The watcher didnâ€™t have as long to wait as they had feared. It was just another fifty minutes before a second organic turned up at the booth. The watcher turned to the two security guards that they shared the control booth at the club with. â€œDo you know who that is? Did they scan in with an identity graph?â€
â€œThey did,â€ said the more conversational of the two guards, â€œiconograph registered them as a Union member, ident registered as Susa Camile, and what is more they are a registered Union representative to an official organisation.â€
â€œWhich one?â€ the watcher was secretly elated this was a real break. A Union Rep, if the graph was real there would be a lot of info that could be gathered and their loyalty would be to the Union. Having the Union on side for this investigation was a real bonus. Yet another favour to tally to Drick.
â€œJustice Department. They are the Rep for planet based administration staff. Oh, but they used to be based on the Justice satellite where they did Rep work for ancillary workers. Looks like they still represent some organics and artificial intellects up there.â€
â€œCan you find out when they were last on the Justice satellite from this system?â€
â€œThey are Union and if they were there officially then someone will have made a note of it. I will pass the request up the chain. I donâ€™t have that access but we were told to give you all the help we could and pass every request otherwise to a superior.â€
â€œIt is much appreciated and I will make sure it is also repaid on a personal level.â€
â€œWell thatâ€™s also much appreciated,â€ the guards smiled and the watcher was surprised at how that made them look so much more unfriendly. It must be something they practiced.
There was a small beep on the console in front of the security guard. â€œThey have activated the full privacy screen.â€ Said the guard. â€œThey have paid for double security and marked it as Union business.â€
â€œWhat can we do?â€
â€œGive me a moment,â€ said the guard, â€œI will tag a request to monitor onto the request for information. Hopefully someone will clear it soon. But they may not. If it is Union business then we have every right the Union have in their charter, and there are a lot of those.â€
The watcher nodded, it was to be expected. The Union would set their own level on the involvement and cooperation. They were surprised when an answer came almost immediately.
â€œWe have permission to monitor.â€ said the guard, â€œand they gave me the travel itinerary for the last six months. Looks like they go up there often. They only got back here a few days ago.â€ They passed a data readout onto the watcherâ€™s screens.
The watcher studied the times and dates carefully. It was curious that the last date for travel to and from the Judicial Central tallied with the arrival and departure of Marsh. It wasnâ€™t exact, but it was within a few hours. It was far too coincidental a timeframe to ignore.
â€œThe monitor is coming online now,â€ said the guard and pushed the feed onto a main screen. There was a small warning beep on the Security Guardâ€™s screen. â€œLooks like they are doing a scan for observation devices.â€