Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

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Matt considered for a second. “I’ll let you know tomorrow morning. And now that I’ve accepted this responsibility, I’d like it if you answered a question for me: why do you consider me the second most important person in Tucson?”

“Everybody knows you. I don’t know if they like you, but everybody knows you. It’s your Dreadnought. Unique, nobody here has ever seen anything close to it. You can’t haul as much as a mule train, yet you are responsible for nearly half of our metals market and a quarter of our petroleum and plastics market, and you bring in the goods at far lower cost. You have run barricades multiple times to bring food back to a near starving city. With Dreadnought, your truck that you built with your own hands! You’re the closest thing we have to a national treasure! You have brought word of our Tucson out into Deseret, Utah, Texas and Occidentia. You are already our de facto Ambassador. I just gave you a job and an assignment. Please, let me know in the morning.” Matt left to go prepare.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    A bit quick in parts, but I really like the job you’ve done of taking this character you’ve created and extrapolating out how he might be viewed in the larger context.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    you should add the “with dreadnought” sentence fragment to the end of the sentence before it.
    She is just stating the obvious, though heroes never know they are.

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