"Would you just relax and calm down first!?"
She moved to grab her notebooks on my desk and shoved them in my box.
"How can I?" He looked at her bewildered.
She hated how the world of the rich and powerful operated. Police officers in her district were permanently silenced by money, forever turning a blind eye to the truth and justice. She could not continue working in a place like this. They always said she looked for trouble but was seeking justice and refusing to turn a blind eye at the truth in criminal cases 'trouble'? The other police officers watched her as she walked back and forth, shoving my belongings in the box she had found lying in her house.
"Get out of my way, please."
He moved aside as he watched me pack the rest of her stuff. Actually, it was about time she resigned. She was barely hanging in there with all the injustice she had been witnessing in this police station, especially with Cosmo X. Every case of the Cosmo X Company was the same. Every cop knew that the company tested human beings with their products and that those 'test subjects' always dropped dead in the end with no trace left to find them.
They can't even arrest the company chairman because he has the police, prosecutors, and government at the palm of his hand. Heck, no one has ever seen this man's face. Trash like that who feeds on the powerless and weak don't deserve to live life in luxury. Because she was trying to take out the 'trash,' she was reassigned to the Violent Crimes Unit all the way in Beadville, which was a five-hour drive from here.
"Why don't you just move to the Violent Crimes Unit? Resigning is a bit extreme, don't you think?" he asked her, begging her to think again about my choice.
She sighed. She admitted that resigning when she was told that she would be reassigned to work in Beadville was a bit extreme. Still, she was doing this out of anger, and she definitely does not regret it one bit. The only reason she was reassigned was that she found concrete evidence on the deaths of the people used as lab rats by Cosmo X. Before she could rush to tell her team captain, she was assaulted in her house in, might she add, broad daylight! Was she not livid? Was she not on the verge of exploding? She was feeling all kinds of emotions.
I mean, first of all, Cosmo X sent their men to assault, steal, and destroy the evidence she had been digging up for the past nine months. Secondly, they damaged her house, which was also partly her fault since she fought back by smashing a pot plant on one of the guy's heads. She made sure to "leave her mark" on at least one of those damn men. After all, she was known as the best fighter in her division. Well, now it's her former division since she is resigning. Anyway, after trying to chase those men who had destroyed everything she had worked hard to find, she lost them. So she decided to tell her team captain, and do you want to know what he told her?
"I was this close," she told her team captain, Mr. Rogers, as she ran her fingers through her chestnut brown hair.
Her pale milky skin aching from all the fighting and running she did.
"But they sent their men after me and destroyed all the evidence I had."
"This should tell you to stop," he said, shaking his head.
"Stop? You want me to stop and have more innocent people die?" she was taken aback by his statement.
"You know that Cosmo X has power. Besides, it's not like they only test their products on people. They also test animals," he walked towards the coffee machine and took a cup, poured himself a coffee, and sat leisurely at his chair, his eyes fixated on his coffee.
"So you are telling me that because they also test animals, that makes it okay?" she raised her eyebrow. At that moment, she wanted to punch someone, even him for that matter.
"I'm just saying that the people go there voluntarily. There is no proof that Cosmo X forces them, so just let it go. Look, I know that you are finding this frustrating. You have seen how hopeless it is to fight Cosmo X. I mean, look at you. You're covered in bruises right now. If you go further with them, you won't be assaulted next time, but instead," he looked at her dead in the eyes, "they will kill you, Astoria."
"Nonsense. This whole thing is just absurd," she thought.
"The chief will not accept your resignation," he continued.
She walked towards the Chief's Office, knocked, and was told to enter. She explained the situation to him and do you know what he told her? Actually, she should have known that he was also a chess piece belonging to Cosmo X. He was a mere pawn who would turn a blind eye to their evil actions. He told her that she should let Cosmo X go and reconsider her resignation and instead accept being reassigned to the Violent Crimes Unit. He said she caused too much trouble for the Major Crimes Unit anyway.
What utter nonsense. No way did she want to move to Beadville or to the Violent Crimes Unit. She knew the reason for the reassignment.
"Ria, I know you're upset. I understand that, but this really isn't the way to go about it," Officer Stanley, or as she called him, Stan, sighed.
She sighed and gave him a smile. Stan was upset at what was done to her. They both had passed the police academy exam together. They were both assigned to the Major Crimes Unit three years ago. Time sure does fly. She was 19 years old then, the youngest to be placed in the Major Crimes Unit. She was known as a troublemaker because she always caused a major scene when it came to fighting criminals. When they tried to fight her as they escaped, she would fight back five times as hard. Due to her fighting skills, the criminals always ended up in hospital before being taken in for interrogation, which caused her to be deemed a troublemaker in the Major Crimes Unit.
"I am glad he did not accept your resignation," Stan took her box, which she carried in my arms into his as they walked out of the police station to my car, "It would be a crime to waste your potential like that."
She rolled her green eyes as he put my box in the boot of her car. She walked towards the driver's seat and sat down. She started the engine and put on a smile as she looked at Stan.
"You know they nicknamed you Miss Justice Troublemaker here, right?" he asked her.
She nodded, not really affected by that nickname.
"It's because I'm not someone that's scared of anything. I fight for justice and hate injustice the most," She sighed.
"Looks like I'm off to Beadville today."
Stan nodded. He closed my door and smiled a sad smile.
"Although you will be moving, something tells me you are not giving up on Cosmo X."
Of course, she will not give up on taking down Cosmo X and every stakeholder involved.
She grinned, "You are hundred percent correct," and drove off.