Kyoko's fierceness and emotions ran high in The Man's office. Contrary to previous instances of Kyoko having outbursts and episodes in and around LAW facilities, she acted for a seemingly just cause this time. Behind the fire in her eyes and her tone of voice, there was a loving daughter that was genuinely concerned for her mother's safety and well-being. This wasn't lost on Dan. He nodded in sympathy as he broke eye contact with Akan, closing his eyes for the gesture before expressing his empathy.
"You know, this is very sweet of you, Kyoko. I respect it. I do. I think this is the first time I've seen you so genuinely invested in another person's state of being. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone...." He said with a smile as he intertwined his fingers seemingly contemplating/preparing to say more.
"But I've got two rebuttals that you won't like. And I really need you to hear me out. Please take a seat. Relax. I'm going to be blunt with you on this." Dan would say, motioning to the chair in front of his desk, prompting Kyoko to sit if she felt so inclined.
"I'm not the bad guy around here. Most would say that LAW could do much worse than me as far as managers go. Celeste, for one, is much ruder and self-interested than me, for example. But you've got to understand this situation from my perspective. Firstly, a business perspective. Yes, your mom is cute as a button and she isn't out to do to these men and women competing at LAW what you or White or Starring or Jess Wright are doing to other wrestlers out there. While we do discourage them when these 'psychopaths' go too far, unsavory feelings and actions are an unavoidable part of wrestling. Every time a man or woman feels they aren't good enough or that they aren't getting all the good things they feel they deserve, they do may find themselves doing....questionable things to cope." DeFranco would shrug.
"Your mother knows this. She's no slouch. She's done some homework on LAW and she's been in and out of the ring for a while she was wrestling on independent circuits. If she didn't feel she could hold her own, she wouldn't have signed on the dotted line, shown up to tryouts, and made a commitment to being at LAW and possibly being subjected to the will of these villainesses, would she....? I can't just fire or turn away a woman that's earned the right to be here and actively chooses to do her job and show up to work, can I?"
"And that brings me to my next point, and this you can tell others if you're so inclined to Kyoko. I'm a good man, but I do believe in executing poetic justice where necessary. Isn't there something just ironic and fitting about you being so genuinely concerned - so extremely worried for your mother being around the same types of psychos that you've been compared to? Isn't it odd that for every instance of you abusing, kidnapping, and battering someone's sister, daughter, or mother, there's a trained, wicked heel willing to corner your mother and put her through all the same things you've done to people, if not more?"
Dan would raise his eyebrow. He knew that whether The Belly Queen showed it or not, he was lighting a fire under her, challenging her to look inward and accept the possibility that her mother signing and being put in danger could very well be karma acting in full swing.