The next few days I spent hard at work at the station; though I had yet to meet the sheriff. Truth be told, I was terrified to meet the sheriff. I had heard quite concerning things about them from my coworkers; mostly that they were a real hard ass. I tried not to let it get to me though, all I had to do was make a good first impression; when the time came.
Melissa didn’t think I was ready for a patrol or a crime scene yet; though she claimed I was a natural. My coworkers passed on all the evidence they had gathered to me, leaving me with days filled with staring at a tiny screen with the weight of the world on my shoulders. I couldn’t get anything wrong, they had so many people they could hire, I had to show my worth.
“I normally wouldn’t ask you to do this Scarlet, but we’re all tied down with stuff. Can you take this guy?” Melissa leaned against the doorway, gesturing to the tall blonde in the lobby.
“Of course, I’ll be right on it,” I made sure everything was in order before I made my way to the lobby, making eye contact with the man.
“Roy?!” I had to stop myself from screeching, I was not expecting to see him at all. He should have been back home in Oasis Springs, I knew he didn’t come back here with Brooklyn.
“Scarlet, woah! You’re an officer, nice!” He grinned, hitting my shoulder lightly.
“Right, uh, what are you doing here?” As my tone became more serious his face fell, much to my surprise.
“I have a tournament here today, but I need to report someone. I don’t have any direct association with them but word has been going around that they are bad news,” Aside from my bewilderment that he had a gaming tournament in our sleepy town, my eyebrows raised in curiosity.
“Oh? Do you have a name or description of this person? Do you know of anything they may have done?” I quickly pulled out my notepad, eyeing him expectantly.
“I don’t have a name but he’s tall, brown hair, blue eyes, bearded. I don’t know any specifics. Apparently he has a connection to the hospital somehow and when I heard that I freaked out, because of Brooklyn y'know?” His words were coming out at a million miles an hour, it was clear he was worried.
“How does he have the connection? Do you know anything else that could help this case?” I wanted so badly to just hug him and tell him everything would be alright, but I had to do my job.
“Well he’s not a Newcrest native I’m sure of that. I’ve heard he’s from Windenburg but I can’t confirm that. Apparently he’s been involved in a lot of underground stuff, I don’t know what stuff though,” I jotted down the information in my notepad, listening to him intently.
“Where did you find out about him? Who gave you this information?”
“Word’s been spreading around my team ‘cause apparently he’s sprung up again here in Newcrest. I don’t know how they knew about him,” He clasped his hands together, his fingers tapping against his knuckles lightly.
“Okay, I’ll do what I can do, I’ll be in touch. Don’t be a stranger either, okay? We miss you,” My face softened as I met his again. We were all missing him madly, it didn’t feel right without him in the near vicinity.
“I won’t, thank you so much Scarlet,” He hugged me tightly.
“Officer Scarlet at your service.” I grinned, patting his back lightly. My first case was about to be underway, how coincidental that it was from Roy.