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(15:22)bloodshoes: i- okay, i'm here
(15:22)bloodshoes: what's going on?
(15:22)Theodore_Oien: I'm here to help.
(15:22)bloodshoes: that's what the last guy said...
(15:22)bloodshoes: look, i didn't do it, okay?
(15:23)Theodore_Oien: I know.
(15:23)bloodshoes: okay, that's good
(15:23)bloodshoes: so what, are you a lawyer?
(15:23)Theodore_Oien: More like a PI. I became aware of your story as part of research for a client - the father of one of your students.
(15:23)bloodshoes: ...huh...
(15:23)bloodshoes: so now what?
(15:23)Theodore_Oien: I'll use my considerable influence and contacts to clear your name, no questions asked, no strings attached.
(15:23)bloodshoes: oh, gosh
(15:24)bloodshoes: i don't know what to say, Mr. Oien
(15:24)Theodore_Oien: Think nothing of it. Anything done in the service of justice is worthwhile in my estimation.
(15:25)bloodshoes: :)
(15:25)bloodshoes: i don't mean to sound ungrateful, of course, but when can i expect to be out of here? you must know what prison conditions are like...
(15:26)Theodore_Oien: A week at the most, less if the bureaucracy in charge doesn't get all uppity.
(15:26)bloodshoes: christ and allah
(15:26)bloodshoes: bless you
(15:27)Theodore_Oien: Are you religious, professor?
(15:27)bloodshoes: honestly, i have no idea
(15:29)Theodore_Oien: Alright.
(15:29)Theodore_Oien: Is there anything you can tell me about this person? You're under no obligation to answer - especially if you fear retribution.
(15:30)bloodshoes: well...
(15:30)bloodshoes: this channel is encrypted, right?
(15:30)Theodore_Oien: At the highest level. I've worked with Unichat staff before; I have that privilege.
(15:30)bloodshoes: :o
(15:31)bloodshoes: well... he claimed to be Eugene Panak, the legendary philanthropist, but i've come to doubt that for obvious reasons
(15:31)Theodore_Oien: Panak... isn't what he appears, but I doubt he'd be so careless as to conduct illicit affairs under an account tracable back to him. That still helps to know.
(15:31)bloodshoes: np
(15:31)bloodshoes: you're not going to ask about what we were doing, are you?
(15:31)Theodore_Oien: No, but I won't stop you from volunteering that information, either.
(15:31)bloodshoes: hm...
(15:35)bloodshoes: how did you find me, anyway?
(15:35)Theodore_Oien: I've told you all I can, I'm afraid.
(15:35)bloodshoes: ah...
(15:35)Theodore_Oien: Apologies.
(15:36)bloodshoes: np
(15:36)bloodshoes: but a student at algernon is being investigated? or in danger
(15:36)bloodshoes: i'd feel terrible if anything happened... my students are my family
(15:36)Theodore_Oien: Then maybe there is something you can do for me.
(15:37)bloodshoes: ?
(15:38)Theodore_Oien: There's a man near campus. He's Chinese-Nigerian, has a limp in his right leg, wears digital glasses, and favors blue clothing. He favors a coffeeshop in town, Java.Hot. If you see him, ask him about "the silent conspiracy", and report his response.
(15:39)bloodshoes: ...this is all very cloak and dagger, isn't it...
(15:40)Theodore_Oien: He is either stalking my charge or protecting him. I need to know which.
(15:40)bloodshoes: gotcha...
(15:40)bloodshoes: well, i definitely owe you one
(15:40)bloodshoes: or fifty
(15:41)bloodshoes: i'll let you know what happens!
(15:42)Theodore_Oien: Much obliged!
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[Unichat auxiliary records --]
Xenocartographer (Official Note): People have names, woah!
Xenocartographer (Official Note): So the search page wasn't indexing "the silent conspiracy" properly, but now it is. Feel free to search that if you need a reminder!
Seabiscuit: BLOODSHOES YEEEEEE!!!!! Ah gosh, he sounds so beaten down at the start. Poor dude. (Also woah fuller name for Theo! And... "PANAK"! -snerk-!!) Ah man I'm so happy for him... ;~; edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Even though he's about to be drawn into Theo's web of [censored]ery? edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Hey, worthy payment for not rotting in prison and getting his reputation even more trashed! Plus revenge opportunities! D: edit delete reply
Arbiter: Eugene Panak and Theodore Oien... Weird usernames suddenly make sense. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: OITHEOI's name also makes sense if you Google it, just sayin'. edit delete reply
Arbiter: Ohhhhh... Looks like he and GoO had the same idea. edit delete reply
merlinnia: Ahhhh I caught up! D:

Moooore :D

Seriously this is really good! I read a fair amount of sci-fi novels and this is right up there with them, man. Cheers :) edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Yay, more friends! And, gosh, thank you! It's always good to hear such things, of course. :)

Now go theorize in the comments! :D edit delete reply
merlinnia: Always a pleasure to tell someone when I'm impressed and happy I came across their work :)

Btw, are there references for any of these characters' appearances or is it left up to our imagination if we think up some fanart? edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Heh... I'm afraid there aren't. I wanted to leave that up to reader interpretation/headcanon. edit delete reply
merlinnia: No worries, sounds fun to try. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: *eyebrows* Alright, color me intrigued (it's a shade of maroon). edit delete reply
merlinnia: Color me still getting to it (it's a shade of lame)

Haha but really it's on my to-art list I just have been busy and it'll take extra planning without references <3 edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Aww, color me flattered (it's a shade of blushing). edit delete reply
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