- 15 Aug 2019, 13:29
Marcus waited until Robin had left, then turning to Caleb with a quirked brow he said, "Really? Robin Glover? this isn't all some weird, elaborate prank? Do you have any idea how shocked I am...?"
"I know, I know..." said Caleb, holding up his hands. "She's not my usual type. Just say it. I was as shocked as you. Honestly it was sort of creeping up on me from the beginning. I was so taken with her and how easy it was to be around her. How fun she was! Easy going! And when we were all hazing her she was just so cool about everything. It usually takes months for a new recruit to be welcomed into the inner circle, but I liked her by the end of the evening. And yes, there might have been a little rebound and desire to escape. Viola was acting like a horrible little bitch to me and all my friends and Robin was like some angel. when she sang that night at the talent show?"
Caleb's face beamed for a moment in memory, then said, "My heart ached for her. I couldn't even begin to fight it."
"All the way back then huh?" said Reef, still trying to understand. IT was just so odd... he never saw it growing and the idea was thrown on him so fast.
"Basically, yeah," said Caleb.
"And you love her?" said Reef incredulously.
"Well... that was a little impulsive on my part," said Caleb. "I probably should have told her that over a romantic dinner or something but... yeah. I really think I do."
Marcus shook his head, then said, "Even if you aren't fired... and who am I kidding, Ivan isn't going to fire you… you are still going to get in trouble. You realize how complicated everything is right now? Everything needs to be running smooth, perfect, everyone is so on edge. Anytime she is given the time off she requests it could be seen as favoritism because she is dating you. What if we wanted to give her a promotion? Well now if we do she might not be as respected in it because it could be assumed she got it because of you instead of earning it. Ever think of that?"
"Uhm.. no..." said Caleb, looking quite unhappy at the thought. Marcus did have a point. "But she is well liked. I don't think anyone would really care if she got some sort of little promotion... Everyone in Watchdogs is cool."
Marcus crossed his arms, then said, "Oh really? Kind of like how we were all so cool about Kyle being promoted? Even though we liked him well enough before that? I remember you in particular just being thrilled with that. you were exceptional respectful of him and his orders."
Caleb blushed at once, then said, "Alright... I get it. I screwed up. At the same time I can't say I wish I hadn't. She basically saved my life Reef. but whatever Ivan says I'll take. and I'm sorry we put you in this position."
Marcus sighed, then said, "Alright... you can go. I've said all I have to say. And I wish you both well. someone should be lucky in love around here."
He might have had a little bitterness in his tone...