"So… I have a case for you guys." Artie said after Leena had set up our coffee. "It's in France so Myka time to brush up your French."
Myka laughed and said "dites-moi comment va mon français" I looked at Artie expecting him to say something, but he just nodded. "I have no idea what you just said." I said in between sips of coffee. "Did it have anything to with how attractive you find me?" I turned to Myka and winked.
Myka looked at me like I might have been serious and then threw her head back and laughed.
Hoping Pete wasn't lying about not understanding me I said "Je vous trouve très séduisante" as Artie walked out of the room. Pete cocked his head to the side and looked at me with his charming smile that makes me lose my breath every time he looks at me.
Artie came back in the room and handed us file folders filled with the case we need to go as Artie puts it "Snag it, Bag it and Tag it."
As Artie handed me the file I tried to ask Myka what she had said when Artie glared at me. "Sorry Artie, I'm sure that the Artifact is waiting." And I ran upstairs to grab my coat.
Myka's room was right next to mine and I could smell the perfume, which she had put on, still in the air. The smell of lavender and vanilla, now always makes me think of Myka. I grab my coat and pull it on; I make sure I have the tessiela in my pocket. Myka would never let me forget it, if I left it at home.
I browsed through the file Artie handed me as Pete went to get his coat. Evidence of sudden violence, affairs and divorce as well as people getting married after just meeting. Normally I would look at Artie like he was crazy but after being at the warehouse for over a couple of months anything can be a case.
Pete sure took his time getting his jacket. And I played with my hair while I went through the details of the case. It was interesting, I will give the artifact that, but it reads like either a horror or an old romance screen play. I grabbed my purse and put the file in alongside the Farnsworth and the spare tessiela. Just in case, Pete has forgotten a tessiela more than once.