>>598>Chase looks at Miranda, aghast and in shock.
"You want to off your own stepfather?"
>Miranda rolls her eyes, looking more annoyed in response to Chase's inquiries.
"He's a piece of shit and is responsible for this entire situation. And I'm going to need to deal with him, before dad does. Knowing him, he'll likely be making a b-line to William's cell right now. Once he can find the records of his location that is."
>Miranda begins pacing around, thinking to herself, while Chase just stands there in shock as usual.
"Miranda, listen to yourself! You can't just undermine the law! Look at what you just told Diana!"
>Miranda turns her head towards Chase and snaps in a raised tone of voice:
"I told her the truth! She has no blood on her hands, and was simply doing her job
. Whereas your
, is to deal with all national security threats of the Meta-Human variety - to the United States. Is it not? Tell me."
>Waving a hand at Miranda in a dismissive motion, he then walks back to his desk and sits down, looking up at her again in disbelief and slight disgust.
"So what are you going to do, Miranda? Destroy your own father?"
-father. My biological
father on the other hand, has become collateral damage because of my step-father's mistakes, and so will everyone else if we don't locate his group and stop them. We also need to deal with William as well, once and for all."
>Putting his hands together as he leans forward at his desk, Chase thinks very intently for a moment before responding.
"…..Just let Chiral do it."
>Miranda spins her head towards Chase's position with surprising speed and precision.
"I'm sorry, what
>Chase looks her dead in the eyes as he continues speaking.
"You heard me. Put out a redacted version of the report, showing Chiral having broken out of containment, and use the CCTV footage of Hollow infiltrating The Wedge in his shape-shifted form to establish him as the prime suspect. The CCTV cameras were only at the upper levels of the buildings anyways. Nobody else was even aware of what transpired afterwards."
>Miranda raises an eyebrow at Chase, stating:
"And I suppose you've already scrubbed the records of everything pertaining to anyone but Hollow and his Meta-Humans?"
"Well, naturally, given the complexity of the situation. Have Chiral be declared public enemy number one using his shape-shifted appearance, so nobody knows it's your father. Then
have that motivate him to find both William and
the MHA - so that he can destroy them both in one fell swoop. Then
we can neutralize him using your psionic powers, as your cousin did a few days prior."
>Chase then stops for a moment, before saying:
"….And since you've already wiped the minds of everyone within a hundred miles of the area….what else is there for you to worry about now?"
>Miranda then smiles for the first time that morning, and walks over to Chase - leaning over the desk and directly in front of his face. Her trademark smug expression back, she then speaks in a sultry tone of voice.
, Director. I guess I can count on you after all~."
>Chase mutters to himself and rolls his eyes again, as he goes back to his work - with Miranda leaving his office as he does so.