To Feel Something: Chapter 25
Fallout 4 - Sole Survivor x Paladin Danse
Three days. It had taken her three whole days to solve what—looking back on it—was pretty damn obvious. Initiate Clarke had been far too forthcoming from the moment Grey’d approached him about the missing supplies. She’d initially perceived that as a weakness to exploit, get him to confide in her, spill the metaphorical beans on the other officers’ comings and goings. What she failed to remember was that compliance was a basic tactic to redirect suspicion. How she’d managed to forget that in the 12 months—or 211 years—since she’d left JAG Corps was a mystery. An utterly embarrassing one at that.
She and Danse had spent roughly two days interviewing the Logistics Division, or pissing them off, depending on your perspective. To Grey that was part and parcel of investigation, but she’d known many judge advocates and CID officers who’d struggled with that aspect of the job. They were taught to be a part of something bigger than themselves, to rely on the men and women they served with, and then expected to dissect and scrutinize the same lives they previously placed so much trust in. Perhaps that’s why she was hesitant when Lancer-Captain Kells requested both she and Danse investigate the missing supplies. Not that she anticipated the Paladin would intentionally undermine her, but she did worry that the dialectic of brotherhood and suspicion would be tricky for him to bridge. How wrong she was.
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