Anastasia was not particularly impressed when she was partnered up on tasks that were not with her brother. If the idiot head of the Hit Wizards knew what he was doing, then he would have seen the strength in continuing to partner them together. She worked best with Nikolai, that was an unequivocal fact. And as far as working with people went, she preferred to work with him. But no, apparently Darnell had paired her off with someone else. Which her mean look did nothing to change his mind. Pity. Maybe she could kill him. That could be fun.
Darnell walked away, leaving Ana holding the file, and she turned to the lady standing beside her, raising an eyebrow. "Right then."
Post by ALITA MICHELLE DANVERS on Jan 27, 2017 16:21:47 GMT -6
i am on the run & go.
Ali worked best alone. The fact that this Department found it necessary to pair them off nine times out of ten was kind of a mistake on their part. The fact that they didn't pair the Aleksandrova siblings together when they could was another one. Ali had worked with them in the Department with them to see with her own eyes that they worked best together. She had no idea what pairing them off separate from each other was meant to accomplish, but it appeared she got to be part of the experiment. How lovely.
After the file had been handed to each of them, the Head of the Department moved on. Silently, Alita took a few moments to study the contents of her copy, before looking at the other woman. "You could do worse, you know." She pointed out, gesturing to the rest of their colleagues who filled the office. She might not be the most forthcoming partner, but she was good at what she did.
Perhaps Anastasia was just being difficult. But she knew her strengths, and she knew that it was far better to play to them. Why run risks with dreary team building activities when they were not necessary? And at least she knew that working with her brother was not going to be an endlessly frustrating experience - she could not say the same with working with some of her other coworkers.
At her coworker's words, Ana tilted her head to the side, her eyes scanning over the other members of the department. "I could," she agreed, looking back at her, with a tone that suggested she could also do better. Well, better would have certainly been her brother. She glanced back down at the file in her hands. "Let's get this done then."
Post by ALITA MICHELLE DANVERS on Feb 14, 2017 22:40:52 GMT -6
i am on the run & go.
When she was received with a bit of an indifferent tone, it was all Ali could do not to roll her eyes at the younger woman. That, or punch something. Maybe Klint was onto something when he'd said he thought she was dealing with glimpses of anger issues the other day. The girl's tone shouldn't have annoyed her so much - she was confident in her skills and capabilities and that was all that should matter. Still, it annoyed her slightly.
She nodded, finally, merely as an a way to acknowledge that she had heard Anastasia's words and intended to move forward. "The faster we get this done, the faster we can go back to being non-team players." She said, agreeing only because it seemed a means to her end. And her end goal was to go back to working alone.
It was perhaps something that neither of them really wanted to be working in a team. At least she wasn't stuck with a person that would try to be pleasant and make things go smoothly. Ana neither had the time of the patience for that. They had a job to do, this was not the moment for pleasant chit chat. She nodded. "Perfect," she said.
"Are you ready to go then?" She thought that she had everything that she needed. Well, really all she needed was her wand, her wits, and perhaps the file. It was not a difficult collection of items to have on hand.
Post by ALITA MICHELLE DANVERS on Mar 12, 2017 12:51:22 GMT -6
i am on the run & go.
She could somewhat identify with Anastasia's apparently complete lacking of people skills. It could be said that Ali had the same problem - she couldn't connect with people. She didn't understand them, nor did she have the patience to pretend that she did, or that she even wanted to try and understand. What the vast majority of the population didn't seem to realize was that most humans were a waste of space, a waste of oxygen. Most of them actually contributed very little.
She decided keeping things short here seemed to be key. She sensed that the other woman would have little patience for anything except getting straight to the point, and that seemed fine by her. "Yes, I'm ready. I assume you have everything you need?" She asked, mainly asking as a formality. Anastasia hardly seemed like the type to leave anything behind.
Anastasia knew that she wasnt the most likeable person, but that really wasn't a concern for her. She'd been making enemies since she stepped foot in Durmstrang - or before if you included the enemies her parents seemed to have made. She didn't have the patience to try and get on with people - it really didn't seem necessary. In fact, she thought she was better of without having to subdue herself to the idocies of other people.
"Well I'm hardly about to ask if you're ready if I'm not," she said, a hint of impatience to her tone. Really. The sooner they started this, the sooner they could be done, and she could go anf complain to her brother. Without another word, she set off to head out of the office.
Post by ALITA MICHELLE DANVERS on May 16, 2017 11:37:38 GMT -6
The whole encounter was going less than smoothly, really. But, whatever. If her co-worker wanted more shortness and less formalities, she could do that. Whatever. At this point, getting the whole ordeal over with seemed the most enticing path of all. At the woman's somewhat rude tone, Ali clamped her own mouth shut. Seriously. Would it kill some people to learn how to interact in a semi-decent fashion with the rest of the human population? She was hardly easy to get along with herself, but she thought she was at least a little more agreeable.
She followed suit of the younger girl, though, leaving the office behind. "You don't really do many missions without your brother, do you?" She said, thought it was more a rhetorical question than anything. Anyone with eyes could have seen the way those two tended to to stick together.
At the question, Anastasia glanced sideways at Alita. "We don't sometimes," she said with a shrug of her shoulders. "I just think it's an incredibly foolish decision to separate us. Utilising the ways that people work best together is how you get results." But clearly the head of the Hit Wizards was some sort of moron, considering he continually tried to partner them with other people. Which was really just incredibly annoying. And stupid.
But if he didn't want the best results that he could get... then he was digging his own grave. It was just a pain that she was getting inconvenienced in the process.
Post by ALITA MICHELLE DANVERS on Jul 18, 2017 18:33:49 GMT -6
Well. The other woman seemed quite passionately against them being paired together. Which was always super reassuring, having a partner which clearly carried some amount of disdain for you, just on merit. It was great, honestly. She was growing gradually more annoyed with Ana's tone, not that her own was entirely more welcoming. "Do you honestly believe you can only do good work when paired with one certain person? Isn't that sort of boxing yourself in?" She asked, a hint more hostile than the tone really needed to be.
She was just sort of fed up with people. She didn't understand why these missions even called for two people. to be honest. She would have been more than happy to go at it alone, it would have been far less dramatic. Honestly, this whole conversation was unnecessary.
Oh okay, she was going to go there was she? Anastasia wasn’t sure if she was more exasperated or amused. It was some combination of those emotions as she looked over at the other lady. People were fools, fools who seemed to think they understood other people far better than they understood themselves. “I didn’t say I could only do good work working with him,” she pointed out, sounding vaguely amused. “I said that I do my best work paired with him.”
That wasn’t a bad thing. The fact that she knew her strengths was not a bad thing. “If your work is sadly mediocre regardless of who it is that has had the misfortune to partner with you…” she gave a careless shrug. “That seems like a personal problem.”