Anonymous asked: (text) I think I shall cut the funding to the space program. Do you want to tell the blaggard, Reeve?
At the request of Palmer, Cid had flew himself into Midgar following the events of the failed launch of ShinRa No. 26 and checked himself into a hotel. He knew he had a lot of explaining to do, but he was confident he could convince President ShinRa and whoever else he needed to that in another six months they could get that rocket in the sky.
The CEO had to be aware that there had been a terrorist attack on the ShinRa No. 26. Some terrorist group called AVATAR or the like. While Cid considered himself a true blue ShinRa boy, it did piss him off to know end that out of all the places they could have attack, this group decided to go out in the middle of no where and mess with a man’s livelihood.
And his dreams.
Cid Highwind had barely gotten settled in when his PHS let out a dandy little jingle letting him know someone texted him. Probably Shera or Palmer, two people he didn’t want to hear from right now. He was still fairly fucking pissed at Shera for pulling that stunt and Palmer was a mess on his own most of the time anyway.
Still, if it was an emergency.
He opened the PHS to discover it was instead from an unknown number.
I think I shall cut the funding to the space program. Do you want to tell the blaggard, Reeve?
The Captain stared at the text, feeling as though his throat had closed up, reading it over several times, hoping he had read this wrong. Was this some sort of joke? How could it be? No one he knew dumb enough to mess with him like this. Also, most of the people he associated with didn’t know what a blaggard was… he didn’t.
He gave a sniff, feeling like his nose was running. His eyes were starting to water. What the hell.
Cid rubbed his eyes for a moment, trying to get a hold of himself. He called Shera and without even saying hello asked: “Do ya know a Reeve?” His voice was slow and deliberate, having to do his utmost to keep it from shaking.
She was aware of him. In charge of Urban Development. Top tier on the ShinRa later.
Cid only got one thing out of the conversation. ”They’re gunna have a goddamn architect fire me?!” With a roar he slammed his PHS to the ground, not at all concerned if Shera was still on the line, and he started pacing like a caged animal. A tear rolled down his cheek and that set him off. He let out another roar and slammed his fists against the wall before he collapsed against it, not crying. Not at all.
No, he needed to do something about this. Sniffing, he moved back to his phone. Maybe he could trace the number, maybe this was some sort of sick joke.
Well, tracing the phone number would have been a good idea. What had not been one, though, was slamming his phone against the floor, snapping it in two. He through the pieces to the ground. ”Fuck!”
There was no way he could stay here and wait for his fate to hit him. There was no way he was just going to take them killing his dreams.
If this Reeve guy was going to be the death of ShinRa No. 26, he was going to let this man see just exactly who he’d be making an enemy of.
So he made his way to the ShinRa Headquarters, going to the front desk and asking questions at the information desk. Reeve Tuesti, office on floor 66.
Cid’s clearance level would only get him so far, but close enough in his opinion. He made up high enough to start taking the elevators and went as high as he could go on there with his security level. Once that happened, he climbed up out of the top of the elevator. It was only a few stories up from here. He maintained his footing with the powerful winds and then jumped up, higher than most could even do, grabbing onto a ledge. He lifted himself up onto it and pried open the elevator door, slipping in before it closed again.
He tapped a little door tag that said Reeve Tuesti and opened the door. No one seemed to be in.
He wasn’t even sure what he’d say so this man. If he’d snap and threaten him or if he’d beg and plead… all he knew is he made it this far.
Planning his actions out was not a strong suit of Captain Highwind.