Taken Under – Rose

Voices in the distance:-

“This is Target Three?”

‘Her name’s Rose.’

‘Is the rig set up?’

‘She’ll feel like she’s there.’

‘Is this what her baseline is?’

‘All the way.’

‘All right. Run it.’

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Taken Under – Anita

Voices in the electronic ether.

‘Where are we with Target 2?’

‘Er, Processing.’

‘Lab Seven is free.’

‘I’ll allocate her to Lab Seven. I’ll see if Zara’s on the duty rota.’

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Den & Lauren, Ch. 2, Scene 12 – “Busted, Part 2”

The train rumbled and lurched as it began to roll out of the railway station. Passengers who had disembarked were queuing up to put their tickets through the turnstile. One person stood waiting on the platform, checking her phone.

‘Excuse me?’

She turned. The man who had called her was carrying a piece of paper with her name on it.

‘Taxi for you,’ the man said.

‘Good,’ said the young Asian woman.

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Den & Lauren, Ch. 2, Scene 12 – “Busted, Part 1”

‘It’s deep at this end.’

It was dark. PC Yvonne Hughes looked up from the churning waters of the lake. A male Detective was approaching her position underneath a street light. The police officer was clean-shaven, with long, thin face, and a shock of sandy hair that looked grey under the streetlight. It was the Detective who had spoken.

‘Yes, Detective Sergeant Reeves,’ PC Hughes said, showing him the notations she was making in her standard issue pocket notebook. ‘I was first on scene. I was on patrol nearby when the call came in. Some kids had reported a stolen car sinking into the waters of the lake.’1

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Den & Lauren, Ch. 2, Scene 11 – “Loving Touch”

‘ごちそうさまでした,’ said Isao Tanaka, dabbing the corners of his mouth with a silk handkerchief. He set down his chopsticks beside the empty rice bowl, took in the empty bowls of the feast which Lauren had laid out before him, and smiled. Go-chisō-sama deshita!

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Den & Lauren, Ch. 2, Scene 10 – “Board Games”

Yvonne Hughes entered the Posta Cafe, trailing dripping rain from her coat. She wiped her feet on the mat, before heading towards the counter, to where Belinda was serving.

She ordered her usual cappuccino from Belinda, and found a table in the corner where she could see everybody, as well as anyone who came in the door.

‘It’s quiet here,’ she said, as Belinda came over to swab the table clean with a damp cloth.

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