EMPATHY (any gender, late teens on up)
“Empathy.” I agree, I didn’t show much of that. I’m sorry.
Let me back track. You just nod if you feel like you’re being listened to, okay?
Here’s what I’m hearing. You had just committed the murder of the first person you actually knew personally. I have empathy. I know what it’s like when you feel like “hey am I doing something wrong here? And if I am, what the hell do I do, because I’ve a lot more work to do.”
You’re contracted to do twenty two hits for Avery this year, this one was just number three and it was someone you knew. That must have been stressful. Very, very stressful. And you just wanted to come home and decompress and and the first thing you hear from me when you come through the door is that you’ve been putting the dishes on the wrong shelf again.
That must feel awful. I’m so sorry. I have empathy.
Is that better?
Would it be alright now if maybe... you... re-holstered your gun?
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