"It's two months rent up front, references AND a police check for the likes of you" Chevie ground her teeth, biting back the urge to rip the woman's heart out through her body. "Right, I'll get onto all that, but it could take me a couple of days, can I leave a deposit now?" She tried for her best smile but she knew the irritation behind her eyes was clear. The woman, clearly a mutant hater, was suspicious of this girl who had appeared on her doorstep. Nothing about Chevie screamed mutant, but she was suspicious none the less, not as stupid as you look are you, thought Chevie.
"I dunno" the lady drawled around her lit cigarette, the ash building on the end threatened to drop "I have had a few people looking in on the flat" No you haven't you daft cow, thought Chevie, you've just put the freaking sign out. Sighing she slid her hand into her pocket and pulled out one of the wads, waving it at the woman's face "Will this do?" the woman's mouth dropped open, the cigarette hanging on her dry lips as the ash tumbled downwards. "Yeah, that'll hold it" she ran her grubby hands over the wad of cash "only for three days though, after that you loose your deposit" the woman snarled, slamming the door shut before Chevie could ask for a receipt. Snarling at the door Chevie picked up her backpack and headed out onto the streets of Queens.
With the money she had she could rent anywhere, but she knew with the mutant issues, she needed to hide until she found somewhere safe to hole up. Down here, few would care who or what she was, just how she liked it.
Walking down the street until she found a cafe with wifi, she ordered a coffee and sat with her laptop open.