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Diodore Hardy
 Posted: May 23 2018, 10:15 PM
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Jinoa. The region had been his playground from the time he joined Team Rocket at sixteen years old. Diodore now stared into the sprawling streets of Sodalite Junction. Somewhere far below his feet lay the laboratory ran out of a back-alley cafe. As the man stared down the streets filled with people and pokemon he began to regret not taking Emira up on her offer to guide him to his cafe. With a sigh of resignation, he began his walk to locate the cafe where he was to take up management. Emira had called the group a bunch of crybabies.

Diodore arrived at exactly 11:15am, or so the old clock hanging above the cafe bar read. He was hot, tired, and his throat was drier than the desert in Hoenn. "Water..." A waitress had rushed forward to greet him and he shooed her away to retrieve the refreshment. Immediately, without concern for the astonished looks of the staff at this establishment, he walked back to the manager's office. Someone informed him the manager had not come in today. This earned the barista who'd said it a stern glare.

The Waitress smartly handed him a glass of luke-warm water and he downed it thirstily before responding. "I am Diodore, your new boss." He passed the glass back to the waitress and scanned the crowd of stunned employees. A woman was dabbing her eyes with a napkin from one of the tables and he realized what his subordinate had meant. "I have been hired because of your lack of work ethic. As of this moment, things are going to change around here." Diodore was not in the mood for this. He just wanted to relax at his desk and take a breather.

Another cup of water was brought to him and he drained it quickly before turning to the woman. Once again, the water was warm. "You're fired, for starters." Turning to the woman who had been crying before he came in he nodded, "You as well, my dear. Go home." With the gaze of a hawk he scanned those present, "Someone put a 'help wanted' sign in the damn window and bring me a water that has some ice in it!" Retreating into his office he slammed the door shut and walked over to the cramped desk.

The office was clearly not prepared for a real manager. Sighing softly, he shook his head and rolled up his sleeves. Relaxing could wait until his office was orderly. It was going to be a long day for his new staff.

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 Posted: May 24 2018, 03:32 PM
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Deirdre had no inkling as to what brought her to the Sodalite Junction. Despite hearing the rumors of Team Rocket residing here, the young trainer still found herself wandering the streets with curiosity and wonder. It was much bigger than any city she had seen thus far, and the liveliness reminded her of Jubilife City back in Sinnoh. It made her feel safe, regardless of the immediate danger she could possibly face from the heinous villains she had encountered back at the crystal ruins. After having received her new Pokemon, Draco the Charmander and Lyra the Tirtouga, Deirdre wanted to find something to do. While she was a trainer first and foremost, she still felt uneasy at the fact that she had nothing to keep herself busy.

Passing by a cafe, the young woman stopped in her tracks to take notice of the sign that read 'help wanted'. Memories began to flow through her mind as she remembered her time back at the Jubilife Cafe, allowing her to recall how she struggled yet enjoyed her career as a waitress. Deirdre had learned so much from her coworkers and manager, who had treated her like family since the very beginning. If it hadn't been for Grace, her caretaker, she wouldn't have known what family was supposed to be like.

Inhaling deeply, she nodded firmly to herself before releasing a slow and steady breath, walking inside to hear the chime of the bell ring above her. She noticed the surprised stares of the employees, which suddenly made her feel like a Deerling in the headlights. However, she gave each individual a friendly smile before speaking as one of the waitresses approached her. "Um, I couldn't help but notice the sign on the window. If possible, may I speak with your manager? I'm interested in taking a position as a waitress." She asked them politely, only to earn shocked expressions from everyone.

Deirdre swallowed hard, shivers rolling down her spine before she stood her ground as one questioned her. "I'm quite serious about this." She spoke firmly, soon taking notice of the man who had just walked into the room.

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Diodore Hardy
 Posted: May 28 2018, 07:58 PM
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It had been several hours since the dismissal of his otherwise pathetic staff. Those who were still under his employ were desperate to gain favor with this commanding manager. The 'help wanted' sign had been placed within two minutes of his word and the rest of the baristas and pathetic waitresses started doing everything and anything to earn his favor. Probably the reason he despised the whole lot of them. Diodore Hardy spent the better part of the two hours prior to Deirdre's arrival tidying up the mess left by the previous managers.

Annie, sweet thing that she was, wrung her hands together uncertainly in his doorway. She'd brought him an ice water during his reorganization, even attempted to assist him with the heavy lifting. Which, of course, he laughed at her and sent her on her way to go do something productive. Like, sell tea or whatever it was this cafe served. Much to the young woman's chagrin. However, not wanting to be fired like those others today she headed away leaving him in silence to carry out his task.

The office took longer than he expected, however, the moment he finished he was proud of the feat. As he gazed around the small office-space he sighed in relief. His desk was now accessible, pulling away from the wall to sit before the two most comfortable looking chairs he'd ever seen. Their cream-colored fabric had been somewhat stained from disuse, but, that could be remedied. It looked nice with the hardwood flooring and the heavy wooden desk.

An old computer monitor and tower had been found among the rubbish that'd been left behind. While the monitor was non-functioning the monitor was able to hook up to his notebook laptop easily enough. Both sat centered on the desk directly in front of a swiveling chair. The office lacked any personal touches, but he wasn't too against that.

From down the hall, he could hear the haughty voice of Annie. "The manager is extremely busy." The daft woman seemed to spit the syllables one by one. Diodore found the tone's inflection odd and slowly walked to his office door to peer around the corner. He had a direct view of the entrance to the cafe from the doorframe of his office. Spying the young woman who was speaking to his staff a look of confusion washed into his features.

To the twenty-seven-year-old bachelor, she was like an angel. Behind the afternoon sunlight streamed in and illuminated her chestnut colored hair. A brilliant halo dazzled behind her and he felt his heart race as she managed to speak out against the shock and haughtiness granted her. Her invitation could not go ignored.

Momentarily, he forgot where he was. As he approached this lovely woman, slight in figure, he smiled charmingly, "Mon Cher..." Diodore seemed to breathe the words, all charm. Yet, he confused himself- never before had a woman moved him thus. He cleared his throat, realizing his folly. This was just a woman. "I am the manager." Reigning himself in he pulled away from her. Offering Deirdre his arm, he glared over her head at Annie and the other staff members.

"Be sure, this lot needs you." His tone was filled with anger for his staff, but he was speaking to deirdre madden all the same. His staff desperately needed her.

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The moment Annie spoke to her dismissively, Deirdre had immediately fought back the urge to hiss right back at her. The young trainer already didn't like this woman, based on how she looked at her like an insect that needed to be squashed quickly. It made her feel small, insecure, and Deirdre absolutely hated feeling that way. She stood her ground, returning the harsh glare with one of her own as she parted her lips to speak. However, the words refused to create a sound as her hazel gaze left Annie's to see a tall man make his way towards them. Once he reached her, she could have sworn her heart had leaped into her throat.

The first thing she noticed about this stranger was his captivating silvery blue eyes. They held confusion and fascination, and that was enough for her heart to skip a beat. How could one man be so...beautiful? Snapping herself back into reality, she felt all eyes on her once more. She desperately wanted to tell the cafe employees to stop staring at her, yet she bit her tongue and kept silent. The charm of his smile was enough to make her weak in the knees, yet she kept her composure. A soft shade of pink painted her cheeks as she recognized the words he had nearly spoken to her, moving her eyes downward nervously as she moved a strand of hair away from her face. However, despite her shy disposition, she couldn't help but from a small smile.

He seemed to realize what he had almost done, Deirdre noticed, causing her to look back at him as he told her that he was indeed the manager. Standing straighter now, she bowed her head politely in greeting only to notice that he was offering her his arm. She swallowed hard and thick, yet she found herself accepting the kind gesture as he spoke to her. "That's very kind of you." She smiled, allowing him to guide her further into the building. Not once did she expect him to be so kind towards her, especially with the way his employees were treating her. It was refreshing to her, and a wave of relief washed over her.

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The hallway was narrow and had only three doors. A sign that read Bathroom hung on the door at the end of the hall, beside it an open doorway led behind the counter. To the right of the pair, Diodore guided her into his office and released her arm. "Please, Ms." He nodded towards a chair clothed in corduroy. The thick cushion and high armrests appeared inviting; despite the small "heart-shaped" ketchup stain.

Embarrassed, Diodore cleared his throat, "I'm a recent hire." Technically. The words explained the emptiness of the office. Slowly, he sat down behind the wooden desk, the swivel chair creaking from his weight. "Here's an application." Diodore pulled the one-page application from a drawer in the desk and passed it over the smooth surface with a black pen.

"If you would?" He nodded toward the document. "We can get started." It took every ounce of strength to not look at her hair. Unlike the darkness of his mother's, this woman's hair was light and soft. She was the type of woman that made him hate his Team Rocket life. All heavenly auras and smiles.

He leaned back against the chair, a mere inch from the wall. With a last furtive glance at this new potential employee, he ran his fingertip over the touchpad of his laptop. The screen flared to life before his eyes and Diodore frowned as he realized he did not know this woman's name. "I am Diodore. Your name?" His left eyebrow quirked up on his forehead.

From the doorway came a plaintive mew and a small Shinx bounced into the room. She cast a sheepish glance at the two new people, before jumping onto Diodore's lap and curling up sleepily. He looked at the woman across from him and shrugged. It must've been the Shinx Emira had found.

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As she was brought into his office for a private interview, Deirdre took notice of the large amount of space he had. Her hazel eyes darted around the room with curious intent, then turned back towards the man who had released her arm and offered her a seat across his desk. She paid no mind to the stain as she sat down on the comfortable chair, shaking her head in reassurance to his mention of being a newly hired manager. "No, that's okay." It surprised her, really; Deirdre had expected him to have experience with running a business. Then again, the young woman mentally scolded herself for assuming such things. She gave him a friendly smile as he handed her an application.

"Of course...! Thank you very much." She spoke politely with a nod, accepting the slip of paper and the pen given to her. Despite her nervousness, she appeared calm on the surface and kept a gentle smile on her face. Yet, her heart was beating rapidly against her chest, unable to lower its pulse. Skimming through the application for a brief moment, Deirdre soon lifted her head as he introduced himself to her. "Diodore..." She allowed his name to slip past her lips, committing it to memory. "I'm Deirdre. It's a pleasure to meet you." Bowing her head in greeting once again, she soon heard a soft mewl coming from the doorway. Lifting her gaze, Deirdre took notice of a Shinx coming towards Diodore, causing her heart to swell at how adorable it was.

When she watched the electric type hop onto his lap, her expression softened and she giggled gently at how content the small creature was. It warmed her heart to see that she wasn't the only one that had a love for Pokemon.

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It was odd. Diodore could not keep his eyes off of this woman. As she sat down, his gaze lowered to follow her movement. She reminded him of Elicia, in a small way. The memories of his lover in the Orre region left a fresh wound on his heart, and he cleared his throat as he turned away from the woman. Deirdre. He thought about her name, repeating it softly in his mind. It suited her.

He typed her name into his Team Rocket database, searching for her information. Unfortunately, she was not in his records, and he wondered if she was a Trainer. Absently, he stroked the fur on Shinx's back, producing a soft noise of delight from the Spark Pokemon. A smile crept across his face, softening his features somewhat. His grayish-purple gaze brightened slowly with recognition, and he coughed when Deirdre giggled at the kitten's antics.

"So, Deirdre." Diodore began, ceasing to pet the kitten as he placed his hands on his desk. "Do you train Pokemon?" He began the interview with a typical question. Most who worked here thought that the Shinx was their Pokemon. It was laughable if he did not know that Emira had caught the Pokeball in a Luxury Ball that the staff had purchased. This sorry lot had made him despise Emira's recommendation.

His gaze dropped to the application, smiling at her steady pace. "Technically," He joked, "I can't start without that application." Diodore winked at the woman playfully, filled with an unfamiliar warmth. A full lower lip shifts upward in a smirk, "We don't have to tell, though."

Shinx lifted her head at this as if to question the man's mood swing. She'd known him for only a few hours, and already she knew this playfulness was not Diodore. "Shii~?" Her soft voice broke into his thoughts, and he scratched the top of her head.

Immediately, a shift took place in the man. Gone were the smiles, a hardness entered his gaze. He took a deep breath and concentrated on the slight layer of dust on his computer screen.

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