Who: Katie, calling students and prospective chaperones for a field trip (including Nica and Vito, Janie and Lynn, Georgio, Rex, Maxine, Chow, Meredith, Gloria, and anyone else who comes up)
When: Two days after Founder's Day
Where: Katie's Home, eventually Chow's store and Pleasantdale Valley Hospital

Katherine was in a foul mood, truth be told, as she carefully applied her makeup in the mirror. It had been one of their worse arguments to date, possibly the worst ever, and with all that was going on at the moment, just giving in and letting Chester have his way - with his opinions and with her - hadn't been on the table this time around. For once, neither of them had gotten a pleasant night's sleep.

Chester had stormed out to go busy himself with 'important civil defense matters' - which Katie presumed translated to 'wandering around with a pistol in his pocket feeling like a big strong man and berating others about their lack of preparedness' - while she was left to 'clean up the mess she caused'. Appearances were important, after all. He'd brought one of his display suitcases with him - perhaps he also planned on making a few sales while he was out.

She already had a plan of attack in mind for the day - mind you, one she'd mostly conceived on the spur of the moment as an impulse, but she'd had time to think about things while walking Elena home, and the wheels were turning in her head even as she masked her unhappiness under concealer and lipstick. There were people injured during the attack at Founder's Hall, and with all the evidence her friends had gathered and what they more or less assumed from what they'd seen, whatever had diseased those townspeople who were doing the biting was likely to spread to the bitten. If they were still being treated, then perhaps her more scientifically inclined friends could learn more, and at least everyone in their little shelter group would be 'in the know' as to what was transpiring.

The group had sounded eager enough to go along with her idea regarding how to get a decent-sized group of people into a usually well-contained area -- organize students to work on a report for their classes about the harm caused by the attack at Founder's Hall. Her bridge club could be in charge of submitting the report, or at least aspects of it, to the local newspapers; those they trusted could be brought along as 'chaperones' to excuse the presence of people who don't normally belong in a hospital. All that was left was to round up students and their 'chaperones' and to organize a little field trip. If only Chester had thought of the whole idea as anything more than a pretty little mouth wasted on talk.

She studied her composure in the mirror, and smiled. Nothing to be seen here, move along. Just an American housewife keeping people out of trouble. She practiced until the sides of her lips matched up evenly, until they looked genuine. Then she put away the makeup, gave the mirror another practiced smile, and headed for the phone to start making calls. First, round up students and chaperones. Second, visit the hospital and start digging for information.
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"You want us to what?" Georgio asked when he received the call. "Is it like-- a mission? Ooh is it going to be all Dragnet like, where we're investigating the scene of the crime?"

He imagined getting to be all cool and saying "Just the facts, Ma'am" to a hysterical victim.

"Well shoot, count me in!"
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"Oh, okay-- that sounds fun too."

The part about being chaperoned made Georgio pause. "Wait-- why does someone have to keep an eye on us? We could totally do it on our own. Who's the chaperone?"

He really hoped that Katie hadn't recruited one of their teachers. Teachers didn't tend to like Georgio.
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From: [personal profile] georgio


"Oh, yeah, I get it. So-- who's escorting me?"

Vito and Katie weren't like real adults after all- they were pretty keen for grownups. Maybe Georgio's chaperone would be someone cool too.
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Georgio made a face, accompanied by a more audible 'ugh' noise. "For real? Mr. Chow? He's like-- he's grouchy. He's not going to let me do anything!"

Though she did have a point about that free food. That would be pretty sweet. But Mr. Chow giving anything away for free seemed very unlikely. Still, he should do his part. Sigh.

"I guessss if it's for a good cause though. I mean... I do want to help."
Edited Date: 2013-03-14 08:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] georgio


"Yeahhhh, there is that. We can go during school hours? Can we go on Thursday? There's a math test I didn't study for."

Georgio figured if nothing else, his friends would be there so it couldn't be all bad.
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"Okay just let me know and I'll be there."

Especially if it's during school hours, he thought.

"And ... maybe tell Mr. Chow that he isn't allowed to yell at me. Just in case."
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"See ya soon!"

Georgio hung up, and headed for his closet to pick out some Not Doing Anything Suspicious clothes. As one does.
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"What?" asked an angry Janie, as she picked up the phone "If this is for Phillip, he's NOT ANSWERING." There were loud voices heard in the background, before Lynn picked up the handset.

"Hello?"
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"Hi Katie! No it's not a bad time. Are we going now? Please? Do you need to talk to Mama? Can I wear dark glasses and a hat, like a spy?"
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"Yes, Ma'am." Lynn said, politely "We'll be there really really soon. Thank you."

She hung up quickly, and headed off to diffuse the situation enough so that they could leave.
Edited Date: 2013-03-15 02:32 am (UTC)
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Vito picked up on the third ring. In the background, "Great Balls of Fire" was playing at moderate volume. "Marchese's," he said, "how can I help you?"
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"Yeah, absolutely. Do you need for us to bring anything besides ourselves?"
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"Yeah, he does seem a little too personally invested in the letter of the law, without noticing that we have to be a little flexible to get through this. I'll come armed, no worries. Nothing obvious but I'll be able to take care of myself and whoever else is nearby."
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"This is all going to be dangerous work, from this point on," Vito said. "More dangerous to not go armed. With any luck, this will go off without a hitch and we'll get some answers."
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"Got it. Yeah, I hope she won't need it, but she'll have a piece with her, as well. It'll be good to have Janie and Lynn along, they've been very strong through all of this."
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"I'm sure Janie will come prepared for that, but I'll nudge her just in case," he said.
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