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A girl's best friend

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A girl's best friend She walked down the steps and off the plane; her poise was so perfect that she could have been mistaken for a model. The long skirt swished around the top of high-heeled boots and the glitzy, kitsch ear-rings dangled onto an exquisitely tailored jacket and shirt. She bypassed the luggage reclaim, her bag always stayed with her on the plane. As she entered the terminal, the security cameras swivelled around to get a clear shot of her face, as they did for everybody who passed through the revolving doors. The camera caught her eye and she sighed. This was the tough part of the job, although secretly she adored the adrenaline rush. With purposeful, yet delicate strides, she moved towards the exit. The throngs of people, greeting returned brothers and sisters, meeting their aunts and waiting for their beaus aided her passage. The door was looming, she quickened her pace; ahead of her, the guards' security radios were crackling with mystical instructions. Instinctively her hand reached into her bag and found a pair of sunglasses that covered most of her face. With beads of sweat forming on her perfect hairline she headed towards the sunlight. A guard barked some reply into his radio and moved towards her, she caught his movement in the corner of her eye and with her eyes down she tried to lose herself in the crowd. ...read more.


She yearned to be out there in the crowds, with people who cared about her ready to meet her in the car park, but instead she was locked up in this room, waiting for the chief inspector. Eventually he came, her Cartier watch told her that only 15 minutes had passed, however it felt like hours. The heavy tread outside the door and the click of a key in a lock betrayed his arrival. It gave her enough time to compose herself in a nonchalant pose on the settee. She was pretending to examine her nails as he entered the room. With a loud cough he signalled his presence and desire to be acknowledged, she did nothing, ignoring him completely. He tried again, and failed. He finally resorted to words, 'erm, Miss Bristow, you are Miss Bristow aren't you? I presume that you know why you are here.' 'I have no knowledge of why I am being detained here against my will, Inspector, However if you are arresting me I require my lawyer before any interview takes place.' He was somewhat flustered by her cool and arrogant air. However he managed to keep his wits about him as he replied that she was being held on suspicion of smuggling, and that he would be much obliged if she would submit to a voluntary baggage and person search and not create the problem of obtaining a permit. ...read more.


This had been happening all through the flight but she bore it patiently, and never got frustrated, just untangled them delicately each time. Finally the inspector returned with her bag, 'Although we have not found anything as yet,' he paused and her heart first leaped, and then sunk, knowing that there would be more to come. 'I have obtained an order confiscating it until such time as we see fit to return it.'. She looked as if her heart had been cut out, 'B.b.b.but you can't do that.'. she stammered, but in reality she knew that they could. He nodded his head grimly, inwardly rejoicing at her obvious despair. 'If we find anything you will be notified; with an invitation to court, however as of now you are free to go.' With mock courtesy he opened the door for her, she staggered out. This time she made it to the exit, she knew they were watching her but didn't care. She picked up a taxi and gave him a random address. Standard procedure, never give the first cab driver the home address, only let the second or third take you home. She carried out the procedure even though there was nothing else that they wanted of her. As she stepped onto the lawn in front of her block of flats she looked side to side to check that there was no one watching and allowed a grin to spread across her face like wildfire. She carried a rainbow under each ear. Sam Fromson 4c ...read more.

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