So, like you wanted Tony, I have followed the zheloba nakip who have brought such pain into your house. I have been with these sobaki and the first day out they got me gassed in a bloody clothes shop (although parenthetically the shop was amazing with some of the best designs I’ve seen since Minsk!) and I was ready to assassinate the faithless zlodyeev for what they had done to my beautiful god-daughter. But I listened and watched just like we talked about and now I have maybe some bad news.
These gryaznye prestupniki are maybe not such parasites as we think they are. They have made some bad deals with bad people, but who am I to talk about bad friends, hey? These runners, these friends of Klarissa, they seem to care, alot, about what they do and who they do it for. You want to know the real story behind the death of that good for nothing should-have-stayed-in-the-minors nyet talanta hak pitcher? They not only found out who did it, they made sure that they got what was coming to them. That hostage thing at the manor that is all in the news? We were there and we stopped it all from happening. And for the right reasons too. We were paid to a job but when things got crazy, these guys stopped and did the right thing! even though they could have all died! I am amazed. They care about each other and even the fat elf shows some signs of not being quite such an elf. Who could have guessed?
Despite what happened to Klarissa, despite the way that halfer misued your trust and absused your hospitality, despite everything, maybe, just maybe, they are not such bad people. They are of course, completely responsible for what happened to Klarissa. But they feel her pain, as friends would, and are taking steps to help her. They have very powerful contacts and can provide much help for her that we cannot afford.
Stop your ranting and listen! You cannot afford the help that she needs and you know it! Don’t lie to me or to your self, not about something as important as this. Klarissa needs the help and they have found someone to help her. They will owe someone for the help the Klarissa is going to get and I will pay what needs to be paid, for you cannot. Do not fight this, it is the only way to help her. You can pay me back if you must in other ways, but she is my family too, despite not being blood, and she needs our help.
More importantly, these hapless klouny need my help too. they have none of the equipment or skills to do real work. How they have lasted as long as they have is a miracle. All guns and guts, but none of the soft stuff upstairs. The last job paid an extra 25K but only after I explained that dead men don’t need nuyen! You remember that story about the mage in the airport, Carl? Well he certainly didn’t need the money.
I know, I know, I know! Gods, you are such a Gudi dva botinka! Look, we need the nuyen and he was going to end up where he is, so why not?!?
Look, YOUR morality got her into this situation! Yes you! put that chair down or I will shoot you.
Yes, I will and you know it! Fine…
There happy now? Now I have to get you to the emergency room. and you still owe me for the last trip to the hospital.
No use whining now, I told you this would happen, just be glad I wasn’t using explosive ammo. Come on, we can look in on Klarissa while you are being treated.
Family. I swear sometimes…