Buddy System

By poyznelf

EMAIL: poisonelf@enter.net

 

"Gentlemen and Lady, pretend your in the scouts. That's Cub Scouts, Ellison." Banks sneered.

"Everywhere you go, you go with your buddy. No one. I repeat, no one, goes anywhere

alone. The only place you can go alone… is the bathroom. Here! And home."

"You have someone to check out. Take your buddy."

"You want to go to lunch. You take your buddy."

"You have paperwork to do. It goes faster when worked on by two. So take your buddy."

The OFFICIAL Major Crime Buddies List is as follows:

"Taggart and Connor"

"Brown and Rafe"

"Ellison and Sandburg"

"Dismissed!"

 

 

Next Day

Jim's phone rang. He answered it. Listened for a short moment and responded, "thanks Bru."

"Battlestations, people." He cried.

Quickly the small group formed into three tight couples.

And as Simon Banks entered his department, all stood there arms extended and three fingers up.

One mangled cheroot fell from parted lips, as every couple repeated the following pledge.

Boy Scout Oath

 

 

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country

and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight.

 

 

END

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