BlasTech wrote:"I didn't realise you knew Jasper, Sanctuary must be a smaller city than i thought" He said dryly as a wave on unease rippled through him "He almost makes it sound like we're being hunted, do you think he's serious about that or is he just being dramatic?"
Piper shrugged. "I used to be in the Guard, and Jasper was one of my first senior officers. We run into each other now and again. Anyways... we'll analyze this more once we meet with the others, as we have a shift-change to beat."
After having the papers notarized at the Archivists' Guild, the trio quickly headed for the prison. Piper spoke briefly with the guard at the door, who let them into the front office. Piper's friend sat at a desk in the corner, with another rac in a chair opposite the desk.
"Speak of the devil and he shows up," one of the racs said.
"Nice to see you too, Bartlet," Piper replied. "I'd like to introduce some friends of mine - Kahlin Longshore and Faris - who've joined me for a small commission. Kahlin, Faris, this is my friend Jericho, and his boss Bartlet."
"You have friends, Piper? I didn't think you were the type," Bartlet fired off, winking conspiratorially at Jericho.
"Bah." Piper shook his head. "Anyways, we're working together on this commission I got this morning, and I'm going need to talk to Aven and Ampiere, who are currently in one of your cells. It's on official business, of course: I'll fill out all the necessary paperwork with the magistrate if necessary."
Jericho and Bartlet exchanged glances. "I can probably give you the interview with Ampiere," Bartlet said. "I thought I heard an hour or so ago that the charges on him might be thrown out. So I expect I can let you talk to him. But the kid..." Bartlet bit his lip thoughtfully, avoiding Piper's eyes. "He's supposed to be held incommunicado, but the paperwork on that hasn't come through. So I'm a bit hesitant... how about I send a runner to the magistrate and clear that up while you talk to Ampiere?"
Piper nodded. "That's fine with me. Should I sign for it?"
Bartlet shook his head. "No, I'll deal with it. Jericho, you want to set up the interview room for them?"
"Right," Jericho said, standing. "Follow me, please, gentlemen, lady. I know Piper knows the rules, but I'll summarize them all for the rest of you. No physical contact between you or the prisoner, no passing weapons or luxed objects, all other objects passed must be inspected by witnesses, yaba yaba yaba. Basically, don't be stupid." He opened a door and showed them into a well-lit room with chairs and a long table. "Have a seat down at this end, and I'll send Caedmon to go fetch Ampiere."
Piper took one of the seats and set his notepad down with a flopping sound. He palmed the memory crystal and checked to see if it was empty. Satisfied that he was ready, he waited with the others until the door at the opposite end of the room opened, and Jericho and Caedmon brought in Ampiere.