Hard boiled – Saint and Company Blog-series

The tiger woman introduced herself as Mrs. Sayomi Menonx.

“Excuse me, is there anywhere to sit down,” she asked.

“I’m so sorry Mrs. Menonx,” Lou shoved a stack of law books from a chair then placed the chair behind the woman.

“Call me Sayomi.  I killed my husband.”

“Now how did you do this?”  Asked Lou.

“A shovel to the face then I beat him till he stopped moving.”  Lou watched Sayomi’s face as it struggled to stay put.  Her large nose wiggled slightly and her eye shifted then returned the gaze.

“This is not an investigation, just confess to the police?” Jed said.  He picked up the chair and moved it closer to the woman.  Sayomi ignored the comment and stared at Lou.  Her gaze caught him by surprise.

“We will take the case, Sayomi.”

Without a thank you Sayomi stood, brushed off her short black skirt and turned.  She began walking toward the door.  Lou followed the tall woman studying the mane of thick hair falling from the center of her striped head.  Sayomi left and Lou shut the door.  He turned on his heels.

“Wow, she was hot,” Lou said as the Sayomi stepped from the room.

“Did you not notice the tiger mask?”  Jed replied.

“She is a Menonx, one of several different races around here. Very ferocious temper but also very beautiful.”

“And you know this in what… three months being here?”

“Jed, this world is not like the others we have visited.  There is Democracy and technology like you wouldn’t believe.  As soon as you stomp out that door there is an explosion of color on most of these creatures.”

“So what are we doing about the Menonx that killed her husband?”

“Well, for one, she’s lying.  For an odd reason she felt she couldn’t speak the truth about the situation.  We need to follow her.”

“We can do that with the tablet.”

“Let’s pull out the tablet and see what we can look into.”

Jed disappeared into the next room.  A few minutes later he returned with a thin rectangular device.  Once activated the device shot out a ray of light and displayed the screen on the wall.

“Alright, let’s see.  The Menonx live in a segregated community west of St. Andrew. Sayomi should be leaving the building about now.  We will have to follow her with the government monitor drones.”

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