- 25 Oct 2019, 03:19
Jodie stepped further into the room, and soon eased herself in enough to stroke the top of basil's head softly. She smiled at the little ginger cat; it wasn't often that there were nice animals in Iver Hall. The dogs were used primarily for security, the horses were apparently picky about who they liked, and the snakes...ugh. The snakes were nothing but slithery spies for Astrid. Jodie had never considered Parselmouth to be a particularly beneficial ability, but apparently Astrid was making it very clear that it had uses.
She glanced up at Vivianne, smiling lightly.
"Well...yes, I suppose Mister Iver can be a little aloof but..." She grimaced. "Don't trust it too much. Not that I have anything against him; I work for the two of them equally...but with him? Everything is a game. He's likely feeling you out first, figuring out what makes you tick, trying to subtly get you to like him before he starts asking favours. Mrs Iver is clearly going in for the kill with claiming you as her property, especially after what happened in the Dominican Republic."
Realising that Vivianne wouldn't know, Jodie sat down, glancing at the door before speaking in hushed tones.
"At Levi and Ana's wedding," She began, referring to Nathan's business partner and his new wife. "Astrid made a threat of divorce after finding something out. Nathan snapped and staged a coop; he hid their child away, instructed his security to block her from the home, instructed me to follow his commands or he would punish me, and then used the Imperious Curse on Mrs Iver's most loyal follower, Simon. He knew he would never obey his orders without it..."
"They seem to have resolved it but there's still a tension in the air. Everyone can feel it."