Edward Poesonplanned to be thereevery step of the wayfor Megan’s first outingwith his family. Sheand Allain didn’t havecode names like himand Trinity yet, butthey were still ‘in’.They met up at thelocal governmentalsciencef acility. Meganand Allain were to doreconnaissance for aheist the next evening.
The Poet and the Balanced Stone waited at a nearby café fortheir teenage spies to finish. Even Trinity didn’t know whatEdward wanted at the facility, only that it was a computerfile rather than their usual gold, gems or artefacts.
Megan came along for the incursion as well. The security key she had liftedfrom a guard the day before got them into the top-secret basementarea, and Edwards knowledge of the blueprints of the building got themthrough the maze of corridors.
As the newbie, Megan wassent to watch the stairs atthe entrance to thebasement complex. Edwardwas not expectingcompany, so it would keepher out of trouble and testher loyalty.
Allain was in the rearguard, watching thecorridor while Edwardand Trinity were busyin the room they hadtargeted.
Edward explored the lab foranything extra of value whileTrinity recovered the computerfile. The file name gave her noclues as to its contents, andEdward left her none the wiser.
Trinity went straight home to get back to her sister, but Megan wasinvited to the post-heist meal. They unwound together, discussing whatthey had achieved and how Allain and she could improve.
While Allain did the washing up Edward talked for a long time with Megan one-to-one.He wanted to assess how much guilt she was feeling, whether he was rushing herprogress… he found she was exactly as he hoped.She was proud and excited with what she had helped do but was feeling twinges ofguilt and fear. He explained how this was normal and would pass, that he would havebeen concerned if she was totally okay with becoming a criminal – that would be asign of an unhealthy mind. He was proud of her.
He invited her to stay over, but she decidedshe was too tired and would be better off inher own bed. Sneaking back after curfew andavoiding the cops was something Edward hadtrained her in, so he allowed her to leave.
He wasn’t sure what possessed him to give her a hug goodbye, let alone achaste kiss on the top of her head. Perhaps it was that he missed Trinity’spresence, or that he was particularly proud of Megan. She didn’t seemperturbed so he decided not to let it worry him.
Back in Deasil Street Jen was having a late night too, and she was worried. Going overher paperwork in the run-up to her wedding to Angus had revealed a terrible truth. Ashort letter she hadn’t read during the period following her separation from her ex-husband. Pablo hadn’t signed one final legal document. She was still married to him.
Angus wasn’t angry as she had feared. He knew howstressful moving house was, all she’d missed was one letter.She just had to track down Pablo and get him to sign thedocument finalising their divorce.Jen had no idea where her ex was, but she knew a friend ofhis who still lived in Appaloosa. She’d start with him.
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