Reika's eyelid twitched. Insufferable brat, she thought, looking over at Alice. Reika Saigyo didn't leave messes. She left messages. She was about to speak, when Vinnie took the words right out of her mouth.
"This is exactly what I mean, Alice. Foolish girl. Staring at your online circus, telling the world of our meeting no doubt, whether out of malice of stupidity is no matter to me. You're a liability to this entire organization, and I will have you ousted from it even if you are merely incompetent, and not a traitor."
She snapped her gaze over to Lucia and Leo. "Plan. You two want a plan? I gave you a plan. You just want a plan that doesn't involve you losing anything. I am many things, but a liar is not one of them. I have always been honest of my attentions, and to pretend none of us have anything to gain from Federica's imprisonment is naivete. Rachel," she said, looking over at the would-be doctor. "Your visit to medical school is assured, once I am in control. You've always been a useful asset, one worth investing in. And yes, Federica was complacent. Otherwise she would have been found those who conspired against her."
"But regardless. Those matters are for later. Even if Alice is not the traitor she will serve only to hinder this investigation. Besides, the quicker progress we make on eliminating suspects, the better. Vincent and I seem to be in agreement." She took another sip of her tea, let the soothing flavor work it's way through her system. The woman in blue breathed in deep and sat straight-backed in her chair.