I keep my mind blank as I work through this mess of files. There is no need for thinking when participating in something so menial. It would only serve to exacerbate my own boredom.
I wonder if they'll finish this case while I'm stuck here. Doing nothing productive. Hardly even doing the job Mendrick told me too. I take extra time to file each folder, checking, double checking, triple checking. Anything to see that second hand move a little further before the next time I see it.
Mendrick picks up the phone and a pleasant look comes over his face. It looks like time is against me, they may well just close the case before I'm done. I guess this means my Detective shield isn't in my near future, I'll need more time, more cases to get past Officer.
I just hope he doesn't demote me back to Vice, I don't know what I would do with myself. I catch Mendrik's eye and salute him with a big smile on my face, maybe he'll forgive me if I look like I'm enjoying myself.