Now let's do some character development! At Gwen's large-capacity apartment, Gunn picks up a teeny jade tiger as he asks why Gwen picked him as a sidekick. Instead of pointing out that Gunn has a lot of experience as a sidekick, Gwen says she needed someone "suave," and Gunn snickers and asks about her collection of carvings. Gwen adds some background detail to her character, and then asks Gunn whether he collects souvenirs. Gunn describes various scars he has from different parts of the city, but says, "I'm not complainin'. Hell, I see more here than most people seen [sic] travelin' around the world." He asks what the job is, and Gwen explains. The short form is, she was doing some industrial espionage between rival companies, and in retaliation, one company kidnapped the daughter of an executive. Gwen shows Gunn a picture of the girl and explains, "It's my fault. I have to save her, and I can't do it alone." She pulls papers out of the slightly charred packet she got from Tobey and hands them to Gunn; they describe the kidnapper, one Morimoto. Gunn reads over the various kinds of charity work Morimoto does, and then the various charges against him. Gwen shows him a map of Morimoto's "compound," and then asks why Gunn is grinning. He explains, "I spent most of this year trapped in what I can only describe as a turgid supernatural soap opera. The fact that I have the chance to go out and really help somebody -- well, y'know, it feels good to be doin' good." Check out Gunn, with the meta-commentary! He asks how they'll break into the compound, and Gwen says "We're walking in the front door."
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