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Dale and Penelope

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Jirou
03-08-2018
09:37 PM ET (US)
"I'm glad to help as always, Dale..." She nods to him and waves, " I'll hopefully be, uh, seeing you around too...!"
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-08-2018
03:17 PM ET (US)
Dale chuckled. "Thank you. And, uh, thanks for the talk. It might not seem it, but it helped a lot." He got up and threw his empty can away, before turning to leave. "Anyway, I don't want to take up too much of your time. See you around."
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Jirou
03-08-2018
12:27 PM ET (US)
"Well.... I always appreciate someone who, uh, also wants to help....like I do!" She gives him a thumbs up.

"R-really?! Well...I do appreciate you trying...I can promise, you'll see big results...meditation is helpful in so many ways..!" She smiles.
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-08-2018
09:09 AM ET (US)
"Oh, uhh... yeah, I suppose I am." Dale said, nervous again. "Though it's like you say, I am a bodyguard. It's my responsibility to use what I have to help people here, only I can do that."

"And, umm... I think I'd like to give meditation a try at some point. Just, uh, don't expect great results from me." He finished somewhat lamely.
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Jirou
03-07-2018
09:20 PM ET (US)
"I can tell you're looking out for me , ehehe..." She giggles, " you really are a body guard huh?" She nods surely, "Again, thank you...I appreciate your efforts, and I'll be on the look out...and hey, I'll do whatever I can do to help you too, Dale..."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-07-2018
03:36 PM ET (US)
Dale nodded. "Agree with me or not, I kinda figured I owed you one for what you said before. But don't forget that idealism, it's what we need for everyone to make it through this. Just... don't be caught out, is all. We're still in danger, though I'll do my best to minimise that."
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Jirou
03-07-2018
12:23 PM ET (US)
"I guess...." She fiddles with her hair looking away, " I am quite Na´ve I guess...I hoped for a perfect world, where...everyone is compassionate and empathetic...equality...but, uh, you have a point, it's hard preventing people from doing, bad things, even if human nature is at it's core, good - uh, too me at least." She bites her lip, " I've witnessed many awful things while helping people...I guess, if everyone was good then, well... there wouldn't be much use for my or your talent...still, I, uh, like to believe, everyone is least capable of not doing bad...e-even if they need help. " She blushes, a bit flustered at her own ranting, " But yes, I'll keep that in mind, Dale...thank you for the advice..."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-07-2018
10:03 AM ET (US)
"Ah, um... right. Thank you." Dale looked away awkwardly, trying to hide a light blush.

"Uh, though, I'd like to offer my own advice in return." He continued, turning to face her again with a more serious expression. "Not everyone's good. Or, even if they're good deep down, they can and will still do terrible things. There's a reason bodyguards like me need to exist. You've been saying for a while now that John is just... er, misunderstood or whatever. But you need to be aware that he will keep doing bad things, at least until the near future. The only way to be prepared for something is to accept that it might happen, even if it reflects poorly on human nature."
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Jirou
03-06-2018
09:35 PM ET (US)
"Well...I'm more, uh, straightforward in my acts but I'd say your job of guarding others is selfless in of itself..." She giggles, and waves a hand playfully, " It's a compliment Dale...I'd take it." She goes back to stirring her drink, " You could've picked other professions, done things in a worse manner, you know....I still say, you're a pretty good person Dale. I believe majority of people are good people. " She smiles to him. "Oh, hmm...wait,...make up for something...?" She tips her head, " Well, I won't pry. If it's personal...it's personal."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-05-2018
04:00 PM ET (US)
"Oh, that's... kinda relieving to hear, actually." Dale said, showing a rare smile. "I don't think I made the wrong decision, dropping out and all, but I always kinda feel like it's the 'right' thing to do, attending properly. Though, er... my reasons for skipping weren't quite so... selfless, like yours."

"See, I'm not like that, not really." He continued, before draining the last of his drink. "Being a bodyguard is just a job. I wanted to earn money, and my skills lent themselves well to it. Plus I... well, let's just say I've got some things I need to make up for. I take being a bodyguard entirely seriously, but, I can't really say I'm being selfless by doing so. Not like you are. You said you care for your family? You chose to do it yourself, even if you weren't obligated to, I imagine."
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Jirou
03-05-2018
03:02 PM ET (US)
"Well," Penelope sighs, circling her drink around a bit more, "I didn't attend school all that often...skipped quite a bit to travel, help people...I moved around a lot...also took care of my mother, and my younger sister. Hmmm, uh, so I wouldn't say I got a lot from it...really, I'm surprised Hope's Peak even sought me out, ehehe..." She smiles to him, "You are very admirable, Dale. You do a lot of good, protecting people as a body guard...I appreciate people who are selfless like that....if there's anyway to make a living, doing it that way is the best way, in my opinion..."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-04-2018
08:06 AM ET (US)
Dale started, apparently a little surprised he'd even mentioned it. "Oh, um... well, I ended up dropping out of high school. Just wasn't doing it for me. It was a pretty poor school to begin with, which didn't really help, but, I dunno. Felt I learned much more out on the streets than I ever did in there. When the offer to attend Hope's Peak came around, I happily rejected it. Though, well, at that point I had more important things to worry about anyway, real life things you know? Being a bodyguard, earning actual money."

He paused for a few moments, then scratched a cheek in slight embarrassment. "Sorry, you probably don't want to hear about all that, you kinda seem like someone who got a lot out of school. I don't usually go on rants like that."
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Jirou
03-03-2018
09:31 PM ET (US)
Penelope listens with intrigue, "Oh that sounds amazing Dale," She nods, "I can see you're definitely a self made man...but...what do you mean by you and the schools never got on...?" She looks a bit confused. "I'm always interested in hearing more about other people..."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-03-2018
08:23 PM ET (US)
"I suppose it's worth a try." Dale said with a shrug. "Though 'do what works best for you' is advice I can definitely get behind. I pretty much taught myself everything I know." He continued, not without some pride. "Trusting my instincts got me where I am today, and I'm a dang better fighter than a lot of the other chumps who were always just trying to follow someone else's lead. Maybe that's why me and schools never really got on." He mused. "Trying to teach me things I just wasn't suited for."

Without him realising it, the topic had wandered about a bit, and Dale hadn't left much for Penelope to respond to.
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Jirou
03-03-2018
07:47 PM ET (US)
Penelope laughs a bit, "No, no, contemplation can also help you become a better person...it works in multiple ways, maybe I can show you sometime so you can see for yourself, yes?" She sips her cup of water, circling the ice inside of it around the cup," Well, it is important for a bodyguard to be on guard at all times, I mean it is in the name...eheeehehhe," she giggles a bit at her weak joke. "...S-sorry, but um, eh, anyways, if what you're doing works for you, then it works for you, but I know meditation is what helps me...!"
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
03-03-2018
07:27 PM ET (US)
"Hmm..." Dale still looked doubtful. "But what if you're not such a great person on the inside? Where's the perspective in that? Isn't it better to forget all that and think about the people around you instead?" He took another quick sip, intending to keep speaking before Penelope could reply. "Always works for me. And as a bodyguard staying rational is the most important thing I can do to handle situations."
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