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Gabriel Villiers

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#21
"Did you bring a portfolio by any chance?" Gabriel inquired casually, looking Elisa up and down. She was a head turner, for sure. A part of him was actually eager to see what kind of talent she possessed - as a photographer - and otherwise. "I would like to see some samples of your work before we start talking contract. He was fully aware that Elisa was regarding Valerie with focused curiosity and it seemed that would have been wise to proved her with a logical explanation as to why the Mortal was here in the first place.

"Miss Modeste is looking for work. An entry-level position in the modeling world, so to speak. And the Autarch would like to see her pursue her dreams and this is a part of it, I suppose?" Staring at Elisa hard now, he wondered if the platinum blonde Toreador was about to challenge Valerian's wishes on the subject. Do it. Go ahead. We'll see just how far you get when he rips into you...
 

Valerie Modeste

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#22
Listening to the conversation that began between Gabriel and Elisa she relaxed in her seat. At least until she heard him speak of Marcus's desire to let her pursue her dreams. It almost made her laugh. But she realized that he was using Marcus' title to protect her. After all, it had to seem strange to a newcomer to the town to run into a mortal everywhere. So she just sent Gabriel a smile and nodded softly barely there before relaxing again. After all, Gabriel probably assumed she had cleared this with Marcus.

A ping of guilt went through her and she had to fight down the blush. Well, it had been her plan to talk to him about it, but somehow in the heat of the moment, it had been completely forgotten. Making a mental note she reminded herself to take the contract and papers Gabriel had presented her and take them to Marcus when she got back to The Crown.

"Yes he would"

She confirmed for Gabriel before settling to listen to the conversation again. Hoping it wouldn't be too much of an argument to get Marcus on board. Even he had to realize she was going to go crazy locked up in the mansion all day every day.
 

Elisa Hesse

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#23
Elisa nods eagerly at Gabriel question, she opens her purse and hands him over a hard drive and a old photography album. Contained within the hard drive where her most recent works while the album contained the older photos, including some taken before her embrace, photos that time had made too fragile and delicate to be propely transfered to digital media without damaging the photos themselves. The older the photo the more 'humane' and 'normal' its subjects were but as they got closer and closer to the present times they started taking more macrabe and darker tones, more monstrous and inhumane subjects and photos of cleary supenatural nature started appearing.

She looks over to Valerie upon hearing the comment about the Autarch and nods in understanding

"I for one am glad to hear that the Autarch desires you become a model, working with you will be a great pleasure, i just know that you will look perfect in front of the camera."
 

Gabriel Villiers

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#24
Marcus could bitch and protest all he liked, but Gabriel knew that if he and Valerie presented a united front, he would eventually agree to let her work outside the Crown. Or, he could stop being a twat and just Embrace the girl, already? What was he waiting for? Was he designing more torture to slide her way to see how much she could take before breaking? Given all the crap she's had to endure from him already, you'd have thought he'd put a pause on the creeperie and just get back to business with Maledictus.

Yeah, you know....the War? The shit that was going down long before Valerie Modeste arrived on the scene? Gaaah!

The Beast wasn't holding back with the sarcasm but for once, Gabriel agreed with it. Taking the hard drive and the photogaphy album from Elisa, he slid the thumb drive into the laptop on his desk and began perusing the contents at his leisure, while smiling under his breath at Miss Hesse's comment.

"Yes, that would be one of the Autarch's desires - one of many - and I'm glad to see you two are getting along, ladies. Wouldn't want to see any disagreements or arguments happen while on the job - I hope I am making myself clear?"

That last comment was clearly directed at the Toreador across from him. With Kindred, it was always best to be direct and leave no stones unturned.
 

Valerie Modeste

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#25
Valerie smiled and chuckled softly at Elisa's comment. She was pretty sure, that modelling wouldn't have been Marcus's first choice of work for her. It wasn't hard to hear him complain about the different aspects, the safety or even her spending more time with Gabriel. But she ignored it, didn't let it show as she replied. A faint blush clinging to her cheeks at the compliment.

"He desires me to be healthy of both body and mind. Which means me taking up some other work to keep myself busy. Nothing too big, but a job here and there."

She could hear Gabriel and Elisa exchange items she assumed was the portfolio. Before something that was almost a veiled threat came from Gabriel. She didn't comment on it. Thinking he probably had to let the other vampire know not to mess with the mortal models. That would bring a lot of trouble he didn't need. A soft nod sent his way to let him know she understood.

"Of course."