...nying the implications, simply rolled her eyes. "Why the hell does everyone think I'm straight?"
Dumbfounded, Soi Fon stared at her.
That… wasn't the answer I expected.
"Seriously", Maiko continued, "Do I give off straight person vibes, or something? Am I the anti-Yumichika? Hell, maybe this is why I can't pick up."
"Sorry", Soi Fon began, wondering how to fix this up, "I didn't - "
The other woman waved a hand, cutting her off. "Nah, it's ok. I'm just starting to wonder if I need to make a sign. Take out an ad in the SWA newsletter, or something. But no, Grimm ain't seeing anyone at the moment, which is a first. Why'd you want to know?"
"Idle curiosity. Wait, who said I wanted to know?" I walked into that one.
Maiko shrugged, a grin on her face. "Who, indeed? Anyway, I know it's an imposition, but my lunch break ends soon, and I'm not gonna get to check on him."
Soi Fon's eyes narrowed. "What do you want?"
"Nothing much. Just, if you've got the time, swing past Grimm's quarters and make sure he's still breathing. Who knows, you might even get him to come in and actually do some work. And, in return, I don't tell Grimm that you were fishing for his relationship status."
It wasn't an imposition, that much Soi Fon could agree on. In fact, she'd already been considering the idea herself and, when combined with semi-blackmail... "Not a proble...