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  1. Niamh O'Rourke

    Niamh O'Rourke Protogen Researcher

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    Lucrezia was careful with her words, offering Löwe cooperation but within limits. Where able, was a delightfully ambiguous phrase that she could use to weasel out of several lines of questioning. She hadn't even mentioned the possible stress and trauma that her client had suffered from the whole sordid affair.

    She didn't give him much of a chance to wait. A blunt explanation of what she was offering before she steepled her fingers and locked eyes with him. Löwe blustered, his face screwing up. "Fine, immunity and be damned" he muttered, "You'll get what you want Lucrezia but I want my testimony" he said, jabbing a finger at her. For all his pomp and noise, he knew he'd been outfoxed but he was damned if he knew how exactly it had come about.

    "A nice little feather in your cap taking the easy case" a trace sulky even though half an hour before he'd been inflated with the delight of assuming he'd an open and shut case. Now he had the gall to make it sound like he was the one carrying the cross while she relaxed.
     
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    Lucrezia Dionisi Hell in High Heels

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    Ever the gracious winner, Lucrezia afforded him the parting shot without riposte. Victory needn’t be loud.

    Quiet, subtle, and absolute; that was more her style.

    After his concession, the meeting didn’t last much longer. Löwe agreed to take it up the chain, and Miss Dionisi promised to extract whatever she could from the poor, grief-stricken girl. It wouldn’t be much, of course – just enough to whet the appetite of the DA and get him to sign off on the deal.

    It was with a sour expression that the prosecutor collected his belongings again. In the three years that had passed since their last bout, Löwe had endeavored to forget how bitter defeat tasted when it was Lucrezia smiling on the other side of the table.

    The reminder was… unwelcome.

    “Say hello to Valerie for me, Percival,” she said as they shook hands.

    “We really ought to take you and Azim out to dinner sometime soon.”

    “Of course. I’ll ask him tonight.”

    It would never happen. Lucrezia escorted him to the door with a smile nonetheless, and maintained it precisely until the heavy mahogany clicked closed again.

    She relaxed her shoulders and exhaled.

    “I trust your concerns have been put to rest, Miss O’Rourke?”
     
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    Niamh O'Rourke Protogen Researcher

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    Niamh had been scarcely able to take a breath. In between all the legal wrangling and discussion, she'd latched onto the parts that she could understand. She was getting off the hook? She kept her mouth shut, not wanting to jeopardise it at the last moment. This was actually happening? She watched in stunned silence while Lucrezia escorted her defeated opponent to the door and had the usual false pleasantries.

    The pretence of friendliness evaporated the moment the door had shut. Lucrezia allowed herself a moment to let her shoulders sag before she focused on her client. Niamh fought back the irrational urge to just run up and give her a hug. "How the fuck did you do that?" she blurted out, her voice disbelieving. She'd been assured of Lucrezia's quality, the lawyer had been confident enough from the outset, but she hadn't truly believe it would come to pass.

    Her hands turned to face palm up, silently demanding How. "You actually did it" she squeaked, "I-I mean, that's me done and dusted yeah?" it was slowly seeping. Her hand came to run through her hair. She shook her head and slumped back in the chair, exhaling with an explosive sigh. "Thank Christ". A grin started to appear on her face.
     
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    Lucrezia Dionisi Hell in High Heels

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    Another psychopath ecstatic to have evaded the long hand of the law. Lucrezia wondered sometimes if she shouldn’t wonder how it had come to this.

    Then she remembered – she was brilliant at her job.

    A smile was once more in place on her lips as she turned around to face the girl. The exhilarating rush of I’m not going to prison affected everyone differently. First-time offenders were usually the most emotional, like Miss O’Rourke herself.

    The squeaking, particularly; Lucrezia could’ve gone without. The longer Niamh’s celebration dragged on, the more she was realizing she preferred the clipped tone the scientist had taken at their first meeting. At least then she’d demanded some respect.

    Now she just reminded Lucrezia of what she truly was – a girl still in her twenties, and already picking blood from under her fingernails.

    Prendìl ppe’tramente’ song giovanì…

    “All but in writing, yes,”
    she answered, striding back to the table to gather her notes. “I expect a call from the DA in the next few days. He might request your presence for the consultation, but I doubt it— You played your role well, Miss O’Rourke.”

    Straightening again, Lucrezia continued in a stricter tone. “That doesn’t give you leave to assume your usual self, however. Until your digital signature on that immunity deal isn’t logged into Jursys, you will continue to sell your sob story.”

    “After that… well. Hopefully, we never see each other again.”
     
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  5. Niamh O'Rourke

    Niamh O'Rourke Protogen Researcher

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    Here in the conference room with only Lucrezia as her witness, Niamh could let her hair down. She was giddy with relief, like a girl finding out she'd passed her exams and gotten into college. Her lawyer was a bit more restrained, explaining that there would still be some more formalities for them to deal with before it became official. And acknowledgement that she'd done very well acting out her part.

    The smile was wiped off her face as Lucrezia's voice hardened. She'd had the satisfaction of seeing an opponent squirm, she wasn't going to have it lost now because of her client's stupidity. She didn't want Niamh out celebrating with champagne in a nightclub while bragging about how she'd gotten off the hook. "I wasn't going to" she said, sullenness creeping into her voice.

    "Agreed". She'd had enough put downs and reprimands from Mrs Dionisi to last her a lifetime. She swallowed her pride for a moment though, "Thank you. Your reputation is there for a reason". Not overly warm but it was honest, the begrudging acknowledgement of professional skill.
     
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    Lucrezia Dionisi Hell in High Heels

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    On another day, Letizia might’ve said ‘Of course it is’. With the sweet taste of victory on her tongue, however, it wasn’t difficult to bite back the remark and simply… smile.

    “Don’t squander your freedom, Miss O’Rourke,” she intoned with that same honey on her voice.

    Lucrezia lingered only so long as it took to push the heavy door open. Niamh was left alone in the room, the sharp click of Louboutins soon attenuated by distance.
     
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