"Submachine guns." noted Sergio picking one of the two weapons up off the table. "How the hell did they get these into the Citadel?"
"Body cavities." stated Caelia.
Sergio started to laugh but stopped when he realized that Turian wasn't joking. Despite the fact that the weapon was inside an evidence bag Sergio loosened his grip on it so that he was only holding it by his index finger and thumb. He quickly returned it to the table then wiped his hand on the side of the table.
"What I'm more intrigued about is that fact that Marko didn't return fire once." continued Caelia
"It would have been too much paperwork." Marko countered.
Sergio gave an amused "hmm."
"Hopefully we'll be able to find out a little more once I take these to the lab." Caelia picked up the two bagged weapons saying this then left the room.
Sergio chuckled, walking through the C-Sec Academy alongside Marko. "The one day I'm not there by your side you get into a shootout."
"It wasn't that bad." muttered Marko.
"Au contraire mon frère. It just proves what I've been saying all along. I. Am. Your. Lucky. Charm." Sergio poked Marko after each word for added emphasis.
"You're starting to get on my nerves is what you are."
"Oh please. You love me."
"What happened to the two men I brought in?"
"Wow. Just wow. Change the subject," Sergio snapped his fingers, "Just like that."
Marko glared at his fellow officer.
"Alright, alright. Don't throw me in a Gulag. Jesus." Sergio paused apprehensively. "Some big shot came along and bailed them out."
Marko stopped and with a furious look bellowed, "Bailed them out?! They opened up with automatic weapons in a public setting and they get bailed out?!"
Sergio waved his arms around at Marko signaling him to calm down. "It was just a figure of speech. I don't know what exactly happened. All I know is an order came down the line to let them go."
"You know I have a translator, right?"
Marko ignored the comment and stormed off.
"Hey wait! Marko! Don't do anything stupid!"
Gallen watched the Cerberus agent writhe on the other end of the two way mirror. A Krogan came alongside him and peered in aswelll.
"So, he's the idiot who tried to grab you?"
"Kill actually." replied Gallen. "He hasn't been very responsive to this one's attempts to get answers."
The Krogan snorted. "He's probably too embarrassed to say anything."
"Perhaps if this one where not a Hanar, but one of a more intimidating nature
"Wouldn't have changed a thing. Intimidation doesn't get you reliable answers."
"Then why do you do it?"
The Krogan grinned. "Because its good fun. But that's all it is, fun. If you want answers you've got to know how to sweet talk."
"Are you suggesting that you will attempt an interrogation?"
"Me?" The Krogan let out a hearty laugh. "Hell no. I'm classic Krogan. I know how to kill every known creature in the galaxy, but wielding a carrot that's an art I have not mastered, but I do know someone who has."
"Captain. I think I found one." Nathan paused, pushing down on his headset and listening carefully. "Dock 427."
"Get me eyes Commander." Whitley ordered.
"Got a feed. Putting it on the display." The galaxy map quickly faded after the XO's reply, in its place floated a security camera feed. It displayed a docked frigate sporting Cerberus colors. Three figures approached the bridge connecting the dock to the ship. They stopped momentarily discussing something before boarding.
"Captain they're trying to leave." said Nathan after hearing something else through his headset.
"We can't have that. Lieutenant start her up."
"Aye, aye Cap'n!"
The Omaha jolted as the magnetic clams unlatched from the frigate's hull and again when it accelerated away."
Ike glanced back at Whitley. "We'll reach their location in just under forty five seconds."
"C-Sec is giving them some trouble
they just got clearance to leave." Nathan added.
"No sight of her on LADAR yet Captain." reported an officer, frantically bringing up and throwing displays left and right.
If Whitley couldn't intercept the ship before it left the Citadel's proximity they could lose the damn thing; with so many Mass Relays, the Omaha couldn't cover all escape routes.
"Captain I got her on LADAR"
Here we go. "Move to intercept. Ready all weapons."
Nathan came up next to Whitley. "Are you sure that's a good idea Captain?" he whispered so that only his CO could hear.
"No." Whitley admitted frankly.
The LADAR operator called out again, redirecting the attention of the two men. "Entering weapons range Captain."
"Fire at will."
The Cerberus frigate jumped moments after Whitley gave the command.
"Ah crap." groaned Ike.
Whitley shared the sentiment.
Jules couldn't believe her new assignment. Shortly following the first message Jules had received a second one with more detailed instructions.
In it, it said that she was to integrate herself into the life of her target, posing as a new neighbor, watch her and if necessary protect her. Jules was under no circumstances to reveal anything about Phoenix to her charge unless authorized to do so, but she could choose continue to live her current life.
Gee, how thoughtful of them.
Jules angrily chugged her drink, tailing her new responsibility. First Phoenix took away her day off then they moved her without even asking.
"I should definitely have gone back into merc work."