Loyalty

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Liborio Fragale

Joe took a long drink from his coffee. This was his ninth cup in a row, and Vinnie was beginning to worry that his boss and long-time friend was beginning to obsess about this encryption. Joe looked away from his screen and stretched his arms above his head. Vinnie sat down opposite him. “Search parties are canvassing the areas around towns as far north as Farmington. We don’t believe they have gone any further than that. The blonde girl, she was in need of medical attention. Couldn’t go far.”

Joe nodded. “Don’t forget to keep looking in Rutherford too. They might stay close to home. These ninjas, they’re loyal as…”

He was interrupted by a rather urgent beeping coming from his computer. Joe sat forwards, and typed rapidly. Vinnie watched as Joe’s face broke out into a huge grin. “Vinnie, we have it.”

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