Christie Island Rillanon
Office of the Attorney General 3:04 AM
Leaning back against the armchair, Roger Carlyle sighed, closing his eyes. He needed sleep. He definitely* needed sleep. The last weeks had been so messy he hadnt been able to enjoy anything more than three or four hours of relax
when he had been lucky. Turmoil had spread throughout the whole region and he had found himself projected straight away from his usual work. Files and papers had piled on his desktop
and then, all *around his desktop and were now literally besieging the weary Attorney General.
Hearing the door opening as quietly as possible, Roger opened his eyes and smiled at the woman who had just entered, a tray with two cups of coffees in her hands. She, too, bore the signs of too many sleepless nights.
«Valery, you should have gone home
its definitely too late»
Sitting on the chair on the other side of the AGs desktop, the woman smiled wearily and nodded, handing the man one of the two cups.
«Its just a matter of perspective, Roger. Someone would say its too early
» she giggled «
but then, its not just me. How long have you been here without going home, yourself? Four days
come on, that suit youre wearing has almost melted with your own skin»
Sipping a mouthful of hot coffee, Roger chortled.
you know this is not the same one of
» interjected the AG.
«Then you have too many suits too similar between each other, AG» giggled again the woman.
Putting down the cup, Roger nodded and then stretched his arms. As his muscles ached, he realized he was near his own limit.
«Not yet. Our guys are examining the proposal of the Dovakhaneses
while were forming a second team to take care of the Darkesians. The idea would be some independent work on both documents
and then to confront opinions and ideas. Anyhow, theyll be long days. Probably longer than the previous ones
and thats why you should stop and have some rest, Roger. You cannot go on forever. In the long term, youll just wear yourself out
and the region will need his AG»
Slightly frowning, the man conceded her a rueful nod.
«The region shouldnt have an AG anymore
at least, not me»
«Then it shouldnt have a Viceroy
and probably not even a Delegate. Roger, youve done what you thought was the best for the region. If and when youll be requested to give your reasons
well, youll have definitely good ones»
Sighing, the AG turned the computer off and rose on his feet. Valery had a point
but then, he was still feeling a bit uncomfortable with what had happened. Too many people involved. Too many people wrongly inactive. Too fast. Too much strife.
lets go. But tomorrow, please remind me to give a little reminder to His Highness the Viceroy»
but not tomorrow. Just later»
Glancing quickly at the clock on the wall, Roger nodded.