Lilly Thompson answered her phone on the fifth ring. She took a deep breath and let it out. After Konan had gone after Blankenship, Tia had partnered her with Val Rankin while his partner recovered from being blown up. With Detective Manson back hearty and whole, Lilly began to feel like a third wheel.
“Detective you should go tell your partner to report back to duty effective immediately. That is all.” Tia hung up the phone. Lilly felt relieved to have her partner back, but also a tad apprehensive. Blankenship had been their first case together, and while they worked well together, Konan had decided to handle it on his own. She wanted to see him during his suspension but had decided against it. Now, she had the job of telling him that he was expected back at work. “Oh joy,” she muttered as she brushed her hair. Lilly looked in the mirror and scrunched up her nose.
At 34, she felt her life had come to a standstill. Blankenship and his antics made her feel old. She was unsure how to feel about Konan killing a renown contract killer. Konan had called her after the deed was done. She in turn had called it in to dispatch, who promptly sent most of the department to the chemical factory.
Tia had handled his debriefing. Konan held nothing back. Chief Tia Mathers wasted no time placing him on suspension. That was three months ago. Konan lived on the outskirts of Fredericksburg.