A minor position in British Government

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A minor position in British Government

Post by Monroe Ashcroft on Sat May 27, 2017 7:56 am

When Monroe was younger, he had aspired to become Minister for Magic. Indeed, so far as anyone knew, he still aspired to that position. It was a common dream, to want to achieve high office, and the status that came with it. And it was convenient, to let people believe one dreamed common dreams.

Monroe had, of course, planned his rise to the top meticulously. Or as meticulously as one could. He had trained in Occlumency, because many people would want access to the Minister's mind for any number of reasons. He had started at the bottom, and tried to see what made the Ministry tick. He had bided his time, waiting until he was "old enough" to be credible. And waiting for an opportunity.

He walked down the corridor toward Robert Lupin's office. Monroe had given up his wish to become Minister years ago, but there was still a particular position he had his eye on, and now was the time to get it.



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Re: A minor position in British Government

Post by Robert Lupin on Sun May 28, 2017 1:59 am

Robert had been flexing his time a little lately because of a couple of patients at St. Mungos that had been consuming more of his time than usual. Today, he apparated into the outer office, getting in just an hour off his usual time, but he had worked late into the night here last night, so the Ministry was more than getting its fair share of Robert's attentions.

He'd brought a large cup of tea in a paper cup, finding it a tad necessary but finding tea in a paper cup a bit of sacrilege. Tea never tasted quite the same in paper cups with plastic lids, not to mention he'd gotten the distinct taste of that infernal artificially flavored milk substitute that only further assailed what might have been a tolerable cup of black tea.

His secretary was away from her desk apparently, so, keeping his hand around the cup he flicked a couple of fingers at his office door to undo the enchantment securing his office, and the door opened. He went inside and put the foul tea on his desk and took a look at the large stack of papers that intended to vie for some of his time today--payroll being one of those matters that, he was sure, his staff would be glad if he signed off on.

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Re: A minor position in British Government

Post by Monroe Ashcroft on Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:36 am

Monroe paused at the desk outside the Minister's office. There was no secretary or receptionist anywhere to be seen. No note saying when he or she would return. Nothing indicating whether he ought to wait or charge in to see the Minister without announcement.

And people wondered why the Ministry for Magic was so ineffective.

Rules for breaks were obviously one of the first things Monroe would have to see to, once he persuaded Lupin to give him this position.

As there was nobody around to tell him not to, and Monroe had better things to do than wait around for a receptionist to get back from Merlin knew what, he proceeded past the desk to knock on Lupin's door.
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Re: A minor position in British Government

Post by Robert Lupin on Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:12 am

(Sorry! feel free to nudge, kick, fold, spindle...etc. when I forget!)

Robert heard the knock on the door. It wasn't his secretary because, proper as she was, he knew she had disposed of knocking much without the entering immediately following, if she hoped to gain Robert's attention. This person who knocked was courteous enough to wait for a reply. Interesting.

Just in case, though, he closed the file of paperwork that seemed to be eternally growing before his eyes and secured it in the office safe and and put, in its place, a file of equal work but without the necessity for the security provisions. It wasn't that he distrusted people. It was that he preferred not to tempt anyone's appetite for things that were too delicate for most people to know. Still, a diversion was sometimes a very welcome thing, even if it was early in his workday here.

He got up and went over to the door and opened it. Ashcroft? He was just about the last person Robert expected to see this morning.

"Ashcroft. This is a surprise. Come in." Robert motioned for Ashcroft to enter. "What brings you to see me this morning?" He went back to the desk and motioned Ashcroft to sit and then went back to his own chair and sat down.
"Have a seat.

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