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Neal didn't have a ton of students, and he didn't know if any of them even had parents visiting this weekend, but if they did and they were looking for the Tricks, Cons and Bamboozles teacher, they needed to look no further than this office.

He had his feet up on the desk, tracking anklet clearly visible just to get that out of the way, and while he waited for parents to arrive, he was preoccupying himself with looking up fall men's shoe collections. Because he could.

Date: 2011-10-01 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoriginalmb.livejournal.com
"What a fascinating accessory," Lionel said from the doorway. "I'm curious what you did to earn it."

It suggested dubious hiring practices, but at least it meant Lex was getting taught by professionals.

Date: 2011-10-01 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoriginalmb.livejournal.com
Lionel didn't check that his rings or watch were still there after shaking Neal's hand. It would be gauche on both their parts. "Lionel Luthor."

Date: 2011-10-02 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoriginalmb.livejournal.com
"And what exactly is he learning from you?" Lionel's grin was small and shark-like. "Beyond a little of this, and a little of that."

Date: 2011-10-02 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoriginalmb.livejournal.com
Did he mean the one for business dealings, or the one from growing up in Suicide Slums? Of course both were going off, so it didn't really matter.

"If you were this sloppy with your marks, I'm beginning to see how you got caught." Harsh, Lionel, harsh.

Date: 2011-10-02 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoriginalmb.livejournal.com
"Theorists very rarely wear trackers," Lionel pointed out. "It's the practical applications that gets you those."

Date: 2011-10-02 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoriginalmb.livejournal.com
Lionel was intimately familiar with that kind of laugh. "Of course you do," he said in a tone that indicated they were both lying though their teeth.

Date: 2011-10-02 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theoriginalmb.livejournal.com
"Oh, I'm sure that won't be necessary." It was almost like he thought Neal would make said grades up on the spot. "Though I should leave you my card (http://www.screencap-paradise.com/caps/displayimage.php?pid=604892&fullsize=1) in case you need to contact me in the future."

He rather suspected that Lex had been cagey with details about Lionel and Luthorcorp, and even taking into account the fact they seemed to be in a different timestream, he wanted to see Neal's reaction. He could be useful to Lionel.

Date: 2011-10-01 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crossmypalm.livejournal.com
"This is our Kenzyushka's favorite teacher?" Ludmilla eyed him -- and the anklet -- from the doorway. "She ought to be learning how not to get caught."
Edited Date: 2011-10-01 10:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-01 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crossmypalm.livejournal.com
"Ludmilla Fyodorievna Kruschenko." Only one of those was real. "Kenzi is family." Niece, cousin, pfah. Probably both considering how much Dedushka Nikolai got around in the old country.
Edited Date: 2011-10-01 10:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-01 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crossmypalm.livejournal.com
A few points. A few. Complimenting Kenzi won a few more, not that she let on. "Of course she is. The question is what is she learning from you?"

Date: 2011-10-01 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crossmypalm.livejournal.com
"That Apprehend Me If You're Able fellow?" Fine, fine, Ludmilla was impressed by the list of topics, and that he'd got Kenzi so interested in the day-to-day boring bits of school. The ones they gave you grades on. "Nice work if you can get it, hired by the government to sniff out other people's tricks."

You could look at it as breaking the code of silence, of course, but there were things more important than honour among thieves. Like money. And family, And money.

Date: 2011-10-02 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crossmypalm.livejournal.com
Ludmilla slapped her own face lightly. "Oh, Kenzi. Did she at least charge a fee for telling your class these things?"

Date: 2011-10-02 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crossmypalm.livejournal.com
"That is better than giving it up from free." Ludmilla nodded, a bit more pleased. "And they really let you teach these things in school?"

Date: 2011-10-03 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crossmypalm.livejournal.com
"Hmm." Ludmilla nodded and crossed her arms. "You have family approval." Eyebrow. "Tentative, conditional, void where prohibited, can be revoked at first sign of trouble or Ukrainian ancestry."

Date: 2011-10-02 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi might have waaandered in later, looking vaguely guilty. "So. Uh. I might have some family on the island this weekend. Unexpectedly."

Date: 2011-10-02 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Yeeeah, what did Tatya Ludmilla say?" And how much should she feel guilty for?

Date: 2011-10-02 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Damn, I'm losing my edge, I didn't even think of that," Kenzi muttered. "She's always got one more angle on me."

Date: 2011-10-02 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"It was... damnit, now I don't remember. You told me the hangover cure-- which so doesn't work, by the way-- but I don't think you ever told me-- it was how to get away with..."

Damnit! Kenzi wants to strangle her mun.

Date: 2011-10-02 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"If I don't remember it, and you don't say it, it didn't happen and you still owe me," Kenzi said, pointing at him. "Do you want the good coffee, Mr. Caffrey? Or not?"

Date: 2011-10-02 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"And I can pay you back for that," Kenzi pointed out without missing a beat.

Date: 2011-10-02 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi paused, then grimaced. "So when you get past the point where you remember who owes who, what's that?"

Date: 2011-10-02 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Alex?" Kenzi lilted, looking hopeful. That was not a name that had come up in her week of Text Message Possession. "And who would that be?"

Date: 2011-10-02 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Knzi stared, then shook her head.

"You are good, Mr. Caffrey. And mean."

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