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Valetine waved his gold pocket-watch back at her. When the young coroner had left, Skinner spoke to her partner in a quiet voice. ” “Nothing,” said Beckett. ” “I can hear it in your voice. ” Beckett shook his head and snorted. He’d only been with Skinner a few months, but had been partnered with one Knocker after another for years, and had gotten into the habit of accompanying his gestures with small sounds. A mounting pain at the base of his skull demanded more veneine. ” He absently rubbed his right forearm, over the veins that he used for his injections.
Because his clothes were standard issue for the Coroners, everything was charcoal grey; because they were standard issue for people living in Trowth, everything was made of wool. Simple cuts, dark colors, and a gun that had been out of date for ten years. All of which were better than the three-cornered leather hat that topped off the uniform, which had been out of date for closer to fifty years. In the defense of the Coroners, no one had to wear the hat anymore, and Beckett was probably the only one who did.
There was a stunned look on his face. He clutched uselessly at his belt, trying to draw his gun, only to find that Beckett had it now. The other gendarmes rushed forward to come to their captain’s aid, but were forestalled. Valentine had drawn his pistols. The gendarmes found themselves staring down the barrels of two gleaming silver-plated revolvers. “Don’t,” the young coroner told them, with the wry, malicious grin that said he’d probably really enjoy it if they did. “Clean him up,” Beckett told the men.