alt_gredforge: (Scoffing)
[personal profile] alt_gredforge
Pansy,

Bad news. We had a special delivery by a special messenger owl this morning from some officious bloke claiming to be Virgil Crispin's boss. He's had a report from Crispin that we tried to bribe him (!). Apparently, the reason we gave for the gift certificate is absolute rot, because Crispin denies even being at the opening; he can produce a half-dozen witnesses that'll affirm he was at the Malfoys' that afternoon.

Even the bleeding owl was cheeky. It came close to pecking George's eye out while he was trying to get the message off its leg.

We're going to have to respond, we reckon. Any ideas? We're sorry, Pans. We should have never tried to twist his tail with that journal entry thanking him for being such a tosspot.

Date: 2013-12-26 07:56 pm (UTC)
alt_pansy: (uncertain)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
Okay. Just remember, public declarations probably wouldn't work in our favour. Perhaps dealing privately with the boss might be a way to go over his head a bit, and take the broom out from under him.

Date: 2013-12-27 03:41 am (UTC)
alt_pansy: (looking thinking)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
And what, exactly, do you have in mind?

I'd rather not 'twist his tail' any more -- and if they're not going to pursue things legally, we should probably just go with a rather thorough apology -- and not posted where everyone can see, either.

Date: 2013-12-27 03:57 am (UTC)
alt_pansy: (looking thinking)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
We really ought to get a solicitor.

Or at least I ought to get one, and then pester him whenever small things like this come along.

It has been incredibly inconvenient to not be able to talk to Mr Baddock.

Date: 2013-12-26 07:54 pm (UTC)
alt_pansy: (looking thinking)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
Bribe him to what end?

Ugh.

Was there any talk of pursuing legal action? Any indication of what they wanted?

Date: 2013-12-27 03:14 am (UTC)
alt_pansy: (looking thinking)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
Crispin does. His boss might not want to get too much more involved than he already is.

Date: 2013-12-27 04:37 am (UTC)
alt_pansy: (small mysterious smile)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
Got your owl.

The letter is fine, but I'd leave off the postscript entirely -- and expect Crispin to be displeased regardless. You are entirely too cheeky for your own good, you know.

Date: 2013-12-27 04:40 am (UTC)
alt_pansy: (gossip!)
From: [personal profile] alt_pansy
Remember. I've had to kiss Lucius Malfoy's arse for months now. It's hard work. Don't want all that to go to waste, now, do we?

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