I was in the ancient warehouse practicing with one of two old replica crossbow pistols. I am a architect and this whole area was scheduled to be destroyed so more huge sky buildings could be built. The crossbows only had a light pull so they weren’t considered deadly weapons. I had three dozen of the small bolts and was aiming across the empty space.

When I heard the yelling I crossed to the broken window and looked out to see three men facing another. I blinked and pulled my comm and started to take pictures in case they vandalized something. One pulled a pistol and shot the man several times in the body. Another man looked around and saw me before jerking a compact weapon out and firing at the window.

I fell back with a tearing, burning pain ripping through my chest, left shoulder and upper left arm. I fell to the floor and crawled away from the window as more bullets exploded through it and the wall beside it. I fumbled for the crossbow and looked around for somewhere to hide. I looked at the door as the firing stopped and lifted the crossbow pistol.

It was moments before the man came through the door holding the weapon. I aimed at his head and squeezed the trigger. Normally the bolt wouldn’t have penetrated the skull but this time it struck the man’s left eye and went through his brain. He went straight back and down as I struggled to pull the string back and put another bolt in place.

No one else came in as I finally pointed the crossbow at the door. It was a few minutes before I heard police sirens outside. What followed was doctors and a hospital followed by police detectives with a thousand questions. When I identified the man that had killed the other, they had looked at each other.

His name was Dagger Sinter and he was the biggest criminal boss in the city. Four hours later I was in a small apartment in a sky building with two of six marshals and two dozen cameras watching everything and everywhere. The man I had identified was the boss of a large gang.

They had brought everything I had on me in the warehouse and bought a couple of changes of clothes. The pain meds made me really groggy and after everything I needed to get clean. I sealed the bandages before fumbling through a shower. I managed to get dressed as two other marshals came to relieve the ones with me.

A stunning brunette stepped into my room as I tried to slip the mocs on, “Mr Silver?”

I looked up and she smiled before kneeling, “let me.”

She slipped the mocs on and I heard one of the others through the door say, “who’s that?”

A second later an explosion ripped the front door off and shook the apartment. The woman pushed me towards a corner of the room, “stay there!”

I heard automatic shots like in the warehouse and looked around as the woman pulled a pistol and aimed at the bedroom door. My pack was on the bed and I opened it to pull out the second crossbow pistol. I slowly cocked it and fished in the pack for a bolt before putting it in. I shifted and held it up as the shooting stopped.

A few moments later the door shattered and the woman marshal twisted away. I aimed as she started to turn back and a man stepped in with a gun pointed towards her. I fired straight through his temple and he dropped. The marshal fired into another man that had been behind the first as I cocked the crossbow and put another bolt in.

It was a minute before she moved to the door and then a shot sounded and she went back and down. I took three steps and looked out as I aimed. The man was just standing from the other room across the hall and taking a step. I squeezed the trigger and the bolt flashed across the hall and into his throat.

I turned to kneel beside the marshal as she gasped and took her pistol before looking at the door. Another men stepped in and started to lift what looked like a extremely large bore gun. I didn’t even lift the pistol as I fired three times and struck him in the stomach and chest. The woman grabbed my hand and I looked at her as she sat up, “your alive.”

She pulled her gun out of my hand as she gasped, “they hit my vest.”

I helped her up and hesitated before going to each of the men to pull their weapons away. I also grabbed any spare ammo as I tried to watch the end of the hall with the marshal pointing her gun. I moved back into my room to shove everything into my pack. I cocked the crossbow and slipped another bolt into place before struggling to put the pack on.

I moved to the door and looked at the marshal before taking a step. She reached out to grab my shoulder, “stay here.”

I looked at her, “they found me with you marshals protecting me. I’m not staying where they can find me.”

I pulled away and she cursed as she followed. I peeked around the hall corner and knelt to check the marshal on the floor. I didn’t feel a pulse and moved across to kneel beside another. He was dead too and just one look told me the third was also dead. I moved to the shattered front door and looked out before stepping out.

The marshal followed as she used her comm and I went past the lift and down to a utility room. I hesitated and then pulled my pocket knife to pry the scan plate cover off. I unplugged and changed a couple of fiber wires and the door slid aside. I replaced the wires and closed the plate before I stepped in as the marshal followed, “what the hell are you doing?”

I looked back as I crossed to what looked like a large closet door, “most people don’t even know building maintenance has their own lifts.”

I opened the closet door and touched the call button, “this is on a separate maintenance monitoring system so anyone watching won’t know we are using it unless they are watching the maintenance feed.”

I stepped in and she followed as the lift dropped all the way down into the sub basement. I led the way out with her trying to move around me. I let her and she opened the door and looked around before starting towards the stairs. I cleared my throat and she stopped to look at me. I tilted my head the other way and started down the wide plasticrete hallway.

At a door that said electrical I remembered and used a general maintenance code and the door slid aside. I went in and started down the stairs with large pipes on one side. The marshal caught up, “what the hell is this?”

I smiled, “this is how the building gets power and water.”

She looked around as I stopped at the four way intersection and used a power grid comp. I pulled up the city grid map and followed a route from us to the city central police building. I shut it down and turned to start walking. I glanced at her a few minutes later, “I’m Tye.”

She glanced at me, “Marshal Jinn Diamond.”

I smiled, “I hope you are a good Jinn.”

She smiled, “good enough.”

It wasn’t long before the adrenalin wore off and I felt the pain return as if I had never taken any pain meds. It was a good thing we weren’t that far from the police building. At every other major intersection I stopped to check the city grid map. I was glad when we got to the police building and led the way up the stairs to the sub basement hallway.

I went down to the utility room and used the general maintenance code to open the door. I crossed to a building maintenance comp and accessed the central data net to enter a password and user code. I shut it off and grinned as I headed to the lift. This time I used the password and user code to override the lift so it wasn’t monitored.

I started it up and we went all the way to the top floor before it stopped. I restored the normal lift operation and led Jinn out. I caught her as she headed towards the door and nodded to a ladder on the wall. I moved to the ladder, “wait for me to turn the lights on up there.”

I hesitated as I anticipated the pain this was going to cause. I used a snap to hold the crossbow and reached up with my right hand as I stepped onto the first rung. I used my feet and not my arms to climb up and paused at the ceiling hatch. I reached up to push the open pad and it slid open. I climbed up and carefully stepped out of the hatch before feeling to the right.

I touched the panel and a dim light came on. I glanced down at Jinn, “come up.”

I waited until she was up and knelt to touch the close pad. I stood and looked around before starting off, “each sky building has four sections with maintenance lifts. This would be considered the attic, the clearance is only two and a half meters.”

Jinn cleared her throat, “what are we doing here?”

I turned a corner and touched an open button and a door slid aside, “We need someplace to hide.”

I reached in and touched the light switch, “this is our bathroom.”

She looked in and then took a step, “you’re kidding?”

I stepped in and grinned at the huge shower and sink as well as a regular toilet, “The showers were for emergencies.”

She looked at me and bit her lip, “close the door.”

I blinked, “why?”

She sighed, “I need to pee and you are not leaving my sight.”

I grinned and closed the door before turning to face the door, “go ahead.”

She giggled, “turn around Tye.”

I turned and watched as she undid and pushed her pants down before sitting on the toilet. She even spread her legs as she looked at me and started to pee. Her trimmed pussy was beautiful and I finally shook myself before walking to the cabinet across from the toilet. I opened it and grinned when I found a plastic wrapped roll of toilet paper.

I turned and handed it to her. She accepted it and looked past me, “is that a towel?”

I nodded as I looked at her pussy and she opened the toilet paper, “strip.”

I looked at her and she nodded to the shower. I took the pack off and undressed and that was when I noticed all the blood on my clothes. I looked up as Jinn stripped and she smiled before pushing me into the shower. We didn’t have soap or shampoo but at least the water was warm. I had to grin when she rubbed her breasts on me and giggled.

I reached between her legs to finger her slit and she spread her legs more to let me. It was a minute before she was panting and shuddering as she humped against my hand. She finally pushed me back, “we need to find a bed.”

I shut the water off and reached out for the towel and dried her before myself. I was carefully of the seal around my bandages and turned her and wrapped the towel around her when I was done. I gathered my clothes and swung my pack over my good shoulder, “one bed coming up.”

She laughed as I opened the door and peeked out. I shut the light off, “hold onto the pack.”

I used the floor plan as my guide and walked on the plasticrete floor towards the east. I could have turned on the dim lights but didn’t. The wide window filled the room I came to and let in light. I moved to one side and pulled a couple of wide sealed plastic bundles away from the wall. I put two together and added two more going the other way.

I pulled out a third and set my pack and clothes on it. I opened my pack as Jinn set her clothes down, “that is a bed?”

I pulled the small stuff bag out of my pack and then the light fiber blanket out of the stuff bag. I shook it out and then spread it over the bundles, “it is now.”

She grinned as she tossed her gun and comm onto the bed and pushed me onto it. I wiggled back as she stalked after me and straddled my waist. She rubbed my chest before lifting and slowly working my thick cock into her. She groaned and wiggled to get more in before starting to rock.

It was a minute before my cock was buried and pushing against the back of her pussy. She shuddered as her pussy squeezed and began to thrust and rub back and forth. It took a minute for her to start shaking and panting. Her pussy was clenching and grasping my cock as she jerked and bounced.

She dropped onto me and rolled over, pulling me with her. She kissed me when I shoved into her nice and deep and screamed into my mouth. I fucked her with long, deep thrusts as she wrapped her legs around me and started thrashing and bucking. I continued to fuck as I rode her wildly spasming body.

Several minutes later she was still convulsing as I shoved all the way into her and kissed her while I peed cum. She screamed again as her pussy gripped and milked my cock. It was awhile before I stopped cumming but she continued to shudder for another minute before relaxing with a sigh.

I pulled out and rolled her onto her stomach as she looked back at me and moved back over her. She grinned as I pushed into her slimy pussy and started to fuck her with long strokes. I fucked her for two hours before we stopped. I was laying behind her with my arm around her when her comm went off.

I lifted my head as she looked at the tiny screen before sitting up to answer it, “yes?”

She looked at me, “Mr Silver is still with me.”

She frowned, “how did you get my number commander?”

She moved to the side of the bed, “you do not need to know where we are and I am not coming in to answer questions. Call my commander and he will...”

She looked at me, “you have the surveillance vids from the safe house.”

She stood and walked to the window ignoring the fact that she was naked, “if the vids have gone missing you need to call my commander or the attorney general’s office. Copies were automatically sent to both offices as well as a secure government comp.”

She turned and looked at her phone, “your stalling.”

She hung up, “get dressed.”

I moved out of bed and quickly dressed before grabbing the blanket and stuffing it into the bag. I was putting it into the pack when I heard something. My hand was on the extremely large bore gun and I brought it out and looked at the doorway. Jinn was turning as the two men in black military uniforms stepped in.

One had a gun like the one I was carrying and I fired. I blinked as the whole area exploded and the two were thrown back. Jinn was moving as two more stepped in and shot the first in the face before shooting the second as he lifted a short barreled assault rifle. I grabbed my pack as I heard a lot of explosions and firing below us.

Jinn was looking into the other room as I knelt and started stripping the men. She almost growled, “what are you doing!”

I yanked the vest and equipment belt with holster off, “how many bullets do you have left?”

She didn’t answer as I slipped the vest on and moved to the next man. I pulled it off quickly and held it out to Jinn with the rifle. I got the vests and equipment from the men Jinn had shot before shoving everything into my now full pack. I closed it and put it on as I stood and started through the door.

She tried to stop me and I pulled her after me, “quiet.”

I left the lights off as I felt my way from room to room. I ignored the utility room we had used to get up here and went all the way across the building. I stopped and felt around before kneeling and pushing the open pad. Jinn knelt and pointed her weapon down into the room but it was empty. She went down and I started after her, stopping to close the hatch.

I used the code to call the lift and then my code and password to cancel the monitoring. I restored it when we reached the sub basement. I led Jinn to the other door and let her check it before heading for the electrical door. I was thinking ahead, trying to think of where we could go. I remembered a resort on the other side of the city with serious engineering problems.

We just need to get there, I looked around before checking the nearest city grid map. I smiled as I turned to start off and walked quickly as Jinn walked beside me. She looked pissed and I smiled, “save it for when you catch whoever is hunting me.”

She snorted and then chuckled, “you do know that weapon you are carrying is a breacher and fires explosives.”

I glanced at the gun and grinned, “it seemed to do a good job.”

I stopped at the panel I needed and then looked further down the hall. I smiled, “stay here.”

I walked to the inset box twenty feet away and used my pocket knife to open it. I looked at Jinn and she walked to me and I shook my head as I held out my hand, “let me see your comm.”

She hesitated before pulling it out and handing it to me. I turned to pull a tiny wire with a plug from the box. I slipped it into comm before starting to enter a set of commands. I grinned when I was done and handed it back, “when you use it now anyone looking is going to have fun.”

I closed the box and headed back to the panel. Jinn caught up, “what did you do?”

I opened the panel to revel a shaft with a ladder, “I linked the comm id to the city comm grid. If anyone is looking it will show the comm is everywhere in the city.”

I looked at Jinn, “close the panel and follow me down.”

I pulled my pack off to push the breacher in before putting it back on and kneeling. I backed into the shaft and onto the ladder before starting down. I could feel the wetness seeping from the wounds under the pack strap. It was a long way down before I stepping onto a floor and felt around to turn on the lights. I turned back and reached out to help Jinn.

She growled as she stepped off the ladder, “climbing down a shaft in the dark is not my idea of fun.”

I grinned as I walked down the hall and onto a dim platform beside a large plastic tube. Jinn followed me and looked around as I went to the terminal, “this is an emergency maintenance tube. Its used to transport people or engineers to different places using magnetic grav pulses.”

I turned to look at the tube and a section lifted before a capsule moved out of a wall slot. It dropped into the tube and the side opened to revel a seat with another in front of it. I gestured, “the front seat is yours.”

She hesitated before walking to the capsule and looking in. She looked at me and I gestured, “after you.”

Jinn grumped as she climbed in and settled into the seat, “its comfortable.”

I smiled as I pulled the pack off and climbed in. I put the pack between my legs as I touched the screen on the other arm of the seat. The capsule closed and Jinn turned to look back as I selected the destination before pushing the green button. The capsule started slow and quickly went faster until we were speeding through a dark plastic tube.

I leaned back and sighed, “Twenty minutes.”

Jinn sat back and I heard her take a breath. It seemed like a long time before the capsule slowed and pulled to a stop. I use the screen to open the capsule and climbed out. I put the pack on as my shoulder throbbed and waited for Jinn. I crossed to the terminal and a moment later the capsule closed before being lifted and moved into the racks in the other wall.

I turned to head for the narrow hall, ignoring the other door and Jinn caught up, “where does the other door go?”

I glanced at it as I turned the hall light on, “the tram.”

I led her back to the ladder and looked up into darkness. I looked at Jinn, “remember how the panel opened?”

She nodded and I gestured, “you first.”

Jinn smiled as she walked towards the ladder and started climbing. It took me longer and then we followed the city grid map. In the utility room under the resort I used the maintenance comp to add a user name and password. We went up to the next floor where I used the new code and password to enter a housekeeping room.

Since it was so early in the morning no one was around. I used the housekeeping comp to bypass the resort data net and add a new guest in a room for a week starting three days ago. While Jinn watched I used the maintenance code to enter the lost and found. I pulled shirts and pants and coats off shelves and stuffed them into a travel case that had been left in a room.

I locked the door behind us and went to a large storage closet. I opened a pillowcase after giving the travel case to Jinn. I filled the pillowcase with meal packs and snacks before opening another and filling it with bottles of flavored water. I carried both out and closed the door before we left.

We used the maintenance lift up to the twenty fifth floor. Before leaving the maintenance room I used my maintenance code and password to turn everything on in the room. Jinn peeked out before leading me out and down the hall and around to the room. My code opened the door and I walked into the suite and smiled at Jinn as I set the water and food down, “strip.”

She looked at me and raised an eyebrow and I waved, “we are safe and have a bathroom with a shower and towels.”

I shrugged, “sorry but you smell a little cummy.”

Jinn grinned as she dropped the travel case and started stripping, “well you’re the one that got me that way.”

I grinned, “it was wonderful too.”

I took the pack off and carefully removed my shirt to look at the bloody bandages. Jinn moved closer and turned me as she looked, “you didn’t say anything about these opening.”

I started removing the sealed bandages, “there wasn’t anything we could do.”

She shook her head and pulled me after her, “first we wash them and then I will see if we can get someone...”

I squeezed her hand, “no. If I need a bandage we can raid the floor emergency care closet.”

She pulled me into the bathroom and across to the shower, “and if you need the stitches redone?”

I frowned as she started stripping my pants off, “then I’ll show you how to make tape stitches.”

I let her wash me and winched at the soap as she washed the seeping wounds. I finally pushed her hands away and started washing her, “do you have anyone Jinn?”

She looked into my face as I worked, “no.”

I turned her and started on her back and butt, “me either.”

Jinn turned and reached out to shut the water off, “how do I find the emergency care closet?”

I pulled her out and handed her a towel. I dried off, “first we dress and then we look for it down the hall. It will have a large blue cross on the door. I will have to use the maintenance code and password so the alarm doesn’t go off.”

She shook her head, “You are staying here.”

I smiled and pulled her out to the travel case she had dropped and dumped it, “clean clothes.”

She picked through it and found a long shirt that went to her thighs. She grinned and I gave her my password and code before showing her on a floor map beside the door how to find the emergency care closet. I took a pain pill while she was gone and three minutes later she was back with a large bag.

She pushed me onto the couch before starting to clean and bandage the wounds again. I turned on a popular vid as I tried to ignore the pain until Jinn was finished. She pulled her shirt off and looked at what else we had before grabbing a bottle of water. She started going through the things I had taken from the men.

She looked at me, “did you notice the hand guns they were carrying?”

I shrugged, “I really don’t know much about guns. My crossbow pistols are the closest I ever got.”

She shook her head, “these are grav pulse rail pistols, large bore rail pistols.”

I just looked at her and she sighed, “we don’t even have these yet.”

I looked at the harness I had dropped, “the breacher didn’t look new.”

She shook her head and held up the assault rifle I had given her, “But these are. They are like the grav pulse pistols and brand new.”

I watched as she began sorting everything into two sets, one with my breacher. I started to yawn and she glanced at me before pulling me off the couch and back to the large bedroom. I caught her arm when she pushed me into bed, “don’t leave everything out in the other room.”

She bent to kiss me before turning to walk out. I woke to daylight in the window and Jinn sitting Indian fashion while cleaning her weapon. I glanced at the timekeeper beside the bed before sitting up, “we need to eat.”

She smiled, “everything is on the dresser.”

I looked and nodded before climbing out of bed, “did you call anyone?”

She nodded, “my commander. Someone keeps putting you on the most wanted site.”

I looked at her, “by name and for what?”

She shrugged, “you are a thief and murder.”

I went through the meal packs and selected one. I looked at her as she slid off the bed, “you have to be in court tomorrow morning at nine.”

I walked out and went to the room warmer to put the meal pack in and heat it. I returned to the bedroom to eat and glanced at my full looking pack, “did you put food and water in the pack?”

She grinned, “yes.”

After I ate I went to the bathroom and returned to see Jinn laid back fingering her pussy, “want to help me Tye?”

I grinned as I moved onto the bed, “I would love to help you.”

I kissed her as I settled between her legs and pushed into her warm pussy. I slowly pushed until my cock was all the way inside her before pulling back and starting to fuck her. I began slow but that didn’t last as Jinn lifted her legs and clutched at me, “yes!”

It was a couple of minutes before I was fucking her hard and deep as she wailed. Her tight pussy was grasping and clenching around my cock each time I thrust into her. Several minutes later she was thrashing around and kicking the bed. I finally buried my cock and kissed her while pumping spurts of cum.

Jinn jerked and tilted her hips as I kept spewing into her. When I stopped she shuddered and then grinned as she hugged me, “from behind.”

It was like the night before, I fucked her three more times before laying beside her holding and caressing her body. That was when we heard the shots and Jinn sat up and I looked at her, “did you tell your commander what room we are in?”

She shook her head as we both moved off the bed and reached for clothes. I struggled into the vest and weapon harness before grabbing my pack. I grabbed the breacher and hesitated before dumping meals and snack from the dresser into the pillowcase. I found the other pillowcase on the cooler and shoved the bottles of water in.

I walked out and found Jinn at the door and smiled as I turned to the vid and switched it on. She hissed at me as I entered the maintenance code and the floor number and the code for surveillance. The screen split until I was looking at several hallways, “it looks like several teams. The closest is two doors down with one in the hall. All the others are in other hallways.”

I switched the channel and shut it off before walking to the door, “time to go.”

She looked at me and I smiled as I opened the housekeeping cabinet and reached in to lift the bottom to show a shaft, “keep your feet together.”

I removed the pack and dropped it and the two pillowcases before climbing in and looking at her, “try to close the cabinet before you drop.”

I shifted and put my arms across my chest as I started to drop into the dark. It felt like forever before I suddenly dropped out of the shaft and into a large laundry cart. I moved quickly to grab the pack and pillowcases before climbing out next to the door. I waited and Jinn finally dropped out of the shaft.

I smiled, “you had me worried.”

She stood and glanced around, “I can’t believe we didn’t break something.”

I helped her out and turned to use my code to open the door, “the housekeeping shafts are required to have anti grav bands to slow anything dropped down the shaft.”

Jinn pulled me back and peeked out, “where are we?”

I smiled and followed her out, “the housekeeping sub basement.”

I pulled her down the hall and to a set of stairs, “did you tell your commander about using the maintenance systems?”

Jinn growled, “no.”

On the next level we went down into the passages and I headed towards the panel to the emergency maintenance tube, “where is the last place they would look?”

Jinn cleared her throat, “I would have said the police building.”

I grinned and stopped at a comm box. I used my knife to open it and used Jinn’s comm and took a minute before looking at Jinn before whispering, “Jinn Diamond... Tye Silver... at... Dagger Sinter’s... hiding... military armory... spaceport...”

I pulled my comm out and shut the box, “that should keep them busy.”

Jinn looked at me, “I don’t understand.”

I headed towards the panel down to the emergency maintenance tube, “I remembered a news vid that said the criminals had a comm search program that listened for key words, I just gave ours and targets.”

I grinned, “let them try to search the starport and carry a weapon or attack the military armory.”

She snorted, “they are crazy but not suicidal.”

Our trip back across the city in the maintenance tube was a quiet and I had time to consider. This time I led Jinn up and under the huge building that was the city courts building. In the maintenance utility room in the sub basement I accessed the building info net. I added my password and user code before starting a search.

I found the floor and court I was supposed to be in and started checking the judges chambers. I grinned when I found the empty one and altered the room code and user info. I shut down the comp and grinned at Jinn as I led her out and started walking through the sub basement hallways, “we need to get to the far maintenance room to use that lift.”

She glanced at me, “what building is this?”

I grinned, “the court building.”

Her eyes widened and then narrowed, “they will be looking for you here.”

I nodded, “that is why we need to use the other maintenance utility room. That lift will get us to the tenth floor and straight across from a set of empty judge chambers.”

I grinned at her, “it is still furnished. The old judge died and the one that replaced him is using another set.”

Ten minutes later she was peeking out a utility room door before signaling and walking straight across to use the code I had given her. The door slid open and I walked across the hall and into the chambers. I looked around as Jinn closed the door and I crossed to the desk to set the pillowcases and my pack on it.

I stripped out of the weapon harness and sighed as I went to sit on the long synth leather couch. I grinned as Jinn followed to put everything on the desk and then start stripping. She grinned at me, “strip.”

I stood and undressed and sat down again as she crossed and straddled me. She pushed down onto my cock and wiggled to get it all the way into her before leaning back to look at the bandages, “it doesn’t look like you are bleeding again.”

I cupped her breasts as her warm pussy tightened, “I would care if I was right now?”

She grinned and then laughed and bounced, “distracted?”

I groaned and tugged on her nipples, “yeah.”

She thrust back and forth and rubbed her pussy on me as my cock pushed against her cervix. She shuddered as her pussy tightened and then kissed me as she began to spasm. She moaned into my mouth as we kept kissing and her thrusts became erratic. I shook my head and turned to lay her down on the couch before shifting until I was on top.

I began to fuck her with long deep thrusts and she lifted and spread her legs as she clutched me. I continued to fuck her firmly and she started to convulse as her pussy milked my cock. It was several minutes before I thrust into her and kissed her as I began spurting. She jerked and her pussy tightened as she lifted her hips while I pumped sperm through her cervix.

After I stopped I pulled out and moved as she lay back panting. I rubbed her leaking slit and she shuddered and groaned before looking at me. We spent the day planning and had lunch and dinner before she opened the leather synth couch to make a bed. I fucked her or she did me another six times before we fell asleep.

I woke to her moving off the bed and walking to the bathroom. I moved off the bed to follow her and checked the time. There was a small shower and we took turns before dressing. I left all the weapons in the room with my pack but took out my bloody comm. Jinn looked at me as I sat and turned it on.

I went to the picture galley as I remembered what had happened. I started as I realized I had kept my finger on the button and it had the whole thing I had seen frame by frame. I grinned as Jinn shook her head and pulled me up, “stay behind me.”

I held her hips and looked into her eyes, “will I see you after?”

She sighed and caressed my face, “I don’t know.”

She turned and checked the time before leading me to the door. We left and walked down the back hallway to the witness door at the courtroom I was supposed to appear in. It was awhile before the preliminary hearing started and the clerk called my name through the intercom for attendance.

There was a huge pause when I answered and then I was asked to step into the courtroom. What followed was chaos especially when I told the judge and court that I had taken pictures of the murder. Jinn rushed me out when I was excused but this time there were a dozen heavily armed marshals and the army waiting to take me to a bunker on base.

Dagger Sinter was killed an hour later by an unknown man. I glanced up when Jinn stepped into the small office with another man, “Want a job working with me?”

I grinned, “what are we going to do?”

She smiled, “protect witnesses.”
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