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located in The City, a part of murder by any other name, one of the many universes on RPG.

The City



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Character Portrait: Jett Ryder Character Portrait: Katherine DeLise
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Jett laughed when she expressed her dislike of being called Miss DeLise. For now, he would respect her wishes and stick with Katherine, but that didn't mean he wouldn't call her that when they were on duty. He noticed that she went back to her wine and finished it off. If she keeps drinking at this rate she will be intoxicated.

He dropped off a couple more boxes in her room before walking back into the living room to see her struggling to get the lid off of a spiked lemonade. She did seem like a different person compared to the way she acted earlier at the crime scene. Most would probably see her as two faced, but Jett could relate. His mask had become a permanent part of who he was. In the blink of an eye he could put it on, hiding his true self from the world. So knowing that Katherine also had two sides to her, made him see her differently. Sure, what Jett was hiding was infinitely more disturbing than what she was hiding, but this similarity, however faint it may be, made him feel like he wasn't alone. He didn't know how to feel about that. He was used to being a lone wolf, an outcast. That feeling of connection was not something he ever thought he would have.

It was funny that as he was just thinking about being an outcast, Katherine called him weird. Weird is one way of putting it, he thought. Hearing her call him that was also alarming though. Most people found him to be generally likeable and normal. If she thought he was weird now after only spending a small amount of time with him, what would she think of him after they work together for weeks or months? Would she figure out who he was, what he was? He needed to calm down and stop jumping to conclusions before he did something stupid. At the moment she was clueless to the fact that he was the hitman, so he had nothing to worry about.

Turns out that her calling him weird had to do with the fact that she was somewhat drunk, if the rest of her statements were anything to go by. She definitely knew that the shy and kind guy act he had put on was fake, but what she didn't know was that attention actually did make him uncomfortable. Not because he was shy, but because he killed people as a side job and didn't want to make that public knowledge. If only she knew what kind of person he turned into when he was alone, if she did, she wouldn't be making jokes about it. Ladies and booze didn't have much appeal to him , he simply used them to get what he wanted. He drank to get rid of the emptiness that haunted his mind and soul, and he slept with women for lustful reasons only. None the less, he found her words to be amusing.

Grinning back at Katherine, though she wasn't looking at him, he snuck up behind her. "Wouldn't you like to know." He whispered huskily into her ear.

With that he grabbed two more boxes and headed towards her room to put them up. Walking away, he internally cursed himself for flirting with her. He knew better than mess around with co-workers, it was against his rules. There was something about her though, something he couldn't quite put his finger on, that awakened something inside of him. Being a person that hates losing control, he did not want to figure out what it was.