M.B.D. Episode 35

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Angie strode down the corridor and into the squad room. She went to Taylor’s desk and set down a sheaf of papers in front of him. “Here’s the report you were asking for.”

“And?”

“I’ve down a breakdown of the Zooper formula. It looks like you were right. There is stuff in here that if you drank enough of it, could eventually cause a person to spontaneously combust. You’d have to drink an awful lot of it though.”

“Damn. What about the tap water? Any of this stuff in there?”

Angie shuffled the papers around and pulled one to the top. “This one shows the analysis of the tap water. It has the same things in it but in trace amounts. That could be from the water not being equally distributed through the system though.”

“So we might have a problem with this being in the water supply?”

“Too early to tell but yeah, we might.”

“That’s just peachy. Come with me.”

Taylor got up and lead Angie down to the holding cells. When they got there, Clary was sitting in a circle with several of the other inmates, lecturing them. Freddie was sitting cross legged on the floor against the wall. “So you see, reality is not what you think it is. There is a better way.”

Taylor walked up to the door of the cell. “Clary, what claptrap are you spouting now?”

“Just having a conversation with my fellow journeyers, Leiutenant.”

“Well, quit trying to brainwash them with all your mumbo-jumbo and get over here.”

“See, Lieutenant Taylor is stuck in the old dominant thinking paradigm. If you will excuse me, genetleman I’d best see what he wants.”

The other prisoner’s moved aside so Clary could get through. “We got your back, bro.”

Freddie got up as well and joined Tom at the bars.

“Okay, Clary, it seems that what you’re saying about the formula getting i the water supply is right. This is Angie Carlson, she works in the lab.”

Angie spoke up. “I found things in the Zooper Energy Drink that could cause spontaneous human combustion. What do you know about it?”

“Very little more than you do, Miss Carlson. But it seems that you have confirmed my findings. Now if you can just convince Lieutenant Taylor here that we didn’t do anything to put them there, we’ll be on our way.”

I can’t do that. Just because I found out you were right about the formula doesn’t mean you didn’t put it there to begin with.”

“True enough, but if I’m in here, then there is nothing I can do to help stop the pollution of the city water supply. We certainly didn’t put it in the Zooper Energy Drink. You’d need to talk to Gully about that.”

“Gully is having all of the drink recalled” Taylor said.

“Thus covering up their involvement in the plot. I suggest you get some as evidence before they are all gone.”

Taylor stared at him. “I got a case earlier. That’s what we analyzed.”

“Then there’s your ‘smoking gun’ Lieutenant. Go and arrest Gully. It was his actions that lead to the formula being in the Zooper drink.”

“Yeah, but that doesn’t mean he dumped it in the water supply.”

“No but it does link him to the pollution. I think you’ll find that the people behind dumping the chemicals in the water supply are intimately linked to Gully.”

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