck worries too much. He doesn't like me being gone for too long. See you against soon Tabitha." She carefully slides off the chair and is out the door, taking her orange juice with her cause Folic acid is a must.