Haruko trained her eye on the crime scene. As she looked around the room she pinpointed signs of foul play. The crime scene was the neatest crime scene she had ever witnessed and she placed her index finger over her lip and curled it around as she thought.
“Rei since you can walk through walls I need you to go across the room and set up the interferometer.” Haruko stated as she was willing to test out her theory.
Rei took the device and in a cat like fashion walked around the room setting up the detractor unit.
Things were beginning to take shape and Haruko was staring to get a picture of how things went. The transmission did come from Quol and the DNA readings she picked up off the police data base revealed it. But who would want to kill her?
This was taking a twist for the weird. Haruko took a double take this couldn’t be right could it? Was Quol in fact a woman the computer and DNA readings didn’t lie but aside from that fact. The intruder had some how gotten into the room and shot her.
“Your device has been set up.” Rei said softly from across the room.
No maybe she was getting ahead of herself. She had jumped to that conclusion because there was no body and no autopsy. But how did the intruder get in if there was no apparent transporter signature.
Again a dead end then she had an idea. “Mamimi take my tricorder and run a particle scan across the room.
As Mamimi followed the request Haruko looked on the scanner to reveal small trace amounts of trillium ions in the air. That meant the who ever it was had come through one of the walls but which one and how.
“Mamimi try and run the tricorder over each of the walls from where you. Set the readings to pick up trace amounts of trillium.”
Mamimi nodded and swept each of the walls. The device chirped when she pointed it at the south wall.
‘Ok so we know the person didn’t use the door. They have trace elements of trillium. That means they were using some kind of interfacing device. Ok that had to be it.
“Mamimi run a traced image across the south wall.”
Mamimi did so and an image was revealed on her viewer. “Bingo.” She said.
“Girls we have a suspect.”
Haruko did a little jig then continued. If this is an interphase device then that means that he had to stop some where and phase in to fire.
Police work and forensics was something that Haruko did as an understudy for the space patrol as she did more the more the memories returned to her of her coursework.
~And now to pinpoint our suspect.~ She thought, as she thought of poor Quol the gal that had to go to extremes to get off her world and do what she had always wanted to do.
“Rei aim the refracting lenses at the center of the room.” Haruko bent down and turned on the device. As she worked she explained her actions step by.
“So what’s Haruko doing now you ask? Well first we’re going to identify us a suspect. How we do that? Well were going to use this interferometer to analysis the crush displacements on carpet fibers. By using the light diffractions off a single fiber I’ll be able to tell how much weight was absorbed in that fiber and how far out the foot print spread.”
“Rei walk across the room and widened the spread pattern on the deflector.”
Haruko now had something to go off of. This was no ordinary person they were dealing with. According to the weight and foot spread patterns the individual was male, human, 300 lbs over 6’8 in statute and very strong. With the clues she had before her and with the way this crime scene was laid out there was no DNA evidence and no other evidence that the man had left to incriminate himself with.
“Girls, we’re dealing with a hit man.” Haruko had just realized and it sent shivers down her spine.
“Haruko.” Mamimi said with worry.
“We need to do one more thing.” Haruko continued in thought to herself ~This side of town has a lower base element so some of these rooms have a personal shield.~
“Rei dear, we’re done here collect the equipment. But before we leave go over and activate the terminal unit over there.” Haruko directed..
Rei complied and switched on the device. The terminal clicked, the monitor came on and the shield flickered on and off then the terminal made a loud pop then shut off.
“Yow,” Haruko said jumping back.
“What’s going on?” A suspicious Mamimi asked.
“The shield grid was compromised. Our suspect caught it before Quol could close it and tore damaged the shield relay unit.” Rei explained.
“Ok we’re good here. I think we should go. Contact Nashsan and tell her the news.”
Haruko faced her twin “Mamimi we’ve got work to do."
Each girl had their assignment and to avoid getting caught at the crime scene they came out the same way the came in.
As they left a shadowy figure hidden in a car across the lot watched the girls leave the scene which was still under investigation.
A Bruno, one of the residency managers was making his rounds when he happened to see the girls cross the lot. “Hey!” He yelled at them as he saw them heading from the area that was off limits. He ran after them shouting all kinds of things “You bahstards, think you can come in here and wrek my chit! Damn you all to Hell!”
“Oh crap! Scatter!” Haruko yelled as she made it to her scooter turned it on and drove around grabbing Mamimi who let out a startled “EEEp”