What do you have against Bex? (Can u also provide evidence thanks 💜)
When I first got this ask, I was tempted to play it off as a joke and say “the fact she exists,” and leave it at that. But I feel like it’s important to stay informed. And if you genuinely don’t know, I’ll give you the complete rundown. It’s long, it’s messy, and it’s nasty, so bear with me.
First, and introduction. When I talk about Bex, I’m referring to the actress Bex Taylor-Klaus, who is the voice actor (or VA) of the character Pidge in the show Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix.
It all began a while ago when Bex liked a comment of a picture. The picture involved a ship called Shei//th. I censored the name so it doesn’t show up in the tags of that on tumblr. But essentially it’s a ship between two characters, Takashi Shirogane, a 25 year old pilot who is the leader of the team, and Keith Kogane, one of the other “paladins” or fighters on the team. People like me find this ship to be distasteful, since Shiro is an adult, and the others are teens (it’s actually a bit messier than that, since an official Voltron source listed Keith as 18, but the producers of the show, Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos, said they were not consulted on the book so there’s some question as to whether it’s canon or not). Either way, the consensus by most reasonable people is that it’s probably not a healthy thing to depict in children’s media, when you consider the considerable age difference, the power imbalance (leader, senior officer with someone they are in charge of), and finally, the iconic line by the character of Keith himself when he defines their relationship as a familial one.
Nonetheless, the ship persists, as nasty things on tumblr are wont to do. There’s a lot of shipping discourse on tumblr between two distinct groups which can be labelled as “antis”–people who are not in favor of any Shiro/paladin ships, or what has become to be known as “shaladins”–people who ship any variation of Shiro with the paladins.
Here is where Bex got involved. On Instagram there was a picture of a black shoe and a red shoe together and the joke was about the shoes being a prophecy that Shei//th would be canon. A joke, mostly, considering all the evidence above. But here’s where Bex got herself in trouble. She liked a comment on the picture where someone said “Keith is a power bottom confirmed.”
Obviously, this caused a bit of an uproar within the fanbase, especially between the discourse between antis and shaladins. Shaladins were celebrating that an Official Voltron Source liked their ship, and antis were angry about that acknowledgement of the ship at all by official sources, and the sexualization of a kid’s show (more on this later.)
So of course this sparked the discourse on tumblr. One user, @lancehunks, who was receiving asks about Bex, tagged her in the replies.They were definitely unfavorable.
and a few more.
Bex, being the big strong, adult, woman she is, decided that she could not take this obviously grievous insult to her name [sarcasm], and decided to reblog them all and respond to them. Keep in mind, that @lancehunks was just 13 years old. And Bex (22) decided that these were appropriate responses:
Yep, you read that right. Not only an adult but employed on a kid’s show! To a 13 year old! The target audience of the very show she’s a part of! (Oh, the hypocrisy). But wait, there’s more:
Just in case you’re confused, let me tell you the many, many reasons why this is unacceptable.
Bex is an adult. You’d think she’d be a little more mature by now just in general. It’s the internet and there are trolls.
The person she was addressing was 13!!!! Do I think it was mature to tag Bex in all those posts? No. But it’s… behavior that you can expect from 13 year old’s on the internet. If we swore at and tore down every single one of them every time they did something dumb, we would need a lot more therapists for teens in the world. Plus it’s really disingenuous to pretend that we wouldn’t have done something similar when we were younger if we were in that position.
Bex is famous. While she’s certainly not on the caliber of massive A-List stars like Tom Holland or Zendaya, she has a fanbase that exceeds the normal person’s friend group. Just because she’s been on TV before, she has groupies that will support her no matter what, who will troll for her, who uncritically and unconditionally worship her. I’m not a Bex fan, nor do I really care to know her well enough to know just exactly how many fans she has, to be certain she does have them. When she publicly reblogged those words, that “motherfucker,” those fighting words, she weaponized her fanbase. What I mean when I say that is her behavior gave her groupies permission to behave the same way. By targeting someone who didn’t like her (a thirteen year old!!!!!), she opened the gates to her fans and groupies doing the same thing, to a kid.
This lead to some terrible things happening. The 13 year old was getting death threats, sexual violence threats, and nsfw content, all because Bex just couldn’t let it go.
What does this mean? Finish it? Finish the kid? If you’re so sick of the fighting, then why did you even respond in the first place? Bex is the one who escalated the situation. Bex is the one who caused the fighting in the first place (by that I mean the fighting between the two that night, the fighting between antis and shaladins has been going on for as long as the show).
There we go. Now he have something resembling dignity. But unfortunately the damage was done, and user @lancehunks deleted their blog. As a direct response to Bex’s actions. Bex caused a 13 year old to leave tumblr.
When hearing this news, Bex offered a half-assed apology:
This is the most insincere apology I have ever seen. “The internet has Bad things on it and it’s YOUR fault for seeing them” is not an apology. The best part is that she’s a big fat hypocrite. “Sometimes, when it’s harmless, the best thing I can do is shake my head and keep scrolling.” So why didn’t you Bex? Why didn’t you keep scrolling instead of targeting a 13 year old?
In light of recent political events, though there’s one thing that stands out to me:
Sound like anybody you know? The esteemed President, perhaps?
*disclaimer* I am in no way claiming that Bex is a Trump supporter. I don’t know enough about her–and I don’t want to know enough about her–to know where she leans politically. I’m just drawing the attention to the similarities in moral equivalency going on, here.*
Sure you targeted a 13 year old and weaponized your fanbase, but someone tagging you in a snarky post is just as bad, right? (Wrong.)
You’d think that would be the end. You’d think that Bex would be capable of living and learning, or maybe even just taking her own advice, and keep scrolling. But here we go again.
The next bit of drama started when the possibly canon guide book was released, stating Keith’s age as 18. There was a big celebration on the shaladin side because technically, that would make it “legal” for Keith and Shiro to have sex. Besides the fact that legal
≠ moral, again, Voltron is a kid’s show. But on tumblr this time, Bex posted this.
This time, the discourse surrounding Bex was a little different., This time, the discourse mostly focused on the fact that even if Shiro and Keith disregarded canon and morals and the fact that it’s a kid’s show ever did get in a relationship, the only thing that matters is how they like to have sex.
This is a problem for a lot of reasons. There’s a culture, pretty prominent on tumblr of women, mostly white, who are obsessed with gay sex. They write fanfiction and p*rn solely for their own personal gratification. This, of course, is a gross misinterpretation to wanting LGBT+ representation. If you aren’t a mlm (an acronym for men-loving-man, that includes many sexualities) then writing p*rn about is sexualizing them, using them as a tool to get yourself off, and not like complex human people. Mlm are more than how they like to have sex. In fact, that shouldn’t be a part of a discussion for anybody except between willing partners. This also feeds into the popular and damaging stereotype that gay men are predatory by nature.
So, as a whole, not good.
And again, we have a whole situation escalated by Bex. The worst part is, to people who tried to explain this to her, the only response they were given was a gif:
So once again, a minor dared to express their distaste for Bex on tumblr. But this time, they didn’t tag her. This time, they censored her name. But Bex found it anyway. And she decided to do the exact same thing that led to a minor leaving the website, and to stop watching the show.
Have no fear, this time though. This time, Bex is going after a 14 year old, at least she’s not going after kids anymore, right? [sarcasm]
Some final notes.
Bex claims to be an LGBT+ rights activist. I’m also pretty sure she’s a lesbian herself (again, I already know too much about her, I’m not looking to get to know her better.) So, you’d think, as someone who wants equality for LGBT+ people and communities, she’d have the wherewithal to listen to specific subsets of that group when they say something about themselves, like, for example, young mlm who don’t appreciate being sexualized by a white woman. So I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I saw this on her blog:
Now, I happen to agree with the above statement, but it’s so ironic, so hypocritical that Bex is talking about the sexualization of anything. Because kid’s shows aren’t safe from her sexualization and mlm certainly aren’t. How can one person be so incredibly oblivious? A mystery that I don’t have any interest in solving.
I also want to address something a little more devious and a little more dark. I personally know of at least 12 different people who sent Bex asks, politely explaining some of the things I’ve talked about here, or relaying how her words hurt them personally. Bex never answered any of them. But she did answer this:
Just to be perfectly clear, I do not condone or encourage hatemail. Do not send people anything wishing them death or harm in any way. I have never sent nor do plan on sending hatemail, and you should be ashamed of yourself if you do.
However, this is incredibly nefarious. Bex doesn’t answer any of the many asks she got that were polite, but proved her wrong. She didn’t answer any of the young mlm who gave her their personal stories and who weren’t anonymous. Instead, she publishes this. And she did this on purpose, to make her look innocent, to make her look like she’s the one being attacked. I get hatemail every single day too. Things along similar lines to this. I block the user. Delete them, One, because I don’t want to expose my followers to that kind of negativity on a daily basis, two, a mature person knows that deleting them is the best kind of revenge because the user will be constantly looking for a response and they will know they had no effect on me and three, because if you do that, eventually they stop. This is intentional on Bex’s part to make the people who don’t like her look bad. I don’t like Bex at all, and I certainly do not support that message. Any reasonable person wouldn’t. Also the fact that it’s an anonymous message adds a certain air of doubt as to who sent it.
The point is, Bex is purposely ignoring polite and well-meaning people and posted this to “prove” she’s the one on the “good” side because no good person would send that message.
This is also worth noting:
This was posted after the lancehunks debate but before the power bottom comment she made. In this post, Bex admits that a relationship between Shiro and any of the paladins is predatory in nature. She said that. Her words. And then after that she said that Keith was a power bottom.
The last thing I want to say, is that Voltron is a kid’s show. It’s rated US-TV-Y7. Which means for years 7 and older. Regardless of the ship, there should be no sexual content, be it fanart, of fanfiction of Voltron characters at all. We are all collectively responsible for keeping content age-appropriate for the target audience. So, stop it. All and any ships.
For minors, this is my advice to you: Bex is a predator, a hypocrite, and a liar. Do not engage with her. Block her. Do not tag her in any of your posts. She has a history of targeting minors. Protect yourself. Do not engage.
Since I’m having a hard time finding out what the names of rarepairs for Overwatch are, I decided to make a master-list of all the ship names I know. These aren’t official names by any means; just the ones that seem to yield the most results when you look for the ship. I’ll be updating this with any other ships I find, as well as anything that people add to it. If y’all would like me to add a ship, just send me the ship name and I’ll get it on here.
More under the cut, since this gets long. (I do repeat ships, but I want this to be organized so anyone else can search it by one hero.)
being kind, weak for trying to help his people, weak for sparing someone’s
his son several times that was not made to be a King. Lotor was too soft for
that, and a King needed to be strong and have no fear to do what’s necessary to
reach a goal. Even if it mean hurting your own.
told him to never dream about the throne when he was younger.
fit for it.” She would say. “You lack of
strength and have no leadership. You are a disgrace as an heir.”
honest, Lotor wasn’t even sad about this. He was quite happy being the ‘weak
and useless’ half-Galra prince that had to attend to stupid and boring social
gatherings in his father’s place. The
parties were terrible and he hated the people there, but he preferred that than
accompanying his father to conquer more planets.
really for the prince to witness how easily his father enslaved other races.
“It’s for a
great cause, Lotor.”
his father, he truly does. And he knows his father loves him too. But he was
merciless, and could be a cruel and vile creature even with his own son.
Especially with his son.
fall of Altea, and having to see the people he considered part of his family
die, only terrible things followed into Lotor’s life.
made him do terribly and awful things against his will, forcing him to watch
how the Galra guards would torture innocent people. And sometimes, he would
encourage him to participate too. Lotor quickly learnt that no one could say no
to his father, not even him.
asked his father why, with tears on his eyes, he father told him it was
something necessary he son needed to go through. He claimed he was only trying
to make him a stronger and better Galra. To help him become a warrior, like he
was supposed to be.
it backfired. Lotor ended up really hurt by this, and for Zarkon he was weaker
than he already was.
not the same after that, but it didn’t matter how much it hurt him. He never
judged nor hate his father for what he did to him. He knew he was only trying,
and failed, to make him a better version of himself. To make him the son he
reality was no warrior or King. From what he heard from Haggar, he was too
compassionate, too caring. Apparently, he valued life to much to make the
necessary sacrifices in the name of their cause.
awful to be consider a disgrace, but Lotor dared to call himself lucky. At
least he could stay away from the horrors of the war.
Voltron appears. His father became obsessed, did reckless things and before
anyone could notice things got out of control and the Galra Empire, for the
first time in a millennia, was losing the fight.
unthinkable happened. His father was defeated. Thankfully he didn’t die in the
fight, but his state was far too delicate and the druids weren’t sure when he
was going to wake up (if he ever did).
summoned him, and to everyone and Lotor’s surprise, he becomes the new King of
the Galra Empire, to his disgrace. It was terrible, but only logical. He was
the only heir, after all. The throne was rightfully his. And without his father
there to lead the armies in combat, they need him in the front.
like dying. For Lotor, being the King was only a nightmare. Luckily for him, he
tells him not to worry. He was only a face, a façade. She, was going to be the
one moving the strings behind everything. Lotor’s only job was to repeat her
words, and leave no room to questions.
better that way. Lotor had no fear. He knew he could trust the witch. She was
loyal to his father and to his beliefs, if there was someone who could rule and
fulfilled his wishes, it was her.
the castle of Lions in the reports not long after his conversation with Haggar.
He can’t help but feel overwhelmed by all the memories that came back to him.
meeting Allura, being hugged and lift by King Alfor, playing childish games with
the princess. He remembered his first ball and how much fun he had.
were so innocent and happy back then.
unable to contain himself and contacts the castle, asking for an audience as an
excuse to go and meet and old friend of his. Allura accepts, and Lotor goes to
the castle on his own, not caring if it could be a trap. He tells no one about
his little trip, not even the witch.
that way.” He tells himself.
when he sees the princess. They could be enemies now, but he was still happy to
the paladins of Voltron are there, as well. They all take their helmets off, and take
their time to introduce themselves.
help but stare at the boy for the rest of the meeting. Lotor had seen far more beautiful
creatures around the galaxy than the boy in front of him, but there was
something about him that make him attractive to the prince. Something that made
Lotor unable to look away.
some smiles and words with the Blue paladin, and the more he looks and talks to
him, the more alluring he becomes. It was strange.
talking with the Princess. The subject changes. Suddenly they are talking about
old childhood memories and for a few moments, Lotor is able to forget there’s a
war going on and these people right in front of him are his enemies.
They get up
and decided to change from room.
now besides him. His hands are now touching his shoulder and says a joke
related to his beauty or something like that. Lotor can’t recall.
is close, smiling directly at him staring with his bright blue eyes.
I kind of want Adrinette and Djwifi to hook up as the power ot4.
We know the two ships sail themselves, plus Nino crushing on Mari, and Alyanette can totally be read in subtext. Nino and Alya to Adrien might vary, but I’m all for Chalyanette and unopposed to adrinino. Because I’m trash and I feel the need to sway you, have some headcanons about alyadrininette (proposed ship name):
It started with double dates, but then the chemistry between them all heated up, and after Alya and Mari almost made out at a sleepover, they decided to sit their boyfriends down, surprised to learn that the boys had nearly done the same.
They got together officially after that, and there was a lot of heated make out sessions in broom closets and places whenever one of them could get their hands on another.
They live together in a big apartment near the Dupain-Cheng bakery. Mari has a studio for working on designs (which her significant others are more than happy to model for her) of which Alya has a portion where she keeps a cork board with her leads on articles. Nino and Adrien split the smaller room which doubles as Adrien’s office and Nino’s space for DJ things.
Adrien had a special bed custom made for them so no one has to worry about falling off. Nino is a blanket hog, so he sleeps with a separate blanket while the others tend to share.
None of them are graceful risers. When the alarm goes off, they all groan in unison and try to ignore it until Adrien finally mumbles something unintelligible and gets up. From there, he has to start the coffee to lure his partners out of bed.
Alya and Mari are openly affectionate with each other, but they never get tired of making their boys drool.
Tom and Sabine weren’t surprised that Marinette brought home Alya or Adrien (they were a little surprised by Nino) they were surprised that she brought home Alya AND Adrien and Nino. But they were happy that she was happy, and they loved those kids anyway, now they just had more reason to spoil them with affection and pastries.
Alya’s parents took it in stride because apparently Alya’s great aunt was polyamorous too or something. Her mother offered her a recipe book that’s great for serving larger groups.
Nino’s parents were surprised that Nino wasn’t straight, but his father patted him on the back for landing the hottest boy in Paris and the prettiest girls in school.
Gabriel was furious when Adrien announced that he had two girlfriends and a boyfriend, but after Adrien refused to back down, Gabriel announced it to the press, playing a supportive father. Thanks to that, his company got more press than ever, and he made things hard on the group for a while. The press had a field day trying to get them to talk.
After that, Adrien moved out.
His lovers moved in with him, one at a time, but eventually they were all settled. It took a long time to find a rhythm. To figure out how to manage the budget, and the housework, and Adrien and Marinette’s superhero responsibilities, and how to share the counter space in the bathroom, and how to keep the toothbrushes separate, and ‘I swear to God, I fed Plagg like three times today, someone else can get the damn cheese!’, and ‘Who ate the last cookie? This isn’t cool guys, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Tikki so ‘fess up!’
Marinette becomes a famous fashion designer like they always knew she would. Alya became a famous investigative journalist, much more careful with her facts now, but still writing biting exposés as promised. Nino got his dream job of DJing. He started off working at clubs, but he eventually got a position as the DJ of his favorite radio station. Adrien continued modeling, but after his trust fund kicked in, he stopped working for his father almost entirely, choosing to model for Mari instead. He got a dual degree in physics and business, helping Mari run their company, Lady’s Noir.
Adrien is very big on cuddling and hugs. He will drape himself all over Mari or Nino because they don’t protest, but he doesn’t do it to Alya as often because he knows his hair makes her ticklish.
Nino and Alya are fiercely protective of their baes when the two are tired from crime fighting. They will tuck the two into bed and glare at anyone giving them a funny look on the streets.
They have a ton of video games, and the play together a lot with varying degrees of mercy toward each other. Marinette is unbeatable.
Mari and Alya are super ticklish, and in attempts to tickle them, the boys have gotten punched.
They have a civil union, making sure they all have the medical and legal rights to each other because you never know what could happen, and they’d rather have their loved ones there.
Alya has pet names for them. Mari is Sweetheart. Adrien is Darling. Nino is Honey.
Lunchtime Drabble: See Me
Pairing: Leonard McCoy x Fem!Reader, Kirk x reader
Word Count: 745
Warnings: Some swearing, mention of death, a few injuries.
“Damn it to hell.”
That was the first thing you heard when you woke up in someone’s Medbay, at least that’s where you thought you were, it smelled like a Medbay. You tried to open your eyes but they refused to obey. You tried to move but a strong hand pressed on your shoulder, keeping you down on the hard surface.
“Don’t try to move yet, I’m almost done.” A man’s voice growls the words as if you were a distraction to whatever he’s working on. The pain shooting through your leg causes you to gasp. “I know, hold on, I’m almost done. Just stay still.” he says again. Trying not to move, you begin some deep breathing, trying to ignore the pain in your leg and the fact that your eyes still won’t open. A few minutes or a year pass, you’re not sure, and finally he’s done.
“Okay,” he begins, a voice in the dark. “Let’s start out easy. My name is Dr. Leonard McCoy and you’re on board the Federation starship Enterprise. Your transport ship was attacked and we found you in an escape pod. Your leg had a deep cut that was on the verge of infection. You also have a head injury that has affected your vision. What else can I tell you that will help?”
“What happened to everyone else on the ship?” You whisper, fearing the answer before you even hear it.
“You’re the only survivor, I’m afraid.” he replied softly, laying a hand on your arm in comfort. A sob wracks through your body at the thought of all the deaths. You were traveling alone but you had been on the ship long enough to make some friends with some of the other travelers. All gone now. You feel tears rolling down your head and into your hair before a warm hand gentle catches them.
“What’s your name?” he asked, still resting a warm hand on your arm.
“Y/L/N, Lieutenant Y/N Y/L/N, most recently of the Farragut. I’m waiting on my transfer orders and so I decided to take a little time off.”
“Did you have family on board that ship?”
“No, I was traveling alone. This is officially the worst vacation ever.” you replied with another sob. “The head injury is the reason my eyes won’t open?”
“They are open, Lieutenant.” he replied softly.
“Can you see anything? Light or shapes?” He asked as the sound of a tricorder right next to your head made you jump a little.
“No, nothing.” you answered, bringing your hand to where you think you should have been able to see it. He didn’t immediately reply but you heard him tapping away on the tricorder.
“Okay, based on these readings, you’ve got a tiny bit of swelling right behind your eyes that’s compressing some of nerves back there. I think this blindness is temporary and will improve as the swelling goes down. I don’t want to give you anything yet, it’s best to let the body take care of itself. I will want you to remain here, I’ll have the nurses put you in a private room and help you get acclimated to it.”
“Thank you, Doctor McCoy.”
“No problem, darlin’. I’ll be right back.”
You nodded and listened to his footsteps fade away. Taking a deep breath to steady yourself, you felt around the bed and pushed yourself to a sitting position. You slowly reach across your body and pat down your arms, your hips, and your legs, being careful when you feel the bandages around your injured leg. Everything seems intact but sore. Doctor McCoy’s steps sounded again as he walked back.
“Hey, I didn’t say that you could sit up.” He chided. “I have brought Nurse Chapel with me, she will help you get set up in the private room and once you’re settled, we can talk more. And the captain will want to speak with you as well.”
“Alright, thank you Doctor.”
“No problem, kid.” His steps started to move away and a soft, obviously female hand, laid on your arm.
“I’m Christine, I’m the head nurse, let me help you get moved and settled in before the captain arrives.”
“Thank you, Christine. And pardon my ignorance, but what’s your captain’s name?”
Christine’s soft laugh was a welcome sound as she fussed around the bed, her smile evident in her voice as she replied softly, “Kirk, Captain James T. Kirk.”
1. I was undecided if making Lefou declaring this monologue or Gaston ( about himself). The former won.🖒
2-4. Me and @gidankuroki decided that ( for now ) the best names for this 2 ladies are Jacotte e Lafolle💪🤡. Suggestions are welcomed 😉✌
5. Some modern au cuteness. You can’t tell me that Luke Evans sings Adele , and then expect me to not draw Gaston singing “when we were young"😭😭
Sorry for the shitty quality of the pics T.T)
Edit: ok, thanks to 2 awesome people I changed Lefou’s name to Lafolle. Sadly I can do nothing for the draw right now :(
Cheryl x Jughead shippers, we may be few but I know y’all are out there. We need to decide what’s actually our official ship name? There’s like Chughead, Jugheryl, Juryl, Jugyl, etc. WHICH ONE IS THE OFFICIAL?
P.S. To those who tries to annihilate our ship by sending hate mails and unnecessary rude comments, fuck off and just ship your ship.
[TRANS] Kwon Jung Yeol - 10CM did an Instagram Live last night  and decided on his and Chen’s collaboration name as ‘십첸치’ [ship-chen-chi]. A combination of 10CM’s name in Korean, ‘십센치’ [ship-sein-chi] and Chen.
My 33-year-old brother came over yesterday for his birthday. What he wanted as his birthday present: grilled burgers, a plate of brownies, and a re-watch of 7x12 or as he likes to call it the “it’s uh chili and mac n’ cheese…together, c’mon episode” (yes, he repeated the entire line in his wannabe Rick Grimes voice).
I’m happy to say, he’s officially in love with Michonne and unwittingly gushes about how perfect Rick and Michonne are together.
So I decided it was time to reveal the ship name. Luckily, he was thoroughly amused by the mashup of names but didn’t ask any further questions.
Ok I think it’s time, we must really decide what is the official ship name for yumeko x mary. It can’t be gambling girlfriends because it also applies for sayaka x kirari and they deserve a ship name of their own…so lets do it please suggest a ship name
Since I’ve been obsessing over Falcon Graves, I decided to start a fic with him and Mark Beaks. This is based on ideas and art I’ve seen with Graves working for Mark. I literally started this at work so it’s rough. I may edit it and continue if there’s interest. I have a lot of ideas for this ship, so…
His phone buzzed for what was at least the sixth time in the
last hour. He rubbed his beak in frustration as he read the message. Mark could
not take a hint that he wasn’t interested in working for him. These messages
had been going on for days, at this rate he would have to say yes to just to
get him to stop. Falcon growled and threw the phone on his dresser. He needed a
break, a workout was in order and he would not need his phone.
An hour later…
“You know if you worked for me, you’d have a gym right on
site.” A familiar voice said just as he was completing a power squat. You have
got to be kidding me, he thought, it can’t be him. Sure enough standing off to the side was Mark Beaks.
Internally he groaned, what had he done to deserve this.
“Mr. Beaks, he addressed him, holding in his anger and doing
his best to stay professional, “I think my messages made it clear I was not interested
in being your bodyguard.”
“C’mon Gravesy, after seeing how easily you took out my
current security, I figured I might as well hire you to protect me.”
“What is it about NO
that you don’t understand?”
“I’m a billionaire, no one actually says no to me.” He
quickly added, “It also means I can pay you a lot of money, ka-blam!”
Graves was not amused. “Working for you once was quite
“Look if it’s about the hat, I won’t make you wear it this
He had to suppress the urge to grab him by the collar but he
took a deep breath and centered himself. “The hat was not why I said no.”
Falcon said through clenched beak.
He shrugged. “Ok so I lied a little. No one’s a 100% honest,
I bet not even you Gravesy.”
He had a point but still he was such an obnoxious little
parrot. “Did you forget I tried to kill you?” He reminded him.
“It’s just part of the job. Look how much do I have to offer
you to make you say yes.”
Falcon knew he wouldn’t get rid of him so he threw out a
number he figured there would be no way he’d pay. “$20,000 a day.”
“Done, see was that so hard. You start tomorrow. Beaks out!”