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Automan: Dual Core
By Sailor Chronos
The next morning, Lt. Baker surprised Lina by commending her on her quick work in cracking the case. All the stolen computer equipment had been returned undamaged, and Woodruff had written letters of apology to the officers who had been injured, as well as offering to pay for the damage to the fitness club. Lina herself had written a statement that encouraged the dismissal of the attempted murder charge, although the decision of a judge remained to be heard. Whatever happened, Justin Woodruff was going to have a lot of time to think about his future.
"Now, whatever happened to that Agent Mann?" the lieutenant asked her gruffly. "Since he was attacked twice, I thought he'd come to Woodruff's arraignment."
"He had to leave for another assignment," Lina said. "But he did say that he would be back if something came up that warranted his presence."
Lt. Baker grudgingly accepted her explanation. "I'll have you know, I did some checking. It seems that your Agent Mann has been around for a while. He used to work with the Central Division HQ on their organized crime cases back in the '80s, but then he disappeared. Why did he suddenly come back after all these years?"
She shrugged. "That's a very good question, sir. Since he works for the government, I can only guess that the reason is top secret."
"Figures," he grumbled. "But I'll tell you, if he comes around again, I'm going to shake his hand. He'll be welcome here."
She smiled. "I think he'll be glad to hear that."
I would like to thank the following people:
My husband, as always, for his support.
"Willow", my beta-reader, for helping with the editing and clarifying some details.
"Autonwallyluvr" for allowing me to borrow an idea from her own Automan fanfictions.