A TIME TO KILL
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Really! Some people have no civic sense or basic etiquette, thought Tara as she heard the door open with force. She turned back and glared at the girl who walked in, invading the privacy she had needed with the police commissioner. Not that the commissioner was here though. She had been kept waiting without any explanation whatsoever. If this can happen to a high profile reporter like her, God knows what happened to the common people.
She saw a sense of recognition pass through the girls’ eyes. So this girl knew who she was. Tara, though, didn’t recognize seeing this girl anywhere before. Maya. That’s what her ID card read. But however much Tara thought about it, she couldn’t recall seeing this Maya covering any news. Maybe she’s a new recruit, Tara thought, and turned back to face the empty leather chair with a white towel on its headrest.
“I’m so glad to meet you Tara Ma’m”. Tara turned toward the girl and smiled at her, before turning back again.
“Are you here because of your kidnapping? Have they figured out who the culprit is?”
“I have no idea. I’m yet to meet the commissioner you know. As you can see, he’s not here.”
“You’re so brave, getting yourself free and running away like that! I really admire you, Tara Ma’m”
“Thank you, Maya. Do you also have an appointment with the commissioner?”
“Here to get some inside scoop, are you?”
Tara smiled as she saw Maya fidgeting with her ID and glasses. “Are you here for my kidnapping or for the bomb blast?”
“No. No. I mean, of course your kidnapping and the blast in the city is big news, but other reporters are covering these. I’m here about the murder.”
“Oh! You don’t know about the murder? They found a dead body from the sea, no? Wanted to know if they got his identity yet.”
As Tara turned back to face the commissioner’s empty chair, Jennifer smirked. “You’re not the only one with news, bitch” she thought.
This is the last chapter of Week 2. Will update the link to the next chapter as it goes up next week.