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Mismatch
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Location: Over yonder hill

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I leaned back in my office chair, which emitted the usual creaking in complaint, and took another sip of the cheap scotch from my water bottle. It had been a productive week, but one case still nagged me. Hyacinth.

I fetched Gimp from the closet and fed him a weetabix


"Talk to me Gimp. Talk to me about hyacinth"
Gimp mask recoiled, breadcrumbs flying from his mouth.
"Isn't he smiley boss? I thought we solved that one."
I nodded. Slowly.
"Yeah, we were sure. But the Jewish connection still bothers me. Hyacinth. Flower. Flower. Jew. Thor Kauffman. And now atoga dropped a Nicolai in my Sunday dinner. Will this be the one who got away? It's keeping me up at night dammit. Talk to me Gimp."
Gimpmask trudged along the walls of the office clearly disconcerted.
"He's probably Swedish, but we're not sure. Talked about Baltic people in the coin thread. Do we know anyone of the old guard with a Baltic connection?"

I smiled. That was why I kept him around. Keeps me focused.
"Good observation Gimp. But coin thread. Coins. We're back to Jews and Kauffman again. Tho' I need you to look into the Baltic connection, wil you do that for me gimpmask?"

Gimp nodded, and left the office.
I lit a cigarette, leaned back, and took another sip from the water bottle. Sheesh, this case was gonna be the death of me.

TBC
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Mismatch
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Posts: 2335
Location: Over yonder hill

PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

When sleep suddenly left me I found myself still sitting behind my desk. I groggily checked my wrist watch.
06:30. Where was Gimpmask? Why wasn't he back yet?
I had thought the baltic connection would be an easy task. Had things gone awry? I wasn't one to worry about my aides, but I still wanted him in one piece so I decided to look into it myself.
I went down to the docks. Not a place to be at any hour really. But I needed answers, and I knew whom to get them from. As I passed a knot of street walkers one of them called out to me.
"Hey mr big shot detective, here for a second serving?"
I shot her a weary smile.
"Sorry Cinnamon, not today. I'm here for work. My work. Not your. Is Lembit around?"
She shrugged and smacked her lips.
"Have it you way. He's in the alley."
I tipped my hat carefully manuvered around the girl, and slowly entered the dark alley to the sound of dripping water. A faint sound behind me made me turn around. Leaning against one of the brick walls was a scarred man of average height. Lembit.
"You got some stones coming here." He said and smiled.
"I like it."
"Yeah, sorry about last time Lembit. Wasn't personal."
Lembit nodded, lit a cigarette, and smiled.
"Weeell, theese things happen Mr Detective. I'm an understanding man. I forgive. What you need from Lembit then?"
"I'm looking for a baltic connection. With DaC."
Lembit grimaced and spat with feeling.
"That shithole."
"Yeah."
"Ok mr detective man. Lembit will look into it."
I nodded. You couldn't really trust Lembit, but if he said he'd look into it, he'd look into it. I started to leave, but turned around.
"Have you seen gimpmask by the way?"
"He's in the wanking booths again."
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