Ah, yes, the “at least I’m honest about it”-justification … who doesn’t love it?

Relettering is at page 176. (I didn’t get to¬† du much this week)

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Shara: You want me to work for Lady V?
Straw: I want you to work for ME.
Shara: Don't fuck with me, Straw! I don't buy that "freelancer" crap - you're just one of her GOONS, aren't you?
Straw: Just as long as it suits me. C'mon, Shara, what's your problem? That's how things work, you KNOW that! Let the mages do their arcane stuff ... poking in the past won't turn up anything useful. Or VALUABLE, at that.
Shara: ... why do you think I'd be even INTERESTED in working for you?
Straw: Oh, come on - I saw you talking to that HUMAN GIRL, Katharina. Or to HALEN. You play nice, so they don't get scared - but that's not you. The REAL you would MAKE them scared. And once they ARE scared they'll throw you to the GUARD CAPTAIN immediately. YOU and I, Shara. We know how the world works. NO ONE will care for you unless you do it yourself.
Straw: I only offer you help right now because it benefits ME, too. I won't LIE about that - but that's how it is. So ... what do you say?
<He offers her his hand to shake>
Straw: ... "Fuck the mages"?