So bear-y glad!
Jake nods as he got the info, and gives a deep sigh. The whole thing left a bad taste in the mouth, and worse still, he knew he deserved it.
"Thanks, Captain," he says.
Jake grimaces slightly, but he supposes it's fair."The rest of my research, now that we have finished." she says simply, looking up from her datapad.
To Madeline and the group at large...
"I am not Sergeant Wilson, but I think it might be a good idea to learn how Miss Poindexter has heard the name Canem if we can do so discretely. It may be useful to us to know if he has been seen on this base."
Seiran nods at the request.
"Right now we're at 'wait and see'," Seiran says."Well, I didn't mean we should strangle her and throw her out an airlock," Selina mutters. "At least, not right away."
"He went by a different name last time," Jake notes. "Could be the same here."Selina does something on her datapad. "C-A-N-E-M?" she asks. "Latin for dog. I'm seeing several places that use the word in their names, mostly catering to chimeras. No idea whether they're associated with your friend, or if he'd use his name openly if he's, um, special like you guys."
Seiran's heart sinks at the realization everything they've been saying had been recorded, and her face turns much paler than normal, until she's even paler than Leila. Several emotions fight for dominance; anger, shock, shame, fear, and embarrassment, and Seiran is speecheless."I guess you don't want to just ask her," Selina muses. "If she's an enemy she'd just lie, and then she'd be on guard. Of course, if I was her, I'd have bugged this place already, so she could know everything anyone has said here."
"Bug?" Kurg says curiously.
"Yeah, like a listening device," Selina explains. "Something to record audio, probably, like -"
She cuts off, as if struck by some sudden realization, and you see her ears turn red with embarrassment. She looks around, then opens up a word processing program on her datapad, types a few words, and holds it up for you all to read while pointing to Madeline, Seiran and Leila.
LIKE THE BUGS SKIPPY HAD PUT ON YOUR PADS WHILE WE WERE AT THE MEETING.
She mouths "sorry," but does not speak aloud, looking absolutely crushed.
OOC: What's the plan, gang? Do I jump ahead to the next day, or not yet?
"This has not been a good night," Jake sighs. "And yes, I realize that doesn't absolve me, Hunter."Amelia looks more curious than concerned
"Prudent." she says clinically, turning from Selina's datapad to look at the faces of the three colleagues in question.
"Why?" Seiran says, finally finding her voice, turning to Selina with a hurt expression. "Why did she spy on us like this?"Madeline blinks, then she growls and hisses, her tail poofing up angrily as her ears flatten. She had still been somewhat irritated from earlier, so it made it much, much easier for her to go from a low simmer to a blazing boil.
However, rather than saying anything, she types out a message to Skippy, and it is blunt and to the point.
OOC: TO SKIPPY:
Turn your bugs off. Now.
She looks to Selina and says "I'm not mad at you. But I am mad at her. Again."