Posted by Civilian Astrid Rousseau (Head of the Judicial System) in Lunch with Astrid and Morra
“Yes, I am Astrid. Thank you, I would love some.” She smiled warmly as she sat down, taking the pin out of her hat so she could take it off and placing them together on the seat beside her. She quickly and gracefully poured herself a cup of the offered tea, fixing it with some basic adjustments to cream and sugar. Then she tasted it before adding a bit more of both. “Yes that is quite good.”
Finally she returned her attention to the woman across from her. The justice system dealt with all species and she had seen Morra’s before. Her scales were a beautiful shade and Astrid admired them silently. “We have had some uptick in gang related activity and the Governor is leaving. I have not met his replacement yet. Have you?”
Morra’s family, a group of seven individuals, were the only ones of their species on Oed V, but they had gotten around. Her brother, Basa, had been involved in several cases within the justice system as a witness and police consultant, as he was a member of the police force on the colony.
“I have not. I only got back to the dome the day before yesterday,” Morra replied. She blinked slowly, her eyelid coming in from the side, then took another slow sip of the hot tea. Gang activity. That did not sound good. She would have to remind herself to contact her brood-brother and inquire after his health. “Are you aware of the reason for the Governor’s departure?”
While yes, she had seen Basa and interacted with him from time to time, she had many years of work before coming to OED V in which she met more species than she could count. This was especially true for her time doing research for her dissertation on “Treaty Law Dynamics Between Multiple Species”.
She sipped her tea and shook her head. “I cannot speak to a specific reason, though I do believe a recent incident prompted the consideration of leaving. His family and the people of OED V were in danger due to the technology that lives inside him. If that is not the main reason, I think it must surely be a big one. Maybe he feels it is best to serve people in another capacity. Or maybe he wants to live his life with less responsibility on him and his family.”
Morra scratched the scales around her left nostril for a few moments, then returned her hand to the table and she took another sip of her hot tea. “I look forward to meeting the new Governor. I wonder what kind of a person they will turn out to be?”
She should have done some research into the incoming Governor before arriving, but she hadn’t exactly been warned on the change. “And yourself? How have you been settling into your position in the Dome? I do not recall you being here when I first rose to the position of Head of Science and Technology a year ago, but I could be wrong in that.”
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