The plot thickens!
He greeted some of the officers as he made his way to the desk of a young woman. Massey placed a cup in front of her. She glanced first at the offered coffee and then to the person offering it. She jumped out of her seat and stood with her spine straight, her chair rolling away.
“Detective Massey!” she exclaimed.
“Easy there Officer Patterson! I didn’t mean to startle you.”
“I’m sorry, sir-” she stuttered. “I, uh, mean, Detective Massey. It won’t happen again.”
Massey broke out a wide grin, laughed wholeheartedly and earned a shy smile from Officer Betty Patterson.
“I suppose it’s better that than you shooting me on the spot because I startled you.” His smile faded slightly. “Do…
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