posted on Nov, 3 2003 @ 09:34 PM
"Rats and mice" said the Officer, in disdain, talking to his partner.
"I got into the force to make a difference to humanity, to be a good cop, to help people, to break major drug rings and racketeers, and all we get is
these rats and mice. I mean, look at this dimwit... he leaves a trail of steroids right from the scene of the crime all the way to his front
"Read him his rights."
Billy saw the man with the really bad teeth being handcuffed and escorted away. Now, she felt herself being picked up inside the shoe, along with a
few other things that must have been Rob's, and placed into some sort of bag. (Editor's note: an evidence bag).
But now, in amongst all the junk, she could feel another presence... a shuffling around, a little squeak... first she saw a beady little red eye, then
a whisker, and then... Eek! A mouse!
The mouse was friendly and reassuring. He meant no harm. It was the mouse she dreamed of supping with before, back at the house.
Then, strangely, Billy discovered her telepathic bond with Out.
Out was sad and grieving, because his companion In had swallowed some pellet of new food that Rob had brought into the house. In died in some pain,
Out could do nothing to save him.
Out guessed that Fugly must have taken an interest in Billy at the front end of the house, and Billy giggled a little when Out thanked her for
providing the service of Fugly distraction all these weeks since In and Out took up tenancy in the back store room.
The police car pulled into the station and police, mugger, bag, shoe, stuff, Billy and Out went in. The nasty mugger was locked up. The evidence bag
was placed on the front desk and opened.
Rob was there, with a bandage on his forehead, and he was asked to identify his possessions. Then, both he and the police clerk noticed something odd
poking out of the shoe... the feet of an impossibly small human, lying next to the tail and feet of a small mouse, chewing the fat, having a good old
chinwag, in some squeaking language neither Rob nor his new female acquaintance could fathom...