Alex doubles over with laughter, causing Penny to step back a little in surprise. After he regains his composure, he straightens himself up and smiles wickedly at her.
Alex: “She’s paying you? Oh she hasn’t been paying me at all but this is just perfect. Do you know where those funds have come from, Penny? You’re involved in some dirty money!”
As Alex explains that his mother has been taking bribes from some of the local crime syndicates and using hackers to gain her more votes for the presidency of San Myshuno, Penny’s expression begins to fall. It’s that money that his mother must have been paying to Penny to be the public face of her campaign and to hide all the criminal activity beneath it. She looks like she thought she had the better hand to play, but she didn’t have all of the facts.
Alex: “We’ve both been played, Penny. I’d suggest you get out of here and lie low for a while, and get yourself a good public relations guru.”
Penny is no longer glaring at him, her stare is withering as the information is revealed to her. She spins on her heel and leaves the bar as quickly as she can.