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Apply Yourself (Coraline)

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Apply Yourself (Coraline)

Post by Bliss on April 17th 2018, 9:40 pm

Exhaustion hung around Erica's face more pronounced than the strands of her bangs. "Can we at least put a bell by the portal to Hell?" The layers of the sweater she folded began to crease along the seams. The sleeves of Erica's baby blue sweater were pulled up to her elbows with the bottom falling just at the belt line of her corduroy pants. Lifting her brow, Erica brought the sweater up for an examination. "I've folded this same sweater three times now. Mitsy! Change your patterns!"

"Bliss says the portal to Hell adds resell value to the property." A yawn cut off the end of Mitsuko's sentence. The barely held herself together on the stool in front of her sewing machine, calling in to Erica from the adjacent work room. At least twice in the past ten minutes, Mitsuko almost sewed the sleeve of the yellow long sleeve shirt she wore to the article of clothing she continued her work on. And, at least once she almost managed to sew the hem of her black skirt to the same article. The past few nights took a toll on the worker at Mitsy's Boutique, but fashion, like demonic entities did not sleep or take sick days. Even snot demons. "Also, excuse you, that design is selling incredibly well."

Erica tossed the sweater on the table and pushed a green sweater with a pink seam on top of it. "Then why do I keep seeing it on the counters?"

"Because, otherwise we could not keep them stocked." The walls blocked voices here and there, but the muffling of the material only suited to stress the point arguments needed to be louder.

"We have too many in stock!" Erica proved the point and the theory.

"Can you two keep it down." The flash of a phone reflected off the glare of a computer screen highlighting the already brightly platinum hair Summer left looking unkempt. Of course it took her forty-five minutes to make it look unkempt, the same way it took her thirty minutes to do her make-up to look natural. The rest of her attire matched perfectly with a blue button down shirt with a messy collar falling into a pair of loose jeans. "I'm trying to vlog about the shoppe."

Erica tossed another sweater. "Let me see that." Erica snatched the phone before Summer could object- she still did of course- then went over to the sweater table. "Mitsy! I'm putting your sweater up on Insta. If it's good, we won't have this thing around in an hour. If it's still here, you stop making the exact same thing over and over again, deal?"

"I'll make more when we sell out!" The hum of the machine made it easy to miss out on some of Mitsuko's syllables.

Erica decided it would be for the best. She pressed snapped a picture, pressed send, and then tossed the phone back to Summer. "Wow, I'm better at your job than you are."

"My job is very labor intensive." Cradling the phone, Summer lifted the screen to her face.

"Anyone who walks in off the street could do your job." Erica moved over to straighten a placard reading 'Days since Mannequins have come to life: 5'.

"You just spent thirty minutes folding sweaters and then took a picture. You aren't exactly, um- I can't think of a reference for someone who works hard." Both of her thumbs pressed against the screen in quick succession.

"Yeah." Erica bunched her cheeks as her eyes peered to the ceiling. "That one is rough, but I did my job and your job, so regardless of how easy mine is, yours is way easier."

"To do maybe, but not to do right." The already wide eyed Summer's pupils grew.

"I took a picture and put it on Instagram." Erica cracked her knuckles before getting the straightening the belts. "How can anything go wrong sending it to five million people?"

"You sent it to every dimension accessible to Earth. Make that five million Earthlings and billions of demons, aliens, and mythical creatures." The glow of the phone lit up Summer's armpit as the screen remained in the left hand of her crossed arms.

A twinge shook Erica's left eye. "It's only sweaters." A small laugh accompanied her twitching fingers.

"We've been robbed, dimensionally teleported, or almost sacrificed for less." Summer straightened enough to almost fall from her chair. "All three almost happened last time we tried clearing the pants section and angered a lesser associate of Mammon!"

Erica turned back to her work "Eh. Lesser indeed."

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Re: Apply Yourself (Coraline)

Post by Nightshade Yesterday at 12:39 am

Coraline had expected coming back to New York to feel like a homecoming. That the moment she stepped off the plane, everything would fall into place, no matter the events of the past eight or so years. It was a stupid hope, even by her standards. Still, home was supposed feel… different. Right? Not anxiety and stress inducing. More importantly, it wasn’t supposed to take every bit of money she was receiving from her stipend. New York was still expensive despite the destruction it had undergone. Who knew?? She definitely didn’t, evidenced by the fact that her funds were running low and she really needed to find a job.

Hence, her current state of being. Standing in front of a little boutique called Mitsy’s, resume in hand. Apparently they were hiring. Sure the place wasn’t really her style, but then again, she no longer really had a style after… you know. The Event. Her main prerogative was now covering as much skin as possible without drawing attention in public. So frumpy and dull it was. Not like looks were particularly valued in grad school, thank goodness. Hopefully it wouldn’t deter them from hiring her though.

“Um, excuse me. I’m here about the open floor position? I have my resume with me.” She said as she stepped through the door, jumping a bit at the jingling of the bell before directing her attention to the two employees up front. “I don’t have a lot of retail experience but…" she trailed off, mentally cursing her incessant need to blab when nervous. “I’m a hard worker! I swear!!”
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Re: Apply Yourself (Coraline)

Post by Bliss Yesterday at 1:14 am

"Did we put the bell on the portal?!" A plastic bottle rolled off the counter after the pathetically off balance attempt to grab it from Summer. "I hope that demon didn't hear me call him a 'lesser associate'."

"It really says something when the bell rings and that is what people shoot to..." Erica stepped away from the back door and looked at the new comer in all of her black and grey glory. "You've come to the right place if you are looking for- oh, you're looking for a job."

"That's a lot of black." Summer clicked her fingers across the top of the screen. "Like. A lot."

"You don't have any sales experience, but you have a resume." Erica held out her hand to take the resume, not quite sure what she would be looking for. "I guess I can always ask Mitsy. We do need someone to help around with stocking items, helping customers, placating any stray demons that pop up in the backroom, or even just making orders really."

"Don't ask Mitsy. She's too nice to say 'no'." Summer looked at Coraline's pants and lack of fit. "I'm feeling a 'no' coming from those clothes."

"I'm looking at a job placement found by Mitsy not saying 'no'." Erica turned to walk towards the backdoor. "Ms. Social Media Consultant."

A shout came from Summer's seat behind the counter. "It's a real job!"

"No it's not!" A rebuttal faded behind a swinging door.

An awkward air hung between Summer and Coraline. "I'm not saying you shouldn't get a job because of how you're dressed. I'm just saying you need to burn what you are wearing and get new clothes. Hey! Maybe Mitsy can make you something. Have you thought about clothes that don't make you look like a shoplifter?"

The hum of the sewing machine gave off, leaving a silence that foretold the return of Erica as well as the slightly smaller, bespectacled Mitsuko. "Oh. She does need some work."

"She also needs employment." Erica kept her eyes on Coraline. "She says she is a hard worker."

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Re: Apply Yourself (Coraline)

Post by Nightshade Today at 12:18 am

So maybe this was a terrible idea after all. Coraline seemed to shrink even further within herself if possible at the blatant scrutiny, though her face tic’ed ever so slightly at the mention of placating stray demons. Probably a metaphor for shitty customers though. Probably. Who knew these days. Watching the back and forth between the two, she could feel her chances of getting the position growing slimmer and slimmer until finally, a burst of hope. The slightly more in charge person was going to ask this ‘Mitsy’ who apparently couldn’t say no. Thank god. But now she was left with the… social media… consultant. To be nice.

She listened to Summer’s attempts to justify her words and what she wanted to say was something along the lines of ‘That’s exactly what you’re saying and how about this? Have you thought about being less of a bitch???’. What actually came out of her mouth though was: “Sorry… its fine. Black just blocks the sun… better…” She trailed off, adjusting her sunglasses and doing her best to give the emotional interpretation of a turtle withdrawing into its shell. Nailed it. Way to be assertive and show self-confidence. You’re doing great sweetie.

Relaxing slightly when she felt the shadows shift towards them in the back, Coraline turned towards the entering figures, straightening her back in the process. Good posture showed confidence. Oldest trick in the book. Time to sell yourself to the boss. Or at least the current manager.

“Hello yes. I’m currently attending graduate school at NYU and while I haven’t had experience in retail, I’ve been a part of a lot of field studies and hence, know how to deal with people. If not that, I’m stronger than I look and can help move stock and organize the back rooms as necessary. Thank you for your consideration!” With that, she bowed from the waist, desperation oozing from her pores.
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Re: Apply Yourself (Coraline)

Post by Bliss Today at 1:43 am

"Black. Blocks. The sun?" A pair of white and black nails framed Summer's face with the glare of the phone basking her face. "How does light get through space then?"

After the breakout of scientific inquiry that would ensue, the swinging of the door allowed the focus of the conversation to recenter around the question at hand. "Wow. You have really good posture. We can find a job for you." Mitsuko decided to bow in response to the odd bow Coraline gave, resulting in an awkward display of cross cultural respect.

"You didn't ask her any questions." Summer rubbed her finger across the screen, failing to unlock her phone for the fifth time. "Hey, can you ask her if she can unlock my phone?"

Mitsuko raised a finger. "Can you unlock her phone?"

"Why can't you ask her if she can unlock your phone?" Still taking in the complications coming from Mitsuko's sudden hiring spree, Erica turned towards the line of questioning.

An organic barrier in the shape of a hand coned Summer's mouth towards Erica. "I feel like she hates me..."

"There are days I feel like I hate you, and you still ask me to do things for you." With the hiring process complete the only thing left to do would be the paperwork of getting Coraline legally hired. The paperwork was always in the small office just to the side of the retail floor where Erica kept the tabs on the ledger. "If you just sign some things, we can get you put in the schedule- oh and you're going to need to wear stuff from around the store too."

"Thank you." The fact Summer did not even attempt a glance at Coraline spoke louder than the words. A loud rumbling shook through the bowels of the store.

Mitsuko smiled gently while her gaze slowly fell over to the table with the yellow patterned sweaters. "I was pretty sure those sweaters would have flown off the table?"

A creaking hung in the hinges of the door. It screeched in a high alarm.

"I put a picture out on Instagram." A stack of papers emerged from the office with an Erica hidden behind them. "Apparently Summer's job takes five seconds. Too bad the girl you hired without hearing what her name was couldn't get that job."

"Yeah, then no one would have to see-"

The swinging door shot across the room, crashing into the glass door. Purple veins lined a massive black arm filling half of the doorway with its own girth. A clawed hand wrapped around Mitsuko, squeezing the poor fashionista. A glowing yellow eye emerged behind the door, glimpsing through the half of the doorway left vacant in the wake of the arm. "I DEMAND SWEATERS!" The clenched hand slid to the side, knocking Erica against the wall and raining a debris of employment papers and NDAs. "I REFUSE TO PAY THE PRICES LISTED ON INSTAGRAM! FOR EVERY HUMAN DOLLAR OVER 10, I WILL FLAY THE FLESH OF A LIVING EARTH HUMAN!"

"Hey, look." A shrill of laughter came from Summer's stool. "I guess Social Media Consultant is actually a real job and not just anyone can do it. Right, Erica?"

Rubbing her head, Erica slowly rose to her feet, using the wall as a support. "Hey, new girl, is there something on your resume that can help with this?"

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Re: Apply Yourself (Coraline)

Post by Nightshade Today at 6:04 am

“I…” She trailed off, not sure that she didn’t just hallucinate what happened. Coraline was genuinely thankful that she wasn’t given any more time to think about… that. Instead, she had to privilege to be distracted by the person that was presumably Mitsy saying that she now had a job.

“Thank you so much!! I swear you won’t regret it!!” She straightened up, a huge grin on her face. A grin that faltered slightly when she got asked if she could unlock a random phone. “Uh… no… sorry…” That’s right. The social medial consultant didn’t like her and the feeling was mutual. Well. Everyone has a bad coworker right? She could deal for that sweet sweet paycheck. With that, Coraline turned towards Erica, smile returning to her face in full force.

“Of course! And that’s fine, as long as it’s all long sleeve and stuff. I have a bit of a… light sensitivity.” She said sheepishly, ignoring Summer’s snippy comment. When Erica came back in with a stack of papers, she moved towards her, ready to help steady the alarmingly large pile. That’s when all hell broke loose. A giant monster barged in demanding sweaters, and of course it didn’t want to pay because apparently no matter what species, no one respected retail workers and art. Most important though, they had Mitsy!! The source of her paycheck!!! This was what prompted her to ignore the whole secret identity thing.

“Yeah, I think I got this.” With that, the shadows casted by the demon’s arm solidified, piercing through and severing it from its source. Coraline ran towards Mitsuko, prying her out of the now still hand. “Are you alright m’am?”
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