Surrounded by files and spy plane photos, Reno was fast asleep on his bed. He was up all night doing two things, celebrating and finishing up his report. But the sandman had better ideas.
She rolled her eyes, walking into the room quietly, and crept up next to the bed.
"Hey, Reno, time to wake up!" she said, nudging him in the shoulder.
Reno rolled over. It was a awesome night last night for him, it ran him out of energy. He needed the sleep.
Well, if that's the way it's going to be, she thought.
With a sigh, she grabbed the pillow from under his head, pulled it out, and smacked him with it. All in one fluid motion.
"gah...erm" Reno spoke in a very groggy voice, "You know I wouldn't mind if you took this moment of weakness and took advantage of me." His eyes were still closed but a smirk on his face.
He rolled over, his face into the matress.
"Me, take advantage of you? What kind of girl do you take me for?" she asked, sitting on the edge of the bed.
She shoved him to try and roll him face up, "Come on! Don't make me shove you off the bed, because I will"
"Fine, fine, fine dude"
Reno crawled over and rested his head in her lap.
"So what's up?"
She looked down at him with her head tilted slightly, "I was bored. So, I might or might not have lied to one of the guards about who I was and wandered down here. They need to be better informed."
"Found you though, so that's good." she smiled.
"You lied? What'd you tell them? Your the long lost daughter of President Shin-Ra?"
He snuggled on her legs, he was still tired as hell.
She shook her head, "No. Said I was a new housekeeper, idiot believed me too"
"Am I comfortable enough for you, Reno?" she asked, "Or do you want your pillow back? I'll leave if you really want to sleep"
Reno rapidly shook his head, "No no no no no, I like it just like this yo."
He smiled and relaxed, "You make a great pillow dude...I mean Sadie."
"Well, glad I'm useful!" she laughed, absently playing with his ponytail.
"So, what were you working on? You've got papers all over the place"
"Oh Nothing. Seems some Pro-Wutai group is after Shin-Ra's ass. They blew up a sub a couple of days ago. I got all the spying and recon work to do yo."
He wrapped his arms around her waist. "I was awake all night."
"Wait just a....oh, dude. I'm fired aren't I?"
Reno kicked the air, he was in deep shit now. He shoved his hands in his pockets, "Uhh...Sadie you can come out now..."
Sadie stepped out of the closet with a frown to Rufus, "It's not his fault Mr. President. It's mine. I was the one who willfully got past your security and came here. He was just keeping an eye on me, like you wanted him to."
"...Sadie...." Reno whispered, rubbing the back of his head.
"...Get out." he pointed at the door. "One more thing, if I catch either of you where you aren't supposed to be I will not be responsible for whatever happens to either of you."
Jude grabbed each of their arms and steered them towards the door. "I suggest you both go now. I don't think he will be so patient much longer." She gave their arms a squeeze and semi-shoved them closer towards the door.
Sadie nodded at Jude and swiftly exited the room.
"Yeah, got it! It'll never happen again Sir. Have a nice day Sir! By the way the full report on the Sub Base incident will be on your Desk tomarrow morning Sir!"
Reno booked his ass out of there.
Midnight blue eyes were narrowed at their retreating figures as he remained standing stiffly where he was inwardly fuming still.
Jude closed the door behind her with a softy click and turned to look at Rufus. "I know you're angry right now, and I understand it. I do, but take a deep breath and try to calm down, okay? The anger might not be so good for you, okay?"
"Don't say a word, you too out!" Everyone lately seemed to be attempting to piss him off, and was very successful as of late or so it seemed to him. He sank into his chair and sighed wishing he didn't get out of bed that morning.
"What did I...but...I didn't even do anything!" She sighed and closed her eyes. "Don't take things out on me," she hissed trying not to cry as she turned, opened the door and slammed it behind her as she left.
He closed his eyes and began massaging his throbbing right temple again.