Or at least an audit. Seriously, when your client invests her own cash into a company, rather then just blowing it on shit, you applaud them, not start demanding they waste it.Kiki needs to take charge and get her trustees removed from the trust as they seem to me not acting in the best fiduciary interest of the family.
You are right, an audit is called for as there may be some misappropriation going on and Kiki may have inadvertently stumbled on to it.Or at least an audit. Seriously, when your client invests her own cash into a company, rather then just blowing it on shit, you applaud them, not start demanding they waste it.
As I kept rereading that statement my gut started to churn, my hackles began to rise, my blood beginning to boil, my eyes seeing red as that request is increasingly is looking suspicious to me.Then they asked me what I had done with the stock certificates and I told them to fuck off.”
Cheeky Kat. That was subtle, effectively choosing the baby's name for the new parents. It'll stick because Gia will let it and Feydor will just assume its his wife's idea.Chapter One Thousand Six Hundred Nine
4th January 1964
“Do you mind?” Kat asked as she looked at the baby that Gia was holding.
“Do you have a name yet?” Kat asked.
“No” Gia answered, “I haven’t even thought about that.” Kat must have seen something in her face when Gia said that.
“There is only one thing you can do for Alexei” Kat said with a smile.
A few years back I worked as a fraud analyst. There's something about this passage that has my old spidey senses tingling.“It is like this Vicky” Kiki said, “Last summer when I bought the stock in Sony, I had those petty little shits in the Hohenzollern Trust all over me. They said that if I wanted to spend my money on pretty dresses or jewelry that would be fine, but business was something that wasn’t my concern. Then they asked me what I had done with the stock certificates and I told them to fuck off.”
“What does that have to do with anything?” Vicky asked.
“They threatened me” Kiki said, “Told me that I could play by their rules or I could live by my own means. This is what living by my own means looks like.”
“They followed through on that?” Vicky asked, “Does Poppa know?”
“I have no idea if they did or not” Kiki replied, “I don’t care.”
That would actually be a better fit for dear ol' papa. After all, he's the head Hohenzollern and can get people who are experts in this kind of issue involved.Especially if Vicki mentions this odd conversation to Tante Kat. This would fall squarely into Kat's job role.
And for the trustees involved, if that happens then it is time for them to go to Brown Alert.
We've got evidence that even outside of the Jacobins, Republicanism is still a going concern in Germany at this time. Stuff like that getting out is liable to cause issues and only be fuel to that fire.We don't know what the terms of the trust are. There may be a "no foreign investment" rule that Kiki violated. Imagine the firestorm if word got out that German tax money was being invested in a Japanese company that competed with a domestic company. People with ill will could convince themselves that it was some kind of "influence pedaling/kick back scheme" and fill the cable news shows with their crackpot theories for months, even years.
But that could also become quite a coup for PR.evidence that even outside of the Jacobins, Republicanism is still a going concern in Germany at this time. Stuff like that getting out is liable to cause issues and only be fuel to that fire.
So much here. Petia might have already told the Grafin about what was found and using Kiki was a way to bring her into the secret. The way they are doing this sounds like they want to vet her personally and not go by someone else's, IE Kat, thoughts. Now we find out just how much Kiki has grown and who she talks with, Kat then the civil authorities? Depending on how she handles this will determine where she stands with Sisterhood and if she will be their new leader.Chapter One Thousand Six Hundred Ten
Agreeing to meet them in church felt like some sort of cosmic joke that Kiki didn’t quite get. While she was standing there during the service, the Metropolitan was delighted to see her there. The Russian Sisters thought that this was the best place to meet her, far from untrustworthy eyes in their perspective. Afterwards, she was led to an apartment building on a back street somewhere in Kreuzberg that felt eerily like if she had stepped a couple thousand kilometers east as opposed to being only a few kilometers from home.
Entering a kitchen, Kiki had a cup of tea thrust into her hands. “It is wonderful to have the daughter of Kira Kirillovna in my house” The woman who was hosting her said, “Though you do favor your father in appearance.”
“That is not what is important” One of the other sisters said, “She is one of us.”
Looking around, Kiki saw that they varied in age. Some of them were elderly while others were teenagers, probably daughters of the original sisters who had found themselves in Germany during the war. They trusted her enough to allow her access to this place, but not enough to give her their names. Not yet anyway.
“You all heard the story about what she told von Papen when he threatened to cut her off and what she has done since” One of the sisters said, “She might have grown up very distant from her roots, but against all odds the Germans somehow ended up with a Russian Princess in their Royal family.”
“I am glad you reached that conclusion” Kiki said, contrary to what Vicky believed, someone had been impressed by how she had been living. “But what is this about?”
“We figured that you deserved to see this” One of the sisters said, “And know what to do with it.”
A sculpture had been wrapped in a blanket and they obviously didn’t like it. It depicted a scene that Kiki had become very familiar with over the last year, Mithras engaged in the ritual slaughter of a bull. She could only think of a few reasons why someone might want something as grotesque as that in their house. Unless it was someone with a deep interest in antiquities, they would have a lot of explaining to do.
“You need to tell me just who this belongs to” Kiki said.