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“I already did the work for my contractor. Now I’m working for my own conscience. Once I got in and got a good look at what these craps are doing, I couldn’t let it go. Now, look. Do me, you, and Preventers a favor. Go back and tell ‘em to quit sending people. I’m taking care of it. When I say, ‘it’s dangerous for you to keep having people come out here. For your own good, please effing stop it,’ I mean it. I get what you’re all trying to do, but you’re in way over your heads with this. Trust me.”
“If you sent it through local outpost, it wouldn’t have gotten to any fucks with a good head on their shoulders.” Correction, he wasn’t a bounty hunter. The blonde was a vigilante.
“Now look pal. Maybe I wouldn’t mind passin’ that on, if I saw the situation for myself. But short of that, the most I can do is make sure you’re heard by the right guys.” One hand moved up to dig at an inner pocket on Duo’s jacket. Where the hell had those things gotten to? The edge of a bundle of cards and papers jabbed his finger, and he retrieved them. It was a mess of different things, with spidery handwriting on some of them; all bound by what looked suspiciously like a plain hair tie. Near the center were a couple business cards that Wufei had not so gently demanded he carry while on a contract. It had his name, identification number, rank [that had made him laugh for days], and the contact number for his voicemail. Duo crossed the distance between them, holding it out to the man- who had disturbingly familiar eyes. He couldn’t place where he’d seen them.
He kept eye contact with Duo until he took the card, holding it between them longer than necessary. When it started to border on awkward, he sighed and distracted himself with the card.
“… yeah, I heard of this guy. Agent Horton told me about him. That’s who I sent the letters to on her suggestion, but it went unheeded.”
Still, he pocketed the card and withdrew a cellular phone.
“You might wanna go ahead and scram, kid. I’m gonna call the medics out for this guy. You don’t wanna be around to get caught, do you?”
Duo gave him a curious glance, and made no move to leave. Medics or not, he was going to have to stay with the guy until the local Preventer outpost came to collect.