Miller Bryant: …..So, it’s recording me now?
Commander Tyreman: Yes, it’s a new Purina enforcement mechanoid. The C.A had them built to aid it’s officers.
Bryant: It’s a bit conspicuous isn’t it?
Tyreman: You’re to be given a different one, one that looks like a regular labourer ‘mech. That is along with your reassignment.
Bryant: I’m being reassigned?!
Tyreman: Yes, you’re being assigned to C.A.R.D effective immediately. I recommended you for the position, you always wanted to go off world. Well now’s your chance.
Bryant: Do I have much of a choice?
Tyreman: No, the decision has already been made. Here, I already have a case for you. It’s from Earth, a human trafficking case, 30 people are on there way to Kuiper Station who shouldn’t be and it’s your job to take them back. The details of the case have already been sent to your PDA for you to read on your way to Kuiper Station.
Bryant Earth huh? Never been, I’ve heard the stories. Is it a kidnapping or…?
Tyreman: ….We can’t be certain whether it was forced or voluntary. Either way these people left earth without permission, nor had any of them been chosen for state colony programmes or had the money to buy any property off world. Your job is to arrest them and bring them back. The crew of the Jellico are also to be arrested, use of force has been authorised should you need to use it, there isn’t much backup out there.
Bryant: Anything else?
Tyreman: Here, your new badge. This gives you jurisdiction anywhere outside of Earth. Don’t flash it around too much. You’ve been given a ship too, and a pilot, her name is Amanda Hardway, one of the best C.A pilots we have on Mars. She’ll be waiting for at 9am tomorrow at the C.A dock at the space port. Another thing, make sure to go by the armoury they have a few items for you as well as a new firearm. You best get going and get sorted before you leave. Make sure to record reports to your ‘mech.
Bryant stands up and heads to the door
Bryant: Yes ma’am?
Tyreman: Good luck.
Miller leaves the room
Tyreman: ’Mech stop recording.