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[personal profile] aldersprig
This is to [personal profile] kelkyag's prompt to this bingo card.

It fills the "Greed" square.

It is part of my Space Accountant setting and comes before Accident and after Betting on It.



They were playing Flotsam, Genique and the two young men, wagering with time, their own free time, and Genique was losing.

She was losing, it appeared, badly. She was down thirty-six hours and a massage, most of it to Marsey the hitter, but a few hours here and there to Darretchon the hacker.

And Marsey had plans, she could tell, for every one of those hours. He was licking his lips. It would have been flattering, if it wasn't a bit scary.

"One year." He flicked the chips in.

Genique tried not to smile. The boy was hungry.

"One year."

Date: 2014-03-13 05:32 am (UTC)
anke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anke
Why do I suspect she did not have to lose at the start...

Date: 2014-03-13 12:12 pm (UTC)
kay_brooke: Snowy landscape with a fence, an evergreen forest, and a pink sky (winter)
From: [personal profile] kay_brooke
Genique seems to have a strategy here, and it doesn't involve winning.

Date: 2014-03-14 01:12 am (UTC)
thnidu: glowing light bulb. tinyurl.com/33j2v8h (light bulb)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Oh, I think it does. She's an accountant, and sharp, and quick on the uptake. Do you seriously think she doesn't have a much clearer picture of what cards are where than either of those guys she's playing with*? (*Heh, in either sense of the phrase.) And without resorting to marked cards or anything such. She's letting them win to sucker them in. I'm with Anke here.

Since from what we've seen of her so far she's quite a decent sort, I don't think she'll give her... winnings... a hard time for the coming year. Hmm, especially since there'll be time after that: making enemies would be a very bad idea.

Date: 2014-03-14 01:15 am (UTC)
kay_brooke: Snowy landscape with a fence, an evergreen forest, and a pink sky (winter)
From: [personal profile] kay_brooke
...that's pretty much exactly what I meant by her strategy not involving winning.

Date: 2014-03-14 02:25 am (UTC)
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] thnidu

OH, got it.

Of course it DOES involve winning, just not yet. I thought you meant something like "Let them win me, and while they think they own my time, I'll work on them subtly." Certainly a possible strategy, but not what I think of for Genique.

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