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Post by Heather Ellison on Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:19 am

As expected, probably, Heather was early. A good fifteen minutes early, in fact, to stave off the inevitable anxiety that would creep over her, otherwise. It only made her more serious and focused to know that she was about to start a new job in a new place. The people working beneath her would undoubtedly feel jilted. Brining in a woman from America rather than promoting a current employee would not make them happy. She could really only hope that someone would realize how out of place she felt and make some attempt - however small - to make things alright.

It took her a couple of tries to figure out how to get to the department's floor, but she made it to what was meant to be her office with five minutes to spare. Perfect. At least she wouldn't have to worry about that happening again.

So Heather looked around, unsurprised by the questioning looks and words uttered under breaths between employees. That was fair enough. But she knew when and how to put on a stern look, and put it to use until she knocked on the door of the office, looking forward to meeting Monroe and learning about the dynamics of their team.
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Post by Monroe Ashcroft on Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:00 pm

Monroe had been hoping for prompt, in the way he hoped for most things at the Ministry. With the expectation of disappointment. So the knock at the door, five minutes early, was a pleasant surprise. Not that there was any reason for her to know that.

"Ms Ellison," he greeted her, opening the door and stepping back to let her into the room.

She had red hair. If Monroe had believed in a higher power, he might believe it was an omen. It wasn't that he didn't get along with redheads, so much as they had a habit of getting in the way of his plans. But Monroe didn't believe in higher powers, and he wasn't a superstitious moron, so he put his irritation down to how the colour reminded him of people like Jacquelline Dyllan.

"Would you like something to drink? Tea, coffee, some kind of carbonated beverage?" he asked.
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Post by Heather Ellison on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:05 am

The first key question, of course, was whether she ought to be friendly or serious. Upon seeing the man in question, she figured it would be best to go for the latter. The fact that he used the word 'beverage,' for example, surprised her enough that she kept her demeanor polite but relatively stoic.

"I'm pretty partial to coffee," she replied. She wasn't thirsty, really, but it gave him something to call for while she settled in, and it gave her something to fidget with if they didn't get along. So that would be good.

Heather stepped forward so she could sink into the empty chair in front of his desk, and decided that, since this wasn't really an interview, she might as well make the most of it. "Have things been busy around here, lately? It must be exciting to be moving up in the ranks, but I imagine it might involve a fair amount of paperwork."
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Post by Monroe Ashcroft on Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:32 am

"I hope you don't mind instant?" Monroe asked, knowing most coffee drinkers minded it terribly. "There's a cafe upstairs, but we have to make do with what we have down here."

He turned away, to a table behind his - her's now - desk where a pot of water had been waiting to be boiled.

"Things are always busy in this department," Monroe replied. "It may be called Improper Use of Magic, but this office covers almost all interactions between the Wizarding and Muggle worlds."

He turned back and set Heather's coffee in front of her.

"Everything in the Ministry involves paperwork," he went on. "I think you'll find this department is at least more efficient than the others on that score."
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