Missing Persons

“How can I help you?” Jay asked, opening the door for his latest client. The girl who entered looked familiar, with her rodential features. Jay searched his mind for the correct moment. Ah, the reason it took him so long was because of how dark it had been when he had met her, how dark it was when he went to see her the second time. “Vlora, wasn’t it?”

She appeared taken aback, flushing slightly under the thin coat of hair that covered her cheeks. “Y-yes.”

“Come in and sit down. I’m afraid my assistant isn’t here right now, so I will have to leave for a moment to prepare the tea myself. Would you like tea? Or coffee?”

Vlora took a few steps in, looking from his face to her feet on the floor. “Actually… just water right now, if that’s all right.”

“Water? Of course. I’ll be just a moment.” He returned with her water, seeing that she had set herself in the correct place, though she seemed uncomfortable with it. “Here you are. Now, how can I help you, Vlora?”

She held the glass with both of her hands, trying not to chew at her lower lip. “I-I don’t got much to pay with, but…”

Jay waved that off. “Tell me what the case is, Vlora. We can talk about that after.”

Vlora nodded, a few too many times than she should have. “My sis’s gone missing. People say she’s left the city like she’d always say she wanted to do, but I don’t think so. I think she’s kidnapped.”

Jay sat down across from her. “One moment. I do need to call my assistant in for this.”

She swallowed. “Is… is there something wrong?”

Jay shook his head. “Well, your sister is missing. But I’m taking the case, so I’d like him to be here.”

If there was one thing Jay wouldn’t turn down, it was a missing persons case.

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