Out of Nowhere
Seth tries to do his job the best he can. Yes, he’s the head of the company; yes, his meetings include playing poker; and yes, it works out fine. This time is no different, even though the news is more worrying than usual. But he’s going to take it one step at the time and be just fine. It’s more of the same in the end -- talk to these people, arrange that meeting, and don’t panic anybody. The stakes are higher, but it’s nothing he hasn’t done before. And he gets to spend time at the fire station with Connor. Seth should be good.
And there’s nothing out of the ordinary on Connor’s end. It’s a normal day, spent doing normal things, with the normal people. He happens to love his life and, though some things could be better, they could also be way worse. Connor is satisfied, and nothing is going to change that.
Everything is going according to plan. There’s no reason to believe that anything has to change. Right?
“Here’s how it’s going to go, you idiot,” Seth says icily. “Your stocks will tank, people will start selling, and then we’ll buy you out. Mr. Cox and I will split the security firms, the buildings, the infrastructure, the retailers, the restaurants, and various miscellaneous. Is that understood?”
Finally, Rhymes splutters in anger. “You?! ……
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