“Override,” John says without looking up. “Authorization Kennex, John R.”
“Access granted,” the computer replies. “Welcome, DRN-0167. Your access level is: Detective. How can I help you today?”
“You can quit talking,” John says. “What’s with the audio interface?”
“That’s the default,” Dorian says. “My profile must have been deleted with my access.”
Dorian walked into the precinct with John and no one looked at them twice. The network locked him out, though, and the elevator tagged him as a guest.
The bullpen let him in, but only because he’s with John.
They’ve already been through the embarrassment that the law calls transferring ownership, burning Dorian’s police credentials to register him as a private bot,
and the only things Dorian kept were his case files and uniform.
John’s not sure he’ll get to keep either of them much longer.
Dorian doesn’t work for Delta Division anymore: he was sent to auction two days ago, and John needed three people and a last-second proxy bid to keep his partner from being scrapped.
He doesn’t plan to make anything easy for a department that didn’t even bother to notify him.
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