Correct: Convincing Saitō to show you an excerpt from her personal project notes would definitely qualify as a more-difficult-then-average challenge. And no, it wouldn't be Charm. As a person who deals with sensitive information all the time, she is a little too good at mentally separating business from... whatever.
Megumi composed herself and shook her head, while also casually tilting her datapad screen out of Johann's vision.
"No, I'm afraid it's all things I have to take care of."
The rest of the elevator ride descends into a mildly-awkward silence as she busies herself with out-of-sight note taking.
Finally the elevator doors slide open, admitting you all back out into the main office blocks of Nerv far above the restricted areas below. As you both enter the command center one of the bridge operators looks up from their displays and jumps to her feet.
"Ma'am, Sir... we have a problem!
Nerv Frankfurt reports that several of their personnel are being held captive along with various UN employees in the government district by an unknown terrorist faction. The first reports have just hit international news. Still no word on motives or demands, but we have some very sensitive intelligence from on-location.
You realize that something unspoken is passing between Megumi and the Operator. Saitō simply nods and the Operator gives a slightly-relieved sigh and presses a button, bringing up a blurry security feed image of... some sort of insurgent fighter.
Megumi blinked at the screen and shook her head.
"How long ago was this?"
"Within the past hour and a half, Ma'am, it's late night in their time zone... They still don't have a full personnel account, and we only managed to pull this image from off of INTERPOL shortly before they locked down their network. It seems the UN is worried about either viral attacks or data leaks now that the terrorists have hard access to a secured intranet mainframe.
Information has been traveling very slowly ever since."
"Do we have any reason to think they are after our people? Why were our personnel in the UN district?"
"N-None at at this time Ma'am... Reports from Nerv Frankfurt are coming in very slowly, most of the facility is closed for the night there, but they were in their last week of stand-down from the special project..."