I am pleased to report

From: Cornelius Andersen
To: Kathereyne Hall
Date: 18, 0:16
Subject: I am pleased to report

That the internal investigation we agreed upon into Kliest-Hargraeves’ last project for you commences today. The project will be headed up by Peet, whose integrity is a byword in our industry as you know.

Thank you for agreeing to this as an alternative to a drawn-out legal process which would only tie up resources for both our companies.

C. Andersen

That was lovely

From: Hailey Vincent
To: Cornelius Andersen
Date: 18, 0:16
Subject: That was lovely

It seems to me that we never did get to the conversation last night…

But I forgive you. I had a lovely time, and I’m sure you did too. Sorry I have to go so soon.

Re: [4] Frank

From: Hailey Vincent
To: Cornelius Andersen
Date: 15, 18:26
Subject: Re: [4] Frank

Sounds good to me. I’ve got plans, but nothing I can’t cancel. And I do want to have a very serious conversation tonight, Cornelius. I’m touched by the gesture, but not so touched that I’ve forgotten why you made it.

Re: [3] Frank

From: Cornelius Andersen
To: Hailey Vincent
Date: 16, 9:46
Subject: Re: [3] Frank

Look, I’ve got a million and one things to do right now, so I really can’t get into this. But what do you say about us going out tonight? I’ll get us a nice room at the new five star, and we can dine and talk in comfort, and not have to worry about anything else for a while.

I know it’s short notice, but it’s the best compromise I’ve got right now. I really don’t want to get into this when I’ve got a day of putting out work-related fires ahead of me already, and you know how seeing you always relaxes me.

Re: Re: Re: Frank

From: Hailey Vincent
To: Cornelius Andersen
Date: 15, 18:26
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Frank

What consequences? You keep telling me you’re going to leave that bitch anyway. But every time I ask you when, you tell me that it’ll be when the time is right. Maybe I should have asked you this a long time ago, but I want you to tell me, here and now: what will it take for the time to be “right”?

Regarding my new assignment

From: Gerrit Sollivan
To: Cornelius Andersen
Date: 16, 9:26
Subject: Regarding my new assignment

There seems to have been some sort of communication failure, sir. Mr, ah, Peet, says that he was not informed that I would be joining him, and that he doesn’t wish to work with an assistant. He seems most upset.

I am unsure of how to proceed in this situation. What are your instructions, sir?