“Detective Alexander, I need to speak with you.” Yelled the Captain.
“Yep, I’m on my way, Captain.” Jake got up and Jaxon gave him a
‘you’re in trouble look.’ Jake just smirked at her and headed to the captain’s office.
“You needed to see me, sir?”
“Yes, Jake, take a seat. I would like to praise you on a job well done with the Most Wanted Task Force.”
“Thank you, sir, but I can’t take all the credit, I had help.”
The captain stood up from his desk and started pacing.
“I’m glad that you took my advice and took the Lieutenant’s exam.”
He picked up a manila envelope. “I have your test score right here if you would like to take a look at them.”
“Thank you, sir.” Jake opened the envelope, removed his scores and read them.
As he was reading, the captain continued. “I am taking you off the task force and promoting you to lieutenant.”
“Thank you again, sir.”
“You deserve it. You scored in the top one percentile. I’ll be placing 7
you in charge of your own team of detectives and you’ll be working the major crimes and picking up the slack in Homicide.”
“Well, I’m not sure what to say. I will accept this position on one condition. -I get to pick my team.”
The captain looked at Jake. “I don’t have a problem with that except there’s one officer that you can’t have. I have assigned Sophia to take your place as head of the Most Wanted Task Force.”
“She is a good choice, sir. She will do well. I will get you the list of whom I want on my team to you as soon as I talk to them.”
“All right, Jake, make sure you do. That’ll be all.”
Jake walked out of the captain’s office with a big smile on his face.
Jaxon looked up at him. “Let me guess, you’re not in trouble?”
“Better than that, Jax. The captain gave me my own team of detectives. Oh, he also made me lieutenant.
“Do you know who you will pick for your team?”
Jake smiled. “I have some ideas.”
“Well don’t leave me in suspense. Tell me who you’ve chosen.” Jax bounced in her chair and trailed each of his movements with her gaze. Jake could tell she was bubbling with excitement.
Jake held on to the quiet for a second longer to make her suffer in her expectation. “All right,” he started. “I chose you to be my partner, if you still want the position. If not, I’m sure Sophia would like to keep you on the task force.”
“You know I go where you go. You can’t get rid of me that easily.”
“I know. I just wanted to hear you say it.”
They both laughed at that, and then Jaxon got a serious look on her face. “Who else have you decided on?”
“Well, I was thinking about a longtime friend of mine, Manu 8
Kingston, from another police department. He’s let me know that he’s burned out with what he was doing, but his Lieutenant wouldn’t give him anything else. So I’m considering asking him if he would be interested in working with us. I’m going to give him a call right now and see what he thinks. Give me a few minutes Jax.”
Jax nodded and returned to her desk.
Jake picked up his phone, “Manu, it's Jake, how ya doing bro?”
“Hey there, Jake. Longtime my brother. I’m doing well, how ‘bout you?”
“I can’t complain. Hey, the reason I called, I was wondering if you were still interested in doing something different?”
“You know I am. Why do you ask?”
“Well, I just made lieutenant and have the opportunity to create my own team for the Major Crimes Division. I was wondering if you would like to be on my team.”
“I’m honored, Jake. Of course, I will work with you.”
“Good, then it's settled. Hey, I hear your sister is an awesome up-and-coming ADA now.”
“Yeah she is and she enjoys it.”
“Good, I’m in need of the best ADA I can find, and with her skills I think she would be a good fit. Do you think you could talk to her and convince her to come with you?
“I can probably help you with that.”
They hashed out the details then ended the call.
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