Vera unfortunately had road duty this evening. She hated it, and always felt like it was some sort of punishment. After all, why was she being reduced to menial tasks? It always boggled her, but she took the assignment. The fact it was pretty late at night didn't make her very happy either, but she figured she could catch some drunken idiots and have the time of her life giving them the dreaded 'test.' If she had to do this tonight, she was at least going to get some enjoyment out of it.
At exactly eight, she finished up some work on a case she had and slipped into her jacket before climbing into the cop car and driving to where she was assigned. It was not far from the college campus, so she figured her boss wanted to get some underage, drunk college kids. She sighed as she sat in the cop car and read a book, glancing up to see what was going on from time to time. Her speedometer went off, and she looked up to see someone obviously going above the speed limit. She turned the sirens on and went to pull over whoever this person was.
About ten minutes after eight, Victoria knew that she needed to head back to her mom's house. Since it was summer and Vic still didn't have a job (although she was looking for an internship), she was staying with her mom and Lawson. Her sister, Natalie, wasn't too happy about the whole thing, but Victoria was really happy. She loved Uncle Lawson and she saw that he made her mom really happy.
Although her drinking was getting worse, she didn't seem to notice it. The group she was partying with told her to take a cab home, but she reassured them that she was fine and didn't want to leave her car at the club. She stumbled out to her car and practically fell in. Shaking her head to try and make her vision clearer, she started the car and pulled onto the road. After a few minutes she was feeling pretty confident that her driving was pretty good, and she was excited to get home, so she took a short cut at a high speed. The short cut involved going past the college campus and Victoria was unaware of the cop that was hiding there.
When she heard the sirens she looked in her rearview mirror and rolled her eyes. "No no no," she said, tempted to just speed up and try and get away. But then the alcohol told her that she wouldn't get a DUI, so she pulled over and rolled down her window to wait for the cop. She could probably charm him out of a DUI or ticket.
Post by VERA MICHELLE SHEPARD on Sept 1, 2013 22:46:36 GMT -5
Vera got out her pad for giving tickets and exited the car. She was very relieved this person hadn't tried to get away, because even though she loved a good chase, she wasn't really in the mood. Slowly, she walked over to the vehicle that had been been driving far too fast and raised her brow when she saw the young woman. Vera wasn't surprised that it was a young woman, after all the majority of speeders along this road were college kids freshly drunk from some party. Looking into this girl's eyes, Vera was pretty sure she was a little bit more than a little bit tipsy. "You are aware that you were driving eighty when the speed limit is sixty," Vera said with a raised brow, her eyes studying the younger girl.
Although she was a cop, Vera hated seeing young people recklessly driving. Her preferred occupation after all was investigating murder and death, and she couldn't even keep track of the amount of times the cause of death was drunk driving. Didn't people realize how easy it was to die? "I'm afraid I'm going to need your license and registration," Vera said, her arms crossed. She was pretty sure the other female was drunk as well, but she would give her a little bit of time before testing her.
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Sept 1, 2013 22:58:27 GMT -5
Victoria quickly made sure her makeup was still perfect before the cop came over. She was about to put a flirty expression on her face before she noticed that the cop was a woman. Vic's face fell and she was pretty sure this cop wasn't open to anything but men; but even Victoria wasn't about to flirt with another woman just to get out of a ticket. When the cop told her how fast she'd been going Victoria pouted. "I was? I didn't know that. I'm just in a hurry to get home because my mum was in a car accident and she needs someone to help take care of her." Her speech was slurred but she doubted the cop could hear it. And what she said hadn't been a lie…
As Victoria got out everything the cop asked for, she winced. "Can't we just forget about this? It was one mistake and it won't happen again…"
Post by VERA MICHELLE SHEPARD on Sept 1, 2013 23:31:17 GMT -5
Vera had to keep from rolling her eyes when the other girl claimed she was trying to get home to her mom. She'd heard that one before, and the girl's speech was slurred. "Yeah, sure," she said with a smirk. "I'm sorry about your mother, but I'm afraid that doesn't change the fact you were going twenty over the speed limit." she said, her arms crossed. Thankfully Vera had been the one to pull over this girl because it appeared that she was the type to try to charm her way out of sticky situations, and unfortunately there were some idiots in the system who'd fall for it. Vera, on the other hand, was not interested in females, and even if she was, she was used to dealing with murderers. A little child who was pouting because they got caught wasn't going to guilt trip her.
In one swift motion, Vera took the license and registration and began writing out the ticket before catching a whiff of alcohol. She sent the girl an icy glare and stopped writing to study her carefully. It appeared to be what she suspected, and when she looked down at the license it appeared she was under twenty one as well. Oh yes, the boss would be very proud of her catch tonight. "Would you mind getting out of your car," She looked down at the license. "Miss Watson."
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Sept 1, 2013 23:46:29 GMT -5
Victoria was now beginning to get annoyed that her guilt-trip wasn't working. This woman was tough, and she didn't like that. As she waited for the cop to look everything over, Victoria sat back in her seat with a sigh and a huff. She had to do a double take when the cop began studying her with a cold glare and Victoria knew she was busted. Great. This was all that she needed. She shrugged and got out of the car as nonchalantly as possible. "Fine, but you're just wasting your time. I swear to drunk I'm not God-" She caught her slip up and winced. "No, I mean the opposite of that. My mum taught me not to swear. But I can't have this happen to me. Even though I'm not drunk I can't get a DUI." She was rambling and begging now, unaware of how drunk she really sounded.
Post by VERA MICHELLE SHEPARD on Sept 2, 2013 0:06:21 GMT -5
Vera's patience was being tried, and this girl was slowly becoming more annoying than she was worth. Why the hell was she out busting trust fund princesses when she could be dealing with real issues like homicide? However, she knew her boss would want this ticket given and since Vera wasn't corrupt or one to disobey orders, she was forced to deal with this prissy blonde. When the girl slipped up and basically proved that she was intoxicated, Vera shot her an "are you serious?" look and shook her head. "This mother of yours seems to be brought up a lot in this conversation," she said nonchalantly. "Unfortunately, I could care less about whatever lessons she taught you because apparently she didn't teach you to follow the laws," Vera said.
She cleared her throat and stepped back. "I'm afraid I'm going to have to take you in for underage drinking and driving under the influence," she said motioning for her to get out of the car and turn around. Vera took out her cuffs and cuffed the girl before opening the backdoor of the car. "I suggest getting in, or else I'll add disobeying a cop," she said, waiting to see if she was going to have to force the girl to get in the car.
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Sept 8, 2013 11:16:54 GMT -5
Victoria narrowed her eyes at the cop. Her mum did teach her to follow laws, Victoria just chose to ignore it. Obviously that had been a mistake. But the drunk part of her was cocky enough to believe that she could get out of this. "Ughhhh no, please, I can't have this happen! My mother is going to kill me!" She was about to fight back but she knew that she couldn't add assault to her charges, so she gave in and practically threw herself into the back seat.
The cuffs were digging into her wrists and she struggled to put them in a more comfortable spot, but it wasn't working. It was surprising that Victoria hadn't needed to be forced into the car; it was a miracle, actually. Now she wondered how she was going to get out of this. Wait a minute, wasn't Uncle Lawson a lawyer? Victoria smirked. He could get her out of this. "You'll be sorry when my uncle sues you for unfair arrest."
Post by VERA MICHELLE SHEPARD on Sept 8, 2013 14:44:02 GMT -5
Vera shook her head when the other woman said that her mother was going to kill her. "Well, that will be one less reckless driver on the road," the detective said sarcastically. Surprisingly, the girl didn't fight her which was nice, but Vera was pretty sure she could take this girl if she absolutely had to. Once the girl was seated in the backseat, Vera shut the door and sat in the front seat. She laughed tauntingly when Victoria mentioned that this was an unfair arrest. "I'm sure when your alcohol levels are checked, everyone will be able to see that this wasn't an unfair arrest," Vera said with a smirk. "I'm so terrified of your lawyer uncle," she said sarcastically. "I've put away murderers and faced lawyers in court for cases far worse than underage drinking and driving."
When she pulled into the station, she opened the door and led the girl in. "Hi boss, caught one for DUI," she said before leading her into one of the cells. "Also under the age of twenty one," she added with a proud smile. "Excellent work Detective Shepard, give her her phone call in a few minutes."
Once a few minutes passed, Vera went over to the cell and opened it to let the girl out. She led her over to the phone, and removed the cuffs. "You're allowed one phone call, try anything stupid, and you'll be sorry."
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Sept 14, 2013 14:27:22 GMT -5
Victoria just narrowed her eyes at the cop's sarcastic comment. Obviously she wasn't seeing the seriousness in the situation, and of course Victoria didn't even realize she put herself in this position. She scoffed at Vera's ignorance of her uncle. She was sure Lawson would be able to intimidate anyone he wanted to.
Victoria was narrowing her eyes as Vera proudly announced her like she was some great catch. She was about to ask for her phone call but the "boss" reminded Vera of it. Victoria smiled smugly at Vera as if to rub in the fact that she would be able to get bailed out. She waited patiently for the minutes to pass and although she kept a poker face, she was a bit nervous to be standing in a dress and heels while some other people in the cell eyed her. She was sure the cops wouldn't allow anything to happen, but she didn't like being eyed like that.
When the cuffs were removed Victoria rubbed her wrists and rolled her eyes at Vera's warning. She just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible; she didn't have time to dilly-dally. She immediately punched in her friend Diana's number. They were really close and Victoria was sure she'd have no problem bailing her out.
Post by DIANA ROSE CALHOUN on Sept 22, 2013 16:46:43 GMT -5
Vera waited as the girl finished her phone call. She was surprised that she hadn't called her mom or someone to get her out. As the girl continued talking, Ver checked her watch and when this girl's time was up, she forcefully put the girl's hands behind her back and cuffed them again before pulling her back to the cell. She shut the door and gave her a teasing wink before she sat down at her desk and started working on some of her cases that she had to solve. Stuff that actually mattered. She did, however, want to see if this little brat would be able to get herself out with bail, or if she'd have to spend a few nights in jail. She sort of hoped she'd have to spend a few nights behind bars because it would provide her with some interesting entertainment while she had to wait for evidence to come through.
It was midnight and Diana did not like being waken up from sleep. She had been able to sleep well for the past few nights, but not this night. At midnight her phone woke her up, only to hear the clearly drunken voice of her good friend, Victoria. Di wasn't positive if the girl had a drinking problem, but she knew she had a tendency to enjoy partying. Her friend had asked her not to tell her mom, and Di wasn't planning on doing that. For one, she didn't even know Ms Watson's phone number, and she had never met the woman before. Maybe briefly, but she was sure calling her in the middle of the night would not be alright.
So, the graduate student forced herself out of bed and dressed herself in a pair of jeans and a sweater before throwing her jacket over it. She grabbed her keys and got into the car before driving off to the police station. God, Victoria owed her for this one. The girl wasn't even sure if she could afford the bail she'd have to pay. It probably wasn't going to be a small amount because Vic was caught underage drinking while driving, and if it was too much, she just wouldn't be able to pay for it. Then she'd have to call Ms Watson.
When she got to the station, she parked her car and opened the door. She saw Victoria and gave her a glare before walking over to the cell. "I can't believe you Victoria! This is ridiculous," she said, clearly annoyed from being awoken. "Next time don't go to a party when I'm not there."
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Sept 29, 2013 22:04:29 GMT -5
Victoria glared at Vera's teasing wink, and her wrists were sore from the rough treatment. The nerve of some people. As she waited for Diana to come bail her out, Victoria began to panic. What if she didn't show up? Vic couldn't spend the night in jail. She paced around anxiously, praying her friend would come through for her. Relief flooded her when she saw Diana enter through the door and she smiled, despite her friend's glare. "I know, you're right. I'm sorry about this but thank you so much for bailing me out! I really owe you! Anything you want, I'll do it." Victoria had to keep herself from crying with relief. She was slightly sober now but the full realization of what she did still hadn't sunk in yet. When it did, you can bet that she wouldn't get out of bed for awhile.
Post by DIANA ROSE CALHOUN on Oct 6, 2013 15:57:20 GMT -5
Diana shook her head as Victoria spoke, still clearly disappointed. "Yeah, well I haven't bailed you out yet. We'll see. I'm not made out of money Victoria," she said. Di couldn't help but feel bad about "I better win friend of the year because only a good friend would get out of bed in the middle of the night like this," she said before turning around to try and see how much bail was going to cost her. The college student approached an officer and asked where they were setting Vic's bail. When she found out how much, her mouth dropped open. Slowly, she walked over to Vic, shaking her head.
"Victoria! They are setting your bail at $1,000!" she said, in complete disbelief. "I knew it was going to be too much! Underage drinking while driving is a serious offense," she said, glaring at Victoria. "I can't afford this. I'm a college student with loans, I don't just have $1,000 sitting around." Diana knew Vic wasn't going to like that answer, but Di just didn't have that kind of money. "Unless you want to spend the night in jail, you're going to have to call your mom," she paused and let out a sigh. "Dammit. I mean, I'm going to have to call your mom because you used your phone call."
Post by VICTORIA GRACE WATSON on Oct 6, 2013 16:49:31 GMT -5
"I will pay you back, Diana," Victoria said, and she meant it. Victoria did pay people back. Although every time she borrowed money it wasn't more than fifty dollars. But if the bail was more than that, Victoria would have to pay Diana monthly and even keep most of her money from being spent on alcohol. "You do win friend of the year." Victoria smiled nervously.
The look on Di's face wasn't promising, and Victoria felt her heart sinking. She almost fainted when she heard how much the bail was going to be. "You have to bail me out!" At first she was angry at the answer Diana gave her, but soon she calmed down enough to realize that what she was asking was extremely selfish. And did she have the money to pay Diana back? No, she didn't. Now she had reached an impasse. Spend the night in jail, or call her mom? It took her a full five minutes to think it over before an idea came to her. "Uncle Lawson! Diana, you can call my Uncle Lawson. He won't tell my mum, I'm sure of it." Thankfully she remembered her uncle's number and recited it to Diana. "Make sure he doesn't tell my mum."
Post by DIANA ROSE CALHOUN on Oct 6, 2013 19:27:40 GMT -5
Diana really wasn't sure if she believed Victoria. In fact, Di didn't even know if Victoria had money laying around to give her. Di worked because her parents didn't make close to anything, so she didn't want to burden them anymore than she had to. She had attended University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree only because she could get a lot of financial aid and scholarships. Diana wasn't sure if Victoria had a job, so that meant she had less money than her which meant she probably wouldn't pay her back. But Di was a good friend, and if she could pay for Victoria's bail, she would.
When she came back with the bad news that she couldn't pay for the bail, she knew Vic wouldn't be happy. And she was right. She frowned when her friend demanded she bail her out and just shook her head. Di liked her friends, but she wasn't going to put herself into poverty over this. The brunette nodded her head slowly when Victoria suggested she call her Uncle Lawson. She whipped out her cell phone and dialed the number, waiting as the phone rang. When she heard a voice over the phone she cleared her throat. "Hello, Mr. Andrews. I'm Diana Calhoun, a good friend of Victoria's, and, well, she seems to have gotten herself into an interesting predicament,"
Ellen was curled up next to Lawson, sound asleep. It was the first time she had been able to fall asleep at a reasonable hour in a week. Her body ached from the pregnancy which prevented her from sleeping most nights. She just wanted one full night of sleep. Unfortunately, her wishes were not granted when a ringing woke her up. Her eyes quickly opened and she sat up, looking at Law with an extremely confused (not to mention sleepy) look on her face. "What in God's name?" she whispered, not entirely thrilled that she had been awoken.
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: That sounds familiar. I used to be that way. I still am, but I've learned to let go a little.
Sept 18, 2013 22:33:39 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Alec is too good to me, how did I deserve him. I'm such a perfectionist that I am afraid to screw up
Sept 18, 2013 22:30:10 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: Everyone screws up. I've screwed up so many times I can't even keep track, but you just have to pick yourself up and learn to forgive yourself which can be the hardest thing to do
Sept 18, 2013 22:28:38 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Thank you so much Ellen. I know Alec is there to encourage me, but sometimes I feel he's put me on this great mother pedestal. I'm afraid of screwing up.
Sept 18, 2013 22:25:29 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: I wouldn't worry too much Emma. You're very maternal, something I never was, and I managed to do it alone. If you ever need to talk about parenting, I'm always here
Sept 18, 2013 22:10:52 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): I'm just worried about being a good mother. Since my own mother is no longer here to advice me. I just want to do her proud *nervous look*
Sept 18, 2013 22:09:25 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): well I think Alec will be worried when it comes to that age. He'll probably buy a shotgun and ward off any boy who comes a courting.
Sept 18, 2013 22:08:32 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: -laughs- you don't have to worry about that for a while. I told Victoria when she was going into sixth grade, but I think it also depends on the child
Sept 18, 2013 22:07:23 GMT -5