Thurston fixed his tie and looked at himself in the mirror. Aren’t we handsome in that suit? he thought.
He left his apartment and got in his car.
As he drove to the 22 Division police station, he reflected on all that had recently happened.
It’s so good to be connected with Agnes, he thought. Close to her, in body and soul. I really love her; and better yet, there’s no more conflict with the beast. That bullet I put in its head sure did the trick. No more resistance.
He parked in the police station parking lot and got out of his car. He sucked in a deep inhalation of fresh air and smiled.
It’s so good to be fully in control again, he thought.
He walked into the police station, passed a number of desks in the direction of his own. He saw Hicks standing near his desk.
Hicks turned around and saw him approaching.
“Good morning, handsome,” Hicks said with a smile.
“Good morning,” Thurston said.
“Still no sign of Surian?”
“Oh, she’s around.”
“Really? Where? I still need to talk to her about her shooting the beast. If you could tell her to come out of hiding, I’d really appreciate it.”
“Oh, don’t worry about that,” Thurston said. “You’ll be in contact with her soon enough.”
“Very well, whatever,” Hicks said with a sneer, which then turned into a lewd smirk. “And as for us, when are you going to come over to my place?”
“How about tonight?” Thurston asked with a grin.