He needed to replay the whole thing to be sure that he didn't mishear anything.
"Since you're absent at the moment, I'll leave this message.
I spoke with V&V. They're working on a project they want show you, so I made another appointment at 12. It seems you made a good impression. Well done."
Lord Cowboy Darrell gazed at the monitor.
"Good...impression...?! BUT-" he consulted a watch.
"Howdy Senior Deputies! Today's Challenge is to wreck...the Coffee Shop!"
"GASP! I must get ready!" Raymond leaped out of his bath of roses with a graceful rotation.
"The Coffee Shop?!" Shannon repeated disgusted, sticking her tounge out.
Darrell collected the papers and markers off the floor and formed a messy stack of it.
The robot slumped into his chair. Even thinking about the fact that this cocky female would be here any minute dragged him -
"Knock knock!" Cassidy shouted jaunty as she stuck her head into his office.
"Miss Vail." He said, making no effort to hide his frustration.
"Lord Cowboy Darrell!" The cyborg took a big step inside his office. "It's good to see-"
The door closed behind her, followed by a click of the doorlock.
-you again!" She finished with a twinge of confusion, as the shutter went down, diving them into a dimmer light.
"I'll make this quick." The CEO said, folding his hands.
"Do I get to pick how you eliminate me?"
Lord Cowboy Darrell looked irritated. He couldn't tell if she was joking.
"I'm talkin' about this so-called deal." He said emotionless "I don't know what you've told yer boss...but I'm busy with my own projects here at Boxmore,"
They heard a desperate scream from the outside, followed by an explosion.
Parts of Shannon's lifeless body broke their way through the roof and landed on his table. Cassidy looked blank.
"I see..." she said with a smirk.
"To be clear," He leaned back "I cain't be bothered with other companies and the shenanigans of their high falutin' management assistents. So you'll cancel the thing.
Though..if yer so keen to be destroyed I think I could squeeze ya in next week." Lord Cowboy Darrell added smiling mischieviously.
"Of course I could do that." Cassidy said indifferently "I mean if my influence as a...management assistant goes that far. I just hope it won't get you into any trouble."
"What?" Darrell's smile faded away as he frowned.
"I wonder what Cosma will say when I tell her that Lord Cowboy Darrell declined a deal with the most influential company on the villains market. Or that he's wasting his resources to make his fellow robots attack the plaza for fun."
Miss Vail said that with the most devilish smile. He was wordless for a second.
"Are you...extorting me?!" Darrell said darker in tone.
"I'm just saying, sir." There was a contended look on her face, as she took a tiny devise out of her coat. It turned into something that looked like a floating skateboard.
"We can work with or against each other." She hunched her shoulders "It's your choice after all!"
Cassidy left through the broken roof cackling maliciously.
So that's how she wanted to play. Fine. He could use unfair practises just as well.
Maybe they were the biggest company. But if this was a game of some sort, it'd be his game.
'Ya'll wish you never made that deal with me.'
Another crash disturbed his evil plotting.
"Did I win the challenge??" Raymond blurted.