So, Taliya was accosted by a couple detective types about an explosion at the dealer where she had bought her ship. Skipping ahead a bit, but she was taken to the station and questioned, even though she wasn’t a suspect. When she returned to her ship, she found that it had been searched in her absence.
“Pendelia Four Planetary Investigations.”
“This is Taliya Swann of the Vain Glory. I need to speak to Agent Ridi or Agent Capize. Immediately.”
“I am sorry, ma’am, they are both out of the office. I can leave a message for them and they will contact you when they come in.”
Taliya took a grip on her rising anger. “What part of ‘immediately’ makes you think that I want to wait until they return to the office? I know they are reachable. Put me through to one of them. Now.”
“One moment, ma’am.”
Eventually the blank hold screen was replaced by a face she had hoped she would not have to see again: Agent Capize.
“Was my ship searched while I was off of it?”
“Yes, we searched your ship.”
“On what grounds?”
“That is part of an open investigation. I cannot divulge that information.”
“I’ll tell you what you can divulge,” she spat. “You can divulge who I contact to get a crew back here to clean up the mess they made. I want everything put back the way it was within the hour or I will be contacting an attorney regarding an illegal search, not to mention detaining me and harassing me. Furthermore, if I discover any irregularities in my accounts or with my ship, your department will hear about it and will be held accountable.”
“Miss Swann, nothing. I was detained and questioned as if I was a suspect. I was not charged nor was I permitted to contact my attorney. This gets cleaned up – now – or there will be repercussions.”
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