It was a terrible day to have a hangover. Iain had challenged me to a drinking contest last night, to which I lost horribly. It was very unprofessional of me to go to work with a horrible hangover, I know ... but it was my fault and I wasn't going to miss that day. I had been wanting to get out on the streets again for months but I had been up to my eyeballs in paperwork because of Bureaucracy gone bloody mad. If it gets any worse, we won't be able to work outside the office at all
"6620! Come in 6620!" came a voice from the radio
I picked it up
"This is 6620. What's the situation?" I asked
"We have an armed robbery in progress! Get your arse over there pronto!"
"Yes, Guv!" I said, putting the radio down
I grabbed hold of the steering wheel and hit the accelerator hard. I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to make an arrest. I had been waiting for this for too long. Unfortunately, my work partner Alfred was less than happy at my sudden dive for the accelerator
"Hey! Watch it! I almost spilled my coffee!" He complain
"Oh, man up and turn on the siren!" I growled
He obeyed and I immediately regretted asking him to do that. My head was pounding like a drum, but I tried my best to ignore it. We reached a small shop and I got out of the car with Alfred, who was still eating a doughnut as we made our way into the shop. Unfortunately, Alfred went in there before I did ... and got shot. I didn't see where, so obviously, I assumed the worst
"ALFRED!" I cried, running into the shop
The robbers were all wearing their hoods up and wearing masks. I pulled out my gun
"Alright, nobody move! You are surrounded by Armed Bastards!" I shouted
The robbers froze and put their hands up. Works every time. No one messes with a Copper, especially when he's really pissed off
"Get on the floor and hands on your heads! Do it!" I shouted
Within moments, back up arrived and the robbers were taken away and I proceeded to check on the staff and customers whilst Alfred was being loaded into the ambulance. I searched the shop and soon found a girl hiding behind one of the stands. The moment I saw her, my hangover seemed to dissipate completely. She was [height] and she had [s/c], [h/l][h/c] and [e/c]. She was standing in an odd fashion, which I found rather suspicious. But, as a gentleman, it is my sworn duty to be polite to a lady
"Oh! H-how do you do?" I said, taking off my hat
She laughed at me, which made me go a little pink. No big deal ...
"I ... I'm going to have to take you in for questioning ... along with the cashiers and the other customer" I said, swallowing hard
"O-ok ..." She mumble"
"Oh! Where are my manners? I am Police Constable Arthur Kirkland, at your service, ma'am!" I said, giving a small bow
She gave a small smile
"And who might you be, fair lady?" I asked
"[Name]" She mumbled, blushing
The moment I got back to the office, I was swamped with paperwork, which was a pain in the arse as I wanted to speak to [Name] some more, but it looked like it was going to have to wait. And what's worse, I went home to find that two of my brothers, Seamus and Rory, were dancing around the living room with my spare ties tied around their heads and they were singing in Irish Gaelic whilst Iain, my oldest brother, slept in his favourite arm chair
"Seamus! Rory, I need those ties!" I shouted
The duo just laughed and ran off. I sighed deeply and sat in my chair, loosening my tie and putting my police hat on the arm of the chair
"What a day ..." I mumbled
I took out my pipe and put it in my mouth
"An' you told me that was a filthy habit"
I looked up and saw Iain had woken up. I just glared at him as I put tobacco leaves in the pipe and began to smoke it. I blew the smoke at the ceiling, then proceeded to give Iain my best "Does it look like I bloody care?" look
"It's my body, I can do what I bloody want ..." I growled
"Suit yerself" He said, putting his cigar in his mouth and lighting it
The fact that we both smoked was the only thing we had in common, apart from the fact that he looked like a ginger version of me
"So, how fare ye?" He asked
"The usual. Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. On the up side, I arrested two men who tried to rob that shop about 30 minutes away" I replied
"Did ye use the "Armed Bastards" line?" He asked
"Oh yeah ..." I said, smirking
"Nice" He said with a grin
So we just sat there, smoking and talking about our days ... unaware that some serious stuff was about to go down ...
To be Continued