"What the hell is all of this?!" Hannah shielded her entrance with her body.
"The Emperor has issued an Executive Order, the state will be taking this investigation off your flippers from now on," the guard stated through an almost robotic sounding audio device.
"But I've gathered all this evidence with my friends, this case is personal to me!" Hannah shouted.
"That makes your judgment biased based on your involvement in the case, the Senate will compensate Ты for all inconveniences and guarantee your protection," the guard grabbed a walkie. "Civil Protection Unit SD-551 requesting backup...
Hannah finally slumped down, yesterday was a nightmare with a quiet blessing, the preceding two weeks of this investigation had been dragging her by the neck so far, and in all of her experiences, nothing prepared her for such sheer brutality and torment. She just wanted to take the день easy and rest, let her Друзья unwind.
Then the doorbell rang.
Hannah grunted bitterly, slamming her flippers down and stomping her way to the door. Gun in flipper in case it was a "surprise guest". She opened the door to see a handsomely dressed пингвин at her door.
The party was every definition of the word enormous. From the portion sizes of the Еда there, to the building housing the party itself. The building itself was a castellated Casino, with perfectly straight hallways that stretched into nearly infinity both upward and forward. Through the lone gate in the front of the casino sat the first room, a parlor where guests were accommodated and accounted for, lounge seats and ottomans strewn about the area, with the rusted glow of the setting sun through blue slanted windows of ivory slats, and a chandelier of deep sapphire illuminating the interior,...