The Ministry was confusing. He'd been here since July - the better part of five months - but he still managed to get lost at least once a day. Usually, he'd just wander until he saw a familiar staircase or something, and it'd be fine. But, today, he was on a time crunch. The Department Head had made it very clear that he wasn't supposed to take too long in his chore, and make it back as soon as possible.
So, after filing the paperwork with the correct Department, Mattie had every intention of getting back up to the Beast Division. However, as usual, as soon as he turned around, the hallways seemed a foreign twist of expanses, and he was completely confused. To be honest, he'd never had the best sense of direction to begin with.
Just as he was wandering down a random third hallway, trying to look for the elevator, he spotted a familiar figure. He knew many of the Everhart and Belanger families had taken up post here at the Ministry, but he hadn't exactly spoke to them. He wasn't sure what they thought of his family anymore - they'd grown distant
Still, he was desperate in that moment. Jogging the last few breaths, Mattie came up behind Kody hesitantly. "K-kody? Can you help me? I think I'm lost." He admitted, hoping the man would be somewhat benevolent. He was fairly certain the man would recognize him, though they hadn't talked since....Camille. He realized that with a harsh suddenness, and had to take a minute to collect his thoughts again.
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on Feb 7, 2018 19:24:20 GMT -6
There were many days when Kody questioned his decision to join the Ministry. But that was mostly because the new hires were always such idiots. Logically, he knew he'd been in their shoes once, not knowing everything they needed to get the job done, but at the same time, it was very annoying now. He would give anything for a decent batch of people to come through the doors instead. However, that didn't seem to be the case this year, and with danger rising again that was the absolute last thing he had time for.
As much as it killed Kody to leave Sophia with people that weren't himself or Evanna, he was very glad to have to her around again. It helped him balance the heavy workload they were getting loaded down with. And it also gave him the chance to escape before he murdered everyone without things piling up all over again which is what he was doing now.
The headache he'd gotten as soon as he walked into work that morning had only gotten worse with each disaster his employees told him about and he was about ready to just scrap everyone and start over. Not that that was a really practical action. So the last thing he wanted was to hear someone calling his name. It was a jolt as well since most people didn't address him by his first name. Turning with the intention of laying into the person for addressing him like they were friends, Kody stalled. It had been so many years since he'd actively kept up with what the Moreaus were doing that seeing the youngest standing in front of him was the last thing he'd expected, though he supposed he shouldn't have been surprised. That family had as much a tradition for government work as his did.
"You're lost..." he said slowly with a raised eyebrow. "And you expect me to help you?" If it was someone from his department, he would have maybe considered it because them not doing their job made his job harder, but this kid wasn't in his department.