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As far as Neal was concerned, this gig was just about the perfect job. All he had to do was teach one class a week -- and about his own favorite things, no less. That was pretty much perfect. And the students weren't awful. Today he was finishing setting up his office. Once he'd put up a couple paintings and a few little trinket-type things, he was all set up. He took a seat with his feet up on the desk, lazily stirring a cup of coffee that had gone cold an hour ago. Maybe more kids would show up to badger him about being his assistant. That'd be fun.

Peter had no idea what he'd signed him up for. This was awesome.

Date: 2011-07-06 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Knock knock knock!

Someone had brought cake from her party class!

"Hi Mr. Caffrey!"

Date: 2011-07-06 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi was scoping out his office already, noting the art, trying to figure out if anything was personal or just all for show, and carefully put the slice of cake down with a fork and napkin. "Just a little leftover extra from Party class. Which is taught by Pinkie the Pony, how cool is that?"

Date: 2011-07-06 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi wandered a little, not mentioning it yet. Nope. "So how did you get this gig, anyway? With your tracker and all?" She sent him a sly, measuring look, and her fingers went out to touch one of the trinkets. It looked old. Maybe valuable. Maybe not. But still, right there.

She'd give it back! She wanted that TA position.

Date: 2011-07-06 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Aaaand let's just walk those fingers past that shiny thing, eh? But points to the teacher-dude for not letting his sneaky skills slide enough not to watch out for his stuff.

"Oh, dude. FBI is hardcore. What did you do, rob the Federal Reserve?" Kenzi asked, extremely curious.

Date: 2011-07-06 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Bonds, boring, franctal, hunh? Art, though. Kenzi pointed to one of the paintings, bright and complicated, and grinned. "This kinda art?" High-end stuff. Not like her street scams, then. Yes! A real teacher!

Date: 2011-07-06 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"If I'm ever in an art museum, it's 'cause of the air conditioning," Kenzi admitted, admiring it a second, then moving on. "But I'm told I'm a fast learner!"

Just a reminder!

Date: 2011-07-06 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi paused, trying to think beyond the obvious. "Wellll, to suck people in, I'd guess. And..." Hmmm. "Is it good for the art?" Not statues. But paintings?

Date: 2011-07-06 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Heat it up? Oh oh oh, so it looks all wrinkled and shit?" Ha! Kenzi did a little happy dance at this new information. "Bet you gotta be careful it doesn't catch on fire, though. Does canvas burn?"

Date: 2011-07-06 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Your fault if she explodes the Common Room experimenting with this stuff, Caffrey. Peter would not be amused.

"So C.S.I. or whatever can't tell all the time, right? Sometimes if you do it right, nobody can tell it's not five hundred years old or whatever?"

See how smart she was? Didn't she deserve a T.A. job?

Date: 2011-07-06 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Liiiiike?" Kenzi paused, looking hopeful, then considering. "Do you have to put weird crap in it? Like moss or dirt or something?" She looked at the painting. "I can't do better than stick figures. Are there any famous stick figure artists?"

Maybe she could find someone else who could actually paint, then do all the technical crap to the painting...

Date: 2011-07-06 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"... but, like, only if you sell it, right?" She could practice! A lot! Until she got it right! Kenzi looked down at his tracker, and looked sympathetic. "So you did it wrong once?"

Date: 2011-07-06 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Awesome." Today was a day for meeting bad influences, clearly. "So was it the, whatyoucallem, fractals?" That sounded complicated.

Date: 2011-07-06 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi chortled, gleeful. "Stay away from bonds, gotcha." Easy enough! "I feel like I should pay you back for all this good info..."

Say, by being a TA who Mr. Caffrey would keep telling this stuff to, maybe?

Date: 2011-07-06 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Ahem! Kenzi would have been flattered and intimidated, so just as well, no?

"Welll, there is that TA thingie, if you know, someone with more bonds experience didn't come along?" Fine, make her say it, Mr. Caffrey.

Date: 2011-07-06 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Duh, of course." Please. Computers were toys! Also they had games. In fact... Kenzi reached into her pocket and brought out her second goody. "I might have gotten motivated."

Neal Caffrey
Instructor, Fandom High
Tricks, Cons and Bamboozles
Contract work by appointment


It was pretty nice card stock, too. Although Kenzi was thinking she needed to swipe some official Fandom High letterhead soon...
Edited Date: 2011-07-06 11:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-06 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"You could be! I mean, one class a week, that's gotta leave you a lot of free time." Kenzi beamed at him, totally pleased with herself. "You could even fancy it up, put a copymark or motto on the back to make it even more official."

Date: 2011-07-06 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Awwwwww. Kenzi looked crestfallen for a second, then rallied. "Well, but maybe you teach by appointment?" she suggested, lips quirking up. "It's kinda vague! But I get your point. Hmm." Damnit.

Of course, making flyers for something that was mostly legit was still cool, right?

Date: 2011-07-06 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Ooo." Now Kenzi was perky again. "So, like being headhunted for a job, and saying, 'I can totally do that' and then making it work even if you hadn't tried it before. Score!"

Date: 2011-07-06 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Hmmmmmmmmm."

Thanks for giving her so many ideas, Neal.

"So. Do I get this job?"

Date: 2011-07-06 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Yes!" And again the happy dance!

"...riiiiight."

Damnit. This was gonna be some kind of dues-paying thing, wasn't it? Ah well.

"Coffee coming up, boss."

Date: 2011-07-07 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Which got him a narrow-eyed look and: "My name's Kenzi, not Coffee Woman. And if you're not here when I come by, I'm drinking it myself."

BACK ATCHA, MR. CAFFREY.

Date: 2011-07-07 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"How do you know I won't poison it so I can steal all your cool stuff?"

That one chick in Toys as Weapons class said she knew from poison! It was a place to start!

Date: 2011-07-07 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"How does anybody know anything?" Although okay, he might know more, being older. Maaaaybe. "Guess we'll find out, hunh?"

Date: 2011-07-07 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Hahahahha, points to the apprentice, yes!

"Kenzi. Last name not important. I'm maybe changing it when I turn eighteen anyway." She grinned at Mr. Caffrey. Neal. "Thanks, dude. You won't regret this."

Much.

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