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Discussion in 'City Life' started by Lich King, Jan 18, 2018.

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    "That explains it perfectly actually. So it is more a buffer from the possible flak that could occur should you not say anything or at least consider it to the general public. Well then considering what could happen if a rumor like that spread to the mass public and the police said nothing. They'd probably call it a cover-up or worse."

    He understood where the Police were coming from now more intuitively now. Damage was bound to be done so why not minimize the total punishment that would occur, simple. Actually, it was so simple he kinda lamented he hadn't thought of it that way. Granted he had that Prisoners dilemma experiment now and could probably use that against Thea somehow.

    " Have you ever been given a few of these types of cases sir? Where it was up in the air like this. Or do you find your cases are more clear....well as clear as can be."

    His dream didn't really send him down the investigative path, but an officer could never go wrong in being deductive and quick-witted.

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    A lot of being a cop was managing expectations and news. Something with bad spin from the press could end up going very badly for the department, and all it took was one cop being an asshole to make the whole department look bad.

    "Sometimes," Angelo said. "To an extent, anyway. I've been first responder on a lot of scenes, but for more serious cases the detectives usually take over. I'm not cut out for digging through a crime scene with a comb to figure out if there's any hairs leftover. Generally I'll get enough of an idea to maybe point them in the direction, but I'd rather leave the confusing ones to people who want to deal with that stuff."

    Angelo paused, raising his eyebrows. "You considering detective?"

     
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    Vatar laughed a bit at the question. "Me? No, as much as I like watching Law and Order and other mystery television I don't think that life is cut out for me. There are way better people equipped for that kind of job. My goal is and will hopefully remain to join the MCPD SWAT team."

    While his initial reasons for such a long path was steeped in vanity and self-interest he had truly come to love this island. Apart from the strangely over the top people he could see the strange beauty this place offered and the second chances it gave a lot of people he would consider changing. The east he could do is strive to keep that semblance of peace so people aren't afraid to come.

    "That actually makes me wonder sir. What was your reason for joining the police? People still whisper about your past, and one can only wonder what pulled you to this side of the law?"

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    Angelo had wondered if Vatar knew about him. All his coworkers certainly did, but not everyone else. They'd be told if they asked, but it was the kind of thing that people tended not to ask. People thought he might be sensitive about it, or maybe nervous. Angelo wasn't, but most people were.

    "It'd be kind of inaccurate to say I was pulled over at all," Angelo said, his demeanor calm and relaxed as he settled back in his chair. "I was born as part of the mafia. I never chose that life, and I didn't have any strong connection to it outside the Family. By the time Manta Carlos found out about me, my use with them was pretty much over. I'd have ended up in jail if I stayed much longer, and the Don - well, he sent me here rather than that. Gave me a chance at a good life. When I got here, the idea of trying to find a new family didn't cross my mind. It wouldn't be the same, and the police knew who I was, and neither of those added up nicely. I looked at my skill set, thought about things, and... well, here I am. I'd love to say there was a dramatic moment with a cop who ended up as my mentor, but no such luck."

    He grinned at that, painfully self aware.

     
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    Vatar gave a small at the weird comparison and took note that Angelo could indeed be funny.The story, however, seemed to match up with what most people mentioned. It was strange how one could truly get a new beginning coming to Manta Carlos. Apparently, he was a mass murderer but here he was in school and doing an internship. It like if the devil had a part-time job, the scenario just screamed weird.

    " This Don sounds like a cool dude...To care about you that is, and give you a shot at something different. My parental figures were a little less caring. That is to say that if put in a scenario where the ship is going down I can count on one hand the number of people that would try to help me. Though I guess 5 isn't a bad number." He trailed off into thought.

    He pondered his next question carefully. Clearly, Angelo wasn't afraid to talk about his past so maybe this was a good time for Vatar to interrogate talk to him. " Would you say you ever regret becoming an officer? I remember the hostage situation at the mansion awhile back. Having to handle all those people by yourself must've been a headache and a half. Knowing that not only do you have to keep everyone in check but also look for a way out."

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    The don was a cool dude, and Angelo was happy he'd been back in contact with him. He'd been out of contact for years, but Enzo's arrival on the island had reopened that. Even if things had to be filtered, he'd still enjoyed exchanging letters with him.

    "A hundred friends you can't count on aren't worth as much as one you can," Angelo said, thinking about just who he'd count on. A short list as well, but probably for different reasons.

    Regretting it?

    "All the time," Angelo said, perhaps a bit too honestly. "It's an exhausting job. Every time I get pulled into a domestic where someone's got a black eye and refuses to say who caused it? I regret it then. I've been lucky, and I haven't been in major danger myself, but every time someone on the force dies? Then I wonder if I made the right choice joining the force. But sometimes it's good. Every time you save an innocent person from a situation. Every time you haul a child away from a fucked up situation. Those kinds of things make it worth it."

     
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    Vatar had to catch himself from laughing at Angelo's straightforward and truthful answer. One would think a mentor would try and promote their job as the best thing ever, but Angelo went the real route. He had no choice but to respect him for it, however. It is better he knows what kind of mindset a long time officer like Angelo has after working on the force for so long.

    "An honest answer from and the honest person it seems. I wouldn't have really believed you had you said anything about this wasn't a downer at some point. I don't think I'd be able to call my job amazing if I lost a criminal or was too late to save someone. This job seems to want to eat at your self-esteem, and only through perseverance can you keep going."

    You could say that's why he respected all the police who served. Whether they were terrible at being cops or amazing stars among the force each one kept going for the simple mission of keeping the streets safe...and maybe their pension.

    "....Oh, and what do you mean no major danger. I read that the mansion of that rich lady was full of bullet holes. Weren't their guns in the wall or something. I think that counts as dangerous Sir."

    He couldn't hold back this laugh and filled the room with his voice.

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    "It's a hard job," Angelo said. "And not everyone's cut out for it. Lots of people join the force with the very best of intentions, but it breaks 'em down. High burnout rate as a result. Especially from those who come from off-island. People from the mundane side of the planet often get... turned away from the job by the people you have to protect. It's not just innocent kids. Sometimes you have to protect people who've done really, really terrible stuff. But you have to protect 'em just the same. Most of them get weeded out during academy at least..."

    There were a lot of people who got upset at the idea of saving a demon.

    He'd been one of them, once upon a time.

    "Well, there was that," Angelo said sheepishly. "Honestly I didn't even register as being dangerous until it was already over. The danger was always to others, not really to me in that situation."

     
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    "Spoken like a true Superhero." He jested "It seems the years of police work has taken its toll on you too sir."

    If getting in a dire situation like that left anyone comfortable meant they'd have to have seen worse or been in far too many of those situations to care......Was he gonna be like that? He had years of training behind him but nothing entailing the life of others being in the palm of his hand.

    Guess that's what the Academy was for he thought.

    He had the skills and athletics to pass all the physical stuff but the mental was going to be the real challenge...It wasn't like Manta Carlos had a military so he couldn't gauge how harsh the Academy would train and push recruits preparing to watch over an island of ex-cons, gods, demons, angels, aliens etc.

    It must've been madness studying the proper ways to address a situation considering every day some new thing walked through the door. Vatar felt his stomach sink...this was probably going to be worse than college in that regard.

    "When you were in the Academy...what did they make you do?"

    Angelo had to know right? It wasn't like he was some special case.....or maybe he was. Vatar hadn't looked that far back on his record.

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    Angelo snorted at being called a superhero, waving the compliment off. He had changed a lot since he'd become a cop, that much was absolutely certain. He'd grown up, and his profession had shaped him. Maybe as much as his childhood, even.

    He didn't immediately figure out what it was that Vatar was asking. It took him a few seconds to think about it. Was he worried about how hard it'd be? Was he worried about the difficulty inherent in it? He supposed it made sense that Vatar was worried - everyone was worried a bit.

    "Lots of stuff," Angelo said. "Physical training. Getting used to working in groups. Learning how to signal each other silently. Learning to adapt to others powers. Learning the laws was a big one, and the one I had the most trouble with. What part are you worried about?"

     


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