2009-12-05: Socialite Rebellion

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Date: November 5, 2009

Summary:

Hallis contacts the Rebel and offers her assistance.


"Socialite Rebellion"

Cyberspace

Hallis has been holed up in her apartment for the past few days. The unbelievable depression of missing the first pair of a new line of the spring collection of Christian Louboutin shoes has her existnig in her bedroom. Away from her housemate and the ultra chic Zorro, she has spent the last few days organizing her shoe closet and pondering the tragedies of her life. It is a tragic one, after all.

While admiring a certain pair of Dolce Vita wedges, she glances to her old iPhone and knits her eyebrows together. The email indicator is flashing.

"Funny, I thought I disconnected this thing a while ago…" she murmurs as she drops the beautiful footwear in favor of the unfashionable old phone. She slides her finger against the screen and curls her lip a little into a confused grimace. "I already read this one.." An email from Rebel. Now, it can't be said that Hallis is the brightest crayon in the box, but she's certainly no brown. So a few slides of her fingers later she is composing a new mail.

Are you still there? Have you been caught? -Hallis.

And while the email is getting typed, a chat box opens. The one known as Rebel responds quickly, and in all caps as per his usual deal. I'M STILL ALIVE. MY PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN AVAILABLE TO CHAT WITH. There's a pause in the text as the Rebel named Micah thinks about what to do. I WANT TO ACCEPT YOUR HELP THOUGH. BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW THE RISKS TO YOU AND YOUR PERSON… EVEN IF YOU AREN'T ONE OF US….

Risk. A quick glance is given toward the massive amount of shoes piled against the wall and Hallis frowns a little in concentration. "What are they going to do… confiscate my wardrobe?" And then she begins typing inside the chatbox, very quickly.

What kind of risks? Will they take all my shoes? Because I can deal with just about anything else.

Satisfied, the young woman smiles at her message and presses the send button. She knows enough about her rights to know that she has nothing the government might want except for the donating power of her rich family.

Micah can't help but smirk on the other side of the computer. WELL, THEY MAY PERMANENTLY SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR SHOES… I WAS ARRESTED ONCE AND THEY WOULDN'T HESITATE TO ARREST MY YOUNG FRIEND FROM THE VIDEO. I IMAGINE YOU'D GO TO NORMAL PRISON… The Rebel is trying to be as honest as he can be. THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T LIKE US. BUT WE CAN USE THE RESOURCES. AND I CAN TRY TO MAKE IT UNTRACEABLE TO YOU, BUT THEY KNOW ABOUT ME. I'M NOT SURE IF THEY ARE INCREASING THEIR SECURITY MEASURES.

The punishment is something that Hallis has been subjected to before. Not a pretty place but she's fairly certain her daddy could buy her into another plush cell rather than general populace, so the idea of prison is written off as a non-consequence. Permanently separated from her shoes? Well, some of them are irrieplaceable. A flit of her gaze toward the wall has the rarest and most expensive pairs singled out and mentally prepared for storage.

I'll be okay. What can I do? I want to do more than just give you money. Do you need places to stay? I have room.

Micah smirks. Places to stay might be useful if he ever gets away from the Germany crowd. WELL I'M NOT IN THE US RIGHT NOW. I WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR PEOPLE AND LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU'RE WILLING IF THEY NEED SPACE. There's a pause in the text as Micah wrinkles his nose. IF I HEAR OF SOMEONE GETTING PURSUED, I CAN GET YOU TO CONTACT THEM, MAYBE? He hmmms at the computer screen. I SPEAK TO TECHNOLOGY SO I TEND TO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND WHEN. ALTHOUGH, THINGS HAVE SEEMED A LOT MORE VAGUE LATELY… BUT THE MONEY RESOURCES COULD BE HELPFUL. AND OUR PEOPLE MAY NEED THE SPACE. :)

There's another pause as Micah tilts his head, DO YOU WANT ANYTHING FROM ME?

Hallis' eyes skim across the text flashing across her screen and shakes her head, it's her turn to smirk. Then a lightbulb goes off over her head, there's something she should mention, just in case.

I don't need anything, but there's something you should know. My boyfriend works for the government… but he's one of the good guys.

She's really not sure how much of her tabloid news gets across the Atlantic, but it couldn't be that much since none of her crowd was recognized while vacationing in Ibiza. Besides, perhaps this Rebel wasn't up on current affairs that didn't have anything to do with politics and danger.

Micah hmms to himself. YOU'RE SURE HE'S NOT PART OF THE IMPERIAL FORCES? He can't help but be skeptical considering he had a tube in his nose. Of course, Ivory is one of the good guys. IS HE WORKING WITH IVORY WYNN? WYNN IS ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS. He nods at this fact, still standing behind the beloved Senator who got the tubes out of his and his brother's noses.

WHAT DID HE THINK OF THE VIDEO? IT WAS AN IMPORTANT MOVE ON OUR PART. PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING TO US.

Though she knows that George knows of Ivory, Hallis isn't completely certain how closely they work together, if at all. Licking her lips, she begins her type again.

I don't know what an Imperial Force is, is that like a Nazi? Because he's not one of those… he didn't know about the trains. He wasn't happy about them. He saw the video and wanted to talk to you too but he was scared about me writing you.

That much was true, George was a little more cautious about this than she was. Perhaps that was one of the things that made him good for her, he thought about consequences while she just dove right in.

Micah purses his lips together and then replies. YES, LIKE NAZIS. IT'S A STAR WARS REFERENCE. He hesitates, but once again remembers that he's already known about by the government. I'M FOURTEEN IN ANOTHER WEEK. THERE REALLY IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO ME.

I'M GLAD TO HEAR HE'S NOT HAPPY ABOUT THEM. NO ONE SHOULD BE. I'VE NEVER COMMITTED A CRIME IN MY LIFE, OTHER THAN THE SECURITY BREACHES…

If there ever was a 'WTF' expression, it would be the one pasted across Hallis' face right now. "Star Wars? Ohmygawd…" She laughs a little and chews on her lower lip while she ponders where to go next.

Star Wars is cool where you're from? I've never watched them. But if you want to tell any of your friends about me, I can help them with money and places to hide. No one would suspect me. Trust me.

It's true, she's seen as too vapid to care about anything other than herself. While for the most part it is true, she does get small bouts of conscience every once in a while. This is the right thing to do and while the evil forces of society conspire against her elsewhere, she's certain they don't think anything of her other than she's stupid and insane.

I'M FOURTEEN AND I TALK TO TECHNOLOGY. OF COURSE STAR WARS IS COOL TO ME. Micah furrows his eyebrows, but can't help but smirk. I'LL LET PEOPLE KNOW. CAN YOU WIRE SOME MONEY TO ME? I'M SORRY TO ASK, BUT I CAN GET IT TO OTHERS. I SUSPECT OUR EFFORTS NEED MORE FINANCIAL AID AT THIS POINT, NOT THAT WE CAN'T GET IT OTHER WAYS… Illegal ways. It's less illegal though because he's not actually knocking over anything, right? Theoretically victimless.

Dropping the phone, Hallis rolls off her bed and drifts across the room to her purse. So many options about how to get money to them but the best way might be for them to get it themselves, since she can't exactly be relied upon to do things the right way rather than the easy way. The wallet is collected from the fine Fendi and a few credit cards along with her checkbook is extracted.

I have my checkbook. That account gets my allowance every week. You can take that in one lump and no one would ever suspect anything.

Sorry Daddy, your little girl is going to have to try to make ends meet on her own. Thank goodness for full time jobs.

THANKS. WE NEED THE HELP. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS FROZEN. WE DON'T HAVE EASY ACCESS TO RESOURCES COMPARED TO BEFORE. THEY KNOW ABOUT A LOT OF US. Rebel tilts his head. I'M GLAD YOU RESPONDED TO THE VIDEO. IT WAS REAL, YOU KNOW. AND IF I COME BACK TO THE US, I'LL MAKE SURE TO LOOK YOU UP. MIGHT NEED SOMEWHERE TO STAY.

Not that it seems likely Micah will end up with the US again.

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