Okay, here’s my Critical Hit Office AU (CHO AU???)
because why not I guess
KET is the cutie in marketing who would be smooth and sophisticated if he were smooth and sophisticated. Instead he’s cute and kind of awkward, at least when he’s not actively… marketing (hey I’ve never worked in an office) Mostly he’s quiet, sometimes he makes jokes, once in a while he gets obviously frustrated by trying to interact with other people. He spends his breaks with Randus. He also hangs around after hours if Randus is working late.
RANDUS is in RD. Equally awkward, but in a less pointy way. He’s always in the background fiddling with something—in fact, last week he “fixed” the coffee machine in the break room so well it occasionally gets up on little spidery legs and comes and pours you a cup of coffee if it thinks you need it. (how the coffee machine ascertains whether you need it is still in alpha. Until Randus makes adjustments, it’s best to just take the mug and make appreciative noises until it goes away. if there’s another Incident, the janitors are absolutely going on strike.) He and Ket are flatmates, and they take public transit into work together.
OREM is the guy who nobody really knows what his job is, least of all Orem. His uncle is like the president of the company or something. (he’s actually that vague if he’s asked about it. he gives off the distinct impression that this isn’t an attempt to be modest or deflecting or whatever, he genuinely doesn’t know.) He’s got a trust fund, but his parents insist that he actually work (and Dr Rivendorn and Dr Rivendorn nee Greyborn are difficult people to defy). He quickly realized that working at a coffee shop would entail actual work, but here at the office he can rely on the double combo of nepotism and the size of the company to stay relatively undisturbed.
TRELLE also works in marketing, and she and Ket regularly butt heads. They’re both really good at what they do—and candidly they’re both used to being the best at what they do, which goes a long way towards explaining the headbutting. She’s a total cutie, but everyone knows that she’s got a mysterious S.O. she keeps promising they’ll get to meet, you know, eventually. When the time’s right. Maybe the Christmas party.
finally, TORQ works in HR. He’s the character who almost never speaks. Mostly what happens is other characters go to him with their problems and he sits there like an almighty guru while they talk through their own thoughts and walk away feeling a lot better and thinking that Torq really knows what he’s talking about. His office is full of fidget objects. There’s also a couch in there that people sometimes crash on.