I was amazed. One person's death, changed the lives of many people. Some even were changed for the better.
I stood in my office, just staring at the file. I looked at the Case Closed sign. I smiled. I couldn't help it.
I had been thinking about retiring, but after that case, I knew I just couldn't do it. This had been such an emotional case.
I lifted my phone, "Hello?"
It was my boss, Randal.
"We got another one."
"Another what?" I asked, wishing I hadn't.
"Another high school case. Chace Wilt has been killed. Shot to the head with a-"
"Fill me in on it later, okay?" I chuckled, "When I get there?"
Randal sighed, "Alright. Hurry up, I'm freezing out here."
I laughed loudly as I hung up.
I felt comfortable in my chair, too comfortable. I didn't want to go off on another case, but then I thought about the last one.
I had changed people's lives when I solved that case, and some people's lives became better...
With that thought in my head, I walked to the door. I walked out without hesitation.
It was a bright, new day. I was ready. Ready, not to put someone in prison, but to change lives.