Daily Archives: December 27, 2015

Sunday Snippet December 27, 2015

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…”

“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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