Bayard stared at Diana for a little bit, then sighed and simply stated: "No."
"Why not?" Diana asked, a bit annoyed at being refused to be taken along.
"I don't see what you could possibly do for me that I cannot do for myself. I simply have no use for you in this investigation." Bayard replied calmly.
"Well, of course you don't! Because you only see things through your own eyes! I can bring a different... perspective to the case that you wouldn't have otherwise." Diana smirked.
"Please explain yourself."
Diana stood up straight, and stepped around Bayard in a very seductive manner. "The way I see it, a man can only get so much information out of other men... sometimes, a member of the fairer sex can get the exact information out of someone without the need for violence or alcohol... both of which may yield unsatisfactory results..."
"Granted," Bayard interrupted. "However, that alone is insufficient evidence-"
"Hold on, I'm not done." Diana smiled. "Now, think about this... I am about as determined to see this criminal brought to justice as a bee is to gather nectar from a flower... and also, I bring one last thing to the table that you could never replicate."
"And that is?" Bayard asked, somewhat curious as to what she was going to say.
Bayard thought about this for a second, and finally, sighed and said. "Fine, come along if you wish."
Diana walked up to him and gave him a kiss on the cheek. "Thank you." And with a wink, she walked back inside to get her coat.
Bayard looked at his horse and shook his head. "What have I gotten myself into?"