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Thread 28714786 Post 28717942

!F9CBa509ak 2016-10-22 08:42:06 No. 28717942
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"I can't try and enforce the way ponies think, Anonymous. If they actually damage the camp, damage your property - then I can stop them. But until then, trying to dictate what they think is just going to generate more resistance."
> Anonymous grimaces, nodding.
> "Sometimes, I admit, I wonder if giving you that kind of authority this early on was a good thing... but I'll hold you to that if it does become something bigger."
"I know."
> Besides, your reputation - and neck - were already on the line with the way these rumors were heading.
> "Good. In the meantime, you're going to have to put on another performance for me."
> That... doesn't sound reassuring.
"Yes, Master?"
> "I'm going to be hosting a dinner in the near future. A meeting of several entrepreneurs like myself. You're going to be the centerpiece of my success, which means you are going to be there all night and -"
> He raises a finger to tap your muzzle lightly, provoking a mildly annoyed scrunch.
> "-on your best behavior."
"...best behavior, right."
> "They'll be looking to invest money in my activities, which is going to be awkward enough considering that stunt you pulled recently. Unfortunately, they're very insistent on the meeting and frankly I need the cash right now."
"So you're expecting me to play this as some kind of... repentance."
> "Unless you want me to have to cut off that cash I agreed to put towards your projects: Yes."
> Leaning back in his chair, Anonymous folds his arms and regards you neutrally.
> "I am, frankly, convincing them that the level of independence I've given you is a good thing. Some of them may not be inclined to be as... pleasant as I am towards you. Fortunately, as best as I can tell nobody has figured out that it was my shell company that acquired your daughter, so they can be kept well away from her."
> But would not be, the implied threat seems to say, if you would not be there to entertain them instead.
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